Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Keeping it sparkling clean ... for our soldiers

I spotted a post saying that Tracy at Dies to Die For has put out an appeal for cards, so that our soldiers serving in Afghanistan can get cards to send to their loved ones (as she says, the're a bit short on the old shops out there!) What a brilliant idea! And as if it's not a good enough cause by itself, Tracy is offering an entry for each card sent into a prize draw to win a coveted MS Valentine Lace punch - YAY!

Now so far I have just the one MS punch which I did get from Tracy and she was absolutely brilliant to deal with, so I'm bound to buy more from her in future regardless of whether I win this one lol! Unfortunately having been away last weekend I was a bit on the last minute with this (the appeal is open til Saturday 21/3) but I managed to make a couple of cards last night + found one or two more in my stash.

This is one of the 2 cards I made - both virtually identical. I thought I'd best keep it simple as I wasn't sure how fussy soldiers would like their cards to be, plus I'm not the fastest cardmaker in the world. Luckily this came together perfectly with this week's theme for Creative Card Crew Challenge #2, which is Keep It Clean - no paper. I'm really loving my new PB brushstroke stamp at the moment, so I was able to quickly make a focal point, mat it with a bit of ribbon and pop on a trio of co-ordinating gems ... and voila! The little gems not only add a bit of interest but also cunningly put me in the frame for this week's Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #43 which is ... err... little gems!

This card is actually about as simple as it gets, but I really like it! The stamp is PB "Blush" coloured wtih Marvey brushstroke pens, and the sentiment is also PB from the "Hugs" set.

Hope you like it, and hope that some soldier far from home will like it too enough to send a loving message to someone close. Thanks for looking.

13 comments:

  1. Hi Pauline xxx This is just gorgeous chick xxx I love the cleaness of it. I am a sod for 'white space' as you probably gathered. Fabulous work and for a good cause as well. I heard a few days ago that I am demo-ing at Port Sunlight again so if you are going, come over and say hi and we can have a catch up xxxx

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  2. This is gorgeous hun and for such a great cause too!! Hope you are havibg a good week
    -x-

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  3. Pauline this is stunning
    love tasha xx

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  4. Pauline this is stunning
    love tasha xx

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  5. gorgeous card Paula, very elegant and for such a great cause!
    Tracy x

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  6. what a gorgeous card Pauline.

    hugs Riet.x

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  7. I'm loving these elegant cards Pauline - this one is gorgeous! x

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  8. What a lovely card Pauline, I really like the simplicity of it.

    Lynne xx

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  9. Stunning card Pauline and for such a good cause.
    Hugs
    Carole x

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  10. Its a lovely card Pauline, any troop would be thrilled!
    Clairex

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  11. Stunning card - I love clean and simple cards - just doesn't seem to be too populr here in blogland!!
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  12. This is so beautiful and elegant Pauline. Such a good cause.
    Sharon xx

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x