Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Belles n Whistles - SweetArt Girls & Fairy Friends Collections Hop



Hi! and welcome to the

SweetArt Girls & Fairy Friends Collections Blog Hop

You should have arrived from the very talented Vicki's blog - if you just stumbled across this hop, you will want to start at the Belles n Whistles blog.

We have so many adorable stamps to show you today. The stamps are already in the store, ready to ship to you!

Make sure to leave comments on each blog, because we are giving away lots of stamps! One commenter from my blog will get to chose one of the stamps that I am sharing with you today, and we will send it to you. If that isn't enough to get you excited, how about this....One person will be chosen from the comments on the Belles n Whistles blog to win a gift certificate for $65 - to choose which ever BnW stamps they would like! Wow! Summer is so generous! The winners will be announced on Friday, April 8th.


So now, onto the cards! My first card highlights the Fairy Fond Thoughts stamp. I think this sweet little fairy has just been flitting around so much, she just needed to sit on this toadstool and relax!

Challenges for this card:

Sketch Saturday: sketch

Stamptacular Sunday: Buttons, Bling, Blooms

Paper Sundaes: Spring Blossoms




The second stamp that I want to show you today is Little Friend. I think this is just perfect for spring cards!

Challenges:Link

Wild Orchid: sketch

Copic Creations: Favorite Technique

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes


Do you have a favorite stamp yet? Which collection do you like the most? I know, I know...how can you pick favorites when they are all so cute?

I know Kathy will have some fabulous inspiration for you - so hop on over. (she is the last stop before you finish up back at the BnW blog)

Blog hop order: (Hop starts at the BnW blog)
Lynda
Iris
Lils
Elise
Aud
Kathrin
Jodi
Vicki
Gini - You are here now
Kathy

83 comments:

Jodi said...

Gini these are such sweet and pretty card layouts and colors!! Perfect to welcome Spring!! Love the crochet flower!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Maryann said...

So beautifful creations too. It´s almost hard to keep finding new words to describe the beauty, so it will be a bit like earlier said, but I really love these too. Sooo wonderful and girly. Lovethe papers and the set up on the cards really much. You´ve done such an awesome job here. Love them both.

Renkata said...

Gini, very pretty and adorable cards. Lovely layouts and details.

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous creations Gini, love your colouring and designs, the images are so beautiful.
Hugs Linda

Flutterby Trina said...

I love the papers you have used! Your colouring is brilliant! xxx

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous!!

Joshylili said...

Hi,

gorgeous cards! The new stamps are so cute! I hop to the next one ;)

Thanks for the chance to win...

Hugs Jasmin

Shirley N said...

Beautiful cards Gini! Love your color combo on the first and the scene you created on the second. Your images are just adorable!

alethea said...

Your cards are so sweet!! You have put so much work into them! Love your coouring and love the papers you have used in each of them!! hugs xx

Janneke said...

Both cards are amazing ;o)
I hop to the next one ;)
Thanks for the chance to win...

Hugs, Janneke

Uta said...

Hi Gini,

Your cards are so wonderful. I like the combination of arange and green on the first card and the background papers of the second. The images are so cute.

Greetings, Uta

Marion said...

Hi Gini, Two beautiful creations and wonderful colouring and layouts on both. Love the papers on Fairy fond thoughts and an adorable crochet flower on the Birdhouse card.
hugs
Marion

Claudine said...

Great cards. I love the soft vintage tones you picked for the fairy.

Lillian said...

You are SO right - they're all adorable and would be hard to choose an absolute favorite! Great creations and love the both of them!

Sonja Bekker said...

Hi Gini,

Wonderful your creations with the new realease ^_^"
And how can you ask which one we like WE love them Al haha
I Do :0)

Hugs flying over
sonja

*SHeRRy B* said...

Your cards are wonderful! I love these stamps!

Tracy said...

Great cards, these fairy stamps have moved to the top of my wish list. Isn't that Once upon a springtime DP just beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous creations Gini!!! Funny I used that same paper but not for my fairy card! LOL It looks brilliant with her though! The colors are so pretty and she is beautiful sitting on the mushroom! The older one is gorgeous as well and the size looks so much nicer to work with than the original!!
Gorgeous cards!
:)Kathy

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness!! BIG SIGH!! Your creations are OVER the moon crazy good girl!! I just ADORE You layout with the fiary image!! The buttons are perfect as is your colors and whole design!! I love your fun papers and gorgeous coloring on your second one as well!! You've done such a stunning job girl!! I lurves them BOTH!! Smiles, Vic

sleeplesswonder said...

Your cards are beautiful TFS.
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

Velta said...

With every single "hop" I am just drooling over these images...your creations are the best! You have quite a talent for coloring and for designing...guess that is why you are on the DT for Elizabeth :0 Thank you for sharing my favorite artist's images and for the chance to win!!

Paper Bagley said...

Nice change in design...love the soft colors with the focus towards the images where you have done such a grant job at painting these Belles 'n Whistles images...wonderful job girl! Thanks for sharing...Tootsie

Janiel/ janny said...

Beautiful layouts on both cards!!! The colors are perfect and the over all card(s) are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!
hugs, Janiel

Lori said...

Both your cards are cute...I miss you.

Tammy said...

Your cards are so pretty...I love the added details..such as the crocheted flower. Beautiful makes.
smiles...Tammy
great hop too!
tamminniesdesigns.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Fairy fond thoughts is one of my favorite new stamps. Love what you did with her!

jan farnworth said...

love your cards and i miss these sweet art stamps and so happy to see them back and the new collection is to die for.

CraftinGranny said...

Oh Gini, these are gorgeous cards but then all of your cards are gorgeous...Beautiful coloring and design. "Hugs" Carol

sharman said...

Very nice cards Beautiful coloring and color choices. Great job.

Meli Mel said...

Great layouts! Love the crocheted flower....and all the layers! Makes the cards beeee-utiful!

SannaS said...

beautiful sweet cards!! so lovely!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely cards.

Marie-Anne

1jmass said...

Your unique card design really brings focus to the gorgeous images.

Vanja said...

Stunning cards, Gini! fantastic layouts.
hugs
Vanja

cdm317 said...

Fabulous cards!

Gail said...

Such beautiful cards. The colors you chose are outstanding. I love the layouts with the papers. Great job! --Gail

Deb said...

Gina, I love your color palette and you have added unique designing such as the corner piece on the first card that really sets off everything beautifully.

superdidine said...

very pretty cards

Céline said...

wonderfull cards, love the layout of the first one and image
thanks to playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline
SSc DT

Audhild said...

Your cards are amazing. You are so talented. I love your coloring of the cards.

Hugs Audhild

Carol said...

Fabulous work Hun! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! All you girls ROCK, such a fab hop, thank you. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Pysselbus said...

Wow! This i stunning!! I'm acctually running out of words... You've all outdone yourselves for this bloghop! Wonderful work!

Hugs
Linda

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

So cute, love them both
Chris x

x laura x said...

fab cards
x laura x

Elise said...

Hi Gini! Both of your creations are sooOOo lovely! Beautiful colors and such wonderful details!! Looooove them!!

Hugs,
Elise

Annelies said...

Hey Gini, both your cards are absolutely great! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Karina said...

What beautiful cards you made with those lovely stamps. Love them both.
Hugs, Karina

Kristin said...

Such sweet cards! :) The fairies are so cute, but all in all I think the Sweet Art-samps are my favourites. :)

Natalie Z. *Paselska* said...

Beautiful cards Gini, I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.
Hugs Natalie xx

Linda said...

Your card look great I love your layer and scalloped background. Great colors too.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Two gorgeous makes! I particularly like the distressing on the first card. Love the new fairy images! Thank you for joining us at Sunday Stamptacular Challenge this week! Hugs, Lesley

Melanie-Jane said...

Very pretty cards, I aspecially like the papers you used.
Greetings
Melanie Jane

Nita said...

That little fairy is just the cutest one :) Amazing cards!

Anita

Becky Dunham said...

Oh my goodness Gini - these are gorgeous! I love the background papers and the flowers on your fairy card! i thought i had picked a favorite of each collection before i started the hop, but now i can't pick :) i guess i will just have to win the big prize so i can get all of them! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creations!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Lynda Nielsen said...

HOLY SMOKES GINI... these are 100% ADORABLE. Your papers, layouts, and coloring are nothing short of AMAZING!
Beary Big Hugs,
Lynda

Gina L said...

You are right...it's hard to pick a fave stamp, when you all keep showing me such wonderful, amazing cards (I feel like I'm using those two adjectives a lot, but they're true). I think I am in love with the fairy collection, but maybe that's because I remember the Sweet Ebony girls and even have a few already. Oh, heck...who knows? Both collections are fab!

kurlygirl said...

These are just beautiful! Love that crochet flower.

Alaine said...

These are both great. Love the lacey oval with the beautiful girl. It made it perfect!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Gini~~Cute cards:) Wow a pooped out fairy :)
Just tooo sweet!!!
Love the little friend card--great scene!!
Hugz and blessings

Sassylassy said...

Both of your card are so beautiful! I just can't get over how adorable these stamps are. You did a fantastic job coloring them in. Your designer paper is gorgeous!
Hugs Bonnie

Denise said...

TERRIFICALLY ADORABLE!!!!! You have showcased these little beauties wonderfully!!~ FABULOUS color choices!!! Outstanding job!!! Thank you bunches for your inspiration using these little lovelies!!! Loves & Hugs

Lilian said...

These are both stunning!!! The fairy is my fave one! :) he he he...

freaky said...

This are two wonderful cards!!

hugs, Nicole

Wax Beach Artist said...

Cute stamps on a beautiful card! Connie :)

Joyce said...

Love that peach and green combo. Fabulous creations!

Mo said...

Beautiful cards !!!
Hugs,
Mo

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Judi said...

Oh how PRETTY these are! Love the background on the bottom one.

Judi x

Chelsea said...

Hi Gini, gorgeous cards and beautiful colored images. Wow! Your cards highlight these stamps beautifully.
Love,
Chelsea

PaulaM said...

Fairy Fond Thoughts is so sweet - just sitting there on the mushroom. Love it. and the coloring in the wings is so perfect. I love all the embellies on the card too. Little friend is so sweet - such a perfect background too. TFS

Newbie said...

Great cards, and beautiful coloring!! Love them both!!

Jacilynn said...

just so pretty! love both your cards

Hannah Clark said...

Very pretty! Such sweet colours! I really love the flower and button combo!

Jenn said...

Fantastic cards. I love the colours, thanks for sharing.

Glamour said...

Love your style, lovely job.

Diane

Mimiko said...

They're both really beautiful :)

Janelle said...

I am really drawn to the fairy images. I don't really have any fairy stamps so I can't wait to get these.

Leonie Castro said...

Your cards are so sweet and feminine. I love it! I love the stamps and I can't wait to get some! Faries are my faves.
hugs,
Leonie

hellerlittle said...

Love them both, but the second one just stole my heart.
You have coloured her so beautiful!
TFS hellerlittle

Rose said...

Gini, your use of Copics on these images is beautiful. So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

Beate said...

Beautiful cards!
Hugs and smiles

alicaz said...

wow! These are fabulous! Love them both!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Hugs
Alica ;)

Bev said...

Absolutely stunning cards! Thanks for joining us at WOC x