Monday 7 November 2011

Guest Design slot for Paper Creations Ink challenge 12

I was privileged to have my card spotlighted on Paper Creations Ink for their challenge 8 and, as a result, was given a Guest Design slot for their challenge 12. You will find details of this challenge here.

Holiday wishes for kids

Paper Creations Ink have teamed up with SAS4KIDS for challenge 12. Here is some information given on Paper Creations Ink blog:

Send A Smile 4 Kids is a charitable blog created for the purpose of collecting donated handmade cards to be distributed to children while they are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals. Currently SAS4Kids is donating them to the Children’s Hospitals in Neenah and Milwaukee, WI, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, IA, Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, IA, Sandford Children's Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD and to the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia and the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton , Alberta in Canada. On any given day, there are many children inpatient in these hospitals, so SAS4Kids would love to receive as many cards as you can send to cheer them and their families. The kids may also use your cards as Thank You Notes to the nurses and doctors and to give to parents or relatives on special days like birthdays or Mothers or Fathers Day.
At this time SAS4Kids is hoping to receive enough Holiday cards so that every child in these hospitals on or around Christmas will receive a card to cheer them and their families. Please do not make your cards religion specific as the nurses do not always know what religion the child’s family is. Any cheery winter or holiday card would be great!
Send a Smile 4 Kids is going to be the featured charity in CardMaker Magazine’s January issue (on stands in December) in their Readers Reach Out section. We are thrilled to be helped by card drives such as this one at Paper Creations Ink and in the Cardmaker Magazine and look forward to receiving your cards to help cheer our kids.
The addresses to send your cards to are:
SAS4Kids c/o Sarah Taylor, 3419 7th Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106 OR
SAS4Kids (Canada) c/o Shelley Dureau, 2525 Cable Court, Coquitlam, BC V3H 3G1 Canada OR
SAS4Kids (Canada) c/o Lynnette Pinno, Box 1256, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1X2 OR
SAS4 Kids c/o Karen Hasheck, 5507 Hickory St, Schofield, WI 54476
Please refer to the blog at for card guidelines and any other details you may need as well as information on the Send a Smile 4 Kids twice monthly challenges.

Digi Doodle Shop is sponsoring Paper Creations Ink challenge 12 and supplied the team with digis to be used for this challenge, so my card features their delightful Stocking Puppy digital image, coloured with copics. I added stickles crystal ice glitter glue to the cuff of the stocking. All papers used are K & Co Secret Santa. I used a 7 x 5 card base. I'm entering this into Digi doodle shops best 81: a wintry theme.

This is also another card for my own CHNC challenge 45: bright colours and/or sparkle.

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:

If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 95: KISS (keep it simple sweetheart)
Bows and berries 13: clean and simple
I did it 80: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
There she goes 129: holiday projects
Winter wonderland: make your cards sparkle
The paper shelter 38: Christmas fun
Pixie cottage 94: get started - make a Christmas card
Delightful: a very sparkly Christmas
Mami doodles 37: Christmas
St Luke's November: Christmas is coming
Heidi's hobbystuggu November: Christmas card with bling/sparkle
Crimbo crackers 1: anything goes
Forever friends: bling bling
Crafty boots: young at heart
Daisy doodles 46: anything goes with a digi

So sophie

This card is for this sketch for My Mind's Eye 29:

One of the conditions of the challenge is to use 80% My Mind's Eye products - not difficult, because I love them, so I used the double sided So Sophie little lady considerate tulip paper. The lighter pink paper is from Dena Designs. The butterfly stamp by Inca is called 'queen of Spain' - it was stamped with memento rich cocoa. The scalloped circles were cut with Nellie's die cuts and edges were distressed with brushed corduroy DI, as were the edges of the scalloped strips cut on my rotatrim.

This is an A5 card to accommodate the shaped piece of the So Sophie paper at the bottom.

This is also for:

Craft your passion 83: anything goes + brown
Crafty cardmakers 55: colour combo - pink, brown & cream
Raise the bar 82: no embellishments - can use die cuts or anything paper made
Crazy challenge 92: something with wings
Let's ink it up 17: show us your favourite technique - distressing
Our craft lounge 90: distressed & stressed
Creatalicious 27: distress your edges

A few goodies

I went to Hobbycraft the other day - they had a 25% discount afternoon, so I thought it was an opportunity to stock up on a few 'essentials'. I also got a few bits elsewhere, so this is my new haul: