Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Did you know... + Thank you card

I will start with the 'did you know'.

I went to the post office today to post a 11cm x 11cm card  to be told it was smaller than the minimum size for posting.  Apparently the minimum size for the envelope is 14cm x 9cm so I had to buy an envelope to send the card and envelope in and it wasn't as nice as the envelope I used.  The staff at the post office said that Royal Mail are clamping down and if I wanted to make sure it got to it's destination I should make sure that my envelopes are the above size or above up to the maximum size.

Now onto my card.

I made 2 of these cards to send to the staff at the Hospital where my OH had to go with his Kidney Stones. The image is from Sliejke digi Stamps I love her images and they are all free.  She is a very talented artist and it would be well worth a hop to see her work.  The image is coloured with Copics.  The papers flowers are punched from some scraps of paper I had in my box from CC & Tinker & Co.  The card is from a pack from The Range, now I know they are too small to make cards to send through the post I am using them as mats and stepper cards.  If you open them out they will fit a C6 envelope.  The sentiment was printed on my printer (who knew you could do that when you didn't have the right stamp - DOH)!!!  I have tried to distress the edges of the white card and chalked with blue chalk but it doesn't show very well on the photo.

Haven't entered this into any challenges as I couldn't find one to fit.  Happy Crafting everyone.  :-) xx


Gina said...

Very pretty card Poppet! and congratulations on all the prizes this week. I am suprised by the post office incident as I took a 10x10cm card to post last week and the post master didn't refuse it? Hope it gets there now:(
Love as always Gina x x x

Christine said...

Cute card Poppet, love the soft pastel colours, they go very well together xx

Elaine said...

This is so sweet Poppet. A very cute image, and your flowers are fab. I never seem to have the right sentiment even though I've got tons of them!
Love Elaine xx

Sliekje said...

the card you made is lovely! and thanks for the kind comments ;-)
greetings Sliekje and cats

Vicky said...

Hi again this card is so pretty I love the soft colours, lushious hun. Take care
Hugs Vicky xx