Monday, November 23, 2009

Belles 'n Whistles Christmas Release II - Blog Hop



Welcome to our Belles 'n Whistles Blog Hop and 2. Christmas Release! Can you believe how times is flying? We are here for our 2nd Christmas release already and Christmas is just around the corner! And Summer did it again! Another 6 super adorable Christmas stamps are released today. Designed by the amazingly talented Elisabeth Bell. They are available in the Belles 'n Whistles store later this morning. So make sure you stop by there later today to reserve your stamps. Pre-selling starts in the store later today and they will begin shipping out December first.

So and now are you ready? Ready to continue in our blog hop and having a chance on winning a full set of these newly released cuties? Ok so if you arrived here on my blog from sweet Anki than you are on the right track! But if you did not than hop over to our Belles 'n Whistles Blog and start at the beginning. In order to have a chance on winning the prize you must leave a comment on each DT members blog including the Belles 'n Whistles blog. The winner will be announced by Summer on Thanksgiving Day at the Belles 'n Whistles Blog.

Now I am proud to present to you: "The Christmas Door" . Oooooh how cute this one is!!!!!! This time our hop has the theme Christmas Gift Wraps/Boxes & Christmas Gifts. So I decided to use this absolutely cute stamp to create a Christmas Gift Wrap around a bottle. I found this bottle last week at Ikea and just had to have it. I like the bottle cap and how it closes. Reminded me of the old bottles used when I was a child. This is not just a decorated bottle it is also considered a gift from my kitchen ;-) Because I filled it with homemade Coffee Liqueur (interested in the recipe? scroll all the way down to the end of the post). I like to bring small gifts like that when I'm invited for a Christmas party or dinner as a little something especially for the host or to accompany other gifts.

I colored the image using my Copics. DP is from My Minds Eye and all decoratiosn are from my stash. Border punch used is a Martha Stewart punch. Sentiment stamp is from the Magnolia So Jolly/So Snowy Collection.

















I hope you like my Christmassy liquer bottle and I could inspire you a little. After leaving a comment it is now time for you to go on to the the next stop in our hop. The next click will bring you to Hawai'i :-) The amazingly talented Jodi will show you what she's created with another adorable newly released stamp!

And if you are still following and interested in the liqueurs recipe here it is ,the recipe for my homemade coffee liqueur :

Coffee Liqueur

Ingredients:

1 cup heavy cream
1 cup brandy or whisky
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tsp instant espresso or instant coffee
(2 tsp instant vanilla pudding - if you like the liqueur to be a little thicker)

Combine the liquid ingredients in a shaker. Add the dry ingredients and shake very well until sugar and coffe powder is completely dissolved. Fill in bottle and keep refrigerated.


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


Hugs,

101 comments:

Krümel said...

I know these bottles from Ikea and love them even plain - but yours is the most beautiful one I´ve ever seen! Your special wrapping around makes this a wonderful gift where it is easy to see all the love you put in it. And your coloring on the image is as stunning as always.
Will have to try this recipe!

Big hugs to you!
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Rosette said...

You're getting me in the Christmas mood now! It is frekin awesome Iris! Yumy, I HAVE to try the liquer, I love everything that icludes coffee!!
your bottle is so beautifully made, I'm sure it will be mostly appreciated!! hugs sent your way so talented Iris!! I want coffe now!

Jenny said...

Hi Iris! What a great why to decorated a bottle. Your recipe looks yummy. I love coffee! TFS, I need to give this a try.

Lil Sis said...

Yopu have transformed the bottle beautifully.
The drink sounds yummy too.

Beccy x

Mimiko said...

This is sooooo beautiful! Just love it :)
And that recipe - might need to try it... ;)

Brenda said...

What a wonderful gift. I love what you have done with this cute image.

Susan said...

what a great idea! and I am definitely going to try the recipe.
thanks so much

liza said...

what can i say but wow,love it

love n hugs
liza xox

Margreet said...

Love the way you decorated that bottle......good idea!
Thanks for your yummy recipe!
xxx Margreet

Snowflake said...

What a great idea. I love the image (Belles'n Whistles), papers and your coloring.
Hugs, Danica

Kreativmonster said...

What a lovely decoration! And what a yummy recipe...Thank you, I will try!

jude said...

Wow you have made a beautiful project ,and fab idea .thanks so mcuh for sharing.
hugs judex

JulyeB said...

I never like to go empty handed to parties etc too and flowers and chocolates just get boring to give so I think this is a wonderful idea and the recipe is so simple, how long would it last if it didn't all get drunk the first time the bottle is opened? Julye

KarenB said...

Super sweet! and thank you so much for the recipe :)

Chrissie said...

What a wonderful project Iris, I love this sweet image and your bottle (and recipe) are gorgeous!

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Gaaaasp**** I'm amazed at this gorgeous antique bottle, and what you did with it! WOW Woman!!! That's all I can say at the moment!
You've colored "The Christmas Door" pefectly, how can anything compare to that beautiful work?
I just love the photo props to go along with your bottle too! You are just so creative!
Great Big Hugs
Lynda

hayward69 said...

Oh wow what a lovely creation you have come up with. Just love the idea. Love the choice of stamp used and your colouring is great.

Jayne xx

Ann-Marie said...

Just gorgeous what a wonderful idea. I love the bottle wrap such a great idea and your colouring is just amazing. I'm addicted to coffee so I will definately be trying out this recipe. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Take care Ann-Marie xxx

Liza said...

Beautiful work and a fabulous gift idea.

Liza x

Stephanie said...

Adorable!! Love the bottle too!!
Hugs,
Stephanie

Vanja said...

Wow, Iris, this is stunning! And I think this is my favourite stamp so far (even though they are all amazing) :)
Hugs,Vanja

Knerten said...

Incredible bottle decoration; and beautiful colouring; just love it !

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful. Your coloring is amazing.. Your idea to use it for the coffee is super.. I really love your coloring.. Such a pretty Christmas project this is.. Super job.

Kathy said...

WOW Iris this is gorgeous!!!! YOur coloring is stunning and I love this bottle too!!! How cute is that!! This image is darling and your coloring really brought it to life!!! Love this!!!
:)Kathy

Teresa said...

What a great idea. This stamp is very pretty but I really like what you have done with the card.

Rachel said...

WOW Spectacular AND a recipe... I am in heaven!

Jacque said...

Iris, this is absolutely lovely!!! Your manner of showcasing this darling image is just wonderful...Thanks for the recipe, too...but the bottle is so quaint and STUNNING!!! Have a wonderful day...HUgs..Jacque

Meretekj said...

Wow!!!
Absolutely wonderful!!!

ann marie said...

this is wonderful love it.

Julie Masse said...

Oh this is just precious!! What a great image and a beautiful project! :)

Granny P said...

Wow! Such a beautiful stamp - your coloring with copics is something I aspire to. As for the finished product -you've transformed a plain bottle (which I like by the way) into something spectacular. What a great gift.

Tracy said...

Beautiful creation and gorgeous colours. Wonderful stamps.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Janelle said...

I love the idea of the decorated and filled bottle as a gift. I'm not sure you could have found a better stamp for it either. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the recipe!

lebar95 said...

Wow! Beautiful coloring of an absolutely adorable stamp!Very nice idea for hostess/host. Thanks for sharing your project and your recipe!

Dena said...

Your recipe sounds amazing!!!
Love your wonderful coloring on this image. How perfect!!!! I do think this is such a cute one! Hugs, Dena

JenRaff said...

Such a cute image but what you did with it is so amazing! I love it! I need to run to an Ikea and think about some clever x-mas gifts.
Thanks so much for playing!

Tammy said...

WOW....this is so gorgeous!! I love how you decorated the bottle!! SO AWESOME and thanks for the recipe!!!

Katarina said...

Beautiful, and a wonderful gift idea! I think this is my fave stamp...

Kraftychick said...

Iris - what a great idea for decorating and what a SUPER recipe!! Got both of them written down so I don't forget! TFS!

jackie

ChrisaBella said...

Beautiful, beautiful job. I am absolutely amazed at your talent. And I love this stamp.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow Iris!!! Now that is one yummmy gift!! :) I just ADORE this image and your coloring and details are so amazing hun!!! Thanks for sharing and now to hop along...

Diamond Doll said...

Oh this is fab i love the idea of decorationg a bottle i must give it a try and the image is just right for it and i love the added sparkle.
Trish (-:

Suzan L said...

What a lovely gift bottle! The image is so cute and you have colored it in so beautifully!!
Hugs, Suzan

Kris said...

Beautiful!! simply beautfiul! love you coloring and that bottle label is a great idea... hugs, Kris

Serendipity Stamping said...

Another adorable image and you have used it well, love your coloring. Think I will have to use your recipe as a gift for my sorority sisters, thanks goodness there are only four of us. LOL

Katrin said...

Wow, einfach nur wundervoll. Das sieht traumhaft aus.
LG
Katrin

beadz said...

What a great idea. Your coloring amazes me! I just keep staring at it! Beautiful (and your recipe sounds yummy!)
hugs,
Gini

Mary said...

What a great idea Iris! I love how you decorated the bottle. Very beautiful. And this stamp is so cute!

hugs
Mary

Nikki said...

Wow!! This is such a gorgeous gift! Do you want to come to my house for dinner?! I am, as always, stunned by your colouring skills & the finishing touches make this project extra extra special xxx

Hugs

Nikki xxx

Marina said...

Wow! Das sieht traumhaft schön aus, Iris!
Sehr schöne sanfte Farben und ein bezauberndes Motiv, natürlich auch bezaubernd coloriert.
Und das Rezept hört sich auch seeeehr lecker an :O))).

Ich wünsche Dir und Deinen Lieben einen schönen Abend,

Knuddelz,
Marina

jan farnworth said...

love it very sweet.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job. What a great idea. Lovely colors.
jman4@comcast.net

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

a truely gorgeous creation

Melissa said...

How gorgeous! And thanks for sharing the yummy recipe!

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

wow.. i would just love to receive a present like this one!!! thank you for the recipe :))) hugs, xx

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Wow! what a great gift, I have made homemade liqueur before, but my packaging wasn't even close to the beauty of this. thanks so much for sharing.

Jodi said...

Iris, your coloring of this image is absolutely gorgeous!! I love love love it!! You make me really love this stamp even if I know there is lots of coloring involved. =)
Hugs
Jodi =)

Anonymous said...

Your bottle decoration is great! I love the image of the little girl. Nice job of coloring the image, too.
Mary

Mary said...

This is Beautiful! And this image is one of my favorites!!
Thank you for sharing and for the delish receipe as well!

Moni said...

Waw stunning project, so cute image! Hugs,moni

Kimberly S said...

Now that is one very special bottle! What a great idea and such gorgeous results! :)

Jenni said...

Fabulous project, I love the image you've used and will definitely be trying the coffee liqueur!
Jenni x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a beautiful bottle! You did a great job on it!

Lim said...

Dear Iris,

WOW!!! Your creation is amazing!!!. Loooove that bottle and your coloring as always is stunning!
Let me say that I always love the way you take your pictures. Awesome!
Hugs,
LIM

HazelQ said...

What a great idea! I really like your creation, the stamps are very cute :)
Hugs
Hazel

Marion said...

What a wonderful idea. This is so beautiful and and your recipe looks fab. I love this image, actually I am loving all of them.
Marion

Anki said...

Just stunning and I can only agree with what Elisabeth already said on Facebook! And yes - I want to try some of that mixture right now...hihi..... Kram - Anki

Jenn Joncas said...

Gorgeous!! What a great idea!! Thanks for the recipe.

Jenn (:

craft_princess said...

What wonderful creations!

Nikki said...

Yummy that's such a great idea
thanks for sharing
hugs Nikki

CraftyRia said...

I love the way you decorated the bottle! Thanks for the recipe, too! YUM!

Cheryl said...

Fantastic. What a wonderful gift.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great project- and you are so lucky to have such a sweet sweet image! TFS

charlene aka scrappygma said...

What a great project and thanks for the recipe !
Hugs

scrappyjan said...

Love you great idea!! Very fun and Pretty too!! Thanks for the recipe sweetie, hugs, Janiel

Kellie said...

I just love the way you used this stamp. Using it as a label worked beautifully. This is one of my favorites from this collection.

coquine1635 said...

Very good idea, so cute.
Suzie

Mae said...

Beautiful job Iris. Love your coloring & this is my fav so far. What a cutie.

Cheryl Walker said...

mmmmmm that sounds sooooo YUMMY!!! Im going to have to try this recipe:) Thank you!!! Also Love your image, coloring and the bottle how you decorated it!!! Beautiful job!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Susan said...

Oh, Iris, I'm just in love with this bottle wrapper! That little sweetie knocking at the door is just way to precious for words! I love the recipe and all the details you put on all of your projects. Oh, it's just enchanting! Love the recipe and I'm going to give it a shot! Just love it!

Big hugs to you,

Susan

Mary Lou said...

Oh my goodness Iris~~~ this is amazing!! Beautiful coloring and the choice of paper, embellies, and just everything has blown me away!!
Thanks for sharing
Blessings
Mary Lou

Moshie said...

WOW This hop just gets better and better! I love this stamp and your bottle is awesome! Thanks for the recipe too!!! Great gifts!

Kathi said...

Hi Iris,
what a wonderful idea to decorate the bottle itself. This image is so cute, gets me in the X-Mas-feeling.
I love how you colored the image and your lovely decorations.
I make Coffee liquer myself every year, but it takes MUCH more time, because it needs to sit for weeks to get tasty :-)
xx Kathi

Lilian said...

Hi Iris! Your idea to decorate this lovely bottle is just genius! Love your coloring and all the beautiful details you've added. Awesome work!!!

craftykitten said...

This project is absolutely stunning Iris. Please can you add me to your list of friends to send presents too!!! :)
The image you have chosen is so cute and the colours you have used are perfect.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Sandy said...

Your coloring is stunning and the image you used is just so precious! Everything you did turned out beautifully!!!!

Smita said...

That is such a beautiful bottle!! Love how you have decorated it... very very pretty.

Smita

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Iris these are fabulous gifts for the holidays! Love your image and the gorgeous coloring. Fab details! :)

Doris said...

Those bottles are great, and what a great idea. Thanks for including the recipe too. I love that stamp - but then again so far I love them all LOL.

Peggy said...

Love the project and your coloring. Just wonderful! Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Peggy Allen

Tracey said...

Your project is just gorgeous! Love it!

Mina said...

wow what a fantastic idea Iris and another beautiful stamp beautifully coloured
Mina xxx

Shazza said...

absolutely beautiful and thanks for the recipe, yum yum!
x

Alex said...

CUTE and a great gift idea. My hubby thanks you for the recipe ;)

Angelwood said...

What a fantastic project - I love the idea of decorating a bottle of liquer. Your image is beautiful and coloring is simply stunning! Cheers! Angela

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh my - this is WONDERFUL! your colouring is stunnig! Will be trying the recipe for sure- thanks for sharing a WONDERFUL creation!

Chrissy Le said...

Oooooh, I think this is my favorite one, great job!

Anne H. said...

WOW - your bottle is gorgeous!!
An adorable image, beautiful colors - such a great idea.
Take care xx
Anne :-)

rosa said...

wow it's beautiful!!!!! sorry for my english un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa
http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/

rosa said...

wow it's beautiful!!!!! sorry for my english un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa
http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/

Hanne said...

This bottle is decorated in style! Love it!
Hanne