Saturday, 18 September 2010

Christmas cards for soldiers

This is a great idea over at the Cowgirls Sunday Stamp'en challenge blog this week. Basically you make a Christmas card for a soldier to send to a loved one (no glitter as could cause safety problems - felt a bit weird making a Chrimbo card with no glitter, but I am pleased with the result!) So here is my card for the challenge which I am going to send off to the soldiers. It seems to be (I think) a US address to send it to so will check the postage at the post office (well, will get hubby to when he is sending off parcels from his ebay empire!)

The card was made with a cute Penny Black stamp (coloured with promarkers) which I got as part of a set with a magazine subscription recently and some cuttlebug embossed paper.

I am also going to enter the card into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss - Wild thing (the hedgehog)

Cupcake sketch challenge

2 Sisters - Christmas (also collecting cards for the soldiers, contains full explanation of the no glitter rule also!)

Sarah Hurley - polka dots and circles and last but by no means least,

Just Inspirational - Christmas


Lisa Jane said...

what a cute little hedgie - love the embossed background
Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley challenges this week
lISA ;)

April said...

Great card!! I love PB stamps.... I agree, it was hard to not glitter up a Christmas card. Thanks for stopping by the ranch to craft with Cowgirl Up and the Posse!

kayc said...

Lovely card. Love the image. Kathleen x

shell said...

i love PB stamps this is soooo cute. thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this week.
Shell x

Kleeblatt said...

Wonderful card.
Thanks for playing by CSSC. Hope to see you next week.
Hugs Monika

Tracy said...

LOVE Penny Black images! Great job on your coloring and a very cute card. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Inspirational!

Poppet said...

Great card Alison, the Christmas papers look wonderful with your beautiful image.

Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC. :-) xx

Barbara said...

Delightful card, Alison. I am sure the soldiers will love it. Thanks for joining us at Cowgirl Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you next week too.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Alison, i love your colouring!! thanks for joining us at CSSC and good luck, hope to see you next time too :-)
Claire xx

Pat said...

Cute Hedgehog image! Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog.

Purple Crazy said...

Lovely card, a cute little hedgie, thanks for joining us at JIC. Hugs Wendy X

Liza said...

Gorgeous work. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Donna said...

Super sweet little card, such a cute hedgie :) Donna x

Daniele said...

what a lovely card and also the sentiment thanks for joining us at JIC

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