Sunday 12 September 2010

OSAAT challenge 30 - Autism charity challenge

Here are two cards from me today for this very special charity challenge. The purpose is to raise awareness of how autism can affect people and what special people they are. When I was a headteacher I had a special unit for children with speech and language difficulties and many of these children were on the autistic spectrum. Each of them had their own problems to overcome but what was so wonderful was seeing them learn and make progress and be part of the mainstream classes. Stitchy, the organisers at OSAAT and DT members want to support the autism charity and raise awareness of it. This is particularly for a special little boy called Cameron. We are challenging you to make a special "Rainbow Themed" card - Anything goes type of challenge, but must have a rainbow or the colors of a rainbow in your creation. The reason for this Rainbow challenge is in honor of a very special little guy named Cameron.  If you click on his name, you can read his story...Go over to the main OSAAT blog and see more of what it is about and check out everyone's gorgeous creations. The creators have all made a special digi for us to use just for today's challenge. Thank you in advance to all that take part in this very special challenge - have fun & good luck!!!

We have 10 GREAT PRIZES FOR 10 equally great WINNERS...and that is only at the main blog...

Prize #1 is all 5 of Stitchy Stamps New Release Stamps

Prize #2 is all 5 of Beary Dust's New Release Stamps

Prize #3 is a package from Craftbrulee

Prize #4 is a package from Rod & Carol At Hobbyhabitat

Prize #5 is a package from I Am Roses

Prize #6 is 3 New Release Stamps

Prize #7 is 3 New Release Stamps

Prize #8 is 3 New Release Stamps

Prize #9 is 3 New Release Stamps

Prize #10 is 2 New Release Paper Packs and A Sentiment Sheet

We will also have ONE child winner....who will win ONE PRIZE of THE 3 NEW KIDS KORNER RELEASE STAMPS
Here is my card and this one was fun to colour up and was created by Sally - go check out the store and see what is available. I kept to rainbow colours which you can see are reflected in the shell, I love the sentiment that goes with it. The flowers I made by stamping on some red paper, cutting out some crinkly circles that I drew roughly on the back, crumpling the paper into small balls, then opening each layer and fixing them together with a brad. The papers are from the Shabby Princess.

This image is by Robyns Fetish and I thought lent itself to being a male card. I make so few of them and need to have some in my box, so this was a good opportunity. It was difficult to photo and folds back on itself. I used only two DIs and found some rainbow paper in a card stack. I added lots of ephemera and bits that fitted in with the bicycle theme and even used a download of the music and words of that famous song.

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do,
I'm half crazy all for the love of you.
It won't be a stylish marriage,
I can't afford a carriage.
But you'll look sweet, on the seat
Of a bicycle made for two.

I have left a space to put in a message and/or sentiment.

Hope you enjoy our special challenge today.

Luv B xxx

Challenges to have fun with -
Our Creative Corner - Fun with folds (second card)
Totally Papercrafts - Lets go dotty (first card)
A spoonful of sugar - Animal (first card)
Digital Tuesday - Spots and stripes (first card)
Pear Tree Designs - Animals (first card)
Oooh La La - Stripes (first card)
Crafty Creations - Transportation (second card)


Lisa Jane said...

Fab cards Brenda - i love the snail with the rainbow shell
Lisa ;)

Josephine said...

They're both gorgeous, Brenda! That snail image is just terrific, and the bike has so many possibilities!

Liz said...

Brenda Two really Fab cards Thank you

Liz xx

michele hileman said...

Fab cards I love it

michele hileman said...

Totally awesome

Laney said...

Gorgeous cards brenda!!!!!

chris said...

Hi Brenda, outstanding work once again, you never cease to amaze me how your work is always so unique.
all so very special hugs chris xxx

Love crafts forever said...

Brenda your cards are gorgeous as always. Love what you did on the inside. Hugs, Nataliya.

papertrails leaver said...

Autism is near and dear to my heart and I am glad you are sharing information with the world about how to help. Your snail card is adorable with the rainbow shell to represent the Autism Awareness ribbon. The second card is absolutely incredible! I love the fold and how you decorated the inside. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Wow these cards are wonderful! I love the bike one for our challenge at Crafty Creations! Thanks so much for joining us - your card is truly amazing! I look foward to more of your creations!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards.Love the cute snail's colourful shell.thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs :D
Lisa x

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, absolutely fantastic hon.x

sallysbitz2 said...

WOW, these are so lovely xx
I especially like the snail card, i think the way you have incorapted the rainbow theme in his shell is fab xx

Paddington fan said...

Awesome cards Brenda, I can't decide which one is my favorite, the snail makes me smile as it is such a fun image and the bicycle one appeals to me because I love the fold and ephemera!! Love Jacky x

Clare Lloyd said...

great animal themed card. thanks for joining us @ PTD this week. X

Tammy said...

Wow you did a great job! Thank you for all you do for us at OSAAT!

Kayla Marie ~ said...

I love both of these ! The snail is soo cute and the bicycle is gorgeous!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hun these are both great, but Oh I just love the bicycle its just WOW!!
hugs shell xx

Margreet said...

you made great cards following the rainbow theme, Brenda!
xxx Margreet

stitchy said...

Brenda Brenda Brenda, I sit here and shake my head and wonder how the heck you come up with such show stopping can take any ordinary stamp and turn it into such a masterpiece..thank you so much hun for being such a special part of my team :)

stitchy xoxox

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow Brenda, great cards, wonderful colours and images. Love all of the details on them, just gorgeouos! hugs Heidi xx

Gem said...

such beautiful cards as always Brenda! :) X

Choccy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda. I really love both of your cards.

Choccy xx

cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are 2 amazing cards,gosh your detail hun is always spot on hugs cheryl xxx

Berry said...

I absolutely love both of these Brenda! Great minds think alike huh?! I used the shabby princess papers on my card too! There is alovely vintage to feel to these and so much work has gone into them t5hey are fab! Hugs Rebekah xx

Debbie said...

Hi B - thank you very much for you my Rainbow Sally image. You have made a beautiful card with her and I adore your flowers too. ;)
You bicycle card is fabulous with such great deatil. :)

Thanks again
Debbie The Crafty Pad

Sarah said...

Wow, what an amazing card! You are so talented, I really love it. Great job!

June said...

Beautiful cards Brenda they are really pretty. thanks also for your lovely comment on my red and blue piece. the ticket is not one of mine but i will be making some of those too.
Hugs June xxx
Ps, if you need another sponsored prize please let me know and i will sort something out for you.

Juls said...

both these are just so fab and funky!!!! Hugs Juls

uksharon said...

Especially like the snail card. Hope to get around everyone is time.
Thanks for your comments.

Scrappy said...

Brenda both of your cards are FABULOUS! Great attention to detail! You are truly inspiring and I'm so glad to be on the OSAAT team together! :)

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely cards
The snail is so much fun

Carol Ann said...

Gorgeous card love your papers and those hand made flowers are fab.
Carol Ann xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your bicycle card is tremendous! That image is adorable and I love the vintage feel you have accomplished on the inside. Wonderful take on the Fun With Folds challenge. So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Marjo said...

Hi Brenda,

Both of your cards are gorgalcious! I must say I do love little Sally the Snail. Great DT inspiration.

Hugs, Marjo

Sue West said...

Hi Brenda, love your cards, they are so cute.
Sue xxx
PS Thank you for your lovely comments.

Wendi said...

Fabulous cards love those stripe colours
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Amanda said...

They are both great rainbow cards Brenda and well done on the wins!

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