Sunday, December 26, 2010
The randomly selected winner of the final Christmas give-away, a $25 gift certificate to Belles 'n Whistles is:
Congratulations Janelle (please contact me) and thank you to all of you who've participated in our lovely Advent event throughout this month!
For all of our recent winners...I'll be emailing you back this week and will be getting your prize winnings in the mail to you all...thanks for your patience! =)
Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) and best wishes for the new year!
Friday, December 24, 2010
Today is the day I announce the winners of the Ornament Contest! We've got first, second, and third places chosen and featured belown by their ribbons, with all of the honorable mention ornaments at the bottom! I truly want to thank each of you who participated in this special
Advent event. The ornaments are ALL beautiful and are ALL deserving of a prize. IN FACT, will each of you ladies contact me. I will be awarding prizes as follows:
and ALL honorable mentions (that would be EVERYONE else who entered the contest--pics are below)...a free stamp of your choice from the "Snowbaby" Collection!
It's Christmastime! Time for merriment and fun, for laughter and enjoyment, for family and friends, for cherishing old memories and for creating new ones, too. I wish you all a Merry Christmas Eve and hope you'll leave a comment for a chance at winning the last of the Advent giveaway gifts....a special Christmas gift certificate! I'll announce the winner in tomorrow's post!
Oh and before I forget!! The randomly chosen winner from yesterday's post (THANK YOU LYNDA FOR A BEEEAUTIFUL 3-D CHRISTMAS SCENE-BOX!!!!) is...
Please contact me, Summer, at: summer(at)bellesnwhistlesstamps(dot)com to claim your prize.
Merry Christmas Eve!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
And LOOK at all those lucky ladies who have already won - You could be next.....
I wanted to share with you all, the little thing I created... for.... Ummmm.... SUMMER!!!
I'm sorry Summer that I have not gotten this out in the mail to you, and now you won't have it in time for Christmas... BUT.... I thought I would take this time to share your adorable gift with all of blogland!
I have to admit to all of you girls... I'm having a hard time parting with this, because what these pictures show doesn't even capture how truly cool this really looks.... are you ready????
Here we go!...........................
AND... in this picture, there seems to be some glue showing on the tree, but actually it's Modge Podge
that hadn't dried all the way... I did not have time to do the tree over again, and I do believe that it will eventually dry all the way... but in the mean time, I kind of think that the modge podge on the tree branches look pretty cool.
Obviously, I used "T'was The Night Before Christmas" from last years Holiday release, as well as some of the accessories from the "Change-a-belles" collection. The Puppy, The Present, and the small potted Christmas Tree in the background. But unless you look closely, up in the corner behind the BIG Christmas tree, you probably wouldn't notice the "picture on the wall" It's Belle on her Rocking Horse... Also another one of last years Holiday releases from Belles 'n Whistles. She is called "Rocking Around".....
Alright - Alright, I will stop my chattering!!! I can't help myself, that is what happens when I'm completely in love with something... and believe me, I AM in love with THIS!!!!
Now we count comments........ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6..... Ohhhhh are you waiting for me?
Noooooo I'm not a fruit cake... I'm just feeling a big silly today.... It's almost Christmas, I can get away with acting goofy... I think! LOL
To enter our Advent Calendar prize drawing just leave a comment on this post... Good luck!
So Summer my girl..... Merry Christmas.... this gift will be on it's way to you very soon.... Unfortunately NOT in time for Christmas this year, BUT.... It will be yours very soon!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
It's supposed to snow here on Christmas - how about where you live? Will you have a white Christmas?
I bet you would like to know who our winner from yesterday's post is.......
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
with ink. I used Ranger perfect medium but every other
embossing pad will do the trick as well!
image is covered well. I prefer to store my UTEE in a plastic container
and use a spoon to apply the embossing powder. I think it is easier to apply
and with less mess ;-)
for this part. This way the image can't be blown away and you
anyway as the whole image is covered with embossing powder.
of UTEE. It looks bumpy. Don't worry it is normal at this time.
Now repeat steps one through 3 at least another 3 times!
4 coats is a minimum, I prefer 5 coats of UTEE on my images.
Note: In some instructions it says apply the new coat of UTEE
directly to the hot image (without using a new coat of embossing ink)
but this didn't work for me. My images always cool down faster as
I can apply the new layer of UTEE and the embossing powder wont
stick to the image. So I always apply a new coat of embossing ink after
each completed step.
Now put your embossed image in your freezer for 20 minutes.
(I always put it in the freezer for 20 min. In my opinion everything less
This is normal too. You will 'crack' it by flatten it out. Now come's the
appear where you don't want them just re-heat and cool again.
are barely visible. Now it's time to 'ink' your cracks.
Distress Ink, color 'Tea Dye' and a piece of Cut 'n Dry foam.
Wipe off any excess ink with a paper towel.
Your image is ready to be put onto your card or project!
Now you are waiting for the announcement of yesterdays winner, don't you? ;-) Here it comes....last but not least yesterday's randomly drawn winner is:
Please contact Summer at: summer(at)bellesnwhistlesstamps(dot)com to claim your prize.
see you tomorrow when Anki opens door 21 for you!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Happy friday! Can you believe it is only one week left until christmas? Are you ready - got all the presents, the tree and not to forget some yummy stuff to eat? Well, my girls went with their dad and bought the most beautiful tree that was out there. Do I have to mention it was also the biggest?LOL It is that big, it even didn´t fit through the machine they use to put the transportation nets over it... Love it - the girls and the tree!
Okay, on to today´s card... Honestly, I am so happy that it won´t be long and there won´t be any christmas cards to make for a little while. So I decided to do a winter card for my glitter theme today. I used those frosty blues and white - and lots of silver glittery paper. Doesn´t it look like snow glizzning in the sun?
I used "Snowfight" for this card. Can you see all the fun Belle is having out there with her snowy friend that´s protecting her from snowballs coming her way? Oh, and better be prepared or she will hit you with one of hers!
We have lots of snow here in Germany at the moment and there´s still more falling. So we are really looking forward to a white christmas! WooHoo! And before I leave you for today to have a fun snowball fight with my girls in the backjard I am telling you who won yesterday´s stamp. It´s Leatitia! Congrats to you - please email Summer to claim your prize.
So, I am going to put my snowpants on - and you should leave me a little comment to have a chance to win some candy!
Friday, December 17, 2010
I want to wish you all a wonderfully Happy Christmas and a joyous New Year and thank you Summer for letting me join in
And now for the winner of yesterday's quiz question: What was the largest stamp produced by Belles 'n Whistles?......most of you got this one correct! The largest stamp produced by Belles 'n Whistles was indeed "Teddy Bear Picnic"...in it's red rubber form! This stamp was one of the first stamps released back in July of 2009, measuring then at a whoping 5" in length by 3" in height...whew! The new, clear version is smaller in size, but the largest stamp ever produced by Belles 'n Whistles is and will always be, Teddy Bear Picnic!
The randomly selected winner from the correct answers was: Good Kardma by Jules! Please contact me, Summer, with your mailing details for your Advent Goody Bag!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I don't have a project to share with you today, but instead I am sending you to solve a little mystery...
What was the largest Rubber Stamp that BnW produced?
Be sure and leave your answer under the comments - a winner will be drawn from the correct answers.
Now for the winner of yesterday's post.....
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I am so blessed to be among so many talented people who love to share their talents!
I just love how she's cut out the image and popped her out on the card! The added snowflakes are wonderful!
Please leave some love for Kerri Michaud on her wonderful card in the BnW gallery! And thank you to Kerri for sharing your creations with us in the gallery! We love seeing what you make!
I thought it would also be fun for you to also see some peeks at the ornaments that have been made for the Belles 'n Whistles ornament contest!! Check out a couple of these fun ornaments so far:
A Child's Prayer.
I love how Vanja chose to emboss the image!
What an elegant and creative idea!
Thank you girls for the entering the ornament contest and good luck to you both! I really hope to see lots more ornaments in the gallery! We so enjoy looking at what you create with the BnW images!
If you haven't shared your Belles 'n Whistles creations in our Belles 'n Whistles gallery, I really encourage you to do so because you never know when you might be spotlighted!! AND if you are looking for some Belles 'n Whistles Holiday inspiration, the gallery is such a wonderful place to go for ideas!
So now that you are inspired....I'm sure you are ready to get out those Belles 'n Whistles images and start creating an ornament for the contest....RIGHT?!!! *Remember that you MUST use a Belles 'n Whistles image on your creation to qualify and you must up-load it to the Belles 'n Whistles ornament gallery!*
There are going to be THREE prizes awarded...so I'm sure you don't want to miss out on that!!
You can CLICK HERE for the full and complete details.
OH...and I'm sure you don't want me leaving this post without telling you who the winner from yesterday's comments were...right?!!
The winner for today is the lucky................
Kathi Yay! Congratulations to you!!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Well, hmmmm. I kept pondering over customary things we did for Christmas in the U.S. .. and I couldn't remember any! So I'll share with you a story I remember when I was a little girl. :)
My first experience with snow was an unforgettable one! When I was about 8 years old, I finally went up to the mountains with some relatives and my friend to have some fun in the snow. My friend and I were SO excited and anxious!
But let me tell you ... we were dressed all WRONG! I had jeans on, with NO gloves, plain 'ol sneakers that got wet, and a jacket that needed to be a LOT warmer! lol! My friend and I spent about 15 minutes in the snow, and "whhhoooosh" .. we were zooming back in the truck to get warm and refused to go back out .. LOL! So, my uncle shoveled snow into the back of his truck and we all headed back home to play in a "warmer" climate! Whew! That was a lot better! hehe! So since then .. I always dress properly when snow is involved. hehe!
For my card that I'm showing today, I've used 2 stamps from The Snowbabies Collection! For the front of my card, I used Peekaboo Snowbaby. And for the inside, I used Snow Angel Snowbaby .. and I cut her out with a circle nestie. Aren't they SO adorable?!!! And these cuties look ECSTATIC to be frolicking in the snow!!! Do you know why? Because they're dressed PROPERLY! LOL!
Love and Warm Hugs,
Sunday, December 12, 2010
1 sheet cardstock, 12" x 12"
scissors and cutter
Cut out the shape on the outer lines (the broken lines are for folding). Cut out the shaded areas.
Don´t be sad if you didn´t win this time - there are more chances! Just make sure you leave a comment under this post.
Have a wonderful 3rd sunday of advent today and don´t forget to light up the 3rd candle on the advent´s wreath (like a person I don´t want to name here did this morning LOL).