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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

28 comments:

  1. what a super adorable card!!! such lovely colours too. I really do like the sentiment font!
    xx
    Erum
    Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

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  2. Fabulous image and card design .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

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  3. What a sweetie pie of an image and I love the predominant color of teal on this wonderful creation. Excellent bow and nice corner diecut, along with the sentiment and cute little butterfly addition. Another outstanding card by Lacey Lassy !!

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  4. It's always those little details that make the difference I think especially with a CAS design like this...nowhere to hide - lol! And you nailed it here with a fab design, cute image and of course, that amazing bow - the ribbon does look so lovely :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  5. Absolutely adorable!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
    Rene

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  6. Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner. Agnieszka DT

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  7. So gorgeous this is just delightful love that stamp love and hugs Carole x

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  8. So pretty. A delightful image with a gorgeous bow. Love the cheerful colours. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT x

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  9. Well this is funny. I love your card and I agree with everything I wrote about it just a moment ago. This time I am thanking you on behalf of Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

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  10. Ahhh she's a real sweetie Gail, love the tiny butterfly, so cute, I really like the ribbon too, great width to it, nice to see ribbon like that, it's so pretty, I can never get it to look this nice when I use it that wide, I have to stick with the narrower stuff unfortunately, but yours looks really lovely, a fabulous card Gail, I love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  11. Hello, Gail! What a sweet card! This is more of a CAS card for you and I love it! I l like how you popped up the young lady and how you fixed her hands on the bench. The die-cut corner is a nice touch! But the bow is the showstopper - it looks amazing!

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  12. Such a cute card!!! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  13. Gorgeous card, so elegant. Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar Challenges. Karal DT

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  14. This is the sweetest card! I love the cute image and the way your butterfly draws your eye to the sentiment! Great job on this one.

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  15. What a fabulous card!! The fussy cutting really adds a lot of interest; thanks so much for the tip (even though it wasn't rocket science!) on coloring the edge of her hands so the white doesn't show. I've avoided doing certain things because of that very reason. Now I know how to "fix" it! That bow really is gorgeous and the sentiment with the shading is so beautiful. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

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  16. Thank you for joining our 'things with wings' challenge at Crafty Catz with this beautiful project. I really love how you interpreted the theme. Please join us again tomorrow with a brand new challenge.
    Hugs,
    Anna
    xxx

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  17. Good morning sweetie, this is simply gorgeous, love the colours too, huggles Pops x x

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  18. Adorable image and super sweet card! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge this month! Lynda – DT Member

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  19. Awwwww, what a cute card this is! I love how you colored this little girl, so sweet!
    Thanks so much for sharing in the Lia Stampz challenge! Hope to see you in our new challenge which starts today!
    Nina-Marie
    http://liastampz.blogspot.ro

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  20. So delicate! Lovely card :). Thanks for sharing and joining us on Love To Scrap Challeng blog. Best of luck with your entry!

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  21. Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our "Add A Sentiment" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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  22. Beautiful card.... love the image and CAS layout!!
    xxAngela

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  23. Another fabulous design, beautifully crafted! Good CAS technique! Thanks for slipping this into our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  24. OMG! Such a cutie card! Lovely colors too! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion#259! Hope to see you soon again!

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  25. Gail just love this stamp and perfect with the CAS layout and such an awesome bow, thanks for sharing at LTSCB and good luck

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  26. Love the cute image and absolutely gorgeous bow and beautiful corner die
    Carol x

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  27. This is really a wonderful, adorable card. I like the design and coloring !
    Hugs Helga

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