Friday, April 29, 2011

Just a Note...

Hello Belles 'n Whistles Friends and Happy TGIF! How are you all doing? I hope well and that you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend! Today I like to show you a little notebook I made or I should say decorated. 

I stamped right onto the kraft cover and colored using Prisma pencils. The stamp I used is from the new SweetArt Girls collection and is called 'Here Kitty Kitty'. Sentiment is a clear stamp from my stash and I used only a matching ribbon for decoration. This little notebook has just the right size to fit in a purse. That's why I did not use any bulky embellishments and kept it clean and simple! You can see more detailed photos on my blog here.

Also please don't forget joining in our on going sketch challenge over at the BnW Challenge Blog! Looking forward seeing you there!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial - Just a Note!

Hello friends!!  It's my turn to post today and it happens to be the last Tuesday of the month which means it's time for another tutorial!!  I would like to share with you a really easy way to make a Post-It Note holder...Belles n' Whistles style that is!! :)

So please see my step-by-step directions below for the dimensions:
Here are some basic materials that you will need to get started:
Post-It Note pad
Sticky tape/ or red line tape
small pen to fit in your pen holder
scoring tool or cutter with scoring available
a piece of 8 1/2" long by 3 1/2" wide your choice of card stock
any other stamps, embellishments, inks, etc that you want to dress up your holder with

Step 1:  Take your 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of card stock and score it at 3 1/2", 4" and 4 1/2" on the longer side of the card stock piece.  Then you will turn your piece to the short side and cut two marks starting at one score mark and ending at the last score mark.  Make these cuts at 1 1/4" and 2 1/4" on the short side.

Step 2:  Once you have made your score marks and cuts, you will need to make your folds similar to this in the photo.  You will need to make sure that the portion you've cut, goes outward and the other score marks get folded inward.

Step 3:  After your folds, you can take your double sided red line tape and attach it to the two inside folds like you see here in the above photo.  DO NOT take the backing off the tape yet as you will want to keep everything flat while you're decorating the outside/front of your go ahead and decorate and add your embellishments that you want on the front of your holder....

Step 4:  (Sorry for the blurry photo) Now you are ready to attach your Post-It Note pad to the inside of your holder.  This is also the time you can take the backing off your red line tape and attach the two inner folds down to the inside to form the "book style".  

And now you are done!! Just close the front and add the pen to your pen holder on the front!
I've used this darling A Fairy Nice Flower stamp for the front.
So easy and fun to make!! You can make several of them at once and give to friends! :)
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial and if you make one of these, please let me as I'd love to come see it!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!! HUGS

Monday, April 25, 2011

There's no place like home......

Good Morning!!
Today I want to show off an image from the
I just adore this sweet image!!  Here I have altered
a wooden birdhouse to go with it for a gift to my mom.

I had to go shabby chic again for this and I hope my mom likes it!
If not it will remind me of her anyways! LOL
The card has two pockets ~ one for the tag and the
bottom pocket is for a gift card! I just put a piece of
Kraft in to show that their is a pocket.

Here is a close-up of her ~ colored with distress inks.

Just a artsy shot! LOL I really wanted to show off my
cute birds nest. LOL It all has been slathered in distress
crackle paint!

Well that is it for today!!!
DON'T forget that a new challenge starts today
over at the Challenge blog. We have a sketch for you from Anki
and it is an easier one with a million possibilities!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have
a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

BnW Challenge - Blue, White and Green

Hej ladies!
Just a very quick post from me with a card for the BnW challenge. I was supposed to have posted this on Monday - but this week have been way to busy at work - so not enough hours for me to spend on crafting.
Well - this week the theme is Blue, White and Green.

Also - need to say Happy B'day to my sweet youngest sister Cathrine who turns 28 today and just finished her Vet exam!!!

Coloured Fairy Fond Thoughts with my copics.
Lace and pearls from my stash.

Hope you like it and that you join us for the BnW Challenge.

Kramis - Anki

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Fairy TGIF!!!

Hello Belles 'n Whistles Friends! Are you all dreaming in Fairyland already? ;-) Or did you like the SweetArt Girls best? I think both collections are BEAUTIFUL! 

This little pumpkin from the Fairy Friend Collection is called 'A Fairy Good Rest'. Awwww how cute is she hanging over that leave and trying to take a nap!!!! I colored her skin using Copics and the rest is colored with Derwent Coloursoft  Pencils and no blender or OMS was used. DP is from Memory Box.

 Here's a closer look:

A little reminder:
Click HERE to join our BnW Challenge! This fortnight we have a wonderful color challenge! And remember, all Elisabeth Bell images are accepted!!!Hope to see you there and have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Tagged Pen Friend!!

posted by *Vicki* - Stamped Smiles
Hello friends!!  TAG!!! Yes, I'm it!!  It's my turn to post here for you today!!  
I hope you'll enjoy and be inspired by what I've got to share with you:
Sometimes you just want to create a "little something-something"... so I turned my attention to making a tag especially after seeing my fellow BnW DT friend Elise make such a darling one!!  And then I saw some fun inspiration on a challenge I decided to play that way today!

This image make look familiar to you as an older Sugar Nellie image, but now it's in the SweetArt Girls collection at Belles n' Whistles to purchase!! YAY!!  This is the darling A Pen Friend image that you may have seen during our recent blog hop.  I think she looks so sophisticated in the red and black colors here!  The tag was already purchased this way and all I did was stamp some wording in the background and layer it with the image and added some black swirls and red flower.  I then added the black ribbon and antique medallion on that.  So super easy and fun to make!!  So now she's ready to add to a package, card or even scrapbook page!  So now it's TAG....YOU'RE IT!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A pen friend

I hope you enjoyed your bloghop last week.
Today I am back with another card. I have used a cute girl form the SweetArt Girls collection. The stamp I have used is called " A pen friend"
I have coloured the image with distress ink, reinkers. All the edges at the card are inked and sewed.
I have decorated my card with different flowers and a butterfly.
Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Friend

Hello!  Did you all have a ton of fun on our Blog Hop?!  Aren't the new Fairy Friends and SweetArt Girls the most adorable images?!!!  We were soOoOoO happy that you all joined us in the fun!  Thank you!  And a huge congratulations to all the lucky winners!  Yayyy!

Well, today I'm showing you something quick and simple .. a tag.  On my tag, I used Garden Friends.  Aren't they such cuties?!  A card is always decorated beautifully, why not make a decorated tag to put on your gift to give someone too?  They'll LOVE it, and they could even use the tag as a bookmarker afterward!  ;)

Also, don't forget to join us in our newest challenge which is hosted by our lovely Kathrin .. use the colors "Blue, Green and White"!  Remember you can use ANY Elisabeth Bell image .. and the winner gets a stamp of their choice!  Woot woot!  With all of the beautiful images in stock at Belles 'n Whistles Store, join us in our challenges for your easy chance to win something you want!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting us!  Have a WONDERFUL day!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fairy Friends & SweetArt Girls Blog Hop!

-------- And the winner is...... --------

Wow!! Thank you all for joining us for this new release blog hop...what a great turn-out!

I'm only sorry I can only choose one winner for that gift certificate...=(

The random winner of the $65 Belles 'n Whistles gift certificate is.....

Deb , who said... You can't make me choose, nope, I won't do it...I want them all...LOL I am so glad you revived the SweetArt girls, they are fabulous. Congrats on your beautiful stamps! Hugs April 6, 2011 8:11 PM

Gimme an email Deb so I can get you your prize!!

Happy weekend to everyone and aloooooha!

Summer =)


Happy Spring to all!

It's been a loooong time since Belles 'n Whistles put out a new release...I'll share with you why. I've been taking a bit of a break, enjoying some time away as my loved-ones and I prepare for the coming of a new addition to the number two! It's been 7 years since our first was born and now Andrew is anxiously awaiting the arrival of his baby sister in June!

Before THAT happens though, I wanted to get some fresh, new Belles 'n Whistles images out there in the stores (and our Elisabeth Bell's done a FABULOUS job with these!) as well as to revive some oldies-but-goodies of Elisabeth's that have been missing from the stamp world for some time, now residing in the Belles 'n Whistles collection of stamps!

Join us for our Spring blog hop as the Belles 'n Whistles DT showcase the brand new stamps available in the store later today...The fairy cute "Fairy Friends" Collection and the classic and oh-so-loved "SweetArt Girls"!

The hop starts here and will end here as well. If you hop along with us, please take the time to comment at each blog you visit.

One lucky commenter will be chosen by each DT member to win their choice of stamp being showcased by that member!

The grand prize winner will be selected from commenter's here on this Belles 'n Whistles blog, receiving a gift certificate for the Belles 'n Whistles store worth $65.00!

Here's our fabulous Belles 'n Whistles DT and the new release blog hop order:












If you happen to run into any hiccups along the way, check back here for the next blog to visit!

Winners will be posted on each perspective blog this Friday, April 8. Don't forget to leave comments, and check back on Friday as well!

Before you leave, here's my unveiling of one of the new Fairy Friends, called "Dragonfly Flight"! Colored with Copics...papers from Basic Grey's Euphoria collection...and topped with Ice Stickles, my absolute favorite embellishment! (Perhaps I've gone a bit overboard!)

"Thanks for the lift!", she's telling her dragonfly friend! Don't you wish you could go on a Dragonfly Flight, too?! =)

For your comment here at the end of the hop--tell me which of the Fairy Friends you like best as well as what you think of the revival of the SweetArt Girls! ;D

It's Spring! Now make like the Easter Bunny and...get hopping!


Summer =)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The winner of

the secret Easter candy - from my previous post is (picked by Random org)

Congratulations - you will receive an little Easter egg with creative goodies + the 3 brand new Anki's Easter Digis.

Please email me your contact details.

Kram Anki

Monday, April 4, 2011

Merry Sledging

Hello friends!
Today I want to show you a christmas card. I know it is a bit crazy making christmas cards in April. I guess most of you are looking forward to the spring and summer.
I have a goal to make 3 christmas cards a month, then hopefully I will avoid the stress in December.
 I have made a card using the cute Merry sledging stamp. I have coloured the image with distress ink, reinkers. All the edges are inked with distress ink, walnut stain.
 I have made a shaker card. If you take a close look you can see the glitter inside the frame. I have used spellbinders to make the frames. The "window" is made of gelantine. 
 The christmas card is decorated with flowers, roses, leaves, liquid pearls, pearls and cheese cloth.
Have a wonderful day.
Thank you for visiting the BnW blog

Friday, April 1, 2011

Stay tuned

Hej ladies and Happy April fools day!

Today I want to show you a tiny, tiny piece of what's around the corner for BnW. Yes - time
for another cute release and as always - Summer want to tease you a little bit........

So if you can guess what this is - then I have a little Easter treat for a lucky winner - picked randomly by those of you that comment on this post. I will pick the winner on April 5th.
Well - to the question - can you guess what this is?

So now it's your time to guess.......

Kramis - Anki