Monday, 29 June 2009

DCM Special for PostPals

Make a Child Smile
This week the DCM dare went as follows:

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.

Anyone who knows me, knows I'm not a sentimental type, but reading the stories of the children on the website really got to me. I was hoping to make a card for each of the children featured, and if I get time this week, I will complete the job. Anyway, here are three to be going on with.

The Flower Fairy came from a freebie calendar from a craft mag, stamp is 'Stampin Up'. Sketch Kathy's Waffle Sketch File No 9.
The Boys Rule card is all papers and stickers from the Doodly Doo Boy kit by SEI. Sketch by Inspirational Card Sketches No. 20
The Charlie card uses some of the Doodly Doo papers and some digital elements by Ellie Lash from the 'On the Move' freebie, which I printed and cut out.

I'll get these posted off to the kids on Wednesday.


  1. What a wonderful idea. Well done!

  2. these are all fab Janice. Thanks so much for the love and care you put into them!

  3. Oh, Janice, these are so cute... sure to bring smiles! Each one so unique and so fitting for a child.

  4. Oh my Janice, you’re most definitely a Serial Crafter, having made three cards for the dare and intending to do some more.
    I'm sure the children will be thrilled with them.

    They are all so bright and cheery but I have to say, I love the first one best. That Bug paper and tag are so cute and ‘very’ boyish indeed.

    Thanks for joining us this week.

  5. Well done you - I'm still hoping to get to this later in the week! I love all three of these but I think Charlie's is probably my favourite - love that little car and the sun looks so cheerful!

  6. They're three fabulous cards! Thanks for taking part. :)


  7. All three are lovely Janice, well done on making more than one xxx

  8. Wonderful cards Janice and so cheerful. :)

  9. these are such wonderful cards, they will be greatly appreciated

    jo x

  10. These are all wonderful, I especially love charlies :)
    En xx

  11. You are such a star to have set yourself such a big task Janice, I'm not sure I could manage to do that - but I know what you mean about the stories being so heart wrenching.

    Your cards are just fab and I'm sure the children you send them to will just lovel them. Thanks for using one of my skeetches too btw!

  12. How did I miss these??? They are all really lovely Janice and well done you for making more than one XXX


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