Friday 6 August 2010

Katie for a Cure....

Hi there, Susan here.

Over at Fussy and Fancy it is the time for Group B to join in with the rest of the DT girls with our Challenge 16 Pink and Black. We are working with Stampinsanity on this challenge to help with the fight against Breast Cancer. A very special stamp has been designed Katie for a Cure, full details of how you can purchase this beautiful stamp can be found on the Stampinsanity blog. The story of how this stamp came about is very tragic, I do hope you can call across and give your support, all proceeds from the purchase of this stamp set will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

We are asking please for everyone who joins in the challenge at Fussy and Fancy will you call across to Stampinsanity, even if you don't want to purchase the stamp, you can if you want, make a donation to help fight to get rid of this horrible desease.

Now back to my card....

I used a great sketch from an older challenge over at Incy Wincy Sketch Challenges, I loved the look of this sketch and thought it was perfect for what I wanted.

My backing papers are a mixture from my stash, I have mat and layered onto a deep pink plain card. All edges have been distressed. My double sided satin ribbon is from our local market. All the pearls are from Bunny Zoes.

This is the beautiful digi image that has been specially designed for this appeal, 'Katie for a Cure'. I used Pro-Markers to colour it in and gently inked the background in pink and black, before distressing the edges of the topper and backing card. I added some glossy accents onto the 'ribbon' and her glasses.

This is one of the sentiments in the 'Katie for a Cure' set, I printed it onto card then gently inked the background with pink and black and distressed the edges.

The inside of my card also carried a sentiment from the set. This said... 'The most important thing in illness is to never lose hope'....

My flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, they are so beautiful and were just the right colour that I was wanting.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan



  1. Hi Susan

    Simply stunning.

    Hugs Ali x

  2. Brilliant card Susan that image is wonderful thank you for sharing this with us at OSAAT this week.
    Lorraine x

  3. Awesome card.
    Everything on it is great.

  4. I love this! Thanks for playing along with us again at Penny's. Good Luck!


  5. Beautiful card Susan, love your image and the hint of pink so beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT sketch or a little pink challenge...

    Hugs Jo xxx

  6. Fab and inspiring card , hope you raise loads of funds. Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

  7. Another stunning card Susan!! Love it and the colours are beautiful xx

    Hope you are both well xx

    Hugs Tina xx :0) xx

  8. oh dear, I'm having trouble seeing anything you've typed, and you have the same background as the person after you, so maybe it isn't blogger after all!! But I do love your card, the flowers are gorgeous!! Thank you for joining OSAAT's Sketch and/or use Pink Challenge this week.

  9. This is such a beautiful card Mam and for such a wonderful cause. I love the image and your colouring and my favourite part of the design has to be the black papers you have used. They really do make the card fantastic and striking to look at. As usual your flowers are gorgeous too.
    Wonderful card Mam and it looks amazing in real life too, I love coming round to see your new creations!

  10. Fabulous card!
    Thanks very much for sharing your creation with us at OSAAT, don't forget to check back tomorrow to find out who's won (good luck!) and check out the new challenge :D
    And I wasn't really sure whether to mention this or not, but the bg behind the text seems to have disappeared on your blog, so all the text is on top of the patchwork bg instead. Which makes it very colourful, but difficult to read :P Unless it's just me, or just a Blogger glitch, in which case obviously ignore this :P

  11. This is simply stunning, love all the flowers & leaves!

  12. Fantastic card and great image - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
    Deb xx

  13. This is gorgeous, the hint of black is just fab. Thanks palying alongwith TT this week

  14. Hi There girls, this card is great, lots of black along with pink, such a good combo, and such a good cause. Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers again this week.
    Bee xx

  15. I love coming to visit you two girls. Every single one of your creations is stunning. Thanks for playing at Cupcake again. x


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