Tuesday, 22 February 2011


The wonderful girls at Handmade Heaven are running a re-stash appeal for those crafters who lost their stashes in the QLD floods and kindly offered to take some packs of Heart Cards and offer them to people who stopped by their store in Ipswich as well as those attending the Handmade Expo in Ipswich last weekend.
Can you see our Heart Card packs piled up high just waiting to be taken...???
How exciting...!!!
Some of your cards now have reached those in need of a way to say

I have had regular deliveries of cards to my door over the past few weeks which has been exciting for me - maybe not so much for the poor delivery guys that have to negotiate our steep (and slippery when wet driveway) to deliver the parcels to the front door.
And not to mention the two little misses, Tilly and CoCo, who greet each delivery with a herald of barking and dancing around to see what is being delivered.

I love opening all of the packages and seeing all the amazing cards that have been so lovingly created and so beautifully wrapped to be posted.
And I love sorting the cards into different packs so that each recipient gets a taste of so many different styles of cards.

I initially had a cut off date of February 25 for this round of cards but feel free to keep sending your "thank you" and blank cards - we will be having other appeals throughout the year for other causes and ALL cards donated WILL find a home.

Just keep popping back to the blog or find us on Facebook to keep up to date with our latest appeal.

Thank you again for all the beautiful cards you have sent.
And thank you to those of you who have included postage stamps too.


P.S. I have set up a small area that my daughter affectionately named the "Heart Cards Hospital" (LOL) to do repairs on some cards that didn't make it through the Aus Post gauntlet in one piece.
I am pleased to say that NO cards have had to be discarded and a quick running repair using glue or double-sided tape has usually remedied any "blemishes.

P.P.S. And thank you to everyone who has put in a personal note for me with their cards.
I have kept them all and you have all written such lovely things.

Monday, 14 February 2011


To say that I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received from everyone about the "Heart Cards" appeal would be an understatement.
Not only have the wonderful paper crafters of Australia been so supportive but we even have a set of cards received from an Aussie ex-pat in the US - thanks Christy :)

I have packaged up the first lot of cards and they are in the hands of Jody in Ipswich who is distributing them through Lifeline and Leanne who will be distributing packs through the Handmade Expo this weekend.
The cards looked amazing all packaged up - I am sorry I didn't take a photo but there are many more cards here to be sorted and packs so next time I will grab my camera.

Thank you to everyone who has already sent cards.
We still need more.
All the cards will l eventually find their way to families that need a chance to say "thank you" for the helping hand they have received during these difficult times.

Just check out the card tally in the sidebar and the roll of honour.
I feel honoured to be repacking these cards on your behalf.....they are all such gorgeous cards and the sentiment behind them makes them all the more special.