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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Gift bag duo

Its Tracey here with my mid - month challenge inspiration project. I have created two sweet gift bags using The Secret Garden papers from Mintay to decorate .

I added a handmade Foamiran flower to each bag and simply decorated with swirls , leavs sparkly  ball stamens and a beautiful circle wreath Sizzix die cut designed by  Pete Hughes....
The bows where created using my Craftdeebowz bow maker and wide organza ribbon .

I hope you like my projects and that you join us in this months challenge
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Thank You

Hello and Kathy here, it's my Tuesday to post for some inspiration.  

For my hosting project, I created this All In-lay Die Cut design, using die cuts from Spellbinders.    

 And here is a close up of the bow, that I made using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool.

I hope I have inspired you and I hope that you will join us this month during our challenge.  Our sponsor for the this month is The Paper Shelter.  


She has some adorable images so please pay her a visit, I'm sure you will find something in her shop that you will enjoy.  Up next is Tracey.
Until next time,

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello Everyone,

Since its Tuesday, it's time for Inspiration Tuesday projects

Barbara here and since it's still January, and we are really still in the midst of winter I decided to use these 2 images from Bugaboo that reminded me of winter. 
(Click here for more info about my card, it's over on my blog)

Let me share my project 

 These little guys are so cute but they look mighty cold. LOL

Here is a closer view of my bow.

The Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker tool  is the best bow maker tool out there.

It is smaller, easy to pack and take with you or store and it really enables you to make super bows. 

My bow is a triple loop bow and since I added stars to the main part of the card, 
I decided to add stars to the bow as well. 

To order yours please click on the Buy Now button  here on the left sidebar.

Don't forget the monthly Craft-Dee BowZ is going on right now
You still have plenty of time to get a project submitted
The theme is always Anything Goes (no bow required)

Our sponsor for the January challenge is The Paper Shelter
and you could be our next winner

We are looking forward to your entry

Stop back next Tuesday
 to look at Kathy's inspiration

Hope you can join us,

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

January 2020 Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and it's time for our 
January Challenge
here at Craft-Dee BowZ
(It's a new month, new year and a new decade.)

Last month's challenge was great 
with all your creative submissions.
Thanks so much for joining in the fun.

First lets take a look at our winners for December
Remember, the Winner, the Top 3 
and the Honorable Mentions
 are all chosen on their merits,
 so make sure to get your creative juices flowing
 and send in your best creations.

Here is the winning submission
for the December Challenge

Caroline's Creaties (Submission # 49)

Congratulations Caroline

Please email Barbara .....( for your prize
Please include CDB December Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (January 8) to claim your prize
 Prizes not claimed after 1 week (7 days) will be forfeited.

Please grab the "winners badge" on the sidebar 
and we'd love it if you'd post it on your blog

December TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Niki1 (Submission #38)
2. Nana Connie (Submission #47)
3. Mary Ann Scrapbooking (Submission #60)

Red Obsession (Submission #69)
Please grab the badges on the sidebar here and 
post them on your blog.
We'd love it if you'd link back to our site here.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our December Challenge!!!

To view the prior challenges, just click on the Monthly Challenge tab at the top of the page.

A big thanks to our sponsor for the 

The Prize for the January top winner will be 
3 Digital images
Check out the digital images from 
The Paper Shelter here,
they have a great variety of images.

The Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Theme is Always:
Anything Goes  
(handmade bow not a requirement)
For those who have no blog but use Splitcoast Stampers or Flicker,

this months code to use is CDB81

OK now lets check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
January Challenge





The designers have made super creative projects for you,
Hope you have enjoyed them.

Now we are looking forward to seeing your projects

The link to the guidelines for playing are on the top tab.

If you have any questions, please email me at (

We are looking forward to seeing your creating here.

Our January challenge closes on January 29 at midnight.

     You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Shopping!

Talking about Christmas shopping...I haven't done much this winter since 2019 was a crazy year with moving across country and trying to get the house in order. We moved from Phoenix to rural Kentucky where we now have over 3 acres of land. Both Tim and I got our own 'workshops' with mine being an art studio while his is a true workshop full of machines and tools. My studio is now set up and after working all day at my new job, I enjoy an hour or two each evening crafting. 

It's good to be back and with my favorite team, Craft-Dee BowZ.  This week is the fourth Tuesday of the month (and Christmas Eve!), and it's my week to post a card.  I love winter cards and I used a Sherri Baldy image and lots of die cuts an embossing folder, pearls, a jewel in the center of my bow and some beautiful papers.

Here's a close-up of my image and I colored her with Copics. I had stored my Copics for almost 2 years and so far I've run into only one that needed to be filled. I'm pretty surprised and delighted that they survived being in storage in a garage in Phoenix for 9 months and then the garage in Kentucky for 13 months. 

And here's my satin double looped bow made with my bow tool. My bow tool is a small, handy tool that guarantees me a great bow every time! If you don't have one and like to use bows on your projects, you need this tool!  And if you have one and use it, you can attest that it is a great tool for your craft space!

Here's what the Craft-Dee BowZ tool looks like. It's small, compact and ready to use!

I hope my card has inspired you and although there's only a week left in the month to join our challenge, our ANYTHING GOES challenge is open to everyone and you don't need a bow on your project anymore, although we adore our ribbons here on Craft-Dee BowZ!  

Remember, our sponsor this month is LeAnn's World and the winner gets their choice of 3 images!

Thanks for stopping by!