Thursday, December 10, 2009

Come On Over to Gingerbread Corner at Belles 'n Whistles and a wee touch of Sweet Stuff here!!!



Happy Thursday everyone!! I hope your week is going very well and without alot of the typical holiday stress. Gosh, and for those of you who are snowed in...just kick back, craft, and enjoy!!!

Today is my posting for Day 10 of the Belles 'n Whistles Advent Calendar event which continues every day through December 25. And each day there is a lovely giveaway for those who leave comments...so come on over!!!!

I made an easel card using the darling Gingerbread Corner which to me is very reminiscent of the years that I did tea parties and manners training for little ones at some of the resorts in the Southeast. It was always such a joy to have the tea parties in late November and early December either at the Grove Park Inn (where the National Gingerbread House Competition is held) or the Biltmore House and then follow up with taking the children on a tour of all of the gingerbread houses in competition. The MAGIC of the holidays was obvious in those twinkling eyes!! I'm sure some of you have seen this competition either on Food Network, HGTV, or in person so you know what MAGIC there is for sure!!!

For my 6X6 card I used Bazzill for the base, all double matting is PTI, and the DP is BoBunny Tis the Season and the check is PJK. Belle is stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and I added some buttons and bows and a couple of charms...I also added a couple of the cutest gingerbread boys as the stops on the second panel.


To match the card, I made a 3 flameless candle set in a black tray that I trimmed with the same ribbon and buttons I used on the card...the short candles are wrapped in red ribbon with clay gingerbread houses affixed and the taller candle is another Belle colored on vellum.


AND NOW FOR A WEE BIT OF SWEET STUFF!!!!



I am so happy that you have visited me today and I would like to share some of the MAGIC and cheer of the season with you...For the Sweet Stuff I have also added some texture and decoration to a couple of Gingerbread Boy boxes from Michaels which I will fill with 2 sets of Clay gingerbread ornaments and a decorated Belle candle. All I am asking is that you leave a comment and I hope that you would mention the sweet stuff on your sidebar. Closing will be Sunday, December 13, at noon EST.

Thank you so much for coming by and I hope you will visit me often. I appreciate your kind comments so much. Hopefully the rest of your week will be joyful and until we meet again...Big hugs for you!!!

58 comments:

Rosette said...

It is simply awesome sweety pie!!! Lovely job.. you're amazing!!! AND you made me hungry as well!!

Big huggies to you xx

Margreet said...

wow Jacque.....amazing......what a stunning project....I almost do not know what to say....and I cross my fingers for that Sweet Stuff!!!
xxx Margreet

Moni said...

Hi Jacque, so stunning as always. I love those cute Belles images, and I commented everyday on their blog, but so far I havent got luck! :(
Your project is perfect for Christmas spirit.Love the papers you have used and candels are gorgeous! Have a nice day! Hugs,moni

Рали said...

Wow, this looks so sweet:) Love Christmas! I really hope for the Sweet stuff, thanks Jacque, kisses Rali

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Ann-Marie said...

Wow Jacque these are stunning you are so talented. I love the colours you have used on your card and the little gingerbread charm is so sweet and how do you tie such perfect bows!! Sending festive greetings to you, take care Ann-Marie xxx

Eleftheria said...

wow!!! no words to describe the things you do!!!!

dragon said...

wonderful Card Jacqueline,
Hope you have a wonderful christmas..

Lynn xx

helen said...

i came to your blog from belles and whistles because i had to see more of your work! i was not disappointed! each of your papercrafts showcases your talent and attention to detail!!! wow! i will link from my candy blog to yours...

helen said...

here is the link http://blogxplotation.blogspot.com/2009/12/sweet-gingerbread.html

Jan McConnell said...

More beautiful creations!! I envy you your talent. I love the easel card and all the papers and ribbons, must try one of these.

Monique said...

Your card is beautifull and also your candles !!

Hugs Monique

the paper bug said...

Beautiful card and embellishments!

Rebecca

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous set Jacque!! Love your colors and coloring!! So many awesome details and so much eye candy to take in! Wow!!

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh my goodness me Jacque, you AMAZE me with your stunning creations. I was blown away with this one. Absolutely beautiful, well done! Tons of hugs, Sharon x

Knerten said...

I second Chris above; a gorgeous set; and I also love the colouring !

Granny P said...

Stunning creations - you've really been busy and that 'Sweet Stuff' is so tempting. Really want to try both the easel card and the candle.

Dawn B. said...

You are so giving.. I love these creations. You did a terrific job..TFS

Country Mouse said...

This is SOOO cute!!! What an adorable set! I love it!

craftingmanda said...

oooh what sweet sweet stuff these are gorgeous i owuld love the chance to win. I have linked these to my sidebar. xx Hugs xx

Tanya Rudd said...

Wow, so bright, I love this card. That ribbon is fantastic and the image is precious.
Hugs
Tanya

Kim. said...

I saw this set over on the B&W blog first and loved it and now seeing it in more detail here really really love it. Thanks for the chance of joining in.
Kim xXx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! I just love your work Jacque!! You've done such a beautiful job with the coloring and the awesome accents you've added!! I adore these images too! TFS!!HUGS

Carole RB said...

Hi Jacque
Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

Tineke's hobby said...

WOW what a beatifull card i like the colors very much
Super card
GR Tineke

Christy said...

Love your stuff, Jacque! You're so creative--hard to believe you haven't even been at this a year!! Take care and come visit me at the store soon!!

Whimcees said...

Your cards are works of art! Using the the gingerbread stops is genius!

Barbara Diane

Christina C. said...

This is U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E !!!!! Jacque, your easel card is absolutely GORGEOUS--takes my breath away! The rest of your projects.....well, it just shows what an artistic genius you are! It is always a treat and delight to visit your site. Love ya, Christina

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Jacque you have just outdone yourself one more time ! I love every piece what talent and creativity you have :)
Hugs

Suzan L said...

Jacque, This is such a wonderful set!! Your Gingerbread Easel card is so sweet!! I love how you have coordinated the coloring of the little girl's apron and her hat with the DP. I also love all the embellishments that you have added!! It is just cute, cute, cute!! I also love the candle holders and the boxes!! I just love everything that you create!!
Hugs, Suzan

Tracey said...

Oh Jacque, this is all fabulous! You are amazing my dear!! xx

Sandra said...

Love the set!! Very colorful items!!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Javque,what beautiful,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

jan farnworth said...

love your card just stunning love all the great details and the candle is fablous.

Rhonda said...

Jacque, I always love your cards and creations. You inspire me!!!

Diamond Doll said...

Oh my Jacque your easel card and candles are just stunning and what yummy candy you are too generous.Off now to link on my sidebar.
((hugs))
Trish (-:

Judy said...

Your project is amazing! Thanks for offering a chance to win some fantastic blog candy.

Lil Sis said...

Jacque your card is truly amazing and the candles are decorated beautifully.

Beccy x

Ruthie said...

Aw thats so cute -thanks for the chance to win - its in my sidebar!

Rx

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow, Jacque, that is a gorgeous set you came up with. Love the details and they are great treat of eye.
Hugs,
Cabio

Kelly Schelske said...

What an awesome project Jacque!!

Your sweet stuff looks awesome! Going to put it on my sidebar now!

Danni said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Love all your wonderful, sweet projects!

HazelQ said...

Beautiful set!! Thank you for the chance to win Jacque, I've added it to my sidebar.
Hugs
Hazel

Sonja Bekker said...

OMG this is stunning what you have made
I especially love the Belles stamps
there sooo sweet,I only worked with the magnolia`s until now,but Belle is just adorable
so who knows I will try.

Digihugs
Sonja

Sharon Caudle said...

If this isn't the cutest flippin' card I've ever seen!! I looooove the bright, fun colors you've used!! The gingers are so adorable and just love everything about it! Toooooo CUTE!! hugs!

Deb (dcorder) said...

OH! Love the crisp black/white check with those stripes! Great card!

Anonymous said...

Lovely work as usual! I love the gingerbread charms. You do such a great job of matching papers and stamps and ribbons. Don't know how you keep coming up with such great designs!
Mary

Lillian said...

What a sweet looking set, Jacque -- are you SURE it's only claydough and NOT edible -- they sure do look delicious!! What a yummy set you've come up with for the holidays . . .
Hugs, Lillian

Diane said...

Gosh you are such an inspiration, the only word I can think of saying is "Stunning". I have linked your candy on my sidebar.
Thanks for the chance of winning.
Diane x

Summer said...

OMG....soooo beautimous Jacque! =))) What can one say--you always leave us picking our jaws up off the floor! Absolutely lovely!

Candy said...

Ah Jacque!
What more can be said than has been already! What wonderful work!! Someone is going to be a very happy person to receive your goodies, that's for sure.
Hugs, Candy

trish said...

Incredible Jacque- you really come up with some very different and gorgeous designs. These gingerbreads look good enough to eat!!You have certainly been busy.
Hugs,
Trish

Lucretia said...

Oh, I love gingerbread stuff...it would be great to win them. Thank you for the chance of winning these wonderful goodies.

Lucretia
x

MarikaGabez said...

Just watch and admire all these beautiful creations.
Really I like all the color coordination, full of tiny details .......

Have a nice holiday, to be warm and glowing and colorful ... and all in this publication.

Kim said...

WOW Jacque what an AMAZING set you have created! That is AWESOME! I was in total awe when I saw it over at BNW! Holy cats is that STUNNING! Hope you have a wonderful weekend hun! I will be studying all weekend...finals next week...but then I will get crafting time for a month so I am SOOOO happy! :)
Big Hugs~ Kim

Peggy said...

Very sweet easel card. You do such nice work. Keep it up and God bless you.
Peggy A

Louise said...

wow, what a fabulous sweet offering. I love visiitng your blog for inspiration and those candles are adorable.

Thanks for sharing some gingerbready goodness with us and best wishes for the festive season.

Take care Louise xxx

Handmade by Vivi said...

oj Darling, that is so pretty! I love what you did w/the candle!!

and your are oferring nice sweeties!! I`ll keep my fingers crossed to win them!
hugs & kisses
Vivi

Cami said...

You have done it again, Jacque! I almost missed this post! I just love this card with this cutie pie and her little gingerbread house! That gingham ribbon really is striking with your color theme and those cute little gingerbread buttons as stoppers on your card are just too cute! Your "candy" is awesome and I surely love to win something like this! Will add it to my blog sidebar! Hugs, Cami