Saturday, March 1, 2014


Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping in today and welcome to March. I am really looking forward to spring, warmer weather and green grass and pretty flowers but we are once again getting more snow Sunday into Monday.

Easter this year is celebrated on Sunday April 21. So you will be seeing quite a few Easter cards on various blogs for a while. I decided to get an early start.

The Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge starts today. Hope you visit and you may see some inspiration and ideas for your card making. The Craft-Dee BowZ designers were given an Easter theme for all of our projects for March. Let me share the card I made for the Challenge post.

I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make a 4 loop bow. The ribbon I used is not a wired ribbon this time but the bow is very full, and it was easy to make using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

Here is a closer view of that bow.

Stop over at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog and if you like entering challenges, the theme every month is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.We'd love it if you'd enter one of your beautiful cards or a scrapbook layout or whatever you'd like to submit. It just needs a handmade bow.

Stamps:  JustRite - Easter Blessings
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, Cream CS
Ink: VersaMark
Dies Used: Ellentina Cutting Dies – Fairytale Rectangle Frame; JustRite Oval Medallion Labels; Spellbinders Ovals sm
Ribbon, embossing powder, Distress Markers,
Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today. Have a wonderful day.


Donna Maligno said...

Barbara,this card is simply stunning ! Your bow is truly a work of art and it's the perfect accent for this card.can you share what die you used for the base?

Desire Fourie said...

This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘USE DIES OR PUNCHES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Barbara.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Love the bow! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Anyone for Anya DT
Stampavie and More DT
Creative Fingers DT 

Eret said...

Barbara, your card is gorgeous! Love this big and pretty bow and those lovely colors.

Anne Fenton said...

Your card is beautiful, thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

Vicki robertson said...

This card is breathtaking, Barbara! I love the bow!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a stunning piece! Love the bow of course and the die cut background is amazing! What die is that?

verybellemakes said...

The bow is great, such depth and fullness! Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Shirley said...

Absolutely lovely bow and the card is just so pretty!! What a keeper. Love the die cuts you chose and the colors to accent your image too!

soccermom23 said...

Wow! This is beautiful. I love the die cuts and bow and your image is wonderful. Thanks for joining Love to Scrap.

Shea said...

This card is so striking in its elegance as to take my breath away. That blue is PERFECT for the backdrop, and your image is gorgeous. But that BOW is a heart stopper for sure!! WOW! I'm a sucker for a well-tied bow, and this one takes the cake!