Monday, 6 January 2014

Would you like to show someone you care?

Hi, and welcome.  This is a very special post today to let you know about a new group on Facebook, which aims to help people who are having a rough time, and to help them to know that someone is thinking about them.  The aim of the group is:

    To have a place where people can come if they know someone who has a need that can be helped by showing a little kindness, perhaps sending a card to let them know that someone cares about them.

In return they will receive 'Happy Mail', be it a card, a small gift, or a handwritten letter.

So the group is two-fold.
1.  First you can come here if you know someone who has
a need.
2.  If you are wanting to be that special person to someone by sending them 
a card or letter etc.

You can of course do both

Nothing will be sent unless permission has been granted to use the 
nominated person's address within the group. 

The name of the group is Cards of Kindness UK, and this is where you can come, and help give something back to the world.
The idea originated in the US and it was felt that it would be a great idea to set 
up a similar group for those in the UK.

Here is a card I've made for someone that's been nominated:

I began with a piece of black shiny card, the leaf border stencil,  Lavender and Turquoise Sparkle Medium.  I stamped the flowers which are part of the decoupage stamp range and then coloured  them with Promarkers.  Everything used was from Imagination Crafts.

I would like to enter the card into the Imagination Crafts Anything Goes' Challenge at:

Thank you  for reading the very long  post, and if you would like to join the group, you can either let me know in the comments or personal message me and I will pass your name on.  Many thanks - in advance ...............


Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

The colours are amazing, such a beautiful card Jane

KarinsArtScrap said...

so colourful and beautiful Jane.

gr karin

Laine said...

So a pretty creation Jane.

Cumbrianlass said...

A stunning card Jane and made for a wonderful reason.
Janet xxx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Jane this is fabulous and a great idea too.

Linda xxx

Sylv said...

Gorgeous colours, fabulous card.

Sylv xx

Zoe said...

Happy New Year Jane, what a lovely idea, I'm sure there are lots of people out there in need of some Kindness?
What a fab card, such pretty colours xx Zoe xx

Rosie Minors said...

what a lovely card. SO stricking x

Victoria said...

Beautiful Jane, thank you. I am sure the lady it is being sent on to will be very touched.

Victoria said...

Beautiful Jane, thank you. I am sure the lady it is being sent on to will be very touched.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great idea & a lovely card Jane!
Dawn xx

Andree said...

A gorgeous card Jane, the colours are so pretty.
What a lovely idea for a group. I'm sure someone will greatly appreciate your card x

Kate M said...

What a beautiful card - the lady will know someone is sending love with this one!!
Whar a great idea.

Debbie Fisher said...

A beautiful caard which i`m sure will be greatly received, brilliant idea Jane i`m sure it will be very successful xxxx

Christine's Craftyart Blog said...

Fabulous Card. Love the Sparkle Medium colours that you have used. Chris x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Jane this card is beautiful and will certainly make the receiver feel special.
The group sounds like an absolutely amazing idea and such a lovely thing to do. Too many people in this world have no one, with this it's such a small gesture that means a huge amount.
I'd love to do something like this at Christmas for the elderly who don't have anyone. A simple card or small gift would mean the world to them.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx

Desire Fourie said...

Such a beautiful and vibrant card. The recipient is going to love it.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Avril Ann said...

Oh Jane, this is just stunning, and what a fabulous idea, will pop over and join, love and hugs Mum xxx

Gwyneth said...

A gorgeous card that I'm sure will be gratefully received by somebody needing something to uplift their spirit.

Diane said...

Gorgeous card design Jane.

Hugs diane

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Hi Jane, I hope you are well, the group sounds like a lovely idea and your card is so pretty, the sparkle medium looks fabulous. Thank you for joining in with Imagination Crafts Challenge.
Lindsay xx

Debbie Fisher said...

Gorgeous card Jane lovely colours & design xxx