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Monday, 25 May 2015

Winnie's 100th

A couple of weeks ago I saw an appeal on the BBC Radio Sheffield Facebook page - Winnie, a resident in one of the local care homes, will be celebrating her 100th birthday at the end of May.  Winnie doesn't have any family or know many people outside of the home so Radio Sheffield asked for help in making her day a special one.  So far, cards have been sent by the 1000s from all over the world.  I think Winnie may be opening them for many months to come!

Here is the one I made for her:


I decided that you had to be a certain kind of "super" to reach 100
Whimsy Stamps - Super Girl
Painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers) with Polychromos hair
Dovecraft Pretty In Pink papers
Hero Arts sentiment
Gold stars and borders from stash


Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

15 comments:

Faith A said...

What a wonderful story, so glad you were able to make this fabulous card for her.
When you mentioned her name it stuck a cord, as my Mum was a Winifred, however she was luckier to have a large family loving her.

Sarah said...

Bet Winnie loved this one Squirrel!! Such a great idea too xx

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and details,just gorgeous.xxx

downrightcrafty said...

Winnie will be busy, I posted mine off on Saturday
She will love yours
Hugs Kate xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Squirrel. I'm sure Winnie will love it.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Aww, Squirrel, I have come over all emotional...what a lovely thing to do for Winnie and your card is absolutely gorgeous...I really love the image you have used and your colouring and card design are just perfect...
Sue...xxx

Dot said...

What a wonderful idea, Squirrel, I'm sure Winnie will love her 'Super Women' card,
hugs Dorte

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a really lovely idea, and your card Squirrel is totally adorable, I like the fun image and all the stars
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

Another wonderful creation Squirrel, last I heard they had received over 5000 cards for Winnie. I cannot visualise such a huge amount of cards! :o)
Jackie xx

Helen in the UK said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm sure your card will be one of the nicest she receives :)

Alison59 said...

What a lovely thing to do for a complete stranger. She'll love this :-)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fantastic creation Squirrel and such a lovely gesture for a stranger. Winnie will adore this.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What an absolute beauty! I love. x

Annette said...

This is a super image too! Love her hair especially, and it's a lovely idea for Winnie.

Kat W said...

That's such a lovely thing to do and I'm sure Winnie will love this card - definitely a superwoman to reach 100!

Big hugs, Kat xx

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