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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Belles 'N Whistles~~All Customer Blog Hop

WELCOME.....
To the Belles ‘n Whistles “All Customer Blog Hop”  I am so excited to be a part of this special release.   Along this hop you will find those new releases.   As customers of Belles ‘n Whistles,  we get to play along using any of our favorite BnW Stamps or older SweetArt stamps that were once sold by Sugar Nellie.....

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?

If you have just popped in, it would be great if you started in the beginning, and hopped along with us. You will find the master list of participants over on the Belles ‘n Whistles Inspirational Blog.  To keep things easy, please follow that list and leave a comment on each blog.  Do you know why?  Because YOU could win a stamp from Belles ‘n Whistles, just for leaving some love along the way.  There will be FIVE winners chosen randomly from comments that have been left along the way.  No one knows who’s blog the winners will come from.

So sit back, grab a cup of coffee, tea, or Lemonade and enjoy all the fun and exciting things we, the Belles ‘n Whistles Customers, have to share with you today.
Now onto my creation~~~  I used an EB image of old from Sugar Nellie Stamps called Windswept.  If you ~~Click Here~~ it will take you to the Most Amazing Artist of all!!~~ Elisabeth Bells Blog and you can see where and maybe when this little cutie will resurface :)  
Made a card with matching journaling notebook!!
Colored images with copics and for sun and sky backgrounds I used TH-DI.  Used the sketch from The Sugar Bowl Blog!! Accented with lots and lots of sparkle using Viva Decor Pens, Viva crystal gel using Crafter's Workshop swirls template and glitter dots which can all be found at the SCACD Store.  Paper ribbon ruffle border made with a Marianne creatable--these dies cut so nicely everytime :D  Cardstock and dp is all from SU. Doily made with SB Contemporary Hearts Shapeabilities~~inked with TH Mustard seed and tea DI~~then took my Viva pens to add pearl drops :)
Used the masking technique to add the Magnolia fence and sky.  Her apron and shoes were coated with Sparkle Mod Podge--oh so pretty with the sparkly shine and colored flecks~~shucks it doesn't really show in pics :)
Sentiment is MFT Die-namics set.  
Flower arrangement includes Prima painterly petal and camelot rose along with Wild orchid roses and aster daisies.  Leaves made with Nellie Snellen and MS punches.  
 I am honored to be part of this wonderful B'nW  Hop~~ Thanks for visiting and Do leave a comment cuz you may end up winning a stamp from B'nWhistles!!!

A few challenges I would love to enter are:
The Sugar Bowl #64~~ Kiki's Sketch w/ opt lace theme-- my card has a paper lace border in green dp
BnWhistles ~~So girly!!
Bunny Zoe Crafts #14~~Fun in the Sun
Charisma Cardz #31~~Bingo (I went first row vertical --flowers, pearls, glitter)
Paper Shelter #25~~Flowers, Flowrs, Flowers
Copic Creations #55~~ Landscape Designs
CYDA #26~~Birthday Celebrations--Happy Birthday to CYDA Blog!!!

God Bless

53 comments:

*Vicki* said...

WOW! Mary Lou, these are some really fabulous projects you've made here with that sweet Elisabeth Bell image! Gorgeous coloring and designs on both!! Thanks so much for joining us in this "All Customer's Blog Hop" at Belles 'n Whistles!! HUGS

Frea said...

Hi Mary Lou, wow that is so pretty, the card with the diary combined. Loe the way you coloured that image with that yellow background. Hugs, Frea

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Mary Lou this is stunning what a great project and that image along with the colours and design looks absolutely gorgeous.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, these are amazing. I just love your matching notebook journal. TFS.

Tammi said...

Love your gorgeous set! Pretty coloring, love how you did the clouds!

Lynda Nielsen said...

OHHHHHHHHHHH my Goodness Mary Lou... WOW... This is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
I'm still trying to pick my jaw up off of the floor. The colors alone are amazing, but then you put them together with this gorgeous stamp, and your creativity, and we've got some serious "WOW FACTOR". Beautiful job. =)

Thanks So Much for being a part of our very first Belles 'n Whistles - All Customer Blog Hop. Without you, this wouldn't have been possible. =)
Hugs,
Lynda

Tanya said...

Great card!!

Vanja said...

These are gorgeous! I love the image.
hugs
Vanja

CraftinGranny said...

You are over the top with this project dear friend. A truly gorgeous journal and card. So many fab details and embellies. I'm going to have to do one of these for a friend of mine who loves to journal. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration and design. "Love & Hugs" Carol

Carol said...

WOWZER Mary Lou your creations are absolutely stunning Hun!! Luv everything about them and fab colouring too! Thanks for sharing. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Elise said...

Mary Lou!!! OMG!!! These are AMAAAAAAAZING! Wow! You have really knocked my socks off! From your colouring, to your creativity .. this is just GORGEOUS!!! And I love that halo effect around her head .. okay .. I think I have to go back and stare at it awhile longer. hehe!!! Loooooooooove this! Thank you for joining us on our BnW Hop!

Hugs,
Elise

Hugs,
Elise

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Love your card and notebook. Awesome projects with a beautiful little girl.

hugs
bobbi

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Mary Lou - these are absolutely gorgeous! i don't believe i have ever seen this image but I love it - she is just adorable! i love the colors you used and those flowers are gorgeous!

* Shaz * said...

Stunning gift, thank you for joining us at CYDA on our 1st birthday, hope you will join us again, good luck xx.

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Mary lou this is just gorgeous, the colouring and image are beautiful, love the masking, so perfect.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Juny84 said...

a gregorius set !!
I like the Colours.

Hugs, Jenny

Lilian said...

Mary Lou!!! My gosh, these are just precious! Stunning colors and so much a labor of love. Thank you for joining us in our first BnW customer blog hop!

Renkata said...

wow Mary Lou.
Amazing notebook.
Such a cute image and so beautifly coloured.

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a wonderful creation from a wonderful stamp! I absolutely love it! Love the sentiment too! Judy x

Pysselbus said...

Fantastic work, May Lou!! Love the coloring and the amazing background!! The image is such a cutie!!

Hugs
Linda

Anne said...

Wow, these creations are just stunning! Fantastic coloring and adorable decorations. :)

Lindha said...

Love your card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Hugs Lindha

Karen W said...

Oh my this is way over the top fantastic. I love it all and someone will love getting this.

Sue said...

What stunning projects you have created, someone will be very lucky to receive them.
Sue x

Marion said...

Wow! Love the card and that notebook is awesome. Fabulous image and gorgeous embellishments.
hugs
Marion

alethea said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Mary Lou. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog and in answer to your question Tria's are markers by Letraset!! I never got the hang of copics and I find the Tria markers a lot easier to colour and blend with!! YOur colouring is fabulous!! Hugsxx

Louise said...

Fabulous creations, your backgound is amazing and so are the details you added.
Louise

Frida said...

The colouring is amazing! =) Just love the sweet girl!

Doreen said...

What a stunning set. Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA,hope you can join us next time.xxx

Kim Kelley said...

All I can say is wow!TFS

Kim. said...

Wow these are both amazing, love the striking colour of the skies against this cutie image.
Kim xXx

Jenny said...

Such gorgeous projects!! Your inked backgrounds look amazing and all those flowers are beautiful. Great job :)

Audhild said...

WOW Mary Lou, your projects are stunning. I love the colouring of the images. Beautiful layouts too.
Thank you for joining the BnW All Customers Blog Hop.

Hugs Audhild

sparcstation said...

Hi Mary Lou, this is a wonderful project. I love the coloring, I am sure whoever will receive this present is very lucky. all the best, sparcstation

Sissi4477 said...

Hallo und guten Abend,

ich bin total begeistert! Deine Werke sehen absolut umwerfend aus! Klasse!

Hugs,

Sebrina

Penni said...

Hi Mary Lou

I love your creations the colours are stunning.

Hugs
Penni
X

Carole of Brum said...

Goodness MaryLou, these are amazing and very beautiful, I just love everything about them. Your colouring is first rate, I love the way you've done the sky and the yellow glow round her head. All just so lovely.

I wanted to say a big thankyou for the very warm welcome to Sundays With Crissy, your comment was so lovely and very much appreciated. I am so looking forward to working with you. Carole x

Uta said...

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

Hugs, Uta

Iris said...

Waaahhhhh Mary Lou I am speechless! What a stunning set you've created! Just AMAZING!!!!! I love everything about it! And no... WE are honored having you join in on our All Customer Blog Hop! All this wouldn't be possible without you!

Hugs,
Iris

Lorraine said...

Mary Lou, these are gorgeous creations!!! Love your coloring of windswept on both projects and the cool background on the notebook. Love the pretty papers and details, too!

craftykitten said...

Wow Mary Lou, these are stunning. Love how you have made them both to match, your colouring is fabulous.
hugs
Dawn xx

Delphine said...

Oh Mary Lou, your set is gorgeous! I love the image you have chosen, your fantastic colours and the sun and cloud backgrounds look fantastic! Gorgeous papers and design, I just love what you have made! And I am so excited by this new release:-)! Have a lovely day! Hugs Delphine xx

Linda said...

OH MY!!! These are simply stunning.. I absolutely love the scene you have created.. Very lovely!! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.. Hugs, Linda

yvonne said...

Hi Mary Lou
How gorgeous! Love your attention to detail
Hugs
Yvonne

Sassy Scrapper said...

Oh my goodness your creations are breath taking I love the image and the background is fabulous.
Hugs Bonnie

Andrea said...

Wow! this is such a beautiful set. Your colouring is amazing.
Love, Andrea xx

Gry said...

Adorable card and book! Fantastic colouring!!

Hugs Gry

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous card! Wonderful colors and embellishments. Happy to be on this hop with you.

Hugs and Love.

Autumn said...

These are both gorgeous creations, fantastic job! Love your flower arrangement on that journal, it's stunning!
xxAutumn

Randi WS said...

Wow Mary Lou, I love your project!! Your coloring is STUNNING and all your details are gorgeous!!
Thank you so much for sharing

Lots of love,
Randi WS

Laetitia said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful creation. I love the card, but the journal is Fantastic. It is absolutely gorgeous. Your colouring is amazing. I just love it.
Thank you for the great inspiration,
Laetitia xx

clare brown said...

super card hun , goodluck at charisma this week.

hugs Clare x

Shelley said...

Fab card, thanks for joining in our 1st birthday challenge at Craft Your Days Away. Hugs Shelley xx