'Operation Write Home'
We are working with Operation Write Home...an organisation that supports the US Armed Forces by providing the service men and women serving overseas with blank cards for them to send home to their loved ones. They accept cards for all occasions, but at the moment are particularly requesting Birthday, Anniversary and Christmas cards, so that's what we'd like you to make this week. As I'm in the UK, I'm going to support the UK based Support Our Soldiers charity. It also runs appeals for blank cards for the service men and women of the British Armed Forces to use, but their last appeal was so succesful, that they're not currently accepting donations of general handmade cards. But, they are still asking for donations of Christmas cards...there are some guidelines to follow, which you can see here on their website.
I've made a set of really simple Christmas cards...so simple in fact that I just stamped directly on to the card blank, watercoloured the simge, and then added a sentiment. All of the cards use images by Penny Black, and the sentiments are a mixture of Lili of the Valley, Penny Black and Studio G.
'Bedecked Antlers' & 'Par Avion'
From the 'Holly Jolly' set & 'Reindeer Pup'
'XMouse Ornament' & from the 'Christmas Critters' set
'Wishes for Kisses' & from the 'Holly Jolly' set
Here are the challenges that I've 'Piled On!':
- Pile It On! - OperationWrite Home
- Bah! Humbug! - Favourite Medium (Watercolour Pencils)
- Charisma Cardz - Try Something New (Completely flat card, with no texture!)
- Crafty Creations - Transportation (The Sledge)
- Creative Cottage - Celebrations (Christmas!)
- Incy Wincy - Celebrate (Christmas!)
- Simon Says Stamp - Holiday Fun!
- Winter Wonderland - One Layer Cards
I have candy on offer at the moment...if you haven't already entered, you can find all of the details on this post.