Saturday, 22 October 2011

It's Better To Have Burnt And Lost ..... Sketch Saturday Challenge #178 & DP2 Challenge #105

Here we are again another Saturday morning, they come round so fast, even though my weeks feel like a fortnight long :|   I'm having a relaxing morning in bed, soggy branflake's and a nice hot ~o).  

Last week was fun /:) ... not!  Dad had episodes of nausea and :-&, so there was a lot of :-& bowl holding and rubbing of backs ... and that was just for me :D  It seems to have passed now and he does appear to be getting stronger, he's been able to get out of bed himself towards the end of this week, without help :)

We also had trauma with 2 of DH's brother's this week ... brother no.2's 3 week old baby son was rushed to hospital last Sunday and then transferred to Birmingham Children's Hospital with breathing difficulties :( ... it transpires that his nostrils weren't big enough and he ended up having his nose drilled :-s ... oh it makes your bum tremble just thinking about it!  We still have a :-ss time ahead of us waiting for a brain scan and scans on other parts of his body until he gets the all clear.  Fingers crossed ..... On the same day as baby's operation, brother no.1 drove into the back of a car that was travelling in front of him and suddenly braked!   #:-s Fortunately, no-one was hurt, only the car's radiator!

On to this weeks fabulous challenge, sponsored by one of my absolute favourite artists ..... the amazing Mo Manning =D>

If you haven't visited Mo's store before... why not? ... You most definitely should, there really is something for everyone, young or old, and there's some that will make you :)) too.  If you haven't visited the store before, you really don't know what you're missing!
For those of you who are familiar with Mo's fabulous images you will know exactly what i'm talking about! ;) .... I'm more than familiar, I sit =P~ over her artwork!

This weeks challenge is special, because we won't be having a challenge winner..... we'll have THREE!! Oh YES! :)

THREE of you will be chosen via to each receive a $5.00 credit for Mo's store. Thank you so much Mo! xx

Over at Mo's DP2 Challenge blog the challenge is ...
"Favorite Mo image PLUS a sentiment"
So i'm gonna be entering my card into that too!

Here's this weeks sketch...

and my card ....

... as Mo was sponsoring I thought it would be rude not to use one of her fab images ...

... Big Guy Grilling just had to come out and play again ...

To make this card I used :~
CS~ Stash
DP's ~ Summer Driggs ~ Father's & Fedora's
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC ~ BBQ
Pearls ~ Stash

Tools ~ Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Sewing Machine, Nesties, Cuttlebug


  1. Fab card Jilli, love the spotlight/highlight idea, seen it one where the background is not coloured and the spotlights are but must say I prefer it this way around. Sorry to hear your dads been feeling sick, hope he is feeling better now.

    Oh and I definitely felt strange at the thought of having nostrils drilled.

    Hope you have a better week .



  2. What a dramatic week,certainly and stressful one!! hope every one is on the mend!

    This card looks like my James in the summer! xx

  3. Oh Hun, I'm so sorry things are so stressful for you right now.

    I think this card is fab. I totally love how you've paper pieced the shirt to match part of the sketch. Brilliant. xxx

  4. Oh Jilli...what a week you've had, girl! Hope this next week is less eventful for you! Your card is just darling! I love the paper piecing on his shirt...sooo clever!! I'm so glad things settled down enough for you to be able to join us at Mo's this week! Hugs. Pat Frank

  5. Fabulous card honey, gorgeous DP's and I love how you've paper pieced his shirt!
    Jilli, what a week! Here's hoping for a much better one this week, sending lots of cyber cake your way!! x
    Bug hugs,

  6. Good morning dear Jilli, how are you holding up hunny? it has been a while since I blogged or face booked, and ive missed our chats! it appears you've had alot of trauma lately with family I am so sorry to hear about it all, what a worry for you sweetie. I can see it hasn't stopped your creativity though hunny and im loving all your lovely cards.

    Hope to visit you again soon, hugs for now Linda x


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