Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Guest Spot with a very Special Lady!

This is my second post of the day - please scroll down to see my first post.


This is an incredibly special post ... I'm very proud to be a Guest Designer today with Dawn as she launches her own special challenge today.

The theme is Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Think PINK
(not just a little bit of pink but a lot of pink!).

If you were with me on Saturday, you may have read my post about Dawn's Mum's battle with cancer. To keep her Mum company, Dawn is having her head shaved on Saturday 8th September 2012. I think Dawn is so incredibly brave doing this - I don't think it's something I could do! 
You can read Dawn's Story at her Just Giving Page and, if you can, please make a donation to Dawn's chosen Charity, Breakthrough Breast Cancer. At the time of writing (Monday evening) Dawn has raised a wonderful £640 for this great charity. She is hoping to raise £1,000, but I'm sure with our help she can exceed this target -- just £1/$1 would help boost the funds and help Breakthrough Breast Cancer as they try to find a cure for this awful disease!
So, Dawn has contacted some well known and maybe less well known 'Crafty Companies', and the following prizes are on offer:

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
That's TEN whopping prizes up for grabs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dawn's challenge starts today (Tuesday 4th September) and runs until Saturday 29th September. There will be updates from some of Dawn's crafty friends and DT-mates each Tuesday.
So, without further ado, here is my very, very, very pink (with one bit of grey!) card using a Digi Image drawn by one of our Sponsors, the very talented Lexi of Fairy Dust Crafts.

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Snow White which I cut, scored and folded into a 15cm Square card.
  • Design Papers - are from the set  "Awareness" by Summer at Summertime Designs. My main paper is called Dots Paper and I have used Blossom Paper to make 3 strips running down the card.
  • Image - this sassy girl is called "Roxi" and she is just one of the talented Lexi's (Fairy Dust Crafts) creations - click the link to head over to Lexi's store and have a look at the other lovely digi images she has there! To bring this lovely girl to life, I paper pieced her top using "Ribbon Paper" (from the "Awareness" Kit as above) and then used my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Skin - FS2, FS3
    • Hair - PP3, EB1
    • Eyes - TB6
    • Lips - PP5
    • Trousers - BG2, BG4
    • Belt - PP5, True Black
    • Background - Chalks in Grey, Light Blue and Pink
  • Sentiment - is by Debbie (Crafty Pad Designs) and was one of the freebies she was giving away on The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog on Saturday.
  • Gems and Flowers - from my stash
Please hop over to Dawn's Blog and see what gorgeous creations the other Guest Designers have made to whet your appetite - don't forget to come back and show us your Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Pink creations. And if you can help with a donation, however small, it will be very gratefully received.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges, with a little bit of help from the girls at Feline Playful:
Hope you have a great week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. fabulous Helen - I'm trying to get something put together too! Big Hugs rachel xx

  2. This is beautiful Helen, lots of lovely pink and a fab image.

    Hugs Julie x

  3. Just gorgeous Helen and beautifully coloured too. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

  4. Fabulous Helen! I love your card and the idea behind it.

    Thanks for joining us at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge Blog :)

    Tanya xx


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Helen x