May 21, 2010

Challenge # 39 - Post Pals

Hello everyone! Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to you all that entered our first challenge under new management.... we had a great response and got lots of inspirations for making a card for a

Before I announce the winner and the Top 3 I want to introduce our new DT members...Annika and Joanne who will be joining us in June for 6 mths and we are totally thrilled to have them on board. Do go and check out their fantastic blogs...and you'll see why we feel very lucky to have
We will also be joined by two Guest Designers for June. Victoria and Heidi. Now Heidi is only 12 going on 13 yrs old...we were so impressed with her work that we asked her to join us. Victoria is the owner of the fabulous ABC Challenge and has always supported the SFTW Challenges ...and again we are thrilled to have such talent with us for the next two challenges.

So on to the winner of Challenge No: 38 A Card for A Male...
and it is....

228 Carlie M
Congratulations Carlie...please email me at the SFTW email address on the side bar to claim your fab prize from Simon Says Stamp!

The Top 3 this week is....
18. Heidy
82. An
107. Moshie Moments
Congratulations girls..please help yourself to our Top 3 banner on the side bar.

Now we have a very special Challenge this week... it has been chosen my our fabulous Teamie, Kate who will explain further....

Hi my name is Kate and this is my first time setting the challenge here at SFTW so I hope everybody enjoys it!

The theme for this challenge will be...

‘Card/project to make someone smile or cheer them up’.

We really look forward to seeing your entries!

Now there is a second part to this challenge and it’s one that I really hope you’d all like to take part in, though just to clarify, this second part is optional. We’d like to see you send your card/project to one of the children featured on the Post Pals website. Even better, make your card specifically with that child in mind.
Please log on to and have a look around the site.
Post Pals is an organisation that was set up to create smiles for children who suffer from life threatening and long term illnesses. We ask people to log on to send the children featured on the website ‘happy post’. When a child is very ill, often a visit from the postman can make their day. A cheery card or letter can make them feel less alone and bring welcome distraction from what they go through each day. To see the difference happy post can make, please watch THIS great video that was recently featured on the BBC3 TV show Russell Howard’s Good News. It can also be found on the Latest News page.

To send your card/project card to a Pal and brighten their day, please follow the 5 easy steps on the home page. We ask that you choose a Pal on the website and make a card for them. Please post a photo to your blog of the card and say which pal it’s for then link us to it. Here is the most important bit though… please then post the card to the address on your chosen child’s page. Please also remember to fill out the stats page (link to this is on the 5 easy steps) so we can see the card has been sent. We hope this challenge will raise more awareness of Post Pals and increase the amount of cards that are sent to the children to brighten their days.

We have a fab sponsor for this challenge and its Whiff of Joy stamps.

WOJ are kindly donating the 2 stamps below from the 'Happy Mail' collection

PLUS... the winner will be able to choose a THIRD stamp of THEIR CHOICE from ANY of the collections! (subject to being in stock obviously).

What a fabulous prize!!

So, get crafting everyone and we look forward to seeing your creations!

Here are the Design Teams's cards for this challenge...

Fiona (Card for Megan H)

Kate - card for Erin F

Amy - card for Ethan C


Tracey - card for Ruby J

Gunn - Card for Lauryn A

Nancy - Card for Amelia-Grace C.

Di - card for Megan H

Jan for Caitlin M


  1. Awe - Fabulous cards ladies. I'm sure each and every child who received them will be s pleased and it will brighten their day!


    Kimmi x

  2. What a wonderful cause! Just yesterday I was complaining to a friend that I love making cards but am running out of people to send them to. And now you've shown me a perfect way to do what I enjoy and (hopefully) brighten a child's day! Thank you.

  3. What a wonderful challenge! I have been to Post Pals and looked around before and thought it was about the best excuse to make cards that I can think of!
    Also, thank you so much for choosing my card for one of the top 3 last challenge. I will wear my badge proudly on my blog!
    Hugs, Moshie

  4. Lovely cheerful cards from the DT.Enough to brighten anybody's day.
    Fantastic cause.Think I'll have to send some of my surplus challenge cards.Hopefully they may cheer someone up.
    Lisa x

  5. Thank you for a great challenge, DT cards are fab. Debbiexx

  6. This is brilliant! We found out about this blog from the postpals yahoo group we are in. will get card making, love Grace xxxx

  7. A totally amazing challenge and thank you for bringing post pals to my attention. My card is going off to Kirsty A :)

  8. Great dt cards ladies and fab challenge

    hugs shell xx

  9. What great cards and a great challenge. Thanks so much.

  10. Fabulous DT samples ... all so gorgeous! Thanks for a fun challenge!!

  11. What a wonderful challenge and such beautiful cards from everyone.

  12. such a great challenge, so happy I was able to enter

  13. What a great cause...I will be sending both my entries to a little boy and girl from the post pals site!

  14. I am sorry I am late.... But do check out my entry..... Hugs )))) My Smiles



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