Monday, February 1, 2016

Love is a furry friend

Welcome to February!  Already a full month into 2016...who's still writing 2015 on everything?  I confess to doing that a few times!  There's a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ and it's ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW. Don't act's the same challenge every month!  Bows are our specialty here and so get out your ribbon since a handmade bow is required.

For my card I used this adorable stamped image from Wild Rose that I've had for years now. My goal for 2016 is to use some of these fabulous supplies I have. 

The doily die cut is by Cheery Lynn, the cream colored metal frame with the word 'LOVE' in it is from Stampin' Up and I put tan colored Skittles in the left side corners. I used an "Around the Page" punch set from Martha Stewart for the shape of my card.

I colored my image with Copics and added a touch of glitter to my little image's collar and ruffled sleeves. Those jeweled butterflies are from Queen & Co, but I added the pearl and the twisted wire antennae. And those mauve/purple crystal jewels down in the corner of the image are from Michael's.

My bow is a double loop and I slid an extra piece of ribbon within the knot and then notched all 4 tails. I glued the button in the middle...I love bows with a charm, button, flower...anything in the center. I think it dresses up the bow a bit. This bow was simple to make using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  If you don't have a bow maker, you need one and this one is the most economical, easiest and is small enough to hang within your reach while you're crafting. Take a look at the video library and see how easy it is to use! The library has videos on how to make a bow with extra tails and double loops, like I've done. And if you have any doubts, scroll down the list of videos and see our demo of an 8 year old making her first bow. Yes, even an 8 year old can do it!!

Our sponsor this month is Cute As A Button who has donated two digital images of the winner's choice as the prize! Have you seen Francesca beautiful art work?  Take a look here.

The Team at Craft-Dee BowZ has created awesome projects to inspire you. Please take a look here and take just a second to leave a comment. We're a small team of 4 and appreciate your kind words which inspire us!  This is a month long challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ and each Tuesday morning a team member will be featured, so stop by each Tuesday to see another creation! 



  1. Such a pretty card Gail, I have a fondness for WRS stamps. I was recently given a bow maker and have been practicing, so I shall check out the videos....i love the additional ribbon to give four tails.

  2. What a darling card, Gail! I love the light, airy feeling the neutral colors give to it. Beautiful bow and I love that floral button!

  3. I just had to stop by to say how much I love this sweet card. Your double bow is gorgeous and tones beautifully with the pretty papers x

  4. This is a fabulous card Gail. Adorable image, lovely papers and your bow is wonderful xx

  5. Wow Gail, this is adorable. Love the beautiful bow xx

  6. Gail, This card is so adorable. Your coloring is always perfect. Great bow!!Thanks Bunches for this darling card!!

  7. How adorably sweet - but then again, I have a hard time resisting cute, cuddly teddy bears! Your coloring is fantastic, and the layout is perfect for this - lovely bow, button, butterflies, gems and paper layers -- it doesn't get any better or sweeter than this, Gail.

  8. I love this uber cute image and your coloring is fabulous. I also love the mix of patterns and prints. That is something that I struggle with. This card is in the top 10 for me! Hope you are enjoying nice weather. It is so cold here 23' was the high today and with the wind it felt much colder. I think I am getting so old the weather really makes the bones ache! LOL!

  9. Stunning card love the fab design and image it's all so pretty Especially like your frame it's adorable love and hugs Carole X

  10. Fabulous image Gail and what a lovely design.

    Hugs Diane

  11. Gorgeous card Gail, I love all the details especially that bow :o)

  12. There's something so soft and wonderful about this color palette Gail. A totally adorable card!