Saturday, 17 December 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year ...... Sketch Saturday Challenge #186

Morning, it looks flippin'  Freezing Smiley outside.  We don't have any of the white stuff yet, although we did have lumpy rain yesterday, but nothing much else ... Thank God!  

Yesterday I had the chance of a little me time and went to the hairdressers for pampering ... nice hot ~o) but no , the lady that makes it hadn't brought any :(!   I mean how rude is that :-o?  Anyone would think that she was busy or something!!!

Today we're taking Mum out with the outlaws, DD, her fella and the grandbabies :)  .... shopping for wallpaper and paint, which is what DD asked for as her Christmas pressie :| ... each to their own, but i'd rather buy them something they wanted than a gift they don't really want and i like practical.

This weeks challenge will last for 2 weeks because there is no challenge set for Christmas Eve (24th), but there WILL be a challenge on 31st December :D.  So you have until 11:59pm 30th December to submit your entries for this challenge. You can enter a maximum of 3 times if you wish. But they must be NEW entries only please.

Our generous sponsor this week is Crafter's Companion

"Sara Davies (nee Johnson) graduated from the University of York Management School with first class honours. As part of her degree she undertook a year in industry working for a mail-order company operating in the Arts and Crafts Sector. After undertaking product development research, by the time she returned to complete her final year of study in October 2005, she had a number of products in the final stages of development, and felt the impetus to push forward instead of awaiting her graduation (as had previously been her intention). So, in September 2005 Crafter’s Companion was formed. Crafter's Companion now has an office in the North-East of England, as well as in Florida, USA, from where the American side of the business is conducted.
Since the launch of the Enveloper, which Sara designed and developed with the help of her father, the company has gone from strength to stength. Numerous awards have been won by Sara individually, and by the company as a whole, both in the crafting industry and the business world in general. Innovative products such as the Ultimate Pro and the Rock-a-Blocks have changed the world of crafting and encouraged greater nmbers of people into papercrafting. The company aims to make papercrafting a fun and simple process, and so all products are made with this in mind. For example the extensive range of CD ROMs, which have spear-headed the rise in digital crafting, are made to a 'point-and-click' specification, meaning that even those who are computer illiterate are able to use them.
Crafter's Companion has been working with stamping expert Jayne Nestorenko since early 2008 to develop and manufacture the gorgeous Cute Companions range. Since March 2009, the company has taken on a number of well-known licensed characters, for example Popcorn the Bear and the Flower Fairies, and was even approached by the licensing company to take on the Beatrix Potter brand. Using the original artwork from these licenses, the company has created numerous crafting CD ROMs and rubber stamps, which have proven exceedingly popular with crafters everywhere"

Last UK order dates for pre-christmas delivery
Standard delivery - 19th December
Next Day delivery - MIDDAY 22nd December
If you are searching for that perfect present for a crafty friend or relative then look no further than their Christmas Shop. There's a wide selection of gifts and crafting kits to suit all tastes and budgets. Each comes with a bonus gift absolutely FREE, plus double loyalty points with each item.

There's a Stocking Fillers category on their web site, filled with hand-picked selections of their best-selling products. These crafty gifts will please crafter's young and old, and with a wide range of crafting abilities. Better yet, everything is under £30!

FREE UK delivery on orders over £50

Our lucky challenge winner will receive a £15 voucher to spend from their fab website! Woohooo!

Here's this weeks sketch...

.... and what I did with it.  I flipped the sketch ....

... using my, had for ages but never used, "Sugar Nellie Sybil" digital image ...

.... and again on the inside with a cute verse ...

To make this card I used:
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Winter Wonderland ~ Jen Allyson
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Ribbon & Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Sansodor, Blending Stumps, Diamond Stickles, Nesties, Cuttlebug


  1. Lovely card Jilli in a beautiful soft blue! It's always nice to be pampered every once in awhile and I feel the same way about buying gifts for people! Hope you and your family will have a nice holiday! :D

    xx Tracey xx

  2. Oh I haven't seen her in a while and what a wonderful job you have done with her to love it I love your touch to the inside as well very smart beautiful
    Have a great weekend
    Jacki xx

  3. OOh Jilli Its gorgeous, you're another one who can sew round circles! Please tell me how! I always go wonky! Ive got this digi and never used her either!

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

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Oh! wow Jilli, she is just so adorable, perfectly coloured and the silver stitching is fab. Hope you all had a lovely day shopping.

    Donna x

  6. Gorgeous card Jilli. Hope your dd found the paper she wanted. I am a very practical gift giver as well. Hugs, Amanda

  7. Jilli this is so beautiful honey, absolutely stunning card, what a gorgeous image!
    Hope you had a fun day yesterday? I'm the same as you and would much rather buy a present that was wanted rather than for the sake of :o)
    Big hugs,

  8. Oh and I can't believe there was no cake, what a bloomin' cheek!! How's your new hair, gorgeous I'm sure! :o)

  9. Oh Jilli, this is just so beautiful. I love the image hanging out of the box, it looks just right. In case I don't get a chance to work my way through my inbox in time, have a lovely Christmas. Mwah, mwah. xxx

  10. This is a fantastic card and love the colours. I have become your newest follower. Merry christmas x catherine


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