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Sunday, January 1, 2017

January Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to 2017
Let's start with a bit of housekeeping.....
2016 was a great year, however,
we are saying "good-bye"
to one of our designers, Vicki Robertson.
Vicki was with us for 2 1/2 years and was a super
talented contributor, however, she wants to
have more family time so she has
stepped down. She will be missed.

With the beginning of the new year
we are welcoming Marty Fishman to the team.
(Don't forget to give her some love)
Here is a little bit about Marty -
Married 34 years with a son, Ben, and daughter, Erica, no grandchildren.  My husband, Mark, and I are both retired.  I'm an animal lover and have had many pets during my lifetime and marriage, primarily cats.  Currently "Mom" to 13-year old Cairn Terrier, Brody, who is diabetic and completely blind, and a recent rescue cat, Luda, who's about 5.  I have done various crafts over the years since I was young, including knitting, cross stitching, scrapbooking and now I love card-making.  The funny thing is when I was into scrapbooking, I said I'd never make a card!!  Never say never...

one more little bit of housekeeping info.

I am excited to announce that in 2017

all of our monthly challenges have sponsors. (Yahoo!!!)

Please visit and support our fabulous sponsors with some

shopping, which helps them as well.

OK lets get back to our regularly scheduled program (LOL)

Welcome to our January challenge 
here at Craft Dee BowZ

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

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

Here's the winning submission
 for the December challenge. 

Branka (Submission # 23)

Congratulations Branka!!!

Please email Barbara ..... ( ) for your prize
Please include CDB December Winner  in the subject line
You have 7 days (January 8 midnight et) 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

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's TOP 3 WINNERS
(in no particular order)
1. Plony (Submission #44)
2. AJ (Submission #53)
3. Karasiowa (Submission  #65)


Cheryl (Submission #25)
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.
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.

A big thanks to our sponsor 
for the January challenge - 

Fred She Said

Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products
with a floral flair and cute characters too -
Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files. Have some fun with Fred! 

The prize for the January top winner will be
 $10.00 gift certificate
The Fred She Said 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 45

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 

for our ........

January  Challenge

Gail   - using Poppies

Marty  - using Winter Westie

The designers have made some creative projects for you, 
hope you enjoyed them.

Now we are looking forward to seeing your projects

Thank you to our fabulous sponsor for this month

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