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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Shopping!

Talking about Christmas shopping...I haven't done much this winter since 2019 was a crazy year with moving across country and trying to get the house in order. We moved from Phoenix to rural Kentucky where we now have over 3 acres of land. Both Tim and I got our own 'workshops' with mine being an art studio while his is a true workshop full of machines and tools. My studio is now set up and after working all day at my new job, I enjoy an hour or two each evening crafting. 

It's good to be back and with my favorite team, Craft-Dee BowZ.  This week is the fourth Tuesday of the month (and Christmas Eve!), and it's my week to post a card.  I love winter cards and I used a Sherri Baldy image and lots of die cuts an embossing folder, pearls, a jewel in the center of my bow and some beautiful papers.

Here's a close-up of my image and I colored her with Copics. I had stored my Copics for almost 2 years and so far I've run into only one that needed to be filled. I'm pretty surprised and delighted that they survived being in storage in a garage in Phoenix for 9 months and then the garage in Kentucky for 13 months. 

And here's my satin double looped bow made with my bow tool. My bow tool is a small, handy tool that guarantees me a great bow every time! If you don't have one and like to use bows on your projects, you need this tool!  And if you have one and use it, you can attest that it is a great tool for your craft space!

Here's what the Craft-Dee BowZ tool looks like. It's small, compact and ready to use!

I hope my card has inspired you and although there's only a week left in the month to join our challenge, our ANYTHING GOES challenge is open to everyone and you don't need a bow on your project anymore, although we adore our ribbons here on Craft-Dee BowZ!  

Remember, our sponsor this month is LeAnn's World and the winner gets their choice of 3 images!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Teepee card ..

Hi all
It is time for my mid month inspiration project .I have made a very large Teepee card using 8x8 card blanks. The stamps are stunning and are from Lablanche . i coloured them with watercolour paints and promarkers...

The beautiful bow was created with my Craftdeebowz bow maker.I added a bell charm to finish it all off .

 The papers are from the dovecraft santas letters set i had left over from last years christmas stash ...I also glittered his fur collar etc ...
Well that is s the last project for 2019 from me . I hope to see you join us in 2020 for all the new challenges
I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Bringing Home the Christmas Tree

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

For my hosting project, I created this Die Cut design card using dies from Spellbinders.  The theme for this card is Bringing Home the Christmas Tree.  Seems like everywhere you look someone is decorating with that old red truck.  Well I decided to create a purple truck because it matched my paper.  When I used the silver CS I did not know that it would not photograph very well.  I hope you can see the card without the glare.

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 LeAnn's World.  

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 3, 2019


Hello Everyone Barbara here, 
Today is December's first Tuesday 
and time for my Craft-Dee BowZ inspiration post 

I like to give/send thank you cards to those who have given me a gift.

For this card I decided that I wanted it
to have an underlying theme
 of the Christmas season.

I added some satin ribbon along the right side of the card,
 made my bow using my CDB bow maker,
and attached it to the satin ribbon. 

Here is a closer view of my fluffy bow. 
It's a triple loop made using very sheer ribbon (my fav)

The great thing about the Craft-Dee BowZ tool is,  
it's easy to use, it's small and portable and easy to store. 
Makes great bows, whether they are little or larger, say for a gift.

Order yours over on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog
Just click on the Buy Now button on the left sidebar.

Please visit my blog for additional information 
and more pics about this card. 

Don't forget, the December challenge is going on all month 

The theme is always 
Anything Goes (no bow required)
We'd love to see your project and
you could be the next winner.

Hope you will stop back next Tuesday
Kathy will be posting her Tuesday inspiration project

Hope you can join  us.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

December 2019 Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and it's time for our 
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 lets 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

Rosina (Submission # 78)

Congratulations Rosina
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
 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

November's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Sparkling Pink (Submission #45)
2. Sherry G (Submission #48)
3. Niki1 (Submission #72)

Sue Crease (Submission #61)
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 the 

LeAnn's World 101

The Prize for the December top winner will be 
 2 images of choice from Etsy shop

LeAnn's World 101 digital images are available here,
so check out what they have to offer.

The Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Theme is Always:
Anything Goes 

For those who have no blog but use Splitcoast Stampers or Flicker,

this months code to use is CDB80

OK now lets 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 are on the top tab.

If you have any questions, please email me at (

We are looking forward to seeing your creating here.

Our December challenge closes on December 30 at midnight.