Thursday, July 3, 2014

Two quick cards


A huge Thank You for all the lovely comments I received on my last post - so appreciated all your good wishes for becoming a Grandmother!

I am having trouble finding time to craft these days. I used to have lots of time but it just doesn't happen nowadays. I wonder whether it is the Summer time.
 




 I can share a couple of quick cards I made today, trying to find some inspiration.  The panel 'Marché aux fleurs - Paris' was a free download I found via Pinterest. I stamped the Hero Arts Large Tulip Etching H1893 on the first one and a little bit of green around the edges, adding one of my scrap basket butterflies, in need of a home, to finish it off. The second cards uses a different flower stamp but has the same collage elements. Love doing collage style cards like this.


My second card is also a free download and reminded me of the summer colors in my garden, especially the apricots which are orangey yellow. All I did was add a background panel of PP, a butterfly, a couple of embellishments and stamped a Hero Arts sentiment. About the apricots, I made a very quick jam with them together with peaches last week.




To finish off, a little photo of my grand-daughter, a week after her birth. There is only one who can create like this and that is God!! There is quite a connection between her and her granddad, she just seems so content when he holds her. What a blessing!



21 comments:

  1. beautiful baby and beautiful cards - after having all boys that little granddaughter is going to be so special!!

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  2. Gorgeous cards Jacqueline and what a beautiful pic of your grand daughter, so precious, Cathy x

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  3. Your cards are so looked forward to. These two are beautifully done. The butterflies are almost a signature item for you. Love your backdrop for the cards.
    I would have been surprised and disappointed had you not shared another photo of your charmer of a granddaughter. It is wonderful to hear that granddad made that connection. That is so special. It is how I felt when my granddaughter was born.

    Blessings to you both
    Jim

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  4. Look at the little angel. I can understand why the crafting is off to the side. She is beautiful and thank you for sharing a photo of her.

    Your cards came out beautiful. Like always. : )
    Have a wonderful day and weekend ahead.
    Blessings,
    Bobbie Lynn

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  5. Oh beautiful cards, and photo of your grand daughter Jacqueline! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Beautiful cards, and GORGEOUS baby-I love all the dark hair!

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  7. Even when you are having some difficulty with inspiration for your cards, they are always beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us so we can be inspired. Little Serena is beautiful and such a special gift from God. What joy in just holding her and watching her grow!

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  8. Really love your first card. It looks real English.
    What a beautiful little gril. She looks so adorabele.
    Thanks for showing Anneke.

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  9. beautiful cards and just love the little chubby cheeks on your little Serena. She is simply adorable.

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  10. I saw your cards and thought how beautiful & stunning they looked & then I scrolled down to the pic of your grand-daughter & she just blows the cards out of the water ! She is such a sweetheart

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  11. Oh my .. Jacqueline .. she's beautiful! I just adore her!! and I'm so very happy for you .. and this little darling has been blessed with a very special grandmother. May God continue to bless you and your family. Although I haven't been leaving messages, I have been around a bit admiring your beautiful cards. Sending you a hag, love Susanne

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  12. Beautiful cards, I love when you combine your stamping with a designer background. Your granddaughter is so precious, such a wonderful gift from God.

    I do an inspiration post on the 1st and 15th of each month and my July 1st post I used you as my inspiration if you would like to stop by and take a look :)

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  13. Beautiful cards!! And your granddaughter is so precious!! What a pretty baby!

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  14. Fabulous cards as always Jacqueline and what a gorgeous photograph of you sweet Granddaughter!!

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  15. You are so talented in making your beautiful collage cards, Jacqueline. Congratulations, you have an adorable little granddaughter!

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  16. Such a beautiful baby, Jacqueline! Enjoy every minute of your time with her!

    I love your collage cards; both are just so feminine and very feminine and full of interest, too. That HA tulip stamp is still one of my favorites. :)

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  17. The colours and elements in both cards are lovely and so is your sweet grand daughter.
    Heather T

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  18. Both of your cards are so elegant and delicate Jacqueline, but your granddaughter is priceless, she's such a lovely, adorable child! Such a blessing indeed!
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  19. Grandmere, congratulations to you and your family!!! Wanted to tell you that I've used a wine label:-) http://rieslingmama.blogspot.de/2014/07/alles-gute-zum-geburtstag.html

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  20. I am having the same problem with crafting, that's why I come to your blog, to find inspiration and I am always successful! Serena is simply a beauty!

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  21. What a sweet little girl!

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