Tuesday, July 27, 2010

hÄnglar & stÄnglar Christmas Challenge!!


Happy Tuesday to everyone!!! Gosh, I hope that you are all having a marvelous beginning to your week!! I had my first radiation session yesterday and other than a bit of burning, I think it will be okay.....yeah, I know, famous last words!!! lol But nothing that we ALL can't handle!!!! One down and either 34 or 39 to go!!! Just a few more weeks of inconvenience!!

I had intended to post my birthday SWEET STUFF today but...last holiday season, several of us received hÄnglar & stÄnglar Christmas stamps for gifts a bit late to use them for holiday cards....

So, my sweet friend Claudia decided to challenge several of us to use them NOW!!! Of course she would try to make it as difficult as possible because she asked that we make a card that is 4 3/4" X 6 3/4", knowing that I was at a complete loss!!!! In additon she gave us the sketch to the left to use...lol...Oh My Goodness, I have NEVER made a card that is not 6"X6" so please let me know how I did!!!!! Eeeeek!!!! Please go visit the blogs of Carole and Claudia and let them know what you think of their magnificent cards....

For my card, I used Bazzill for the base and for all matting; the DP is from the Mistletoe Collection by Memory Box. All background panels were machine stitched. The image was stamped on Cryogen White and cut out so she could be propped up for dimension. The upper arch was made with the George Cricut cart, encircled with a pleated burgundy satin ribbon and touched with a Stempleglede flourish which was a gift from the ultimately talented and creative Christina. The image was colored with Copics. The trim on her cap and the pompon were made using white Liquid Applique. The horizontal is matching burgundy satin ribbon with sidepieces made from the same and tied with natural jute twine, adding a tiny stocking charm to the left side. The bottom ticket sentiment is from Tim Holtz's Odds and Ends Collection. The front was finished with small green half pearls to soften all of the corners.


The inside of my card is very simple....on the first panel I added a Cats Life circular greeting and on the second panel a trouch of Stempleglede fluorishes on the jotting spot.

I hope you like my little creation and will leave me a note telling me what you think. I also hope you will return often...I hope to have my BIRTHDAY SWEET STUFF posted before Saturday so I do hope you will have a peek at that.

Have a wonderful week and ENJOY yourself, whatever you may be doing and wherever you may be!!! Big hugs!!! Until we meet again, may life bring smiles and much happiness to YOU!!!

81 comments:

StampinCathy said...

This is one stunning and super inspiring Christmas card. Love that sketch and your color combo with all the details.

gila said...

Hallo jacque,
das ist eine tolle Karte geworden, ich mach nur Karten in der größe, da ich sie sonst nicht verschicken kann wegen hohem Porto.
Ich wünsch Dir alles Liebe und Gute

lg gila

Lora said...

You did a great job!! I would of struggled with this size of card too as I only do 6x6 ones but I think I would of probably struggled with that arch even more! I don't have a cricut or anything like that so I would of had to cut round something to get the shape lol.
Love the H&S image, I soooo want to get my hands on some of those because I don't have any of their stamps, but they are just so difficult to get!
Hope the rest of your radiation goes well :)
Lora xx

Julie M said...

Oh that is lovely, Jacque. Love the traditional Christmas colours (and that sweet stamp). Best of luck with the remaining 34 or 39 "zaps"!!!

Julie :o)

Marie said...

It's a really darling card! Love the arch you have done with the ribbon. Really sweet!
xMarie

celia said...

Oh wow Jacque you made a beautiful card even though it was not easy!Hopefully does the radiation without too many bad side effects,so you do not have to feel badly anymore!!!Despite everything,I wish you all the best!Love and warm hugs,Celia.

Margreet said...

firstly I will wish you all the best with the 34 or 39 radiations....admire your optimism...your card is beautiful.......great colouring and I love the ribbon around the arche!
xxx Margreet

Sylvia said...

oh wow Jacque, another stunning creation.. makes me longing for Christmas (well..almost *lol*)
Wonderful coloring, great choice of papers and details.. and the ribbon around the half circle is stunning!
{hugs} Sylvia

Rosa-kreattiva said...

wow riesci sempre a sorprendermi... anche se è strano pensare al natale in questo periodo la tua card è sorprendentemente bella... complimenti sinceri

angelique (anlou) said...

i'm really loving this card hun
just love the stamp, she's so cute
love the ribbon and the charm fit so perfect
you're the best
i hope you're felling well after the radiation
i wish you all the best
hugs angelique

Rainmac said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Jacque, I love everything about this card xxx

Shazza said...

I think you did magnificently Jacque, the card is gorgeous. Good luck with the rest of the radiation
x

Suzi said...

You've done a wonderful job on the tall card, the image is beautifully coloured and the sweet way you've used the ribbon is fantastic. It looks like an old alleyway in old London. Beautifully done. So glad that's the first radiation treatment over with.
Hugs Suzi x

Regina said...

Jacque!! First of all...when we were doing 34 or 39 radiations, please remember that a lot of us will be with you!! Your strengthness and optimism is an example for all of us too. My little boy is sending you a big hug!!:))) He´s great now. God bless you all!! Your card is absolutely amazing and your coloring, as always, stunning!!
Have a great day my friend!!
Hugs and love
Regina

Lia said...

such a lovely card jaqcue I love the stamp and the papers are beautiful
hugs Lia

Irena said...

Adorable card, wonderful image, great papers, lovely details.
I wish you all the best!

Autumn said...

This is fab, I love it! You've done an awesome job! I think the hardest part for me would've been that half circle, but you've done it wonderfully! I hope the rest of your treatment is as easy as possible on you! Thanks for sharing the fabulous creation!
xxAutumn

Laura said...

This is lovely, very different how you have done the rosette ribbon. Wishing you well!

Moni said...

Gorgeous Christmas card my dear friend, I love your coloring and great LO. Hugs,Moni

Mette said...

I don't think you need to worry about how your card turned out. It's just beautiful and the colours are so christmasy :).

Hugs<

stardustgemsandribbon said...

I totally love your 'little' creation Jacque - what a lovely Hanglar girl :-) You definitely rocked the challenge - hope to see more cards this shape and size on your blog now...LOL!
Hugs
Carole x

Bobbi said...

Glad to hear it went okay. I loved your card. The image was so sweet and the Tim Holtz ticket was the perfect touch.

Suzan L said...

Jacque, Your card is so gorgeous!! I love the ruffled arch and the flourish stamp that you used...it reminds me of a Christmas garland. And, the little hAnglar girl is so darling. You have colored her so beautifully and I love the touch of Liquid Applique on her hat.
Hugs, Suzan

Auntie Em said...

Glad to hear day one went without too much bother! I was thinking of you yesterday and wishing you well!
Your card is gorgeous! Thank you for showing the inside of your cards. They are so pretty!
I think you got the hang of the new size cards quite quickly! You nailed it right on!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

☼ Cheryl* said...

That is a beautiful card :)!!!!

Theresa said...

Love this card...you would make any size card look beautiful. Love the ribbon arch! Best wishes to you.

Andrea said...

cute as x

ursula Uphof said...

What a lovely card. The stamps the colours just perfect. Hope the other 30 odd days go well. Take care.

craftymom205 said...

You did great on this card as usual.

Riet said...

So wonderful card Jacque,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Christina C. said...

Jacque, you outdid yourself....soooooo gorgeous!!
Glad to see you using those lovely Stempelglede stamps.....I think they work so well with Hanglars! What a sweet image colored to perfection, as always! Fabulous job with the sketch!

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theneon said...

Jacque -- this stunning -- a brilliant use of the sketch and the "ribboned" arch is perfect.

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Jacque. I love that sweet image and she's beautifully coloured.

Glad your first day of treatment went ok. Hope the time passes quickly for you.

Kat xx

Helen F. said...

This is a great card, Jacque! Not to worry about the size~~it came out just as gorgeous as all of your others :o)

Knerten said...

What a beautiful card you have made this time, Jacque, although different from the ordinary size, I think you did a great job ! The stamp is just so sweet, and your colouring is - as always - awesome.
Good luck with the rest of your radiations, hope you don't get too burned, then..
Sending you my warmest thoughts :-)

Kimberly S said...

Seems that you manage perfection regardless of the card size! It's beautiful. The image is adorable, and the inside is as wonderful as the outside! :)

Aussie Loz said...

Wow Jacque, I love the ruffled ribbon, and the vintage colours and papers. Great sentiment tag ♥

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Jacque
Your card is so adorable and love the style, the colours are beautiful, love it.
Good luck with the radiation treatment and hope all goes well for you
Big Hugs Linda.

MarieL said...

You mastered the sketch, Jacque. It looks really cute. Time to start on our Christmas cards.
Glad you are feeling okay.... this sure will pass, too.

Samara said...

I think you did a great job with this format!! Your detail is perfect! :)

You have my thoughts and prayers as you continue with your fight with cancer. I'll be holding your (virtual) hand the whole time. :)

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

wow.. hunny thats such a gorgeous and special card.
how much love and details.... it totally shows.
thanks for making such a beautiful piece of art with the sketch
take care my friend
hugs

Sandra said...

WOW! You are amazing, this is beautiful!
Sandra

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

6x6, 10x2 doesn't matter you make gorgeous cards! You did awesome!! hope the next 34 or 39 go by quick, feel good sweet Jacque!

KarenB said...

I am totally unsurprised that you created such a stunning card, even if you felt outside your comfort zone. You know, I've been visiting your blog for so long and it never even occurred to me that you only do 6x6 - I don't notice the size, I only notice the amazing craftsmanship.
Stay strong and good luck with your treatments.

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Diane said...

Your venture into new card size territory was highly successful, Jacque- you've produced an amazing card!
Good luck with the other 34 or 39, we're all wishing you the best.
Diane x

Kaia said...

WOW.
Beautiful card, and a lovely colered Hanglar girl.
Thums up gor the last 34 or 39, and that you will stay in good health during this periode.
Sending you lot's of positive thought's.
Hugs, Kaia

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is a stunning card Jacque! That image is so cute and you have coloured her just perfect. I love the detail with the beautiful swirls that you have got from Christina.
Hugs//Gunilla

Ujjwal said...

This is so darn pretty Jacque!!

Keep doing the great job!! wishes and lots of prayers for you always!!

Hugs

Peggy said...

Stunning card !!!

hugs,
Peggy

jude said...

Gorjuss stunmning card you should now make more that sizE
Hope radiation is going ok?thinking of you
hugs judex

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC! That's how you did. This shape is just as great as your 6X6! Love it! I like the swirly stamp that you added on there. So glad to hear that #1 is down and went ok.
Beth Greco

lucretia said...

Lovely creation.

Teresa said...

Hello! What beautiful colors and vintage details! are one of my favorites!
What you're well on your treatment! surely everything will be fine! greetings!

Deb said...

Jacque, you couldn't turn out a bad card if you tried! Love the ribbon arch and all your beautiful details. These HS stamps are SO hard to come by - lucky you!! Hope the next weeks are not too difficult. I'm sure you must know from all the comments over the past months that you are a great source of inspiration to many people. Bless you!
Hugs,
Deb xoxo

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh gosh, girl! Nobody can throw any kind of challenge at you that you can't defeat gorgeously! This is so cute! Love the ribbon treatment around the circle mat! She's adorable holding her stocking and love that Christmas ticket! Beautiful creation as always!
hugs
Sharon

x laura x said...

wow what a beautiful card.
{{hugs}}
x laura x

Wilma said...

WOOW....
This card is Absolutly Gorgeous

TFS _0_
Wilma
xxx

Kimberly S. said...

Oh my gosh....this card is STUNNING!!!!!! I LOVE what you did with the design, colors, and I especially LOVE the vintage look!!! You did FABULOUS!!! =D xoxoxo

Renkata said...

I love the image , she is so cute. Love how you used the ribbon. Great details.

pcrusberg said...

Jacque, you card is stunning, as usual. I can't believe that you actually had a hard time with it. It's gorgeous. Love your attitude toward this whole radiation gig. You're really an example of how to live positively. I love your blog. Thanks.

La Vikinga said...

I'm noticing that you are putting more and more effort on the inside of the cards! I like that - it makes them look more well-elaborated.

Be brave and endure your treatment!

Charlotta

Sharon said...

Your card is beautiful....just like your attitude! :)

Nikki said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, this is something someone is going to love to have on there mantle :)
hugs Nikki

PamS said...

Another beautiful card...you did great on a smaller card.

Neeti said...

This is so beautiful card Jacque. perfect for holiday season :)
Hugs, Neeti

Grenouille Greetings said...

It never ceases to amaze me how upbeat you are about your treatment, Jacque. The radiation sounds very unpleasant and I'm so sorry that you have to endure it on top of everything else. It has to be worth it though and you should take a great deal of pride in how you have coped so far and how you continue to manage these awful medical interventions. You are a stunner!

As, of course, is your card! I much prefer to make square cards too but the sketch is excellent and your rendition of it scores seriously high on the wowometer! Beautiful gathered ribbon treatment, lovely stitches and your little hAnglar is so perfectly coloured! I always make a little paper insert for my cards but I took a leaf from your book in one I made today (which won't get posted for a week) and decorated the inside too. You set the standard to which people like me want to meet. Hugs to you, Lesley

Doodles said...

Another beautiful card x i love the inside of your cards x hugs to you Hope your keeping well.
Sharon x

Caro said...

Love this Christmas card, your cards look great in any size!!!

Sheila said...

Jacque, First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I received my beautiful wrapped package of all Magnolia goodies. I am just in awe and am just touching everything and staring at the beautiful Tilda and her magnificent wand. The papers are luscious. I've never seen Magnolia papers, now you'll have me hooked. The flowers are gorgeous and I'm just so lucky. We are so lucky to have such a wonderfully talented and gracious person as yourself. Once again, your card is gorgeous and beautiful colored and decorated. Thanks again for sharing yourself with all of us. Bless you,
Sheila

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Kim. said...

Beautiful card, love the image and how you edged the circle with the ribbon.
Kim xXx

Pat said...

Jacque, I am so glad you are on the last stretch of the discomfort! Thoughts & prayers are with you!

That is such a darling card. Love the colors, layout, and the inside is done so nicely!
Hugs, Pat Smith

LINDA said...

Hi Jacque....I love your card...love the
hAnglar& stAnglar stamps
Take care of yourself
Linda J.W.

Noreen said...

I like your card! And I think I like that size better than the 6" x 6".

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Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is adorable! and I LOVE the colors! hope all is well and your feeling okay.

Handmade by Vivi said...

O-M-G- Jacque, your card is completely stunning!
as usual I must say!
Hugs & Kisses
Vivi

Carole RB said...

Great card Jacque. I love it!

miislucky said...

Jacque, This is a beautiful card! I love the inside as well as out! You are one amazing person. Thanks for all you do!

Hugs....Mimi