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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 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!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Happy Independance Day box set

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.



Tuesday, July 4, 2017


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!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our 
July Challenge 
here at Craft-Dee BowZ
Before we get started I would like to announce a
change here at CDB.

Marty has decided to step down and 
we will all miss her creative work. 
I am sure we will see Marty in blogland. 
Good luck Marty!!

 I would like to introduce our newest designer,
 Kathy Barnett.

Stop on over here to read Kathy's bio. 
Kathy will also be posting here on the CDB blog 
on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Don't forget, each Tuesday 
a different inspiration piece 
from one of our gifted and talented designers
is posted here for more great ideas.

OK, let's get on with the challenge.

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 June
Remember - the Winner, Top 3 and HM are based upon their merits

Here's the winning submission 
for  the June challenge. 

Jay's Crafty Corner (Submission # 1)

Congratulations goes to Jay's Crafty Corner!!!

Please email Barbara ..... ( for your prize
Please include CDB June Winner  in the subject line
You have 7 days (July 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 June Challenge!!! 
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.

(in no particular order)
1.  Sew Paper Paint (Submission #14)
2.Karasiowa (Submission #20)
3. Lisa M (Submission  #51)


Sandie's Card Garden (Submission #54)
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.
 To view prior challenges - click on the Monthly Challenge 
tab at the top of the page.
A big thanks to our sponsor 

for the July challenge - 

The prize for the July top winner will be
 4 single digital images

Bugaboo's 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 51

OK now let's check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 

for our ........

July Challenge


The designers have made beautiful and
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 July challenge closes on July 31 at 8:00 p.m. EDT