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McAnaraks

McAnaraks
Date Joined: May 23, 2019
Last Online: April 10, 2021

Country: United Kingdom
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Things I like

I am a textile artist and button maker from the Highlands of Scotland. I usually work in textiles but have developed a love for paper collage. You can see my work here https://www.instagram.com/mcanaraks/ and my blog here https://www.mcanaraks.com/blog/ I will post all of my handmade postcards here.. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mcanaraks/albums/72157709054199818

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy textile art, mixed media, tw/inchies ,collage, , photography, hand embroidery. I enjoy taking part in collaborative art projects.

things I like

I like vintage, old, distressed, abstract, found objects, buttons, driftwood, textures, pattern. handmade, one-off, quirky, wabi-sabi, hand stitching. I like interesting stamps, I always save them to use in future projects. I like paper ephemera with text in languages other than English. I prefer arty postcards rather than photos of your hometown. I would like to know your favourite word or phrase. I LOVE to receive handmade postcards.

things I'm not so keen on

Not keen on cutesy, religion, cartoons, Disney. I'm not keen on multiview photo postcards of places. I prefer art postcards to tourist postcards, but an arty representation of your town would be great.

Ratings

wolfeagle rated for Intl: Face Time-Dec on Jan 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun doodled bombed face postcard.
user6937 rated for Intl: Face Time-November on Dec 14, 2020
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Comment: Doodlebombed faces are a lot of fun to do :)
mcorbus rated for Collaboration #87 on Oct 29, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you :)
January rated for Intl-Face Time: Oct on Oct 25, 2020
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Comment: Love this one! I am now the happy recipient of another cool face postcard from you across the Atlantic! Thanks Fran! (I have 2 more to go as well...actually 4 since I am doing both the US and Intl version. I am thinking of compiling all the faces into an accordion book after the last one arrives.)
Response: Thank you, I'm glad you like it, a book is a great idea!
stiffneck78 rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-September on Oct 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for this great pc! I love it. I've never heard of Posca pens so I will have to check them out.
MaryCheng rated for Intl: Face Time-September on Sep 30, 2020
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Comment: Love your doodling face. First thought was that she is Maori, from New Zealand with all those tattoos! Love the postage stamps. Thank you!
orode rated for Postage Stamp Mail ARt on Sep 1, 2020
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Comment: Absolutely loved the postcard. So cute. Thanks Olga
Response: Great , I'm glad you like it :-) Thanks for the rating, and the heart !
9O96O rated for Intl: Face Time-August on Aug 19, 2020
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Comment: I absolutely love this postcard. If I could give you 2 hearts I would.... 5 💖 💖. Your face doodle is so colourful and tribal and fun. Thank you so much for making this for me McAnarks. (FYI - the glue didn't hold up particularly well. A corner had lifted and it was easy to peel the rest off. Just letting you know because I like to know if products I use are working well. But the image is in great shape, no damage.) P.S. I also love the dog postage stamp and the Robbie Burns postage stamp. Thanks!
Response: Thank you, I'm glad you liked it :-) I will endeavour to use stickier glue, thanks for letting me know !
bblue rated for Art with Squares on Aug 15, 2020
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Comment: The collage looks great. How big are the original textile pieces?
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart :-) they are 5 x 5 inches, you can see them all here if you copy and paste this link.. https://www.facebook.com/pg/ButtonsbyMcAnaraks/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1024369700955618
carol rated for Collaboration PC #86 on Aug 11, 2020
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Comment: This was so taped up, I was afraid I'd damage the card inside! Please leave some little space to slide in an opener! Interesting collab so far. Thanks for using washi tape. That did make it a little easier.
Response: I'm sorry you had trouble opening the envelope, I read the comment on your profile and I used washi tape instead of scotch tape, and I left one side untaped.
January rated for Mystery Supply Swap 6.20 on Jul 28, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Great design and story to go with it. (It's my family's story - son went to LA to work as a musician...but we have no dog lol)
Response: Thank you so much for the heart, I'm glad you liked it and it struck a chord with you :-)
wolfeagle rated for Intl: Face Time-July on Jul 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you. Twice. Wow. I love your doodled face. It's fantastic.
Response: You're welcome. Twice :-)
PostMuse rated for Intl: FaceTime-June on Jun 12, 2020
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Comment: Wow! This is super fabulous! I can’t wait to show my granddaughter. She loves what she calls “expanded art”, and she is only 8! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart, i'm so glad you like it. Can you tell me what "expanded art" means please?
PostMuse rated for Collaboration PC #84 on Jun 6, 2020
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Comment: Lovely envelope! I will add my art to the fun card and return to original artist, as there is only space enough for one more.
Response: thank you for the rating, I'm glad you like it. I would love to see the finished card, I'd like to include it in a blogpost, would you send me a photo of it please?
January rated for Intl: Face Time-May on May 28, 2020
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Comment: Another great face postcard from you! Nice to get you as a partner again! Thank you :)
Response: Thank you, I'm really enjoying "doodlebombing" these portraits :-)
mjhaertling rated for Collaboration PC #83 on May 8, 2020
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Comment: This will be fun. I have several ideas already. I have enjoyed reading your blog and have applied for membership to the vintage gluebook group on Facebook. Thanks for the awesome stamps.
Response: Thank you, I'm looking forward to seeing it completed . Thanks for reading my blog .
January rated for Intl: Face Time-April on May 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for this face postcard! I love the technique you used AND I love that she is a half face - that's something I've been experimenting with.
Response: Great, I'm glad you liked it, thanks for the rating, I used the other half of her face in March! https://www.flickr.com/photos/mcanaraks/49877042378/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/mcanaraks/49727713953/in/dateposted-public/
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Comment: Thanks for this amazing PC! It is so pretty! And I love how you left the security envelope window in the middle. And I love all the wonderful stamps on it! 😍
Response: Thank you for the rating, I'm so glad you like it. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mcanaraks/49849389691/in/dateposted-public/ I've done a blogpost about it.. https://www.mcanaraks.com/dear-diary-part-14-in-secure/
ktk8 rated for Collaboration #82 on Apr 22, 2020
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Comment: WHAT a fun swap and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the envelope you sent it in..... thank you! I shall finish and send it HOME..... many hearts your way......
Response: Great, I'm glad you like it, I would love to see what you add to it, I'd like to include it ina blogpost, can you send me a photo when you're done, please?
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Comment: It made it this time! The address was totally correct so I dunno what happened ?? Thank you for the ATC - the screen print design is very nice :) Jealous of your snow...we didn't get much this year, but I'm enjoying some sunshine today!
Response: Great, I'm glad it got there 2nd time round :-) Thanks for the rating. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mcanaraks/49775347612/in/dateposted-public/

Rating Overview

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5.0000 89 0 0
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0 29 66 0
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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

YooperHill on Aug 17, 2020:

received your mystery supply swap 6.20 today! Thank you for a nice piece of art & playing!

McAnaraks on May 10, 2020:

Intl: Face Time-April facetime:April

McAnaraks on May 3, 2020:

PNS let's create with security envelope paper sec_env

BeckyG56 on Apr 22, 2020:

Your beautiful envelope arrived Tuesday. I love the heart Garland. I hung it off of a shelf. It slowly spins with air movement. Thanks so much! * resend mystery supply swap.

BeckyG56 on Apr 22, 2020:
McAnaraks on Apr 14, 2020:

MMA: ATC Sender's Choice-February ATC

McAnaraks on Apr 2, 2020:

VC: Vintage ATC with Stitching vintage ATC

McAnaraks on Apr 2, 2020:

Intl: Face Time-March facetime

McAnaraks on Apr 2, 2020:

AMA: March Sender's Choice caterina

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