Monday, 29 December 2008

Happy New Year - and a Card

Hi Everyone, hope you all had a fantastic Christmas with Family and Friends, I am still getting over a frantic 3 days. I must apologise for not getting round to visit everyone and leaving Christmas Greetings, we had a family crisis the week before Christmas, but things are looking brighter now, thank goodness. Some of you already know my eldest, Matthew, was diagnosed with a rotten condition and I feared the worse, but he is to have his Gall Bladder removed as soon as the holidays are over and hopefully things will not be quite so bad for him after that.
I made this card before Christmas but as my mind was on other things it never got posted

I originally made it for Sketch Saturday No 30 Challenge, so I am still going to enter it for this weeks challenge which is use any sketch from this year.
This little cutie is one of the new Elizabeth Bell images from Sugar Nellie, she has been coloured with Copics in shades of cool greys. The swirls around the edge of the image are a Stempleglede stamp. Papers are Basic Grey and flowers are a mixture of Prima and Retro Punch. Ribbons are from Stash

Just in case I don't post before the new year I would like to send you all



Debbie said...

Fabulous card Jacqui, love the image and the Black & White colours combo is very striking. Sorry to hear about Matthew and I hope his op improves his conditon.
All best wishes to you & your family for 2009. Debbie x

Rach said...

hi Hun,
so glad that things are looking brighter for your Matthew, will be thinking of him and you sweetie.
Your card that you made is exquisite love this colour combination, so classy.
take care of yourself sweetie. hugs rachxx

Jill said...

aww Jacqui I'm so glad things are looking better for Matthew, you will be in my thoughts, hope you have a wonderful heatlhy 2009. Love you cards, the black, grey and white looks fab hugs Jill xx

Wendy said...

Wonderful card Jacqui, looks so classy in these colours. Hope the op helps Matthew. Happy New Year

Pauline C said...

Fabulous card Jacqui .. love the colour combo and the beautiful use of flowers. Hope everything will start to look up for you in the New Year
Pauline x

Monique said...

Beautiful card!! I love the papers and your coloring looks fabulous!! Nice job with the whole card!!

Annie said...

stunning card Jacqui and an adorable new Sweet Ebony image. I am sure Matthew will feel much better after his gall bladder op - mine was key hole surgery back in 2001 and I was in and out the same day! hugs, annie x

Joey said...

oh wow Jacqui hun this is delish! I love the black and white, and you have made me want this stamp now lol, fabulous card!. theres a little something on my blog for you. happiest new year to

Sue said...

gorgeous card Jacqui and pretty papers and colouring:)

Wishing you and yours a very happy new year:)Hope Matthew makes a speedy recovery in the new year:)


Bubbles said...

Beautiful card Jacqui, really like the colourings, I bought this image now I can't wait to ink it up!!
Sorry to hear about your son, and hope the operation goes well, and makes things better.
Lovely new pic of the boys, yep they sure are cutie pies!!
Joanne x

Linanna DESIGNS said...

What a stunnig card Jacqui. I am so sorry to hear about your problems before christmas regarding Matthew, i hope when the gall bladder is removed everything will be easier for him. Its a worry when one of your children are poorly no matter what it is. I love the colours you chose for the card and the colouring is spendid as always. Good to say you back Jacqui, looking forward to more frequent visits in 2009. Hugs Linda x

Chris said...

I hope Matthew will be better very soon, or as soon as they can do the op, I was so sorry to read he's been so ill. Very best wishes for a speedy recovery for him and also for a great new year for you and your family Jacqui. Your card is stunning and so beautifully coloured, love the flowers and wonderful papers too. Chris xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Hi Jacqui sounds like you have had quite a time of it. So hope Matthew gets some relief soon.

Your card is stunning!
I so love your colour combo and your colouring and added detail is just supurb.
Best wishes for 2009!

Pop's Cards said...

This is really pretty, and i love the colour combos you have used, All the best for the new year hugs Pops x x x

Powerful Search Engine said...

Happy New Year Jacqui. A stunning and striking card. Best wishes to your son and Your family at this awful time. Pascale :)

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Jacqui. Love the image and love the colour combo. Sorry to hear that your son was poorly over christmas. Hope he gets better soon. Michele x

Jilli said...

This is just gorgeous Jacqui, love the cute image and the colour combo. Sorry to hear about your son ... I know its a horrible thing to have a problem with, my Mum, Sister and Niece have all had to have their gall bladders removed. Best wishes Jillix

craft mad Jenny said...

ah, this is such a gorgeous card,


Donna said...

Gorgeous card Jacqui, sorry to hear about matthew, hopefully the op will sort everything out. All the best to you and your's in 2009. Donna x

Marja Sch said...

Oh Jacqui what a stunning card made with al these grey combo's. So wonderful. I hope your son's condition will improve soon.
Hugs Marja

Ali Watson said...

Sending you hugs Jacqui. hoping things start to improve for you all. A stunning creation as always, fabulous effect you have achieved.

Dawn said...

Hi Jacqui
Hope everything goes well for your Matthew.
Your card is just gorgeous in those colours and fantastic papers too!
Have a great New Year and happy crafting in 2009!


Bridgett Owens said...

Happy New Year! I am so glad things are looking up for your family. Lots of hugs and well wishes!

Christine Riley said...

Hi Jacqui,

Wow, this card is stunning! I love the color scheme, it's just gorgeous. I'm so sorry to hear about your son, but I am so glad that things are looking brighter. Hugs to you and your family.
Hugs, Christine :)

Kim said...

Jacqui I am so sorry to hear about your Matthew! I hope that his operation goes great and thing start looking up for him! What a bummer!
I absolutely LOVE your's gorgeous! Love all the blacks, whites, and greys!!!! Just stunning! :)
Wishing you a happy, healthy, creative, successful, and inky 2009!
Hugs~ Kim

Heather "Hev" said...

Happy New Year Jacqui and thankyou for the encouragement :)

Donna said...

Very pretty card Jacqui and the colour scheme is fantastic :) Good Luck to Matthew, I hope his op goes well :) Donna x

Julie Kettlewell - Stampin Up UK Independent Demonstrator - Order products 24/7 said...

Lovely card Jacqui, I hope Matthew will be OK, will be thinking of you all. Hugs, Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, the different shades of grey make a very striking card. Glad things are a bit brighter and hope Matthew gets the op soon so that he feels better too.

Bev said...

Ooooh Jacqui this is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the papers and colour scheme and adore the image. Utterly exquisite card.

Have a happy new year babes

hugs Bev x

Cathy said...

This is gorgeous Jacqui. I have yet to ink this SN up, and I love what you have done with her. Great papers and the monochromatic theme is really striking.
Hope Matthew is on the mend and you have a Happy New Year and all the best for 2009.
Cathy xx

Renee said...

The is gorgeous Jacqui! I love the shades of grey!

PS got some wedding pix up!

tracy said...

What a fantastic card jacqui, I love the layout and the colours gorgeous.
I love following your blog, if you check out my blog I have awarded you an award.
Happy New Year
Tracy x

Sew This N That said...

Hi Jacqui, glad to hear that your son is well, My DH had is gall bladder out a year an half ago and apart from the fact that he can't eat red meat anymore he's great now he doesn't have the extruciating pain of gall stones every couple of months :0)
Beautiful card Jacqui :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

Tara said...

Hi Jacqui,
I do hope your son is okay and makes a full recovery after his op!
I love your card, the use of shades of grey is stunning!
Happy New Year to you and your family!

LOUISE said...

Hi Jacqui, hope you had a great Christmas. Love your card, I just love the shades of grey! Hope you have a fab 2009! Louise x

Trina said...

Beautiful card Jacqui!! I love the colors you used!
Hope your son is feeling better soon. That darn gall bladder sure seems to cause alot of problems for so many people. Hope you get that figured out quickly!!

And I received your Christmas card today. It's absolutely gorgeous!! What a beautiful card! I feel so proud to own a card handmade by you!!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card!! Lovely in every way. I wish you and your family health and happiness in 2009!

COCO said...

oh super card and very beautiful stamp !!!!
happy new year !!!
hugs coco

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning card Jacqui...I love the monochromatic pretty in greys.
Sorry to hear about Matthew, hope the operation sorts things out for him.
Wishing you a very happy new's been great getting to know you in 2008!
Take care.
Carole x

Allison said...

love the card, the papers are fab
Have a lovely New Year

Jo said...

Beautiful card Jacqui, very elegant ;)

Sending well wishes to Matthew too hunni ((hugs))
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2009 xx

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card Jacqui! Love the look of it with those beautiful papers!!
I also wanted to wish you and your family a happy and healthier 2009 with with lots of laughter and creativity! HAPPY NEW YEAR :)Kathy

(Keep a look out at your mailbox ~ I sent it Monday so it should hit you anyday!!)

Jeanette said...

A really stunning card my friend! I hope that your son's operation goes snmoothly and sorts out the problem. To you and yours, I wish you a wonderful, happy and healthy New year! I am so glad to have met such a wonderful person as you are! Hugs Jeanette

Pop's Cards said...

Happy new year honey, i hope 2009 brings lots of love, luck and creativity, hugs Pops x x x

Heather "Hev" said...

Happy New Year Jacqui :)

If you pop over to my blog I have something speical for you ok :)

Honour Roll

Hugs Heather

Naoual said...

This card is stunning, love the black & white.
Sorry to hear about your son, hope he makes a fast recovery.
I wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy 2009!

xx Naoual

Deb said...

this is absolutely stunning Jacqui!
Hope all goes well with Matthew!

Happy New Year, wishing you lots of luck and happiness in 2009!

simplyfairies said...

Happy new year Jacqui, Hugs for Matthew....
Beauiful card, and those papers are gorgeous...

Shazza said...

a stunning card Jacqui, love it, love it, love it.
Hope your son's op goes well and he gets better soon.
Happy New Year to you

MichelleO said...

Wow this is just gorgous. Love the black and white! Really pretty
Happy New Year

Sammacco said...

That is stunning! Talent use of shades of gray!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and fabulous image.


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