Good Morning, and a very warm welcome. I am really excited to be here today to share details of a special challenge we are holding over at
One of my teamies, and a very lovely friend of mine, Dawn, is doing something wonderful to support her beloved mum, who is currently battling Breast Cancer. On Saturday September 8th, she is having her head shaved in honour of her mum, who has lost her hair through chemotherapy, and at the same time, is hoping to raise lots of money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
To support our friend in this wonderful gesture, The Crafty Pad will be running a MONTH long challenge alongside our weekly challenges to offer our support.
The theme for our special challenge is:
Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Think PINK
(not just a little pink but lots of PINK!)
In honour of this special challenge, Debbie, the fab boss and owner of The Crafty Pad, has created a plethora of wonderful FREEBIES, both images AND sentiments for you to use (optional) if you would like to join the challenge. Simply pop over to the challenge blog and see. All we ask is that you PLEASE don't share them, but direct people back to the blog to collect them in-person. Also, if you DO use them in your creations, PLEASE give credit & include a link back to The Crafty Pad. Simples!
AND...There's MORE!!! So many wonderful people and companies have offered to sponsor this challenge with fabby prizes, including:
For full details go to the challenge blog.
Here is my card:
I knew straight away what I was going to do with this wonderful image!
Believe it or not, this image is one of the fabulous freebies designed by our dear Debbie especially to support this BCA/Pink challenge. I used a peachy/cream coloured card to cut the 'bust/chest' shape from, then paper-pieced the image using a range of Breast-Cancer support DPs. I LOVE paper-piecing, it's one of my all-time fave techniques. The flower was cut using a daisy-die, and finished off with a pearl. I added a simple sentiment. 'thanks for your support' surrounded by pink gems.
I do hope you will join us is this challenge, and help us to raise awareness for this worthy cause, and hopefully some money too!
- The Perfect Sentiment PSC47 - Anything Goes with a sentiment.
- Ladybird Crafts Ink TLT - Paper Piecing.
- LEJ Designs - Anything Goes.
- Papelitos Stamps #9 - Pretty in Pink.
- Party Time Tuesdays #83 - Anything Goes.
- Sweet Stamps #81 - A Favourite Technique.
- Creative Stamp Friends #58 - Special Card Shape.
- Made Especially for You - Paper-Piecing.
- C.R.A.F.T. #170 - Shaped Cards.
- Paper Play wk.35 - appreciation/Thank You.
- Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #20- Ribbon for a Cause (breast cancer.)