October 27, 2010

Snowbabies - Belles 'n Whistles New Release Blog Hop

The hop is now closed!!!!!

Welcome everyone to our Belles 'n Whistles new release Blog-Hop-Fun for the most adorable Snowbabies collection as always designed by the wonderful Elisabeth Bell!
I am your first stop in the hop and you should have arrived here directly from the   Belles 'n Whistles Inspirational Blog where you were introduced to the hop by Summer! You want to start your hop off right and leave comments on all the participating blogs including the Belles 'n Whistles blog at the end!!! Because only then you are eligible and have the chance on winning a full set of the new 'Snowbabies Collection'!

As you already know from Summer this is no ordinary release blog hop. We also want to share our solidarity and support to our dear DT sisters Elise and Jacque who have both been diagnosed with breast cancer. Elise just was diagnosed a short while ago and is already undergoing heavy chemo-treatment, while Jacque is fighting this terrible disease already for the past year . Both of them are such strong, wonderful women who have touched our lives in many ways! So please be aware spread the word about Breast Cancer Awareness and DON'T forget to do your monthly self-exam's in addition to your regular doctor visit's. 

Summer will donate 10% of the proceeds from the Snowbabies collection to Breast Cancer Research  in the honor of our dear Elise and Jacque!!!

To show your support please feel free to copy the wonderful blinkie our dear Lynda made and put it on your blog if you like! 

Pre-orders start TODAY and shipping starts Friday October 29th!!! Remember it's for a good cause, pick up a few stamps. Visit the store HERE!

Ok now on to our new stamps, the Snowbabies! YAY, they are soooo utterly adorable and I like to present to you 'Snowbaby in Snow Gear'!

My card:

a closer look on the image:

 the inside of the card

I also made a matching bottle-hanger:
And because if you are outside in the cold you need something to warm you up, don't you? So on the back of the bottle-hanger there is a recipe for a typical German Winter drink called Gluehwein / Mulled/Spiced Wine.
And here is the recipe for my version of Gluehwein:

Glühwein  ~ Mulled Wine
2 cups / 500 ml red wine
½ orange
½ lemon
3 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
Sugar to taste

Choose a good red wine, one you’d usually
drink. In a small pot combine the wine and
spices. Cut off 2 thin slices from each the
lemon and orange. Squeeze the rest of the
orange and lemon halves; add juices and
citrus slices to the wine. Heat the wine and
let steep for a while. Season to taste!
Do not boil!!! Strain and serve very hot in
mugs or heat proof glasses.
Yield: 2 servings

To make an alcohol-free version of this recipe for Gluehwein just substitute
the wine with 2/3 red grape juice and 1/3 black currant juice.Make sure to 

use a good juice which is made from 100% fruit juice and not from concentrate.

Here is the set:
You can put the bottle-hanger on a bottle of red wine and together with the card this will make a nice gift, don't you think so?

Want to win some of these new BnW cuties? Ok I'll tell you what to do!  To win this stamp just leave a comment here on this posting and I will draw a winner from all the comments left!

To have a chance on winning a whole set of the Snowbabies Collection complete the hop and leave comments on all the participating blogs including the BnW blog at the very end!

Now it's time for you to hop on and see what my fellow DT sisters have created for you! Your next stop is  our fabulous ROSETTE!

If you get lost on your way you can always go back to the Belles 'n Whistles Inspirational Blog and start from the beginning or here is the hop order as well:

Iris - you are here now!

Additional Blog to visit (Guest DT)

Alice-Lihsuan Wertz (GDT)

Items used: Image Stamp: Belles 'n Whistles new Snowbabies Collection
Copic markers and Copic airbrush system to color.
Paper: DP from Bo Bunny 'Winter Joy'
Embellies: Flowers, pins, button, ribbon, rhinestones/crystals and charm from my stash, Stickles Glitter Glue
Dies/punches: MS, Marianne Design and Spellbinders
Sentiments: SU and unknown

I hope you got a little inspiration from my creation, thanks for visiting and enjoy the hop!



  1. Very pretty winter card and what a nice warm drink to have during these cold months!! I love this collection!
    Jodi =)

  2. Just adorable Iris!!! I love your peek! Such pretty colors and adorable image!! She is too cute!
    Your mulled cider looks delicious too!!! Have a great day!

  3. wowowowow Iris, delightful project.
    Great idea for the bottle.
    ohh I love Gluehwein in the winter days.
    Beautiful job , girl.

  4. Oooh, that recipe sounds yummy!! Your card is gorgeous, I love the pretty winter colours and that image is darling, look at her with her mittens raised to her mouth, oh so cute!!
    hugs, stephanne

  5. Oh wow you did some amazing things with this cutie :) love the recipes :)
    hugs Ria

  6. She is sooooo incredibly cute!! And your projects are gorgoeus!!

  7. GASP Iris! This is just darling! I love your color combination and gorgeous coloring! Thanks for sharing you wine recipe :)

  8. Absolutely fabulous Iris! hugs Sharon

  9. Iris, Dein Set ist einfach wundervoll! Deine Coloration haut mich wieder mal um und die Farbkombi ist einfach toll! Sogar die Lindt Kugeln passen farblich super dazu! Und ein Stückchen Heimat hat auch den Weg aufs Bild gefunden...

    Dicke Knuddels!

  10. Stunning my friend and we drink Glögg in Sweden - almost the same. Kramis - Anki

  11. Very pretty card - I like how you incorporated the pink ribbon on it.

  12. What a super idea to use a ribbon as a cardholder. Love it.
    I´m stealing it right away! =)
    Super for pink ribbon projects. Love your work!

  13. TOO CUTE! I love this one! Thanks for the awesome project ideas!

  14. beautiful card. this image is so cute and your card is wonderful, love the colours you have used.
    x laura x

  15. What a beautiful set!!! Mulled wine...my favorite! Great coloring!

  16. oh wow this is one gorgoues,set totaly love the courls and the iamge is pure delight hugs cheryl xxxx

  17. She is my favorite of the collection. I love the colors that you created. Beautiful. Just love love love them all.

  18. Your card is adorable. I love the color combo.
    I am honored to be a part of your blog hop to honor Jacque and Elise and to help spread the word of breast cancer! Thank you for doing such a wonderful Hop!
    Hugs Bonnie

  19. Your recipe sounds yummy and the sparkle you added to her hat is just perfect.

  20. Wow, she is adorable. I think she's my fave from the new collection, and I love how you colored her. I love the colors of your card. The bottle hanger was a great idea, too!

  21. your card is too cute in time for the cold months....this image is too adorable.....

  22. Fabulous card with an unusual color palette for winter, and the inside is just as pretty as the outside.

  23. Snow fun...your work is great. Your site is very informative and exciting. Just getting started with stamping and the blog thing, I know how much work it is. Hopin' on...Tootsie from Oregon

  24. What a pretty gift set and I love the colors you used. She is such a cutie. TFS

  25. Hi Iris! This is so adorable! I love the layout and your coloring. :)

  26. Wow! Not only a truly cute card, but a whole collection of ideas. Thank you, Iris. I love a glass of a good red wine, so will try your recipe if it ever gets cold enough in Florida!

  27. Beautiful card. I love this collection and the receipe. Thanks for sharing.

  28. So beautiful Iris,I love the images and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  29. That images it so cute! Anyone who has a little girl should have that stamp! Your coloring is amazing and I love that paper you used!! Great card! I love it! :)

  30. oh i do love your projects the colour choice is absolutely beautiful xx

  31. what a beautiful gift set!! love the image..and a great cause..tfs..loves ya

  32. Ohhhhhhhh Iris, you have done an outstanding job with this adorable Snowbaby. Your colors, your layout, your recipe, and WOWEE your coloring style is just over the top! I can't wait to try your recipe.
    Biggest Hugs, and Happy Blog Hop day!
    Lynda =)

  33. Spiced wine, I would really like to try that! :) Your card and bottle hanger are gorgeous, Iris, the image is adorable.
    Hugs, Vanja

  34. Iris your card is just gorgeous!! I love the pretty colors you've put into it with all the sparkle winter in it! The drink sounds so yummy in my tumbly!! :) TFS!!

  35. Beautiful card! The colors are perfect!

  36. Iris, your set is gorgeous! What fun colors you used. I am sitting here thinking I wish I had a glass of your mulled wine right now - yum!

  37. Gorgeous Set Iris!! What a sweet image--love her!!!
    Really like the Huge size snowflakes used behind the adorable image!!! Lovely work and what a superb cause!!
    Blessings of thanks

  38. Oh! isn't she a cutie. Her face is like an angel. Love your gift set. Very beautiful.
    This image is a must have.


  39. This is such a cute stamp and I love mulled wine. I think I may need to make a recipe card with a new winter stamp as my next project. Thanks for the inspiration.

  40. Oh, Iris! Your card and tag are so beautiful!!! :) The inside of the card is almost as pretty as the front! And I love the large snowflake you put behind the stamped image. And the icicle border (did you use glitter paper?)...just incredible!

    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  41. I am loving this set! Your gift set is gorgeous and the recipe for the mulled wine sounds delicious!!
    Big Hugs!
    muffy74sf at aol dot com

  42. Oh, Iris, this image is STUNNING, and I love your card and the bottle hanger. The papers you've used are GORGEOUS too!


    Judi xx

  43. I LOVE your card! thanks so much for sharing.

  44. I just adore your bottle hanger. Purple, brown and teal are such perfect colors for this stamp.

  45. Hallo Iris,
    das Set ist traumhaft schön. Mir gefällt die Farbwahl super gut und die ganze Gestaltung ist richtig klasse. :-)
    XX Kathi

  46. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the recipe, as well ... mm'mm good ;)

  47. Oh she's so gorgeous! hmm now I want a cup of Glühwein - well soon our Christmas markets start again and I can get me one *lol*
    Love your set!

  48. She is so cute and your card is so pretty :)

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  49. I love what you did with this adorable image Iris! Your card and tag are both so beautiful! Very lovely project!

  50. Absolutely fabulous. Love it all.

  51. Very cute winter card! Love this sweet image!

  52. Lovely card. Nice colours:)

  53. As a breast cancer survivor going on two years now, I thank you for your generosity in donating for breast cancer research. Now about the card, it is just lovely. Puts you in a real winter mode. Of course the wine tag and card are a great gift and the copic coloring are terrific.

  54. wow Iris these are amazing, I love the wine recipe hanger...brilliant idea
    Mina xxx


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