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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Create with your soul art board ...







Hi all
It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this month .. I have been doing a lot of mixed media pieces lately and thought I would create something in that line for you this month instead of a card . The pretty ribbon I had from my MPP pack inspired this piece . The ribbon colour was a perfect match for my blue distress inks..
The art board is 18cm tall and is made of MDF . I painted the base and sides with black gesso. I prefer to work on mountboard  rather than straight onto mdf for my techniques as it has a lovely smooth surface and reacts well to lots of mixed media techniques,.so I cut 2 pieces of mountboard for the front and back of the mdf piece . I then inked them  up using tumbled glass ,broken china and peacock feathers Tim Holtz  distress inks . I used black versafine ink and stamped the foliage using sheena douglass stamps. I cut a smaller mountboard square ,inked it in the same colours and stamped the sentiment onto it . the sentiment is one I have had for a while and I think it was from visible image. I also added a freehand edge to the sentiment just it finish it off.


The triple  looped bow was made using my Craft-Dee BowZ bowmaker . It is my go to bow creator as it makes perfect bows every time so easily you can get yours HERE
 

I added a pretty flower to the bow centre which I made using an Ek success flower punch and a swirly vine embossing folder to give the flower texture.
The butterflies are made using a crafters companion mixed media butterfly die set.



I hope you like my project and have a go at one for yourselves . 
I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US IN THE CHALLENGE
Happy Crafting
Tracey

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

All Dressed Up

Hi, Kathy here and it is my turn to host our September monthly Challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.  As always the theme is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.

I decided on this cute little image from Northwoods Stamps.  It is called Sassy Halloween Legs.  I love witch boots and their skinny legs.  So when I seen this little stamp I just had to grab it.


I colored the image up with my Copic Markers.  After I was finished with the coloring, I knew it needed a little something else, so I added some Nuvo Crystal drops and glitter, glitter and more glitter.


For my bow I had some Halloween ribbon that I purchased last year.  So I made this cute little bow with my Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker.  I love this tool and look forward to making so many more bows with it.  I plan on using it to make bows for my Christmas packages this year.  If you do not have one go on over and grab one here.  It is such a handy little tool and oh so easy to use. 

I hope I have inspired you today and we look forward in seeing what all you have created.  So please join in on our Anything Goes September Challenge.  If you would like to see more on my card you can visit my blog here.

Hugs
Kathy

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Spooky

Hello bloggers

Barbara here. And welcome back to Craft-Dee BowZ. 
It's Tuesday and that means its time for a DT inspiration post.

 As I was preparing a new project for you, I was rummaging around for some embellishments. 
You know it's great to plow thru all the stuff we have and don't use all the time. 
Yep, Halloween is a great example of that. Well I ran across some cool Halloween embellies so I decided to make a Halloween card. 

Some of the things I used I have no clue where they came from, but they are great on a card.



Here is a closer look at my bow.


I used a sheer ribbon (my favorite type of ribbon).
 I got carried away and made a 4 loop bow. 
Using that sheer ribbon, makes it easy to make a 4 loop bow. 
Check out that witch hanging from the bow.

Visit my blog for some additional pics of this card.

Don't forget, the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge is underway.
The CDB challenges run all month. 
The theme is always - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you next Tuesday
 to check out what Kathy has come up with.

Friday, September 1, 2017

September Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and it's time for our 
September 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 August

Here's the winning submission
 for the August challenge. 

Katarina Ewa (Submission # 42)

Congratulations Katarina!!!

Please email Barbara ..... (bbruder@fuse.net) for your prize
Please include CDB August Winner  in the subject line
You have 7 days (September 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

August's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Jay's Crafty Corner (Submission #4)
2.Beth Brovold (Submission #5)
3. Rosina (Submission  # 57)



August HONORABLE MENTION


De kaarten van ono Mam (Submission #58)
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 August 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 September challenge - 



The prize for the September top winner will be
 4 digital images

The Bugaboo 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 53

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 


for our ........

September Challenge



 Tracey





The designers have made some creative projects for you, 
hope you've 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 September challenge closes on September 30 at 8:00 p.m. EDT




Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A Rose For You

Hi Everyone
Barbara here and even though it's the last Tuesday of the month and I am popping in with another inspiration card to delight your crafting senses.  LOL

Just a reminder,  Friday is September 1, and that means that CDB will be starting the next monthly challenge. Please stop by then to check out the winners of the current challenge and to see the inspiration projects made by our talented designers for you for September.

OK let me share my card for August.



I started with a 6"X 6" card base. Next I added a pink holographic piece cut to 5 3/4" X 5 3/4" and layered that on top of the card base.

Next I cut a pink piece 5 1/2" X 5 1/2". I punched the area on the left using a Martha Stewart  Punch all over the Page. Next, I added another border on the right, using a white CS strip and using that same punch. I attached my bow thru some of the lattice openings on the left side.



I have been playing around with my Mini Minc Machine and I had this cool Rose w/ leaves outline. Well I couldn't get it to foil. But I have a pen that has liquid toner in it so I covered the rose and the leaves using that, added the pink foil to the rose and the green foil to the leaves and ran it thru the Minc and it worked great.

Next I added pink CS to the back of the rose and some green CS to the back of the leaves and popped it up on the front of the card.

Last but not least I made some handmade flowers for the bottom right corner area and used 2 leaf punches to add the greenery to my handmade flowers.

Thanks for stopping in today. You still have a day or so to enter the August Challenge, you could be the winner!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Hope you will link a project in our monthly challenge. Don’t forget our theme every month is always Anything Goes with a Handmade bow.  Also on each Tuesday of the month a different designer will post here on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to inspire you! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today I hope you will be back Friday to see what's up for September.



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Play on Words


I love when a sentiment plays on words. The sentiment and image on my card today is by Mo Manning. Today is my day to post on Craft-Dee BowZ since it's the fourth Tuesday of the month. Our challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES WITH A HAND MADE BOW
This is a large card and measures 7.5 inches x 7.5 inches. I colored the image with Copics and although you probably can't tell, I added Wink of Stella to her wings and tiara.
I used a combination of flowers from The Ribbon Girl, byThita, Michael's and Wild Orchid Flowers. I love flowers, ribbon, lace, and pretty things and had fun arranging these on the card.
I used my Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool to make this bow and I used this pretty sheer peach colored ribbon. The bow is a triple-loop and was so easy to make using my bow tool.
Have you seen the other wonderful cards made this month by Kathy and Tracey? With a team of just 4, each Tuesday is a special day at Craft-Dee BowZ. Next week is Barb's posting so please stop back to see her creation.


The prize this month from our sponsor, Cute As A Button Designs, is 3 single images of the winner's choice.

Thanks for stopping by!
   Gail

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A little mixed media plaque




Hi
It is Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project . I thought I would do a sweet little mixed media plaque for a change.
It started life as a basic mdf  heart .I added some pretty papers ,stamped on the paper with grey ink and a lovely Indigoblu script stamp to add interest to the background. I then added further texture by adding texture paste through a butterfly stencil.
I applied white gesso using the dry brush technique to the plaque to give it a white wash effect. The words have been stencilled onto white card using a Phil martin creative expressions stencil and lilac ink. I used grey-board and  the sizzix  Bigz  XL caged bird die for the birdcage which I painted with gesso to match the project.
The flowers  are from wild orchid and they were dipped in glue and then into  glitter  to make them sparkle. The bird has been made using the stampin up bird bunch.
The stunning bow was made using ribbon from my MPP pack and of course my trusty                 Craft-dee Bowz  bow maker which makes stunning bows every time and you can find out how to get one from the sidebar on the left
 
 
 



 That is how I made the plaque ,I hope you like it and that you will join us for this months challenge where Anything goes with a handmade bow...
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Emma and Ellie

Hi there, Kathy here and it's my Tuesday to post on the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog. Have you had a chance to enter into our August challenge.  We have some really amazing creations from all over and there is such great talent from everyone.  

My card was made using this adorable little image called Emma and Ellie from Connie Fong. Isn't she and her elephant just adorable.



After printing her out, I colored her up with my Copic markers.  


The flower is from my Wild Orchid Crafts collection, die is from LRDS (it can be found here), card stock and printed papers are from my stash.  The ribbons, were made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  Have you tried this tool yet? If not what are you waiting for?  It can be found here.  It is so easy to use and makes a perfect bow every time.  I stuck a stick pin that I added beads to through the two bows.  Then I made a loop out of the end and added a tear drop bead as to appear as if it were a charm.  Again things I had in my stash.



I hope you have enjoyed this little card and I really hope I was able to inspire you. Remember to join us for the August Challenge, theme is Anything Goes with an added Handmade Bow.  Can't wait to see what all you have to share with us.

Hugs,

Kathy

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and it's time for our August 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 July

Here's the winning submission
 for the July challenge. 

Marlies (Submission # 3)



Congratulations Marlies !!!

Please email Barbara ..... (bbruder@fuse.net) for your prize
Please include CDB July Winner  in the subject line
You have 7 days (August 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

July's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Suzi Mac (Submission #11)
2.Emma R (Submission #16)
3. Sparkling Pink(Su bmission  #55)



July HONORABLE MENTION


Vannessa (Submission #2)
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 July 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 August challenge - 

Cute As A Button

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


The 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 52

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 


for our ........

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




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Happy happy day!

I love making happy cards and for my Tuesday post at Craft-Dee BowZ, I'm using this stamp from Little Miss Muffet named Polka Dot Pals Jane. Put on your sunglasses...this card is definitely orange.



I used orange and red on my card, a combination I never use since I'm not a fan of orange, but I loved this paper and thought I'd give orange a try. Did you see these tulips on my page? They're buttons that I cut off the back of them and glued them on. My best friend, Lillian, sent them to me for Easter...aren't they absolutely perfect with this image?!  The tulips are red although the glow from the orange paper makes them look orange-y. I used my white Sharpie and gave her polka dots on her skirt.



And the best is always last...my bow. I used 2 different orange ribbons and love how the bow came out! I used my bow tool and it made it so easy to do! Thank you, Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ, for this awesome ribbon!


I hope you've been able to visit the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and see each team member's fabulous projects that are posted each Tuesday!  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, July 18, 2017

Happy Independance Day box set

Hi
It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this week.
I thought I would make a lovely Independence Day set of mini cards and envelopes for my project this month.. I really enjoyed making these cards ,envelopes and matching box to hold them in.
The papers I used are from The works  the 12x 12 pad they came from is called Pretty Red Classics.
I used scalloped  oval and classic  oval spellbinders dies . The banners are dies from memory box. The flowers are stamps from Stampin up .
The envelopes are made using the we are memory keepers envelope punch board. The box was handmade from 2 pieces of A4 cardstock and the finished cards measure 4in x 3in so they are quite small  but I love the idea of a little gift box of cards to give your friends .
I used my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Maker to make the paper bow on top of the box. It is my go to bow maker as it produces perfect single or multi loop bows every time ... with ease ,even with paper ribbon

 


I hope you like my project and that you will join us in the Craft-Dee BowZ July challenge where Anything goes with a handmade bow
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Be Yourself

Hi, Kathy here and this is my first Tuesday post with the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge blog.  I am totally thrilled to have the honor to become part of this awesome team.  A big Thank You to Barbara and Donna.

For my first Tuesday post I have chosen Trixie, an image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I simply adore this image.  Brings back so many child-hood memories for me.


I colored her up with various copic markers, then used some dies and papers from my stash. For more detailed information on copic colors, etc., come visit my blog, Kathy's Kraft Room, I loved to have you follow-me.




The handmade bow was made using the awesome Craft-Dee BowZ  bow tool.  What an amazing and easy tool to use.  Makes making the perfect bow so easy every single time.

Please come join us for this month's challenge, Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow. The team has made some fantastic projects for the month and we have lots of really nice cards and projects for this challenge so far.  Looking forward to seeing what all you have to share with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Kathy

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Freedom

Hello everyone,

Barbara here and wishing you all a Happy 4th of July

Boy I was lucky, my post date fell right on July 4th

I made my card with today's holiday in mind


That bow..... it was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker

You can order one, just go to the left sidebar and click on Buy Now. 
This tool is so easy to use and comes with instructions. 
Plus, there are videos if you like a visual.

Stop by my blog for additional info about my card.

Well, that's all from me today.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Hope you will link a project in our monthly challenge.
Don’t forget our theme every month is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.  
Also on each Tuesday of the month a different designer will post 
here on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to inspire you! 
Stop back next Tuesday to see what our newest designer, Kathy, has for you.
(I sneaked a peek and you're gonna love it!!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon!