Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Hope and Chances card kits for the NHS

Christine Emberson, owner of Hope and Chances, popped back up on my radar a few weeks ago - and I've made a point of trying to buy each of her card kits since then, which she sells to raise money for various charities. I posted March's card a short while ago on here, then sadly I missed out on April's kit - they flew out of the door apparently.

However, Christine put together some 'rainbow' mini card kits during April to raise money for the NHS. Here are the end results, all just 4" x 4" square in size:




Self-explanatory really, all I needed was glue and thin sticky pads, even the sentiments were already stamped - so relaxing to make a card from a kit. As well as raise money for worthwhile causes.

My only boo-boo was the card with the heart rainbow arching out of the small white envelope. I managed to mislay the mini envelope from the kit! However, it was an ideal excuse to treat myself to MFT's 'Mini Mail' set of dies. So cute - and the set comes with the lovely envelope to fold, plain and scalloped inserts, little stamps shapes, tiny hearts and a few other dies. I think the mini envelopes will be a lovely addition to Christmas cards as well. 

And, as I used the set of dies for the very first time, I'm joining in again with Darnell's NBUS Challenge #14 for May.

Sheesh - I actually typed April just then, before remembering that it has whizzed past and we're now into May! And, May's card kit is already on the way to 'chez moi'.



23 comments:

Aquarius said...

A fabulous and colourful collection - also an excuse to acquire something new by the sound of it!!

Kath said...

These are lovely cards Di. You may have seen on my blog that I've bought the May kit (after seeing the March kit on your blog!).
Kath x

kiwimeskreations said...

what a wonderful way to raise $ for your NHS, Di, and these cards are so bright and cheerful.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Sarn said...

These are all great little kits. After seeing your original post about them, I bought the kit with the door and envelope. Bet your promotion of Christine's kits is the reason they flew out the door and you missed out on one of them! LOL!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sandra H said...

Aww Di they are just so cute just love them x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Four fantastic cards Di, what a great kit.

Sue xx

Lynne said...

Lovely cards Di and looks like you have to be quick ordering the charity card kits as they seem to sell out very quickly x

Brenda said...

This kit is so dang cute Di, I am loving all the cards and I am guessing they were pretty fast to put together. How cool that the stamping is already done! I love the rainbows of hearts on each card. But best of all, I love that you get to play and help raise money for NHS. Win, Win! Looks like Dudley has a birthday coming up before long! I keep forgetting him and Maverick have birthday's so close together. Hugs, Brenda

Jackie T said...

Hi Di these cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Those kits must be amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cuilliesocks said...

These are just so beautiful Di, Kate x

Em Louise Fairley said...

They are all beautiful, Di xoxo

Pat said...

These kits are a great way to raise money for different charities and you have made four pretty cards Di, and the sweet little envelope die will come in really handy in the future too. x

MadeByMeghanK said...

THese are FABULOUS and I LOVE the rainbow colors!

Viv said...

I have missed these kits TWICE! By the time I get to the post they're sold out... it's a great idea and a way to support a charity. Your cards are brill Di! xx

NanaConnie said...

How adorable, Di! Love all the little hearts and you have such great layouts on the cards.

Carol L said...

These are all such fun cards, but I'm especially fond of the cascading hearts coming/going into/from the envelope! SO cute! Well done on all!

Darnell said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, Di! I think that's the best kit I've ever seen and the cards are so clean, crisp, and uplifting with the bright rainbow colors! Just fabulous! I went over and looked up this lady and, gee, it's too bad she's such a lay-about, isn't it?!!! I feel like a positive sloth now, lol! She is certainly an inspiration and I love that she is doing so much for charity and that you're supporting her. Take care and keep safe and thank you for sharing again at NBUS! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

Jane said...

Such gorgeous rainbow cards Di..I love them and the fact that you support charities too. Fab. Hugs xxx

Lia said...

Di, you have made fab cards with a minimum of products. Great work!!
Keep safe,

Lia xx

KandA said...

Four fabulous cheerful cards Di and how great that these kits raise money for so many good causes xx

Fikreta said...

Very nice cards!

EmmaT said...

So bright and cheerful, bringing a smile with them. Emmax

Linby said...

I did these too - sometimes it's just nice not to think isn't it. I already have the MFT dies - so got them out to make my own version - and it's all still sat there lol! The recipients of mine loved them, so job done.