Friday, February 19, 2010

Belles 'n Whistles "SURPRISE" at Friday Sketchers 90


Happy Friday everyone and I hope you have all had a delightful week!! Gosh, there are signs of a nice weekend here after days and days of freezing weather and way more white stuff than I ever wanted to see!! Thank you all for so many nice and sweet comments, emails, cards, and surprises! No one would ever believe that Cyberian friends could be so wonderful!!! You are all so special to me!! I will keep you updated after I get my new porthole next week and find out what my exciting schedule will be! If you can do one thing to make me happy that would be to assure me that you have had your mammogram!!!!

At Friday Sketchers 90 we are being hosted by the magnificently talented Bea of Germany who has given us such a fun sketch this week!! I hope that you will come on over to check out the FS blog and will join us. I would just love to see your interpretation of Bea's sketch!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is SU, and the DP is all Cosmo Cricket. I have used the absolutely darling image SURPRISE which was designed by the extremely talented and much loved Australian artist, Elisabeth Bell for Belles 'n Whistles. I hope that you will come over the the BnW blog to check out the lovely work done by the DT and will visit Summer's store to select your favorites!! Notice on this cute stamp how he has his slingshot in the back pocket of his overalls and a cute gift and balloon for some lucky someone!!! He was colored with Copics and I have used just some grosgrain ribbon, charm, and chipboard flower to showcase this darling!!

Sorry, but I have not completed the inside because I am still very limited as to how much I can use my right hand and arm...but I will be back in full force very soon.....smile...and filled with more pizzazzzzz than before!!!

Please check out all the wonderful sample cards posted by the Friday Sketchers Design team, and hopefully you will play along and post your own creation on the Friday Sketchers blog where you will find that InStyle Stamps is sponsoring a very nice prize this week!

Aud
Beatrix
Carole
Claudia
Jacqueline
Jeanette
Tanja

Thank you so very much for dropping by today -- I always appreciate you so much!! I love reading what you have to say about my creations!! I hope you will come back often and, just for the record, please check back for sure on the 23rd to see my very first DT sample for Flower Soft and I just bet there might be a surprise for you then too. I will be posting my Just Magnolia card later today so check back for a Maggie fix! Bunches of great big hugs for each of you!!!

60 comments:

Shirley N said...

Hi Jacque! So great to have you back. Love how you rock those sketches all the time with the perfect DP and wonderful embellies. Your charm added the purrfect touch! Take care!

Kreativmonster said...

I love this card! The colours are fabulous, the colouring ís wonderful and all the sweet details - just perfect!

Sharon said...

Hi Jacque,

It's so nice to see you back!
I love the nice soft colouring on your card, the pretty pattern paper and all of the lovely embellishments.

Sharon x

JulyeB said...

Good your back and so positive too. Your card is beautiful as ever and that image is so cute.Hugs and stay warm and cosy Julye

kim.mom said...

Love this card! You do a fantastic job coloring and always pick the perfect embellies!

angelwhispers said...

Beautifully coloured "cute" image that matches the papers perfectly and just love the vat charm xx

heidy said...

Hi Jacque
Love your card ,the image is so cute.
Hugs Heidy

Tanja said...

Beautiful card my friend! I love the colours and the papers are gorgeous!

Have a lovely weekend, take care, big Hugs Tanja

cabio's craft corner said...
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cabio's craft corner said...

Hi Jacque, glad you can play and make a card! I am exhausted on my projects, my family gathering and my full time job, so I am taking my weekend off from the craft table and spend some relax time just to visit bloggers which I haven't really have time to do for a while.
Thank you for giving me a chance to check out your blog and take good care yet to enjoy the time making cards :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Scrappymax said...

This card is fabulous, and it is so nice to see you back crafting. I love the colour combo you have used on this and your little image is adorable.
Max x

Suzanne said...

Another fantastic card, Jacque. Image is gorgeous, beautifully cooured and the papers are fab
Hugs
Suzanne x

Rainmac said...

Wow what a fantastic card, full of colour and gorgeousness (is that a real word...?). Take lots of care of yourself lady xxx

Juls said...

how beautiful, love the soft colours, and I adore that cat charm! Hugs Juls

debbies said...

Adorable image! I hope you have a great weekend.

craftingmanda said...

this card is seriously brilliant i love it, the DP are fab and i love the stitching and the colouring is superb

Tasha said...

Fabulous card - such a beautiful layout i love the ribbon and wonderful image
love tasha xx

Sharon Keanly said...

I love this card Jacque! Like what you've done with the ribbon and charm. Everything just blends so well together. Nice having you back. hugs Sharon

Christina C. said...

This card is over the top gorgeous, Jacque.
The image is soooo cute and, as always, colored to perfection. Love the papers and all the embellishments, especially the flower.....gorgeous!!! It's a feast for the eyes.
So glad you're creating magic again, Sweetie.

Esther said...

Take it easy.
Your card is also a beauty.

Hugs Esther

Iris said...

Wow Jacque you did it again! Your card is FABULOUS!!!!!! Your coloring stunning!! I love it! Take much care of yourself and please don't over do it!
Big big hugs to you!
Iris

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Jacque your card is just adorable as always ! I am glad you are able to play some I am sure it is very comforting for you. Take good care of you and don't over do it.....and I will ease your mind and let you know I am tested yearly !
Big hugs

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Gorgeous card!

Debbi said...

Welcome back! I have been praying for you!
That is SUCH a cute card! I really love the DP--might have to get me some, lol.
BTW, I just had a mammogram--my first. :-) Thanks for the encouragement!

Tineke's hobby said...

I love this card. The colours are fabulous, the colouring ís wonderful and all the sweet details just perfect.

Tineke

CraftCrave said...

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Diamond Doll said...

Another Beautiful card Jacqui, so glad you are ok and enjoying your craftin and yea love Pizza too!
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, such a beauty this one! This is a darling image, beatuifully colored. So glad to see you back at your beloved craft and that they didn't take your MOJO from you. Love the ribbon treatment on this one...hugs...Barb

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy you are feeling up to crafting. Your card is precious as is the image you chose. Your kitty charm is the perfect finishing touch. I have had my yearly mammogram. Thanks for stressing its importance. I do love visiting your blog and always getting inspiration!
Mary

Scrapping Mom said...

Absolutely beautiful card.

Moni said...

This one is stunning too. Well done, love the layout, papers and image! Hugs,moni

Marlene said...

Love ALL the elements of this card! Beautiful!

Margreet said...

Stunning card.......let you know that this week I got the result of my mammogram and it was positive!!!
xxx Margreet

Aud said...
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Aud said...

Your card is absoulutely gorgeous! Love your take on the sketch!♥

Hope you'll have a nice weekend, is going to be freezing cold over here...

Big hugs,
Aud

Jeanette said...

Just beautiful Jacque! The image is so cute and as always your embellies are perfect!
Hugs Jeanette :)

Suzan L said...

Jacque, this card is so beautiful!! I love your coloring and how you used the two different ribbons together. And, the DP's are so perfect for this card!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hi Jacque - Fabulous card; love the papers and the ribbons and bows (how do you manage to stack them like that so neatly?!) and the beautifully coloured image. Hope you are feeling better every day! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Danni said...

Wonderful card!! So very nice!

Kelly Schelske said...

This is so pretty Jacque!! Your zest for life and wonderful sense of humor is definitely inspiring!

Lisa aka Allissa said...

Such beautiful work! I love it all but the ribbon detail is awsome!
TFS
Hugs
Lisa.xx
aka allissa

Maryann said...

What an awesome card. I´m very new to stamping, but I really love to watch, your creations inhere. Thanks sooo much for all the great inspiration, you give inhere, and be sure, I´ll be back to see your Flowersoft entry as that´s actually another new thing, I´m trying right now. I actually got my very first Flowersoft for christmas, and I´ve only tryed it a couple of times, so I´ll just love to have a lot of inspiration for that too.
Have a wonderful week-end dear friend.
Biiighugs Maryann

Melissa said...

Your work is amazing! Happy that you are starting to feel better!

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

Another example of a gorgeous card! LOVE IT!!

megastamper said...

wow jacque your card is so wonderful and so very lovely. i´m so happy for you that so many cyberian friends make you so happy. also from me you will get mail soon.
i wish you all the best and hope you are better soon.
big hugs & lots of love, bea

Lori said...

Gee, for having limited use of one hand, you certainly created a beauty! Fabulous coloring. You are in my prayers, your positive attitude is a giant step to wellness. btw-my mammo's are up to date, except I'm in the under 50 group. I'm due in March, so we'll see what happens.

Candy said...

Beautiful work, Jacque!!!
Hugs, Candy

Julie said...

Love the colours of this card Jacque. It is soooo beautiful hun. Thanks for sharing and glad to hear your in good spirits !

The colours are stunning, the bow is so beautiful and the layout is lovely.

Big Hugs
Julie

Camilla's hjemmekos said...

Adorable card:)
So nice coloring!

Kim said...

WOW Girl this is absolutely amazing! Gorgeous coloring and your papers are so delish!
Hugs~ Kim

Karen Wilson said...

LOVE this!! My daughter would just love this card as she loves cats! Love the little charm! TFS!

Shelly said...

Oh this is just sooo sweet! I love the bows and the cute cat charm...what a super way of attaching it with string! Your an inspiration, in more ways than one! Take care, Shelly ;)

Laura said...

lovley card, so adorable! best of luck with your journey,,,, yes i have had my mammogram!

Craftyanny said...

it's so nice to see you back:) and with another cracker of a card too. Fantstic work
Anne x

Lana said...

A fab card and I love the dp you have used
Lana x

KarenB said...

So, so beautiful! Love the colour pallette and that charm is just adorable

thread-bare said...

Wow I soo love the image on this card that you have created. Can't wait to see what awesome creations you are going to create with Flower Soft xx Clare x

Pouky said...

The little charm is really cute and I loooove the ribbon ! Really great !

Kirsty said...

Wow what a reat card I love the colours and the little charm is gorgeous xx

Cassie said...

this is a gorgeous card!