Friday, 9 April 2010

Simon Says and Pollycraft Challenges

Hello - OMG the Easter holidays are nearly over, back to school on Monday - I just cannot believe how fast this time has gone!

The challenge on Simon Says this week is to Make a Card For a Child, and maybe send it to a child via Post Pals, a website which enables people to send post to sick children. All the children on the site have life threatening illnesses and are so courageous. All they ask is that you send a child a card to bring some joy into their lives and a smiles on their face. I have had a link to their website on my sidebar for a while but never actually sent anything before (that is so bad!), so this challenge was the spur I needed to change that.

The image I have used is a Pollycraft digital image - it actually started out as a duck with a cupcake, but I have used the sun (also from Pollycraft), cut that out, cut around the duck's beak and wing and slotted the sun over the cupcake, so that I could use the Pollycraft sentiment "Sending you Sunshine". So I'm also going to enter this card in this week's Pollycraft Challenge which is Anything Goes.

I snagged the idea for the pinwheel from Paola - I think it is such a fabulous idea for an embellishment for a boy's card - thanks for the inspiration Paula. I have made sure that the pinwheel can actually be turned around - only problem is that the card won't fit in the envelope now - oops!!

I hope my card is enjoyed by the child who receives it.

Be back soon!

Love, Andrea xx


SweetnCrafty Gal said...

Hiya Hun! thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! your card is so sweet! love the papers they are lush! yeah maybe one day you'll be able to come along to my class's would be lovely!! hugs and smiles carlyann xxx p.s good luck in my candy! xx

joey said...

Hiya Andrea,

I love how you have adapted this image! great job, thankyou for joining us at pollycraft this week

Mina said...

I love this Andrea and the windmill is a brilliant idea with the image
Mina xxx

Timcsoca said...

Very cute card! Love the image and the windmill!Great idea!:)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

Hugs, Tímea

Sarita said...

Love your beautiful spring card Andrea, and the pin wheel is fab!
Love Sarita xx

Leanne said...

This is fantastic!!! Thank you so much for popping by my blog! xx

Chelsea said...

Adorable card, love the pinwheel. ~Chelsea

Bev said...

What a fab card Andrea, I love how you have adapted the images to make a sunshiney card x