November 23, 2009

Belles n Whistles December Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Official December Release for

Belles 'n Whistles
Are you excited?
I know that I am!
More Gorgeous Holiday Stamps
Designed by Elisabeth Bell
And guess what?
We are having another Blog Hop to Celebrate!
This months theme is
Holiday Gifts & Gift Wrap

If you've stumbled upon my blog by accident
Then please make sure you start back at the beginning.
Go to the Belles 'n Whistles Blog
And start hoping along!

If you have arrived here from Jacque's Blog
then you are on the right track.

I can assure you that you will fully enjoy taking a look through
The BnW DT's blogs to see what they've been working on,
Even though my crafting mojo has been a bit under the weather
These days, I still tried to come up with something to show all of you.
So I hope that you will take the time to leave each of us a comment.

The winner will be announced on Thursday
Thanksgiving Day here in USA
WHAT do you have to do for a chance to win this months
COMPLETE release???

Leave us a comment and let us know you were here.
It's that simple.

You can get these gorgeous stamps at the Belles 'n Whistles Store,
And Will begin shipping out next week. 
Hurry, Hurry, don't be late! 
Are you excited yet?

Now, with all of that being said,
I guess I can finally show you what I've created for this
Fun filled event!

In sticking to the Gifts and Gift Wrap theme
I decided that I would first of all create an adorable
little zipper pull for a very special girl.
She loves to hang them on her jacket and her backpacks.
So I created this for her, using the brand new
Gingerbread Corner
stamp on some
of that shrinky dink plastic,
Added a chain, and some strands of beads.
and there you have the perfect little zipper pull.

I then created a gift box, (Matchbox style) only larger.
I decorated it to match what was inside.

Even the inside cover displays "Gingerbread Corner"
Everything coordinates with everything else!
Sorry, it's just how I am! LOL
The gift bag -  well, I filled it with ginger snap cookies.
Every little girl likes to have a little sweet treat to herself, right?
You didn't think that you'd get away with a BnW blog hop without
at least some form of food here, did you? LOL

Here is a closer picture of the gift box closed with the
slide over cover on it.

And last but certainly not least,
The Card
Every gift needs a very special card to go along with it, right?

I used some of the same DP's that I used on
the box, and the gift bag, but too much of that
and the card would have been much too dark.
So to lighten things up, I decided to take plain white
cardstock, and create my own DP.  I sponged some
green ink lightly over the paper, and then found a picture
of a gingerbread man online.  I printed it out in the size that
I needed, and then carefully cut him out with my Xacto knife.
Not the gingerbread man himself, but the paper I cut him from
then became my stencil.
I used a brown ink, and sponged over the stencil to create
the gingerbread style paper.

To add a little something extra, on the front, I then used
bronze embossing powder, and embossed around these
little gingerbread men. 

Of course, I HAVE to show you the inside of the card as well.

I used the "Gingerbread Love" stamp from last months release
To tie in the actual gingerbread men with this card.
I then did the same process for the background paper here
That I did on the front.  However, I did not emboss these gingerbread men.
I was happy with the end result, especially considering that I just couldn't get
With the program this week.

This concludes what I have to show you,
I hope that you have been enjoying yourself so far.
Your next stop will be our beloved Anki.
I just know that she will blow you away with what she's created.

Happy Hopping!


Kr├╝mel said...

What a great set of gifts you have created! I love this stamp and you´ve colored her so beautiful! That zipper pull is really darling and for sure wil be much treasured. And I love your way of matching everything so wonderfully by using the same papers and color the image the same way.

Big hugs to you!
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Rosette said...

Lovely lovely lovely Lynda!! I am already dizzy with all this gorgeous stuff on our Hop, I'm sure I'll have to try some of these things out! You so rock!!

Hugs to you my sweet talented girl!!

Jenny said...

Wow Lynda! This is such a beautiful gift set you have created. Weel done! I love the DP and colors you use.

Mimiko said...

These are so beautiful and those colours are so warm and lovely :)

Lil Sis said...

OMG these are all just amazing - the stamps are lovely and you have shown them off to perfection with your projects.
Beccy x

Susan said...

I totally adore this one!! and I love your site.
thanks for sharing.

liza said...

yet another fabulous creation,love it and im totally loveing the blog hop and gorgeous new stamps

love n hugs
liza xox

Margreet said...

what a gorgeous creation, your blog and especially your blog lay-out!
xxx Margreet

Tessa said...

sooo cute stamps!!

Snowflake said...

What a lovely gift box and gorgeous card you made. I love the image (Belles'n Whistles), papers and your coloring.
Hugs, Danica

Kreativmonster said...

Your gift set is really beautifull, I love the traditional colours! Now I am off hopping on....

jude said...

Yet another fabulous craft5y creativ eproject you have made love the colour combo youve choosen.Im sure she will love it so darling!
hugs judex

JulyeB said...

Why do you have to make it so hard to choose a favourite, so far I have visited 4 blogs and have 5 favourites it's so not fair off you all making such neautiful projects to showcase these beautiful stamps Julye

KarenB said...

Super sweet! I love how you decorate the inside of your cards.

Chrissie said...

Well you may think your Mojo has vanished Lynda, but I'm here to tell you that your projects are stunning and just perfect for that special little girl!

Ann-Marie said...

Wow wow wow, well for someone whose mojo is having a holiday these are just amazing. I love that they all coordinate and the colours you have chosen are gorgeous, absolutely stunning is what I say! Have a great day, take care Ann-Marie xxx

hayward69 said...

What an awesome set of creations you have made with the new stamps. Love your dp and your colouring is fantastic.

Jayne xx

Liza said...

A stunnung set of gifts, the stamp is adorable.

Liza x

Iris said...

WOW!!!!!! Lynda this is stunningly beautiful!!! What a fabulous set you've created here! I sooooo love it!!!! Great work!!!!!And that selfmade DP really rocks!!!!


Stephanie said...

Wow, what an awesome set!! Love everything about it. You did a great job!!

Vanja said...

This is just gorgeous and I love the stamp! :)
Hugs, Vanja

Knerten said...

I found your blog via Jacque's beautiful blog; only to see so much beautiful work ! Wow !

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet.. Inside and out.. Your image is so cute. This is a great image for the holidays.. Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us..

Teresa said...

This is beautiful and I like the zipper pull idea.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! I adore this image!!! Everything you have created is just adorable and I love the papers as well!! That kraft color is a perfect fit as well!! So pretty!!!

Granny P said...

I don't know why you think your mojo is under the weather - this set is amazing. The stamp is beautiful but how you've used it is something else. I especially love the zipper pull idea. Keep up the good work.

Rachel said...

How SWEET!!!!! Just adorable from start to finish!

debby4000 said...

Stunning creations.

Jacque said...

Lynda, what an absolutely darling gift and set you have made to showcase those darling images. You are so talented and have done an excellent job....Have a delightful day...Hugs..Jacque

Meretekj said...

This is beautiful.
Your image is so cute.

ann marie said...

love all your creations. very beautiful

Julie Masse said...

Simply adorable1! LOVE the gingerbread!! :)

Tracy said...

Fantastic creation and beautiful colours. Fabulous stamps.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Janelle said...

Oh, I just adore this stamp! What cute ideas you've shared with us. The zipper pull and matchbox are so cute. I also love the reminder to make your own paper. I don't do that nearly enough. Thanks!

lebar95 said...

Oh my gosh! How sweet! Absolutely love the zipper pull idea and how everything is so beautifully coordinated!

Dena said...

Lynda, such a sweet image! Love your coloring!!! Great projects to go with this beautiful design. Bet you had fun working with this one huh? Great work! Hugs, Dena

JenRaff said...

So beautiful! I love how everything is coordinated and ties in together. Very pretty image, too.

Katarina said...

How pretty, love that stamp!

Kraftychick said...

What a great gift set - I'm like you-I like everything to match or be in the same family! Thanks for the chance to win this blog candy!

ChrisaBella said...

What a very clever gift. And I love how you matched everything. Beautiful job.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! What really amazing projects!! That image is just adorable and you've used her so beautifully!! Everything looks just fabulous and I'm having so much hoping along!! ;) HUGS

Serendipity Stamping said...

If you can do this while feeling under the weather, God bless you! I am never disappointed when I visit any of the disigners blogs. Hope you feel much better and thank you.

Diamond Doll said...

Oh My what a gorgeous gift set I,d love to see this little girls face when she opens it.I,m enjoying this hop vwery much the stamps are fab.
Trish (-:

Suzan L said...

What a cute card and gift set!! I love the gingerbread DP that you made...very cute!! And the new image is so sweet!!
Hugs, Suzan

Kris said...

Wow!!! gorgeous creations!!! Love your coloring!! hugs, Kris

beadz said...

Oh Wow! I love how you pulled everything together. It is all beautiful! I don't know what you mean, you couldn't get it together this week -it's fabulous!

Mary said...

Gorgeous projects! Love this stamp!


Nikki said...

Wow!! You can really tell how much work has gone in to making this, the attention to detail is just awesome! I would never have guessed the Gingerbread DP was handmade! I love how you have coloured Miss Gingerbread & the addition of glaze & glitter makes the house look nearly edible!

Fantastic work xxx

jan farnworth said...

love all the details. great job.

Rosalee said...

Hi there Lynda, The card you made using the Gingerbread Corner is possitively adorable. Thanks for the fun hop

Anonymous said...

Wow what a cute stamp. love the gingerbread corner, you can do so much with it. Beautiful colors.

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

fantastic card x

Melissa said...

This is adorable, Lynda!

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

such a beautiful creation!!! great job :))

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous projects. I love the vintage feel of these images, too. They are absolutely adorable.

Anonymous said...

The zipper pull is a cute idea. I like your gingerbread theme.

Mary said...

OMGosh these are beautiful!!

Thank you for shaing your Beautiful talent with us!!

Moni said...

Waw so fab project, love the papers and image is fantastic. Love this blog hop! Hugs,moni

Kimberly S said...

Wow, what a beautiful set, and the images are so sweet! :)

Jenni said...

A fantastic set of gift items using another gorgeous image, I love your colouring and the great backing paper you made for the card.
Jenni x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a sweet, sweet set!
Very nice work!!!

Lim said...


This is beautiful!!! Your cards and creations are all stunning. This new collection from B&W is sooo cute and adorable. Your card inside and out are gorgeous!
LIM :)

HazelQ said...

Beautiful projects Lynda :)

Marion said...

Oh wow! what a superb selection you have created. This is just so adorable. I love it.

Anki said...

Loving it Lynda! What a wonderful set - but can you honestly tell me that the ginger bread cookies still are in the gift bag. I would have had eaten them all while completing the set......hihi.... Kramis - Anki

Jenn Joncas said...

SO SWEET!!! What a wonderful job you did on all of your projects!!

Jenn (:

craft_princess said...

So beautiful!!

Nikki said...

This is just so Pretty What a fab Gift set someone is really gonna love it :)
thanks for sharing
hugs Nikki C

CraftyRia said...

I love all of your gingerbread goodies! They are beautiful!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lovely- down to the inside detail as well. TFS

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Love your goodies !

scrappyjan said...

very cute set!!!
tfs, Janiel

Kellie said...

This is such a cute set. I love the way you cordinated everything.

coquine1635 said...

Very nice work!

Moshie said...

WOW! Again I am blown away with these new stamps!!! Your work is gorgeous. What a fun blog hop! Thanks!

Mae said...

Your creations are just so cute. What a special gift to get.

Cheryl Walker said...

awwww Lynda I love this set youve made!!! Very pretty hun, and love all the details youve added to each one!Beautiful Job!!! :)

Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!!!

Mary Lou said...

Lynda this collection is breathtakingly beautiful and soooo very adorable!! Any little girls dream gifts!!
Thanks for inspiring me!!
Mary Lou

Susan said...

How absolutely stunning! I love the colors and oh my, they're colored so beautifully! What great packaging ideas you have and I just adore all the details on the box are just gorgeous. Just absolutely breathtaking!

Big hugs to you,


Kathi said...

Hi Lynda,
Wow... I love you set. It´s my favourite stamp so far and ou colored it wonderful. The idea about creating your own gingerbread-men-paper is brilliant and even the inside has got an image. This little zipper pull is lovely. I am all stunned. :-)
xx Kathi

Lilian said...

Lynda, Lynda.... what can I say. Your projects are just amazing!!! and you say you're mojo's under the weather? :) You're kidding right? Just gorgeous works!

Lilian said...

Forgot to type - LOVE YOUR NEW BLOG!!!

craftykitten said...

Hi Lynda,
What a fantastic set this is. The image is adorable and the whole set compliments each other perfectly.
Dawn xx

Sandy said...

All of these are just as sweet and beautiful as can be! I LOVE decorating with Gingerbread things at Christmas and the images are just precious!

Smita said...

Love your 'gifts and gift wraps'... awesome hop this! I like the matchbox gift box :-)

Thanks for the chance...


Doris said...

I am so loving this blog hop. Such incredible creations and I absolutely love your card and gift box. These stamps are incredible.

Peggy said...

Love the shrinky dink zipper pull idea. All your creations were just great. God bless and have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Peggy Allen

Tracey said...

Your projects are just gorgeous!!

Mina said...

wow these are just amazing Lynda, I love this off on the hop now
Mina xxx

Shazza said...

what a fabulous set of gifts, love them all

Alex said...

Beautiful and I love that combination of gingerbread stamps!

Angelwood said...

This has to be my favorite image so far (but I'm not done thru the blog hop yet). Beautifully colored image, wonderful ribbon, lovely card! Love your blog background too - so cheerful and festive! hugs, Angela

JanMcNair said...

Lovely card, the details are amazing, can;t wait to do more hopping, thanks Jan

Jacki Randolph said...

Your set is sooooo Beautiful! Oh how I love gingerbreadmen and your own designed paper is perfect! What a lovely gift set!

Chrissy Le said...

WOW, these projects are spectacular, I love them all!

Anne H. said...

WOW - your creations are stunning!!
An adorable image, beautiful colors and I love all the details.
Take care xx
Anne :-)

rosa said...

wow it's beautiful!!!!! sorry for my english un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa