Monday, 2 April 2018

Celebrate Hope! World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

World Autism Awareness Day 2018

I am so delighted to be part of this blog hop to raise awareness on World Autism Day arranged by Stampin' Up Demonstrator Jenny Hall!

Did you know that around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autistic spectrum. Together with their families, this means autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people!

One of these amazing people is my son, who was diagnosed just last year at 10 years old.

This video from the National Autistic Society shows what it can be like for a child with autism in a busy environment. Please watch it. 

We have spent years trying to convince our son's teachers that he is well behaved at home, that in some situations at school he needs a lot more support. That he is NOT A NAUGHTY child. He has had some amazing teachers - which led to proper referrals and his diagnosis and of course along the way, the not so good.  His current teacher is fabulous. He gets it and it has made ALL the difference to our son - HE UNDERSTANDS!

My card for this blog hop is about celebrating hope, for awareness, understanding and acceptance.

'Until EVERYONE Understands ' 

is the aim of The National Autistic Society. The leading autism charity in the UK.

You can find more information about them here. They have lots of resources and information. They do fabulous work raising awareness, supporting and educating. You can find all the information you need on fundraising and also donate to this amazing charity here.

I have kept my card clean and simple. The colour of course is blue (Marina Mist) on Whisper White.

I have embossed the Whisper White layer with the Sequin Embossing Folder. `it really looks like sequins! The heart and hope is die cut from the Sunshine Wishes Dies and I have added some Wink of Stella for some sparkle. I have stamped celebrate in Marina Mist onto Whisper White and used the Classic label punch to cut this out and another label in Marina Mist card. I have punched a hole and added them to the heart using Bakers Twine in White and Dapper Denim.

I have raised the hope with dimensionals. Perhaps you can see the clear Wink of Stella I have used.

There are around 50 of us hopping for World Autism Awareness Day! How fabulous is that! Do hop around for lots of inspiration and a wealth of information. Raising awareness on World Autism Day.

Do drop back in to see what I will be making next. You can subscribe to my blog for more crafty inspiration by clicking the subscribe button in the side bar.

Happy Easter to you 

Kate x


  1. Thanks for sharing your son's story, Kate. Until everyone understands <3 Lovely project, you have captured the heart of the cause!

    1. Thank you Jenny. Delighted to be part of this blog hop. x

  2. What a fantastic card! Love the die cuts and the sentiment. We've had the same battles with my daughter's teachers...and thankfully, we've got an excellent teacher this year too! :)

    1. Thank you Amy. 😊. Having the right teacher can make all the difference 😊

  3. What a fantastic card and touching story. Thank you for sharing both. Lx

  4. Beautiful card and message. Hope and understanding is what everyone needs.

  5. Beautiful use of Sunshine Wishes, Kate! Love the touch of Wink of Stella!


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