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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sweet and Pretty in Pink

Being that it's the 4th Tuesday of the month, it's my turn to post on Craft-Dee BowZ!  The Design Team is working with butterflies, doilies and flowers this month along with the color "pink".  Pink has become synonymous with October and "Breast Cancer Awareness".  I decided to do something a little different than my usual style and I have so many pretty embossing folders and never use them...and it's time to stretch and use some of these craft items I've been collecting.

The embossing folder is by Couture Creations and I used pink White Washed paper by Co'ordinations and then sanded the embossed areas for the pink to show through. I used my Ranger Distressing Tool on the edges. The butterfly die is by Memory Box and I coated it with glue and then sprinkled Crystal Snow glitter by Stampendous all over it. The pearls on my card are from assorted packages in my stash. The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley and I used my Stampin' Up punch around it. So that you can put this card in perspective, the size of it is 5.25 X 7.5 inches.

My bow is a double loop and I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make it. It was so easy to get the bow straight and the tails out straight using this tool!  I added this pretty button with the back cut off in the middle of my bow. Thank you to Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ for this pretty ribbon!

Have you seen the cards posted each Tuesday by a member of the Design Team?  If you haven't, please stop by here and take a look. And like you, we appreciate a kind word or two if you have time.

Since this is the last Tuesday of the month, you have just a few more days to get your card done and posted to the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog for this month's challenge of ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. And I'd like to remind you that a bow made from a die cut doesn't count as a hand made bow. And, stamped or digital bows on an image's dress or on a basket don't count as a hand made bow, either.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Butterflies are Beautiful things

It is Tracey here with this my post for this month....The Dt have a theme of Butterflies /doilies /flowers to work woth this month so I chose 2 of the 3 ...Butterflies and flowers .I made a pretty aperture card .I used an 8x8  rose embossing folder  from embossalicious instead of backing paper so I could keep the design Clean and simple .The aperture was created using a spellbinders circle die and I used acetate behind it to form a window,The pretty butterfly was made using vellum and a stamp set I have had from the crafty pad for years!!! I stamped and embossed it using versamark and then heat embossed it with white wow powder. I then layered it up and added gems in the centre.The wording is also part of the craftypad stamp set and I just stamped this in pink matching ink.The flowers are from wild orchid and the pretty flourishes are made using dies from cheery lynn.I matted and layered the sentiment and put inside so you can see it through the aperture

The beautiful bow was made using pretty gingham ribbon I had in my Monthly MPP pack...Thank you Donna it is beautiful.I made my triple looped bow using as always my trusty Craft-Dee Bowz bow making tool.It is so easy and quick to produce perfect bows time after time...
here is a close up of my bow

a pic of the card opened up so you can see the aperture

I hope you like my project and that you join us in the Craft-Dee Bowz monthly challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow.....
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

"My Heart is full..."

Vicki here...It's time for me to share my Craft-Dee BowZ Design Team project. The DT is working with butterflies, doilies and flowers this month along with the color "pink".  Pink has become synonymous with October and "Breast Cancer Awareness", a topic that is near and dear to my heart.  This past year I have had 2 good friends go through treatment for breast cancer.  I am happy to say they have both completed the necessary therapy and are now in remission!

On to my October inspiration project....

"My heart is full"

This card was inspired by the patterned paper that I chose as my card base.  I loved the kraft colored heart and all the little background hearts.  Aside from being "color of the month," the pink was a great accent choice with the kraft.   The card is 6 x 6 and two layers separated with pop dots for dimension.  I used pink glitter cardstock to mat the two layers and highlight the glitter in the ribbon.  The kraft die-cut doily is tucked in between the layers. The sentiment is computer generated, cut with a banner die and edged with pink glitter glue.  I embellished around the bow and sentiment with flowers, flourishes and butterflies.

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Be sure to check out and play along with our October Challenge, "Anything Goes and Include a Handmade Bow".  You could be our challenge winner and receive a Craft-Dee BowZ Badge to display in your blog.

Visit my fellow team members for more inspiration...

Thanks for stopping by to see my October Craft-Dee BowZ DT project! 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Blog Hop Winner

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back!!!  

Time to announce the winner of the October 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 December 3 @ 10:00 p.m. ET and the theme will be
A perfect theme to help you with cards for the season
Make sure to mark your calendars for that one!!

OK, OK!!!! Let me open the envelope to find out who the winner is:

Trish Brunkhart

Congratulations Trish on being our winner!

Please contact Barbara at the email below by October 19 (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 December 3

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

See you soon.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

October Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the October Blog Hop here at Craft-Dee BowZ

Our October blog hop is here and the theme for our hop is Pretty In Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness).

I am sure we all have been affected by breast cancer in one way or another. A friend, family member or even yourself. Our hope is that we will be giving you some inspiration for a card that you may need to send/give.

The design team has out done themselves again and we think you will love the projects. And of course the projects all contain bows that were made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.The tool that makes bow making a breeze.

What would a blog hop be without a prize.The prize to be awarded from Craft-Dee BowZ is one 25' reel of ribbon.Donna always finds the most beautiful ribbon. Ribbon is a great accent on cards, perfect for gift wrapping and other projects that we all seem to love to do.And the Craft-Dee BowZ tool can help you make spectacular bows. There are plenty of online videos to guide you through the steps to make your bows. And it is really easy!!

To be in the running to win this yummy ribbon prize, all we ask you to do,is to leave a comment on each of the designers blog and to come back here and leave a final comment. Leaving a comment on each designers blog and on this blog will put you in the running. Your name will be placed in a hopper and one name will be pulled on Monday October 12.  You could be our October winner!!

Blog Hop Line-up

Here is the rotation of the designers in this months blog hop:

Craft-Dee BowZ  (you are here)
Tracey Rogers
Craft-Dee BowZ  (to leave your last comment)

So lets get started, lets hop over to see the project that Tracey is presenting.
I know you will love what she has done.
Have fun and don't forget to leave comments on all the designers blogs and leave one last comment here as well.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Untie the Ribbons

Hi Everyone,Thanks for stopping in today.

Barbara here, with a card for you. This month the theme that us designers were given is: Flowers, Butterflies and Doilies (pick 1 or 2). And of course we always include a bow

I decided to use a few of my small handmade flowers.
And since the fall season is upon us now, some our birdie friends are going south for the winter.
 So I thought I would use this darling Hero Arts bird that I have had for a while,.

I added some of my small handmade flowers as an accent to the verse panel.

My bow is a double loop bow made with my Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool.
The tool makes bow making a breeze.

Easy to use, portable, and the posts are stored inside the tool.
If you are bow challenged then this is the tool for you.

Blog Hop Alert

Stop back Wednesday nite at 10:00 p.m. ET to participate in the CDB blog hop. There are just four designers so it will not take too long to go thru the blog hop. The theme is 
Pretty in Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness)
We probably all know someone who has been touched in some way by this dreadful disease. So please stop by Wednesday nite to hop along.

We are looking forward to seeing you back here Wednesday nite. 
More great inspiration for your cards and other projects!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to October

Lets take a look at our winners for September

Here's the winning submission for the September challenge. 

 Watercolored Bloom (Autumn) (Submission # 81)

Congratulations to Autumn

Please grab the "winners badge" on the sidebar here and 
we'd love it if you'd post it on your blog .

Thank you to everyone who participated in our September 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.

September TOP 3 WINNERS
(in no particular order)
1. Diane H(Submission #20)
2.Astrid M (Submission #57)
3. Something Beautiful by Julie (Submission  #61)
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.

Craft-Dee BowZ has a 
going to none other than:

Jacki D(Submission 129)

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 October Challenge Theme:

Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

This months code to use is CDB30

Here is some inspiration from the design team for you,

for our ........October Challenge

Click on their names for additional info about their 


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.

The October challenge closes on October 31 at 8:00 p.m. EDT