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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Crafting for all Seasons #52 "Think Pink"

Good morning all.
Well I seemed to lose yesterday trying to sort an Order of Service!! Me and the newer version of Word just don't get on and I eventually cut and pasted everything into Craft Artist to get it laid out properly. It is an exceptionally long service.....8 sides to be precise when I had finished....it started off 11 sides!! Never mind it's done now and all ready to print once I've finished the toppers for the covers. by the time I'd finished it was nearly bedtime so sorry I didn't get to visit anyone.

I'm off to Newcastle shopping with one of my sister's today to sort her wedding outfit out so if I don't get around to see everyone tonight I'll see you all on Thursday.

Today it's time for a new challenge at CFAS and it's a very special one close to all our hearts.  It's our second birthday and as a tribute to and in memory of Dawn Austin the founder of the challenge our theme this time is "Think Pink". 

Dawn fought a long and valiant fight against breast cancer, never losing faith or giving up hope that a cure could be found. Sadly a cure wasn't found in time to save Dawn and she passed away in February.

Dawn was a very private person but the glimpses she gave into her everyday life were always filled with love for her family and her crafting.

We're being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish and Rick St Dennis (who gave the DT images to use) and Inky Impressions (Nicole designed some sentiments specially for the challenge). 

This one's for you Dawn...I hope you like it!!

Image is "Daisy Days" from Robyn's Fetish and I've coloured her with promarkers. Sentiment is from Inky Impressions and I've changed the colour in Publisher. Base punch is from Martha Stewart - I think this is my favourite punch although I do have a new one I haven't used yet which may take it's place!! Pink card from Papermania. Papers are a Me to You magazine freebie. Dies are all from Spellbinders. Floral lace, ribbon, butterflies, button, skeleton leaves, flowers and gems are all from my stash.

We're being joined by many of our former design team girls who also wanted to pay tribute to Dawn, so please pop over to the challenge blog to see all their inspiration. We're  looking forward to seeing all your makes this time and hope as many as possible of you will join us in this very special tribute to to a very special lady.

Challenges entered:
Artistic Inspirations - flowers and lace
Card Mania - flowers
Cupcake Craft - lots of layers
Get Inky - die cuts
Kaboodle Doodles - use ribbon and at least one button
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - ribbon and lace
Pan Pastel UK - pink
Crafts 4 Eternity - Tic Tac Toe (pink, 3 of something (white flowers), bling)
Happy Campers - use lace

Carol x


  1. Great contribution to the memory of Dawn...lovely card and one I will try and enter...xx

  2. Adorable image, love the background of it! The dies is so pretty, thank you for join us at Artistic Inspirations this week, hugs Kate DT

  3. This is gorgeous,lovely image and design.xxx

  4. Super card Carol. I love the border too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

  5. wonderful card Carol - and lovely to remember Dawn. Hugs xx

  6. Such a beautiful card made in memory of a very special lady. The image is so cute and I love all your pretty detailing
    Sue xx

  7. beautiful monochromatic card. I love pink!
    thank you for playing with us this week at Craft 4 Eternity.

  8. Wonderful card Carol for such a lovely cause, Susan x

  9. A fitting tribute to Dawn, a lovely card and love the image too. I am sure Dawn will love it.

    Linda xxx

  10. Hi Carol!
    I love your card! The layout is so very wonderfull! xx Bianca

  11. Gorgeous....a lovely tribute. Sweet image & love that border!
    Hugs Jo x

  12. gorgeous pink card love the border and embellishments especially the skeleton leaves not seen those for a long time-thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    Carol DT x

  13. Gorgeous card Carol, lovely punched and die cut details

  14. Lovely card and very beautiful details. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  15. Gorgeous card Carol, loving all the fabulous pinks, also the wonderful image and embellishments, super, super card.
    lorraine x

  16. Such a beautiful creation with great details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  17. So beautiful Carol is the image and your die is amazing x

  18. What a wonderful card. Sorry to hear about Dawn losing her battle with cancer.
    We have had this horrible illsness touch out lives too...DH had cancer for 3 years whe our girls were 4 and 5. Seems so long ago now...but it was quite the battle!

    Your card is so beautiful. Love all the shades of pinks and the lovely image. The intricate cut of the card edge is fabulous!

  19. Hey there Thanksss so much for sharing your fabby cute Pink card with the DT from PanPastel UK, love the image and your cute little image and flowers. Hugs Terry xxxx

  20. Really sweet, I love the papers and layout and those lace daisies are gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  21. A gorgeous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our "Monochromatic" challenge - hope to see you again soon and good luck in the draw.

    Shaz xx

  22. Fantastic card, and special:)! Beautiful image and the details are so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  23. I love your card Carol & I'm sure Dawn Austin would have too!
    Dawn xx

  24. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles.

    Hugs Helen xx


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