Saturday, 13 August 2011

Happiness is Homemade and Teddy Bo Challenge #16

.... and we're trying to make lots of happiness at home right now with the start of Dad's Chemotherapy on Thursday.  We couldn't have a plane sailing day either ... ending up being there until 6:30pm because Dad had got very dehydrated again over the past few weeks and his calcium level had raised again.  We now know exactly how much fluid he needs to be having, 100mls every half an hour!  We shall be trying our best to make sure that he has that ready for the next treatment. He didn't have a very good night Thursday night, I think it was all the information he'd been given and a lot of excess nervous energy left over from the unknown.  Yesterday morning however, he's been up into the greenhouse and tended to his plants and pottered about in the garden for 10 minutes.  He's tired but still in his normal aggravating mood.  He's said that he's hoping that the side effects of the Chemo are all mind over matter and has said that he doesn't intend on having any of them except the hair loss!  So fingers crossed. 

I want to thank my gorgeous friend Suzie, who i know stalks my blogspot, for the beautiful card that she sent me and especially for what she wrote inside.  I love you loads xxx

This weeks challenge, is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

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Did you know that SSS have e-gift cards too?
any amount from $5.00 - $100.00 is available, ideal to send to a crafty friend if you're unsure of what to buy them eh?

A very generous $25 gift certificate will be awarded to our lucky winner this week to spend on goodies in the SSS store!
Thank you to all at SSS xx

Here is this weeks sketch...

 and the Teddy Bo Challenge #16 is .... LOVE IS IN THE AIR
We are looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations, and we only have one little rule, which is        
You must use a Teddy Bo and Co image.

I've made this card for my Husband for his birthday on 26th of this month.  He's been so good to me just lately and so understanding ... I'm sure i don't always deserve it!  I thought the sentiment was apt "Happiness is Homemade"  

... my creation using a Teddy Bo image ...

 ... and close up ...

To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Can't remember now ... its been a long week
Image ~ Teddy Bo_002
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Buttons & Border Ribbon ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor


  1. It's a super card Jilli - love the colours you have used.
    Thank you for joining us at Teddybo.

    Edna x

  2. You know I'm sending you the most massive hugs right now, don't you? As for this card, it's perfect. I love, love, love it. :)

  3. A great card in gorgeous colours
    Love the layering and the sentiment on the side.
    Lots of get well wishes to your dad, hope he gets better soon.
    Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo this week and good luck.
    HUgs, Jill

  4. Oh Jilli this is adorable!!! How cute that image looks this size and the colors that you have used with him are perfect!! So sweet and I hope your hubby has a fabulous birthday!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Teddy Bo!

  5. yayyy love the teddy bear, love the coloring, and i think your card is super sweet !

  6. What a beautiful card Jilli.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. Such a beautiful card Jill, I love the colours you have used. Thanks for playing along with Teddy Bo's challenge. I hope your Dad's on the mend soon.
    Love Clairebears x

  8. Lovely card great colour and fab image choice, thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo this time
    Angie x

  9. Lovely card, great colouring, sending best wishes to your dad, thanks for playing along at the Teddy Bo challenge. Good Luck! Colette xx

  10. Oh wow your card is gorgeous! Good luck with the Teddy Bo Challenge!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  11. Oooooh forgot to say, honey....sending lots of love to your dad and you of course!
    Hugs Tab xxx


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