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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Christmas is almost here!

Well, this is my last post before Christmas which is only 3 days away. I love the holidays and the pretty decorations that you see everywhere. I now live in a small rural town in Kentucky and it's as if we live in a Hallmark movie. Our little Main Street is decorated beautifully and every business has a wreath on the door. This is my week to post on Craft-Dee BowZ and I chose this very festive image by Whimsy named Santa's Helper.

I colored my image with Copics and had some wonderful Christmas papers. My white snowflakes are actually buttons with the backs cut off. 

I made my beautiful bow, below, using my bow tool. My bow tool makes the perfect bow with any ribbon or lace. Here's a double looped satin bow.

My bow tool is small, easy to do and is always within reach of my work table!

Our sponsor this month is The Paper Shelter and our winner will get to pick three digital images of your own choice!

I hope you'll take a moment to upload your projects to Craft-Dee BowZ and you have only one more week to enter before the end of our challenge and 2021 arrives!

Merry Christmas to you!!

                                                                             Hugs to all,


Monday, December 14, 2020

Monochrome Christmas card


It is Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project .I have made this card using papers and a sentiment from a Christmas paper pad I bought in a local craft shop I distressed the edges to add a little interest  . I added a cute mdf snowflake , a button , some die cut fern leaves and baubles and leaves that I had stamped in grey ink and fussy cut out . 

I added a cute double Looped bow using thin sparkly ribbon that has been made in my craftdeebowz bow maker . And some tiny clear resin  chips and glitter to add sparkle 

This is my final project sadly for craftdeebowz . I have absolutely
Loved being part of this amazingly talented team and I want to thank you all  for inspiring me every month with your projects . Thanks Donna and Barbara it has been an honour and a pleasure .
 Have a wonderful Christmas and new year all  stay safe and well , Let’s hope 2021 is the best year yet 
Happy crafting 
Tracey x

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

It's Tensel Time

 It's my turn to host for some inspiration here at Craft-Dee-BowZ.

For my project, I created this very simple but cute card using a stamp set that I had bought last year from Avery Elle. I wanted a black and white card with a touch of red, so I stamped two of my favorite trees and then stamped the snowy hillside all in black ink. And then the sentiment in red. Last but not least I added some of the falling snow from the stamp set and my stamping was finished.

Then I created a bow using my Craft-Dee-BowZ tool and adhered it to the card and my simple but yet cute card was finished. 

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.  

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 so be sure to come back because Tracy's work is always awesome.

Until next time,

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Getting Ready For Christmas

 Hello Everyone

Barbara here. 

Since the holiday season is upon us,
 I decided to make a few tags with added bows
to give you all some ideas for the gift giving season.

Both my tags are 4"X5" and would look great as an accompaniment 
to a gift bag or a boxed gift of some sort.

Tag #1

The bow I added is a triple loop stacked bow. 

Tag #2

The bow on this tag is a fluffy triple loop bow using a green sheer ribbon.

Here is a closer view of the bow

Here is a closer view of the bow.

Both my bows were made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool

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 projects

Just a reminder - 
The December Craft-Dee BowZ challenge has started and runs thru December 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

Take care and Stay Safe

Thank you and have a happy safe and fantastic week/holiday season

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

December 2020 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

Ellibelle  (Submission # 15)

Congratulations Ellibelle
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 #34)
2. Lillian's Leisure (Submission #73)
3. Annette Stapylton (Submission #61)

Niki1 (Submission #37)
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 

The Paper Shelter

The Prize for the December 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 CDB92

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 29 at midnight.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter