Friday, July 1, 2016

Summer fun

It's July 1 and time for a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ where the challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. For my card I've used this adorable Elisabeth Bell image. I love the ocean and have been collecting summer dies and have used a Cherry Lynn die of the Sailboat oval around my image, the small sailboat die is by Whimsy, the lighthouse die is by Marianne and the anchor die is by Magnolia. I finally did it...I used some of the paper I've been saving (I don't know what I was saving it for) by Maja.

You can see my little image has gotten a bit too much sun on her back and legs. I colored the image with Copics. The rhinestone sailboat is from Michael's. I inked the edges of my dies and applied a bit of glitter to the edges. It's hard to see in the photos. :(

And as my finale, I'd like to show off my bow. ;)  And without my Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker, I couldn't have created this double looped bow!  The sand dollar in the middle of my bow is a button with the shank cut off and glued on.

The Team at Craft-Dee BowZ have made some gorgeous creations to inspire you this month. And, don't forget that we have a new project posted each Tuesday by a different DT member so please stop back by for that each week!  The challenge to you at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. I hope you'll join us this month!



  1. Gail this card is soooo adorable.Love the red, white and blue, perfect for the upcoming 4th of July. Great bow and love that ribbon. And of course the coloring is super and I love the image, also too cute.

  2. Morning Gail what a gorgeous card and your design is wonderful.

    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  3. How nautical, as well as patriotic in the red, white and blue colors, Gail!! Love your coloring and your thinking ahead of this little miss getting a bit too much sun. Diecuts are so handy for embellishments these days, and your bow is perfect with the sailboats on it, and the sand dollar is mighty cute in the center - sand dollars have always amazed me. So sweet, and wishing you a fabulous and safe 4th of July !!

  4. Oh Gail what a stunning card the stamp and design are just perfect I love it so clever love and hugs Carole x

  5. Golly, Gail!! This card is fabulous! The design and colors are so perfect. Love the nautical die cuts and your "touch of sun" on the image!!

  6. Your colouring is flawless, Gail. Love the details on this card... absolutely adorable!
    x Asha