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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!


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

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!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

An Eastertime Hello

Barbara here and welcome to the Tuesday designer posts.

Every Tuesday each designer will post a project of her liking and it will include a handmade bow made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. 

With Easter in mind (I know Valentine's Day is close at hand) here is the card I made. 

If you are bow challenged, then the Craft-Dee BowZ is the tool for you. 
Order yours today by going to the sidebar and placing your order.
There are You Tube tutorials that will walk you thru using this tool.
Easy Peasy

Visit my blog here for more info about my card.

Thanks for stopping in today, stop back next Tuesday to see what Marty has in store for us.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to our February 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. 

First let's take a look at our winners for January
Here's the winning submission

 for the January challenge. 

Stacey S. (Submission # 25)

Congratulations Stacey S !!!
Please email Barbara ..... ( for your prize
Please include CDB January Winner  in the subject line
You have 7 days (February 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

Thank you to everyone who participated in our January 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.

January's TOP 3 WINNERS
(in no particular order)
1. Rosina. (Submission #32)
2.Shona (Submission #69)
3. Marlies(Submission  #72)


Pleasures by Peet (Submission #22)

Please grab the badges on the sidebar here and 
post it 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 February 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 prize for the February top winner will be
a $12 gift card to shop at A Day For Daisies
(that's equal to 3 images of choice).

A Day For Daisies 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 40

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 

for our ........

February 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
We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.