Saturday, 1 June 2013

Cards for Maddy


You may remember back in July of 2012, Simon Says Stamp introduced you to this beautiful and brave young girl, Maddy Justice.  Sadly, she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and went through chemotherapy treatment, followed by a stem cell transplant from her (then) fifteen year old sister Melanie. 

Three months later,  Maddy seemed to be on the road to recovery!  This January,  she had relapsed, which unfortunately means she's going to have to go through this very physical and emotional pain again. You could read more about it here.

Please open your hearts & crafting supplies once again and make a card for Maddy and send them to this address:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Maddy Justice-Patient
262 Danny Thomas Place
Attention Mail Stop 108
Memphis, TN 38105 

For this reason, I have decided to make use of the colour challenge from Paper Smooches Sparks which is bright and colourful to bring a smile on Maddy.

This is the first time that I layered the die cuts going "backwards" (if you know what I mean) which took me a while to figure out how to do it right.  I made a shot of how I did the arrangement at the end of this post.  This is also the first time that I am doing a shaker card by putting sequins inside.  The sentiment inside the shaker is "hugs"which I thought it would be appropriate for Maddy.

Inside card

the arrangement of the die cuts


Greta said...

How perfect to bring a smile during a serious time! Brilliant design, Lai-Yoke!

Kailash said...

Such a special, meaningful card you made Lai-Yoke, great job on the shaker piece, looks so fun!!

brenda said...

Wow Lai-Yoke was fabulously use of those beautiful vivid colours.

Hope you have a good Sunday and get some sunshine.

B x

Brenda said...

So adorable Lai-Yoke!

joy said...

This is sure to bring a smile to Maddy's face, Lai-Yoke! I love the sequins and the backward layers!!

Martha said...

This is just SO adorably SWEET, Lai-Yoke! I love it! It will certainly brighten Maddy's day! It's simply perfect!

Cat's sCrap said...

Funny card ! Beautiful colours !Bravo !

Hugs from France.

Emily Leiphart said...

Wonderful card, Lai-Yoke! The colours and shaker are so fun and Maddy will love it!

Annette Allen said...

oh my word this is AMAZING.. love how you added the sequins.. such a fun fun card..

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! This is beautiful! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the layered die cuts backwards!! LOVE the googly eyes on the flower too:) I know Maddy will love this! Fab take on the inspiration photo! Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge-- hope you will play along this week with our GOLD trend watch!!

Jessi Fogan said...

It couldn't be more perfect for Maddy, Lai-Yoke! And I don't know quite what to call that technique either, but it looks AMAZING!

Lisa said...

Super cool card!~ Love how you stacked all the die cuts to create this awesome window!! XX Maddy will love this :)

Monika Reeck said...

Ooh totaly cute design the colors Maddy will love your card...cute cute cute, how are you dear Lai Yoke...big hugs

Kanan Pandya said...

Ohh I missed this card, Lai-Yoke. Love all the pretty colorful layers and sequins in that, as always loved the inside of your card. Beautiful card. :-)

Cat's sCrap said...

I like ! Wonderful colours; Nice flower. Very original realization !

Hugs from France.