Thursday, 6 October 2011

From the Xander Zone Blog Hop and Auction

Welcome to the Xander Zone!! You are in for quite a trip through todays Blog Hop and Auction. Our dear friend Betty Roberts, owner of Simply Betty Stamps has just found out this week that her 17 year old son Christian has Stage 1 Throat Cancer. He will be having surgery next week and many months of Therapy to follow. (To read more from Betty on what’s going on please go HERE)

Betty’s DT and the Crafty Sprouts DT along with a few friends have come together today for the From the Xander Zone Blog Hop and Auction! If you are stumbling into this hop please head to Crafty Sprouts to catch the beginning of the hop!

If you hopped here from Pam then you are right on track!

As you hop along today you will see cards created with Xander, the first in a new series to be released called “From the Xander Zone”. He is available with a donation to Betty’s family. Christian will be undergoing Surgery next week to remove his tonsils and then the thrice weekly Therapy will begin on the tumor. His therapy could last for many months.

There is also a contest running through October 16th and Christian will pick a random winner who will receive the whole collection! The details on the contest are at the SBS blog.

As you hop today you will also see many cards and projects up for Auction. In order to make a bid on an item leave a comment on that person’s blog with your offer AND your name and email address. Please remember that it might not be you who gets the winning bid, so check back if you really want it!

At the end of the Hop (Tuesday night October 11th at 9pm EST the auction will come to a close. Winners will be sent a paypal invoice and the Winners will be announced on the Simply Betty Stamps blog. Please note that we are asking for timely payment, with 48 hours of the announcement on Tuesday morning or the runner up will be chosen. This is for the simple fact that Betty’s family needs this money as quickly as possible for all of these unexpected and out-of-pocket needs.

I've made a card featuring two of the Xander Zone characters, Xander and Cece. Cece is originally holding a lollipop but I covered that with a sign saying "Christian roolz" The papers are from the Secret Forest set at Crafty Chaos Designs.And up for auction today to help raise money for Betty and her family, I'm auctioning off my ENTIRE SHOP CONTENTS!!!!!!! This includes every single item that's in the shop today (6th October) but not anything that isn't actually released yet, sorry. The auction for this is open to international bidders, as no physical items will need to be shipped. You'll get 69 PAPER SETS, plus a few digital stamps and several packs of sentiments to download. Worth a buck or two? I sure hope so! All the money will go straight to Betty and I'll send you a link to download your products as soon as I've heard that you've paid. Please make any bids in USD, to avoid me having to try and convert different currencies to work out which is the highest bid. If two people make the same highest bid, the winner will be the one who posted first. If you'd like to make a bid for this, please leave a comment with your name, email and bid amount. The auction will end Tuesday October 11th at 9pm EST, I'll get in touch with the winning bidder, then Betty will send you a Paypal invoice and as soon as I know that's been paid, I'll make your downloads available. There is NO minimum bid, so, whatever the amount, the highest bid will win the entire shop contents. You can have a look at what's in store, to see what you're bidding for, HERE, or by clicking the badge in my sidebar.

From here please hop over to the last stop on the hop, which is Simply Betty Stamps.

If you get lost along the way, here’s the hop order!

These are the challenges I'd like to enter:
Pollycraft - sketch
Crafts and Me - use a digi
Penny's Challenges - anything goes
Cooking It Up with Katie - Fabulous, Fun and at least one other F word (friendship, in this case)
Divas by Design - buttons
Digital Tuesday - celebrate something (Christian's attitude, and the fact that he'll beat this nasty disease)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Make It Monday - linky party
The Crafty Pad - one for the boys
One Stitch At A Time - use a digi
Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps - anything goes
One Stop Crafts - one for the boys
Drunken Stampers - get well or thinking of you
Craft Your Days Away - tag it (you can barely see the hole, beacause I stuck a button over it, but the circle sentiment is on a tag)
Crafts 4 Eternity - anything goes
The Poodle's Parlour - birthdays or buttons or brads
Southern Girls - create a project for boys or men
CRAFT Challenges - bright colours
Pile It On - do it with fun (I hope the fun image counts, even though the card is for a serious reason)
Lothian Crafts Online - anything goes
The ABC Challenge - A is for Anything Goes
Creatalicious - anything goes
Desert Island Craftsers - I've used 1, no white, 5, circles and 9, a tag
Creative Friday - circles

And don't forget to leave a bid if you'd like to help Betty out and get my store contents into the bargain!


Lelia Pierce said...

I love it! The sign in place of the lollipop is fab!


Scrappychick said...

Your dig skills are rockin girl!! That card is fabulous! Thanks so much for hopping with us today :)

KC said...

this is awesome! I love the colors...and I love your shop...I think I'm going to come back and see what bids you have gotten before I place mine :)

Betty said...

Hi Susan.
Brill digi card lovely bright colours, and design, great image too.
Thanks for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T this week.
Betty GDT at C.R.A.F.T for the month of October. x x

Betty Boo! said...

Awesome card Susan, I agree you digi skills are out of this world! WoW thank you so much for your help and amazing talent!


Jodie Mackrell said...

wonderful card! thanks for playing this weeks challenge at catch the bug

Pam Hornschu said...

Wonderful card. Love the sentiment!

pinky said...

Brilliant card.Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Jen said...

What a fab card

Thanks for joining us this week at OSCC

jen xx

Mrs Weyremaster said...

OMGosh I love what you did to Cece, that is so clever, your digi skills really do rock. Wonderful work:)

What an awesome auction lot too, and one i can bid on, and definately want i love your digital papers. I'll start the bidding off at $20

Thank you for helping Support Betty and Christian.

mrsweyremaster at g mail dot com

Lisa M said...

Wow, great colors and the layout backdrop is wonderful!

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Chrissy said...

Fantastic card and briliant image.
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Laura B said...

Wonderful card! And what an awesome thing to auction!:)

Nicole said...

Great card and the sentiment is to fun!

Gaynor said...

This is just gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA, good luck and hope to see you again, Gaynor :)

sharon said...

Lovely card, great colours. Thanks for joining in at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Hazel said...

Great images and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Dawn said...

Love your card! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our One For The Boys challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

michele said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Rebekah said...

This is great Susan! Thanks so much for playing at Divas this time and well done to being in our top 3 last wk! hugs Rebekah xx

Anonymous said...

Very cute, Thanks so much for joining us at ABC's 'A' is for Anything Goes this week
Hugs Julie P

OmaGloria said...

Oh my they make such a cute couple.

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Oh Susan your generosity is sooo touching!!! This whole situation has been on my mind for days and lets face it, it could happen to any of us!!! Gosh, I wish I could do more... but at the moment I can't after purchasing a large bunch of stamps the other day! You are a wonderful person for doing this!!! Hugs to you!!!

Regan said...

Susan, you are wonderful! What a generous auction prize (I wish I had any digital prowess what-so-ever! lol You'll need to teach me I guess!) Your card is fabulous! Just wanted to let you know I added the Christian badge to The Corrosive Challenge blog as well so we can help spread the word. Hope all is well with you!

Clairebears said...

Lol I love the the images and those gorgeous bright papers, I am sure Chrisitan will love it and I hope his on the road to recovery.

Thnk you for joining in the fun over at Poodles Parlours challenge.

Love Clairebears x

Jenn Borjeson said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining our itinerary challenge at Desert Islands Crafters! :)

Risa said...

WOW WOW WOW! I love the card and I love what you are doing to help your friend Betty and her family. Wonderful.

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Don't forget to apply before midnight GMT today if you are interested in our DT position.

Jo and Tigerlover.
Great card and image.

kim edmonds said...

lovely card, thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

Paul said...

Always enjoy seeing what people create when the theme is Anything Goes as the variety is astounding. Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug for this weeks challenge. Maybe you’d like to join us this week for a spooky challenge???

Karen McAlpine said...

Gorgeous coloring on the image! Way to rock my Itinerary on Desert Island Challenge (GDT).

nancie said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for joining The Poodles Parlour. Good Luck. Hugs

Diane said...

Fab card !!

thanks for playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad : One for The Boys !!

hugs Diane xx

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. Lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

ike said...

WoWza - the colouring on this creation is AWESOME !!! I haven't used my Zander yet :-(
Ike xxx

ike said...

Hi Susa,
Do I leave my bid on here ????
Ike xxx

Vicky said...

Such a gorgeous card hun....

thanks for joining us at Divas....and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh my, your image is fabulous and fun!! Thanks for joining us at Cooking it Up with Katie!

lalkygirl said...

stunning card ,love all; the vibrant colours and the image is fab
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

Rose said...

Susan, your Xander and altered Cece images look great on this fabulous personalized card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Digi team's "Use a Digi" challenge. ~ Rose

Laura B said...

I don't see any bids after Suzi's, so I'll bid $35.00.

madeleinebouquet (at) gmail (dot) com

maryps said...

I just discovered your store and your blog today. Then I read the heartbreaking story of Betty's son, Christian. I would like to help. If the bidding is still open, my bid is $35 (USD).

laney said...

wow!! Fabulous hun
thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you next time too

Ninchen said...

wow gorgeous card!
thanks for joining us at creative friday!

xx janina