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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

It's Birthday Time

Welcome Back, Everyone!!

It's time for the last Tuesday inspiration post for January. And where has this month flown to???

Hope you have submitted your project to our challenge this month. The theme is always the same - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.

It's been cold here in my area and I am looking forward to the warmer temps of spring.

In the meantime, I decided to make a birthday card and share that with you today.

Pop on over to my blog for a little more info about my card. 

Just a little bit about my bow - it's a double stacked single loop bow.
How I did it was to make a single loop bow. Next, I made another single loop bow but a little smaller than the first one. I stacked the smaller one on top of the longer bow and tied them together. 
Easy Peasy!!!

If you are bow challenged, Craft-Dee BowZ has the perfect tool for you. The tool comes with instructions and there are easy to follow videos on YouTube. 
To order just click on the Buy Now button under the picture of the tool on the left sidebar.

Friday will be February 1 and it will be the start of the next challenge. 
Hope you will stop by for more fun and inspiration.

Thanks for stopping in today. Hope to see you back here Friday

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Flutter Away!

Hello everyone!  I am so glad to be joining the team for the next year while Gail is on leave. I have some pretty big steps to follow, as she is very talented!  Today I have a card to share that was my made for my best friend's birthday.  She loves butterflies and her house is done in earth tones so that was the inspiration for my project.  I used several different brands of dies and stamps, but think they tie in nicely together.  I love it when that happens, don't you?  But most of all I am thankful for the Craft-dee-bowz tool because it makes the perfect bow every time!  Be sure to check out the other designer's inspiration and be sure to jump into the January challenge, as you still have time!  

Have a great day!  Hugs, Joy


Products used:  Craft-dee-bowz tool, peach sheer ribbon, sienna cs, Mariposa patterned paper, Heartfelt creations blossoming coneflower stamp and die set, spellbinders budding/blooming roses die set, Stampin up Butterfly thinlits, Stamp on it Happy Birthday sticker, black gems, Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, Memento Ink rich cocoa, and Stamp on it Happy Birthday sticker colored with Spectrum Noir marker

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project. I thought i would get ahead for Valentine's day and make something with a heart /love theme . For a change i have not made the focal point from a hand coloured image but have used the Today Bouquet die set from tonic .I have just cut the different dies in lilac and white and simply layered them up to create the pretty heart topper. I have used a Tonic sentiment strip die for the sentiment across the middle .

The flowers are from wild orchid and the flourishes are cut from Marianne D designs dies

The triple loopd bow was formed using thin lilac ribbon and my Craft-Dee BowZ maker which makes beautiful bows every time with ease .

I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to get creating and join us in this months challenge
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Busy New Year's Elves

Hello and Kathy here, it's my Tuesday to post for some inspirationI didn't really get to create many Christmas cards this year but wanted to create a few New Year's cards

Here are some elves busy taking down all their decorations while wishing everyone a Happy New Year.  The images are from Mo's Digital Pencil.

 I created the bow using my Craft-Dee BowZ 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 Fred She Said.  

There are some adorable images so please hop on over pay and them a visit, I'm sure you will that you will enjoy.  Up next is Tracey.

Until next time,

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January 2019 Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to 2019. 
Can't believe we are saying goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019

Speaking of Hello's/Goodbye's
We have a designer change for 2019. 
Gail Lass is on leave for the whole year as she relocates. 
In her place, Joy Wilson has stepped in to fill Gail's shoes. 
She will be our guest designer for all of 2019. 
Welcome aboard, Joy!!!
Please give Joy a warm welcome.
Gail will rejoin the team in 2020.

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

Coldwaters 2 (Submission # 3)

Congratulations Coldwaters2
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. Ans Gilbert (Submission #19)
2. Jootje (Submission #21)
3. Maryann Scrapbooking (Submission #36)

Sparkling Pink (Submission #4)
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.

A big Thank 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 

Fred She Said

Fred She Said Designs offer a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files.  Have some fun with Fred!

The Prize for the December top winner will be 
$10.00 gift certificate
The Fred She Said 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 CDB69

OK now let's check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
January 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 January challenge closes on January 30 at midnight.