Saturday, 8 October 2011

Must Be Santa ... Sketch Saturday Challenge #176

The past couple of days i've been feeling really rough :( ... We'd been advised to all have flu jabs with Dad having Chemo and us being part of his caring team. Not sure it was such a good idea *-:)  So, Thursday we went en masse to the Drs Surgery (DH, both DD's, Niece and myself ... Mum and Sis had been done earlier in the week with being diabetic) ... by the time I was driving out of the car park my throat felt like it has been stroked with sand paper and my head was pounding @-) then came the arm ... OMG I couldn't even bear to touch it, let alone sleep on that side in bed without wanting to cry!  And to top it all off we had an SOS :)] phone call from Mum at 1:37am on Friday to say Dad had fallen over and was wedged between the wall and the bed!!!  After a nail biting :-SS drive down there, we managed to lift him up and pop him back into bed and check him over for injuries ... none #:-S

Yesterday we had the GP out to visit cos his chest infection had not really improved any and he was still quite :-&.  He has given him a stronger course of anti-biotics and told to stay in bed as much as possible.  We contacted the lovely District Nurses who sorted out some aids and appliances for us for during the night. 

The last Chemo session is due on Thursday 13th but it looks unlikely to be able to go ahead  at the minute  :|

Onto this weeks challenge is sponsored by the fab, Simon Says Stamp!

"With over 100,000 items in stock, Simon is proud to offer the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards, Altered Art, and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world!"

To see all the latest products instore please click HERE
Their exclusive Simon Says Stamp range are HERE
Not forgetting their HUGE Magnolia range HERE
All things Tim Holtz including newly released products can be found HERE
They have yummy Copics HERE
and right now, SSS have a fab range of autumnal and Halloween themed stash - you'll be spoilt for choice!
Did you know that you can buy e-gift cards too?
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, hope you like it...

... my card ...

... a close up of the image Stargazer by Sara Burrier available HERE

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

To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Summer Driggs Winter Gifts
Pearl, Gems & Snowflake ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Tools ~ Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Sewing Machine


  1. Oh hun, I'm so sorry to hear you're feeling so pants. I suspected you were a little down yesterday. This is a typically beautiful card. The snowflake is a gorgeous touch and as ever, your beautiful image is coloured so well. xxx

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

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. Hi Jilli, this images is really sweet. I can see me going on a shopping spree!

    I work as a District Nurse on nights in Norfolk! xx

  4. So sorry to hear you're not feeling so well Jill and sorry to hear about your Dad, hope he gets better. In the long run it's best to have your flu shots though, so you don't feel miserable all winter long.

    Your card is really adorable though....never seen that image before, it's lovely! And your coloring is beautiful! So glad to be working with you at SS! :D

    Big Hugz,
    xx Tracey xx


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