Monday, 15 August 2011

Showers Of Warm Wishes .....

I could do with some of those right now!  I had to mention side effect didn't I?!  Saturday morning at 4:30am I had a phone call from Mum, saying that Dad didn't feel well ... he was experiencing discomfort in his chest.  Fortunately, after being checked over by the Paramedics it was decided that it was the onset of side effects from the Chemo.  Dad has never been a poorly person.  I don't even recall him ever being ill, so i think he was panicked by how ill he felt and the fact that initially he couldn't wake Mum to tell her.  It broke my heart on Saturday morning to see him looking so small and fragile in his bed and again today.  He's very tired and has taken to his bed the past 2 days, only coming downstairs to lay on the sofa under piles of blankets.  I'm hoping for a better day tomorrow, for Mum's sake and for Ellie and Ebony (daughter and great-niece) who are babysitting him whilst Mum and I go grocery shopping.   Today I sent Mum out to her weekly exercise class.  Dad was happy upstairs in bed as long as he could hear me, so i hoovered for Mum and then made a noisy cup of tea, banging cupboard doors, the fridge door and cups on the side.  Andy and I had a vocal conversation about nothing in particular, we just wanted to keep the noise going LOL .... that was hard, when your happy sitting with someone in silence.  Not to mention how odd it felt being noisy whilst someone is resting in bed!

This weeks challenge at Sketch N Stash has been designed by Sue ...
You can flip the sketch and add extra embellishments but we must still be able to recognize our original sketch.  Please do remember tell us what your new /neglected stash is that you used on your creation.
The sponsor this week is the fabulous ...  Bunny Zoes Crafts 
and they have generously offered this  fortnights challenge winner a
For my creation I used new DP's and a new Teddy Bea image.  The neglected stash was tulle and Sakura Stardust Pens (Gold & Silver), which I haven't used for a while on my cards!

a close up of the fabby image ....

... and the inside ...

To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Essence by Jeanine Baechtold
Image ~ Teddy Bea_057
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Flowers, Tulle & Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Crystal Stickles, Sewing Machine, Woodware Leaf Punch, Sansodor, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Carla Craft Corner Punch, Sakura Stardust Pens


  1. I hope your dad feels better soon, it is hard when they are not used to being poorly. Lovely card really sparkly.

  2. i love your card, sweet image and i love the aded sparkle.the inside looks fab too:)

    Hope your dad soons starts feel better,sending hugs

    Thank you for using my sketch and for joining us at SnS


  3. I'm really sorry to hear how poorly your dad is. Such an awful illness. I hope he is more comfortable soon.

    Sending love and good wishes....x

  4. What a beautiiful card Jilli.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Gorgeous card Jilli...and I hope your dad starts to feel a little better soon hun...

    thanks for joining us at SnS...and good luck...

    hugs Vicky xx

  6. Oh this is so cute Jilli

  7. Ok now im feeling really really guilty cos I havent been on here for wow an amazing amount of time!! and I talk to you on almost a daily basis and you tell me what is happening in all your lives, right now especially your dad and then I see it all here in black and white .....the written word!! and it breaks my heart and I would do anything to take away your pain.
    Nuff said i'm having a moment!! Px and im now going to ring you!!!


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