Friday, October 30, 2009

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



Happy Friday Everyone & Welcome To Our 2. Belles 'n Whistles New Release Blog Hop - Christmas and Cookies for Santa!!!

Yay, its almost time for Christmas and that means time for the Belles 'n Whistles Christmas Release! 6 suuuuper cute and brand new stamps, designed by the amazingly talented Elisabeth Bell, are about to be released and available in the Belles 'n Whistles store tomorrow, Saturday October 31st! and start shipping out next week!
But how about winning a whole set of the brand new release? Do you like that idea? I bet you do! Not only 1 but 2 winners will have the chance of a whole set!!! WOW!!! And I tell you what you have to do in order to have a chance of winning them :-) It's pretty easy...just participate in our New Release Blog Hop and leave a comment on every blog! Easy isn't it? So if you not started the hop at our Belles 'n Whistles blog go there right now and start at the very beginning! And if you did you should have arrived here from Jacques wonderful blog! You will find the new stamps beautifully showcased on the DT's blogs, you won't miss this!!! To find out where to go next from here, stay with me till the end of this post :-)

Our blog hop theme is Christmas and Cookies ....hmmmmm that means we have in addition to the new stamps also some yummy for your tummy....Christmas Cookie Recipes! So on each DT Blog you'll find a beautifully presented stamp and some yummy treats :-)

The stamp I used for my card is called "Twas the night before Christmas"! When I first saw the sketch on Elisabeths website I sat infront of my computer for half an hour and was just staring at this image. I was spell bound :-) I just love it and aren't these sibblings too cute fallen a sleep while waiting for Santa on that huge chair. And while they are dreaming Santa's sneaking in eating the cookies and drinking his milk and leaving the presents unterneath the tree :-)
For my yummy treat I decided to share a family recipes with you which is each year on my baking list. It's a German Christmas treat: Vanille Kipferl (small vanilla crescents). The other cake I made and you can see it in my pictures as well is a Stollen. I'll share this recipe at a later time with you.

I colored my image with my Copics and the DP I used is from Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses paper pad. I cut the image out and adhered it with foam dots for some extra dimension. The glitter highlights are made with Stickles. Stars and Snowflakes are made using Spellbinder dies and the icicle border punch is from Martha Stewart. Some other embellies I used are, charms, decorative pin, ribbon, self adhesive rhinestones and halfpearls. The sentiment stamps are from Magnolia and Inkadinkado.




































For the recipe scroll down a little further! But first here is your next link!!!

I hope you like my card I made with this cutie stamp. After leaving a comment it is tnow ime for you to go on to the the next stop in our hop. The next click will bring you to Sweden :-) The amazingly talented Anki will show you the next adorable image and some yummy Swedish treats. Off you go to Ankis Blog!


Vanille Kipferl



2 cups 1 tbsp / 250g all purpose flour
3/4 cups / 80g powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
1 vanilla bean
1 pinch of salt
5 oz /150 g ground almonds
5 oz / 150g unsalted cold butter
some more powdered sugar and vanilla sugar

On a pastry board quickly mix flour, powdered sugar, egg yolks, vanilla bean pulp, salt, ground almonds and cold butter (cut in small pieces) together using a dough cutter or knives until a dough forms. You can also use your food processor. It's important that the dough doesn't get too warm, so don't knead the dough with your hands for too long.
Put the dough in a bowl, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Form two 2 inch thick rolls and cut off slices about 1/5 of an inch thick. form into small crescents and put on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 min. at 390 F / 200 C. Let cool on a baking rack. To decorate the crescents dust them with a mix of powdered sugar and vanilla sugar* until still warm.

* To make your own vanilla sugar cut one or two vanilla beans open lengthwise. Fill an airtight container with sugar and add the vanilla beans. Sealt the container and shake. Let stand at least a week for the vanilla flavor to infiltrate into the sugar.


Thanks for stopping by today and participating in our blog hop. The comments you may leave are all highly appreciated!

Hugs,

95 comments:

Bastelfrosch said...

Da ist ja richtig was los auf Deinem Kärtchen. Sehr schön gemacht!
Was willste bei der Uhrzeit noch munter??? Ich gehe gleich auf Arbeit und Du sitzt noch am Rechner, tzt tzt tzt....lach.
Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende!
LG Annett

Jodi said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the pretty colors and coloring you do! Those desserts you have look yummy too! I love that you were also able to use The Christmas Tree in the background too!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Andrea said...

Hallo Iris, die neuen Motive sind zuckersüß und deine Karte ist toll geworden.
LG Andrea

Kris said...

What a lovely treat... i never tried it with almonds... it was always walnuts... gorgeous coloring on your card... it's beautiful! hugs, Kris

Anki said...

Stunning as always my friend. Your colouring is just perfect. Thank you also for the recipe - need to try them of course ;-) Kram - Anki

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh my this is gorgeous. What a wonderful easel card. Love the punches and the colours are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
mwah
Trace

Shirley N said...

Your card is awesome and that image is so adorable!. Your deserts are making my mouth water!

hayward69 said...

Oh your creations are just great. Love the layouts and colours you have used. Your colouring is just fantastic and the recipe for your cakes sounds just awesome so think I will try it out over the weekend.

Jayne xx

sumzmom said...

Your lovely card inspires me to get started on creating something. Thanks for sharing.

Kathi said...

Hi,
wow, Deine Karte ist so schön, ich mag die Art, wie Du das super süße Motiv coloriert hast und die Gestaltung ist klasse, das mit dem Rahmen muss ich mir merken. ;-)
Ich backe jedes Jahr eine riesige Dose Vanille Kipferl für meinen Vater und komme aus der Geburtsstadt des Stollens ;-).
Hab eine schöne Adventszeit!!
xx Kathi

Summer... said...

IRIS!!! Your card is AMAZING, as are your Stollen and Crescents...mmm! I love your coloring, paper choice and your awesome embellishments too!! =)

Krümel said...

Iris, I totally love your christmas card! That frame on top of the image is like looking through a window and the way you´ve combined the tree and the T´was the night before christmas stamp to create this scene is adorable. Not to mention the beautifully decorated inside and the yummy cookies. Just amazing!

Big hugs to you!
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Annie said...

OMG Iris! such a stunning card with this adorable new image. I keep going back to look at it and see more details!
hugs, annie x

ribenaruby said...

Super fab card, what a lot of work you've done to create this...loving these scenery stamps and thanks for a fab recipe!

Rosette said...

Mmm iris.. everything is so yummy!! I'd love to try those treats :) That card is priceless as well.. I love what you did with the image :) I'm off to Anki's now! Lovely lovely job hun xxx

sasibella said...

Wow Iris,die Karte ist super schön.Ein wahrer Weihnachtstraum.So viele Details,wundervolle coloration und gestaltung. Ich bin ganz hin und weg!
LG
Sandy

Vanja said...

Simply stunning! Fabulous papers and colouring. I love this image.
Hugs, Vanja

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Iris.... Iris.... Iris.... MY OH MY this is simply stunning, WOW!!!
You have done such a beautiful job on your card. It's GORGEOUS!!!!
So much attention to detail. But that adorable image deserves it!
Your cookies look so good... I think I'm gaining some weight just looking! I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe.
Great Big Hugs,
Lynda

Teresa said...

You have made this card so very gorgeous.

Mimiko said...

Gorgeous card with such an adorable image :)

Annette said...

Absolutely beautiful, such wonderful colouring and just love the snowflakes! And the Stollen our friend Heidi introduced us to this, hubby loves it! Merry Christmas, take careX:)

Carrie's Craft room said...

What a stunning card you made and the cookies look so yummy, thanks for sharing.

My name is Wynneth said...

Fabulous projects, just so inspirational :o) Thank you so much for sharing :o) I am having so much fun on this amazing blog hop :o)

Can't wait to get my hands on these adorable stamps :o)

hugs
wynneth
x

Mina said...

this is beautiful Iris...amazing colouring as always
Mina xxx

slbela59 said...

Your card is beautiful!! and thank you for the wonderful recipe!

Mickey said...

Your photo's look so nice! And your card is soooo cute.
Thanks,
Mieke

Heather said...

Oh!! Love that cute image. Fabulous job on your card!!

Tracy said...

Great card and all those pictures of treats is making me hungry! Thanks for sharing.

Jacque said...

What a darling card, Iris...and such lovely goodies!!! I love that image of sweetness!!! Your card is such a lovely creation...That easel card is done to perfection and all of the details you have added are gorgeous...Lovely, sweetie....HUgs..Jacque

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Iris! I love the easel card and your coloring is wonderful. And your cookies look soooo yummy!!! This blog hop is making me hungry! LOL! Thanks for all the fun! hugs!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness!! Iris, this is just GORGEOUS!! I love your easel card!! The beautiful details on this and Santa's fur looks SO REAL!!! ACK!! What scrumptious looking cookies too!!! Such yummy treats along the way!! Having so much fun on this hop!! You guys are brilliant!! ;) HUGS

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, so love the image and cookies are yummy! Hugs,moni

Simone P. said...

Fabulous! I love your coloring, the image and your amazing attention to detail. I can't forget your yummy goodies, they look great too!

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

this is amazing a beautiful stamp but the card you have made is fantastic where did you get the sliding template from it is fantastic
hugs Vicky x

Mary said...

This card is gorgeous!!!! The further I go on this blog hop the more I want to go bake some cookies! Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try it.

hugs
Mary

Piia said...

Yammy!!! They look delious - both the card and cookies <3 And this is my favorite stamp from the release so far - love it and gotta have it!!! <3

Smiles from Finland,

Piia

Dragonlady said...

Hi Iris,

What an amazing creation. the colouring is fab and all the little extra details - wow.
Love your cullinery creation too - yum yum.

Hugs Ali x

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

soooooooooo gorgeous! love this image :)) thank you for the cookie recipe.. yummy :))

hugs, xx

artfulwhimsies said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous!!! My favorite~ and your cookie recipe is also one of my top ten! Thank you~

Suzan L said...

What a beautiful Christmas Card!! I love this new image!! And your cookies look yummy!!
Hugs,
Suzan

JenRaff said...

I love the image and how you added the tree in the background! You did an amazing job -- this is a very impressive blog hop!!!

Nettie said...

Hi Iris
I love these easel cards and this one is just stunning. I'm loving the blog hop. Thanks and take care Nettie.xx

kaos said...

Great card (love this kind!) and a lovely set - I envy people who can get the Vanille-Kipferl to be just right - mine never have the "right" consistency...

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

What a great card! so much detail. great job ;)

LOUISE said...

Beautiful card Iris, love the image, and I love your nesty frame around the image. Your cookies look devine, thanks for sharing your recipe. Louise x

HazelQ said...

Beautiful card! That stamp is soo cute :) thank you for sharing the recipe.
Hugs
Hazel

Natalie said...

Oh, I love your blog! I love all your pics! :)

traceyg said...

Gorgeous card really love it, I cant wait to get this stamp

ann marie said...

the detail in you card love it. great stamp and papers. sooo cute

Serendipity Stamping said...

Iris, you really outdid yourself on this gorgeous card. So much of yourself put into it! But how could you not when working with our favorite artist. More cookies please.

Nicolchen said...

die Karte ist einfach HAMMERMÄSSIG SCHÖÖÖN...*SCHWÄRM*...da ist soviel Leben auf der Karte und man merkt das Du sie wieder mit viel Liebe gewerkelt hast :0)))...

Liebe Grüße
Nicole

beadz said...

Oh wow! Your card is amazing. Your coloring and details are spectacular!

hugs,
Gini

Anonymous said...

this image is just as adorable as it can be! your card is really precious! I am lovin all of these new treasures..
Hugs
Judy
SCS~jaydekay

Kim Piggott said...

OMG!!!!
Awesome!
hugs
kim x

lorraine00 said...

Wow, gorgeous card! and I can't wait to try your recipe...looks so delicious!

craft_princess said...

Cute image and I love all the detail on your card! The scrumpets look good to! Never seen those before!

Christine said...

Your cookies and card both look so yummy!!! I think I might do this type of folded card for my family cards this year. They are beautiful!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Stampin Mindy said...

Beautiful, I love this style card. great image.

Alaine said...

Your card is beautiful. You are very talented. The recipe looks very good too. I may have to try it. Thank you.

cdm317 said...

I LOVE this card! Beautiful work. Thank you so much for sharing this!

Crazy Creations said...

Ilove your card to cute this is great I love this hop .Hugs Sarah

Mausel said...

Ohhh wie süß ist das denn??? Von sowas hübschem kann ich nur träumen! Der Stempel ist wirklich süß!

Liebste Grüße Mausel

Kim Y. said...

Simply beautiful! Love everything and thank you for the yummy recipe!

Marion said...

I totally love your card. This is one style I keep meaning to try. The image is wonderful and I love all the extras that are on the card. Beautiful inside and out.Thanks for the recipe.

Deb said...

Beautiful card, Iris! The cookie recipe looks yummy also.

Alex said...

My husband is drooling over your recipe. Guess I know what I am doing tomorrow, LOL!!

You card is gorgeous! Love how you made and easel card. Those are quickly becoming a favorite of mine :)

Jacki Randolph said...

GEORGEOUS! - beautifully colored and so stunning! Your recipe sounds so yummy too!

Kathy said...

GOrgeous card!! I just love your coloring!!! It is always a pleasure to look at!! Love this priceless image as well!! WOW your treats look yummy!! I love the special ones just for the holidays!!
Thanks for the peek!
:)Kathy

coquine1635 said...

simply adorable!
Suzie

Diana - Teacher Mom said...

Wow, your work is amazing! I love it!

torontoteachermom@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

What a gorgeous card! And the treats look yummy! I'll have to try your recipe, I've never seen those before.

Kraftychick said...

This is really a beautiful image - and your coloring is fantastic! Your stollen looks yummy and the recipe sounds terrific! TFS!
Jackie

Vicky said...

Oh My, what a beautiful, beautiful card and i am in love with that image.

Tracy said...

Fantastic creations, just love all the new images.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Crafts and Me said...

I love this card and the work you have put into it is wonderful! it must of took you ages well done!
from Teresa.

montygonza said...

Wow what detail you have put on your card. I love your colouring.

Awesome job Thank you

Amanda

Marianne said...

Fantastic card. Love these new images. Marianne x

Tracey said...

Love your easel card! A gorgeous image!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Love your easel card and your coloring and embellishing are awesomne !
Hugs

megline said...

Beautiful card.
Hugs, Line

weewiccababe said...

what an absolutely stunning card, the stamp is beautifula and you've coloured it perfectly
Debbi
xx

Mae said...

Beautiful easle card & what great goodies. You did a fabulous job!

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous!!!
oh and thank you for your recipe, I love these and have never made them!!!!
Blessings, Maria

knag said...

You created such a beautiful card! I loved it, and am excited about trying your cookie recipe!

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Tammi said...

Yum! Those look delish, I'll def. be making cookies tomorrow! :) Your card is gorgeous! Love the sweet image, pretty papers, joy charm and all the other fab details.

Janelle said...

I LOVE this stamp and the others I have seen today. I cannot wait to try out your cookie recipe. It looks delicious. Thanks!

Mary said...

Beautiful card!
And your cookies look yummmmmmmy!!

Thank you for sharing!

Kim. said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and the edibles also looks very yummy. This stamp is just so perfect and really displays the true xmas of children.
Kim xXx

Lil Sis said...

Beautiful card and scrummy sounding recipes.
Beccy x

Teresa said...

Gorgeous card! That image is just so heartwarming! And my goodness..those cookies look fab!
hugs,T

Rhonda said...

So much great detail! Just beautiful.

Anki said...

Hej! Just a little note for you - there's an award waiting on my blog. Kram - Anki

Raquel said...

This image is just too cute!!! I love what you did with you layout and you coloring is awesome!! Great Job!!!

Mikila said...

I wish I could color like you