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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Thinking of You!

It's the fourth Tuesday of the month, which means it's my turn to share a card with you here at Craft-Dee BowZ where the challenge this month is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW.  I used an adorable image by Bildmalarna and a bench by Hanglar. The pretty die cut up in the corner is by Cheery Lynn. One of the greatest joys about being on this small Design Team at Craft-Dee BowZ is that we get our own Tuesday each month to display a card to inspire you to join our challenge so we do the best we can to give you ideas on how to use ribbon on your creations!

I colored my image with Copics and fussy cut around her to sit her on the bench that is also fussy cut. You know how they say it's the little things that count? I'm detail oriented (big surprise!) and after I fussy cut this little image and was placing her on the bench, I didn't like seeing the white of the paper on her hands that are supposed to be leaning on the bench so I took a black Sharpie and made sure you can't see the white on her palms so her hands look like they are touching the bench. I've noticed that so many card makers are even more detail oriented than me and it makes me feel better that I sit and pick apart my cards before calling them 'finished'. I think all of us are our own worst critics.

 The sentiment is one of many in my collection and I have no idea who made it since it came on wood and years ago I unmounted my stamps, neglected to write the name of them on the bare rubber, and now claim ignorance to the manufacturers. Oh, the tiny butterfly is one of a set of 4 on one die by Memory Box and I hand drew the antennae.

And here's my double loop bow. It came out so pretty and I didn't adorn the center, like I usually do since I was going for the CLEAN look on this card. My little Craft-Dee BowZ tool hangs on a hook on the side of my Copic cubby within reach. I received it in December and have used it for every bow I've made since then, even cards not for CDB!  It's the one tool that I use on a regular basis!

Thank you to Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ for the ribbon I use on all of my DT cards with them. I receive gorgeous ribbon each month to play with and this cream ribbon is my favorite so far this year. The shear area has such a beautiful shine to it and the satin edges are so soft! Can you tell by looking at the picture above how pretty the ribbon actually is? 

The Design Team has had a fun month creating and displaying to you cards that are on the topic of "Thinking of You" with our monthly colors of aqua, cream and moss (not particularly all on the same card).  I hope you've enjoyed seeing them enough to leave even a short comment on the Designers' blogs and that you've joined in this month's challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ of ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW. If you haven't added your card yet, you need to do so right away since the challenge closes in just a couple of days!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thinking of you .....

It 's Tracey here with my april post for you.This month the Craft-Dee Bowz DT  are showcasing the colours Ombre,Cream and Fuschia and the words "Thinking of you "...Here is my  project using cream and thinking of you ...I have used a lovely set of Sue wilson  noble diesto create the card shape and the lovely panel in the centre. The cute heart peeking out in the left corner was made using a cheery lynn die .The gorgeous flower is by Petaloo . The papers are from tonic studios butterfly pad .I used my trusty Craft-Dee BowZ Bow making tool to make the double looped bow it  is sooo easy to use and enables you to make such striking bows to add to your creations.

 I hope I have inspired you to enter the April  Craft-Dee Bowz  Anything with a handmade bow challenge..We are also having a blog hop if you would like to join in the fun...
                                                                     Happy crafting
                                                                          Tracey x

Monday, April 20, 2015

April Blog Hop Winner

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back!!!  

Time to announce the winner of the April Blog Hop here at Craft-Dee BowZ.

Thanks to everyone who visited and commented on the posts throughout the blog hop. We are so glad to be able to give you wonderful ideas. We hope you found the cards really creative!! And as always we hope you were able to glean some ideas from the design team.

 Next, I want to thank our talented design team on their fabulous and ever so creative projects.
They always do a fabulous job. We are very lucky to have them here on the Craft-Dee BowZ team.

Our next blog hop is scheduled for June11 @ 10:00 p.m. ET and the theme will be Wedding.
Well that will be a lot of fun and some absolutely great ideas will be coming your way for sure.
 You definitely will want to mark your calendars for that one!!

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


Congratulations Marsha on being our winner!

Please contact Barbara at the email below by April 27 (one week) to claim your prize.
Your prize - One 25' reel of yummy ribbon

Thanks so much for hopping with us and we look forward to seeing you again
 at our next hop scheduled June 11

Just a reminder, stop back for our weekly posts (each Tuesday) hosted by our super talented design team members.  Tracey will be posting on Tuesday. Please stop in to see her project.

See you soon.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

April Blog Hop

Hi there

Welcome to the April Blog Hop here at Craft-Dee BowZ. We have a great line up for this blog hop and we think you are sure to see some great card projects. We are also delighted to let you know we have a guest designer this month. None other than the very talented Leeann of the Paper Dolls Creations blog.I am sure you will love her project,

We designers were given a theme for this blog hop - Living on the Edge - Using Border Dies. What a great theme. I bet you have a lot of dies and you probably have a number of border dies as well. The The designers projects are spotlighting border dies in their projects and I'm sure they will give you ideas to use with your own border dies.

What would a blog hop be without a prize.The prize to be awarded from Craft-Dee BowZ is one 25' reel of ribbon. I love ribbon and you probably do too. Ribbon is a great accent on cards,perfect for gift wrapping and other projects that we all seem to love to do.

To be in the running to win this yummy ribbon, all we ask you to do,is to leave a comment on each of the designers blog. If you leave a comment on each designers blog your name will be placed in a hopper and one name will be pulled on Monday April 20. You could be the winner!!

Here are the Craft-Dee BowZ designers who have projects to share with you. Hope you can take a few minutes to check out their projects:

Craft-Dee BowZ (you are here)
Leeann  (guest designer)
Well without further ado, click here to get started over at Leeann's, (our very talented guest designer) blog. Have fun and don't forget to leave comments.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"Thinking of You, GF!"

I'm up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog today to share my Design Team inspiration with you!

This month our theme is "Thinking of You" and we have been using ombre, cream, and fuchsia ribbons. 

Here's my April inspiration using two of the three ribbon colors...

 "Thinking of You"

I used one of my Prima Doll stamps as the focal point on my card.  They are eight inches tall, so this card is 4 1/4" x 8 1/2".    The patterned papers were a near perfect match with the ribbons I used.  I misted a few dark pink mulberry roses with glimmer mist for some added color and sparkle. The background foliage die-cut is a new one, Delicate Fronds, by Sue Wilson.

The bow, in two yummy colors, was created with my fab Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool and Barbara's Multi-loop stacking technique.  You can watch the video HERE.  This technique worked great for this multi-loop, two color bow. 
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I hope I have inspired you today with my "Thinking of You" card.
Thanks for stopping by!

There's still time to enter our monthly challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".  You entry could be chosen as our April
Bow-rrific winner!

Stay tuned for our Craft-Dee BowZ April Blog Hop that starts on April 16th and ends on April 18th with the winner to be announced on April 19th.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Thinking of You

Thank you for stopping in today. Barbara here and since today is the 1st Tuesday of the month, it's my turn to post for Craft-Dee BowZ.
The theme for all of us designers for this month is "Thinking of You"

Recently I received a few new dies and thought I'd use them in this card.

On this card, I started out using a single loop bow, but it looked naked. LOL so I added smaller single loop over the top of the original bow and this bow turned out to be really fluffy. 

Can't make a bow, then the Craft-Dee BowZ tool is the best bow making tool you can own. It's easy to use and your bows will be the envy of all your friends.

Go to the sidebar and click on the Buy Now button to order yours today. 

I have a few more pic's over on my blog. Click here to join me over there.

Stamps: Unknown
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Purple CS
Ink: Grape Jelly Momento
Dies/Punches Used:Memory Box - Gilded Bird, Florina Corner; Martha Stewart 3 N 1 Hydrangea
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Here's the winning submission for the March challenge. 

 Darlene Pavlick (Submission # 44)

Congratulations to Darlene Pavlick

Please grab the "winners badge" on the sidebar here and 
post it on your blog .

Thank you to everyone who participated in our March Challenge!!! 

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.

(in no particular order)
1. Suzi Mac(Submission #26)
2. Janneke (Submission #49)
3. Stacey S(Submission  #71)
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:

Chrissy (Submission #130)

Please grab the "Honorable Mention badge" on the 

sidebar here and post it on your blog .
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 April Challenge Theme:

Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

This months code to use is CDB24

Here is some inspiration for you for our 

April Challenge





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We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.

The April challenge closes on April 30 at 8:00 p.m. EDT