Friday 19 August 2011

Send a Smile for Kids Card Drive Challenge and soooo much more.....

Good evening to you all in the land of blog

oh this is going to be a long long post, with lots of information and photo's, do please take the time to read the content for a very special cause, over a lovely cold or hot beverage, I will leave the choice down to you.

Firstly I would like to say thank you for my top three position on the last challenge at
Do It With Digi's
due to illness the challenge blog is now closing, and will be sadly missed
and then on to the rest of this interesting post....................

Today is a very special day, as the Dragon Family DT are getting involved in two special occasions

Pop over to Stampin with the Dragon to join in

and the secret bit - oh don't we just love a secret, 

  • we are wishing our very own talented Janette, designer of the Dragon's Lair images and papers an early "Happy Birthday"
Our sponsor for this special challenge is our very own Janette's - 

There will be two prizes

  • The first one will be for a holiday theme other than birthday.  
  • The Second prize will be for a birthday card.  

Each winner will receive  4 images winners choice.

The theme for this fortnight is

Either a holiday card or birthday card.  

Now as the cards you will be creating are for the children, Send a Smile for Kids do have a few rules to protect the children who will receive the cards........

-All cards must be handmade - no computer card-making programs please, such as Hallmark, etc. and no store bought cards. 
-All cards should be made specifically for children ages 0-19.

-Please use loose glitter sparingly (make sure to shake off excess), stickles or glimmer mists are a great alternatives to regular shake-on glitter
-Small embellishments such as brads, buttons, googly eyes should not be used on cards intended for very young children (choking hazard). -Please leave cards completely blank on the inside so the nurses and staff can write messages to the patient and their family. If there is something on the inside of your card, we can cover it with a blank inside piece or you can. -Keep the cards upbeat (no "sorry you're sick", "get well soon", etc.), these cards are intended to take the focus off of the hospital and just be a cheery holiday, birthday or any day greeting.-If you are able to, please include envelopes, especially if your cards are not the standard A2 size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2). If you cannot provide envelopes, you can still send cards and we will provide envelopes where needed.-The hospitals ask that we not include religious symbols or themes in the cards. Many families have many different faiths and beliefs and the hospital staff is not always aware of what faith a child is. -About Donations Thank you for your support of SAS4Kids! We do have expenses such as envelopes, shipping and blog costs and if you would consider donating a check to help with those expenses, it would be greatly appreciated. You may send with or without a donation of cards.
Please send your check and/or donated cards to: SAS4Kids, C/O Karen Hasheck, 5507 Hickory St., Schofield, WI 54476. Please include an email address or snail mail address so we can acknowledge your gift.
-Please include an email address and your name or a snail mail address so we can acknowledge your gift of cards or monetary donation.

Other than that let your creativity run wild and put some smiles on those little faces!! You may sign or stamp the back of your cards if you wish. All cards received will be labelled "Send A Smile 4 Kids" on the back.Thank you again! We can't wait to see what you send us for our kids!
Please take the time to create a card for the children and send it off, I did, here is what I created and sent off and received a lovely e mail back, so rewarding...............
My card focuses on the image.  The base layer is gold mirror card as is the Marianne die.  The image plate has been edged with stickles (not my favourite thing to use but it is better for the children than my normal glitter, so the rules for sending state)  The image coloured in copics, one of the new images available here, called "Penny's Pudding"
The star at the top of the hand drawn and copic created tree (get me hand drawn and coloured) is from a flower centre punch, punched out in glitter bronze paper and stickles has been added for the lights on the tree.

Now the surprise for Janette
Early Happy Birthday hun xx

This is what I created for her
It is a three piece wall plaque.  The plaque is available from the Hobby House as is the ribbon.  I used the ribbon to link all the pieces together and covered all of the pieces in some GCD Studio's Ella Blue papers.  The contrast is a pearlescent bronze paper.  The sentiments from my stash but the image is "ooooooooooooooooh cake" and again available here from Stampin Dragon Designs at the Dragon's Lair. All the edges of the sentiment and image have been distressed with Tim Holtz "Old paper" and over stamped with  Prima clear stamp with a little diamond stickles used to accent the swirls. The flowers are distressed with the same colour and are Prima also.

Here are a few more images

Do please take the time to visit our main challenge site at
and view all the other lovely creation by the Design Team

I would like to welcome all my new followers and wish you all well in the 300 follower candy.   For those of you that have not yet entered the 300 follower candy you can do so here, thank you to Feline for now advertising my candy too. 

OMG!!!! totally stunned at 429 followers, but only 163 entrants in the candy this time around, so if you have not already please do, would love to get 300 entrants :)

As always and very importantly I would like to say thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments on my blog, allowing me to hop back over to see your own beautiful work. THANK YOU!! without you blog land would not be as special.

I would like to enter the following challenges for the Xmas Card
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Food and Drink

and these for the wall plaque
Art Impressions Stamps - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Show us what you got - anything goes
Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Birthdays
Pixie Cottage - Birthday
A Spoon full of Sugar - Happy Birthday
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything but a card
Deep Ocean - Light Blue
Try it On Tuesday - Anything Goes

and breath..................................

Hope you all have a wonderful day


Love crafts forever said...

Awesome projects Kate, love it.
Hugs Nat

KarinsArtScrap said...

what beautiful christmas card kate and congratulation with the top 3.
the card hangers are great to.
great images you have used.

greetings karin

Dragons Lair Designs said...

Kate this is stunning thaniyou so much what a lovely suprise this morning to find this early birhday gift i have a hugs smile for the day now thankyou thankyou :)

Hugs J xxxxx

Deloris said...

Great projects for a great cause! Thanks for joining the challenge at Art Impressions.

Tammy said...

Wonderful creations! I love what you created for Janette!

Anne Temple said...

Both projects are gorgeous Kate. Love the Christmas tree you made.

Sugar said...

great job! love both the projects!
Thanks for playing along with Stampinsanity!

Lisa Jane said...

wow fab projects - i love that wall hanging .. so pretty
Lisa x

Sandra H said...

Both projects are billiant:) Sandra H

McCrafty's Cards said...

2 wonderful creations Kate, I like penny with her pudding lol.
Kevin xx

Anonymous said...

Both of these turned out beautiful! Im in love with them both.

Big Hugs,


Kate! So jealous! a new airbrish system, is it the copic air brush or just a general one? Your surprise for Janette is really super! Good luck on your 300 candy!
Tammy Louise

cheryl said...

oh really love this its just gorgeous great colors and detail on this bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylxxxxx

Sadilla said...

Hi darling
great projects dear, I like so much the card and also the frames... thanks for playing along at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

Elke said...

what a great project, just right for our current challenge over at CCC. Thanks for joining us. Good luck.

Elke XX

Unknown said...

Hi Kate, love the plaque - what a thoughtful gift. Love the image and the colour combo is great. Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

georgina said...

Love this thanks for showing us such a lovely piece here at TioT, luv Georginax

Theresa said...

I just love your dragon work. The card is fabulous. I love the wall plaque. BEAUTIFUL!!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Fabulous birthday creation. Thanks for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Julie said...

Gorgeous make - love the design!! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this time around, Juliexx

Lim said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the details.Beautiful coloring. Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge Blog.

Britta Swiderski said...

I love both of your food creations. Wonderful job coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

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