Close to Blushing….. 14 Days to go.


A huge thank you for the lovely emails and comments about my project count down, I really love that positive feedback and I have also been asked LOTS about my bows…… well I have made a video on how I make my bows but it is really bad quality and I just have not had the time to look into how to edit it, however if you have four minutes to spare I have added the VERY poor quality video at the end of this post.

I hope todays card “Razzle Dazzles” you? Well if it does not I can tell you my craft room is most certainly “dazzling” with glitter all over it from this card and other projects I have in the works. I have used a sketch challenge from I flipped the layout but I think it still works. I challenged myself not to use any Pink on this card and pulled out Blush Blossom and Close to Cocoa, it is a colour combo that I have used before and I always think the colours work so well together.

Here is the sketch:

So what do you think? Does Close to Cocoa with Blush Blossom work?


Inside I have just stamped the main image from “Razzle Dazzle” along the bottom and applied Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the image with a Two Way Glue Pen. The quote is from Seaworthy and I will admit I bought that set just for that one stamp….. {is that bad}


Stamps: Seaworthy and Razzle Dazzle from the Summer Mini
Ink: VersaMark, Blush Blossom and Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom and Close to Cocoa
Other: Circle Scissors Plus, Daubers, Two Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.


Here is the worst quality video and slowest bow ever being made:

Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

39 Responses to Close to Blushing….. 14 Days to go.

  1. Anne E says:

    Hi Teneale,

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous bow technique. your work is amazing. I can’t wait to give it a try( the video was great by the way). I love stopping by for inspiration and your beautiful use if ribbons.

    Have a great day

  2. Kez says:

    The colours look dazzling together (sorry about the pun!) Teneale, so soft and serene; I just love it. Again, you have managed to make this set look good – don’t know how you do it!!! LOL Bit worried about the time your entry was posted though! Cheers

  3. Christine B says:

    Tenealle I think you could make anything work! These 2 colours together are just fabulous and I am keen to give them a try. Thanks so much for the bow tying video it was great! Liked the music! Really enjoying your daily countdown, thanks so much for doing this.

  4. Kirsty Brown says:

    Absolutely gorgeous creation Teneale. I also love the bow video with the groovy music! Might delve into video making one day myself. I will have to practise though! LOL!

  5. Margie Geisler says:

    Thank you for posting how to make your beautiful bows. It looks like you use a lot less ribbon that way also!

  6. Sue says:

    This is the best special treat – a Teneale card every day!!! Just beautiful again. Love the colours. And THANKS heaps for the bow tying video.

  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE blush blossom and Close to Cocoa together! Just gorgeous! And you’re video was awesome – not bad quality at all. So clever – I will HAVE to incorporate your awesome bows in my next project!! Thanks so so much for sharing!!! xxx

  8. Kathy says:

    What a pretty card -love those soft colors together! Thank you so much for the bow making tutorial! I’m very excited to try this out. Your bows are always so perfect and give such a wonderful finishing touch to your cards. It was so nice of you to make this step by step video of how you create those beautiful bows!

  9. What a great video and such a cool way of making a beautiful and perfect bow – I LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing it 🙂

  10. Ruth says:

    Love the video, thanks for sharing.

  11. Lisa Martin says:

    Beautiful card Teneale! Im loving the count down!

    My BIG Shot arrived today! YAY! Cant wait to play! 🙂

  12. KimT says:

    Thanks for the video Teneale. Your bows are always well placed. I hope you and your family are well. KimT

  13. a proud mum says:

    As you know i am one of your greatest fans, your creations are just amazing, your attention to every detail is superb.
    When i saw that you had also created your own little video i was blown away. How clever of you to share your wonderful ribbon tying skills with everyone.
    I love the card and the gentle colours, just beautiful.
    Love you, Mum

  14. Sue says:

    Teneale, Your work is amazing and thank you have shared your bow tips. You are SO very talented and I am so happy to see you career is taking off. I can say I knew her when. You have always stayed true to yourself and the most lovely person I know. I miss cards class and YOU….

    Lots of love Sue

  15. Kathy G says:

    OMG – you are amazing – so inspiring – thankyou so much for sharing! By the way – the blush blossom and close to cocoa is good enough to eat!! LOL!!

  16. Kel says:

    Thanks so much for the video!!! I can’t wait to create new bows!

  17. Kathryn says:

    I saw a link to your pages from Marelle Taylor’s blog….You are so talented. I don’t want to make cards now, I just want to look at yours and absorb the detail. ‘Wow’ does not say enough….

  18. liamp says:

    Oh I love this card. Just perfect as always and oh my goodness love the video to make a perfect bow. Just a great nifty trick.


  19. Kerron (Cooma) says:

    Hey Teneale, I want to set you a challenge! If you post a card every day until end of SAB, I will (try) to comment every day on them. (except for the last weekend when we are at possums and as long as you are not doing them too far out of my sleep zone, I know you can keep up the late nights) The colors in your card are very restful together, they are beautiful and I like the way you have done the half circle thingy with the razzle dazzle in the middle, it makes it look like a big D for the dream in the saying? And your video is really good. I bet we will all do it slower than that when we try it! Thanks for once again sharing your little tricks. You are so talented.

  20. I LOVE this card. Only you can make Blush Blossom look good! And your video is so cute! Thanks heaps for taking the time to do that for us all

  21. Melanie says:

    Great video!! I would never have thought to tie a bow this way – not in a million years – it is soooooo clever! Thx for sharing it…If you saw the bow tying war that I take part in every time I do a bow, you would think I was crazy!! You have just saved my life. Oh and U do realise that there will be Teneale bows all over the place now, don’t you??!!?? 🙂

  22. Sue says:

    thank you Teneale for the video on ribbon making, your bows always look gorgeous and now i hope mine will look as great! thanks again for taking the time to share your secrets!

  23. leonie says:

    Ohhhh, thank you so much for the video! I have been admiring your bows for some time now and am so pleased you have shared your trick! Love your razzle dazzle card too, it is gorgeous 🙂

  24. Sonja says:

    You are amazing!!! Thank you for sharing your bow making technique. I have lurked on your blog and admired your cards for about a year…always wondering how you make such beautiful bows. Thanks for sharing! Also, the quality is great…don’t redo it.

  25. Tui Nathan says:

    Teneale thank you soo much for your wonderful wonderful creations – you blow me away everytime I see a new card posted here – you are so very talented and mange to make every card a work of art – I just loooove your bows, you have got the best bows I have ever seen and i am so very very grateful for your fabulous video ….. thank you, thank you thank you … for sharing your wonderful talent …. 🙂

  26. Steph says:

    You rock Teneale that bow is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing how you do it! Mine never looked the same as yours! When I grow up I want to be you:-) Your work is just beautiful. Steph X

  27. Michelle says:

    loved the video!!!! thanks so much for sharing and letting us have a peek at some of your gorgeous technique- don’t know if any of my bows will ever be as beautiful as yours but now I might get a little bit closer 🙂

  28. Helen H says:

    Hi Teneale
    Thanks so much for sharing the technique for tying your amazing bows.
    Your work is always superb!! 🙂

  29. Thanks SO much Teneale, I have always admired your perfect bows! It is so generous of you to share this video, thanks for taking the time to make it!

  30. Carolyn says:

    Thanks so much for sharing , I have been trying to figure out how to make one of your bows. They are gorgeous.


  31. Thanks for sharing this clever technique Teneale! Your video was nowhere near as bad as you think, you did a great job.

  32. Teneale – I am definitley ribbon challenged (hence the reason for little ribbon on my creations) but looking at your video shows me that it is not difficult. I love your work and thank you for sharing.

  33. Lisa Brown says:

    Absolutely gorgeous card! Thanks so much for your bow tying video!

  34. Cindy Major says:

    WOW!!! Beautiful inside and out! Well done!!

  35. Christine H says:

    Your video was great! Thanks so much for sharing your bow tying technique…your cards always look so beautiful with your trademark bow!

  36. Embedded your clip into my blog, with a link back to your blog…. 🙂

  37. Chelle says:

    Hi Teneale,
    Firstly congrats on making Keesh’s DT! Well done and well deserved! I love your clean look cards!
    Secondly – thank you for sharing your awesome bow tutorial – I’ve always had trouble getting that perfect bow and I hope that you have now solved that problem for me!

  38. Hi Teneale,

    thanks so much for the great video, your work is fabulous and thank you for sharing this technique.

    Keep up the wonderful work, I stop by often to check out your blog.

    I will now go try this bow.

    Cheers Cheryl

  39. Fiona Brown says:

    Hi Teneale,

    Thanks so much for the video, i love your bows. Now i can have a play.

    I always love your cards you are very talented.

    Bye for now