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Sunday, 12 September 2010

Cowgirl Sunday Stamp'en Challenge - Christmas Cards for Soldiers

Firstly an apology.  I have not been feeling too well lately and I haven't been able to get around to commenting on peoples blogs or posting on my own, so please accept my apologies and I hope normal commenting will resume as soon as possible.

I know this is a long post but please read it and join in this fun event, it is for a worthy cause.

This week over at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge we are having a Christmas Cards for Soldiers event.  We are asking people to make Christmas cards (as many as you like) and  post them to this address
CJ HOLIFIELD
15649 SH 148
BOWIE,TX 76230
USA
The only rule is NO GLITTER or SPARKLIES if this comes off on the soldiers clothes or skin it can be detected.

CJ will then get all of your cards off to the person that will be distributing the cards to the soldiers at war to fill out, sign and send home to their Families and Friends.

The soldiers at war do not have access to simple things that many of us take for granted like Christmas and Holiday Card's.

This is a campaign so please make and send as many cards as you would like to the address above.  All of your cards will then be sent out to be distributed to the soldiers.
We will collect cards for about 2 weeks, so please get them out to CJ.

This is such an incredible way for the card crafting community to get involved and make the world a better place.

This week we are having a 1st place and 2nd place along with a TOP 6.

Celebrating this campaign with us this week we have two fabulous sponsors.
Whimsy Stamps and Whiff Of Joy Stamps.
Whimsy Stamps will be giving 5 images of choice
and
Whiff of Joy Stamps who will giving 2 stamps of choice
and

1 image of choice from CJ at Cowgirl Up Designs along with the Winner Badge to display on your blog with pride.

We are also having a TOP 6 this week with 1 image of choice from CJ at Cowgirl Up Designs

Here is my card for this Challenge
I have used a Meljen Design from Whimsy Stamps.  This is a lovely image to work with and could be used for many different card both male and female.  I coloured it with Copic Markers and Promarker.  The snowflakes were cut from a MS border punch and the sketch is from Inspirational Card Sketches #82.

We are looking to collect as many hand made cards as possible so spread the word and ask your friends!  Copy this badge and make a post on your blog inviting crafters.

Post the Badge on your side bar.  Leave a comment on the challenge blog that you have done this.  We will be hopping around to check and someone will win a special award!!

Challenges

Fussy and Fancy #19 - Christmas Colours

17 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Poppet. Your card is gorgeous. Such beautiful colours and a great design.
I hope that you are feeling better very soon, you take care and come back when you are ready. We will be here for you when you return.
Lots of love, Sandra xx

JLJ Designs said...

Poppet - Hope you continue to feel better! I love your card. I really like the color blocks with the image in the center.

Jennifer

Dezinaworld said...

Hi Poppet your card is really lovely and what a good idea it is to send to the soldiers too.
Take care my friend
hugs June xxxxx

Jennifer said...

Hi Poppet! Lovely colourful card. A worthy cause indeed! Hope you feel better soon! xx Jenny xx

angelwhispers said...

Love the card Poppet the colours are just beautiful!!

Hope you are felling a bit better Love Chanelle xx

Nicola said...

Great card and for such a worthy cause. Thank you for joining us this week at ICS. Nicola xx

Annette Bowes said...

Poppet sorry to hear you are not well, I wish you a full and speedy recovery asap! Beautiful card, love the bright colour combo you have used perfect for the image! I have been a bad blogger to, keep having computer problems, but working at the moment so trying to catch up lol! Cyber Hugs from OZ X:)

Stressed Stamper said...

Beautiful - love Meljens images and this is beautiful - thank you also for always leaving such kind comments on my blog they are really appreciated and sorry if I don't always reply back - work gets in the way of crafting...
Look after yourself and get better soon
Sarah

Pops x said...

This is so pretty honey in gorgeous colours hugs Pops x xx

Vicky said...

Hi Poppet hunni 1stly I hope you are feeling better soonies, hope you are getting pampered & looked after hun. This card is lush & I think you are right about it being suitable for man or woman, its yummy...I also luuurrrvvveee your snowflakes they are sooo pretty, I have a thing for snowflakes. Take care hun, get well soon.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Elaine said...

Hi Poppet,
Sorry to hear you've not been well. Hope you feel better really soon.
Love your card! This is a fab image and the colours are gorgeous.
Take care of yourself
Love Elaine xx

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

Hi Poppet x so sorry to hear you are poorly x Your card is smashing x You get better soon x Leigh x

Juanita said...

Cute card, love the color blocks and snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Lynne said...

Great card the image is fab, love it. Nice to see you yesterday, hope you get things sorted.

Love Lynne xx

Tracy said...

Hi Poppet i love the layout you have used for this card and the image is fabulous, gorgeous card. Tracy x

Jodi said...

Poppet! I love this sweet and adorable image you used! Super cute!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Lynsey said...

Hi Poppet, sorry to hear that you have not been well. Your card is lovely, thats a great fun image!
Hugs Lynsey x