Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ski Jumping is FUN!! and SWEET STUFF!!!



A very happy Thursday to everyone!! I'm sure that you are all busy getting ready for the holiday season...so just enjoy!!!

My card today is for no special reason except that I wanted to play with this sweet little fun-loving image from LOTV called Ski Jump...and isn't he having a fun time with his cute little puppy!!!! I used Bazzill for the base and double matting, the DP is from the Winter Park Paper Pad by Echo Park, and all background layers are machine stitched. The image was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding Prisma Glitter to the snowflakes, and a combination of Liquid Applique, glitter, and Twinklets for the icy snow on the ground, then cutting him out with Nesties. I also added a touch of Doodlebug Flock to his hat. For the horizontal I used 1/2" Burgundy Satin Ribbon tied into a double flat bow to dangle a couple of Miniature Gold Bells. The flower treatments are all from Wild Orchid Crafts: 1 3/8" Trellis Roses, 1" Open Rose, and Carnations resting on Holly Leaves. The flowers were all frosted with Twinklets and are resting on glittery snowflake ornaments. Oh I almost forgot...at the bottom of the horizontal you can barely detect a MS Icicle punched band which I covered with Prisma Glitter. To finish the front I used some Self-Adhesive Pearls.


On the first panel on the inside I used more of the glittery snowflake ornaments topped with flat bows. For the jotting panel I used an organza envelope to hold a card for a wee note and I hope you can detect that on the card I used North Pole Express postmark from the LOTV Grunge Christmas Postmarks set and smaller glittery snowflakes with pearls to decorate the envelope.

SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS...As I am re-organizing for my move to the cottage, you cannot believe how many things I am finding that are duplicates in my stash....sigh...and some things which I KNOW I will never have a use for. So I will continue to offer them here because one of you may be interested...

I found an extra set of the LOTV For You Circular Sentiments which as you can see have so many different occasions covered. I have them in the original rubber and now these newer ones are offered as clear stamps and these have never been used. I ordered these without realizing that I already had a set... You know that I will also add some other goodies to the package. So if my FOLLOWERS will just leave your info with the Blue Froggy (or if you don't have a blog, leave a comment with your email address) before Friday, December 16 at midnight EST you may be the lucky winner!! Good luck!!

And another thing....

I also found this Spellbinders Grand Rose Borderability that measures 12" long and I have no earthly idea why I even bought this...I think I thought it would be much smaller than it really is and of course I love roses BUT this one was not for me!! haha...but someone may have a real need or use for it especially in scrapbooking...certainly I don't!! So if you want this brand new in package Spellbinder or know of someone who does, please send me an email with Rose Borderability in the Subject Line and I will put this huge die into your home ASAP!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope that your holiday season is going smoothly and that your stresses are minimal!! Have a wonderful day and remember that I will be back very soon with more surprises from Whimsy, my Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge card on Friday, and another real cutie at SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious!! Hugs to all!!


73 comments:

Christy Beans said...

I already have these stamps, so I'll not enter the sweet stuff draw, but I wanted to say I absolutely am in LOVE with your card today. That color combination and your image coloring are perfect! =)

Candy said...

Your card is super cute. Love those flowers. Thanks for the chance to win.
Candy

Cheryl said...

Hi Jacque, love your card , the image is way toooo cute ! and your roses look stunning.
Thanks for the chance at more sweetness!
Hugs Cheryl

Ankie vd Polder said...

Your card is gorgeous. Lovely happy coloring. Hugs, Ankie

fionalawlor said...

Beautiful card! The frost on your roses looks soooo gorgeous :) Thanks for the chance to enter for these fab goodies!
Fiona L x

Moni said...

Hi my dear friend, stunning card as always, love the cute image and great papers you have used. Love the flowers and the frost look great. Hugs,moni

Luanne said...

Everything is gorgeous in your cards! Love the colors and deep red color of flowers.
I would love to join your giveaway for the stamp. I don't have a machine yet so can't use the die. My sister might be able to use so will ask her now.
Thank you! for the chance.

Luanne
craftersreference.blogspot.com

Suzi said...

This is fabulous Jacque, I love that sweet image, papers and your added treatment to those sweet roses is amazing. Very effective indeed.
Hugs
Suzi x

Maryann said...

Oh my your card is so cute Jacque. The image is awesome and the roses are just so gorgeous, and together it´s just sooo perfect. You´re a genius to make them pop right into the eyes of us here.
Thanks soooo much for the chance to win these awesome things here.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Gorgeous card and cute image!
Merry Christmas;-))m

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh how cute! Love it! Love those fabulous papers too! Hugs! Leah Ann

Ali said...

Fabby card!! Thanks for the chance to win - those stamps would come in very handy xx

kbrandy4 said...

Gorgeous card Jacques!! Thanks for the chance to win the fab sweet stuff!!
Hugs
Hazel xx

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
what a super cute card sweetie
just stunning and loving it
your sweet stuff is amazing hunni
thanks for the chance sweetie
hugs angelique

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
what a super stunning card sweetie
i love it all, so much
great sweet stuff sweetie
thanks for a chance hunni
hugs angelique

Hanneke said...

Wow, gorgeous card! I love the frosted look of those roses and that little envelope inside is such a nice touch! I'd love to give those sentiment stamps a new home! I love that they can be used for so many occasions! How is your move to the cottage coming along? Hugs, Hanneke

petra,s cards said...

wauwwww your card is just beautiful!!!! thanks for the big chance!!!!
xx petra

Jill said...

Fantastic card again!
Those papers are just wonderful and as always, your eye for details are amazing :)
Love it!
Hugs, Jill

April said...

I just love this cards Jacque! the image is super cute! thanks for the chance to win the lovely stamps x

Ardilla said...

WOW, wonderful card, a fab one!!! Love the stamp, it's gorgeous, and your coloring as always, lovely!!!!!!
Thanks for the chance with your duplicate stuff... I have nothing duplicate her :)

Clevercrafter said...

Such a lovely card.
Lorraine.

Uta said...

Wow, what a great card and what a cute image. i love it!

Hugs, Uta

paperpapier said...

I really love how you embellish the card...always so sweet and beautiful. Cute image!

Debbie said...

What a really pretty yet fun card.Love the embellishments as usual.So cute.Thank you for the chance to win your sweet stuff.Love Debbie x

Laetitia said...

Very cute card, perfect for a little boy at Christmas. I really like the treatment you gave your roses, and as usual great embellishment of the inside.
Thank you for the inspiration,
Laetitia xx

Jessie said...

They are so pretty, thanks for the chance to win!

Linda Dale said...

Lovely card, love the image. So very cute.

Sol said...

Cleaning up... and mooving.. will always be a time for tidying up... and a lot of work.. And.. I hope you`ll find many treasures as well..
I love the image.. Perfect for cards for men in any ages.. and I loooove the paper you have used on the inside.. with the snowcrystals in many colors..

Lovely card!!
And Thank you so much for the cance to winn sweet stuff..
I am away at work for a week.. so no scrapping for me.. -Just blogging for a week...- But that is fun... when you all are offering so many sweet things... :o)
I wish you a Great time before christmas... Remember to rest and enjoy this Before Christmas feeling... And give yourself a good time to recover... .. I love beeing a follower of your blog.. and enjoy reading your posts...
Big hug from me...

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love the little envelope inside.

Jen

Elzie said...

A lovely card, once again! Just love the cute stamp.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Lucy said...

Awesome card as usual! Thanks for the chance to win. These stamps cover all occasions :)

Mullamy said...

The little ski jumper is cute, and very beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.
A merry christmas to You and Yours.

Sharon in Arizona said...

Good morning Jacque - What a cutie, and what a beautiful card. Love how you've used the papers. I like this paper pad, too, will have to put mine to use. Thanks for sharing and for offering up this great set of stamps. So happy to hear that others buy more stamps without realizing they're already in our stash. We're bad!! I have no blog, but my email is smarch
@wildblue.net. Big hugs, Sharon :o)

Tracey Brossart said...

Gorgeous card! Excellent job matching the paper in the background to the image! Also thanks for the chance to win some sweet stuff! :D

Hugz,
xx Tracey xx

Babette said...

Wat a beautiful card, love the big roses. The inside is gorgeous as well.
Hugs,
Babette

PamS said...

Your card is gorgeous as usual. I am in awe of your talent. And I love the way you finish the cards off right down to the inside. Happy Holidays!

Pam @ mspradlin@cox.net

Knerten said...

Beautiful card, Jacque :-) Simple, yet so elegant. Fabulous with these flowers and the decoration, not to forget the sweet image. Love it !

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE your card is sooo Adorable!!! love it!!
Would love a chance to win some Sweetness!!! I don't have a blog so my email address is:
ladyb266 at aol dot com
Have a Wonderful day!!!
Hugs, Heidi

Auntie Em said...

Love your little skier! He looks so happy with his puppy. Great colouring and I love all the snow and sparkle you added. That little trim of icicles are just perfect.
Hope you are doing OK with your move. Don't tire yourself out. One day at a time!
Thank you for sharing and hope you are finding some good moments in the Christmas season. {Hugs} :)

Sabina said...

Hello Jacque,
the card ist great! :-)
Greets Sabina

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card Jacque,fabulous image and love the paper's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is so beautiful- love the flower spray and the image is as cute as can be.

Suzan L said...

Hi Sweetie, What a gorgeous card!! The new LOTV images is so darn cute!! I love all the LOTV images with the little dog in them!! The DP's are also so cute!! And, the flowers are so beautiful with the touch of Twinklets on them!!
Big Hugs,
Suzan

yvon said...

What a cute stamp, love this little boy. Your card is gorgeous.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.
Hugs, Yvon

Judy said...

Your card is adorable and I love the layout and the colors you used. You are so talented and love looking at all your creations.

I don't have a blog, but i put my email into the blue froggy thing for the LOTV Sentiments sweet stuff.

Merry christmas! Judy

jstitch2u@wi.rr.com

AuroraDawn said...

Fabulous card Jacque, love the image and co-ordinated DSP

Thank you for sharing, all your creations are amazing!!

Tanya said...

Awww, what a little cutie! awesome as always hun!

Sandy said...

I love the sentiments stamp Sandy

Sandra1968 said...

What a gorgeous card!
Hugs, Sandra

Frea said...

What an adorable card, I love that design paper you used with the houses!! Have a great day, hugs, Frea

crafty....du said...

Thanks for the chance of winning keep up the good work

Traci S. said...

Hi Jacque~

This card is fabulous! I love seeing some boy images...and you did a wonderful job coloring him! I love all of the concoctions you put together with great results! I imagine you there with a chemistry set...add a bit of glitter...a bit of liquid applique...it foams up and Voila! Perfect snow! I love the dp...and how it fits so nicely with this image. The flowers are spectacular!

I do not have either of your "Sweet Stuff" items and you know I would always be happy to give a good home to any card making or scrapbooking items. I do not have many die cuts or sentiment stamps. Thank you for the opportunity! You are so kind-hearted.

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

Sue said...

Oh I love this Jacque!! everything about it is perfect! the cute image, gorgeous paper and flowers and the sleigh bells - I love it all !!!! and so beautiful inside too - really scrumptious card!
You are so generous!
Sending you a Big Hug for Festive Season!
Sue xx

Susan said...

I love the image, and your awesome coloring!
I love all the papers, and I LUUUURRRVEEE your frosty flower cluster & ribbon. I do think the image would have looked better on SUPERB snowflake paper on the inside!! You know I always share my honesty. Overall it is another magnificent card by you!
Once again your thoughtfulness and generosity amazes me. You are soo super!
love n light,
Susan

Nancy said...

You are so generous! Thank you for all the sweet stuff you post.

Harma said...

A lovely card, Just love the cute stamp.
Hope you have a nice day
Hugs Harma

Marion said...

Hi Jacque,
Another wonderful card and the LOTV image is such fun. Fabulous papers and gorgeous decoration as always.
Thanks for the chance at your sweet stuff.
hugs
Marion

jude said...

Absolutely stunning love the image and the design paper is stunning!Beautiful as always
hugs judex

Carol Meadows said...

You have made some pretty cute cards lately. Love 'em! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

Lisa M said...

LOL...I love that little hill he's jumping! That's so stinkin' cute. :) That's about the extent of what I could ski...upright. I'm a much better horizontal skier. HA!

Bashful said...

Thanks so Much! Bless Your Heart! I absolutely adore your cards!

chrisd said...

I love that your sweet LOTV image looks like he is set for that hill! What a thoughtful thing to share your extras with one of us. I do not have either of these items and would love to receive some "sweet stuff"Thanks for the possibility for a treat!
cndomino AT yahoo DOT com

Lisa Whittemore said...

These are so cute. I would love to win these. I tend to buy duplicates of stamps I really like too. Glad I'm not the only one. LOL Merry Christmas.
Lisa W
lnlwhitt@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Jacque,
You have such a way with cards...the colors are just wonderful...what an adorable little boy...would love to win those stamps...hugs and happy holidays...
Denisetrottier
denisetrottier1@hotmail.com

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Dearest Jacque:

I so love this card! You pay tremendous attention to the smallest detail, and remind us to put as much love into our cards. I've been the lucky recipient of one of your spare cards in the past and I treasure it. I find myself looking at it when I craft to show me the work to which I should be aspiring. The layers, the stitching, the embellishments, the flocking, the Twinkles, bows and charms, even adhesive pearls "to finish it off" ... oh my.

I'd love a chance to win any of your cast-offs, whether the delicious Spellbinder rose die or the stamps set. Anything that I can't use goes to the craft area of the pediatric nursing home where I work. We're making banners next for Valentine's Day for the kids, to hang over their beds or cribs. "Love Bugs" is the theme so it should be FUN! If in your move you need to divest yourself of some of your cards, know these kids would LOVE them!!

Merriest of Christmas to one of my very favorite crafters, and generous friend!

Jolly holidays,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Frances said...

Love your card, wonderful details and great image!! Thanks for the
chance to win! Hugs Frances
frodz1@yahoo.com

Martha said...

Jacque,

Your cards are always so special. I see your postings every day and am inspired. I would love to receive the rose borderability. Along time ago, I won one of your sweet offerings but had to go see my elderly mother and by the time I returned and learned I had won, you had given it to someone else. So this would kind of make up for that. I LOVE roses and would try to use it to make you proud. I do not have your email address so have to sign on here. Hope that is OK.

Have a blessed Christmas, Martha

Danielle said...

Good Morning Dear Jacque, I love these cute LOTV images, they bring out the little girl in me with their fun and play sceneries, and the little look on their face! Love your color combo and this joyful paper. Your cluster is divine with the frost on the dark flowers. Just a magnificient creation sweet Jacque, as always. Have a glorious day! Hugs.

Sandy said...

You know how much I love LOTV images and your card is precious. I am longing for snow. It is just too dang warm here. Oh your art cottage sound like a dream!!!!!
Sandy

Vicky McClean said...

Hahahaha i knew youhadn't been ski jumping, not bloomin likely, i hear you say, me neither then i thought you'd bought a Wii, LOL, i have it, i found it easier and i could win more in bowling, or using a bat or ski etc laid down on the sofa hahahahaha.....then i realised it was your card, lol...love it as usual Jac, hugs vick xxxxx
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
ooh by the way ive started doing youtube vids now, they are on my blog xxxx love to you hun

Crea Astrid said...

What a lovely card and a lovley stamp. nice coloring.

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

Helen said...

what a real cutie! Hugs

Lori Robinson said...

Gorgeous card! Excellent job matching the paper in the background to the image! Also thanks for the chance to win some sweet stuff! :D Hugz, xx Tracey xx