Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tilda Sits Under the Rose Arbor and WINNER!!

A magnificent Saturday to each and every one of you!!!! I had my follow-up visits this week with the oncologists and chemo folks and the word is that now I must endure 6-8 weeks of radiation EVERYDAY...Gosh!! Do I have time for all of this??? I guess I will make time!! On Monday I have mammos, gamma imaging, and who knows what all of those other tests are?? BUT the good news is that they will also remove the port in my chest that they have so happily used for all of the chemo that's a great sign!!!! Let's keep our fingers crossed for the best of all!!!!!

I am so pleased to be able to show you the card I have done for the Magnolia-licious challenge for the month of July which is a stand-up card. You can find all particulars and the link for instructions on the Magnolia-licious High-lites site so I hope you will join with us this month and let us all see your magnificent creations.

For my card, I used Bazzill for the base...all matting is PTI, and the small touch of DP is from the Papermania Rose Garden Collection. That sweet little Sitting Wedding Tilda and the lovely Wedding Rose Arch are both from Magnolia-licious and I am thinking they are both available and can be used for so many occasions and events!! The Arch and Tilda were stamped on Cryogen White and of course Tilda was stamped twice and cut out so that she could be propped up with dinensional tape. I colored all with Copics and for all of the flowers I used a technique presented by Susie Haghighi last year some time which uses two colors of Liquid Pearls (Ruby Red and Pastel Raspberry) swirled together with a toothpick--I added dots of Lemon Yellow to the centers. I used pink gingham ribbon and ruffles, all from Really Reasonable Ribbon, to the base of the card and to the outside edge of the stand-up, placing several tulle/mulberry roses (Thanks, Suzan...hugs!!) on the base and on the leaf ribbon vine. To finish the card I added a couple of organza butterflies and Bow-Easy flat bows.

For the jotting side of the card, I left it very simple and added more bows. I hope you like my little submission to the Magnolia-licious Challenge!!!

WINNER...please forgive me for being late with this announcement but I have not had time this week to be on-line very much because of appointments, tests, etc. But my sincere thanks to everyone who dropped by to leave their thoughts. The winner of the Flower Soft SWEET STUFF is...

Auntie Em who said:
I am so glad you have the worst of the treatments behind you. There are too many wonderful things to do and see to be ill and I think you know how to enjoy them all! Beautiful card, as always! Thanks for sharing your time and talents! :o)

So it looks as though this surprise is going to New Brunswick, Canada. Auntie Em, please contact me before Wednesday, July 7 at Noon DST so that I can get your package to you right away!

My sincere thanks to each of you for dropping by to see what's happening in my jumbled up world! It is a much happier and kinder place because you are all such a very important part of it. The many comments, emails, etc that you send to me, have made my life much nicer and I appreciate the constant encouragement so much...Enjoy your weekend and I hope to see you all again real soon! Big hugs for all!!


Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Jacque,So beautiful,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

La Vikinga said...

Wow, this card gives a first impression to be a little mirror on top of a chestdrawer with jewls! Very special it is.

Greetings in the summer,


MarieL said...

Ohhhhhhh Jacque, how exquisite. The words escape me. How do I commment on such a work of art? It is out of this world...oh so beautiful

Kimberly S said...

Wow, how pretty! This looks like such a fun project, and the results are simply gorgeous! Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend! Congrats to Auntie Em too! :)

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Jacque, I am so happy to read that you are able to see a positive side to all of this list of tests, I encourage you to go on and take only one thing at the time, so you will find time for each and everything that has to be done. I had seen your beautiful card, as always your work is spectacular. Take care.

ona_i_ja said...

Oh, very beautiful.... Love your card.....

sandy said...

Beautiful stand up card Jacque. I want you to know you give those of us who have health issues so much hope and strength. Your grace under fire is amazing. You stay in my hopes and prayers.

angelique (anlou) said...

i realy love this card, and it's so cute in pink, you go girl
al te best with the test that you have to go, and i wish the best of luck for you
hugs angelique

Moni said...

Hi my dear friend, fab stand up card, love image and color combo! My thoughts are with you! Hugs,Moni

Margreet said...

Amazing card Jacque....great details....keep my fingers crossed for you coming weeks....hope you can be so positive as you always are........enjoy your weekend.
xxx Margreet

mocca22 said...

wow you are strong person,this all things in your life,I'm full of admiring!!
and shape this card and every detal-amazing-like always.I must to do something like that,I like this

Shirley N said...

This card is as beautiful as you are, dear Jacque! My heart goes out to you hearing about your continued treatments. Keep your spirits up Jacque, you will get through this, too. Big, big hugs!!!

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love all the ruffles and ribbon.


Irena said...

Adorable card :) Great details.

debbies said...

My thoughts are with you and as always, your cards are amazing works of art.

Knerten said...

Oh, I wish you only the best, Jacque; thinking of you and sending my warmest thoughts in the time to come during your daily radiation treatments :-))
Btw, Your card is lovely; think you must have had quite fun making it :-)

Mummylade said...

let's hope you keep your spirit the coming weeks - but of course you will. You're in my thoughts

Carinas Creative Corner said...

That is just sooo cute!!

Christina C. said...

Oh, Jacque, this is absolutely BREATHTAKING!!!!
What a fabulous work of art! This is such a romantic card and the image is colored to perfection, as always! Your work is impeccable and your details are amazing and a treat for the eyes.
The next six weeks will not be pleasant, but that too shall pass!!!!! My thoughts and best wishes are always with you.

Alysha said...

Gorgeous card as always - I am thinking of you and you are in my prayers too - you are a wonderful posotive woman and I admire you very much, love Aly xxx

Judi said...

Yet another STUNNING card Jacque. Sorry to hear you still have so much treatment to go through, hope all goes well.


Judi xx

Tracey said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Jacque! I just love it!! Thinking about you! xx

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

my fingers are crossed!!! Sorry you have to go through more of this grooling treatment, but you will pull through with flying colors. Gorgeous card as usual! xxx, Staci

craft_princess said...

Hate to hear you have to deal with MORE treatments but hopefully after that you won't have to do anymore! Also love your card!! I feel like I can actually sit right next to her!! She is gorgeous!

Pink lady said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! Just love the colors you have used:-)...and design!!
Wish you the very best with your treatment.

Hugs Laila.

iluvmybugs said...

Unbelievably beautiful Jacque!!! Haven't done this style of card for a've inspired me to create more of them!

Sorry to hear you have more treatments to get through but hoping that will be it for will be in my thoughts and I'll be back to see what other wonderful creations you make.


Jessie said...

It's gorgeous Jacque! Hope you have a lovely holiday weekend :)

lynmcf said...

What an adorable card ... so pretty and summery and special ... You are in my thoughts, hope everything goes well for you.

kimmie_35 said...

Love your card... it is beautiful!
My fingers are always crossed for you... I wish you all the very best with your next lot of treatment... at least the chemo sounds like it's finished.

Astrid said...

Wow its so beautiful.
Hugs Astrid

ursula Uphof said...

A wonderful card again. Good luck with all the tests, radiation etc. Have a wonderful 4th July.
warm wishes

Arianne said...

Cute card!
Must be a great feeling when the port is out!
Good luck with all the tests. Hope you find the time! ;0)

Jacilynn said...

Just beautiful. love the pink.

Mary Lou said...

A Magnificient card from a Magnificent Lady on a Magnificent Day!!!!!!!!!
I will be praying you through each day Jacque.
You are the world to us too!!
Blessings and Hugs

Kelly Schelske said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Jacque! Love everything about it!

Wishing you all the best for your radiation treatments. It'll be a long 6-8 weeks I'm sure, but if anyone can you it, it's most definitely you!

Hugs, Kelly

Caro said...

Fingers crossed here!!! Love your card, absolutely fantastic! A big hug for you.

LINDA said...

Your cards are always so beautiful.You
are always in my prayers.
Linda W.

Tracy said...

I do wish you luck with the radiation, and all goes well. Fabulous creation, and so pretty, I love the entire design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Deb said...

Poor Jacque - you must be getting so tired of all of this! My prayers are with you over the next six weeks - wishing you well, as always.
Deb xoxo

The Paper Princess said...

I'm sorry for the latest news - I've asked my readers to pray for you at Create With Joy!


Lori said...

Just BEAUTIFUL, Jacque!!! Such a great combination of techniques you've used : ) I love the inspiration you bring to so many!

You have gone through the worst of things already, my friend. What seems like endless test and doctors... will indeed come to an end AND you will have this as a distant, although painful memory in the years to come.

Lifting up prayers of continued strength and perseverance!!!

I bury myself in my crafts to keep my mind from dwelling on 'scary' thoughts. Cancer was a reality, but it is NOT who we are! I speak VICTORY and healing into your life in Jesus' Powerful Name ♥

Love and hugs ~

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is totally stunning the detail the image ,the papers the coulrs wow just love it all,stay strong,and keep fighting,hun love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Kat said...

This is stunning Jacques. What beautiful bright colours for this gorgeous image. Just love it all.

I must apologise for being a bad blogger and missing your posts for ages now. I have browsed through all the posts I've missed now. Your blog is so inspiring, I love to visit you often and hopefully I will manage that now.

Thinking of you as you face all these weeks of radiation. I suppose it will be worth it in the end but you have endured so much already!

Stay strong,

Kat xx

Aussie Loz said...

WOW! I am in ♥ with this card Jacque! Stunning, love the pink and white. Fingers will be crosses, hope it's all worth it in the end. hugs ♥

Christi said...

Wowza!! This is gorgeous!!!

Tracy S said...

Sorry to hear that you have to go through more treatment. I have a dear friend that went though all that with breast cancer in both.. she went through the chemo, double mastectomy, then radiation... Now she is feeling wonderful. I hope your treatment goes well and you are feeling fabulous soon.

This creation is just gorgeous!! I love all the pink.

Miss Petunias said...

WOW!!!! this is simply wonderful. LOVE the colors and your creation for the pop-up. Truly inspiring. Sorry to hear about your upcoming treatments. Bring a favorite card you have created and think of all the wonderful creations you will do in the future!

Auntie Em said...

First, thank you Jacque for the lovely goodies! You are so very generous! And now that you have come through the worst of the cure, you can do the rest of these treatments!!! We will all be here cheering you on!
Your card creation today is another sweet work of art! It's so dainty and feminine! It does remind me of the little vanity boxes! Thanks for sharing! :o)

KarenB said...

What a stunning card! I've never made one like that so I'm definitely going to pop over to Magnolia-licious to check out the instructions. Thank you as always for sharing your inspiring creations.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! You're talent never ceases to amaze me! B-e-a-utiful card. So sorry that you now have to undergo radiation. Cheering for you along the way. Let the count down go quickly. Hugs to you.
Beth Greco

Sandra said...

This is soooo pretty Jacque! Love that paper!! I'll cross my fingers for you. Sending very good thoughts your way. (((HUGS)))

Suzan L said...

Jacque, There are no words to describe how gorgeous this card is!! It's gorgeous x 10!!I love everything about it!! What a beautiful scene that you have created!!
Love and Hugs,

Rufus said...

Another incredible card! I've been told that the radiation doesn't beat you up nearly as much as the chemo dragon. I certainly hope that's true in your case! As for time, just get yourself a time stretcher, LOL. (Let me know where you got it, OK?) The one good thing about the radiation is that once they get the target programed (assuming, of course, that this is the same as my friends) each procedure is really fast. Takes longer to get there and get home! That should leave you with some creative time left.

You know that we'll all be thinking of you! Will be looking for your next post. Meanwhile have an absolutely marvelous 4th of July holiday weekend!

claudia said...

Fab card Jacque. You are a card making artist!
a big hug

Cami said...

Another gorgeous card, Jacque! You must dream up all your wonderful creations and by golly, you always have everything you need to make a lovely creations...all the elements tie in so perfectly! Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend and happy crafting! Hugs, Cami

Only By His Grace said...

Dear Jacque!
so sorry to hear that you need to have the radiation. I pray for extra strength for you and that you come through with flying colours.

Your stand up card is beautiful. I love the ruffles of ribbon around it and the colours are gorgeous.
Big hugs Marion

Maryann said...

Oh Jacque, I´m sorry to hear, that you need the radiation, but on the other hand, it´s always beeter to make completely sure, than risk anything.
Next I´ll say your card is stunning and I just LOVE it. I´ve never tryed to make one of these, so I´m of to see, if I can find these instructions for it, cause it simply rocks girl, It´s so awesome and one I just HAVE to try.
have a wonderful day dear friend, and hopefully a great week too even all the appointments you have.
Take good care of yourself hun.
Biiiig hugs Maryann

Andrea said...

super fantastic x

sucor said...

Gorgeous stand up card Jacque! I am sorry to hear that you need to have the radiation. I hope your treatment goes well and you are feeling great soon.

Vickie Lee said...

It's so good to hear from you again. I have been checking your blog each day and was becoming concerned. Even though we have not met, I feel like I know you and do care. Great news that they are removing the port. Sending strength and courage your way as you endure the many weeks of radiation. Your stand up card is amazing and so very beautiful. Thank you. Warm hugs to you and special thoughts!!

Dragonlady said...

Goodness me Jacqui you are truely an inspiration to us all hun. Lets hope this lot of treament sorts everything out. Words just aren't enough.
Your cards are stunning, love thsi pop up and will try to find the tiem to have a go.

Hugs Ali x

Pat said...

She is so precious! I love the bright colors you have used with her, & the stand up card. I have never done one, but see I need to learn!

Take care of yourself our little friend! One day closer to complete recovery!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

What a clever card!! This would make an adorable center piece on a little table as well :-)

I'm sorry that you have more to go through and hope that you're able to keep your spirits up during the rest of your treatments.

You are an inspiration Dear Lady, a true inspiration!

cockney blonde said...

Love the card and good luck with the radiotherapy, x

Kim said...

Oh my goodness I just want to keep staring at this gorgeous creation Jacquie! Absolutely amazing hun! Of course you know I love all of the pink on this! Love the swirled roses and your coloring is beyond words beautiful!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Rainmac said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning Jacque xxx

Those docs really want to put you through it don't they! Big hugs to you, stay strong xxx

Esme said...

Beautiful card Jacque!! I really love the new Magnolia collection & your cards are, as always, stunning!

Hope the radiation doesn't take it out of you too much - will keep popping by to see how you're doing!


Esme xx

pcrusberg said...

I just love this sweet card! I'm so happy for you that the chemo is done and you're on to the next step of recovery. Best wishes to you and congrats to Aunt Em...I thought she lived in Kansas with Dorothy.

Jamie said...

WOW! I love this one, its just soooo adorable. You know I would absolutely love to receive one of your wonderful cards in the mail!hehehe You are such a strong and talented women!
** Hugs **

Candy said...

What a stunning card, Jacque!!!
Hugs, Candy