Sunday, 9 October 2016

Think Pink


Today's card is dedicated to everyone whose life has been touched by breast cancer and particularly to all the brave men and women who have been through the long and rocky road of being diagnosed and treated for the disease. October is breast cancer awareness month as you probably know if you are playing along with any crafting challenge - there is pink all over the challenge-o-sphere (yes, of course that's a word, why are you looking at me like that?). In the last year, I have seen someone very close go through the harrowing journey of having a mastectomy and the tough follow-up treatments of chemo and radiation. I have seen how a positive attitude is so important when going though that rough journey and will probably make a big difference. I've also seen how important it is to have peer support, and it's fantastic to see how much info and peer support can be found online, it's everything from tips about the best skin care products and diet to help your body get through the ordeal to just sharing experiences and encouragement. All this has also made my work so much more meaningful to me - I'm working on a project which is aiming to help target cancer treatment based on patient's genetic make-up in the NHS (among other things). Hopefully in the not too distant future we will know what treatment works for a specific patient's cancer instead of giving everyone the strongest possible chemo which on the good side works on most things, but at the same time can come with really tough side effects. 

Today's card was inspired by quite a number of challenges, like I said there are a lot of challenges with a pink theme this month. Hopefully they will inspire you too to create something for someone who needs some pink thoughts right now. Fist, the colours for the card were inspired by Colour Q and the sketch is from CAS(E) This Sketch. I'm also linking up with the CAS Mix Up where the theme is Stamping+Ghosting+Your Choice (embossing), CASology where the Cue card this week is Support, Shopping Our Stash where the theme is Duck, Duck, Goose (use a bird or feathers), Time Out where the theme is Breast Cancer awareness with an optional twist of pink and/or embossing (used both), The Alphabet Challenge where P is for Pretty in Pink and Brown Sugar where the theme is Think Pink.


Card: 250 gsm white card, black 300 gsm card, 300 gsm Daler&Rowney card
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick
Stamps: STAMPlorations Trendy Feathers 2 
Other: Papermania silver embossing powder, pink ribbon from my stash, pink rhinestone from my stash




15 comments:

Mimi said...

Wow, so so beautifully done. One of my best friends had a double mastectomy two years ago, followed by a year of intense treatments... but the fight continues, kind of, forever. I agree that a positive attitude makes a huge difference. I am filled with admiration for these strong women. Thank you for sharing at SOS.

Joyce said...

This is a beautiful card, and you did such a great job of combining all of those challenges. Your work sounds so important and encouraging, and I look forward to the day when no one has to suffer with cancer again. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology and ColourQ this week.

Loll said...

This is so pretty. And such a lovely blog post about breast cancer and the wonderful research that you are involved in. Good luck with your work on creating treatments targeted for individuals. It sounds amazing.

And thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at CAS Mix Up.

Melissa said...

Your work sounds interesting and very ground breaking. Love the way you are guiding medicine! Best wishes in your endeavor.

Beautiful card and post! I love the contrast in color between the pink and touch of black.

Thank you so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely CAS card! TFS it with Brown Sugar Challenge!

nancy littrell said...

We have all had loved ones with different types of cancer and the research leading to Immuno-Therapy has been very encouraging. Thank you for your work.

Your card is so beautiful, creative and filled with caring and love, TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

Shona Chambers said...

My goodness, you sound like your occupation has you right amongst the fight against cancer and the project your working on certainly will help so many. Your card is gorgeous and love the black/pink combo. And the embellishment of the ribbon is perfect. So very honoured to have you join us at TIME OUT for this special challenge!!

Nonni said...

Your card is simply great and it sounds like our theme this fortnight really touches your life closely! I love the bg you created and the clean layout. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

Tracey McNeely said...

Awesome combining so many challenges. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous job with your card, I also know many women that have had breast cancer. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for Duck, duck, goose.

Susangail Powell said...

Your card is beautiful!

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty take on the sketch!

Aileen Ryan said...

Absolutely beautiful card. love the softness of this .

Elena Orsi said...

very delicate and for a just cause your card, I really like.
Thanks for playing along at Brown Sugar this week.
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Hugs
Brown Sugar DT
creativEle

Team Clark said...

Very pretty pink design! Hugs, Autumn