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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Life's Wonderful moments....

Hi
It is Tracey here with this months inspiration project. I have made this pretty card this month using the new Heartfelt creations 12x12  peony papers.



The flowers and leaves on this card were created using the peony flower/ leaves stamps and matching dies also from the same collection. I used the Tim Holtz distress ink in picked raspberry to colour the flowers and mowed lawn to colour the leaves.


The cute wrap around I created on the front was made using a Tonic  Studio die set called tangled terrace window box.It is very effective on the front of cards gives so much interest and dimension


.The pretty frame around the image was a gift from my Craft-Dee BowZ boss Donna. I have no idea who made it but it is so pretty.

The pretty organza bow was of course created with my Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool.




I hope you will create your own project and join us  in this months challenge
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Proud USA

Hello and Kathy here, it's my Tuesday to post for some inspiration.  

For my hosting project, I created this CAS design, using an image from Polkadoodles.  The theme for this card is in celebration for our Independence Holiday.  I know that our holiday will be over by the time this goes live, but I just could not resist this sweet little image.



 Here is a close up of the image that I colored using my copic markers.


 And here is a close up of the bow, that I made using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool.




I hope I have inspired you and I hope that you will join in during the challenge.  Our sponsor for the this month is Kinda Cute by Patricia.  


She has some adorable images so please pay her a visit, I'm sure you will find something in her shop that you will enjoy.  Up next is Tracey.

Until next time,
Kathy


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

with love

Whoo Hoo
Barbara here. Since it's Tuesday, it's time for "Inspiration Tuesday" here at Craft-Dee BowZ. And since it's the 1st Tuesday of the month, it's my turn to inspire you.

I am using a new die, a heart shape and I just love it.
Also, I decided to color the panel behind the heart with alcohol inks

 Click here to go to my blog for more info about my project,


Here is a closer view of that easy to make bow.


The bow is easy to make if you use the Craft-Dee BowZ. 
Order yours today, click on the order button on the left sidebar.

The Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge


Just letting you know the July challenge has already started. 
Ours is a monthly challenge and theme is always “Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow." 
Click on the Monthly Challenge tab above the post, submit a project, make sure it contains a handmade bow. We hope you can join us. You could be the next winner.

Join us next Tuesday for the next "Inspiration Tuesday".
Kathy will be stopping in to share her project. See you then

Sunday, July 1, 2018

July Challenge

Hi Everyone,


Welcome back and it's time for our 
July 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 June
Remember, the Winner, the Top 3 and the Honorable Mentions are all chosen on their merits,
 so make sure to get your creative juices flowing and send in your best creations.

Here is the winning submission
for the June Challenge

Nancy Brown  (Submission # 22)


Congratulations Nancy
Please email Barbara .....(bbruder@fuse.net) for your prize
Please include CDB October 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 
and we'd love it if you'd post it on your blog

June'sTOP 3 WINNERS
1. Ans Gilbert (Submission #12)
2. Tones (Submission #31)
3. Crafty Hugs (Submission #53)

June HONORABLE MENTION
Sabina (Submission #52)
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 June Challenge!!!

To view the prior challenges, just 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 
3 Digital Images
The Kinda Cute digital images are available here,
so check out what they have to offer.



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 CDB56

OK now let's check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
July  Challenge


Gail

Kathy

Tracey

Barbara

The designers have made super creative projects for you,
Hope you have enjoyed them.

Now we are looking forward to seeing your projects

The link to the guidelines for playing is on the top tab.

If you have any questions, please email me at (bbruder@fuse.net)

We are looking forward to seeing your creative project here.

Our July challenge closes on July 30 at midnight.




Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Fairy Wishes

Have you ever picked your embellishments before your image for a card you want to make? Or do you color and then go to your stash of supplies?  I usually pick my image, then my paper, color and then pick embellishments. I did things different for this card. I picked my ribbon first, then my paper, then my image.

It's my week to post on Craft-Dee BowZ where the monthly challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW.  I chose this image from Make It Crafty for my card.
Here's another view so you can see the sparkle and shine of my rhinestones. My rhinestone swirls were just clear and I used my Copic markers to color them and match my ribbon and paper. I just love how they came out!
I colored my image with Copics and added some glitter paper circles around her for additional shine. It's hard to see, but I used clear iridescent glitter for her fairy dust.
My bow is a triple looped bow and I could never have made this without my bow tool. I looped it twice around and then looped it once more on the inside of my bow bars and held the smaller loop while I tied it off. I would have needed at least 3 hands to make this bow but my little bow tool is so helpful and handy. If you like bows on your cards or projects, order this for yourself now!

Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo. The winner of this challenge will receive 4 images of the winner's choice! The team has made some adorable cards this month and I hope you'll take a look at them and be inspired! I hope you'll join us this month at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
 
                                                               Thanks for stopping by!
                                                     Gail

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Wonderful birthday card ...



 Hi
It is June already ... WOW this year has flown by .
Here is my inspiration project for this month i challenges myself to NOT use a hand colored image.... I have used the most gorgeous papers for this one they are from Anna Marie Designs and are 7x7 in size . ..I used a stamp from my stash for the sentiment and stampin up certainly celery ink which is the perfect match for the papers.
The small roses and buds were from wild orchid and are pre made . The large flower with the gem centre i have made myself using white  Foamiran and altenew  ink to colour it .the gem in the centre is from wild orchid.

The flourishes are made using a memory box die. the larger leaves are cut from the same Anna Marie papers using a leaf die.
The mdf fern circle  around the sentiment came from crafteezee and i added 2 die cuts to enhace it using the same papers i have used throughout the project
The multi looped bow was created using my Craftdeebowz bow making tool.







 Well thats all from me for now and i hope that you will join us in the monthly challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

"Just for You"

Hello and Kathy here, it's my Tuesday to post for some inspiration.  

For my hosting project, I created a card that resembled a wrapped gift using this Stamping Bella Butterfly stamp. I stamped the image onto Copic friendly paper and colored her with various Copic markers. Then I stamped it the second time and colored only the wings. After cutting the image out and then just cutting the wings out of the second stamped image, I adhered the separate wings onto the top of the first image.



I had this idea in my head that I wanted to place the image onto a big bow. I pulled out my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and created a double loop bow, then created a triple loop bow. I created a gradient piece of card stock using my Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick. I placed some ribbon as if to appear it was wrapped around a present. Then I found the "Just for You" sentiment from My Favorite Things in my stash. Stamped it with Versamark ink, embossed it with white embossing powder and used the Worn Lipstick to add color to the tag.



I added the double loop bow onto the inked 6x6 and then placed the triple loop bow on top of the double. I decided to add some sequins and beads to the bow, added the tag and last but not least added my image and my 'present card' was finished.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that I have inspired you. We look forward in seeing what you have to share with us..  Be sure to visit our Sponsor Bugaboo, she has some really cute images to choose from.  

Up next is Tracey and wait till you see what she has to share.

Until next time,
Kathy

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Thinking of You

Hey, how are you doing today!!

Barbara here for the Tuesday inspiration over at Craft-Dee BowZ. I used to work with an old technique, Iris Folding, and I thought I'd make a card showing off this really great technique.

Years ago this was so popular. However, I have not seen this lately, so, I thought I'd make a card and put some Iris Folding on it.

There used to be books that were available, however, the only place I am seeing some of those books is on Amazon.

Also if you go to Pinterest, you will see quite a few patterns that may be of interest to you.

Let me share my card with you.


Iris folding is a great way to use scraps of designer paper, using scrapbook weight. Cardstock weight is too thick, because of the folding of strips of paper. I took the liberty of adding some dark green strips between the DP. This, to me, just adds additional interest and definition to the image.

That bow is made using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.
I made a triple loop bow. 
If you are bow challenged then this is the tool for you. 
Its small, lightweight, takes up little space and is easy to use.



Let me show a closer view of my bow


I used a sheer ribbon, my fav.
It's a triple loop bow and sits in the front bottom corner, the perfect spot

If you would like to order this tool, click on the order spot on the left sidebar.

Well, hope you like Iris Folding. 
Maybe you can do an Iris Folding project and submit it in the CDB Challenge for June.

The theme is Anything Goes so this or anything you submit will work. 
Just remember your submission must contain a handmade bow.
Our sponsor is Bugaboo 
The prize is 4 digital images.
You could be the June winner

The challenge is a monthly challenge so you have some time to get your project made and submitted.

I am looking forward to seeing your submission.

Stop back next Tuesday to see what Kathy's inspiration project will be. 

Friday, June 1, 2018

June Challenge

Hi Everyone,


Welcome back and it's time for our 
June 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 May
Remember, the Winner, the Top 3 and the Honorable Mentions are all chosen on their merits,
 so make sure to get your creative juices flowing and send in your best creations.

Here is the winning submission
for the May Challenge


Plony (Submission # 48)

Congratulations Plony

Please email Barbara .....(bbruder@fuse.net) for your prize
Please include CDB May Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (June 8) to claim your prize
If unclaimed - prize will go to one of the top 3

Please grab the "winners badge" on the sidebar 
and we'd love it if you'd post it on your blog

May's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Carol Gill (Submission #31)
2. Esther (Submission #41)
3. Annette (Submission #44)

May HONORABLE MENTION
Tiziana (Submission #19)
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 May Challenge!!!

To view the prior challenges, just click on the Monthly Challenge tab at the top of the page.


A big thanks to our sponsor for the 
June CHALLENGE



The Prize for the June top winner will be 
4 digital images
Bugaboo's digital images are available here,
so check out what they have to offer.


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 CDB58

OK, now let's check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......

June Challenge

Gail using Spring Bunnies


Kathy using Farm Critter Stack 


Barbara using Beauty Butterfly



The designers have made super creative projects for you,
Hope you have enjoyed them.

Now we are looking forward to seeing your projects

The link to the guidelines for playing is on the top tab.

If you have any questions, please email me at (bbruder@fuse.net)

We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.

Our June challenge closes on June 29 at midnight.





Tuesday, May 29, 2018

a birthday wish

How's your day going today!!!

Barbara here with a card for a birthday celebration. I used mainly scraps for this card and I have way too many scraps. I seem to save lots of bits of papers/card stock so I have a lot of different designs and colors to choose from. LOL  So if you fall into that category, then this card might be right up your alley.

I saw a card on Pinterest that is similar to this design, so it was my inspiration.

Also, the only stamping on this card is the sentiment. I wanted to keep this card kind of simple.

I left a bit of extra room at the bottom of the card for my bow to be placed.

Let me share my card with you.


I have additional information on my blog pertaining to my card. Hope you will stop over.

My bow - it's an easy stacked bow. 2 single loop bows stacked on top of each other.


Here is a closer view.

I used a pretty pink sheer ribbon. Sheer ribbon is my favorite ribbon to use. Easy to work with and you will get really tight knots. 

Need an easy to use bow maker??
Craft-Dee BowZ has you covered.
Its small, easy to use, lightweight and portable.
Order yours over on the left sidebar.

This is the last inspiration card for May. 
The June challenge will be starting Friday, June 1.
Our challenges are monthly 
The theme is always - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.

Stop back Friday for the June inspiration projects using digi's from our June sponsor.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Spring Helper

It's my Tuesday to post at Craft-Dee BowZ and I got a new die that I just had to use. It made for a rather large sized card, but I had fun making this very girly card!  I used an image from Elisabeth Bell called Honey Little Spring Helper.
I used my new die cuts, pretty flowers, tag, punches and gorgeous ribbon! I love the color theme turquoise and purple, too. I colored my image with my Copics.
I made a triple looped bow and added this pretty button in the center.  I used my bow tool to make this bow and it came out with perfect, uniformed sized loops. Making bows is so easy with my bow tool!
Have you had a chance to follow Craft-Dee BowZ and see the pretty creations from the team members posted each Tuesday?  If you have a chance, please stop by here and take a look! The winner of this month's challenge will receive 3 images e-mailed directly from Patricia of Kinda' Cute. I hope you'll join us for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW challenge!

                                                               Thanks for stopping by!
                                                    Gail

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Beautiful you gift bag and cards


Hi
It is Tracey here with my inspiration project  for this month . This project was a challenge for me as i am not a huge fan of red and i struggle with clean and simple designs as usually i love to embellish my projects with a ton of flowers ,gems, ribbons etc.
The cards are 6x6 inch so a i had to make a really large tote for them to fit into. This makes a fabulous gift for someone who likes to send handmade cards .
I have used the Stampin up stamp set called Beautiful You for the cards and the sentiments also come in the set  .. I colored the images with promarkers and added a simple piece of spotted designer paper as a border down one side.


The flowers on the bag are Stampin up flower shop stamps and i used the coordinating punch to cut them out .
The cute little red bows and the pretty single looped  ombre bow have been created using my Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker tool  ...



I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to create and join us in this months challenge where Anything goes with a handmade bow.
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

My Heart Belongs to You

Hello and Kathy here, it's my Tuesday to post for some inspiration.  

I bring to you today this cute little rubber stamp from La-La Land Crafts.  It is titled My Heart Belongs to You.



After stamping her onto my Neenah Solar White 80# card stock, I colored her with my Copic markers in various shades of purples, pinks and my usual skin tones.

Then I created one of the best 3 loop bows I've ever created.  Of course it was a lot easier using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool from Craft-Dee BowZ.


I hope I have inspired you and we really hope you will come along and play with us during this month's Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow Challenge.  We look forward in seeing your creations.

Remember if you have not picked up your Craft-Dee BowZ tool, do so.  You won't regret it.

Hugs,
Kathy