Friday 21 October 2011

Operation Write Home Fundraiser Blog Hop

A few weeks ago a request was made by NannaConnie for volunteers to take part in a fundraising blog hop for Operation Write Home. So up went my hand!

"Operation Write Home is a not-for-profit organization that collects and sends handmade greeting cards to American soldiers for their use in keeping touch with their families back home. Donating cards is a wonderful way to help keep up the soldiers and their families' morale, and to say thank you for the gift of our freedom. However, the cost to OWH of shipping all those cards can be pretty large, and right now, they need to raise $13,000 to cover holiday shipping costs."
Basically the two images you see here plus the sentiments and a whole load more are available to buy from K n K Designs and Deedee Anderson which will help to raise money for Operation Write Home. If you don't want to buy the images you can still make a donation. You can click on the little image above to be taken to where it all happens!

Both cards use Funky Hand papers plus other bits from my stash. I've used Promarkers for colouring and a little bit of glossy accents on the stars. Ribbon is from my stash (not got a clue where it came from!) and the embroidery thread on the card below is from the Scrap Store.

Right! Onto the hop! Its the same as any other blog hop - just keep going to you get back where you started from and leave each of us a comment as you pass through.

If you've arrived at me from Cleota then you are doing just fine!

After me you need to hop over to Dawn and leave her a comment too

The comment is important as Katlyn at K n K Designs is offering two digi packs as prizes - so two lucky commenter's from all the entries (if you comment on each blog its more chances of winning!) will be picked and announced on Deedee's blog on Monday!

The hop closes at 8pm Pacific Time on Sunday 23 October which is around 4am on the Monday in the UK, so be quick!!!

Good luck!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Snowman Card
Sketch and Stash: Sketch followed (new / unused stash is image and ribbon)
Aud Sentiments: Use Any Sentiment on a Winter Themed Card
I Love Promarkers: Cute
Crafty Sentiments: Snowmen

You're My Star Card
Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Sketch followed
CRAFT Challenge: Autumn Theme
Forever Friends: Anything Goes with an Animal image
Deep Ocean Challenge: Fall Colours
Passion for Promarkers: Stars
  • Papers: Funky Hand
  • Images: OWH Fundraiser pack
  • Everything else: My stash


  1. Both of your cards are so sweet! I love the colors on the Pickles card!

  2. Beautiful cards, love all the details!

  3. Oh, Ruth, you did such a great job with both of these images! Love the papers and the bows. Wish mine would look that great when I get them tied. Thanks so much for all your help and support. You gals are the best ever!

  4. BOTH are great! Love the stars on that second card.

  5. Ruth the snowman card is beautiful!! I love the soft blue and red together and the dotted dp si so perfect with it! Pickles look fab with the dp and those fun shiny stars :)

  6. Gorgeous creations hun, love the kitty....gonna go see what shes got! lol

    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. Such a gorgeous card and that little snowman is so sweet!
    Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
    lol Chrissie xx

  8. Two gorgeous cards indeed!!! Love your coloring and papers on both!! Such fun! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  9. What adorable cards!!! I love the snowman card with those papers and the pretty ribbon! Love your coloring too. :) And the Pickles card is so cute!! I love the country look to it, and the little stars on the embroidery thread at the bottom. Thanks for sharing!! :)

  10. 2 wonderful cute cards love the kitty one great colours.

    Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week with this gorgeous creation.
    Betty x x

    GDT for October at C.R.A.F.T

  11. Very cute snowman. Lovely card. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  12. Wow, both of these cards are fabulous. TFS.

  13. Two terrific cards, Ruth! I love how each one "feels" like a different season -- the snowman card is cool and wintery and your Pickles kitty card has that warm Fall feel. Love them both! Thanks so much for being a part of today's hop, and for helping to support this cause. HUGS!

  14. fab card for our challenge,thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week, x carol

  15. Lovely Cards, what a great idea sending them to the troops, thanks for sharing on Crafty Sentiments this week Love Hazelxox

  16. Two great cards! Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Really like the colors on the cat card! TFS!!!

  18. Love both cards. I especially like the stars and twine embellishment on the kitty card.

  19. What a wonderful thing to do at Christmas time for our troops. I love both of your cards. Love your take on the sketch for SSW. Thaks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  20. Two fun cards. Nice work. They both are way cute and cheerful.

  21. Adorable cards! Your colouring is beautiful. Thanks do much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Genevieve DT

  22. What a lovely snowman card thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments
    Love Jan

  23. Wonderful cards, great coloring. I love the paper piercing around your snowman. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Such cute cards! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this week! We hope you will join us again soon!

  25. so glad you joined us at Sketch n Stash this week with your gorgeous card,
    hugs and good luck

  26. Adorable cards and your coloring on these images is just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  27. Cute cards and fab colouring! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



  28. Wonderful creations Ruth! Love the distressing on the snowman with the red background papers and the stars on the puppy are great touches!

  29. Brilliant card and thanks for joining CRAFT this week. xxx

  30. awesome cards chickie! oh..i love that snowman!

  31. What a cute card and adorable image! I love your take on the sketch. So clever with the stars and the sentiment on that twine. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

  32. Fab cards, love the colours and cute images. Thanks for joining in at PFP :o) Lisa x

  33. Hi Ruth, great cards I do love the one you made for SSW, great image and colours just love your gold star embellishments. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.

  34. Two lovely cards for a fab hop & a great cause Ruth!
    Dawn xx


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