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Monday, November 23, 2015

Autumn Chores

It's a new week and my day to spotlight on Craft-Dee BowZ.  The challenge this month at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW but since the Design Team likes to challenge ourselves further, we also chose to use autumn colors, festive foliage AND burlap for our spotlight posts. I used this rubber stamp from Bildmalarna for my card.


I used a chevron embossing folder by Die-sire and sanded the paper so I have a lighter and darker tone to the chevrons. The yellow sunflowers are from Martha Stewart and I added a touch of glitter on each petal for some shine. A card with no glitter is a day without sunshine. ;) The leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The jewel swirl is from Michael's and my sentiment is by Wild Rose. Your eyes are not deceiving you...yes, I used both blue and turquoise jewels in the corners of my image's paper.


Here's an up close image of my bows and I used acorn buttons by Dress It Up in the middle of each one. I made some paper using the Polished Stone technique and then used my leaf dies by Taylored Expressions to cut out the larger leaves. The tiny leaves that this little image is raking were made by a tiny punch (brand unknown) from the polished stone paper. I like this technique since I can pick different areas of the paper and get different colors and patterns. I love this pretty shear ribbon (thank you, Donna, at CDB!) and I made two bows and tied them to the burlap ribbon. These bows came out as pretty as they did because I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. This tool makes beautiful single loop bows, and to make these double and triple loops...well, this tool is absolutely fabulous. It's small, lightweight and portable, too!

 
The gals at the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog have shared their outstanding creations on the blog each Tuesday this month and I hope you've seen them. If not, please take a moment now to cruise them before the next challenge!  And being that I'm the last Tuesday of the month to post my card, you know the challenge will be ending soon, so if you have your card ready, please get it posted here. The challenge this month is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW.
 
Thanks for looking at my card this month and I hope you'll leave me a little message on my blog if you have a moment.
  
                                                                                    Hugs,
                                                           Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:

44 comments:

  1. Very nice creation. I really like all those lovely-looking embellishments you have used. Thank you for joining our "Embossing" challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers and good luck in the draw.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

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  2. Stunning card, so many great techniques! Thanks for joining is at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

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  3. Lovely fall color I really like the bow embellishment TFS Craft Rocket Challenges Lis DT

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  4. Such a darling card with wonderful attention to detail. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #45.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

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  5. Beautiful card. I love how you decorated it. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks.
    DT Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy, My Blog
    PDE Linky Party , Owner & DT Member

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  6. what a beaut! Such a sweet image and the colours look gorgeous - the turquoise and blue against the rustic colours is a great mixx

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  7. Such a gorgeous card!! Love all beautiful details! Thanks for joining our embossing challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    hugs
    Marilyn DT

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  8. Wow, incorporating all that sure is a challenge Gail but you've pulled it off beautifully! I adore those rich Autumnal colours xx

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  9. What a fantastic card, love all those added details to it...Thanks for joining Craft Rocket Challenge~

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  10. Lovely card Gail, fabulous colours and a super image!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  11. Beautiful!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at CCC Digi Creations this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards,

    Tammi
    CCC Digi Creations
    makememories4life {My Blog}

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  12. very nice!!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Good luck.
    Bye,
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-challenges.blogspot.nl/

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  13. Such a fab card, great choice of papers and a beautiful layout. Thank you so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

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  14. Beautiful colours and I love those little acorns. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Aud Sentiments Challenge

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  15. Beautiful card Gail thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  16. Stunning !
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create challenges blog and good Luck !
    Maryvonne DT MEMBER

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  17. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  18. Beautiful autumn card and I love how you did the bows and added the acorns - very fitting, along with the punched leaves of beautiful fall colors. Love the teal and blue you chose to color this Bildy image in. Another gorgeous card creation by you, Gail. Happy, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours !!

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  19. This is gorgeous love it thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

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  20. I love this card! The embellishments are so beautiful. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    Hugs,
    Tina
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

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  21. I am amazed by your ribbon treatment - that is fabulous! Great image and colors too. This is a totally fab card. Thanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Challenge!

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  22. Absolutely beautiful fall card and we appreciate you entering it in the ATG Challenge at Brown Sugar Challenges. Good Luck.

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  23. Hi,


    What a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at CWF and CCC Digi Creations Challenge

    hugs
    Claudia
    DT Crafting With Friends
    DT CCC Digi Creations Challenge
    http://knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be/

    May I ask you to use this link to be able to participate to the challenge:
    http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.be/2015/11/challenge-11.html

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  24. Beautiful fall card! Thanks for joining our challenge at CCC digi creations blog.

    Natasja
    DT CCC digi creations

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  25. Beautiful fall card! Thanks for joining our challenge at CCC digi creations blog.

    Natasja
    DT CCC digi creations

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  26. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 23 theme use a digital or stamped image somewhere. Hugs Jackie DT

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  27. So beautiful.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT Leader
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1608194249429483/

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  28. What a beautiful card you made! I like the colours of autumn. Thanks for playing along with us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

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  29. Gail such a very beautiful card
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Karin



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  30. Fabulous Autumn card! Love the design and the little acorns. It's beautifully put together. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  31. Love the cute beautifully coloured image and Autumn colours -love all the texture and embellishments
    Carol x

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  32. This is a wonderful creation and perfect for our FIFTH challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  33. Beautiful creation and stunning layout. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

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  34. This is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of AUTUMN’’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  35. Beautiful card. Those lovely fall leaves really make it special. Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Craft & Create.

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  36. Wonderful card love what you have done with the hessian trim a fabulous creation love and hugs Carole x

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  37. This is such a cheerful and happy card. I love the main image and the gorgeous bright colours look fantastic. BTW I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, that's one celebration I wish we had in Australia.Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes November link-up, Just keep on creatingand make sure to enter your creations in the December link-up starting today.
    Susan xx

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  38. Beautiful atumnal card! Gorgeous image, so perfectly colored! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create! Good luck!
    Catherine DT

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  39. Cute card! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls for the "Anything Goes" challenge! -DT Noelle

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  40. super cute card!!!! Thanks for taking part in Craft for the Craic challenge

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  41. Lovely Autumnal shades on a cute card. Thanks for playing along at Simply Papercraft this week

    Sharon (Glittertastic)
    Design Team

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  42. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  43. What a stunning project!

    Thanks for joining us this month and I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Dragonfly Dreams

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