Hello friends!! I am so VERY excited today and glad you are joining in the fun that we have in store for you today! You will fall in LOVE!! :)
Welcome to the SweetArt Girls and Fairy Friends Collection Blog Hop Release!!!
As you know, Elisabeth Bell and Summer (owner of BnW) have been very busy to bring together TWO really special collections designed by Elisabeth Bell in clear stamp form! There are a total of 16 awesome images being released today and they are available and will be shipped out TODAY as well!!
(So be sure you hop, skip and jump right on over to the Belles 'n Whistles Store to get them!!)
You will most certainly not only want to hop around to EACH DT's blog to drool over the gorgeous creations made with these new adorable images, but you will need to leave a comment...or enter with the InLinkz Collection for your chance to win a fabulous new image at EVERY stop along the way!!
**So BE SURE to leave your name in the collection below for a chance to win one of these really delightful images that I'm featuring on my post today!!**
Not only that, Summer is also giving away to one lucky winner a $65.00 gift certificate towards ANY stamps in the store of their choosing!! How awesome is that?!! So BE SURE to stop by the Belles 'n Whistles Blog to enter for your chance to win that!! Winners will be announced by Friday, April 8th!
Now if you just happen to randomly come here first, you'll REALLY want to start from the very beginning of the blog hop at the Belles 'n Whistles Blog. If you have gotten here by way of the talented Jodi's Blog, then you are on the right track! Don't forget to either leave a comment or enter your name for a chance to win one of the stamps featured on each DT's blog!! Now...let's get started with the eye candy FIRST!! :)
Oh she's just a darling!! I adore her "sleepy eyes"!! This image is obviously from the Fairy Friends collection and her name is "A Fairy Good Rest". You can't see the entire image on my creation because I've cut out portions around her for the circle shape. I left her wings and little hand sticking out from the circle though. I thought she would be darling just resting on top of this large flower that I have. I wanted her to look as if she was resting among a huge flower garden.
Here is the full view of the image with a watermark over it:
I've also added her to some challenges for fun:
Easy Craft Projects - sketch
CCEE Stampers - do NOT use buttons, buckles, bows or brads
Allsorts - Bloomin' Blossoms
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
The Crafty Pad - Flowers
The Crazy Challenge - flowers
And here is my creation using the new "Storytime" image from the SweetArt Girls Collection. Now, you may recognize many of these images from this collection as they are similar to the images that were sold at Sugar Nellie illustrated by Elisabeth Bell. Elisabeth has decided to discontinue those images at Sugar Nellie and re-distribute them as Belles 'n Whistles stamps!! (I'm so excited about this!!!)
I just ADORE this image!! It has a wonderful "country girl" feel to it, so I thought I'd use some yummy Vintage papers to go with her! The circle sentiment that I used is from Squigglefly. I thought this would make a really nice graduation card for a girl..or even perhaps someone who just loves to read! :) I've used my gold glitter pen for her necklace and strings on her blouse. I had so much fun coloring this image!! I hope you enjoy these creations as much as us DT had fun putting them together!! :)
Here are a few challenge for this creation:
Creative Card Crew - for a child
Penny's Paper Crafty - 1 image, 2 embellishments, 3 papers
Aud Sentiments - card for a child
CES challenge - children
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - card for child
Crazy 4 Challenges - sketch (turned up-side-down)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes with something new (stamp)
Anything Goes - pearls
OK.....now that you've stopped by my blog, your very next stop on this hop is the very lovely and talented Gini....I'm sure she's got something gorgeous to show you.....
**BEFORE YOU LEAVE, DON'T FORGET TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE INLINKZ COLLECTION BELOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF THE STAMPS YOU SEE ON THIS POST!!!!!**
In case you may get lost along the way...here is the blog hop order so you know where to go!!
>>>>Vicki - YOU ARE HERE!!<<<<<
Thanks so much for joining us today!! We hope you had fun hopping along with us and now you want to go make a purchase at the store...right?!!