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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Happy Birthday

Hello Everyone

Barbara here and it's the last Tuesday of April and I thought I'd scoot in and share my latest Happy Birthday card. This just happens to be the last Tuesday inspiration project for April. This is a colored digi image that I printed on printable acetate. Yep you heard me right, I printed it on acetate.

Visit my blog for more of the details on this card.

And my bow is a triple loop bow and I used the Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make it. It's the best bow making tool going. Perfect for anyone who is a challenged bow maker.
Are you bow challenged?? You really should have one of these Craft-Dee BowZ tools.
I love mine and use it all the time.
It's available here on the Craft-Dee BowZ website. 
Look on the left sidebar to place your order

Hope this card inspires you.

Just a reminder that tomorrow is May 1 
That means it's the beginning of the next monthly challenge.

We'd love to see you stop in and check out all the designers projects for May.

See you soon

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Pretty Pink Dress for a Magical Night

Hello there!  Joy here with a sweet card that is perfect for a Girl's night out or Bachelorette Party.  I used Spellbinder "Night out" die set featuring the dress, starys, bows, and sentiments.  For this project I die cut 2 dress bottoms to give a layered look.  I obvioulsy couldn't leave this beauty with a gorgeous bow to go with it using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool!.  We have one more week left for the April Challenges, so scroll on down and join in on the fun!

Just a reminder our generous sponsor is LeAnn's World 101, I encourage you to check her shop.  Without further ado....

Please check out my blog for all the information on how I made this card!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!
Hugs, Joy

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Treasure Your Memories.

Hi Its Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project .Sometimes you just want to do  something a little bit more special with your card .so ... I took a very plain boring grey piece of backing paper and added texture paste through a diamond shaped stencil. I splashed it with Lindy's stamp gang inks in orange ,grey and brown and dried it all off with a heat gun . I then stamped using a clear Versamark ink pad and  a script stamp from Indigoblu randomly over the paper and heat embossed it with a little gold WOW  embossing powder .Then i distressed the edges .

I painted a chipboard frame with white acrylic paint when it was dry i glued a vintage image behind the frame .

i took a clock face i had made from air dried clay and splashed some lindy's sprays on it so it would match the project colors. and made a pretty cabuchon  using a piece of the paper i had created and a cabuchon blank and glass dome.
I made some foamiran flowers .these were made using ivory foamiran coloured with pastel chalks.

I added pearls, a bow made with string and my CraftDeebowz bow maker, some tonic flourishes  and some Tim Holtz  ideaology words to finish it all off.
I hope you like my project and that you will come and join us us in the challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow.
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Eggstra Sweet Easter

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

For my hosting project, I used some images from Simon Says Stamp.  This is part of a Special Edition Card Kit, however the stamps and supplies are available individually at Simon Says.  The stamp set that is used is called:  Eggstra Sweet Easter.  I stamped the image on a piece of Neenah cut to 4.5" x 3.25".  Colored it with various copic markers, including the background.  

Then I layered a piece of ribbon on top of the colored piece and adhered it to a piece of Lawn Fawn patterned paper to create an A2 size card.  I then created a handmade bow using my handy bow tool from Craft-Dee BowZ.

Here is a photo of the bow that I created with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

I hope I have inspired you and I hope that you will join in on all the fun during this challenge.  Our sponsor for the this month is LeAnn's World101.

She has some really 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,

Monday, April 1, 2019

April 2019 Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and it's time for our 
April 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 lets take a look at our winners for March
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 March Challenge

Niki1 (Submission # 4)

Congratulations Niki1
Please email Barbara .....( for your prize
Please include CDB March Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (April 8) to claim your prize
 Prizes not claimed after 1 week (7 days) will be forfeited.

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

1. Jane Savage (Submission #17)
2. Mimi (Submission #14)
3. America (Submission #22)

Diane's Country (Submission #56)
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 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 our 


LeAnn's World101

The Prize for the April top winner will be 
2 images from their shop
Their 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 CDB72

OK now lets check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
April 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 are on the top tab.

If you have any questions, please email me at (

We are looking forward to seeing your creating here.

Our April challenge closes on April 29 at midnight.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter