Always Be Happy! - First Belles 'n Whistles Challenge!

Hi everyone and welcome to our very first Belles 'n Whistles Challenge. From now on every other Monday we are hosting a challenge on our Belles 'n Whistles blog. This is a Belles 'n Whistles only challenge, that means only Belles 'n Whistles stamps are eligible please keep this in mind when entering this challenge! For this first challenge our very talented new DT sister Kathy picked the theme. Kathy would like everyone to create a project incorporating D.I.Y. Flowers! Create a flower or two to embellish your card or project. And because this is our very first Belles 'n Whistles challenge Summer has sponsored a great price! The randomly chosen winner will get a $25 gift certificate from Belles 'n Whisltes...woohoo! How great is that?! I hope you all join us in this first challenge to get things rolling!

For my card I chose the super cute image 'Belle Dusting Cuckoo'. Isn't she to die for? I colored her with my Copics and  stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black on Iridescent Cryogen White paper from Arjo Wiggins. Te DP I've used is from Crafty Secrets 'Heartwarming Vintage Collection - classic' and CS is Bazzill.

I made the flowers using Marianne Design dies, added a brad and some Platinum Stickles. Not too fancy but I like it more simple with this image. The leaves are made using punches from the Punch Bunch.
The sketch I followed is from the ongoing challenge #54 at MMSC.
My sentiment is from a Stampin' Up! set which I bought at Claudia's Stampin' Up! sale!

There is a new categorie now in our Belles 'n Whistles Gallery only for Challenge entries! Make sure you visit our Gallery and upload your entry there as well!

Here are some more close-ups:

Here is a shot of the copics I used:

Thanks for stopping by and any comment you may leave! Hope to see you over at our Belles 'n Whistles blog joining our challenge!



  1. This is stunning Iris!!! love your colour scheme and gorgeous flowers and ribbon detail!! beautiful! I shamefully have a BnW stamp I haven't had time to use yet - I think I shall ink her up for the challenge! hugs, Jane xxx

  2. I'll definitely be adding this to my challenge list, as I have plenty of Belles 'n Whistles stamps to show off. A gorgeous creation.

  3. this is beautiful lovely colouring and lush papers good luck with the challenge xxx

  4. This is a stunning card where you have used so much attention to deatil. Love hte colour scheme, the ribbon feature and your flowers are gorgeous too.
    Kim xXx

  5. WOW Iris, Deine Karte ist fantstisch! Die Farbkombi, die Coloration und die vielen liebevolle Details gefallen mir sehr gut.
    LG Dana

  6. Ohhh wowwww Iris,what a beautiful card,i love your image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. Wonderful coloring on this sweet image and gorgeous take on the sketch! Thanks for participating in this week's Midnight Madness Sketch challenge and hope to see you again next week!
    Jessica, MMSC DT

  8. What a wonderful card today..Love the soft colors you used on this image..It is just so adorable and sweet. Thank you for being a part of these challenges and for helping celebrate our one year anniversary. This week will be an exciting player participation week, so please check back tomorrow for that. You do not want to miss out on that. As always thanks for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    MMSC Hostess

  9. Hello Iris - I always look forward to seeing that you have created and it is always delightful! This is no exception - that a fabulous image, so beautifully coloured and adorned! This is a favourite with me! Thanks for playing along with us this week and joining in the fun - we have more instore for you next week - would love to see you then! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  10. This is one gorgeous card. I love the stamp, colors, design...all of it!

  11. This is so pretty!! I love the colors that you have used and that paper is gorgeous!! All your details are just stunning as well!


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