Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Make A Child Smile

Hi all, it’s Sue here and I’m going to set you a ‘very special’ dare this week.

But before I do, we would all like to thank everyone who joined in with Lythan’s ‘Missing You’ dare last week. As always your cards have been a great inspiration to us and we really do enjoy looking at them all, so thank you for joining in with us.

Now on to this weeks ‘Special’ dare and it’s actually very simple really.

All I want you to do is make a card with sick children in mind.
It's best to avoid ‘Get Well’ cards and just aim to make something that is cheery and will bring a smile to a sick child’s face.

Now I can hear you saying….so, what make this such a ‘special’ dare?

Well, it’s special because this week we are very proud to be linking up with Post Pals, an organisation that was set up to create smiles for children who suffer from life threatening and long term illnesses.

As part of the dare, and the most important part at that, I would like you to actually post your card to one of the children listed on the Post Pals web site.
It’s very simple to do, just visit their Home Page where you’ll see they have some ‘featured’ children at the top of the page and to the Left in the side bar there’s a whole data base of children and their stories.

Just follow the five easy steps to send your card.

So there you have it……
I dare you to make a cheery card for a sick child and send it to one of the children featured on Post Pals to brighten their day.

Also, please can I ask you to make sure that any embellishments you use on your card are firmly secured? We need to prevent the chance of any accidents where small items might be swallowed if they come loose.

Naturally, we know that many of you Daring Cardmakers aren’t actually in the UK but we still want you to join in, so please feel free to send your card to similar charity in your own country.

When your card is made, don’t forget to leave us a link on the comments.
We look forward to seeing your creation and hearing about where and to who they were sent to.

Thanks for joining us this week and bringing a smile to a sick child.


Pascale Brad (Guest Designer)
SueLythan ReinVanessa


Janice said...

Oh my goodness, I've just been reading about the children and now I want to send cards to all of them and their siblings. Don't know if I will quite manage that, but will certainly take part.

Ellen said...

what a great idea, I used to send cards to some of them but had forgotten about Postpals again.

mine is on my blog

Kaz said...

I've joined in this week and I'm like Janice, it was tough picking just one child.

My card can be seen ~{here}~


CLARE said...

Mine is HERE

I too used to send to Post pals but have let it slip. Reading their stories is heart wrenching. Thanks for a great challenge x

Annie said...

I did this card last week and have good intentions of sending one often. I have blog candy on my blog for people making and sending a card to one of the children on Post Pals so if anyone would like to join in my candy as well as the Daring card Makers challenges you are very welcome to.

My card and blog candy is here...

Ann xxx

I will make a new card for this challenge ASAP.

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

What a fantastic challenge, I have made my card and i am sending mine to Charlie H first thing on Monday morning. heres my card

Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Dianne said...

I love this challenge, because of the kids. I sent Charlie H. an email this morning. I didn't know if we were to write or not, but I wanted to. This little boy reminded me of this card. Below is a copy of the email.

Here is my entry:

My Paper Hugs

Good Morning Charlie,

I know you are not able to read yet, but I wanted to send this special "Hello" to you. I tried to color the little boy to look like you, but I didn't quiet the haircolor right. He looks just as sweet as you do. I live in the US in central Texas and it is 105 degrees here. It is so hot you can fry an egg on the driveway.

Well, you have a wonderful weekend!!!


Enfys said...

I made this card for Ethan. You can see it HERE

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely challenge and what lovely DT cards.

Here is my card for this challenge

Best wishes

Kym xxx

raindropecho said...

Great cards by the DT, wonderful challenge for a wonderful cause.
Here's my card

Lorraine A said...

Lovely DT cards and fab theme :-) Great minds think alike :-) ( We have the same one on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge ) :-) Lets hope that this combined effort means that all the children will receive loads of cards !! :-)

You can see my card here

Lorraine x

Lynda said...

Great challenge and so difficult to pick a single child to receive the card. Still pondering on that one but in the meantime Here's my card
Lynda xxx

Lavender Rose said...

What a wonderful challenge. I enjoyed making my card and think Post Pals is a fabulous organisation. My card is HERE

Loopylou. said...

oh this is such a lovely idea, i had a really tough time choosing a little person to send a card to but Here is my card.

Jerusha Borden said...

I hope it is okay - I chose the Canadian organization Bring A Smile to A Child instead - here's mine!

Helen said...

Great idea for a challenge - I regularly send cards to Post Pal children.
Helen x

Here's my card

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Great challenge and cards! Here is my card

scotspanda said...

oh dear I am wanting to send a card to every one of them but I finally managed to narrow it down lol (I have decided on one girl and one boy)

my card is


Janice said...

I've managed to do three cards, you can see them HERE

Scrappymax said...

What a lovely idea. I popped over there to have a read and it nearly broke my heart reading their stories. I decided to make one for a little girl called Amy as my son had a bad time when he was on steroids and so I can feel a bit for what she is going through. Mine is

Kate said...

Mine's here, now I just have to make loads more as i can't just pick one!!

Karen said...

Great challenge and gorjus DT work.

my card is here .

Love Karen x