Monday, 3 October 2011

Cocoa and Snow = Happy Glow ..... DP2 Challenge #102 & Card Patterns Sketch #135

Managed to get the card below made yesterday in between making Sunday lunch, delivering "Meals on Wheels" and another night of favourite TV viewing!  :D

Right now I have a Banana & Toffee Loaf in the oven and another 2 ready to go in =P~ ... The toffee has been stolen from the oldies house this morning ;)  I made it for Dad for Father's Day and he's not really fancied eating it since his diagnosis ... he's not really fancied eating anything to be fair.  So I thought I may as well use it up and throw it in with the manky banana's that are festering away in the fruit bowl :-&!  We've (Mum, Sister, Niece and me) sat till 2:00pm waiting for the GP to come out to see him.  He has a nasty chest infection on his right side :( .... the side that isn't affected by the lung cancer!  Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing at the minute :-S  He's really not very well at all, although we did manage to have a giggle when he took his huge anti-biotic pill and I told him "he was a really good boy"   Once again he looks so frail, helpless and tiny lying in bed it breaks your heart =(( to see him like that. 

BTW, the Banana Creme Caramels where a disaster, far too sweet for one and never really set properly for another ...

This weeks DP2 Challenge is "Furry Friends" ... this is my second entry for this weeks challenge.

Card Patterns have a fab sketch below ...


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a close up of the image ...

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

To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Summer Driggs ~ Winter Wonderland
Image ~ Mo's Digital Pencil ~ Dormouse
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Jingle Bells, Pearls, Ribbon & Wire ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Sizzix Snowflake Border Die, Cuttlebug, Diamond Stickles, Sansodor, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Glitter Snow


  1. Loving this card it's gorgeous sorry to hear about Banana creme caramels they sound delish
    Also sorry to hear your dad is not well again and yes it does break your heart to see like them like I remember when my was ill and after going all his life without any illness at all even a cold it was a real shock to the system (he had a brain tumour)so I know how you feel
    Jacki xx

  2. Hi Jilli, fab card hun, love that little mouse and the verse inside is perfect! Sorry to hear dad isnt too good, thinking of you all.

    Hugs, Barbara xx

  3. I love the icy colours on this one. Mwah. xxx

  4. So beautiful Jilli,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. This is such an adorable image, and I love your card! Cute sentiment, and the touches of sparkle are great. Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

  6. What a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week.


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