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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Happy Birthday Kisses Lyra-Pearl

It is time for my mid-month inspiration project for  This month i am showing you the card i made for my Beautiful Granddaughter Lyra -Pearl's 2nd  Birthday . I made a large easel card using the Grande circle dies from spellbinders. such a shame they no longer make these massive dies ,they sure make a showstopping card .

I used a Mo manning image called Kisses  and coloured her with Promarkers.

I made a foamiran Rose  and added some Wild Orchid flowers for extra prettiness.

I used my trusty Craft-Dee bowZ Bow maker to make a double looped organza bow.and added a resin flower to finish the centre .

The word dies are from Tonic and i just layered them up using papers and Stampin Up punches to form the stopper for the easel.
I hope you like my project and that you will join us in this months challenge
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Edna with a Cupcake Up on Top

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

For my hosting project, I used one of my favorite stamp companies, Stampingbella.  This is Edna with a Cupcake Up on Top.  I stamped her on an A2 size card, created a mask, then used a background stamp that says Happy Birthday in several different languages.  I then used some of my Oxide Inks around the edges, colored the image with Copic markers, added a bow on the side and stamped the sentiment that came with the stamp on the inside of the card.

This card was created for a dear friend who happens to have a birthday this weekend.  I do hope she enjoys Edna and much as I and I guess I better stop and pick up a real cupcake to go along with the card.
Here is an image of the card I created just using all dies and of course my handmade bow.

Here is a photo of the little bow that I created with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool..

I hope I have inspired you and I hope that you will join in on all the fun during this challenge.  Our sponsor for the this month is Cute As A Button Digital Stamps.

They have some really 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, March 5, 2019

Thank You

Hello everyone, Barbara here,

Welcome back the First Tuesday inspiration post for March, here at Craft-Dee BowZ. I usually post on the first Tuesday of the month - most times.

I wanted to have the look of a trellis on the card front so I decided to use a hand cut version. Sometimes you might see this trellis look down the fold side of a card. However I decided to make the trellis down the center of a card panel. I folded the panel in half, made the cuts, opened the panel up, made the folds and attached that trellis panel on the card front.

Since this cut reminds me of a trellis, I decided to use some Heartfelt Creations leaves and flowers. and since I have a lot of Heartfelt Creations, stamp/die sets I decided to use one stamp and die from the Patchwork Daisy collection. There are some swirly ones in the Patchwork Daisy collection that worked perfectly with my trellis. I slid the swirly leaves and flowers in between the folds to give the illusion of the vines coming in and out of the openings on the center trellis

Here is my inspiration piece.

This turned out pretty good.

Don't forget, the Craft-Dee BowZ March challenge has started and you have plenty of time to get a submission entered. The theme is always - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.

The challenge sponsor for March is Cute as a Button and the prize is 2 single black and white images of the winner's choice. You could be our next winner. 

OK that's it for today.Please click here to stop over on my blog for more info on my card.  Please stop back next Tuesday to check out Kathy's inspiration piece.

Thanks so much for stopping in and hope to see you next Tuesday.

Friday, March 1, 2019

March 2019 Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and it's time for our 
March Challenge
here at Craft-Dee BowZ

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 February
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 February Challenge

Ans Gilbert (Submission # 52)

Congratulations Ans
Please email Barbara .....( for your prize
Please include CDB October Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (March 8) to claim your prize
If unclaimed - prize will go to one of the top 3

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

February's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Sparkling Pink (Submission #14)
2. Christine Craig (Submission #22)
3. Jackie Cornfield (Submission #33)

Nana Connie (Submission #50)
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.

Thanks you to everyone who participated in our November 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 March top winner will be 
 2 single black and white images of the winner's choice

The Cute As A Button digital images are available here,
so check out what they have to offer.

The Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Theme is Always:
Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW.

For those who have no blog but use Splitcoast Stampers or Flicker,

this months code to use is CDB71

OK now lets check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
March 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 March challenge closes on March 30 at midnight.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

4th Week Inspiration Gift Topper

Hello!  I hope you having an amazing day!  I love giving presents and I think they are even more special when you add a little something more to the package.  Today I have a bag topper and a package embellishment that I added to my Valentine's gifts!  I hope your sweety did something special for you this year too. I have to admit making adornments was so much easier using the Craft-dee Bowz tool.  This is a reminder that it isn't too late to join in on the February Challenge, from the main page click on the current challenge and you'll go right there!  Also a big Shout out to our Sponsor, Imagine That DigiStamps!  I encourage you to check the store, as they have some really neat stamps! 

Products:  Red cs, Black cs, Echo park valentine paper, pink striped paper straws, rhinestones, blush tulle ribbon, recollections pink heart sticker, Craft-dee Bowz tool, hot glue.  scallopped oval cut from cut n scan, white gift bag, black gift box, Martha Stewart scoring board.