Friday, September 18, 2009

Belles 'n Whistles New Release and Blog Hop!!!!!




Hello everyone and welcome to our Belles 'n Whistles Fall Release Blog Hop!
Finally, the new Belles 'n Whistles Fall Collection is here. Orders are being taken starting tomorrow, Saturday September 19th at the Belles 'n Whistles store! Summer and we, the DT including our guests, like to invite you to take part in our Fall Release Blog Hop and the chance of winning a great prize generously sponsored by our wonderful Summer, owner of Belles 'n Whistles stamps and Roses on Paper!

Want to know how to participate and having the chance of winning a fabulous prize? Than make sure you start our blog hop at the Belles 'n Whistles blog and visit all the DT's blogs in the correct order (stated on the BnW blog) and leave your comment on each of the blogs!!!

So if you have arrived at my blog coming from Summer you are on the right track...if not you want to start at the Belles and Whistles blog!

By taking part in our blog hop you will also get a peek at the new released fall collection designed by the fabulous Elisabeth Bell. Every DT member made a stunning creation with one of them, including some yummy treats. You definitely won't miss this!!!

Make sure you read all the way to the end of the posting to know where you have to go next!!!

My card shows the super cute "Hearty Thanksgiving" image. Isn't that stamp just the perfect stamp for a Thanksgiving card, Thanksgiving invitations or even a Thanksgiving menu card?! Because of that I thought making a combination of a Thank You card and Recipe Card would be just perfect. And I got inspired by the image... what is very popular on Thanksgiving besides Turkey? Yes, PUMPKIN! So I decided making some yummy pumpkin muffins accompanying my card :-) And as I mentioned it is a recipe card I also included this muffin recipe in the card (on the inside). And for everyone whose interested at the end of my posting you'll find the recipe /recipe card as well! ;-)







I used Copics to color my image and distress inks to distress. For decorations on the outside of the card I used buttons, ribbon, lace, a charm, half-pearls and some Prima flowers.
The DP is Graphic 45 and DCWV, Cardstock is Bazzill.









On the inside I used a Magnolia muffin stamp colored with my Copics as well and
added Stickles to the sprinkles on top for some dimension.
The pumpkin is cut out using cuttlebug dies and matching embossing folder.
The recipe card is computer generated!





For the background paper I used color core card stock and embossed it with
the Cuttlebug embossing folder Autumn. To reveal the yellow core on the
embossed parts I used sand paper. The embossed flourishes is also a Cuttlebug
embossing folder, which I distressed with distress inks after embossing.
Added some buttons for decoration.



Here is the computer generated recipe card:
(click on the pictures to enlarge and easily read the recipe)





Are you still following? Hope you like this new cute Belles 'n Whistles image and what I did with it! :-) So and now it is time to go to the next blog in our Belles and Whistles Fall Release Blog Hop. Your next blog to visit is Susan! Be prepared for some more yummy creations!!!
For a German version of the recipe click here!


Hope you enjoyed the blog hop and thanks for stopping by today!!! :-)

Hugs,

107 comments:

Anki said...

Stunning, stunning and stunning Iris! Love it and thank you for the recipe. Kramis - Anki

cleo said...

this image also is that sweet, thank you for your reciepe.
I love al the datails of your card. Really great done

lorraine00 said...

The stamp and card are so adorable! And thanks for the recipe!

Krümel said...

Iris, your card turned out so absolutly adorable! You have colored that stamp to perfection, I love the warm fallish colors you´ve used and all the details you placed on your card!
Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Shirley N said...

Another beautiful card and adorable image. The inside of your card is amazing. Thanks for the recipe!

Mimiko said...

So sweet and beautiful card and what a cutie that image is :)

Kris said...

Oh that stamp is cute! it's perfect when giving away yummy treats.... wow!

Rosette said...

Oh my... what you're doing to me today!! lol

This is awesome Ieis.. your creations are lovely, aswell as that recipe!! Yum! I will have less time to stamp and more time to bake I think!! :))

Jodi said...

Very pretty coloring Iris!! I love the background that created for the posting! So festive!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Lilian said...

Awesome work Iris! Gorgeous coloring and the presentation is just perfect!

Peta said...

Iris - your whole display, the card, the muffins, the presentation - it's all brilliant, great job, it all looks so inviting and very yummy
Love Peta x

Summer... said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Iris!!!! OMG! This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! Stunning...like a photo from a Martha Stewart magazine....sigh! Such talent! =)

Angelo said...

Gee, this is totally awsome. I so love the image, and you are a genious to come up with all this. Those pumpkinmuffins look really yummy, might have to try them if I can find some pumpkin here i Norway. Well, now I'll bloghop over to the next one :)
Hugs, Kristin :)

Therese said...

Wow! Such a wonderful card!
So many details and great ideas!!
Love the idea of placing the recipe inside the card too! :)

Therese, Norway

Kim Dellow said...

How amazing is that Iris? Just beautiful, love all the details. Kim

Lene Aase said...

What a cute card, love the colors you have used:)

Kati said...

Das ist ein tolles Motiv und Du hast ein wunderschönes Kärtchen damit gestaltet. Total Klasse! Auch die Innenseite gefällt mir sehr gut und die Rezeptkarte ist eine tolle Idee die Du super umgesetzt hast!

LG Kati

Vanja said...

OMG, what an amazingly beautiful image! Your card is stunning! Fabulous layout.
Hugs, Vanja

Sharon Mi. said...

Oooh! So, so, cute! Beautiful stamp, beautiful artwork, beautiful card--the details are fabulous! Must try to make these muffins for the holidays. Thanks!

NormaJean said...

Im loving this stamp, and your card is just beautiful
Hugs normajean

Summer... said...

I had to come BACK to say Iris that the coloring of this sweet, sweet image is STUNNING! I LOOOOVE IT!! The decorated insides of this card, SUPERB! The recipe cards, DIVINE! And those muffins, simply heavenly!!! =)

Caroline said...

Stunning card Iris! What a great idea with the recipe inside. I love this image too! Caroline x

Kim. said...

Such a stunning card, so much detail, I love it.
Kim xXx

Kathi said...

Wow, what a stunning card... this image is wonderful and I think I will have to bake something this afternoon ;-)
xx Kathi

Deb said...

So sweet, I love fall!

Melissa said...

How beautiful! I love the idea of the recipe tucked inside the top of the inside of the card - adorable!

CrazyCuteCards said...

Oh this is such a cutie!! The two sitting there together!!

Kim Piggott said...

OMG!!!!
Wow this is stunningly sensational!
hugs
kim x

Tracy said...

Cor, what can I say what a fab card and the whole way you've presented the recipe card and how you've incorperated it into your card is truly amazing.
What a tasty hop.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Oh Yummy Iris... this card looks as delicious as your muffins do. I'm getting hungry, and I want to go and play with ink and paper, maybe I should play hooky from work today. LOL I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way your card is so soft with those muted fall colors. Can it get any closer to perfection? No, you've done a WONDERFUL job - it's Gorgeous as is your photo layout!
Big Hugs
Lynda =)

Katrine said...

Beautiful card! Love the color combo! And the image is just cute!

Hugs
Katrine

My name is Wynneth said...

Gorgeous card and that stamp is totally adorable :0) Love your colouring, layout and the added recipe card is such a treat :0)

I'm really enjoying the blog hop and getting so much inspiration from the wonderful DT creations :0)

hugs
wynneth
x

ros said...

absolutely stunning. gorgeous, this is my fave stamp i think :)

Kathy said...

WOW what a beautiful display you have created!!!!! It is gorgeous!!
Love autumn and everything it brings!!
This image is so sweet and I can't wait to color it in myself!!
Just adorable!!
:)Kathy

Teresa said...

Love the stamp and the card is very cute.

SemSee said...

My goodness, Iris, what a stunning card. The stamp is so wonderful, and you have showcased it so fantastically! Love the colours you've used, and WOW, the inside is just amazing! Hugs, Sem x

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

wow.. amazing card it it stunning. you did a great job with beatiful stamp. yummy yummy for the recipe.
thanks for sharing xx
hugs

Tanya said...

love the card. The colors are so vibrant.

cowchipper said...

beautiful cards and lovely stamps.

Carrie said...

Iris this is an awesome card. I love how you made a pocket and tucked the recipe inside. What a cute gift for a friend along with a plate of pumpkin muffins (which I love). Thanks for sharing!

craftingmanda said...

what a stunning card and so much detail i love it

Jacque said...

Iris, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! That image is so precious, your coloring is marvelous and I just love your finishing the inside of the card...wink...that makes it picture perfect!! Hugs...Jacque

kat9 said...

Wow, lovely card inside and out. This is a new recipe. I have never heard of anything like it. Thanks

Kathy

Anonymous said...

the card is absolutely lovely.

Debbie Mercer

Susan said...

Oh, I'm in love! Simply adore your card and the inside is as beautiful as the outside! Love the colors and I adore Graphic 45 paper. And the flowers are the perfect touch. Love the recipe card and will have to give this one a try! Gorgeous job!

Big hugs to you,

Susan

Scrap2day said...

Love this image! Adding to my "gotta have" list!
Also like the idea of putting a recipe in the card...awesome!

Tracy said...

What a gorgeous card!!! And so far 2 for 2 on the wish list for new stamps! LOL

Piali said...

Simply Stunning!!!!! love the colors you used....great details...beautiful inside too. love the new image.

Heather said...

Wow you did a beautiful job!!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Fantastic card. Love all of the detail.

Alex said...

WOW! This is a stunning card. There are so many details, but it is not busy or overdone. THAT takes real talent! Just gorgeous.

Anne said...

Oh wow! What a stunning card! Lovely image on the front and the colouring and distressing is just right. Then inside it's a whole new card again! Very, very nice. Mmm... muffins... yum :)

Lizabeth said...

Your card is incredible inside and out. Thanks for sharing!
x0x

Kim Y. said...

OMG! Your card is just stunning! I love it! Look at all the details! Thanks for the receipe!

Tammi said...

Oh wow, I've been here awhile looking at this beautiful card! So many amazing details, love how you did the recipe and the image is so very cute. I really like how you did the sentiment with the buttons too, fab job on this! The muffins look delish, I've never seen them done with seeds! xx

Amy Leggate said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! This card is absolutley STUNNING!! So much detail! Love the inside, every part is Fabulous!
Thanks for sharing!

Danielle said...

What a great image! I love Autumn... it's my favorite season. And thanks for sharing the recipe, too!

Jenny said...

Wow! Amazing card! So many details and the inside looks so wonderful too!

Rachel said...

WOW!! such a GORGEOUS card!! thanks for sharing the recipe also.
hugs,
Rachel

Crazy Creations said...

Love your card I have to get them Sarah

Lil Sis said...

Wow the card is lovely and the recipe is scrummy

Beccy x

Stampin Mindy said...

Beautiful, I just adore all of your details. This card/recipe card is stunning. The stamp is so perfect for fall!

Crafty Num Nums said...

Ok, i think I am in MAJOR trouble :)

I am only on the second blog and i LOVE both of them, so i think if i go any further, it is trouble waiting, hehehehehehe.

Love your coloring, and your project is so pretty, very stunning.

Glynda said...

Absolutely adorable!! What a great job! Gosh, another great recipe! Thanks for that as well!

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

this is beautiful I adore your layering and also the way you have turned the card into a little recipe book it is fantastic so much loving work put into it, i think it is magnificant

Suzanne said...

Beautiful jewel tone colors. Love it! Love everything about it!

Suzanne said...

*sorry* I didn't do this right the 1st time. Here goes again.

Beautiful Jewel tones. Love it! Love everything about it.

Tina Janiga said...

What a great card, I just love all of the detail you put into it!!!

Simone P. said...

Wow! So many beautiful details! The card is fabulous. I can smell the pumpkin!

Rochelle said...

Simply beautiful artwork and great recipe. Such a nice blog :-)

Erin- said...

Iris, this is so cute!

Jennifer Scull said...

just so wonderful! love that stamp and your recipe card is precious! :)

Jenny said...

Hi Iris! This image reminds me of me and my brother when we were younger, waiting for Thanksgiving dinner to be ready. You did such a wonderful job with this card. Love the charm and colors you use.

Juls said...

wow!! what an utterly stunning creation

Daisychain said...

Wow Iris! There is so much to your fabulous card. Such a sweet stamp and you've coloured it beautifully.

Kyoko said...

Such a sweet image, and thanks for the recipe too!

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

Stunning job Iris! I can't believe you baked all those goodies to go with it. And that beautiful scenery of pumpkins and candles, I think I'm smelling the spices :) Gorgeous job on featuring the spotlight stamp, Knocked my stocks off. xox ~Jeni

Melissa said...

What a stunning card! I love the colors! The muffins sound yummy - thanks for the recipe!

Chrissy Le said...

OMG, love love this design!

Louise Z said...

I so love the colours you used for this card and the embellishments! The image is lovely, and the inside of the card is so rich and beautiful!

Renata said...

I think it will be hard to pick the cutest stamp as I love this one as much as the first....

Also love your presentation and the recipes cards in your card. Gorgeous fall coloured papers with this image, love it all!

Warmest regards, Renata

Mae said...

What a wonderful job you did. How stunning & a must have. I am beyond words.

Jane said...

Oh Iris this is fabulous! The whole thing is so gorgeous and so many details to look at! Love the "checked" flower and Love the inside, especially the muffin and the recipe in it's pocket. Your photo looks wonerful too with the pumpkin and muffins....you've put so much work in and it is incredible! hugs, Jane x x

Ida / Little said...

What a gorgeous card! Love all the decorations! :)

Have a great weekend. Hugs Ida

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

oooooh Pumpkin muffins...sound absolutely delicious! Your creations are fantastic and the way you photographed the card and muffins is outstanding! Your card of course is stunningly beautiful, I love all the lush embellishments!
TFS
Hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

oooooh Pumpkin muffins...sound absolutely delicious! Your creations are fantastic and the way you photographed the card and muffins is outstanding! Your card of course is stunningly beautiful, I love all the lush embellishments!
TFS
Hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

Tanya Rudd said...

How wonderful is that! The inside is just as scrumptious as the outside.

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

OMG, my jaw has dropped, what a fab card, love all the colors and image and and and it ALL. Great card front and you did not stop there, the inside is superb too.

Shame on you with all these food goodies, LOL. I am never going to be happy with what I have in my cupboards now!!

How fun is all of this, great idea!

debbies said...

I love the idea of the card with the recipe tucked inside - BRILLIANT!

knag said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the recipe tucked inside. Yummy!

Kip's Cards said...

This is my first visit to your blog and WOW...
Your card is Fantastic, Plus you do an Amazing job with your photo's...
I love the image, there is so much detail...
x
Vicky
ps... I'll be back.
and I love Florida xxx
x
Vicky

Julie said...

Your card is just darling. Your recipe is very intriguing. I will have to try that out.

josie said...

love this image,I love Elisabeth Bell images,super

Susan said...

oh my I am in love with this one!! I am afraid to go any further!! And pumpkin (anything) is my favorite! I am going to try and make the recipe and this card!! It is truly amazing!!

Dena said...

Iris, you make such wonderful cards. This is a beautiful one! Love it! hugs, Dena

Carol said...

Wow Iris.....this is fabulous. Pumpkins are one of my favorite images. How absolutely delightful to see this stunning creation. Well done!!!

Carol
www.chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com

LOUISE said...

Awesome card Iris, love the super cute image, and you have done a fantastic job with this card. Can't wait for the new stamps to come out. Your Pumpkin Muffin recipe sounds delish. Louise x

Yvonne said...

Wow! You placed so much hard work and detail into this card. It's super terrific. I can't choose which part is more beautiful..the outside or the inside. I love the wonderful shades of fall, especially on the coloring of the pumpkin and sunflowers. Keep on inspiring newbies like myself! Thanks!

CDM317 said...

That is fabulous! I love the image and the beautiful colors you used.

Vixykins said...

Gosh what a lot of work you've put in inside and out plus the surroundings! fabulous!

craft_princess said...

Nice card! So much pretty detail!

scrapbookqueensassymouth said...

What beautiful artwork. I have never seens anything like it. My hats off to you.

Risa said...

Iris, you never fail to disappoint and your card is stunning!!!! The new B&W image is beautiful and your really made the image come alive with your awesome talents!
hugs
Risa:)

Sandy said...

This is an absolutely GORGEOUS card! I love all the warm colors you used! AMAZING!

Tami said...

Love the new stamps.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness!! How stinkin' adorable!! I just love your creation and your fabulous yummy treat recipe!!! What a darling creation!! TFS! HUGS

Angelwood said...

This card is simply charming and your coloring is superb!!! Love it! hugz, Angela