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Monday, January 29, 2018

Thinking of You

Hello everyone, Barbara here

Time for the last post for the month of January.

Speaking of time, this month has flown by, hasn't it!!!

The Craft-Dee BowZ challenge is still going on, and you have a few hours to submit your creative piece in our challenge. The theme is - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow. You still have time and you could be the next winner.

Let me share my card I made for you today.

My bow for this card is a single loop bow. I used a beautiful satin ribbon. 

The bow was so easy to make since I used my Craft-DeeBowZ tool

It's easy to use, lightweight, stores easily, is portable.
What more could you ask for?
Order one today, You won't be sorry.

Please stop over at my blog, for more information.

Thanks for stopping in today. Thursday is the start of the February challenge and we will be announcing the January challenge winners. 

Hope to see you then.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Christmas Cardinals

Hi, today's it's my turn to post a card on Craft-Dee BowZ since each member of our team gets a 'Tuesday" and guess what...this is my week!  My husband and I recently bought a house in a small town in Kentucky. We're doing renovations on the Kentucky house while we still live in Phoenix, and that is a challenge!  While in Kentucky over Christmas, in our 3 acre backyard, we saw some beautiful wildlife. One of the birds we saw were cardinals. Seeing them inspired me to use this beautiful image by Stampavie for my card.
I'd like you to see what I saw out my Kentucky kitchen window the day before Christmas.  Just this beautiful bright red spot in this dormant tree (and yes, I'm bribing them with seed bells all around the property).
I colored my image with Copics and used some 3-d white paint and glitter for snow falling.
And I will apologize now for my awful picture below. Some how, some way, I cut off the bottom of my bow when I took the photograph. I am so sorry for this awful picture, but you can at least see my pretty double looped satin bow with the pretty winter brad glued in the middle. Making bows is so easy with my bow tool.  I used to be pretty good at making bows by wrapping the ribbon around my fingers, but after getting my bow tool it's so much faster, easier and I save ribbon since every bow comes out great the first time. If you make bows for your cards, you really need to get this cute and compact bow tool
Our sponsor this month is Beccy's Place and the winner of this challenge will receive one set of digital stamps! 

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!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


It is Tracey here with my mid challenge  inspiration post . I thought I would challenge myself to make a card without a cute hand coloured  digi stamp which is what I usually use...[ you may have noticed this in the past]. I rifled through my somewhat new but unused stamps and came up with this design .The Pocket watch stamp and the sentiment stamp are from the time travellers set by Sheena Douglas .It just shows that these stamps don't have to be used for  steampunk /grungy designs. The beautiful papers are from Anna Marie designs. The flowers are from Wild Orchid  have had cosmic shimmer glitter jewels added . The hearts are dies from memory box.

The stunning triple looped bow has been created using my Craft-Dee BowZ   bow making tool which is my go to bowmaker to make beautiful single or multi looped bows every time effortlessly

This card has a lot of dimension which can only be seen on a side on photo ..

I hope you like my project and that you join in the fun in this months challenge where "Anything goes with a handmade bow .
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Peace be With You Little Bird

Hi Kathy here and it is my Tuesday to post for our Challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.  For my card, I chose this little girl who is feeding a little bird from the palm of her hand. I would imagine that as she is feeding the little bird she is saying "Peace be With You Little Bird".

The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and is titled Urchin with Bird.  I colored her with my Copic Markers.  Papers that I used are from my stash.  I added some chunky embossing powder around the image to give it a bit of texture.

My bow was created using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  I always struggled creating a bow, but this makes it so easy.

I hope I have inspired you today and you will join in on our challenge for this month, our sponsor for the month is Beccy's Place.  We have a very talented Design Team that always has a lot to offer.  

Speaking of Design Team, remember to tune in next Tuesday to see what Tracy has to offer.  I am sure you will be in for something awesome.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have an great day.



Monday, January 1, 2018

January Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018 
and it's time for our 
January 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 December
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 December Challenge

Sparkling Pink  (Submission # 13)

Congratulations Ileana

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

December's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Ingunn (Submission #9)
2. Anna (Submission #11)
3. Carol J (Submission #27)

Jill Tiffany (Submission #37)

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 you to everyone who participated in our December 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 
Beccy's Place

The Prize for the December top winner will be 
1 digital stamp set of your choice
Beccy's Place digital images are available here,
so check out what she has 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......
January Challenge

(on vacation)




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 (

We are looking forward to seeing your creations here.

Our January challenge closes on January 30 at midnight.