Saturday 29 September 2012

Welcome To My Challenge!

Good Morning Lovely Bloggers!
Welcome to my Challenge!
This is a sticky post & will stay at the top until the challenge closes
on the 29th September 2012 at 7.00pm UK time!
(Simply scroll down for newer posts!)
Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Think Pink,
not just a little use a lot!

This is a card I created previously, you can read about it here

If you read my Saturday post, You'll know what this is all about!

Around 18 months ago my Mum found a lump under her arm,
she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer & had had surgery followed by Chemotherapy,
she's now on her second type of Chemo & has Radiotherapy to look forward to!
Her journey has been a tough one with lots of setbacks along the way but she has
remained positive & strong beyond belief along the way!
You can check out more of the story on my Just Giving Page.
As a result of Chemo, my Mum has lost her hair.

(Mum & I)

I have been so moved by the experience & by how many people in the world
have been affected in one way & another by this terrible disease, that I decided
I just had to do something about it!
So, I'm having my head shaved on Saturday 8th September 3.30pm
@ The Out Of The Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh
to raise funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer!
Pop in if you're free!

"Breakthrough Breast Cancer is a pioneering charity dedicated to the prevention, treatment and ultimate eradication of breast cancer. We believe passionately that this disease can be beaten. By fighting on three fronts – research, campaigning and education – we are determined to save and change lives by removing the fear of breast cancer for good."

My hope is that we can raise awareness, as well as some funds via this challenge.
Just a small donation from each of you would make such a big difference!
Every £1 or $1 counts!

(my head shave in progress!)

I have approached a number of crafting companies who have
sponsored this challenge with some fantastic prizes!
Here is the list of our wonderful sponsors & the amazing prizes!

Joanna Sheen Goody Bag

Saturated Canary $40 Gift Voucher

Mo's Digital Pencil $5 shop credits x2

Dude Time Doodles $10 Gift Certificate for the store

Crafty Emblies £10 voucher for their shop

Fairy Dust Crafts 5 digital images from the Online Store

Funky Hand - 1 download from the shop

Iva Nova Chest- Pink Goody Bag

Linda Westcott - Hand Made Crochet Flowers, Lace Edging & Fimo Flowers

Lindy's maid wid luv, cardmaking
Christi Hicks - Pink Cause Ribbon Punch

Certainly worth playing for!

Now on to the lovely Creations from my Guest Designers!
Please visit their blogs & leave some love!
They are all very special people!

Ali- Using- Boobie Love (a Freebie from) Saturated Canary

Helen - using Roxi, drawn by Lexi of Fairy Dust Crafts 
& Sentiment Ticket by Debbie of The Crafty Pad

from Dude Time Doodles & papers from Funky Hand

CG - Using a Freebie Sentiment from Create withTLC

Janet -Using BCA Bra Freebie from The Crafty Pad

Now let's see what you create!
Add your name to the linky below!

The challenge rules:
Use any BCA image you like or create something PINK!
You can create anything you like as long as it fits with the challenge theme
Please make sure you link up to your project & not just your blog.
Please add a link back to the challenge.
Please no back linking, 
You can enter as many times as you like. 
You can combine with as many challenges as you like.
You don't need a blog to enter my challenge, 
if you add your photo's to an online gallery add the code BTBC 62
so I can find it & leave you a comment.
Remember to leave an eamil address so we can contact you if you're a winner!
Most of all have fun!

The winners will be picked by a random number generator
so crafter's at all levels have the chance to win!

Here is the link to a BCA advertisement which is new on 
Scottish TV this week! It's a real eye opener!

**Please note there is a separate month long 
The Crafty Pad with a host of different sponsors & Prizes***


  1. Such a great collection of card Dawn and for such a worthy cause. They are all so beautiful .
    I have made a couple with the pics that Debbie Taylor sent me and she has the pictures .
    I do hope all goes well for your Mum and good luck with the Head shave <3 xxxxx

  2. I hope all goes well too....and I'll be joining this challenge. My lovely sis-in-law had a mastectomy in 1995, she stayed very strong, and is still here today, as good as ever. Good luck to you on Saturday, and best wishes to your mam xx

  3. All the cards are so stunning. Beautiful designs. How can i learn nice designing like these cards for joining the Plastic card printing and designing company? I appreciate all these cards.

  4. Fantastic challenge and such a worthy cause. I think there are very few people around that haven't been affected by cancer - either a family member or a friend. Best of luck with this!

  5. You are such a fab lady Dawn! Will be thinking of you on Saturday,

    Big hugs, Estelle xx

  6. since I am also going through treatments right now for a rare and agressive type of breast cancer, I will try to get a project made to help support your mom. more than anything I send my prayers to the 2 of you as she goes through her treatments. know that your family is not alone.

    hugs to the both of you! :)

  7. wow fantastic challenge, so many peopole i know have cancar, love that you are making people aware of it. Well done you xxx

  8. Fabulous cards you and the girls have made Dawn - hope you get lots of entries here at your personal blog and also at the one over at The Crafty Pad Designs. :)
    Fabulous sponsor prizes for the winners too. :)


  9. Great cause, my friend! You know I support everything you're doing here. I hope to get a card done tomorrow afternoon and I'll post it to my blog and here as soon as possible. Prayers for your mom from a survivor. :-D Hugs.

  10. A wonderful cause Dawn, great prizes and lovely inspirational projects from all you ladies. I've blogged about your challenge with a direct link. Hope all goes really well, and best wishes to your Mom. Hugs lin

  11. Hi Dawn, I'd love to play along with your challenge but as you know I don't have blog :( Is the challenge just for blogland peeps? :)
    I hope everything is ticking along nicely and your sponsorships are coming in thick and fast.
    I just love that you are doing this... you're a very special lady indeed and a wonderful friend to boot. Big big hugs my friend and all the best for Saturday. LOH Debbie xx

  12. Hi Dawn,
    What fabulous challenges you've arranged - WTG! :D
    If I manage to find some time I'd love to join in. Are they open to non-blogland peeps?

    I just love that you are doing this, you're one very special lady and a wonderful friend to boot.
    Sending you all my best wishes for Saturday I hope the sponsorships are coming in thick and fast and you raise so much more than you could have ever hoped for.
    Big hugs and lots of love to you and your lovely family. Debbie xx

  13. Lovely work from the DT! Just lovely projects.

  14. Dawn I think this is wonderful that you are taking what you love and do best to help raise awareness and funds to fight this awlful disease. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your mum and all your family as you face this battle together. Hugs to you all! xx

  15. Dawn, I am sooo proud of you and your Mom, and your challenge idea is just the best. Love all the cards and wonderful things you are doing! Just warms my heart!!! Hugz - lotz of them!

  16. Always appreciate challenges as not only they comes up with masterpieces like this but also gives chance to everybody to show their creative skills...

  17. some gorgeous cards - this month is the anniversary of my diagnosis - surgery - and start of chemo - but i am still here - some wonderful cards xx

    1. Margrit, you hang in there hunni & stay positive it makes all the difference! When the road is tough lift your chin up & look forward!
      Thinking of you!
      Dawn xx

  18. Sending my best wishes sweetie...

    This challenge is a fabulous idea ....

    Huge hugs

  19. Hi Dawn, thank you for your nice comment on my blog, and thank you for the link to "The Crafty Pad" great site, I joined to be a follower there. (I'm already a follower of yours.) I love your card BTW, you've done a great job!

  20. Would you look at that? You even made me blog my card that I've been forgetting from July? Hehehehe... :0)

    And yes I've linked them both to the crafty pad too sweetie...

    Huge hugs to you hun.

  21. Absolutley stunning cards on here, such beautiful designs. I'm a new follower to your blog & have entered the challenge!

    I sincerely wish your Mum a speedy recovery - My Mum is going through breast cancer treatment at the moment too.

    Keep positive!



  22. Dawn you are looking fantastic and well done on reaching above and beyond your fundraising target! You have done so well hun! You are certainly a treasured daughter to your mum! Wishing you both well mwahh xox

  23. What a heartfelt post Dawn, your mom will be so proud of you... Your gesture is one filled with love and it touches my heart, especially because I know what you're both going through right now... Your card is beautiful, especially with your story behind it... Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, hugs, Ira xox

  24. Hi Dawn, i would just like to say your Mum is a very brave lady and i congratulate you on your support for her!! I had BC 2 years ago and i'm doing great now so i wish you and your Mum all the best!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

  25. Dawn, you look beautiful!!!!! Your mom is lucky to have you on her side!

  26. Great Challenge, Dawn! My MIL is a BC Survivor. I am having a BCA challenge on my blog at We are donating $1.75 to Breast Cancer Research for each entry in our challenge. Hope you can join us there.

    My prayers for you and you Mom!

  27. Hi Dawn, Thank you for bringing this awareness to light its an amazing challenge and for all who take part are supporting this as l have done, your so inspiring with your hair being shaved and lovingly supporting your mum l hope too for a speedy recovery take care and thank you for bringing this together xx

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