Love is in the Air......

Edited to add:

I like to share some news with you regarding our BnW Challenge Blog . We made some changes and updates! Starting now we are accepting ALL Elisabeth Bell images!!! But wait ... thats not it! By entering our challenges you will also have the chance on being picked as a  GD to play with us on the BnW Challenge Blog! To read all details on these updates please click HERE!

Happy TGIF! What better card to show then a 'Love' card for the weekend?  :-D With Valentines not even a month away I'm in the middle of creating all my Valentines cards. And for me Cupcake  from last years Belles 'n Whistles Valentine's collection, is still the perfect image for a Valentine's card. I just adore this super cute image!

I colored Belle using pencils and OMS. The base card with the word LOVE added I created with my Cricut and Design Studio Software. The DP is from My Minds Eye 'beloved' collection (I think it is called). The large flower is from Petaloo and the swirly leaves is a Marianne Design die. To make those fabulous leaves pop even more I added some MS glitter to them. I also added ribbon and lace but it's hard to see as it's all covered up now by the image and flower unfortunately. For some finishing touches I added Stickles and some rhinestones and pearls.

Here are some detailed photos:

 The inside is decorated as well.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Bingo - my pick is: Gems, Flowers, Die Cuts

The Digibells Challenge: Hearts and Chocolate - Belle is holding a Chocolate Muffin, can't you see?! ;-)

7 Kids College Fund Challenge: Challenge Yourself - I made a card shape using my Cricut and DS I'm doing that not often enough!

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific weekend!



  1. Oh she's so precious Iris!! I love your gorgeous coloring and the beautiful layout!! Very stunning hun!!HUGS

  2. Just gorgeous Iris!!! WOW I just LOVE the LOVE down the side!!! That is stunning! such a beautiful image as we all know too! The vines look so pretty too!
    Hope you have a fabulous week-end!

  3. I really like the cut out Love, the bling you added to the flourishes, and the color combination. Great coloring of this adorable image, too!

  4. Ohhhhhhhh Iris.... This is FANTASTIC... I love your coloring of this sweet Belle. Yes I see her chocolate cupcake! Yum!!!
    I really should try to use my cricut more.... Thanks for the inspiration to do just that! Soooo glad you decided to join us for our Digi Bells Blog Hop.

  5. Oh Iris, I just LOVE this card, it's gorgeous in every detail!

  6. Gorgeous coloring, Iris! I LOVE how you cut the sentiment from the right of the card base, that's so clever.
    Hugs and smiles

  7. Iris BEAUTIFUL as ALWAYS!!! Love the layers!!!

    Thank you so much for joining in the Digi Bells Blog Hop Challenge!!!
    hugs, Janiel

  8. Oh Wow!! I love your card. Not only is it colored fantastically, I love all of the embellishments and the shape of your card. What a fantastic idea to use the edge cut out like that. Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I hope to see your lovely creations again soon.
    xoxo, Christine

  9. what a wonderful card. i love it. just found your blog, and i see so much beautiful and inspiering things in here. im so glad that i found you. thanks for all the wonderful creations that you are sharing. i will stalk you from now on, lol. hugs!

  10. Liebe Iris,
    Das ist ja mal wieder eine traumhaft schöne Karte. Gefällt mir super !!! Deine Koloration ist der Hammer. Danke fürs inspirieren.
    Lieber Gruss aus der Schweiz.

  11. Fantastic!! I adore it in every way.

    Lisa Summerhays
    7 Kids College Fund DT


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