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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Love is in the air!

Well, it's the last Tuesday in January so that means it's my turn to post on Craft-Dee BowZ .  This month our sponsor is Cute as a Button. Francesca at Cute as a Button is a talented artist and I know you'll love her images, so please go and visit her store!

I used this adorable digital image named Share the Love from Cute as a Button for my project this month.
I colored my image with Copics and chalked the outside of the oval for a bit of color.  The heart lace around the image is from JoAnn's and was on a spool. The pretty silver heart clip with 'love' written in it is from Live & Love Crafts.  This fabulous shaped card was made with dies from Go Kreate.

Below is my flower arrangement. I used flowers from I Am Roses and Wild Orchid Crafts. The sparkly heart is my own creation. I die cut a heart onto double stick tape stuck on heavy white cardstock and sprinkled Crystal Stars Glitter - Rose on it. Then I covered it all with Glossy Accents and while it was wet I added another sprinkle of Crystal Stars Glitter. When that dried, I added one more layer of Glossy Accents. It's very 3-D, but smooth and you can see depth due to the Glossy Accents.

And my bow was made on my Craft-Dee BowZ tool which is why it looks so nice. This little tool is outstanding, inexpensive, handy to hang by the ribbon and easy to use! This double looped, double ribboned, bow came out so pretty and I hope the photo captures it well for you to see. The red jewel in the center has crinkled foil on the back, making it look sparkly.

The winner of the January Craft-Dee BowZ challenge of ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW will be 2 images of their choice from Cute as a Button. Along with that you'll get our badge to put on your blog. I hope you'll join us this month and your time is running out so get your card posted to the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog soon!


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

My Post for Simply Create Too challenge

My post for Simply Create Too

Hello bow makers!  This month over at the Simply Create Too blog, we were challenged to create "something new". Click here to get the deets!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I Am Yours

It is Tracey here with my inspiration project for you ..We have a fabulous sponsor for the Craft-DeeBowZ challenge this month and it is "Cute as a Button "

 The Lucky winner of the Craft-Dee BowZ January Challenge "Anything  goes with a handmade"
 bow will receive 2 digi images as their prize from  "Cute as a Button "
I chose the gorgeous image called I'm Yours and you will find her HERE
I have created an easel card using my spellbinders Grande oval dies..The papers I have used are from Bo Bunny and are called Isabella. The fab image was coloured using promarkers.
The stunning  double bow was created using my trusty Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool and beautiful pink organza ribbon from my mpp pack,. I wanted to add a WOW factor to my bow so I created a multi loop bow in cream to place underneath the pink one again using my Bow making tool. I added a cute sparkly gem centre to finish it all off

I added some pretty flowers  and flourishes and die cut balloons tied with twine and a cute little twine bow

this is how the card stands (side view)
I hope you will join us in the challenge sponsored by "Cute as a Button "  and that you visit the Design teams blogs for more inspiration
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

"YOU Pop my buttons" with "Button Love"!

Vicki's time for my creative inspiration on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog! This month, our Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge is being sponsored by "Cute As A Button".  We are excited and delighted to be working with their fantastic images!

 The winner of  Craft-Dee BowZ  January challenge, "Anything goes and include a HANDMADE bow", will receive 2 images of their choice from Cute As A Button!  How exciting is that? So, don't miss the opportunity to play along with us.

My digital image choice just happened to be the Cute As A Button logo, "Button Love".

Using the "Button Love" image and the fact that buttons are round, I continued the theme throughout my card.  The image is printed on white cardstock, colored with watercolor pencils and die-cut in a circle.  It's matted with a yellow, scalloped circle and mounted on a folded display stand similar to an easel card.  The sentiment is also printed on white cardstock, die-cut in a circle and matted with a scalloped circle.  And, this is where the fun began...buttons, buttons and more buttons. her hair, under the bow, in the corners.  I couldn't stop adding buttons!

Next, came the beautiful bow.   Ahhh....I love this pink and white double bow created with my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  I made a multi-loop bow of yellow and white twine to place underneath too.  Then, I added fun buttons to the center of it.

I love the overall bright colors and fun theme of this card!

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I hope I have inspired you to play along with our Craft-Dee BowZ January Challenge, sponsored by Cute As a Button.  Thanks for stopping by...see you again soon. 

Visit my blog and other team members for more inspiration!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Hi Everyone,

Barbara here with the 1st Tuesday of the month post.

Well I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Now I guess it's back to the same ole routine.

The Designers theme here at CDB for January is Love and since my little Buddie (my cat) is not feeling up to par, I decided to use this cute image of the little girl and her cat.

I decided to make a 3 loop bow. I was aiming for a bow that would not overwhelm this card. I think this looks OK

 I made an easel card 'cause they are so fun to make and send (and get too). I love these cards, no measuring  for the most part, and they look great opened and I think a bow works well with these card styles too.

You know with the Craft-Dee BowZ tool you can make any sized  bow, from 1' to 4 1/2". These sizes are perfect for cards, scrapbook pages and even wrapped gifts.  You can order yours here.

Don't forget to enter a card or project in the CDB monthly challenge. The theme is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow. Our January sponsor is Cute As A Button and the prize for the challenge winner is two digi images. Love their images

Next Tuesday Vicki will be posting and she will be using a darling Cute As A Button image. Mark your calendar and come back to check her project out. (I snuck, or is it sneaked, a peek and her project is adorable, You will love it.)

Thanks for stopping in today.

Friday, January 1, 2016

January Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Oh where do I start??

First -Happy New Year !!!

Welcome to January and to 2016

I have an exciting announcement to make:
The Craft-Dee BowZ challenge is proud to announce we
will have sponsors in 2016 (Whoo Hoo)

Starting off, our sponsor for the January challenge  is - 
 Cute As A Button

The prize for the January challenge's top winner - 
  2 single images of the winners choice.

Cute As A Button digital images are available here so take a look and see what cool images they have to offer

now lets take a look at our winners for December
The choice was so hard to make, there is so much talent out there. 
Remember the Winner, Top 3 and HM are based upon their merits

Here's the winning submission for the 
December challenge. 

Cec (Submission # 29)

Congratulations to Cec!!!

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 December Challenge!!! 

Remember, 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.

December TOP 3 WINNERS
(in no particular order)
1. Karasiowa (Submission #15)
2.Leslie Turner (Submission #54)
3. Gracielle (Submission  #91)
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:
Sparkling Pink (Submission #19)

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 Challenge Theme is Always:

Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

This months code to use is CDB33

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 

for our ........

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