Hi everyone I'm Mina from Northern Ireland and I'm so honoured that the fabulous Summer has asked me to be a guest for the Belles and Whistles advent, are you all enjoying the advent I love them and they always remind me of the excitement my Daughter had every morning, we used to instead of the usual advent make her an Advent goody bag with 24 teeny little presents in and she got to dip into it every morning, the gifts were either something sweet to eat or maybe a girly thing like nail varnish or even a silly little joke gift but no matter how small she loved it so much and although shes 26 now we only stopped doing her Advent when she moved out last year (I know I should have stopped years ago but I couldnt resist)...I got to use this stunning Merry Sledding stamp for my card, isn't she so sweet and pretty and shes wonderful to colour, I use Distress inks for my colouring. I really wanted the image to pop off the page and what better way of showing her then to use just white card for the background, the 'snow' is made with linen card and scored to make it 3d, I used the same method for the star a little bit of twinkling frost and we have a winter wonderland.
Do you have anything you do with your kids that makes Christmas an even more special time of the year, I would love to know as Christmas is all about the children and its such a magical time for them isn't it.
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!