Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Whew!!! Finally out of the Snow Bank and Electrified!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone...Gosh!!! I have been missing in action!!! I had a terrible flu last week for 3 days and then when I finally felt better on Friday we had a wee snow storm which dumped more than a foot of that beautiful white stuff in my yard!! Since that was not nearly enough, I lost electricity until Monday. I do live in the Blue Ridge Mountains BUT we are just not accustomed to Wisconsin type of snow so we just don't have the snow plows and other equipment to take care of such a rare occurence...so they did not even scrape my street until late Monday. Enough said for White Christmases!!! This will be a quick post as I am so far behind in so many things!!!

This card is my DT Sample Card for Friday Sketchers using the wonderful sketch by the very talented Aud of Norway who is hosting this week. The prize this week is being offered by Inktegrity so I hope you will come right over and join with us this week!

For my card I used those lovely Magnolia papers and Unwrapped Tilda from the latest collection, all from Magnolia-licious. I promise to give more information in my next posting.

This card is my DT card for Just Magnolia using the marvelous sketch by the infinitely talented Mina. This challenge will run until Thursday, January 7 and the prize is any C.C. Designs stamp set of your choice from All The Scraps. So come on over and show us your interpretation of the sketch using one of your cute Maggies!!

I used Webster Pages DP and the darling Tilda as Christmas Angel from Magnolia-licious.

I hope you all are prepared for the happiest of seasons and have done so without the hurry and stress. Here is a pic looking from my back porch up to the garage in the back yard. AND this was taken before the snow got deep!!! For all of you who would love to have a white Christmas, I wish I could send this white stuff to each of you...lol

Thank you so much for dropping by to check on me and thanks for all of the emails expressing your concerns about my absence. I would love to know what you think about my Maggies. Until we meet again, be safe and big hugs for you!!


Barb Hardeman said...

Oh Jacque, both your cards are gorgeous! I'm sorry you had such a flu bug and that you've were then nearly buried under all that snow! Is certainly didn't stop you from producing these two gorgeous beauties...they are awesome...hugs...Barb

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous cards, Jacque! I love unwrapped Tilda and all her yummy gingham papers and fabulous details! Your other card is soooo pretty too! Fabulous colors and coloring and just so elegant with all the pearls and lovely brocade ribbon. Glad you've finally dug out and are back to posting again! We missed you! Merry Christmas!! hugs!

Kristie said...

Gorgeous cards! They are works of art! Hugs!

Michele said...

Gorgeous cards Jacque. Love the images you've used and your colouring is amazing. Pretty papers and details to. Hugs Michele x

Tracey said...

Incredible cards Jacque! So gorgeous!!

Stay safe and warm in all that snow, my dear!! Wishing you a joyous holiday season filled with lots of blessings!! xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards! I just love the way you color Tilda. And so glad you are feeling better and dug out for Christmas. Merry Christmas! May your day be blessed!

Tessa said...

these are gorgeous cards!!

Jannie said...

wow Jacque these are stunning, I love the images you use and your colouring is amazing.
I am glad you are feeling better now.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Jannie.

Lauren said...

Gorgeous cards! I'm glad you are feeling better - and have electricity!

Happy Holidays!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Beautiful cards Jacque!!

Monique said...

Beautifull cards Jacque !!! I love them :)).

Hugs and Merry Christmas !!

Anonymous said...

We have a lot of very white stuff too Jacque! lol although, it's pretty common here in Iowa some years.
Don't send me any! lol Pretty cards and great sketches...thanks for sharing!
Pam Going Postal

Julie said...

Your cards are adorable. I just love that little Tilda sitting on the ground.

We are in the same boat (without the loss of electricity). We have had a ton of snow, and we are getting more today. Fun times.

Charlotte Kemsley said...

Beautiful cards, as usual - it's always a joy to visit your blog and enjoy the eye candy! Have a wonderful Christmas - even with all that white stuff LOL! - and look forward to more of your Maggie addiction next year!

Tanya Rudd said...

Glad to hear you are ok! We all seem to be getting a dose of the white stuff, and the cold. I love you Maggie's! Those bows are fab!

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh man Jacque, I have lots of the white stuff!!

Gorgeous cards, they are fabulous, as they always are!

Happy Holidays to you and your family! Wishing you the very best 2010 has to offer!

Hugs, Kelly

Sharon Keanly said...

So pleased you're OK and what stunning creations you've shared with us today. They are gorgeous. My Tilda Unwrapping the Presents in in SA and I should get her soon. Thanks for sharing your snowy pic with us, you can send some my way please... Wishing you a blessed Christmas, hugs Sharon

Joynana said...

Jacque, I never wish for snow because I know what the consequences can be. I am from Illinois originally and if I never see snow again it will be to soon. How long before you will be totally dug out? Love your cards. And I am really glad that you are feeling better.

Diamond Doll said...

Wow! Jacque what Gorgeously beautiful cards.So Glad you have electricty now it must have been awful and your house is stunning.
Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Trish (-:

Moni said...

Hi Jacque, so fab cards you made, both sre so gorgeous. Love the papers you used and images are so cute!So great details and layouts! Have a fab Christmas! Hugs,moni

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Jacque,i love your image and papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Christina C. said...

Jacque, your cards are both positively STUNNING. The angel Tilda is heavenly....love the ribbon treatment. Your unwrapped Tilda is gorgeous.
Looking forward to a new year of Jacque creations.
So glad that your electricity is back and that you are feeling better. Love and hugs, Christina

Jane said...

Your cards are both stunning Jacque!! I love the gorgeous colours and wonderful details you've used. Such a beautiful snow scene in your garden although I shouldn't think it is fun being stranded in it! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year, hugs, Jane xxxxx

ladydiana said...

Spectacular as usual! You have such a wonderful sense of style,always such attention to detail picking the perfect paper, matching ribbon, darling embellishments, everything goes together so well.
hugs, Diana

cabio's craft corner said...

It's nice to see your cards again Jacque. I've been checking your updates and started to worry why weren't you posting. Glad to know everything is well with you :o)

Mina said...

stunning cards Jacque and wow I thought we had a lot of snow...wrap up warm and have a wonderful Christmas
Mina xxx

Stephanie said...

Your cards are wonderful! So glad to hear from you, I have been thinking about you and wondering if everything was OK since you always have new posts. So glad you are feeling better and that you have been electrified!! Hugs, Stephanie

Candy said...

Two stunning cards, Jacque!! LOVE your ribbon treatment on Tilda Angel.....
So happy to hear you are well once again! - and warm! Hope the snow doesn't last too long.
Have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you health and happiness in the New Year - Love Candy

Ila said...

Your cards are Beautiful!!!..That is a lot of snow..We have a snowstorm on its way....Stay Warm!!..Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and only the Best in the New Year!!!...Big Hugs!! Ila

Kim said...

Jacque I see you did get the WI snow over by you! Looks like the storm we had a few weeks ago, we got 14" of snow dumped on us....and now they are predicting another big storm starting tomorrow night through Christmas. I am with you...I could do without the White Christmas! Stay warm and safe hun!

Love your cards...WOW they are STUNNING darling! So lovely!!!

I'm off to wrap presents....got the cookies baked and frosted today...and maybe will get some coloring in yet tonight! :) Glad you are feeling better! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Big Hugs~ Kim

Anonymous said...

Oh dear Jacque, what a week you've had! I'm glad to hear you're better:) Your card is adorable as always the little details are beautiful!

Merry Christmas:)

Danni said...

Hugs!! Sounds like one stressful week!! Hugs again!
These are just gorgeous..I simply {heart} that second one. Those bows are just stunning!

Cami said...

Jacque, even under a snow storm, you come up with fabulous ideas and I just love these two cards! The color of the bows on your second card is gorgeous! Nice deep shade of burgundy! You really are in a winter wonderland that I can only dream of. I know, it's not all fun, but it made you stay indoors and make lovely cards! LOL! Sorry about your coming down with the flu. Keep warm, and stay safe! Merry Christmas and all the best in tne new year. Hugs, Cami

LINDA said...

Sorry to hear about you being sick.I love both of your cards.Down where i live in Texas we don't get much snow we get ice, thank you not too often.Merry Christmas
Linda W.

Patti.Jo said...

Both of your cards are fantastic! Glad you are feeling better and electrified! Hard to stamp and color without good lighting! Merry Christmas!

Loraine ou Tilard said...

As always these 2 cards are fabulous! I would not raise you to the snow, but here in Quebec, ohhhhhhh dear, we already have tons! Yes, Christmas is all white! Hugs and Merry White Christmas, Loraine

Karen Arthur said...

Jacque, these are absolutely beautiful cards. I love they way you use the right combination of papers and your coloring is perfect.
Wow, that was a lot of snow, I am glad to hear that it will be getting back to normal pretty soon. Stay warm...and Merry Christmas.

I wanted to let you know that I am giving away some holiday blog candy, I would love for you to drop by and sign up. HERE.

Hugs, Karen A

Nilla said...

Gorgeous cards!! I wish you a Merry Christmas with not to much of snow, enough is enough, LOL! Hugs Nilla on holiday in freezing Sweden! (Hopefully I can still go to Magnolia factory, if not to much snow!!)

Lynda Nielsen said...

Oh Jacque, these cards are BEAUTIFUL... and you know what? Even the snow is beautiful... it's NOT beautiful once the plows start touching it, and then sand and salt is all over it... I'm so glad you have your power back... I'll take your snow for you, I'm used to it in NY. LOL
Big Hugs Girl, and Welcome Back

Nancy said...

Oh Jacque both of your cards are gorgeous as always! Every detail on each card is perfect you have a very special talent as to always having the perfect details!
I'm sorry you were sick I was wondering about you. I hope you are feeling better and so glad you have your electricity back! Having no electricity is no fun at all!
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Katie said...

Fabulous cards as usual Jacque!
I love all the little details, like the pearls in the corners and the layers to the flowers.
Sorry to here of the the awful weather but I'd love to see just a little :)

Chrissie said...

Such stunning cards to round off the year Jacque!
I've so enjoyed visiting you this year and I look forward to more of your lovely creations in 2010.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful and happy New Year.

Whimcees said...


I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better!

We had a terrible blizzard here in WI a week ago and so I would also have been willing to send some of our snow to anyone who had none! :<)

Every day I check your blog and I thank you for your wonderful creations and the inspiration they bring!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season with your family!

Barbara Diane

Suzan L said...

Jacque, I'm so happy that you are feeling better!!! I sure did miss your cards!! They are both sooooo beautiful!! I just love them!! Thank you for all the inspiration you have given me this past year and I look forward to seeing all the wonderful cards that you create in the coming year!!
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!

Tineke's hobby said...

Gorgeous cards i like the details
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
GR Tineke

Kerry D-C said...

These are both FANTABULOUS!!! Love the bows!
Glad that you are 1) feeling better, 2) "electrified, 3) and dug out! Merry Christmas!!

Jessica G. said...

Sweet cards, Jacque! Both are works of art, but my favorite is the first because I have a special place in my heart for anything with red gingham. Wonderful use of the DPs and the pointsettia flowers are gorgeous! And that charm is perfect, of course!!

I can't believe you received more snow that we've seen all season! Glad to hear you are shoveled out!!

glowinshadow23 said...

Beautiful creations. thanks for showing us a picture of a snowy Christmas!

Larissa said...

Great card Jacque! Love the elegant bows on the side and great colouring!