Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Help for Katie

Where to start with this one. Although 2011 looks like being a happy year for me for Katie it might be such a happy year. I came across her story via Jak Heath, who many of you know is a fabulous crafter and an inspiration to many.

You can read all about Katie here.

Anyway, Jak has got together with some very talented artists/crafters to help put together a package of digital designs that you can get by making a donation of £15 to the 'Help for Katie' cause. As Jak says on her blog what you are getting would cost you a lot more than £15 if you were to buy one of each item individually. As well as getting all the digital designs, each £15 donation will be eligible for a prize draw for a variety of crafting prizes.

I hope some of you out there decide to join me in donating £15 to the 'Help For Katie' cause. One reason why I have no hesitation in donating to this cause is that cancer has touched my family twice. Firstly my darling hubby - Billy - is a survivor - 20 years plus and second, my brother-in-law is currently fighting.

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Happy New Year!!!!!!

First of all just to want to wish all of you in blogland a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011. And secondly apologies for being awol for a while, what with trying to get ready for St Andrews Night in November, a trip home for wedding preparations before that, then christmas I don't know where the time has gone.

2011 is a bit of a big year for us - our daughter, Sarah, is getting married in August and already the wedding preparations are in full swing. The early parts of 2011 will see me focussing on getting the wedding stationery done. So apologies first of all as until I get the wedding stationery finished, I think card making will have to be on an as and when required basis. The first batch of stationery - Save the Date - was taken home when we headed home for christmas along with the Thank You cards. Now it is working on the invitations.

It's nearly half way through January and I have only made one card - a birthday card for my favourite aunt. My inspiration came from a card I saw in Issue 63 of Papercraft Essentials and used a new technique to me, creating a flower from fabric or fabric paper - a wee tutorial. The card stock I used from 'The All Dressed Up' matstock by DCWV, the flower made from material that I bought a few years ago to do patchwork and quilting with, but never got round to it and a button from my stash.

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