Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thinking of You ...

Hello there!  Well, the Summer vacation months have now come to a close .. and now we are all probably reflecting on what fun we had these past 3 months!  And gosh how did those 3 months FLY by right?!  Now Fall is right around the corner .. which is such a WONDERFUL season! 

You know that Halloween is around the corner and Thanksgiving and Christmas is coming right up too!  :)  The festive feelings start bubbling up and getting ready for all of the fun celebrations!

This little girl here in my card is called "Patches 'n Braids" .. isn't she just ADORABLE?!!!!  Hope you're all having fun with Belles 'n Whistles new release .. I know I sure am!!!

And don't forget to stop on by our Belles 'n Whistles Challenge!  Anki created a wonderful sketch with a twist for us!  :)

Have a beautiful day and see ya all soon!


Monday, August 29, 2011

Snowflakes in August

Hello BnW Fans! Today a new challenge is starting over at our BnW Challenge Blog. Anki is our host today and she came up with a great sketch! Why not check it out and play along?! Click HERE for all the information.

This is my challenge creation.The sweet image is called 'Catch A Flake" from the Snowbabies collection. I colored using Copics. DP is Bo Bunny. Dies and punches used are from Spellbinders, Marianne Design and Martha Stewart.

Thanks for stopping by and we would love to see your entry over at our BnW Challenge Blog


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Witches Brew....

Good Morning!!
Well my girls went back to school this week
so I am in a sort of fallish mood!
I decided to break out some Halloween stamps
and some new papers!

I just love this sweet little witch,  Little Witch with Broom.
Since I am awful with black I decided to paper
piece her outfit with some dp.  I added a ton of glitter
to the circle behind her to! I also didn't have any
black flowers so I painted some white ones with
black soot distress inks!

Don't forget about our challenge that is going on right now!
It is a nice and easy one ~ Anything Goes.

Well that is it for today!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope
you all have a fabulous day!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Pretty in Patches

Hello Everyone and Happy TGIF! For my card I like to show you today I used the super cute stamp 'Pretty in Patches' from the just 'reborn' SweetArt Girls II collection. There are now 17 SweetArt Girl stamps available in the store.

I colored this beautiful little girl using my Copics. DP is from my new Bo Bunny "Garden Girl' paper pad and I thought it is just perfect for this stamp. Flowers are from my stash and punched out using my retro flower punches.

Please remember our Belles n Whistles  challenge is still going on! So come and join in the fun!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Make a Wish

Hello Friends!  How are you all doing?  Can you believe that the Summer is almost over?!  Oh my goodness!  I swear it just started last week and it's already coming to a close! 

For today's card, I've chosen to use Fairy Wishes ... this little girl is so precious isn't she?  This is such a sweet image to make for any girl ... any age!!

I hope you'll also stop by our Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog .. we have an EASY challenge of "Anything Goes"!  Stop by and check out my DT sisters works .. oh they're so FABULOUS!!!  And Summer has THE cutest images to play and choose from!!!

Thanks for visiting us and we'll see you again!

Monday, August 15, 2011

A reminder.....

Hello Belles 'n Whistles Fans! I just wanted to remind you that a new challenge started today on our Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog! The theme this fortnight is 'Anything Goes'! Isn't that nice and easy?! So lets see what you've got! You can use any stamp designed by Elisabeth Bell to enter our challenges. It doesn't have to be a Belles 'n Whistles stamp. But if you have one we would love to see what you are creating with it! ;-)

Here are a few sneaks from the DT creations

If you want to see the complete creations please visit our challenge blog!

Hope to see you at our challenge blog and looking forward to your designs!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Blog Hop Winners ... Stop Here...

Hello out there....  Is anyone in the mood for an exciting announcement? 

We have some winners to announce today. 

Those of you who hopped along with us for our Very First All Customer Blog Hop, are going to want to sit still, because what you are about to read will DEFINITELY be suspenseful.... 

Here is a recap of the newest additions to the
Belles 'n Whistles Family.

I'm trying to figure out if we should announce our Grand Prize winner,  first, OR should we announce our random drawings from comment that were left???

Here we go.... 

First we have our 5 winners that were taken from comments that were left on 5 different blogs.

Congratulatons ladies, you have each won a stamp of your choice from the Belles 'n Whistles' Newly Released Collection.  Please Contact Summer with your choice of stamp. 

Next, we have 4 ladies that have mentioned the 2 specially colored images that they saw along the hop.  All Chosen Randomly of course.


Congratulations to each of you.  Please Contact Me to receive both Word Art Digital Sentiment sets.

Alright, are we ready to announce our Top Three Winners?   These 3 ladies, all participated in our blog hop, and their cards/projects were voted on by the DT.  Definitely NOT an easy process.
Drum Roll Please.......







Our 3rd Place Winner
winning 2 Stamps from
this new Release.






Our 2nd Place Winner
winning 3 Stamps from
this new Release.







And our Grand Prize Winner
winning this entire release

2nd and 3rd place winners, Please Contact Summer .   Please be sure to mention to Summer what you won, and your choice of stamps.. 

And Chelsea, the same for you, but you will be receiving this entire release. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Christmas card in August

 Hi Friends!

I hope you enjoyed our bloghop. I loved it myself, so many beautiful creations from our customers.
Well, back to my card. Today I have made a christmas card. I have used one of the lovely snowbaby stamps.
My image is coloured with distress ink, reinkers.
I have also added stickles, start dust, to the image.
All the edges on the card are inked and sewed.
I have decorated my card with ribbon, lace, flowers and roses.
Thank you for visiting

Hugs Audhild

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Belinda with Teddy

I would first like to thank all the lovely hoppers who've joined us at the
Belles N Whistles customer blog hop yesterday!

If you missed yesterday, you can still join in today as it's a 2 day hop
(there's still time!!!)
and get awesome prizes!

Okay, getting to my post....

I have the lovely Belinda with Teddy and she was colored with Copics. She is one of the new releases from the Sweet Art girls 2 collection. I've made a simple card, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", that is quite easy to mass produce specially if you're in a hurry. The border is a MS punch and I scored the top and bottom of the band. And some bling ... just because ;o)

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave!
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 8, 2011

BnW Release and Our First Ever "All Customer Blog Hop"

Welcome to the
Belles ‘n Whistles “All Customer Blog Hop”   

Today we are celebrating the rebirth of the darling SweetArt girls designed by none other than Artist Elisabeth Bell. 
Belles ‘n Whistles now has a total of 17 SweetArt girls in their store, available RIGHT NOW!  They were just too beautiful to be left sitting in the archives.  Elisabeth Bells talent deserves better than storage, don’t you think?

We are so excited about this special release, because we have decided to have many of our Belles ‘n Whistles Customers joining us for this special occasion.    Along this hop you will find the new releases, mixed in with the wonderful works of our loyal customers.

The Hop Starts Here.  You will find the master list of participants below.   To keep things easy, please follow this master list and leave a comment on each blog. 

You are definitely going to want to do that anyway, because  YOU could win a stamp from Belles ‘n Whistles, just for leaving some love along the way. 

Blog Hop Participant Prizes… 

We will have a top 3...

With the number 1 spot being the "Grand Prize Winner"

Grand Prize Winner will receive the Entire Release!

2nd Place Winner will receive THREE Stamps of their choice.

3rd Place Winner will receive TWO Stamps of their choice.

These three awards will be based on participants of the blog hop, and will be voted on
by Summer, and the BnW DT.

There are even more ways to win!!!

If you are NOT a participant, but just hopping along with us,

we will have FIVE winners chosen by

just for leaving comments along the way.

Not only that, but we have a little extra added surprise for you…. 

Somewhere along the way, you are going to see 2 different new SweetArt Girls that are also part of this release.  They will be colored images, no card, just a Sweet piece of art with their official stamp name on them. 

It works like this….
If you spot one of those images, make sure you mention what you saw, and  there will be FOUR  winners from THOSE comments to win not one, but TWO brand new Digital Word Art, that just so happen to go perfectly with some of the Belles ‘n Whistles Stamps. 

What do you think of those?  Guess what?  You can find them in the Digital Stamp catagory over at the Belles 'n Whistles Shop.

When you have finished with the hop, please be sure to come back here and leave a comment telling us what you thought… 

Our blog hop will last for only 2 days, Closing at 11:59PM,  August 10th.    Winners will be chosen and posted right here on Friday, August 12th. 

Soooo, are you ready for some awesome inspiration, and some exciting prizes?   Sit back, grab a cup of coffee, tea, or Lemonade and enjoy all the fun and exciting things we have to share with you today.

Here we go…..

Starting with   
Marion H   
Kim T  

Bonnie O’Claire


Crafty Kitten

and then back here and leave us your feedback 
I’m so glad that you stuck with us…  Did you have fun?
What did you like best about this first ever “All Customer Blog Hop?”
Make sure you leave your comment, letting us know what you thought.

Thanks So Much for hopping with us, and making this hop a memorable one.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Belles 'n Whistles Invites You......

This post stays on top until Friday August 5th. Please scroll down for newer postings!


How about we shake things up a bit?!
We thought that we would invite you all to hop in and get involved
What could be more fun?  Trust me, you won't want to miss this.

Prizes, fun, and a new release are all a part of the fun.
You're Invited to join us here on August 8th, 2011, for our very first

"All Customer Blog Hop"

This event is going to be such fun. 

If you would like to be a participant,
please enter your name and blog address in the Inlinkz feature below. 

This list will be kept private until the day of the blog hop. 
You will have until Friday, August 5th, 2011, to sign up.
  • When creating your card or project, please use ONLY a Belles 'n Whistles Image or any of the older SweetArt Stamps that were once sold by Sugar Nellie.
  • Include a link in your post back here where the master hop list will be located.
    And in the mean time, please grab the "All Customer Blog Hop" badge above, to help advertise for this fun filled event.
The more the merrier, I always say!


Did someone say prizes?  Well of course there will be prizes. 
We will have a top 3...
With the number 1 spot being the "Grand Prize Winner"

The Grand Prize Winner will receive the Entire Release!

2nd Place Winner will receive THREE Stamps of their choice.

3rd Place Winner will receive TWO Stamps of their choice. 
These three awards will be based on participants of the blog hop, and will be voted on
by Summer, and the BnW DT.
There are even more ways to win!!!
If you are NOT a participant, but just hopping along with us,
we will have FIVE winners chosen by
just for leaving comments along the way.

Each will win a stamp of their choice from Belles 'n Whistles
Sooooo, What are you waiting for?
Sign ups start now!

Tea Time with Belle

It's my turn to post today and I am pretty late to submit this for our 
Belles N Whistles Challenge with a theme of "girly cards"
I used Belle's Strawberry Tea and of course she was colored with Copics. Die cuts are spellbinders floral motifs. I do not remember what the DP is, it's been in my stack of papers for awhile - I have been hesitating to use these DP for a long time because they are so pretty!

Here's another view. I used the remaining scrap and placed it under the MS flower punch. 

There's still time join in our first 
Customer Blog Hop which will be
on Monday, August 8, 2011!
We would love to see you there!

You can use any Belles and Whistles and old Sweet Art Ebony images to join in and yes, as always there are prizes!!!

Thank you for stoppping by and for any comments you may leave!
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


 Today I want to show you a card for a cute little baby boy.
Maybe some of you have visited the Belles 'n Whistles challenge blog.
There you can see that I have used this image for a cute little baby girl too.
 This is one of my favourite Belles 'n Whistles images.
I have coloured it with distress ink, reinkers.
All the edges are inked and sewed. I have also used a stamp on the pattern papers.
I have used two different pattern papers on my card. The babycard is decorated with flowers.
Thank you for visiting

Hugs Audhild