Sunday, 2 September 2012

Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children - Day Two!

Welcome to DAY TWO of the annual Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children! Have you checked out the WONDERFUL banners from yesterday?? Be sure to check them out and comment as you go to be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes from our sponsors!!! 

I am delighted to join with more than 3 dozen other women who have each made at least one Halloween-themed banner that will be donated to hang in the room of a medically-fragile child at Pediatric Specialty Care in Pennsylvania.

Our Hop Hostess (Ellen CardMonkey Jarvis) works at PSC’s Bucks County site as Admissions Coordinator. The Banner Hop starts on Ellen's blog, so please be sure to circle back to the beginning to see all of the terrific banners have been made for these very special children.

Ellen shared this information with us about Pediatric Specialty Care: 
“PSC is a very special place where children stay either long- or short-term, typically after hospitalization. Most are dependent on ventilators and other technology to survive. Some have been born too early or with genetic diseases or birth injuries. Other children suffer injuries later in life that require constant care later, including brain injuries from trauma or loss of oxygen (from choking, suffocation or drowning) and spinal cord injuries.

These children and their families -- and PSC’s staff -- will be thrilled to receive the Halloween banners, to help brighten the season when their friends and siblings will be out trick-or-treating.”

Here is the second banner I am sending to a child at PSC:



This Hop is two days (Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2), and on each day you will see different banners. Be sure to visit on both days to see the truly inspirational work of these generous bloggers, and leave some love (comments) on as many sites as you can – because if you do, you can up your chances to win some Spooktacular blog candy, including from these sponsors:

Madge's Scrappin' Lounge is donating a $25 gift certificate to her store at!

Lisa Peters - $15 shopping spree to her adorable paper piecing store at Scrapping With Lisa Designs at

Lucy Kelleher - Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart is donating a $10 Gift Certificate which you can use towards any Close to My Heart products! ( To enter to win, you will need to leave a comment on her blog ( and become a follower of her blog. For an additional entry, "Like" her Facebook page at:

Debi Weidleman - Independent Consultant for Stampin' Up is also donating a $10 Gift Certificate which you can use towards any Stampin' Up products -

Erica's Craft Room is donating two Cricut cartridges (!!!) -- Pretty Pennants and Mini Books. Please visit and say thank you to Erica at

Paper Temptress ( -$25 store gift certificate

To qualify, all you have to do is leave at least one comment on our Hostess’s site (www.cardmonkeyspaperjungle) to name which banner spoke to you – ghostly or not! What made it appealing to you? Leave additional comments on as many banner makers’ sites as you’d like for extra chances to win! Prize winners will be announced on Monday, September 3 on the CardMonkey site, where there will be a round-up of all of the Spooktacular banners for 2012.

Please move on your way to the next stop, which is Ashley
 Thank you again for visiting!


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Wow wow wow sandie how you pop these out! Simply stunning and I love all of these lulus :) Beautiful!

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my word Sandie this is just amazing. I adore your banner very much. Thank you for sharing.

Linda xxx

Kimberly said...

Sandie this is incredible. Beautiful work of art. Nicely done. Hugs and Happy Crafting.

Sandra H said...

Truly stunning x

Tracy said...

your banner is amazing =) great job !!

Tambo said...

Sandie,This banner is so cute! I love all the coloring you did on the LuLus. Putting them on top of a doily was a fantastic idea. So much detail in each pennant! WOW just an incredibly cute banner that will thoroughly be enjoyed by the child receiving it! tfs Tami
Tambo's Creations!

Jenny said...

Wow! What a beautiful banner and sooo beautifully detailed! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

What an AWESOME banner! Sooo detailed! One lucky child will enjoy this banner on their door! Thanks for sharing!

silvia said...

Great banner!! LOVE the doilies and the characters!!

Unknown said...

I love all the characters.. all the detail!! This is such a beautiful banner!! I just love it!! And the kids will love it too!

Shawnee said...

Very cute. I love these images. Great job!

Ellen Jarvis said...

This is a fantastic banner, Sandie -- I love the images, how you've colored them, the sentiments and even the unusual shape of the pennants. Masterfully done!

I truly do appreciate your joining along on the banner hops for special needs children. The kids are always impressed that there are loves "across the pond" who think so fondly of them. Thank you again for participating. You are a dear!

Very fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous banner! I love the fun use of doilies and how you mounted the cut out figures on them. Very pretty!

Edwina said...

How precious! Love all the girl images. My favorite one is the little witch on the broom. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Unknown said...

Great banner!! Love the colored images and the doilies!!

Glad to be in this hop with you!!

Debbie T said...

one word.... FANTASTIC.... these are lovely images and the way you have put together the banner, stunning. tfs. xxx

Donette said...

Amazing! love the details. Superb

Leanne said...

I want this!! ;)

Beckie said...

Stunningly fabulous banner!

Be blessed, Beckie

Gramjak said...

Fantabulous banner with doilies and the precious characters! This one is perfect for a sweet little girl who will REALLY LOVe it!

Jessica Buffa said...

This is gorgeous. Wonderful, beautiful, amazing coloring and love the doily backgrounds. Fun Banner.
Jessica S

PapierGirl said...

I just popped in after seeing this AWESOME banner on my FB page! Absolutely darling and made with love! :)

Beth said...

Sandie: Another great banner. The one dressed up as a ladybug is darling. I really would like to learn to be proficient in copics; you do a wonderful job! =)

We're glad to be a part of the hop with you! ~Beth & Emily

Ann English said...

I saw this on FaceBook-Cheryl (of Sassy Cheryl'e fame) posted a link so here I am. Your hop touched me on many levels. I am on the Sassy Cheryl DT-have been since the beginning, but more importantly, I had a special needs son who spent too much of his life in a hospital,,,and these banners would have brought him such joy. God bless you for doing this!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Darling! Darling! Darling!
I love how you used the doileys.

Dena said...

This banner is amazing! I love all the different characters and all the sentiments you used! My fave is the Waltzingmouse Sentiment on the end. I've been wanting that set forever! You sure put a lot of work into this and it shows. I'm sure any child will love this! Nice hopping with you!

Dena Jones

Jamie M. said...

Super cute. Love all the images and the elements you used. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

Unknown said...

late hopper but this is beautiful!
Happy to be in the hop with you.

Janet said...

Love it so darn cute the dolies are perfect addition and the images are precious. Your coloring is awesome I am envious of your talent!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet