New Belles 'n Whistles Release, Advent Calendar Fun plus Contest & Whimsy New Digi's

Hello friends and welcome to the Belles 'n Whistles new release Merry Sledding! Another super cute image available now to order and ship at the Belles 'n Whistles store!

I made a Christmas Shaker Ornament and colored the image using Distress Inks ~ for a change ;-) Flower is a 'Wild Rose' from Petaloo and the snowflake brad is from Karen Foster Designs. Pearls and rhinestones from my stash!

 Here another view so that you can see that the contents are really moving ;-)

This time we don't have a blog hop because this is just a single release. But you still have the chance of winning this cutie! Just leave a comment here at my blog (only one  comment per person please) You have time until Friday 12 noon. I will randomly draw a winner Friday afternoon and announce it here on my blog. But wait that's not it! Visit the following blogs of the Belles n Whistles DT and our guests from the Digi Belles DT and have even more chances on winning this adorable stamp!

Blogs participating in the release:


Advent Calendar Fun & Contest
I have even more news for you! The Belles 'n Whistles Advent Calendar has opened it's first door today! We are opening a door each day until December 24th and hidden behind each door are challenges, prizes, fun & inspiration. We are starting our Advent celebration today with a 3 weeks contest. We want you to make a Christmas Ornament using a Belles 'n Whistles stamp. For all detailed information and what prizes are up for grabs go and visit our Belles 'n Whistles Advent Calendar.


Whimsy December Digital Release

Ok and last but not least I like to remind you of a brand new digital release at Whimsy stamps today too! There are lots of incredibly cute Winter and Christmas images and sentiments available, designed by the amazingly talented Whimsy artists. The images are available at 10am EST and the blog hop starts at 12 noon  EST at the Whimsy Inspirations blog! Make sure to visit all the participating blogs in the hop for your chance to win some stamps! Brand new released for the first time are also pre-colored digital images. These images are wonderful and can save you lots of time. So it is easy this year then to send handmade cards to everyone on your list ;-) Just whip up a card in a very short time using the already colored iamges! 

For my card I used pre-colored 'Teddy's First Christmas'. I kept my card CAS. Printed the image right onto the card. One image & sentiment (also available with today's release) on the front. And on the inside just the image again.  Make sure the images are aligned properly on top of each other when folding your card! Then I cut out part of the outer image (using a star shaped die) and embossed the whole front using a Cuttlebug folder (Snow Dots). Lastly I added the ribbon and done was my card!

 Isn't he just too cute? This is one of Crissy Armstrong's designs


I hope you like the new pre-colored images as much as I do. They are really a life saver for all the Christmas card mass-productions :-)

Thanks for stopping by today and bearing with me through this long post! :-) 
Just don't forget to leave a comment here if you like to have the chance of winning the
Belles 'n Whistles Merry Sledding stamp ;-)



  1. Iris - she is gorgeous. I love that ornament shaker idea and especially the light blue coloring. Thanks a lot for sharing and happy 1st December.

  2. Wow!
    She is so cute and gorgeous.
    Have a nice day!

  3. Two beautiful makes. GORGEOUS colourwork. I love your ornament - stunning image and beautiful bling! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  4. Oh my goodness she looks awesome on this fabulous ornament just perfect and such lovely colours!!!

    Must pop over to look at the new releases as these are both stunning!!!!

    Love Chanelle xx

  5. wow I love your little shaker and those open pearl hearts are just so cute inside! ♥

  6. Hi Iris,
    wooooow.... your shaker card wonderful! And I simply fell in love with that cutie!
    Hugs, Bibi.

  7. Two fab projects love the whimsey card and the Belles and whistles 'Merry' ornament is beautiful, and looks fab on the tree. Thanks for the chance to own one then I can try and emulate your ornament too.

  8. these are both fabulous hun..
    hugs rach.

    I added the url for the tissue box cover above for you so you don't have to go hunting for it... xxxx

  9. Fantastic idea to turn her into a little shaker ornament. It is gorgeous.
    Hugs, Carissa

  10. Beautiful projects today, Iris! Just love your coloring and pretty blue combination on your B&W card - gorgeous! Love your sweet Whimsy card too. That must have been difficult to align the images so perfectly on the inside and outside of your card - WOW! Amazing! hugs, Angela

  11. Ohhhhh Iris, this ornament is soooo very precious... Almost brings tears to my eyes at how BEAUTIFUL it is! And your whimsy bear is beyond cute! You are really something girl, your talent always just makes me say WOW!!!
    Beary BIG hugs,

  12. I just love the ornament you created. There is no owrd, this is trully gorgeous. I love the colours, the flower and all the pearl embellishments you added. Everything works so well together. Wish I could make such beautiful projects. Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win this cutie.

  13. Oh my word!! Iris, I have to say that your ornament made with Merry Sledding is ADORABLE!! I love your soft colors and the added snowflakes and goodies really make your ornament stand out!! Brilliant job!

    What a clever idea to make the star cut-out with the Whimsy digi!! your coloring is amazing girl!! Thanks for sharing your creativity!! HUGS

  14. Your ornament is lovely and that card is sooo cute. TFS.

  15. Oh Iris, your ornament is simply FABULOUS!! I must try this myself!! And your Whimsy card is amazing! Thank you so much for the fab inspiration!! Hugs, Sem x

  16. What a beautiful ornament, love all the bling:). I love this new image, she is so adorable. TFS

  17. Beautiful creations and fantastic colouring.

    Hugs Ali x

  18. wow Iris the ornament with all details is just Amazing.

  19. oh my hun
    this is a great ornament
    i just love the color and the shaker idea, thanks for sharing
    i'm hop along now, bye bye
    hugs angelique

  20. So wonderful Iris,I love the images and the colours.
    So gorgeous details.

    Hugs Riet.x

  21. Your circle ornament is just wonderful. The shape really sets her it.

  22. I have not tried coloring with distress inks yet. Your ornament makes me really want to give it a shot. I love the shaker box.

  23. Oh my another gorgeous creation. I too have not tried distress inks, but I may have to try it now. I love the blues you used. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Wow, this is amazing. I love your coloration!! :-)
    XX Kathi

  25. I just got to have this stamp, she is so adorable. Beautiful creation and thanks for showing Crissy's new image. "Hugs" Carol

  26. Beautifully Stunning card. I LOVE the colors that you chose. So elegant. I love EVERYTHING about this card... I also love the second card. I am going to look into this crd also. Thanks for the ideas......

  27. Beautiful ornament Iris!! I love her in this pretty pastel blue!! She is gorgeous!!
    Jodi =)

  28. Gorgeous shaker ornament and that bear card is super cute!!

  29. You did a wonderful job coloring this cutie. I am always amazed at the uses for distress ink. Thanks so much.

  30. I adore shaker cards and this one is no exception. I think I will be trying one tonight.

  31. Both are gorgeous, Iris! Love your coloring lots!

  32. Love your shaker ornanament in blue, especially the cute little hearts in the shaker. Soo cute!
    Donna G

  33. Your ornament is gorgeous. Love how you colored her. TFS!

  34. Such a cute card you made with this sweet stamp. Happy 2nd Advent!

  35. Is there anymore information you can give on this subject. It answers a lot of my questions but there is still more info I need. I will drop you an email if I can find it. Never mind I will just use the contact form. Hopefully you can help me further.

    - Robson


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