Monday, May 24, 2010

A Splashing Good Time at Belles 'n Whistles Challenge, WINNER, and a Wee Bit of Sweet Stuff!!

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to a new week!! As many of you know, I am pre-posting my blog today since I will be at my 5th of the 6 Chemo parties on Monday!! lol So I certainly hope your day is much more fun and exciting than mine!! This too shall pass quickly, and then I will have no excuse for not posting more often...smiles

Today is the Premiere of the Belles 'n Whistles Challenge. I hope you will put this blog in your favorites and visit as often as you can as there are such lovely submissions each day. To show my support for Summer, one of the kindest and genuinely sweetest people I have ever "met", and the most unbelievably talented, sweet, and loving Design Team ever, there was no way that I could not participate, no matter what is on my plate at the moment!! I should have forewarned you to put on your sunglasses when peeking at my card!!! Kathy, one of our newest DT members, is hosting this Challenge and she asked the DT to make their own flowers for their card...whew...that was pushing me to my very limits!! But, thanks so much, Kathy, for the inspiration!!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI, and the DP is Best Creation, Inc; all panels are machine stitched. The absolutely darling image I used is Splashing Good Times from Summer's Belles 'n Whistles Shop and designed by the phenomenal Elisabeth Bell. The image was stamped twice on Cryogen White and colored with Copics. I used the second image to cut out the swimming pool so I could prop it up for more dimension. The background was airbrushed and I used a touch of Stickles and Smooch on the image; the water in the pool was coated with Glossy Accents, and a mix of Flower Soft was used to anchor the pool. The flowers are made with the Nellie Snellen punches (a marvelous gift from the magnificently talented Christina, who also happens to be my MENTOR! Thank you so much, Sweetie!!) and centered with rhinestones! My sincere thanks to the quintessentially patient and true artist, Suzan, who instructed me on how to use them! If you have not visited these two very creative ladies then I urge you to visit their blog/SCS Gallery!! They are both real inspirations to me!!!

For the vertical treatment I used a base of a very wide Turquoise grosgrain ribbon and topped it with satin ribbons, adding Bow-Easy double flat bows. To add a touch of whimsy and interest I added a glitter sun button and a pair of flip flop buttons which were originally pink and green so I used Pumpkin Smooch to paint the pink parts of the shoes!!!! To finish the front I added turquoise gems to soften the corners.

On the first panel of the inside of the card, I used horizontal ribbon treatments with MORE DIY flowers and flat bows. I also added that darling flip flop which was a special gift from a dear friend, fellow DT member, and a magnificently talented artist, Rosette...thank you so much, hon, for sending that to me from across a couple of big waters!!!! It arrived pink, so I colored it with Pumpkin smooch, adding a rhinestone and a tiny bit of Pool Smooch to the flower on it. For the jotting panel, I added a couple of flat bows and smaller DIY flowers, as well as the cutest little fish which escaped from the kiddie pool...hahahhahaha...I must have been thinking of my walleye-fishing special friend when I added that fishy!!

I hope you like my little creation and will let me know what you think of it. Please jump over to the Belles 'N Whistles Blog and have a peek at the amazingly lovely DT Sample Cards!!

WINNER of my Just Magnolia Sweet Stuff is.......

Sharon who said...

Such a beautiful card once again Jacque. Your cards always inspire me and it's always lovely to drop in and view your latest creation. Have a wonderful week. Sharon x

Congratulations, Sharon!! Please contact me before Thursday, May 27, at Noon DST, so that I can get your package all the way to Queensland, AUSTRALIA right away!!!! Gosh!! That's across some very BIG water!!!!

AND NOW FOR SOME MORE SWEET STUFF: In order to let you celebrate the Premiere of the Belles 'n Whistles Challenge with me, I would love to offer you the following Sweet Stuff. As many of you know, I think Sweet Stuff is the most fun and exciting part of blogging!!! All I am asking is that you leave me a comment, assuring me that you are a follower of the Belles 'n Whistles Blog, that you pay a visit to see what's happening at today's challenge, and that you spread the word about Belles 'n Whistles and my Sweet Stuff to all of your Cyberian friends!!

1 Belles 'n Whistles Splashing Good Time Clear Stamp
1 Crop-A-Dile set
1 6X6 Basic Grey Origins Paper Pack
1 Pack of Basic Grey Origins Glazed Brads

Please leave your comment before Saturday, May 29, at Midnight DST, in order to be eligible for my Sweet Stuff!!!! Good luck to everyone!!

I extend to each of you my sincere appreciation for your visits to my blog and thank you sincerely for all of your lovely comments and other contacts! Please remember that if you have questions for me, please drop me an many of you have no email listed anywhere and I feel so sad when I cannot respond to the questions you have in your comments!! I wish for you a most delightful week and I hope to see you again real soon. With great big hugs to each of YOU!!!


Sian said...

Stunning card, love the bright colours and all the embellishments. The image is really sweet!

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Love your card!! congratulations to sharon!
Good luck today with your chemo.. hopefully you haven't to much pain after it...

Maria Therese said...

Your card makes me feel all summer!!!

Esme said...

Gorgeous card Jacque - I love the bright colours!!
I hope today goes ok for you.


Esme xx

juli (sweetpz) said...

loving the cards Jacque!!! you are truly an inspiration, thanks for sharing your amazing cards and your generous Sweet Stuff =)
good luck with your chemo, you're almost done!!!
thinking of you =)


Margreet said...

Such a gorgeous card again Jacque...wonderful details, at the inside too.....of course I follow the Belles 'n Whistles blog and I put your candy on my sidebar!
Thinking of you during your last but one chemo!
xxx Margreet

Kleine85 said...

Good morning Jacque,

the card is absolutely awesome. It looks so fresh, the colors are great!

Thanks for having the chance to win another sweet stuff!

Wishing you the best for your chemo!



Agnieszka M said...

Hi, what the pretty card, love this color and I feel summeer.


Helene said...

I love those bright colors, whith the sun shining outside today, it makes me feel the summer.


hellerlittle said...

oh Jacque... wieder so ein wundervolles Giveaway von dir.
Ich drück dir für die Chemo heute die Daumen, und des es für dich weiterhin so gut läuft hoffe ich.
B´n´W Follower bin ich und dein Candy ist wie immer in meiner Sidebar verlinkt.
herzlichst hellerlittle

The Art Town said...

The combination of summer's colours are great! Good job !

Cheribella said...

What a wonderful is all so fun and summery it makes me think of my grandkids splashing around in the pool:)
Of course I spread the word about you to everyone I know since yours is my very favorite blog. I think they could give you an image of a wild hairy monkey and you would make an adorable card that everyone would want lol! Love, love, love Belle's & Whistles because Elisabeth Bell is the greatest.
Thank you again for being so over the top generous. One of these days I am going to actually win one of your blog candies and do a happy dance.
Cheri H

Melanie-Jane said...

Dear Jacque,
Very sweet card, and just at time for the worm weahter :) I like your colour combination and those flower so cute ! Thank's for the chance to win your sweet candy.

arsarnem said...

sweet card:)

unicorn said...

Wonderful card.All your cards are so inspirational.I visit your blog every day with no patience to see your new creations:)))
Hugs Jeni:)

pinky said...

So much detail has gone into this wonderful creation, I feel i could step right into that paddling pool. Have a good week Jacque, hope you stay strong both physically and mentally and beat this demon. Hugs

sandra said...

Summer and sunshine on your card!
I really do need sunglasses!lol.
I love this card!
I wish you lot of stringed to push threw Chemo!
Having you in my thoughts!

fionalawlor said...

Wow what a fab colourful card! Good luck with today,hope it all goes well for you :o)
I am already a follower of the fab BNW blog and I have posted your gorgeous candy and also a link to the first BNW challenge in my sidebar.
Thanks for the chance to enter,
Fiona x

Anonymous said...

Hello Jacques,

thanks again for the chance to win.
i love your blog!
Daniela from Gemany

lynmcf said...

We are having a heat wave here in the UK, so those colours are perfect for the scorching sun we are having. I also chose blue, orange and yellow as the scheme for my first stained glass window, and they are beautiful together. Good luck with your chemo

Joanne said...

Hi Jacques
Your card is lovely to see today, we are heading into winter now and have had rain all day and is epected for the next few days here in New Zealand, so your card brought a bit of sunshine into my day.
Thanks so much for the chance to win such fantastic candy.
Wishing you all the best

SannaS said...

Gorgeous card!! So happy and lovely!! =)
I've been following Belles'n'Whistles a long time and I love the images!! Thanks again for this amazing chance!! =)
Have a great week!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Suzi Mac said...

Nearly there Jacque, only one more to go sweetie. I hope it goes well for you today. Love! Love! Love this card, so bright and cheerful, it made me smile. Wonderful image and I love the colours and that cute flip flop.
Suzi xx

latyana said...

I love those bright colors, summer and sunshine on your card!
Thank's for the chance to win your sweet candy.

Wishing you the best for your chemo!
Hugs from Ukraine,

Ira said...

Jacque,you're really talanted brave woman. Your cards are so bright, they make me smile. Good luck to you. Hugs )))

angelique (anlou) said...

almost there jacque, you can do it girl
i love the card, i'ts so sweet
thanks again for this sweet candy
hugs angelique

Cards By MI said...

Love your bright card! Filled with lots of lovely details. You are always such an inspiration! Hope your treatment goes well.

Suzanne said...

Fantastic, Jacque.Gorgeous, bright colours. Hope all goes well today. Thinking of you
Suzanne x

Naomi P said...


Love the card it is just great like all your cards.
Thanks for the chance to win sweet stuff I have added a post to my blog address attached:
Hope everything is going well with your treatment. Best Wishes Naomi (AUST)

Penny said...

This is beautiful. Love the bright colors!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Your card is gorgous as always. Elizabeth Bell is very talented and I visit her blog as often as I can. Both of you inspire me with your wonderful creations!

Sandra said...

Hello Jacque!
Love your card. I can feel the summer in it.
Have a nice day.
Hugs Paula

Karin said...

Hi Jacque,

I saw already the very first challenge on Belles 'n Whistles. Fun fun fun!

Your card is gorgeous!

And i will take the change to win your sweet stuff. I was already a follower of your and the Belles 'n Whistles blog ;-)

Karin xx

ribenaruby said...

Super card Jacque, very fresh and inspiring colours, love all the big bows and that flip flop, wishing you a good day!

ultraroyale said...

Really great job. I love the tripple bows on the front and the flowers. Everything is so well placed to make the card so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.

Maris said...

love your card ,so sunny it is, and congrats to te winner, and thanks for the chance to win the candy xx

Jessie said...

Jacque your card is a beautiful ray of sunshine. It would put a smile on anyones face! Good luck with your treatment today, you'll be in my thoughts. Hugs, Jessie

Unknown said...

Hi Jacque,
Wow hun, this is stunning. Such bright and cheerful colours - they must match your personality!! I love the image and the ribbons are gorgeous. I already follow Belles and Whistles and I have their logo on my blog. Will try and do a short post later today. Hope all goes well with your Chemo.
Dawn x

Jolita said...

Hi Jacque,

great card! It's really sunny, like the weather here in Belgium. I like your embellies.
How are you feeling today?
Thanks for the chance to win this great candy, I will put it in my sidebar. Enjoy the sun!


Tracy said...

Hi Jacque,
I hope today goes well, Chemo nearly over Hooray!
Gorgeous card, the papers are so perfect for your lovely image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Unknown said...

I love your card! It's gorgeous! The colours are absolutely perfect! You are such an inspiration... I am going to dig out my photo's from last years holiday and scrap the beach piccies...
Lovely sweet candy, Jacques, thanks for the chance to win!

Create With Joy said...

Hi Jacque,

Great card, and great to hear that you are almost thru with your "parties"! Thanks for another chance to win some sweets! I am now a follower of Belles & Whistles and the challenge is great - just need some stamps to play! As always, your candy is on my sidebar - have a great week, you remain in my heart and in my prayers!


Lisa said...

stunning card inside and out, wonderful job as always!!! thanks for the chance to win!!

Christina C. said...

Jacque, thank you so much for that lovely compliment, but if truth be told, I learned a lot more from you than you ever learned from me!
Don't you just love that Best Creations paper....I just placed that on my new order list!
This image is just so precious, colored magnificently and showcased to perfection with all those lovely details. Love your pretty flowers and the beautiful ribbon treatment.
It is a work of art....inside and out!

majsan said...

Hi Jacque! It`s a wonderful card as usual :) Your bows are sooo nice. How do you get them to look like that?
Hugs from Norway majsan

Teresa Carini said...
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Teresa Carini said...

Hi Jacque! how beautiful your card with details of the beach! I admire your work coordination and neatness!
I get the link to my blog candy. Thank you for the opportunity to participate and for your generosity!
What you are well!
Hugs from afar!

Mummylade said...

fantastic card! And thanks for the chance to win

Courtney said...

Jacque...This card is amazing. I love the vibrant blue and orange and the inside...WOW!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win your yummy candy. I am now a follower of Belles 'n Whistles Blog. I hope you are feeling well!


Nicole Brenna said...

I am a follower of both your blog and Belle's and Whistles and I will be adding the pic of the candy to my sidebar at

Sharon said...

Hi Jacque,

I love the bright pattern paper you've used and the gorgeous embellishments. Those flip flops? (thongs in Australia!) are really cute.
Wishing you a good week.

Sharon x

PamSpradlin said...

I have already been to Belles and Whistles and loved all the creations.
I saw your card there also. It is very summery right down to the colors. Love your flowers so much.
You are in my prayers again today. Take care.

Bobbi said...

Your card is lovely. I am already a follower of both your blog and BnW blog. I will pop the new challenge and your giveaway in my sidebar. I hope all goes well for you today.

Kathleen said...

what a lovely bright and summery card.
good luck with the chemo. great to see you being so upbeat about it all!
and thanks for the offer of the blog candy. not got any b&w stamps, so keeping my fingers crossed.

kathleen mc xx

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Your card is so adorable. Bright and cheery, just like a summers day.

sequin said...

Wish you good health! Good job!

Carole RB said...

Hi Jacque
I wish your day will bring you better health. You are very courageous.

Another super card. I love those bright colors.

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Katerina Arsenova said...

Gorgeous card Jacque - I love the colours!!
I hope today goes ok for you.


Peggy said...

Love this sweet summer card. Love the accents of flowers, flip flops and the sun. Praying for you treatment. God bless!
Peggy Allen

Елена - Lepesto4ex said...

I'm glad to see you again! Your beautiful cards, bright and cheerful. Thank you for what you are giving us sweets. :))

Kimberly S said...

I do hope that today's treatment was not too terribly difficult for you.
Your card is so wonderfully Summer! Love the colors, the image, and all of your gorgeous flowers!
I do follow the Belle's 'n Whistles blog, and I've put your wonderful candy in my sidebar. Thank you so much for your constant generosity and inspiration! :)

Diane said...

I love your bright and cheerful card, Jacque! I hope today is as good as it can be for you - stay strong!
Iam a follower of the Belles & Whistles blog and thanks for the chance to win this lovely sweet stuff.
Diane x

MarieL said...

Wow Jacque what a beautiful card and oh so bright. This will lift everybodies spirit.

I am thinking of you and may the horrible pain subsides quickly. Take good care of yourself.

Many hugs....

Emma and Susan said...

Your card is beautiful Jacque, the colours and papers are gorgeous and the image so sweet!
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Jacque,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

craftymom205 said...

Cute card. I love it. I am a follower of Belles and Whistles.

Lisa Summerhays said...

Great colors on a fabulous card! Beautiful Jacque! Hope today goes well!!

I posted about your giveaway on my site!

Hugs, Lisa

Ewik21 said...

Such a gorgeous card again Jacque...wonderful details, at the inside too.....Hugs Ewa

Unknown said...

Your splashing card is wonderful and your little handmade flower creations stunning! You are always such an inspiration and an amazing woman of strength! Hope your treatment goes well the the dragon lies quiet.
I'm already a happy follower of your site and thanks for the heads up on BAW, Elizabeths stamps are charming.
Again you are so generous with your candy and I've added a fresh link to my sidebar. Congrats to Sharon and so nice to see another Queenslander score your yummies.
Have a great week Jacque and your in my prayers.

Rhonda Miller said...

Jacque, that is such a sweet card. I love that image you've used. Those bows on the inside are great. TFS.

Thanks so much for a chance to win some sweet stuff.

solka said...

So sweet card & candy!
Love your blog!
From Russia with love, Olg

Danielle Champagne said...

Such a sweet card! Absolutely perfect. Thanks for being such an inspiration. Will say a prayer for you. Take care.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Your card is fantastic, so much detail and such fab bright colours. I hope you are not feeling too bad or too tired when you get home today. Thanks for the chance to win once again, you are so generous. I have candy on offer too. Hugs Marianne x

nikilynn said...

OMG... I LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT CARD.... those colors are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you are have a wonderful day! Thank you for letting me join your SWEET give away again!!! I just love your BLOG!!!

Светлана said...

Потрясающие работы Жак, желаю вам долгих лет жизни, вы несете тепло и радость своими работами!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Из России с любовью..........

Rosa Forino said...

che meravigliosa card... io sono già follower di belles'n e una tua fedele sostenitrice...
un saluto sincero dall'italia
blog creative:

claudia said...

Dear Jacque,
congratulations for the beautiful card and for the detailed explanation.
Thanks for the opportunity to win the Sweet Stuff. I hope to be the winner because I wanted to buy a month ago the Crop-A-Dile set on line by Two peas in a bucket but was not available.
Many kisses and a big hug

fairie said...

Oh Jacque, this is the cutest card ever. The colors are so fun and look at all the embellishment you added, oh, so lovely and cute.

Congrats to the winner!! You lucky duck.

I am a follower of both blogs already.

thanks for this fab chance at the yummy candy.

:) sheng

jan farnworth said...

love your card and of course i follow bells and whistles all ready thinking of what handmade flowers i can make to add to my card. thanks for the sweet blog candy.

Suzan L said...

Hi Sweetie, You know that I'll be thinking about you today!!...Your card is so gorgeous!! And, those flowers came out out Prima!! I love all the details that you have added to this card...from the DP's, the ribbon and the cute charms!! I'm so happy that I was able to help, because you inspire me all the time!!
Love and Hugs,

Sandra said...

Hi Jacque,
I like that you also put ribbon and charms on the inside of your cards.
Love the sweet little shoes on your card - these are really sweet!
Thank you for offering this amazing candy!
Hugs, Sandra

Tracey said...

I am loving the colour combo on this one Jacque!! What a fabulous and fun card!! xx

Moni said...

Hi Jacque, stunning card as always, love your creativity and image is so cute. Great colour combo! AND YOUR CANDY IS AWESOME. lOVE TO WIN THIS CROP-A-DILE! Hugs,moni

Malwina said...

Wow! Beauteful candy! thanks for the chance to win link in my sidebar!

Mimi said...

As always, this is a beautiful job! Fantastic work on creating your own flowers! The punches are fantasstic!

Beccy said...

Wow that is one cheerful card Jacque - loving the colours. The inside looks amazing too.

Thanks for the chance to win more candy have put on sidebar and am already a follower of Belles and whistles.

Hope the chemo wasnt too awful today

Beccy x

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Hi Jacque-
This is one bright and colorful card....truely gives the essences of summer. I love all the color choices that you uesed, along with the ribbons...absolutely vibrant.

I always enjoy visiting your site and seeing your beautiful work.

Thank you for the opportunity of winning this amazing gift you have put together.


Zetti said...

Thanks for another chance!
Zetti :-)

Penni said...

Another fabulous creation. I love the colours you've used, and the image is great too.

Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy. I've put a link in my sidebar for you.


megline said...

Another georgous card. Love your work. I am already a follower on both blog.
Hugs, Line

Pam said...

Fun card! You are amazing! Hope your treatment goes well!
Hugs to you,

Kat said...

Stunning card Jacque. That lovely bright colour combo is just perfect for that sweet image.

Hope you got on ok with your chemo and feel better soon.

Kat x

bernietom47 said...

Woo Hoo only one more treatment to go and this will all be behind you! Praying it isn't to hard on you this time.
I just visited and be came a follower of the Belles 'n Whistles Blog. Love it! I don't have a blog but I will spread the word about Belles 'n Whistles and your Sweet Stuff to all my crafty buddies. Thanks again for the chance to win.

HazelQ said...

Wow Jacque, another fabulous card! I love this one soo much it has my fave colors, blue and orange. I like all the details you added to the card and that image is really sweet. Congratulations hon for almost finishing your chemo, I'm soo happy to hear that. Thank you for the chance to win :)
Best wishes my friend

1LuvnMama said...

What a sweet card Jacque! You are just as sweet! :) Hope all is well with you, hang in there!

Rufus said...

Woho, that's some card Jacque! As always full of interesting little detail touches. Hope that this week isn't to horrible for you. Just keep reminding yourself that you only have to do this one more time! Will be thinking of you.

Mary Lou said...

Oh Jacque Yeah you are ahead of the game!! Stay ahead of that sassy cancer bug dear~~we are all rootin for you:) Your card is lovely and yummy for summery!! Thanks again for chance at prezzies!!
Blessings and Hugs

Kim said...

Oh Jacque this is so amazing hun! What a gorgeous creation! I love those adorable BnW stamps! :) You colored the image so beautifully and love the cute bows and flip flop charm inside! Absolutely stunning!

Hope your treatment went well today! I always think of you on Mondays! My monday started with a trip for some lab tests so I was on the "doctor wagon" with you today! :) Hope you get better from the treatment soon! Can't wait for more posts from you!!! :)

Big Hugs to you hun!

paperpapier said...

such a sweet cutie card..remind me of sunny seaside beach fun...
Thank you again for the chance to win.
Wishing you sunnier days ahead.
hugs, Heaney

jude said...

Wow this card is yet anotther stunning cxreation!Love the colours used.your such an inspiration to all us crafters it's ajoy to pop by.Hope all goes well this week.
love n hugs judex

jude said...

Forgot to mention already follower and stash owner of
Belles & whistles blog!hugs

Anonymous said...

Jacque, I am now a follower of Belles & whistles blog..learned of it from you! thanks! Hope all went well today w/your treatment. You are an inspiration but you got talent, gal! Hugs~

KarenB said...

What a fun card, loving those splashy summer colours. Wishing you sunshine :)

Nikki said...

Beautiful Card and reminds me of when I was little :) thanks for the chance at your candy it's so sweet of you and may your chemo go well :)
hugs Nikki C

Melissa said...

love the little sandal! great work!

minnah said...

Greetings from Finland. Lovely cards you have here. Wishing you all the best :)

rinat said...

ן Love your card,Hope your treatment went well!
thanks for the chance. Wishing you all the best.

Dorpan said...

Im a follower in both yours and belles... blog =) and put the candy in my sidebar.

Hi from Sweden!

lucretia said...

Well, I've been a follower of yours for a while now and have already been spreading the word on forums. I am also a follower on the belles n' whistles blog too. See they are having their first challenge...will watch what happens. Hoping your "chemo parties" go well. Wishing you well, as always...keep making your cheerful cards.

scrappingnomad said...

Love your bright colours, it's such a happy card! The flipflops are just perfect, love them!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for all this inspiration!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great summer card! Love the bright colors and that adorable couple in the paddling pool. Best wishes for a quick and easy chemo party session.
Beth Greco

Nancy Jensen said...

I LOVE your card! Just gorgeous! Your flowers turned out super! I might have to track down those punches... (as if I NEED any more. hehe!)

Have a great week and hope your chemo went smoothly and that you are recovering well. Lots of heart-felt (((hugs)))

Handmade by Odette said...

Gorgeous card Jacque!! I love the bright and beautiful colours!!
I hope today goes GREAT for you.

Karyle said...

I love your card, the colors are so bright and happy. I have the two little swimmers in separate stamps, so now I will to have this one too. I am a follower of Belles 'n Whistles so please put my name in the hat and I will keep my fingers crossed. I love all the detail that you always put into your projects. I look forward to opening your blog and seeing what lovely surprise you have created.

Irena said...

Adorable card, wondeful papers, lovely image and lovely coloring, incredible details :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

I wish you all the best!

Gloria Westerman said...

I love coming here (I'm a follower)....your creation give me such inspiration.....I love the color's and layout.....gorgeous....beautiful details....those sandals are just prefect....I hope everything went well for you yesterday and your feeling better..... GWBD

MA-MI said...

What a wonderful card - it is so funny and summery! It makes me thinking about my son splashing in the pool... soon again I hope!
I became a follower of Belle's & Whistles.
Thank you again for being so generous.

MarieMc said...


You card is beautiful. The colors are so inspiring - makes me think of jumping in the pool.

Anonymous said...

Really love your card Jacque. The Tilda's stamps are wonderful.
Good luck, Claudine Simard, CANADA

Sarah said...

Jacque, your card is stunning, it has really made me smile, love the summery colours and the image is so sweet. Thank you so much for the chance to win your candy, big hugs xxx

Toots said...

As always, such a beautiful card! I follow your blog religiously and can't wait to see your next creation - they're always stunning and you're such an inspiration! I also checked out Belles 'n Whistles Blog and now I'm a follower! Lotsa hugs!

Auntie Em said...

Hope you are feeling better and glad you are getting down to the end of the treatments. You will beat this and celebrate!!!
I love your card and how you alternated the bows and put the blue on the opposite side. Small touches that show such artistic talents make all the difference. The flip-flops are too cute for words!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Cheryl said...

WOW! Your cards bring so much joy. Thanks for sharing your talent and I too share your talent with my friends. We have all enjoyed looking and working from your creations. It's good to see pattern paper in your creations. Can't wait for what's next.

Anonymous said...

I am a follower of yours and now a follower of Belles 'n Whistles. I hope that you are feeling well today. I love the card, love the colors, great work.

Eulanda said...

I love how bright your card is! The flower soft is such a nice added touch! Hope all goes well with the chemo today and you aren't feeling too yucky. Take care!

Brennen said...

I'm now a follower of Belles 'n Whistles as well as your blog. Beautiful card as always. Best wishes.

Lorena Luque said...

Hola mi nombre es Lorena Luque, soy de Córdoba Argentina, hoy mi país esta festejando el bicentenario de la patria, algo tan importante para nuestra historia, habla de hombres y mujeres buscando una libertad, un lugar...
Cuando miro hacia atrás y pienso todo lo que hicieron esos hombres y mujeres por mi, por mi libertad hoy, pienso que, de alguna manera, yo también hago historia, y usted mi querida, también esta dejándonos algo, sus trabajos y su amor por ellos... gracias, muchas gracias por compartirlo... saludos eternos, desde Argentina

Lorena Luque said...

Hello my name is Lorena Luque, I'm from Cordoba Argentina, today my country is celebrating the bicentennial of the country, so important to our history tells of men and women seeking freedom, a place ...
When I look back and think what they did these men and women with me, for my freedom today, I think, somehow, I also do history, and you my dear, also is giving us something, work and love for them ... thank you, thank you very much for sharing ... eternal greetings from Argentina

Susan said...

I love the card, as always, though I do not think I would ever make a card so elaborate, yours are always a delight for the eyes.

I love that you always offer some wonderful and generous blog candy, and I always thank you for the opportunity. Though, you usually only ask for a comment, and occasionally, to put your stuff on our blog. Which is also ok, I never have an issue doing that.

and I am a follower of yours, which is also a cool thing to ask(and I would be a follower of yours without asking)

However, since recently being on two bloghops, and being told what is considered making people "jump through hoops" I would have to say, this post, qualifies. You are asking for a:
visit another blog and...
follow that
put that blog on my blog
put your blog on my blog

This is waaay out of character for you, Jacque. You are always so fair, and gracious.

This post made me feel bad, for you, and about you...which makes me feel bad about me, and that is not cool.

so OBVIOUSLY do not add my name in for the candy, (though I never win anyway) but I would have loved to enter, so that I could give that crop-o-dile to my daughter. (her Bday is 7/6, and she scraps and stamps)

I will continue to follow your blog, and admire YOU and your COURAGE, and your TALENT!

But I do not believe in telling other people what blogs to go to as part of a giveaway.

I am participating in a blog hop on Saturday, and you will see that I guide people to the next blog on the hop, which is normal. I also will have a link to the main blog...but I will NOT be asking people to become followers of myself or them. Especially not the others, it isn't right to tell people where to go and who to follow. You may decide to delete this comment, or not approve it, and that is your right. I just hope you read it.

No hard feelings meant, I am just sharing an opinion, and pointing out that this is too much, and definitely out of character for the gracious person that you are.


sucor said...

I hope everything is going well with your treatment. Fantastic card - love the colors and papers, your details are always so awesome!

patricia smith said...

Oh Jacque, what wonderful sweets you have up this time. It seems to get better and better! Thanks for the colorful postings. Do so love your art.

One more day closer to full recovery, and I know it is hard, but you are close to having it over with!

Many prayers and good thoughts are with you as you complete this journey!
Hugs, Pat Smith

cocoa said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and the stamp. Sending you good wishes!

liz said...

hi, you have a very sweet card
where do u get those inspiration?

email me :)

thankies for helding this giveaway

Debbi said...

Oh, Jacque, you're almost there! Only one more treatment to go. I'll keep praying!
Your card is gorgeous--but I'd be surprised if it wasn't (all of your cards are gorgeous!).
I'm a follower of B&W, and I linked you to my sidebar. Thanks (once again!) for the chance to win such yummy candy.
*get-well prayers*

Маги said...

Very,very sweet card!:)Beautiful colors!

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

beautiful card, love it!! I am a big fan of your beautiful creations. Prayers go out to you. Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy.

noga said...

wow, your sweet stuff are getting sweeter! thanks for the chance to win, and for the great inspiration your blog gives me...
i post it here:

Sharon Noble said...

Congratulations to Sharon xxxx I know she will love her prize. Your such a beautiful person Jacque, The joy you spread by sharing is amazing. Please don't enter me in your sweet stuff draw , i will still link your awesome candy but this post comes from the heart and not said so that i might get choosen to win a prize.

Thinking about you as you travel on the journey you are hopefully all will go wonderful and you will be chemo free my sincere best wishes and heaps of love to you.
many hugs Sharon xx

Steffi M said...

The card is beautiful.
A beautiful Candy, thanks for the chance
to win it.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Beautiful cards! And thanks for the blog candy offering! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Alice said...

your card is stunning as always! thanks again for a chance to win. I already was a follower of the Belles 'n Whistles Blog!!

Sue said...

Good Morning Jacque,hope you are not to bad today.Wow what a fantastic card,love the papers and the image,you are so inspiring.
My very best wishes go out to you.
Big hugs, Sue

Emma and Susan said...

Thanks for the chance of winning this great candy. Another amazing card from you as always. Take care and our best wishes.
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan

oheidia said...

Hallo. A very beautiful card in many colours. It's a card about summer and of course we love summer!

I have become a follower of Belles n' Whistles blog - beautiful stamps in there and i have found two shops in Norway that sells the stamps from them. Thats nice!

I hope you are fine and have a good periode. Its important to talk about canser and fight canser and i thank you for beeing open about having canser.

Hug from Heidi

HeARTworks said...

Great card- stunning colors! Thanks for all the sweet stuff, am a follower of the Belles and Whistles and your blog.

Kella said...

What a great card just right for the summer weather, hope you arekeeping well, thanks again for sharing your sweet stuff with us.

Larisa said...

Gorgeous card Jacque - I love the bright colours a lot!! ))) Take care. Hugs. Larisa.

Shazza said...

wow what a beautiful card Jacque. I will hop over to Belles & Whistles blog just now to become a follower and check out the DT delights. Wishing you lots of luck with your treatment this week

Monika Reeck said...

Gorgeous card that sandals soo cuuutee.....thanks for the chance and wishing you luck with your treatment too....I am your follower and put your sweet candy on my sidebar...hugs, Monika

Anonymous said...

hello, your card makes me smile! I can feel the sunshine, water, heat, happniness, ...
Thank you for this positiv card!!
Greetings from Tanja (Germany

Unknown said...

hello, your card makes me smile! I can feel the suneshine, water, heat, happieness,... Thank you for this positiv card!!
Greetings from Tanja (Germany)

My name is Wynneth said...

fabulous card Jacque - I love your work. I follow your blog most days, thank you for sharing :o)

Catharina Norberg Skjørvold said...

Great card! Nice blog :)

And a lovely candy as well :) Hope it is OK that I link to you in my blog?

Arianne said...

I have been without a computer for a few days and only now read about the new round of chemo.
Hope you're doing okay.

And thank you once again for your generosity!

Anonymous said...

What a bright and beautiful card to see on a cold, wet rainy day in Australia. I love your work always a pleasure to visit your blog. Keep well, one to go, please remember that we are all with you in prayer and love.

Flossie said...

You have become my inspiration! I love your work! My prayers today are all for you. That you are tolerating these last days of that chemo and that the chemo is conquering the beast. Be well dear...

Smita said...

Very cute card...

You are so generous, Jacque. Thank you for yet another chance :-)

Hugs from India,

Christine said...

Jacque, I hope your treatment went well, I can't imagine what you are going through!

Thanks for the chance to win, you are so incredibly generous!

Oh, and I checked out the B&W blog, and definitely plan to enter their first challenge!

gocanucksgo said...

LOVE today's card. Definately a summery feel lol. Those sandals are too cute!! Yet again i'm astonished by your creativity and your strength =) Keep it up!!!!

Kreativmonster said...

Jacques, dear, what a great candy again! I just would like to point out that it does not need candy to attract me to your blog, I come here every day to hear how you are and to see your gorgeous creations! But it would not make me unhappy to win...;-)
the card is really lovely, I like the primary colours very much, they look so happy, strong, summer, warmth, laughter, merry....

Jona Panesa said...

i love your term - Cyberian!
I love your card very colorful. would love to win your sweet stuff!

Andreea said...

Thanks for this opportunity.
Kisses and hugs from Romania.

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wow, another wonderful creation. Thanks again for the wonderful Blogcandy......


Demae said...

nice card !

From Spain thanks for the Candy


Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Your card is gorgeous and I do love Belles N Whistles!! Also congrats to the candy winner!

LucianaW said...

Nice job, your blog is so sweet and the cards realy gorgeous!!!!
I am your follower and put your sweet candy on my sidebar!!
God bless you my darling!!!

Thea said...

Hello Jacques,

Thanks for the chance to win.
i love your blog!

Greetings Thea

AdoraBella said...

Another amazing card. I love the colors - they make me smile and the sandals.. ooh they're so so cute. Thank you again for the opportunity of winning this amazing gift you have put together.
Take care of yourself

Christina said...

Your card is just amazing! You are a inspiration to us all.

domire said...

Hello Jacque!
Love your card. Thanks for the chance to win.

jeanie de la rama said...

congratulations!love the card. :)

♥ Yolanda ♥ said...

Hi Jacque, you made a colourful card and I love the papers! We Dutch love the colour orange, haha, its in our system :).
Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us.
Always a pleasure to come by your blog.
Thinking of you and hoping you're feeling ok.
Have a great day, every day!
Hugs Yolanda

Donna Marie said...

Beautiful card!

Paola said...

Hi Jacque,

your card is absolutely awesome (as always).
Thank you so much for having the chance to win another sweet stuff!

Wishing you all the best!!


Mirabelka said...
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Mirabelka said...

Jacue, many blessings to you!

I became follower of Belles 'n Whistles Blog and visited their challenge. Unfortunetely I don't have their stamp, so I cannot take part in their challenge.
News about your candy and Belles 'n Whistles Blog is posted on my sidebar

ViNo said...

I love the bright colours in your card! Very summer-like!

Thanks for the chance to win this lovely candy!

Vivis (links on my sidebar)

x laura x said...

wow more sweet stuff. You are just to good to us. I love stopping by your blog. You give me such great inspiration.
Hope your feeling better after your chemo.
x laura x

Ginny said...

I'm a follower, thanks for the chance to win!

Cecilie said...

again a FANTASTIC card... i come in here for inspiration whenever I`m making vards now..
Fantastic prize as well...

Bastelkammer said...


The Card is absolutely awesome. It looks so fresh, the colors are wonderfull!

Thanks for having the chance to win.

Wishing you the best for your chemo!



Wilma und Silvia said...

Hello, we just became follower and linked your sweet stuff in our side bar.
Your blog is always a source of inspiration.
We wish you all the best
Wilma and Silvia from Germany

Rene said...

Hi from Australia.
Thanks for the chance to win, your blog is great.
Rene from OZ xo

Pirueta said...

Dear Jacque,
I am a true admirer of your work, for not learning a lot from you, some of the methods now studying! Thank you there! Your blog, my favorite is definitely for me an example to follow, this is what I'm looking at scrapbooking, love, compassion and skill, and above all thanks to "
I would be happy to victory with a wonderful set, and yet for me is a dream!

Жаркая said...

Hi from Australia.
Thanks for the chance to win, your blog is great.

Auntie Em said...

I left a comment earlier but I wanted to let you know I am a follower of Belle's and Whistles. Their cards are awesome!!!! I love the use of the bling and the lace they use and all the details on each card!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Vivi Casale said...

Hi Sweetie, your card is adorable and the colors you used are so cheerful!!
Love it!

cocoa said...

Your card is beautiful I love Belles and Whisles, they have some of the cutest stamps. In fact I have the stamp you have used so this is an inspiration for me to use mine! I hope you are feeling okay! Your are in my thoughts and prayers.

MizMaryAnn said...

Your card is so doggone cute. The little kids bring back so many memories of my little girls playing in their "swimming pool", so many years ago. Bless you in your journey.

Annelies said...

Love your summer card! Wish the weather here was in the same mood! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

milena60 said...

Ая не опаздала.Ссылочка на панельке

susana said...

Hi Jacque:
I hope everything went fine with your chemo and the worst is over so you can enjoy your weekend. Your work is amazing as usuall, very colorfull card that reflects your cheerful soul. Big hugs from Uruguay.

Deb said...

Where are you Jacque?? No posts for a week? Not like you. Hope everything is okay and that you're just relaxing away from your blog with a big Pina Colada in your hand. ;O)
Deb xoxo

Yassy said...

hola!!!! :D!! se ve muy divertido este candy!! asique kiero participar espero q no sea tarde ahaha :D said...

GORGEOUS COLORS!!! Love those flowers!!

~Jennifer Rose~ said...

Jacque! I don't remember if I posted a comment here yet or not! Darn Fibro-Fog head of mine! Well if I did then please disregard this one! I LOVE the color combo you used and the papers are just gorgeous! Another great creation by the amazing (and strong!) Jacque! As always I've posted your candy in my sidebar. ***Hugs***

Sharon Caudle said...

ooooooo LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!!! The papers and colors are just my style!!! Gorgeous!!!!! Love your flowers too! You did a marvelous job!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Glorious vibrant colours, Jacque. Glorious card! and I love them bows! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Nikki said...

Jacque your card is just stunning and your so sweet to share all these goodies :)
thanks for the chance
hugs Nikki