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Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project. I thought i would get ahead for Valentine's day and make something with a heart /love theme . For a change i have not made the focal point from a hand coloured image but have used the Today Bouquet die set from tonic .I have just cut the different dies in lilac and white and simply layered them up to create the pretty heart topper. I have used a Tonic sentiment strip die for the sentiment across the middle .

The flowers are from wild orchid and the flourishes are cut from Marianne D designs dies

The triple loopd bow was formed using thin lilac ribbon and my Craft-Dee BowZ maker which makes beautiful bows every time with ease .

I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to get creating and join us in this months challenge
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Busy New Year's Elves

Hello and Kathy here, it's my Tuesday to post for some inspirationI didn't really get to create many Christmas cards this year but wanted to create a few New Year's cards

Here are some elves busy taking down all their decorations while wishing everyone a Happy New Year.  The images are from Mo's Digital Pencil.

 I created the bow using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

I hope I have inspired you and I hope that you will join in during the challenge.  Our sponsor for the this month is Fred She Said.  

There are some adorable images so please hop on over pay and them a visit, I'm sure you will that you will enjoy.  Up next is Tracey.

Until next time,

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January 2019 Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to 2019. 
Can't believe we are saying goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019

Speaking of Hello's/Goodbye's
We have a designer change for 2019. 
Gail Lass is on leave for the whole year as she relocates. 
In her place, Joy Wilson has stepped in to fill Gail's shoes. 
She will be our guest designer for all of 2019. 
Welcome aboard, Joy!!!
Please give Joy a warm welcome.
Gail will rejoin the team in 2020.

It's time for our 
January 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, let's 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

Coldwaters 2 (Submission # 3)

Congratulations Coldwaters2
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
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

December's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Ans Gilbert (Submission #19)
2. Jootje (Submission #21)
3. Maryann Scrapbooking (Submission #36)

Sparkling Pink (Submission #4)
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.

A big 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 

Fred She Said

Fred She Said Designs offer a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files.  Have some fun with Fred!

The Prize for the December top winner will be 
$10.00 gift certificate
The Fred She Said 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 CDB69

OK now let's 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 is on the top tab.

If you have any questions, please email me at (

We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.

Our January challenge closes on January 30 at midnight.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you all! Today is Christmas Day and I'm doing this post on auto scheduling since I have no intentions of spending Christmas Day on the computer. This is my last Christmas in Phoenix, Arizona. We've bought a house in a small town in Kentucky and have slowly moved our stuff over there. As much as our winters in Phoenix are beautiful, I will not miss the summers and am looking forward to four seasons!  It's my Tuesday to post on Craft-Dee BowZ and I'm using a very cute image from Sassy Cheryl.
I colored my image with Copics and used my new snowflake die cut as well as my snowflake punch.
My ice skate die cut is hanging from my very pretty, glittery, purple ribbon bow. This triple looped bow was so easy to make using my bow tool. It came out with perfect, uniformed sized loops. Making bows is so easy with my bow tool! I added this pretty pearl surrounded by rhinestones in the middle of it for some extra pizzazz.
Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo. The winner of this challenge will receive 4 images of the winner's choice! Have you had a chance to follow Craft-Dee BowZ and see the pretty creations from the team members posted each Tuesday?  If you have a chance, please stop by here and take a look! I hope you'll join us for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW challenge this month. You have just a few more days!

                                                               Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Merry Christmas Everyone ....

It is Tracey here with my last project of 2018.
Wow this year has just flown by and i hope for you all it has been a good one. I have made a Christmas star decoration. It is quite a large star around 8in  from one tip to another .
I painted it with white gesso and added guilding flakes to the tips of the star.

I also distressed the stars ridges with Tim Holz Antique linen distress ink. I heat embossed a Sue Wilson presents stamp with gold embossing powder as the focal image and embellished around it with a Sizzix Pete Hughes wreath die

The mdf word Peace ,little plaque ,swirl and reindeer were colored on the edges  with gathered twig distress ink. I added a  glittered gold pre made flower  and some gems and a bow made from jute which i made on my Craft-dee Bowz bowmaker  which makes lovely bows every time with ease.

I hope you like my ornament .
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and i hope you have a wonderful day with all your friends and loved ones.
See you in the New Year
Happy Crafting
Tracey x