My Lovely Friends

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Card Drive for a VERY Special cause..........come join in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning everyone its time for a new challenge over at Cowgirl Up & this week we have a very special 1 so we hope to get a LOT of entries, its not just a challenge but also a very worthwhile cause so stay tuned to find out more & PLEASE join in if you can, we would love to see you all there.
This week as most of you know we are making Crimbo cards for Soldiers, these guys put their lives at risk without question to defend their country, to defend us & at Christmas we should spare them an extra special thought. They cannot pop to their local supermarket or shop & buy a card for their loved ones, families or children, imagine the look on their families faces to receive a special HAND-MADE christmas card from their loved ones, their hero's......its priceless isn't it. So come on join in for this special card-drive. Now I really must stress the next point, the 1 thing we all love is to put lashings of glitter on our crimbo cards, I love that part but please DONT USE GLITTER on the cards for soldiers, part of their job is to try & remain invisable to the opposition....imagine if glitter fell off & onto their uniforms what it could cause....you dont want imagine do you, I know I dont!!
Here is my card for the drive & altho it was sooo hard to not use glitter I knew it will be worth it....



This is an Angel image from the Cowgirl Up Ranch & its called 'Say Your Prayers' which I thought was perfect for this card-drive, I've coloured the image in red & cream to give it a christmassy look & followed the sketch over at Sketch & Stash. The papers are from Crafty Emma's Store & they are Memory Box & called 'Spiceberry'....believe me these are absolutley gorgeous I'll be getting more of these!!! The sentiment is a stamp from my overgrowing collection & I put some red card through my cuttlebug in 1 of my snowflake folders. All the papers were inked with 'Firebrick' distress ink & then distressed with my tool. I then added an angel charm which says 'made for you' on the back & attached it to some beautiful organza ribbon from my stash. The poinsettia is from Wild Orchid



Here is a close-up of the gorgeous image. I have used Promarkers & Prisma pencils for the shading, which I am really enjoying doing at the mo I love combining the two.
Here is the inside. We want every1 to leave their cards blank DO NOT write inside them but you can put a sentiment inside if you wish. I layered up cream & red card & I then stamped this onto it in 'Firebrick' ink & then stamped 'with love' inside the heart. I just think it added a personal touch for them.
Well thats it from me except to plead with you all to join this challenge so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come along & join our special card-drive. Pop over to Cowgirl Up for more details. Our fabulous sponsors this week are Whiff Of Joy & Whimsy Stamps.
Dont miss this great card-drive....
Thankyou for staying through to the end I really do appreciate it so much, pop on over to the challenge & check out all the creation the fabulous girls from the DT did.
Thankyou all & big huge hugs to all of you, hope you like my card.

Lotsa of hugs Vicky xxx

6 comments:

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun,love the image so cute
I will try my best and join in with this one...
Hugs shell xx

Sarah A said...

Hi Vicky

Gorgeous card hun, love the colours and that image is super cute too with the oversized wings lol.

Sorry to hear about your laptop, hope you get sorted soon ;-)

Sarah x

PS Have a look here and see if you are interested?

coops said...

wow!!gorgeous card vicky.the image is fabulous and i love your papers and stunning rich colours :)

xx coops xx

Poppet said...

Wonderful card Vicky, loving the reds and the image is gorgeous. I love the vintage look you got from distressing the edges. :-) xx

crafty amy said...

This is such a great card and I LOVE the cause :D

Hugs

Amy xx

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Vicky. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x