Friday, October 16, 2009

A Challenge and Pink Ribbon Day

Kellie recently set each member of her MDU Store DT a challenge - she asked each of us to use a specific image that she nominated from the gorgeous YUMMY collection - I was asked to use the gorgeous Magnolia tea cup on a card or project. You can check out what the others girls came up with for their challenge here - and trust me - it's well worth the visit for some wonderfully inspiring creations! Kellie has also set a challenge for YOU - and you have a chance to win a $10 store voucher - check it out at the same place here.

I had originally planned to use one of my Tildas or Edwins and have them sitting on the tea cup - but I decided the tea cup was my challenge and should therefore be the star of the show! I've made a little kitchen shelf and popped a couple of the Magnolia tins on the top shelf. The cups are "hanging" from the shelf on rhinestone brads - with the exception of the one that's down and ready for boiling water to be poured over the "Tilda's Special Tea" teabag - I can just imagine it would have a wonderful fruity taste and aroma. I know - I'm a sad case - I like to imagine all sorts of things - LOL.

Kellie also has a special offer for you - one that comes from the heart and is very personal to me too - I've had 3 close friends suffer from breast cancer so next week's Pink Ribbon Day is a time for me to reflect on how lucky I am to still have these 3 amazing women in my life!

One in every nine Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85. It could be a mother, sister, aunt, cousin, niece or friend. Whoever they are, one thing they have in common is that they will all need our help and support.

This year, Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon day is on Monday, October 26th. Pink Ribbon Day is your chance to help raise money and awareness for all Australian women affected by breast cancer.

For as much as we do to help improve survival rates and treatments, the fact is there is still so much more to be done. But by purchasing just one wristband you are helping in more ways than you could imagine.

Kellie has these wristbands listed in store HERE - they are not instore yet but they are on their way. Please take note of the code below as all postage on this item is free. Kellie is not out to make any profit from selling these and as a thank you, she is offering free postage. If you are to order a stamp it is STILL free postage. Papers, stamps anything - it’s still FREE postage if you order a Pink Ribbon Wrist Band.

**Please be sure to quote this code in check out PINK01 so you are not charged for postage

**PLEASE NOTE : This is a pre-order as they are on their way and will be posted to all that order them on their arrival asap.

xXx

30 comments:

Sue said...

This is amazing. Reminds me of the beautiful cups and saucers an Aunt displayed when I was little. We so liked to look at them. This is just beautiful. Ok, poor the boiling water now, I'm ready for a spot of tea.

Tracey Feeger said...

This is amazing Debbie. I just love it. I would never have thought of using it this way - I guess that is why Kellie set it for you as she knew you would come up with something wonderful.
mwah
Trace

Jenny said...

What a gorgeous card! You certainly have amazing talent!!

Kellie Winnell said...

This is just absolutely gorgeous Debbie. I just knew you would do something amazing with this stamp call me physic or just know your talent! Love it, amazing inspiration and use of the stamps clever chooken xx

Jodie from Oz said...

Beautiful creation Debbie, very creative. I am with Sue, would love a cup of this special sweet Tilda brew.
Hugs Jodie from Oz xx

Kristy Young said...

Just fabulous Debbie, love everything about your card.
xx

Cheryl said...

OMG stunning and so creative!!! I love it,a perfect card for a Kitchen tea invite!! You are so clever,hope you don't mind if I borrow this idea sometime!!
xx

Sammi said...

wow!! Debbie this is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous work! xxx

Leonie said...

Debbie, your card is a masterpiece, love it!

sandra said...

It looks like grandma's kitchen shelf!
Original work!
I love it!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Leigh said...

Debbie, I absolutely love this, especially as I love collecting Shelley, Doulton and other china. Beautiful!!

Debra james said...

This is an inspriational card. Im blown away with how u used the cups and the way u coloured them, they look like fine china.Brilliant idea!!Hugs Debra

Danielle said...

What a brilliant card Debbie! Your creativity in displaying those cups is outstanding - I absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing such incredible inspiration!
hugs, Danielle

Whimcees said...

This is a wonderful card you've created! I immediately wanted it for myself to frame! Beautifully done!

Barbara Diane

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love your card! I love tea and teacups anyway, so this hits the spot for me! And blue is a favorite.

Great cause you're supporting. A dear friend of mine... one year younger than me... is terminally ill with breast cancer. It's so horrible, it's beyond comprehension.

Love and hugs,
Lisa

Mandy Schiller said...

Hi Debbie, this reminds me of grandma's kitchen.....Love it.....

Mandyxx

Marcia said...

Wow, what a great idea to have teacups hanging like that. You've done a wonderful job here Deb

Have a great weekend!

Marcia

Sandra said...

What a cute idea! Very, very nice Debbie!

Alicia said...

I love this card Debbie. It is so cute. You have done an amzing job on this one.
Alicia xx

craftieodamae said...

Debbie this is gorgeous!!!!

Emily said...

Love the homespun look of this card Debbie! It makes me want to go and fix a cup of tea for myself:))

Jean McKenzie said...

So very beautiful Debbie! Beautiful shading with the soft colours and the shelf looks so real with its lace cloth etc. You are just so clever!

Dena said...

Debbie, the is such an amazing card. Looooove that cute cup. Great idea using it a couple of times. Oh and those colors are so perfect for it. Cute, cute! Hugs, Dena
P.S. You must be having nice spring weather there about now huh?

Lynda S said...

Such a clever, clever card Debbie. The way you have tied all the colours in together is awesome!! The embossed shelf is beautiful and the use of rhinestone brads is brilliant!! U can picture this kinda setting in any G'ma's or fave Aunty's house. Too cute!!

Nancy said...

What a stunning card, Debbie:O) Love the pretty tea cups, and your fabulous scene. Gorgeous job!
Hugs, Nancy;O)

stephanne said...

Am I invited to the tea party, I see there are enough cups for a couple more.... This is beautiful, love the Elizabethian feel you've given the glassware, just gorgeous!!

Gurkiss Scrappande said...

what a wonderful and beautiful cards you made.

Hugs Gurkiss

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hello Debbie! I know how much the Pink Ribbon Day and other Cancer Council events mean to you. And ... I am so thankful for your support for my Girls Night In! With your help I was able to raise $964.15!!! How fantastic! I am so thrilled!!! Big hugs for your generous donation!! Andrea xxx

Janet said...

Hey Debbie - this is a beautiful card and I love the stamps. We are also doing a breast cancer campaign here in my office - I have also had several friends suffer from breast cancer and it is such an important cause. It means so much to help raise awareness and money for research.

Have a great day !!

Kylie said...

Oh Debbie - I've been wanting to buy that stamp for so long and you have just given me a reason to just do it! I love what you've done with you gorgeous card!