Thursday, 19 May 2016

How big is your bow?

Hello peeps I hope Thursday finds you well and looking forward to the weekend. I know I am!! Once again I apologise for being a bad blogger, someone seems to have shortened the days lately and my good intentions have fallen by the wayside. I doubt I will ever catch up but will visit soon!!

Anyway, I have a DT card to share today for the new challenge at


where it's all about the size of your bows...Little or Large? and don't forget to tell us why

I am always mindful of postage costs so rarely add bows to my cards. However when the need arises and the card is to be hand delivered or is for a customer I always make the same sized ones on my bow maker, not too little and not too big...just right!! 


I decided to go digital for this piece as Halcyon Days has been sitting on my desk for quite some time still in it's cellophane wrapper so I thought I'd better do some thing about that. The inspiration came from the current Cardz 4 Galz Challenge which is Tea for Two and so this card was born.
Additions were by way of some matching cardstock, ribbon and pearls from my stash.

Hope you will find time to share your bow adorned creations with us at As You Like It.

I am taking my card to these challenges

Cardz 4 Galz #22 - Tea for Two
Creative Moments #93 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #86 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #15 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #312 - Anything Goes
Cute CArd Thursday #426 - Food and/or drink

Until next time xx

39 comments:

Inkyfingers said...

Love the vintage look of this pretty card Sarah and the sentiment could have been written by me as I like tea so much! Love your bow too - I haven't tried a bow maker yet but perhaps I should give it a go.
Hugs
Carol x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love that image and the colour combo is fab

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card. I agree larger bows are great for hand delivered cards. Elaine

brenda said...

Bows on card invariably lead to the large letter rate Sarah and like you I have become mindful when a card is for posting. Love the blue and yellow colour palette, very soft and summery.

B x

meg said...

Wonderful image Sarah, wish breakfast at mine was as tranquil, great layout and bow.

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Schitterende kaart Sarah.Mooi kleur papier leuk plaatje heb je gebruikt
Groetjes Gerrie

Annette said...

Ooooh so pretty and I love the bow!

Jane Savage said...

Goodness this is so pretty, Sarah! Fabulous papers and great image! Quite fancy tea and a boiled egg now! :) xxx

Laine said...

Fabulous colour and detail Sarah and I love that sentiment.
Laine
xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Pretty card, love the colour combo! I love me a big oversized bow, post be darned. lol. hugs :)

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card and layout, thanks for sharing cheers Sue N x

Julie B said...

I agree with the size of the bow and also tend to leave them off due to the pesky thickness rules at the PO.
This is such a pretty card, love the soft blue with the hint of Vintage Photo?
Thanks for being inspired by and joining us at Cardz4Galz too. :)

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

This is so pretty Sarah love the image and the tag and bow. Love Alison xx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card I love everything about it and your "bow" is perfect.
Patricia X

*Vicki* said...

Oh my what a beautiful design Sarah!! The colors are so pretty and your bow is just perfect with your card!! :) I can't say which I like more...it's more of a depends upon my design for a bow!! LOL!! HUGS

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah. Love the image and perfect bow.
Lorraine x

Samantha said...

This is a great card I would not of known it was digital, love the bow too it is just the perfect size as you said, Thanks for visiting me today I know what you mean about the flowers I seem to have everything very early this year! aquilegias are just coming into flower too! anyway look forward to maybe some of your flower photos :)

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Sarah, a super image and lovely colours.
Pauline
x

Carol S. said...

Very pretty card and love the image. The ribbon bow is gorgeous. Hugs, Carol S. xx

Lena's Creations said...

What a lovely card. Love all the polka dots. Beautiful soft colours. You're right! Your bow is just the perfect size and perfect for this beautiful card!
Hugs,
Lena
Lena’s Creations

Lucy Woods said...

Goooorgeous!! Oh you must stop being a cheapskate and slap on those pretty bows 😛 Aha just kidding ;-)
Oh god I've had one hell of a week!!! Non stop!!
Lucy x

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card Sarah! Perfect size bow for the card. The image is lovely and you've created a fab card design for it with gorgeous papers. Debra x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant work, fabulous colours combined here...Enjoy the weekend.x
 {aNNie}

Whisper said...

Oooo what a great bow to go with a fabby layout and image, enjoy your weekend, Luv Sam x

Carole said...

Love the colour combo and fab LO
Hugs Carole x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Sarah, I love your card with it's dots and stripes and I think the blue and yellow colours work together beautifully. I really like the sentiment which I absolutely agree with, you can't beat a good cup of tea, whatever the situation! Have a lovely weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

JayBe said...

What a fab design, Sarah - just perfect for our 'Tea for Two' challenge at Cardz 4 Galz, thanx for sharing.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

MaryH said...

Your bow is sweet & pretty and I don't use bows too much either...some because of the postage, but also, because mine just never look right. This one looks perfect. I'm loving the blue & white dots & this looks quite vintage to me, with the sweet breakfast scene (or perhaps it's 'tea time'..Love the layers, the shapes you've used. The yellow stripe in the ribbon looks so pretty with the blue color too. One of my fav color combos. Happy wkend. TFS

Brenda said...

Hi Sarah! I agree with you on the postage issue, that usually impacts my decision on bows and I also agree with you on time speeding up. I can't seem to fit all I need/want to do in a day any more. Your card is gorgeous! I love the polka dots, your gorgeous perfectly sized bow, they all play so well with this darling image!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Sarah, your bows are always beautiful and I love your pretty colour theme :)

Michelle said...

And that bow is just right! I'm with you on this Sarah - not too big and not too small. I love your card - it is gorgeous - Michelle x

Janice said...

Super card Sarah, a very sweet image and lovely colours and papers. Great bow too, Jx

Furrbster said...

A lovely colour scheme to make a very sweet card. I really need to have a go with my bow maker.....if I can figure out where I stored it!!

Thank you for sharing this creation with us at Creative Moments,
Hugz Tinz DT

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
oh what a glorious card, and such a very beautiful design.
I love that fab image and your super bow.
Did want to buy that CD, but the pennies were not available at the time of it being presented.
Must try and buy it soon if I can.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Chrissy said...

AWEsome card Sarah..love the colours and papers and a super design..gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Billie A said...

Very pretty. thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.
Billie A (DT)

Deb said...

Gorgeous, being such a tea freak I love tea themed cards, love the sentiment!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week, Debxx

Lori said...

I am like you, I am very leery of putting bows on if I am mailing cards out - this one is absolutely perfect on this gorgeous card! LOVE IT!!!

Karon said...

This is beautiful and I love the image. TFS