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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Whimsical Elegance

Vicki here...I'm up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog today sharing some holiday inspiration with you.  

This month the Design Team has been working with the colors of red, silver and gold ribbon on our projects. We are also creating ornaments, 3-D or on a card. It's the perfect time to get those decorations ready to enhance your holiday d├ęcor!

It was so much fun playing with these ribbons.  I thought the red and white print was somewhat whimsical, so I wanted to create a project that went along with that fun theme.  And, here is my "whimsical" candle holder!

I found this old wooden spool type candle holder in an antique store a while back.  It's been sitting on a shelf collecting dust, but finally has a purpose.  I trimmed it with holiday patterned paper scraps, added a cute Santa bell and finished it off with a beautiful bow created with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

My next project is much more elegant.  I created a rosette ornament to hang on the tree or decorate a package.

I scored two pieces of 3 1/2 " x 12" patterned paper and hot glued them together to form a circle.  Then, I gently flattened it and added four additional layers with dimensional foam tape for the 3-D effect.   The pine branch die cuts, red flowers and white leaves add a perfect festive touch along with the gold doily background, gems and gorgeous bow.

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There's still time to play along with our November Challenge, "Anything goes and include a HANDMADE bow".  Link your entry to the November Challenge post in the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog.

Thanks for stopping by to share my holiday inspiration! 
Hope to see you here again soon.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Time to decorate the tree!

I love making Christmas cards. I make them year round and since our weather has finally cooled down below 100 degrees here in Arizona, it's a little easier to be making winter cards. The challenge this month at Craft-Dee BowZ has been ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW for all of you.  The Design Team, however, got a bit more of a specific challenge and we were to use red, gold and silver for our colors and an ornament(s).  So, I dug out my dies and had this set of ornaments by Elizabeth Dies and some new greenery die by Sizzix and the row of trees on the bottom is a die by Marianne Design. The sentiment is by Whimsy.

Perhaps the side angle below will be more helpful. I found it difficult to photograph metallic papers, so maybe you can see that my far right ornament is gold in the below picture. The background paper is white pearl and it's giving off a bit of glare. My apologies for not being a great photographer and for making it difficult to see my red, silver and gold ornaments very clearly. I used chunky white embossing powder on my greenery and trees and 3-D white paint for my falling snowflakes.

I love the way my three bows came out. I used my Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool and whipped out these three double looped bows super quick. By using my bow tool, I also got 3 exactly the same size bows, which was a small detail that mattered to me. Thank you to Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ for the great ribbons!

Do you own a bow tool?  Do you want to own a bow tool?  If you don't have one and order one in the month of November or December, let me know and I'll send you a large number of ribbons as a bonus for getting one! I'm addicted to ribbons and have more than what I can use and happy to share with a new bow tool owner! My e-mail is on the side of my blog, here.

Have you seen Vicki's and Tracey's projects yet? Scroll down to see their projects. Such beautiful creations to encourage you to get your project submitted to Craft-Dee BowZ where the challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Pretty snowflake

It is Tracey here with my inspiration project for November. The design team had the theme of silver/gold/red and we had to make a 3d ornament . So I thought I would make a snowflake .It has been made using strips of 12x12 paper from the DCWV Elegant holiday paper pad. I made the embellishment for the middle using a Tim Holtz die. The sentiment banner came also from the DCWV paper pad.

I attached some silver organza ribbon so the snowflake could be hung up and the beautiful triple looped bow was made using my Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker. I used creative expression small  dazzler gems to decorate the bow centre and snowflake


I hope you like my project and that you come and join us in the monthly challenge where Anything goes with a handmade bow.
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

An Ornament for my Door

Hello everyone,
Barbara here for today's post.

I thought I'd share with you an ornament I made for my front door. This was a quick and easy project. Just using 2 larger sprays that I picked up at Michaels . I just wired those sprays together and added the finishing touch - a bow made using my trusty Craft-Dee BowZ tool.
 I was able to pull this together in less than a half hour.

These quick projects are so fun and I love how the door ornament looks.

That ribbon is a wired ribbon and it makes your bows stand out and they look so fluffy. Another nice thing about wired ribbon bows is if the bow gets smashed in storage for next years display, just rework the loops, fluff the loops out a bit and it will look like you just made that bow.

This tool will be your lifesaver for making bows and a whole host of other things this tool can help you with, for your various projects. Check out the video links on the left sidebar to see what else the tool can help you make.  Click here to order your own Craft-Dee BowZ tool and if you order yours now, you will get it in plenty of time for all your holiday bow making needs. 

Don't forget that the November challenge is in progress here at Craft-Dee BowZ and we'd love to see your project. Click on the Monthly Challenge tab at the top and choose November 2016 to take you directly to this months challenge. We would love to see what you have made - remember the challenge theme is always ANYTHING GOES with a HANDMADE BOW. 

Thanks for stopping in today and stop back next Tuesday to check out what project Tracey has made.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the November Challenge 
here at Craft Dee BowZ

Let's take a look at our winners for October
Remember - the Winner, Top 3 and HM are based upon their merits

The winning submission for the October Challenge is 

Karasiowa( Submission #29)

Congratulations to Karasiowa!!!

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!!! 
(in no particular order)
1. Emma R(Submission #82)
2.Marty F (Submission #37)
3. Repolainen  Submission  #36)
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.

going to none other than:
Lisa S (Submission #67)

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

For those who have no blog but use Splitcoast Stampers or Flicker, 

this months code to use is CDB38

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 

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.

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