Saturday 29 September 2012

Flowers Lace & Pearls!

Good Morning Lovely Bloggers
It's a lovely Sunday morning & it's time for the latest challenge at 
The Crafty Pad! The theme this week is
Here's my card!

I used the TCP - Flowers For Mum image (one of my many favourite's)
The design is once again fairly simple as I am still crafting where I can 
in my topsy turvey mid decoration house! lol My stash is still packed 
in boxes all over the place & I can't find a thing!

I coloured the image with a combination of 
Promarkers & Flexmarkers

The cotton lace & twine are part of a gift I received recently 
from the USA, aren't they beautiful!

I added a few self adhesive pearls which I think are from Meiflower

I decorated the inside of the card too & I 
couldn't resist adding a piece of twine!
The DP I have used is from a free download called
Thanks for dropping in, it's always nice to see you!
Don't forget to check out the other DT "Floral" 
creations at The Crafty Pad
I can't wait to see what you create this week!

I'd like to enter  this little card in the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Go Pink(BCA)
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Down In The Garden
Platypus Creek Digitals - Pearls & Lace
2 Sisters - Use Your Favourite Stamps
Paper Play - Flowers & Lace
Crafty Catz - Ribbons & Lace
Pattie's Creations - Include A Digi/Stamped Image
Stampin' For The Weekend - Feeling Floral
Sweet n Sassy Digi Challenge - Hip To Be Square
Totally Papercrafts - Pretty Pastels
Do You Stack Up - Scallops (on lace)
Crafts & Me - Favourite Colour
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Say It With Flowers
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Pink or Breast Cancer Awareness
Papelitos Stamps - Use A Digi
Twisted Tuesday - Back To basics

Breast Cancer Awareness/Think Pink Challenge Winners

Hi di do di all!
It's time to announce the winners of my month long
Breast Cancer Awareness/Think Pink
Fundraising Challenge!
I'd like to thank everyone who helped me out, GDT's with me, sponsored the challenge,
entered the challenge & those who donated to my cause too!

I am also grateful to all of those people who shared their amazing stories with me!
I'm so inspired by you all!

There is still time to donate if you would like to,
just click here to check out my story & my Just Giving page
every £1 or $1 helps!
You can also purchase a Breast Cancer Awareness Digital Image
 created by Lindsay of LEJ Designs exclusivel for my fundraiser here
just click on the BUY Button to instantly download her!

In the interests of fairness, I used RANDOM.ORG  to generate
 the winners of my challenge as I wanted everyone to have an equal chance!

Here is the list of winners I do hope you're on it!

Joanna Sheen Goody Bag
Gill M - Claimed

Saturated Canary $40 Gift Voucher
NanaConnie - claimed

The Crafty Pad Designs 8 single images



Mo's Digital Pencil  2x $5 Shop Credit


Laura Love - Claimed

Dude Time Doodles $10 Gift Certificate
Jenny H - Claimed

Crafty Emblies £10 Voucher
Margrit - Claimed

Fairy Dust Crafts 5 single images
Nikki - Claimed

Funky Hand 1 Download
lalkygirl - claimed

Iva Nova Chest Pink Goody Bag
Ellapu - Claimed

Linda Westcott-Handmade Crochet Flowers, Fimo Flowers & Lace Edging
Debbie L- Claimed
Christi Hicks  Pink Cause Ribbon Punch
Lindsay- Claimed
Please email me dawnyfox(at)gmail(dot)com
 with your relevant details so that  I can get your prizes sorted out!
You have until 10:00 am on Friday 5th October to get in touch!
Thanks again everyone, it's been fun!

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***

Wednesday 26 September 2012

DTD Blog Hop

Happy Hump Day lovely bloggers!
It's the last Wednesday of the month which means it's time for the
Dude Time Doodles New Release Blog Hop
If you are already following the hop & you map skills are good,
you'll hopefully have found your way over here from
the lovely  & oh so talented Tammy's blog!
If you have just happened on the hop then fear not,
it's a circle hop & if you carry on from here you can just hop 
round until you have seen all the samples that the Dude & Dudettes have
 created to welcome the new residents to Dudesville!

This is Franklin Stein! 
He & the rest of the fab new images are
available in the Dude Time Doodles Store from today.
If you are anxious to get on with the hop, you need to go visit with 
our super talented Nancy who I'm sure has a howlarious to show you!
Before you go, don't forget to leave some love along the way!
There is a mystery Host/Hostess with a prize to give away to 
one lucky commenter!

Now, as you're still here, I guess you want to read a little 
bit more about my card! 
I made a 6"x6" card using a sheet of A4 cardstock,
I used some digital papers which were created by 
Michelle Stones, for matting & layering,
They can be found here at Free Digital Scrapbooking
 used them for matting & layering.
The sentiment panels were made on the PC using a free font called
Evil Of Frankenstein you can find it here.
The image was coloured with Promarkers
I distressed the edges of the image & sentiment panels then 
ran the chisel tip of my promarker around it to get the inked edge!

I also added a little spider charm which is dangling from a raggy 
piece of ribbon which is knotted at each end.
Franklin Stein would be an ideal image for Halloween but as 
we have a friend who's birthday is around that time, 
I made this card for him!

Do you like my punny sentiment???
I just love that little patch on his knee!lol

I decorated the inside of the card a little too!
Now, don't forget as I said earlier to leave a comment at each stop 
as you go! Thanks so much for hopping by!
Your next stop on the hop is Nancy!
Have fun, fun, fun!
**NB Intitially, the links will be to the other blogs on the hop but not post specific 
as I will be catching a few zzzzzzz when it goes live!**
I promise to update them as soon as I can in the morning!
I'd like to enter Franklin Stein in the following challenges!
I Love Promarkers Male Theme
365 Cards Colour Me Purple
Bearly Mine Add A Sentiment
Papelitos Stamps Use A Digi
Twisted Tuesday's Back To Basics
Catered Crop Knot
Scrappers Delights Paper Crafts Distress It
The Squirrel & The Fox Celebrate The Occasion
Challenge Up Your Life Fantasy
Sweet Stampin How Charming
By The Cute & Girly Boys/Men
Desert Island Crafts Challenge Pick 3 1 Black, 4 Creepy Crawlers, Monster
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge Funny/Humour
Ladybug Crafts Anything Goes
Unique Crafters Challenge Anything Goes
ATC's & Cards With Attitude  Anything Goes
Card Makin Mama's Puns
Delicious Doodles Use Metal