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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Best Friends

There's a good reason why they say a 'dog is man's best friend'. I've had my share of dogs and I've had one, my beagle Bailey, who really was my best friend. Bailey and I were buds. He's in heaven now but I think of him every day.  I fell in love with this image from Little Miss Muffet and am using it for my post this month at Craft-Dee BowZ where our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW.
I colored my image with Copics and had fun using my paw print punch.  My background paper is actually a piece of wrapping paper. I found a roll of wrapping paper at the store a long time ago, used most of it but saved a small piece. It worked out perfect for this background!
And here's my bow, a triple looped bow and my little bow tool gave me the perfect loops and knot in the middle. This is one little tool I can't live without!
Our sponsor this month is the wonderful Beccy's PlaceBeccy's Place will provide the winner of the challenge with their choice of one set of digital stamps. Yes, that's correct, a whole set!!

Have you seen the other wonderful cards made this month by Barb, Kathy and Tracey? With a team of just 4, each Tuesday is a special day at Craft-Dee BowZ. Since this is the last Tuesday of the month, if you have your creation ready to post, you need to do so right away. Remember, our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW!
                                                                       Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A shabby chic Christmas card

It is Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project. Despite the sun shining i fancied making a christmas card so i do not have to rush my projects nearer to the festive period  i am going to get organised this year ... Honestly
I have used some lovel;y textures on this card . I used an MDF birdhouse which i crackled using the new creative expressions  white crackle paste.It gives delicate craacks when its dry .Just apply the paste and leave it to air dry . fab

I used hessian which i cut freehand into a heart shape, ripped papers from an old craftwork cards  Christmas paper  pad from years ago. some kraft card ,white gesso,a Sizzix wreath die,and a Sheena Douglass stamp for the sentiment stamped with gathered twig  oxide ink.
The flowers were handmade using a Marianne D die with a glittery stamen added.

The fabulous double ribbon bow and string bow were both formed using my CraftDeeBowZ BOW

I love the dimension and shabby chic look to this card and i hope it inspires you to join in the Septenber challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A Magical Day

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

For my hosting project, I created this 6x6 card design, using an image Octavia from Polkadoodles.  

 Here is a close up of the image that I colored using my copic markers.  I created the flowers from a die that I had in my stash.

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

The Craft-Dee BowZ tool can be found here.

I hope I have inspired you and I hope that you will join in during the challenge.  Our sponsor for the this month is Beccy's Place.  

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,

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Barbara here, 
Hi there! How's your week going? Great I hope. 

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 are 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 September 30

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

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 September 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 Beccy's Place

The prize will be  1 digital stamp set

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.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

September Challenge

Hi Everyone,

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

The Curly Girl Creates (Submission # 32)

Congratulations Curly Girl
Please email Barbara .....( for your prize
Please include CDB August Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (September 8) to claim your prize

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

August's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Nana Connie (Submission #3)
2. Emma R (Submission #8)
3. Susan Sudbury(Submission #12)

Crafty Hugs (Submission #42)
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 August 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 

The Prize for the September top winner will be 
Beccy's Place 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 CDB65

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





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 creating here.

Our September challenge closes on September 29 at midnight.