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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Proud USA

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

For my hosting project, I created this CAS design, using an image from Polkadoodles.  The theme for this card is in celebration for our Independence Holiday.  I know that our holiday will be over by the time this goes live, but I just could not resist this sweet little image.

 Here is a close up of the image that I colored using my copic markers.

 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 in during the challenge.  Our sponsor for the this month is Kinda Cute by Patricia.  

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, July 3, 2018

with love

Whoo Hoo
Barbara here. Since it's Tuesday, it's time for "Inspiration Tuesday" here at Craft-Dee BowZ. And since it's the 1st Tuesday of the month, it's my turn to inspire you.

I am using a new die, a heart shape and I just love it.
Also, I decided to color the panel behind the heart with alcohol inks

 Click here to go to my blog for more info about my project,

Here is a closer view of that easy to make bow.

The bow is easy to make if you use the Craft-Dee BowZ. 
Order yours today, click on the order button on the left sidebar.

The Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge

Just letting you know the July challenge has already started. 
Ours is a monthly challenge and theme is always “Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow." 
Click on the Monthly Challenge tab above the post, submit a project, make sure it contains a handmade bow. We hope you can join us. You could be the next winner.

Join us next Tuesday for the next "Inspiration Tuesday".
Kathy will be stopping in to share her project. See you then

Sunday, July 1, 2018

July Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and it's time for our 
July 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 June
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 June Challenge

Nancy Brown  (Submission # 22)

Congratulations Nancy
Please email Barbara .....( for your prize
Please include CDB October Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (July 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

1. Ans Gilbert (Submission #12)
2. Tones (Submission #31)
3. Crafty Hugs (Submission #53)

Sabina (Submission #52)
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 June 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 July top winner will be 
3 Digital Images
The Kinda Cute 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 CDB56

OK now let's check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
July  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 creative project here.

Our July challenge closes on July 30 at midnight.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Fairy Wishes

Have you ever picked your embellishments before your image for a card you want to make? Or do you color and then go to your stash of supplies?  I usually pick my image, then my paper, color and then pick embellishments. I did things different for this card. I picked my ribbon first, then my paper, then my image.

It's my week to post on Craft-Dee BowZ where the monthly challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW.  I chose this image from Make It Crafty for my card.
Here's another view so you can see the sparkle and shine of my rhinestones. My rhinestone swirls were just clear and I used my Copic markers to color them and match my ribbon and paper. I just love how they came out!
I colored my image with Copics and added some glitter paper circles around her for additional shine. It's hard to see, but I used clear iridescent glitter for her fairy dust.
My bow is a triple looped bow and I could never have made this without my bow tool. I looped it twice around and then looped it once more on the inside of my bow bars and held the smaller loop while I tied it off. I would have needed at least 3 hands to make this bow but my little bow tool is so helpful and handy. If you like bows on your cards or projects, order this for yourself now!

Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo. The winner of this challenge will receive 4 images of the winner's choice! The team has made some adorable cards this month and I hope you'll take a look at them and be inspired! I hope you'll join us this month at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
                                                               Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Wonderful birthday card ...

It is June already ... WOW this year has flown by .
Here is my inspiration project for this month i challenges myself to NOT use a hand colored image.... I have used the most gorgeous papers for this one they are from Anna Marie Designs and are 7x7 in size . ..I used a stamp from my stash for the sentiment and stampin up certainly celery ink which is the perfect match for the papers.
The small roses and buds were from wild orchid and are pre made . The large flower with the gem centre i have made myself using white  Foamiran and altenew  ink to colour it .the gem in the centre is from wild orchid.

The flourishes are made using a memory box die. the larger leaves are cut from the same Anna Marie papers using a leaf die.
The mdf fern circle  around the sentiment came from crafteezee and i added 2 die cuts to enhace it using the same papers i have used throughout the project
The multi looped bow was created using my Craftdeebowz bow making tool.

 Well thats all from me for now and i hope that you will join us in the monthly challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow
Happy crafting
Tracey x