Thursday, September 29, 2011


Hello friends!

I know, it's still some time until Halloween will be here but this little witch is already practicing to be able to scare you all that special night. Okay, I think she is way too cute to scare anyone but I am not going to tell her that to not make her sad...

I used the typical Halloween colors here but left out the orange. Instead I went with green and black and purple which is colorful enough to me. LOL
I tried to add as many typical Halloween things as possible: a drippy goo border, a batty fence, a spiderweb, the witche's shoe and papers with spiders and ghosts. I also love the cheesecloth on Halloween cards since it seems like there are real spiderwebs included here. And I also added some black paint around the edges of the papers.

These are the Copics I used to color the image:

Wishing all of you a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A christmas card

It is not long until christmas, and I am still working with my christmas cards. 
So far I have made 3 christmas cards each month this year. Hopefully I will avoid stress in December.
This is my 2nd card this month.
I have used a beautiful stamp from BnW. This is one of my favourites.
The image is coloured with distress ink, reinkers. I have also added stickles, star dust, to the image.
Beautiful pattern papers from Maja design. 
The card is decorated with flowers, roses, pearls and laces.

Thank you for visiting the BnW blog.
Hugs Audhild

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hello friends!
It is my time to update the BnW blog. Today I have used one of the rereleased Elisabeth Bell images.
Isn't this little girl cute?
I have coloured the image with distress ink, reinkers. 
All the edges are inked and sewed. 
The beautiful pattern papers are form Maja Design. I have decorated my card with pearls, flowers and a butterfly.
Thank you for visiting us.

Hugs Audhild

Monday, September 19, 2011

Cuddle with Me?

Hello friends and happy Monday!
Today is my turn to post on the Belles 'n Whistles Inspirational Blog....I hope you will come over to follow us here so you don't miss any of the gorgeous inspiration from the DT!! :)

**Don't forget there is one more week left to enter the Belles 'n Whistles Color Combo Challenge that our lovely DT member Lynda has set up for us! Be sure to stop by and have a look!**
I have something to share with you that is soft and sweet today...

AWW!! So girly girl! :)  I love the softness the feather creates to the layout design.
I've used the darling Eden with Teddy from the Belles 'n Whistles Forever Young Collection.
She really needs a friend to cuddle here and her teddy looks like he's up for the job! :)

Besides the feather, I've added lots of pearls, circles, squares, oval and a die cut scroll at the top.  The colors chosen are mostly pink and I've computer generated my sentiment and punched it out.
Since I have only boys in my family, it was so nice to make a nice pink girly creation!
I hope you've enjoyed my creation and you are always welcome to stop by my blog for more inspiration using the Belles 'n Whistles stamps!  Thanks for dropping by! :)
Smiles, Vicki

Friday, September 16, 2011

Pretty in Patches

Hello Belles'n'Whistles fans!
Today I am going to share one of the new stamps that were release some time ago:

Pretty in Patches.

Okay, it is an oldie but a goodie and I am so happy Summer gave this stamp a new home in this wonderful family called Belles'n'Whistles.

I did made a monochrome card this time using white and brownish grey tones. I used these markers to get the image colored like this:

Of course I also had to add some Crackle Paint and a few flowers, but I didn't want to add to much so the image is still the focus point on this card.
The saying is by Stampin' Up.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Spotlight Time!

Hello Belles 'n Whistles Fans, Iris here! Wow it's Wednesday already, can you believe we are in the middle of the week already...phew time is flying!

Today I like to show you cards I found in our Gallery, these were entries from one of our past challenges and they are so very pretty and adorable so I thought it's time for a spotlight posting to give them some more attention ;-)

This one was created by Mo

And here is another beauty made by Lynne

Do you want to be in the spotlight on our inspirational blog? Then upload your Belles 'n Whistles creation into our Gallery. Keep your fingers crossed and maybe next time it's your creation to be spotlighted here on our blog!

Have a great day and thanks for visiting!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Best Friends

Hello Friends!  I hope it's getting cooler wherever you are, and you have some relief from the heat.  Here in Vegas .. no relief yet.  lol!!!

Well, I've created a card using a most sweet image from Belles ' n Whistles from the newest SweetArt Release called "Sweet Summer Days".  ahhh, this is such a wonderful image!  When Summer gets this in stock again, be sure to snatch it up quickly .. because I'll tell you .. this can be used for so many things and it was a pure pleasure to color!  :)

The Fun Stuff:
Paper:  K&Co
Medium: Distress Inks
Thanks so much for visiting us here at Belles 'n Whistles!  We sure do love seein' ya!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Good Morning!!
Well this week has started off so beautifully!!
I can tell that Autumn is on its way!
Even here in Texas it is only in the low 90's!!
LOL! That may not sound nice to some but after
this summer it feels a bit chilly even! hehe
Anyways I am having a hard time getting away from
summery colors and whatnot so here is one
more with my fav colors:

The image was colored with distress inks and twinkling h20's.
Of course I have used a ton of crackle paint as well!
If you use it let me know ~ I would love to check out how
everyone else is using it!

Don't forget to play along in our challenge and
thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Have a fabulous week!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Halloween Cutie...

Little Witch with Broom is from the Belles N Whistles Holiday Collection.

I've paper pieced her hat, robes and the pumpkins. Coloring with Copics was done on her face, hair, robe trim, broom and the background. DP is Cosmo Cricket Matilda. She was stamped on white cardstock, cut out and mounted on a black glitter scalloped frame. MS spiderweb punch for the top and bottom borders. The card base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cream cs base. 

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

Friday, September 2, 2011

Pickin' SWEET Apples!

Hello friends!!!  Welcome to September!!  Did you think that you would never see me again?!!  NOT A CHANCE!! :)  I just couldn't give up my love of being a Belles 'n Whistles design team member!!  Besides, I adore all of my fellow Belles 'n Whistles DT I just had to stay, I just took a bit of a break and now I'm back to stay!
I hope you don't mind too much anyway!

Have you checked out the A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E new Sweet Art Girls II Collection yet?!  If not, what are you waiting for!!  Go grab your faves while they're still in stock!  They always come back in stock, but they sure go quickly!  And if you're looking for ideas with one of your fave images, be sure to check out the beautiful Belles 'n Whistles on-line photo sharing gallery!!  There are projects from other BnW lovers besides creations from the DT too!!

So today, I wanted to share a creation that I made using the current Belles 'n Whistles Challenge going on right now which is a very beautiful sketch from our lovely DT sister Anki!  BUT...there is a "twist" with this sketch, she would like for you to use your favorite shape on a portion of your layout.
So here's what I've come up with for the challenge:
I've used the precious SWEET APPLES stamp on my creation and for my favorite shape, I've fashioned a template and cut out an apple to go with my image! :)  I just love apples!  Apple pie, apple salad, taffy yummy and Fall is the perfect time to pluck them off the trees!!

I was able to get out some new flowers I've got and I've added some seam binding and a button to the apple shape for a "country" look.  I've also added some touches of sparkle here and there.

I hope you've enjoyed my creation for you today and I look forward to sharing many more Belles 'n Whistles creations with you!  I'm so very excited to be back with you all!!  See you soon!
Hugs, Vicki