Monday 8 November 2010

Clean and Simple for OBWS

Over at Clean and Simple there is a really good sketch. I followed it and have made 3 of these cards.
They are for my friend Cazz. She runs OBWS. Operation Blue Witch Squadron.

Mission Statement

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."

She is needing Sympathy Cards just now so will get these posted off in the next couple of days.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Perfectly C&S hun, its gorgeous!
Hope yr ok hugs shell xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful CAS card - I love that sketch. What a great cause to contribute too, as well. Hope you are doing OK my friend x