Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Ooops! But Please Read!

Today was supposed to be my 'Oldies But Goodies' post for Karen's Doodles, but I had a bit of an accident with a hot cup of tea when I was trying to craft at silly o'clock this morning and poor Princess Kitty got the lot!  So you'll have to pop back later in the week to see what she should have looked like!

So as not to disappoint those of you who are looking for my Karen's Doodles post today, here's a rather special card - it's not an 'Oldies But Goodies' but, once you've heard the story, I hope you'll agree that it's definitely a 'Goodie'.

Here's the card:

Image: Karen's Doodles, 'Superboy'

Papers: October Afternoon
Coloured with my Copics (of course) and with a little shading with my Prismas, this little guy is destined for another very special boy.

And here's the story:

Earlier this year, my incredible sister-in-law, Claudia, was instrumental in setting up a new charitable foundation, 'Children of War Foundation'.  The Foundation is dedicated to identifying and treating children that have sustained devastating injuries as a direct consequence of war, regional conflict and/or displacement. I urge you to visit their website and/or their Facebook page, to learn about the wonderful work the Foundation is already doing and aims to continue into the future.

This handsome young man is Hashim, the first of their young patients.  Hashim was caught in a terrible car bomb blast in Iraq early in 2010.  He suffered an horrific head injury and was in a coma for 55 days, staying in hospital for 70 days in total.  Thanks to the Children of War Foundation, Hashim is now undergoing treatment at the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.  He is a happy, uncomplaining and totally cute young boy and he loves superheroes!

This card is for Hashim, to wish him well for his next surgery, which is scheduled for early November.  He is, indeed, a Superboy.  Please hop over to the Children of War Foundation website to find out more about this fantastic organisation and, if at all possible, donate a little (or big!) something towards their work. 

Okay, end of story, and just a quick reminder of the card:

See you later this week, with Princess Kitty.

 Happy crafting.


  1. Smashing card Perri, lovely bright colours, great!

  2. What a sad story and a great foundation.I shall be popping over, thanks for the link x

    Your card fits the purpose perfectly & you have coloured it in beautifully xx


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