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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Christmas in July

I'm one of those people who loves making Christmas cards ALL the time so when I see "Christmas In July" I pull out my Christmas supplies and go for it. Now, that doesn't mean you have to make a Christmas card to be in our challenge this month at Craft-Dee BowZ since our challenge is always ANYTHING GOES, but if you need an excuse to do a winter card, this is it.

For those who are wondering what ornament die I used, I'm sorry but I didn't make note of it. I used my striped embossing folder for the background, tag stamps by Whimsy, branch die by Tim Holtz, Quikcutz rectangle die and pretty flat back mat finished jewels by Queen & Co. 

My bow is made with lightweight seam binding which tied beautifully using my bow tool. I made a double loop bow and it was the perfect embellishment on this pretty pink Christmas card! You can see how perfect this bow turned out and it was on the first try. No more wasting ribbon or seam binding for me trying to get a good looking bow for any project!

This is my little bow tool. It's small, simple to use, reasonably priced and I've saved money by not wasting anymore ribbon trying to get a good looking bow. It comes out great the first time with my bow tool!

Our sponsor this month is The Paper Shelter and the winner receives 3 images of their choice from the extensive collection of images which include black and white images as well as images digitally colored and even background paper! You are sure to find more than 3 that you want, so please visit the site and see the fabulous images for sale.

Our challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ is always ANYTHING GOES. Time is running out for you to enter your project, so please go over and enter your latest creation!  

                                                                              Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Light up someones world today

Hi it is Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project .Foe this project i have made a card using a dgi image i think is from Jeremiah Ketner but i cant be sure so please if i am wrong let me know ....
I coloured her with alcohol markers

I made foamiran flowers to match and added foliage

 The delicate bow was made using my Craftdeebowz bow maker .it makes perfect bows time after time 

The sentiment is just one from my stash ..I hope you like my project and that you will join us in the July challenge
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Better Days are Coming

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

For my hosting project, I created a card using this darling Bee Mine image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I absolutely love Mo's and I think she and The Paper Shelter are my number one artists.  Although this image is a valentine theme image I decided to use her without that theme in mind.  Besides she looks like she is ready for a party, doesn't she? I just could not resist this sweet little image.

 Here is a close up of the image that I colored using my copic markers.

 And 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 The Paper Shelter.  Please feel free to visit my blog at:

She also has some adorable images as well, 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, July 7, 2020

Flowers Galore

Barbara here, 
Time for the first inspiration project for July, here at Craft-Dee BowZ

Hope you all are doing OK and still staying safe and healthy. 

My July inspiration piece is not a card. In fact there is no stamping (or images) at all on this. But this project definitely called for a bow.
Let me share the project with you.

The bow - up close

My bow - I used Hug Snug-seam binding (my fav) and of course, the Craft-Dee BowZ  bow making tool.
The bow is a quad loop bow for this project. Yep a quad loop bow. Using the seam binding and the CDB bowmaker, making a quad loop is really easy, and makes for a fuller bow.

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 July Craft-Dee BowZ challenge has started and runs thru July 29
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

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July 2020 Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and it's time for our 
July 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 June
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 June Challenge

Ellebelle  (Submission # 53)

Congratulations Ellebelle
Please email Barbara .....( for your prize
Please include CDB June Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (July 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. Sweetpea (Submission #3)
2. Lori Podolsky  (Submission #42)
3. Carol Gill (Submission #67)

Ingunn (Submission #1)
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 June 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 July top winner will be 
 3 digital stamps
The Paper Shelter 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 CDB87

OK now lets check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
July  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 July Challenge closes on July 28 at midnight.

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