Saturday, 7 August 2010

Helping Hudson, Templates & Tutorials .......

Earlier this week I came across the story of a little boy called Hudson who is in need of specialist equipment to help him and his family overcome some of his complex mobility needs - you can read more here and here.

I decided to buy a set of the tutorials that a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators have generously put together to help raise funds for Hudson.  The set I bought is Bags, Boxes & Gifts, there are 10 fabulous tutorials included in the download, with clear instrctions and photographs.  I have made the "Fridge Calendar", it is so quick and easy to make following the instructions given, I had by chance picked up a 2011 calendar (yes they are in the shops already??) the other day not really knowing what I was planning to make so this was perfect timming!!

I changed the colours and stamps as I thought this would make a good addition to a future class I'm working on at the moment.  The colours are Close to Cocoa (retiring soon - buy some now before its gone forever) Pretty in Pink and Whisper White.  I used the lovely Very Vintage wheel across the card before punching the borders with the eyelet border punch, the butterfly is stamped in Close to Cocoa and cut out and coloured with the markers and blender pens.  The edge of the wings are glittered with Dazzling Diamonds, I added a scalloped circle and some Chocolate Chip ribbon to finish it off.  I just need to pick up some magnetic strips for the back of the calendar.

I'm planning to make a few more as I think they will make great gifts - Teachers, Grandma's, Aunties, friends.......

You can purchase the tutorials here and see some of the other fabulous tutorials available too!!

The work these talented ladies are doing to help Hudson and his family is amazing, I can fully understand his need as I mentioned the other day my own little boy Philip has been assessed for the very same "Kid Walker", it will make a huge difference to Philip he will finally gain some independance, which will be of great benefit to him as he will be starting full time school in September.  Philip got his "Kid Walker" on Thursday!!!!

We are surprised at how quickly Philip got his new walker, so now its lots of practise, hopefully the rain will stay away so we can get outside, I will take a picture and pop it on my blog in the next few days, his beaming smile say's it all!!


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Angela,
This calander is brilliant. I love the stamping and the punched borders . It really is beautiful.
I am glad to hear that Philip has his walker and I'm sure that it will really give him a new lease of life.
Fiona x

Chris said...

Hi Angela,
Love the card and calander. I've just started using pink & brown too.
So glad to hear that Philip has got his walker.
See you soon.
Chris xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

A great cause and a great calendar, Angela. I'm pleased that Philip now has his kid walker too! Warmest wishes, Lesley

juliejules said...

Hi Angela, lovely project but best of all so pleased to hear Philip has his walker!!!!Jules xx

Jo said...

I love the calendar, but look what you have done to me... I am all a bit emotional post op anyway, but that bit about Philip and his smile set me off again!!!

Cal asks if Philip wants to play football now he has his new walker?


Kat said...

What a lovely calendar Angela. It'll certainly make a lovely gift.

I'm really pleased to hear about Philip's walker. Can't wait to see the pics of him using it.

Kat xx

Leann said...

So pretty Angela!

How's Philip getting on? Great news that his walker came through so quick, loadsa time for honing those all important playground footie skills before school starts :D

Hugs x