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Saturday, 1 September 2012

A Special Post in Honour of a Special Friend

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:
 & more!
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!

With the help of Feline Playful, I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Catherine said...

This is such a cool card Ali ! I love it ! Have a lovely week-end my friend ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Cumbrianlass said...

Absolutley brilliant Dawn, will love this for her challenge
Thanks for joining in the lejdesigns challenge and good luck

Dawn said...

Thanks for creating such a wonderful card Ali! I love it & it showcases Debbie's wonderful FREEBIE images just perfectly!
Dawn xx

cotnob said...

Fab card Ali, I love the bust shape and your lovely flower embellishment.

Laura said...

fabulous! perfect card for September! thanks for sharing with us at mefy!

crafty-stamper said...

beautiful card and love the paper piecing -brilliant for the Breast Cancer Awareness-thanks for joining us at LEJ designs this week
carol DT x

Pami said...

Wow what an fabulous card! Love it! Thanks for joining in with my challenge at LCI this week, good luck! Pami x

Sheryl said...

Fab card Ali with such an important message. My SIL is battling breast cancer at the moment.
What a wonderful daughter your friend is supporting her mum is this way.
And what great friends she has at the Crafty Pad too!
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge this week - really good to see you. Hope we see you again soon.
Hugs Sheryl xx

CraftyGirl said...

Lovely job that same image is on my desk I need to get it done. Thank you for playing along at Made Especially For You. Good luck in the challenge.


CraftyGirl MEFY GDT

craftyeyes said...

fab card great colours and shape thanks for sharing with us at chocolate coffee and cards good luck with the challenge Tracy x

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous card, and fantastic paper piecing! This is one survivor who thanks you for your support. We so appreciate that you chose to play along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at our Perfect Sentiment Challenge this week. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Queen B said...

Cute! What an awesome cause! Thanks for playing at Party Time Tuesdays!

Sylvia x said...

Wow what a stunning little card...thank you for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenges this week

Good luck in the challenge

Sylvia x

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love this card ... fabulous shape
Thanks for joining us at LCI this forntight
Lisa x

nwilliams6 said...

Great card! Love it!