January 1, 2010

Happy New Year and New Belles 'n Whistles Release Today!

Hello everyone! Wishing you all a very Happy, Joyous and Prosperous New Year!

I have some great news for you today! Over at Belles 'n Whistles we are starting the new year with a great and oh so gorgeous new release! 6 of the most adorable new Belles 'n Whistles images, illustrated by no other than the super talented Elisabeth Bell, are being released today!

These images are just perfect for your Valentine cards and projects throughout the year!

Make sure to check the Belles 'n Whistles Blog for all the information on the new release and my DT friends blogs to see all the wonderful samples they've made to show off the new release! You'll find their blogs listed and linked at the end of this posting or in my sidebar! And some more news.... there is also a SALE going on in the Belles 'n Whistles store! So lets do some bargain hunting;-)

For my card today I've used one of these new images called 'Sweet Love' and made an anniversary tri-fold card for my hubby. The image is colored with Copics (airbrushed the background around the image) and the heart in the background is paper pieced using the DP. Most of the hearts were die cut using my Spellbinders Nestabilities. Punches used are from EK Success and Martha Stewart. DP is from My Minds Eye CS is from Bazzill. The sentiments I've used are all stamps from The Greeting Farm. For decorating I used buttons, half-pearls, decorative pins (from making memories), ribbon, glitter, and Stickles. The swirls on the inside were cut out using my Cricut.

For a list of Copics used scroll down to the end of the posting!


Ein froehliches, gesundes und erfolgreiches neues Jahr wuensche ich Euch allen!

Ich habe heute tolle Neugikeiten. Bei
Belles 'n Whistles starten wir das neue Jahr heute mit einem neuen Release. 6 super suesse neue Stempelchen, illustriert von keiner anderen als der super talentierten Elisabeth Bell, werden heute veroeffentlicht. Diese zuaberhaften Motive sind ideal sowohl fuer Eure Valentinskarten als auch fuer verschiedene Projekte durch das Jahr hindurch!

Fuer alle Einzelheiten zu den neuen Stempeln geht zum
Belles 'n Whistles Blog und vergesst nicht auch die anderen Blogs meiner DT Kollegen zu beuschen um Euch ihre tollen Werke mit Motiven des neuen Releases anzusehen. Eine Liste der Blogs findet ihr in meiner Sidebar oder am Ende dieses Postings!
Ausserdem findet noch ein toller Sale statt im Belles 'n Whistles store. Auf gehts zur Schnaeppchenjagd ;-)

Fuer meine heutige Karte habe ich das suesse neue Motiv '
'Sweet Love'' gewaehlt. Ich habe eine Tri-Fold-Karte zum Hochzeitstag fuer meinen Mann gemacht. Coloriert habe ich meistens in letzter Zeit mit meinen Copics (der HG ist airbrushed). Das Herz im HG ist paper-pieced mit DP. Die meisten Herzen auf der Karte habe ich mit meinen Spellbinders gestanzt. Stanzen die ich benutzt habe sind von EK Success und Kartha Stewart. DP ist von My Mind Eye und CS ist von Bazzill. Alle Textstempel sind von The Greeting Farm. Zum verzieren habe ioh Knoepfe, Halbperlen, decorative Pins (von making memories), Band, Glitter, and Stickles benutzt. Die Schnoerkel auf der Innenseite sind mit meiner Cricut ausgeschnitten.

Eine Liste mit allen Copics die ich benutzt habe findet ihr am Ende des Postings.

And now please visit the blogs of my DT friends to see their stunning creations using the newly released images

Anki, Jacque, Jodi, Kathrin, Lils, Lynda, Rosette, Susan

Copics used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E01, E11, R20, R000
Hair: brown: E25, E29, E31 blond: Y21, Y28, YR23
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Red: R21, R24, R29
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Teal: light- BG10, BG11, BG72 dark- BG72, BG75, BG78
Green: G12, G14, G16

Thanks for stopping by today!



Marina said...

Auch ich wünsche Dir und Deiner Familie ein gesundes und glückliches neues Jahr 2010.
...Und dass Dir Deine Kreativität nicht ausgeht und uns weiterhin mit so vielen schönen Werken beglückst ;O).
Womit Du ja auch gleich ins neue Jahr startest.
Deine Karte ist wunderschön, mit einem wirklich bezaubernden Motiv, das natürlich wieder ganz toll von Dir in Szene gesetzt wurde.
Da wird sich Dein Mann sicher seeeehr drüber freuen.
Ich wünsche Dir noch einen schönen Tag,


Maria Therese said...

beautiful card!

Julye said...

What a beautiful card, more a work of art and definitely a keepsake, I really have something to aspire to and must try harder to improve. Happy new year too Julye

Penni said...



Regina said...

hallo, Iris

wünsche dir auch einen glücklichen Start ins neue Jahr!

Deine Karte ist ja wieder eine Augenweide geworden! Die Kartenform ist wunderschön *nachmachgtut*
Und der neue Stempel - perfekt für Valentinskarten.

Liebe Grüße

Marion said...

Happy New Year Iris. Absolutely stunning card. These new images are just so beautiful, I think I may have to succumb and buy them.

Moni said...

Hallo Iris!

Einen guten Start ins Neue Jahr Dir und Deiner ganzen Familie.

Ein wunderschönes Kärtchen hast Du da gezaubert.

Alles Liebe

liza said...

a beautiful card and lovely image
happy new year to you and your family
love n hugs

Jackie Randolph said...

A very stunning card! Love your DP choices and how you incorpated it with your image. Happy New Years!

Joynana said...

Your card is lovely and I can't wait to get my stamps.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous, love how you used the heart to create the window. I have these nesties and have yet to use them, but this is a perfect idea, hope you don't mind that I use this idea as well..

JenRaff said...

I love this image -- the detail you put into this card is amazing! Fantastic card!!

Sol said...

Sooooo Cute! Just absolutely love the hair on this girl... You have used great colours together! and great colouring... I guess your hubby will love the card! :) You girls, make me want all of theese new stamps... :)

Unknown said...

Happy New Year's! What amazing detail on your card!

Annie said...

ooo what a cute card Iris and so perfect for any loving occasion - I can see the image for Valentines too. Love your colouring and pretty touches.
Happy New Year!
hugs, annie x

Glynda said...

Happy New Year! Awesome job - it's beautiful!

Elise said...

This card is LOVELY! What a beautiful idea to cut out the heart to show the love image! Love it!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. How creative. Great coloring, I love this image.

Angelo said...

Such a beautiful card. Tons of details. This one I have to study many times!
The new image from B 'n W is supercute!
Happy new year to you and your family.
Hugs, Kristin :)

Unknown said...

Liebe Iris
Erst einmal wünsche ich dir natürlich auch ein Gesundes Neues Jahr.
Deine Karte ist wieder zauberhaft geworden. Und das neue Motiv ist total schnuckelig! Da muß ich doch gleich mal nach den anderen schauen!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Cute cards, and these new images are very cute!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is totally gorgeous!
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year!
kim x

Christine said...

What an amazing card!! Happy New Year!

Lorraine said...

OMG, what an awesome card! I LOVE IT! So creative and beautiful! The stamp is perfect for an anniversary card (I didn't think of it before I say your sentiment). Thank you for the inspiration!

Knerten said...

Your card is so lovely throughout all pages of it, the stamp is also gorgeous, and your colouring makes it even better ! Lovely !

Knerten said...

Your card is so lovely throughout all pages of it, the stamp is also gorgeous, and your colouring makes it even better ! Lovely !

Mae said...

Just beautiful. I love your coloring. Great inspiration for an anniversary card.

jan farnworth said...

you did a wonderful job.

Tracey said...

WOW! This is incredible!!!

Kim said...

OH MY GOODNESS Iris! That is STUNNING! What an adorable creation your hubby is one lucky guy to get this beautiful card! Lovely work hun! It's breath taking!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Naoual said...

Iris, this is GORGEOUS!! I'm so loving this cute couple and your card is amazing. Love the layout and your colouring looks just beautiful.

Happy new year!!

xx Naoual

Shirley N said...

Your card is just stunning--what a card!!! Every page of this card is beautifully done and I love your coloring of this adorable, adorable image!

Anonymous said...

Oh Iris, I love love LOVE this creation!! You've done a marvelous job showing off the new image here!! That project is the sweetest with the plaid heart and fun folds!! Stunning coloring as always too!! TFS! Happy New Year to you!! HUGS

Mira said...

Oh wow, this is just stunning! So beautiful! Happy 2010!

Brandi said...

Wow, wow, wow! This card is a piece of art! Beautiful!

Crazy Creations said...

Great card I love how you did that I must try it .TFS Hugs Sarah

Teresa said...

This card is very pretty. Great colors and use of different tools.

jenny said...

Stunning card, I love these new stamps x

Jenny xx

Liz Corrigan said...

Oh I just love this card - the colours and the layout. The new stamp is gorgeous too. Rosie x

Bastelmanu said...

Oh wow,auch diese Karte ist wieder ein absoluter Traum!
Das Motiv,die Gestalltung und die Coloration sind einfach wahnsinn!

Achja,ich wünsche Dir und deiner Familie noch von ganzen Herzen ein gesundes neues Jahr!Knuddel!

LG Manu! ;-)

Kim. said...

Such a beautiful card love the way you made the aperture opening and hte layout of the three panels is beautiful. Gorgeous image too.
Kim xXx

kathy s said...

what a fabulous card- i think this image is my fave of the new releases and so perfect for an anniversay card - love they way the heart frames the two young lovers- fantastic.