Friday 13 August 2010

Ohhh Post 800!!!!! A Wee Plea!!!!

Yeah Poor you have put up with me for 2 years and 800 Posts now!!!
This card is for 4 challenges and is going to be going somewhere special too!!!!


6 x 6 Card
Wee With Christmas Tree from Whiff of Joy
Paper Free from magazine ages ago.

Now the somewhere Special, Cazz who introduced me to blogland has set up "Operation Blue Witch" Here is her Mission Statement for what she is doing. .

"Operation Blue Witch Squadron was set up here in the UK after hearing about similar schemes around the country that were sending hand-made cards to Army Personnel serving over-sea's to enable them to send cards back home to their family & friends.

As my father served in the Royal Air Force and many of the people I visit on a weekly basis were also in the RAF, I chose to set up & co-ordinate a similar scheme for RAF Personnel serving abroad.

I initially made contact with the RAF via their webpage to ensure I could actually get the cards sent out to Theatre before taking it any further and after a couple of weeks was put in touch with a Flight Sergeant at an RAF base in the UK. Once this contact was established and the logistics worked out, I was able to get poster put around the town and a local department store agreed to act as a collection point, quickly followed by a second outlet.

Using the power of the internet, word began to spread and the first 5 boxes were ready to be delivered to the RAF base in October 2009.

It was at the point of delivery that the possibility of setting up a proper website with a corporate-style logo and name was discussed and this is where we are today - with the launch of Operation Blue Witch Squadron.

Cards are accepted from anyone and everyone and if they are not hand-made but shop-bought - then thats okay too.

All we ask is that there is NO LOOSE GLITTER on the cards for safety reasons. If the glitter is encapsulated then that is okay - but if you are in any doubt - best to leave it off."

Closing date for Christmas cards is 3th October So send a couple to Cazz and help our Forces celebrate Christmas too! Either click on the link above or email me and I will forward it to Cazz. Thanks in advance.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Aww I just love him, he is gorgeous hun...I'm gonna get on the mission hun, got a few already but need to get few more made
hugs shell xx

Joey said...

Hiya Hunny

gorgeous card! I love that its a rainbow christmas :O)n thanks for joining us at tpc


coldwaters2 said...

Well done Hazel for reaching such a fabulous amount of posts, and I love your card bright and beautiful
Lorraine x

Lisa Jane said...

aw what a cute card - love that litle elf lol
great idea re the xmas cards
Lisa ;)

Sue said...

Hi Hazel
fabulous card, great image, luv the papers, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card hazel and what a brilliant idea to send these cards to the armed forces :-)

thanks for joining the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Hazel, thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week
Anne x

Unknown said...

Fabulous card hun, love the cute image and the lovely colourful paper.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts.


Joanne x