A few weeks ago I saw a request to make cards for a little girl in America called Delia who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on 11 December 2009. Of course I wanted to make a card to cheer her up and the artist Dustin Pike drew some owls which she loves and you could request them to make a card. I did make a card and posted it on my blog a few weeks ago. I decided I wanted a little something to go in the card to I bought something - it went astray in the post - so another was sent which I got yesterday. I was getting the package ready for the Post Office tomorrow when I saw an update that Delia is at home and there is a picture with her sister.
Well, I couldn't have her little sister Adira missing out so I whizzed up a card using some pre-coloured Dottie's World downloads of a little bird one side and a donkey the other side. The card is actually made from my large square scalloped Nestabilities die following tips I picked up on one of Sheena Douglas' shows on Create and Craft (thank you Sheena). The card has been finished off on one side with little raised stars and squidy foam letters to form Adira. On the other side I have used an embossing folder that I won in some blog candy last year and some raised papermania glitter circles (think I am getting a liking for these now!!!). I didn't want anything too raised or metallic in case it caused any problems on the journey to the USA.
Adira's card fits the following challenges:
Dottie's World - A small project (well my card was just about 4x4 and I struggled a bit on how to do it but I got there in the end)
Incy Wincy - Touchy feely (embossing, raised glitter circles and the squidgy foam letters)
Practical Scrappers - Stamps
Lexi's Creations - Anything goes
There's Magic in the Air - Distressing
Sophisticats - Embossing
Tuesday Taggers - Getting messy (I don't normally like getting messy but I have really got into using distressing inks and alcohol inks but no matter how hard I try my hands get messy. I'm hoping my QVC TSV with the holder for the foam will be better for me ie less messy!!)
Created by Hand - Things that fly.
Here is a photo of the two cards ready to go off to America tomorrow. I hope it will put a smile on both their faces.