Paper Cupcakes - Magical Monday - From the Heart

Welcome to another week, its hard to believe that we are already well into January.  You might remember that in November I was the Guest Designer for Paper Cupcakes, well I am back creating with the girls as a New Member of the Paper Cupcakes DT for 2012 after being contacted during the holidays by Nina (Paper Cupcakes Owner) offering me a spot.  Of course I jumped at the chance.

A couple of changes have been made to the challenges at There's Magic In the Air - instead of weekly the challenge will now be fortnightly uploaded on Monday Night US time which is Tuesday Morning here in Australia.  Nina will still offer a Freebie Image each Month which will be available for 48hrs from the time of the challenge being posted - Monday to Wednesday of that week.

Image and Sentiment:  From the Heart by Paper Cupcakes, Papers/Cardstock:  Echo Park, Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Image Coloured with Tria Markers, Other:  Ribbon, Heart Rhinestone, Photo Corner Punch.

So without further ado, we are kicking the year off with a challenge that is "from the heart". We would like you to use an image that has a heart in it and your overall card has to be some kind of thank you card or card of encouragement. 

The twist to this challenge is after you have created it you are challenged to send/give it to someone who has touched your life with some type of kindness over these last several weeks or someone that needs some type of encouragement/lifting up.

I am sending my card to my dear friend Toni, who in November 2011 lost her husband to a short battle with cancer and just two days out from Christmas was informed that her 3 year old granddaughter (first grandchild) has leukemia.  I thought this cute image she could share with her granddaughter and the card would be another way of letting her know she is in my thoughts and to stay strong and positive because all things are possible including surviving cancer/leukemia.

This challenge theme, brought one of my favorite quotes to mind.

'Kindness comes in many forms, but always from the heart!'

And speaking of kindness, Nina has provided this sweet image used by the DT this fortnight as your freebie for the month so you can get it by following the link on There's Magic In The Air Blog.  Don't forget however that it is only available for free for the next 48hrs only.  Whilst visiting the T.M.I.T.A. Blog you will also find some some fabulous inspiration from the team, and all the details about our From the Heart Challenge this fortnight.

I look forward to seeing all your creations From the Heart!


Kathy Bradley said...

Your card is so very sweet - and the layout, coloring and DP - all awesome! What a wonderful and thoughtful gesture to send it to your friend - it sounds as if she is dealing with some very difficult times.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a cute, cute bunny in his polka-dot pants and bowtie!!

Congratulations on joining the Paper Cupcakes team for 2012! How lucky they are!!!

Sonia said...

Hello Danie
Congrats to join to our team on Paper Cupcakes.
YOU did a beautiful card! Great Job!

Becky said...

Adorable image and wonderful card, love that sentiment.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so cute. Awesome design and coloring.
Sorry your friend is going through so much and she will feel the love when she sees this card. Congratulations, on being on our team.

Nina said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Nina said...

Danie, Welcome aboard the PCC DT Team! Your card is just beautiful, bright and cheery and I am certain you friend will feel the love that went into it and will appreciate it at this time in her life. Thanks for sharing your talents and time with Paper Cupcake Stamps!

Sorry about the deleted post above, I typed the wrong name! Duh, I can be such a dork at times! :o/