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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Heading to Tennessee!

Hello bow makers!  I just thought I'd give you all a heads-up that Craft-Dee BowZ will be at the big Stamp Escape event in Pigeon Forge, TN from April 21st through April 23rd.  This event is sponsored by Your Scrapbook Superstore in Sevierville, TN and their last event was so successful that they've made it even bigger with more teachers and classes.  I will be there teaching four classes over 4/22 and 4/23.  This will also include a sold-out Make & Take on Friday night.  We are going to have so much fun!  Here's a sample of one of my classes.   This one is called (appropriately) Tags, Tags, Tags!  You will learn a fun technique in this class and you'll be using lots of wonderful and some unexpected textures to complete these projects.  When is it you ask?  This particular class is being held on Friday, April 22 from 9am to 11am.  Space is limited, so be sure and sign up NOW!

If you are in the area, be sure and sign up right away as spaces are going fast!  I happen to know I have students coming from Ohio, TN and SC for some of my classes.  Go check the map -- see how close you are to this super event and make some reservations.  Here's the link for you to see what the event is all about at The Music Road Convention Center.

I hope to see you there!  I'll be posting some of my other classes shortly.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Butterfly Fairy

Hi Everyone,
Barbara here with the last post from the design team for the month of March.
This month we've had Cute As A Button as our sponsor and
 we have had the pleasure of using their images in our posts. 

This month the designers were to use a fairy and 
we also had paint chips to incorporate in our projects as well. 

 I chose Butterfly Fairy image and here she is on my card. 

I had purple paint chips and decided to use them as a frame. I cut them to about 1" wide and taped them down on the pink panel. Next I mounted the fairy image on top of that frame. 

I added vellum wings to give the fairy a 3-D effect and my bow is a double loop bow using satin ribbon. 
I added flowers to the top left corner and 
added the pink to the bouquet to make those flowers come alive.

For more inspiration, 
please be sure to check out the other designers projects from earlier this month. 
Just scroll down and check them out. 

Don't forget, it's not to late to enter the March CDB challenge. 
And the winner will receive 2 single digital images from our sponsor - Cute As A Button.
 Click here to visit the Cute As A Button store and check out those cute digital images. 

Thanks for stopping in today. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Fairy Sweet!

Hello, it's the fourth Tuesday of the month and my turn to post on the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog. Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW. This month we have a sponsor, Cute As A Button, and I was given this beautiful image name Lagoon Fairy to use for my card. The Design Team also had a challenge to use the color purple and the item of paint chips on our projects. Paint chips are a wonderful addition to your supplies. The stock is heavier and are great to use when die cutting. So the next time you walk through a paint department, get a few and try them!

I colored my image with my new Polychromos Pencils and am delighted with the results of the pencils. I added some Cool Glitter Ritz to her wings, a bit of tan flocking to the cattails, and Glossy Accents to the water drops and water. The clear iridescent sequins, the purple and pink rhinestones are from my stash. And, do you see my paint chips?  I took 2 large ones, put them together so they were large enough for my card, and then mounted them on white paper. It almost makes it look like I have 4 separate pieces of purple for the background.

I used flowers from my favorite stores:  I Am Roses, Wild Orchid and byThita.  
I'm so happy with the way my double looped satin bow came out, too. using my Craft-Dee BowZ bow Tool. I added an extra tail of a darker lavender to the bow. This bow was super easy to do, even adding the extra tail while using my bow tool. It frees up my hands so I don't have to hold so much and can do double and triple bows and add extra tails, with ease!
Our sponsor for this month is Cute As A Button who will award the winner of this challenge with 2 single digital images of your choice! Have you seen the images at Cute As A Button? I think they're wonderful and are definitely images you'll like, too!

Thanks for coming over and looking at my card and reading the details of it. I hope you've seen Vicki's and Tracey's cards this month...and if you haven't, please stop by the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge, scroll down, and take a peek at their posts. I know you won't regret the few moments it takes to see their projects. Remember that the challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sunflower fairy in lilac

It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this months challenge .The DT this month as you know are featuring the  Cute As A Button sponsor images , fairies ,paint chip colour samples  and the colour purple in their inspiration pieces for you this month so I have made this cute card using all those elements...
The image I chose this month from  Cute As A Button  is the gorgeous image called "Sunflower fairy " you can find her Here
I love this image as although she is called a sunflower fairy you can see I have not coloured her in sunflower colours. I used promarkers to colour the image. adding an extra layer to her flower to give dimension.

The frame behind her is a paint chip cut using a sizzix die. I layered up the  lilac and white background using Sue Wilson square double pierced noble dies. The pretty flower effect in the left andright corners was achieved using tonic corner dies. The leaves are made using a joy crafts billie flourish die. The stamped sentiment is from Cardio. The flowers are from wild orchid .Challenges entered
The gorgeous bow was created using my Craft-deebowz. bow maker  and beautiful lilac ribbon from my MPP pack this month ...It created stunning bows each time and with no effort at all.

I hope you like my card and that you join us this month for the "Anything goes with a handmade bow" challenge at Craft-deebowz. . Pop over and see what the DT have created this month for your will be blown away by their creations
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Monday, March 14, 2016

Simply Create Too Challenge for March

Hello bow makers!  Donna here with my challenge piece for Simply Create Too.  Go here for the full deets.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fairy Tea-Light!

Vicki here...It's time to share my Craft-Dee BowZ Design Team inspiration with you.  This month, the Craft-Dee BowZ team is creating with the color purple, including ribbon, paint chips and a "Fairy" theme.

Craft-Dee BowZ  March Challenge is again being sponsored by Cute As A Button.  They will be awarding a prize of two digital images to the challenge winner for March.  As always, our theme is "Anything goes and include a HANDMADE bow".  You don't want to miss this be sure to get in on the action.  Visit the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog and link up your entry to the March Challenge post.  It lasts all month long!

And, here is my altered project...

I wanted to create something whimsical and what could be more whimsical than a fairy garden? This  altered wine glass purchased at the Dollar Store makes a great night light for our granddaughter!  The outside is covered with a decoupage technique of glue, tissue paper, and glitter.  The base, glued to a lovely, purple crocheted doily, is covered with a multitude of foliage die cuts, flowers and a butterfly made from paint chips.  A sprinkle of fairies and a beautiful bow, complete the fairy garden!

A closer look at the double loop, purple satin bow created with my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool.

Featured Product
Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool

From my stash...
Cardstock:  Bazzill, Close To My Heart
Die Cuts: Diemond Dies, Die-Namites, Memory Box
Sequins: Verve Stamps
Other: Doily, Glitter, Paint Chips, Ribbon, Tissue Paper, Wine Glass

Visit my fellow team members for more inspiration...

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.  Purchase both at a special price.

Visit the Craft-Dee BowZ Store for a limited selection of new die-cuts discounted at 10% off.  The inventory goes fast and won't be re-stocked!  Don't miss this opportunity.  Die-cuts will ship USPS (Domestic only...sorry no sales outside the US) for a fee of $4.95 which covers shipping from 1 to 4 dies maximum in one shipment.  Fees will go up with 5 or more.  Find the tab at the top of the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog.

Thanks for stopping by to share my March  Craft-Dee BowZ  inspiration project! 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the March challenge 
here at Craft Dee BowZ
Our sponsor for the March challenge  is - 
 Cute As A Button

Don't forget
The prize for the March 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

Let's take a look at our winners for February
WOW there is a lot of talented crafters out there 
and that makes it so hard to chose the winners
Remember - the Winner, Top 3 and HM are based upon their merits

Here's the winning submission for the February challenge. 

Katarina (Submission # 17)

Congratulations to Katarina!!!

Please grab the "winners badge" on the sidebar here and 
we'd love it if you'd post it on your blog
Please contact Barbara for instructions on how to claim your prize from Cute as a Button.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our February 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.

February TOP 3 WINNERS
(in no particular order)
1. Karasiowa(Submission #3)
2.Sparkling Pink (Submission #6)
3. Plony(Submission  #19)
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:
tmd (Submission #11)

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 CDB35

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 

for our ........

March Challenge


The link to the guidelines for playing are on the top tab.

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We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.

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