Good Evening, you will of seen from my new photo on my card creations page, comments & sneak peak pics that i have been working on a special range of card. This is for charity, but its for Dog Trust charity. i will explain shortly as to why im focusing more on Dog Trust & least on NACC - crohns & colitis. Many people like myself love dogs. Friends, family, work friends, fb friends, crafter friend etc so I wanted to try do abit more to help dogs trust. So what I have done to start with is I have created some cards with amimals as the theme, i will be making cards using all different kinds of animals, not just dogs. The 1st load of samples iv made are using Joanna Sheets furry friends cd rom where. I will be however using all different animal stock from all companies especially Kanban!!!!!!. SO, What I will be doing, is cards I sell or cards requested that will b made using this animal range will have 50% of the sale go to dogs trust, it may be more, the reason being the only money I keep is going to cover my costs. So the limited about of stock I use, the more money goes to DogTrust.
However it won't just be this animal range. If you place an order for a card through me & when you receive it, it has a yellow dogs trust sticker on the front, I will be also given 50% of this card to Dogs Trust to. So as you can see, I really am desperately committed to doing what I can in 2013 to help dogs trust.
What's amazing is that, DOGS TRUST are doing what they can & helping me. They are supplying the sticker, posters, leaflets, form, animal booklets all to name a few. They will also have small bits about me in their quarterly magazines. Raising money isn't stopping there, I go through alot of ink for my printers & I send my empty ink cartridge into a free post dogs trust envelope where they get the money from recycling, so I asked them if I can alot more as when you place an order, I will be asking if you need one of these envelopes to put your empty cartridge in. (You don't have to place an order, you can request an envelope through myself) there's some more things that are in the planning but I'm keeping quiet just now as in preparation, I will have to make ALOT of charity cards.
This is my plan anyway, as well as growing Card Creations itself this year. So with your help, i know we can make a difference & ensure that "Dogs Trust never put a healthy dog down"
Quickly about NACC - unfortunately I will be slowly drawing back my support of NACC (crohns & colitis) as a charity, they should be grateful for all the money they get, they are not. For small people like myself, they don't appreciate the small donations. To simply get an confirmation letter to say I did give them my donation at the end of 2012, they have told me I have to pay for it - abit of paper to say I have paid £49 donation & they are charging me. They are charging me per envelope for recycling ink, & charging me for a small roll of stickers. They say they won't help me unless my donation is above a certain amount. Personally, I am not going to spend my time & use all my stock for charity who are so unappreciative irrelevant of the fact that I suffer from crohns. It's not right, it's not fair I won't do it.
Dogs trust have told me that cause i am raising money for them, they do not expect money for the items they are given me. Simply cause they are issuing them to me to help me raise money for them. (Although I will be given them an extra donation for stickers & envelopes - out my own pocket).
Apologise for the long essay, but I wanted you to know all my plans for Dogs Trust & where I stand with NACC.
Thank you & please head over to my fb page to like it.