Sunday, 13 May 2012

A Challenge and an Appeal

My card today is a dual purpose card and uses the cute Young Vermillion. The challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays is a CAS card using a bird and I also wanted to make some cards for a charity appeal so I thought I would kill two birds with one stone so to speak. As you will know by now I am a huge fan of Vicky (aka Crafting Clare) and when I visited her blog yesterday she had written about an appeal by Jo Street (view Jo's blog here) - this is what Vicky wrote;

I always like to feel that our crafting can help others. I was reading this post by Jo Street of Dinky Daisy Designs yesterday - she has been devastated by the plight of a little girl at a playgroup her son attends. Jo wants to do something to help so she's holding a sale of cards to raise money for Candlelighters, the organisation which will be caring for the little girl and supporting her stricken family. It seems to me that it's easy to make two cards if you're making one and I think lots of us could spare some from our stash, so do pop over to Jo's blog and offer your services.
I completely echo Vicky's last statement so if you can spare a card or two please get in touch with Jo and let's help her raise a lot of money to help this very worthwhile cause.

Now onto the card - I stamped the bird onto a piece of Naturals Ivory cardstock in Early Espresso and blended the colour with a blender pen then I embossed the bottom section of the cardstock with the Stripes Embossing Folder and tied round some Linen Thread before matting onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and fixing to a white card blank. I made a frame from Cherry Cobbler cardstock using the Framelits dies and positioned this over the bird using silicone glue to raise the frame up a little. The sentiment was punched with the Word Window punch and matted onto a Modern Label.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and the sunshine (while it lasts!) x


  1. Fantastic card Margaret, l adore this bird stamp.

    What a very sad tale, poor little girl. I've popped over and left Jo a message as l have a stash of cards available to send.

    Have a good Sunday xx

  2. Thanks for posting this Margaret - these hospices do such essential work and I can't believe how under-funded they are. I really like your masculine card with that gorgeous bird and the twine/tag. Enjoy the novelty sunshine! Vicky x

  3. Love the colour combo Margaret and the part embossed card base...lovely card :0)
    Jenny x

  4. Beautiful card, love the color combo :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!


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