Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Belles and Whistles 'New Release' blog hop.........

Good Morning!!!!
And welcome to the bloghop!!!!
I am so excited for today!!  It is your last stop so you
have seen all the new stamps but two ~ how do you like them?
So cute huh? Well I can't wait to see what you all do with them!

As you know they will be available for purchase today!!!
YIPPEE!! You won't have to wait long to play with them!

OK if you just stumbled here on your own make sure to go back to the
Belles and Whistles blog for a proper start.  You won't want to
miss on anyones blogs as all the creations are gorgeous BUT you
also have a chance of winning a stamp on each blog and then a
random drawing for $65 for any Belles and Whistles stamps
you want!!! How fabulous is that????

Right enough blabbering here is my card! I get to showcase
this adorable image called "Fairy Dance".
(I have alot of pictures to share of my plaque)
I have decided to go with Spring as it looks like she is
jumping for joy that Spring is finally here!! (LOL)
(And the challenge at Simon Says Stamp is Spring colors or Easter!)

Here is a close-up of my image. I stamped her first and
then masked her so I could stamp the script behind her. As you can
see I added a TON of distress crackle paint to everything!

Here is a close-up of my embellies! I threw a little of everything
on here! The cheese cloth is an idea I took from my talented DT sister
Audhild.  She put some on her card the other day and I had some
laying around so it made its way on here!

A close-up of the other corner. You can see all my paint
better on the flowers here.  I have added a ton of texture!
(Which happens to be the challenge at A Spoon full of Sugar!)

Here is a more artsy picture but it also shows off the
colors better.  You can also see that I sprayed the finished
plaque with some Marshmellow glimmer mist.

Paper ~ Webster's Pages
Inks ~ distress inks, twinkling h20's
Accessories ~ Flowers, lace and shabby ribbon ~ WOC
Cheesecloth, letters ~ stash, butterflies ~ MS, leaves ~ Magnolia


Now for my second card I used Here Kitty Kitty from the SweetArt
Girls collection.  You may have remembered that FUnky Kits used
to carry these images but they retired. Well now Summer has brought
back some of the favorites! So if you missed out here is your chance!
These are the ones that made me fall in love with Elisabeth Bell's
illustrations! They are just darling!
(Sorry about the colors~ The paper looks like that but for
some reason the felt kept coming out orange! It is actually
called Melon berry and it is more peachy!)

Here is a close-up of the sweet image! I have colored everything
with distress inks and have added some dots with
my white gel pen.

Paper ~ Graphic 45
Inks ~ distress inks
Accessories ~ lace and ribbon ~ WOC, twine and button ~ stash
Felt and sentiment ~ PTI

Here is the blog hop order if you got lost!!

Kathy (your here!!)

Well I hope you liked everything you saw!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and playing along
with the hop!!  Stay tuned on April 8th for the winners!!

Have a great day!


Jodi said...

I love this beautiful plaque!! SO pretty and gorgeous!! Your coloring rocks!! A sweet and perfect sentiment for your second card. CUTE!!
Jodi =)

Renkata said...

kathy super romantic and vintage cards.
Love the gorgeous layouts.

Maryann said...

Like it? No I love it. it´s just wonderful work and I like the distressed look in it a lot and your coloring is really perfect. I certainly have a long way to go yet, I can see, when I watch all your talented girls work here LOL. I love these stamps and I just can´t pic any favorites.

Ageeth Holster said...

Wauw Kathy!! gorgeous cards! great coloured and so full of details.
Hugs Ageeth xx

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous creations Kathy,love your colouring and designs, the images are so beautiful.
Hugs Linda

debby4000 said...

WOW these are gorgeous Kathy, beautiful work.

Ingrid said...

O, I love love love this! It's gorgeous, so cute and so beautiful.
Hugs Ing

Flutterby Trina said...

WOW I love the fairy one, all your embellishments are stunning! I love the way you have stamped the script behind her too! xx

Jane said...

WOW!!! Kathy these creations are stunning!! LOVE all the texture and detail on your plaque and your colouring is amazing! hugs, Jane xxx

Maria Therese said...

So cute!!

Joshylili said...


oh, lovely cards! The new stamps are so cute! I hop to the next one ;)

Thanks for the chance to win...

Best regards Jasmin

Shirley N said...

Love your beautiful vintage card! Your creations are so lovely and your images are precious!!!

alethea said...

OMG!!! These are gorgeous!! I love the Fairy one, you have put so much detail into it!!!! Absolutely stunning!! Hugs xx

Debbie said...

Both cards are GORGEOUS!!!! but that first one..well, I am speechless it is just over the top with all those goodies on it. Beautifully done!!!


Janneke said...

Ow both cards are amazing ;o)
I hop to the next one ;)
Thanks for the chance to win...

Hugs, Janneke

Uta said...

Hi Kathy,

your cards are wonderful and I love the new stamp-collections of Belles'n'whistle.

Greetings, Uta

Marion said...

Oh Wow Kathy, That plaque is just awesome. So much detail and a stunning little fairy. Just love it. The card is just gorgeous and love this image and what a great sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us.

Claudine said...

Gorgeous cards. Such sweet colors you picked for them both. I'm so happy Here Kitty Kitty is available again!

Lillian said...

Gorgeous cards and glad to see some new images, along with some "revived" ones . . . super coloring and fab job putting these together!

Sonja Bekker said...

Hi Kathy,

I think I have to lie down otherwise I`ll faint down
My my girl this is absolutely Amazing what you have done.
I love the new release of the Fairy`s but I just think every stamp looks Stunning the way you work with al the flowers,DP coloring.for me you ROCK xox

Wish you were my naighbor
Hugs flying over

ellabella said...

I'm always excited to see what you've created! This is a beauty! Your creation is fantastic...Janine

Dena said...

Kathy! Your wall plaque and your card are beautiful as usual! I love your style and you will see on my next two cards that I tried it! (linking you tomorrow). I am not nearly as successful though and LOVE how you put so many bits and pieces together to form a masterpiece!!
Miss you already on JM and WOC!!! Whaaa!
Hugs and have fun with the girls, they are only young once!

*SHeRRy B* said...

Your cards are beautiful! The stamps are adorable!

Tracy said...

Love your spring project, what a great look, vintage and cute. I am always trying to figure out how to pull that off, so thanks for the inspiration.

velta said...

Oh my Kathy ~ What a SUPER talented designer you are....Elizabeth is lucky to have you! Your coloring is to die for and both cards have a vintage feel that I just love! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win !!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word Kathy!! I am in AWE over your plaque design sweetie!! You are so talented with all of the gorgeous touches you add to your creations! That image is darling, but the way you've got her displayed is incredible!! Your second creation is so sweet and so very clever!! :) I love your designs and always love seeing what you come up with hun!! Beautiful work!! Smiles, Vic

sleeplesswonder said...

I love your projects, they are both beautiful. TFS.
Melissa D

Paper Bagley said...

Love your work...the process of thought and use of textures is great. Your images stand out among the art around it icing on a cake...Thanks for sharing...Tootsie

Janiel/ janny said...

BEAUTIFUL Kathy!!! The vintage flair of your artwork is so BEAUTIFUL!!!! You have an eye for it dear!!

Have you checked the EBW Challenge Blog??? If not you might want to do just that!!

happy day to you dear..
hugs, Janiel

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness...I never knew crackle paint could look so beautiful. I need to use mine that I purchased. Definately a new follower...great ideas and great creations by you. I am still amazed at the pretty creations.
This was a great hop...great ending to it too!!!

Lori said...

Loveley, just lovely....So adorable.

Cheryl said...

I love all the soft colors you used, and I love all the new fairy stamps!

jan farnworth said...

love your cards very pretty.

jan farnworth said...

love your cards very pretty.

CraftinGranny said...

Oh I didn't just like what I saw here I loved everything. Your embellies are gorgeous on both cards and you've colored those images beautifully. Awesome job! "Hugs" Carol

sharman said...

Oh My..Awesome......I love love love both cards. Cheesecloth huh...Great idea. Your work is jusst awesome. I love the seniment on the second card and of course the image but LOVE LOVE LOVE the first one. I love all the textures......

Meli Mel said...

Last....but definitely not least! I love your style! So many fine details! The glitz, the crackle, the embellishments oh my! Love love love :) xoxoxoxo The stamps you chose were perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

SannaS said...

WOW!!!! gorgeous creations!!! absolutely brilliant!! =)

Marie-Anne said...

Those cards are really lovely.


1jmass said...

I love the pastels. Really pretty.

Vanja said...

These are both stunning, Kathy! I love all the details and your colouring is amazing.

cdm317 said...

Your plaque is to die for! It is so gorgeous! I love the card too!TFS!

Gail said...

Beatiful cards.

superdidine said...

I love your cards they are so cute

Deb said...

Both your plaque and card are wonderful, love all the elements. Thanks and hugs.

Audhild said...

This is so beautiful. I love your cards, so pretty and gorgeous. Your colouring is stunning.

Hugs Audhild

Carol said...

Kathy, your work is absolutely stunning!!! Have thoroughly enjoyed the hop, thank you. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Pysselbus said...

Last on the list but girl am I glad I stuck with it!! I wouldn't have wanted to miss this for the world!! Wonderful projects!!! Truly stunning! TFS!


Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Two beautiful cards, wow
Chris x

x laura x said...

gosh these creations are stunning.
x laura x

Elise said...

Kathy Kathy Kathy!! Yes, that is me singing your name .. lol! Oh my gosh, You know how much I am in love with your creations! Your work is so incredible and amazing, and I could visit your blog all day long. haha! Both of your creations are just ... wow wow wow .. I wish I could just sit and watch you work your magic. :)


Karina said...

What beautiful creations you made with those lovely stamps. Love them both.
Hugs, Karina

Annelies said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous, Kathy! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Kristin said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! :D

Natalie Z. *Paselska* said...

Beautiful cards Kathy, I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.
Hugs Natalie xx

Linda said...

I love cute one where she"s feed that cat! super cute my friend!

Melanie-Jane said...

Oh Kathy I love your cards they are so pretty. And the little kitty is too cute. Thanks for the inspiration.
Melanie Jane

Nita said...

There are so many beautiful details on your first card, i just love it:)


Becky Dunham said...

Fabulous projects Kathy! i love the plaque with all the extra embellies and the texture - simply scrumptious :) That card is too cute, vintage charm and love that image! i love all the images!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOWZERS Kathy... Just when I think I've seen all the beauty in blog land, I finally land here... HOLY COW girl, you've done it again. I am almost speechless. (notice I said "Almost") ha ha.... AND... YOU.... FINALLY.... YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.... HURRAY....CONGRATULATIONS.... I CAN'T WAIT.... and that's all I'm going to say about that....ha ha
Big BIG Hugs,

Gina L said...

I am blown away by that plaque. That is simply stunning!!! There's so much to look at; I could probably stare at it for ages. Your card is also wonderful. I have a thing for kitty images, and the sentiment is perfect.

kurlygirl said...

This is so cute! I love the colors you've chosen and your coloring is beautiful!

Alaine said...

Very Beautiful!!!

beadz said...

Kathy - these are wonderful. Your plaque is fantastic - all of that's just incredible. The cheese cloth is so cool.

Mary Lou said...

Oh My Kathy~~~Top Notch--Love the fairy dance!!! Your crackle paint and scripting~~Just Gorgeous!!!
Kitty kitty is just tooo sweet!!
Wonderful creations!! Always love to see what you do:)

Sassylassy said...

Amazingly Sabby Chic! I just love your creations. Both are truly amazing and what a fabulous job with all the details and embellies. Totally Awesome!
Hugs Bonnie

Denise said...

How can we NOT adore everything you and the team have created?????
Absolutely LOVE your two creations!!! All of your choices are perfect...paper, embellies, colors, etc. I am SO totally blown away!!! Your work is EXQUISITE!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! You are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
Loves & Hugs

Lilian said...

These are just amazing Kathy!!! Love love love the whole white look ;)

freaky said...

I love your works!! They look like so lovely and playful

hugs, Nicole

Anonymous said...

I love how you use your distress paint, it really makes your cards look extra beautiful. Cute images too!

Joyce said...

LOVE the plaque idea! Awesome coloring and creativity. Beautiful!

Mo said...

Wow Kathy, your work is just gorgeous, love everything you created !!!
Big Hugs,

Judi said...

Oh my goodness! Love that plaque - it's absolutely STUNNING, and the card is just PERFECT too. FANTASTIC work!

Judi xx

Chelsea said...

Hi Kathy! I'm always so excited to visit your blog. Always gorgeous things to see, and these new stamps are so adorable and so sweet!

PaulaM said...

I love your fairy dance. What a beautiful card - you have done such a gorgeous job with the embellishing. It is so sweet to see the Sweet Art stamps back as well. TFS

Newbie said...

These cards are wonderful! You put so much detail into the first one! I just love the image on the second one and the sentiment fits it perfectly! Beautiful coloring!! Great job on both!!

Jacilynn said...

wow, these are just stunning. really amazing work!

Hannah Clark said...

I absolutely love the ballerina! So cute! Your colouring is amazing and I love all your embellishment details! Fantastic!

Jenn said...

Stunning!!!!!! I love all the textures and the layers and everything about your projects. Thanks for the inspiration

Glamour said...

Lovely job. Beautiful flowers.


Mimiko said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy...good to hear from you - thanks so much for your lovely comment - I didn't expect anyone to remember me...LOL!
I've beem kept inspired during my break with your fabulous creations....they are all so pretty. I love your style.
I hope the digi teddy images make it to rubber - I will definitely have to add them to my collection if they do!
Carole x

Christine said...

Wow, what extremely detailed cards. They are amazing!! I love looking at all of the little details. It's gorgeous!! Love the new Belles and Whistles stamp. Gorgeous coloring too. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. Have a wonderful day!
xoxo, Christine

Janelle said...

I really like your distress ink colored cards. They are just lovely and do the stamps justice. Thanks for the inspiration.

Leonie Castro said...

I love your idea of using distress crackle tech. You have a way that coloring looks beautiful! I need these stamps now that I have seen all the lovely ideas you ladies did! :) TY for the inspirations!

hellerlittle said...

Love them both, but the first one just stole my heart.
You have coloured her so beautiful!
TFS hellerlittle

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is stunning, a gorgeous creation, in fab colours hugs pops x x x

Ila said...

Oh Wow!!..both are totally Amazing and Gorgeous!!..your coloring is Fabuluos and the details and textures on your creations are just Beautiful!!...Have a lovely weekend!!...Hugs, Ila