Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Baby Girl Card

Isn't this stamp the sweetest thing? I can't remember who makes it, I borrowed it at a crop. The papers are by Heidi Grace, I cut the trees out and popped them on for dimension. The letters are my favourite American Craft thickers, which I got from Big Lots for a bargain $2 a pack - they cost a LOT more in the UK


I stamped her twice, once onto the white card, then again onto the pattern paper and cut her clothes out of that
I get a lot of questions about what size my cards are. My favourite size seems to be a 6 x 6 square, although recently I have been making some 5 x 7 as well. I know that in the US you have to pay extra for postage on square cards, I think it's an extra 20 cents, we don't have the same restriction in the UK - yet. I daresay that somewhere in the Post Office corridors of power, someone will have a light bulb moment any day now, and say 'hey chaps, we can make lots of extra lolly if we charge extra for square envelopes' - it's bound to happen.
.They did recently bring in a depth restriction in the UK, so if you take a bulky envelope to the post office, they solemnly push it through a plastic letter box slot, and always look really disappointed when your envelope sails through.

22 comments:

Kath said...

gorgeous gorgeous....love the image and those cute trees and of course my fave thickers....big hugs kath xxxxx

Hope Jacare said...

Love those trees and how cute is that baby! Georgeous! x

Tasha said...

Such a cute card! Love the tress and the cute image with the paper piecing! Gorgeous
love tasha xx

Nannieflash said...

Wow what a cute image and I so agree with you its lovely. The card is stunning Enfys. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Margie said...

Love the patterned papers on this one Enfys! I agree, the stamp is adorable! And I love those trees! I shall be off to do battle with the Post Office later this afternoon. I find that if I bring the grandkids with me, they are much more eager to speed up my transaction! LOL

Kelly said...

So Cute Enfys! Love the colors and the paper you used are perfect.

CelticWoman said...

Enfy, love those trees, I mean I really love them, the whole card is delightful and your color as always is amazing. Hugs

Tara said...

This is totally gorgeous Enfys...... too cute for words in fact, lol!
Hugs Tara xx

DonnaMundinger said...

This is adorable EN! Such sweet colors and cute stamp. Imagine how happy the postal employees are when they see the fat envies I bring in. $$ in their eyes for sure. That's why everything goes out as a package and it takes me SoOO long to mail them. LOL

lisa said...

This is just gorgeous Enfys. So pretty and cute. I love Heidi Grace. These flowers ard trees are fantastic, they work so well. Don't even whisper about the PO altering the price of square envelopes, it's bound to happen sometime, although it looks like we won't be getting any post here shortly when they go on strike. The country seems to be coming to a grinding halt, we've had a bin strike here for the last 6 weeks, yes, it is getting a bit whiffy!!! Sorry rant over.
Hope the sun is still shining for you.

Lisax

Kristina said...

Beautiful card, love the Heidi Grace papers.

Hugs,
Kristina

Lean said...

Love the trees gtreat card you made again.
bye bye,Lean.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Aaaawww, this is precious! Girlie, you can do anythng! I swear you are one talented lady!

Judith said...

Loved your comment about the look on there faces when the envelope fits the slot. Soooooooo true!
Great card by the way x

Jessica said...

cut card! As always lovely work! I've been told different prices by different postal employes! One said there was a .20 cent charge for all square envelopes. One said there was a .17 cent charge?
Is this why they call people running amok "going postal"? lol

CraftyQT Chio said...

That's such a cute card, I love baby cards!

Staci said...

Very cute. Where do you get the 6x6 envelopes? I made a 6x6 card the other day and I had to put it in with a box of stuff that I had to mail because I couldn't find an envelope.
I have the same issue when I go to the post office here in Canada. They use the plastic thing and I always fit right through hehe

eiyiyi said...

What an adorable image. Beautiful job on the card, as always. hugs, eileen

kisatrtle said...

that is one cute little baby

Jillykins said...

Hi Enfys,

Stunning card, really cute. LOL I think your a wee bit harsh on us post office counters staff, we only get moaned at and harranged when thicker cards get charged £1.00 fee plus extra postage if you use the wrong letter rate. We are only trying to help (Honest). Keep up the good work..........

freetimegone said...

I love the baby image and your papers are just right for this card. I like how you did the trees too.
I am very grateful that we have so many people mailing letters and cards still. It seems to be a dying thing.

Deb said...

aaahh, so sweet, so pretty! hugs Debx