Anyway, the challenge this week at Simply Less is More is a one layer card incorporating MUSIC.
We also have some bad news but some good news too. Sadly Mandi has decided to leave the team to concentrate on her wedding shop. She will be sadly missed but I`m sure she`ll pop in from time to time and let us know how things are going. The good news is that Jen has agreed to stay on as a permanant DT. I love Jens designs and get a lot of inspiration from her.
I really struggled this week. I have a lovely music notes stamp that I wanted to use but after two failed attempts at masking and stamping I gave up and had to resort to a computer generated image. Certainly not one of my better efforts but I`m running out of time.
The sentiment is also computer generated using Amazone font
I`m not at all happy with this card and if I get time during the week I`ll make a `proper` card.
It`s almost a year since Ruby was diagnosed with cancer (15th feb) and I`m still amazed at the amount of positives that have come from such a devastating time.
Some time ago Ruby`s mum Cheryl made `friends` with a girl she used to go to school with, on facebook.
When she heard about Ruby, Sara told her daughter Callie about it and, having lost a family member to cancer not long ago, Callie wanted to do something worthwhile to raise funds.
Callie is 10 years old but obviously has the heart of a much older girl as she decided to have her long hair cut and to donate it to the Little Princess Trust where they make wigs for children with cancer. Not only that but has spread the word to raise the £350 it costs to have one wig made up. To date she has raised £376 on Just Giving alone, that`s without the pledges that still have to be received.
When Callie decided that this was what she wanted to do, her Mum Sara sent e mails to some of the hair salons in Hull asking if they would be prepared to do it and she got a reply from Alexander Turnbull who is an award winning hairdresser and is stylist to quite a few celebrities. Alex agreed to do it and also got the publicity machine going.
Callie had her hair cut yesterday and our local paper Hull Daily Mail and Regional Television News Team Calender were also there. Cheryl and Ruby were invited and they were all treated to a fabulous morning with both little girls getting their nails done. Ruby apparently was a bit shy to begin with but soon turned into a proper little diva.
We were told that the Calender story would probably go out either saturday or sunday depending on other news so we were all taken by surprise when it was actually broadcast last night. Luckily I remembered to record it.
This is Callie before the haircut. All plaited up ready to be chopped off..
This Callie and Ruby together after the haircut. Callie was lovely with Ruby, so natural.
Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx