Friday, January 8, 2010

Beary Big Hugs for Friday Sketchers 84

Happy Friday everyone and thank you so much for dropping by! If my coloring looks a little bit jerky today it's because we have had single digit weather and I have had NO heating system for a I have been close at home running the gas fireplace and everything else I could find that makes are supposed to put in a new heating system tomorrow so PLEASE keep your fingers crossed for me!!!

Today is the first Friday Sketchers posting of the New Year so we hope you will come over and join us this week. We are being hosted this week by the unbelievably talented and creative Claudia who has designed for us quite a challenging sketch.

I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI and the DP is from the BG Sugar Rush collection and PTI dots. All panels are machine stitched and I used the very darling Beary Big Hugs from the Sweet Things Collection over at the Belles 'n Whistles shop. The image was colored with Copics and placed on Nesties for the centerpiece of the front. I used a wide satin heart ribbon for the horizontal and the bottom flower treatment is merely red tulle, red cherry blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts, and a couple of heart pins from Crafty Feeling. I also added a small clay bear in the upper corner.

The inside of the card uses the same DP and matting as the front...on the first panel I used another horizontal of the wide ribbon and added 2 glitter hearts. On the second panel I added LOVE in resin buttons and a small heart charm with tiny bow.

AND because this image of Belle and Teddy was so much fun to color, I decorated a small canister to coordinate and filled it with chocolate truffles for some lucky person! Just leave a comment before noon EST on Monday, January 11 and it could be yours!!

Please check out all the sample cards posted by the Design team, and hopefully you will play along and post your own creation on the Friday Sketcher blog where you will find that Sunshine's Stamps is sponsoring a very nice prize this week!


CONGRATULATIONS to Lauren for winning my little surprise during the Friday Sketchers Christmas Day Blog Hop. Lauren, please contact me before Monday, January 11 at noon EST so that I can get your prize out to you right away!!

Thank you so much for your visit and I hope you will return real soon!! I hope that you have started what will be a most magnificent New Year for YOU!! Hugs!!


Aud said...

Your card and box are totally gorgeous!♥

Hope you get your heating system working again, crossing my fingers for you!!!

Hope you'll have a wonderful weekend my friend!

Big hugs,

Stampin'Piper said...

OMG, this is so beautiful! I love this little clay bear, such a cutie!

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

Big Hugs Tanja

MarkerGeek said...

Gorgeous, Jacque!

Hope your heating is back on again soon!

Julye said...

love your card , I have started trying to decorate the insides of my cards but boy do I still have a long way to go to match your works of art! thanks for the inspiration will try to do better thanks Julye

Regina said...

hello Jacque
yourcard is exquisite, just amazingly beautiful! And the littlie clay bear is cute!

Nancy said...

Hi Jacque,
Love your card and canister! Love the DP and the image is adorable and colored perfectly as always! Adorable clay Teddy bear you always have the perfect touches!
I will be so happy for you when they finally get your new heater installed! The longest I have ever gone without heat has been 3 days we had no other heat source but I do know how cold you must be! I sure hope it does not cause you to get sick! Take care!

JenRaff said...

The inside is just as pretty as the outside!

Christina C. said...

Another work of art from our multi-talented Jacque!!!!! Your card with all your personal touches is breathtakingly gorgeous and the lovely canister is just the perfect accompaniment.
Try to stay warm, my friend! Hugs, Christina

Sharon said...

Hi Jacque, hope your heating system will soon be sorted, can't have you freezing there... good luck! This card is an absolute delight. Love the rich red and pink, lovely combo and the image is adorable! It would make my day if I could win this prized possession! Hugs, Sharon

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

oh my .. sweet Jacque what a gorgeous gift set :-) this is most adorable.

the coloring is stunning on that little Bells stamp and how cute are all the matching embellies you have found???!!!!!

take care sweetie

Jeanette said...

My dear Jacque, are you quite frozen my dear? Poor you. It is amazing how we take things for granted until they stop working! I hope all goes well and tommorrow you can begin to thaw out.
Your card is just divine. I LOVE that image and you have certainly showcased it so perfectly with your coloring and choice of DP and embellies! I love the sweet canister too! What a perfect little gift!
have a great weekend sweetie! Sending warm thoughts your way!
Hugs Jeanette

Kelly Schelske said...

I hope everything goes well tomorrow and you are nice and cozy! Gorgeous set Jacque! Love the teddy!

Lauren said...


Adorable card! I really love the clay bear - did you make him?

I am so excited that I won your prize! Your blog gives me so much inspiration!

I am keeping my fingers crossed that your heating system is fixed soon!


charlene said...

OMG what a cute image ! Awesome job on your card as always....hope you have some heat real soon.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

OH WOW! So adorable! I would love to win!
Thanks for a chance!


Suzan L said...

Jacque,your Valentine's Day card is soooo darling inside and out!!I always get a big smile on my face whenever I see your gorgeous cards!! This BnW image is so perfect with Claudia's sketch and you have colored it in so beautifully. And I love all the embellies that you have added, especially the beautiful flowers and the clay bear!! And the matching canister is soooo wonderful!!
Beary Big Hugs to You!!
My fingers are crossed!!

Moni said...

Hi Jacgue, stunning card, image is gorgeous. Love your colouirng, and you did fab job with decorating canister! Fab work! :)
Have a fab weekend! Hugs;moni

Marion said...

Stunning card. I so love those papers and the image is gorgeous. I do hope your central heating goes in tomorrow. The canister is also fabulous and it is drawn day before my birthday so I will keep my fingers crossed.

Regina said...

Oh…Jacque!!!!!! This little Bell stamp is adorable especialy setting upon your card. Love the paper,ribbon, the clay bear and coloring. They all go together sooooo well. The talent you have to add extra touches is what makes your cards so special.
Love and hugs

Diamond Doll said...

Awww Jacque poor you i have both fingers and toes crossed for you.
Your creations are gorgeous i love that new stamp,sooo cute.
Trish (-:

Dawn B. said...

What an adorable set you have created..It is so cold here too..We had ice this morning..Stay warm..

Ida / Little said...

Hi Jaque, you have made so much GORGEOUS stash since I was last here, you are a true inspiration. So I want to give you a award, you can find it on my blog ;)

Have a great weekend. Hugs Ida

Julie said...

What a super cute card and i love the little teddy.

Shirley N said...

Wowzers, your card and canister are both so gorgeous! I so love the DP you used on your card and your coloring of that adorable image is soooo beautiful! Your layout is fantastic!

Danielle said...

Wow Jacque, what gorgeous projects! Your colouring is perfect, even tho' your fingers must have been cold, lol!! The image is adorable and you've done a fantastic job with Claudia's sketch! Love your canister too! Hope you get your heating system up and running soon!
Hugs, Danielle

HazelQ said...

Gorgeous card Jacque :) I love the teddy bear, looks really cute! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win :)
May you have a lovely day

Anonymous said...

Totally awesome card your matching accents and what a sweet image.
Super gift too...perfectly decorated.
Fingers crossed for your heating :-)
Have a great weekend...if you can!
Carole x

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! I just ADORE this one Jacque!! She's so gorgeous with your coloring and that fabby sketch!! Too cute!! HUGS

Vanessa said...

Ahhh she is absolutely adorable and I love the way you colored her. I'm sending good happy replacement heater thoughts you're way. Before I turn on my heater every year I end up using the oven to help a little. I'm sure you thought of that but in case you haven't, Vanessa

Deb said...

Jacque, the card and canister are absolutely adorable! I love to visit your blog.

Vivi Casale said...

WOW Sweetie, I`m tottaly amazed with so many stunning creations you have been doing ... another marvelous one!!! they are all outstanding!!
Oh, I wish so much to win any of your prizes so I could have one of your masterpieces for me!!!!
I`ll keep my fingers very crossed!!

Candy said...

Oh Jacque!
I almost missed this post! So glad I went to the Friday sketchers blog!!
Your image is DARHLING!!! I simply love her. Your colours are wonderful and your bear is soooo sweet! Did you make him? All of your special embellies make your cards wonderful. I see you made another canister for this one as well.
Your colouring and the work on the canister sure don't show you are cold. Your work is as excellent as ever!
Big warm hugs for you {{{ Candy }}}}

slbela59 said...

I so love teddy bears and this set is so awesome!!I so want to win this one!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Printable Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 09 Jan [LA 03:41am, NY 06:41am, UK 11:41am, OZ 10:41pm] ).

Anne B. said...

Looks wonderful!

abackman66 at

Martha said...

WOW, Another stunning sample of your amazing creative talent!I wish I could see your house. You have soooo many different things you put on your cards and canisters, and gifts, and such. I bet you have enough "stuff" to open your own store. LOL All kidding aside, You do wonderfully combining images, CS, papers, embellishments, techniques, etc. It is a delight to follow your blog and see what you make next. Stay warm and I said a pray for your heating to be fixed Sat. Be blessed, Martha

Unknown said...

Jacque; hope you will soon be warm and cozy. Your lovely card sent warm thoughts my way. Can't wait to try paper pleating again. This time with the "new Tool" Hugs from Carol S

Lacey Stephens said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love these images...may need to add them to my store!
So sorry to hear about your heat...hope it gets fixed soon! It's in the 40's right now in South Florida (which is REALLY cold for us) so that means the rest of the US must be bitter cold for us to get cold!! I hope you get some relief soon!

☼ Cheryl* said...

I love that image, it is soooo cute! Your colouring is great. And the inside is fab!!!

Beccy said...

oh how sweet she is. ans such a cute teddy,

Beccy x

gila said...

Das sieht ja auch wunderschön aus und passt perfekt zusammen
tolle Farben und Gestaltung
lg gila

Lillian A said...

What a sweet image, Jacque . . . and a wonderful coloring rendition, as always. Love the whole layout . . . mmm, truffles, my favorite indulgence!
Hugs, Lillian

Crissy Armstrong said...

This is how I interpret the word "adorable". I just look at your card! Wow, so cute!

thread-bare said...

OMG Jacque.. your creations are totally blowing me away at the moment. Both card & canister are amazing xx Clare x