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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Special Fundraising BCA Image


UPDATED JAN 2015 IMAGE NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW VAT LAWS

Hi all you lovely bloggers,
Have you seen the news here in the UK about the new drug to
 treat ladies with advanced breast cancer? 
You can check it out here
As you probably know by now, as a result of my mum
 being treated for Breast Cancer,I have been fundraising 
this last little while for Breakthrough Breast Cancer


I have had my head shaved & in an attempt to boost my funds a little more,
I am currently running two 
Breast Cancer Awareness/Think Pink Themed Challenges
one on my blog here with a host of fantastic sponsor prizes to be won
& the other on The Crafty Pad where you can fnd some fantastic BCA freebies 
drawn by the lovely "Boss" Deborah Moore of The Crafty Pad Designs.
As well as another list of fab sponsor prizes to be won!

I have also been lucky enough to receive an exclusive
 Digital Image to sell on my blog to help with fundraising.

The image was drawn by Lindsay Elise Jolly
of LEJ Designs & is called 
"Hope"


Isn't she beautiful & poignant!

 Here is a card made by Lindsay using the image she has drawn.


You can see more about it on Lindsay's Blog
As Lindsay normally retails her images at £1.50 
I have decided that to respect Lindays work & the image
 "Hope" 
it will be sold exclusively here at  £1.50

100% of the proceeds of the sale of this image will go to my fundraising for
If you'd like to own & create with "Hope" please click on the button below!



Please feel free to share the news about this image & let people 
know where they can purchase her!
With Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming up,
I'm sure many of you will find her useful & won't it feel good 
knowing that you have helped a worthy cause too!
Thanks so much for your support!

Greetings All!


Good Morning & Happy Wednesday all!
It's Inspiration Time At Dude Time Doodles!
For this weeks challenge, we'd like to see you
 "Add A Sentiment"
Here's my project!


I decided to use Breast Cancer Awareness Girl for another cause!
Whilst I was chatting to a neighbour about my fundraising for

and the reasons behind it, he told me that he was in 
the midst of treatment for Prostate Cancer.
He was really positive about it & I was inspired to make a card for him!
I looked up the ribbon colour for Prostate Cancer & it seems to be 
light blue hence the colours on my card!


my image was coloured with a mix of Promarkers & Flexmarkers.
The base card was cut with a Grand Nestability then I added a 
smaller shaped piece of the spotty DP which has been in my stash for ever &
was from Do Crafts about a million years ago! lol
The sentiment was part of the set, I inked the edges of the image & the 
sentiment then added a blue ribbon (recycled off of a dressing gown) 
& some little blue self adhesive pearls.
As the card is for a man, I wanted it to be fairly Clean & Simple 
so I stopped there!


Here is the back of the card, just to let you see that I have cut a slice off
of the bottom to help it stand up & stop it rolling about!
Inside the card is lined with a plain insert cut with the Grand nestie.
I do hope he likes it & gets a chuckle!

Thanks for stopping by, now head on over to Dude Time Doodles
 to see what the rest of the team have made for your inspiration!
We also have a sponsor this week!
The lovely Paulette from
Create With TLC


is offering one lucky winner a $10 Gift Certificate for her store!

Don't forget to check out my 
There are some fab sponsors & great prizes to be won!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Hooked On Crafts Cards For Men
Oldie But A Goodie Show Us Your Ribbons (paper 4yrs+ old)
Papelitos Stamps Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers CAS Cards
{Pin}spirational #25
Sassy Cheryl's Die Cuts
Stamp With Fun Get Well Soon
The Crazy Challenge Spots Or Stripes
The Pink Elephant Monochromatic
Victorine Stamps Dots (DP)
No Matter Which Challenges Die Cuts/Punches
Charizma Cardz Shaped Card
Digi Doodles Shop's Best Anything Goes
Forever Friends Colour (use one or more)
Paper Crafting Journey Use A Sentiment

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

My Breast Cancer Awareness/Think Pink Challenge Update 2

Hey crafty bloggers, I do hope you are well!
Here I am with the second update for my 
The purpose of this challenge is to raise awareness & hopefully 
to help boost to my fundraising for


You can read my story on the Challenge Post here
If you can possibly donate anything to my cause, you can do so via my 
Just Giving Page or text BTBC62 £(amount) to 70070
(the text service is free & the amount you donate is added to your bill)
Every £1 or $1 helps!
We have some amazing prizes from wonderful sponsors 
Don't forget to enter the 
at The Crafty Pad too! 
There are a host of different sponsors over there & some freebie images
drawn by the lovely boss, Deborah Moore!

My lovely crafty friends have been busy again & have made these 
delightful creations to inspire you!

Ali - Using Strawberry Girl From Mo Manning















Abi - Has made a lovely Bikini Card




We can't wait to see what you make!
Hurry on over, there is just over a week left to enter!


Christmas Joy!

I was delighted to be asked to GDT at Creative Craft Challenges.
I love playing along with their fun challenges!
Here's the little card I made!


The image I was given to play with is 
as it was quite simple & snappy, I decided to keep my
 card fairly simple too!
Bugaboo are sponsoring the challenge which is "Anything Goes"
For the base, I used an A6 midnight blue pearlised card blank 
then added a matt of red CS which I ran through the Big Shot in a 
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. I also added some 
glitter edged ribbon which was tied in a double bow & some 
gold & green adhesive gems!


I printed out the image twice, coloured with my Sakura glitter gel pens
then cut out the elements from the second image & layered them
up using pinflair glue.


I hope you like my simple little card!
Can't wait to see what you make!
I'd like to enter the following challenges with this card!
Going Grey With Scrap Creations Embossing
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Christmas
Gingerloft Embossing
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges Celebrations
Annabelle Stamps Challenge 3D Christmas (C8)
Avadares Make It Sparkle
Stampin' For The Weekend Starting Christmas Early

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Autumn is Here

Good Morning & A Happy Sunday to you all!
It's time for the latest challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
The theme chosen by our lovely Pauline, is
Here is my little offering!


The image I have used is Fairy Chloe on Mushroom.
I have coloured her with a mix if Flemarkers & Promarkers.
I cut out the image with a circle nestie & matted onto a
scalloped circle.The punched border was done using a 
Martha Stewart Doily punch


Here's a closer look.You can just about make out the Diamond Sparkles 
I have added. The DP's are from Lidl & one is pre glittered.


I decorated the inside of the card to reflect the outside.
The panel is a little smaller as I was using up some scraps.


The side view!


Side view of the outside. The ribbon is from a local haberdashers
& you can see I have added some gems in the top corner to balance the card!



The greeting is computer generated using a font called Faerie.
Emily, her sister & her mum all love faeries!
Our sponsor this week is

and the fab prize  is


1 Pack of Red Rubber Tree Stamps
1 6x6 Tree Themed Backing Papers
1 A4 sheet of Bird Toppers

Don't forget we also have a month long challenge 
Breast Cancer Awareness/Think Pink hereas well as 
the Breast Cancer Awareness/Think Pink challenge on my blog.
These are separate challenges with fantastic sponsor prizes for both!

My Mum is being treated for Breast cancer at the moment & I have had my 
head shaved to raise funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

If you are able to help & donate a little something, please visit my Just Giving page here.
Every little helps!
Thanks for looking, now do pop over to see what the rest of the 
very talented Team A ladies have created!

I'd like to enter a few challenges with my card:
Crafty Ann's Sketch or Autumnal Colours
Fairy Tale Autumn
Poodles Parlour Here Come the girls
QKR Stampede Birthday Celebration
Raise The Bar Anything With Wings
C.R.A.F.T Autumn
Creative Belli - Autumn
Diva's By Design For A Child
Bearly Mine Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments leaves