Sunday, 20 June 2010

Better late than Never


I am so sorry I have been AWOL for the last week, I have had some horrible family issues and I am also feeling absolutely exhausted so decided to have a bit of a break. 

I know I am late with my DT card for Just Magnolia Challenge , although it had been made for over a week, I also did not manage to make a card for Penny Black Saturday Challenge sorry girls!!!! will try to do better this week.


I have used 2 of the new Magnolia Release stamps on this card Tilda with Peony and Wedding Rose Arch, from Crafts U Love, and have used Copics to colour.  The Magnolia Papers match Perfectly, The Swirls are from A Sizzix Die from Crafters Companion, Flowers and Gems are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


Now for some news


On Friday Bev and I made a trip to Ideal World, Create and Craft for a Screen Test, Lisa and Laila from Lili of the Valley had asked us both if we would be prepared to present the new Lili of the Valley Collection on a live show in July with one of them.  As you can imagine it came as a complete surprise, at first we said we would be too nervous but after more thought we decided to give it a go, and surprise surprise we actually passed the screen test, I think it was the scariest thing I had ever done. 


This is the card I used for my demonstration, I made it very plain as I didn’t want to give myself extra pressure.  I have coloured LOTV Rosie Posie with Copics and used Magnolia Backing Papers again, and don’t faint, I only used 3 Wild Orchid Crafts Light Pink Cherry Blossom.

002I will try to be a bit more productive this week and post a bit more often,

Have a great week everyone

Hugs Jacqui xx


Wilfreda said...

These are so pretty.

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Your cards are beautiful!!! I really love them!

Squirrel x said...

Both cards are so gorgeous hun, your Tilda is absolutely stunning and your LOTV beautiful. It's no wonder you will be on tv, you have more talent in one little finger than most of us will have in a lifetime! Can't wait to see you and Bev "go live". Sorry that you have had such a bad week, I hope that matters are improving now. If you ever need an totally independent shoulder then you know where to find me. I'm a good listener. Take care sweet, Hugs, Sxx

Terry said...

Hiya my sweet friend, so sorry to hear that you have some horrible family issues sweetie, feel so sorry for you....I hope that it will pass pretty quick, even better news is offcourse that you and Bev are invited by LOTV to do present the next stamps wowwwwie what an honor proud of you and Bev wowwww.....And yep youre cards are sooooooo AMAZING as allways sweetie, love the colors love what you did with the magnolia card wow, the arch of roses are just adorable and a perfect fit with Tilda....just fabulous. I even managed to make a card for LOTV, it is the first time I even enter for the challenge, I just love Rosie Posie and the other LOTV stamps wowwwww...
Thanks for sharing sweetie and I will be thinking of you Hugs Terry xxxx

Elaine said...

Sorry to hear you've had a bad week Jacqui, I hope everything has now been resolved.
Congratulations!! You'll both be great on telly, I only hope it gets aired when I'm not at work so I can watch you both. I've met Bev before at GNPE, and she's a lovely and funny lady, and I'm sure you'll both be amazing.
Great cards, love them both.
Love Elaine xx

Danielle said...

Sorry to hear you're dealing with horrible family issues Jacqui - I hope it passes quickly for you. You cards however are absolutely stunning - Tilda is as gorgeous as ever! And congrats on passing the screen test with Bev - how exciting for you!
Hugs, Danielle

Anne said...

Glad to see you back Jacqui hope everythings ok now both fabulous cards adore the new Tildas congratulations on your news it's about time you & Bev were recruited for your Demo's you both do amazing work. might get to see you before November then ?. you've come out of your shell the past few years glad you didn't let your nerves get the better of you so proud of you
Take care
Anne xx

Tracey said...

Thesse are both gorgeous cards Jacqui! I am loving the pink!! xx

PatR said...

Hi Jacqui cards are wonderful but I would expect no less.
Great news re C&C can't wait to see you girls in action, bet they get a bumper audience that day and loads of emails!
Hope things have improved for you and do take care hun.
Hugs, Pat xx

Sarah said...

Two absoloutely gorgeous cards Jacqui, the colouring of Tilda is so beautiful! BIG Congrats to you & Bev on becoming "TV Stars!" You will have to tell us when you'll be on so we can all tune in! You are so talented so very much deserved.
I'm sorry that you have a bad week, I hope things start to improve for you really soon. Just make sure that you take care of yourself as you are far more important than challenges and, dare I say it, cards.
xx :0)
xx :0)

Annie said...

you take card Jacqui and rest when you need too. Congratulations on passing the screen test, I just wish C&C was available on Virgin so I could watch the LOTV programs. love both of your cards with beautiful images, papers and embellies.
hugs, annie x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards hun, they are both adorable.
Looking forward to seeing you on create & craft
hugs Mandy xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Both cards are so cute and so wonderful, as always Jacqui!
Hugs Jacqueline

Kim said...

Jacqui these are both stunning hun! WOW What gorgeous and beautiful cards1 I do hope your family situation is on the mend..keeping you in my thoughts and prayers hun!

AND...CONGRATS on the TV program! That is amazing news! You must be so excited!!!!

Lil Sis said...

Oh wow Jacqui great cards - sorry to read you've had a bad week, hope things are better now!

Cant wait to see you and Bev in action on Ideal World I'm sure you both will be brilliant.

Hugs Beccy x

Net said...

Aw Jacqui sorry about your family stuff - I hope its getting better.

Congratulations about the test - what a double act you and Bev will make! I can't wait.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are so stunning Jacqui. Hope everything is getting sorted out for you now. Can't wait to see you and Bev on the TV - well deserved! x

Rosie said...

Jacqui congrats on passing the screen test, cannot wait to be able to watch you on TV.
Beautiful cards, love the gorgeous Posie.
Hope you have a better week, take care of yourself. Hugs Rosie x

Sue said...

Hi Hun
two stunning cards, gorgeous colouring as always, i hope the family probs are sorted. Congratulations on passing your screen test, when do we get to see you on tv then?? sue,xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow sweetie these are fantastic,cards,super detail hope you are okay hunny take it easy,hugs cheryl xxx

Riet said...

What a BEAUTIFUL cards Jacqui,i love your images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

Sorry you have had such a bad week, both the cards are just stunning. Can't wait to see you and Bev on the TV, Sue x

pinky said...

Sorry to hear you have been stressed Jacqui, hope things have improved at home. Loving these two beautiful cards, and I am so excited for you and Bev and am really looking forward to seeing you on TV!

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jacqui, hope you are OK. This is a beautiful Tilda card, love the background and papers. Good luck with the LOTV demo, I'm sure you'll enjoy it :)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Jacqui that is fantastic news!!!
You and Bev will make the most amazing shows oh can't wait to watch you both in action!
Your cards are so utterly beautiful!
Such sweet images and beautiful detail!
Take care.
kim x

Nilla said...

Gorgeous as ever, Jacqui! Congrats and hope you are able to sort everything out! Hugs Nilla

Lynne in NI said...

Good to see you back Jacqui, hope things start to improve for you.
Fabulous cards and congrats on the LOTV spot, how cool is that!!

Tracy said...

I can't wait to watch you and Bev in the flesh as I've never met either of you and would love to see you create. I admire the both of you, your colouring and designs are some of the most gorgeous in blogland.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

heidy said...

Hi Jacqui,your cards are gorgeous,hope your feeling a bit better.
Big Hugs Heidy

Sharon said...

I'm so excited to read about your screen test Jacqui. Just make sure that you & Bev let us all know when you will be on TV!! These cards are gorgeous and I love the papers on your LOTV card. I hope you are feeling better and things at home improve soon.

CraftyC said...

Hi Jaqui, well I hope the worst is over and next week is a lot better for you. Missed your posts and gorgeous cards. Love how you've incorporated the Magnolia's into this cute card. Take Care!

Val said...

Hi Jacqui

Sp sprry you have had a horrible week. Please take care.

I read your news on Bev's blog, and am really excited for you both. You both deserve the recognition - your week is so inspirational.

These cards are lovely as always - could they ever be anything else.


Sandra said...

very cute!

Nicki said...

These are gorgeous Jacqui, and agree the papers are wow!
take care

debby4000 said...

First of stop beating yourself up, sounds like you needed the break.
Looking forward to seeing you and Bev on the Telly.
Love your cards they're always gorgeous with stunning details.
Hope you have a better week.

kath said...

hi jacqui....sorry to hear that you are having a tough time...sending big hugs and well done you on the up and coming TV are so brave...but I know you will both be fabulous...wooo..hooo....hugs kath xxx

Melodie said...

Beautiful cards, I lack the appropriate English words to express my enthusiasm

Juls said...

2 very gorgeous cards!!

Love your magnolia one, The colours are just beautiful!! I love how you have coloured her gorgeous dress, all the sparkle and the fabulous swirl...just stunning!

I love your 2nd one too, the image is so cute and I love the text background!! gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Maz O'B said...

Just hopped over from Bev's blog and wanted to say congratulations on your recent screen test,best of luck and looking forward to seeing you both on C&C. Your beautiful cards show us that you are very talented looking forward to visiting more often

Toni Hughes said...

Both cards are stunning and well done on the screen test look forward to the show hugs Toni

Yvonne said...

OMG .. so we could see you on TV .. can you take some tape and GAG the presenters when you are there, lol

Opps, lol stunning cards as always hun.. I think you work far to hard and some time to you would be good now and again ( not to oftern mind you)

Jackie said...

many congrats Jacqui on your up coming TV spot... so looking forward to seeing you and Bev on the box.. both of you are well overdue for some exposure ( lol) you know what I mean.... two very very talented ladies who I love to follow... looking forward to seeing you both on the box, in July .... hugs J xx

Vanja said...

Oh, wow, Jacqui, that's so exciting!! Congrats to both you and Bev! Both cards are just stunning!
Hugs, Vanja

Elisa said...

I love this card it is absolutely stunning.Elisa.x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jacqui I hope that things work out with the family issues. I love both your cards the Tilda one is so beautiful the papers, colours and flowers are wonderful and what fabulous news appearing on live TV oooo and the card is just absolutely superb.
Lorraine x

Rainmac said...

Wow, beautiful cards Jacqui and huge congratualtions on the screen test, bet you and Bev were brilliant! Sorry to hear things have been tough for you recently, sending you some cyber chocolate to help keep your strength up x

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