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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

and the stockings were hung

Hello Everyone!!!

How is your month going so far?? Are you ready for Christmas??? Hope you have all your cards finished, addressed and in the mail. 

No?? .... if not I have returned with my Tuesday inspiration for you and hopefully, this might give you a new idea for just that right card. 



The sponsor this month, here at Craft-Dee BowZ is Bugaboo. Now, I have had this stocking image for a while and thought I'd use it for my Tuesday post. This image makes a perfect card for the holiday season. Hope you like it, too.

I love the way this turned out. I used 3 different foil colors on this super image. 

Visit my blog for additional information on how I made this card. 




My bow turned out so nice, I used a stacked bow to get that really fluffy look. I also used a sheer ribbon and (IMHO) I think sheer ribbon makes the best fluffy multi-loop bows.

The Craft-Dee BowZ tool is the perfect tool for all your bow making needs.  Need one of these great tools?? Order one today, just go to the left sidebar and order one. Donna will send it right out. 

This is my last Tuesday inspiration project for 2018. Please stop back next Tuesday and the other Tuesdays this month for more inspiration from the other designers. 

I will be back January 1 to start off the new year, 

Thanks much, and try to stop in next Tuesday for another cool project.


Saturday, December 1, 2018

December Challenge

Hi Everyone,


Welcome back 
and it's time for the last challenge of 2018 
The December 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 November
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 November Challenge



Frezja (Submission # 21)


Congratulations Frezja
Please email Barbara .....(bbruder@fuse.net) for your prize
Please include CDB November Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (December 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

November's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. AJ  (Submission #32)
2. Nicolette's Kaarten (Submission #51)
3. Ans Gilbert (Submission #58)

November HONORABLE MENTION
Nisha (Submission #60)
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.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our November 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 
DECEMBER CHALLENGE

Bugaboo


The Prize for the December top winner will be 
3 Digital images
The Bugaboo 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 CDB68

OK now let's check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
December 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 creation here.

Our December challenge closes on December 30 at midnight.




Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Santa is Coming!

This is my week to post at Craft-Dee BowZ and our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW. I chose this awesome stamp and matching die of Santa by Art Impressions for my card. I love Christmas and winter cards. It's my favorite season and for a good reason...it's the coolest time here in Phoenix and we get to wear sweaters!  We don't get snow in Phoenix, but we can drive just 2 hours and head to Flagstaff--just north of us--and snow ski!  But here in the desert, winter time temps can be as high as 85! I'll never forget Christmas of 1988 when it got up to 85 and we were all running around in shorts, tank tops and flip flops!  That might sound good to you but remember that our temps have hit 123 in the summer!
My bow is a triple loop and it's 'wired' ribbon which means there's a thin wire through it. It helped this bow keep this shape, which reminded me of ribbon candy. The red and white reminded me of candy canes. Making this bow was super easy using my bow tool. The red jewel in the middle was the perfect touch to this awesome bow. The die cut word "snow" is slightly hidden but is cut out of red metallic paper, just like the giant snowflake behind my Santa's head. I used white glitter as well as white embossing powder on my card.
Our sponsor this month is Kinda' Cute by Patricia. The prize to our winner is three images from Kinda' Cute.

Have you had a chance to check out the blog each Tuesday this month to see the Team's creations?  I hope you'll join us this month at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HAND MADE BOW challenge!

                                                             Thanks for stopping by!
                                                     Gail

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A card for my Daughter ....



Hi 
It is time for my mid month inspiration project for the November challenge .This card was designed around a beautiful piece of lace that i have had in my stash for years and i wanted to make something pretty with it for my daughters birthday. I have also used a topper that has sat lurking in my stash for some time.I distressed it with my Tim Holtz distress tool




I used a tonic die for the butterflies and a pink gem stamp for the sentiment It says "Daughter ,a little girl who grows into a friend"



The leaf spray die was from the works. The flowers are all  from wild orchid.

The delicate double looped bow was made using my CraftDeeBowZ bow maker



I hope you like my card and that you join us with your own creations in the challenge
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Happy Christmas

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

For my hosting project, I created this Simple little Christmas card using this cute little bird. 



 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 Patrica.  

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, November 6, 2018

All the Wonder

Hello and how's your day going???

Mine.... well not too good. I am so late with this post. I am so sorry. My days have gotten away from me. LOL

I made a super Christmas card and a few of my friends will be receiving this little, easy to make, card.


Flip the bird flap back and the card can be opened.

Here is the card opened
And here is a closer view of that bow on the card front. 


This card looks so nice with a smaller bow. 
I made a double loop and it's just the right size and fullness.
Not too overwhelming. 

I think this design is perfect for an A-2 size card. 
A little card with a bigger punch.

The Craft-Dee BowZ tool gives you the ability to make your bow smaller or larger. 
You have great flexibility. 

Need one?? order one today, just 
go to the left sidebar and order yours.
Treat yourself to an early Christmas gift

Hope you enjoyed this card. 

Stop in Next Tuesday to see what Kathy has in store for you.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

November Challenge

Hi Everyone,


Welcome back and it's time for our 
 November 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 October
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 October Challenge

Higgledy Piggledy (Submission # 24)



Congratulations Sharon Fontenot
Please email Barbara .....(bbruder@fuse.net) for your prize
Please include CDB October Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (November 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

October's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Sparkling Pink (Submission #12)
2. Niki1 (Submission #17)
3. Crafts by America (Submission #51)

October HONORABLE MENTION
The Curly Girl Creates (Submission #6)

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.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our November 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 
NOVEMBER  CHALLENGE

Kinda Cute by Patricia

The Prize for the November top winner will be 
3 Digital Images
The Kinda Cute by Patricia 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 CDB67

OK now let's check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
November 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 creation here.

Our November challenge closes on November 29 at midnight.



Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Happy Halloween!


I'm not one to celebrate Halloween anymore since the kids have all grown up and moved away. But, this little image from Conie Fong was too cute to pass up! It's my week to post at Craft-Dee BowZ and our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW.
 I colored my image with Copics and found this awesome paper pack in my stash. I added a die cut of a tree, some black lace, some awesome roses and punched out some leaves from the same paper as the oval die behind my image.
Here's my pretty double looped satin bow and I glued this great witch hat charm in the middle of it. Making bows is so easy with my bow tool. If you make bows for your cards, you really need to get this cute and compact bow tool!
Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo. The winner of this challenge will receive 4 images of the winner's choice!  I hope you've had a chance to look at the creations by Barb, Tracey and Kathy this month and that you've gotten your card posted to our challenge. Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HAND MADE BOW!
                                                                    Thanks for stopping by!
                                                     Gail

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Happy Birthday Sis


Hi
Wow the months are flying by . I love this time of year it is my favorite season. I love all the colors when the leaves change ,so pretty.
This months inspiration card is actually the card i made for my sister who is actually  75 yrs young today. She adores butterflies so there had to be one on her card .


I used a beautiful postcard stamp with the butterfly on it from Joy crafts but i cut an extra butterfly out and added it for dimension.
The papers are from Crafters companion shabby chic collection.The flowers are from wild orchid.


The bow was formed using delicate organza ribbon and my Craftdeebowz bow maker ,you can get one for yourself and the details are in the left hand side bar




The sentiment is computer generated . i love the dimension this card has and the soft colours make it feel so feminine and pretty

I hope you like the card and that you join us in the Anything goes with a handmade bow challenge this month
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Pumpkin Spice it Up

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

For my hosting project, I created this A2 size card, using an image from the 2017 Simon Says Stamps and The Greeting Farm StampTEMBER collaboration.  The theme for this card is all about fall, pumpkins and pumpkin spice.  I was truly inspired by Nichol Sphor when she created a card very similar to this one a year ago.



 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 Bugaboo Stamps.  


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, October 2, 2018

Happy Birthday

Barbara here, 
Hi there! It's Tuesday and that means it's time for a designer to share an inspiration project with you.

Did you know, every Tuesday, Craft-Dee BowZ posts a new inspiration piece for your enjoyment. The inspiration projects will always contain a bow made using the CDB bow making tool. The projects may not always a card, so we invite you to stop back each Tuesday to view the next inspiration piece. If you want a reminder, follow CDB by email, you will receive an email alerting you to the new post. 
The follow by email spot is on the right sidebar.


Since it's the 1st Tuesday of the month it's my turn to share an inspiration project.  The Craft-Dee BowZ challenge has already started and will be running until October 30




Let me share my inspiration piece, 
and I hope it gives you some design ideas.




I made this card with the fall season in mind. 
I know I know I usually have big fluffy bows on my projects. 
Well,  this card just needed a smaller bow so I used colored bakers twine.

I thought the leaves and the squares made a statement on their own,
so they became the focal point. 

I decided to use this card for an upcoming fall birthday. 
Those little dots added a bit more interest and the card is ready to send. 


I hope you enjoyed my project. Please visit my blog for additional info about my project.
I also hope you will submit your project in the current challenge
The CDB challenge will close on October 30.  
I'd love to see what you've been working on. 
Your creative project could be our next monthly winner

Just a reminder

The sponsor for the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month is Bugaboo
The prize will be  4 digital images

Don't forget,
 the challenge theme is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow


Thanks for visiting the Craft-Dee BowZ blog today,
 Stop back next Tuesday to check out
 another fun and creative inspiration project presented by Kathy.

Monday, October 1, 2018

October Challenge

Hi Everyone,


Welcome back and it's time for our 
October 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 September
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 September Challenge

PaperMona (Submission # 22)


Congratulations PaperMona
Please email Barbara .....(bbruder@fuse.net) for your prize
Please include CDB October Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (October 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

September's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Emma R (Submission #6)
2. Christine Craig (Submission #9)
3. Carol Gill  (Submission #27)

September HONORABLE MENTION
Joy Wilson (Submission #36)
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 September 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 
OCTOBER  CHALLENGE



The Prize for the October top winner will be 
4 digital images

The Bugaboo 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 CDB66

OK now let's check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
October 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 creation here.

Our October challenge closes on October 30 at midnight.