Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Heart you all

Hello ladies!

Today is the very last post from me as part of the amazing and wonderful BnW Design Team. I've
decided to step down. I need a little break so that I can spend more time with my lovely family and also because work is taking up a lot of my time right now - not allowing me to focus on the creative fun, blogging etc.

The BnW family is a wonderful and caring one and I know that I have found true friends FOREVER.
Thank you so much Summer for asking me to join the team. It's been a lot of fun and you are wonderful!

So for my BnW family -  here's a little card for you with a lot of LOVE and keep up the amazing work that you do ladies! I coloured the cute image "Jam Jars" with my copics.

and here's the final card. The Swedish sentiment "TILL DIG" means For you.



Challenge Winner Spotlight

Hello Dear Belles 'n Whistles Friends! Iris here and I hope you are all doing well! Today I like to showcase the wonderful cards our Top 3 winners from our "Warm Earth Colors" challenge made.

First up is Julie from 'Stamp with Julie at the Stampin' Cabin' who is also one of our GD for the next two challenges! Julie used A Pen Friend from the SweetArt Girls I collection and here is her card:

Next is Rosie from 'In Rosie's Book'. She used another gorgeous image designed by Elisabeth Bell, Remember to enter our challenges you can use any image designed by Elisabeth Bell

And last but not least is Carla from Carla's Stampin' Spot. Another stunning creation using A Pen Friend.  

Our current challenge is still running and you can enter until February 12th! Come and join us and lets have some fun over at our BnW Challenge Blog!

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Welcome Baby!

Greetings BnW friends,
I can't believe the weekend is over, and here we are, another Monday!  We just posted a new challenge last week over at the Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog, and a week has passed already.  Where does the time go?

Over the weekend, I was playing with some baby announcement ideas, so I thought it would be great to share what I've created here today.

I actually made a total of 10 of these birth announcements, but silly me, didn't photograph the whole group of them.  These cards do not open, but instead, you turn it over to read the birth announcement information.  I do have a photo of the front and back of them, so you can see.

I kept the back side pretty simple, since I didn't want to have anything distracting from the information that will be written there.  =)

The papers that I used are basic cardstock, and the blue shading was created using Stampin' Up ink, in Bordering Blue, and Brocade Blue.  I used navy blue embossing powder randomly around the edges, and then a touch of paint to add to my "distressed look".   The oval frame cut from nestabilities, is water color paper, inked with Distress inks, as well as some gold colored perfect pearl powder, and sprayed with a mist of water.  How about that GORGEOUS Baby???  I remember when this first arrived on my doorstep, I went crazy... This has got to be the most beautiful of all baby stamps I've seen.  "Sweet Dreams" truly is Sweet, whether it's used for either a boy or a girl!!!

I love how Elisabeth Bell has captured that sweet innocent look, and so life like too.  Simply Precious!  Wouldn't you agree?

I hope that you have been inspired today!
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, January 20, 2012

A girly card

Hi Friends!
It is time for updating the BnW blog again.
This time I have made a girly card with a beautiful BnW stamp.
The image is coloured with distress ink, and I have added some stickles.
My card is decorated with flowers and a doily. 
I have also used a Martha Stewart punch.

Hugs Audhild

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snow Fight!

Hello Belles 'n Whistles Fans I hope you are all doing well! I'm just dropping by to let you all know that yesterday started our first challenge for 2012 over at the BnW Challenge Blog! Come and join us for our 'FROSTY' challenge! Anything snow, ice, cold, Winter themed! And now our challenges are monthly challenges to give a little extra time to enter! Here is my icy inspiration:

I used Snow Fight Snowbaby from the Snowbaby collection. I colored her using my Copics. Papers are from an older Bo Bunny collection I found in my scrap box. Sentiment is from Whimsy. All embellishments are from my stash.

Looking forward to your frosty entry at our BnW Challenge Blog