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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Autumn Chores

It's a new week and my day to spotlight on Craft-Dee BowZ.  The challenge this month at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW but since the Design Team likes to challenge ourselves further, we also chose to use autumn colors, festive foliage AND burlap for our spotlight posts. I used this rubber stamp from Bildmalarna for my card.

I used a chevron embossing folder by Die-sire and sanded the paper so I have a lighter and darker tone to the chevrons. The yellow sunflowers are from Martha Stewart and I added a touch of glitter on each petal for some shine. A card with no glitter is a day without sunshine. ;) The leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The jewel swirl is from Michael's and my sentiment is by Wild Rose. Your eyes are not deceiving you...yes, I used both blue and turquoise jewels in the corners of my image's paper.

Here's an up-close image of my bows and I used acorn buttons by Dress It Up in the middle of each one. I made some paper using the Polished Stone technique and then used my leaf dies by Taylored Expressions to cut out the larger leaves. The tiny leaves that this little image is raking were made by a tiny punch (brand unknown) from the paper I made. I like this technique since I can pick different areas of the paper and get different colors and patterns. I love this pretty shear ribbon (thank you, Donna at CDB!) and I made two bows and tied them to the burlap ribbon. These bows came out as pretty as they did because I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. This tool makes beautiful single loop bows, and to make these double and triple loops...well, this tool is absolutely fabulous. It's small, lightweight and portable, too!

The gals at the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog have shared their outstanding creations on the blog each Tuesday this month and I hope you've seen them. If not, please take a moment now to cruise them before the next challenge!  And being that I'm the last Tuesday of the month to post my card, you know the challenge will be ending soon so if you have your card ready, please get it posted here. The challenge this month is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW.
Thanks for looking at my card this month and I hope you'll leave me a little message on my blog if you have a moment.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tracey's Autumnal Project

Hi all
It is Tracey here.... It  is my turn to post  a project for your inspiration .The Dt are featuring Festive Foliage and burlap this month for you .Autumn is  my favourite time of year  so I really enjoyed making this card using an autumnal colour pallette
I have used a sizzix bird cage die and a stampin up bird punch.I also used papers from Trimcraft first edition Rose pad.The frame around the birdcage is a die from spellbinders.I distressed the paper edges using a Tim Holtz distressing tool.The flowers are from Wild orchid and I used burlap for the leaves which I die cut . The stuning ribbon was given to me as part of my Pack from Donna ,it is such beautiful ribbon to work with and my Trusty Craft-Dee Bowz bow making tool made the bow look amazing in seconds.

I finished it off with a chipboard word FAith which was sent to me by my team mate Gail and added  a cute birdcage charm and some gems..

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

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

"Autumn is a second Spring"

Vicki here...I'm up today with my Craft-Dee BowZ Festive Fall inspiration.  The Design Team had lots of fabulous ribbon to play with this month to coordinate with our fall foliage theme incorporating burlap.
I love Fall...the smell in the air, the warm colors and the mild temperatures.  Mother Nature makes sure we are surrounded by beauty in every direction.  These colors and the amazing ribbon from my DT product inspired my card.  The quote was perfect to pull together the burlap flowers and leaves.


I created this card with lots of layers and texture.  The upper right corner of the lower portion of the card is folded down to form a pocket, held in place with hot glue and embellished with a gemstone.  I tucked in various leaves and added the quote here.  The leaves are die cut from cardstock and burlap. A burlap flower in my stash worked well with the fall colors and followed the quote theme.

This amazing bow was created using my wonderful Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  It helps make bows quick and easy.  I wanted my bow to look "scrunchy", so I added some dents and indentations here and there. 

Need some yummy ribbon to use with your Craft-Dee BowZ Tool? Take advantage of Ribbon-Ade! There are two different options available for purchase... 10 yds. of Sheer Organza or 10 yds. of Sheer Polka Dot. You can also purchase both at a special price.
Be sure to check out and play along with our November 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 November Craft-Dee BowZ challenge project!
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Fluttering from the Autumn Tree

Barbara here,

It's the first Tuesday of November and its time for my Craft-Dee BowZ post.

This month the designers were asked to use burlap in our Festive Fall Foliage. Burlap, hmmmm it just goes with fall doesn't it!! Of course it really can go with so many things.

Well let me show you what I came up with.

This card is a very simple card with burlap and some silk leaves in the glorious fall colors. But the bow, well it kind of took center stage. This ribbon is so beautiful with the vibrant fall colors. and since the ribbon is wired, this bow really maintains its shape.

Let me show you a closer view of the bow.

OK I admit I could not make this bow, without my trusty Craft-Dee BowZ tool. This tool lets me make lush bows with ease. 

This little tool lets me make bows like the one above. Easy peasy!! REALLY!!
And you can use it for your gift packages too. 
It isn't just for cards. 
Click here to order yours!! 

Don't forget Craft-Dee BowZ has a challenge every month and you have plenty of time to make a project and enter it before the month of November is over. 
The theme is always, Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
I am going to be looking for your entry.

Thanks for stopping in today. Next Tuesday Vicki will be posting with her project. Stop back and check out what she has designed.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to November

Time to take a look at our winners for October

Here's the winning submission for the October challenge. 

 (Submission # 35)

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 October 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. Em(Submission #7)
2.Mimi (Submission #98)
3. Donna Ellis (Submission  #105)
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:

Autumn (Submission #60)

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 November Challenge Theme:

Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

This months code to use is CDB31

Here is some inspiration from the design team for you,

for our ........

November Challenge

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