Sunday, January 10, 2010

Winter Wonderland Challenge & St. Jude's Card Drive

Third posting for today ... sorry ... but I just had to share this one with you yet today!!!

I discovered the Winter Wonderland Christmas Challenge blog recently and started playing along. So my first creation is for this week's challenge. It is a sketch (doesn't have to be Christmas ... taking a short break from the theme) so I decided to make mine an "encouragement" card.

My friend's daughter is going through Radiation Treatments for Thyroid Cancer ... she's doing well but I wanted to send her a card just to let her know she is in our thoughts & prayers.

My base card is Rose Red and I've stippled black over the background white panel (to tone it down a bit) then used scraps for my other panels. On the rose red panel, I have layered a piece of SU rose red dp which was punched the Martha Stewart loop punch then overlayed it with Mrs. Grossman's sticker lace. The main angel image if by Magenta, paper flowers created using the MS flower punch (using same SU dp) and the center flower was a white Prima that I colored with a black marker. All half pearls are by Kaiser. My sentiment if from the SU "Thoughts & Prayers" set. (click to enlarge images) This was great fun and I'm sure Sarah will love it!!


You really MUST check this out and hopefully take part!

Winter Sims is having a card drive for St. Jude's Hospital the whole month of January over on her Winter Wonderland personal blog. Please click on the link for all the details.

Here are a few cards I have ready to go postal tomorrow and I hope to make/send more this week. What a great idea and I'm thrilled to be able to hopefully put a smile on the faces of those that are less fortunate than myself!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by ... all comments are greatly appreciated!! Hope your weekend was wonderful & filled with fun!! Happy Stamping!!


Dawn B. said...

I am sure you can relate to what all these families go through..This image is beautiful Darlene..I love the second set of cards and they are perfect for this cause..Great job my friend.

joey said...

Hi Darlene,

your card is gorgoeus and I am sure your friend will be touched with it, thanks for joining us at ww


Vickie Y said...

Hi Darlene. Your cards are gorgeous and sure to put a smile on those faces. TFS

chercroppin said...

Your daughter's friend is going to love this Dar...what a sweet once for encouragement, am sure it will make her day!

Card drive for St. Jude's? I will def have to check that out!

Pascale said...

Hi Darlene what a gorgeous card and such a gorgeous sentiment thanks so much for joining us over at WW hugs Pascale

Winter said...

These are great! I love them all! Thank you so much for your support in the card drive Dar, it means SO much! :)

Lynda said...

A very beautiful card and made for all the right reasons. Thanks for joining in with Winter Wonderland.

Lynda xxx

Avril Ann said...

What a fantastic cause, I will check it out.....I love your card and your friends daughter, will surely love it too. many thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Teri said...

Fabulous hun! Loving it all!!
Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland this week.
Teri xx

Teri said...

Fabulous card! Love the colour!

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Teri xx