Wednesday 13 March 2013

Little notelets and skipping WOYWW

Sarn's post of yesterday reminded me that I too needed to make a little batch of notelets, to enclose with Snippets Playground prizes. So, out came the snippets folder:
And just to prove I made four the same:
The light here was very 'iffy' - you can see that the blue birdie isn't anywhere as dark as the top photo implies, in fact it was an almost perfect match for the SU 'Pacific Point' ink pad I used - despite being cut from Core'dinations card.

I used:

- 4" x 4"white linen card stock

- Cheery Lynn 'Bird on a Branch 2 - A168' die plus blue and green Core'dinations snippets. To my shame I've had the die for months now and this is the first time I've thought to use it, bad girl, although I did think about 'grounding' the branch on the edge of the card at least

- little pink flowers, punched from another little snippet using a Tonic 'small flower' punch then teeny Mei Flower self-adhesive pearls popped on

- sentiment is an Elzybells one (sadly discontinued when they closed down), stamped using SU's 'Pacific Point'

- a little piece of pink Ric Rac tied round - found in a bundle of pink ribbons I bought ages ago from Art of Craft

Am skipping WOYWW this week - need to go and collect those flipping school newsletters from the printers and get down to some serious 'envelope stuffing' :(

Then comes the 'fun' part - our local post offices are either closed down or quite a walk from the car. 600 newsletters adds up to about three mahoosive sackfuls and Superwoman ain't my middle name - so I cheat by splitting the loads into much smaller lots and packing them into heavy duty cotton shopping bags, bought just for the purpose. And then (ssshhh) sneaky me drives round North Hampshire posting as many as possible at a time into the biggest red post boxes available...........usually under cover of darkness or in Summer, when the evenings are so much lighter, wearing huge sunglasses and a big floppy hat :) 



  1. See withdrawal would have set in if you hadn't posted this...I love the note cards. Don't work too hard this week! Vickie

  2. You did make it anyway, despite you saying you were staying away. We are still wide awake due to small dog, who may not live if she does not let us get some sleep. The last week, she has suddenly decided that she MUST go out again as soon as we put the light off. DH is now cursing her and taking her yet again. Who decided dogs were a good idea? Hope you find enough post boxes. What a pain that must be. xx Maggie (no number yet again)

  3. hello Di,

    These notecards are very cute! I can just see you in a big floppy hat and huge sunglasses. Oh, but you might be hunted down by the paparazzi as you will look like a movie star!


  4. Still chuckling here, Di, at your shenanigans to get your 600 letters posted - am wondering if you also stick on 600 stamps - erk! :p

    ah love wee notelets how very clever!! love it.. and as Maggie sad you did show us your desk anyway :D

    Happy WOYWW no number yet our day is nearly over here in Oz..
    Shaz in Oz.x

  5. Stunning card
    relax this week Di-regeneration,
    hugs Tamara

  6. I'm sat here chuckling at the thought of your undercover posting :-)
    A x # 44

  7. love these sweet little notelets, sure they will soon be used

  8. Sweet little notelets Di, love the pink ricrac, it's perfectly you!

    Will your floppy hat and sunglasses be up on eBay soon then as you won't be in need of them?

    Happy WOYWW xx

  9. Love this Di, the little birdie is soooo cute.
    Caz x

  10. Aww - love this set of cute birdie cards! FAB!

    Not sayin' nuffin' about your postal activities! xxx

  11. Cute birdies,and still sniggering at your clandestine activities - very 'allo 'allo !!!


  12. Very cute cards there Miss. And there was me thinking you were a goody two-shoes kinda gal! Obviously not.
    Please tell me the floppy hat will not be work in London next month? Only 30 sleeps now! :-)

  13. Such neat little cards there Di! x Jo

  14. Those cards are so cute! Hee hee I have images of you sneaking around stuffing post boxes while no one is looking! My desk is bare, went to footy last night so very little will be done today and a bare desk is a bit boring! So I haven't joined in either. Take care Zo xx

  15. Great card design and love the colours.
    I can just see you sneaking up to the boxes with a cat like tread.

    Kath x

  16. Hi Di, These are so impressive and the images are gorgeous xx

  17. Lovely notelets Di! Gorgeous CAS design.

  18. Lovely little notecards, Di - I like the pretty ric rac trim. I can just see you in floppy hat and dark glasses lurking round the pillar boxes trying to avoid CCTV cameras :) Good luck with the envelope stuffing - I do not envy you one bit. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  19. What pretty little snippet birds! And how sweet to enclose one with a prize!

  20. Oh what darling notelets! So pretty!

    Goodness, all that envelope stuffing and posting sounds like a lot of hard work! Exhausting!

    Stay warm!

    love Mags B x


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