Monday, November 21, 2011

Let It Snow!!! and a SPECIAL SWEET STUFF!!!!


A wonderful Monday and a magnificent week to each of you!! I had a great weekend....well a working weekend but things are looking up for the old Joie de Vivre Cottage...smiles!!! I will give you a little bit more info about the Cottage in a later posting!! Smiles!!

My posting today makes my head swim!!! But no time like the present to get started! This is my card/project for the Wild Orchid Challenge and for this fortnight the challenge is CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS! How fun is that!!!! And you know there is always a wonderful prize from Wild Orchid Crafts for some lucky participant. So please come over, have a peek at the marvelous DT samples, and join in with us. This may your lucky week!!



I made a gift box with an easel card affixed to the top of it. And you can see that I used WOC 1" Gingham Ribbon, 25mm Poinsettia centered with a Small Moonstone Brad, some White Berries for snowballs, some Divine Twine for the fence bows, and some Self-Adhesive Rhinestones on the snowflake ornaments.

The image I used is from the latest release over at Whimsy Stamps and is the New Christmas Bunny designed by the amazing artist Sylvia Zet. The image was colored with Copics, Promarkers, and Flexmarkers, adding a bit of Liquid Applique for the snow, Glamour Dust for the snowflakes, and Doodlebug Lily White Flock for the fur. The fence is from an old train set and it was topped with Liquid Applique also.



The sentiment on the base of the image is from the New Winter Notables 1 set and it was cut out using the New Notables 1 Die, both designed by the super talented Ann Vento!!

Through the 23 November the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop. So be sure to go by the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog to leave your comments along the way for some wonderful prizes! Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw. To be entered into each day's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed by 12.00PM EST the next day. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12.00PM EST on 23 November. All stamps and dies from the new release are now available at the Whimsy Stamps shop.

The absolutely darling DP that I used for this card/box is by Maja Design and is called Vintage Winter....aren't they the sweetest??!!! These papers are from the Creashop Duymelot in the Netherlands which is owned by my sweet friends Astrid and Kees..and they are such wonderful shopkeepers!!! I want to share with you that Astrid is now one of my sisters in the breast cancer journey. She has just been through surgery and is on the Chemo and radiation journey now. So PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE send Astrid a note or a card to let her know that we are thinking of her. Her email is HERE and cards can be sent to her at the shop at: Astrid Duym, De Waag 41, 8102 CK, Raalte, The Netherlands. I know she would really appreciate knowing that we are all right behind her!!!

And now for some SPECIAL SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS:

Astrid and Kees sent me this wonderful Maja 6X6 Vintage Winter Paper Pad to give to one of my FOLLOWERS and it will indeed make one of you so happy!!! The pad contains 48 sheets, 2 each of 23 double sided patterned papers and includes 2 die cut sheets!! Every single page is so darling!!!! Thank you so much, Astrid and Kees--you are the BEST!!! Will call you soon!!!!

I am also adding a Whimsy Stamps Christmas Bunny by Sylvia Zet--the same image that I used for my project! And Sylvia's work makes anybody smile!!!



I am asking that you PLEASE link this posting on your sidebar so that everyone we come in contact with will know about Astrid and will help in sending her cards and emails to brighten her day!! Let's all share lots of PINK LOVE with Astrid!!!! Please leave your link with the little Blue Froggy below and if you don't have a blog, please leave an email in a comment before Saturday, November 26 at 8 AM EST!!! Good Luck and thank you so much for spreading the Pink Love to Astrid!!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope you have liked what you have found and will want to come back often!!! Have a most beautiful week...and until the next time I send big hugs for you!!!


110 comments:

Sarah said...

Jacque,
You are so sweet and I will be happy to help you spread the word and those healing prayers.
Sarah
xx

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Hi Jacque! Your card is so cute and sweet. I love the snow on the fence! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful sweet stuff. I posted it in my sidebar....Hugs! Leah Ann

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card and box Jacque...love the fence with the snow and such a cute image..and whats going in the box..sweeties???..yum yumm...

Thank you so much for the chance to win your beautiful papers...AND..that cute stamp..all linked up on my sidebar.....

Luv CHRISSYxx

alethea said...

Oh your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the new Sylvia Zet images!!! SEnding lots of Pink ove to AStrid!! ave linked the candy in my sidebar!! Thanks for a chance to win!! HUgsxx

Аня said...

Thanx for the chance to win! My e-mail chulkovaa@gmail.com

Martinas Welt said...

I have linked your Candy in my sidebar and hope that Astrid will get a lot of mail!!!
Your card is simply great and love to visit your Blog so much!
Hugs,
Martina

Maryann said...

Poor girl. I´ll definately send her a mail, but unfortunately I don´t have a real blog, but I can make an entry about it in the cpomunity, I´m on, that´s what I can do to help spread the word, if that´s okay? But I can´t add anything to the sidedebar there, if I don´t have a html code for it, that´s the only way, I´m afraid., but I sure hope, she´ll soon be just fine poor girl.
Your card is as always just gorgeous Jacque, really beautiful work, and I just sooo love it.

THERESA said...

Super, stunning card, can feel the snow, love it!!!
Will post a card to Astrid today and did a link in my sidebar for her, hope it helps.
Bless you for caring so much, you really are an inspiration to me............:))
lotsa luv

Ali said...

Beautiful card & box thank you for the chance to win those papers/image are gorgeous!! Sending positive thoughts to Astrid xx

paperpapier said...

My prayer goes to Astrid and hope she has a speedy recovery. Posted the picture and link on my blog.
Warm hugs,
Heaney

petra,s cards said...

wauwwww fabulous card !!! love the gorgeous papers!!!!
thanks for the great chance!!!!!
xx petra

Hanneke said...

What a great way of spreading the word! I added this special sweet stuff to my sidebar. Your box with card looks awesome, so sweet! Hugs, Hanneke

AsilisA MaM said...

Jacque, You are so kind and I will be happy to help you spread the word about Astrid. Has send e-mail and will send my card - it's not so gorgeouse as yours... todays is amazing! sweet and cute image and a nice paper with all these elements wich make your creation artwork. Thanks you join my blog

Larrik said...

I hope Astrid has a speedy recovery.
thanks for the great chance!

Maris said...

ohhh wauww great card, and love the sweet stuff,lots of love for you and Astrid xx

Maria Therese said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love that sweet bunny ♥

Ellen said...

Your card is really beautiful!
Very sweet and kind of you to pay attention to Astrid. She can use all the love of the world to survive this period. I've put your link in my sidebar.
I love the sweet stuff, but most of all I think of Astrid...

groetjes, Ellen

Marianne said...

What a very gorgeous xmascard!! Love the papers and the image you have used!! Super.
Thanks for the chance on this candy! Hugs, Marianne MW

Mo said...

Jacque your gift box is just adorable..., so is your candy...!!!
Have a wonderful week, big hugs
Mo

Harma said...

My prayers will go to Astrid,and I will put the link on my side bar.
beautiful card Jacque
Hugs harma

D K Crafts said...

Hi Jacque. Gorgeous card. Love the colours and papers and the image is so sweet. Hope everything is going well for Astrid. Donna

toscania-art-life said...

So cute Jacque! Love all the details.

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

Your card is so cute and sweet!!!
thanks for the chance to win
hugs from Brazil
Rosana

Lolô Artesanato said...

Perfect and delicate Jacque
xx
Leila

Zoe said...

Oh Jacque - You have created a gorgeous gift box. Warm Hugs xxoo

Lucy said...

I am going on vacation for the next 2 weeks so I will miss winnerday :( Had to tell you how great this card is attached to the box!

craftymom205 said...

Love your project. Thanks for the chance to win.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Francy said...

Hi Jacque this gift box is spectacular. i love the easel card on the top and the colours are gorgeous.
When I see your works I am always open mouth because are super beautiful.
Francy

kathr said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, would love to find this under my tree on Christmas Day...Fabulous candy giveaway Jacque...
hugz Kath...
neoktvr@yahoo.co.uk

Sue said...

Wow! this is awesome Jacque! An easel card and a gift box - amazing design and so beautiful. Love the image and all the beautiful embellishments - stunning!
Hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

oh wow your card is so beautiful i just love those papers and the sweet bunny stamp thankyou so much for the chance of winning huni xx

cebelica said...

Oh Jacque, this is just another of your amazing projects. I love it! xx

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card, I love it!

I thought I recognized your paper when I saw it! It's very high on my wishlist. Thank you very much for the change to win the gorgeous papers and that super cute stamp.

Marie-Anne

Iva said...

Jacque,thanks for the chance!Have a wonderful week!
Hugs Iva

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. Nice details.

Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful sweet stuff. I posted on my blog for spreading the Pink Love to Astrid!!!!

Hugs Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Candy said...

Fabulous card and box! I just love that little image.
Thoughts and prayers go out to Astrid.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Posted in my sidebar.
Candy
candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
what a lovely project you've made hunni
i had a worse weekend, my hubby was on sunday back in the hospital on intensive care, it was so close or they had put him in a coma, they told me if he get's another slap on his illness he be in a coma for a while, so you can believe my world is falling apart
but i keep on blogging sweetie
thank you hunni for the chance for this lovely candy, i now astrid and kees, i've bay the stamp for a donations to breastcanser
hugs angelique

Mummylade said...

this is so fantastically cute

Moni said...

Stunning card as always, image is so cute, fab coloring and love all details. Hugs,Moni

Kathleen said...

Fab card Jacque, love the image and those dps are stunning
Hugs
Kat xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Adorable gift box...nice and bright and uplifting! Such a sweet image, which goes so well with the DP you have chosen.
Joyce xx

Glennis said...

A lovely idea, and the image is so cute

Pinkllilac said...

This is gorgeous Jacqui, that image is so cute. Love the colours you have used.
Hugs Linda

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning box with card Jacque, I love the papers and the image is soooo cute. Thank you for the chance to win your gorgeous candy xxx

Annelies said...

Gorgeous card Jacque! Love the fence with snow and of course this great new image! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

LaJanette said...

Oh Jacque; first of all your project/card is just adorable! I am loving how you have used the image and that fence is just way too cute!

Secondly I will def be adding the pix on my sidebar and spreading the news.

Lastly I will be sending Astrid a card in hopes to cheer her up at least a bit:0)

You are oh so caring and I just love reading your blog!

Big Hugs;
Janette

Aartje said...

Jacque, this is fabulous and beautyful.
What a fantastic candy.
Hugs Aartje

Melissa E said...

Wow! What a FABULOUS card!
The coloring matches the paper perfectly!
And the snow-covered fence makes this card extra special!

Sylvia Zet said...

Another beautiful card! And the paper with snow-buddies is very cute :)

Deb said...

wow it is so beautiful jacque, I love how you added the easel card to the gift box!
have a great day, Debxx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jacque~

What a super fun card! I love the image and all of the embellishments you sent! I really like the ribbon a lot. The fence with the snow is amazing!

I have already lifted up prayers for Astrid. I will send her a card. We have a prayer team on the blog I write, if you want to list her in the "Comment section."

I think the paper is adorable from your card...and that is the same paper they sent you for this giveaway? How wonderful...and how super-sweet of you to add the stamp that you used on this card! Now, if only I had your talent...I could copy your card! LOL No, No--I know, you made it...it's yours! Thank you for the chance at the give-away!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

ribenaruby said...

Hi Jacque, this is totally adorable...2 gifts in 1. Gorgeous colours and love the fencing detail. Wishing you Jacque a splendid week ahead! Ruby x

Mimi said...

WOW! Adorable gift box! Love the cute cute bunny! and the details of the card is amazing! TFS! ;)

Hanneke said...

This is such a sweet card! I am hopping along with the Whimsy Inspirations blog hop and saw your card again (I already commented earlier :p)I love that image, I think it is my favourite one from the release. I am gonna hop along now on the blog hop. Hugs, Hanneke

Helen said...

What a lovely card you have made. Hugs.

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Jacque, querida, o seu cartão é magnífico!!
Você é muito talentosa!
Parabéns!!

Abraços!!
http://fabi-expressoes.blogspot.com/

yvon said...

Wow, you're creation is gorgeous. Just love Sylvia's images.
Will put your piccie in my sidebar and hope that Astrid will soon feel so much better.
Hugs, Yvon

Kat said...

Stunning gift box Jacque. Gorgeous DP, love the colours.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Jayne Hayward said...

Such an amazingly beautiful creation. I adore the dp used and the image is so cute.

Jayne xx

Donalda said...

Jacque that is so sweet of Astrid to do that. I had already read about her ordeal and had sent a card to her. She will be in my prayers.
Big hugs

Loz ♥ said...

Gorgeous card/box Jacque! I couldn't resist the Raining Hearts Tilda from Astrid (how special are Magnolia...:)) and I'm praying for her! Thanks for the chance to win xx

bettand said...

This is such a beautiful card on top of that box and I love those colours. Thanks for the chance to win;) Bettina xx

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

I've been here before...I am doing the blog hop and this card is well worth adding a 2nd comment! Love it! Hugs! Leah Ann

bettand said...

And of course I am doing that bloghop as well;) Bettina xx

bastel_fee said...

A wonderful card.

Hugs, bastel_fee

Trisha said...

This project is just so amazing. Your easel card afixed to the box is a great idea. Super card and coloring and love the stamp. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Rhonda Miller said...

Another wonderful card. I love the image you've used. TFS.

Lisa R. said...

Awesome easel card box! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Becky Dunham said...

This is absolutely adorable Jacque! Definitely will be praying for Astrid. Posted on my sidebar so hopefully others will join in :)

Carly said...

Sensational!!!!!! What a truly stunning card!

xoxoxox Carly

Rea said...

Adorable card, love the image, and the little fence with snow. I will be sending Astrid an email.

Mary Lou said...

Wow Jacque this is just the coolest project~any child would adore this!! Even an adult would I bet :o) Love that fence with liquid applique and Xmas bunny~~Too too sweet!!!!!! Then those papers~~DELISH!!!!!!
Thanks so very very much
Hugz and blessings

Teresa said...

I like the detail of the fence! Your card is very delicate! Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate! I get the link to my sidebar! A hug!

Heidi Brawley said...

Omg this box is gorgeous! I would love to win your goodies too. I don't have a blog. My email address is
Ladyb266@aol.com
Hugs, Heidi

Carissa said...

What a beautiful project. Such a gorgeous gift it would make. Carissa

Johanna Visser said...

You have made a wonderful card. I also love your candys. But I care even more about the reason behind it. Lots of love to you and Astrid.

Greetings Johanna

Julie's Blog said...

What a truly beautiful card and what a special reason for some candy ... creating awareness of this non-discriminatory disease. I think in this day and age there is not a person who has not been touched by cancer in some way ... I lost my Mum in 2006 and other loved ones over the years. Sending warm and positive thoughts to Astrid for a speedy recovery... Julie :D

debpaint16 said...

Love the card & the paper is just Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for a chance to win!!! Sending Blessings to Astrid for a complete recovery!!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Susan said...

Jacque, I LOVE, Love, love this SNOOOOOWWWW VERY MUCH!!!
what an awesome card/gift! I love it, I can not stop looking at it! awesome details, and just a wonderful creation! You are all linked up. I have to thank you for the opportunity to win...I have never won from you before, and I hope this one is the lucky one as I am totally smitten with this stamp!
Please visit my blog to see MY 1RST ever easel card! (and a really cool announcement for me)

Good luck to everyone!

Jacque, I would also really love it if you would email me your mailing info, please.
Thanks & hugs, Susan

susanscraps AT comcast DOT net

Deonna said...

Oh my! This is the most gorgeous card that i've ever seen. I love everything about it! What a wonderful idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kimberly S. said...

Gorgeous, GORGEOUS card!!! You did a FANTASTIC job spotlighting the image on the front! And the inside....that's just TOO CUTE!! Thank you for the chance to win some FABULOUS candy!! And prayers to your "sister"!

Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque, I love box card that you have created!! It is so gorgeous!! The image that you used is so cute!! And, the color combo is wonderful!! I also love all the details that you have added to it, especially the snow topped fence!!
Big Hugs,
Suzan

Frances said...

What an awesome project! I love it,wonderful details, thank you for the opportunity to win...I have never won from you before, and I hope to be lucky this time, hugs, Frances.

Beth said...

What a gorgeous project, Jacque! Thanks for the chance to win your sweet stuff! I have posted it on my blog.

Babette said...

This easel box looks just amazing, adorable image and lovely papers.
Hugs,
Babette

Janja said...

Lovely candy! I'll put it on my sidebar.
I'm your new follower and I like your blog already.
I'm also praying for Astrid. I'll put a note on my blog, spread a word about breastcancer awarness and ask my bloggers to send Astrid a card of hope.
Take care,
Janja

Mary D said...

This is gorgeous!!

Linda Carson said...

Love this adorable and festive card!!

JLJ Designs said...

Fabulous box! Thanks for a chance at the sweet stuff.

Jen

Marcia Kamano said...

Positive thoughts to Astrid, I hope has a speedy recovery!

Your card is really beautiful Jacque!
I pos the blog candy on my blog.
Thanks for the new opportunity.
Hug

Adriana Vanderhoeven said...

Great Idea!!!! and your work is very nice!!!!! I admire their all productions!!!!!!!!! hugs

n@tie said...

I send my love and positive vibes tot Astrid.
Recover soon!
love,
N@tie

Maria Luisa- scrap said...

Beautiful card!!
Thanks for the chance to win
Hugs
Maria Luisa

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Such a wonderful card...love the image and the little fence! :) Great giveaway too...I have posted on my sidebar! Happy Thanksgiving!

Debbie said...

Hi Jacque, gorgeous easel card and box - it's really beautiful.Love the papers and stamp so cute.Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for the chance to win.You are a generous lady who is so thoughtful, especially with regards to Astrid.Big hugs Debbie x

Turid said...

You keep making wonderful cards Jacque! I love to look into your blog!
Thank's for the chanse to win an amazing candy.
Hugs, Turid :)

Rene said...

Beautiful project and prayers for Astrid...God Bless her and you for your beautiful post for her!
Rene :D

Katharina said...

Beautiful card!!
Thanks for the chance to win.

riliska said...

What a great job did you do. Gorgeous card with beautiful image.
Fantastic candy! Thanks for the chance! Love the stamps a lot!
I am a follower.
Hugs. Riliska

Hlora said...

oh it is so sweet! you always have the perfect paper for every thing!

fionalawlor said...

Wow! This is such a stunning card/box! I love the soft blue colours and the stamp is adorable :)
Thanks so much for a chance to enter for this lovely candy, I have added it to my sidebar :)
Fiona L x

Auntie Em said...

Those who care and think of others always feel better themselves. You definitely deserve to feel great Jacqui the way you are always looking after someone else.
Your easel card box topper is so sweet. I love the little fence!
Thank you for sharing! :)

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Such a pretty box!! Love boxes with easel cards on top! Inspired me to take part in a challenge as well. Thank you!!

Dobra said...

Great card, lovely colors. Realy gorgeous

Lacey Stephens said...

Oh my gosh, what a cute card!! I LOVE the fence you created!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous card, have just found your blog and become a follower, love your work
Lindsay xx

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Wow I like this sweet fun image ! Never tried Whimsy stamps before !! I adore the bright festive papers ! The box is so perfect I adore the white berries too. This is a special sweet stuff too ! Papers are out of this world ! Hope you had a lovely Thanks giving ! Kitty ;0)

Shannin said...

Jacque your card is gorgeous as always. Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful candy. You are right about her stamps always bringing a smile to a persons face when you see it. I am so sorry to hear about Astrid. She will be in my prayers. I hope you have a beautiful weekend Jacque.

Hugs
Shannin

Sandy said...

Wonderful project - beautiful card and we had snow on this side of the mountain yesterday!
YES!!!!!
Sandy