Monday, May 14, 2012

Winner and some important announcements

Greetings all of our faithful Belles 'n Whistles friends! 
We have a few announcements to make today, but before we get to that, we don't want to keep our winner in suspense any longer. 

Can you believe that we had 50 entries this past month?  WOWEE... I still haven't gotten a chance to visit all of the entries, but I still intend to get there...

Our winner this month is.....


marcea 

Congratulations Marcea, please use the contact button on the side bar to contact Summer with your choice of prize.
What a beautiful creation!!!
Here is her card.


We have not chosen a top three this month due to other news that we have to share....

So it's time to get to that "Other" news....

Summer has decided that we will no longer be having a monthly challenge. 
But of course your favorite Belles 'n Whistles stamps can still be purchased at Belles 'n Whistles online.  She would like to thank each and every one of you for playing along with our challenges, and of course doesn't want you to feel lost without a fun challenge to play.
Other challenge blogs out there that use the same rules that we've been using here, can be found at
(This is a monthly challenge)

(This is a bi-weekly Challenge)

Both of these challenge blogs offer great prizes, and allow you to use
ANY ELISABETH BELL DESIGNED Stamp or Digi to qualify.


As for Belles 'n Whistles.....  The Belles 'n Whistles shop is still open, but the DT girls will no longer be posting on either the inspiration blog or here on the challenge blog.

Both blogs will remain here for your browsing, and we hope that our previous posts can still be an inspiration to you all. 

Most of all, Summer and our BnW  DT want to say a HUGE Thank you to each and every one of you, for all of your support and wonderful comments over the past 3 years. 
We've enjoyed your participation, and the inspiration that you've shared with us.

Sadly, I really hate to end this post, simply because it is not something I've been to thrilled about posting.... But as in all things... Life moves forward, and over time, all things change...

Thanks again for all of your support.
Hugs,
Summer, and the BnW  DT.



Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring is In The Air

Happy Spring time Belles 'n Whistles Friends!!! 

It's that time again, time for another challenge at the BnW challenge blog.
We had so many beautiful entries using Butterflies last month.
We really appreciate all of you who participated with us.



Now to this months challenge.
SPRING IS IN THE AIR

With a theme like that, we just know we are about to see some BEAUTIFUL cards or projects.

Remember to use an Elisabeth Bell image on your creation.



You have until May 13th to enter this challenge.

We hope that you can find some time this month to join us.



Here are some inspiration from the talented ladies in the design team and our GD's.
and not only that, we have a surprise to share as well....
How about a little bit of a "Flash Back"
While looking through The Belles 'n Whistles Gallery
we have noticed so many beautiful things,
We just couldn't help but bring them to light to be shown along with our
"Spring is in the Air" challenge.


First though, lets see what our own DT, and guests have created for you this month.












Audhild








Now for a little
"Blast From The Past"


By "Gregs Girl"




by "Janie"



by former DT member "Lilian"


It's so much fun to go back and look through some older creations and seeing what ones
really jump out at you. 
These are all definitely Spot Light Worthy, wouldn't you agree?

Soooo are you ready to join us? 
Lets see what the theme of
SPRING IS IN THE AIR inspires you to do.


Winner of "Butterfly challenge"

Good morning all Belles 'n Whistles fans.
First of all thanks to all of you who participated in this challenge. There were so many beautiful creations. It was not an easy job to pick the Top 3.

The randomly drawn winner of one Belles 'n Whistles stamp of your choice is:

Gila (nr.20)

Congratulations. Please contact Summer (see email link in sidebar) with your choice of stamp.

Now onto the Top 3 Winners:

Lynne (nr.28) (GD)
Rose C (nr.8)

Please email Audhild at: audljo(at)hotmail(dot)com for your Top 3 badges and GD information!

Another challenge will be up soon



Monday, March 12, 2012

March Challenge: Use Butterflies

It is March 12th and time for another challenge at the BnW challenge blog.
Last month there were so many beautiful entries. 
I want to thank you all for participating. 

Now to this months challenge.
We want you to use BUTTERFLIES on your creation. 
You can choose if you want to make a card or another paper project.
Remember to use an Elisabeth Bell image on your creation.

You have until April 15th to enter this challenge.
I hope you will join us, and we are looking forward to see many beautiful creations.


Here are some inspiration from the talented ladies in the design team and our GD's.

 










Important! From now on please put GD next to your name if you like to be chosen as a guest designer. Only entries with GD next to their name will be considered for the GD position!!!




Winners of "A Month of Love & Hearts"

Good Morning Ladies! It's time to announce the winners of our Month of Love & Hearts challenge. But first of all thanks to all of you who participated! Your creations were ALL absolutely Beautiful....  I'm sure you know that picking the winners was not an easy job!

The randomly drawn winner of one Belles 'n Whistles stamp of your choice is:


Congratulations! Please contact Summer (see email link in sidebar) with your choice of stamp!

And now onto our Top 3 winners:



2.  Julie P


3. Lynne


Congratulations Ladies!

Please email Lynda at Lumbkin(at)gmail(dot)com for your Top 3 badges and GD information!


Stay tuned -- Our new challenge is starting soon!

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Month of Love & Hearts

Greetings our Dear BnW friends,
Wow it seems to different having our challenges be on a Monthly basis right now.  But I am thankful for the extra time for crafting. 

Ohhhhhh oh oh... and guess what?  Have you noticed yet that our sweet Vicki is back, and sharing her beautiful creativity with all of us again?  Welcome Back Vicki, we've missed you!

This month as many of you have probably seen ALL OVER Blogland, is a "Love & Hearts" theme.  Just because Valentines day is tomorrow, doesn't mean that we can't continue to show our Love, and Hearts, right?  There is no rule saying that everything has to LOOK LIKE a Valentine....  Lets just see what you can do with our theme this month. 

You will have until March 11th to join in on this challenge, with a new challenge starting again on Monday March 12th. 

After joining in our challenge this month, why not visit some other Elisabeth Bell themed challenges, and see what's going on there.

Here we have a little bit of inspiration from our design team....

Guest Designer Colleen Holmes




















Frosty Challenge Winners

Good Morning Ladies! It's time to announce the winners of our Frosty challenge. But first of all thanks to all of you who participated! Your creations were all GORGEOUS and picking the winners was as always not an easy job!

The randomly drawn winner of one Belles 'n Whistles stamp of your choice is:
Congratulations! Please contact Summer (see email link in sidebar) with your choice of stamp!

And now onto our Top 3 winners:


Congratulations Ladies!
Please email Iris at cocoacrafts(at)gmail(dot)com for your Top 3 badges and GD information
 
Please stay tuned our new challenge is starting soon!