August 7, 2011

Belles 'n Whistles SweetArt Release and All Customer Blog Hop

Welcome to a brand new release from Belles 'n Whistles, and the very first ever All Customer Blog hop.  This truly is an exciting hop.  With several of the faithful Belles 'n Whistles customers joining us, as well as the prizes that Summer is giving away...  Talk about Awsome!!!

Today we are celebrating the rebirth of the darling SweetArt girls designed by none other than Artist Elisabeth Bell
Belles ‘n Whistles now has a total of 17 SweetArt girls in their store.  They were just too beautiful to be left sitting in the archives.  Elisabeth Bells talent deserves better than storage, don’t you think?

Hopefully you have arrived here by way of the Belles 'n Whistles Inspirational Blog.  Or from Marion H's Blog.  Below my post, you will find the master list of blog hop participants just incase you get lost along the way.  If you haven't come for the blog hop, then why not hop in and join us... You never know, you just might be a winner.  Prize details can be found at the beginning of this hop.

The stamp that I have to show you today is called "Patches & Braids" you may remember seeing her a few years ago, when she was called "Reflective" but with the rebirth and new ownership of these SweetArt girls, they also got new names.  =)  I think this one fits her perfectly.  I just Loved coloring her, and her beautiful braids.

I loved creating this gate fold card.  I haven't made one in such a long time.  The papers I used are all from an older DCWV paper stack that I once had.  Believe it or not, I must have been saving this paper... I found it in one of my paper drawers.  ha ha...  You see, when you have a favorite, and you save it, you will sooner or later forget you have it, and then one day, Ta-da, there it is... So it was a nice thing to find, it worked out perfectly for me.  I LOVE these papers.

The sentiment that I used is from a new set of Word Art that I made especially to go along with some of the cutest Belles 'n Whistles stamps.  Summer has these digi sentiments in her shop right now....  How exciting is that?

I am also entering this card into these challenges:

Paper Take Weekly -  "Anything Goes"
2 Sisters challenge - "Color Challenge"
Sketch Saturday.

Don't forget to leave a comment in order to have  chance at winning.  After that, jump back over to that master list, and see where you'll hop to next. 

Thanks so much for joining us, and stopping by my blog today.

YOU ARE HERE >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lynda


Tammi said...

Wow, beautiful! Love all the layers and the paper...she's so sweet, wonderful coloring!

*Vicki* said...

AWWW!! Lynda, your card is so precious!! I love the colors you chose to use for her and LOVE the fun gatefold style!! Thanks for putting it all together hun!!

Frea said...

Hi Lynda, I love this card, inside and out. Great image and I love the papers you used. I also saw this word art overvies, love thoss sentiments, there so different from what you usually see. Hugs, Frea

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your card is fabulous. I just love how you colored the image and those sentiments are great. TFS.

Vanja said...

Beautiful card, Lynda! Fabulous colouring, I really love that image.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Lynda this is one superb creation the colours, embellishments, papers, design and image look totally wonderful.
Lorraine x

CraftinGranny said...

I'm in awe of this gorgeous creation. Everything from conception to end is just so beautifully detailed. Awesome coloring and such a sweet image. "Love & Hugs" Carol

Tanya said...

WOW simply beautiful!

Mary Lou said...

Oh dearest Lynda this is SUPERB!!!! This pink/brown color combo is THE BEST!!!! Wonderful gate fold card and very wonderfully detailed!!! LOVIN THOSE NEW SENTIMENTS!!!!!!! I so know what you mean about saving fave dp--you are soooo right :) hee hee After awhile it is ok to use just have to stare at it for many many months first LOL!!! So glad this image is being reborn~~Just love it!!!!!
Hugz and blessings

Stampalicious said...

beautiful card

Danielle said...

How Gorgeous! I love the beautiful DPs you have used, very cute image.
The inside is wonderful too.

Lilian said...

Hey Lynda! Guess who's got internet now? lol!

Seriously, your card is gorgeous!
You somehow manage to make beautiful cards with the teeny amount of time. ;o) Send some energy this way k? Take care and chat with you soon!

Carol said...

WOWZER Lynda!! Brilliant work as always Hun. Luv your creation and this image. Thanks for the fab hop! Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Elise said...

Ooooh Lynda!!! This is just GORGEOUS! Love the brown/pink combo and that sentiment fits perfectly with this!!! Thank you for such a FUN hop!!!



I love your beautiful creation and the sentiment goes perfectly with this cutie. Maybe thinking of her gramma huh? !!


Becky Dunham said...

Oh Lynda! This is fabulous! I love gatefold cards - need to try that :) This image is just adorable! You've colored it beautifully of course and that paper really does seem to fit the image :) Thanks for all your encouragement on this hop! Hugs! Becky

alethea said...

Love Love Love your card!! I haven't done a gatefold card for awhile but inspired to do one now!! Might play tonight!!! Thanks so much for having this Fabulous hop. I'm going to have to save my money so I can buy some more BnW stamps!!! They are all just too cute!!! your colouring is absolutely fabulous and I love the papers you have used!! Hugsxx

Juny84 said...

Wow - a grogorius Card.
Wonderful Details !

Hugs, Jenny

Pysselbus said...

Kära, kära Lynda!!! OMW!! Gorgeous work as allways and a fantatic gatefold!! Love the image and you coloring is divine!!

Thank's for a fantastic bloghop and for the opportunity to participate!!


Renkata said...

Such a cute image and fantastic layout Lynda.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOW she is gorgeous and she has changed her name! Another must have! I just need to win the lottery now! lol Love your choice of colours and I adore that sentiment. Your gatefold card is gorgeous. Definitely worth all the hard work that has gone into it! Love it! Judy x

Marion said...

Hi Lynda,
Absolutely fabulous card and I just love this adorable image.

Anne said...

Your card is so stunning, georgeus colors and style!

Lindha said...

Love your card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Hugs Lindha

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, beautiful card.

Shirley N said...

Great card design and sweet image! Beautiful card!

Karen W said...

Beautiful colors and your coloring on her is perfect. Wonderful hop and the stamps are so cute, I need to get mine out and play!

Louise said...

Beautiful card, great sentiments

craftykitten said...

Adorable gate fold card. Love the inside and your colouring is beautiful.
Dawn x

Frida said...

A really beautiful card! Love the stamp and the papers you have used. =)

Kim Kelley said...

OMG so cute...your card is adorable!

Audhild said...

Wow Lynda, your card is fabulous. Love the colouring of the image and the layout of the card. You are amazing.

Hugs Audhild

Kim. said...

Beautiful card, love the new name for this super cute image. The new sentiment stamps are really lovely too.
Kim xXx

Jenny said...

Such a pretty card! I just love pink and brown together and you decorated the inside so nicely :)

sparcstation said...

What a wonderful card, rose and brown go so well together, I use this often and it is interesting to see how the stronger colours from the image take the focus... need to try this myself. Many thanks for sharing

Sissi4477 said...


wow, was für eine absolut bezaubernde Karte. Wow, wow, wow, ganz ganz toll gemacht!

wow, what an adorable card! Really super. I love your coloring, the image and the papers.



Penni said...

Wow Lynda - this really is gorgeous, so pretty. I love it.


Uta said...

Oh your card is so lovely and the stamp is so cute.

Hugs, Uta

Iris said...

Oh my Lynda! Your card is GORGEOUS inside and out!!!! You colored that sweet image to perfection. And the cherry on top is the sentiment! You've done a fabulous job with these, I LOVE them!!! Thanks for putting all of this together! MWAH!

Biggest hugs,

June said...

I love your card! Gorgeous image and so many cute details!
Hugs, June

Gry said...

Wow! Amazing card! Fantastic patterned papers and great colouring!!
Hugs Gry

yvonne said...

Hi Lynda,
Love the gatefold card, and the image is just gorgeous!!
Loving the sentiments as well

Sassy Scrapper said...

Oh WOW Your card is just divine! I love everything inside and out.
Hugs Bonnie

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, love the image and its nice to see a different card shape. I like what I've seen on your blog so Im off to become a follower. Ive enjoyed taking part in the blog hop, thanks for including me.
Hugs Kat x

Karina said...

Such a sweet card! Love this image. Hugs, Karina

Chelsea said...

I love these new addition to the BnW family! Can't wait to get my hands on them. So happy to be on this hop with you.

Hugs and Love.

Jo said...

Your card is lovely, superb colouring.
Thank you for joining in the fun at Sketch Saturday
Jo xx

Autumn said...

A fantastic gate fold card! I so have these papers and love how you've used them! Beautiful coloring too! TFS!

Randi WS said...

Beautiful card, absolutely gorgeous!!
I love the reborn Reflective girlie, she's a real cutie!! ;)
Thanks a lot for sharing!

Randi WS ;)

Laetitia said...

Wow. so pretty. I love everything from the cute image, to the colours you used, the gorgeous flower, and your colouring. Just stunning.
Love the new sentiments too. So perfect.
Thank you for the inspiration,
Laetitia xx