Monday, October 01, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - the boobs are out!!

Hello everyone, and welcome to another month here at It's A Creative World. breakthrough logo October 2007 is breast cancer awareness month in the UK, and with that in mind, the team at It's A Creative World have been busy getting creative with their boobs! We wanted to do our bit to raise the profile of breast cancer awareness month, and, in addition to our creative efforts, we have set up a Just Giving page where our readers can make a donation to Breakthrough Breast Cancer, one of the UK's leading breast cancer charities. We've set our target at £310 - that's £10 every day throughout October - if we could exceed that amount we'd be absolutely delighted. The donation page will remain active for 3 months until the end of December, and you can donate at any time up until then. Anyone who donates online between October 1st and October 31st will be eligible to win a prize in our draw, which will take place at the beginning of November, to give as many people as possible the chance to donate in October. We already have some fantastic prizes on offer, including a pink scrapbook album, a pink bracelet, an A4 sheet of Zettiology stamps, a £10 M&S voucher, and a £10 NEXT voucher. Further prize details will full details of donors will be added during October. All of us know someone who, at some time or other, has been affected by breast cancer. Breast awareness means knowing what your breasts look and feel like normally, so you can be aware of any changes and check them out with your doctor as soon as possible. If cancer is diagnosed, prompt treatment offers the best chance of a successful outcome. The message from Breakthrough is this: show your breasts some TLC - Touch, Look, Check. touch look check Before I go any further, a little announcement - we are very proud to welcome yet another FAB lady to the It's a Creative World team today! The fabulous Charlotte!! This lady does the most beautiful monochromatic pages and her use of loads of photos on one LO is just inspiring! Of course having the cutest little boy as the subject for her LOs is a bonus. Keep an eye on this lady cause she just oozes inspiration! So, on to the main event - the Creative World girls get their boobs out!! We allowed ourselves a completely free rein with our different interpretations of this challenge - I suggested that everyone should scrap their boobs, and the girls have risen admirably to this. Without further delay, I am delighted to present a feast of bosom!!
A beautiful tag in Andrea's instantly recognisable style. Angela
Angela's innovative and inspirational fabric journal. Caz
A vibrant and evocative layout from Caz, with some of the finer detail shown here:
A gorgeously pink and girly layout from Charlotte. Diana
Our very own Calendar Girl, looking very much at home! Joanna
Lovin' her boobs, and lovin' life!! Joy
Yet more gorgeousness from our Queen of all things altered, and a beautiful ATC. Maria
A very sweet and simple ATC, taking its place amongst Maria's Momiji collection! Trish
Very pinky, very perky, Trish's striking layout.
And so, loyal readers and new friends, we throw down the gauntlet to you all, and ask you to make October the month that you SCRAP YOUR BOOBS!!! If you're feeling brave enough, email a photo of your interpretation of our challenge to us at:, and we will add any photos submitted to our flickr slideshow. As an added incentive, anyone who submits a photo of their project will have their name entered into a draw for a fabulous prize, this gorgeous selection of pink scrapping loveliness put together by our very own Andrea. Andrea's-prize We also hope to be able to offer a few spot prizes throughout October, so please keep checking back, and please help us raise some money for an extremely worthwhile cause. If you have anything you'd like to offer for our prize draw, please email us at - we'd love to hear from you. bcam xxx THANK YOU xxx


Storm's House said...

GIRLS !!! what can I say!!! What a wondeful way to encourage women to be aware. I LOVE each and every one of the layouts and cards etc. Having lost both DM and DMIL to breast cancer, this is a cause very close to my heart
Thank you
Valj xxx

Anonymous said...

I'll give all the LO's a tits whoops meant thumbs up :D
No seriously I can only echo what Valj said what a wonderful way to promote awareness. ((hugs)) to all who have been sadly lost a loved one to breast cancer xxx

Jo said...

Excellent cause and fabulous creations! Might just have ago myself.

Belfastgirl said...

Lovely to see everyone's work all together for such a fantastic cause :) Looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with!!!

joy said...

loving all of these pages, think this is very important xxxxx

Andrea said...

Blimmin' fantastic - way to go girlies!!

Marja said...

What inspiring work and such a great cause to support! I'll have to have a go at scrapping my boobs :)

Diana said...

This is just so great girls.What a team you are.

Trish said...

wow girls these are amazing!!!

Julia said...

Well I hae to applaud your wok girls. It's fantastic.

Julia Short said...

Well I have to applaud you girls your work is fantastic.

Charlotte said...

Great work girls, love all the different ideas, fab cause too xx

greyparrot said...

bloody marvellous girlies- nice knockers too! LOL! Mrs Seymour I am shocked at you young lady! mwahaha!
Serious stuff-
I, like most others, find breastcancer a subject that is a little too close for comfort. This site is great if you want to help in the research They have my blood! It is a 50 year study, and hopefully it will help a lot.
Also- lloyds pharmacy have a gel glove for self examination to make your fingers more sensitive at a bargain fiver. Well worth it :)
And my boobages will indeed be appearing on a page very soon!
Bravo gals :)

GlitteryKatie said...

Fabulous LO's, cards, tags and journals ladies brilliat way to celebrate the Boobies :O)

Maria said...

Fantastic cause & fabby creativeness:)

Jane said...

Fantastic girls what a terrific challenge and all for the best possible cause as well. I have spread the word and popped your link on my blog, as I am sure that some of my readers will join in too!
I am going to have a go at this as well, now where did I put that wide lens ;)

Emma said...

I've had a go and put a link on my blog. I've also mentioned it on the forums i'm a member on and it's been a very popular topic! and will hopefully get more people scrapping their boobs.

Shazzer said...

My youngest DD's best friends mother is going through chemo ATM and another friend of mine has just been diagnosed, so I shall certainly be doing a LO. do you mind if I pass this onto some other friends?

Kathrina said...

Absolutely loved this challenge and have emailed you my layout.

My mum is the subject of my layout as she suffered from breast cancer in 1987. She is one of the lucky ones who has survived and 20 years later has just been blessed with her first grandchild, a grandchild which she never thought she would see.

Thank you

Kat xx

Anonymous said...

Hello I just want to say what a great way to rasie money and awareness.

I have e-mailed my lo.

to all you ladies who have done los well do you rock

love cassie7 uks

Anonymous said...

Hello ladies what a great way to raise money and awareness about our boobs.

I have emailed my lo

great los out there ladies well doneto all of you

Love Cassie7 uks