Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!! A Belles 'n Whistles Unveiling and some Sweet Stuff, Too!!!!!



A very Happy 2010 to everyone!!! I hope that there are many significantly wonderful surprises for you in the New Year!!

Today is the unveiling of the new group of Belles 'n Whistles stamps to start the new year off in such a precious way!! Summer is calling this the Sweet Things Collection and after you see them I know you will agree!!! They are absolutely darling and can be used in so many ways!! I hope you will visit the Belles 'n Whistles Blog to see what the marvelously talented design team has created to demonstrate this magnificent collection. Please visit Anki, Iris, Jodi, Kathrin, Lilian, Lynda , Rosette, and Susan to see their amazingly beautiful creations!!!!

For my card I used the cute, cute, cute CUPCAKE image and she is so sweet for sure!! The base is Bazzill, the matting is PTI and SU, and the DP is all from the new BG Sugar Rush collection. Belle is so much fun to color that you will see that I have colored her numerous times...smile. I merely added some unique ball fringe, a bouquet of periwinkle roses, and a cat charm to match the kitty at Belle's feet.

The inside is quite simple using the same papers and trim, a different kitty charm, and half pearls at the jotting spot.


To match the card, I made a gift box of spa surprises for a very special friend, which uses the same trims, etc as the card. The box contains bubble bath, lotion, cream, diffuser kit, body wash, etc...

AND, although I only had one box to decorate I certainly didn't want my fantastic visitors to feel left out so I made 3 quick spa gift bags (which contain the same items) for 3 lucky winners who not only leave a comment here but also comment on the Belles 'n Whistles Blog before Sunday, January 3 at Noon EST.



My sincere thanks to each of you who visit and I hope you will come back often!! I love reading your comments and hold each of you as a very special part of my papercrafting venture!! Remember to leave a comment here and on the BnW blog!! My fondest best wishes to each of you for a spectacular 2010. Big hugs!!!

73 comments:

Tessa said...

beautiful card and cute stamp!
happy new year!!

Margreet said...

Hi Jacque.....wish you all the best for 2010!...gorgeous card and gift box....your friend is a lucky person.....I don't mind winning one......LOL.....thanks for giving the chance!
xxx Margreet

☼ Cheryl* said...

Aww Jacque, your card, bags and box are so beautiful! The image is lovely, I love the colours you have used on her xx

Moni said...

Hi Jacqque stunning project, so love the papers and image is so gorgeous! And fab details. I wish you and your family a Happy New Year! Hugs,Moni

JulyeB said...

What a gorgeous gift set and love the bags too they would be a fab candy give away without the contents. Happy new year to you and yours Julye

1LuvnMama said...

Oh Jacque! I luv how detailed your card is (and all your cards for that matter)! I hope you had a wonderful New Year! Looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations in 2010! :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Fabulous card with gift pack. Love the precious looking bag and the delightful color DP. Lovely coloring and love that super cute HK charm. Very sweet creation as usual Jacque. Happy New Year to you :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Bev said...

What a fabulous project sweetie! Love the sweet image - and coloured to perfection too. Fantastic details and delish colours. Love it.
Happy new year to you my friend, I hope 2010 is going to be a good one to you and yours x

Penni said...

Wow a fabulous project and a beautiful card.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Hugs
Penni
X

Alleena Burger said...

This is a very SWEET stamp!! Love the card and what you have done with the pressie.

Regina said...

What a gorgeous card, absolutely perfect!

wishing you all the best for the New Year!
Regina

Marion said...

Fabulous card and that gift box is stunning. Love the cute bags. You have been very busy with this new image. Happy New Year
Marion

Donna said...

What an adorable card! I love the colors. And matching bags. You have been busy! Happy 2010 to you! May it be a crafty year!

Lourdes said...

Hi Jacque!.... Fantastic project!!! Your work is perfect!

Happy New year 2010!

Hugs...

Lourdes

Chocheta said...

Hallo Anki!

I wish you and all your family a happy new year 2010.
The card is soooo beautiful and the idea with the bags is so fantastic.

Greetings from Germany

Chocheta

liza said...

what stunning creations,im in love with these new stamps
happy new year to you and your family

love n hugs
liza
xox

Chocheta said...

Upps sorry the wrong name...
but the right text :o)

The card ist beautiful Jacque

Greetings Chocheta

Deb said...

Jacque, you did a fabulous job as always! The colors come together perfectly.

Hugs, Deb H.

Danielle said...

Wonderful card Jacque - the new B&W image is gorgeous! And I love the treat box you put together for your friend - how beautiful and special! Thanks for such wonderful inspiration and I look forward to following you more in 2010!!! Have a great New Year!
Hugs, Danielle

Christina C. said...

Jacque, your card is magnificent. You always manage to find the most exquisite embellishments and, of course, you colored that sweet image to perfection. We can only hope to attain such excellence!!! Happy New Year!!! Love and hugs, Christina

Lillian said...

Another beautiful creation, Jacque -- you are magnificent! And, I can tell I'm going to have to check out this new sweet collection of stamps. Wishing you another fantastic year of stamp creations, girl !
Hugs, Lillian

bunbun2 said...

I love that image she is so cute! the box you made for your friend is gorgeous and the gift bags are a fantasic idea. Happy new year and I look forward to reading your blog in 2010.

jude said...

Fabulous project love the card.HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR to you and yours.
love n hugs judexs

Debbie said...

Gorgeous

Jacki Randolph said...

Jacque- FABULOUS! love everything on the card,plus a gift set and matching gift bags to make the perfect project!!
Happy New Years, wishing you a healthy and happy one.

Hugs
Jacki

JenRaff said...

Happy New Year!
Another "favorite" already -- this image is so sweet and cute! Beautiful card :)

Country Mouse said...

OMG! What an adorable stamp and super adorable gift sets!!! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year!!!!

Sol said...

Happy New year! Oh you make me want summer and warm weather RIGHT NOW!... We have 20 below zero right now! So your card warms me up a bit. :) Love the colours you have used! and your gift box is so lovely... I am crossing my fingers! Big Hug from Sol

beadz said...

Happy New Year's! This is another great release - and your spa bags are adorable.

hugs,
Gini

Glynda said...

Happy New Year!
Beautiful - just absolutely gorgeous! Your creations are incredible!

Elise said...

These are truly gorgeous! I love them! Wow! Your colouring is fantastic! :) Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Elise

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, great creations. I love your card and matching box. Great coloring and papers. Happy New Year!

Tanya Rudd said...

These are yet another fabulous creation of yours.
Hugs
Happy New Year
Tanya

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Well, these are lovely, and you are special for thinking of us too!

Marie said...

Such a wonderful card! Love everything about it. Happy new year!
xMarie

Angelo said...

Such a lovely image and your card and box and bags are terrific!!
Happy new year to you.
Hugs, Kristin :)

Suzan L said...

Jacque, What a sweet card to start the New Year with!! I love it!! The new image is so cute and you have colored Belle in so wonderfully!! I also love the Pom Pom trim and the roses that you have added. And, where did you find the Hello Kitty charm!! I look forward to seeing all the gorgeous cards that you make in 2010!! Happy New Year!!
Love and Hugs,
Suzan

Jannie said...

Wow Jacque how stunning card is this, I love the papers and the image is so gorgeous! And fab details. I wish you and your family a Happy New Year.

Hugs Jannie.

Davi said...

Wow Jacque, this is soooo beautiful!!! I love that sweet sweet image and how you colored her. The dps, colors, flowers and the fab fringe are a perfect combo. Blessed is the recipient of your beautiful card and spa set!! Happy and Blessed New Years to You!! :)

Knerten said...

Happy New Year, Jacque !
As always - your coulouring is soo beautiful, and you are so kind to have another give away !
Thanks again for the chance to win :-)
brgds Knerten (aka Tiny)

Blankiefinder said...

Wow this is wonderful! I love the colours you chose, and your colouring is fantastic! Happy New Year!

lorraine00 said...

Your projects are so adorable and I love the sweet cupcake stamp, too!

Mae said...

How lovely Jacque. Your projects are just wonderful. Happy New Year.

jan farnworth said...

how sweet and think i need to order :)

Diamond Doll said...

Happy New year to you and yours Jacque.What a gorgeous set you,ve made i so love the little kitty charm and the image is just sooo cute.
Off now to the Belles n Whistles blog to nosey at the rest of the new release.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Tracey said...

Jacque, you are amazing!! Your work is always incredible! I can't believe how you get all of this stuff done. Gorgeous gorgeous work here!! xx

Kim said...

Oh Jacque your friend is so lucky to receive such a lovely present! That's BEAUTIFUL hun! Stunning and breath taking!!!! Amazing work my dear friend! :) Wishing you a wonderful 2010!
Lots of Hugs~ Kim

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my Jacque, this is gorgeous! Love the bags and the image is so very sweet!

Happy New Year!

Hugs, Kelly

Sharon Caudle said...

What a beautiful card, Jacque! That image is just precious and love those soft pretty colors! Happy New Year to you my friend! Wishing you many blessings in the new year! hugs!

Regina said...

Jacque!!!!!!!!
What a gorgeous project!!! I wish to live near you in order to have some lessons from you!!!
All you do is brilliant and amazing!!! This image is so sweet and you gave a special look to her.
Have a wonderful 2010 my friend.
Love and hugs
Regina

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Jacque,what a beautiful creations,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

I wish you a very happy new year.
Hugs Riet.xx

Naoual said...

Oh, wow Jacque, your card and gift bags look AWESOME!! You did an amazing job with this new adorable stamps.

Happy new year to you and your loved ones, may all your dreams and wishes come true.

xx Naoual

Shirley N said...

What a beautiful gift set--every piece is so stunning and your accessories are beautifully done! This image is soooo adorable and you colored her beautifully!

Rhonda said...

Oh, love the new stamps! I always enjoy reading your blog. Happy New Year!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Jacque!! I always love your projects hun!! Such a beautiful way to show off this adorable new image!! :) Love the extra touches you've added here with the side of the card and the bags are adorable!! Your friend will LOVE it! TFS!! Happy New Year to you!! HUGS

Mimiko said...

So beautiful creations you've made with this sweeeeet stamp :)
Happy 2010!

Julie said...

So sweet. I love your card. Such a cute image, and your coloring is perfect!

Julie

Jessica G. said...

Such an adorable image; how can it not be with both a cupcake AND a kitten in the same scene?? Wonderful ribbons and your signature perfectly coordinated charm, too!!

Crazy Creations said...

I love the whole set what a great idea I need to get like you I love it all TFS Hugs Sarah Ps Hope you had a great New Year!

Candy said...

Hi Jacque,
Another great post today. You have been working very hard on all these beautiful cards , the box of gifts and the gift bags!!
This is another wonderful gift set that anyone would be thrilled to recieve. Just your cards and envelopes are to die for - before the gift are even made. Beautiful colouring ( of course ) and DP as well.....
Big Hugs, Candy

thread-bare said...

Happy New Year Jacque. I know I am going to enjoy this year as I have a FULL year of your inspiration ahead of me. What a fab collection you have created & what a wonderful start to the new year with candy. Will pop over to B&W Blog now xx Clare x

Anne said...

Wow what amazing projects, love those bags! Happy New Year!

Teresa said...

How sweet. Great projects. Happy New Year

Julie said...

Gorgeous work, love the bags and the images
Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Julie

kathy s said...

Happy New Year from down under. what a fabulous card love that braid trim. Those bags were pretty fab too thanks for the idea in how to spruce up a brown bag into something special.

jenny said...

I just love this stamp and your creations are fabulous x

Jenny xx

SueB said...

Amazing!! Fabulous cards and the box and bags are just too much!1 Thank you so much for sharing, and the opportunity to win one of your wonderful creations!
Happy New Year!
Sue Brailey

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

So sweet card & boxes! Love the colors & embellies you have used :)

Anne H. said...

Your creations are gorgeous!
An adorable image and lovely colors.
Happy New Year!
Anne :)

craft_princess said...

Adorable!! Thanks for a chance to win!
-Stacie

Kathi said...

Hi,
I am to late for winning, but I certainly wanted to let you know, how wonderful your card and box are. I love what you have done with this supercute image!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
XX Kathi

Kim. said...

This is such a beautiful card I just had to leave you a comment. I love this new image and your papers are delightful.
Kim xXx

SusanLotus said...

So lovely creations! I love the ribbon with the pompons on. Never seen it before. :)