Monday, August 1, 2016

Time flies!

It's a new month...again. As I get older, each month seems to fly by faster than the last. My mother warned me about this when I was a child and I didn't believe her. She said: when you get older you just wait and see how fast time flies by. Now I'm telling my child that and she believes me as much as I believed my mother. Some things never change.

So, with August 1 here and a new challenge of ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HAND MADE BOW at Craft-Dee BowZ, I'd like to share a card with you. The image is from Scrapberry and was a present from my best friend, Lillian. I fell in love with the Scrapberry stamps because they are so cute. This image is named Bunny Princess.

I colored this with Copics and added some beautiful sequins for sparkle. My flowers are a combination from I Am Roses, The Ribbon Girl and byThita. I added a row of pretty lavender roses to the center of my ribbon behind my image. I'm distraught at how my 'hello friend' sentiment looks "foggy". I'm not sure why this happened since I used the proper glue with the acrylic oval. Here's a close-up of my image.

I always save the best for last, so, here's a picture of my bow. I couldn't have made this without my Craft-Dee BowZ tool!  The ribbon is on the wide side so I folded the edges over when I made the middle knot, and I'm so happy with how it looks. I needed 2 hands to do this bow, so having this little bow tool that sat on my table and took up a tiny amount of space, was awesome. If you have a bow tool, do you use it? I don't make any bows without it since my bows come out perfect every time and I don't waste ribbon or wrinkle it up trying to make a good bow anymore. Ready? Here's the bow!

The Team at Craft-Dee BowZ have made some wonderful creations for you to look at and, we hope, inspire you to add a bow to your project and enter it in our challenge. Each month we have a new challenge and it's always the same for you...ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW. I hope you'll join us this month for our challenge!

Oh, forgot to mention:
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge. They are a division of I Did It Creations, and was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn owns 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!!



  1. Oh Gail, this is the sweetest image and I love your coloring. (You need to give lessons)Boy those flowers go great with that paper. Thanks for a great project.

  2. Wonderful this is just the perfect card I just love everything its all so pretty and a sensational bow !! love and hugs Carole x

  3. A beautiful card here Gail! The image is the cutest, coloured to perfection. Lovely L/) papers and flowers all finished with that stunning bow.
    I know what you mean about time just flying by...I'm sure the months are shorter than they used to be!!!

  4. You have certainly aced the coloring on this cutie-patootie, Gail -- it's bunny-wonderful !! Those ruffles are absolutely perfect, as is all your shading on this image. Lovely array of flowers - you do have the natural knack for arrangements and look how they match your background paper! Astounding, stunning, elegant and just a deliciously CUTE card, my BFF !!

  5. Simply beautiful, Gail! The floral background papers are perfect with this frilly little bunny!! Sweet image and again, I want to color like you when I grow up!

  6. owwnn this is absolutely fabulous card! I dont need to mention that I love the card color, right? adorable image!!! love the ribbon and the flowers!!

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