Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy New Year Challenge

Hi all and welcome back to another Belles 'n Whistles Challenge! It's Iris and my turn this time to host the challenge. Are you feeling the same as I do? Can't see those Christmas cards anymore? Well then lets move on to the next holiday after Christmas! :-) Of course...New Year! I am challenging you this time to create a New Year's Project. That can be everything: a card, a bottle hanger for a champagne bottle, place cards for your New Years dinner etc. Just get creative!

Before I go on and show you the fabulous creations from the DT I like to announce the winner of the last challenge...drumroll please......and the winner is:

Congratulations sweetie!!!!! :-)

Please Contact Summer with your choice of Stamp
Oh and there is another thing....a little reminder!
Our Ornament Contest is still going on!
For all details click above or the Advent Calendar blinkie in our sidebar
to go to our Inspirational Blog!

For your inspiration here are the Ne w Year creations from the DT:
On our Inspirational Blog there is a tutorial today on the 'Cracked Glass Technique!


Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas "Glitter it Up" Challenge

Happy Monday!!!

I hope you have all been playing along in our Belles 'n Whistles Advent each day!
Hop on over to the Belles 'n Whistles Insprational Blog for some daily inspiration, fun, and prizes. All you have to do is Click on this cute blinkie, and it will take you there....

Do you see that Blinkie over there

Click on it, see what happens! =)

Okay, now on to this weeks challenge... But before we get started I'd like to announce the winner from the Bold Winter Color Sketch Challenge.
Oh oh oh... I'm shaking my head, I just can't believe we only had 4 entries. ??? No - I called to my husband to pick a number between 1 - 4.... He said "3... why?" I told him no reason, I just wanted to know... So guess what?  
3. Adeline Ng  
You are our winner.... Congratulations!
Please Contact Summer with your choice of Stamp
Alrighty then... Lets get started.... I am so excited that it was my turn to host the challenge this week, simply because I LOVE GLITZ and GLAM... So I'm challenging you all to create something, anything, using one of our SWEET Belles 'n Whistles Stamps, and add all the glitter and glamour you want. It's all about "Glittering it Up"

Think you can all handle the sparkle? ha ha

This is what I created for the Challenge... No card from me this week, I decided to make a gift bag that sparkles! You can find More views of this bag by visiting my blog.






Monday, November 22, 2010

Sketch Challenge + Bold Winter Colours

Happy Monday Ladies!

Hope you've had a great weekend. I've had a wonderful one and got to spend all Saturday crafting with 39 other ladies. A wonderful scrapevent from 10 - 22 without having to prepare any snack, lunch, dinner or cake. If that's not a treat - well then I don't know *lol*. It was so much fun to see all the different styles, cards and layouts. Such a wonderful inspiration.

Before I tell you about the new BnW Challenge - here's the lucky winner form last challenge (picked by random org). Lorraine!!A huge congratulations! Send your contact details to Summer. I hope that my sketch for you will be inspiration enough so that you can create a card/project following the sketch + using bold winter colours.

As you can see - I inked and coloured Snowball Snowbaby with my copics.

More inspiration from my supertalented DT sisters:











I hope you would like to join us for this Sketch+Colour challenge. If so - please add your link below. We will pick the lucky winner December 6th.

Kramis - Anki

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cozy Winter Nights

Welcome to our new Belles´n´Whistles challenge! This is Kathrin and I am hosting this new challenge.

Before I let you know about our new theme it´s time to announce last week´s winner. I used to pick her - and it´s # 7 Mary D! Congrats to you!

Well, the weather outside is getting colder, it´s getting dark earlier each day and the first snow isn´t too far away. Actually it snowed here in Germany a few days ago. Of course this was quite high up in the mountains and I am not too sad about not having snow around our house yet. But I love those winter nights where you pull out your favourite blanket to snuggle on the sofa... So I came up with the idea of challenging you with using something cozy on your card - this could be fun flock, felt, fabric, flower soft... Whatever you want to use is fine as long as it looks or feels cozy.

And of course also this week you can win a Belles´n´Whistles stamp of your choice!

Here´s some inspiration made by the design team:


Alice-Lihsuan Wertz (GDT)

You have until november 22nd to show us your cozy creations.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Trick or Treat Me!

Hi! It's Gini and I am thrilled to be hosting today's challenge!
I know you are probably getting sick of Halloween challenges,
so I came up with something a little different.
I would love for you to either "Trick Me" with your card
(with hidden flaps, pockets, sliding get the idea)
or "Treat Me" with an over the top gorgeous card!
It's really simple and it doesn't have to have
anything to do with Halloween.
Just have fun!

Gini - Now You See Him...

Gini- Now You Don't

Andrea~ A Trick or Treating Treat for your eyes!


and a little "pop up" surprise inside...

let´s use some magic...

...and add some color...

...too that little witch!

Anki's Treat Bag

Anki's treat for the bag


 Hidden Tag Card 

here you can see the tag:

Here is the inside "trick and treat"


A treat for the eye including a bookmark


Christmas Card on the outside 

inside comes the trick/treat...a tealight card

I bet you are all wondering
who won our fantastic Blog-Warming Candy!!!!
The first winner,
chosen from comments left on our new Challenge blog is - #39 Angela !
And our second winner,
chosen from all of our lovely entries into our Fall colors challenge is lucky #13 - Karina!
Yay! Thank you so much for playing along with us.

You now have two weeks to join in with our challenge.
The winner for this challenge will get to pick a BnW stamp of their choice!
Be sure to link your card up by November 7th.
We can't wait to see what you come up with!