Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Always and Forever

Hi Everyone,
It's time for my regular monthly post for Craft-Dee BowZ. Don't you just love February, we celebrate Valentine's Day, Ground Hogs Day,( we are half way to spring), its Presidents Day this month, my birthday is this month......more on that later in the month. LOL

Have you noticed, the colors that seem to be used a lot on valentine cards are reds and pinks. Those are warm colors and with the winter we've had so far, we can take all the warmth we can get.LOL

One reminder, it's time for the bi-monthly Craft-Dee BowZ blog hop. The blog hop starts on Thursday, February 6, so mark your calendar because you will want to stop in and check out the hop and leave comments. Leaving comments will make you eligible to win your very own Craft-Dee BowZ  tool. The Craft-Dee BowZ tool really has made it easy for me to make beautiful bows for all my projects.Click here to order yours today. Or ask your sweetie to get one for you for Valentine's Day.

Here my card, designed with a Valentine theme.

Let me show you a close up of my single loop bow.

Those flowers on the card started out as a self adhesive border. I cut the flowers apart and cut some pieces of wire and adhered a flower to the front and to the back of the wire. Also these were white and I sprayed them with a red spray.  I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make a simple and easy to make single loop bow. I used some pink DP for my card panel and the main card is red. So it looks like that I too used pink and red on my card. LOL

Well now it's time to get your Valentine cards finished. Hope I gave you some inspiration today.

Thanks for stopping in and have a great week. And I hope to see you back here Thursday. There will be some beautiful inspiration projects and just in time for your last minute Valentine cards and projects.

Stamps:  Inkadinkado - Birds Galore, Tom Holtz Sentiment
Paper/Card Stock
Red, Designer Paper, White CS
Ink: Memento Markers -
Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves, Espresso Coffee, Rich Cocoa
Accessories:Craft-Dee BowZ toolColor Wash - Cranberry, 
Red Gingham Tape, Washi Tape, Ribbons, Adhesive Border made into flowers, 

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today


Vicki said...

Adorable card, Barbara! Love all of the different prints and lace trim.

Angela Treasures said...

Absolutely love your card, your one of a kind design is fabulous and you have put a lot of thought into the design of your card, very well done! Thank you for joining us Challenges 4 Everybody - would love you to join my blog, I have joined yours. Good luck and happy crafting! Ange:)

Eret said...

How beautiful it is, Barbara! Love the colors, your sweet owl and stunning bow to embellish your card. Fabulous work, Barbara!

Hazel said...

A lovely little scene for that cute owl. Beautiful colours and layout. Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love what you did with the flowers Barb. Your bow is gorgeous and that little owl is the cutest!

Brenda said...

what an adorable card - I always loved owls :) Love the little spray of flowers and the ruffle

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beautiful card. I always love your work!

Andree said...

A delightful card. I love the cute owl and the elements you've used.

vinita jain said...

Lovely card Barbara!!! your bow is just adorable:) and thank you so much for the lovely comment on my mirror card.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this fun card and that big sassy bow! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Ingrid Mason said...

Barbara, as a very pink sort of girl?? :-) I love all the different shades that you have used in so many different ways in this Valentine's card .....red, is not usually a colour that I'd use with pink so I love seeing how you have made the two colours work so beautifully together. Thank you for sharing how you created your flowers ....I knew I was seeing something different but wasn't sure what. Your generous explanation enabled me to go back to your beautiful card and appreciate all the work you put into creating such a beautiful Valentine's card.

Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Anonymous said...

lovely card that owl is very cute too xx

Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

Lovely card..Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place..Hugz Gayle xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

The gingham on your card reminds me of a kitchen window and it looks to me like the owl is just outside looking in. it's lovely! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Jennie x

crafty-stamper said...

Jennie beat me to it I was going to say your card reminded me of a kitchen window ledge love the lace and gingham and gorgeous bow-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
Carol DT x

crafty-stamper said...

meant to say regarding pink/red valentines I have just made a male valentine card using browns and nuetrals and no pink in sight -although this was my third attempt as the others turned out all pink/red and girly lol
Carol x

Lexie said...

Pink, pretty and perfect. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck. xx

julie said...

Beautiful !
Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog !