Charity Blog Hop with Sandy Allnock

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You should have arrived here from the very talented blog of Lisa Stein – if you’re looking for the start then head over to Sandy’s Blog and start from there.  The full list of participants can be found at the bottom of this post.

I’m so happy to be part of a VERY special blog hop today organised and hosted by my lovely, kind, funny and very talented friend Sandy Allnock.  I was so happy when she asked me to join in – there are a great many causes out there and so many ways to support them – the gift of a charity donation being a GREAT way to do that!

The charity I’m supporting today is called IMPACT.  They are a fantastic organisation who help people across 11 different countries in Africa and Asia trying to reduce disability-causing diseases which leave millions of people every year suffering from life-changing illnesses.  They have a variety of different gifts you can purchase ranging from £10 for equipment to help a childbirth attendant to £200 for surgery to repair a fistula.  The gift I decided to get is The Gift of A Home Garden.  This will provide seeds, saplings and training to help establish a vegetable garden which could feed a family for a lifetime.  That must be better than giving someone a bottle of perfume or box of chocolates, mustn’t it??  Along with the gift card you also receive a cotton tote bag – sweet!

Card and gift


And here’s the card I made to go with the gift card.  I thought these wee gnomes from My Favourite Things would make the perfect partners to the theme of the gift.  I made a wee garden scene by first stencilling the Small Brick Wall stencil using different colours of Avery Elle pigment inks and Clarity Brushes (what a revelation they are)!  I then stamped a couple of the gnomes from You Gnome Me and coloured them using Copics and Distress markers.  I built up the rest of the garden using die-namics – Grassy Fields and Spring Garden (now seems to be discontinued but is still available at Seven Hills Crafts!).  


Awesome companies are helping inspire you to hop along and leave comments on all the blogs – Altenew ($30), Lawn Fawn ($50), My Favorite Things ($25), and Ellen Hutson ($25)! Be sure to go say thanks to them on their social media for helping get the word out about giving…and leave comments by Wednesday March 22. Winners will be announced on Sandy’s blog on Thursday March 23, along with a total amount we’ve raised together!

charity hop prizes


And here is the full list of hoppers – if you get lost at any point head back to Sandy’s blog and start from there.  Your next stop is Carly Tee Minner


  1. Glenice says:

    So much need for impact in our world. Great cause and card

  2. Jane Schroeder says:

    Love your card and your choice for such a wonderful charity! Gardening is therapeutic as is cardmaking!

  3. kerry myers says:

    cute card- love the brick wall effect on that card

  4. Carla Hundley says:

    Wonderful cause
    and your card
    is so cute!
    Carla from Utah

  5. Leslie E Gladney says:

    Such a super cute card!

    I keep running into the best charities through this hop! They are all going on my list for gift gvng and supporting!

  6. Kristi H. says:

    What a great charity! I had no idea it even existed. Thank you for bringing attention to it. Your card coordinates nicely to your gift, and I love those gnomes; they are on my wishlist.

  7. karen marie hansen says:

    a garden is a wonderful gift, so much better than perfume.

  8. Lisa A creations says:

    Cute card! I had never heard of this organization and I think it’s an awesome charity to donate to. A garden that can feed a family for many years? Yes, please!

  9. kirsty vittetoe says:

    This is so adorable!

  10. customcraftylady says:

    Cute gnomes. I like the color combination.
    Thanks for a chance to win a prize.

  11. Jean Goehlen says:

    Cute little gnomes. Love your card!

  12. Jaycee Cooper says:

    I love the fade out of the bricks. The bench and watering can are too cool.

  13. Sue LD says:

    Love your cute garden themed card and thanks for sharing about this charity.

  14. Ericka Strange says:

    Adorable card! Love these gnomes and the bench is so cute! I love this idea of a home garden and will definitely check out this charity. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Michele K. Henderson says:

    I LOVE your adorable gnome card! It’s a perfect idea for an organization like IMPACT and the charity that is important to you. Thanks so much for your inspiration and commitment
    Take Care!

  16. Amy Corson says:

    Those gnomes are the cutest!

  17. Diane Loughrey says:

    What a great card to go with the charity.

  18. Arianna Barbara says:

    Wow!!! This is such a wonderful idea!!! Love your adorable card! So cute!!!

  19. Cristina says:

    I love the dimension on the card, and the gnomes are just darling! Thanks for sharing about Impact!

  20. shannon says:

    The card solo matches the gift I love it!

  21. Cary Ann Lombardo says:

    I’m obsessed with gnomes and I hadn’t seen these ones. Thanks for the cute cards and charity suggestion. It’s always a great gift for the person who has everything.

  22. Kim Kieffer says:

    Wow, I am liking finding out about all these charities and seeing the nice cards. I look forward to checking out all the blogs!

  23. Vivian says:

    Love your card and the gift you chose to give. I had no idea these charities were even out there. Thank you for contributing to the awareness of them.

  24. Rose W says:

    Great charity, wonderful card.

  25. Sabrina Fioretti says:

    Cute card, great charity!

  26. Sabrina Radican says:

    Very sweet and adorable card!!

  27. Dianne Jenkins says:

    What a wonderful idea ! My family has donated to Habitat for Humanity, the Heifer Fund and Oxfam for years. All good charities! This is a great opportunity for your readers to discover some new and worthy charities!

  28. Meghan P. says:

    What a beautiful card!! Everything is so cute and colored so well, and I love the dimension! Thanks for sharing about this lovely charity and the garden you helped create!

  29. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the bench and the gnomes! Darling card!

  30. Tami B says:

    Such a cute card. Thank you for the intro. to IMPACT.

  31. Dee Earnshaw says:

    This card is just so adorable – love the details:)

  32. Thank you! How cute is your card!

  33. Faith Gaspar says:

    WOW… What a Wonderful Charity… and a Fun, Fun Card to go with it…. LOVE!!!

  34. Liz mca says:

    Learning about so many great charities… which one o,choose?

  35. Kathy J in Ellicott City says:

    Love the card! So cute! Great charity!

  36. Maxine says:

    OMG, You gnome me! I’m in love with this stamp set! I have a few gnomes that live in my garden in the summer. heehee

  37. Isabel Z says:

    What a wonderful idea for a blog. I have been inspired by all of you to donate to our local food bank. Thank you for the inspiration.

  38. Robyn m says:

    Your card is adorable and you have chosen a great charity.

  39. Jean Marmo says:

    Such a fun card!

  40. Joyce Boylan says:

    This hop is fun and loaded with wonderful cards! Yours is so “spring” – I love it!

  41. Lynda says:

    The colours work well together, and makes a great cute card.

  42. Alma D says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

  43. Linda Johnson says:

    Really cute card and I learned about a charity I didn’t know of before.

  44. Cynthia Johnson says:

    What a fitting card for your charity. It’s so cute.

  45. Love the card and the home garden gift idea. 💛👏

  46. Jennifer B. says:

    What a wonderful organization, IMPACT. Thank you for the suggestion. Thank you also for taking part in Sandy’s inspired Blog Hop!

  47. Very cute!

  48. BunnyD says:

    What a great charity in countries where disabilities can make someone be treated as an untouchable. And supplies and treatment are hard to come by. Super cute card. I do love gnomes!

  49. robin patrick says:

    I have never heard of IMpact but will check it out. I love the idea of providing a garden. Wow. And your gnomes are adorable and appropriate for your charity!

  50. Heather Mills says:

    Very cute card! Your little garden scene turned out perfectly! My husband and I like to “give each other goats for Christmas” meaning instead of giving each other gifts, we donate money (usually through Samaritan’s Purse) to purchase farm/milk animals for needy families. We like to give something like this so they can continue to provide for themselves and others. Sounds similar to you donating a garden.

  51. Donna says:

    Cute card and perfect with the charity!

  52. Marcie Lovett says:

    Great gift and fun card, Caryn!

  53. Christy Bray says:

    Great cause and great card! Thank you!

  54. Lisa Stein says:

    Oh! I love your card. Goes perfectly with your gift AND that set is darling. I have that set, must get it inky!

  55. Carey Nusbaum says:

    I always like punny cards! Lol! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

  56. Donna Dacy says:

    What a great charity to support…and a garden is such a special gift. I love your card made with the sweet little gnomes. Great design. Thanks for sharing.

  57. Kitty T says:

    I’ve not tried the clarity brushes, but you have done amazing work with them! Your gnomes are adorable but i especially love the layered flowers! What a great blog hop to be a part of, thanks for the info on IMPACT.

  58. Kleri F says:

    Very cute!Thank you for sharing!

  59. Wendy S says:

    Love the gnomes, so very magical.

  60. Terri Scott - terriavidreader says:

    Cute card. Love the gnomes.

  61. April B says:

    I love how those little flowers pop! Really cute card!

  62. Teresa Brock says:

    Thank you for sharing your charity. I had not heard of it before. Your card is adorable!

  63. Laura Watson says:

    Love your gnomes!!!

  64. Linda Patti says:

    Wow, these guys are too cute! Great card and great charity!

  65. Daria Zender says:

    I’m not really a fan of gnomes, but I love this wonderful card using the Spring Garden die set! Just so sweet!

  66. preeti d. says:

    beautiful work 🙂

  67. Carolee McCaslin says:

    LOVE your gnome card!!! Made me smile:)

  68. dmc4042 says:

    Love those gnomes! Thanks for bringing awareness to your charity.

  69. Sharon says:

    Really cute gnomes in a wonderfully colorful garden. Very nicely done!

  70. Lynda J says:

    Not personally fond of gnomes (scary movies???) but your card is cute!

  71. Miriam Leech says:

    Those gnomes are adorable! And for such an awesome charity!!

  72. Hannah Rubenstahl says:

    I ADORE this garden gnome scene! It is simply delightful!

  73. Laura Norris says:

    Very cute little garden scene! Perfect to go with your life changing gift of a garden!

  74. Ann K. says:

    Gardening gnomes, too cute. Hadn’t heard of those stencil brushes before, they’ve just been added to my wish list.

  75. Mary-Anne V. says:

    I love that this hop is providing me with so many new and great charities to support. Using this gnome set from MFT is perfect for the garden kit you donated. Very cute scene you created on the card.

  76. Kristy says:

    Great card! It matches the theme perfectly. Thanks for sharing the charity, will need to check them out further.

  77. Melissa Miller says:

    Your card is absolutely precious, Caryn! It goes so perfectly with the gift you chose. What a wonderful organization!

  78. Barbara J. says:

    Wi like the dimension you have on your card, thanks.

  79. Karen Judy says:

    Your card is so cute! Thank you for participating in this wonderful blog hop!

  80. Ruth Carnes says:

    I love your gnomes and the charity you chose!

  81. Linda Anderson says:

    Cute card and wonderful charity. Thanks for sharing.

  82. Lorie Bradberry says:

    I really like the gnomes. Love the bench and can and the cute little flowers…what a talent you have!

  83. Jeanne says:

    Gnomes! Adorbs!

  84. Marsha D says:

    What a cute card. Love the bricks in the background. Thanks for being a part of this great blog hop.

  85. maryanne says:

    Awesome. This was great idea.

  86. SandraA says:

    Sounds like a great charity. Thanks for spreading the word and for sharing your card.

  87. Barbara Barnes says:

    Such a cute card & perfect for your charity. Love this hop!!

  88. This is fabulous!! I LOVE this fun card that you made and I am going to go look at this organization. It totally intrigues me since I work with children with disabilities.

  89. Valerie says:

    Very cute card!

  90. Teresa Case says:

    Your card is adorable. That stamp set is so fun to use.

  91. What a wonderful idea for a blog hop! Love the card.

  92. NatQuebec says:

    Nice crd and great idea.😊

  93. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Love your gnome card.

  94. Not only is this a great idea- it’s a beautiful card and perfect for the gift! Love what you’ve done.

  95. bev p says:

    Sweet card and it sounds like an organization I might want to support! Thanks for the intro!

  96. Megan N says:

    Such a cute card. And perfectly themed to match you gift!

  97. Patty Eifert says:

    OMG..What an adorable scene!! Love all the teeny flowers, especially the ones peeking out of the watering can!! So stinking cute!!

  98. Angharad locke says:

    I adore this card I’ve never heard of this charity before. Thank you for letting us know.

  99. JoAnn Burnham says:

    What a fun card. Love your coloring.
    This is a great blog hop and many worthy causes. Thanks for sharing.

  100. Jennifer Scull says:

    what a lovely idea to give someone a garden! and such a wonderful card to go along with the theme! 🙂 this is a new to me organization. thanks for letting us know about them.

  101. Maxine says:

    Fantastic..a garden gift!!!

  102. How awesome, love your sweet card!

  103. Martin Jeanne-Marie says:

    I love the brick background and those gnomes are adorable. What a great gift of a garden!

  104. Pam Wells says:

    Thank you for participating in the charity blog hop! Cool brick stencil!

  105. Lagene says:

    CUTE card and sounds like a great charity!

  106. Gah!! Adorable!!! 😍😍😍 Thank you so much for sharing about IMPACT—going to go visit for sure!!! Big hugs!!

  107. El Difani Ivens says:

    Super cute card. Thank you for participating and I love the charity you have chose. I hadn’t heard of Spring Garden.

  108. Kristina "CraftyPaws" says:

    What a lovely card and an awesome blog hop! You all are amazing!

  109. John K. says:

    What a funny card. Reminds me of a gnome cartoon from when I was a kid, so it is just missing a big fox haha. This is a great hop with some great causes. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  110. Sherry says:


  111. Melissa Teeling says:

    Thank you for sharing about Impact, I had not heard of that organization before.
    Very cute gnomes card, love how the colors all coordinate together. 🙂

  112. Chris Handy says:

    Darling card, Love the spring garden


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