Wednesday 21 April 2010

Charity Challenge In Memory Of My Dad....

Good Morning...
I have something very different for you today, no challenge DT card or challenge entries....I am looking for you to enter a challenge with me.

You may or may not be aware that my Dad died last September following an accident at his memory my family & I are raising funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity.

Whilst chatting to Paula from Pollycraft about the fundraising she did the most amazing thing and offered to draw a special edition digi for me in Dads memory. I gave Paula a brief on my Dad and here is...''Ronnie Relaxing''

Isn't he fantastic??!!! Hope you love him as much as I do...

I just can't thank Paula enough for her amazing help and support...

Huge thanks Paula xxx

''Ronnie'' is available to buy for only £1.50 directly from me and also from the Pollycraft shop. ALL proceeds from the sales will go to the YAA.

*** To get your image please click the ''Just Giving'' widget on the top right side of my sidebar...use my page to pay the £1.50 with credit/debit card or Paypal, drop me an email to and your image will be mailed to you asap.

This is the best way as the charity will get the full amount plus gift aid, no fees charged either. REMEMBER to leave me a message with your name/blog name, thank you


pop over to the Pollycraft ***

Right onto the challenge & the rules....

1 - Purchase ''Ronnie'' & spread the word on your it a full post or by adding the pic above to your sidebar

2 - Make any type of papercrafting project

3 - Add your name to Mr linky below before the closing date of Wednesday 5th May

To thank you for taking part, supporting me and also for your help in my fundraising I have some amazing prizes.

1st Prize
A set of 12 Copic Markers worth $77.88 so generously donated by Heidi from Simon Says Stamp....

Huge thanks Heidi xxx

2nd Prize
DCWV Pocket Full Of Posies Stack

3rd Prize

A Selection Of Gorgeous Prima Goodies...donated by Kerry from The Craft Garden.

Thank you Kerry

4th prize
A Sugar Nellie ''Pen Pal'' Stamp

Closing Date Wednesday 5th May 10pm


Anne said...

Morning Emma
Just wanted to say I hope you get millions of sales for such a good cause.

Anne x

Sue said...

Hi Hun
what a lovely gesture, your image is great, i have made my donation hun. I hope you raise lots of money for such a great service, hugs sue,xx

JACKIE said...

Hi Emma, good luck with your the image, perfect for fathers day...I have put a link and pic on my sidebar for you...hugs Jackie xx

Annie said...

Oh Emma I would love to take part in this. I've already had an email from Paula and followed the links. I will try to dig some bras out too!!
Wishing you every success - I'm sure this will be.
Off to buy the digi right now.
Ann xxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow Emma what a wonderful way to remember your Dad, he would be so proud of you hun. Hope you manage to make lots and lots of money for this wonderful charity. I will spread the word and get my image later, big hugs Heidi xx

Unknown said...

It is the most wonderful image hun, I can see your dad in him. Good Luck hunny, I hope the image sales do well and that you are successful in all your fundraising plans, I think your dad would be proud!!!


Joanne xx

The Crafty Den said...

Gorgeous card Emma. Your colouring is awesome and I love the papers. I think your fund-raising is a brilliant idea. Good luck raising lots of money :)

Hugs, Denise x

Moni said...

Hi hun, so great idea, love it. Card is gorgeous and image is awesome! Hugs,Moni

Ruthie said...

Emma, this is such a great idea! Have just finished with paypal and am waiting for it to come through now! Think its a lovely image and you and Paula have done your dad proud. Its brilliant that such a positive thing can come from something so horrible


Anonymous said...

Dear Emma I just donated in honor or your Dad. I lost my Dad also s few years back and know the pain your heart must feel. You can tell by the photo that you loved him very much.
God Bless you and your efforts to raise money for this cause.
~Pam L.

Anonymous said...

Hi Emma,
Hunnie your dad would be so PROUD of you, things must still be so raw for you and your family, and you still find the courage to do such as fantastic charity raise for him,
GOOD LUCK, with everything hun,
Love as always,
Angel x x x

ribenaruby said...

Wonderful way of raisng for charity, wishing you and your family all the best!

Joey said...

Hiya Hunny :O)

I am about to link you in my sidebar to spread the word and shall be back in the next few days with a creation, this is such a wonderful way to honour your dad :O)


Pinklady 68 said...

Hi Emma, what a lovely gesture in memory of your dad! Hope you sell a lot:-)

Great card and image. Love your colouring:-)
Hugs Laila.

Helen x said...

lovely image and a truly touching story, hope you make your targets for such a worthwhile cause

Helen x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Emma, just to let you know that I have made my card and also entered it into some other challenges thus trying to promote your fundraising. Fingers crossed you raise loads and loads. Take care, Kym xxx

Tracy said...

gorgeous card Emma love the papers and colours. The image is fabulous, good luck with your fundraising! hugs Tracy x

Ultramum said...

I'll get sorted and do this when I get a minute - our Slimming World Group also supports this excellent cause so this will be two birds with one stone as I sell cards there too ;)

Cheryl said...

Fantastic idea! Good luck raising lots of money for the charity.

I just ordered my digi from PollyCraft.


Fiona said...

hope you raise lots of money...this is a great ay to o it.


Anne said...

Good luck with you fundraising, such a good cause

Leonie said...

Have just made a donation. Such a great cause! I hope you meet your target!
Hugs Leonie

cockney blonde said...

Hi Emma, I've emailed you privately but just wanted to wish you on you blog good luck with the fundraising and to let you know I've added you to my blog list and added a link to my sidebar, x

clare said...

Hi Hunxxx
What a lovely idea...your dad will be soooo proud of you hun xx

As you know i bought the lovely image and ive just posted my card and a little write up!
I want to wish you & your family all the best and im sure you will raise loads.
Thinking of you & your family Big Hugs Clare xx

Loz said...

I love this image, hope a lot of money is raised! I'm not sure if you're accepting multiple contest entries, if not please delete my 2nd entry. Thanks xx

Delphine said...

Good luck with your fundraising, Emma! I have put Ronnie's image in my side bar with a link to your blog and will get my image tonight when I work with a computer that can send and get emails... Hugs Delphine xx

Lorraine A said...

I am sure your Dad would be very proud of you Emma for doing all this :-) I am sure you will raise loads of money for such a fabulous cause :-)

Fabulous card Emma and I dare say it was very difficult to make ,,, well done hunny xx

Lols x x x

Maria Therese said...

Hey sweetie! I put the candy up in my blog now, hope it looks ok, hugs.

Delphine said...

Hi Emma! Do not be surprised if you don't get an email from me. I just wanted to let you know that I bought the image from Pollycraft. I tried to use the "Just giving" link on your website but when I clicked donate with Paypal, nothing happened (because I am non UK?). So after 3 attempts, I went to Pollycraft and no problem with Paypal there! So I now have your wonderful image! Hugs Delphine xx

Milliesmarvels said...

Hi Emma, I just wanted to congratulate you on how much money you have raised to far. This is a wonderful tribute to your Dad and I am sure his is so proud of you, I will keep Ronnie on my sidebar for as long as you need him there and hope you raise lots more money for this fabulous cause.
Take care.

ribenaruby said...

Hi Emma, what a wonderful thing you're doing and for a brilliant cause. Made my donation, wishing you and all your family the best!

Tracy said...

Emma, well done on raising so much money so far, hope the amount continues to rise.
I have just entered your challenge and hope it helps to spread the word via my blog.
Hugs Tracy x

Gwendolyn said...

Hi Emma,

Thanks again for this lovely stamp! I made a card with it and put it up with Mr. Linky. I liked the stamp very much and will use it often!

Good luck with raising the money!

Byebye Gwendolyn

Anne said...

Hi Emma Congratulations on the huge amount you've raised so far, well done!

I've posted my Ronnie card, please delete my first link, sorry, hadn't checked the rules.


Max said...

Hi Emma - all the best in achieving your target. Have just e-mailed and hope to receive my image soon.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hi hun, just wanted to say congratulatons on how much money you have made so far....
I absolutely love Ronnie I had loadsa fun making my card with him

love n hugs shell xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Emma, All the best hun! I hope you reach your target soon - Thinking of you! xx

Amanda said...

Ronnie is great - as I'm sure your Ronnie was.
Well done on the fund raising - I'm glad I could help in a very little way.

Amanda ~AJ~

Donna said...

Hi Emma, this is such a fantastic way to raise money...I think your Dad would be so proud of you for doing this. I've made a donation and would love to receive Ronnie relaxing...such a fab image and well done to Paula for rising to the challenge :) Donna x

Margreet said...

Hi Emma.....good luck with your fundraising for the YAA.....this is a wonderful tribute to youd dad....Ronnie stays some time longer on my sidebar...and it was so nice making a card with him!
xxx Margreet

Eulanda said...

What a great way to honor your dad!! So sorry to hear about the accident. I hope you get more donations. I enjoyed the digi image and your challenge.
Have a great weekend!

Sapphires-Crafty-Cards said...

Hi Emma..
I think what you are doing is brilliant and i hope you raise lots of money for a super brilliant service that the air ambulance provides..*Good Luck*
Michelle Xx

Donna said...

I've entered my card Emma...your Dad would be so proud of what you are doing...I hope you make an amazing amount of money for the YAA :) Donna x

Carol Ann said...

Hello Emma this is such a great way to raise money for such a good cause I hope you reach your target.
Carol Ann xx

Sue said...

Well done emma,you're doing so well,We are all very proud of you:)

love and hugs


Annette Bowes said...

Hi Emma, wonderful thought, gorgeous card you have created. Put your link in my sidebar last week, but only got a card made yesterday, Paula has created a wonderful digi image and such generous sponsors too! Good luck with the fundraising, take careX:)

Paula said...

Hi Emma, This is just fabulous hun i hope you make lots of money. I love the image and what a great challenge.

Hugs Paula xxxx

Sarah Bullock said...

Yay I managed to get my card in on time!!! I think that this is fab idea and the digi stamp is lovely!! Loads of love Sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Emma - had fun with this and have another 5 printed off to colour in and sell at Slimming World :-)

Annie said...

Just finished mine. Hope the fundraising is going well. You're doing a brilliant job.
Ann xxx

Shelley said...

What a wonderful way to raise money and raise awareness of the great work done by air ambulance services everywhere (I've matched my donation to your cause to another to my local air ambulance service). Well done! You've done your dad proud!

Marlene said...

Just popping by to wish you success with your fundraising efforts. How does it work if you live in the U.S.?