Friday, November 9, 2012

Piglets Are Cute, Too!!! Winner!!

A very happy day to everyone and best wishes for a great weekend filled with lots of fun things. Sorry I have been a bit out of touch but sometimes LIFE just gets in the way!! Have you ever found that to be the case??? But maybe things are back to normal---whatever that is!!!!
This is a very fun easel card that I made for my posting day over at Wild Orchid Crafts Blog and if you have never been over there, we would love to have you visit and see what the DT members have done with WOC products each day! For many of us it seems very strange to see a piglet on a holiday card, but in the Scandinavian countries a pig is a sign of very good luck for the holidays, reminiscent of olden times when a peasant family's wealth was tied up in its precious pig. They even have events where the prize is a marzipan pig!!! Personally I would much prefer cloudberry jam rather than a marzipan pig...hahahahah

For my card, the base and all double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from the Doodlebug North Pole Paper Pad. The cute image on the front of the card is Tilda with Pigling from the A Christmas Story 2012 Collection which is available over at Magnolia-licious along with the very NEW Nativity Collection. On the base of the easel I used little Sweet Piglet. The images were stamped on X-Press It and colored with Copics and Flexmarkers before cutting them out with SB. I also used several products from Wild Orchid Crafts: Satin Ribbon, Holly Leaves, Poinsettia Blooms, Pearl Brads, and Self-Adhesive Pearls. The little clay gift on the front is from my stash and was originally a mini-ornament.
The winner of the Whimsy Sleigh Ride Sentiments is.....
Congratulations, Bev!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know that you have claimed your prize and write me an email with your mailing address before Sunday, November 11 at 8 AM EST so that I can get your prize out to you right away!!
Thank you all so very much for dropping by today and I hope to see you again real soon. Remember SUNDAY SENSATIONS which begins at midnight on Saturday--there is another surprise for some lucky participant!! I hope you have a marvelous weekend and until the next time I send big hugs to each of you!!


Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque, your card is so darling! Thank you for teling us about story behind the Christmas Pig! I've seen the marzipan pigs at the World Market and always wondered why! I love the design papers that you used and the poinsettia blooms look wonderful with the pearl centers!
Big Hugs,

Donna said...

I love your little piglet! Very cute.

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Jacque!!!

Tão fofinho seu cartão natalino!!! Amo o NATAL !!! Essas flores com pérolas ficaram lindas.

Beijos e tenha um final de semana abençoado e iluminado

kbrandy4 said...

Awe!! This is super cute Jacque!! Love how you have used both piggy stamps and fab colours!!
Hugs Hazel xx

Teresa said...

What fun that image!
A hug!

Candy said...

What a fun card, Jacque!
Love that you used the two matching images.
I didn't know about the "pig" story, thanks so much for telling us about it 😊
Love, Candy

Ankie vd Polder said...

Great card, lovely colours. Hugs and have a nice weekend, Ankie

Gina L said...

Great card. I love that you included the individual pig image on the bottom/inside panel. I just ordered this stamp because I thought it was too cute. I wasn't so sure what I was going to do with it; I had no idea about the Scandinavian ideas regarding pigs and holidays!

Linda said...

What a lovely card, the piggy is so cute
hugs Linda

ellyscard creatief said...

What a lovely card.
Beautiful paper and image.
Gr Elly

mags said...

Such a lovely card Jacque. The image is just so cute and love the papers and layout.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwww this is gorgeous.
The images are just delightful and coloured so beautifully, I love the papers and the layout too.
Thank you again for my parcel of goodies that arrived last week.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

How cute a fun card.
Blessings Doreen

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous Jacqui
Love those papers and the little pig on the bottom is fab
Anne x

Sonia said...

Fantastic card dearest Jacque^_^
Happy weekend^_^
(Nothing arrived to me...)

Gaelle Guimezanes said...

Cute! Love the pearl brads on the poinsettias!

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
life is in the way sometimes sweetie
love your card hunni
congrats to jordanbev5, enjoy it
jacque sweetie thanks for the chance
have a great weekend to all
hugs angelique

Marianne said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the little piggy!! Hope your days are brighter soon!! Love, Marianne

Maureen said...

Love your card along with the cute pig. Have a great weekend.

Francy said...

This card is lovely.Wonderful paper used for the card and the stamp is very sweet and coloured very well.

Sarah said...

Such a gorgeous festive card Jacque and I love the papers you've used x

Sol said...

Beautiful Stamp... I love the piglet.. and Yup.. We know all about the marzipan piglet price during Christmas... And sometimes you have to do the dishes instead.. :o).. (that is just for fun! )...
Gorgeous red and green.. the true Christmas colors in my opinion.. :o)..

Have a Great Weekend... :o)

And Thank you so much for the Fantastic surprise surprise Candy you have sent me... I was Thrilled when opening the letter... Beautiful Stamps.. Bling and lace... And I saw myself using those bling on a Winter skye very soon.. :o)..
Thank you so much Jacque!!! Big hug to you from me! :o)

fusiafscrapping said...

A fabulous card. Love the image and love the paper's!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Gunilla/Nilla said...

did not know that story about the pigs.....and we have to see IF Santa brings you a pig OR clodberry jam...thrilling, huh?!

LOVE your card with the cute images...such darling layout.

sending BIG hugs your way...♥

Diana Crick said...

How absolutely adorable. How could bacon come from such a sweet Beautiful card Jacque.

hugs, Diana

Helen said...

what a gorgeous card again. Hugs, Helen

Babette said...

Great story, we have marzipan pigs here as well. But I never have known why it is a pig.
I love your card. it's gorgeous.

Sherry said...

Oh Jacque, they are just too cute!! You did a wonderful job coloring them and luv the doodlebug paper. Your creations are always stunning and I enjoy visiting your blog!!


Maryann said...

Such a beautiful card here Jacque, I just love this little piglet.

Denise said...

This is such a cute image, love the card you created. Hugs Denise xx

H said...

Hi Jacque!I never heard the pig story,thanks for telling it to us.and the card is so cute.
Hugs Harma

cabio's craft corner said...

Super adorable card Jacque. Lovely Christmas theme with those wonderful Poinsettia. Cute creatoin :o)