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Tuesday, March 28, 2017


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!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A new school year.....

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 ..... ( 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)


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
We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.

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