Sunday, 6 February 2011

Never give up!

I hope you have been enjoying our daily card front give-aways. Remember they are only free-for-all for 24 hours so if you want them you have to go get them.

Now then; we have all heard stories about Royal Mail taking an absolute age to deliver something. At Charmed Cards & Crafts we have a collection service which means that Royal Mail pick up from us each day. We get sacks to put the parcels in and on a couple of occasions through the years we have found the odd stray letter in them. You can see how a letter could go amiss as it nestles into the creases at the bottom of a white sack. Parcels going astray is a different matter, they are not so easily overlooked. I sent a card in a 7" x 7" box to a friend on the 30th December - First Class post - and it arrived LAST WEEK! It was not damaged in the slightest, and there was nothing on the box to say where it had been all that time - but perhaps it had been nestling in a corner in one of their darker stiff bags. I can just image them throwing the empty bags onto a great big pile and then only returning to them when more sacks are needed. Only when they pack the bags into another will they discover that they weren't quite empty. I think that scenario accounts for quite a lot of smaller lost mail. So the moral of this story is "NEVER GIVE UP" :-)

Here is the card that took over a month to get from London to Scarborough.





This is such a cute image. I've used it on a couple of occasions now. I coloured it in with Copic makers then added a little glitz here and there with Stickles.
Products used:
Scallops were cut with a Grand Nestabilites die - Basic Grey alpha's - K&Co heart crystals - Bo Bunny white rose trim - Pearls - Lace. Basic Grey paper -Mo Manning digi stamp - Prima centre - Dress-it-Up Party button - Lace and ribbon.




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7 comments:

CraftyC said...

Such a pretty card Karen and the image is really cute. Sounds typical of R/M..........
Clairexx

Gunn (Merete) said...

Better late than never. Great card, I love all of the small details, such as the party, glitter and bling. Papers are fab.
Wish you a great week.
Hugs Gunn :0)

Barbara said...

Very pretty indeed! Who wouldn't love that card? I complain about the postal service here in the states but maybe it's not so bad after all.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Angela Weimer said...

What an adorable card. such a cute image too. So maybe there is hope for my missing mail yet....Have a great day. Angela

Tanya R said...

How cute. Love the sparkle.
Hugs
Tanya

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Mary Lou said...

This is an Adorable Card Karen!! Love this paper pack myself:)
Wanted to personally thank you so very much for the freebie downloads you have been offering these past few weeks~~YEAH!!!
I had the time to create with one and if you would like to check it out go to : http://marylouscorner.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentine-card.html

Thanks a million and god bless