(the following wording has been taken from the blog)
We would like to share some sad news today, some of you may already know from her blog, our design team member Michelle had an accident about two weeks ago, which has left her with the loss of her right eye and a long road of recovery ahead. In an effort to cheer her up and raise awareness for what happened to Michelle we are holding a card drive in her honor.
We have many generous companies and individuals helping us with this special card drive and we hope you will help too!
We are asking that everyone please create a card in dedication to Michelle and mail it off to her. We would love nothing more than to flood her mailbox with well wishes from around the world. Michelle has shared so much of herself on her blog and in her design team work and this is a just a small way for us to give back to her.
The addy can be found on the ASFoS blog.
Two of Whimsy Stamps lovely Artists Melissa Jenkins and Ann Vento have teamed up together to bring us this very special donkey image and matching sentiments, these are all available to download for free from the Whimsy Stamps store page.
I have used the adorable image for my card, I printed the donkey onto a brown motled paper then paper pieced the ears and nose, and did a little shading with pencils. When I made my card the sentiments hadn't been done, but it is one from Ann (aka Raindropecho)from the get well set! The papers are 'wild asparagus' from My Minds Eye and I just love them, I just hate putting sticky tape onto the patterned side of the double sided sheets lol!!! The folowers and gems are from my stash. Please join us by making a card and sending it to Michelle. Don't forget you can get the address from the challenge blog. We have been joined by the Magnolia DT whom Michelle is also a team member so please check out all of the amazing cards that have already been made. You can also find all prize information on the blog, and we have an amazing amount to give away!
STAMPAVIE also have a donkey image to download, and are also asking for Paypal donations which will be sent directly to Michelle to go towards the mounting costs of medical bills and towards obtaining an artificial eye. I've donated, please do the same how ever big or small it all helps. You can find all the info HERE.
I would like to enter my card into 2 challenges: I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday and I have 'distressed' my papers by taring the edges which means I can enter it into the One Stop Craft challenge.