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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Saturday, 1 February 2020

My Turner Syndrome Journey blog hop 1-7 February

Hello Blogging Friends!!

Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born with only one X chromosome, instead of two, leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities. This condition occurs one in 2,500 female births worldwide, but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to full term. That is why Turner Syndrome Females are considered MIRACLES!
Prize Winners will be announced on February 15, 2020.

Thirty-six caring Sponsors and five DT Members have partnered with us to bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori's TS home page. Thanks for learning About Turner Syndrome

Eight talented and caring designers are offering prizes on their personal blogs as well:

My TS related project is inspired by the TSA official color board:

I only learned about this recently and have made a card to add to support the blog hop
I have used paper from We are 3 Magical Butterflies
Jan's digital stamps coloured digi from the Ballet 709J set (this set is great value, you receive coloured digis and black and white digis and sentiments)
Sentiment is from the set given to us from the My Turner Syndrome Journey blog hop

Remember to visit the "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop 2020  page to become eligible for prizes.   Click on each photo under the link to go to see each blog.

If you leave a comment on my blog please write a sentence about what you learnt about the Turner Syndrome.  You can read about it at  and

I may not be able to read comments after 6 February as I am having eye surgery on 7 February and 21 February.   But I will read them when I can use the computer.

Jan's Digis has a special stamp set for $2  3220J TSF Key

Zip File Contains:
  • 4 Hand Drawn and Hand Colored Images
  • 5 Black and White Hand Drawn Images
  • 7 Coordinated Sentiments (greetings, sayings)

I would like to add my card to the following challenges:

A Perfect time to Craft open challenge February #2 - anything goes

Aud Sentiments 243 - anything goes + a sentiment

Brown Sugar 297 - anything goes

Classic Design February #2 - anything goes

Crafty Catz 491 - anything goes with optional twist favourite colours (my favourite colours are purples and pinks)

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper

Krafty Chicks 492 week 5 - anything goes

QKR Stampede 383 - anything goes

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes


Sheryl said...

This is so soft and feminine. Such a great use of the TSA colours.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Bunny said...

Oh, what a lovely card you made. It's so feminine. I learned about their low estrogen levels. [Bunny]

Donna Ellis said...

Such an incredibly beautiful card, Margaret, with a loveliness beyond words. What a pretty soul you have to produce such lovely collage style masterpieces. Thank you for participating in the TSA blog hop and helping your followers become knowledgeable about this condition.
Smiles and Crafty Hugs,
Donna Ellis
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card and just loving the beautiful ballerina.
Linda xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your card is gorgeous, Margaret! Beautiful imagery and such a wonderful sentiment! I wish you all the best with your eye surgery and that you recover quickly. I just learned about Turner Syndrome today - I heard of it before but didn't know what it was. If I had to pick one thing I learned, it would be that the average age of diagnosis is 9+ and that some are not diagnosed until adults. And even more shocking is that only 2% of babies conceived with Turner Syndome survive to birth. Well I guess that's 2 things. Thanks for helping to educate us about this disorder.

Lori Kobular said...

Such a dainty and delicate card, much like the TS girls and women! I love the sentiment on your beautiful card! Thanks so much for taking part in this awareness blog hop! Hugs!

Darlene said...

Your design is just LOVELY Margaret ... love it! Thanks so much for helping spread the word about Turner Syndrome! GREAT JOB!

*Vicki* said...

Such an elegant and beautiful design! I absolutely adore that sentiment and your colors are just perfect!! Thank you so much for sharing your creation! HUGS, *Vicki* - my blog: Stamped Smiles

Creaine said...

Wow .... thanks so much for helping spread the word about Turner Syndrome!
bye Ine

Fikreta said...

its stunning card!

Dee Earnshaw said...

LOVE how delicate and feminine this card is - perfect for raising awareness - I have learnt so much about Turners but am so sad to find that so few babies survive to birth

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous sentiment! I am so happy that this hop is educating and bringing awareness to Turner Syndrome! Hopefully, we can raise money and help!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a pretty design and wonderful colors. Thanks for supporting this great cause.

Becca Yahrling said...

This is so very pretty and just lovely.
Good wishes for successful eye surgery!!

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful card and design. Love how you've combined all these digi elements!

Jan Mahew said...

Margaret, you have captured the inspiration for TSF... just like the girls and women with TS... Delicate, magical, feminine and exquisite! Thank you for supporting the Awareness of Turner Syndrome Blog Hop!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Karenladd said...

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card with the inspiring sentiment. I learned that TS can lead to many autoimmune conditions, which I didn't realize before this hop.
Good luck on your eye surgery!

Chris said...

Your card is gorgeous, beautiful image and lovely soft colours, it's wonderful that this was created to help promote awareness of Turner Syndrome, something I'd never heard of until last year's Blog Hop.
-and wearing my DT hat-
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous card and thanks for spreading the world about TS!!
How many symptoms and complications! And how many not born or young died baby girls! :( Thanks for sharing
Bes wishes for your surgery, too!

Becky said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

Thank you, Margaret, for honoring this special cause! Your card is beautiful, and the sentiment is so very appropriate. Praying for your surgery!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful image and sentiment - and a beautiful card!

Dana M said...

Wonderful card! Such a beautiful composition and color palette. I love the ballerina. I am surprised at how many medical issues can result from Turner Syndrome.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a beautiful creation. Such pretty feminine colors from the mood board. Gorgeous sentiment too!

Julie Odil said...

Margaret, your card is awesome!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card with beautiful details! Love these pretty images!
I learned that high cholesterol levels occur in many of the women who have TS. Thanks for sharing information about TS along the hop.

Chandhini said...

Beautiful image and a sweet card.
I learned about the low estrogen levels and low bone mass.

Lagene said...

Lovely creation, I am so glad the hop is bringing awareness to Turner's Syndrome!

sweet art designs said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your project with Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge. Myrna DT
Please also join us for our weekly Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Card Challenge at

sharon g said...

I learned about the low estrogen levels, and the high incidence of IB.

NanaConnie said...

Margaret, I absolutely love what you've done with this magnificent card! What a great sentiment choice. While I'm here, let me put on one of my DT hats - Thank you for supporting and playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Brenda in IN said...

You used all those elements to make a stunning card. It is truly beautiful.

Billie A said...

Pretty card. Great sentiments. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

Mandy said...

I wasn't aware of Turner Syndrome before this hop so it has definitely worked in increasing awareness.

Love the sentiment, it truly is perfect for this event.

Good luck with your eye surgery, hop all goes well xxx

Diane said...

Beautifully designed card, so very pretty!
Diane {Nellies Nest}

Diane said...

Totally gorgeous card, so beautifully designed!

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Your card is so precious and pretty, representing the TS awareness. Thanks for sharing

Crafting with Darcy said...

So gorgeous, Margaret! And what a great cause!

Patti J said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card with us, and for taking part in this wonderful blog hop to raise awareness for Turner Syndrome! It's so sad to know how many babies with TS do not survive.

Heather said...

This is beautiful!! And what an amazing sentiment; love it!

Nadine Carlier said...

Very pretty! Thank you for sharing!
Nadine - My Scrap n' Stuff

Connie said...

My 30 year old daughter has danced since she was 5 and has taught dance for a decade and a half now! oh my this ballerina with butterflies made my heart flutter...gorgeous card!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your design, the sentiment, image and paper combined together PERFECTLY!
THANK YOU for sharing and supporting the Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop :)

Tangii said...

Such a great creation for a great cause <3 Thank you for linking up to the Krafty Chicks challenge.

Sue D said...

So pretty. Love the colors. I learned they have a higher risk of hypertension.

Lisa said...

Beautiful creation!

World of Michael Trent said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love how you layered the digi image over the digi paper. Very feminine and classy!!

Janis said...

That is such a pretty card!!! I love the graceful image and wonderful sentiment.
Praying that your eye surgery will be successful and your recovery complete and swift!!
Thank you for your part in this important hop!
Although I hopped along last year, I had forgotten that 99% of conceptions with Turner Syndrome do not survive until birth. Turner Syndrome gals really are miracles!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Lena said...

Gorgeous card. Love the soft colours you used. The sentiment is wonderful and so perfect for this blog hop. Thank you for your help in raising awareness of Turner Syndrome. Hugs ~ Lena

Jean said...

A beautiful card xxx

Tina Z. said...

stunning card and so beautiful!
Thank you for raising awareness about TS.
I was shocked to learn that so few babies survive to birth.
I hope you are doing OK.
hugs xx

Kazz Cards and Crafts said...

What a lovely dancing card, well done. Good Luck with your entry, At A Perfect Time to Craft. Karen Neil DT

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Wonderful project. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Maritza DT