Monday, 31 August 2009

Stampin' For The Weekend ~ Challenge 13

"Anything Goes Baby" I got really excited about the title for this challenge and thought ... woohoo a free challenge ... then i read on lol! ... baby cards! So - New baby, First Birthday, Christening or Naming Day - so long as it is baby themed, anything goes... Pink, Blue, Yellow, Green or multicoloured! My second thought was "Flippin' heck" ... or words to that affect pmsl! ... Then i pulled myself together and came up with this .....

... i hope this is still gonna count cos in actual fact its not for a 1st Christmas, but more for a 3rd one ... let me explain lol .... Rylee (Grandson, for those of you that don't know) is 2 yrs old (turned 2 July), hence this being his 3rd Christmas. I made this card cos my Mum saw this adorable image on another card i'd made and insisted that she have it for Rylee for Christmas ... i personally think he's too old for it ... but she's old (73!) and i felt i should humor her lol! So, if it doesn't fit the challenge just blame her!

  • CS ~ Stash
  • DP's ~ would you believe are a freebie download
  • Image ~ Mo's Digital Pencil Too has been paper pieced
  • Gems & Ribbon ~ Stash
  • Sentiment ~ PC Generated
  • Charm ~ yes there is one there, just hiding behind the bow ... its one of those Christmas wine glass charm things and is a snowflake.
  • Tools ~ Whisper Strokes, Tombo Blender Pen, Ribbon Slot Punchy thingy.

Beth Update ~ She's not been seen or heard from since last Monday, we think we have found evidence that perhaps she has been smoking illegal substances, which would explain an awful lot if she has. She has been thrown off her college course which she would've completed in October ... total madness! She possibly still has a job at the Nursery, although they have failed to contact her and she's not been in touch with them either. It looks like everything in her life is slowly falling apart and there's not a blumin' thing we can do to stop it or about it. She's that far away from us as a family, she can't be reached. She is still in contact with Ellie via Facebook occasionally, but she gives no indication of how she is or where she is. Both of my girls, especially Ellie are finding it very hard ... they were bought up together and are very close ... whilst Chris and hubby (shall from now on be known as Fatboy) were working we had Beth and Dec, both from babies, so we have that bond with them too ... it sometimes feels like we had 4 kids not just the 2! We do the worrying with Chris, as if it was one of ours. At present we are just sitting here and waiting ... don't know what for or for how long, but thats the long and short of it!

Beth Update Edited: Yesterday morning at 3.30am my sis had a text message from Beth asking if they could sort things out and saying that she was sorry! Sis replied saying that it was never too late to sort things out, that she wasn't unreasonable but things couldn't ever go back to how they were. On Paula's advice {waves to P} they met on neutral territory where there could be no shouting and they would BOTH have to listen! Beth did come home yesterday, she had a shower, cleaned herself up a little and actually told her Mum that she was going out, where she was going and when she'd be back. She did stay out all night, but she had informed sis of this .... looks like we may be taking baby steps on the road of back to normal ... or as normal as our family gets LOL!

Talking of families ... don't ever try having a conversation with one of em via email! LOL ... causes all manner of crossed wires. I shall just say that i spat my dummy out good and proper! Updated: I have officially been informed that i shall no longer be attending my Brother-in-laws wedding. Too long a story to tell in this post but i will give you all the gory details ... please ensure you have a tena lady firmly attached when i tell this one cos i can assure you, you'll need it i PMSL, and so has everyone else ... a few words sum it all up nicely ... silly spoilt 29yr old child!


  1. Awww Rylee will luv it,it's a fab card!!! :o)x

  2. Good morning Jilli hope youare well hunny. sorry its been so long since i last visited, don't know where the time goes, and im constantly playing catch up with my blogging. I am loving this card, what an adorable image. You have been busy with so many gorgeous cards, i am loving them all.

    Have a great bank holiday monday Linda x

  3. Such a fabulous card Jilli. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

  4. Fabulous card, such a cute image and love the colours.
    All I can say about your drama is Families!!!!

  5. Wonderful card Jilli, the paper piecing is fabulous.
    Sorry to hear about your family problems.
    Carole x

  6. gorgeous card Jilli, I love the image and the paper piecing looks fab hugs Jill xx

  7. Super cute card and I have to say I love this image too I had to get it when I saw it lol :D
    Sorry to hear about all the fmily issues yo are having I hope it all gets sorted out.
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

  8. What a beautiful card Jilli,i love the image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  9. Oh, this is such an adorable image! I love your card! Fabulous paper and ribbon.
    Thank you for joining us at SFTW this week and good luck! :)

  10. OH I love that image, Jill:O) It is just adorable! Love the gorgeous papers, and the ribbon is stunning.

    Thank you for joining us at SFTW this week, good luck!

  11. You took the words right out of my mouth Jill, LOL. A gorgeous card, love the paper piecing. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW

  12. Hiya Jilli

    oh eck sounds like your having a right ole time of it at the mo, I hope your ok luvly....(((hugs)))

    Thanks for joining in again with this weeks SFTW challenge, your card is a lil beautie, love the image, fab papers and a great layout too. Well done on making last weeks top 5. Take care luvly, luv 'n' hugs xx vicki xx

  13. A really cute image Jilli, and love the paper piecing you've done on it too, great Christams card, your grandson will love it I'm sure. Thank you for joining us this week at Stampin' for the Weekend.
    Donna xx

  14. Gorgeous card and love the Digital Pencil image - so cute. Your grandson will love this, make sure its kept for when he is a little older :D

    Thank you for playing along with us over at Stampin for the Weekend. We hope you had fun and that you come back again soon to join in with more challenges. Good Luck!

    Kimmi x


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