Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Special RAK Event

Lisa is a design team member for several of my favourite digital stamp designers and she recently posted the following:

I am having a special event for my sister Jayme. She is in her early 50's and has terminal lung cancer. To make it worse, her sweet dachshund Molly passed away a couple weeks ago. Today we learned her cancer has spread to several other areas and her time is running out. I am asking for all my card making friends to send her a fun card...not really get well cards obviously, but something pretty or funny that will make her smile. She is a frog collector so frog cards would be awesome!

I think its wonderful that all of us crafters are being given a chance to (hopefully) brighten someone's day by doing what we love. I made the following card for Jayme - I hope it makes her smile a little bit. If you want to make a card for Jayme too, check out Lisa's blog - she is also offering some great candy for everyone that participates.

About the card:
I went a little crazy mixing & matching designers for this card. The princess is from Mo's Digital Pencil, the sentiment ("I better get a new palace out of this") and frog are recent freebies from Tiddly Inks (PCP group only) and the mushroom is from Stretch 'n Bubbles. All are coloured with Copic markers, then liberally bling'd up with Stickles. I fussy-cut the frog and then attached him with pop-dots to the mushroom - it looks really 3-D in real life. I'm proud of myself for pulling out some unused stash, too - I used chalk pastels that I haven't touched in 6 mths around the edges of each shape. Finally, I couldn't decide which ribbon to use so I ended up using both. I think the double bow enclosure gives the card an interesting finish.

  • Mo's Digital Pencil, "Kissy" digital stamp
  • Stretch 'n Bubbles, "Mushroom" digital stamp
  • Tiddly Inks, sentiment & "Prince Charming" digital stamps
  • Cornish Heritage Farms, "the Kim Hughes collection - MochaChica" papers
  • Ribbon, stash
  • Copic markers
  • Stickles glitter glue


  1. Great card love how you have put it all together looks fab hun

    Thank You for joining us this week at 'The Crazy Challenge' Good Luck!

    Hugs Shell xx

  2. Absolutely fabulous!!! That "kissing" princess and "kissble" toad coupled with that sentiment are simply too-too funny!!! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

  3. Adorable images--fantastic layout! Love your card. Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hos.

  4. Fantastic card for a great cause too! Love the images! Thanks for joining in at Stamp Something this week. :)

  5. Love the mo's stamps :)
    Thank you for joining us at digital tuesday challenge!
    Greetings Anneke

  6. Oh what a sweetheart of a card.

  7. This is lovely. I love the frog and the bling. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  8. what a great card, love how you combined them!!! thanks so much for playing along with the crazy girls.

  9. Gorgegous your images....thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations! bx

  10. oh how fabby is this a wonderful cute image great colours thank you for joining us this week at Digital Tuesday
    Lorraine x

  11. Very sweet!
    Thank you for playing with us at "Crazy challenge"!
    hugs Nana

  12. So cute! I'm sure it was well received :) Thanks for sharing at CCC!

    Janna :)