Saturday, 18 March 2017

Charity Blog Hop


Hey!

Happy Saturday and happy weekend! I'm here today to take part in a super-fun charity blog hop organised by Sandy Allnock! You should have hopped here from the talented Lisa Spangler, but if you haven't then be sure to start out at Sandy's blog for all the deets!

The idea behind this blog hop is to give to charity in the name of a loved one by purchasing a gift from the charity of our choice and create a project based on it. My charity of choice is the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). I fell hook, line, and sinker for this beautiful mug of theirs:

RSPB mug

I have a soft spot for wrens (and robins too!) as they remind me of my dear dad; he'd love to see them in the garden, so it's no surprise that this mug jumped into my online shopping basket. I dug out my Meadow Bird Memory Box die, a new Artsy Flower Parts stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and my beloved Label Love stamp set from Altenew to create this project inspired by it:

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The bird has been paper-pieced from green and white cardstock as well as some peel and stick wood veneer from Seven Hills Crafts. I love how it adds a touch of texture to the bird and the fact that it's adhesive makes it super-easy to paper-piece with too. Bonus! :)

This mug and card will be popping to a dear crafty friend of mine  – I hope that they'll like it! As you can see, my project is a pretty literal take on the mug in both design and colours.

Mug and card

Getting creative and sending happy mail to a friend while donating to a good cause is a wonderful idea. I hope it inspires you to do the same too! There's even more fun to be had with this charitable blog hop as there's fab prizes up for grabs as well:



Simply leave a comment on the blogs for you chance to win one of these prizes from these generous companies. Comments need to be left by Wednesday 22nd March. The lucky winners will be announced on Sandy's blog on Thursday 23rd March. :)

Right, that's all from me today, but next on your hopping adventure is Jessica Frost-Ballas!

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79 comments:

Chris Handy said...

Wow, what a great card. Love your inspiration and how well you recreated it.

~amy~ said...

Oh my, THIS is a beauty!!!

CraftyPaws said...

Just WOW! Beautiful card and such a lovely version of that mug illustration! Lovely!

Lagene said...

Wonderful card! It coordinates with the mug perfectly! Thanks fo rsharing your charity choice.

Melissa T. said...

Thank you for being part of the bloghop and sharing your wren card that totally matches the mug. :)

Swh2013 said...

Your bird is adorable! Dad will be proud of you!

Caryn said...

How exciting to see your blog ping back to life!! Been too long, girl! THIS is awesome - I'd love to receive this card (hint)!
Big hugs,
Caryn xxx

Sandy said...

Look at you making such a perfect copy of that wren!! 😍😍😍😍😍 I've always loved birds too...I used to sail and we'd take members of the Audubon Society out on San Francisco Bay to birdwatch, and they'd donate to the org for the privilege. Thanks so much for joining in the hop Aimes!!

El Ivens said...

Love you cards. They remind me of my mother in law. Oh how she loved birds, every trip they took she would go bird watching. She was involved in a group in her home town and donated much of her time for the good of the bird community.

Jeanne-Marie said...

Oh wow! You matched the cup perfectly! What a beautiful card with beautiful detail!

Rufred said...

Such a beautiful card and idea.

very_inky_fingers said...

I so love the paper piecing you did on the bird! Wonderful card.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card and a great take on the bird on your mug. Thanks for sharing. A great blog hop.

Jennifer Scull said...

I had to keep scrolling up and down to be sure that the image on your card and the mug weren't the exact same one! you matched them perfectly!!! wow! and I had not heard of this charity before. thank you for sharing. :)

Unknown said...

I absolutely love how you took inspiration from your mug to make this card it's SO cute love it.

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Patty said...

Oh Wow!! You replicated that mug beautifully...love it!!

Megan said...

Oh wow! A cute mug, and a fabulous artistic take on it for your card!

bev p said...

Oh, WOW! I am so impressed that the card matched the mug. See, that's why we NEED so many supplies. It's lovely, and I am sure the recipient will be blessed to the max. Thanks for sharing a wonderful idea and a worthy cause.

McStamper said...

What a sweet card.

May said...

your project blows me away! I truly love that mug (I think I need one too!) as well as your card interpretation of the colors and design. Stunning!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Beautiful card, and I love the mug !

John K said...

Really love that wood grain paper. Great for a forest scene with your robin. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

NanW said...

What a wonderful idea for a blog hop! Love the card.

Nora N. said...

What a STUNNING card!! It is such a great pairing to that mug. Love your design!!

Barb said...

Sweet, sweet card!

Joanne Soukup said...

So freakin pretty!

Marsha said...

Oh, my goodness! LOVE your bird. What a beautiful card for this mug. wow. Thanks for being a part of this great blog hop.

Mimi's Musings said...

OMG how wonderful. Its so pretty too. TFS

Jeanne said...

Oh my!! I love this! I am a bird lover, too. Love the way you caught the vision for card from the cup!

Pam Wells said...

Thank you for participating in the charity blog hop!

Karen Judy said...

What a great card. I'm sure the friend will really appreciate the card and gift!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card and a wonderful idea to help a charity.

Ruth said...

Your bird card is beautiful, and matches your lovely mug so well!

Nezumi_rei said...

I love the combination of materials on your card. Thanks for sharing your charity, my dad is a big fan of birds too.

Melissa Miller said...

Wow, what a beautiful mug and card. Your interpretation of the mug to the card is brilliant! I have a friend who is an avid bird watcher/photographer. I've already sent her the link. :)

Ann Kowalczyk said...

That is such a neat idea to use the wood veneer...

Hannah said...

Your card looks AMAZING! My bestie is a bird lover, I am inspired to make her a similar card. Thank you so much for the inspiration you've provided!

M R Leech said...

Your card is spot on to your lovely mug! What an awesome charity!!!! And what an honor to your dad!

A Tad Bit Off said...

Great card!

Mary-Anne V said...

That mug is so sweet and I love how you recreated it on your card. I adore the wood veneer paper...it creates a great texture like you said.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and mug. And a great cause!

Anonymous said...

Great card. Thanks for your donation.
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Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

beautiful work :)

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your card is so cute!!! Made me smile:)

Daria Z. said...

What a beautiful card! Wonderful take on that pretty mug.

Laura Watson said...

Love this! Beautiful card!

Valerie Doyle said...

Such a beautiful card!

April Billups said...

I love how your inspiration piece, your card and your charity are all coordinated! Very nice! Thank you for sharing!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

just beautiful.

Kleri F said...

Fantastic idea!Thank you for the inspiration!

Wendy S. said...

love the bird, very cute

Carey Nusbaum said...

Perfect replication of the coffee mug! Beautiful card!

Donna Dacy said...

What a great card....looks so much like the tea cup. I love the bright red of the Cardinals in winter. Such a surprise against the white snow. And I love the Blue Birds as well.Your card is beautiful and your charity is a wonderful one. We need our birds.

Lisa said...

Aimes! This is fantastic. I couldn't resist that mug either, but I'm trying to right now. :)

Donna said...

Beautiful card, great inspiration!

Heather said...

What a gorgeous mug! And I love how you translated it into your card! Fabulous card!

Robin Patrick said...

I'm learning a lot on these blog hops. I had no idea there was such a thing as peal and stick wood veneer. And I too love Wrens and Robins. I'm old enough that when I was in grade school there was only one other kid names Robin and he was a boy. When everyone else was going through the "I hate my name" phase I still loved mine. LOVE your card; the colors, texture and subject.

Abby said...

Very cute!

Bunny Dobbie said...

What an amazing replica! Beautiful work!

Lisaerica said...

Awesome rendition Amy! It's super cute and pretty too. I really like that mug, it might have to fly into my cart, lol. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Hey Jude Cards said...

Love your mug and your card!!!! Great charity.

Brian's Mom said...

Even if your card is "a pretty literal take on the mug in both design and colours" it is very beautiful and elegant. I love it.

cindybearj said...

What a beautiful card. I love the materials you used, very creative. I love that mug too!

Loopyloo said...

Lovely idea to match the mug, and so very cute.

StampinwithAloha said...

Love the colors of the bird and the design is perfect!

Jean said...

What a lovely card! Love the inspiration!

RobynM500 said...

Beautiful card. You are very talented.

Isabel Z said...

What a wonderful idea for a blog. I have been inspired by all of you to donate to our local food bank. Thank you for the inspiration

Kathy Johnson said...

Love the card! Beautiful!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Your ca d and mug....a perfect match!

jintyoo7 said...

Wonderful Blog Hop! Love your cup and your card is just beautiful :-)

Dee Earnshaw said...

Cute card and perfect for Spring:)

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful mug and card! I love the colors!

Tami B said...

Wow, you would think the card and mug were a purchased set since they match so well. Great job!

Jennifer Bishop said...

Well done! Thanks for taking part in Sandy's Charity Blog Hop!

Dianne said...

Love your card and what a wonderful idea ! This is a great opportunity for your readers to discover some new and worthy charities!

Meghan Peterson said...

That card is seriously so pretty, and so professional looking! It looks like it was meant for that mug! What a fabulous idea :)

Sabrina said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Sabrina Fioretti said...

Lovely card, great charity!

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