I used an adorable image from Emerald Faeries and colored her with Copics.
I really like working with the colors pink and red and I loved this ribbon sent to me by Craft-Dee BowZ to use this month so this card was an easy challenge for me. The paper is from my new pack from Wild Rose Crafts and I used a Fiskars heart punch on the pink paper and then punched it again with pink glitter paper and I put the hearts in the punched out holes. My tip for today: When you use punches like this, save the hearts, stars or the part that punches out, in a small clear jar so you can re-use as embellishments on cards. The heart and flourish die is by Magnolia is cut out of the same pink glitter paper as the hearts. I've had this Magnolia die for a while and rarely use it. Why??? And that beautiful rose and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the rose buds are from I Am Roses, all of which are new purchases! If you have never visited I Am Roses, please click on the link above. I was given these rosebuds as part of a Christmas present and love them so much that just this past Sunday I placed my first order. I LOVE pretty flowers on my cards and they are definitely a favorite of mine! I used the wire from the stems of the flowers and curled them around a bamboo skewer to make them twirly and then glued them in the flower bouquet. The three jewels in the bottom right corner are by Prima and although I've had the pack of cut jewels for a couple of years, this is the first time I opened the pack. My goal this year is to stop feeling like my supplies are too pretty to use and open those packages!
I know, for a fact, that this bow came out as great as it did due to the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. There's no doubt in my mind because the center of the bow came out really well. Normally mine center knots don't, so if you look at my cards, I almost always put a button, flower or SOMETHING over the knot in my bow. This one I didn't have to do that. This is the first time my bow came out so great the first time. I didn't make the bow more than once! This is a double bow and the instructions how to make one of these types is here. And that brass charm in the center tied on with embossing thread is by Vintaj. And I can't tell you how happy I am to be on the Craft-Dee Bowz team. Not just because they supplied my lace, the charm, the 'love' stamp, ribbon and other embellishments (not used on this card), but because I have found that the gals are all kind, helpful and fabulous to the one member who doesn't have a lot of computer savvy. Yes, that's me!
So this is my card and my perfect bow. I warned everyone a month ago that I was going to make some fabulous bows, and here's one of them! I hope you'll join the challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month...time is running out! Remember, the challenge is: ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Penny's Challenges, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Inspiration Destination, Little Miss Muffet, Aud Sentiments, Sister Act Card Challenge, Natali and Amy's, Mema's Crafts, Di's Digital Designs, Card Mania Challenges, Pile It On, Crafts Galore Encore, Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper, Die Cut Divas, Emerald Faeries, Seemacrafts, The Sisters of Craft, Stamping Sensations, CCC Digi Creations, Countryview Challenges, Just Inspirational, Glitter n Sparkle, Come and Get It, Jellypark Challenges, Fresh Brewed Designs, That Craft Place, Fairytale Stamper, Digi Stamps 4 Joy Bingo: Die/Punch, Free, Fav Thing (Flowers), Whoopsi Daisy, Not Just Cards, Inky Chicks, Eureka Stamps, My Craft Creations, Party Time Tuesdays, Scrap-Creations (fav embellishment: flowers), Crafting for All Seasons, Top Tip Tuesday (my tip is listed in my post), Love to Scrap, Craft Your Passion, Scrap & Craft Inspiration, Reasonable Ribbon, Wags n Whiskers, Crafty Calendar, Kit and Clowder, Bunny Zoe's Crafts, Sweet 7 Challenge, I Am Roses, Ladybug Crafts