Some of you might know, some of you might not so I shall do a little introduction for you.
I started making cards in December 2004 - they were so basic that I hate seeing pictures of them. I then spent 7 weeks in hospital in 2005 and was off sick 11 months in all. I then started making cards again at the end of December 2005 and vowed that I would make them to sell and would give 50% of what I made to charity.
About a year ago I said to myself I wanted to get the total of charitable donations to £1,000 come the end of December this year, the 4th anniversary.
My husband brought home £5.00 for a card yesterday that I'd made for someone at his work. £2.50 went into my kitty for more supplies but £2.50 went into the charities collection and that has made a grand total of £1,000.07. I am over the moon.
I have helped many charities including cancer charities, children's charities, animal charities, Children in Need, Comic Relief and a great deal of local charities/smaller charities here where I live.
I would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone that has helped eg Forums for me to find friends on/gain ideas from, Blogs for me to look at and again find ideas/inspiration/ people who comment on items that I put on my blog, Challenge Blogs for me to push my boundaries in different directions and thank you for the fellow bloggers that have sent me items from kits they no longer use, stamping items, decoupage, card, paper, ribbon etc that I have all put to good use and for those people that have offered blog candy that I have been lucky enough to win.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR HELPING ME ACHIEVE THIS GOAL
I have decided now that I will not set another goal. In 2009 I vowed I wanted to do more stamping. I didn't really start this until April but I've done more than I imagined but in 2010 I want to try some new things with stamping and need some time and no constraint on me whilst doing this. I have made cards for TV shows and maybe 2010 might be a lucky year to get me on a Design Team for a Challenge Blog but whatever happens I will continue to make my cards for charity.