Monday 7 January 2019

Thyroid Awareness Month Blog Hop

I'm super delighted that you've dropped by my blog today as I'm taking part in the month long blog hop organised by Milka Gubo to raise awareness about thyroid problems and how to deal with them. Milka is offering a giveaway to one random winner who leaves a comment on all the blog hop stops throughout January. Find all the details HERE. I'm also offering a small giveaway - details later in this post.

Now this is an issue close to my heart as one of my daughters-in-law is on medication for life because of thyroid problems.  If you'd like to find out more about the thyroid and its associated problems and treatment there are links at the bottom of my post.

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The blue paisley tie is the symbol for the Thyroid Awareness month and I picked up on this for my first card.

I used stamps from Uniko's beautiful Marvellous Mehndi stamp set and blue ink to stamp a pattern all over my card. I then went back in with a light blue to add some splodges as a background filler. The large hello is also a Uniko stamp and I matted it onto dark blue card to match the base card colour.

I'm offering the two Uniko stamps sets - Marvellous Mehndi and Big & Bold Hello as a giveaway to one random follower who leaves a comment on this post. The draw will be made on 4th February and the winner announced here on my blog on 10th February.

Stamps: Uniko, Marvellous Mehndi, Big & Bold Hello; SU, Gorgeous Grunge
Inks: SU, night of navy, marina mist, soft sky

My second card for this hop uses blue butterflies. The thyroid looks like a butterfly so is an obvious choice for the Thyroid awareness month.

I used the Funky Fossil butterfly stencil and a couple of blue distress oxide inks to create the flow from corner to corner. I then stamped the greeting on a strip of card which I die cut to give it a stitched edge. This I matted onto sparkly silver card and adhered across the stencilled butterflies.

I punched a butterfly from blue card and added it to the sentiment strip. I then finished off the card with a scattering of gems.

Stamps:Uniko, Big & Bold Hello
Stencil: Funky Fossil, butterflies
Inks: Ranger distress oxide, salty ocean, faded jeans; SU, night of navy
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats long & skinny
Punch: Tonic
Gems from my stash

Here's those links:

European Thyroid Association (ETA)
American Thyroid Association (ATA)
Asia & Oceania Thyroid Association (AOTA)
Latin American Thyroid Society (LATS)
Thank you so much for looking and reading my blog today. Be sure to check out the Thyroid Awareness blog hop for the rest of January too! 

Now don't forget to leave a comment before you go - following my blog would be an added bonus for me - so that you're in with a chance of winning. And please spread the word about this hop to all your crafty friends. Here's the link to Milka's blog.

And here's the links to all the different people and blogs taking part:

Milka Gubo (5th)
Ale Suta (14th)
Tanja Kabel (16th)
Donna Mikasa (18th)
Neha Bhatt (24th)
Ishani (26th)
Sue Hastead (29th)

And as always keep crafting!

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  1. WOW!!! Jane, your cards are GORGEOUS!!! Love them both A LOT!! :o)
    Sorry to read for your daughter-in-law. I feel lucky as I'm still not on any medications.
    Thank you for joining this blog hop and your support. Big hugs!! :o) xx


  2. Stunning cards, Jane. I empathise with your daughter-in-law ... unfortunately I too have thyroid problems.

  3. Both cards are gorgeous. Background on the first one is fantastic. Love the butterflies too.
    Valerija xx

  4. Gorgeous cards Jane and thanks for the very generous giveaway. Hugz

  5. Beautiful cards, thanks for raising awareness of thyroid problems and the prizes are lovely too.

  6. Wonderful cards Jane, and good to raise awareness of this illness, I'm on medication too, Cathy x

  7. Jane - both your cards are just fabulous. I particularly like the one with the paisley design. It's so good to raise awareness of the condition. I've been taking thyroxine since I was 41!!

  8. Always love looking at your makes Jane and these are no exception! Two lovely cards Jane - and a great way of raising awareness. Well done on both counts!

  9. Defiantly love the navy blue colors! Thank you for fabulous inspiration.

  10. These cards are fantastic!! I love the blue paisley one a lot and the butterflies are so beautiful! :)

    1. I'm a new (and 100th :D) follower of your blog!

  11. Love both the cards, Jane! I am on medication too!

  12. Both of your cards are fantastic Jane! great designs!! Love it 💕😍

  13. Jane, gorgeous cards you made :-)) I like it!

  14. I saw on Milka's blog about this amazing blog hop.
    I have thyroid problems and I will support this blog hop.
    These are gorgeous cards!

  15. Your cards are lovely Jane. I wish people stop and read few articles and not delay getting checked.

  16. Great designs, Jane! They are very pretty and just perfect for the Hop and the symbolism of the various associations helping to promote awareness! I loved your post, too, with all the information so well laid out. (Leave me out of the draw, please, as I'm a part of the Hop.) Hugs, Darnell

  17. Lovely cards, Jane. The first one with the Paisley Pattern is my favorite. It´s great to be part of this Blog Hop and meet new Designer all over the world.


  18. Very pretty cards.That mehndi set is so pretty and love how you created both your cards.

  19. Wow..Both the cards are Gorgeous Jane...hugsxc

  20. Awesome cards and love your fantastic design...hugs Željka

  21. Gorgeous cards,loved both..U have used all important elements for this awareness hop like Blue color,Paisleys and butterflies...awesome job done,Hugs Anushree

  22. Two lovely cards, Jane! The second one with all those fluttering butterflies is my fave :-)

  23. Pretty cards. I like the blue paisley and the flow of butterflies. I am a new follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  24. Such lovely cards! Loving the butterfly!

  25. Beautiful cards! I love the paisley design on your first card! That makes an awesome background!

  26. These are both such pretty
    creations! I especially love that
    paisley background made with
    the Marvelous Mehndi set. Thanks
    for the chance to win :-)

  27. You have two terrific cards here, Jane! On the first one, I like how you've "colored" the paisley design with the splashes of blue. The stenciled butterflies on the second card are so pretty!

  28. Two stunning creations. I LOVE the paisley! I've a soft spot for that, but never manage to pull of a creation I like with them, so this is deeply inspiring! Gorgeous butterfly creation too. Fab cause to be supporting also. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  29. Thanks for raising awareness about thyroid problems!!! This is a great hop!!!
    Both your cards are gorgeous! Love your beautiful butterfly card!!! Colors are amazing!!!
    Thanks for this chance to win!


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