Friday, April 1, 2016

Me and my buddy, Linus

Today is the beginning of a new month, and the start of a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ. The challenge for this month is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW. I used this adorable image from Little Miss Muffet named Polka Dot Pal Gail. (No this is not a coincidence that my name and the image's name is the below!)

I used the following dies on my card: Dienamics double stitched oval, Joy square behind the oval, QuicKutz corner swirl and Frantic Stamper sentiment "hugs". My paper is by Whimsy and the crocheted heart, lace, sequins and pearls are from my stash of supplies.

I'd like to fill you in on this digital image. I won the Weekly Giveaway at Little Miss Muffet in December. The prize was working with Barbara of LMM to design a custom stamp for me. Can you think of a better prize...a stamp that you help design and is made to your liking? It was easy for me to give suggestions for my stamp since I designed it after me! I wear a ponytail, I live where it's hot (so summer clothes) and I have a young lemon colored beagle named Linus (I also have a smaller tri-color beagle named Lucy).

This is the image we finalized and I colored the beagle here like Linus and have included a picture of him below. The difference between me and the image on my card is that I have gray hair and the image has black hair. And, the difference between Linus and the image on the card is that he has grown up a bit!
Here's a close-up picture of the image. I colored it with Copics.
I always save the best for's my fabulous triple looped satin bow and I added a dog paw button (with the back cut off) in the middle of my bow. This bow came out wonderful using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. I could never have made it without the assistance of my bow tool and it was so easy to make, too!

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner's choice to the winner of this challenge!

The Design Team at Craft-Dee BowZ have all created some beautiful creations to inspire you to join us and I hope we'll see you at our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW challenge this month!



  1. such a sweet card Gail, and I love, love, love the paw print button!

  2. First, congrats on that awesome stamp design!! The lavender and white are beautiful. Your bow is perfection too, especially with that button center!

  3. Oh Gail what a great competition to win this is just the most delightful stamp with so much meaning yourcard is just perfect and love that die Love and hugs Carole x

  4. Truly adorable and this is really YOU and Linus - how super to have him for a coloring model right in front of your eyes! You colored his markings just right. Love your diecuts, pearls, sequins, lace and of course, always your specially hand-crafted bows! Congratulations once again on a fantastic "special one-of-a-kind win"!! It just doesn't get much better that this. Happy April to you - now, go out and toss the ball for Linus!

  5. This looks great and so fun to see a photo of Linus too! :D

  6. Fabulous card Gail, and I looooove Linus he's so cute <3

  7. Whats A lovely card, Loving your dogs,

    Lilian B