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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Barb: Merry Christmas, soldiers

Cowgirl Sunday Challenge is hoping that everyone will join in to make Christmas cards for soldiers, to sign and send home to their loved ones, through Operation Write Home. They don't have cards in the field so it will be great to give them cards to send home! There will be a special prize for a challenger who post  a Cowgirl Up badge and adds it to their side bar along with an explanation for the Christmas cards! We will be hopping around and picking the winners..

There will be a 1st, 2nd and Top 6!! prizes!!!! Sponsors of this event will be Whimsy stamps,Whiff of Joy and Cowgirl Up.

An address will be posted on the Cowgirl Sunday Challenge for everyone to send their cards to. These cards will then be sent and distributed to soldiers for their use. the soldiers.

You can find all the information HERE

This is my post as a posse member of Cowgirl Sunday Challenge:

Recipe: DP is from JoAnn's crafts
           Image: Whimsy Digital Stamps
           Trim: gold leafing pen by Krylon
           Pocket inside the card has a tag that says "Merry Christmas"

You will notice that I haven't used any glitter on this card. This is because modern glitters are very reflective, which means if a soldier gets any on him/her they are visible with night vision glasses, and therefore a target. Difficult though it may be, please do not use any glitter on your cards!! They will then be passed on to OWH where they will be packaged to be sent to the overseas troops. We are hoping for your help to make our soldiers feel special and loved.

Thanks for visiting . Please feel free to follow my blog. I hope you will consider entering this challenge and sending your card along to a soldier. Please feel welcome to send as many cards as you would like.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally Paper Craft: Let's go Dotty
Sentimental Sundays: Christmas cards for OWH
Simon Says: Holidays
A Spoonful of Sugar: Animal Crackers
Fussy & Fancy: Christmas Colours
Tellen's Place: Anything Goes
Fab N Funky Challenge: What Eva
Creative Cottage: Celebrations
Crafty Cardmakers: clean and Simple
City Crafter: for the boys (for the soldiers to send to their loved ones)
The Crazy Challenge: Bundle of Joy
Pear Tree Designs: Animals
Gingerloft Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments: Use a digital stamp


  1. Beautiful card Barb, the image looks fab and I love the papers you have used. :-) xx

  2. Cute card for a great cause!

    Thank you for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

  3. Sweet card. Love that image. Thank you for playing with Christmas colors this fortnight at Fussy & Fancy. Good luck.

  4. Hi Barbara. Such a cute image, highlighted against the beautiful designer papers. Love your design too.
    Thank you for joing us at Tellens Place this week and hope to see you again. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  5. Great card for a good cause, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

  6. Wonderful card Barbara, love your layout and the papers are perfect, take careX:)

  7. So Darn Cute.. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  8. Hi Barbara
    aww a gorgeous card, pretty design, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage & Totally Papercrafts, this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  9. I like the ribbon tag! Cute paper too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  10. Cute card thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

  11. very cute card and worthy cause. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments

  12. This is lovely thanks for joining us at craty sentiments this wk hugs Rebekah xx

  13. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments!

  14. darling! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

  15. What a great card and for such a worthy cause. All the detail!!
    Thankyou so much for sharing this at Tellen's Place. Hope to see you back next time

  16. this is so cute love the image. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

  17. Beautiful card, real cutie thanks for sharing with us this week over at Crafty Sentiments.

    Hugs Jo xxx

  18. Gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx

  19. Such a lovely card and how thoughtful to send to our troops (it is hard to not use glitter, isn't it?). The image is darling and the papers are really cute. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week! :~)

  20. Gorgeous card,Just love the image you used.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week and for joining in our Blog Hop !


    Jo x

  21. This little donkey is so sweet. Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us a F&F Friday!

    Hugs, Mindy

  22. Very cute card :-) the image is adorable and the paper you used is perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the TPC and Simon says Stamp Hop :-)
    Lols x x x

  23. Gorgeous card, love the colours you've used. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

  24. The stitching on the image is great.

  25. What a great thing to do... sending cards to our troups. I love the papers that you used and the stitching technique on the donkey. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place. Hope to see you again soon.

  26. Adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

  27. This is such an adorable card! Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays challenge to create Christmas cards for OWH. I hope you will join us for our new challenge on Sunday.


  28. What a cute image and who would have imagined glitter would be so reflective. Great cause for your card to go to.

    Thanks for joining in our Clean & Simple Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers :)