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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you all! Today is Christmas Day and I'm doing this post on auto scheduling since I have no intentions of spending Christmas Day on the computer. This is my last Christmas in Phoenix, Arizona. We've bought a house in a small town in Kentucky and have slowly moved our stuff over there. As much as our winters in Phoenix are beautiful, I will not miss the summers and am looking forward to four seasons!  It's my Tuesday to post on Craft-Dee BowZ and I'm using a very cute image from Sassy Cheryl.
I colored my image with Copics and used my new snowflake die cut as well as my snowflake punch.
My ice skate die cut is hanging from my very pretty, glittery, purple ribbon bow. This triple looped bow was so easy to make using my bow tool. It came out with perfect, uniformed sized loops. Making bows is so easy with my bow tool! I added this pretty pearl surrounded by rhinestones in the middle of it for some extra pizzazz.
Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo. The winner of this challenge will receive 4 images of the winner's choice! 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! I hope you'll join us for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW challenge this month. You have just a few more days!

                                                               Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Merry Christmas Everyone ....

It is Tracey here with my last project of 2018.
Wow this year has just flown by and i hope for you all it has been a good one. I have made a Christmas star decoration. It is quite a large star around 8in  from one tip to another .
I painted it with white gesso and added guilding flakes to the tips of the star.

I also distressed the stars ridges with Tim Holz Antique linen distress ink. I heat embossed a Sue Wilson presents stamp with gold embossing powder as the focal image and embellished around it with a Sizzix Pete Hughes wreath die

The mdf word Peace ,little plaque ,swirl and reindeer were colored on the edges  with gathered twig distress ink. I added a  glittered gold pre made flower  and some gems and a bow made from jute which i made on my Craft-dee Bowz bowmaker  which makes lovely bows every time with ease.

I hope you like my ornament .
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and i hope you have a wonderful day with all your friends and loved ones.
See you in the New Year
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hanging Ornaments

Hello and Kathy here, it's my Tuesday to post for some inspiration.  Wow Christmas is just a couple weeks away.  I love Christmas and I love ornaments.

For my hosting project, I created this quick and easy design, using a stamp set from Simon Says Stamps and was inspired from Amy Rysavy.

 Did you know you can create small and simple little bows using the same tool as you use to get those big beautiful bows.  Look at how tiny and cute these little bows are.

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, 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 .....( 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)

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 


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





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 December challenge closes on December 30 at midnight.