Tuesday 11 May 2021

Special Delivery by snail mail

Hello, crafting friends!

If you've arrived here looking for some inspiration, I hope that the new challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches will tickle your fancy! Our host, Samantha, is challenging us to use the new mini slimline card format (6 1/4" wide and 3 1/2" high) and has given us a great sketch to inspire us:

I have never used this size card before and enjoyed the novelty! I started the card by sponging a little distress ink into the Postage Frame stencil by Funky Fossil. It wasn't wide enough to do in one go, but the design is very easy to line up. I used washi tape to create the horizontal line across the card base - and if you look closely in the photo you can see that I trimmed my customised envelope with the same tape.

The stamped images are from Funky Fossil's Snail Mail. I stamped the 'special delivery' sentiment repeatedly across an offcut of card stock, using my stamping platform to keep the words straight and to create regular spacing between them. This was layered over the washi strip. I stamped one of the cute snails from the set, doodled a gift, coloured both with coloured pencils and fussy cut them before attaching them to  the card.

So now it's your turn! The team has pulled out all the stops to inspire you so do check out all the inspiration at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge blog. You'll find the Linky Tool there too so that you can share your creation to our gallery. You have until 11pm BST, Monday 17th May 2021. I can't wait to see what you come up with - but don't forget to keep it clean and simple!

The Day of the Month Card Club challenge is celebrating National Escargot Day this month so I'll be taking my cheerful little gastropod over there to join in the festivities!

My way of organising myself is to write everything down on a wall calendar - birthdays, appointments, dog walks, meet ups with friends and family... it all goes on The Calendar! I keep them so that I can go back and check when things happened too. I was looking at 2016 this morning and I noticed that someone else had written in one of the spaces. On the 20th June, there was a Full Moon apparently, and my daughter had written one word: Arroooooo!

Sending hugs,


  1. OH! I love your snail mail card Vicky so adorable and wonderful.
    I look through old digi photos from 2011, makes it great for passing time I haven't got, to do it hahaha.
    Faith x

  2. A great card shape,love your adorable snail and the postage frame stencil

  3. So how do you know our postman? well that is the speed he delivers at.
    Fabulous creation, super Cas (as always) and a really lovely image and colours.

    Kath x

  4. Super little snail mail card. Hmm, sounds an interesting card size - will try it out later!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Oh, this is so cute! Love your snail!


  6. What a fun little guy to deliver a special wish! Jeepers, creepers what a set of eyes! LOL!

  7. Real post sadly is a special delivery now and your fun card will bring a smile to the lucky recipient. Love how you used the washi tape!
    Take care.
    Carol x

  8. Your snail is so cute and the design of your card fits perfect!!
    Glad you joined us at DotMCC. Gundi

  9. I love your use of whimsy in this sketch! So fun and cute. I'm not a big fan of the traditional slimline size but do love this slimmed down version.

  10. Your snail mail card is adorable.

  11. I love this rather bohemian-looking snail Vicky - so colourful! Love the stencilled sky too - a great way to create an interesting border for this fun card size. A great take on the sketch!

  12. Fabulous snail mail card and great choice of colours, Vicky! Thank you so much for playing along with DotMCC! Hugs, Rosi

  13. How adorable this is! You should show this in the Funky Fossil Facebook group:


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