Monday, November 2, 2009

Papilio and Some Sweet Stuff for YOU from a Happy ME!!!!

A very Happy Monday, everyone!! I would like to thank everyone who has written of your concerns about my Dad. He is out of the hospital and back in the Life Care Center but is not doing well at all. He is very confused and has alot of difficulty with mobility...can't use a fork or spoon now and can't pick up a glass...So he is back in therapy to see if there will be any improvement. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts.

I am hoping that you find this posting a special one because it is special to me for a couple of reasons!! I am very humbled that Siv at Steffens AS, a marvelous shop in Norway, asked me to showcase a Papilio stamp and she even made all arrangements for me to receive this lovely collection...Thank, Siv!! Hugs, and congratulations on your 3 year anniversary of the shop. This just may be the very first preview of this darling Nisse in all of

For my card I used Bazzill for the base, Prismatics and SU for all matting, and the DP is the new, gorgeous SEI Christmas Mint Collection which was a gift from Suzan. I machine stitched all major panels in RED. All coloring is Copics and Spica. I have used Crushed Velvet for all of the snow and all charms and dew drops are from Jayne at Crafty Feeling.

When I first received the stamps I thought that they were Santa but upon closer examination and research I find that this cute and sweet Nisse is really a little gnome who at Christmastime guards all of the farm animals and plays tricks on the children if they forget to place a bowl of porridge out for him. I even had to find out how to color cap, dark knickers, a tweedy sweater or vest and gray beard. So I hope that all of my Scandinavian friends will let me know how I did!!

NOTE: The incredibly talented Malin is the designer of this stamp and leaves a comment below to give a bit more information on Nisse. Malin, thank you so much for such a kind, sweet, and informative comment.

On the front I also used some lovely poinsettias which I colored with Fire Engine Red Shimmerz, some red flower trim that I made into mini-poinsettias with dots of acrylic paint in the centers, a new MS garden trellis deep edge punch, a touch of sparkle trim, and red organza ribbon. If I forget anything, just email me!!

On the inside of the card, just more of the same BUT I also used another stamp from the collection on the jotting spot...this time the Christmas Goat which is really another gnome but dressed as a goat like creature...both of these traditions harken back to Viking times and are precursors to St Nicholas. These little goats are traditionally made from the last shafts of the harvest crops and symbolize the power of rejuvenation (I need lots of and fertility (and none of these....hahah)

Gosh I love to read about these traditions from all of the countries...sooooo interesting!!!! So I hope you have enjoyed hearing about them in a synopsis form!!

AND now for the other SPECIAL reason for this post:
(although I am about a week late)

I am celebrating my 6 month Blog Anniversary and I am so happy and humbled that I have had more than 58,000 visits and have more than 340 Followers!! Thank you so much to each of you!!! So I would like to give you an opportunity to win a Holiday Package from me which you see below!!!

Martha Stewart 2009 Snowmen Edge Punch
Martha Stewart 2009 Himalayan Snowflake Punch
Martha Stewart 2009 Ornament Edge Punch
BG Eskimo Kisses 6X6 Paper Pad
BG Eskimo Kisses Painted Brads
BG Eskimo Kisses Colored Buttons
BG Eskimo Stitched Brads
5 yards Matching Ribbons
4 Matching Stickles
1 Magnolia Christmas Stamp of your choice from Magnolia-licious
1 Belles 'n Whistles Christmas Stamp of your choice from Belles 'n Whistles
Collection of gold and silver Christmas charms

In order to be eligible for the Sweet Stuff, I am asking that you leave a comment for me on this posting, that you consider being a follower, and that you mention and show the Holiday Package on your personal blog if you have one. I will select the winner with Random.Org at midnight on Sunday, November 15 at Midnight EST. I will ship world-wide. Good luck!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by to see me today and please know that I always love to hear from you. May you have a delightful week and return to see me often...Big hugs from me to YOU!!!


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Helen said...

Isn't it so much fun to learn about traditions of other cultures and such? I think it's very interesting!
Of course, I LOVE your card! You do such wonderful work and are a huge inspiration to all stampers out there! Thank you!
That is incredible candy you're offering, too! I will post a link to on my blog!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Jacque, this card is sooooo scrumptious! I love every amazing detail. Thank you for all the fun details on the stamps you used! I thought it was Santa too! And oh my goodness, what yummy candy! There is going to be some lucky, lucky scrapper out there that is going to be very happy!!! Happy 6 month anniversary and congrats on all your wonderful accomplishments! hugs to you!

JayLynn said...

Awesome card!! And fabulous candy :) I've been following for a while and I'll link you up to my blog right now! Thanks!!

LindaC said...

Hi, I do hope your father continues to heal. Congratulations on your 6 months. Thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful prizes! Thanks also for sharing your talent with us. LindaC

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Hi Jacque!
First of all.........prayers going up for your dad. I didn't know that he was ill. Big hugs coming your way, sweetie.
And secondly congrats on your 6 month blogoversary! Boy does time fly by when you're having fun! LOL And what wonderful goodies you're giving away. How very sweet of you.
Great card too! I loved reading about the customs..........quite different from our own. Very interesting.
Thanks a bunch......& I'll post it on my blog sidebar.
Huggies ~

Annette said...

Your card is beautiful as always. And very interesting learning about others traditions. Thanks so much for sharing and for the opportunity to win your blog candy.

HazelQ said...

Hi Jacque! I'm sorry to hear that your dad is not feeling well, my thoughts are to you and I hope he recovers very soon. In the other hand, congratulations on your blogoversary!!! You're giving away a fabulous candy! Thank you for the chance to win, I've been a follower for some time now and I will surely add this candy to my sidebar.

Deb (dcorder) said...

Happy Blog-versary!!! Beautiful card - I'll have to get my Norwegian friend to check them out!

Myrna said...

What an adorable stamp. It's beginning to feel a lot like christmas.
Love the MS punch and the charm adds so much. Love it!

Angelwood said...

So glad that your father is a bit better and not any worse. Will keep him in my prayers.

What a wonderful card and sweet image. So adorable - I can't wait to see more. Happy 6 month blog anniversary. Can't believe it's only 6 months!? This is awesome blog candy that you are offering! I am a follower already and have posted a pic on my blog. Thanks so much, hugz, Angela

Unknown said...

ooh can't resist this one ..... I love the card and will post on my blog about you and your fabby
blog.. I will be adding more for you as well honey...


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

Hi, Jacque!
Your card is awesome. So much fun to see these stamps in use. Actually they've been around for a while, but they aren't sold through any shops. That's why they are rarely seen on the web. You are maybe the first one outside of Norway to own them. They are almost out of stock now too, so I have to order up some more. I'm so happy that people enjoy my designs :) The norwegian "nisse" usually lives in the barn, as you say. It is traditionally our version of Santa, actually. But off course, we also have a more friendly Santa nowadays, influenced by Santa Claus. The barn-gnomes (fjøsnisse) are rumoured to be both pouty and naughty (in a cute way). Keep creating! :))) Hugs - malin (papiliostamps)

Danni said...

Your father is in my hard it must be for you and frustrating for him. Hugs!!
Another gorgeous are just amazing!

Cami said...

Oh Jacque! I just knew you were working on something awesome again! This card is so beautiful! Well, every stamp you put in your hand turns out a masterpiece! I love to see creations using images from other cultures as crafting is a worldwide experience! Your 6-months blog anniversary candy is so very generous! I continue to pray for you Dad's full recovery, and keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Cami

Dawn B. said...

Jacque I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I will keep him and you in my thoughts and prayers.. I love this image.. My grandma was from Norway and she would say Uff Da if she saw this.. We have lots of Norwegian dishes at Christmas time.. SUper job..

Susan Farrell-Jones, StampinGoodDeeds said...

Happy Belated Blog-versary!!! How wonderful!

Stampin Mindy said...

Happy (a week late) Blogoversary! I cannot wait till I hit that many followers CONGRATS! You are extremely generous to give away these lovely goodies. One lucky lady is going to be very happy. I wish you tons more followers and blog-success! Have a lovely day, I'm linking your candy on my sidebar!

Jodi said...

This is just a wonderful card, and adorable image!! Love the embellishments you used and the pretty paper too!! What a fantastic giveaway!!
Jodi =)

Ellen (aka ScrapStampnMama) said...

Jacque, this is a beautiful card, as usual I love all your detail. It is fun to learn of traditions from other countries and thanks for the opportunity to learn this one. Also thanks for the opportunity to win such an awesome prize..I have been a follower for a while and love all your work, I hope to grow up to be like you some day! Will also link to my blog, happy anniversary!

Susie M. said...

Hi Jacque! thankyou for the invite to visit your blog. It's just beautiful! and your card is so fun!! I love the colors! I'm sorry to hear that your dad isn't doing well. Bless his heart. Sounds like he's going through alot right now. God bless him. Thankyou for the opportunity to win this beautiful prize and Happy blogoversary!!!
Sue M

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Jacque! I thought I had left a comment earlier today, but I don't see it here. What a darling image you have used for this fabulous card. Your blog candy is very generous too. I have linked you to my blog.
Happy Blogoversary!! We should be giving you candy...warm hugs...Barb

Unknown said...

I love the card and I love the story behind the card too! It's always interesting to learn different customs, history's, etc.
Thanks for the candy ... and wow!! 58,000 visitors -- amazing, just like you.

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOWWWWW Jacque... This card is BEYOND amazing... You've shown it well, and I have to tell you when I saw it, before even reading, I felt that "Norwegian" feel... My Norwegian heritage is just beaming right now... and now... I MUST have some of these stamps!!!

Congratulations on this awesome honor, and also on your 6 month Blogaversary! I'm going to go share your blog candy on my blog! =)
Great Big Hugs

Unknown said...

Hiya Sweetie!
Love the card. He's a peeking Santa instead of a peeking Tom! Love the charms too!
Happy bloiness! I don't have a blog but I have a big mouth. LOL! I am so happy for you. Offering your blog candy is yummy.
Sharon L

Lourdes said...

Hello Jacque!...All your work is absolutely wonderful...I'm a fan of your work since I saw it: two months ago!....Congratulations for your blogoversary, your blog visits and all your followers: I'm one of them =)

Thanks for the chance to win! I posted your candy on my sidebar

I hope your dad get well soon! (sorry if my english is not correct!)


Rhonda said...

Jacque, I just found you through the Magnolia forum. Congratulations on 6 months! I'm adding you to my must reads! and I'll try to put your blog candy on my site if I can figure it out! :) Thanks!

Crazy Creations said...

I just found your blog I really like I will put this on my side bar this would be very cool to win my B-Day is in 4 days.Hugs Sarah

Joynana said...

Hi Jacque,
Of course I love your card the detail is amazing as usual. I have followed your blog for the for the last few months a few gave me a list of sites to look at to get inspiration. So when I set up my blog I added your blog to my blog list and I check it out everytime I'm on line. And tonight I signed up as an official follower of your blog. I love it. and It always inspires me to be better with my own creations. The sweet stuff is great. I would love to own it.

janet said...

i really love you blog. i will add the link onto my blog.

you are generous will your sweet stuff. that is very very nice of you.


Dianal said...

Great card ... thank you for sharing the traditions that go with it ... congratulations on 6 months of blogging

Sorry to hear about your Dad and hope all goes well. I'm a huge magnolia fan and love what you do with your cards.

charlene said...

Jacque I would first like to say I am sorry to hear of your Dad....I did not know sending gentle hugs and prayers your way for you and your family.
Congrads on your is just so hard to believe that you have only been doing this 6 months. Your talents just amazes me each time I look at something you create.
Somebody sure is going to be doing the happy dance when they win these goodies !
Big hugs

Suzan L said...

Oh My Goodness Jacque, this is such a darling card!! I just love to hear about the Christmas traditions from other countries. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. The image of Nisse is so cute...I love how you colored him in. I also love all the details that you added to your card!! They are just wonderful!!
Happy Blog Anniversary!! Your blog is one of my favorites!!
Hugs, Suzan

phyllis zimmerman said...

I will continue to pray for your dad. I don't comment much {I am computer challenged} but I am a avid follower. I am learning so much.
thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

Jenny V. said...

Hello Jacque! Happy Blog Anniversary!
I love the card and you did such a fabulous job coloring the image. Those are also pretty poinsettias.Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

Kajun Beth said...

I love this site! I am a follower, I believe...LOL. I do have you on my Feed on my Yahoo home page. I wanted to tell you that I absolutely LOVE your cards! I never really made any cards until I found your site. You really inspired me and now I'm totally addicted. All my friends get cards....just because! Hehehe. Thanks so much for the inspiration...and the chance to win some 'candy'.

Pen to Paper said...

Hi Jacque,

I don't think I have the words to describe how pretty your card is!! It's so pretty!!!!! I love ALL of it :)



Jessica G. said...

Awesome card, Jacque! It reminds me so much of my Christmas in Sweden -- their jultomte looks just like this cute little guy. Oh, and the straw goat is perfect, too.

Wonderful blog candy -- can't believe it's already been 6 months! So much talent packed into that time span!!

Mary said...

Hi Jacque! Sorry to hear about your dad. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

Fabulous job on your card! Love it! Congratulations on your 6 month blogoversary and all the followers you have! I added a post about your blog candy on my blog here.Thanks for the chance to win this YUMMY candy!!!


Candy said...

Hi Jacque,
So glad to hear your dad is back at the Life Care Centre. As you know I have been praying for him for some time and I will continue to do so.
What a wonderful card and great history behind it! I love to learn of other Countries and their traditions.
Congratulations on your 6 months of blogging! It seems like you have been thrilling us for much longer than that!!! Always learn so much from you and your work. Your candy is most generous and is going to make a lucky girl or guy very happy!!! I am at my mom's and will try very hard to put your candy on my blog from here. I have been a follower since day one as you know LOL LOL
Big hugs and love to you, Candy

Regina said...

Hi Jacque!!! Only you to make me smile today!!! Congratulations on your 6 months of blogging!!! You know how much I love all your work and this one isn´t different. I always learn a lot from you.Thank you so much for being an inspiration for all of us. I also love the traditions. I think they change the way of see a card!!
have a wonderful week!!!
Love and hugs

Anonymous said...

I love everything you do, this is a sweet card, I love everything you do !!

Nicole Bailey said...

OMG what a super generous blog candy!!
I just LOVE your blog...I check in everyday to see your newest creation!

slbt17 said...

WOW! Do you really know how to do candy! Thanks for all the inspiration - I feel like I should be giving you the candy!

Unknown said...

Hi Jacque! What wonderful candy! I love all of your creations. I've linked you to my blog and am already a follower. I just notice you live in WNC. I'm in Hendersonville.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the card and story! Sorry about your father. Thanks for offering such Yummy candy! I'll list this on my blog Here and I do follow.

Kim said...

Jacque, darling, what a fantastic card hun! I love it, such a sweet are so lucky to get a chance to play with these beautiful stamps! :) Congrats on your many hits and followers hun...that is a huge achievement, but your work is beyond gorgeous so I can see why everyone wants to come and see your creations! :) Thanks so much for the chance to win some wonderful goodies! Crossing my fingers to win these! Off to link you to my side bar!
Big Hugs to you!

Annette Bowes said...

Stunning card Jacque, just love all the detail! Congratulations on your blogaversary, fabulous goodies. Special thoughts for your dad too! Take CareX:)

Tanya said...

Hi Jacque!
Love your blog and your awesome works.
Congrats on your blogversary and followers hit..
Thank you for the chance to win fantastic prize!
I really want to be the lucky winner. Thank you!!!!!!!!!

Ida / Little said...

Hi Jacque, thanks for the kind words about the shop! I will be telling Siv about when I see her at work!! :) And you get a pass on the colouring of the the "fjøs nisse" it looks AWESOME!! :) I remember as a kid putting a bowl of porridge out for him the night before Christmas so he wouldn't be hungry when visiting all the kids in the world:) Your card looks stunning to (as always) And I'm sending my best to your Dad for his recovery.

Happy 6months also, I'll be posting your pic on my blog later today (have to hurry off to work now) Thanks for the e-mail!!

Big hugs Ida :)

Unknown said...

You are extremely talented artist.This card has fabulous design and perfect craft-work.I hope I can make such card with given supplies.

wii spiele

Jayne Hayward said...

You are so kind giving away such gorgeous candy. I love all your work and are an inspiration to other fellow crafters. I am already one of your followers. I have placed a link on the side of my blog to spread the word for you.

Jayne xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is a fantastic card, and I love the story behind it....makes it mean so much more. Love your blog and I had fun here.

Linda said...

Hi Jacque,
What kind of u to give away again such lovely blogcandy.
This candy is even more gorgeous then the last one.
I became a follower 2 months ago and every time i come by u made such lovely cards.
Ive placed the picture of this candy on my blog.
Im just a starting in the scrapcard making, but would like to win this candy.
I'll send u all the best for your dad and i hope he will be better soon.
Greetings from Holland,

Dawny P said...

Ohhh Jacque!!!! How completely wonderful is this :)))x! This is fabulous blog candy for sure; you have some lovely products in the US (you are sooo lucky). I've joined your followers - can't believe I hadn't done that already - and will post later. And then all I have to do is keep my fingers and toes crossed lol xxx Hugs, Dawny xxx

Julye said...

What fab holiday candy, i have to admit I have both magnolia and belles and whistles stamps on my christmas list but as yet have not delved into those relms so am not yet addicted as so many crafters seem to become and when I look at the images I can understand how easy it will be and why. Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on your blogaversary Julye
ps I am now a follower and have a piccy link on my blog.

Debra James said...

Your blog is truly an inspirational showpiece of amazing creative cards. Its always wonderful to visit and see what your next masterpiece will be. Thankyou for sharing. Hugs Debra

jude said...

Wow i love the above card your creations are truly stunning ,i am afollower and get feeds !as dont like to miss your amazing creations.
Thanks for this scrummy candy on offer .Fingers crossed im lucky !Link added to candy jar.
Hugs judex

Moni said...

Waw jacque so love your fab design, gorgeous colour combo and love the image! And so fab candy, will post it on my blog as soon I come home from work! Have a fab day! Hugs,moni

scrapgirlmarianne said...


first off all, best wishes for youre dad!Even congratulations with the 6 month blog etc etc.... the candy is really GREAT!!
Iám all ready a follower for a long time.
I put the candy in my sitebar and spread the word!!

Marianne XXX

Gloria R. said...

With thoughts and prayers for your Dad. I love your blog. Happy Anniversary!

Jeanette said...

Hey sweetie, hope your Dad improves.
I love your card and thanks for taking the time to tell us a little of the background behind the images. Very fun.
And finally congratulations on an amazing 6 months in blogland! I'll post a pix of your candy on my side-bar!
Hugs Jeanette :)

Sarah said...

I love traditions and have really enjoyed reading your blog post. So glad your dad is out of hospital, I am thinking of you all xxx

Thank you so much for offering such fantastic blog candy, I will pop a link in my sidebar of my blog xxx

Sarah said...

Forgot to mention your very stunning card! It is fabulous, love all the details xxx

Andrea said...

Wow, what a fantastic candy. No I am a follower and i posted your candy on my blog HERE.
Hugs Andrea

Denise said...

Awesome work! Awesome Candy! I have posted on my blog at

Denise Wells

Liza said...

You have a stunning blog Jacque and this is awesome candy. I am now a follower and I'm off to link now.

Liza x

Unknown said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! Your cards are truly pieces of art both inside and out. I enjoy looking and reading about them each time you post a new one!

And wow...the blog candy is so generous! You are going to make one lucky person very happy! =)

I already subscribe to you through email but now I also follow you through blogger too! I don't have a blog otherwise I would definetly post this for you!

Congrats again and thanks! Big hugs!

Lauren said...

WOW Jacque, another gorgeous card! Happy blogoversary! It's hard to believe that you've only had a blog for 6 months! Your work is amazing and I get a lot of inspiration from you! Thank you for the opportunity to win such lovely blog candy!


Jess Willison said...

What an awesome card! Not to mention the fabulous blog candy!

Joan said...

I've just now found your blog and am so glad I did. My thoughts are with you and your dad. Hope you see improvement soon. Love your beautiful cards and congratulations on your 6 months. I don't have a blog and just subscribed by email. Thanks for sharing your lovely talents.

Kim. said...

Wow love your little story of tradition always lovely to learn of someone elses. I have linked your candy on my sidebar and become a follower as your work is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to join in.
Kim xXx

Anonymous said...

Jacque, CONGRATULATIONS on your blogging success. What a pleasure indeed to visit your blog and be continuously inspired by your talent! Your card is SPECTACULAR. I love all the details and story pertaining to this card.
You have created a masterpiece. Unbelievably gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs, Christina C.

Scrappinkar said...

What a great story and card! I also love to hear of Christmas and holiday traditions throughout the world. This card is beautiful in itself, but when you also tell the story about it, it comes alive as if by magic!! I would love a chance to win your blog candy and will become a follower. I have a blog that I started, but don't really know how to make anything happen on it, so I really hope that I can have a chance without it!!!!! Have a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome ideas. Also, my prayers are with your dad~it's so hard to see your loved ones go through health problems.
Karen Zaccagnini, aka scrappinkar

Anonymous said...

I do so love your work! I look forward each day to opening my email up to a new creation from you. Thanks for all you share with us. And I will add you dad to my prayer list.

Pam said...

Your work is just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I don't have my own blog yet, but I have become a follower and added you to my blog reader. And thank you so much for the chance to win your awesome candy. Hugs back to you from me. :-)

Sandy R said...

Your work is always absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win the blog candy. I'm already a follower, but will put a link on my blog. Thanks again!

Maria said...

Congratulations, and thanks for the chance to win this great candy!
I've been following for a while , and I put your candy on my blog.
Hugs . Maria

Anonymous said...

Hi hun!! I'm already following you and will be happy to announce this blog candy on the sidebar of my sure looks YUMMY!! Congratst to you on all of your hits and so many followers in such a short amount of time!! BIG HUGS

Mina said...

wow what an amazing number of blog hits...this yummy candy is so gorgeous thanks for the chance to win...I have put a link in my sidebar
Mina xxx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your Blog success. I love your site!! I found it when I went in search of a video to learn to use Copics. I found your videos and in the process I fell in love with Tilda and Edwin from Magnolia! Then I registered for your newsletter . Your talent is outstanding!! I don't have a blog yet, but I will tell all of my friends if that counts . LOL ! I would love to win your very generous Blog candy . I also enjoyed the story of the Christmas Time guard Gnome stamp.--Barbara

Anonymous said...

If that card doesn't put a person in the holiday spirit then they have no spirit. The Holiday Package is exceptional and even though I don't have a blog I do have a big mouth and will spread the word. I can think of no good and/or sane reason not to be one of your followers -- consider it done.

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your cards. Congrats on your 6 month anniversary and on all those hits. Thanks for a chance to win some great candy. I have become a follower and am headed to my blog right now to link to your candy.



Congratulations and I just love your blog. This blog candy is wonderful and I would love to have everything on it. Keep up the great work.

JoAnn said...

First, I would like to say I will continue to pray for your Father and you in this difficult time.
Your card is beautiful! I love the charm in the bow. So much beauty in one card. Congrats on your 6 months Anniversary! Thanks for the wonderful blog candy! I've been a follower and I subscibe to your emails, I will post another comment as soon as I get the candy on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on you anniversary! WOW In that small amount of time you have gained so many followers. You work is jus gorgeous. Congrats on designing for the new stamp co also. So happy for you, you deserve it all you are so talented my friend.
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad Jacque. I know it breaks your heart to see him suffer. I lost my Dad a few years ago and it was the most awful time of my life. I understand your concern about him. I will lift you both up in prayer.
I love all of the goodies. So kind of you to offer it.

Nancy said...

Hi Jacque,
I am so glad to hear that your Dad is doing some what better! I will contiue to pray for him!
I Love your card and thank you so much for sharing the story of the gnome! It was very interesting and brought your card to life. As always your coloring and details are all top notch!
Thanks for a chance to win your awesome sweet stuff!

Anonymous said...

Hello: I admire all your creations, you are an inspiration all the time. I hope that your Dad keeps recovering; you and your family are in my prayers. I lost my mom (55 yrs old) a few months ago due to cancer, so I understand how hard can be. So this is why I stamp and color; is a good therapy and I love candy!! and this candy looks great, Liliana

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good evening Jacque, wow hunny what a totally gorgeous card, i am just adoring it. Secondly i am so pleased to hear dad is out of hospital. I hope you got my email the other week. Thirdly your blog candy is fabulous, would love the chance to win, i will post it on my blog hunny. Hugs Linda x

Kiki said...

Hi Jacque!

Congrats to so much hits and followers. I often pass by to see your new creations. Now I'm a follower, too.

Thanks for the chance to win such a great candy.

Hugs, Kiki

Tana said...

Congratulations, and thanks for the chance to win this great candy!

Ελευθερία said...

Congratulations for your work and thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderfull candy!!!
Kisses from Greece

Annushka said...

thanks for the chance to win!
I have link on sidebar my blog

Claude said...

Happy blogaversary!!
What a great candy, thanks for the chance to win!
I am a follower and I linked you in my Candy Jar on my Life and Tribulations blog.

slbela59 said...

I am a rather new follower but love your site!! and really love this stamp. thanks for the wonderful inspiration and I hope all comes out well for your Dad.

helencreaty1 said...

yummy yumy wawwwww what a lovely candy yu are oferring for us all, thanks a lot for the chance ,i ve linked your candy on my sidebar and of course i am a follower =),
have a nice week
hugs from peru

Glenda Mollet said...

Wow what a wonderful blog. My friend Candy sent me in your direction, and I agree with her, your cards are fabulous. I will definitely be following your blog..........

Bev said...

Sorry this is so late sweetie, I've linked you in my side bar and also done a post about your awesome give away xxx

Tracey said...

Such a gorgeous card Jacque! You never fail to amaze me with your work!! And you are the queen of the charms! I think you must have a suitable charm for any possible occasion! :) Just lovely darlin!

ANd your candy is amazing!! What a Christmas gift this would be to win this! Thanks for the chance my dear! xx

Marimer said...

No solo por participar sino por ver y seguir tu blog, me hago seguidora, es fabuloso. Gran sorteo, mucho regalos, gracias.

Sheena F said...

WOW. Awesome candy. Your cards are brill. Congratulations on your blogversary.Thanks for chance to win.

Sheena F x

Denimo said...

Hi Jacque. What fabulous candy! I would be so thrilled if I were so lucky to win it!!! Thanks for the chance.

Winxy Escapes said...

My heart goes out to you Jacque! *hugs*

everything is stunning here as usual its awesome and I dont know how you manage to keep up

Sarah said...

Hello there,
Congratulations on your blogversary. I find your blog very colourful, inspirational, diverse and informative - thank you.
Please give your dad a big hug from me - they always make me feel a better, thinking of you all.
Sarah x

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Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a stunning card Jacque!
I'm sorry to hear your Dad hasn't been well, hopefully the therapy will come through for him and his mobility will improve.
Thanks for the chance of winning your candy

JanMcNair said...

First of all you are in my prayers with your Dad, there is something special between a daughter and her father and you are in thoughts, now your card, is gorgeous, great strong colors, great research on the traditions, I like you love to hear other peoples traditions, great card as usual, can't wait to see the next one, take care of yourself during this trying time and remember to smile, thanks for the pleasure

Jane said...

I'm so sorry to read about your Dad, hope he improves. Your card is stunning and I loved reading about all the traditions it is so interesting! Thank you so much for a chance to win your amazing candy, it is incredibly generous and every bit of it is gorgeous! I'm following and have linked your candy on my sidebar! Jane x x

Tracy said...

Wow such a generous candy, thank you for a chance to win, I've put a link on my blog to your candy. I've also become a follower as I love your creations and would like to see more.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ruthie said...

Wow - talk about learn something new everyday! This was so interesting to find out - I bet you feel so chuffed to have been asked to showcase the designs.

Congrats on your blogversary and I will post your candy on my site now x

*Michaela* said...

Jaque: Congratulations on your Blogoversary!!! And you truly deserve all your visitors and followers ... your blog is fantastic!!!
I posted your candy on my blog's sidebar and became a follower. I can't wait to see all your fabulous creations!

Kimmie said...

Hi Jacque;

You've made a wonderfull card! Lovely colors.
And what an amazing candy! I love it!
So I've put you're candy into the sidebar of my blog and became you're follower.

Thanks for the chance to win!


Leah l'Orange said...

your card is BEAUTIFUL! no wonder you were asked to showcase their stamp! FABULOUS job!! :)

as for your candy, all i can say is WOW. it's beautiful, and so very generous. i've linked you up in my sidebar, and will be following religiously, simply because your stuff is stunning. thank you for the opportunity!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Wow Jacque

this is the first time I have visited your blog and i love the stories about the special christmas traditions so sweet!!

amazing candy I have popped a post on my blog for you

Emma xxx

gina g said...

Hi Jacque I hope your Dear Dad will be ok hunny will keep you and your Dad in my thoughts, what a lot of sweet candy, congrats on your Blogaversary, thank you for the chance of winning. luv gina xx

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Janet said...

Wow--what great candy--thanks for sharing. This is my first visit, but definitely not my last. I'm adding you to my blog roll.

ТаСиЧкА said...

Hi! I from Russia! Wow! Very nice candy! I'm following. link in the sidebar Thanks for the chance to win.

Helen said...

Gorgeous all of the little details!
Wow - congrats on all of those hits in your first 6th months of blogging! *U*
Fabulous candy...have popped a photo and link in the sidebar on my blog...thanks for the chance to win! *U*
Helen x

Linda . J said...

Hi Jacque I am new to your blog and its beautiful your designs are fantastic.
I would love to enter you candy and I am now a follower too, I have added a link to my side bar.
Hugs Linda

NormaJean said...

Hi, Jacque wow what awesome candy thank you for the chance to win it!! Im became follower.(I thought I was already thou)
I truely love your blog and your work its just beautiful
Hugs normajean

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♥ Yolanda ♥ said...

Hi Jacque, what a gorgeous card you made, really love it! Love how you've done some research, amazing what you can find on the net.

I hope your father feels a bit better every day. Wish him well.

Happy blogoversary! I've become a follower and I linked you to my sidebar

Linda S. said...

Hi Jacque, You have selected a wonderful blog candy to give to some lucky person. It is your readers who are the lucky ones to view your work, and learn from your talents. Thank you for a chance. I am already a follower, but do not have a blog. Congratulations on your hits.
Linda S. in NE

Anonymous said...

Wow, fantastic blog and congratulations on your 6 months, i'll be checking back regularly, hope your dad continues to improve and thanks for the chance to win such fantastic goodies

Love Kaz x

Kelly Schelske said...

Congrats on a fabulous 6 months Jacque!! I wish your father continued healing! Great card too, love it!

I've posted about your candy in my side bar and am already follower!

Hugs, Kelly

Net said...

What generous candy - happy blogoversry to you and healing thoughts to your Dad.

Suzanne said...

Hi Jacque, Congratulations on your successful blog and Happy Blogoversary. Your cards are beautiful and I have enjoyed reading your very interesting post. Thank you for a chance to win such extra special candy, you really are so kind. Hope your dad responds well to his treatment and feels better soon.
Big hugs Sue x

Janelle said...

Happy blogversart! I lived in Norway for a few years and your card brought back some wonderful memories. Thanks so much!

Janelle said...

Happy blogversary! I lived in Norway for a few years and your card brought back some wonderful memories. Thanks so much!

Julie said...

What a wonderful card - so bright and festive and such a cute image. Thank you too for offering the most amazing blog candy - I'm keeping everything crossed!! Juliexx

Danielle said...

Love the card Jacque - so glad I came over to your blog! Your candy offer is also amazing - thanks so much for the chance to win this! I will definitely be back to visit again!!
Hugs, Danielle

Karen Arthur said...

What a beautiful card and the history lesson, I too love to learn about different cultures/traditions. Congrats on your hits and thanks for a chance to win your awesome blog candy - which is posted on my blog.

Vivi Casale said...

Hi Sweetie,
your card is stunning!! I love it the red you used!! and can`t wait to see your new creations with this new line of stamps!!
and WOW, what a fabulous candy your are offering..
I`m already a follower and I`m linking your candy on my blog!!

Crystal said...

WOW Jacque I just came from Bev's blog!!! WOW I would be HAPPY to be one of your followers, your blog is fantastic and you do incredible work!!!! WOW thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies too!!! Have a great day! Linking it to my sidebar!

Aladori said...

Hi! I'm your new follower :)

bluucaca said...

congrats on your 6 month anniversity and your blog candy is awsome i posted it on my blog

iReneM said...

I love your card it is so truly Christmassy.
Congratulations on your blogerversary and an amazing number of hits.
I could really give all this yummy candy a good home :-) and I have put a link on my blog
Thinking of you and your Dad


sandra said...

Happy blogoversary!!!!
I'm following and I have put your candy on my sidebar!
Candy is great and it vould be even better to win it!

Penny said...

Awesome candy! Congrats on the anniversary and all those followers. I'm your newest :)

I've posted a link in my sidebar here

Thanks so much for this chance at winning all these goodies!

Beth R said...

Wow! what a beautiful card ,and great candy.Sure would love to win it.Will keep your father in my prayers.

Tracey Feeger said...

OMG what a wonderful candy. Congrats on so many hits and your half year blogaversary. Just signed up as a follower and will put your candy on my sidebar.

Diamond Doll said...

Firstly i am sending ((Hugs)) for you and your Dad and secondly congrats on the Blogaversary and 58,000 Hits Whoo Hoo.I have become a follower and think your blog is great you have some wonderful creations to see with lots of inspiration.I have linked your candy on my sidebar
Thanx for the chance of winning this Yummy candy especially those MS Punches.
Trish (-:

Marisa said...

Hi Jacque, hope your dad continues to improve.
Love your card, and the stamp. Thanks for the chance to win such gorgeous candy. Don't have a blog just yet but working on it. I am a follower, and I too, just adore Magnolia stamps!
Marisa xx

Tammy Miller said...

Wow what wonderful blog candy, I have posted this on my blog for all to see!!

liza said...

so sorry to hear your father hasnt been very well,i so hope he improves soon also congratulations on your news your work is stunning and thankyou for the chance to win such fabulous candy,i am on your followers list and i will post your candy in my sidebar

love n hugs

Mary Lou said...

Hi Jacque~~ Congrats on 6 months of blogging YEAH!!!!!!!!! Praying for you and your loved ones and WOW -- soooo many hits--AWESOME!!!!!
What a generously unselfish way to celebrate--YOU ARE THE GREATEST!! Your blog is very very inspirational--thanks for sharing your talent!! I am a follower and linked your holiday giveaway on my blog :D
Mary Lou

Dot said...

Jacque, I just love your new stamp and card. He is sooo cute. I love your work and became one of your followers when I started bloging. Hope your Dad gets better. I will put him on my prayer list.

Lillian A said...

Your cards are always so fantastic, Jacque . . . and we even get a little "history" with this one! I can see you're getting right into "holiday mode", so hoping it rubs off on me, as I want to get started on mine soon. Hmmm, maybe I can even win all the goodies to get me going!
Hugs, Lillian

Michelle said...

Wow!! Incredible candy, thanks for the chance! Your blog is awesome so OF COURSE you've had that many visitors & followers!!

Rachael said...

What a gorgeous card! I happily became a follower of your blog just now and posted your lovely blog candy on my blog! Thank you for the chance to win such yummy goodies!

Tindaloo said...

What a lovely card & super coloring of the nisse! Many thanks for the chance to win your awesome candy, I've become a follower of your sweet blog, & also added the pic to my blog :)

Martha said...

Wonderful card! The barn gnome looking in the window makes me think of all the "people" out there who are alone, and often "look in the window" at families and wishing they had one and could participate in a family celebration. We all need to spread kindness and befriend someone who needs a friend. I put that MS deep edged garden lattice punch on "my" wish list. It is gorgeous! You have a wonderful talent evidenced by the great numbers who follow you and comment. My prayers are with your family and dad during this time. God gives us all challenges and hurdles in our lives. "How" we go through is the test. May you glorify Him who made us, and sustains us and He will give you peace for the journey. I will try to put your blog candy on my blog. Hugs

Cheryl said...

Thank you for the opportunity for this awesome candy. I love your work. I added a link to my blog and became a follower.

Joanna M. said...

Holy cow Jacque! Your blog is amazing. As soon as I figure out how to do it (sorry, new blogger!) I will add your blog to mine but I DID subscribe. You now have 3 hundred and forty ONE followers!

Your cards are lovely (as always)


Thanks so much for this chanse to winning all these goodies!
from Brazil

Jean said...

I'm adding your dad to my personal prayer list.

I have a feeling you're not too far away from me; I live in NC, too - a small town called Salisbury.

Thanks for the opportunity to win the goodies.
I don't have a blog, but I'm passing your blog site on to my friends.

Jean (

Anonymous said...

What a lovely christmas card! Loving the red & brown colours together! Congrats on 6mths of blogging! What a lovely blog candy & thanks for the chance to win it :)

Kristie W. said...

What a stunning creation!! I really love the flowers.

I am now a follower and have posted your blog candy on my blog:

Happy 6 month blogoversary!

cabio's craft corner said...

Congratulations Jacque. Wow 6 months already, time flies. See you share another one of your stunning creations. You can't leave this blogging world, or else, I wouldn't be able to get inspirations, lol!
Thanks for the fabulous blog candy....

Kylie said...

Hi Jacque!
What a fantastic card and stamps! I too love the Christmas traditions of other cultures - my husband's family is Dutch and they have Sinterklass (see HERE if anyone is interested) which is also very different to our Santa.
What gorgeous and generous blog candy! Congratulations on your blogiversary! My blog can be found HERE.

Again - Congrats!

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Martine said...

Whoopsie, made a bit of a mistake on the last comment sorry :S, anyho just wanted to say that this is such a pretty card, gorgeous image, colours and embellies used, love it :), thankyou sooo much for the chance to win your AMAZING candy, this is soo very kind of you, i have popped a piccy of your candy onto my sidebar :)



Mandy said...

Hi there...thanks for offering such lovely yolur work sorry to hear about your'll be in my thoughts for sure...i hjope things pick up for him...Just added your candy to my sidebar...also now on my fav blog list and about to become a follower...take care...Mandyxxx

Sandi said...

I have been a follower for awhile. I love your artistry. What a generous blog candy. I am crossing my fingers.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello jacque from Canberra Australia! Hard to believe you have only been bloggin for 6 months - amazing! I am already a follower and am off to link your Candy to my Blog:
and would love you to visit sometime!! Thank you for the opportunity to play - this is YUMBLY!! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

btsoi. said...

Such an elaborate card! Absolutely gorgeous.

And thanks for the chance to win some fantastic candy!

Tricia T said...

Jacque, that is fabulous blog candy! I have you on my Google Reader and check in everyday. I just love your style!! I have your candy linked on my blog. Fingers crossed!! :-)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Happy 6 month blogaversary! Posted candy on my sidebar! Thanks for a chance to win some amazing goodies!


Anonymous said...

I am new to your blog and I'm glad I found it. Your creations are so beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jan Scholl said...

I will be listing this on my blog, on my Facebook and wherever else I can find. wowza. I also added you to my reader.

Davi said...

Your creations are just awesome!! Congrats and thanks for the opportunity. smiles

Tami said...

Wow beautiful card. I have signed up to follow your blog. Thanks for sharing your creations!!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Jacque, I will keep your Dad in my prayers, hope he gets better. Thanks for a chance at this candy! I do have it on my page on the left side with all the other candies. Beautiful card you have made here! xox ~Jeni

Tracy said...

wow!! what a beautiful holiday card! Thank you so much for the opportunity!!

Heather said...

Congrats on such huge milestones in only 6 months!
I mentioned this Sweet Stuff on my blog, and I'm definitely following you :)

jeanna said...

Hello there.. I'm already a follower.. Congrats to you and thanks for the opportunity to win.. More power and God Bless!

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

How awesome is this!!! Happy new follower and pleased to have found you!! Thank you for the chance to win :)

Carole RB said...

Hi Jacque

Happy bog anniversary. You have a yummy blog candy. I'm a follower for a while now but I don't have a blog. Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Wow what amazing CANDY
Thanks soooo much for the chance
I don't have a blog but have added you to my google reader so I can follow your blog
you do such lovely work

Anonymous said...

My name is Bronwyn the above anonymous post is mine sorry couldn't work out how to get comment posted another way

gregsgirl said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! Happy blog Anniv. and I'll be praying for your dear dad.

Chrissy's Creations said...

Hi Jacque! Your card is wonderful, I love the details. Thanks for sharing a wonderful Christmas custom as well! I'm already a follower.
I wish your dad well and will send a prayer up for him this evening. Hugs, Christine

Mae said...

How wonderful for you and what a great offer for us. Congrats on your number of hits. You do a beautiful job.

Anonymous said...

Jacque, what a cute card, and such an interesting story behind it! Love to hear holiday traditions from far away places. I do not have a blog, but will certainly spread the word about your blog. Look forward to seeing more of your creations. How generous of you to offer such great candy. Someone out there will be one lucky scrapper.
Hope your dad does well, and we'll keep him in our prayers.

Tala (Natascha:-) said...

Congratulation to 6 month Blog Anniversary and 58,000 visits! Thank you so much for the chance to win. Tala

Kleine85 said...

Hi Jacque,

the card is wonderful!! The details are so lovely!!

And the candy too. Love to win this.

Whishing all the best for your dad!

I linked you on my sidebar and I became a follower.

Greetings, Tanja

Doris P. said...

Your blog is wunderful! Thanks for giving the chance to win this great candy!
Also, I follow your blog, I linked you on my sidebar, and now I hope, hope, hope!
Hugs and greetings from Austria

Juut said...

What a cute card and what a great candy! Thank you for the chance to win. I'm a follower now and I linked you on my sidebar.

Kreativmonster said...

Whow, what a generous candy! I linked it to my sidebar, became a follower and put your blog onto my list of preferred blogs. I love your style!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Jacque your card is amazing!!!! I'm already a follower and I've linked your extremely generous candy on my sidebar!!!

Sorry to hear about your Dad...hope there is some good news ahead!!


Saskia van den Berk said...

Hey Jacque, this card is very scrumptious.
This card is amazing!
Thank you for the chance to win. I'm a follower now and I linked you on my sidebar.
greatings from the Nederlands.
Hugs Sas

Cathy said...

Stunning card Jacque. I love the image and gorgeous papers.
Your candy is stunning and I have linked it on my sidebar.
Thanks for the chance to win
Cathy xx

starcyl said...

Stunning card Jacque and such a great candy, so glad I've found your blog and will leave a link on mine.

So sorry to read about your dad and will keep him in my thoughts.

Jenny x

Mervi said...

All the best to you and the family! Awesome candy, I've been looking that Snowflake punch everywhere (it's sold out!?) so I hope to win it, thanks for this opportunity! I'm happily joining to your readers, and I've linked your candy to my sidebar. ♥ Mervi

hellerlittle said...

Love your card and the Stamps are great !!!
Hope your Dad is going to be a better way the next month !!!! Good luck!!!!
Thanks for the chance to maybe the winner of your great and amazing candy - i have done all you want me to ....
So now i leave with grests to you and wish U a happy hollydaytime.
CU hellerlittle

Andrea said...

Will keep your Dad in my prayers, hoping for a happy outcome. Thank you for the fab blog candy, what a treat for someone, best wishes to you and your family. I've become a follower because I love your creations!!
Andrea xx

Alenka said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary!Great candy, thanks for the chance to win it!i become your follower and I linked your great candy on my sidebar on my blog!

Gosia said...

Oh your cards are so wonderful.
And thanks for this fantastc candy
Greetings from Poland

Sharon said...

Greetings from Sunny South Africa. Visiting you via Bev's blog. Congratulations on your blogaversary. You have done amazingly well for being in blogland for only 6 months. Congratulations! Thanks for the opportunity to win this delicious candy. Your card is stunning, I like your style. I have joined as a follower and look forward to viewing more of your creations from now on. All the best with your dad, it's sad for us as children when our parents reach old age. Will keep him and you in prayer. Will place your candy and link on my blog. Do pay me a visit sometime. Blessings Sharon x

Beccy said...

Am a newbie to your blog but am really impressed with your outstanding work and interesting posts.
Thanks for the chance to win the amazing candy.
My thoughts are with you for the health of your father.

I have become a follower and linked your candy to my sidebar.

Beccy x

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