Friday, July 16, 2010

The NON-Bridesmaid Tilda at Friday Sketchers #111



A very happy Friday to Everyone!! I hope you have all had a magnificent week!! Mine was wonderful! The oncologist called on Wednesday and told me that all of the tests that I went through last week showed NOT a single cell of recurring malignancy after the chemo!!! That was tremendous news...My first reaction was, so now I don't have to go through radiation!!!! WRONG!! I will have to be tattooed and enjoy 7-9 weeks of whole breast radiation soon. I can hardly wait for the glowing to begin...HAHA!! AND...my hair is starting to grow!!! It is already about a 1/2 inch long!!! Hey!!! It's not a ponytail yet but anything is an improvement...I think,......smiles

Today at Friday Sketchers we are being hosted by the marvelously talented and creative Janneke from the Netherlands who has provided us with a fun and challenging sketch. There is also a wonderful prize from Digi Doodle Shop so I hope you will come over and play along with us using Janneke's marvelous sketch!!

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI Hawaiian Shores and Scarlet Jewel, the DP is all from the Kaisercraft Utopia Collection. All background panels were machine stitched. I also used Bridesmaid Tilda from the Wedding Collection at Magnolia-licious and stamped her on Cryogen White and colored her with Copics....adding a bit of Diamond Stickles to her wings, Burgundy Stickles to the flowers, and Diamond Glaze to her little shoes. To ground her I used Sage Ultra Fine Flower Soft. You can see that this is certainly not a wedding card, but rather points out the many uses for so many of the Maggie stamps...she could be used for so many occasions and events depending upon the colors you use for her....Valentines Day, Mother's Day, Thank You, and tons of others!! AND she is available now at Diana's shop!! For the vertical I used a wide stitched turquoise grosgrain ribbon. I also used a couple of antiqued brass metal pieces--a cornerpiece and a frame for the required sentiment which was computer generated using Papyrus font. The frame reminded me of a gate ornament so I used Moss Green Leaves from the wonderful Really Reasonable Ribbon shop and Stickled burgundy roses from Wild Orchid Crafts to create the climbing rose floral treatment.



The inside of the card is quite simple, using the the same papers and wide grosgrain ribbon as the front, adding bows in Scarlet Jewel satin ribbon from PTI and turquoise banded organza ribbon.

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 Janneke's sketch!! Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Aud, Bea, Carole, Claudia, Inge, Jacqueline, Janneke, Jeanette, Tanja

Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening in my world...I appreciate each of you so much...As a matter of fact tomorrow in my posting I will announce the WINNER of my Belles 'n Whistles SWEET STUFF, will tell you who will be receiving my baby girl card, and so that you can celebrate with me at my wonderful news, I will have a bit of SWEET STUFF!!!! So I hope you can join with me again tomorrow!!! Until then, big hugs for you and may your day be a special one indeed!!!

97 comments:

Pamela said...

That is great news Jacque you must be thrilled. Hope the radiation goes well.
Great card, as always.
Pam x

cabio's craft corner said...

Pretty roses around cute Tilda. Lovely metal accents. I always have trouble putting metal accents on a card as they never look as elegant and delightful as yours :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Julie said...

Jacque - Your card is just gorgeous, as always! I love those colors, and love love love that flower vine.

I hope you are well.

Hugz,
Julie

Anne Kristine said...

Beautiful card! Lovely colors and details!
Hugs Anne

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card!!

Kreativmonster said...

It is sooo goog to hear the good news! I am really happy for you!
The card is gorgeous, I love the colours and the flowers...

stempelhexe said...

It`s a beautiful card.

Greetings
Ulla

Lia said...

wonderful I love the papers and your coloring is great
hugs Lia

gila said...

Hallo Jacque,

deine karte ist soooo wunderschön und so toll gestaltet, große klasse.
lg gila

Debs M x said...

great news, fab card x

Happy Days said...

Wonderful news,so pleased for you.

Yet another stunning creation. x

Penni said...

That's great news about your test results Jacque. Just a few more weeks to go and all the treatment will be finished. It really has been a long haul for you and I think you have coped tremendously - well done you !!!

Gorgeous card - love the pretty flowers.

Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Penni
X

Margreet said...

congrats on your good news, Jacque....before you know where you are you can make a pigtail....rofl....your creation is gorgeous (as always)....love your colouring and all details!
xxx Margreet

angelique (anlou) said...

that is great news jacque, i'm so happy for you
all the time i had my fingers cross
i love your card as always, just love the details
hugs angelique

Charlie said...

Gr8 news Jacque - happy to hear that. And the hair - SUPER - another inch and you'll have to decide which way you will comb it =0) I am still humble to be allowed to follow your fight and salute you from afar. And to see all the wonderful stuff you make when some people would be unable to create is an inspiration too. This card is as always very cute and well made - thanks for sharing and HAPPY Friday.

Ira said...

It's so nice to hear that you are well now? hope to see you with a ponytail))) Wish you luck. your card is gorgeous. Hugs Ira

lynmcf said...

I dont own any Tilda and I dont own any colouring pens, but I do love visiting your blog for inspiration! I made a couple of cards yesterday ... not as gorgeous as yours but I hope the birthday girls (twins) love them. They are on my blog. Sending you best wishes for health and happiness

Randi WS said...

Oh Jacque, this is great news!!! I'm so happy for you!!
And your card is stunning, as always! Those papers are really beautiful ;)
Hugs, Randi WS

Lori said...

Each new day is a gift from God. I praise Him that you have a breast to radiate (I know that sounds weird, but both of my breasts were removed!). Soon, this journey will be a distant memory and you will be a great encouragement for others going through it. You are a remarkable woman - filled with love and blessed with an incredible talent!!! You've blessed us, taught us and encouraged us. Go forth in strength and peace dear one : )
Love and prayers of total restoration ~
Lori

pinky said...

Jacque thats absolutely brilliant news, I am so happy for you, you will be glowing in more ways than one now lol. Loveing your beautiful creation, the burdundy is just beautiful and loving all the vines and bows. Have a great weekend.
Pinky

All Pink girl said...

fABULOUS news ,i am so pleased for you xxxx
you are insperation to women xxx
stunning candy as always xxx
hugs Dawnxxx
p.s i have 20 rolls of ribbon candy up for grabs

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Delightful card Jacque - I love the flower garland and sweet Tilda.
Have a wonderful weekend :)
Hugs
Carole x

Jane said...

OH Jacque sweetie that is such fabulous news I'm so very pleased for you!! Your card is stunning as always, I love the gorgeous colour scheme and the inside is just as gorgeous as the front! big hugs, Jane xxx

Pillan said...

Congrats to the good testresults!! :-)
I love your card with sweet Tilda...

Ansi said...

Lovely as usual.
Do you know who makes the ribbon with the leafes? I have seen them around, but don´t know where to buy them.
Hugs

ribenaruby said...

Once again a super card, love all the floral climbing arounf the card,great to hear some good news, wishing you a brilliant sunny weekend!

Astrid said...

Thats great news Jacque, hope it going well.
Your card is lovely as always, and the colours are great.
Hugs Astrid

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card, Jacque and congratulations on this wonderful news!

Auntie Em said...

Glad to see you back! It's so great to hear your good news.
Your card is beautiful, as always. Love the colours you used to colour her in and the ribbon leaves with the roses! I always love seeing how you do the inside of your cards since they are as pretty as the front. I am starting to pay more attention to the ones I make now!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Christina C. said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news, Jacque!
So happy for you!!!
Your card is superduper gorgeous....your creative side is quite evident in this beauty!!!
Love the papers and all the special details.
A totally stunning creation!!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous card Jacque...as always! Wonderful news for you this week too - honey, if you can handle the chemo, the radiation should be a cake-walk. Get your hairbands out.....won't be long now!!
Hugs,
Deb xoxo

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

That is awesome news!! Just a few more weeks to go....I would be touching my head all the time, I love the feel of hair when its like that, so soft! Beautiful card as usual!

craft_princess said...

Gorgeous card! Congrats on the fab news of no more cancer!!! YAY!!!

KarenB said...

That's fabulous news from your oncologist. Are you playing with your hair all the time now? LOL, must feel nice to have it growing again :)
Love your beautiful Tilda card; the teal/blue is such an eyecatching colour.

Knerten said...

Another beautiful creation from your hands; it's a treat visiting your blog every time, Jacque ! Enjoy your weekend to the fullest :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jacque!!!!!!! The vine of flowers are awesome. Glad to hear of your great news from the oncologist. You are so right, 1/2" is better than none but your ponytail will be here soon. Your positive attitude is the greatest and just to visit your blog every morning makes my day.
bevb

Mary Lou said...

Wonderful News Jacque!! Your card is stunning in those deep rich colors!! Really like the green moss leaves:)
It is amazing how you can change these stamps into a card of choosing--I love doing that!!
Blessings and continued prayers

Danielle Champagne said...

I am happy for you about the good news you received. Your card is beautiful! Love the metal corner, it adds such richness to your card. Love the choice of colors, beautiful burgandy.
Hugs.
Danielle.

craftymom205 said...

Glad to hear you got some good news. Love the card.

Corinne said...

That is wonderful news Jacque, what a weight taken off your shoulders. Your card is beautiful. I love how versitile the Magnolia stamps are. Love your colors you used, very cute card!
Hugs~
Corinne

Bobbi said...

That is great news! Your card is so cute.

Sandra said...

Wonderful news - stay positive - I think your sense of humor can only help.


love the colors by the way of your projects!

Sandra

Bengelmama said...

A wonderful card...I like this colors and the style

NAdine

Jessica Wekenman said...

Beautiful card! She is so sweet and your coloring accents and shows that off! And your papers and rose vines are out of this world gorgeous! What a treat it must be to get one of your cards!

Suzan L said...

Jacque, Your card is so gorgeous!! The colors that you used are so rich together and the metal elements and vine trim are perfect with this Tilda image. She is colored in so beautifully!! I'm so happy to hear the news that you are cancer free!!
Hugs, Suzan

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [16 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

PJ said...

Hi Jacque,
Just love your card. Out-of-the-box design is what I like to see. I just wanted to tell you, I am a 3 year breast cancer survivor and the radiation is not all that bad. I had many weeks of radiation and did really well. You will feel a bit tired, however. A positive note: You are almost done with treatment!!

Tanya Rudd said...

I hope you continue to get stronger Jacque. Wonderful card.
Big Hugs,
Tanya

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Tanya said...

Fantastic news! Sending loving thoughts your way. Hugs Tanya :)

Moni said...

Great news my friend. Your card however is stunnig as always. Love all details and image and color combo. Have a fab weekend! Hugs, Moni

Vicki said...

Your card is gorgeous, but your good news is even better.

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, such great news. I hope all goes well with the radiation.

Your card is just beautiful. I love to visit your blog and see your gorgeous cards. TFS.

Janneke said...

That is great news Jacque you must be thrilled. Hope the radiation goes well.
Your card is awesome!
Have a great weekend!

Hugs, janneke

Jennifer said...

Fabulous news Jacque, and I'm sure you will be plaiting that hair before you know it. :) Another lovely card, I have just purchased the same leaf ribbon and it's great to see it on a card. As always, TFS.
hugs
Jennifer

Shake said...

Oh, very very fabolous card!
the Tilda is so sweet and the colorations is wonder!

congratulations, Shake

Candy said...

Oh Jacque!!
What fabulous news!!!! Congratulations.
Beautiful beautiful card :o)
Love, Candy

MarieL said...

Absolutely fabulous news, Jacque!!!! Not many more inches and your original hairdo is back...lololol.

Oh, I do love the turquoise, very stunning. That leavy, rose ribbon is gorgeous. As usual a beautiful card.

Laura said...

This is lovely, what really catches my eye is how you have done the hair, it looks so sleek and lovely!!!

Irena said...

Adorable card. Lovely color combo. Great image. WOnderful details.
I wish you all the best!

bernietom47 said...

What awesome news!!!! PTL! Made my day to hear it. Hey you'll be braiding your hair soon. :) Sorry you still need the radiation but you've gone this far may as well go the whole mile and be done with it. Prayers all goes well.
What can I say as always your card is beautiful in every way and I love it.
Hugs
Bernie

Kimberly S said...

Wonderful news after the chemo! :)

A beautiful card, fabulous colors, and as always I simply love how wonderful it in on both the inside and the outside!

Kat said...

Another stunning card Jacque. I love how you've coloured this pretty Tilda and the DP is lovely.

What wonderful news that the chemo has been so successful. Only a few more weeks now and the worst is past.

Take care,

Kat xx

Kim. said...

So glad you got such great results and hopefully the radiation won't be quite as harsh as the chemotherapy. Love the card with this super sweet image and wonderful colours.
Kim xXx

Doodles said...

Sweetheart i have to say hand on heart i admire you ... Your positive upbeat attitude to what i can only imagine as being a journey into mouth of h*ll never fails to amaze me . Your a very special lady and i for one am glad to have met such a wonderful strong selfless lady who address the needs of others before her own I know in my heart the angels walk with you god bless x I pray that this journey is not as hard as the previous ones.
hugs Sharon x

StampinCathy said...

WOW! This is just gorgeous and super inspiring. Love the colors and the flowers. I just love how you design your cards inside and out. Love that little Tilda too.

Lana said...

Great news(not the radiation part though)!!!
I know you will make it through this with flying colors, you are such an inspiration to all of us. God has richly blessed us with you, dear sweet lady, and with your lovely art!
BIG HUGS

Noreen said...

I especially like the way you did the inside of the card! Congratulations on a great check up - hope your good health continues.

Kim said...

Jacque I am soooo HAPPY and EXCITED To hear the news about NO cancer cells! YIPPY....*doing the happy dance here for you*!!! All of the prayers paid off, God did hear us saying that we NEED you in blogland!!! :) Again, I'm so happy to hear the news!!!! Over joyment!!!

Your Tilda card is absolutely gorgeous hun! Love the climbing flower wall effect! Stunning as always hun!

Big Hugs & Mwah to you!
Kim

Aussie Loz said...

Incredible!! ♥

Michelle said...

That is wonderful news!! Hooray!! Love all the viney flowers on this card...& the inside is just as gorgeous as the outside!

Lori said...

Just thinking about you, Jacque... May the God of Hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
Lots and lots of love ~
Lori

Heidi said...

I know the thought of RT is not anything fun but the rest of your news is fabulous! I hope the next 2 months go fast for you.
As for your card, it is gorgeous!

Shazza said...

what great news for you Jacque, no wonder you are smiling.
Your card is beautiful
x

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creacam said...

a new beautiful card ! I like it ! have a good WE ! hugs

Maryann said...

Sooooo glad to hear, that you got this good news JAcque, and I know, you´ll get throug the rest too now, so just keep smiling hun. You´re so awesome.
Your card today is definately just awesome too, and I just love it. As always you´ve done such a magnificient job on your card. I soooo love your work, and I sooo admire your strength and your person all the way.
Have a wonderful week-end and just take good care of YOU.
Big hugs Maryann

Anonymous said...

Thrilled to hear this great news!! Congratulations, you're on the mend :-).
Love your wonderful work!! Great colours. I like the way you wove the leaf ribbon around and added pretty little flowers to it.
Beth Greco

trish said...

Brilliant news Jacque- not 1 cancer cell- Yippeee. I will continue to pray with you during your next bit of treatment and before you know, the radiotherapy will be finished as well. You're doing brilliantly and have touched so many with your remarkable approach to all this, and to life in general.
Have a lovely weekend and many hugs,
Trish x

Audhild said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the colours and the details.
Hugs Audhild

Vickie Lee said...

What great news Jacque!! Wishing you continued strength as you continue your glowing treatment! Love your card - beautiful!

pcrusberg said...

So happy to hear that those bad cells are on the run! Just love your card - the whole thing and all the details that you're so great at doing. Thanks.

Linda S. said...

Wow, that is fabulous news. Congratulations. This card is lovely, and I especially like how you have "grounded" Tilda with the green Flower Soft. Darling card. Linda S. in NE

Rene said...

So happy for you Jacque, to think you were so inspirational with your cards during the awful chemo time. When the pony tail arrives I would like to see a photo!!!
Rene from OZ xo

Lisa Summerhays said...

Stunning. Your attention to detail is amazing.

sucor said...

Great news, I'm so happy for you, and wish you the best as you go through the radiation. Love your card - all the special details!

Pat said...

Jacque, that is such wonderful news! One of my best friends celebrate 5 years cancer free this past week & can stop some of the meds! I know you will be able to waltz thru the remaining treatment!

Your card is so precious! I love the layout and of course the colors. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!

Rufus said...

Jacque, Can't tell you how thrilled I am to read your GOOD news! I'm so happy for you! I'm doing the happy dance just for you. While the radiation is going to be a bit of a pain, it's good insurance. Hey, at 1/2 an inch you'll have that pony tail in no time! And as if all that MARVELOUS news isn't enough you've got another pretty, pretty card to show! I really don't know how you do it, but I'm sure glad you do!
Hugs, Hugs and more Hugs,
R/

kim.mom said...

I am SOOO happy for you and your good news!!!! Beautiful card, too....as always...I love everything you make!

debbies said...

Jacque - what wonderful news for you and your loved ones!!! Your card is beautiful and love how you decorated the inside. Hey you could use one of those little bows and make a baby ponytail. lol ;)

x laura x said...

super cute!
x laura x

Serene Designs said...

That's Super news Jacque :-) Really Fantastic. Great your hair is growing back too! Everyones prayers are heard. My Mum went through the same and when the tattoed the marks were getting done, I asked for little flowers ...my sense of humour but not the radiographers. Makes easier target practice if they use there mark. I hope that the seven weeks go fast and wish you continued great results. As always your card is absolutely gorgeous. Tilda is so cute! The flowers are like a separate frame and all your colours look beautiful together. The beautiful bows along the vines inside look terrific too! Thankyou for sharing your wonderful talent all the time. Have a Great Week. Bye for now Maria

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Jacque

I am so glad to hear your wonderful news! My readers and I are continuing to pray for you at Create With Joy! Your card is beautiful as always. Thanks once more for a chance to win!

Hugs
Ramona
http:/create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Rainmac said...

What a beautiful card Jacque, I love everything about it x

What fantastic news, I am so thrilled for you xxx

HazelQ said...

Ohh Jacque those are great news!! I'm soo happy for you :) I will keep praying for you and your family. My best wishes as always and what a beautiful card by the way ;)
Hugs
Hazel

cheribella said...

Jacque I am just thrilled with your news! I'm sure you will do wonderfully.
Your card is just beautiful. I love the vine effect you created. I have never used any of the flowers from Wild Orchid...I think it may be time to try some.
Hugz,
Cheri

megastamper said...

oh jacque, today i have to say how wonderful your card is, the colours are so brilliant and combination is so wonderful.
i wish you all the best.
big hugs and lots of love, bea