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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Good Friends

Morning crafters, hope this finds you all safe and well. Thank you for coming and visiting me today, I love to have you here and to read all your lovely comments. 

Well its only six more weeks to Christmas and I say ...HELP!!! No problems with cards, got all those done but presents, well that's another problem. What to buy for people? Last year it was easy this year No!  I shall just have to keep thinking and looking, I keep telling myself only two more pay checks till Christmas lol!

Anyhow, enough of that, todays post focuses all around the bow! Yes you did read that right the BOW! I recently bought the Bow maker as I am hopeless at making complete bows and I love the double bows though this is not one lol! When it arrived I had to try just a basic bow, it came with two reels of organza ribbon in White and Pink so I did both colours together, seeing as I was so pleased with the result I had to use it on a card! This is the card I have sent to my friend whose Birthday is today, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROS!

I had already done the stenciled coloured background so I used that along with some paper I had found printed off from Tattered Lace papers CD Rom.

The base card I made using two sheets of Blush card, layered it up with the paper and background and attached the bow in the top left corner. I only wanted to add a sentiment so I stamped my sentiment onto some waste card with Victorian Velvet to keep the Pink theme, unusual for me I know as I don't like Pink but remember it was all about the bow lol! I die cut it using the Die-Lectables Baroque Oval and inked through the die, then decided to add another oval behind it so that one I die cut out of the spare paper and placed it behind the sentiment one as a shadow. I attached both of these using foam pads.

Adding some pearls in two corners and a large pearl on the bow, along with a couple of hat pins the card was complete. Dimensions are 7.5" X 7.5".

Items Used:

Creative Expressions Foundation Card Blush
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmers (several colours mixed)
Creative Expressions Unmounted stamps Kind Thoughts
Creative Expressions Large Fancy Pearls
Creative Expressions Pearl Hat Pins
Tattered Lace CD Rom Papers
Clarity Stamps Stencil
Create and Craft Die-Lectables Baroque Oval
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Victorian Velvet
Hobby House Self Adhesive Pearls
Foam pads

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. This is gorgeous Jacquie, your bow looks fabulous! I love the stencilled background and beautiful sentiment too.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Love the fab design and colours,this is

  3. Gorgeous Jacquie, I really love it! Which bowmaker did you buy? I am thinking of succumbing and it's always nice to get an opoinion. Hugs Christine xx

  4. Gorgeous and I love the bow, xxxx

  5. lovely card ,and a great bow too ,Laura O

  6. Gorgeous card Jacquie. The background is brilliant as is your bow.

  7. Great card Jacquie, your bow is fine, your card is beautiful.
    I use my Home made Bowmaker for my bows. The secret of a double bow is to cross the ribbon in a figure of eight rather than just "wind" it round the pegs. Once tied tease out the layers. The same applies for triple + bows.

    Patricia x

  8. Hi Jacquie
    Showing lilac rather than pink on my screen, which is fine by me as it looks fab anyway.
    I used to use two kebab sticks and some blue tack but have now got a wooden bow maker from eBay lol!
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  9. Gorgeous Jacquie! Your background is amazing! Love your big loopy bow and all the pearls, so girly and beautiful! hugs :)

  10. Such a pretty, feminine card Jacquie, your bow is gorgeous.


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