Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Boo to you!

Hello, it's my Tuesday morning to post on the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog with my card for this month's inspiration!  The team had the challenge of using lime green, orange and black. I realized, while pulling paper and picking out an image, that I love this color combination! The challenge for YOU is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW. The team got to use their own images and I used this image named Magical Day by All Dressed Up. Isn't this one cute little witch and the perfect time to make this card with Halloween one week away!

She's colored with Copics and I added glitter to her wings, hair barrette and stars. The black border pumpkin is a punch and I punched the border in black and then orange and then glued the orange pieces into the spaces. Yes, I realized afterwards I could have just lightly glued the black punched border down on solid orange and used my scissors to cut around the top punch. But, it was something I didn't think about until AFTER I finished findings those tiny oranges pieces and getting them in the spaces. Oh, sometimes I just wonder about my patience's so high for stuff like this and then it's zero when I'm driving home from work in traffic.

Okay, everyone go "oooohhhh" and "aaaaahhhhhh" at my bow. I used two different orange ribbons and used my hand dandy Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool to make this double looped, double ribbon bow. If we ever have a bow contest, I'm going to win. Yep, me...with my little bow tool. I adore this bow. I think it might be one of my Top 5 best bows on my blog. I had the perfect ribbons (thank you, Donna, at Craft-Dee BowZ) and with the bow tool, I couldn't go wrong. So, what do you think of this orange bow?!

Being that it's the fourth Tuesday of the month, and if you follow our challenge blog, you know I'm the last to post each month and I like that! The challenge is about to end, you're feeling rushed and want to enter, and then I post my cute little card that inspires you. Right?

Take a look at the gorgeous cards and projects posted before mine this month and I hope you'll pull out an image, die cuts, pretty paper, or whatever...and make yourself a handmade bow for that project since there's a few more days before the challenge closes at Craft-Dee BowZ where the challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW.


I've entered this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons, Chall 172, Ribbon or Lace
DRS Designs, Chall 249, Color Chall
Crafting With Friends, Chall 30, AG
The Paper Girls, Chall 114, Halloween
Crafting From The Heart, Chall 133, AG
Scrapper's Delights, Chall 60, AG
Crafty Calendar, Chall Oct, Halloween
Love to Scrap, Chall 88, AG
Little Miss Muffet, Chall 149, AG
Crafting With An Attitude, Chall 20, AG
Crafty Girls Creations, Chall 28, AG
Perfectly Created Chaos, Chall 4, AG
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge, Chall Oct, Autumn/Harvest/Halloween
Really Reasonable Ribbon, Chall 151, Orange You Glad It’s Autumn
Crafty Friends, Chall 43, AG
Simply Create Too, Chall 120, Halloween
My Time To Craft, Chall 32, Autumn or Halloween
Aurora Wings, Chall 38, AG
Melonheadz Friends, Chall All About Pumpkins
Whoopsi Daisy, Chall Die cuts and/or Punches
All Dressed Up, Chall 62, AG
Crafty Sentiments, Chall AG
Create and Makes Chall 5, AG Opt Ribbon/Lace
Digi Choosday Chall 43, AG
Inky Chicks, Chall 74, Too Cute To Spook
Lemon Shortbread, Chall 27, AG
Unicorn Challenge, Chall 14, Pretty Pinks OR Halloween


  1. Cute image superb colouring and L/O, beautiful papers, love the pumpkin border and the stunning bow...well all of it actually!

  2. Brilliant just loving this lovely design its fab love and hugs Carole x

  3. Although we don't "do" Halloween, I love the wonderful stamps and colour combinations associated with it. I especially like orange/black/lime green, so this card ticks all the right boxes for me! x


  4. Hi Gail this is gorgeous.

    do you already have a answer on the DT

    Gr Karin

  5. So adorable! Thanks for sharing at Perfectly Created Chaos challenge. I hope to see you again!

  6. I love your bright color combination, and your image is just too darn cute! Of course, your coloring is always a step above and glad you didn't over-embellish, so the main focus is on her. Very pretty bow and row of pumpkins and gems. A perfect Halloween treat, even if it's not chocolate or edible !! Happy Halloween to you.

  7. Oh my goodness this is just so very adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck! Hugs, Robin

  8. Your card inspires me! Perfect bow and coloring and your image is adorable! Thanks for entering it in the DRS Designs Challenge!!!

  9. Wow, your bow is gorgeous! I need to practice more so I can make some gorgeous ones like this! WOW!! Love your adorable image and this is a great color combo. Thank you for sharing with us at DRS Designs this week.

  10. Gail, she is just TOOOOO cute to spook !!! Love this wonderful card so beautifully colored & that row of pumpkins is the perfect touch. ... As always your creations are a step above.
    hugs, Janie

  11. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

  12. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Scrapper's delights Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Lisa DT for:-  http://

  13. This is so beautiful.
    PS my new challenge blog start on the 10th november and a hope to see you.

  14. A lovely Halloween card, super cute and perfect. Thanks for joining in the Lemon Shortbread Challenge #27 - Sarah DT

  15. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely Halloween card…
    Please join us again next time. Good luck!
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  16. Fabulous Halloween card Gail love the cute image and great B.papers and of course that gorgeous bow----Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  17. Awesome card Gail!
    The bow is so pretty and the colours... so lovely.
    Thanks so much for joining us at All Dressed Up!!

  18. Hope all is well with you Gail.
    Your card is gorgeous with fab colouring. Love that green hat!
    Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up and I hope you'll be back again soon.

  19. Hi there, Gail. What an adorable Halloween card. Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge. I hope you will join us again real soon.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  20. Great card Gail and I love the colours you used. Fabulous colouring as always too. Thank you for joining us at the All Dressed Up Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    All Dressed Up DT

  21. So cute
    Thanks for sharing at Scrappers Delights x

  22. Absolutely precious, Gail. Thanks so much for joining our ATG Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  23. So cute! Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights
    Veronique DT

  24. Great Halloween card, thanks for sharing with us at the LMMS challenge!

  25. Love it!
    THank you for joining Crafty Friends
    DT Laura

  26. this is adorable! I can never use thos pumpkin-papers, but I think i have to try now!
    And for what it's worth, you did a bang-up job of that border!!

    Thanks for joining Aurora Wings,
    hugs from DT-Laila

  27. This is fabulous thanks so much for joining us at WD xx Jan DT

  28. I love your card! Very Sweet! Thank you for joining us at Sasayaki Glitter stamps!

  29. so obviously a good witch, she is so pretty! Great for a happy Halloween. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Papergirls, hope to see you there again soon.