Friday, September 17, 2010

Unwrapped Tilda at Friday Sketchers #120

Gosh, happy Friday everyone!!! I hope your week has been as exciting as mine!!! I finished all of the radiation sessions on Tuesday and I swear I have more energy and feel so much a part of life than I ever did!!!! So watch out, WORLD!!!! I hope you have a marvelous weekend, because I certainly intend to!!!! wooooohooooo

Today at Friday Sketchers #120 we are being hosted by the wonderfully talented and creative Janneke from the Netherlands who has designed for us such a wonderfully fun and exciting sketch. Thank you so much, Janneke, for all the fun!!! Love that sketch!!! We hope you will come over to Friday Sketchers and show us your wonderful interpretations of Janneke's sketch which will put you in the running for a lovely prize from Lauretta's Digital Stamps.

For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI, and the DP is from the Be Merry Collection by Kaisercraft. All panels were machine stitched. I used Unwrapped Tilda from Magnolia-licious which is now available and is such a darling.. Gosh with a change of colorways, she can be used for any festive holiday...birthday...shower...etc. She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, using a tiny bit of Green Stickles on the holiday package wrapping. For the horizontal I used a wide grosgrain stitched ribbon from my stash. For the flat bow made with a Bow Easy Tool I used matching Red w/ Stitched White Grosgrain from the marvelous Really Reasonable Ribbon shop where you will find not only the very best selection of ribbon, etc on the planet, but also the very best customer service from Bonnie. The flat bow presents a silver stocking charm dangled from a bit of Baker's Twine Cherry from RRR also. you will note that Tilda's package is also tied with Baker's Twine!! To complete the front I added 3 stocking buttons to the top right and 3 lovely poinsettias resting on holly leaves to the bottom right.

For the first panel on the inside I used another horizontal of red stitched grosgrain topped with a Maya Roads Kraft envelope which can be used for a special note, gift certificate, or gift card trimmed with the narrower red stitched grosbrain and a date die-cut by Maya Roads. For the second panel, I merely used another flat bow of the narrow stitched red grosgrain, a single poinsettia, and a couple of reindeer buttons to reflect the DP.

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, Janneke, Jeanette, Tanja

WINNER.....My sincere thanks to everyone who visited my blog for my first Papilio presentation....Gosh!!! The winner is....

MARIA THERESE of Norway who said:

So happy that you are doing better, it must be so tough going through, and I love how your still here sharing your wonderfull cards with us even though your in the middle of your battle!!
And another thing im happy about is that your on the Papillo DT!! Hope to see some fairy cards soon too :)
I soo love these cute stamps but I haven't had the chanse to buy them myself yet.. but I will!
Hope your weekend is great!!!

Maria Therese, please send me your mailing address and your choice of stamps so that I can get your surprise in the works right away!!! Make sure you contact me before Monday, September 20 or I will have to select another winner.

My sincere thanks to everyone for stopping by to see what's happening in my little corner of the world! I hope you will all come back often. I appreciate each of you so much for all of the positive regard you have afforded me over these past 9 months and know that I can never repay you for all of the many kindnesses you have bestowed upon me. BUT, I will keep!! Until tomorrow, when we might see some more SWEET STUFF, big hugs to each of you!!!!


Candy said...

Oh Jacque!
Isn't this the sweetest card ever!!! I counted the number of papers you have used on the outside of your card - 15 layers!!!!!
I love the reindeer paper - so cute! So are your buttons and charms :o) Tilda is coloured so beautifully.
I think the envelope on the inside is an awesome idea and really like the calendar with the date circled too.
I am thrilled that you are finished with your treatments and to hear how well you are feeling and full of energy. I know you will continue to feel better and better. It has been a very long haul for you.
Big hugs, Candy

charlene said...

Jacque what an adorable card I love the colors and the papers you have used. The inside is so cute. I am so happy that you are done with all those treatments have yourself a wonderful weekend.

Olga_StepanoVna said...

I love this x'mas card!

Julye said...

Yet another adorable card/gift package, is there no end to your talents, can't wait to see what you do next. Now so good that you are feeling great but not to be a party pooper or anything but don't you go over doing the grasping life and jumping in with both feet you don't want to over do it and knock yourself back. Take care and have some steady fun.

Squirrel x said...

Oh hunny, I am so thrilled to hear that you are feeling good! There have been a million prayers with you throughout your fight, and you've come out on top, which is the best news ever. Well done you! And as for Tilda, what can I say, stunning work, absolutely perfection. Huge hugs, Sxx

Margreet said...

Jacque, I'm so glad for you that your bad times are over......your Tilda card is beautiful as ever!
xxx Margreet

Shirley N said...

Yayyyyy Jacque, I'm so happy for you!!! Now everyday will be wonderful! Your card is gorgeous, love your beautiful layout! Happy days are here again, Jacque, take care!

Lori said...

Just loving this card Jacque! How in the world do you get such perfection all in one card? Seriously... your stitching for one is fabulous and everything else is so beautiful. Thanks for the great eye candy and inspiration. You're the best! Oh... and I'm sooooo glad that you are feeling better than ever :D You are very special to so many!
Love and blessings ~

Maria Therese said...

Woooooooow Thank you so much for picking me for the Papillo stamps I will email you right away!
But first I want to say I love your Christmas card!
So cute with the tiny Christmas stockings!!

cabio's craft corner said...

She is darling. Cute matching charm and embellies!!
I am so glad to hear you are done with your session. Happy for you and looking forward for more of your creations :o)

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous details! So glad you're feeling much much better, hugs Ruby x

Pink lady said...

A beautiful Christmas card!!
So cute charms and love your paper:-)

Have a nice weekend!
Hugs Laila.

Sian said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combination.

TAS said...

Jacque, So glad to hear your radiation therapy is finished and you are feeling better! Love Tilda Unwrapped! Gorgeous card and beautiful coloring of the image!

angelique (anlou) said...

i'm so glad that your radiation is over and that you're feeling better
i always enjoy looking at your cards
the're so gorgeous, en this card is just stunning, with all the details on it
and congrats to the winner
hugs angelique

megastamper said...

wow jacque your card is so lovely again. the image is coloured perfectly and all the details are going so well.
i wish you all the best and send you big hugs and kisses.

Jessie said...

What a cute card and I love the stockings hanging in the corner!

Gunilla/Nilla said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Such beautiful colors and details. You have created a fantastic card with the sketch.

Big hug to you Sweetie from me♥.......

Cami said...

First of all, Jacque, I'm so happy for you that the radiation treatments are now behind you and you feel energetic and ready to take the crafting world by a storm! Your card is beautiful, as they all are, and it's always a treat to see what you come up with! Have a fantabulous weekend, Jacque! Hugs, Cami

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Christmas card Jacque, love the reindeer DP and all the stitching on your 'layers'.
Glad to hear your treatments are all over with...WOOHOO!!!!!! May you continue to get back to full strength soon and continue showcasing these amazing cards, which are an inspiration to us all.

Auntie Em said...

Yea!!! I am so glad for you!!! You are such an inspiration!
And your card is so adorable. Love the beige and browns with the reds. Would never have thought of it! I thought the front was cute with the little charm and buttons and the cute image...which is coloured so sweetly but the inside is gorgeous too, as always! I love the little letter and calendar page and the reindeer buttons on the other. Your cards always inspire me!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Christina C. said...

The first thing I do when I get up on Friday morning is check the Friday Sketchers blog.
Your card, as always, is a work of art. Love all the beautiful, perfectly stitched layers and Tilda, of course, is colored to perfection.
You are an inspiration to us all.

Kim. said...

Wow, wow, wow, this is simply stunning, gorgeous papers, gorgeous image coloured beautifully as always and excellently embellished.
Kim xXx

Knerten said...

You know, Jacque, every time I find a new post on your blog, a smile automatically is showing in my face; just can't wait to see your lovely creations, and this card here is no exception !! Love the colours and those sweet little socks in your upper right corner; beautiful !

So happy for you, to learn that your radiation therapy has finally come to an end, and that you are feeling better; what a joy :-)

Wishing you the best weekend ever !


Regina said...

Jacque!!!! This is the most adorable Christmas card I ever seen till now!!! LOVE!!
You are a great inspiration for all of us!! I already told you once... you are a warrior!!!:)) With your strength and God´s protection you can win all the struggles of life, and you did !!!!

Danielle Champagne said...

Happy Friday to you Jacque, such a delightful card. Love all the layers, gorgeous papers. So festive, great idea, the little envelope inside, I might just borrow this for my cards! So happy to read you are finally at the end of your therapy and eager to enjoy life. Thanks for inspiration.

Lorraine said...

wow this is a beautiful card i love the papers and colours and the inside also looks as beautiful xx

PaulaM said...

Jacquie, Your card is lovely. You are quite right about this little sweet Tilda (of course, how would I know since I don't own her yet!) I love the way you colored her hair too - that is gorgeous. TFS

Kendra said...

Thanks for the tip on the Christmas paper pack! I will have to go look it up!

x laura x said...

brilliant card. well done on getting through your treatment.
x laura x

Nancy said...

What a great card! I love Tilda's blond hair. What copics did you use for her hair? She's adorable!

La Vikinga said...

Oh, here's a new little cutie I hadn't seen before! This card is really making happy because of the colours and even a little charm hanging in the bow. And, again, a well worth to see inside!!


Rhonda Miller said...

Another beautiful card. TFS.

Card Crazy said...

What an absolutely perfect card. It's just wonderful!!
Sue S.

Suzan L said...

Jacque, I love the DP's that you chose to highlight each layer!! And, you know I always enjoy seeing the embellishments that you have add to your cards. They are always so wonderful!!Little Tilda is also so cute!! What a gorgeous card my friend!!
I'm so glad that you are getting your energy back and that you are cancer free!!
Love and Hugs,

Happy Days said...

So glad that your treatment is over. Looking forward to seeing more fab creations from you in the future. x

Malin a.k.a. Boop said...

First and foremost, I am so happy for you that the radiation is over and that you are feeling good. I wish you all the best on your health!

Second, I love your card. Your use of charms is adorable, and the color combo here is amazing. I love how you decorate the inside of your cards too. A winner from Norway! Now, how cool is that? Congrats Maria Therese!

Shazza said...

gorgeous creation Jacque. Congrats on finishing the radiation treatment, hope you have a great weekend x

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Oh YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH Congrats!!! Look out here she comes!!!! Your card is beautiful.

Tracy said...

So glad for you, It's the end of a chapter for you, and the start of a brand new one. Well done love for being brave and strong.
Now it's time to live, laugh and love!I love your Tilda creation, outstanding as always.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tracy said...

So glad for you, It's the end of a chapter for you, and the start of a brand new one. Well done love for being brave and strong.
Now it's time to live, laugh and love!I love your Tilda creation, outstanding as always.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Andrea said...

So glad you've finished your radiation treatment and that you are feeling so energetic again. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
I adore your card - every little detail of it. I especially love the reindeer paper.
Love, Andrea xx

Janneke said...

Whoohoo finaly you finish radiation .. I hope you haveing a great weekend Jacqur ;o)

Your card is awesome!

Janneke X

MarieL said...

I am so happy for you that it is finally over. Yeahhhhh!!!
I love the craft and red color combo. It doesn't look like your "regular" kraft paper. It looks like cafe au lait...scrumptious. Inside and out a gorgeous creation.

Teresa said...

Hi Jacques! what a beautiful card! really like all! pretty colors, nice details and beautiful stamp! hugs!

Sarah said...

So glad your radiation has been completed - onwards and upwards. Your card is darling, love the layering and the colours - you always show such details in your cards, they are the best. Best wishes Sarah x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hooray for you Jacque! Radiation therapy all done! Is that it now? I sure do hope so!

Lovely card, of course. Great colour combo and not one I see very often but the soft beigey colour with the red goes really well! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Sueli Pinheiro said...

Muito bonito! Por dentro, genial! Parabéns!

creativearts said...

Wow! All of those layers -- beautiful, beautiful!!
I'm so glad you have finished the radiation and remembering back, you do feel more energetic each day! Very courageous!!

Rufus said...

Oh that's the news that I've been waiting to hear!!!! YAHOOOOOO! Look out world, SHE'S BAAAACK!! BTW, I love your card!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a gorgeous card, Jacque! Inside and out! Glad to hear you're feeling so much better!!

helen ... said...

i am so happy that your radiations session is over, that a great news =),hurrayyyyyy now it's time for fun =)

Kylie said...

Oh congratulations on the end of the radiation! What wonderful news Jacque. Your card is just lovely. Beautifully decorated inside and out.

Esme said...

This is gorgeous! I love this Tilda, and the flowers are beautiful!

Esme x

Renkata said...

yeeepppy the sessions are off, that's such a good news, I wish you all the best.
About that card wow it's just so delightful!

KarenB said...

Oooh your card just jumped out at me! Red with kraft, what a magic combo. Congratulations on the end to your radiation sessions, what fabulous news.

Vickie Lee said...

Woo Hoo Jacqui!! So Happy you survived the radiation and everything before that! What an amazing inspiration you are to all of us. You are a strong women who is so upbeat and positive. I am so thrilled for you and that you are feeling like super women!! Love your card. Hugs!!

Carole RB said...

Hi Jacque
Your card is so beautiful. Glad to see you're feeling better. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Your card is darling and I love the charms...and again, where do you get them? They are so darn cute! beautiful coloring combinations.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card of course colored beautifully(:
So happy to hear all of your treatments are finished and you are brand new now.

pcrusberg said...

Great news that you're all done! You sure didn't lose any of your creativity through this whole mess. Another lovely card!

Katie said...

So glad to hear it's over and you can start living on your own schedule again!!!
Super sweet card, I really like the use of the Kraft in this one, subtle and yet stunning at the same time.

Lorraine A said...

fantastic card :-) brilliant as always :-)

I am so glad you have finished with the treatments and can finally do the things you like without having to plan everything around hospital appointments :-) time to party hunny !! :-)

Lols x x x

Moni said...

Amaizing card, love all! Hugs;moni

Rainmac said...

Wow, this is amazing, what a stunning Christmas cad, love all the special little touches inside xxx

Rainmac said...

Cad? Meant card of course ;-)

bernietom47 said...

Oh Jacque I haven't been able to check in for a while but I've been thinking of you and have kept you in my prayers. I am thrilled that you are finished with your treatments and to hear how well you are feeling. Praise the Lord and I pray you will be blessed with nothing but good health from here on out.
Blessings Bernie

superdidine72 said...

I love your cards and I don't post a comment each time but this one is so pretty that I write this. Hugs

Manu Mamma said...

Hi Jacque! I love this card: it's gorgeous!
Good luck for all!!!