Thursday, February 6, 2020

With All My Heart

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started I would like to welcome three new followers - Nastya DeutschBuba Momcilovic, and Tijana Momcilovic - thank you for joining me!

Today I'm sharing a card I made for a special gentleman that I read about over on DL.ART. He's 104 years old and a Veteran of the United States Marines, and he would like to receive some Valentines!  Diana has his address on her blog if you'd like to help give this gentleman a smile on Valentine's Day!

This cute panda is from Beccy's Place Bear Hugs, and I opted for the precoloured version. He's just so cute!  I die-cut the image with a scored rectangle and added white dots to his eyes and Xmas Red Stickles to the heart.  The plaid paper is from Raspberry Road Designs, and I stamped a sentiment from Pink and Main.  I used a tiny heart border, a small heart punch, and tied some baker's twine from DL.ART.

My card design was inspired by the sketch at Sketch Saturday 595

I finished the inside of the card!  I adhered a scrap of the patterned paper and stamped a sentiment (old wood-mounted stamp from Craftsmart).

I've read that some crafters make their cards but sadly never send them, but I mailed this card yesterday!  I want him to receive it in time for Valentine's Day!

Here are some photos at the post office.  That's Canada Post employee Joanne in the final photo.  The card is on its way!

Joanne at Canada Post

I would like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Animals 2/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Arty Divas 14 AG 3/5; Aud Sentiments 244 Love/Valentine's Sentiment 1/5; Beccy's Place February Optional Animals UE SIR; Cardz TV 107 AG 2/3; CRAFT Love/Valentines 1/2; Crafts Galore Encore AG 1/3; Crafter's Castle AG 1/3; Crafty Calendar Use Die-cuts / Punches 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper February UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Hearts 2/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Die Cut Divas Hearts and Flowers 2/4; DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Valentines; Double D Hearts 1/3; Double Trouble Thing1 Repeated Item (heart border, punched hearts, patterned paper repeated on inside of card), Thing3 Critters, Thing2 Join "Use Your Stuff" Challenge (my old stash items are the Xmas Red Stickles, old wood-mounted stamp, and baker's twine) 2/4; Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday Add a Sentiment 1/3; Gem of a Challenge AG 1/2; Get Creative Use Hearts 2/3; Incy Wincy Love, Love, Love 2/5; Jan's Digitals AG 2/5; Kat Scrappiness Hearts UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Mod Squad You're All Heart 1/3; Papercraft Business Valentine's Day / Love 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty 464 AG 1/3; Polkadoodles 5 AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday With Love 1/5; STAMPlorations Hey Love Hop and Linky 4/5; SugarPea Designs Meant to be Sent (mailed yesterday); Tales from the Craft Room Love is in the Air 1E; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC F520 ~ Hearts UE: The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode Valentines UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Time Out Affectionate UE; Use Your Stuff 391 Critters (my old stash items are the Xmas Red Stickles, old wood-mounted stamp. and baker's twine); Word Art Wednesday 424-425 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk2

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


Margreet said...

Great card for that special gentleman. He will be very pleased with your lovely gesture.
xxx Margreet

Bunny said...

How lovely, Kitty. I also mailed Bill a card. They say he has been overwhelmed with cards. Over 1000 so far. I love that people are sending him cards from all over. Yours is so cute. [Bunny]

jimlynn said...

Wonderful card for a very special "young" man! I know he's going to love it too. Loving the plaid and that cute image.

Michelle N. said...

What a special card for a special man! This is just the cutest Panda-thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

Linda Simpson said...

So cute, I love the plaid paper and wonderful panda.
Linda xxx

New Creations said...

Loe this special card for the special person! Cute Panda image!

Chris said...

Gorgeous card, cute panda and beautiful colours. I hope it puts a big smile on the recipient's face, it's so kind of you to send it.
Thanks for sharing at Crafty Calendar.

KraftyKoolKat said...

A really gorgeous cute creation Kitty & such a lovely thing to do.

Andrea W said...

Such a special card and you're so sweet to mail it to a Veteran in the United States. I'm sure he will be thrilled to get mail from Canada! ❤

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful card for Bill. I am sure he will love it. I sent one off to him last week too.

Scrapper69 said...

Super CUTE card! I love that panda! I'm sure that sweet Veteran will love this special card!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Well done, Kitty! It's so sweet of you sending your lovely card to that gentleman! I'm sure he will smile receiving it and reading your handwrite! The design is cute but masculine with the plaid paper, and that panda looks very sweet taking the sparkling heart in his paws!
Hugs and love on your way!

Gail said...

A fabulous card and a great tribute to a 104 Vet - Yeah!

Donna said...

This is just adorable and great cause. Glad you shared with us at The House That Stamps Built!

Arlene said...

I love the image you chose and it's a fantastic masculine card. Love it. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our Flowers and Hearts challenge this February.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and design.. Loving what you used for this challenge. Thanks for entering into our HEARTS challenge, and good luck in the draw and hope you join us again.
{aNNie Designer for Double D challenges

Deb said...

This is so adorable! Love that you are mailing it to the veteran, so precious!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

Vicki said...

Adorable Panda Valentine card! I'm sure the recipient will be delighted. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Hearts" Challenge.

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Aw, such a sweet card! I bet he will love it! So kind of you! :)

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty that is so adorable and so sweet for you to donate. LOVE the postal worker are so friendly and creative.

Chandhini said...

Lovely card, sure to bring smile on one's face. You are such a sweetheart.

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card. What a lovely idea to send it to that gentleman. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge #72 which is Anything Goes. The sponsor is Bugaboo. Hugs Jackie DT xxx

cotnob said...

A super valentine card, such a cute Panda.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Beccy said...

What a beautiful thing to do Kitty, you have such a big and generous heart. I'm sure the gentleman will love receiving his cards, it's a really wonderful idea.
You did a fantastic job creating the Valentine's card, I particularly like the red, glittery heart the little bear is holding. The strings of little hearts are also very cute and make a great border for the sentiment.
Thanks for sharing the photos from the post office too. I've really enjoyed this heart-warming post, it brought a big smile to my face and warm feeling to the rest of me. Beautiful!

Glittered Paws said...

What a cute cute Panda holding the heart and how sweet that it is already in the mail to the 104 year old gentleman. He is surely going to smile Thanks you for entering our challenge at The House that Stamps Built.

Anna M. said...

How very sweet of you to send a card to that special man. The panda is absolutely adorable! It will bring him so much joy!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful work in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.
Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business
Visit my blog - Crafty Anna Studio.
You can also find me on Instagram - CraftyAnna Studio
Thank you!

Cindy C. said...

Super sweet card for a wonderful cause!! Thanks for joining us this February at Die Cut Divas.

Julie Odil said...

This is such a cute card, and a great cause. Thanks for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamps challenges. Julie, DT member

Darlene said...

So very cute ... sure to bring a smile! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hearts’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Suzanne H said...

Hello to Joanne at Canada Post! Such a sweet card. I was glad to make time to send a card to Mr. White too! I'm behind in my commenting on your lovely cards, but I have been looking at them.

Anita in France said...

What a sweet panda, Kitty ... fabulous with that shimmery heart ... and so cute with the bold plaid! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

PS: Sandie, our leader at Time Out has been trying to comment on your post but seems to be locked out for some reason. Would you mind contacting her so she can resolve the issue with you? Her email is sandiesandie16 at Thanks! Anita :)

Donna said...

What a great idea! I wish I had more Valentines done so I could send one too. I love Beccy's cute panda. Your design is awesome. Have a super weekend. Hope it will be warmer than ours.

Patti said...

This is so adorable Kitty!! He is going to LOVE this!! I need to get mine in the mail for him as well. Such a fun idea!

*Vicki* said...

Really sweet Panda bear Kitty! I really like the red and black colors with him and his sparkly red heart too! Perfect masculine style for sure and for a fantastic cause! I love it! Thank you for sharing your creation for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Liz said...

Adorable card, Kitty. It's sure to be treasured by the recipient. 104 - what a great age! xx

Fikreta said...

so lovely card!
I would love to send him card but sadly it will not arrive on time..

Alyson Mayo said...

Kitty, this is so sweet - the red heart border along with the plaid paper is perfect to bring out the neutral image. So perfect for Valentine’s Day :)

Cinderella said...

Hello ,
What a Cute creation this is I love it
Thank You for Joining us at Polkadoodle Craft Challenge
Good luck and I hope to see you back at Polkadoodles
Hugs and Creativity
Cinderella (

Judy Woodland said...

Wonderful card, beautiful done. I love the little panda, it's simply adorable. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

Heather said...

This is so adorable!!! That little bear is super cute and I love his sparkly heart!! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Joy Wilson said...

Such a cute panda and I love the red and black color scheme! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

sandie said...

He will love this and so sweet of you to send this. I do Panda holding his glitter heart and what a lovely string of hearts. Thanks for joining Time Out x

Suzanne Reynolds said...

What a great masculine card and I'm sure he will enjoy receiving this. Love the plaid and great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Use Your Stuff.

Karenladd said...

I love that you sent him a card, and what a fun card that is too! Loving the plaid and the panda...and that photo of Joanne at Canada Post sending it on its way!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

How cute. Thanks for playing with us at Time Out.

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Amazing card, I love this panda.
Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

Debbie said...

Your card is absolutely adorable, and I'm sure he will love it! What a great thing to do for him!

Kelly Parker said...

so cute, I love pandas! thank you for joining us at

Judy V said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for Week 3 at Gem of a Challenge!

LindaStampAndInk said...

Lovely Panda card. Thank you for sharing with Double Trouble challenge #49.

@d_e_crafts said...

A lovely panda card. Too cute. Thank you for joining us at the CRAFT challenge this week.

CRAFT DT {my blog}

terrie said...

I just love this card and the image....well done and thanks for sharing it.

Craft With Te said...

Great use of dies, punches, stickles!!!!! the panda is so cute and of course just the right amount of sparkle!!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Tantalaya “craftwithte”
Crafter's Castle

Tone K. said...

Ohh, this was really cute! :)
Thank you so much for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

Cards By MI said...

Sweet card!
Thanks for joining us over at Creatalicious Challenges.
Love n hugs

Jill Killeen said...

What a sweet panda! I love the glittery heart. Thanks for playing along with Papercraft Business Challenges!
Jill – Design Team member at Papercraft Business
Visit my blog - Killeen House Studio

Jo said...

What a lovely thing to do! That's a sweet panda & makes for a fab card. Thanks for joining me over at Tales From The Craft Room
Jo x

Julie said...

Adorable card
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern paper challenge
Julie T

Ellibelle said...

Super cute!!
Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge! Hope you check out the new theme starting tomorrow, March 4th! I'm sorry I'm so behind with commenting!
Ellibelle's Corner

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional hearts” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

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