Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WOYWW #216 Time to give back...

Happy WOYWW!!

This last week has flown! Julia confused the hell out of me putting the post up early, but it keeps us on our toes :) Go to Julia's blog Stamping Ground to join us on the weekly global desk nose..

What's on my desk...inks, a finished cards, some digital stamps waiting to be coloured, a pen, a perfume bottle? and a half made card for JT - aaargh what a mess...and a big stack of cards for Operation Write Home (OWH) - briefly this is an organisation that encourages us lovely cardmakers to make cards for US troops based overseas...they can't get to a card shop and shop bought isn't as personal...so that's where we come in.

As I have only just moved to the US, I don't want to start selling my cards just yet, but need to keep my idle hands busy...I used to make cards for a similar organisation back home in the UK, so did some research and voila!

I love making these cards - super easy, no glitter, not too much dimension, limited sentiments and a set card size means that you get to plan and crack through heaps of them at a time. They prefer it if you don't make similar cards e.g same image different paper, but it's ok in small quantities.

Here are a few close-ups of some of the cards in the stack.

Missing You and Thank You - made using scraps

Crab Kite Birthday - stamp by Bugaboo Stamps

Flower Garden Missing You - stamp by Bugaboo Stamps
Finally a big shout out to Darnell and Kim, who took the time to respond to my requests from WOYWW #215 - Jodie I am nearly finished your 'creation'

Off to have a peek at desks now.



  1. You made so many cards! Lovely! I love the bird cards most, but the crabs are really funny!

    Uniflame - 82

  2. great cards and it's such a good cause! I didn't know there was a similar charity in the UK, can you pass on the name, as i'd love to help :)
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 60

  3. Love the crab kite and missing you cards - that bubble corner punch is perfect there! I wasn't convinced when you showed that to me but now I'm a convert. Can't wait to see the Poppi ice cream cards come to life...

  4. Nice stuff for OWH, good for you. Expect when you start to sell cards your English slant will be a good marketing tool!

  5. Such great cards for OWH! They are fabulous and make such a difference in the lives of the servicemen/women and their families. Loving that little crab!! Thanks for the kind visit today! Winnie #82

  6. Such great cards and so many of them you are a wonderful person for sharing and caring. I am sure they will be received with thanks, our troops do it hard and all for us.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 55

  7. It sounds like you are doing an amazing thing and I can bet the cards are gratefully received and used for their loved ones. I love the ones you have already made
    Sending hugs on WOYWW and hope you have a great week
    Ria #44

  8. Your cards are just too cute. Happy crafting #11

  9. Yes it is the mini versamark ink pads stacks of them I love them too they are great for edging and inking cards.

    Hugs Eliza

  10. Your cards are darling!! I LOVE the little crab. Hee :)

  11. Great cards and designs :)
    Thanks for visiting earlier - Heather #100

  12. Really effective cards! I'm sure they'll be appreciated! Julie Ann #17 x

  13. Claire, your cards are ADORABLE--and what a good cause, a great reason to keep your hands busy!

    Happy WOYWW to you, and thank you for stopping by!

    #63 this week

  14. Great fun cards - well done. I really like the mermaid! a busy desk this week - no idle hands here.
    have a great week.
    Margaret #32

  15. Very cute cards! Hope you find a place to sell them. I sell cards at the scrapbook store where I also teach once or twice a month. Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting!
    Carol N #18

  16. Me again - thanks for visiting - yes, 60Kgs left behind - BUT 300Kgs got there!!!!! Big team this year with lots of luggage allowance. What a blessing.
    Margaret #32

  17. I envy everyone who has moved to the US, I want to be there too, my husband is American so one day we may get there when the economy gets better. I would be in crafting heaven, love the cards you have on show and I cant wait to see your craft room when its ready
    Bridget #23

  18. OWH is such a wonderful cause to support and your beautiful cards will be much loved and appreciated. Happy WOYWW! Danie #72

  19. Hiya, thanks for stopping by. All your cards look great. No worries on the bunting card. Good things come to those who wait. So I know it'll be good. I love the phots of you and your friends in the background. You all look like you're having a great time together. Have a great weekend. (((HUGS)))
    WOYWW #44

  20. I've been thinking about donating to the OWH, glad you are doing it! :) Thanks for visiting me already and leaving me a sweet comment. Love the mermaid image I see in the background of your desk! Have a great WOYWW! :)
    ~ Deeyll #77

  21. Lovely cards and what a great idea to donate them, I imagine they would bring a smile to their face.
    Sandra @87

  22. Love your blog name!!!! Your cards are brilliant! They are certainly going to make the first recipients happy and then their recipients will be blessed too! Such a great idea to help bring some sunshine into a stressful and dangerous occupation. Bravo and thank you for your earlier visit! #87

  23. what a lovely thing to work on. Love your cards.

    caroline (akilli melek)#39

  24. Wonderful works and a lovely thing to do with your cards
    Krisha #22


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