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Thursday, 3 December 2009

I am soooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!

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.


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. 


Leah the Orange said...

congratulations on your milestone, Kym! and your pledge to donate half of your earnings is just wonderful. :)

so inspiring!

Chrissie said...

Congratulations on achieving your goal Kym, this is a huge amount of money to raise for charity, so you should be very proud of yourself my dear friend!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Congrats Kym, Well Done to you. Hazelox

Lilacanglia said...

You should be very proud of yourself,
that is some achievement you have reached, well done,

Lora said...

Congratulations Kym, that really is some achievement!
I am so glad that you won my blog candy as well because I know it will be put to good use :)
Hugs Lora x

craftykitten said...

Hiya Kym,
Oh bud I am soo pleased for you on achieving your goal - well done you!! Little things come along to spoil things now and again(you know what I mean) but people like you just keep getting up and carrying on fighting!!! Good for you girl!! Keep up the good work.
Dawn xx

Beryl said...

Many congratulations on reaching your goal Kym, and what a generous person you are to start off with another goal immediately. Best wishes to this one too.
Beryl xx

CraftyC said...

Congratulations on your achievements, great work!

Dragonlady said...

Wow Kym

What a fantastic achievement - well done you.

Hugs Ali x

iReneM said...

Woweeee, Kym
Many congratulations my friend...well done to you.
A magnificent achievement indeed!


Nicky said...

Wow - Congratulations Kym what an achievment. Your cards are stunning and charity work amazing love Nicky x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Kym what wonderful news well done girl you should be so proud of yourself I know I am proud of you and I hope that 2010 will bring bigger and better things for you.

Big Hugs
Lorraine x

Irene said...

Congratulations of achieving your goal.


Beryl (bik59) said...

Congratulations Kym, you have done extremely well to reach your goal. I hope the new ones you have set come to pass
Beryl x