Monday, November 23, 2009

Another Belles and Whistles Christmas blog hop.....

Welcome to the second installment of the
***Belles and Whistles Christmas blog hop!!***
Summer has more beautiful Elisabeth Bell Christmas designs which are priceless, darling, perfect for holiday gifts...and limited in quantity too as the season is nearly upon us!

The theme for this blog-hop is Holiday Gifts/Gift Wrap. If you've landed here from Erin's blog than you are on the right track ~ continue on! If you've accidentally stumbled here on your own, take a moment go to our Belles 'n Whistles blog to start the hop off right ~ you really don't want to miss anything because in true B&W fashion there will be a wonderful prize of the new release!! All you have to do is visit each stop on the hop and leave a comment to be in the drawing for the fabulous prize.

Right now on to my featured stamp. This one is called Baking with Nana. Isn't this so sweet!! I have opted for making a much needed gift with my image. This is a cookie making kit for my sister in law! I have included almost everything (except ingredients) to make her holiday cookies! First off I have made a recipe booklet:

How do you like her fuzzy slippers that I have made out of flower soft! I never used it and didn't expect it to be this bulky haha!! (Also the coloring is not spot on as all I had to color on this paper was twinkling h20's and they didn't want to spread!!)On the inside I have created 2 pockets ~ a side pocket and a front pocket. The side pocket holds a list of the recipes that I have included and a shopping list of "extra ingredients" she may not have on hand! (I have to do this as she makes every excuse not to bake!! haha) The front pocket holds all the recipes. (I have also used Tania Baking which was part of the Fall release.)I have pulled out the extra stuff so you can see where the pocket is.


I have used velcro tabs to hold it together. To complete the project off I got a bunch of different cookie cutters for her cut-out cookies, some sprinkles, a cookie jar and I have made a recipe holder for when she bakes. It is a huge paperclip that I found at a craft shop and thought it would be a perfect finishing touch. One side is decorated to match the Christmassy papers and the opposite side is the light blue ~ that way she can use it all year long. LOL I really love how this turned out! It really started out as a joke gift because my SIL hates baking and eats all my mom's cookies but I think it turned out and if she doesn't use it I am hoping her 10 year old daughter will love it!

Now on with the hop!! (I know this was a long stop!! haha) Next you will head to Susan's blog and then to the Belles and Whistles blog for the final stop!! Thanks so much for stopping and good luck!!!

103 comments:

Camilla said...

Hi Kathy!
I´m so glad to find your blog again:)
You are created so many beautiful cards.
The culoring is amaizing and the image so sweet.
Now i´m start to follow your blog;)
Big hug Camilla

Rosette said...

Wow Kathy!! What a magnificent idea!!! You totally rocked it girl!! I wish I was your SIL! haha :) I hope she appreciates these and makes the effort to make some goodies!! yum yum... your recipe folder is truly yum!!

hugs sweetie girl!!

Krümel said...

Kathy, this is adorable! I totally love the book you´ve created and am sure your SIL will as well. And she won´t be able to stop baking because she wants to use this book again and again!
Big hugs to you!
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Jenny said...

Hi Kathy! I love how you made this cookie making kit for your sister in law. I'm sure she'll love it! Great idea. Now I want to bake some cookies. TFS!

Lil Sis said...

Wow how can your SIL not be encouraged to bake with this super gift. Awesome.

Beccy x

Brenda said...

Cute, cute...I can smell the gingerbread. What a wonderful idea.

Mimiko said...

Such a great idea and it looks very beautiful and yummy :)

Susan said...

I love this!! and can't wait to get my stamps so I can create a cookie basket gift! thanks for sharing.

liza said...

your creations are amazing i love them all,your colouring is fabulous and what a lovely idea
love n hugs
liza #
xox

Margreet said...

what a very good idea to surprise your SIL with such a gorgeous creation!
xxx Margreet

Snowflake said...

What a great idea. I love the recepie booklet and how you included image (Belles'n Whistles.
Hugs, Danica

Kreativmonster said...

Great project! I love the recipe-book!

jude said...

Wow Kathy this is stunning and fantastic image for this project .Love everything about it!
Amazing talent!
hugs judex

JulyeB said...

I'm sure your gift will be used and appreciated by one if not both, a really lovely idea thanks Julye

hayward69 said...

What fab ideas you have created with these lovely stamped images. Love the dp used and your colouring is just great.

Jayne xx

Chrissie said...

Oh what a fabulous gift Kathy, I just LOVE this and may have to copy your little recipe book idea!
Gorgeous imahe, so sweet (and your colouring looks fab to me!)

Liza said...

Beautiful work Kathy, it is a perfect present.

Liza x

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Oh my goodness Kathy, I'm raising my hand way up high... I'll be your sister-in-law.... I would LOVE that set! I just can't believe how beautiful it is! The felt gingerbread men are the perfect addition to this already stunning recipe book. WOW!! I can almost smell the goodies "Nana & Belle" are baking!
Beautiful work girl!
Great Big Hugs
Lynda

Stephanie said...

Adorable!! I love everything!
Hugs,
Stephanie

Iris said...

Oh I'm so in love with your creation Kathy. It is just wonderful! I love the booklet idea for the recipes! Your coloring rocks! Your siter in law will be delighted and no excuse anymore for not baking. Who could resist after receiving such an adorable gift set?!!

Hugs,
Iris

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Such amazing creations Kathy!
Your colouring is superb and I love your fantastic designs!
hugs
kimx

Ann-Marie said...

Wow what a brilliant idea. I love what you have made to go in the basket your little book is gorgeous. Thank you for the inspiration take care Ann-Marie xxx

Knerten said...

So much beautful work; and I love the colouring - great !

Vanja said...

Wow, this is stunning! Beautiful details. :)
Hugs, Vanja

KarenB said...

Oh wow, what a lovely gift pack you're giving your SIL, lucky girl she is!

Dawn B. said...

Kathy this is beautiful.. I love this idea.. You picked the perfect images for this project.. She is going to love all of this.. These are such precious gifts. Terrific job.

Rachel said...

Oh MY!!!! I hope there is one of these under my tree this year!!! A girl can dream!

Teresa said...

This is a great idea. Love the recipe book. Very pretty.

Rachel said...

What a beautiful gift!! I'm sure she will just love it though I, myself, wouldn't be able to use it, it's too pretty!

Jacque said...

Kathy, what an absolutely adorable gift you have created...and I know your SIL will be in awe when she receives it. You have shown this darling image perfectly!!! Beautiful job...Hugs...Jacque

Meretekj said...

Wow!!!
What a wonderful creation.
So sweet and lovely.

Julie Masse said...

Very very sweet!! The gingerbread trim is a great touch!! :)

ann marie said...

totally wonderful. what a gift. Love everything. the recipe book especially

Frances said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous Kathy - love your gift idea and the colours are fab hope your s-i-l appreciates all the work you put into it! The new stamps are sooo cute but really can't get anymore LOL Have a lovely day xx

Janelle said...

Well it may have started out as a joke, but it quickly turned into a fantastic gift that anyone would be excited to receive! Your recipe booklet and holder are just charming. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Tracy said...

Beautiful creation with fantastic colours, Great stamps once again.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Dena said...

Kathy you are just soooo talented. This is such an inspirational project. I adore it! Great ideas and beautiful work as usual!!!! Hugs, Dena

Katarina said...

Your coloring is as always--jawdropping. I love your style...

lebar95 said...

Wow! Your coloring is gorgeous! Love the whole gift...i'm sure your sister in law will love it too!

JenRaff said...

Your SIL is one very lucky woman! That little Christmas cookie booklet is adorable! I love it -- and the fuzzy slippers, too! :)

Kraftychick said...

This is such a great idea - thank you for sharing! And, this is one of my favorite images! And, I think your coloring is superb and love the idea of using the flower soft (I've been waiting over a month for a set I won on another blog so I guess I'd better just go get my own!) Well, on to the blog hop!
Jackie

ChrisaBella said...

Kathy, that is an absolutely awesome gift basket. You did a wonderful job!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness!! Kathy, what amazing projects girl!!! I just ADORE your little book with so many details and the big clothes pin design is such a clever idea!! Love your coloring details on the image as well!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

Diamond Doll said...

Hiya Kathy, what a fabulous gift she will certainly love it and how well that image fits it.
Trish (-:

Kris said...

I like this sweet image! reall hits home! beautifully done projects! it's a great gift! TFS! hugs, Kris

Granny P said...

I haven't baked in ages - always have some excuse, but a gift like this would definitely make me want to. A great recipe folder to show off this stamp.

Suzan L said...

I love the recipe folder that you made!! It is so darling!! What a great idea!!
Hugs, Suzan

Serendipity Stamping said...

The PERFECT image for a recipe booklet! Looks lovely to me and will be much appreciated I am sure.

beadz said...

Love your recipe book - what a great idea! If your SIL doesn't like it, she can toss it my direction!
hugs,
Gini

Mary said...

What a great idea and beautiful too. Thanks for sharing!

hugs
Mary

Nikki said...

Oh Kathy your work is just wonderful, I would LOVE to recieve this as a gift. This project is jam-packed with fab ideas & your stamping, colouring & design details are, as always, just perfect.

{hugs}

Nikki xxx

jan farnworth said...

love it the basket is cute with this image.

Anonymous said...

Great stamp for that cookie bag or tray. Lovely coloring. Beautiful
jman4@comcast.net

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

this is adorable, i love the combiing of the two images, you so deserve ythe design team spot x

Melissa said...

Kathy, this is fabulous! I might have to case this for a gift for my sil! TFS!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Oh my gosh, your SIL will absolutely love this, and if she doesn't, she can always send it to me, lol. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome project.

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

wow!!! i love this.. your project is so beautiful.. love the colors.. ;)) Dosent brown make all the projects look so rich ;)) i love it!! great job!! hugs

Jodi said...

This is just amazing!! I love what you have created here!! A very creative card with all the pretty coloring! Wonderful job!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Anonymous said...

What a great gift you have created! Maybe it will spur your sister in law on to make some cookies herself! The Nana stamp is a good one to choose for this project.
Mary

Mary said...

This is a fantastic gift idea!
Love the coloring and all the "extras" that you added to the card and the gift!
Fantastic!!

Thank you for sharing!

Moni said...

So love this fab project and image is perfect, love it! Great design and papers! Hugs,moni

Kimberly S said...

Wow, what a wonderful and very thoughtful gift! I did love those fuzzy slippers too! :)

Jenni said...

What a beautiful project, I'm sure your sister will love it! The image is adorable and the colours are gorgeous too.
Jenni x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love it!!!!!!

Lim said...

Dear Kathy your cards are always beautiful and full of details, but this is one is one of my favorite. Gorgeous stamps and look that coloring...WOW!!! AMAZING!!!
Hugs,
LIM

HazelQ said...

Beautiful card Kathy, I like your coloring :)
Hugs
Hazel

Kim Y. said...

Wow, Kathy! I Love this set! I love that recipe folder! Awesome idea!

Marion said...

Wow Kathy! This is such a fabulous idea. I agree with you this stamp is fabulous. Colours are beautiful.
Marion

Anki said...

Wow Kathy! Stunning and what a great gift idea. Hope the whole family is feeling better now. Isac is better - still on medicine - but much better. Hubby still in pain - but I guess he will have that for a long time. Kramisar and I'm so proud to have you in our team! You soooo ROCK! Kram - Anki

Jenn Joncas said...

What terrific gift idea!!! I love it!!!

Jenn (:

craft_princess said...

What a nice thing to do for your SIL....she will love it!

CraftyRia said...

That is very cute, I love the recipe book. I'm sure it will be a favorite Christmas gift this year!

Cheryl said...

I love this idea. Great job. I think this is my favorite set.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun fun - what an awesome project and your coloring is outstanding. TFS

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Awesome job on everything !
Hugs

scrappyjan said...

Kathy, What a wonderful job you have done with this!!!!!!!!I love the little recipe folder..
big hugs, Janiel

Kellie said...

This is such a great way to use this stamp. Your gift basket is such a great idea. Using this stamp to showcase your favorite recepies is such a wonderful idea.

coquine1635 said...

very adorable set

Mae said...

I would love to receive that gift. What a lovely idea & she will treasure it.

Susan said...

Oh my, Kathy, what a gorgeous recipe book! I'm asbolutely over the moon with this idea and I'm sure your SIL will totally adore it! If she doesn't, send it to me! I love the flowers, the colors, and that Nana just pops off that book! Just an enchanting project! I totally adore it!

Big hugs to you,

Susan

Mary Lou said...

Hi Kathy~~ very very clever!! You may have impressed your sil to bake. lol. Just love these new images!!
Thanks and blessings
Mary Lou

Moshie said...

WOW! What a wonderful gift!!!! I am sure both her and her daughter will get great use!!! What a wonderful idea and you did such an awesome beautiful job!!!!

Nikki said...

Hi Kathy this is just a magnificent Gift to give someone and that's so great the recipe card love those gingerbread ribbon it's so kewl
thanks for sharing this it's really inspiring
hugs Nikki C

Kathi said...

Hi Kathy,
what a great creation!! I love everything about it. :-)
xx Kathi

Lilian said...

Kathy, friend, don't know how you keep coming up with these gorgeous cards! Your coloring with those inks are just awesome! So happy happy you're on our team! You have a very lucky SIL! Have a wonderful day!

craftykitten said...

Hi Kathy,
This is just perfect. I love the way you have made it fit the whole year round - very clever idea - and love that huge clip you have used.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Sandy said...

This turned out so BEAUTIFUL Kathy! I love Gingerbread people and decorate my kitchen with them the day after Thanksgiving. The whole gift set is an AWESOME idea!!! I hope your SIL loves it!!!

Smita said...

I love love love this very thoughtful gift you have created for your Sister in law. I'm sure she will like it too... I think the coloring is fab too :-)

Great hop!

Smita

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous gift basket Kathy! Love the decorative touches and that super cute new image. Beautiful coloring. :)

Doris said...

What a fantastic gift for someone. I'm loving this blog hop and all the new creations with the new stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Tracey said...

What an incredible gift idea! This is just fantastic!!

Peggy said...

Love the projects. The baking with Nana stamp is so sweet. I would love to win some of these. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Peggy Allen

Mina said...

wow Kathy what a fantastic idea, great gift for a friend and so beautifully presented
Mina xxx

Annie said...

fabulous project, love this image and the little gingerbread men!
hugs, annie x

Shazza said...

what a fabulous gift, I would be delighted if someone went to all this effort for me. Love it
x

Alex said...

My first thought when I saw this image is how well it would coordinate with my Tania Baking, LOL!

GREAT gift set and I think the coloring is wonderful.

strawberry fields said...

Gorgeous! what a great idea
love the papers
hugs
fiona x

Angelwood said...

Kathy, beautiful card indeed! Love this gift set and this image is so precious - I have to buy this one! hugs, Angela

Jacki Randolph said...

This is an adorable gift set and is perfect for those that don't like to bake! I have a couple of those around here too! Your card (recipe book) is awesome and such a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Ila said...

Oh my Gosh!! this is all just Amazing and So Gorgeous!!..what a Fabulous gift...Anyone would be So lucky to recieve this!!...Hugs, Ila

Chrissy Le said...

WOW you did a great job coloring with these stamps! Congrats on the GDT!

Anne H. said...

WOW - your creations are stunning!
Beautiful colors and I love all the details.
Take care xx
Anne :-)

Tammi said...

ACK, wowza I'm amazed and totally in love with your idea here!!! I wish I was your SIL, I'd def. appreciate it! ;) Where did you get the gingerbread trim, that's awesome! Now I need to go make my 3rd batch of gingerbread cookies, lol!