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Monday, May 25, 2015

Rain rain go away!

It's the fourth Tuesday in May so it's my turn to post a card for you at Craft-Dee BowZ. I'm having so much fun having my own day to post a creation!  I find myself trying extra hard to make a card that will catch your attention and perhaps encourage you to join our challenge. The topic that the Design Team had this month was "spots and dots".  I LOVE the ribbon on my card that was one of the many items given to me to play with this month.  Thank you, Donna, for all the ribbons and goodies you send me monthly!

I used an image from MelonHeadz from the set Four Seasons and used my oval and scallop Spellbinders dies. The clouds are a die by My Favorite Things. I took out my Dotta-Riffic set by Zig and made my yellow and red polka dot paper. The sentiment is by Whimsy. Oh, the raindrops...those are actually self-adhesive clear jewels and I colored them with my Copic pens to give them that blue tone. They made perfect raindrops! The other items, the buttons and charm, are from my 'collection' of supplies.


 
I had lots of fun with this image and used Glossy Accents all over her hat, coat, eyeglasses, umbrella and water puddle. She's colored with Copics. 
 
 
And here's this fabulous polka dot ribbon that made an extraordinary bow. It's not wired yet it tied beautifully using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  I use my handy little bow tool for the bows on every card I make.
 
 
I hope you've looked at the Design Team's creations each week and have been inspired to pull out some ribbon, make a bow to add to your project, and enter our challenge! The month is nearly over and time is running out! It would be nice to read a comment from you, but I realize how busy we all get and how we fly through posts to see the pictures and get ideas from others. I hope, though, that you'll consider joining the challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ!

                                                                                Hugs,
                                                     Gail 

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Happy Father's Day!

This week I am honored and proud to have been invited to be the Guest Designer at Ooh La La for Challenge #181. The topic of the challenge is USE CIRCLES AND SQUARES.  I was gifted with pre-colored images and papers and chose from this set named  Fishing - Yesterday's Memories. I loved working with these papers and this design since I don't often get to do 'guy' cards.


The four fish in the small green circles are free clip art that I found through Google on the computer. I used two sizes of round Marvy punches and then put a dash of glitter around each one for some shine. I colored them lightly in keeping with the colors of the pre-colored image. It's not noticeable in the photo, but I printed out the basket that holds the fish twice and cut one out and raised it with foam tape so it's 3-D on the card. I punched my sentiment out with a Stampin' Up punch and then used my black pen to do some 'stitching' around the sentiment.

The Design Team at Ooh La La have made some extraordinary projects for Challenge #181 of USE CIRCLES AND SQUARES and would love to have you join in this challenge.  Thank you, Anne and the Design Team, for inviting me to join you as your Guest Designer for this challenge!

                                                                             Hugs,
                                                                     Gail

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Roses and more roses

There's a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and it's ROSES.  You must have roses on your creation whether it be roses in the image, on the paper or added to your creation.  I used this beautiful image named Rose from The Paper Shelter. Although she has roses in her hair, I also found paper in my stash that had roses on it...and I couldn't resist adding more roses on the card. I made this card and stamped a Mother's Day sentiment inside it and gave it to my Mom. It's sitting in her curio cabinet with some of my other card creations I've given her.


 I colored my image with Copics and added just a touch of Hero Arts Iridescent glitter to the roses in her hair. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and the lace, pink jewels and pink pearls are from my stash. Do you like her tiny pearl earring?  My best friend, Lillian, sent me a pack of itsy bitsy pearls and they're just the perfect size to be an earring. Thanks, Lillian!


My flowers are from Wild Orchid and the leaves are a Martha Stewart punch. I added a touch of glue from my Zig Glue Pen to the edges of the flower petals and then sprinkled the Hero Arts Iridescent glitter on the wet glue. I'm trying to use up some of these glitters that I've collected since 1990 (are they antiques?) since I have an over-abundance of glitter! My bow is seam binding and I've attached a silver heart charm to the bow and then glued a rose in the center.


We're sponsored by The Paper Shelter who has donated this awesome prize:

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

The Design Team members have really outdone themselves with their projects made for this challenge of ROSES and I hope you'll go on over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and take a look at them. I hope you'll join us this week with your creation with roses!

                                                                                 Hugs, 
                                                     Gail


This card is entered in the following challenges:
Art Impressions, Sister Act, Frosted Designs, Di's Digi Designs, Glitter n Sparkle, Monday Morning Challenges, Scrap-Creations, The Sisterhood of Crafters, Crafting by Designs, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Emerald Faeries, Crafts Galore Encore, Stamp and Create, Be Crafty and Craft, The Sisters of Craft, The Paper Nest Dolls, DigiChoosday, Party Time Tuesdays, Pattie's Creations, Scrappers Delights, Art by Miran, Crafty Boots, DigiChoosday, Creatalicious, Deep Ocean (Bingo: Flowers, Lace, Butterfly)Cute as a Button, Paradise of Stamps

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cute Christmas Cards!

It's the second Wednesday of the month which means there's a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.  The new challenge is awesome and I suspect we'll have lots of entries...pull out your CUTE CHRISTMAS stamps/images!  Tell me you don't have any...go ahead...liar liar pants on fire...who doesn't have something that qualifies for this CUTE CHRISTMAS challenge?!  I used this adorable stamp named Peace Love Joy Penguins by Bugaboo and I chose my very favorite winter colors of blues and purples.


The sparkly layer of paper sitting on top of the design paper is actually white paper and I put a strip of my Scor-Pal tape on the edge and sprinkled more Cool Glitter Ritz on it so there was a layer of sparkle. One can never have too much sparkle and I didn't use a large piece of expensive glitter paper! I used a clear iridescent snowflake and a white iridescent snowflake and layered them adding a tiny white brad in the center of each one and then glued them each in place.


I colored my image with Copics to match my paper. My tip to get snow with dimension and underlying shine:  I used Ranger Glossy Accents then sprinkled more of that awesome Cool Glitter Ritz on it to give it a sparkle and dimension. Instead of the snow being all white, I have a translucent look.


I made a tag as my embellishment, something I used to do more often. My tag die is by Sizzix and I used my trusty Cuttlebug to cut it out and then I covered it with Scor-Pal wide tape and sprinkled Cool Glitter Ritz all over the tag. Then I decorated the tag with a sentiment punched out with one of my Marvy punches and glued a snowflake in the center of it, added a bit of "snowball" lace, a penguin button and two different white ribbons. The round metal dot in the middle of the bow is actually a brad with the legs cut off and glued to the center of the bow.

This month we're sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps and if you haven't visited their store, please stop over and take a look at the wonderful variety of stamps they carry.

The team here at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' all love CUTE CHRISTMAS cards and so we enjoyed making our projects that we hope will inspire you to join us this month!

                                                                                 Hugs,
                                                                                 Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sister Act, Brown Sugar, Robyn's Fetish, Ribbon Girls, Jo's Scrap Shack, Incy Wincy Designs, Loves Rubber Stamps, Pile It On, Craft Your Passion, TimbroScrapMania, The Stamping Boutique, Jingle Belles, Art by Miran, Digi Sketch, Cuttlebug Mania, Doodle Pantry, Top Tip Tuesday,  Scrap Creations, Crimbo Crackers, Natalie and Amy's, That Craft Place, Whoopsi Daisy, Party Time Tuesdays, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Crafts Galore Encore, The Sisters of Craft, Cutie Pie, Paper Creators, Craft for the Craic, Scrappers Delights, Crafty Calendar, Crafty Boots, Bunny Zoe's, Crafting by Designs

Monday, May 11, 2015

A Beautiful Day!

I was invited to be the Guest Designer for Challenge #180 by Ooh La La. The challenge at Ooh La La this week is USE A PRE-COLORED IMAGE. I was gifted with pre-colored digital images and papers and chose to make a card with this image/papers named Born Again - Dreams of Tranquility.


I used a Martha Stewart Punch for the white scallops and the burgundy die behind my image is by Spellbinders. My bow is silk and my flowers are from Wild Orchid and I Am Roses. The green broach in the center of my bow was actually a button and I cut off the back on it. The lace and jewels are from my stash.

The Design Team has made some very pretty projects for you to view at Ooh La La Challenge Blog to inspire you.  I hope you'll consider joining Challenge #180 at Ooh La La where the topic is USE A PRE-COLORED IMAGE.  Thank you, Anne and the Design Team, for the opportunity and honor to join you this week as your Guest Designer!

                                                                                       Hugs,
                                                                                Gail

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Fairy Happy Birthday!

There's a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and it sure was an easy one for me. The topic for this week's challenge is LACE.  Use lace on your card/project.  I used this beautiful image from The Paper Shelter named "I Love You Baby".  I didn't print the entire image...I printed off only the fairy and not the frog that accompanies her.  I wrote to the artists/owners of The Paper Shelter and asked if it was okay if I used only part of the image and they said 'yes'.  So, I decided to use just the fairy and make this a Fairy Happy Birthday card.


I colored my image with Copics (and although she looks very red, I did not use the red combinations, but used the peach/salmon colors) and then used my Sakura Quickie glue Pen on her wings and applied Warm Glitter Ritz. I used my Cuttlebug and die cut the image with my new "stitched" die by Memory Box. Then I die cut 2 more stitched rectangles out of solid paper that matched my design paper colors. My sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and I used a punch to cut it out. The metal corner filigree was silver and I colored it with my Copics. The white lace, dark salmon rose lace and dark salmon ribbon are all from my stash. The 3 peach/salmon pearls mounted in metal in the top corner are actually brads. The heart in the middle of my ribbon is a button by Dress It Up and the heart in the middle was actually a light pink that I didn't like so I colored it with my Copics and then put the Ranger Glossy Accents on it.  The pearls on my white cardstock are by Queen & Co. All the dark salmon/peach colors have photographed more red than they actually are, but her blue hair is really that blue! I've never colored a fairy with any color hair other than 'normal' colors but I wanted something that really contrasted with my cardstock papers. Coloring the flowers in her hair the light and dark salmon tones really accents her blue hair, too!


This challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter who each week offers us this fabulous prize!  Note: If you use an image from The Paper Shelter the prize is a $30 voucher. If you use an image from someone else, you win 3 images of your choice.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

The Design Team at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog have made some fabulous projects with LACE on them for this week's challenge and we'd love if you'd visit and be inspired to join us!

                                                                                 Hugs,                                                                                
                                                      Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks, Crafting With An Attitude, The Stamping Boutique, Crafty Catz, Sister Act, Brown Sugar, Come and Get It, Glitter n Sparkle, Ribbon Girls, 613 Avenue Create, Not Just Cards, Artistic Inspirations, Crafty Boots, MelonHeadz, Everybody Art, The Sisterhood of Crafters, Loves Rubber Stamps, CuttlebugMania, Crazy Challenge, Pile It On, Crafty Ribbons, Crafty Girlz, Aurora Wings, DigiChoosday, Whimsy Inspires, Love to Scrap, Art by Miran, Fairytale Stamper (Bingo: Lace, Glitter, Text), Sparkle n Sprinkle, Whoopsi Daisy, The Paper Nest Dolls, Be Crafty and Craft, Craft for the Craic, Crafty Calendar, Scrappers Delights

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pretty in Purple

There's a new challenge Craft-Dee BowZ for May! Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW!  To inspire you to join us, each of the Design Team have made a new creation to motivate you to pull out your ribbons.  Please take a look at the Challenge Blog and the creations by the Team!


The set of dies behind the butterfly are by Sue Wilson. The beautiful butterfly die is by Marianne. To put the size in perspective, my card is 6"x6".  After die cutting the butterfly I used some golden yellow ink and a finger dauber and inked the butterfly up a bit. After doing that I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to each of the 'dots' on the die cut for dimension and a touch of shine. The pearls on the butterfly are from Michael's and the clear marble type flat-backed embellishments are from a convention and the package has no name on it. The sentiment is a die by Cheery Lynn.


I love flowers and these two stick-pins went pretty with my colors of this card. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the leaves. The flowers are from JoAnn's, Wild Orchid, Prima and my local lace shop.

 
Nothing finishes off a card better than a beautiful triple looped bow which I made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. You look at this bow and see how the middle is so pretty yet the ribbon is wide, right?  What I did was...after making the bow, I took an extra piece of ribbon, cut off one edge and then folded the ribbon and glued the edge back on and then wrapped it around my bow center and glued it on the back. I'm super happy with this bow and since I love purple, this ribbon was perfect for me. Thank you Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ!
 
 

This begins our month long challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ where the challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW. Head on over to the challenge blog and see what the Design Team have made to start the month long May challenge.

Thanks for coming over and checking out my post and I hope you like this card as much as I do, even though I didn't color anything and only "inked" a bit! This card is a stretch for me since there's no hand colored image. I was afraid an image would look silly next to the wide and gorgeous bow so I chose to use this gorgeous butterfly as my 'image'.  I do believe this might be one of only 3 cards in my life that I've made that don't have a hand colored image!

                                                                                     Hugs,
                                                                                     Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create, Stamp and Create, Crafting from the Heart, The Pink Elephant, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Loves Rubber Stamps, Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge, Through the Craft Room Door, Li'l Red Wagon (Bow, Butterfly, Bling), Scrap & Craft Inspiration, The House That Stamps Built, Craft Your Passion, Crafty Gals Corner, Aud Sentiments, Inspiration Destination, 4 Crafty Chicks, Simply Papercrafts, Not Just Cards, Artistic Inspirations, Crafty Boots, Crafty Ribbon, Crafty Girlz, Monday Morning Challenge, Wonderful Wednesday

Monday, April 27, 2015

Thinking of You

It's the fourth Tuesday of the month, which means it's my turn to share a card with you here at Craft-Dee BowZ where the challenge this month is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW.  I used an adorable image by Bildmalarna and a bench by Hanglar. As we all know, Bildmalarna is no longer making these adorable stamps, so if you own them, enjoy them! The pretty die cut up in the corner is by Cheery Lynn. One of the greatest joys about being on this small Design Team at Craft-Dee BowZ is that we get our own Tuesday each month to display a card to inspire you to join our challenge so we do the best we can to give you ideas on how to use ribbon on your creations!


I colored my image with Copics and fussy cut around her to sit her on the bench that is also fussy cut. You know how they say it's the little things that count? I'm detail oriented (big surprise!) and after I fussy cut this little image and was placing her on the bench, I didn't like seeing the white of the paper on her hands that are supposed to be leaning on the bench so I took a black Sharpie and made sure you can't see the white on her palms so her hands look like they are touching the bench. I've noticed that so many card makers are even more detail oriented than me and it makes me feel better that I sit and pick apart my cards before calling them 'finished'. I think all of us are our own worst critics.

 The sentiment is one of many in my collection and I have no idea who made it since it came on wood and years ago I unmounted my stamps, neglected to write the name of them on the bare rubber, and now claim ignorance to the manufacturers. Oh, the tiny butterfly is one of a set of 4 on one die by Memory Box and I hand drew the antennae.


And here's my double loop bow. It came out so pretty and I didn't adorn the center, like I usually do since I was going for the clean look on this card. My little Craft-Dee BowZ tool hangs on a hook on the side of my Copic cubby within reach. I received it in December and have used it for every bow I've made since then, even cards not for CDB!  It's one tool that I use on a regular basis! 


Thank you to Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ for the ribbon I use on all of my DT cards with them. I receive gorgeous ribbon each month to play with and this cream ribbon is my favorite so far this year. The shear area has such a beautiful shine to it and the satin edges are so soft! Can you tell by looking at the picture above how pretty the ribbon actually is? 

The Design Team has had a fun month creating and displaying to you cards that are on the topic of "Thinking of You" with our monthly colors of aqua, cream and moss (not particularly all on the same card).  I hope you've enjoyed seeing them enough to leave even a short comment on the Designers' blogs and that you've joined in this month's challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ of ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW. If you haven't added your card yet, you need to do so right away since the challenge closes in just a couple of days!

Thanks for visiting my blog, reading this post and for looking at my photos!

                                                                                Hugs, 
                                                  Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafters Café, Crafty Gals Corner, Wonderful Wednesday Challenge, Crafts Galore Encore, Crafty Catz, One Crazy Stamper, Sister Act, Brown Sugar, Crafty Calendar, Craft for the Craic, 613 Avenue Create, The Paper Nest Dolls, Stamp and Create, Crafting From the Heart, Scrap & Craft Inspiration, Love to Scrap, Craft Your Passion, Paradise of Stamps, Aud Sentiments, Fairytale Challenge, The Stamping BoutiqueSimply Papercrafts, Not Just Cards, Crafty Girlz, Lia Stampz, Whimsy Inspires, Art by Miran

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Celebrate the new little one!

There's a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog this week and the topic is CELEBRATION!  I used this new image at The Paper Shelter image named Invencibles! The card I chose to make was a card to celebrate a new baby boy.


The baby feet silver charm was perfect for this card as was the clear blue flat backed marbles...I'm not sure what you'd call them, but they're very raised, but clear colored. The white die cut leaves on the side are a die by Poppy, and the two little flowers, pearl, ribbon and lace are from my stash. The two sentiments are from Stampin' Up.


I colored my image with Copics and I'm happy with how it came out. I'm back to using my Neenah Super Smooth paper and experienced no bleeding, even when I blended blended blended.  ;)  I used my glue pen and sprinkled my favorite glitter (Warm Glitter Ritz) on the ring of Saturn, the unicorn's horn, parts of his pink mane and tail, my little tyke's red cape, his sword and the stars.

Our challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter who is offering the fabulous prize below. Remember, if you use an image from The Paper Shelter the prize is larger than if you use another image and win.


The Design Team at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog has created some awesome cards to inspire you for the topic of CELEBRATION.  There are a lot of things to celebrate in our lives, so please take a look at their cards and it might inspire you to join us this week!

                                                                                        Hugs,
                                                                                        Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sister Act, Creative Corner, Di's Digi Designs, Catch the Bug (Bingo: 3 layers/scallop lace, texture, pastel/bling), 613 Avenue Create, Sentimental Sundays, Ribbon Girls (red cape for the USA flag of red, white and blue), Melonheadz Friends, Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge, Craft Your Passion, Not Just Cards, Crafting from the Heart, Loves Rubber Stamps, Pinspirational Challenges, Card Mania, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Chocolate, Coffee and Cards, Dragon Lair Designs, CCC Digi Creations, Craft for the Craic, Digitally Sweet, Cutie Pie Challenge, Stamp and Create, Try It On Tuesdays, Party Time Tuesdays, Scrap & Craft Inspirations, Love to Scrap, Paradise of Stamps, Art by Miran, Digi Choosday, Whimsy Inspires

Friday, April 17, 2015

Elisabeth Bell Flowers For You

This sweet little image is by Elisabeth Bell named Laura Flowers for You. She's an older rubber stamp but still as sweet as can be. My favorite stamps are rubber stamps. I'm an old-time stamper and although I work with and like digital images, I love inking and stamping! The swirl on the side is by Taylored Expressions and I had a white daisy and it didn't look nice in white so I dyed it. My tip is: use ink refills to die the flowers to match your card. I added 3 brushed gold sequins with tiny pearls in the center at the end of each swirl (I dislike seeing the holes in the sequins) and all the yellow pearls are from my stash. The sentiment is by Whimsy and I used a round punch to cut it out.
 


The border die along the bottom is by Magnolia and the white, gray and yellow lace is from my stash. I attached a little metal flower charm with embroidery thread to the lace. The little purple rose in the center of my bow is glued on.


I rubber stamped my image and colored her with Copics and then cut her out with my Stitched Rectangles dies by Memory Box. I have both the Copics and the Distress Inks but have yet to be happy with 'painting' my images. I get much better blending with the Copics. I used my Sakura pen and applied glue on the butterfly and kitty's bow and then sprinkled Cool Glitter Ritz on it.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!

                                                                               Hugs,
                                                                        Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle, Ribbon Girls, Artistic Inspirations, Craft Your Passion, Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge, Eureka Stamps, Crafting from the Heart, Clear It Out, Crafty Sentiments, Loves Rubber Stamps, Everybody Art Challenge, Fresh Brewed Designs, As You Like It, Inspiration Destination, Simply Papercrafts, Di's Digi Designs, Crafty Catz, Pink Gem Challenge, Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge, Addicted to Stamps, Top Tip Tuesday (3 sequins w/3 little pearls in the center), Monday Morning Challenges, Not Just Cards, Fan-tastic Tuesday, Crazy Challenge, Scrap-Creations, Pinspirational, Wonderful Wednesday, Emerald Faeries, Chocolate, Coffee and Cards, The Sisters of Craft, CardMania, V's Sweet Ideas, Die Cut Divas, CCC Digi Creations, Crafty Calendar, Fairytale Stamper, Craft for the Craic, Penny Black and More, Stamp and Create, Party Time Tuesdays, 613 Avenue Create (Square, Birthday, Sequins)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It's time to hop at Craft-Dee BowZ!!

It's that time at Craft-Dee BowZ...time to hop hop hop. The blog hop theme this month is
LIVING ON THE EDGE--USE BORDER DIES.

If you've arrived here from Vicki's blog, you're headed in the right direction. If not and you'd like to be eligible to win our prize, you might want to start from the beginning. I've listed my teammates below. Don't forget to leave comments on each blog, as well as a comment on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog as your first stop. For the guidelines and prize information, please go here.
 
Let's get hoppin'! Here's the list of blogs to visit and leave a comment:
 
Craft-Dee BowZ
 Leeann (our GDT!)
Gail (this is me!)



I chose this adorable rubber stamped image from CandiBean with this cute little caterpillar and a sentiment from Lili of the Valley. As much as I love digital images, there's nothing nicer than holding a stamp in your hand, inking it and stamping. I was a rubber stamper LONG BEFORE digitals were available!

My border die is by Magnolia and is in dark magenta. I used the border die twice with one time being upside down and then put my aqua lace down the middle. It was then that I added the metal charms that are from my charm collection.

The pretty die cut frame around my image is by Spellbinders and the diecut around the sentiment is from the same set.  The oval that I stamped my image on is a die by DieZyne Dies and I used my Cuttlebug to cut out all of my dies. 


After coloring my image with Copics I added some Glossy Accents. On the polka dot scarf and the flowers at her feet, I sprinkled some extra fine glitter on the wet Glossy Accents. I have both the Copics and the Distress Inks but have yet to be happy with 'painting' my images. I get much better blending with the Copics.

 
My flowers are from I Am Roses. My tip for getting flowers to match your card:  I took my Copic pen that I used to color my image, colored around the edges of my roses and then spritzed them with rubbing alcohol which caused the ink to run. Now I have flowers that are a perfect match for my card! The swirl die is by Joy! and I took my embossing pen (thank you, Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ!) and ran it around on the die cut swirl and then sprinkled ultra thick white embossing powder on it. I didn't want all white, nor did I want all aqua, so this gave me the texture and combination of color I was seeking. Those little green swirly thingys (a card maker's technical term) are the stems of my flowers. The white lace and pearls are from my abundant stash. 
 
 
And this is my bow. I made a double looped larger bow from the green ribbon and then I made a double looped smaller bow from the magenta ribbon and I stacked and tied them together with a piece of embroidery thread. Thank you, Craft-Dee BowZ for my ribbons! Then I found this perfect colored button and threaded it and glued it to the middle. This is the fanciest bow I've ever made and I'm sure that I couldn't have made this without my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

Time for you to hop over to Barbara's blog next and remember to leave a comment on each blog to be in the drawing.

                                                                                        Hugs,
                                                                                        Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Ribbon girls, Artistic Inspirations, Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge, Craft Your Passion, Crafting from the Heart, Crafty Sentiments, Everybody Art, Loves Rubber Stamps, Love to Scrap, Little Miss Muffet, As You Like It, Inspiration Destination, Simply Papercrafts, Addicted to Stamps, Melonheadz Friends, Monday Morning Challenge, Not Just Cards, Crazy ChallengeCrafty Creations, Fan-tastic Tuesday, Top Tip Tuesday (3 pearls), Pinspirational, Cuttlebugmania, My Craft Creations, Wonderful Wednesday Challenge, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Emerald Faeries, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Cardmania Challenge, Crafts Galore Encore, Mema's Crafts, The Sisters of Craft, Noor Design, One Crazy Stamper, Die Cut Divas, Crafty Calendar, Craft for the Craic, Whoopsi Daisy, The Paper Nest Dolls, Party Time Tuesdays, I Am Roses, Creatalicious Challenge, Di's Digi Designs