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)