Monday, January 20, 2014

Wild Orchid Challenge with Sweet Posey...Special Request...SWEET STUFF!!


A very Happy Monday to everyone!! Gosh, it seems forever since I have posted so today's card was kinda fun to play with! I hope that you all have been well and are into a marvelous New Year. Since Thanksgiving I have had 2 bouts of the tummy virus, a round of bronchitis/cold, and a while with two bad knees...However, I am hoping that I am completely on the mend! I hope that your health has certainly been much better.

Today is the first day of this Wild Orchid Challenge and interestingly the theme is a photo inspiration challenge using this picture....

As always, there is a lovely prize from the Wild Orchid Crafts shop and we are asking that you please review all of the rules for the challenge.

My card today is a special one as I made it for a sweet Zumba friend, Robin Bolt, who has just been diagnosed with Stage 2B Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Since the cancer has also spread into the lymph system, this will not be an easy one to control.  She is scheduled to begin the first of the 18 weeks of chemo tomorrow (Tuesday), please keep her in your thoughts and prayers and if you could,  please think about sending her a card or leave her an encouraging note on her FB page to brighten her day since she begins a long journey of chemotherapy tomorrow. There, but for the very grace of God, go I!! I can only hope that none of you will hear those most horrible of words!!! Her address is 

183 Kelly Lane
 Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 USA

Thank you so very much!!! You all know how near and dear this is to my heart, so please step in and help make Robin's day a special one!!! I was a fortunate one, so far, and can only be there when my PINK sisters need me---and I have tried to be right there!!!

I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the DP is from MME The Sweetest Thing and PTI dots. The sweet image Posey is by the amazing Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps. She was colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding a touch of Prisma Glitter. The sentiment is from the Everyday Button Sentiments set cut out with the Button Die. For the horizontal I used pink organza ribbon tied into a double flat bow topped with gold cording. All of the remaining embellies are from the Wild Orchid Crafts shop: Trellis Rose, Cherry Blossoms, Hip Rosebuds, Flat Back Pearls, Self-Adhesive Pearls, and Decorative Metal Corners.

SWEET STUFF!!!


I have TWO extra little Posey stamps and they are looking for new homes. If you would like to be in for the draw, just leave a comment and Mr Random.org will make his selections on Thursday of this week. Good Luck!!

Thank you so much for coming by today...it is always a real joy to know that you have visited!! Have a great week and I hope to see you again real soon!! Hugs!!



87 comments:

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

What a sweet and darling card. Totally love the colors!

Phi said...

That is a very sweet card you have made Jacque. Posey is gorgeous and thanks for the chance to win.

Sorry to hear the bad news about your friend. Will try to get a card to Robin by post sometime this week.

bubbleSHY said...

Love your cards as always. Still trying to be half as good as you.

Miracles do happen if we believe in it. All the best wishes.

Ardilla said...

I am sure your card will lift your friend up! It's beautiful...
As always, your art is awesome and the way you decorate, the attention to details is unique.
Hugs,
Ardilla :)

Hridya said...

That is a really cute card.. i love posey...

Sending positive energy and prayers to your friend RObin... wish her to get through with the chemo and rid the dreaded devil out.

Hridya
http://quillthrill.blogspot.com

Glennis said...

This is such a lovely card - I love the colours you have used.
I will be keeping your dear friend in my thoughts

nans'creablog said...

Your card is so lovely. And the Posey stamps are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance.

Nans x

Sue said...

It's lovely to see you back Jacque. I hope that you are on the mend now after being so poorly.
Your card is pure sweetness, I LOVE the sweet image and all your detailing is soooooo beautiful.
I am so sorry to hear about your friend, my thoughts and prayers are with her at this difficult time and my heart goes out to her. I have noted down her address.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Sooo glad to see your lovely work here again JAcque, as it´s always such a wonderful expirience to see it and this is gorgeous.
Soo sorry to hear about your friend, and I know exactly how you feel right now too, as we just heard one friend, who was cleared 6 moths ago, is going back to his chemo too in a few days, because it came back and another dear friend, who also have got breastcancer, and got her diagnose, but not got a date for treatment yet, which is even harder, as we all know, how important it is to be treated fast, and it´s sooo hard to keep positive, when the system don´t seems to care more for her, but we can all just do our best and be there for them, when they need us, can´t we?

Smetanina Svetlana said...

Dear Jack, I really missed you. And thought that something bad happened to you. Please, never pain. Whether this year and always healthy. Your card is great, I love it!

Christine Harrop said...

Lovely card Jacques - just what we need to cheer us up on these cold frosty mornings. Sorry to hear about your friend. She is now on my prayer list! And you too, because you will be suffering for her. Hugs Christine xx

ellyscard creatief said...

What a beautiful sunny card.
This makes me happy.
Gr Elly

theCook said...

I'm sorry for the bad news about your friend, I'm quite confident that you will lend her that much energy to help her win the battle against cancer.
Your card is loveley, great colors!

Wendy L said...

Lovely card and prayers to your friend, xxx

Wendy L said...

Lovely card and prayers to your friend, xxx

Sylvie frlphoebe said...

Dear Jacqui,
to hear so bad news about your friend make me feel sad.I´ll send her a lovely card,still hoping to give her a little bit craft.
And you? Hope you´re feeling better today! You´re both in my thoughts and I pray for you.
The image is so stunning,cutie.
Your card looks so sweet,love it and
your coloring is gorgeous,as always :0)
I like the colors you used to your image and your card,nice paper.
Wishing you a good new week,without such bad news.
Hugs Sylvie

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Lorraine said...

What a beautiful card Jacque. The image is adorable and I love the pretty paper and all the gorgeous details.
Thank you for the chance to win the fab stamp.
I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I hope the Chemotherapy works and that she is soon on the road to recovery.
Lorraine x

Franca said...

Wish you all the best for the new year and for your friend robin and will try to send her a card.

Love your card and the wonderfull colours

Take care

Hugs Franca

Gunnila said...

Good to hear from you again and sorry you had a hard time. All the better luck in the New Year!
the card is beautiful, I love the touch of gold on it.

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. So sweet colors. The stamp is so lovely.

Hugs, Astrid.

Eemeli said...

Fab-ulous color scheme and the image is such a cutie. Love all the details and...well, everything on your creation! :)

Thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs,
Eemeli

Pollard Carole said...

Hi Jacque good to hear from you but sad you have been under the weather.Gorgeous card today loving the colours and that so sweet stamp. I'm thinking and praying for your friend and hope things go well for her treatment.
Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

skimmia said...

Your card is so lovely.
Thanks for the chance.
hugs
skimmia

Laila B. said...

Lovely card. And I wish all the best for Robin, she is in my prayers!!!
Thanks for the chance to win Posie!!! ;)

The Art Town said...

wonderful colours combination. love it very much!

KT Fit Kitty said...

So sorry you've been ill and so very sorry to hear about your friend. I am sending her healing thoughts and prayers.

Your card is beautiful (as always). Just love those colours and I am particularly taken by your gold accents - they look smashing - I must do this myself now! Your flowers and ribbon are gorgeous! Love that sweet little fairy and how you added the glitter - so cute! Thank you for the chance to win this little sweetie.

All my best to you, Jacque. Sending prayers to your friend, Robin.

Hugs,
Kitty

Georgei said...

What a beautiful card that you did
And very pretty color
Well done as all ways
Hugs

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Jacque! I love the soft colors and sweet image! Beautiful details! Thanks for the chance at your Sweet Stuff! I am sorry for the bad news your friend received. I will keep her in my prayers and I will definitely send her a card. Glad you are feeling better!

Teri said...

I was wondering where you had gotten off to!!! I'm sorry you've had such crummy things going on, but glad to hear you're on the mend! The card is just darling as usual! Your friend will be touched by it! I'm going to try to get a card to her as well... such a terrible disease!
Love that little stamp, she's just too sweet!!
Hugs,
Teri

cebelica said...

I'm really sorry to hear your friend has to get through this. I hope and pray that everything will be fine with her.

Your card is very beautiful. I really like the colour combination and the image is just too cute. Hugs! xx

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Jacque, so sorry to read you have not been well. I certainly wish you the best and a quick recovery, back to your energic and good self. Your card is adorable, and I am certain Robin will appreciate kind attention. take care of yourself! Hugs. xox

goldie said...

I've missed you Jacque.And you are back with so brigth and adorable card.Sending positive thoghts and prayers to your friend Robin!
Hugs

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

This is such a lovely card. I will be keeping your friend in my thoughts. Take care. hugs, Helena

Rosemary said...

such a sweet card, Jacque! I love the pastel colors. I'm not as talented as you, but will do my best to get a card to Robin.

Brigitte said...

WOW!!!! Your card is just awesome! I'm sure your friend Robin will love it. I'm sending lots of loving thoughts her way, crossing my fingers for her. I do hope your feeling better after all that you had lately. Hugs, Brigitte

Sue D said...

Glad to see you back. Very sweet card--I like the colors.

Net said...

What a lovely thing to do for your friend Jacque.

Another beautiful card too.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love the sweet image. I will try and get a card sent to her this week.

Butterfly88 said...

What a beauty! You have been missed. My thoughts are with your friend. Hugs xx

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! Love the sweet stamp, and all your fun details and coloring!
Thinking of your friend and holding a good thought!

Christina C. said...

It's good to see you crafting again, Jacque! Your card is incredibly gorgeous and so sweet!
I will send Robin a card tomorrow!

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Jacque!!!

Estava sentindo sua falta aqui no BLOG. Parabéns pelo belíssimo cartão e obrigada por compartilhar conosco.

Beijos carinhosos

CraftinGranny said...

Just stopped by to get Robin's address. Will get a card in the mail to her weekend.

Love card and always WOC flowers. Hope you are doing well and on the mend. The flu this year has been deadly so take care. Keeping you in prayers and thoughts. Hugs, Carol

Natasha said...

Glad to see you back sweetie, I know its a little late in the month but a Happy new year to you and yours. So very sorry that you have been unwell and also such terrible news about your friend, I'll be sending thoughts and prayers to you both.
Beautiful card as always Jacque, love the colours, they're so pretty. TFS. Hugs xnx

Vivi Casale said...

Hi Jacque,
Happy New Year! I wish you a great one!
I miss coming over here, such a pleasent place to visit!
I'm so sorry to hear about your Friend!! she will be in my prayers!

Your card is so adorable!! image is cute cute!!! WOC flowers are so pretty!
I'd love to win this stamp, so thanks for the chance!

xx

Vivi

DJ said...

Hi Jacque, your friend has been added to my prayers. It is wonderful that she has a friend like you to help her at this time. I am so glad you are feeling better. I've missed your postings. I love this little whimsy. She is so cute and I would love to add her to my collection. Hugs

Sonia said...

So nice to have you back. This is a very sweet card! I love the colors you used and of course the stamp is precious. Saying prayers for Robin.

Auntie Em said...

Jacqui, I am so glad to read you are on the mend.
Prayers sent out for your friend.

Your card is so sweet and gentle. I like the little sparkly fairy balancing on the vine. Beautiful choice of colours. So many pretty embellishments around her. Thank you for sharing your lovely work! {{{hugs}}} :)

Manu said...

I am really sorry for your friend, I will pray for her and I'm sure she will love your card. As I love it too!
This little fairy is so cute, I hope she can move to my home ;-)
Thank you for the chance, hugs!

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

What a sweet card! This image is adorable and anyone would love to give her a home so thanks for the chance to win. I'm so sorry to hear the news about Robin, I will put her in my prayers daily asking God to intervene and ask for the doctors wisdom in her treatments. hugs, Ruth Ann

Lenoria said...

Jacque, this is so sweet! I love the soft pink and all the flowers.

Becky said...

This is so cute. So many pretty little elements.

Norma Gomez said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend Robin. The card you made for her is beautiful and most definetly will brighten her day. I'm glad your on the mend as well and I wish you all nothing but good health, happiness and most importantly strength to continue on the journey of life.

Olenkaja said...

So beautiful card! This sparkly is so sweet :)

Rene Stansell said...

Beautiful card Jacque, a sweet little stamp. I will keep your friend Robin in my prayers.
Rene from Oz xo

mags said...

A lovely card Jacque. Such a cute image and lovely colours and detail. Sorry to hear you have not been well, but glad to hear you are on the mend. So sorry to hear about your friend, sending hugs and hope the treatment goes well.
Mags
x

Lisbet said...

Lovely card Jacque.

I will be keeping your dear friend in my thoughts

Di said...

I've missed your posts. Lovely card. Your friend is blessed to have you among her dear friends.

Caring thoughts for your friend, Robin.

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Laurian said...

This is gorgeous! I love your colouring and design and that stamp is just soooo adorable!
I'm glad you're over your sicknesses and I hope you have a Happy Healthy New Year!

Hugz

Laurian

Nikki C said...

Glad to hear your better it's sorry about your friend that's sending her good thoughts and may she kick butt :)
your card is just wonderful as always hugs Nikki C

Annelies said...

Gorgeous card Jacque! Love this sweet image and lovely colours! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Aartje said...

Beautyfull card Jacque, sorry to hear about your friend.
Hugs Aartje

fusiafscrapping said...

Gorgeous card and love the flowers and bow too.

fionalawlor said...

Awww what a beautiful card! This stamp is so cute and I love all of your gorgeous flowers :)
Fiona L x

Ani said...

Gorgeous card as always!

Goody said...

What a lovely spring card ! I am attracted by every kind of fairy and I love those colors and the glittering wings ! Thanks for posting and the lucky chance !
Cristiana

Iris said...

Such a lovely card.
isoscia at aol dot com

Carmen M. said...

Jacque... I will keep your friend in my prayers for a speedy recovery as well as the strength to endure.
Thank you for a chance to win a beautiful stamp.

elfenkind said...

It's lovely to see you back Jacque.
Sorry to hear you have not been well, but glad to hear you are on the mend.
Sending positive energy and prayers to your friend RObin... wish her to get through with the chemo .

What a beautiful card! Love this sweet image and lovely colours!This little fairy is so cute, I hope she can move to my home ;-)

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Olá, Jacque!
Que notícia esta da sua amiga Robin ...
Ela vai gostar muito do cartão. É belo e delicado!
Eu enviei uma mensagem para Robin no Facebook.

Abraços,
Fabiana Strehlow

Татьяна Михайлова said...

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Glo said...

It is so cute!!!

Leanne said...

Glad you're better & pray Robin gets better too as time goes by.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for as chance at your candy, and I'll try to get a card sent to your friend. We have to hang in there together, don't we?!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Jacque???oh my your crd is sooo sweet! Robin is added to my prayer list!!! I do hope you are on the mend....you are always in my prayers too:)). I will be getting Robin a card in mail this week.....poor thing.
Bigg warm hugs

Thais said...

Beautiful card, very sweet colors.

Neha Jain said...

u r really very sweet...always give chance to win :)

butterfly said...

She's so sweet, and the flowers are lovely!
Alison x

Craftyanny said...

It's lovely to see you back Jacque. I've been checking regularly and was wondering if you were unwell. Glad to hear your finally on the mend.
A beautiful card too, back with a bang eh!
Such sad news about your friend too, sending her positive thoughts and prayers
Anne x

Evik said...

Lovgely card and sweet candy stamp. Hugs~~Evik

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I'd love to add this little cutie to my stamps. Thanks for a chance.

Jennifer Scull said...

oh you know I'll be making a card to send. Friday is the anniversary of my Triple Negative diagnosis. hope she doesn't have to do battle as long as I have been. it's so stinky she has to go through this. boo hiss on cancer....

your card is gorgeous, of course! ;)

Monis Stempelgaudi said...

Dear Jacque,
(sorry, my English is broken, but I hope, you understand).
A wonderful action you have started here for your dear friend Robin.
You're an angel in their distress. I wish you and your campaign a great success. Each letter should give Robin strength and courage for her difficult way.
And with every letter she knows once again: she is not alone! Because many people are in good thoughts and prayers with her.
On Sylvie's Blog (by FrlPhoebe) I have read your call and recorded it immediately. I am take your call at my side and have written for Robin too: ---> click here to Monis **Stempelgaudi**. And my letter goes soon on the journey to her. I hope so much many more to come ...
Your wish your call great success for many many letters to encourage Robin give hope, courage and force.
For Robin all my best wishes and God's blessings.
Greetings
Moni
Moni

Monis Stempelgaudi said...

Dear Jacque,
I would like to inquire after Robin. I hope sp much she ok?!
And they received my mail? I sent her this self-made album: click to my best-wishes-album for Robin. I really hope she's much better and she has no pain.
Please tell her many greetings from me. I shall be delighted to send her something handmade things themselves.
Please write me from Robin.
Do you also wish all the very best and love
warm greetings
Momo