Friday, November 13, 2009

Cards For A Cause - Search for a Meningitis Vaccine

I have 2 cards for you today using some a couple of very special images. As you know I'm a huge Mo Manning fan and yesterday when I visited Mo's Digital Pencil Too blog I read the sad story of 16 month old Layton John Cleaver who succumbed to meningitis recently - you can read the story HERE. To help raise funds to find a vaccine for this horrible disease, Mo and fellow designer Jim Harker have donated a fabulous digital image each - you get BOTH of these gorgeous stamps for 4 UK pounds - not only a wonderful treat for yourself but together we may help find a way to stop help gorgeous children like Layton from dying. I can tell you I have never bought stamps soo fast my life - if you're interested you can get them HERE.

This first card uses Mo's fabulous image called "Out There". This sweet boy looks set for all sorts of adventures - with his faithful companion by his side to keep him safe. I'm not quite sure how he ended up with these colours - sometimes my colouring just seems to take on a life of it's own. I started off doing his top in a pale blue - but it clashed terribly once I did his shorts. A bit of yellow over the shirt and the whole scheme changed - for the better I think! I couldn't help myself - I added flowers to a boy's card - but the olive green felt flowers and the button centres make it not too girly!!! The DP is from Upsy Daisy. This second card was made using Jim Harker's gorgeous Little Soldier snowman. To me he's a bit of a cross between The Nutcracker and Frosty the Snowman - 2 of my favourite Christmas characters. I've made another snowflake using chunky glitter. The DP and sentiment are from Stampin' Up.

Now I'm heading off to cuddle my kids and hope we can help find a way to stamp out this disease - and many others! It amazes me how the internet and some marvellously talented people can do soo much! Thanx Mo and Jim.

R.I.P Sweet Baby Boy!

xXx

22 comments:

Annette said...

Oh Debbie, you have done an awesome job with these images! Got to say fastest images I have bought too, got mine last night but haven't had time to colour yet (tonight fingers crossed). Still loving those snowflakes! It is amazing when the internet can be put to such wonderful use, lets hope a cure is found soon. So glad we met to help spread a little love around. Take CareX:)

Leigh said...

Debbie, these are both fabulous cards and the images are delightfully coloured. I think those olive flowers look excellent on the boy card.

Emily said...

Debbie, these are both simply fabulous! I love the colors on the boy card. That snowman is sooo cute too! I read that story yesterday. It was so touching and sad. He sure looked sweet. Sure hope they will find a cure.

Leonie said...

I have to say both cards are absolutely stunning! Love the colours on the boy one. can I ask you what set the SU sentiment is from? ive looked through my catalogue and cant find it. I love it and have it quite a lot on recent xmas cards.

Ramona Michaluk said...

Fabulous cards Debbie - love your colour schemes and all the beautiful details on them.
The little boy card is especially sweet - love all way you put your cards together.

Great job and inspiration for a worthy cause.
Hugs,
Ramona xx

Tracey said...

Hi Debbie! Both of your cards are wonderful. Your coloring is perfect. TFS!

Mandy said...

Both cards are stunning the images are adorable and made for such a good cause..
Mandy xx

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh Debbie you have me crying here now that I checked that link. Wha t beautiful picture of a pretty family, with such a sad story. Thank you for sharing it, the snowman stamp looks so sad, I am sure it will remind others of litle Layton

Heather the Mooselover said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing the link.

Jak Heath said...

Bless you Debbie for linking me up.
Your cards are wonderful.
Over the weekend i hope to add a link up with all the wonderful cards and would love it if you would add the link to your cards on it.
Jak x

Sunshine said...

These cards are awesome! I LOVE that snowman!!! Your details as always are spectacular. Whom ever you send these cards to will be very fortunate to receive them! Forever keepsakes. :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Okay, now I'm too intimidated to even attempt these images!! Truly stunning dear girl. You are the MASTER at water coloring. I love green with blue... and the flowers do not look too feminine at all; they are the perfect touch. I'm on the fence about the snowman image, but you've made him shine, that's for sure. Love the DP and design of that one.

Now on to see what else I've missed while I've been working...

Love and hugs,
Lisa

LINDA said...

WOW!!! These are so fantastic..You have done such a beautiful job on them..I got both of them yesterday, but havent had time to work on them..Hope they turn out as good as yours..Very lovely

Hugs, Linda

Cheryl said...

These are amazing Debbie,you always inspire me with your gorgeous creations......your colouring is exceptional and your attention to detail perfect!!! I have seen these and am going to get them,this is such a sad story,but only one of a few going around at the moment and I am in tears everytime I read them.
xx

Fran said...

Such cute images and this is such a great cause. I love your colouring, the jacket on the snowman looks great and the green colour on the boys shirt is my favourite shade of green :) It goes so well with the blue. Simply amazing creations!

Marina said...

Wow! Both cards are gorgeous, Debbie!
Cute images, beautiful papers and fantastic details.

Hugs,
Marina

Sue said...

Debbie, both cards are so beautiful. Your coloring of these images is awesome. We have first hand knowledge of the swiftness of the spread of this disease and also suffered a loss of a dear little neice many years ago. Your efforts on behalf of finding a cure are surely appreciated. I'm on my way to get the images.

Karen said...

Holy Cow Deb........it only took me 2 tries to be allowed to comment today! wooohoooooo! lol

Absoloutely love both your cards - the images are just so nice! Your colouring is just superb! Great job my friend! Am off to read the story now!

Karen
x

suemon said...

What a great cause Debbie an how sad too, love your cards, you are an inspiration.
hugs
Sue x

Merry said...

Wow....what amazing cards. I so love the way you have coloured both of them. I would never have thought to use green on the sailor boy but it works so well.

Marcia said...

A great cause and well supported. Gorgeous cards as usual Deb.

:) Marcia P

Bec said...

Love them both Debbie.. Just amazing.. Bec xx