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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Erin Go Bragh

It's my Tuesday to post a card I've made for the challenge of ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW over at Craft-Dee BowZ. My daughter has a small part of Irish in her heritage and looks Irish. She's got the freckles, the red hair and skin that doesn't tan. Her 3/4 Italian heritage hardly shows!  When I saw this image by Tiddly Inks named Chloe Good Luck, I knew I had to make a St. Patrick's Day for her with it. But, I couldn't post this until AFTER St. Patrick's Day so it's a little late getting posted.
I used some pretty lace that I have in my stock and threaded the same green satin ribbon through it that I made my pretty bow with. My sentiment is a rubber stamp that I curved and stamped on the image paper.
And here's that pretty green satin bow. I made a 4-looped bow with my little bow tool that made this so easy. The ribbon is 1/2" wide and tied together so perfectly with the assistance of the bow tool!
The team has made some beautiful projects to inspire you to join our challenge this month at Craft-Dee BowZ where the challenge is always ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HAND MADE BOW. I hope you've followed us each Tuesday for inspiration and you still have a few more days to enter our challenge!
                                                                                                          
                                                                                                      Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                              Gail

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Friends .......







Hi
 Tracey here with my mid challenge inspiration post ..I love making cards for my friends ... for no other reason but that I value them and hey its nice to get a card letting you know something thinks you are  a great friend ...
I  have made this cute "Bow fronted  card" ... I have seen this shape around on social media and craft blogs  and thought I would  like to have a go for myself . I enjoyed making this card and used a tonic die to get the shape on parts that bow out .The cute image is a digi from tiddly inks .called wryn grow some love and I coloured her with spectrum illustrator pens.
.The pretty papers are from Anna mare designs .
The flowers are pre made from wild orchid. and the stamped sentiment is from woodware.
The beautiful bow was created using my Craft-Deebowz.. bow maker .It is my go to bow maker every time ,so easy to use and creates beautiful bows every time .





My friend loved the card which I had to make a box for as it wouldn't  fit in an envelope !!
I  hope you have a go at making one for yourself and join us in the monthly challenge
Happy Crafting
Tracey xx

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hipster Cat Birthday Card

Hi, it's Marty and it's my Tuesday to post on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog!   As a reminder, our monthly challenge is always ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW.  This month’s sponsor is Beccy's Place and the winner of the April challenge will receive one set of digital stamps.   Beccy's online store has an awesome variety of digital stamps and stamp sets to choose from.  She also has freebies and tutorials, so it's worth it to check out her online store and blog.

My son recently turned 30 and I'm sharing the card I made for him.  I thought the cat from the new Hipster stamp set (Tim Holtz) suited him perfectly!


I had the perfect blue ribbon for my card, thanks to Donna!  Of course, I used my bow tool to make my single-loop bow (great for masculine cards).  The bow tool makes it so easy for any size bow, single or multi-loop...there are helpful tutorials hereIf you don't have a bow tool, click here to order one.


If you'd like to know more about how I finished my project, please head over to my blog.

Thank you for stopping by today and we'd love to see you play along in the challenge - you could be our next winner!

Tracey will be back next Tuesday with some more inspiration so don't forget to stop by.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Celebrating a birthday

Welcome back everyone

Barbara here and its time for our DT Tuesday posts.

Beccy's Place is our sponsor this month and I went into my digi treasure trove and found this beautiful flower in my Beccy's Place file.

 A friend of mine has a birthday today and this is the card I am going to give her.


My bow is two single looped bows stacked one on top of the other. 
Easy to make if you use the Craft-Dee BowZ tool

Here is a close view of that bow. 
The April challenge has begun and we'd love to see a submission from you. 
The challenge is always Anything Goes so that makes it easy to come up with a project. 
You could be the next winner and the prize is a digital set from Beccy's Place. 

Well that's it for today, stop back next Tuesday for another Tuesday project from Marty.

Have a great week.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to our April challenge 
here at Craft Dee BowZ

Last month's challenge was great with all your creative submissions, thanks so much for joining in the fun. 

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.

First let's take a look at our winners for March

Here's the winning submission
 for the March challenge. 

Jane Savage (Submission # 65)

Congratulations Jane!!!
Please email Barbara ..... (bbruder@fuse.net) for your prize
Please include CDB March Winner  in the subject line
You have 7 days (April 8) to claim your prize
If unclaimed - prize will go to one of the top 3

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

March's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Carol Gill (Submission #37)
2.Marlene  (Submission #40)
3. Tones (Submission  #43)

March HONORABLE MENTION

Kaijan-Arkea (Submission #7)
Please grab the badges on the sidebar here and 
post them on your blog .
We'd love it if you'd link back to our site here.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our March Challenge!!! 
 To view prior challenges by clicking on the Monthly Challenge
 tab at the top of the page.
A big thanks to our sponsor 

for the April challenge - 

The digital images at Beccy's Place are available here so take a look and see what cool images she has to offer, and she has a large variety of catagories.

The prize for the April top winner will be
 one set of your choice


The Craft-Dee BowZ 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 CDB 48

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 


for our ........

April Challenge


Gail 



The designers have made some creative projects for you, 
hope you enjoyed them.
Now we are looking forward to seeing your projects

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

If you have any questions please email me at bbruder@fuse.net
We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.

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



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Peace

Today is my day to post on Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog. I think it's wonderful how there are 4 team members and we each have our own special Tuesday of the month! 

I have a favorite set of stamps that are no longer available, and haven't been available, for years.  Do you remember the Precious Moments ceramic statutes by Hallmark?  Well, years ago Stampendous made Precious Moments stamps and I started collecting them.  I've since found them on E-Bay and some are very pricey!  I believe I have my retirement account in Precious Moments stamps!  They came wood mounted, and years ago I unmounted ALL my stamps and put them in topic notebooks in 4 pouches per sleeve making my collection a little easier to maintain.  The stamp below is one of three that I bought off of E-Bay last summer. All three are shaped like church windows (at least that's what the shape means to me).  The images can be religious oriented if you want to look at them in that way, which I do. Here's is a little shepherd sleeping with one of his flock.
I used a stencil to make my 'brick' wall and then cut a hole in the wall and put clear acetate in front of the colored image which is mounted inside so it actually looks like a stained glass church window. I don't know who made the sentiment stamp, but I thought it was perfect with this image and it reflects how I feel.

At this point I need to give credit where credit is due. I didn't color this image, my daughter, Stephanie, did. While she was recuperating from cervical surgery she spent weeks at my house and I found out she liked to color. Between the two of us, she now has sets of colored pencils, markers, watercolor pens and gel pens. I gave her this image to color and I thought it would get her imagination going and keep her busy for a bit. It did both.
With all the beautiful colors in this 'stained glass window', I had to pick a color for my bow. I thought the yellow was pretty against the gray 'bricks' and black frame and I used two different width yellow ribbons for my bow. This bow was so easy to make with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. Attempting to hold this ribbon and tie it would've been difficult without my bow tool. If you have a bow tool, I hope you use it as the bows come out perfect every time!
hope you've been able to visit the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and see each team member's fabulous projects!  If not, please scroll down!  We'd be delighted if you left a comment, too!

There's a few more days left on our monthly challenge so please get out your ribbon, make a bow, get it on your project and join us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
                                                                                                     Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                                Gail

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A new school year.....




Hi
It is Tracey here with my inspiration project for this month.  I have made this card using gorgeous papers from Be Creative . I have used a sweet digital image from The paper shelter called "Learning is fun.", Isn't she a cutie. I coloured her with a mix of promarkers and spectrum noir illustrator pens. The pretty flowers are  from Petal Lu .
The butterflies have been made using a woodware butterfly punch.. The beautiful bow was made using my Craft-Dee BowZ Bowmaker and ribbon from my MPP pack this month  .. I absolutely cannot make a bow without it ... It is so easy to use and makes stunning bows every time . See how you can get one for yourself in the left hand side bar ...


 

I hope you like my card and that it gives you some inspiration to join us in this months challenge
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Happy Easter


Hi, it's Marty and it's my Tuesday to post on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog!   As a reminder, our monthly challenge is always ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW.  Our sponsor this month is Cute As A Button - click on the link to check out their wide selection of cool images.  The prize for the March top winner will be 3 single images of the winner's choice.

Since Easter is coming up, I decided to use my Sizzix Bigz Easter Elements die and make a canvas:


I used a lovely yellow ribbon that Donna gave the team (thank you, Donna!) and used my bow tool to make both of my beautiful bows.  It's so easy to make different-sized bows, single loop or multi-loop, and there are helpful tutorials here.






If you'd like to know more about how I finished my project, please head over to my blog.

Thank you for stopping by today and we'd love to see you play along in the challenge - you could be our next winner!

Tracey will be back next Tuesday with some more inspiration so don't forget to stop by.  Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Some Bunny Loves You

Welcome back everyone

WOW it's the first Tuesday of the month already.
And that means its time for my post here at Crafty Dee BowZ. 

Well since Easter is coming our way soon, So I thought I'd share this Easter card.


Lets take a look at that bow.



This bow is a double loop bow. Easy to make and it really looks bigger than it is.
The Craft-Dee BowZ tool
is the perfect bow making tool.



Hope you are inspired to make an Easter card with a bow. 

When you do why not submit your card in the Craft-Dee BowZ March Challenge
The theme is always the same - Anything Goes with a handmade bow

Check out the challenge here
The challenge runs thru the end of the month - so you have time. 
You could be the next winner

Need more info about my card, click here to come over to my blog

Stop back next Tuesday - 
Marty will be sharing another of her creative projects with you 
and I'm sure you're going to love it!!



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to our  
March Challenge 
here at Craft Dee BowZ

Last month's challenge was great with all your creative submissions, thanks so much for joining in the fun. 

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.

First let's take a look at our winners for February

Here's the winning submission
 for the February challenge. 



Ingunn(Submission # 15)

Congratulations Ingunn!!!
Please email Barbara ..... (bbruder@fuse.net) for your prize
Please include CDB February Winner  in the subject line
You have 7 days (March 8) to claim your prize
If unclaimed - prize will go to one of the top 3

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

February's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Carol Gill (Submission #34)
2. Emma R. (Submission #39)
3. Bunny (Submission  #52)

February HONORABLE MENTION

Khushboo Gandhi (Submission #4)
Please grab the badges on the sidebar here and 
post them on your blog .
We'd love it if you'd link back to our site here.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our February Challenge!!! 
 To view prior challenges by clicking on the Monthly Challenge
 tab at the top of the page.
A big thanks to our sponsor 

for the March challenge - 


Our sponsor is Cute As A Button, and the owner is the talented Francesca. Thank you Francesca, for sponsoring Craft-Dee BowZ this month.


The prize for the March top winner will be
  3 single images of the winner's choice.

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



The Craft-Dee BowZ 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 CDB 47

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 



for our ........

March Challenge






The designers have made some creative projects for you, hope you enjoyed them.
Now we are looking forward to seeing your projects

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

If you have any questions please email me at bbruder@fuse.net
We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.

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



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Is it spring yet?

It's my Tuesday to post on Craft-Dee BowZ for our February challenge of ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW! I used this very cute image from Bildmalarna. I have lots of their stamps and love their sweet faces. I chose this image because my spring bulb garden is blooming now. This year I have paper whites, daffodils, tulips, freesia, hyacinths and crocus! That's why I'm feeling like spring!





I used a Magnolia border die, an old butterfly punch, a corner die and a tag punch. I colored my image with Copics and 'textured' the egg to try and make it look like an actual egg shell. I added a dash of glitter to my flowers and butterflies.



This fabulous bow was made with my Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool. I love how it came out. I used green ribbon and green twine (thank you, Donna!). I love the two textures together and it tied beautifully in the middle. I resisted the urge to put a button in the middle of this great bow just because the bow came out so well!



Our sponsor is A Day For Daisies and they will provide a $12 gift card to the winner of this challenge!



A Day For Daisies provides themed categories of over 3000 digital illustrations and a fast growing line of new clear polymer stamp sets, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!

The entire team (all four of us) post our project on the first of every month using the sponsor of the month's images. Then each Tuesday one of us gets to post a project of our choice. Please take a look at the fabulous creations done this month by scrolling down!


                                                                                                   Gail


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Day for Daisies frame and card set



Hi .
It is Tracey here with my inspiration post  for February
This month I have made this card and altered  A frame using a beautiful image from A Day For Daisies this months sponsor and she is  called "Pearls in my hair"  and you can find her HERE  .
I coloured her with spectrum  noir illustrator pens. I used papers from Anna Marie Designs teal paper pad. The flowers are from wild orchid. The frame was from a cheap pound or dollar store and I painted it with  white gesso and distressed the edges and added matching flowers and a birdcage charm .
The ribbon is from my Mpp pack and I used my Trusty   Craft-Dee Bowz  bow making tool to form the bows. It is so easy to use and forms beautiful multi looped bows every time with ease.







I hope you like my projects and that you will come and join us in the monthly challenge
That's all from me and Happy Crafting
Traceyx

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine Zombies


Happy Valentine's Day!

Hi, it's Marty and it's my Tuesday to post on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog!   As a reminder, our monthly challenge is always ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW.  Our sponsor for this month is A Day For Daisies, and they're offering a $12 gift card to shop at their online store, so check them out!

Since it's Valentine's Day, I wanted to make a few cards for the occasion and decided that my kids would be the lucky recipients (LOL!).  They both love "The Walking Dead" TV show and I just happen to have a Zombie die set. 




I just love making Tulle bows - thank you so much, Donna, for including Tulle with our ribbons!  I made 2 small bows, and I couldn't have made these little bows so perfectly without my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  It's so easy to make different-sized bows and there are helpful tutorials here.   Need one?  Click right here.

If you'd like to know more about how I finished my project, please head over to my blog.

Thank you for stopping by today and we'd love to see you play along in the challenge - you could be our next winner!

Tracey will be back next Tuesday with some more inspiration so don't forget to stop by.  Enjoy your Valentine's Day!