9/25/2010

Papertrey Blog Hop - Pretty Bows

Happy Saturday! I am delighted to be able to participate in my very first:


I am really really glad the blog hop format was changed and that Internationals have the chance to enter (or do not have to get up at 4 am to enter)! Here is this month's theme:

One of the most fun things about this hobby is the people you meet, whether in person or online, and
the things you can learn from them. Now is your chance to show off any skills you might have learned
from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration
they have provided. Create a project using one of your favorite learned skills and perhaps after a little
blog hopping, we will ALL learn some new tips and tricks and continue to pass on the love of this hobby
!

Well, I immediately thought of my sweet and talented friend Aimes from the UK! Not long ago she made a video about tying pretty bows and I can't stop making them now! Usually I tied them like I would tie shoelaces and they didn't turn out that neat :) . I sent a little box for Aimes' birthday in June, but it never arrived. Maybe the chances are better now that the Soccer Worldcup is over for a while... Here is a card I made just for you, Aimes!


I used my favorite new set "Tea for Two Additions" and the color green because I know you love tea and green! And to send you a little something with your card, I created this box to go with it:


I like to make these double-bows! Oh, and did you know the sentiments coming with this gorgeous set fit the cute spoon? I had an AHAAA - moment when I discovered that! And Aimes, I won't send you any tea, I think it would be ridiculous to send tea to the motherland of tea - but something you might enjoy with your favorite tea!

Btw, sorry for the bad pictures, it is dark here already and I used my crafting light.

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting! Happy hopping!

Hugs,
Vanessa

38 comments:

Debby said...

wow this is fabulous - I'm sure anyone would like to receive these. Aimes is a lucky girl!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh! These are so WONDERFUL!!! LOVE the string on the tea card and LOVE the sentiment in the spoon! FAB cards!

LOVE the double bow!

Karen C said...

Wow! Those really are lovely bows! Such a cute set!

Aimes said...

Oh Vanessa you're SO SWEET!!! I'm totally honoured that you'd pick me for your Blog Hop post!!!
Oh you just know me so well! That card is so, so me and the box is just amazing! Totally adore the pattern you created with that spoon too - you clever thing!
I'm still stalking the postman for that package y'know....fingers crossed that one day it'll turn up!
HUGE HUGS!
Aimes
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Barb said...

Thanks for the link, Vanessa! It took me a while, but I found her bow making video. . .it's genius! Love your fab cards today! So beautifully done, as always! Gorgeous bows!

Laura Isham said...

how cute is it to put the sentiment on the tea bag tag?!? so adorable. love it

Leah said...

Hello there!
I am having the best time today with the hop! And I adore your project SO much!
Its just wonderful and I am SO glad to saw it and that they changed the time to include our overseas friends!

Leah

Rhonda said...

Love your details. Nicely done.

Kay said...

Gorgeous, and I love the way you used the spoon as background stamp- love it, love it, going to "borrow" that idea!

Pam W. said...

Great job with the bows! The card is so pretty. I'll go check out Aimes' blog.

Anne said...

Cute cards! Gorgeous bows!

Cathy Weber said...

I really enjoyed your card and box. I love how you used that little spoon in not only the stamped background, but with the sentiment. Great job.

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

Wow those are awesome bows, I will have to watch that video!! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly S. said...

Love the colors on these, Vanessa! Such a fresh combo, and the stamping is great...especially your little spoon sentiment! Fab bow, what a fun gift for your friend. Congrats on all of your PaperCrafts Magazine work, sooo great to see you there!

Diana said...

WOW, love this! Just fabulous. Thanks for sharing. New blog for me! http://www.thestudio56.blogspot.com

Marge said...

Too CUTE! My fav color is green too & I so NEED these 2 Tea sets!!!

Huguenot Girl said...

Gorgeous cards! Particularly like the double bow - simply stunning!

Huguenot Girl said...

Gorgeous cards! Particularly like the double bow - simply stunning!

Jen Carter said...

Your bows look great! Cute cards!

peggysue said...

Oh lovely and that little teacup is so darn cute!

tfiskers said...

Super cute color scheme....love your card

Alice Wertz said...

these are so pretty! love the double bow.

Traveling Mama said...

This is so cute! I love the graphic use of the background spoons! So smart! Hugs from Denmark!

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous card and box, Vanessa! I love the colours and designs! Thanks for the link to Aimes video - brilliant technique for making a bow!

Jen said...

I just got this set out today to use it- great take on it and terrific colour combo. what stunnning bows.

Tina said...

Mir geht es wie Dir, Aimes Schleifen liebe ich und muss das mit der doppelten Schleife auch mal ausprobieren. Deine sieht fantastisch aus.

LG, Tina

CinnamonSally said...

Lovee your card Vanessa and the bows are beautiful, off to watch Amy's video, thanks for the tip.

Kara said...

very pretty cards!!

Paula Laird said...

Adorable! I love the sentiment on the spoon!

lynn said...

your projects are always so elegant and pretty, vanessa--love these:)

Jessica said...

Fabulous card! Love the double bow that you've used. Thanks for stopping by my blog! ;)

Jessica said...

Fabulous card! Love the double bow that you've used. Thanks for stopping by my blog! ;)

Melissa said...

Such pretty bows and I love those colors together!

Babies- Beth said...

Wow, those are great bows! You had a great teacher!!

Janelle said...

Beautiful bows, Vanessa! I think I better check out Aimes' tutorial on bow tying because it certainly looks like you learned your lessons well! And I'm sure she'll love her little gift. Glad you could participate in your first PTI Blog Hop!

Nerina said...

These are beautiful! I love the way you've used the spoon as the focal point of your projects! The bows are really a tribute to Aimes great instructions :0) and the double bow is simply exquisite.

Kristii said...

Absolutely wonderful projects!!! I totally love that fantastic blue bow!!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Lovely projects, and so cool that you picked Aimes, she's such a sweetheart!