Thursday, 28 August 2008

Cute Card Thursday ~ Challenge 25 & Katharina's Sketch #27

This week our challenge theme was chosen by Helene at Alota Stamps who is once again sponsoring the challenge.
In the water!
As always a little flexibility is allowed in the theme, it can be in, on or beside water and the water can even be frozen i.e. snow or ice! We always look forward to your own interpretations!

There are two fab stamps up for grabs for one lucky person.... gonna keep my everything crossed lol!

This card is made using one of Katharina's brilliant sketches ~ sketch #27.

CS ~ stash, DP ~ freebie download from here, spotty dp Pink Petticoat, image ~ one of my new Joanna Sheen stamps coloured with twinkling H2O's and watercoloured pencils, Fluffy Stuff on waves, sentiment stamp ~ RAK from Jo, string ~ Poundland, shell ~ Cleethorpes market yesterday (Parents went on a day trip so sent a text asking for shells).

Managed to do some sewing on this one and rather than humping my big sewing machine out I remembered that my Mum had bought a small one from Home Bargains for £9.99! It only does a straight stitch, but its like a dolls sewing machine. So I've borrowed her's which generally means she wont be getting it back lol!

Also went to Poundstretcher today and found that they sold candles for £1 each! So I bought 5, like you do ...... of course I rang my MOT up and told her ... not! And I'm sad to say I've made another candle but this one is to fulfill an order....!


  1. Wow awesome work hun (clapping) xxx

  2. Beautiful card, such a sweet image and I love the shell. Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

  3. oh wow, these are fabby..i loves em:)


  4. beautiful card Jilli I do love that image it's gorgeous. Love the DP and layout, another fab candle too you've been busy Jill x

  5. Brilliant card and candle Jilli! I'm going to have a go at making one of these candles!! Love your mini sewing machine, I bought one of these but couldn't figure out how to thread it up, so I just do it by hand now!
    Love Becky xx

  6. Gorgeous card, love the dreamy image.

  7. Loving the candles, gonna have to give one a go!
    Sam x

  8. gorgeous card, I love the image that you have used and all the stitching detail...Ilove your candle....I have been meaning to make a candle like this since seeing Dawny's tutorial...I love how you used the tissue paper for your words and when you made the photo candle of Rilee but i would be so scared of it bunging up in my printer....( I may feel brave one day!!!.....hehe)hugs Rachxx

  9. Hi,such a cute card,i love this image,but i should because i've got,love the stitching detail and the shell finishes it off perfectly.Your candles are lovely,i've never had a go at these,i'll have to check out how to do them,and maybe have a go.
    Have good weekend,
    Take care
    Sandra x

  10. Love the waves on this card!!! Very pretty!!! Also, the candle is great! another adorable image!!!
    Blessings, Maria

  11. Another gorgeous candle Jilli...I think you are addicted to making them! Love the card too...fabulous image and the sewing is super! Have fun with the mini machine!
    Have a great weekend.
    Carole ;o)

  12. Beautiful cards!!!
    Hugs agnesx

  13. Wow! Your card is fab and takes me back to childhood visits to a beach in Wales with my Dad and my nan!
    You have a lovely blog and it's nice to see you're only a few miles down the road!!
    Take care xxx

  14. I love the image in your water themed card - really beautiful.


  15. Jilli your card is just amazing - the image is gorgeous and brings back so many memories lol. I'm loving the candles too, looks like your mum has got you a regular little cottage industry going lol
    hugs Bev x

  16. Gorgeous card and I love all your candles too!!

  17. Love your card, beautiful colours.



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