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January 27th, 2012 First day of mosaic project

Yesterday we started the mosaic project , arriving at our designated work space which smelt suspiciously of cow pat!

.. but in no time at all an enthusiastic bunch of helpers came to help clean up

Then the boys got on designing their mosaics in our lovely clean open air studio

…they put Mihiri straight to work cutting tiles to size and colour specifications, at this rate she will have one giant arm by next week

They got the hang of it quickly coming up with beautiful designs and started to gather a crowd…

… the older boys who had
originally been reluctant started to get involved too

Even the offending cow popped by to undo our good work from earlier …NOOOooo!

After a fantastic and messy first session there was lots to show for it … lets just see if still there in one piece today..


I want to give a MASSIVE thanks to Leslie and Suzy and Lara for thier help and lending us the stuff to get the project started.
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January 26th, 2012 Mosaic Project Blog

The mosaic project is a creative recyling project we are working on to recycle waste materilas such as -tiles, mirror, glass, bottle tops, badges , anything we can really, to create beautiful things and a chance to earn some money for the older boys living in the Sri Jinananda childrens home.

We will be blogging our progress as we go , if you feel you can contribute in any way , with materials, old furniture, or you want to come and join in please let us know.

Wish us luck !!

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December 7th, 2010 Last few days to get project cards in time for xmas , we are also doing all occasion cards

Last few days to get project cards in time for xmas 2010. This year we have also made cards for all occasions so you can use them through the year for birthday, thank you, congrats, anniversary, sorry,the milkman anything you might need a card for, just put a note on your order , or drop us an email and we can select you a pack with beautiful and silly , colourful unique year round cards

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The boys cupcake making on one of the group birthday parties for the kids in the home

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December 1st, 2010 Bundle of Joy – Another unique card pack on it’s way to the postie

Another unique pack of cards on its way to the post office 🙂 thank you!

Proceeds from last years card sales , took the children on an outing to the theme park, bought them schools supplies ,meals , monthly group Birthday parties , and rebuilt a crumbling wall of the home to protect the kids from a very polluted river that runs along side the home

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November 29th, 2010 some of the lovely 2010 cards


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November 25th, 2010 2010 cards ready to buy now

2010 cards are ready and making their way to different corners of the planet to wish lovely people a Merry Christmas/ Happy New Year/Happy Birthday / Thankyou / anything you like ! place your orders now . ( for non UK orders please email us for now on

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November 11th, 2010 2010 cards and design donations

The borders are have all gone to print , but if you still wanted to dontate a design to go in the center of the cards please get in touch through our contact page or email us at

We are taking orders now so order as early as possible to guarantee early delivery


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November 2nd, 2010 2010 cards

2010 cards coming along , pictures to come soon, if you want to be involved please get in touch , you can dontate a design , or help with the work shops or put in an order 🙂


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December 16th, 2009 Colouring and Cricket

This time the kids took the photos , with very cool results ( more pics on gallery page)

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See and download the full gallery on posterous

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November 23rd, 2009 09 Cards

2009 Card project has been going well so far with boxes of cards being shipped out to USA and today another box makes its way to Blighty.

This year's designs include some tropical themes, with elephants baring gifts , over loaded festive tuk tuks and of course the classic Christmas tortoise…

If you are after cards please order early as early as possible as we need abit of time to put them together

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November 10th, 2009 Card Project artwork featuring on its own tea brand

Tealightful Treasures is a brand of tea and scones in the USA. And they’ve recently launched a range of Ceylon teas featuring artwork created by the children at Sri Jinananda Orphanage during our workshops.

And 10% of the profit is coming straight back to the home. So thanks Tealightful. Save us a cup.


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November 10th, 2009 Colombo Academy of Design on the team


We’ve now got Colombo’s Academy of Design helping us out with this year’s cards.

They’ll be designing the cards and then we’ll stick the children’s drawings onto them. So thanks to everyone at the academy who’s helping out.

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November 9th, 2009 We have a brand new site

Hello to all our loyal supporters!
This is just to say that we have a brand new site – this one! We hope you like it. You can of course buy cards on it. So don’t hesitate!

And we’ll be keeping you updated right here in the news section. So pop back soon. Now back to the workshops!

Emma xx

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April 13th, 2009 Building and painting the playground equipment

Big Big thanks from all at the card project and the Sri Jinananda Childrens home to Jan, Sunara, Ben and Jon for all your help transforming a junk yard in to a colourful safe playground

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March 11th, 2009 New Bedroom

This is the current bedroom the older boys 11+ sleep in ..

This bed is so broken that he sleeps on the floor next to it ..


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The wood is rooting and the roof is just corrugated iron , so leaks, is rusty and defining when it rains, (tropical rain storms)


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The new bedroom – almost ready to move into . Money raised from the sale of the cards bought beds and mattresses and installed electricity

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This might be the most boring photo in the world.. but we used 40,000 rupees or the money raised, that’s £ 255 to put in electricity into a a new floor of the boys home

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