Saturday, 10 September 2011

Fluttering By To Say Hello ...... Sketch Saturday Challenge #172

Fluttering .... hmmm, that's sort of what i've been doing all week, but perhaps not as gracefully LOL!  Yesterday was spent fluttering here, there and everywhere ... my niece Carrie said that she would babysit Dad for us so that I could take Mum to the local Council Office to place a claim for Council Tax benefit (dunno what i'd do without her right now, she's been a tower of strength to me and has helped me out no end ... love ya honey x) ... OMG, that was a chore to begin with, they never make anything simple for you do they?  Dad had given us a shopping list which included long johns, thermal vests, boxer shorts, pyjamas and gloves ... yes gloves, to go with scarf he's taken to wearing in bed!  We also picked him up one of those cosytoes things for the wheelchair, which after seeing he decided he could use indoors whilst he's sat in his rocking chair!   We're hoping that this weekend or next week, we'll be able to wrap him up and take him out in the wheelchair again.   His next Chemo session is 22nd September so we want to make sure that the week before he does something and goes somewhere nice.  If we have a nice day I want to take him to the National Arboretum at Alrewas which is about 15 minutes drive away from us.  On my visit there in June with our friend Paula we found the memorial for the SS Lancastria which is the ship that my Grandad (Dad's Dad) died aboard.  Dad has never visited and has never had the chance to say goodbye to his Dad.  He was 8 years old when his Father died and all 9 children were placed in children's homes and foster care when my Grandma deserted them.  Anyway, that's a whole story by itself .... to long for today.  Talking of today ... the plans are to have a crafting day.  My sister and her daughter are going to the oldies to clean the bedrooms, change the sheets and make the beds up in the guest room ready for my Uncle (Dad's youngest brother) and Aunts impending visit on Wednesday and to babysit Dad whilst Mum does some baking.  She's desperate to make cakes which she generally does every week, but just lately hasn't had the time to do, so she's really looking forward to this chance.

This weeks challenge, is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

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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 everyone at SSS xx

Here is this weeks sketch...

.... and this is what I did with it ....

Using yet another Teddy Bo image this one is  TeddyBoBea_Tabs_001 and was one of my first purchases.

To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ EverdayMomIdeas ~ Dwelling
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Pearls, String, Eyelets ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Eyelet Setter, Diamond Stickles


  1. Enjoy your crafty day! Im imagining the smell of your Mums baking and am already jealous!!

    Beautiful card and I really am attracted to those fab checked papers! Hmmm!

    Keryn x

  2. Hi Jilli, sounds like it has been a busy week. Hope you get good weather for your trip with your dad, such a sad story my heart goes out to him, no wonder you and your family are so important to him. Hugs, Amanda

  3. I love this TeddyBo image and have searched through the TeddyBo site but am having problems finding it. Is it in the TeddyBo or Bea area? Your coloring is WONDERFUL! you could e-mail me at acclack at msn dot com


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