Friday 21 October 2011

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

If you're on the Operation Write Home  Blog Hop, you should have arrived
here via the lovely & very talented Ruth
If not, you might want to start hopping around from here!
Here's my card!

It's made using the Kolar's Care Package. 
The sentiment is one of several that came with this delightful image!

Here's a bit of info about the cause, the images & how you can help!
Operation Write Home is a non-profit organisation which collects & sends 
hand made greeting cards to American soldiers for their use in keeping in 
touch with their families back home!
Visit the website to learn more!
They need to raise funds to help with shipping costs to get those 
cards to where they need to be!
This little blog hop is just one of several fundraisers going on at the moment.
The Digi's being showcased are by Katlyn & Deedee & are available at
There are 7 new digi sets designed exclusively for this cause.
Each "set" comes with an image & some greetings/sentiments. 
They are in both Jpeg & PNG file formats & in a zip file.
There are various bundles available, starting at 
$2 each up to $10 for all of the sets!
Great value I'm sure you'll agree!
ALL proceeds (minus Paypal fees are being donated to Operation Write Home)

Not A Card Maker? You can still help!
Donate to help with shipping!
Operation Write Home needs your generous assistance to get the
holiday boxes shipped overseas.
You can sponsor a box for $13 or donate any amount you choose- just go to the Operation Write Home site & click on the yellow paypal button to make a gift directly right now or send in a gift with your box of cards!
Visit the website to find out more!

Now, here's a closer look at Kolar!
How cute is he packing all his well loved bones to send to a very special person!
I coloured the image up with Promarkers & cut him out with a nestie.
I liquid embossed the water with a sakura glaze pen although I'm
not sure it shows up too well in the photo!
As is required by Operation Write Home the card is USA A2 size
( 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" that's approx A6, UK)
They prefer you not to use glitter or bulky embellishments.
The papers I've used are from my scrap stash & 
I have matted thoseon to brown craft paper.
I kept the layout fairly simple & embellished with a strip of
 chocolate brown satin ribbon from my stash & some 
punched & layers butterflies cut from the papers I used.

The inside of the card has a matt of brown craft paper & the green card
I have left the inside of the card blank for a message to be hand written!
I hope you like it & you can pop on over to K 'n K Designs to get your images or 
Operation Write Home to donate or send some cards!
Thanks for stopping by!
Now your next stop on the hop will be the lovely & very talented Michelle  who I'm sure 
will have something awesome waiting for you!
I've just heard that two lucky hoppers who comment along the way will win a digi prize pack from 
K 'n K Designs be sure to check Deedee's Blog on Monday to see if you have won!

I'd like to enter this little card in a few challenges
4 Crafty Chicks Marker It Up
Bugaboo Whacky Wednesday Photo Inspiration
Forever Friends Use a Sentiment
Shelly's Images Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Seein' Double (Butterflies)
Try It On Tuesday Taking To The Skies
Bows N Berries Colour Inspiration
Incy Wincy Recycle (Papers from my scraps box)
Karens Doodles Animal Antics
Corrosive Challenges Flying Things
Scrappy Frogs Something The Flies
By The Cute & Girly Anything Goes
Sundays With Crissy Thanksgiving/Thanks


  1. What an adorable image Dawn!! love your card. Steph

  2. Love the colors and layout! Very, very cute!

  3. Dawn, this is soooo sweet! Love the papers and the butterflies. Kolar is such a great image. I can see using him in all kinds of "gift" situations, as well as sending him to a soldier on an Any Hero card, saying how we appreciate all they give! I so appreciate all the support you've given and your extra efforts for OWH. Hugs, my friend.

  4. Precious card, Dawn. Love those little butterflies you added.

  5. Dawn fab job with Kolar! I love the colors and layers you used with him. The butterflies are a fun little embellie to go with him :)

  6. Really gorgeous card Dawn, love the image. Lee x

  7. Great card!! What fun to add the butterflies - they look like they are flying off the card! :) Great color combo and layout! Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. Fabulous card Dawn, I love the added butterflies they look stunning as does the image of the dog :)

    Linda xxx

  9. what an awesome organization to participate in! and what an awesome card and take on the challenge...lovin those butterflies!

  10. Dawn, this is so sweet! I really like the colors you used on this, and all those wonderful butterflies! They add such wonderful whimsy to your card. Thanks so much for being part of today's hop, and for all of your help in promoting this cause! HUGS!

  11. Hi Dawn. Lovely card & such a pretty way to use the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  12. This is a really sweet card! The glaze on the water is a nice little detail!

  13. Unique layout design. Love the butterflies!

  14. Oh! I love your card! The colors you used are fantastic. It is super cute-nice work!

  15. What a cutie. Fab colouring sweetie. Thank you for joining us at Karen's Doodles this time and good luck.


  16. Great job and the butterflies are a nice touch. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Great card!! thank yo so much for doing this! I have a son and daughter in law in the Navy and appreciate all that do for our military!!

  18. Such a sweet image! Lovely card (my dog is very jealous of all the bones!)
    Thank you for joining in the BTC&G 2nd birthday celebrations.

  19. Great job. Love the added embellies!

  20. He is adorable! I love the layout, too. Thanks for joining us in the Bows and Berries challenge!

  21. CONGRATULATIONS! You are a winner at Karen's Doodles! Please visit the blog to claim your prize!

  22. Aw... what a cute puppy - lovely card too. Thanks for joining us on I Love Promarkers this week.

  23. Oh, how cute! And great card for OWH - love that doggy care package. :) Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday!

  24. nicely done, thanks for playing at 4 crafty chicks, another great card!

  25. cute card and image! Thanks so much for playing with Bows and Berries!!

  26. Fabulous card for OWH...such an adorable image and great sentiment to go with it. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Embellish/Embellish Challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT


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Dawn xx