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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Give thanks

Welcome to my week to post on Craft-Dee BowZ and share a card with you.  When I think of autumn, I think of mums, sunflowers, pumpkins and sweaters. I saw this adorable little image by Elisabeth Bell and thought she'd be perfect for my card this week. 


I colored my image with Copics and used some pretty leaves, sunflowers and pearls for my embellishments. I added a bit of sparkle to the flowers in her hair, too, and had this awesome paper with sunflowers on it that worked out perfectly!

My bow is a triple looped and I used grossgrain ribbon and then glued a button tied with twine in the middle of the knot. This bow was so simple to make, even with all those loops, using my bow tool. It's the perfect little assistant that I keep within arm's reach at my craft table!  


Our sponsor this month is month is Bugaboo stamps who is giving the winner of our challenge four images of the winner's choice!

                                    

Our Team here at Craft-Dee BowZ have made some awesome projects using Bugaboo stamps, so please visit us and we hope you'll join us this month for our ANYTHING GOES challenge!

                                                                          Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                                      --Gail


Monday, November 16, 2020

Believe in the magic of christmas

 


Hi 

It is Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project .I have made this cute card using a digital Image from Kenny K . The image is called Mistletoe .I coloured her using alcohol markers. The papers  are by Kaisercraft . I made a handmade Foamiran Poinsetta using a die from Marianne D Designs .




The double looped  bow was made using my Craft-DeeBowz  bow maker and thin organza ribbon and i added a gem centre to finish the bow beautifully. I also added silver berries and some glitter to the image ,




I hope you will join us in the challenge with your projects 
Happy Crafting
Tracey x



Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Welcome Fall

 Hello there, Kathy here and it is my turn to host for the month of November.

For my hosting project, I created this cute card using the front door dies from Spellbinder Dies.  I cut out all of the pieces for the front door.  Then I used some Tim Holtz Grit paste and a brick stencil to create the front of the house.  After I created this piece I then started building the front door.  Then I created a Fall Wreath, placed the card front onto an A2 size card base and my Welcome Fall card was almost finished.


To complete my card I made a tiny bow using my Craft-Dee-BowZ tool and adhered it to the wreath. 

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,
Kathy

Sunday, November 1, 2020

November 2020 Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and it's time for our 
November Challenge
here at Craft-Dee BowZ

Last month's challenge was great 
 your submissions were so creative.
Thanks so much for joining in the fun.

First lets take a look at our winners for October
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 October Challenge

Wendy Batchen (Submission # 7)


Congratulations Wendy

Please email Barbara .....(barbarabruder47@gmail.com) for your prize
Please include CDB October Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (November 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

OCTOBER's  TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Rosina (Submission #51)
2. Sparkling Pink (Submission #50)
3. Liliane Carvalho (Submission #65)

OCTOBER  HONORABLE MENTION
Marcheta (Submission #6)

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 
NOVEMBER CHALLENGE


The Prize for the November top winner will be 
4 Digital Stamps
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
For those who have no blog 
but use Splitcoast Stampers or Flicker,
this months code to use is CDB91

OK now lets check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
November Challenge


Gail

Kathy


Tracey


Barbara

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 (barbarabruder47@gmail.com)

We are looking forward to seeing your creating here.

Our November challenge closes on November 28 at midnight.



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

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

To swim as free as a mermaid

Are there days you'd just like to be a mermaid? I love the ocean and I'm a fan of mermaid stamps. If I could wish to come back as something after I die, I think I'd pick a mermaid. This image is from Sherri Baldy and I fell in love with her the minute I saw her. 


It's the fourth Tuesday of the month, so it's my turn to post here for Craft-Dee BowZ.  Each week a different team member gets to post a card or project of their choice. So here I am with my card. 


I colored my image with Copics and used clear glitter on the seashells across the bottom and then colored the glitter with my markers. They still have the glittery look without the mess of using numerous colors of glitter. 


I love my bow tool. I don't think I make many cards anymore that don't have ribbon or lace on them and my little bow tool helps me make the perfect bows. You can see my bow below and how pretty it turned out. It's a great embellishment on this card and I do love embellishments!  I can honestly say that a CAS card is a tremendous challenge for me and I'm more comfortable adding stuff to a card than keeping it clean and simple. 


Here's what my little bow tool looks like...pretty simple to use and it hangs on a nail right next to me!


Our sponsor this month is Gerda Steiner Designs and the winner of this challenge gets to pick two images from this fantastic on-line store.                                                             
You've got two more days to enter our ANYTHING GOES challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ!

                                                                    Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                            --Gail

Monday, October 19, 2020

Warm Wishes

 

Hi 

It is tracey here with my mid month inspiration post . Christmas is a time for batch making quick easy cards for  charity or even to send out to friends and family we might not get to meet this year  . i have made this quick abnd easy card using a sweet  mittens stamp from Chloe . I stamped and heat embossed the mittens with gold wow powder and also did the same technique with the snowflake stamps i had free from a magazine and a sentiment from my stash .


i used some packaging for behind the mittens. i added little twine bows made using my craft-deebowz bowmaking tool. i rounded card edges and added some gems and that was it really ... very simple to create and would look great in any colour combination 





I hope you like my project and that you have a go creating it yourself ..

Happy crafting 

Tracey x

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Boo

Hello there, Kathy here and it is my turn to host for the month of October.

For my hosting project, I created a haunted house box, using a few Spellbinder Dies.  I cut 2 pieces of the house, then I did some ink blending using Distress Oxide inks around the edges.  After the edges were inked I used a brick stencil to create bricks.  Then I cut the windows and the door, after cutting those I cut out a tree, cat, fence and some bats.   




I made the bow using my Craft-Dee-BowZ tool and adhered it to the roof. 

I plan on creating several of these cute little boxes so I can fill them with candy for the special Trick-or-Treaters that always come by my house.

I hope I have inspired you and I hope that you will join in during the challenge.  Our sponsor for the this month is Gerda Steiner Designs.  

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,
Kathy

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Fall and Pumpkins

Barbara here and......

Welcome to the first Inspiration Tuesday post in October. Do you believe it, Fall is really here!!!
Every Tuesday the designers take turns posting an inspiration project for your viewing pleasure.

Today I decided to share a card that I made depicting pumpkins and fall and of course my card has a bow but this time I used Bakers Twine in an orange shade in keeping with the fall theme I had in mind.

Let me share my card with you


Pumpkins always remind me of fall so
 I used an image from Bugaboo that fit the bill

Here is a closer view of my bow.


This is a multiple loop bow and 
I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make this bakers twine bow. 
Works great with the twine,too.

The CDB tool really aides me in making all my bows.
And you don't need to use ribbon. 
My bakers twine bow is a perfect example


Do you have your CDB tool yet?? No???
This tool is smaller, easy to use, travels well and it's easy to store.
It will make bows from 1" to 4 1/2"
You can order yours by clicking on the 
Buy Now button here on the left sidebar.

Click here  to go to my blog for more info about my project

Just a reminder - 
The October Craft-Dee BowZ challenge has started and runs thru October 30.
The theme is Anything Goes (no bow required)
You could be the next winner,
We are looking forward to your submission.

That it for now
Stop back next Tuesday to see what Kathy has come up with
for her Inspiration Tuesday project

Thanks for stopping by
Be well and stay safe

Thursday, October 1, 2020

October 2020 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 lets 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


Susan Sudbury (Submission # 37)


Congratulations Susan
Please email Barbara .....(barbarabruder47@gmail.com) for your prize
Please include CDB September Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (October 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

September's TOP 3 WINNERS
1.Niki1 (Submission #56)
2. Rosina (Submission #58)
3. Tworcze pasje Danki (Submission #46)

September HONORABLE MENTION
Keido  (Submission #52)
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 
October CHALLENGE



The Prize for the October top winner will be 
$15.00 store credit
Gerda Steiner Designs 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 CDB90

OK now lets check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
October Challenge



Gail



 Kathy


Tracey

Barbara

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 (barbarabruder47@gmail.com)

We are looking forward to seeing your creating here.

Our October challenge closes on October 29 at midnight.





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

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Stephanie and Tully!

 Hello! Today is my day to post a card for Craft-Dee BowZ and I'm using this adorable image from High Hopes called Heidi & Mattie. This card was made for my daughter who has a large dog that is part Irish Wolfhound and the most gentle dog I've ever met. This card is dedicated to Tully Carlo. 

I colored my image with Copics and gave Heidi red hair since my daughter, Stephanie, has red hair. Now, I did a little artistic creativeness with Mattie. Although Tully is very dark, almost black, I decided to use grays instead so the details would show. He is getting older now and has quite a bit of gray in his coat, but not as gray as this. 

Here's a close-up of the image. I added a touch of glitter to the heart on Heidi's overalls and a touch of gold metallic to Mattie's tag.

Using my bow tool, I tied this very pretty lacy bow. I added a dog bone to the center and tied another bow by threading it through the knot on my lacy bow. 

My bow tool is simple to use and it hangs on a hook right on my work table. It makes all sizes of bows and I waste no additional ribbon since every bow comes out perfect! 

The challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES this month and our sponsor is Cute As A Button.  The prize donated is two black and white images of your choice!

There's one more week to upload your cards for the challenge, and I hope you'll join us!

                                                                   Thanks for stopping by!

                                          --Gail


Monday, September 14, 2020

Love U Always

 


Hi 

Tracey here with this my mid month inspiration project . I have used a Mo manning digital image and coloured it with alcohol markers . The papers are by Trimcraft First Edition and are called Perfect Moments. The word dies are from Fuzzy Lemon  (love u) and Tonic Studios (always). The flowers are handmade using matching coloured card and papers.

I used my Craftdeebowz bow maker to make the multi loooped bow for my project using organza ribbon





I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to join us in the fun challenge this month 

Happy Crafting

Tracey 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Miss You - Washi Tape Card

 Hello there, Kathy here and it is my turn to host for the month of September.

For my hosting project, I created a different type of card design.  I have not made a card using Washi Tape as the background in a very long time, so I felt the urge to do so.  It is quick, easy and fun.  I gathered a bunch of washi tape with hints of pink and decided that I wanted to create a "Missing You" card.  So off I went taping washi tape all over the front of a 5.75 x 5.75 piece of card stock.  Then I adhered this piece onto my 6 x 6 card base.  Here is what I came up with.



I made the bow using my Craft-Dee-BowZ tool. I know the bow is a bit hard to see in the top photo, so here is a close-up.


I hope I have inspired you and I hope that you will join in during the challenge.  Our sponsor for the this month is Cute As A Button.  



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,
Kathy

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September 2020 Challenge

Hi Everyone,


Welcome back and it's time for our 
 September 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 August
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 August Challenge

Carol Gill (Submission # 71)

Congratulations Carol

Please email Barbara .....(barbarabruder47@gmail.com) for your prize
Please include CDB August Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (September 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

September's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Liliane Carvalho (Submission #37)
2. Leslie Turner (Submission #53)
3. Debi B (Submission #36)

SEPTEMBER's HONORABLE MENTION
J. Atterbury (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 August 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 
SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE

Cute As A Button


The Prize for the September winner will be 
2 Single digital images
The Cute As A Button 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 CDB89

OK now lets check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
September Challenge



Gail


Kathy


Tracey


Barbara

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 (barbarabruder47@gmail.com)

We are looking forward to seeing your creating here.

Our September challenge closes on September 27 at midnight.


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