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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Cards For Little Hearts Blog Hop Winners

Hi, Blogging Friends!

We are into our 6th week of the CARDS FOR LITTLE HEARTS card drive.
Thanks to everyone who has been making cards, and sending them to Christina Hor.

Today's post is to announce blog hop winners. OH BOY!

Winners for the blog hop can be seen on Christina Hor's blog here.

My blog candy was this darling Snowman Set by Bugaboo Designs:


KraftyKoolKat (Cathy Tanner)

but hurry as the deadline is August 25,
and become eligible for prizes from the following kind sponsors:

If you were not able to do the blog hop, but still want to contribute to the cause,
all the details are found here for card guidelines and fabulous prizes.


Please be sure to read all the guidelines before sweetly creating for little children!

Below are two cards I sent, just to give you an idea of how simple these thoughtful gestures can be. Precolored snowman with additional shading and coloring with pastel chalks.
Happiness is a heartfelt hug and a hot mug of holiday cheer:

Since we are using A2 size cards (that was my biggest challenge) with very little embellishing, I found it a perfect time to use paper scraps in my layering.

Thanks for doing what you can, and remember, even if you cannot send a card, I hope you have enjoyed the little snowman Winter Cards of Encouragement.

In case you missed it on my previous posts:

Here are some freebies for your cards. Just click on the Heart(s) you want, then right click to save to your computer. Resize on your word processor to whatever size you like. These are PNGs and are transparent outside of the heart area. Ink them up and play! Please, no commercial use, and no reproduction for selling.


Playing in the following fun challenges:
  1. Christmas Cards All Year Round "Must Use Yellow" 9/1
  2. Die Cut Divas (Aug) Anything Goes using die cuts 9/1
  3. Kerst-Christmas Challenges (Aug) Anything Christmas 9/1

on a personal note:
(for my email followers, link is above)

Heartfelt Snowman Hugs,


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Donna, your cards are gorgeous with beautiful coloring and colors, certainly not 'simple'. Your video is wonderful, thanks for sharing your paradise. It was nice to hear your voice :) Hugs xxx

Migdalia said...

I love your beautiufl cards!Congrats to the winner!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

Lori Kobular said...

I really love your snowmen cards! I am in love with that little heart with the sweet sentiment on it! It is just perfect for these cards!!

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful cards - Congrats to the winners!!!

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous Donna, I do love the snowmen. Congratulations to your blog hop winner too.
Linda xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

congratulation to the winner and thank you Donna

and 2 fab and very beautiful cards

Gr Karin

Linda said...

Beautiful cards and video, Donna!

Pia S said...

Sorry I missed the bloghop, but things aren't going according to schedule on several plans, and I'm planning for a refurbishment at home. I got some cards sent to Christina today, it will take 8-10 days for them to arrive, the prizes aren't important but I hope they'll arrive on time to be used. Haven't blogged any of them yet, but will do later on. It was a fun challenge not to use any loose embellies. Yours are so sweet and spot on for this event.

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,
Die Karten sind wieder so wunderschön gestaltet. Ich wollte mir den Schneemann gestern auch bestellen aber der 50% Gutschein funktionierte leider nicht. So habe ich traurig verzichtet. Vielleicht klappt es ja irgendwann mal mit einem Angebot. Ich liebe Schneemann Motive wirklich sehr. Ganz liebe Grüße herzlichst Hugs Silvi

Leslie Miller said...

You've done a perfectly wonderful job making A2 cards for this cause, Donna. Larger cards are more of a challenge for me. Look how adorable these two are, both designs. The heart border is super cute. Love the colors, too. Also, you have a fantastic outdoor space to be seen in your video. Oh, how Wally and LuLu would love to have all that room to run right there in their own yard! We have a large lot, but it's not as open. We took out one whole flower bed and turned it into lawn so they'd have more room to run and wrestle. That's love for ya!

Lisa said...

Your cards are so sweet and beautiful, Donna!! I love the snowmen!! So adorable, my friend!! Congrats to your winner!! And what a beautiful video!! I love seeing your slice of paradise!! Have a great day, my friend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue said...

Hi Donna, Loving the cards.

I also loved the video. You have a beautiful place. My girls would love to be able to run round all those trees. Noticed the swimming pool.

The girls and I wondered if you had a spare room:) LOL Sue

brenda said...

What real fun Snowmen Donna, that really bring a smile with their happy faces and such lovely imaginative designs.

And I adore you Butterfly card below an d hard to pick a favourite as I love the pink one but there again blue an d green always work so perfectly together.

B x

brenda said...

Me again Donna, just taken a peek at you video, beautifully verdant indeed, thank you for sharing and your kind words.

B x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Donna your cards are gorgeous that is a fabulous snowman. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cotnob said...

These are fabulous Donna, another fun snowman and super designs - your die cut frame is beautiful, perfect cards for children.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Your card makes me want to get out my MS hearts edge it on your card. Blessings for doing all this work, Donna. The children will appreciate it.

Chris said...

These are adorable Donna! LOve the sweet images and your beautiful designs, they will bring a smile to a little one's face!

Nancy said...

Beautiful cards, Donna! I confess that I'm really looking forward to Winter.
Thanks for sharing the lovely video! :o)
(BTW...your newsletter is coming through very well now!)

Dr Sonia S V said...

OOoh Donna your snowman cards are simply adorable ..they look cute enough to hug!!!
Dr Sonia

aussie aNNie said...

Cute cards De and congrats to winner.xxc[aNNie]

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wonderful wsy to use the pattern paper scraps.The one wth strips looks very nice.I loved both of them :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

These cards are both super cute, Donna. Even as a A2, you manage to pack so much detail into each one with your special Donna flare. Thank you for letting us visit your spot of paradise - which it truly is!

*Vicki* said...

AWE!! Your little snowmen are just as sweet as can be Donna!! Love the wonderful frame you've put them in along with the warm and colorful background too!! Thanks so much for your wonderful donations in helping with this cause! You're a talented and lovely crafter my friend! HUGS :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Thank you sweetie for choosing me as your blog winner. It is much appreciated. Today's cards are gorgeous and so cute. Love your video and awesome to hear your lovely voice. It is as lovely as your heart.

CherylQuilts said...

Ooh, Donna! Your cards are so darling and beautiful, and the snowmen will be such a hit for the children! I love the vibrant colors and beautiful dies and borders! And what a lovely video listening to your sweet voice. Yes, it's a beautiful place to live, and I know you praise God for how He has blessed you...and us as well! Hugs!

Angela Radford said...

Hi Donna, great video. Loving your Christmas cards, great inspiration. Very kind of you to give us the freebies too. Happy crafty week. Angela xXx

Janice said...

Great cards Donna, I love the snowman image!
Janice x


I absolutely love this snowman image Donna! such a soft and sweet expression. Really warm the heart. I also love the intricate die frame which is a must-have on my next shopping trip. Thank you so much again for all the help Donna and congrats to the winner! I'll touch base with you later in the week Donna. Wishing you a lovely day. Hugs :D

Conniecrafter said...

the snowman are just too cute, I love the folk art feel to them and the bit of shading you add and pretty framing, sweet sentiments you have shared!
Loved your video of the early morning sunshine after the rain, it does look just lovely and very peaceful that's for sure!!

Nana Connie said...

Oh, I do love snowmen, Donna, and yours is fabulously colored! I managed to send about 10 cards to Little Hearts this time and hope to do more for next year. I'll have lots more time between now and then to get my stash in shape. This year, I have so many to make and started with none leftover from last year plus being gone for all my summer travels so it's been a bit limited on getting large numbers done for them. :-D

Mia said...

Beautiful cards, Donna. Thank you for the great video. Congrats to the winners. Kisses, my friend.

Chrissy said...

I love your snowman in his yellow jacket..FABulous card.
Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Cards All Year Round]


Stampsnob. said...

Love this image and sitting on that die is lovely......Lis

Shirley Chillman said...

The cards are super sweet Donna, late as usual leaving a reply but hubby and I are so busy with the inside and outside of the house. Make hay while the sun shines and the weather here in Ireland has been glorious, best summer we have had here.

Hope all is well your end and that you are very well in yourself. Take care sweets.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas cards love the snowman image and great die-cut frame
Carol x

Arlene said...

Delightful snowman. Wonderful card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Sara Barker said...

Donna, What an adorable card! Your home must be so festive at Christmas! I loved seeing your little slice of Heaven on Earth! And your voice sounds as sweet as you are! Thank you for sharing this part of your life. It made my day! Hugs!

Lori said...

Your cards are so very cute! Love that little snowman image! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CCAYR! - Lori DT

Cathie Borowski said...

What a great idea to create fantastic cards. Thank you for joining the Anything Goes Challenge over at Diecut Divas. Cathie DT

Deanne Saunders said...

So cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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