Friday, 26 June 2009

Summertime Blog Candy & Happy Mail

My very dear cyber friend Ann from Craftroom Creations is offering some fabulous Penny Black stamps as blog candy to celebrate her upcoming birthday.
In order to qualify for entry to her draw, she has set a little task and it's one that I am more than willing to do.
Please pop over HERE and join in with her Summertime Blog Candy ... not only will you be in with a chance of winning brilliant blog candy, but you'll also help to bring a smile to a child's face and a little sunshine into their day ... believe me there's no better feeling than that!
Coincidently the Simon Says Stamp Challenge for this week is Happy Mail and is asking for cards for Post Pals and a similar project Make a Child Smile.
There are going to be some humungous smiles doing the rounds this week if we each step up to the plate and send just one little card or one brief letter to one sick child.

Here is a quick card I made this morning from a cute QVC kit called Patchwork Pals.
I do feel like I've cheated a bit because all I had to do was punch an aperture in a DL card blank, pop out the diecuts and stick them on.
I didn't realise the back and front images don't match exactly until after I'd already glued one half which is a bit of a nuisance 'cos it looks like I've misaligned the pieces but I didn't ... t'was naughty Kanban's fault!!

However, I'm sure the little boy it is intended for won't care a jot about that ... so I won't either.

I've wanted to get involved with Post Pals for some considerable time, but to my shame, I kept dilly dallying and putting it off ...
... but thanks to Ann's wee blog candy challenge I have finally been spurred into doing something and with the Post Pals direct link now a permanent feature on my sidebar, I fully intend to send a little something to a special child regularly from now on.
It really isn't difficult ... and you only have to read the messages on the site to know it means so much to these children and their families.


Littlebear said...

Someone is going to love your card - and you're right, they won't care if the front and back match (I expect you are annoyed though if the whole kit is like that). I think it's great.
Clare x

Ann said...

Max thank you so much for joining in - I just love your card and whoever gets it will be over the moon I'm sure.

I was like you with Post Pals - full of good intentions for ages and never got round to it. Thing is when I remembered and went back to the site (after intending to do something for quite a few months) the little girl I had intended to send to had died. I was totally - well I can't put in to words how I felt, but it certainly made me realise that sometimes things won't wait a month or two.

I do hope more people get involved - maybe over the weekend they will.

Ann xxx

PS: good luck in the draw.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) Am sure whoever receives this card won't notice its slightly mis matched ! It's beautiful :-)

Thanks for joining our challenge for such a good cause and the more cards you make the more entries into the draw you get !!:-)

Lorraine and the Simon Says Stamp DT x said...

Thanks for joining us in our Happy Mail Challenge! It's such a wonderful cause!

Spyder said...

Love this little image, he's soooo cute!


debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love that there's a back and a front.