Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day 5 of the Advent Calendar



Hello friends and welcome to door #5 of our Advent calendar! Today is also the 2nd Advent Sunday which means time to lighten the second candle on the Advent wreath. I love to celebrate all the traditions and customs during Christmas season, my absolute favorite season of the year.

Today I have a little inspiration for you. I made a 'Card in a Box'. I just love these sets. They are ideal for all the cards with lots of embellishments which don't fit in regular envelopes. And I also think they are really nice to hand over the cards to the recipient. It's like a gift on its own. It makes it stand out and with the little extra. The the good thing is to make the box doesn't take much of an effort.


For my card I colored one of our new Belles 'n Whistles Snowbaby stamps called 'Snowbaby Snow Fight' with my Copics. The DP is from Bo Bunny's Midnight Frost collection.


On the snowman I got wild with my Stickles :-) and the flowers are cut out using a Marianne Design Creatable die (Flower Fantasy). Boder punch is from SU! The sparkle brad is from Karen Foster Designs.


Here is a close-up of the image and the Copic colors I used for this image: dark pink/bordeaux: RV69, RV39, R85, R83 - Jeans: B39, B37, B34 - Blues: B21,B23,B28 & B000, B0000 - Snowman & Snow: C00, C0, C1 &  BG99, BG93 - Hair: E13,YR21, Y23,Y0000 - Skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R21, R00




Ok and now it is time to reveal our winner from yesterday's quiz! Wow you are all amazing, almost all of the answers were correct :-) Yes it was in July 2009 when the first Belles'n Whistles stamps were released! And the randomly drawn winner from all correct answers is:

Huge Congratulations to you hun!
Please contact Summer with your shipping information at
summer(at)bellesnwhistlesstamps(dot)com 
to receive your surprise package!!! :-)

Have all a wonderful Sunday and hope to see you tomorrow here to celebrate St. Nick's day :-)

Hugs,



49 comments:

  1. Oh, what a beauty, I'll be first in line, although the first to say, no luck, but I would venture.

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  2. Lovely card and love the sparkle, congrats to Semsee too.

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  3. Dear Iris, what a wonderfull image and so nice colored! Love it *hugs
    Combined withe the embellies and the paper is it " a round thing" *lol
    CU hellerlittle

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  4. What a wonderfull Card.
    I love it.
    Hugs Katharina

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  5. Very nice card. I love the image and the colours that you used. They are really amazing and work perfectly well with the paper. Love the box too.

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  6. What a gorgeous image..so sweet. Love all the blue, my favourite color.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  7. Stunning card. I love the snowbabies stamps. I am waiting for 1 to come.
    Congrats to Semsee for yesterdays win.
    Marion

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  8. Hallo Iris,

    vielen Dank für diese wunderbare Idee - genau das richtige für ein schönes Weihnachts- oder Geburtstagsgeschenk!!
    Deine Karte ist wunderschön und die Coloration ein Traum!!

    Liebe Grüße, Bibi.

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  9. Oh, this is so lovely.
    And when, if not now to use a lot of stickles :o)
    XX Kathi

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  10. wow i'm amazed how wonderful this card and box are
    a huge compliment sweetie
    and congrats to semsee
    iris thanks for this chance sweetie
    hugs angelique

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  11. Wow!! Great card, really love the colors and all the glitter :D

    -Gerd

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  12. Liebe Iris!
    Deine Werke sind ein Traum - WUNDERSCHÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖN !!!
    Herzlichst,
    Mo

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  13. Gorgeous card Love the image. Congratulations Semsee
    Anne xx

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  14. This is just lovely. Thanks so much for sharing with us:)

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  15. Beautiful card in a box, Iris and fantastic colouring! I love the image.
    hugs, Vanja

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  16. Gorgeous!!! That is so cute! Also, congrats to the winner!

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  17. Beautiful Card! I love the image that is Coloured so Beautifully! Love the red and blue on her clothes! And it really looks like snow on the snowman! So Cute. The SU punch and Marianne die is lovely! Havent seen those before! :o)

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  18. this is so beautiful. I love the papers and this image is so cute.
    x laura x

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  19. Eine wunderschöne Karte in einer tollen Box, wow, wie klasse
    lg gila

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  20. What a lovely card! Love how you colored the image and the DP you chose. What a great idea to make a little box for the card!

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  21. What a beautiful card! Every detail is just perfect.

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  22. Lovely, just lovely. I really like the snowflakes background.

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  23. Beautiful card. Love the sparkle brad, I have a few of them but haven't used them yet, so thanks for showing me a way to use them. Love your coloring and the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Iris this is Spectacular!! Lovely soft, sweet, and Beautiful!!! Love how you added rhinestone to the flowers~~Awesome image and coloring and wondrous papers to show off this sweetie with frosty :)
    Blessings of thanks

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  25. Iris this is absolutely STUNNING hun! WOW what a gorgeous creation....your coloring is soooo fabulous! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  26. So wonderful card Iris,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  27. this is gorgeous!!! I love colors choice for this card.. and the stamp is a must have :) xx

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  28. Wow this is gorgeous - what a beautiful image and the colouring is fabulous.
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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  29. Beautifully created. Love the box and your coloring is awesome. Congrats Semsee! Merry Christmas! "Hugs" Carol

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  30. this is so beautiful i always love to see cards with matching boxes it finishes them beautifully xx

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  31. This is beautiful and I always think a box finishes a handmade card off, it never seems right just putting them in pre made envelopes.
    Kim xXx

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  32. Beautiful card and box! Love the color scheme! and the glittery snowman! ;)

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  33. this is absolutely gorgeous, love those papers and such a cute image x

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  34. Such a gorgeous card. The image is supercute and the color combination is fabulous. Happy 2nd Advent to you and your beloved!
    Karina

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  35. Beautiful card, and what a great idea to make a matching box! I never thought to do that!

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  36. The sparkly snowman is stunning. I will be using this technique on my snowmen.

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  37. Ohhhhh Iris.... What can I saw about this? I just don't have the words to explain how amazing your work is... Your work is BEYOND amazing!

    Big Big Hugs,
    Lynda

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  38. The sparkly snowman is stunning, and so is the coloring: great colors for a winter card!

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  39. Wow, the card is amazing. Love all the cute Details...

    Hugs
    Heike

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  40. Another gorgeous card!!! Just beautiful!

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  41. Your card and box is gorgeous Iris, love the image, i love my stickles too lol!
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  42. Such a cute stamp and I love the card. I also like to give a Card in a Box. It is like a present all on its own.

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  43. Gorgeous card and a truly clever way to present it! Congrats to Semsee!

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