Sunday, June 13, 2010

Non-Tulip Tilda at Friday Sketchers #106



A happy Sunday to everyone! I hope that your weekend is indeed a special one and hope your upcoming week is delightful as well. I will be having my very LAST chemo tomorrow and I can hardly wait until Monday is in the past! The day to celebrate is getting closer and closer now!! Yippppeeeee!! My card today is quite special since I have used a hand-crocheted butterfly made by one of my fellow chemo patients. She gave me quite a few of these darling critters so I wanted to make her a thank you card showing her how I intended to use them! I hope she likes it!!

Although I am late this week, I wanted to share with you my DT Sample card for Friday Sketchers #106 using the sketch provided by the talented Bea from Germany. Thanks, Bea, for such a fun and challenging sketch! I would love for all of you to come over and join us this week so we can see your interpretation of the sketch as well.

I used Bazzill for the base, PTI and BG for the matting, and the DP is from the Basic Grey Capella paper pad. You will notice that I machine stitched some of the panels and used Swiss Dots CB embossing folder for the other panel. After using the CB folder, I sanded the dots to give them a lighter appearance. Little Tulip Tilda from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics. So that she would match the colors in the DP a little better, I changed her tulip to another kind of flower and added "4 U" on the little tag. I also grounded Tilda with a bit of Copic grass and added Sage Ultra Fine Flower Soft for dimension as well as a couple of flowers. All of the flat flowers are from Crafty Feeling. I merely added rhinestone centers to them and a bit of Stickles for sparkle on the tiny roses. For the vertical band I used wide grosgrain ribbon and added a Bow-Easy bow using a narrower ribbon. Finally I added rhinestones to soften the corners and that absolutely lovely hand crocheted butterfly...isn't it too pretty??

I hope you like my little creation and will be able to join us at Friday Sketchers this week. We would love to see your card using Bea's sketch!! Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Aud, Bea, Claudia, Inge, Janneke, Jeanette, Tanja

Thank you so much for your visit and I am hoping that you come back often! I appreciate each of you so much and thank you sincerely for the many lovely comments and your cards and emails of support and concern! May your week be a special one!! Big hugs!!

100 comments:

Penni said...

Love the colours of this one Jacque. Great flower too.

Hugs
Penni
X

Donalda said...

Hello dear
Your card is just breath taking dear. I so love the butterfly you were given. You just amaze me dear. You are one strong lady and I am so glad the last one is finally here for you my dear.
You are always in my thoughts and prayers hon.
Big Hugs dear.

Knerten said...

The butterfly is just beautiful :-) I also like the way you gave sweet Tilda the flower to hold !
Sending you very warm thought for tomorrow, Jacque. Good thing it is soon over, and you can start looking forward ! (Which you have already for quite some time, I know..)
Hugs
Turid

Hogata said...

It's so beautiful! Your Tilda is very nice and colours are great.

debbies said...

Wishing you many blessings Jacque has Monday nears. Love your card and the flowers you used.

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous love the colors!!

Renkata said...

I love the buterfly, just beautiful. Great colours combo.

monica said...

Jacque, this card is stunning. Your friend will treasure your card, especially since you have her beautiful butterfly on it. Your color choice is awesome, everything works so well together, and your coloring is fantastic. I am so happy that tomorrow is your last chemo, you have been quite the trooper. You have inspired and made so many people aware---Thank-you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs Monica M

Christina C. said...

What a special gift, Jacque, and you have done a phenomenal job incorporating it into your art.
Your card is stunning... love the earthy tones!
She will love and treasure this card.
Will be thinking positive thoughts tomorrow!

Carinas Creative Corner said...

Realy cute card :D

Micha said...

A beautiful card, Jacque...Great colours combo and wonderful flowers..

Hugs
Micha

Love crafts forever said...

I wish you luck. Hugs, Nataliya.

Suzi said...

Adorable card, the lady in question who kindly gave you the butterfly's will treasure this. Good luck tomorrow I hope all goes well for you.
Hugs
Suzi x

Sylvia said...

Oh Jacque, another stunning and amazingly beautiful card! LOVE the wide grosgrain ribbon and the crocheted butterflies are the cutest!!!
Will think of you on Monday!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

paperpapier said...

superb colour combo here. The cream colour helps to highlight the chocolate brown. Beautiful matching flowers that Tilda is holding with the embellie flowers.
I am so happy for you that you are at the end of chemo session on Monday. Best wishes to you and may your days ahead full of fun, love, peace and laughter.
hugs, heaney

isu.alum said...

This is beatuiful. Love the brown and green together. Such a lovely card!
Kerry

craftymom205 said...

Great card. Best wishes tomorrow. Hope you get the results you want.

Rainmac said...

Wow what a stunning card, I love the muted colours and Tilda without her tulip looks just beautiful xxx

Good luck tomorrow, big hugs xxx

Kristine said...

What an amazing card! It is simply gorgeous! Best thoughts and wishes for you tomorrow! May it be a happy day, and a new begining

Irena said...

Your card is stunning, the image is lovely and perfect colored, the papers are great, the details are wonderful.
Good luck!

Danielle Champagne said...

Absolutely beautiful card Jacque. I love the colors, and this little crocheted flower is so cute, what a nice gift! Will have a thought & prayer for you tomorrow.
Hugs XXX
Danielle.

Rene said...

Wow! Stunning was the first adjective that came to mind!

MarieL said...

Oh Jacque, what a beautiful card. I don't recall ever seeing you use this color combo. It looks absolutely lovely. What a gorgeous butterfly and the lady will love your elegant card.
All the best for tomorrow and I hope the week of discomfort will pass quickly. I am so happy for you that it is finally coming to an end.
Many hugs....

bernietom47 said...

The butterfly is to die for. Love the card, as always it is simply beautiful.
Keeping you in my heart and prayers.
Blessings
Bernie

angelique (anlou) said...

good luck tomorrow
i love the card, and the butterfly is so cute, what a sweet lady, she will love the card
hugs angelique

Rosa-kreattiva said...

molto bella questa card adoro quella farfallina all'uncinetto l'hai realizzata tu?
ciao rosa

Debbie said...

I know I've been AWOL for some time, but am finally have a chance to peek in on your blog. Absolutely adorable. Love everything about it. Hopefully now that things have settled down, I'll be able to check in more often

Tracey said...

Oh Jacque, I love this!! The colours are just gorgeous!! xx

Chrissie said...

This is such a lovely card Jacque and so typical of your crafting talents that I'm sure your fellow patient will just love it, and what you've done with her crocheted butterfly (how clever!)
I'm keeping everything crossed that your final week of chemo goes in a flash and is stress free for you.
lol Chrissie xx

Jamie said...

Wow I love it!! Gosh your cards just keep me smiling!

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful card. I love that butterfly. Good luck tomorrow.

iluvmybugs said...

Absolutely beautiful Jacque!!! Love that butterfly and all the special touches you add that make your creations so amazing!!! Good luck with your last chemo.

Hugs,
Terry

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous hun, your friend will adore it. Special prayers for tomorrow - you have been so brave through all this and so positive, such a star! Hugs, Sxxx

ribenaruby said...

Wishing you all the best for tomorrow, love this beautiful card and the touch of the crochet butterfly!

Moni said...

Stunning card Jacque, fab colored Tilda and all details. Love the color combo! Good luck tomorrow! Hugs;moni

Shazza said...

just gorgeous. Good luck tomorrow
x

Mary Lou said...

Hi Jacque~~Sooo adorable!! I have been using flower soft on my cards lately and you are right they give that beauty beyond markers :))
Just Love that CROCHETED BUTTERFLY!!!!!! Me love butterflies LOL Hope your treatment goes well--you are in my daily prayers Hun!!
Blessings and Hugs sent from afar

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Beautiful card! Good luck tomorrow..

Suzan L said...

Jacque, Your friend is going to just love this card, especially since you used one of the beautiful butterflies that she made for you. The rich dark chocolate brown and moss green is just stunning together and I love how you change the tulip to a flower!!
I'll be thinking about you tomorrow!! I'm so glad that it's your final Chemo treatment!!
Big Hugs, Suzan

Teri said...

Jacque,
I just wanted to say the best of luck with tomorrow and soon you can have the "I kicked cancer's a**" party like we did for my little sister!!!! It was great fun and was an emotional, happy time!! Your inspiration and courage has been amazing!!
And also, your card is absolutely darling!! I love the way you added the flower and love that butterfly!!! You are the best!!!
Hugs,
Teri

Дина said...

It's so beautiful card! Pleasant colours. The hand-crocheted butterfly-is simple a miracle! Good luck!

Sheng said...

Beautiful card. I love the flowers you added, I have a punch just like it and will use it to create some flowers just like yours. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me. :)

Wish you well and sending warm hugs.

xoxo hugs
Sheng

jan farnworth said...

wonderful sketch sample this sketch was a lot of fun to work with.

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Teresa said...

Hi Jacque! congratulations on finishing the chemo! and it was, this will now be more beautiful.
How beautiful this card, I like the colors you used, is one of my favorite ranges. How beautiful crochet detail, either by your partner!
You're right! greetings from afar!

patricia smith said...

Jacque, another example of your wonderful talent. That is a very clever way to use the butterfly & is a lovely Thank You card!

I am excited for you that Monday is almost here and you can get past this part of your life and on with full recovery!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Lil Sis said...

What a fantastic butterfly, really is set off beautifully on this gorgeous creation. Good luck for your last chemo. hopefully by this time next week you will be feeling loads better.

Hugs for tomorrow.

Beccy x

Candy said...

Awesome butterfly - so lovely you have met a nice lady!!
Jacque - I usually don't like brown but you have made a beautiful card with this colour. My girlfriend would love it as brown is her favourite colour!!! The butterfly is very precious and I am sure you will enjoy using them all. Your papers are beautiful as are your ribbons and flowers.
YAY for Monday - hope you won't get too ill and thank goodness it is your LAST treatment :o)
Big hugs, Candy

Gunilla/Nilla said...

I just want to wish you the best of luck tomorrow♥♥!

Love and hugs to you Sweetie from me//Gunilla

Kat said...

Love Tilda's flower! Love the colour combo in this beautiful card. I think the lady who gave you the butterflies will be delighted with it.

Good luck with your last chemo tomorrow. So glad you've reached this point.

Thinking of you,

Kat xx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Jacque,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Charlie said...

Best of luck with your Monday appointment. Glad to read it is the last one. Lovely card and clever idea to cover the tulip with a different flower.

Sharon Caudle said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Jacque! Love the crocheted butterfly and the pretty browns and greens. Gorgeous work!
hugs!
Sharon

Aunty Sue said...

Stunning

Linda S. said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the warm colors, and of course that perfect little butterfly from your new friend. Isn't it nice that there are still thoughtful people out there? I am taking a sigh of relief for you that this will be your last chemo session. There will be lots of people thinking of you tomorrow, and every day. Linda S. in NE

Shirley N said...

Hi Jacque, love this card and I know your friend will too--your colors, layout and embellies (especially that pretty butterfly) are all so beautiful! Will be thinking of you tomorrow, so happy for you. Take care Jacque!

Gry-Beate said...

What a beautiful card, lovely colouring!!

;0)Gry-Beate

pcrusberg said...

Oh, Jaque, I just love this one. That crocheted butterfly is so pretty! Thanks, Pam

Andrea said...

Wow, such a beautiful thank you card! Love the papers you've used, and that crochet butterfly is gooooorgeous!
Good luck with your chemo tomorrow!
Love, Andrea xx

Tracy said...

Hi Jacque,
Good luck for tomorrow, so glad your at the end of it all. Your creation is so gorgeous, love the entire design especially the crochet butterfly. Wonderful details.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

kimmie_35 said...

I love your crocheted butterfly, what a neat idea! Gorgeous card, as always... Hope you are ok!
Hugs
Kim
x

Grenouille Greetings said...

This card is gorgeous, Jacque. It really is a fabulous sketch and you have utilised it to the max with all of the lovely coordinating design elements. I love the earthy colours and all of the different textures. Your friend made a beautiful butterfly and your palette is perfect to show him off to his best. All the very best for tomorrow! Warmest of wishes, Lesley

Angie said...

Gorgeous card as usual and that butterfly is perfect. Excellent choice of colors - your selected browns and greens are beautiful together.

Angie

Julie said...

Stunning card - I love your colour scheme and all the layering - rather fabulous, all round!! Juliexx

Sarah said...

Fabulous card - hope tomorrow goes well and that you have a big party to celebrate - thinking of you.
Sarahx

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh what a stunner, your friend will love it!
All the very best for tomorrow!

Jolita said...

what a beautiful card!!

I wish you the very best tomorrow for your last chemo. I'm so very happy for you this is the last one. Take good care of yourself and I will be thinking of you.

Big hug,
Jolita

Lori said...

That is so sweet of you to make your 'chemo friend' this card using her handiwork! She will be soooooooooooooo happy!!!!

As always, I pray for God's Healing Hand upon you. I pray for strength and comfort to sustain you ♥ I'm rejoicing with you as you celebrate this NEW LIFE God has given you!

Love and hugs ~
Lori

CorinneS said...

Love the colors you used on your card. The butterfly suits it perfectly.

Hugs~
Corinne

Julie said...

Just beautiful Jacque. I love the rich colors you used. The browns and greens are lovely!

Terry Oulboub said...

Great that tomorrow is your last day for Chemo! What a celebration to be had! Your card is lovely; the browns are just beautiful and I love the butterfly - your fellow chemo pal will love the card and your use of the butterfly!

scrappyjan said...

Happy Sunday to you deary!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the card!!! Beautiful colors andI love the change in the flowers.. VERY CUTE!!
hugs, Janiel

Pat said...

Two words...absolutely stunning!! Congrats on your last Chemo treatment!! Pat Frank

Appétit said...

I really love your card. You inspire me.
Claudine, Montréal

coops said...

wow such a stunning card jacque.the colours are gorgeous and the butterfly is beautiful.i wish you well for your chemo today.take care.luv coops.xxx

Maryann said...

Your card is soooo stunning JAcque and I´m very sure your friend will love it as much as I do. I´ll definately keepyou in my thoughts today and cross my fingers, that you can celebrate very very soon now, that this is the last really hard challenge, you´ll get to face for a very looooooooooooong time now LOL.
HAve a great time and take good care hun.
biiig hugs Maryann

Jessie said...

Good luck tomorrow Jacque, your last treatment, yeay!!! Your card is extra beautiful and I adore the colours, your friend will love it!

lucretia said...

So pleased to hear your last day of chemo will soon be over. Love the card. The colour scheme is great, love the paper and flowers and that butterfly is marvellous. When is she going to market them?

Susan said...

YIPPEE SKIPPEE...last day of chemo!!! Hope it goes by quicker than usual, and that you feel more like yourself than usual!

Your friend makes lovely flowers, I am guessing this is with crochet cotton or embroidery floss.

She's gonna love this card!! so very pretty :0
Susan

Laura said...

what a sweet card, and those butterflies are simply wonderful!

Teela said...

Jacque, you are one of the most talented gals in blog world! I love your cards and truthfully, don't know how you do it with all you are going through. May your week be full of unexpected blessings and strength!

craftymum said...

Gorgeous card and glad you have come to the end of your chemo
love Sarah XXx

Diane said...

Oh my,another beauty!!! Love the color combo!
I would never think of these colors,but now that i see them,they look fab!!!
I'm thinking of you today!!! Wishing you a wonderful sunny day Jacque!!!!
That lady should be selling those butterflies!
They look great,Butterflies are the symbol of a transplant...A NEW LIFE!!!

Tineke's hobby said...

It's so beautiful! Your Tilda is very nice and colours are great.

Tineke

Lana said...

Your card is just lovely, your fellow chemo pal will absolutely love it I am sure, I know I would if I were her!! You go girl your almost there!!!! I am praying and praiseing God for you !!!
Big Hugs
Lana

Karen W said...

Jacque, I am sure she will love the card, it is just wonderful! Love your coloring and the papers you choose The little butterfly is adorable!

Thanks for sharing - I will be thinking of you today for your last chemo.

Vickie Lee said...

Beautiful card! The crocheted butterfly is marvelous! You are an artist. Hope Monday is going well for you!! Sending warm and caring thoughts!

Christine Riley said...

Wow, this is truly gorgeous! Love the little flower in her hand and I love all the embellishments you added. Gorgeous!
Hugs, Christine

cocoa said...

Beautiful card, love the butterfly. Hope today went well for you for your last treatment. Will be praying for you.
Hugs,
Linda

sdas said...

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sucor said...

Beautiful card, Jacque.Great colors and such wonderful flowers.I hope your last treatment went well!

Doodles said...

stunning card and hoping your doing well thinking about you and know youve know under gone your last chemo i send you this big cuddle and wish you a speedy recovery xox

auntie lisa said...

Oh wow!! This is just such a beauty....love the flowers...the papers...your coloring of the image and that crocheted butterfly is just the perfect touch. I think she will love how you used it....and I know she is going to love this card!
xxxxx
Lisa

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute and sweet card Jacque:o)
Hope everything is well with you!
Hugs,
Cabio

Sheri said...

Congratulations Jacque! I have been following your progress all along and I am so very, very happy you've come through the other side! Onward and upward sister!

Aussie Loz said...

OMGosh!! Love the butterfly! These colours are so gorgeous ♥

Kim. said...

Oh my I don't normally like darker colours but there is something about this card that draws me to it, it is beautiful.
Kim xXx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jacque
I love your card, love what you have done with the flower that she is holding, love the colours you have used. Sorry I have been AWAL for a while, lots of health issues, fingers crossed I am back to being able to comment on your blog. I am so pleased that you are doing so well, you have been in my prayers.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)
hugs
Sandr (craftynan)

eyecandycrafts said...

I'm late too... sorry for my late visit. But better late than never ;). I just love this card. Fantastic colours... so different from this sweet candy-colours. Looks so natural!
Hugs, Angie Baechi

Kras said...

I like her