Saturday, 22 October 2011

Houses built if cards - BLOGAVERSARY!!!

Hello everyone I am here to help celebrate sweet Heather's - Housesbuiltofcards Blogaversary Blog Hop today with a bunch of super talented designers.  Please hop along and have fun!  Happy Blogaversary Heather!!

So if you hopped over here from the wonderful Amanda's blog, you're in the right spot!  If not you can start at the beginning of the hop over on super sweet Heather's Blog.

Here is my card:-

Lighting is not great in my house right now so apologies!

If you haven't visited Heather's blog before you may be wondering why her blog is named Houses Built of Cards, here she gives you a short explanation.

Like many crafters, I found out quite quickly with how addicting this cardmaking craft is that I can never use all the cards I find myself making. I also realized that I could not sell them for enough to justify my time and expenses. Then I realized that I could use them to help someone else. Something that had deeply touched my two young daughters, and filled their prayers, is what decided the direction to go from there.

We had some connection through my church to a ministry called Sister Connection that works in Burundi Africa to bring hope and healing to the widows and orphans of the Civil War that happened in the 1990’s. One of the ways they do that is by building homes – at an incredible cost of only $600! They hire local builders, and purchase supplies locally as well, fostering a sense of ownership and pride within the community. In Burundian society, widows are viewed as outcasts, and have no one to advocate for them. The miracle of a new home is a testimony to the widow, her children, her community, and ultimately, to the country at-large. “Widows and orphans deserve healing, dignity, and hope!”

I would like for you to meet someone very special. Her name is Charlotte (Ndimurwanko Charlotte). She is the first recipient of a home through sales of my cards. I have also committed to partnering with her as a sponsor for $30 a month to help provide her and her family with food, seed to plant, clothing, household necessities, medical care, and education assistance.

Charlotte has 3 married children, and she cares for 3 orphaned grandchildren. Her husband passed away in 1983. Her health is not good. This new home will help restore dignity and hope for Charlotte and her children. It is a true testimony of God’s love to the widow and orphan and a constant reminder that they are not forgotten.

So here are some prizes Heather is giving away!

For the chance to win just leave a comment here and all the blogs in the hop.  Good luck! ;) Hugs x
You're next stop is

Here is the line-up in case you get lost along the way! ;)

Savannah (NEXT)

Stickers: American Crafts
Pennant A la Carte stamp - Taylored Expressions


  1. Oh Bonnie - I LOVE it!!! So cute and sweet! Thanks so much for joining me today!!!

  2. I love your awesome card!!

  3. Sweet card!

  4. super card, love that banner. I am a follower here already.

    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  5. Such a lovly happy bright card...very pretty


  6. Darling card! Love the cheery colors!

  7. This is such a fun hop. I scrolled down and saw your cards and got excited. We girls are funny getting excited over paper creations. New follower. Love your work!

  8. Lovely card--I like the banner.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  9. What a cute card!! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

    cherie.goyer at

  10. I love the card, and it seems like an awesome charity!

  11. What a gorgeous card! I love the trees & the banner! TFS!

    jim_candice at yahoo dot ca

  12. OH MY GOOOODNESS! This is the CUTEST card EVER! Love the shape and I LOVE the colored trees behind the house--perfect white space! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  13. What an apropos card for Heather, nice job! TFS!

  14. Thanks so much being one of the hostesses! This has been fun!

  15. Very cute card, I love the banner and little house, tfs

  16. bonnie your card is so sweet! i love that pink banner! :)

  17. What a lovely card Bonnie.
    Thank you for participating in this Blog Hop.

  18. Your card is cute. I like the little house.
    hdhall6002 (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

  19. Super cute card! I love the banner at the top! Adorable!

    paperdeckerations at gmail dot com

  20. Aw Bonnie, this is SO sweet! I love how it turned out and that banner is SO fun! Awesome job! Hugs- Glora


  21. Trying again to leave a comment .... was here last week but unsuccessful.

    I love this little card -- it is so bright and cheerful! Love Houses Built of Cards .. have been following for a bit. Now I am following all on this blog hop because I love when we can share our creativity and benefit a great cause at the same time.

  22. So cute!!

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  23. What a fun card shape and how perfect is the house - just gorgeous!!

    kimbean20 at gmail dot com

  24. Love that house. Goes perfect with the theme of the blog hop- houses!



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