Sunday, 13 May 2018

A Fundraising 'Make and Take' Day

Yesterday, I went along to a local card-making 'Make and Take' fundraiser
where I spent a lovely couple of hours making cards with other 'crafting' ladies.

All the funds raised are donated to St.Luke's Hospice in Basildon.
This charity is one which is very close to my heart and where my husband spent
his last few days being cared for by their amazing doctors and nurses.

The card packs are put together by the very talented Karen, Kay and Gill and you
 can choose to make as many of them as you like, making donations for each card made. 

Free tea/coffee and cake is served as part of the entrance fee and a raffle is also held.

Here is the first card I chose to make which was designed by Karen.
Later on in the afternoon, I used Karen's design and made 
this card for my spares box.
It's certainly a great way of using up the scraps of card or paper
we all accumalate.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Elements - Lacey Circles
The topper and strips of card were a free gift from Hunkydory
which I have had in my stash for a few years!
Challenges entered:-
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Add a Flower
Double 'D' Challenge - May Flowers

I will show the other two cards I made over the next few days.

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x


  1. What a beautiful card and great use of those scraps! Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘May Flowers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. What a lovely day to craft away! Such a beautiful charity, very close to your heart. Your cards are beautiful and I love that floral one. The colors are perfect, so fresh and spring like! Gorgeous papers too! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at The Double D Challenge Blog, May Flowers, Donna, DT Member.

  3. Both great cards and ideal for using scraps--but really love the papers and topper used on first one
    Carol x

  4. Wow! Lovely creations, Diane, and for such a worthy, heartfelt cause. I especially love your paper piecing idea - a really great way of using those scraps in a unique, beautiful manner. They are gorgeous creations sure to brighten anyone's day! Happy Mother's Day! Wishing you a great week! hugs, de

  5. Beautiful cards

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  6. Amazing cards Janice and what a great idea for charity x

  7. Hi Janice your cards are gorgeous. That is such a lovely idea to raise funds. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Super cards Janice, they are both fabulous but I especially like the second one, it is so pretty.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  9. What a lovely charity. Your card is amazing, beautifully done! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D May Flowers Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
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  10. Oh how wonderful to be able to work for this fundraiser, such a wonderful cause, and bet it feels great to give yourself like that.
    Beautiful cards, I really love the one you made with the Hunkydory goodies!

  11. Those cards are so utterly beautiful! Fantastic! Thank you for joining us at Moo Mania & More!

  12. A wonderful cause and a great idea for raising funds too. I love the cards that you've made, both are wonderful.

    Sue xx

  13. Such a beautiful way to use up scraps.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  14. What gorgeous cards, so pretty.
    Valerija xx

  15. Janice, you are one talented lady! Wow! Beautiful creations!! Thank you for joining us at Crafting By Designs xxx

  16. Two beautiful cards, Janice and such a great way of using scraps. Love the fund-raising idea too, a super way of raising money for the hospice. xx

  17. Two fabulous cards here Janice and for such a good and worthy cause to raise money. Your card using the scraps from your stash is beautiful! What a nice way to use them up.

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