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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Special Card to go off to America

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.


Yogi said...


lalkygirl said...

fab card ,i love it,thanks for joining us st lexis and good luck in thw challenge,
i bought the tsv too,look forward to seeing your creations.
lalkygirl x

Robyn said...

cheery it is!
thanks for sharing and caring

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Oh yeah! I love small cards. This is a wonderful idea, very cute. Thank you for stamping with Practical Scrappers this week.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Looks beautiful.

Gunn (Merete) said...

This is so great of you to do. I bet the sister will liket it too.
Love the card you made, and so fun to see these two animals.
Thanks a lot for joining us at DW this week.
Hugs Gunn :-D

Amanda said...

great cards and I love the stamps you used.. Thanks for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers..

Amanda :0)

Heidi M said...

Hi Kym! Wonderful cards! I actually just downloaded those owls from Dustin Pike. They are so cute!

Thanks for joining our challenge at Practical Scrappers.

Heidi :)

Beryl K said...

Great cards Kym, I am sure they will be well received
Beryl x

Shelly Hickox said...

So sweet! I'm sure these will be treasured.

coldwaters2 said...

How wonderful of you Kym I think both little girls are going to be thrilled to bits.

Lorraine x

Jayma Malme said...

Great job! I love the scallops...it adds such interest to have scallops in two shapes. Thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers :)


Lexi said...

Oh bless how thoughtful not to leave her out and i'm sure she will adore it :D Thanks for playing along at Lexi's Creations

Hugs Lexi xxx

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Lexi's Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us & good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

cheryl said...

this is just gorjus love the image great colours too thanks for joining us at incy this week hugs cheryl xxxxx

Tam said...

Awesom card.

Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.

Nikki said...

This is so Sweet of you and I'm sure she will love it :)
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki
Don't forget to join our Blog hop this week

Louly said...

Oh Kym, what a lovely story! You have a big warm heart. I'm proud to know that one of my drawings is going to make somebody very happy xx

Tracey said...

These are fab Kym :-)

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations.


Lady North said...

Hi Kym! I love that owl card - its soo friggin cute..anyhow..blessings on your creativity and so nice that you and the post office are best buddies! x LN