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Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring, Cleaning and Summertime Blog-hop

The snow is slowly melting here in Sweden. The sun is getting warmer and brings us a lot of new energy. And with more energy - it's time to get on with the Spring cleaning - right?!

If you don't feel the energy right away - well join us for our Spring, Cleaning and Summertime Blog-hop! I am sure you all are going to be inspired and get enough energy to hop over to Belles'n Whistles to grab these cuties :-)

Here's the blog-hop order - just in case you get lost:

If you have arrived from my mega-talented DT-sister Rosette's blog - well - then you are on the right track. If not - then you might want to start from the beginning over at our BnW blog.

Also - we would love to hear your comments. We don't want anyone of you to miss the chance of winning the full set of this new release of BnW images. Make sure that you read the details on our BnW blog - for information on how to enter.

I have the honor to present little Belle Dusting Cuckoo. Inked her up with my Memento Rich Cocoa Ink and coloured her with my copics.

The reason why I used Rich Cocoa instead of Tuxedo black was that I wanted a softer and "older" style. The DPs, ribbon and flowers are sent to me from my sweet friend Tammi and they inspired me to go a little bit more vintage - nothing that you see that often from me :-) I hope you love her as much as I do. Elisabeth Bell has done it again! These new Belles'n Whistles stamps are sparkling clear! They are the finest of sparkling clear, genuine photopolymer stamps around, made in the US! I can only say - you are going to love your new sparkling clear Belles'n Whistles stamps!

Looking fwd to hear from you. Now you should pop over to my talented DT-sister Iris blog .

Kram Anki

111 comments:

Krümel said...

Anki, this is stunning! Love the vintage look you gave your card by using so much brown. And this way the image really pops out! I am really wanting to start my spring cleaning because Belle seems to have so much fun doing it!

Love,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Beckie said...

Your shading is stunning. Lovely card. xx

Maria Therese said...

So cute card and supersweet image!

Sharon Mi. said...

Cute stamp! Your card is beautiful.

Ulli said...

Cute card. Makes you wanting joining Belle cleaning up the cuckoo clock. Have a nice weekend.

Dreja said...

So eine süße kleine Putzfee! Eine ganz phantastische Karte.

Liebe Grüße Dreja

Debbie said...

This is adorable..Love the older style you created..

☼ Cheryl* said...

I LOVE the colours!! The image is lovely, her hair colour is fab :)

Heike said...

Die Farben sind toll, einfach wunderschön und das Motiv ist süß.

LG Heike

Shirley N said...

Awww, this image is so adorable--love that cuckoo clock too! A very pretty card!

Meretekj said...

What a cute card!
This image is lovely:)

Rosette said...

What an awesome card my sweet friend.. I love the vintage look to it, I'm sure it's a lovely keepsake for someone :)

jude said...

Wow lovely cute card ,thanks for sharing this cute image
hugs jude:)

Lilian said...

This is super cute work Anki! Had to take a second look because I thought this was framed. Belle is just darling cleaning up. Gotta get hopping!

Iris said...

Wow Anki, girl this is stunning! Love the vintage and softer style you gave the card and I totally love her red hair! Gorgeous coloring and layout as well! Beautiful!

Big hugs my friend!
Iris

Carrie said...

She is so adorable. I love your card!

ann marie said...

very pretty card. love the image.thnaks for sharing

Teresa said...

Very pretty card.

Rachel said...

just adorable!!! Amazing vintage style. Simply stunning@

Angela Weimer said...

am really loving the new images. Lovely card. Thanks forsharing. Angela

Mina said...

gorgeous she looks kinda 50's style with her hair...stunning card Anki
Mina xxx

Dena said...

Anki! What a great card! Such a pretty effect using brown instead of black! Love it! This little image is a cutie too!
Hugs, Dena

Cheryl said...

Pretty image. Yes it so vintage, and you made a beautiful card with her.

Angelwood said...

Just love this image! She is adorable and I love that cuckoo clock! Beautiful coloring of your image, Anki. Awesome card! hugs, Angela

Carol's Crafts said...

She is so so cute. I love how you used the brown to stamp with instead of the black. I use the same ink to stamp my little girls to color.

Tammi said...

She's adorable Anki, love this sweet card! Have a great weekend. ~Hugs

Linda aka backroads girl said...

I LOVE everything Elizabeth Bell! And you did vintage proud! Love your card and the image is adorable. Ooh, can't wait to see what's next!

Hugs, Linda

Tammy D said...

Reminds me of my childhood. Saturday mornings.

Bobbi said...

How adorable. I love the colors you used. TFS

Kathy said...

Beautiful card Anki!! I love the look you have used here! The colors are so pretty and that image is just adorable!!!
Hope your well and thanks so much for the peek!
:)Kathy

Tracy said...

Really cute card. I love the feather duster in this stamp!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation with a beautiful image too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Poppet said...

Great card, love the thread and flowers.
:-) xx

Heather said...

Anki, this is SO cute! Great job!

Banu said...

WOW!! I am so stunned. The image, the coloring, the card...All of it is just fabulous.

Lori said...

Very cute card!! TFS!!

Margreet said...

gorgeous vintage-looking card......you coloured Belle dusting cuckoo fab!
xxx Margreet

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! I am just LOVING these Spring Cleaning images!! :) Too stinkin' cute!! Your card is so amazing and colored so beautifully hun!! HUGS

Crazy Creations said...

To great i love evrything about your card Hugs Sarah

beadz said...

Your card turned out just so cute! What an adorable image!
hugs,
Gini

Wendalyn said...

Very cute I love it..

josie said...

this just keeps getting better and better. they are all awesome,of course I love Elisabeths work.

Brandi said...

Gorgeous card Anki... love ths softness to it! :)

charlene aka scrappygma said...

These are just the cutest little images. Great job on your card.
Hugs

Marion said...

Anki. This is a stunning card. Awesome colouring of a fabulous image. Reminds me of when I was a little girl and my Mum brought me one of these clocks home from Germany. Love it.
Marion

Mickey said...

That is one sweet card!

Marisa said...

Beautiful! Have a great day! :)

Sheila said...

Gorgeous card! Now, all I can think about is I should be cleaning. I love to dust...with my sleeves!! LOL

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Too cute! Fab card. Lovely stamp.

xoxo,
Lori

jan farnworth said...

love the colors nicely done

Eulanda said...

You did such a great job with her! She's a real sweetie! Love the softened look and all the embellies!

debcole said...

She is beautiful. I love the detail and the clock. Awesome job. Thanks for all your hard work.

Patti said...

What a cute card. Love it and you did an awesome job creating this card. TFS, Patti Jacobs

Elise said...

LOL! I can't believe that when Summer posted a "sneak peek" I actually guessed this one correct ... even down to a cuckoo clock! LOL! What a funny chance is that?! Well, I think Belle looks absolutely STUNNING here on your card even doing house chores such as dusting! You've colored her BEAUTIFULLY and the colors you've chosen are LOVELY! What a gorgeous card! :)
Hugs,

Elise

Janelle said...

I just adore this stamp! I cannot wait to get my hands on it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Patricia Gessner said...

Well, it seems like I won't be able to pick a favorite very easily.....so far they are all adorable and all the cards made with them are too! Love what you did!
Patricia

Emily said...

I love these stamps. . . I feel like all of them are me. . .so I need them :)

Simone P. said...

I just love this image..The coloring is fabulous! I love that she is a redhead!

My name is Wynneth said...

Anki - your creation is totally AWESOME!! :o) I love this stamp, I think I need to get all the new ones I can't choose LOL

hugs
wynneth
x

Jan said...

Love that you gave her red hair! This card is so pretty!
Jan

Kyoko said...

I just love all the creations so far! Very pretty coloring.

Ranmali said...

Thanks for sharing lively card...!

autumn0725 said...

Beautiful card, love the red hair!

*Michaela* said...

Anki: beautiful card, love your choice of papers and coloring of the cute image :)
Hugs,
Michaela

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Anki, What a wonderful card! love the softer brown cocoa choice! Great job, xox ~Jeni

cdm317 said...

I love the clock! It reminds me of my Grandma's clock. The vintage feel is amazing, and I love the color you chose for the stamp, especially that hair, it's beautiful!

lorraine00 said...

Beautiful vintage-looking card! And that image is another cutie!

Padster said...

Gorgeous - love the vintags style
xx

stephanne said...

I love your approach to bringing this image to life, the old feel of the papers and the brilliant colour work truly enhance the overall image, how nostalgic!! And I love the flowers, the antiqued white looks great up against the browns, brilliant work!!
Take Care,
Stephanne

Suzanne said...

I just love her red hair. Great job!

Dorothy E said...

Hmmmmm. I am doing the spring cleaning thing right now too. Surely not as cute and happy as she looks doing it! LOL
Lovely card.

JenRaff said...

Super cute -- the clock reminds me of one that we had years ago when we were growing up. Love that you colored her hair red -- it looks great!

mar1ene said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous Anki, such lovely image and colouring.. love it :)
Thanks for your message before me going away.. really had a good time and my Mum even asked me to say hello to you as your card [and chocolates] from when she had the fall last year is still strong in her mind!
Have a gorgous weekend my friend,
catch up soon,

Marlene xx

Kathi said...

HI anki,
I love the "old" look of your card. It´s fits the sweet "Kuckucks-Uhr" image so well. :-)
XX Kathi

artfulwhimsies said...

Your card has an old world look thats just stunning!!! thakns for sharing.

LorryS said...

Wow another great work of art

stampingsue said...

What a lovely card.

Sue

Michelle said...

Lovely card! You have such wonderful talent - thanks for sharing it with us!

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card! Wondeful image.
Hugs, Vanja

MommaJess said...

This is so pretty. It reminds me of my German Grandma and being at her house when I was a child. Thanks for sharing her with us.

Deb said...

Adorable card, love the softer look that the Cocoa ink gives it.

Lynda Nielsen said...

Anki my girl, you've done a SPLENDID job with this adorable Belle. She's just busy busy busy cleaning, and looking sooooo Gorgeous while doing it! Tell me why I never look that good? LOL Maybe I should allow you to color me that way! ha ha... Just joking!
Seriously, you've made such a fab card, the papers, your coloring and just the right embellishments! Beautiful work!
Big Hugs
Lynda

Susan said...

Oh, Anki, how adorable! I love the detail on the clock and the colors are just fabulous! Love the papers to! Wasn't this fun? And I love presenting with you!

Big hugs,

Susan

Maryu said...

Fun card. Loved the use of multiple papers to create background.

Gail Moore said...

Adorable card.

dollydaydream said...

Another super cute belle, busy spring cleaning, this is an adorable image, I love the colour you have given her hair Anki, it is fabulous. A stunning card

Katie said...

My 3 year old would LOVE this image, she is obsessed with the cuckoo clock where I work!! The card is just beautiful, love it!!

xxxtglxxx said...

This is charming - it really made me smile - I love it! :D Its very original, the colours and the papers look so stylish! Well done ..

debbies said...

Hope all your snow is gone soon! Adorable card!!!!!!!!

Tammy said...

Hmmmmmmm...was someone peeking in my window today? This is what I have been doing all day...Cute!!!!Love it!
smiles...Tammy

HighDesertGal said...

I love the colors you used. Can she help me with spring cleaning? :)

Rheannon said...

Another great image! Aren't they all though, lol. I adore the happy cleaning... dusting is not my fav... she sure makes it look fun! Love card and color combination.
Rheannon

Blankiefinder said...

Such a cute and fun image! I can just imagine a little bird popping out of the clock any second now.

Shana said...

Adorable! Love her red hair!

joni h said...

Such a charming image! love your coloring!

justliketink said...

Love the colors on your card especially the silver band behind the picture. I can't wait to get my hands on these stamps!

Judi said...

What a great image. Love them all so far, and your card is fab.

Judi xxx

Pippin said...

Så söta stämplar! Jättefint kort du gjort.

Naoual said...

Aww, she's gorgoeus!! Can't you send her over here to do some dusting for me? LOL!!
Love your card, it's beautiful!

Hugs, Naoual xx

Nic said...

Such a lovely card. I'm loving the silver ribbon (if you can call it that ;O) )
Nx

craft_princess said...

Cute image and great card! Looks like what I'm doing today...cleaning!

Claudine said...

Great job! i love the vintage feel to the image and the way you make it pop with your card.

Anne H. said...

Så flott kort du har laget!
Nydelig fargelagt motiv, fine farger og flott pyntet.
Ønsker deg en fortsatt god helg!
Anne:)

Karyle said...

I love the vintage look you gave her, what wonderful coloring.

Sinikka said...

Ett mycket fint kort. Måste nog tänka på min mor som hade en sån klocka för i tiden.
Sinikka:-)

Lindsy said...

Beautiful card ~ I love the colors you used =)

Erika said...

Beautiful card with a nice vintage look!
It inspires you to start with the spring cleaning, but I'll guess I'll start with the windows!

Jenny V. said...

I love the vintage look you made for this card. TFS!

momofsixkids said...

I love Anki's projects. This one is great. I love the new stamp as well. The way you blended your colors really makes this card stand out. Keep up the great work!!

Scrappin' Hugs,
Dee

gallery802 said...

Really Such a pretty effect of the card using the color brown instead of black and it is become more fabulous with the silver ribbon flowers.

Kitchen Sinks said...

It is so much pretty.....love this Card...and it is look like you worked on wood..wow...keep it up good work