Saturday, 1 October 2011

Bringing Joy To Large & Small .... Sketch Saturday Paula's Challenge #175

I shall update you on my week whilst I lie here with my hot ~o) and nice bread cut into doorsteps, toasted and dripping with pretend butter =P~ ... had to make a trip to Tesco last night especially for it!   

In the grand scheme of things we've had a good week :) with Dad.  Tuesday we spent a good hour doing a jigsaw puzzle with him whilst Mum and Carrie (Niece) went grocery shopping.  I did however end up with a headache that afternoon :-< ... too much concentration I think or perhaps it was the bright red steam train that did it!   Wednesday, was more my bag \:D/ ... a morning spent pushing Dad in his wheelchair around all the charity shops in the town centre .... we took Koree (No. 2 Grandbaby) with us cos Fae was having her Ofsted inspection to become a Child-minder ... which she passed =D>  Taking Koree meant Dad had someone on his level to talk to ... in both senses of the words :P.  He ... that would be Dad, although Koree's eyes lit up when he saw all the goodies on show through the window ... suggested we go into Birds and buy cream cakes and cobs/rolls/baps *delete as applicable* ... however he only ate a quarter of his cream bun, but it was better than nothing ... i felt it rude not to help him with it, so i ate some too ... :>  Thursday we sort of had a day off ... well, a day off from the oldies ... who were replaced with Carrie.  She had an important appointment in Derby and needed some moral support ... so DH and I went with her ... and because it went soooo well we decided that a spot of retail therapy was in order on the way home ;)... any excuse ... and to say thank you Carrie arrived Thursday evening with a box of Australian Crunchie she'd made ... it was gorgeous with a steaming hot ~o) but I ate too much and ended up feeling :-&!  Yesterday, again was a day off from the oldies ... Carrie took her turn to babysit Dad whilst Mum went out and we stayed home and melted  in the heat :| I fully intended on doing so much, but it was just too hot to even move very far .... I managed Aldi in the car for eggs so that I could try out a new dessert recipe for Dad ... ok, so perhaps it's for me, but Dad's a pretty good excuse to use to make fattening goodies knowing full well that he probably wont eat it ;;) ... I can't bear to waste food!

Because its the first of the month, this weeks challenge is hosted by our Paula, who has created a fantabulous sketch for us all to play along with and arranged an equally fantabulous  sponsor!!! 

Tickled Pink Stamps is an Australian based online company that stocks a range of popular and well sought after stamps from many companies all over the world and is always so excited to be supplying you with everything cute, quirky and PINK... They now have their very own Lil Lolita and Lil Lads along with the cute Lil Pinkette range.
The Lucky winner of this weeks challenge can choose either ONE Rubber Stamp or TWO Digi stamps from the Tickled Pink store...

here is Paula's Sketch...

... and my card ...

I used a Sarah Burrier image called Noon

... and used her again in B&W on the inside ...

To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Summer Driggs ~ Old Fashioned Christmas
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Snowflake & Gems ~ Stash
Tools ~ Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Crystal Stickles, Sansodor, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Carla Crafts Corner Punch


  1. this is such a beautiful card. that angel image is so striking.
    I'm thrilled to be a part of the TLC DT with you! :)

  2. This is a gorgeous card! Congratulations on being part of the TLC Dream team. :)

  3. Such a beautiful creation! I am so excited to be on the same team with you on TLC and look forward to working with you!

  4. What a gorgeous card and what a pleasure to be part of TLC with you. xx

  5. Hi Jill, a beautiful card and you have coloured her so perfectly.

    Hugs, Barbara xx

  6. I am such a Fluff, I'm sure I did the rounds on Saturday, but apparently not. :( So, loving this card. What a gorgeous image, beautifully coloured, as ever. xxx


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