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Tuesday, May 23, 2017


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.  For my card today I chose two images from Pink Gem Designs named Winter Chloe and Yule Log. Using the png files, I had her sit on the log.
I colored my image with Copics and used white snowy glitter. The snowflakes are made with Bo Bunny paint. The banners on the left side of the card were made with washi tape stuck on white paper and then cut out.
My bow is a triple looped bow and it tied just beautifully using my bow tool. Have you tried a bow tool to make your bows? It saves me time and money since every bow comes out great now. I no longer have wasted ribbon and I can make a great bow the first time I try with any ribbon!
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!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

With A Joyful Heart

Hi all
It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this month. The sponsor  for the challenge this month is Bugaboo Stamps

 They are offering the lucky winner 4 images as the prize
I have used my all time favourite digi  image from Tiddly Inks for my project this month. I hand cut the card shape using a dutch doobadoo template .It was nice to do a different shaped card for a change . I used a spellbinders die for the frame around the image which I enhanced with some faux stitching using a sakura gel pen. The  butterflies are made with dies from tonic.
 The flowers are from wild orchid. .The flousishes are  dies from noor designs. The bow was created using my Craft-Dee BowZ maker and you can find out how to get your own from HERE .


That's it from me .I hope you like my project and that you join us in this months challenge
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Seahorse Shaker Tag

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 Bugaboo Stamps and the winner of the May challenge will receive 4 free images.  They have an awesome variety of digital stamps, and there are new releases and freebies every week.

My project was inspired by a recent vacation in beautiful California:

I used Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon for my bow and decided to color it to match my project.  I used my bow tool to make 2 single-loop bows...the bow tool makes it so easy to make 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 a beautiful project, so don't forget to stop by.  Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone
Just an edit - due to my ineptness, this post do not go live Tuesday as it should have so this is a few days late. So sorry
It's Barbara here and boy the first Tuesday of the month (now the first Thursday) came super fast this month.
Time for my post here at Craft-Dee BowZ.

The color orange is not one that I consider a favorite of mine however as I started making this card the card base looked best with the orange color I it is

I made a double loop bow and it worked great with this card

I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make my bow.
Not sure how to make a bow, not sure the tool is something you should buy, 
click here to check out the tutorials that Donna has made. 
These videos will walk you thru the how-to's.
 And it is so easy. 

Visit my blog for additional info about my card.

Also just a reminder - the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge is in progress and we are hoping that you submit an entry. The theme is always Anything Goes with a handmade Bow. 
The winner will receive 4 digital images from our sponsor this month -
Bugaboo stamps

Stop back next Tuesday because Marty will be here to show off her May project. 
And it's a great one (I had a sneak peek already, hehehe)

Well that's it for now from me. 
Have a wonderful week.

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and it's time for our 
May 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 April

Here's the winning submission
 for the April challenge. 

Sandie's Card Garden(Submission # 30)

Congratulations Sandie!!!

Please email Barbara ..... ( for your prize
Please include CDB April  Winner  in the subject line
You have 7 days (May 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

1. Scrappy Horses (Submission #29)
2.Carol Gill (Submission #32)
3. Rainey's Craft Room(Submission  #47)


Jacki D (Submission #28)
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 April 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 May challenge - 

The prize for the May top winner will be
 4 Digital Images

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 49

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 

for our ........

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