Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cards for Hug a Heart Card Drive

Hi, everyone!  I'm back!  Before I share my cards, I would like to say a big thank you to my sweet friends who checked on me! I'm feeling a bit better now and the computer is fixed again - for now! I'm slowly trying to get caught up with everything I missed, and I will eventually get around to visit your blogs!

Today I would like to share some cards I made for the Hug a Heart Card Drive.

Christina Hor is collecting handmade cards with a heart theme (non-Valentine’s Day) to distribute to children who are Heart Center patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The card drive runs from January 16 to February 14 and corresponds with Heart Month in February. I hope you will consider sharing your talents and make some cards to brighten a child's day! There are prizes too, so please check out all the details here.

I made a number of cards for this cause, so I will share a few at a time.

Card 1

I used some of my NBUS so I am joining Darnell's NBUS Challenge #9. The two dies (heart doily and stitched label) are both new in late 2016, and this is the first time I've used them. Here are the products used:
  • Digital image:  Love is in the Air by Katerinaart
  • Colouring medium:  Prismacolor pencils
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Your Next Stamp Summer Blossom Fluffy Kitten)
  • Dies: Heart (Crafter's Companion Die'sire Heart Doilies), Stitched Label (unmarked)
  • Other:  Heart punch (unmarked)

With Card 1, I would like to support these five challenges:
  1. Crafty Calendar Something New 1/3 (two new dies: heart doily and stitched label)
  2. Darnell djkardcreations - NBUS Challenge #9 C5 1/3 (two NBUS dies: heart doily and stitched label)
  3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3
  4. Love to Scrap AG 1/5
  5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5

Cards 2 and 3

I made multiples of some cards, like this heart balloon kitty!  I stamped my own background paper with lots of hearts! Here are the products used:
  • Rubber stamps: Cat, hearts (All Night Media)
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Inkadinkado)
  • Die: Bow (unmarked)
  • Other:  Tag Punch (Marvy Uchida), heart punch (unmarked), heart ribbon and shiny fabric heart (old Dollarama stash), silver Pilot marker to outline tag

With Cards 2 and 3, I would like to support the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG w Optional Totally Technical (my technique is stamped background) 1/8; Cardz TV AG Designer Challenge #1 1/3; Connie Can Crop AG 1/2; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Creative Inspirations Cute Critters UE; DL.ART January Linky AG UE 1/d; Glitter N Sparkle Four-Legged Friends 1/3; Inky Chicks AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Mod Squad Show Your Love 1/3; One Crazy Stamper Live, Love, Laugh 1/5; Paper Creator's Crafts AG 1/3; Penny's Paper Crafty AG 1/3; Send a Smile 4 Kids AG 4 Kids 1/3; Stamped Blessings heARTful stamping Stamp Something Cute 1/2; SUYP Cats Only FG UE; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ J2517 1/3; The Ribbon Girl Any Image UE; Tuesday Morning Sketches UE; Tuesday Throwdown AG 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG 1/5; Your Scrapbook Place AG 1/3

I'll be sharing more cards I made for the Hug a Heart Card Drive in the days ahead so stay tuned! On February 1, there will be a blog hop in support of the card drive so I hope you'll hop with us then! Thank you for looking at my cards! Wishing you a joyful day! 


scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Kitty, so happy to read you again, I missed your posts! Hope that you feel well!!
You have made some adorable cards for a right cause! So lovely from you! You are always so sweet! Love them so much! The heart balloon kitties look so cute and the shiny fabric heart is a fabulous detail! The first one has a great design with the doily heart that go out from the base and that little girl is so sweet! Adorable!
Big hugs and take care my friend!

Heidi Stamps said...

Very cute project! I love the kitty with that sentiment. I just used the purrfect sentiment yesterday. TFS!

Sheila H said...

Your cards are so cute and happy! Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create c

Macimbalo said...

Wow I love all your sweet cards and what a great cause - these will be perfect for those children and really brighten their days! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host

Heather said...

These are all so cute!! Love the heart die cut on the first; so intricate! (Thanks for playing with LTSCB). And the little kitty stamp is adorable!! I really like the adorable paper bow, too. (Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and Jo's Scrap Shack.)

DIANA L. said...

These are all fabulous Karen, I love the red
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JANUARY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day

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vinita jain said...

Welcome back Kitty! I missed you and your creations too!
Absolutely beautiful images and I love the beautiful Heart die!

Sending hugs!

Patti J said...

Darling cards! So happy you shared them! Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built!

samanthadesigns said...

These are totally cute cards!

Anna-Karin said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations! Hope to see you soon again.
Anna-Karin DT

Richa Maurya said...

Hey Kitty...So nice to hear from you...Hope you are doing well..These cards are really cute..Love the heart die cut...

ike said...

YaY ! How wonderful to have you back again - I have missed you xxx
Lovely cards and the little kitty is just too cute :-)
A lovely Cause these cards are going to.
Thank you very much for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.

IKE xx

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cotnob said...

It's good to see you back Kitty - fabulous cards, perfect for children.

Glittered Paws said...

Love all of your cards and what great cards for kids. I'm a cat lover so love the kitty ones. Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built this week.

jimlynn said...

Very pretty cards and for a wonderful cause. So glad you're feeling better.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Glad you are back sweetie and all is well. I haven't been around much either. Awesome cards and for such a worthy cause.

sue k said...

Very cute cards for a great cause!! Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

Sue - Connie Can Crop DT

Gina Knott said...

Such beautiful cards and for a fantastic cause too! Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

Michelle said...

Really pretty cards for a great cause Kitty. Glad you are feeling better and your computer is fixed - Michelle x

Lisa said...

So glad you're back and feeling better!! And that your computer is fixed!! These are all so gorgeous!! I love the beautiful image and the heart on the first one!! The kitty is so sweet on the other two!! The sparkly heart is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Hetty said...

Totally wonderful Valentine cards. Nice to see you blogging again, Kitty! Valentine is not so big over here, but I like making cards for those I love.
That cat with hear balloon is the sweetist.

Eek Eek said...

What a great thing to support! Lovely cards too, am sure they will bring someone a much needed smile :)
Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are wonderfully done and very cute and adorable.

Donna said...

I am so relieved to see that you are back and okay, I was starting to worry and was sending prayers. Beautiful cards and great cause, they will definitely brighten the recipients day.

Chris said...

Your cards are beautiful and created for such a good cause, thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar.

Bunny said...

You're back! And working for a good cause. Hang in there old computer! Love the cards.

Ginny Maxam said...

Lovely valentines!! Lucky someone to get one!! Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday! Ginny M, DT

Chi Cr said...

So glad you are back! I've missed your posts and visiting your blog! You always have the most awesome cards!!!
Love these too, but you know the kitty ones are my faves! :) So thoughtful of you to make them for such a great cause!

Fiki said...

Hello my dear friend!
I so happy you're back again!
I have missed you !
Your cards are very pretty!
Love them all!
I want to send some hearts cards but I'm too far and cards will not arrive on time.
Sending you lots of hugs

Debbie said...

Sweet Valentine cards!!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Shuly said...

wonderful sweet cards!! i just love your adorable images and the way you've shrined them in beautiful warm colours! so so sweet! i'm glad you've entered our challenge at Love to scrap!

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Kitty, hope that you are feeling MUCH better by now and that the computer is still up and running smoothly!!!! Your hearts cards are sooooo lovely and yeah for joining in the drive for such a great cause!!!!!! The doily heart is really pretty and the kitties with the stamped hearts bgs are so cute!!! Lovely, my friend!!!!!

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Your cards are so pretty! I love how they turned out! Also, what a wonderful cause! I think I might just jump in and send some cards too! Thanks for sharing your cards with us at Jo's Scrap Shack! Cyndi, DT

Melissa said...

Cute card, gr8t job with the coloring! Thanks for joining Cardz TV!

Lori Kobular said...

Your cards are perfect for the children in the cardiac unit! So glad to see that you are one of the Designers for the Hug a Heart Card Drive! Love your cards!

MaryV said...

Gorgeous projects! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges
Hugs, Mary (DT member)

terrie said...

Welcome back Kitty...glad that your here..
Your Valentine's Day cards are awesome...I love the cat hanging from the heart balloon...well done on all of them...

Monika Reeck said...

Ach they are sweet and beautiful...I am late visiting much cards I have to visit...
They are wonderful Kitty

Teresa Kline said...

hello! super sweet valentine cards...luv the designs! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Melissa Craig said...

What fun cards! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Chris said...

You are so talented! Congrats on making the Top 3 over at my heARTful stamping challenge this past week! Please join us again for this week's Anything Goes challenge. :)

marion said...

so happy to read you are feeling better, missed visiting your blog. Lovely cards you made, cuddles for Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowie and hugs and love to you, Marion

Olga Fink said...

So happy that you are back Kitty! and to read that you feel better! I missed your posts!
Your cards are gorgeous and such a lovely cause!
xoxo Olga

Pia S said...

Good to see you back! I've already seen some of the cards for this event on your newer posts, but glad this post didn't escape me, these cat cards are utterly cute in a CAS way. Great job!

Katydid Cards said...

Such cute Valentine's cards. So cheerful! Thanks so much for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge, Anything Goes. Good luck!

Leslie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge!
Leslie, LTSCB DT
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Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great cards. I love that old kitty. I need to pull it out this year!

suzanne2 said...

aw these are so cute, I love the little kitty stamp. thank you for joining us at creative inspirations.
Suzanne (DT)

Veronica Tovar said...

Wonderful set of cards. Love them all, so cute, TFS and for joining us again at Connie Can Crop challenge "Anything Goes". Best luck

Natalie said...

such lovely projects! Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
Hugs Natalie

Darnell said...

Good to have you back, Kitty! You've made such lovely heart-themed cards for the drive! Both the sweet girl and the sweet kitty look fantastic bearing love to the recipients! Great designs!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #9 and thanks for all your kind get well wishes! Hugs, Darnell