September 18, 2009

Welcome to the Belles 'n Whistles Fall Release


WELCOME to the
Belles 'n Whistles
Fall Release Blog Hop!

I hope you are all having a FABULOUS FRIDAY!
This has been an amazing week, with lots of craftiness going on,
You could say that I'm QUITE excited because
Belles 'n Whistles has just released their 2nd batch of rubber.
Ohhhh they are divine!

If you've come here from Lilians Blog, then you're on the right track,
If not make sure you start back at the Belles 'n Whistles Blog
And get ready to hop!!!!
Our very own Anki will be our Hostess with the mostest.
You will have the opportunity to win the entire Belles 'n Whistles Fall Release
Make sure to leave a comment on each post okay?
I can't wait to see who the winner will be.
The amazingly talented Elizabeth Belle keeps us drooling with her
Wonderfully designed "Festive Fall" images.
They are GORGEOUS!

Stamps go on sale tomorrow Sept 19th
Only at the
Belles 'n Whistles store.

The Design Team has worked hard to give you all a preview of these new
releases and I'm sure you will find
something tasty at every blog along the way.
You aren't going to want to miss a single one.

For my project
I decided I would just LOVE to feature the
Belles n' Whistles Scarecrow and Little Wizard.
He's SOOOO Cute sharing his candy that way.

What else could I do, but to create something using some candy.
I decided I would make a festive Fall centerpiece out of CANDY.

I think this would make a great gift,
and look at the cute card you could make to along with it.


I tried to keep the card a simple one, simply because I knew that I would have
a busy photograph to show you.
I really wanted some contrast, and I think I have succeeded.

Just look at that handsome scarecrow!
He's got a cute pumpkin for a head, but he looks so lifelike doesn't he?
If you were a crow, would you be scared?
How could you be? He's just SOOO Handsome!

How sweet is that little wizard, sharing his candy with the scarecrow?
This reminds me of little kids who think they can
have real conversations with mannequins.

That handsome scarecrow probably won't talk to him
OR accept the piece of candy... Or will he?

Here's a closer look....
Oh I just can't get over how cute this stamp is -
Not to mention the fun I had coloring it in.
I used Copics for coloring as well as some Twinkling H2o's.
I fell in love immediately with the result!

I have a good mixture of DP's, the blue papers are from S.U.
The glittered striped paper from DCWV,
and the mustard color from Debbie Mumm.
My flower is punched from matching Debbie Mumm paper.
And my ribbon is actually some that I used in my center piece.

Yes it's true, my centerpiece is made up of LOTS & LOTS of candy
I even took a close up, so that you could see for yourself.


The "Recipe" for this little project is so simple
you won't believe it.
I took a wire clothes hanger, cut the hook and the twisted part off of it,
Bent it together and pinched it shut with a pair of pliers
Then I bent the wire into a circle shape
It doesn't have to be PERFECT, because the candy hides any flaws

Next, I started tying the candies onto the wire.
Cinnamon and butterscotch candies were used the most
And I added some Brachs Milkmade caramels for added color and
Just to throw a little something different into the mix.

As I got a few on, I just started pushing them tightly together
until I was a little over 3/4 of the way full
then I spaced them out, and added shimmery wired ribbon and bows.
And we were on to something.

I took a plain white candle, decorated it lightly, and placed it in the center
And Ta-Da.... There you have a festive Fall centerpiece for your table.
Just think of the goodies you can eat when you are done using it! =)
~~~
I hope you enjoyed yourself here,
Make sure that you hop on over to see what
Kathrin (Kruemel) has in store for you.
Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance to win


100 comments:

cleo said...

pretty designed card, nice image. love your details

Anki said...

Detta är helt underbart Lynda! Fantastisk "center-piece". Love, love, love it all! Kramis - Anki

Kris said...

another image i'm just falling in love with!!!! and Lynda, that centerpiece just totally ROCKS!!!! i LOVE it!!!!

lorraine00 said...

I'm so happy a little boy is on the stamp! Your card is beautiful and the centerpiece is such a great idea!

Krümel said...

Lynda, you did such a great job on both the card and the wreath! This image is too cute - I am sure the scarecrow appreciates this candy he gets. Beautiful colors and that big yellow-brown flower is the perfect embellishment for it.
The wreath is amazing. Will not live long probably... ;o)
Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Jodi said...

Lynda!! This is just a fabulous creation! Love your pretty card and coloring and that candy wreath must have took such a long time to make!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Lilian said...

Lynda, your candy wreath is just amazing! I love your beautifully colored card! Cute Cute Cute! Love it!

Rosette said...

Oh gosh!! It is WONDERFUL!! Lovely job hunny!! xx

Peta said...

How many lollies DIDN'T make it onto the centrepiece???? lol,
Seriously, great job Lynda - I know you've been bursting to show your creation - and now you can, well done, Peta x

Angelo said...

Gorgeous card, Lynda. Love that cute scarecrow. Your candy looks yummy too.
I'll continue my bloghopping now.
Hugs, Kristin :)

Kim Dellow said...

Oh yummy, that is just so cute. Kim

Summer... said...

WOW LYNDA!! WHAT an AWESOME, AWESOME candy wreath!! Oh I LOVE it!! =) And your card is just adorable!!! I LOVE the colors you chose and the embellishements....PERFECT LYNDA!! =)

Therese said...

Adorable! :)

Therese, Norway

Sharon Mi. said...

Wow! I'm in love with this image--the scarecrow and the little wizard are devine. Your layout and pattern combos are wonderful. The centerpiece is lovely--may just give it a try for the holidays. Thanks.

Vanja said...

Beautiful image! Your card is gorgeous, I love the colours.
Hugs, Vnaja

Mimiko said...

So beautiful card with such a cute image and yummy candy decoration :)

NormaJean said...

wow lynda your card is beautiful and Im loving this stamp too..
Hugs normajean

Caroline said...

Wow!!! This looks amazing love the card and the image is so sweet. caroline x

Deb said...

Adorable, fall is my favorite season!

Kim. said...

Oh how cute is that scarecrow your right he definitely wouldn't scare any crows and that little wizard trying to give him some candy aaah.
Love the card and the candy centre piece is great.
Kim xXx

Lene Aase said...

So cute, love the colors:)

Kathi said...

Wow... I love your yummy centerpiece, and you are right, the scarecrow looks very livelike, so wonderful. Your card is stunning!!
xx Kathi

Melissa said...

Positively adorable! You did an amazing job!

Melissa said...

Positively adorable! You did an amazing job!

CrazyCuteCards said...

There's some magic in the air! I really like those little wizard!

Katrine said...

Nice card! Love the coloring!

Hugs
Katrine

Tracy said...

Your centre piece is a great idea and you've done a great card too. Enjoying the hop
Happy crafting
Tracy x

ros said...

gorgeous card, really beautiful colours and a gorgeous stamp too

My name is Wynneth said...

Wow, what a fabulously inspirational project you've given us here Lynda :0) Thank you so much :0)

Love what you did with the scarecrow and wizard stamp on the card, this is such a cute stamp :0)

hugs
wynneth
x

Iris said...

OMG Lynda how awesome is that!!! Your center piece is stunning and I want to start making my own now!!!!!!! Great idea! And your card showing that little wizard is fabulous! Isn't he just the cutest? I love that image! Great work!!!!!!

Hugs,
Iris

Kathy said...

Beautiful presentation!!! I so love all the Autumn decoations I am seeing on the blog hop and think I have to get mine out!! haha
I just adore this image the most I think !! It is simply priceless!!
Thanks for sharing!
:)Kathy

SemSee said...

WOW Lynda! Fabby candy centrepiece and gorgeous card! I love these new releases SO much! Stunning colouring, as always! *grin* Your creations are always such a joy to behold! Hugs, Sem x

Teresa said...

Great job on this card.

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

very nice :)

Tanya said...

love the card! I am having a hard time trying to figure out which is my must have fav.

cowchipper said...

beautiful cards and lovely stamps.

Carrie said...

This card is so adorable! I'm loving these new fall releases! And the centerpiece you made with candy is just divine!!

Jacque said...

Gorgeous job...lovely centerpiece too...lovely colors you have used...Beautiful and such a precious image...Hugs..Jacque

craftingmanda said...

loving the card what a cool centerpiece idea too i have never seen on made from candy before

Scrap2day said...

Love the image and the card!
Stunning!

kat9 said...

Great card and candy centerpiece.
Kathy

Heather said...

Yep I think this image is growing on me!! Wonderful card..

Susan said...

Oh my stinkin word, how adorable! They're colored so beautifully and I love the H2Os effect! Just enchanting. I loved presenting this cutie and that wreath is too sweet! I love the colors in it and the brown is just the right touch! Just yummy!

Big hugs to you,

Susan

Piali said...

Beautiful card!!! love the candy wreath...great idea..I have to give it a try.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Adorable stamp. Love the colors you used.

Alex said...

GORGEOUS! and it looks so different in these different colors! I love what you created and the centerpiece is YUMMY! I wonder if it would survive my house full of boys LOL!

Anne said...

Love the way you've coloured this cute image!

Table decoration is lovely but I KNOW my teenagers would descend on it like locusts! LOL

Kim Y. said...

Oh, that's such a cool candy wreath! So clever! I love your card, great LO! Great color choices! Love everything about it!

Lizabeth said...

Beautiful design work and color combo. Even the recipe is a fun one!
x0x

Amy Leggate said...

Fantastic! Love your Card and your colouring!

Tammi said...

Pretty coloring and colors on this, love the flower too...amazing card! And WOW on your candy centerpiece, a yummy idea!! Thanks for sharing!

Danielle said...

Your card looks great! I love the color scheme you used for it.

Jenny said...

So very adorable! Love it!!

Rachel said...

your card is sooo cute!! i am loving your centerpiece, it is fabulous!! thanks for sharing how you made it.
hugs,
Rachel

Crazy Creations said...

Great I love it I just ordered my first 3 4 days ago now I need these Sarah

Stampin Mindy said...

Great colors this stamp is too cute. Love that scarecrow!

Lil Sis said...

Card and centrepiece are both fantastic - what a lovely idea.

Beccy x

Crafty Num Nums said...

Wow, what a gret idea for the candy centerpiece. I think I am gonna have to try that one :)

Your card is wonderful, I am in awwww of your coloring.

Glynda said...

What a wonderful card! I love it and the little wizard is adorable. I love your colors!

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

a very pretty card x

Suzanne said...

Love the colors. Kinda looks fall/patriotic. Really pretty together. Great job!

Tina Janiga said...

I love all of the detail that you put into not just your card but your centerpiece as well!!

Erin- said...

Everything is amazing! I love your centerpiece and the image makes me giggle. Children can be sooo generous.

Rochelle said...

How cute is this and love the centerpiece 'recipe'. Thanks for sharing. Such a nice blog !

Jennifer Scull said...

super fun idea! I will have to try this! thanks! :)

Ghanice said...

Not a scary scarecrow at all, beautiful job, so talented.
jman4@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Not a scary scarecrow at all, beautiful job, so talented.
jman4@comcast.net

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

Wow Lynda, how gorgeous! I love the scarecrow card and the matching centerpiece. Beautiful job showing off the stamp. xox ~Jeni

Kyoko said...

Such a cute image! I love the new line of stamps. TFS!

Tracy said...

Great card. I am enjoying the blog hop and adding lots of new stamps to my wish list!

Jenny said...

This is my favorite image. Great job!

Melissa said...

Oh! How cute! That is such a great idea for a center piece!

Daisychain said...

Great card and centrepiece. Love how you coloured the image.

Louise Z said...

I so love the colours you used on the card, and that centerpiece is amazing! It puts you in a festive mood!

Chrissy Le said...

Beautiful coloring!

Simone P. said...

I love your display and wonderful card!

Mae said...

What a cutie. He is so sweet.

Jane said...

Wow I love the colours you've used on your card and that sweet centerpiece is stunning too, what a great idea! hugs, Jane x

Renata said...

What a good paper you used with this funny image, the dots look like a night sky with stars. Also a lovely flower. Love your recipe :)

Warmest regards, Renata

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

I just love this little image and your coloring is suberb! That centerpiece is outstanding, and such a fabulous idea.
TFS
Hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

Tanya Rudd said...

Beautiful, the centerpiece is too lovely.

debbies said...

WOW - beautiful coloring!

knag said...

What a gorgeous centerpiece! Love all the colors, and the way you created the little wizard and scarecrow card.

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I am having a fabulous Friday with you all here, you have made it much better today, thanks, well actually you have made me hungry for some goodies!

I am lovin' this. Great job on your card and images are great with the new releases - so hope I win. So cool to see this image done differently then the last one! You rock.

Thanks for you and your DT for this hop!!!TFS

Kip's Cards said...

These belles and Whistle images are stunning, I am having a ball hopping as like your card all the design's are fab....
your centre piece is stunning.
x
Vicky

Julie said...

Your card and centerpiece are just adorable.

josie said...

would love to win this blog candy ,everything is so gorgeous.and I love EB images.they are super.

Susan said...

really cute card! loved the different papers used.

josie said...

I love everything about this blog hop. Its so much fun

Carol said...

Fantastic looking card and absolutely love your candy in the centerpiece.

Carol
www.chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com

LOUISE said...

Great card Lynda, love the sweet image, and loving your flower! Can't wait to order my stamps! Louise x

CDM317 said...

Lynda,
I believe this is my favorite stamp so far!
I love how you used the twinkling H2Os. They add such a glow to the image.
Beautifully done! I can't wait to order this stamp tomorrow!

Yvonne said...

Another cutie! I love the shading details on the patches found on the scarecrow's clothing. The random strands of hay sticking out really do pop with your shading tech. I enjoyed your work on the punched flower. You can tell a lot of work went into this card. Thank you for sharing. This so helps new fans like myself learn and grow.

Vixykins said...

Great colours! Love love it!

craft_princess said...

Nice card and I also really like the candy gift!!

scrapbookqueensassymouth said...

Love the scarecrow. And the colors!! BEAUTIFUL...

Risa said...

Hi Lynda,
Your card is very pretty! Your image is adorable!
Thanks for sharing the recipe of the candy wreath, I love it!
hugs
Risa:)

Heather x said...

Oh this is so beautiful, the scarecrow is cute and I just love what you have done for your centrepiece, wouldn't last 2 minutes in our house with the children around lol :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness!! This is just precious!! I adore the image and your layout and coloring is so stunning!! TFS! HUGS

Angelwood said...

Just adorable! I love this image and you colored it wonderfully! hugz, Angela