Friday, 8 May 2009

Happy Mail

Good evening! This week's challnge over at Cute Card Thursday is "Happy Mail" where you have to make a card to cheer someone up or make their day. What a great challenge! We could all do that for someone, I know I for one have just a few cards lying around which could be put to good use. I made this card with my new Cuddly Buddly stamp...

The papers I used were Basic Grey Sugared, flourish stamp is from Autumn Leaves, and the main image and sentiment is Cuddly Buddly, ribbon is Doodlebug.

There is another reason for this challenge, as Vikki who runs Post Pals contacted Cute Card Thursday and said...

Hello, I read that you do card challenges and I wondered if you would consider doing a challenge with a twist.

I run Post Pals, we feature seriously ill children (most have cancer or are going through transplants) and their siblings on our website and invite members of the public to log on from around the world and send a card to a child. The aim is to make the child smile, but we have found it also helps their self esteem and parents often open them with a child during a procedure to distract them.

At the moment we are helping 120 children but they aren't getting much post.

I was wondering if you would do a challenge, instead of people just scanning in their card for the theme but they actually make one for a Post Pal child and send it off.

I can't begin to tell you how much receiving a card means when your ill and isolated.

Thank you,


ps)You can see a video about what we do here

I've just been onto the Post Pals website, and read a few of the stories (although unfortunately there are lots of ill children), which brought tears to my eyes. So if you can spare a card, then it might just make someone's day!


Dawn said...

Aww this is adorable - cute images!

Deb said...

Gorgeous card,such a sweet image and sentiment! Thank you for supporting Post Pals! Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge! Debx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Shelly, what a really cute card. Such a good cause, I'm going to make one even if I don't get time to meet the challenge deadline. Hugs, Denise x

Bev said...

Oh what a gorgeous card sweetie, so adorable x

Post Pals said...

Thank you for sending a card and creating a smile for a Post Pal child :)

Best Wishes


debby4000 said...

Lovely sweet card, love the swirls.

Cardmaking Galore said...

This is really beautiful!