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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Magical Canvas with Dana

Hi Craft-Dee BowZ fans! Dana here with my last post as an official Craft-Dee BowZ designer. I had a lot of fun with the Butterflies and Fairies theme and aqua color palette for this month. I created this 6x6 canvas for my scrap space.

I incorporated a lot of different textures on this piece. I love the mix of canvas, metal, organza and satin.

I used my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool to die this simple double-loop bow.

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to enter the June Anything Goes Challenge for your chance to win a spool of ribbon!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Fairies and Butterflies

Hi Everyone
It's Tracey aka ..Lalkygirl  here  from the UK here with my post as Guest Designer for this month at Craft-Dee BowZ . The theme for this month's challenge is "Fairies or Butterflies "
For my Guest design project I have made this card using a beautiful digital image from Aurora Wings  called Girl with pansies.
I coloured the image with promarkers and added highlights with Spectrum Noir blendable pencils

The edge punch I used is from Martha Stewart .The pretty butterflies were made by using a sizzlit die from Stamping Up

The handmade flowers were made using a punch and stamp set from Tonic Studio and some centura pearl card from crafters companion
The gorgeous bow was made using my fabulous Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker .It is so easy to use and I reach for it every single  time I need to make a bow for my projects.

I hope my project has inspired you...thanks for stopping by
happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

An Aqua Fairy

Hello sweet blog friends and welcome!  Today I have a card to share with you, using my Craft Dee BowZ bow maker.  I'm on an aqua and flower fairy roll, so I took this image that's been stored on my computer and had some fun.  I haven't found any copyright restrictions on it and so I am sharing it with you for your own use...

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Some coloring with alcohol inks to transform the aqua flowers and fairy dress and pump up the color of the greens...

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I gently tinted the flowers, the fairy's dress and glittered her little wings before assembling this card...

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I made a quadruple bow with seam binding, topping it with some flower stamens and a velvety blossom.  A sprig of wired aqua crystals twines it's way up the side of the image...

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The sentiment was stamped using an olive ink, dabbed with some light brown ink, directly onto the stamp.  A finger dauber and some aqua ink was applied in a casual ring around the words after it was stamped...

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There are layers of trims used on the background and the upper right corner is embellished with a gossamer butterfly and some paper flowers I have had in a drawer for longer than I can remember.  I added the white flower stamens to these simple, paper flowers before adhering them.

Thanks so much for stopping by and a huge thank you for the wonderful comments you have left!!!  I create in alone and so it's terrific to hear your feedback and thoughts!

Sending you blessings and ((hugs)),

Friday, June 13, 2014


Hi everyone Monica here with my post as a Guest Designer for Craft-Dee Bowz.  I created this decorative wall tag which features a butterfly I made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  I then added some beads and a masonite wood piece from Gina's Designs.

A closer look at the butterfly - I also added a flower spray and I love the color combo. Thanks so much for stopping by everyone.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Vicki's Vintage Necklace Bust

Vicki here...I'm up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog today with a project featuring this month's theme of butterflies, fairies and shades of aqua.

Aqua is an all time favorite color and I couldn't wait to create something with the gorgeous ribbon and flowers that arrived in my DT package.  I've had this plan to alter a burlap necklace bust that I purchased a few months ago, and now was the time to execute it!

I had so much fun embellishing this!

The lace color that I used as the neckline on the bust belonged to my grandmother, who passed away six years ago, just a few months shy of her 100th birthday.  So, it was definitely the vintage touch I wanted for the base.  I layered floral and jeweled trim around the neckline of the lace collar and added a piece of patterned paper in the v as the dress.

The mini gold photo frame is antiqued using several colors of ink.  I embellished it with a rhinestone butterfly from my stash.  The photo is my parents on their wedding day.

I created the choker using a string of pearl beads, hot glue and a flower.

The floral cluster on the shoulder is made of burlap and fabric flowers with tulle and leaves tucked in behind them.  I added a brass scissor charm to the cluster as well.  The gorgeous aqua satin bow was created using my Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool.   The self contained dowel storage makes it portable and easy to take along whenever you are crafting.   I actually own two Craft-Dee BowZ and did you know that if you velcro them together on the shorter sides that you can increase the size of your bows?  Hmmm… I wonder what I could do with three?  It makes bow making so easy!  Finally, I tucked in a couple of stick pins in the center of the bow as a finishing touch. 

Featured Product
Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool

From my stash...
Burlap Bust and Flowers, Frame, Jeweled Trim: Michaels
Brass Scissor Charm, Floral Trim: Recollections
Flowers: Petaloo
Ink: Tsukineko Stazon
Patterned Paper: 7 Dots Studio
Stick Pins: Little Yellow Bicycle, Prima
Other: mulberry roses, rhinestone butterfly, ribbon, tulle

I hope my project has inspired you!
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

June Blog Hop Winner

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back!!!  
Time to announce the winner of the June Blog Hop here at Craft-Dee BowZ.

Thanks to everyone who visited and commented on the posts throughout the blog hop. We all  loved hearing from you and we also loved being able to give you some inspiration, ideas, tips, etc. Hopefully you loved the Paper Nest Dolls images as much as we did when we designed our projects.

 Next, I want to thank our talented design team on their beautiful cards.
They were fun weren't they.

Our next blog hop is scheduled for August 6-7

So mark your calendars and save that date and plan on joining us for our next blog hop for 2014

OK, OK!!!! Let me announce who the winner is:

Ursula Uphof


Ursula please contact Barbara at the email below by June 14 (one week) to claim your prize.

Thanks so much for hopping with us and we look forward to seeing you again at our next hop.

Just a reminder, stop back for our weekly posts (each Tuesday) hosted by our super talented design team members.   

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to our June Blog Hop. We are so excited that The Paper Nest Dolls is sponsoring our blog hop this month. Such cute images for all different occasions. You are sure to fine the perfect image for whatever you are working on.

We always have a prize that is awarded at the end of our blog hop, and this one is no exception. The chosen winner, will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to The Paper Nest Dolls online store. The Paper Nest Dolls have the cutest rubber stamps and digital images and I am sure that you will certainly agree.If you're like me you will have a hard time making choices.

Each Craft-Dee BowZ designer is showcasing one of the Paper Nest Doll images in her creations. Each of the projects is cuter that the next. Oh my goodness!!! you're gonna love these Paper Nest Doll images. The Paper Nest Dolls offers rubber stamps and digital images in their store. You will see images for just about every occasion.

Since we have a small design team here at Craft-Dee BowZ, it will be easy and quick to visit all the designer's blogs in the hop.

Just a reminder, please make sure you leave a comment on each designers blog and we ask that you leave a final comment back here as well to be in the running for the prize. Since this will also be your last stop in the hop, please let us know your thoughts on the fabulous projects presented by our talented designers. 

One visitor who has left comments on all the designers blogs and here as well, will win the gift certificate from The Paper Nest Dolls.  The winner will be announced here on this blog on Saturday June 7, so be sure to check back here to see if you've won.

OK, grab a cuppa or a soda or whatever your drink choice is and sit back and enjoy our blog hop. Our first stop along the way will be at the ubber talented Dana's blog. Let's see how she showcased her Paper Nest Doll.image. Don't forget, make sure you leave a comment on her blog.

Here are our talented designers in this months blog hop

Craft-Dee BowZ (stop back here last to leave one final comment)

From all the designers here at Craft-Dee BowZ, thanks for stopping by and participating in our blog hop..

Have fun everyone

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Fairies and Butterflies

Hi Everyone,
Barbara here with my post for this month.

The colors for the Craft-Dee BowZ projects this month are to include shades of aqua, so you will see that color all month long in the Craft-Dee BowZ projects presented by the designers.

On my card, I used a designer paper and cut a panel and added a wide gathered lace piece to the mid section of the panel. I added a thin light turquoise ribbon to the edge of that lace. Over that I used 2 overlapped embossed ovals and I added ribbon to the center of those ovals and attached those to the card. Next I attached another oval in turquoise centering over the other ovals.  I then attached my fairy to the center oval. Next, I made a single loop bow using white organza ribbon. On top of that I added a double loop satin bow.

Here is a closer shot of that bow.

I had the prettiest aqua flowers ready to be used so I decided to add them to the bow, ringing the center area. I added a few sprigs and a few butterflies in the upper left corner of the card, and the card is done.

Please stop back tomorrow evening. The June blog hop gets started at 10:00 p.m. edt on June 4.  The Paper Nest Dolls will be sponsoring this blog hop. The prize to be awarded will be a $25.00 gift certificate to be used in their store on either rubber stamps or digital images.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the June Challenge
 at Craft-Dee BowZ, 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our May Challenge!!!
The submissions are always so fabulous.
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 May Challenge??  
Well, without further ado the winner is:
Randi Th.(Submission # 53)
Congratulations to Randi Th.
You will have until June 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 June 8th
Please put Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Winner in the subject of your email.

(in no particular order)
1. Ginny B.(Submission #125)
2.Kaija (Submission #27)
3. Jane Savage(Submission  #41)
Please grab the "top 3 badge" on the sidebar here and 
post it on your blog .

This month we have 
going to none other than:

Kathy Curry(Submission #147)

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

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 June Challenge Theme:

Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

This months code to use is CDB14

Here is some inspiration for you for our 

June Challenge

Dana Tatar

Vicki Robertson

Barbara Bruder

Rebecca Deeprose

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 June challenge closes on June 30 at 8:00 p.m. EST