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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Shake shake shake your birdies!

Well, this may be the last blog hop at Craft-Dee BowZ for a bit, but it will surely be one of the best you've seen. First of all, the DT is a total of 4 designers...making it more time manageable to do the hop. I don't know about you, but when I see a list of blogs I need to hop through, I almost always pass up the hop. I just don't have that kind of time. Which is why you really need to do this hop with only 4 projects to look at and leave a comment on each as well as on the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog. And, it's easy to leave a comment on a great card or project, which I promise you will see.
 
My card is made with a stamp by Our Daily Bread and the sentiment was included with the cardinals. I also bought the 'matching' dies with the stamp set. I attempted another Clean and Simple card! I love the little scene inside the 'ornament'. I used a plastic shaker from Impression Obsession and filled it with Martha Stewart glitter. I'm a collector of glitter, all kinds, and I've had this MS glitter for years and years when it first arrived in Michael's Craft stores.
 
I took a Stampin' Up Metal library index frame and coated it with Versamark ink and then used embossed it with Sweet Stamps White Fine Detail Embossing Powder. These Stampin' Up metal embellishments came in cute metal cases years ago and I bought the antique gold case and silver case. It's about time I used some of them, and embossing them with white, black or whatever color embossing powder is a great way to incorporate them into my art when just gold or silver won't work! 
 
 

I used a 6x6 embossing folder by Die'Sire, of holly and berries, for my background which fit in my Cuttlebug with no problem! 


And this perfect green triple looped bow was made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  Would you like to make a bow this perfect the first time?  Well, if you've read this post (click on the word 'post') you know what I've offered you. If you haven't read my post, I suggest you go and read it since there's an offer you shouldn't pass up!

 
Since this is a blog hop, you'll want to leave comments at each of the stops.  We've got a small team here at Craft-Dee BowZ, so doing our hop is super easy!  Here are the links to follow:



It's always fun to participate in a blog hop where there's a prize...and the prize here is a 25' spool of ribbon. You'll need to leave a comment on each of the stops above, though, to be included in the drawing.  On December 7 a name will be drawn, so please check back at the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog to see if you've won!  
 
Thanks for participating in the hop and I hope you like our creations. Good luck in the drawing!

                                                                                      Hugs,
                                                          Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:

63 comments:

  1. Stunning Gail! You've really gotten the hang of this clean and simple! Love everything about this card!

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  2. Gail, love this sparkly shaker card! The red cardinals look perfect among the snow!

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  3. What a great shaker card. Looks like you can pop this off the card and hang on a tree. Beautiful image and really nice coloring job.Beautiful bow, great job.

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  4. Gail this is such a lovely card I love all the little details and there is so much dimension in this card as well.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes December link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

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  5. This is so sweet looking and I agree when I see a huge blog hop list I pass on that off to hop to the next blog
    Hugs Nikki

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  6. Love youre shaker card it is great and funn!!
    As for the glitter... I love them tooo ;)
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  7. Oh what a beautiful shaker! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  8. Beautiful shaker/ bauble card .and love the lush bow . Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges .

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  9. Hi,

    Gorgous Card. Thanks for joining us at CCC Challenge and Creatalicious Challenge

    Hugs
    Claudia
    DT Creative Craft Cottage Challenge
    DT Creatalicious Challenge
    http://knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be/

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  10. I have never tried a shaker card but this has inspired me to have a go. Its beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Creative Craft Cottage

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  11. Back again Gail. Thank you for sharing this with us too! Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

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  12. Such a pretty interactive card! Love it! TFS Hugs, Kristina

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  13. So pretty and elegant. I really like cardinals at Christmas. Thanks for joining the challenge at Little Red Wagon this week.

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  14. This shaker card is so cute. Love how you managed to get two birds into this Christmas Bauble:)

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  15. That is so cool - it looks like a tree ornament. Love the images! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards - Jenny :)

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  16. This is BOWtiful Thanks for sharing at Craft Rocket Challenges.............Lis DT

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  17. Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage

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  18. This card is GORGEOUS!! It is a GIFT in it self! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Let it Snow” Challenge!

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  19. lovely shaker card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting From the Heart.
    Mary

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  20. Absolutely fabulous ornament! Such a very cool project!

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  21. Like the snowy Cardinal shaker card. Thank you for entering DLART Christmas challenge.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    DLART Guest Designer

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  22. Wow, this is just so pretty, love your whole design. Thanks 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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  23. This is a special card and so elegant too. Love the cardinals in the ornament. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad this week.

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  24. Wow, Gail, this is gorgeous! I am used to seeing your embellished cards so this made me pause to make sure I was in the right place! I love your shaker card! Beautiful in its simplicity! I think I will do your blog hop - it looks like fun!

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  25. Your "clean and simple" card is absolutely beautiful! I would love to receive a card like this. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

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  26. This is a beautiful card! I especially love the cardinals, they were my Mom's favorite. This would be a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)

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  27. This is so pretty. Beautiful colors and texture. Thanks for joining us at sweetstamps.com.

    Kim - DT

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  28. Fabulous just loving your stunning design love and hugs Carole x

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  29. This is quite simply a beautiful creation the image and the CAS style looks ACE, thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  30. Gorgeous shaker card, love the cardinals ! Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges this month.

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  31. Oh this is just beautiful! Good to have you with us at Natalie and Amy's this month. Happy Christmas, hugs Sheryl DT member xx

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  32. Wow! This is one beautiful Christmas card! I love the birds inside the shaker ornament! The embossing is so pretty too! Love, love, love this card! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

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  33. A stunning shaker, absolutley beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Fantasy Stampers. Caz DT

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  34. Great shaker card. I love the embossed background. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs, good luck!!! Patricia.

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  35. Gorgeous card, Lovely embossing. Thank you for joining us at Get Creative Challenge

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  36. What a pretty shaker card - I want to shake it myself to watch the glitter float over the cardinals - they are so colorful. Pretty embossed background and the bow really adds to its elegance.

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  37. Thanks for joining the LMMS Challenge! Your card is so pretty!

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  38. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  39. Great idea to make a bauble shaker card, looks fab.
    Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guyz this week. :)

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  40. Stunning card! Love that bow! Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons challenge. Mary DT member x

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  41. WOW this is beautiful Gail! I love that image and your fabulous shaker design, the MS glitter is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious this month!
    Tammy x

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  42. Such a beautiful and elegant card.Just love the shaker element and the exquisite sparkle.Fantastic design.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

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  43. So wonderful and special!
    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
    Swissie

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  44. Beautiful shaker card

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

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  45. So gorgeous card , thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs
    Hugs
    laurigam

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  46. Love it! Your title to your post cracks me up. But I do love your little cardinals-- sweet winter card.

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  47. Oh this is just beautiful! I love that image and this just makes a great winter card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina - 4CC DT

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  48. 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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  49. Gorgeous I love this card. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

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  50. Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons, hope to see you again. Barb

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  51. What an amazing winter Card . Thanks for showing it for paperminutes!!
    happy Holidays
    mamapia

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  52. A beautiful card, I love the sparkly snow inside the bauble! Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, Hannah x

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  53. Beautiful. It looks like a full size real tree ornament. Thank you for sharing with us at The Glory of Christmas - Myrna DT

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  54. Gail, your shaker is stunning! Thanks for joining our December challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

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  55. A great Christmas card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Merry Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)

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  56. A lovely card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper vthis month.

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  57. This is a Beautiful Shaker card Gail. Love the image and your embossed paper is gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  58. Love your card - that shaker ornament is so effective. I know what you mean about long blog hops as I've passed on a few recently. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for December.

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  59. What a wonderful and elegant project Gail..
    Love it!
    Thanks for playing along in our monthly Craft Heaven Shop Challenge..
    Hugs, Tina
    Craft Heaven Shop

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  60. Thank you so much for playing along over at Noor! Design UK!

    I looooovvvvve your creation, we hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth
    Noor! Design UK

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