Friday, 1 March 2013


Good Morning on this FAB FAB FriDay ♥

So much to tell you that it's best you get that cuppa tea or coffee or perhaps it's cocktail hour in your part of world ;-) and get comfy for lots of Fabulicious News!

This weekend, FabScraps Australia will be at The Melbourne Papercraft Expo - be sure to pop in and say hello!

Applications for The Fabulicious DT is now closed & 'wow' is all I can say! The next few days are going to be super tough for us while we go through the applications and their most beautiful creations to decide who will be on the 2013/2014 Fabulicious DT! Wish us luck!

AND .... (drum roll please) on FabFriday, there is a competition for you to enter and win another FabGiveAway from us! Can't wait to see what you get up too...*feeling the love*

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Before we leave you to have a most FabWeekend, please take an extra minute to read this ♥
Our African animals are very very close to our hearts and the more people that we can spread the word to with regards to conservation the better chance they have to survive for future generations so with that in mind, please read the following email and send to all ~ much Love from FabScraps xxx

Dear friends,

Across Africa, elephants are being slaughtered in record numbers to make statues and trinkets in Asia. Thailand is at the heart of this bloody trade, but it has just announced that it will "consider" ending the trade altogether, giving us a rare chance to stop the massacre. Join me now to bring people power to Thailand and end the bloodbath:

Across Africa, elephants are being slaughtered by poachers in record numbers -- and their tusks hacked off with chainsaws -- to make luxury items, statues and trinkets in Asia. But in days, Thailand will host a key global summit on illegal trade in endangered species, giving us a rare chance to stop this futile massacre.

Thailand is the world’s largest unregulated ivory market and a top driver of the illegal trade.They’ve been in the hot seat for years, yet so far little has been done to clamp down on their role in the elephant attack. But Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has just announced that she is considering a full ivory ban. That's why we started a global petition on the Avaaz site, to give this campaign the last push it needs to win.

This is the best chance we’ve had in years to have a meaningful victory for Africa’s elephants -- we just need to put people power behind it. Join me now to stop the bloody ivory trade. Sign the urgent petition and share it with everyone:

It’s heartbreaking to hear conservationists use the term ‘killing frenzy’ to describe the scale of elephant poaching right now -- it’s the worst it's been in over 2 decades. Exploiting a legal loophole that allows the sale of ivory from Thailand’s domestic elephants, criminals smuggle in illegally obtained African ivory, mix it in with domestic sources so no one can tell them apart, then get away with selling it on the open market.

But there is serious pressure on Thailand to act, before the 10-day UN summit on endangered species begins in Bangkok. Now is the time for us to act to shut down the Thai Ivory trade and set a ripple effect across Asia, forcing other countries to confront their illegal ivory trade as well.

Join me now to turn up the heat on the Thai government and strike a blow against the ivory trade. Together we can win this. Help me reach 1 million before the meeting with PM Shinawatra in days. Sign and share with friends and family:

Across the world's cultures and throughout our history elephants have been revered in religions and have captured our imagination -- Babar, Dumbo, Ganesh, Airavata, Erawan. That these beautiful and highly intelligent creatures are being annihilated is a tragedy, but today we can right that wrong.

With hope and determination,

Leonardo DiCaprio, with the Avaaz team

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