Friday, September 18, 2009

Let's Blog Hop! The New Yummy New Belles N' Whistles Are Here!



Woo Hoo! It's Blog Hop Time over at Belles N' Whistles and if you've come here from Iris's blog then you are on the right track. If not, make sure that you start the blog hop at our Belles N' Whistles blog and make sure you follow Anki's directions there. There's some sweet and yummy candy that is up for grabs and I'd so hate for you to miss out on it.

So on to the cards! The time is here to show off some new Belles N' Whistles stamps that will be available to order tomorrow, Saturday, September 19th and to be shipped next week! If you've read much of my blog, you know what a huge Harry Potter fan I am and I was so excited when I found out I got to present The Scarecrow and Wizard for you! Isn't this just the absolutely cutest thing? I took one look at it and fell in love!


This cutie is colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS and highlighted with Glossy Accents, Stickles, my clear Jelly Roller gel pen and my Glaze pen.



Don't you just love this close up of him handing the scarecrow a piece of candy? As you blog hop, you'll notice a theme with this release. They all have something to do with baking or food of some type. So we've got some recipes for you! When I saw this baby, I thought of the home made Caramels that we used to make so I want to share my recipe with you.

Caramels:

Ingredients: 2 cups of Sugar, 1/2 cup of light corn syrup, 1/2 cup of milk; 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 4 teaspoons of butter, 1 cup of heavy cream

Cook to stiff ball at 246 degrees. Add vanilla, pour into a buttered pan. When it cools, take it out and cut it into squares and wrap in wax paper. That's it!



I hope you give this recipe a try. I'd love to hear how it comes out for you! Before you leave here, make sure you leave a comment to be eligible for the blog hop prize. I'd hate for you to miss out. Now to continue on with the blog hop, make sure you go next to visit Rosette. I'm sure she's got something very yummy for you! Make sure you take your fork with you to visit!

98 comments:

Lene Aase said...

Love this, supercute:)

Deb said...

Adorable, Susan! Love the sparkles!

Kim Dellow said...

So cute Susan, lovely colours! Kim

Kathi said...

Oh, what a wonderful image, it´s so special. And I love your card!!
xx Kathi

Melissa said...

That is beautiful - it's a really cute image & you really made it stand out with all the shimmer & glitter! Love it!

Summer... said...

Wow Susan! WONDERFUL JOB! I looove the coloring of this super cute image and looove the caramels recipe as well! Perfect for Fall/Halloween, right in line with this card! Cute, cute, cuuuute! =)

Kim. said...

One of the cutest scarecrows I have ever seen and little wizard soo wants him to eat his candy, could you image if he took it wow.
Love the card.
Kim xXx

CrazyCuteCards said...

I believe in Magic. And if I didn't I do after seeing this little wizard!!

Angelo said...

Gee, your card is stunning. Love the sparkling of it. Really cute image. Have to hop to the next on the list.
Kristin :)

Mimiko said...

This is great!

Caroline said...

stunning card! This is a super cute image. Caroline x

Tracy said...

Ummm, scared of scarecrows, but I cannot deny what a gorgeous card you have made and I know there's alot of people out there that like them. But I will give your recipe a go.
Loving the hop.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Ohhhhh he's so magical and mystical looking, you colored him beautifully. Your card layout and everything is just PERFECT Susan...
Soooo glad you took a close up of that cute face and handing the scarecrow the piece of candy. Everyone can see how absolutely adorable he is.
Great Big Hugs
Lynda =)

Katrine said...

Nice card with pretty image! Love the colors!

Hugs
Katrine

Iris said...

Oh wow Susan how cute is that!!! This little wizard is so darn cute and you colored this wonderful image to perfection! I love the sparkle and glossy accents you've added!
And these candies sound soooo wonderful....I have to try them and for sure I'll let you know!!!!!!

Hugs,
Iris

My name is Wynneth said...

Lovely cute card Susan, I'm a bit of a wizard fan myself too :0) The scarecrow is adorable also :0)

Thanks for the recipe and for being part of this great blog hop :0)

The new stamps really are a must have :0)

hugs
wynneth
x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a super cute creation!! Love all the added sparkle ... certainly gives it that "magical" appeal!! Great job!

ros said...

great card. i love it. the glitter looks pretty awesome

Rosette said...

He's just gorgeous Susan!! :) I'm a huge Harry potter fan as well, so I like him :))

Hugs sweetie, AMAZING card xx

Kr├╝mel said...

This is such a cute image and Susan, you colored it so beautifully. The colors are great and I love the glossy and glittering accents! These caramels look and sound yummy as well. Think I will spend all weekend in the kitchen trying all these yummy creations!
Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Kathy said...

Oh how happy you have made me!! I have been longing for this to be a stamp FOREVER!!! It is the sweetest image ever!!!
So cute !!
:)Kathy

Teresa said...

Love the sparkle. Very sweet card.

SemSee said...

Oh, I love this image - how cute! Beautiful colouring and lovely colours! That recipe sounds delish - I will certainly be trying that out this weekend! Hugs, Sem x

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

so cute, i love that little wizard. you did a great job.. love all the sparkles :))
hugs

Lilian said...

Oh WOW Susan! I love the shimmer and bling on your adorable card! Gorgeous colors and love the techniques you've used! Am a HP fan myself! The only caramels we eat are the Kraft square ones lol! Don't know how to bake cakes. lol! Gorgeous work!!
Have a wonderful day!

cowchipper said...

beautiful cards and lovely stamps.

Vanja said...

Beautiful card! The image is adorable!I love all the sparkle.

Hugs, Vanja

Carrie said...

This is so sweet! A great Halloween image! I love that he is handing a piece of candy tot he scarecrow. And oooh a caramel recipe that's dangerous for me. I just can't stop eating those.

Jacque said...

Precious image, Susan and a beautiful treatment of it...Love all the sparklies...Stunning...Hugs..Jacque

craftingmanda said...

i swear you are all out to make me feel hungry today - loving the stamp how sweet reminds me of the rowntrees fruit pastels advert

kat9 said...

Yummmmmm. always love carmals. Great card.

Kathy

Anonymous said...

Susan, the card is gorgeous. i love the image. perfect for halloween with my little guy. the caramels sound great, i will have to try making them.

Debbie Mercer

Scrap2day said...

OH I thought the last was my favorite new Bells and Whistles image until I saw this.
They just keep getting better and better!

Tracy said...

Great card. I love all the sparkles. So appropriate to go with the "magic".

Piali said...

Cute!!!! great sparkles.

Heather said...

OH!! Great job love all the sparkle!!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Adorable stamp and card.

Alex said...

What fun! This image could be used for so many reasons and you did a fabulous job. All the raised areas add so much.
AND- I love home made caramels and have never made them! THANK YOU for the recipe!!!

Elizabeth said...

All your work is beautiful, and this is no exception! I love fall, scarecrow images and like how the mystical was blended with the traditional. Kudos!
x0x

Anne said...

What a very cute image, love the sparkly bits :)

And caramels too, what a great idea for a blog hop this is!

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

WOW is this SUPER CUTE or what! I LOVE IT! I can't quit looking at it! Love all your sprakles. Hmmm, off to order!
hugz
deb

Lizabeth said...

Back again to see your delightful artwork! x0x

Kim Y. said...

This image is so cool! Love all the sparkles here!

Amy Leggate said...

Fabulous Card Susan!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe too! :D

Tammi said...

A pumpkin scarecrow, how fun is that, super cute! Love all the sparkle...and YUM on the caramels!

Danielle said...

You did a great job with your card... Love all the shimmery, glittery stuff you used, too.

Jenny said...

Nice Halloween card! I love the glitter :)

Rachel said...

cute card Susan, thanks for sharing the caramels recipe. YUM!
hugs,
Rachel

Stampin Mindy said...

AWE! This is so cute, I love all of the glitter.

Lil Sis said...

what a great scarecrow - great sparkles.

Beccy x

Crafty Num Nums said...

How cute!!!!!!

I love all the sparkle, so cool :)

Glynda said...

How cute is this?? Love the sparkle you have on it as well!
Wonderful job!

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

this is so lovely so very wizard of oz hugs

Anki said...

Supercute Susan! Great job and that candy sounds yummy! Kramis - Anki

Suzanne said...

I like the fall and fantasy themes together. Liking the sparklies too.

Tina Janiga said...

What a great card. I love how you put the glossy accents on there too!! Thanks for sharing

Simone P. said...

This card is great. I love how you soften the look with colored pencils and popped it with Stickles. That is original!

Rochelle said...

What an adorable card. Love the glitter and ohhh sooo Halloween theme. Great blog :-)

Erin- said...

hee, hee. This is so cute!

Jennifer Scull said...

lovin' all the glitter and shine! :) so fun!

Jenny said...

Hi Susan! This image looks fun to color. I love that Scarecrow and wizard. Also like your add on with the sparkles. Great card!

Anonymous said...

That scarecrow is not scary at all, but just beautiful, lovely work. jman4@comcast.net

Kyoko said...

I love how you colored your image!

Daisychain said...

What a great card, I love the little wizard.

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

Susan, what a beautiful closeup of the Scarecrow giving candy. You really did a fabby job of featuring this stamp! xox ~Jeni

Melissa said...

Oh! How cute! And the caramels sound yummy.

Chrissy Le said...

Oh I love this one too! Super cute!

Louise Z said...

Beautiful! Love the details, well done :)

Danni said...

Very nice! Fun image!

Renata said...

What a funny image, haha! Realy toooo cute. Great colouring, love all the glittery and shiny details.

Warmest regards, Renata

Mae said...

Susan...how sweet. Love the sparkle & what a great pic of you. You did a wonderful job.

Jane said...

Another gorgeous image and a fabulous card! I think I'll have to try those caramels they sound scrumptious! hugs ,Jane x

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Such a cute scarecrow card, beautiful image,lovely coloring and love all the shine and glaze! Those caramels sound delicous!! Now I'm really hungry!!
Hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

Jodi said...

Love your card, it's so cute and sparkly! Yummy candy too!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

lorraine00 said...

Beautiful card!

Tanya Rudd said...

Love the sparkles.

knag said...

Wonderful and sweet image! Beautiful card.

debbies said...

Love all the bling!!!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

What a stinkin' cute image this is!! I love the scarecrow and wizard. What a wonderful stamp and great detail and the card is done up so nicely.

Each card is so nicely done I will be having a hard time at the END. I love Karmels - that is sinful.

TFS, Jane

Kip's Cards said...

What a great card, this is super, I love the image....
And all that glitter.
Great recipe too....
Thank's
x
Vicky

Julie said...

Very cute! Thanks for the caramels recipe. Looks delicious.

josie said...

these just keep getting better and better.

Susan said...

Wow super cute!! my girls love it!

Carol said...

How precious. I love all the sparkle and shine. Such an endearing image that warms your heart.

Carol
www.chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness girl...how yummy can this be?!!! I totally LOVE that image!!! I'm a little late getting to the hop, but I surely wanted to START with you FIRST my dear!! LOL!! :) This is stunning!! TFS!! HUGS

LOUISE said...

Lovely card Susan, such a sweet image! Can't wait to order the stamps, and so far, all of them will be going into my shopping basket! Louise x

Yvonne said...

Wow! You really know how to add just the right amount of sparkle to make this card pop! I really enjoyed your choice of prismas for this card. This card was different and it stood out.

CDM317 said...

Susan
I love how the card glows! This is my favorite image so far!
Beautiful!

Vixykins said...

hehe reminds me of the rowntrees fruit pastilles advert we have in the UK!

Great card!

craft_princess said...

Lovely sparkle!!!

scrapbookqueensassymouth said...

very cute card, love the sparkles!!

Risa said...

What a beautiful card!
hugs
risa:)

Jessica G. said...

Fun image with just the right amount of sparkle! Thanks for the caramel recipe -- I LOVE caramels!!

Tami said...

real cute:)

Angelwood said...

Ooh, sparkly! Just love this little "Harry Potter." Awesome card! hugz, Angela

CraftinGranny said...

Love the glitz of the card and the design. Going to try that caramel recipe, looks yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!
"Hugs' Granny

Antoinette Seminario-Skinner said...

What an adorable card!! Just discovered your blog, like what I see!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! (PS- do I use regular milk?? I drink 2% but also have canned milk in the cabinet...) Can't wait to try it out!!

patty.cakes.GA said...

ummmmmm...sounds delish!! Can't decide whether to cook or stamp!!!!!