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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!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Happy Birthday Sis

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,

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 .....( 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)

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 

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





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 creation here.

Our October challenge closes on October 30 at midnight.