Saturday, 31 December 2011

May You Be Kissed By Snowflakes .... Sketch Saturday's Last Challenge of 2011

We  wave  goodbye to 2011 this evening and its a year I don't ever want to repeat, but one i'd do all over again in a heartbeat, if it meant being able to spend 11 more months with my Dad. broken heart.   I have mixed feelings about 2012 ... a year of firsts :( without Dad, but hopefully a year of firsts :D with our gorgeous friend Paula!!!

On a personal note, I'd like to thank my Saturday Girl teamies for the  love struck  and support they showed me during my difficult time.  For the text and email messages of concern, the cards of condolence and sympathy and the huge cyber  big hug  left for me!  Thanks girls I love you all x

For our final challenge of the year, we are delighted to have o The Craft Barn sponsor us ...

.... The Craft Barn a UK based business selling a wide range of craft supplies including stamps, dies and embossing folders, punches and an extensive range of items to alter and decorate and much more for you scrapbooking and card making projects.  They are committed to providing the best, most up to date craft products at great prices, coupled with first class service.

There really is something for everyone :)
For all the latest products that have been added to the site PLEASE CLICK HERE,
Includes, NEW Cheery Lynn Designs dies, and fabulous Kraft Fusion products.
Do you love the sewn card look but don't like to sew?
then THIS RANGE is just for you.
Today is the first day of The Craft Barn's
Their shop sale will run for 4 days only and finishes at 5pm on Tuesday 3rd Janaury.
All sale products will be half price and can be found in their upstairs studio.
Their online Winter sale also starts today. The products in both sales are completely different to enable their staff to better manage the stock, so a visit to both the shop and the website is highly recommended...
...don't miss out on a bargain buy!

This weeks winner will win a co-ordinated embellishment bundle:
Artemio Ribbons Boy, Artemio Blue Ric Rac ribbon pack, Artemio light blue tassels, pack of blue buttons, Artemio blue flowers, box of wooden embellishments, a selection pack of extra large brads and a jar of blue Beadazzles.
All these goodies have a total value of almost £23 :D

Here is the final sketch of 2011...

... and the Christmas card I made for our gorgeous Paula ....

... I used the Mo Manning image "Snow Day" ...

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

To make this card I used ....
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Leftovers
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Diamond Stickles, Fluffy Stuff, Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Woodware Scalloped Border Punch


  1. Oooh, that little eskimo looks so warm and snuggly. What a gorgeous card. Have a very Happy (well deserved) New Year. See you in 2012 Babe. xxx

  2. Hey hunni, you're there for us, it's the least we can do for you.
    Happy New Year my friend, anytime you need a shoulder, just holler.

    Love your card, the fluffy trims are fab! and the verse is beautiful.
    Jo xx

  3. Fab card Jilli, I love that fluffy stuff too, so great watching it puff up once you start using it you can't stop lol. Hope 2012 is a better year for you and yours. Hugs Amanda xx

  4. I Love my card made me :-) when I opened it lots n lots and each time I look at it, thank you soooooo much hun. Yes 2012 will be a year of changes and firsts for many many people, some good some not so good but all part of the rich tapestry of life!! Love you lots n lots Px<3 p.s. My squeak in right shoe has returned tonight!!! lol x

  5. This was super cute and great unique color choice! Your little eskimo looks cool with the puffy stuff on his furry coat!

    xx Tracey xx :D

  6. Jilli this is sooooo super cute honey, loving the fluffy hat it looks so snuggly!!
    I hope 2012 brings you everything you wish for x
    Lots of love,


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