Saturday, 25 February 2012

Be It Ever So Humble There's No Place Like Home ... Sketch Saturday Challenge #196

Well, that's another week been and gone,  and you miss it!  Monday evening we (DH, Mum, Paula, DN = Darling Niece and her cousin) went to a Clairvoyant night.  OMG surprise, we only got a message from angel Dad.  Yes, we went being sceptics and basically just looking for a  laughing  ... which we did plenty of.  Firstly, with me falling through the door and laughing that hard and much that I , which consequently caused more laughter.  It did come out with some force though blushing.  There were some inappropriate jokes/comments that I wont repeat, which caused laughing and then finally my faux pas at the petrol station ... i'm such a loser.  Went to pay for petrol before filling up cos it was after 10.30pm and made a complete idiot of myself  raised eyebrows ... it was one of those occasions where you had to be there to appreciate it!  Tuesday = shopping and decorating.  Wednesday was a trip to the hospital with Mum for her results ... her lesion was definitely skin cancer  sad, but fortunately it had all been removed whew!they just want to keep a close eye on her.  Wednesday pm = decorating.  Thursday = crafting.  Friday = more decorating.  

So, in Faye style .... 
Project Paula Summary
Walls Stripped: 5
Rolls of wallpaper hung : 3
Paste used: 8 pints
Walls painted: 1
Ceilings painted: 1
Skirting boards painted: 8
Injuries: 3 (only 1 to self and done whilst crafting not decorating .... damn the craft knife)
Moistened Tena Ladies: 14

On to this weeks challenge, which is sponsored by The Craft Barn

So your in for a fantastic prize if you follow the sketch below ...

... my creation ...

... made using Painter Meg from Mo's Digital Pencil ...

... and again, naked on the inside...

To make this card I used:
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Scrap Pile
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Pearls ~ Stash
Tools: Sewing Machine, Blending Stumps, Pencil Crayons, Sansodor, Nesties, Cuttlebug


  1. Helloooooooooo,

    I love this card, and it's in my house too!!!!
    Thankyou for the card and all the hard work you & DH have done this week (again) and for reminding me about the petrol station incident I had forgotten lol, I was still in shock from the 'other' incident with the coffee!! My lounge looks pretty damm good this morning! x

  2. Hey,crazy-lady!!! Your card is gorgeous,like the sentiment,image coloring,all luvly.
    Hope you are all ok :o) x

  3. Such a busy week for you girly and your posts always make me! Another adorable card! And I always love the little poems you put on the inside, so personal! :D

    xx Tracey xx

  4. What a lovely card, I can just see you in dungarees and ugg boots :)
    LOL @ moistened tena ladies! TMI ;)
    I'm really happy to hear that they got all of the cancer, what a relief, hope your Mom is healing well and doing ok.
    Another busy week for you, glad you got some crafty time too, and that you heard reassuring words from your Dad, take comfort in that eh?
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Jo xx

  5. LMAO, I just moistened my tena lady reading this. Fabulous card too! xxx

  6. Fabulous card, Jill! Love the cute Mo's image and the great sentiments inside and out! Terrific coloring and stitching!

  7. Gorgeous card, Jilli! I love the image and your gentle pastel colouring. Love the inside too- I'm always boring and leave mine blank!! x

  8. Sorry, I forgot to say great news about your Mum. My Mum has been recovering from bowel and liver cancer so I know what you're going through :0(

  9. lol... love your Faye-esque decorating description... my day has been a little like that too...

    love the sweet image and wish i could get my stitching right into the corners
    jen xx

  10. I love your Paula Summary! :) And I love your cute card, yet another beautifully coloured and cutesome image. I'm so happy to hear about your Mum's lesion, what a relief. I'll stop by for the next Paula Summary. Did you know the chain saw has arrived...?! ;)

  11. This is fab Jilli and perfect for a new home card! I love the verse!
    Lizy x


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