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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Snow much fun!

It's that time again...time for some inspiration from Craft-Dee BowZ for the month of March. I know that a lot of you live in snowy areas and want to put this season behind you, but I couldn't resist making another winter card. I love the season since I live in the desert of Arizona and we cherish these couple of months of temps in the 70's knowing it's going to increase by another 50 degrees for the summer. When asked what my favorite season is...it's winter! I hope my card inspires you to come on over to Craft-Dee BowZ and join us for our monthly challenge. And no, you don't have to make a winter card. Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW. 

 
I used this adorable Elisabeth Bell image and fussy cut around her. I've used Bridal white glitter by Sprinkle n Sparkle on the fur of her coat and a dab of Stickles Star Dust on her bow and berries on her hat. While adding the glitter, a tiny drop of glue dripped and when I tried to wipe it off, I gave my poor little girl a scar on her cheek. It's always so upsetting when this happens and it's the last step of the card you've made. Sigh. She's sledding down a hill made with an edge die by Spellbinders.
 
The shaker circle by Impression Obsession is filled with Stampendous purple Fragments and assorted beads and I stamped inside with two little Stamps by Judith--one is a star and the other is 3 dots. I used a Spellbinders scallop edge die to back the shaker circle and embellished it with purple pearls.  
 
My paper is by Doodlebug Frosty Friends pad and this has been my favorite winter pad this year and I've used numerous pages from it and even purchased a second pad at an after Christmas sale for next year! My purple bow was the finishing touch and, of course, I used my awesome bow maker by Craft-Dee BowZ. I don't know how I would have managed this bow without it. I went ahead and left the tails of the ribbon long and wrapped them around my card front before attaching it to my heaviest white card base. I did it like this because I didn't want the 'tails' to hang off the bottom of this card. I love how the double bow came out and it reminds me of a bow tie. ;)
 
My teammates at Craft-Dee BowZ have created some awesome projects for this March 1 inspiration post kicking off our March ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW challenge. I hope you'll join us this month!
 
                                                                            Hugs,
                                                                      Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:

38 comments:

  1. An absolutely adorable shaker card, I love the image and the way you have positioned her on a slope is a great idea, love all the details on the image. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and end hope you will join us again and share your designs. Jennifer DT member xx

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  2. Oh my goodness this card is gorgeous! I LOVE that sweet little girl image... love how beautifully she is colored in. The papers are so pretty and the shaker is a bonus! Thank you for joining us in our Funday Friday challenge this week.
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  3. Another gorgeous card Gail. Love the shaker element and that lovely bow. Thanks for taking time to join in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  4. wow lovely project. I love the way you have embellished the image.. so cute. Thankyou so much for joining us over a Digi Choosday for our Anything Goes Challenge this week Lynda DT

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  5. Lovely card and I love purples and teals. Such a gorgeous colour combo! Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog. Hugs, Julie

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  6. I love the purples you've done this in, and yes, the background paper is awesome. The girl on the sled is colored up perfectly (as always!) and what a great idea to make her a hill to slide down. Great shaker medallion addition and a perfect bow. This has got to win a challenge or two or three somewhere in your listings!! Good Luck to you . . . and I'd be most happy to send you some "real" winter, if I could !!!

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  7. Gorgeous shaker card Gail, fab bow. I love the colours you have used. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  8. Beautiful card! Loving all the different shades of purple! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! Rebecca

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  9. I love shaker cards! And I love winter cards! Although winter is NOT my favourite season - I dislike it very much actually! Too cold for me! And too snowy! I am definitely living in the wrong place for someone who dislikes winter! But back to your card... I wouldn't have noticed her cheek if you had not mentioned it and even so, I don't think it is noticeable at all, but yes, I hate when something like this happens after all that colouring, which you've done beautifully!

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  10. Lovely Gail, pretty papers and the shaker circle is a great idea, the image is perfectly coloured and I love your lush bow, fabulous!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  11. So fab and gorgeous design. Love the details and cute image. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!
    Huggies!

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  12. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

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  13. Even with the scar on her cheek, she's adorable! Almost made me want it to stay winter a little bit longer... until I felt the cold draft from the opened door. Ha! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  14. What a super fun card! Love the image and the shaker. Thanks for joining the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week!

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  15. This is such a clever creation! There are so many great details and fun things to look at. I really like your incorporation of the shaker circle and how it mimics snow, but a gorgeous purple bead version of snow! I also really love the image you chose and how happy she looks sledding down her hill. The snow slope is perfect and the addition of the little elements like glitter and the ribbon give it a great feeling of sophistication. You did an amazing job and I'm so glad you shared this with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  16. What a fun card indeed! Love the purple and the sweet little girl on the card with the sparkly touches!
    Fits perfectly with our little boy/girl challenge!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Perfectly Rustics,
    Smiles SHarnee :)

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  17. This is a stunning shaker card. Really lovely work and great colours - thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

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  18. FABULOUS card! I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about it! From your coloring, to the purple snowflake paper, to the shaker part! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge "Circles"!

    Brenda DT

    P.S. I had to really zoom in to see the "scar" on her cheek. However, it's very frustrating to be done and then have an "accident"!

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  19. Such a lovely card!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

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  20. Lovely shaker card Gail. Cute image and great design. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations in our “Bingo Challenge” and we hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

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  21. Such an adorable creation!! Love the purple colors and the fun shaker element you've added here! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Tuesday Throwdown . Hope you will join us for our new challenge this week! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

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  22. Such a GORgeous creation! I LOve your colours too.
    Thank you sooo much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Chrissyxx

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  23. Woooow!!!! Gorgeous card! Love the colourcombo!
    Thank you for playing along with us with our Wonderful Wednesday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

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  24. Hi Gail - this is gorgeous I just love that cute image and that purple bow is fab -u- lous!
    Lovely to see you playng along at MAWTT this week too hugs Judith x

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  25. This is so very cute! I love the shaker.

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  26. Lovely shaker card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe in our "Lots of Layers Challenge" and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

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  27. Just brilliant so love the colours and design .Sorry not been around for commenting recently been on a long holiday Been looking at you posts I missed some fab things as always Love and hugs Carole x

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  28. Stunning shaker card, I love the image and your coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for our Circle Challenge. Karal DT

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  29. This is an adorable shaker card, such a sweet image.
    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  30. Thank you for visiting my Blog and leaving such a lovely comment. I love the design of this shaker card, and your image is so cute. Gail xx

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  31. This is so beautiful, Gail! Love those fabulous purples and that image is super sweet!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane xxx

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  32. What a beautiful card! Love that you entered with this project to our challenge at Crafty Catz. Thank you for sharing your work with us and please come back again.
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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  33. Gail I love your card....I wondered if you have ever used the Stamping Up glue eraser? I use mine all the time when I have a sticky spot I want to get rid of. Not sure if it would resolve this problem but maybe worth a try in the future. LOL! I am always doing something like that! Anyway, I do love the card and the scar looks like a highlight to me! I love the curvy die cut and definitely will have to invest in one. Have a great week-end!

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  34. Beautiful shaker card,love the cute image and gorgeous bow
    Carol x

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  35. Great shaker card, love that awesome purple bow. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

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  36. wonderful shaker card
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday for Anything Goes
    xx

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