Saturday, 7 January 2012

Magical Day .... Sketch Saturday Challenge #189

I've had a fairly good and productive week happy  I managed to make 3 cards and we brought a new double bed frame for our new guest room to be .... just got to wait another week for DD to move out and its all our's party... I can't believe I found the exact one I'd actually been looking for and at an excellent price.  It was hiding right at the back of a little second hand shop in the next village, covered in  spider  skeletons and cobwebs, behind a mountain of washing machine pipes, gates and other paraphernalia.   Needs a lot of TLC to make it into the shabby chic creation I want it to be, but I can't wait to get it here and get started!  Shabby chic will be the theme of the room, but shabby chic on a budget of £50!  I've spent £26:00 of that already on the double bed and curtain fabric smug  ... yes I got enough lovely vintagey floral fabric to make a pair of curtains for the bedroom from my favourite local charity shop for £1:00 surprise ... yes, ONE WHOLE POUND!!!  I promise to take photos of the whole process!

On another note I had a tattoo just over a week ago ...

I had the feather and ladybird included for a reason .... the feather, cos the few weeks before Dad died and the week of his passing the whole family found white feathers everywhere we were, obviously sent by our guardian angel's.  The ladybird was cos, after Dad had been collected we stripped the bed and put clean bedding on ... when we unfolded one of the sheets that had been in the airing cupboard for a few weeks, there to our surprise was a ladybird still alive!  We took that as a sign.

On to this weeks challenge at SS that is being hosted by (Bente) and sponsored by The Paper Shelter ~ they have the most amazing digital images and papers and they're offering a fantabulous prize of a $20 gift certificate! thumbs up

Here is a little introduction to them ....

If you are looking for fun, cute and lovely digi stamps for your paper-crafting or web design projects, The Paper Shelter is your one-stop boutique! This growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps with many different kind of options offers a multitude of themes such as everyday items, holidays, special occasions, children, adorable characters and creatures. Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, as well as in pre-colored format. Images are wonderful for coloring and make perfect additions to greeting cards and scrapbook albums. In "The Paper Shelter" you'll also find great other resources for all crafts (or digital) projects, like Paper Packs, Printables, Accesory sheet, etc."

.... and the beautiful sketch that Bente has designed for us to use ...

... and my card using a lovely Paper Shelter image ...

... a close up of the lovely image ...

... again on the inside in its raw state ...

To make this card I used ~

CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Pink Petticoat Gingham & Angie Briggs Puppy Breath
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Diamond Stickles, Sansodor, Blending Stumps, Pencil Crayons, Sewing Machine, Sakura Glaze Pens (orange, green, red & yellow)


  1. I think your tattoo is fab (you're much braver than me!) and I like the resons you chose it too. Gorgeous card, the papers are scrummy and a brilliant, fun, colour combo. xxx

  2. Love the card and it's colours. nice tattoo which obvioualy has special meaning to you. the room sounds as if it is going to be just how you want it
    x catherine

  3. Jill, your card is just adorable! Love the dragon - such a fun image and of course, Paulette's sentiment!

  4. i love your card... i love the image you have used.. i have him... aint he just sooo cute...

  5. Love the story that goes with the tatoo. Great memory. And your card is just so sweet. love the colorful pearls on the cake.

  6. Hi Jilli, ooh! your new guest bedroom sounds so amazing and on a budget too, you clever thing. Can't wait to see pics. LOVE your gorgeous tat, it's so special hun.

    Your card is amazing as always, the image and colours are gorgeous & I love the little pearls you've added.

    Donna x

  7. Wow Jilli, loving your blinged up foot honey and the added personal touches of the feather and ladybird, so special and gorgeous xxx
    A brilliant card as always, the Paw Print DP is perfect for the image and perfect for a 1st birthday! :o)


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