Saturday, July 10, 2010

Donkey Smiles for Michelle

Many of you have probably seen the sad news about Michelle Oatman's accident. Many people in the card making community are coming together to show their support for Michelle. There is a "Kickin It for Michelle"card drive until July 27th at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Here is some information from the Stampavie blog:On Wednesday evening, June 23, Michelle Oatman had an accident while tending her beloved donkeys which left her blind in her right eye. She has shared the news of her accident in her blog post here ( Michelle is an amazing stamper and is eager to be able to start crafting again. But she also has a lot of healing that needs to occur and she needs our support.

There are some wonderful donkey digi images popping up in blogland. I used one designed by Tina Wenke for Stampavie. You can pick up one too, by making a paypal donation for Michelle's fund of at least $3 (more is always welcomed!) to
Also there is a great freebie from Karen's Doodles. We would just love to flood Michelle's mailbox with thoughtful handmade cards. It is really nice to inspire someone that has inspired so many of us, with a thoughtful gesture.

Now, onto my card!

I usually have a bit of a time making aperture cards because I like to make 6 x 6 cards, and if I try to put my cardstock through my cuttlebug, it doesn't quite fit, and crunches my sides. Well, problem solved! Today, I used my new circle cutter by Kreaxions. What a great tool this is! You can adjust it to cut any size circle up to 10 inches. Here is a link to a video for it. If you order one, be sure to say that I sent you for some "extra" special attention!

I wanted to show you some of the details of my card. I of course used copics to color this sweet little donkey, but I really wanted to add some texture, so I hand-stitched with angora thread his mane and tail. I love how this turned out! Also, I made another flower with my Cuttlebug quilling dies. The leaves are ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Here is the inside. The sentiment stamp is from CTMH.

Pixie Cottage: sketch/aperture
Cuttlebug Spot - use a 2x2 embossing folder (I used the butterfly medallion)
One Stitch at a Time - lace, ribbons, bows
Practical Scrapers - digi
Stamptacular Sunday - aperture
Alota - Inside out
Crafty Angels - circles and squares
Shabby Tea Room - embossing
Think Ink - sewing
Spoon Full of Sugar - Donkey Smiles
Cuttlebug Challenge - doilies and lace
Craftilicious - cute
Stamp and Create - stitching
Bunny Zoe - Nice and Girly
Stampavie - Dotty


gina g said...

Aww this is so sweet i love the cute image. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for this weeks challenge. luv gina xx

Cor* said...

AAAhhhh this is too adorable. I love that image!! Can't wait to use it! I love your flower!!

Katie said...

Very cute, lovely image and such a soft and gentle card, perfect!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

Skraptacular Designs said...

What a darling card! I love this cute little image and you've colored it so well! Love the papers you've chose and your added embellishments are a perfect touch!

Thanks for playing along with us at Stamptacular this week! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


Carolyn said...

Absolutely darling image. I just love everything about it. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
Hugs xx

Kelly Schelske said...

This is fabulous Gini, she'll love it for sure!

I need to get mine finished up and sent off too!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

What a beautiful card, I'm sure Michelle will love it :D
Thanks so much for joining in with our Lace ribbons Bows challenge at OSAAT, don't forget to check back later today to see the new challenge, and good luck! :D

Cheryl said...

oh this is simply stuning just love it hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Cheryl said...

got so carried away with the gorgoeus card,forgot my duties,opps,
many thanks for joining us at OSAAT,and Pixie cottage too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

A.J. said...

A beautiful card - thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.


A.J. said...

A beautiful card - thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.


Gemma said...

what a cute image, Thanks for joining us this week over at OSAAT challenge :)

Lisa said...

What a cute card, love all the detail and that cute donkey! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week!

Audrey Pettit said...

How very sweet of you to create this adorable card for Michelle! I'm sure she will really appreciate this. Love all the attention to detail on your donkey image, and love the embossed butterfly circle. Your quilled flower is lovely, too. Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.


Hi Gini
A gorgeous card,
Hugs Dianne xx

Nicole said...

Cute card - sweet image! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

mommy2lou said...

Hi "BEADZ", welcome back to SSC!
this is adorable. What a lovable little donkey :)
Thank you for sharing this unique creation with us over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Tracey said...

gini, your cards are always so beautiful, and this is no exception! how sweet of you to send a card to someone in need, i'm sure she will just love this little donkey! thanks for sharing with us at the Pixie Cottage this week!

Tanya Rudd said...

Thank you so much for playing with Practical Scrappers this week. Your card is adorable.

Anne said...

I like the soft colors on this one, and the image is adorable! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Davi said...

Such a sweet image and Im sure Michelle will love it! thanks for joining us at Pixie Cottage this week!

Sandee said...

This image is so adorable! Love your card! Thanks for joining our Cuttlebug Challenge this week!

Moshie said...

Very CUTE! Am sure it will bring smiles to Michelle! Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for this fun challenge. Hope to see you back again and again.

hugs, Diana

Beth said...

Oh Gini this is just to sweet I just love that image beautiful card thanks again for joining us at Cuttlebug Challenge.

Debbie said...

Cute!! Thanks for sharing another design with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Beautiful Greetings said...

Wow Gini the details are just stunning! Absolutely adorable card! I love the image and you have colored it beautifully. Thanks for playing with the Pixie Cottage this week :)

JanJay said...

Super cute, love the donkey & gorgeous colours you've used

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craftalicious

Jan x

Lacey Stephens said...

What a fantastic card!! Thank you so much for playing along with the Stamp and Create stitch challenge. We have a new challenge this month - flowers. We hope you can play along again!