Friday, November 27, 2009

What an Angel at Friday Sketchers 80!!


Happy Friday everyone and I hope that those of you in the US have had a magnificent Thanksgiving Holiday and for those you you outside the US I trust that you have had a most delightful week as well. Thanksgiving always makes me remember so many things to be thankful for and perhaps it is one of my very favorite holidays. So my sincere thanks to each of you for your friendship, your visits, your sweet comments and most of all for just being YOU!!!

And for a bit of exciting news!!!! I am so thrilled and extremely humbled that I have been invited to be on the most talented and exciting Design Team for Magnolia stamps---Just Magnolia Challenge Blog!!! Gosh, I am so excited because I have received so much of my inspiration on my Magnolia journey from these fellow design team members!!! I will make my first posting tomorrow and will be offering a bit of MAGNOLIA Sweet Stuff so you can help me celebrate this monumental invitation!!

This week at Friday Sketchers for Week 80 we are being hosted by the splendidly talented Tanja from Germany who has given us a very challenging sketch. I certainly hope you will jump over and have a look at the marvelous sample cards by the DT members and will then create your own card based upon this fun sketch. We would love for you to participate with us this week because some lucky person will win a very nice prize. Just be sure to link us to your posting with MrLinky and remember to link back to Friday Sketchers in your posting in order to be eligible for the prize!!!

For my card, I have used Bazzill for the base, gold metallic and Coredinations for all matting and the DP is some that I have really fallen in love with--Webster's Pages Petite Papers/Holiday Collection Combo Pack. I have used a new Hanglar angel image (thank you so much, Christina) which is just the sweetest thing!! Three of the images were colored and all of them cut out so that I could give her alot of dimension. I used a bit of Spica on her hairpiece, Smooch and Shimmerz on the ornament she is holding, and Shimmerz on her wings. After machine stitching with gold metallic thread, I added burgundy organza ribbon, a few glitter stars, a burgundy gardenia from Irene's Garden, and an angel charm tied with gold cording....finishing with gold beads in the corners. I hope you like her!!!!

AND now it is a real pleasure to announce the winner of my Belles 'n Whistles Sweet Stuff. My sincere thanks to each of you who dropped by during the blog hop and left a comment for me. CONGRATULATIONS to

Tanya Rudd said...
Nothing like all that red and green to get us in the Christmas Spirit. You are on my sidebar, and I hope more people come visit.
Hugs,
Tanya
P.S what beautiful art you have created, I can see all the love you put in it.

November 23, 2009 9:19 AM

Tanya, please contact me before Sunday, November 29, at 12 noon EST or I will select another winner....

Thank you all so much for coming by to visit me and for leaving your comments!!! As I said above, please drop by tomorrow and see what's in store for you to help me celebrate my invitation to join the DT at Just Magnolia...Have a magnificent weekend...and until the next time...big hugs!!!!

40 comments:

Sharon Keanly said...

Congratulations Jacque, this is a wonderful and well deserved achievement. Look forward to viewing more of your super creations. Well done Tanya, enjoy your candy. Blessings, Sharon

Ann (Madge) said...

Absolutely adorable Jacque, a truly stunning card - I just love it so much. A massive congratulations on the Just Magnolia DT spot too, well deserved, and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful Magnolia inspired creations. Love Ann xxx

Norma said...

Jacque, congrats on the Just Magnolia DT spot. Well deserved as your creations are works of art and very inspirational to the rest of us. Fabulous card with the adorable Hanglar angel. Love the colours, the gorgeous DP and that beautiful flower.

Hugs.
Norma

Chrissie said...

Huge congratulations on the new DT role Jacque, you so deserve this as your cards are always so lovely!
This one is certainly no exception and I just love that gorgeous paper.

Cami said...

First of all, Congrats Jacque on being on the Just Magnolias DT! Now we'll get to see MORE lovely creations from you. This is a beautiful card and that H&S image is so precious! Hugs, Cami

☼ Cheryl* said...

wow!! Congrats, Jacque on the DT position!
I Love your card, it is so beautiful and creative.

Milnie said...

Congrats, Jacque on being in the Just magnolia DT!!!! Also congrats Tanya Rudd!

Ann-Marie said...

Gorgeous card Jacque, those papers are fantastic and I just love that deep red flower and congratulations on your dt post, fab news. Have a great day, take care Ann-Marie xxx

Tracey said...

Congrats on the new DT position Jacque! This card is stunning! I love it! No wonder they asked you to be part of the team. xx

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What a beautiful card! I love the little angel charm. It accents the beautiful tilda perfectly. In addition, congratulations on the new DT position!! how exciting!!

Moni said...

Hi Jacque, so love the card, image is so fab gorgeous. Great papers! And congrats to the winner! have a fab weekend! hugs,moni

Smita said...

Congratulations on making it to the DT.
I love the charm and the gorgeous flower on this card!

Smita

Tanya Rudd said...

WOW I won, but the most important thing is CONGRATULATIONS on your design team position. I can just imagine how thrilled you are, and how much work you have put into this. Enjoy your position and the adventure that comes with it.
Hugs
Tanya

Danielle said...

Firstly, huge CONGRATULATIONS on being invited onto the JM team! You are so deserving of it - your Magnolia work is incredible! And onto this card - I love it! The Hanglar image is gorgeous and the 'old world' christmas feel to this card is fabulous!
Hugs, Danielle

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS,my friend, on your exciting news!! So glad you will be adding your talent to this wonderful team of designers.
Your Hanglar card is incredibly gorgeous--everything is in perfect harmony. Sooooooo beautiful!!!! Hugs, Christina C.

Suzan L said...

Jacque, Your Christmas Card is soooooo gorgeous!! I love the little Hanglar angel and the DP is wonderful!! And, all the wonderful accents... Your take on the sketch is fabulous!! Congratuations on the being chosen for Just Magnolia DT!! I'm so excited for you!! I can't wait to see all the wonderful cards that you make with them!!
Hugs, Suzan

Aud said...

Your card is so beautiful, love everything you did! Great detail that lil' angel on the string!

Congratulations on you new DT assignment! I can see why they want you on their team, such a talented card maker!

Have a fabulous weekend, my friend!

Big hugs,
Aud

Diamond Doll said...

Hi Jacque, what a gorgeous card and congrats on your new DT Post with Just magnolia but i,m not surprised your creations are stunning.
luv
Trish (-:

Riet said...

Ohh wowww Jacque,what a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers,so chique.

Hugs Riet.x

Tineke's hobby said...

wow Congrats, Jacque on the DT position!
And i like your card very much
Tineke

Loz (Aus) said...

Congratulations!! I love seeing all the creations by the DT.. so very inspirational! Can't wait to see what your card is tomorrow. Congrats to Tanya also.

Sheila said...

Hi Jacque, I'm so excited to be working with and the rest of the talented ladies over on Just Magnolia, I do love your gorgeous Hanglar card love those images as much as the Magnolias :-).
Hugs
Sheila xx

Danni said...

Congrats my friend on your new DT position!!
Gorgeous card, oh so beautiful!

Sandra said...

Congrats on your newest position!!! Your card is very, very pretty!!!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations Jacque! How wonderful for you to be joining Just Magnolia! Your cards are always so delightful, intricate and fun of love so I am not surprised in the least that they wanted you on the team.
Love this sweet Hanglar card!
Hugs Jeanette

Sharon Caudle said...

WHOOT WHOOT!!!! YAY!!! A HUGE congrats to you, Jacque!! How woderful and it's very well deserved! I'm not one bit surprised at this announcement. This card is stunning! Love the H&S stamp and you've colored it magnificently! Beautiful work as always. big hugs!

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Candy said...

My goodness Jacque - this is magnificent!! You know how much I adore H & S....Your card is just awesome. Love the new paper and the angel charm is delightful. Everything is marvelous - I could stay here all night looking at it!
Hugs, Candy

thread-bare said...

Aww this card is just adorable. You are a very talented lady xx Clare x

Jessica G. said...

How did I miss this cutie? Those Hanglars really need to find their way over to the States!

Beautiful coloring and dimension; that DP really IS awesome! Gorgeous pointsettia and your stitching is such a wonderful detail.

Another amazing card, my friend!!

MarieL said...

Jacque, what a cute card. Love the DP from Webster's Pages. What a well deserved honor to be part of the DP Team

Handmade by Vivi said...

Oh Sweetie, this card is so pretty!!!
aned this image is so adorable!!!
hugs & Kisses
Vivi

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous... I can see why you were chosen for the DT, your work is so inspiring.. I am sure that you won't mind that I added you to my list of blogs I follow...looking forward to seeing many more of your lovely creations

Gunilla/Nilla said...

Congratulations my friend to a well deserved DT-place. So happy for you!
The card is beaufitul and I just love the image that you have colured just perfect.

Big hug to you from me/Gunilla

stephanne said...

Well, firstly, this card is beautiful. Your precious hAnglar image is coloured so well and I love Websters Pages, the mini pages fit more of the design into the card!! Now I NEED the mini's, lol!!

Secondly, CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is wonderful news and it will be great to see your talent in another blogland venue. I've been peaking in on you here and there since you won your MMSC Masterpiece award (the EXACT link I hopped over from!!) and it's been a delight every time. Your work with these little dollies is never less than amazing, this new DT position is WELL-DESERVED!! So congrats again and enjoy your Sunday!!
Stephanne

Grenouille Greetings said...

What a lovely card! Beautiful papers and palette and that little angel charm just finishes it perfectly! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Marion said...

This is an adorable card. Such a lovely touch to add the angel charm. It was a great sketch to follow.
Marion

Andreja - kokos said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
I linked your candy on my blog (sidebar). Thanks for the chance to win this candy!
Hugs, Andreja

Sheila said...

Congratulations, Jacque, on being chosen for the Just Magnolia Design Team. Can't wait to see more of your gorgeous Magnolia creations.
Your card today is beautiful - it's elegant and has a victorianish (please excuse my grammer :) look that I just love.

Regina said...

Jacque!!!!!!!!! Another gorgeous card!!! This Hanglar stamp is absolutely lovely and your card is stunning!!!
Love and hugs

Regina