Tuesday 6 July 2010

Sending Donkey Smiles

I created my card today for a special blogging friend to let her know I am thinking of her. On Wednesday evening, June 23, Michelle had an accident while tending her beloved donkeys which has left her blind in her right eye. She has shared the news of her accident in her blog post here (http://donkeysmiles.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-will-be-out-for-awhile-i-have-had.html). I cannot tell you how I felt when her husband emailed me to tell me the awful news last Sunday morning. Michelle you are so brave and have such amazing strength.

The sweet donkey image on my card is by artist Tina Wenke and with the help of Stampavie and our support we can send donations to help Michelle "kick" the mountain costs associated with her surgeries and also to help her obtain an artificial eye. For more details please go over to the Stampavie blog.

Also A Spoon Full of Sugar and Just Magnolia DT has joined together to support Michelle with a Card Drive. It would be amazing for her mailbox to be flooded with love and wishes from her friends around the world.

Two of Whimsy Stamps Artists Melissa Jenkins and Ann Vento have teamed up together to bring us a very special donkey image and matching sentiments that are all available to download for free from the Whimsy Store.

Our card drive will run for 3 weeks and finish on the 27th July at 8pm UK time.

Please visit us at A Spoon Full of Sugar for more details on sending some of your own Donkey Smiles. If you are looking for inspirations the two teams together have some beautiful samples to share with you.

Thank you to my friend Debbie for all the amazing work she has put into organizing this special card drive.




Nicola said...

So sad to hear about poor Michelle and your card will lift her spirits for sure. Your colouration and floral detail is superb Nikki and I love the wee flutterbies.
Nicola -x-

Crystal said...

Nikki what a super sweet card, Michelle will just love this creations..all those flowers are GORGEOUS!!!

DawnMarie said...

So glad you did this post Nikki, I've followed Michelles blog for as long as I've followed yours. It was such a shock to hear what happened to Michelle but I'm sure this will bring a smile to her face. This is probably what I love most about blogging, people care, even if you've never met them face to face.I will definitely be doing this. Thanks again Nikki. Hugs. Dawn Marie.xx

Mary J said...

Oh Nikki, you are such a sweetie, as are the others. I love your card - I am sure she will love it

CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous card Nikki, you have coloured the image just beautifully and I'm sure it will be greatly received!

Deb said...

oh wow, this is stunning Nikki, so love the image and all the gorgeous flowers you added, so pretty. hugs Debx

Debbie said...

This is Just gorgeous Nikki,I love the shape,and all the gorgeous blooms and butterflies,Hugs Debbie x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so adorable Nikki.

SCRAP DIDI said...

Waouh nikki !!
i love you card is very fantastique for michelle !!!
big hugs didi

Emma and Susan said...

WOW! This is so Fabulous Nikki! The little donkey is adorable and your colouring is perfection as always!!!
We love all your pretty flowers and the sentiment,
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan

Georgia said...

This is such a beautiful card Nikki - I love the shape and scalloped edge and the image and flowers are lovely! Michelle will love this! :) Love, Georgia xx

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Nikki! Your coloring is gorgeous, as always, and I love the colors and all the flowers!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Nikki!! I am sure Michelle will love it!! Your coloring is beautiful and the flowers perfect!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Nikki, wow Michelle is going to love your card its so pretty and the image has been so beautifully coloured love his high flush on his cheeks. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Heather "Hev" said...

Magnificent :)
Love everything about it :)

Hugs Heather
Vanilla Hevn - my blog

christelle said...

Congrats Nikki for your very cute card!! It's wonderfull!! The donkey is adorable and I love with all the flowers!!
It will cheer Michelle up.
Have a great day my sweet Nikki,
Love and hugs,