Friday, March 19, 2010

Belles 'n Whistles Spring & Cleaning & Summertime Release Blog Hop

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Hello fellow crafters and welcome to another stop in the Belles 'n Whistles 'Spring & Cleaning & Summertime' blog hop release! If you have arrived on my blog coming from Anki's blog you are on the right track! If you have arrived here directly please make sure you start the hop at the begining on our Belles 'n Whistles blog! And we do have a spectacular prize for you. One randomly chosen winner will receive a new set of Belles `n Whistles stamps! Woohoo, isn't that AWESOME?!
What do you have to do in order to win? Just take part in our blog hop and leave a comment on every DT blog (following the blog hop order) and in the end comment on the
Belles 'n Whistles blog! It is that easy!!!

 Please read all to the end of my posting for the link to your next blog stop in our 'Spring & Cleaning & Summertime' blog hop release! 

Before I show you my first card (I have the honor of showing you two of the new releases today, woohoo :-) )  I like to share some more Belles 'n Whistles related news with you.

Belles `n Whistles stamps are now sparkling clear!  Designed by artist Elisabeth Bell, they are the finest of sparkling clear, genuine photopolymer stamps around, made in the U.S.!  Ready to use with an acrylic block, stamping couldn't be any simpler!  These sparkling clear stamps allow for effortless placement on craft projects, easy clean up and compact storage too!  Stamping clearly has never been so sweet!  You are sure to love your new sparkling clear Belles `n Whistles stamps!

For my first card I used the new stamp called 'Belle Vacuuming', third and last in the list of new 'cleaning related stamps'. Have you done all your spring cleaning yet? Belle is still busy.... ;-) Isn't she just adorable with her bandanna?
I colored her with my Copics. DP and Rhinestones are from Basic Grey, Flowers are by Prima. and Magnolia.  Punches used are from M.S. and EK Success. The heart is a chipboard die cut painted with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint 'Picked Fence' and distressed with Distress Ink 'Peeled Paint'. For some sparkle I used Stickles Stardust. The Sentiment stamp is from The Greeting Farm.













Copics used:



Are you still following? I hope so because I'm not done yet ;-) I have one more new stamp to share with you!
And before I do so I want to let you know that the new stamps can be pre-ordered starting tomorrow at the Belles 'n Whistles store! Shipping will begin as early as March 27th!


My second card is made using 'Splashing Good Times' from the Summertime part of the release. Don't they look as they are having loads of fun sitting and playing in the paddling pool on a hot summer day? I colored the image using my Copics. DP is from Bo Bunny. Dies are from Spellbinders and the leave punch is from The Punch Bunch. pearl swirl is from Prima and the Gardenia Flower and Mini Roese are from Magnolia's Flower collection. I also did a lot of sewing on my card. The sentiment is computer generated and the two stamps on the inside of my card are the new Belles 'n Whistles digital accessories stamps. Available as immediate downloads at the Belles 'n Whistles store starting on Saturday! They are called 'Mr. Sunshine' and 'Paddle Pool'.

 

















Now it is time for you to go on to the next stop of our hop and this is our fabulous Lynda . Hop on and continue your trip checking out the stunning work Lynda has to show!
And please don't forget to leave a comment on every DT blog as well as the Belles 'n Whistles blog in order to be eligible for the prize drawing!

And just in case you got lost ;-) - here is our Blog Hop Order:


Thanks for hopping with us today and hope you had as much fun as we had preparing the hop! :-)

Love & Hugs,

116 comments:

Krümel said...

Iris, both of your cards are stunning! Love the soft coloring you did on the first card and how you gave it that spring-ish touch with the flowers and butterflies. Looks like the top right butterfly is flying around Belle to help her!
On the summer card I love the bright colors and the pearls look like little water drops. And I love Mr. Sun on the inside!

Love
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Anki said...

You are amazing! Love them both! You are such a star! Kramis - Anki

Beckie said...

Your cards are amazing. Your colouring is gorgeous. xx

Maria Therese said...

Wow your cards are sweet!!

Sharon Mi. said...

Iris, both cards are beautiful! You used cheerful colors and created very lovely cards.

Ulli said...

Gosh both cards are amazing and super sweet. I especially like the swimming pool card since it reminds me of summer time coming up :-) Thanks for showing your creations.

Dreja said...

Ooooh wie süß! Wunderschön!

Liebe Grüße Dreja

Debbie said...

Your cards are stunning..so much detail went into both of them. LOve the grass under the pool, and love that image..great job

☼ Cheryl* said...

Hi Iris :)
I love how in the photo, you have some Mr Clean! lol
The 1st card is gorgeous! I love the image and all the butterflies and flowers :)
The splashing image is so cute, so perfect for summer! I am hoping my son Morgan will like his pool in the summer :)

Heike said...

wow, das sind alles total süße Karten- ein Traum.

LG Heike

Shirley N said...

Ohhh, I LOVE both of your cards, fantastic job! I love your layout on the first--all the details are wonderful and your coloring is gorgeous. I love this image--I especially love her face, so delicate and so pretty. And I love your second card,too--this layout is perfect for this summertime scene. The faces on both children are so innocent and precious. Love how you made the grass and love your coloring too. Awesome job on both cards!!!

Rosette said...

My my.. Iris.. they are BEAU-TI-FUL!!! I love both of them.. that flower soft looks amazing, gives a lot of dimension. Hugs, off to hop some more :)

Meretekj said...

This is beautiful:)
Wonderful candy!

jude said...

Iris both cards are stunning you have done the images justice with the beautiful colouring and layout .thanks for sharing
hugs jude:)

Lilian said...

Iris, both your cards are just stunning! Aren't these images just darling?! I love your coloring and you should never doubt it! Your shading is gorgeous! The flower soft grass is genius and I love love love your presentations. :)

Carrie said...

Both of the two cards are amazing. I love the splashing good time and the vacuuming one feels like me. Hehe! Great coloring!

ann marie said...

love both your cards. glad to see that there is going to be digital image as well. the color is fantastic

Rachel said...

Wow. Two amazing and detailed projects. I am in awe of your talent!!!!!

Teresa said...

Very pretty card. Love the pool with the kids.

Mina said...

wow Iris stunning cards as always...these are my fav two images (so far lol) I love the little vaccum
Mina xxx

Angela Weimer said...

Lovely cards. I really love the vintage looking heart. The colors on the cards are wonderful to. Thanks fr sharing. Angela

Dena said...

Iris,you work is so stunning! Both cards are adorable! I could see the vacuuming one for a Mom's Day card too. Great work!
Hugs, Dena

Cheryl said...

I love both stamps and both cards! The colors you used on the vacuum card are so soft and pretty. And the colors in the summer one make me wish summer was here already!

Angelwood said...

These are beautiful images and you've created fantastic cards with them! Love your embellishing on the first card. Beautiful papers and I love the crackle finish on the heart. The second image of the children in the pool is precious. Love that one. Gorgeous papers used and so colorful. Amazing coloring also! hugs, Angela

Carol's Crafts said...

I just love your card and the colors you used on the cute little girl are fabulous.

Tammi said...

Both images are so cute, love the darling cards you've made with them! Neat how you added grass on that second one and love the soft colors and heart on that first one, both fabulous!

Linda aka backroads girl said...

Both your cards are darling! Too cute! Love the butterflies and bling on your vacuumming card. Very creative. and the kids in the pool... hopefully it won't be long now before we start seeing that!

Hugs, Linda

Bobbi said...

Both cards are gorgeous. I really like the kids in the pool. That is such a fun and adorable image. TFS

Tammy D said...

Those are wonderful cards. Looks like fun.

Kathy said...

WOW Iris both of these are just gorgeous!!!! Love Belle vacumming!! So stinkin' cute!! Your layouts and details are so pretty as usual!! LOVE that flowersoft for grass ~ brilliant!
:)Kathy

Tracy said...

Iris,
Theses are great cards- love the clever way of turning the vacuuming stamp into a congratulations! and the pool card is awesome, love the flower soft underneath the pool!

Tracy said...

Two fabulous creations, and two fantastic images.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Poppet said...

They are both beautiful cards, I love the look of concentration on vacuuming Belle and the flowersoft grass on the 2nd card.
:-) xx

Heather said...

Both of these are incredible! You are incredibly talented. WOW! Love these!

Banu said...

Beautiful cards. The coloring is so inspiring for me and the new images are just fab..

Lori said...

These new images are totally awesome! Your cards are amazing!! TFS!

Margreet said...

wow Iris....both cards are stunning.....but I prefer Belle vacuuming.....your colouring is fab!
xxx Margreet

*Vicki* said...

Oh wowzer!!! Iris, both of these are just amazing hun!! I love the colors on the Spring cleaning image!! :) So sweet and so are your details!! I just LOVE the summer pool kids with the flower soft grass!! That is just amazing!! So cute!! :) HUGS

Crazy Creations said...

All I can say is WOW Hugs Sarah

Sonya said...

LOVE IT!!! You and Elisabeth have a way of making yet another dreadful chore looking adorable. I know it doesn't look that good here!!! Your samples are Fabulous, thank you so much for sharing.

beadz said...

Great cards! I love your distressed heart on the first one -looked fab!
hugs,
Gini

Wendalyn said...

Your cards are so beautiful. The second one is my absolute favorite I just love it..

josie said...

What is left to say,awesome awesome,awesome,

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Iris I love that little image in the pool how sweet is that, your cleaning one is great also.
what great talent you have.
Hugs

Marion said...

Oh Wow! Two absolutely fabulous gorgeous cards. The images are beautiful and I want them all. Every one so far have been stupendous.
Marion

Brandi said...

Beautiful gorgeous cards! They are so different and stunning in their own ways. :)

Mickey said...

Such sweet cards, they are both stunning!

Marisa said...

Very nice cards! These are the cutest images! :)

Sheila said...

These stamps are absolutely adorable and your coloring, amazing. I'll have to get this stamp and send it to my hubby and thank him for doing all the vacuuming. Can't wait!!

Hugs, Sheila

jan farnworth said...

very nice love both cards.

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Both cards are amazing! Fab colouring. I luv how you did the inside of the Splashing Good Times card.

xoxo,
Lori

Eulanda said...

Oh ma goodness these are KA-UTE!! Love the distressed heart and the little gems line behind your butterfly!

debcole said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS!!!! What a great job you did. I especially love the kids in the pool. SO SWEET! Thank you so much for all your hard work!!

DebraK said...

Your artwork is fantastic! I love the little scarf Belle is wearing! Very CUTE stamp!

Patti said...

I am just over-whelmed with these stamps. I have all of Bell's and Whistle's stamps and I can't wait to order this new line. Your card is breath taking. TFS,Patti Jacobs

Elise said...

Oh Iris!!! These cards you've done are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Yes, Belle does look so cute with her bandanna while vacuuming! I keep saying, "Gosh, why can't I look that neat and cute when I do house chores?" lol! I LOVE all the butterflies and gems with flowers on your card! And the colors and colouring are sooo BREATHTAKING! whew! And your splashing good times card is gorgeous as well! Those bright vivid colors are PERFECT for summertime! Your coloring is out of this world gorgeous! You sooo bring them to life! :) Love it Iris! A LOT!
Hugs,
Elise

Janelle said...

What a wonderful job incorporating the digital stamps. I adore your card and I know whoever receives it will as well!

Patricia Gessner said...

This is just wonderful! Love what you did with it!
Patricia

Emily said...

I love the two little kids in the pool. Your flowers are beautiful!

Simone P. said...

Both cards are breathe taking! Wow, these images are just too cute..I can't wait to stamp with these!

My name is Wynneth said...

Awesome projects :o) These new stamps are fabulous :o)

hugs
wynneth
x

Jan said...

Ohhh...they're both so cute! I especially love the colors you chose on "Belle Vacuuming" and that little heart with crackle paint is perfect! LOVE your coloring, I wish I could color like you!
Jan

Kyoko said...

Wowee ... very pretty cards! I love the soft touch you have with your coloring!

Ranmali said...

Another two wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing

autumn0725 said...

Love your cards! They are both beautiful. I absolutely adore the kids in the pool....so cute!

*Michaela* said...

Gorgeous cards - they look so happy - the colors, the papers, the embellishments. They put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing your talent with us, you clearly truly love what you do and it shows!

Hugs,
Michaela

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Iris, Wow, You are truly an inspiration. These 2 fabulous cards have really sold the stamps to me :) I just love what you did with the green flowersoft for the grass! Thank you for showing these off. the digi on the inside is superb! May I also say your card staging with props is the bomb! xox ~Jeni

cdm317 said...

Your cardmaking skills are above the rest, as is your photography for your cards! I love them both! Great blog.

lorraine00 said...

Amazing cards - both of them! Loving the details, details, details! And both images are so cute!

Padster said...

I'd never thought of hoovering as cute before! How lovely that paddling pool stamp is.

Beautiful work
xx

stephanne said...

Your work is always brilliant and these are no exception!! Two outstanding designs, both coloured so wonderfully with lovely papers and embellies to enhance the images, just brilliant!!
Take Care,
Stephanne

Suzanne said...

I just love the colors and the grass detail in this card. Wonderful!

Dorothy E said...

Gorgeous cards! Hoppin on now!

JenRaff said...

Such gorgeous cards!!! Love these images so much! I think the little ones playing in the pool is so adorable! That is exactly how my two little ones look, too. My son has blond hair and my daughter has dark hair. Beautiful job!

Kathi said...

Hi Iris,
oh, I love the image with the girl vacuuming. I love to vacuum and she reminds me of myself ;-).
And you card is sooo pretty.

The other image reminds me of an old picture of me sitting in a bathtub with a little boy, when I was like 2 or 3 years old, outside in the yard.
The image and the card are really sweet. :-)
X Kathi

artfulwhimsies said...

your cards are just lovely!!! Great job!

LorryS said...

Love the cards great color choices

stampingsue said...

Both cards are just delightful.

Sue

Michelle said...

These are my favorites so far! Such lovely creations you have made - thank you for sharing them with us all!

Vanja said...

Stunning cards, Iris! Just beautiful! the images are adorable, I especially love the first one.
Hugs, Vanja

MommaJess said...

Oh wow. Both cards are terrific. I especially love the second one. Thanks for sharing your talent with us

Deb said...

Belle looks so sweet, doing the vacuuming. I, however, am not ready to start my spring cleaning. Beautiful card!

Lynda Nielsen said...

Oh Iris... MY Goodness your work is stunning, such detail, and oh those fresh spring colors. I don't even know where to begin commenting! Both cards are absolutely Stunning!
Great Big Hugs
Lynda

Susan said...

My gosh, Iris, how stunning they both are! I love the soft colors of Belle cleaning house. What fun spring cleaning she's up to! And those babies in the pool - well, it's so enchanting and fun! Love the bright colors and all the detail you put into your cards. Just fabulous! Wasn't this fun?! I had a ball!

Big hugs,

Susan

Maryu said...

So much fun! You brought out the spirit of the stamp images with your skill and color choice.

Gail Moore said...

So cute. Beautifully done.

Katie said...

Oh both of these images are great!! I wish I was sitting in that pool baking in the hot sun right now!! Your cards are beautiful too - LOVE the sewing!!

dollydaydream said...

What irrisistably cute cards you have created, they most definitely capture the warmth and joy of springtime, absolutely gorgeous!

debbies said...

Love both of your cards! Great spring colors!

xxxtglxxx said...

two cards - what a treat!! :) These are fab, really colourful, inspirational and happy - I love them. Thanks for sharing 2 cards - amazing. xx

Tammy said...

Would you please come teach me to color like you do....i just love what you did with both of these images...Your colors are perfect and I would so love to be on the receiving end to get one of these...brillant!
smiles...Tammy

HighDesertGal said...

JUMPING IN A POOL SOUNDS GREAT
BEAUTIFUL!

Rheannon said...

Adorable. Both cards are so clever and cute. I love the heart accent on the first card... and the grass under the swimming pool on the 2nd. Simple texture sure is fun!
Rheannon

Blankiefinder said...

These are both adorable!! I am totally in love, especially with the one of the boy and girl in their wading pool!! Fantastic cards!

Shana said...

Iris your colouring is amazing and the inside of your card is simply beautiful!

joni h said...

Can't decide which is cuter, the spring cleaning or the summer images! Love both your cards! Like how you used the digi images for the inside of the card.

justliketink said...

What great cards and those stamps, they make chores look cute! Loved the crackled heart. And on the second one was that the new flowersoft grass?

Judi said...

OMG these cards and both stamps are STUNNING! Can't wait to get my hands on them - the stamps that is, although I wouldn't mind being sent your cards too, hee! hee!

Hugs

Judi xx

Juls said...

These are just gorgeous!! Love the soft colours of your first card, and the gorgeous crackle glazed heart. hugs Juls

Pippin said...

Beautiful cards! Just love the children splashing around.

Naoual said...

Oh, these are both stunning!! Love the images and your cards too. Your colouring is stunning! Can't wait 'till it's summer so I can set up a little pool in the backyard for my little girls (4yr & 2yr old) to play in. FUN!!

Hugs, Naoual xx

JAN said...

HI Iris its artbyjan fromthe craft alley ning..site..i found my way to your blog and am now a folloer of your beautiful work..so glad to have found you Iris your cards and creations are stunning..nay beautiful..wowee your so talented..hugs to you janet

Nic said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love the soft colours on your first card and the second image is just brilliant.
Nx

craft_princess said...

Oh my! I just love all the detail you put into cards...stunning!
These images are so cute!

Claudine said...

Your work is amazing! The colours on the second card is stunning! ÀI must get me that stamp!

Anne H. said...

Your cards are gorgeous!
Beautiful colors and lovely details, I love the flowers and the crackled heart.
I love the images!
I wish you a lovely WE!
Anne :)

Bastelmanu said...

Hallo Iris!

Wow,die Karten sind ein absoluter Traum!
So wunderschön gestalltet und so süße Motive und tolle Farben!
Deine Coloration ist einfach Wahnsinn!

LG Manu! ;-)
PS.:Ich hoffe,es geht dir und deiner familie gut!

sasibella said...

Woooooooooow Iris,die Karten sind der Hammer. Einfach super schön,ich bin echt sprachlos!Besonders das Fun Flock unter dem Pool ist genial.Das sieht aus wie echtes Gras.Über deine coloration müssen wir nicht reden, die ist eh unglaublich!
Ich habe mir jetzt auch copics bestellt,mal schauen wie ich damit zurecht komme.
Hab einen schönen Sonntag!
Ganz liebe Grüße
Sandy

PS.Von dem Geschirr habe ich mir jetzt noch 4 Gedecke nachgekauft!*ggg*

Sonya said...

Hi Iris,

I just had a couple questions. I hope you will be able to finde the time to answer them! I know how busy we all are!

1. Did you use flower soft for the grass under the pool?

2. What did you use to crackle the heart on the cleaning card.

Thank you so much for taking time to answer my quesios.

Love all all your samples, thank you so much for sharing with all of us.

Karyle said...

Both of your cards are lovely, such great coloring. Thank you for sharing.

Sinikka said...

Both cards are so great. The stamps are adorable. Like the cleaning lady a lot.
Hugs Sinikka

injomi said...

Both of your cards are wonderful

Lindsy said...

Oh goodness ~ both cards are absolutely STUNNING! I love the butterfly and rhinestones on Belle vacuuming and the colors are the Splashing Good Times card are so bright, cheery and summery =)

Erika said...

What a lovely little housekeeper that's vacuuming!
And I long for the summer so the kids can have a splashing good time outside in the pool again!

Jenny V. said...

Both of your cards are stunning! Fantastic job, love the colors and the details you put together.

momofsixkids said...

You have really out done yourself on both cards. All I can say is GORGEOUS!!!

Scrappin' Hugs,
Dee

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