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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Autumn is a special time

It's November already and that means a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog! As you might know, our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW each month. Easy peasy and since this is such a simple challenge for the Design Team, we often challenge ourselves. This month we're using autumn colors and fall foliage. Remember, you only have to add a hand made bow to your project to enter our challenge!  Crafty Friends Challenge has asked what's my favorite color and that's easy for me to do. This card is definitely my favorite autumn swatch. I love the orange/rust with the gold and green.


I used some clear Wink of Stella on the bells on the hats of my little tyke and the bird, but it doesn't photograph well. I used the technique Polished Stone and made the paper for my leaves and the scallop base under my sentiment. I didn't add any metallic to my paper like the video shows and I used re-inkers by Ranger in the colors rust, lettuce green and yellow.


And here is the awesomist, bestest part of this card....this bow. Ever spend forever to get a bow to come out just right?  I don't! I use my handy Craft-Dee BowZ tool and this bow came out perfect the very first time. I mean, this double looped bow is one of my best. Thank you, Donna, at Craft-Dee BowZ for sending me this beautiful autumn ribbon!


I've had the rubber stamp below for around 20 years (I was 9 when I got it--hahaha). Since it's an 'autumn' stamp, I only get to use it a limited number of times each year, but I try to use it every year. I love how the stamp has the acorn and oak leaves that I can color to match the outside of my card. And, the sentiment is really nice, too. ;) I don't normally show the inside of my cards, although I finish every single one as I make the outside, but this one I had to share with you!


The Design Team has created the most gorgeous creations with autumn colors to inspire you to join the challenge this month.  Please stop by and visit them at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and if you have time, please leave a little note. There are only 4 Design Team members so it wouldn't take long to leave each a comment! We'd love to see you join the challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ where the challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW.

                                                                              Hugs,
                                                   Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart, Craft Your Passion, The Crafty Addicts, Stampavie and More, Love to Scrap, 7 Kids College Fund, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, Crafty Gals Corner, Inspiration Destination, Crafty Girls Creations, 4 Crafty Chicks, Simply Paper Crafts, Pattie's Creations, Polka Doodles, Creative Fingers, Crafting with Friends, Crafty Friends, Artistic Inspirations, Magnolia-licious, the Sisterhood of Crafters, Creative Card Crew, Creative Moments, Moving Along with the Times, Digital Delights, Whimsy Inspires, Art by Miran, Jo's Scrap Shack, QKR Stampede, Crazy 4 Challenges, Crafty Boots

42 comments:

  1. Love that gorgeous bow, very sweet xo Julie P

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  2. This is so cute... love it!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft your Passion Challenge this week!
    Anna Dt

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  3. Gorgeously cute card loooove that ribbon, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxx

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  4. This is just so gorgeous Gail, love the warmth of the colours, they look so good with this image and the bow looks fab

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  5. Beautiful card! Love the Autumn colors, especially the bow and leaves...wow. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  6. Adorable, Gail! Love the fun image and your bow is amazing!

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  7. A fabulous autumnal creation Gail, such delicious colours xx

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  8. Hi,

    Very nice project. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

    hugs
    Claudia
    *DT Crafting With Friends*

    May I ask you to use this link to be able to have a chance to win: http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.be/2015/10/challenge-9.html

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  9. FABULOUS design! Love all the rich fall colors and your leaves match your ribbon perfectly! Well done! Of course that ribbon/bow is just awesome ... WONDERFUL Fall creation!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘FALL’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  10. Beautiful Autumnal card - love that ribbon!! Thanks for joining us for our Add Sparkle, Bling or Glitter Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

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  11. Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, your card is so delightful and delicate, and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

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  12. Oh my this is so beautiful a truly wonderful creation! Thank you for entering our challenge at Love To Scrap.
    Irena DT

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  13. Gail that image IS awesome!! Your bow is so pretty and love the leaf border you used. So pretty!!

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  14. Beautiful fall card Gail. Absolutely love the bow colors & how perfect it is. Looks like something I could us. The image is totally adorable as is the sentiment. Oh my goodness I do LOVE this creation !!!
    hugs, Janie

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  15. Fabulous, most awesome image coloring!! And what a cute image it is -- love those little ladybugs, too. Your papers coordinate beautifully with your most elegant bow. What can I say, but "autumn elegance" definitely graces your creation, Gail.

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  16. Great card - thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x

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  17. Gail, Love your little fellow - so super cute. TFS and joining us for Funday Friday at Jo's

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  18. What an adorable Fall card this is Gail, love your choice of image and colouring. Thank you so much for joining us over at Magnolia-licious Challenge. Good luck! Hugs Suzi

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  19. this is the sweetest!! :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  20. This is so cute and fits perfectly in with our blinged up challenge over at Polkadoodles I love that bow!

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  21. Your card is amazing!
    An adorable image and beautiful colors.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.
    Anne

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  22. This is so beautiful! Love the details and that bow is perfection,. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge. Lisa DT

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  23. Fabulous card, great design and your colouring is stunning. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  24. Beautiful autumnal card Gail, wonderful image, colours and design, such a fabulous bow! Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.
    Chris
    x

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  25. Thanks for playing in our "FALL OR HALLOWEEN IMAGE - YOUR CHOICE" Challenge #115!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  26. Beautiful image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

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  27. So beautiful!! I love all the details you put into it and your coloring is lovely! Thank you so much for taking part in our Art by MiRan Challenge ♥

    ArtByMiran Challenge Blog DT
    ♥CharmingChicCards♥

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  28. Gail this card is gorgeous! I love that sweet image and the colors are fantastic! Especially that gorgeous bow! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Funday Friday challenge this week! Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  29. So sweet & adorable. Love the colours & incredibly sweet image. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #44.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

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  30. Fabulous card! Love the image and your coloring! The leaves are beautifully colored and the bow is awesome! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

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  31. Oh Wow! this is really stunning Gail !! such a cute image and so many wonderful details… love the pretty bow and the leaves… the gorgeous colours match beautifully !… and the fab sentiment… such nice words… everything has come together perfectly on this card!
    Thanks for joining our Leaves/Trees challenge at MAWTT! :-)
    Hugs, Sue B xx

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  32. Fabulous card :) Thanks for the link to the tutorial that sure looks like a fun technique and I love how your leaves turned out :) Thank you for joining us at Jo's this week for Funday Friday.
    Tina DT

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  33. This is such a beautiful card! That ribbon is AMAZING! I love this sentiment, is one of my favorite stamps - wonder why! Ha! Hugs, Autumn

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  34. Stunning creation thanks for joining the glitter and sparkle fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
    Anita (DT)
    http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. Love how you coloured the image, the beautiful ribbon and all those gorgeous details. Thank you for joining us at Pattie's creations this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  36. Gorgeous card, and beautiful bow - love the story about the sentiment stamp on the inside too :)

    Thanks for joining in with Crafty Friends this time, good luck and hope to see you again soon :)

    DT Tanya xx

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  37. Wowser Gail, I love your adorable bow and the leaves are just a stunning piece of art! Love all the fall colors that you've used! Thanks for entering our challenge at QKR stampede this week, Pirjo DT

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  38. Thanks for entering "use your favourite colour" challenge at Crafty Friends with your lovely card.
    Hugs Diane Louise x

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  39. As always, such beautiful colouring Gail. Love your card, that ribbon is just stunning. Thanks for joining in with Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  40. I love your image choice and those Autumnal colours and that wonderful bow. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Artistic Inspirations. Sue DT xx

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  41. A gorgeous card Gail with you usual beautiful attention to detail! The ribbon and bow is awesome!! Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges, hugs Susan x

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