Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Peace on Earth Angel

Coffee of the Day - Maple Pecan Pie

Our new challenge at ABC Christmas Challenges is Designer Paper - use a little or load it up! :) well, very rarely do I not use any, so this was a fun challenge for me! We are sponsored by QKR Stampede and Stamp and Create. Be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see the FABULOUS projects by the DT.

For my card I am using the adorable Peace Angel image from QKR Stampede. She reminds me of several rag dolls I had when I was a little girl. Raggedy Ann & Andy were by far my favorites. I loved reading their books, too, and had quite a few of them. Somewhere in the attic I still have my dolls....

Papers are from the October Afternoon Good Cheer collection. it's a little hard to see, but behind the crochet lace is a piece of sheet music designer paper. I added some faux stitching to match the stitching on the doll. lots of washi tape, of course!, some vintage buttons as well as VERY vintage ric rac, baker's twine, tag, and a beautiful Prima poinsettia complete the card. her wings were coated in fruit punch stickles 'cause an angel has to sparkle! and the stars were painted with shimmerz.

on a side note, the winner for the Pinterest contest hasn't been posted yet, but thank you to everyone who helped out with re-pins.
also, I sent out a message to all of my DTs yesterday. I am cutting waaaaaay back on all of my DT work until I can hopefully feel better. this card took me over 4 hours to make yesterday, and I cried almost the entire time 'cause I felt so icky. I just can not go on like that. I'll have a few more cards to share this week, but after that, it might be a bit more sporadic. I just have got to get to a better place with my health if I can. this cancer might end up taking me in the end, but it will never win. there is still too much joy left to behold.

my love to all of you! Jennifer

All That Stickles - fruit punch stickles
Crafting for All Seasons - dies & punches (Spellbinders die for main images & Tim Holtz die for scalloped border at top - kinda hard to see that one)
Stamp 'n Doodle - anything goes
WAW - anything goes (and boy howdy, do we ever need peace EVERY day! if nothing else, just to keep peace in our hearts....)
Bearly Mine - lace, ribbon, twine
TTCRD - anything goes
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - bingo: digi, die cuts, flowers
Craft Your Passion - all that glitters
Eureka Stamps - inspired by a song: "Let There Be Peace on Earth" (I actually sang this song as a solo back in junior high!! yes, it has been around THAT long! ha!
Paper Girls - washi tape
Christmas Card Challenges - tags


Kathy said...

Your card is so pretty. Love the combo of papers you've used. Smart to focus on your health. If you are in tears you aren't up to creating. Only do it when you feel up to it. Take care of yourself first. By the way, Maple Pecan Pie coffee sounds like a dream come true!

PeggyR said...

Love your cards. I know you get more snow then we do, but I'm starting to get tired of it. I think more of the up and down temps since my sinuses hate them! Stay warm!

craftjunkiesc said...

Sweetie, I'm hoping & praying you get back to your healthy self soon. So sorry you're feeling icky. Just know that is does get better. Sending you lots of good, warm thoughts & lots of love.

Michelle VP said...

Take care of you, Jen and feel better!

Karen Letchworth said...

Another great card, Jen. Please know that all your crafty friends are sending you love, health, joy and wishes for renewed strength and health. We love you and appreciate having you share your talents with us. May God bless you for being a blessing.
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Cath said...

Thinking of you, dear friend.

All my love,

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer - love the DP you've used - fab colours!
Really hope you're taking it easy :0)
Helen x

Renee said...

Love you my well!
Hugs, Renee

Cheryl said...

LOVE your card and your QKR image!!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

vdoyle8 said...

I love your beautiful card -- the rick rack goes beautifully with your DPs. I am so sorry to hear that the joy has been sucked out of your creative time - I pray that you feel better soon.

Michelle said...

Looks great this christmas card.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
xxx Michelle

Helen said...

Hi Jennifer. Your card is beautiful. Even more so because of the effort you put into it! Rom 5:1-5 springs to mind when I think of your joy and your perseverance. Thanks for sharing. Helen x

Michelle B. said...

I love all the textures you have going on, beautiful papers and adorable image!

Kaylee Snyder said...

That image is so cute. The angel looks so snuggly. Thanks for joining us this week at CYP. Hope to see you again.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, what a lovely wee image. Thanks for playing along on All That Stickles this week, sernding love and hope you start to feel better soon, Love Hazelxo

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is such a beautiful card!!! Just love how you have embellished it as well.

So sorry that you are feeling so bad right now... just praying for you to get better!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Penny said...

Very pretty card, Jennifer! Love your papers, design, lovely embellies & sweet image! Love the sparkle, too!
I hope you win the Pinterest contest! And hope, by cutting back, that you will feel better very soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Carissa said...

This card is so sweet and you're right, the image is sort of reminiscent of Raggedy Ann.
I hope you will feel a little better soon. Feeling icky just sucks. Hugs, Carissa

Tracy said...

I can just see you shaking your fist as you said that. LOL No it won't win.
Your card is awesome! Great paper and I love the mix of buttons, rick rack and the tag. I see all my favorite Jennifer colors in the image too. :-) Hugs!

Melanie Rozwood said...

I love how many products you used on this. Thanks for linking it to the All That Stickles blog.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Jen, I'm so sorry you're feeling so poorly. Yet I'm so proud of you for keeping your amazing attitude. Sending you a big hug. xoxo

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a fun image and pretty papers.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Nela said...

Totally fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at this week at Bearly Mine Challenges!
Nela xx

Jenn said...

Very pretty card, I especially love the papers you used! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges, and I truly pray you start to feel better soon!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty card! I too have my old dolls still with me!

Crafty and Green said...

What a great card! Love the QKR image!! Great Song Choice too! I love this song as well! Great job on the solo, even it was back in the day! My other passion in life, besides crafts, is SINGING!! Please come back and play with us again at Eureka Stamps! We really appreciate you playing along with us, Jennifer!

Many Blessings,

Samantha said...

Super cute, and love the different buttons and the mail tag too! hugs me x

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful poinsettia. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations this week.

Erica Bass said...

Another great card! I love this OA line. Thanks for joining in at The Paper Girls Challenge!

Jani said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Charity said...

another excellent example of washi use! Thanks for linking up with the Paper Girls Challenge.