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Friday, January 1, 2021

Welcome 2021 and it's time for a GoodBye

 Hi Everyone,

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,

Here is the winning submission

for the December Challenge


Shylaa (Submission # 26)

 Congratulations Shylaa

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's TOP 3 WINNERS

1. Caroline's Creaties (Submission #46)

2. Sweetpea (Submission #59)

3. Leslie (Submission #60)



Anna (Submission #7)

And in my opinion - you all deserve a Honorable Mention

So all submitters, please take an Honorable Mention Badge

Please grab the badges on the sidebar here and 

post them on your blog.

 Thanks 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.

 The Good Bye

Yes you have read that right

It's time to pack up and say good-bye

Effective December 31st, 2020 
Craft-Dee BowZ is no longer offering any challenges. 

We have offered challenges for 8 years
and we want to offer a huge THANK YOU
to all who have been submitting to our site over the years.  
We have always been amazed
at the creativity and talent from all you crafters
and we have been honored 
to have you share your work with us.

I also want to say a huge THANK-YOU 
to all the sponsors that we have worked with 
over the years.
They have offered such awesome prizes.  

A huge thank-you to the designers on the team, past and present.
They have always presented such creative projects in hopes that you would be inspired. I know I speak for the whole design team in saying we will miss you. But I'm sure we will all see each other somewhere in blogland

The Craft-Dee BowZ blog will remain open in case you would like to order a Craft-Dee BowZ tool. 
The order link is located in the left sidebar.

 Remember to tell your friends 
that they can still purchase a Craft-Dee BowZ tool through our online store.

 It’s been a challenging year for everyone and I feel now is the time to make some changes. I know I speak for myself as well as the design team, "We will certainly miss you all.  Thank you from the bottom of our Craft-Dee BowZ hearts for your continued support."


God bless and stay safe thru this awful pandemic.


Donna, Barbara, Gail, Kathy & Tracey 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Christmas is almost here!

Well, this is my last post before Christmas which is only 3 days away. I love the holidays and the pretty decorations that you see everywhere. I now live in a small rural town in Kentucky and it's as if we live in a Hallmark movie. Our little Main Street is decorated beautifully and every business has a wreath on the door. This is my week to post on Craft-Dee BowZ and I chose this very festive image by Whimsy named Santa's Helper.

I colored my image with Copics and had some wonderful Christmas papers. My white snowflakes are actually buttons with the backs cut off. 

I made my beautiful bow, below, using my bow tool. My bow tool makes the perfect bow with any ribbon or lace. Here's a double looped satin bow.

My bow tool is small, easy to do and is always within reach of my work table!

Our sponsor this month is The Paper Shelter and our winner will get to pick three digital images of your own choice!

I hope you'll take a moment to upload your projects to Craft-Dee BowZ and you have only one more week to enter before the end of our challenge and 2021 arrives!

Merry Christmas to you!!

                                                                             Hugs to all,


Monday, December 14, 2020

Monochrome Christmas card


It is Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project .I have made this card using papers and a sentiment from a Christmas paper pad I bought in a local craft shop I distressed the edges to add a little interest  . I added a cute mdf snowflake , a button , some die cut fern leaves and baubles and leaves that I had stamped in grey ink and fussy cut out . 

I added a cute double Looped bow using thin sparkly ribbon that has been made in my craftdeebowz bow maker . And some tiny clear resin  chips and glitter to add sparkle 

This is my final project sadly for craftdeebowz . I have absolutely
Loved being part of this amazingly talented team and I want to thank you all  for inspiring me every month with your projects . Thanks Donna and Barbara it has been an honour and a pleasure .
 Have a wonderful Christmas and new year all  stay safe and well , Let’s hope 2021 is the best year yet 
Happy crafting 
Tracey x

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

It's Tensel Time

 It's my turn to host for some inspiration here at Craft-Dee-BowZ.

For my project, I created this very simple but cute card using a stamp set that I had bought last year from Avery Elle. I wanted a black and white card with a touch of red, so I stamped two of my favorite trees and then stamped the snowy hillside all in black ink. And then the sentiment in red. Last but not least I added some of the falling snow from the stamp set and my stamping was finished.

Then I created a bow using my Craft-Dee-BowZ tool and adhered it to the card and my simple but yet cute card was finished. 

I hope I have inspired you and I hope that you will join in during the 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 so be sure to come back because Tracy's work is always awesome.

Until next time,

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Getting Ready For Christmas

 Hello Everyone

Barbara here. 

Since the holiday season is upon us,
 I decided to make a few tags with added bows
to give you all some ideas for the gift giving season.

Both my tags are 4"X5" and would look great as an accompaniment 
to a gift bag or a boxed gift of some sort.

Tag #1

The bow I added is a triple loop stacked bow. 

Tag #2

The bow on this tag is a fluffy triple loop bow using a green sheer ribbon.

Here is a closer view of the bow

Here is a closer view of the bow.

Both my bows were made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool

Do you have your CDB tool yet?? No???

This tool is smaller, easy to use, travels well and it's easy to store.
It will make bows from 1" to 4 1/2"
You can order yours by clicking on the Buy Now button here on the left sidebar.

Click here  to go to my blog for more info about my projects

Just a reminder - 
The December Craft-Dee BowZ challenge has started and runs thru December 29
The theme is Anything Goes (no bow required)
You could be the next winner,
We are looking forward to your submission.

That it for now
Stop back next Tuesday to see what Kathy has come up with
for her Inspiration Tuesday project

Take care and Stay Safe

Thank you and have a happy safe and fantastic week/holiday season