Tuesday, January 3, 2012


  1. Looks like you were really enjoying yourself here, playing with your stamps Jacqueline! And isn't that what crafting is all about? Creating something whenever you feel the urge or desire to? If you have to rest, then you must, it's only normal after all the treatments you'had... Hope you're doing fine and that 2012 will bring you lots of happiness, good health and love. Ira

  2. Hi Jacqueline, heres to a Happy and Healthy New Year. You are doing the right thing resting as much as you can. The body needs rest to heal properly.
    Love this card makes me think of all those lovely villages in France and Italy.

  3. Hope you will be fine in 2012. I wish you all the best.

    Your card is beautiful. Love the dove stamped on the background.

  4. Happy New Year to you and your family Jacqueline! I pray that this is your greatest year ever! I think that your priorities are perfectly correct, and when you feel the desire a little card here and there is a welcome change! I love the way you have used this Village stamp, it truly has been an inspiration to me and many others! Warm hugs, Brenda XXX

  5. Happy New Year to you all Jacqueline. Glad you are taking care of yourself and resting as you should. Your card is so pretty, it really does look like what I remember from my brief trip through the French countryside. Love the soft browns and your embossed doves. May God continue to bless you in the coming year.

  6. Hello Jacqueline, what a great idea to use this stamp! It did not inspire me but now it does!Most of the time I read your posts but don't have the time to react always. But now just wanted to wish you a better year, indeed take time to rest and heal, guarding your boundaries is always important!(hope that's the proper translation)I am a 'road' companion for as far as the illness so I know and understand you.
    Warm greetz and keep creating your beautiful things in life, Miranda

  7. Jacqueline, you are very wise to take some rest for yourself - I'd say that it is more like a whole year before you are back to your old self. You are so very lucky to live where you do, surrounded by all that beauty, and I love that you share it with us! Keep doing that please - sending big hugs and wishes for a great 2012!

  8. Beautiful village....Happy New Year to you and yours....I just scanned down your blog to see what I missed while I was away in Dec....lovely pieces...especially the frame tags.
    Wishing you good health and strength in 2012!

  9. That stamp DOES remind me of some of the pictures you have shared from your vacation time. Lovely card and like what you did with that stamp.
    Just reading the phrase "five me" makes me extremely tired...can't imagine how you've managed to keep up with them all!

  10. I love your Palette you have used for this card Jacqueline, one does not see much Brown as the main Hue, it is usually as an accent.
    The card elicits a positive response to the viewer, as your various tones of this Colour are invariable connected to the earth and are seen as protective and secure.
    A symbolic card is many ways, as Brown is the ultimate earth colour, associated with Home, substance and stability.
    As you move towards a new era, all these illustrative meanings come into play; you are healing and it is showing through your creativity.
    What ever it is you are doing it is working, so I suggest you continue with your way of life as it is now, you will know when it is time to move up a level.
    Six months maybe a little optimistic and I think you should accept 12 months as a more realistic time frame, I don't want to be a pessimist here but you should be aware it may take longer.
    Happy New Year to you too.

  11. Ik vind em mooi Jaqueline!
    En neem de rust die je nodig hebt, zorg goed voor jezelf hoor!!
    Ik zit ook wel eens gewoon in mijn atelier...te zitten. En te genieten van alles om me heen. Mijn spulletjes, en al de dingen die ik in de loop van de tijd heb gemaakt.
    Puur genieten is dat!
    Fijne week verder!

  12. Happy New Year to you, Jacqueline! It's a wise choice to listen to your body, and do what it tells you. Lots of rest is a good idea. Just think of all that you've been through and accomplished this past year! You have such a strong spirit, with a wonderful attitude. I wish for you nothing but love, joy and good health for this new year! Love your beautiful card! Hugs to you! :)

  13. A beautiful card.....brings memories of summers past !
    Being optimistic is healing in itself
    so if you are positive with your outlook, then you will heal quickly !
    I dont believe in being pessimistic
    as I think it slows down progress !!
    Look forward dear friend and God bless....
    love and hugs
    chris richards

  14. Happy new year to you too Jacqueline. I am happy to hear you are doing well, and your card is beautiful! I must get that stamp, it would fit into my travels so well, but I could never do it justice as well as you do.

  15. I'm so pleased that you are making a good recovery ... I love this card such a clever design ... keep well ...

  16. So glad to hear you are taking it easy. And got to sneak some time in the craft room.. Your card is gorgeous..

    Hugs, Linda

  17. Happy New Year, Jacqueline. This card is awesome, that I wish I could buy this village stamp.. ;D

  18. Jacqueline, happy new year to you! I hope the coming year brings you all good things...God's abundant blessings to you and your family! I love this card and am continually amazed at the beauiful cards you create. Stunningly beautiful...true "eye candy!"

  19. Hi Jacky, I love your new stamp!
    Glad things are going well. xx

  20. Happy New Year to you my friend! Glad to hear you are faring well and are taking your priorities in order! Your card is gorgeous with the pretty brown tones! Hope your 2012 brings you much hope and promise!

  21. Happy New year to you! This is beautiful. You are always so clever using this village. Love the addition of the doves.

  22. so nice card!
    I was just looking around for this stampimage- but only found the winterhouses- can you tell me where you bought this stamp?
    Your blogs are fantastic! Was often here for lookning around- compliments!


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