Thursday 5 April 2012

Three minute get well card

I can't tell you how impressed I am with the tireless Tara Cardwell who set up The St Lukes Charity Challenge to raise money for the St Lukes hospice in Sheffield which offers care for terminally ill adults and their families. The challenge, which celebrates its first anniversary this month, offers a prize for the month's winning entry but there's a twist: you can actually send your cards in, along with any other spare cards you might have, and they're then sorted and sold and the money used to help keep the hospice open.

So, you really can make a difference with your card making - and I hope you will! This month's challenge is Bling and I've come up with a get well card with a bit of sparkle. Come and have a look:

 I've used the apple in the Fruit and Flowers stamp set on p.14 of the spring mini catalogue - and by the way, I've only just realised how much I use this set; it is so versatile - you only have to click on the set in my sidebar to see the range of cards you can make with it. Here's a close up of this one:

I used markers and my stamp-a-majig to create a coloured image group using the apple and sentiment, then embellished it with self-adhesive rhinestones and a heart punched out of the red Glimmer Paper from the mini catalogue. Don't forget that items from the mini catalogue are only available until the end of April - I'd hate for you to miss out.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Fruit and Flowers, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive and Soft Suede markers
Card stock: Whisper White, Old Olive
Other: Glimmer Paper, Small Heart punch, Basic Rhinestones, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. And don't forget to add a free pack of designer paper if your order is £45 or more (Offer limited to one pack per qualifying order - click here for details).

I'm hoping today's card will win more approval from my daughter than Tuesdays 'purple rain' card!

Thank you for visiting me today and especially to my followers and to all those who take the time to comment or send messages. I really enjoy getting your feedback and very much appreciate your encouragement. I'll be back tomorrow and hope to see you then.


  1. Super get well card, Vicky. That little bit of bling will brighten anyones day and make them feel much better:)

    I agree, Tara does a wonderful job!x

  2. If I was feeling unwell and received this card, it would certainly brighten me up. Simple but uplifting! Helen (Sydney)

  3. Lovely get well card Vicky and just love your touch of 'bling' in the centre of the apple...thank you for your continued support over at St Lukes


  4. Another great card, Vicky. I love how you put this together.
    Cheers, Karen

  5. Lovely Vicky, so simple yet so effective
    M x

  6. Lovely get well card featuring a healthy apple and glitzy heart. Your daughter MUST like this one! LOL! xxx

  7. Lovely neat, fresh little card Vicky; it's hard to get a good balance on what looks like a simple card. I struggle to make a card like this and you do it so beautifully !
    Have a wonderful Easter weekend !
    Jane x

  8. This card would definitely make anyone feel better, it's beautiful x x

  9. Aww thanks for the kind words Vicky - I'm blushing :-)
    Your card is perfect for our challenge - lots of lovely bling and sparkle! I love the idea of the heart in the apple - would be a great card for a sleeping beauty obsessed child (it was my fave story as a kid!)
    Don't forget to link your post up to the challenge - I came direct as a follower and can't see you on our linky list.
    Tara x

  10. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card it ....
    Hugs sylvie

  11. A beautifully CAS design Vicky, all the elements are so perfectly placed!

  12. Very CAS but quite elegant too. I love your sparkly heart - Jacqueline xx

  13. A beautiful and elegant CAS card. I love the placement of the rhinestones.

  14. That is one gorgeous card Vicky! It's also very elegant, love it. I've got a second envelope full of cards to send up to St Luke's when I can get out to the PO, hopefully next week, thank you for letting me know about them hugs Karen x

  15. Hi Vicky . Well what a fabulous card to receive and especially for someone unwell . Such a bright and uplifting card. Am sure it will get your daughters deal of approval


  16. Love the glitter and bling on your card. It's sure to cheer anyone up! x

  17. Brilliant and lovely fresh CAS card Vicky.

  18. TOTALLY loving this layout, Vicky! LOVE the simplicity of the red green and black with all that white--must CASE this one, too! ;)

  19. FABBO! Love the simplicity ... and the WOW! Hugs xxx

  20. Oh what a great submission Vicky, love the idea of sending sparkle to perk up someone under the weather :0)
    Jenny x

  21. Hi Vicky
    You have not linked card to st Luke's......,
    Lots of love Sylvie xxxx

  22. Hola Vicky, great idea the apple and the sentiment, clever!, beautiful card, i think this card is perfect your daughter will approve of your creation:D:D:D.
    An Easter hug from Palma

  23. Beautiful Vicky - love how you used the apple for a get well card :)
    'an apple a day, keeps the doctor away'....
    Sarah xx

  24. Brilliant 3 min card Luv Sue x

  25. Brilliant design! Love the touches of glitter and bling. :)

  26. This is lovely Vicky...congrats on being the 'muse' at Inkspirational! :)
    Lizy xx


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