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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blog Hop Alert

Just a reminder
Mark your calendars

Besides the inspiration we always try to provide you, 
this month the Craft Dee BowZ blog hop 
is being sponsored by The Paper Nest Dolls

A winner will be chosen from all the commenters on the designers blogs and will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Nest Dolls online store.(You have to comment to be eligible to win.)
All of the designers will be looking forward to seeing you at the hop.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Love Card with Dana Tatar

Hi Craft-Dee BowZ fans! Dana here today sharing a card. This month Craft-Dee BowZ has partnered with The Graphics Fairy, an amazing source of fabulous, free digital images. If you have not visited this site it is fantastic! I have created a card using one of their fairy images.

I started with an embossed cardstock base and then added some script stamping and a wide strip of lace. Donna set me a gorgeous handmade butterfly and some beautiful butterfly lace, which I was happy to use on this card! I inked the edges of my image with Distress Ink and Stickles for a bit of shimmer.

I tied this pretty double loop bow with two different pieces of ribbon and my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool. I loved the look of the gold satin under the sheer organza striped ribbon. Simply layer the ribbons on top of each other and use the Craft-Dee BowZ Tool as you would with a single piece of ribbon to create this two-toned bow.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Hello everyone.  I’m delighted you’ve stopped in to have a look at my card for Craft Dee BowZ.  This month, Craft Dee BowZ has partnered with The Graphics Fairy which is an amazing source of fabulous, free digital images.  If you have never checked this site out, run, don’t walk!  I have created a card using one of their ballerina images…she has wings!…

RebeccaDeeprose Ballerina-1

I printed the image at 40% of it’s original size and began by creating multiple mats around the image…newsprint, an overall floral and a soft blue card stock that was treated to a scalloped edge.  A band of beautiful, wide lace runs up the left side of the card front and is layered…

RebeccaDeeprose Ballerina-2

with a band or organza ribbon and topped with a butterfly trim.  Sometimes, more is wonderful!  Using satin ribbon, there are cascades adorning the corner and a lovely, Prima flower with a triple bow of hand dyed seam binding tucked underneath for another touch of blue…

RebeccaDeeprose Ballerina-3

The opposite corner has a sentiment that is held with a memo pin and anchored with another triple bow (made with the Craft Dee BowZ tool, of course).  It would be a simple matter to change the sentiment if needed…

RebeccaDeeprose Ballerina-4

I cut the face of the card’s base 1-1/2″ wider than the actual size so that I could punch a decorative edge that was adhered to a panel of white, to emphasize the punched design.
Happy crafting and I’ll be back soon~

Sending you blessings and ((hugs)),

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Vintage Fairy Inspiration

Vicki here...I'm up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog today with vintage fairy clip art inspiration for you.  I was extra creative and made two versions of one card and a second card using a different fairy image.  We are working with shades of light tan and taupe also.


The first card is a clean and simple version of the next one.  I added stickles to the fairy's dress and wings along with flowers and a bow.  This bow has to be one of the most favorite I created with my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  I love the color and the sheer ribbon has an awesome shimmer.

For the next version of the first card, I added a second scalloped matting and irridescent jewels to pick up the sparkle in the fairy's dress.  The tan background was a great accent for the bow too.

On my last card, I made a lacy matting using a Spellbinder die-cut and script patterned paper.   The image of blue and tan tones is matted with the same blue and dark brown cardstock.  I added a strip of Memory Box red die-cut hearts for a pop of color and tucked a piece of distressed music sheet paper behind the image.  The bow was created with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and the fabulous, sheer and shimmery ribbon of gold.  I embellished it with two pearl stick pins.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Guest Designer - Robin Parker

I am so excited to be Guest Designing for Craft-Dee Bowz once again.  I just love this bow making tool.  So easy and simple that anyone can use this product to create beautiful bows.

This style of image is difficult for me as I am not used to creating anything vintage.  So I went outside of my box and used three different sizes of the image and cut the out and used pop dots to give the raised effect.  The beautiful bow was created using the Craft-Dee Bowz tool.

Project Recipe:
Dies: Spellbinders®Paperarts Opulent and Standard Ovals
Paper: Basic Grey Serenade

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Best Day Ever

Hi Everyone
Thanks for stopping in today. This month the design team here at Craft-Dee Bow will be using digital images
from The Graphics Fairy. You will definitely want to check out all the designers projects this month for their very creative cards and other ideas using images from The Graphics Fairy. The Graphics Fairy  has so many cool images and I hope you check them out soon.

Let me show you The Graphics Fairy digital image that I used for my card today.

This image shows a fairy looking out of the center of a flower. I thought it would look great to have the petals popping off the card.To get that effect, I printed the image 3 times. The first image is the bottom image and is just  flat and cut with an oval Spellbinders die. Next I fussy cut the 2nd image and using my Paper Blossom tool kit, I shaped the petals to have them lifting up. I attached that right on top of the original image, but I left the petals free so they would bend. For the 3rd image I cut away everything except the orange-ish petals, making sure to include the green base of the flower. I used the Blossom tool kit on these petals as well, giving them a bend also. Again I layered these petals over the same area on image #2, attaching just at the base of the flower.. This gives the look of the fairy looking out of a real flower. Let me show you a close up view.
I decided to use some greenery and twigs and I added pearls to look like little buds on the brown twigs and as accents with some rhinestones on the greenery.

My bow - was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. Using a sheer ribbon, I made a triple loop bow and added a lacy butterfly over the center knot. The tool makes bow making so easy. If you have trouble making a bow, this tool is the answer to your prayers.

There is gorgeous lace as a border on the card and the vellum panel is embossed with a Spellbinders Floral folder.

That wide lace piece might be a little hard to see, it extends down under the greenery and its under the sentiment also. I layered another piece if crocheted lace on top of that wide lace piece.

Here is a full shot of my card for my May post for Craft-Dee BowZ
 Hope you have a wonderful week. Stop back here next Tuesday to see Vicki's beautiful project using another image from The Graphics Fairy.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the May Challenge
 here at Craft-Dee BowZ, 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our April Challenge!!!
The submissions were fabulous., as always!!
I love to see what all you talented people submit, it's always so amazing. 
Everyone has such creativity.

All of the submissions were so beautiful , I think everyone is a winner. However I had to pick the top 3 and the grand winner for the month, let me tell you, this task is difficult each month, with all the talent out there. 
(Yes, I know I say this each month but it is true.)

Just to let you all know that the Winner, the Top 3 and any Honorable Mentions are all chosen on their merits, so make sure to get your creative juices flowing and send in your best submissions.

Who won the Grand Prize for the April Challenge??  
Well, without further ado the winner is:
Julie P.(Submission # 36)
Congratulations to Julie P.
You will have until May 8 (that's 1 week) 
to claim your prize

Monthly Prize
One Reel (25 yards) of Ribbon

To arrange for your prize to be sent and to receive a winners badge to display on your blog  please email me at by May 8th
Please put Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Winner in the subject of your email.

(in no particular order)
1. Lorainne C M (Submission #26)
2.Olesia (Submission #76)
3. Julie Reed(Submission  #138)
Please grab the "top 3 badge" on the sidebar here and 
post it on your blog .

We'd love it if you'd link back to our site here.

This month we have 
going to none other than:
Sassy Raggedy (Submission 69)
You will always be able to access the current challenge or 
view prior challenges by clicking on the Monthly 
Challenge tab at the top of the page.

The May Challenge Theme:

Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

This months code to use is CDB13

Here is some inspiration for you for our 

May Challenge

Barbara Bruder

Dana Tatar

Vicki Robertson

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 creation here.
Don't forget, the prize is one spool (25 yards) of yummy ribbon
The May challenge closes on May 31 at 8:00 p.m. EST