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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Fairy Dust

Hi, today's it's my turn to post a card on Craft-Dee BowZ since each member of our team gets a 'Tuesday" and guess what...this is my week! I love the images from Lili of the Valley and got this stamp a while back and just now getting a chance to color her.
I colored this sweet fairy with Copics and added my favorite glitter, Warm Glitter Ritz, to her wings. I took some white 3-D paint and made some dots and sprinkled glitter over them, too, since she's sprinkling her fairy dust around!
This is two double looped bows with the smaller one slid inside the know of the larger one. It came out superb and on the first try, too!  My bow tool is one of my most precious card making tools and it guarantees me perfect bows every time. This beautiful sheer ribbon tied perfectly...thank you, Donna, for this beautiful ribbon each month!
Since my card is posted on the last Tuesday of the month and it's April 23, you have just a few more days to add your card to the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!  Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW.  Have you seen my teammates' cards/projects on the previous Tuesdays?  Please scroll down and leave a comment if you have a moment.


                                                                     Thanks for stopping by!
                                                        Gail

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

You are awesome !!

Hi
It is Tracey here with my inspiration project for this month.... I have used a sweet digi image from Mo Manning  called Fabulous  which i have colored up with my Promarkers. I used Sue Wilsons pierced rectangle dies to create the frame around her .The stamped sentiment is an old one from docrafts.


The flowers are all from Wild orchid. . The flourish die is one i had free from a craft magazine a long time ago and it has been a very handy die indeed .


The pretty bow was created using my CraftDeeBowz bow making tool which you can find Here. It is my go to bow making tool as it is so easy to use .



I hope you like my project and that you join us in the monthly challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow
Happy Crafting
Tracey xx

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Serenity Fairy Wishes Photo Album

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

I needed a birthday gift for a very dear cousin so I decided to create a Photo Album.  I wanted to use some fairy images because my cousin owns her own Plant Rental Company on a very popular island here in the states.  My thought was to create something that had to do with plants and gardens, thus the idea of fairies, right.

My images are the Serenity Fairy collection from Polkadoodles and can be found here.  The album design is Laura Dennison's Z-Flap.



I colored all of the fairy images with my copics.  Here is one of my favorite images.  You can find more images on my blog.  I don't want to bore you here.



Here's a close up of the bow.



I hope that you enjoy looking at this creation.  Thanks for stopping by.

Kathy

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

You're the Best

Welcome back, everyone.

Barbara here. Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. The weather could have been a little better here in my area, but at least we are in the spring season now, (I think).

Today is Tuesday and that means it's inspiration time here at Craft-Dee BowZ. Each Tuesday the designers are sharing some more inspiration with you. It's my turn since it's the first Tuesday.

Since it's been rainy (and snowy) and we're are into spring, I thought I'd use this cute rain boot with flowers image from the Bugaboo digital line.This image is called Spring Boot, very appropriate don't you think!!


Here is a closer view of this bow. 
My vision in my head of this bow was not how it turned out but, I like the look it is giving me.


Jump on over to my blog for additional as to how this bow became this way.


Don't forget, the Craft-Dee BowZ tool makes handcrafted bows so easy for you.
Order yours today. Click on the Buy Now button here on the left sidebar.

It comes with written instructions but if you are move of a visual learner we have you tube videos that walk you thru making a bow.

Next Tuesday, Kathy will be popping in with her project.

Thanks for stopping by today. 
Have a great week.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

April 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, let's 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

Elizabeth Hart  (Submission # 52)


Congratulations Elizabeth
Please email Barbara .....(bbruder@fuse.net) for your prize
Please include CDB March Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (April 8) to claim your prize
If unclaimed - prize will go to one of the top 3

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

March TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Vicki R. (Submission #47)
2. Esther (Submission #50)
3. Red Obsession (Submission #68)

March HONORABLE MENTION
Nancy Hill (Submission #51)
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.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our March 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 
April CHALLENGE



The Prize for the December top winner will be 
4 digital images
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 and include a HANDMADE BOW.

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

this months code to use is CDB56

OK now let's check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
April  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 is on the top tab.

If you have any questions, please email me at (bbruder@fuse.net)

We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.

Our December challenge closes on December 30 at midnight.




Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Get Well Wishes

It's my Tuesday to post at Craft-Dee BowZ and I needed a get well card for my daughter who had surgery so I made this to cheer her up. I used this adorable image from Whipper Snapper, and really did stamp an image rather than use a digital stamp!  I love to stamp and enjoy the old fashioned red rubber stamps! 
This card was so much fun to make since Stephanie loves girly cards. I pulled out my lace and pearls, my flowers and satin ribbon and this pretty die. Green is her favorite color, so although St. Patrick's Day is over, she got a green get well card. Stephanie has red hair and she has 6 kitties and I colored them to match her kitties in real life.
I made a triple looped satin bow and added pretty pink and white flowers above it.  I used my bow tool to make this bow and it came out with perfect, uniformed sized loops. Making bows is so easy with my bow tool!
Have you had a chance to follow Craft-Dee BowZ and see the pretty creations from the team members posted each Tuesday?  If you have a chance, please stop by here and take a look!


                                                              Thanks for stopping by!
                                                    Gail

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A Girly Tag card ...

Hi
It is Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project .. I am always looking to make a cute shaped card so as I love Tags ... why not make a tag shaped card  .I love the Julia Nutting large girly stamps which are perfectly sized for a large tag so I used one here on my Tag card .I used  striped and spotty cardstock from Ann Marie Crafts  on this tag and I paper pieced the same cardstock for the clothes...I think it gives a really co-ordinated look ..The gorgeous flowers are from Petaloo...




The swirl is made using a memory box die called Riviera.
The oval fancy frame is made using a crafters companion oval die. The word Love is a fuzzy lemon die and it has been cut out 4 times and layered up to give dimension .
I coloured the image with promarkers and the gorgeous bow was created using my fabulous Craft-DeeBowZ  Bowmaker.
 


Well that's it from me guys .I hope you join us in this months challenge
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Believe in Yourself

Hello everyone Kathy here and it's my Tuesday to post for Craft-Dee BowZ.  I was watching a video by Jennifer McGuire on how to paint with Distress Oxides.  She makes some really awesome cards, so when I seen her video I had to give it a try.


It was so darn easy and I really enjoyed the process and making the card.  All I did was to stamp  this image from Mama Elephant using Versa Mark ink then embossed it with white embossing powder.  I covered the embossed piece with Distress Oxide inks, starting with Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and then Broken china.  I buffed my piece off with a dry cloth to get the ink off of the embossed area.  Then I took a damp paint brush and started lifting the color from the inside of the flowers.  After going over the image one time I heat set it and went over it again to lift more color from it.


I then added some white detail with a white gel pen added some Nuvo Crystal Drops and added a bow that I made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. If you haven't picked up your own Craft-Dee BowZ tool don't hesitate.  It makes creating a bow so easy. To end it all I placed my card onto a side fold card base and my card was all finished.


Have you entered your card into our Challenge for this month?  If you haven't done so we would love to have you join in on all the fun.  We look forward to seeing what you create.  Up next Tuesday is Tracey and I am sure you will want to see what she has in store for you.

Take care and Big Crafty Hugs,
Kathy

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Butterflies and Swirls

Hello everyone
Welcome to Inspiration Tuesday here at Craft-Dee BowZ.
I thought I'd pop in and share my new project with you. 

I had some things sitting on my desk in my studio and they were calling out to be used.
 One thing was a template I have made for a double curtain fold. So I obliged, LOL.

Recently I picked up some handmade paper and wanted to see if it would cut good on my Cutterpillar and if the score tool would work well on this paper. Well, I am happy to say, that paper scored great and the Cutterpillar cut it like it was butter.


My card has no stamping but that curtain fold sure makes a statement. I added a black panel behind the curtain folds to make that beautiful yellow handmade paper POP. 

To further embellish my card and add accents to the folds, 
I used some butterfly outline stickers and colored them in with ultra fine glitter.

My bow was made using my ever trusty Craft-Dee BowZ tool


I used Hug Snug seam binding to make a 4 loop bow. 
That Hug Snug makes a great bow and the Craft-Dee BowZ tool makes bow making so easy!!

SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Paper/Card Stock: White CS, Black CS, DP, Handmade paper
Accessories:Ultra Fine Glitter, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Outline Stickers, Hug Snug seam binding

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Hope you will link a project in our monthly challenge. Don’t forget our theme every month is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
  
Also on each Tuesday of the month, a different designer will post here on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to inspire you! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon!


Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Challenge

Hi Everyone,


Welcome back and it's time for our 
March 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 February
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 February Challenge

De kaarten van ons Mam  (Submission # 1)

Congratulations Ans

Please email Barbara .....(bbruder@fuse.net) for your prize
Please include CDB February Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (March 8) to claim your prize
If unclaimed - prize will go to one of the top 3

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

February'sTOP 3 WINNERS
1. Ria (Submission #2)
2. Leeann (Submission #8)
3. Crafty Hugs (Submission #62)

February HONORABLE MENTION
Maryann Scrapbooking (Submission #32)
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.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our February 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 
March CHALLENGE


The Prize for the March top winner will be 
3 Digital Images
The Kinda Cute 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 CDB56

OK now let's check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
March 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 is on the top tab.

If you have any questions, please email me at (bbruder@fuse.net)

We are looking forward to seeing your creating here.

Our March challenge closes on March 30 at midnight.




Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Birthday cards?

Does anyone ever run low on birthday cards?  I've run low on birthday cards AND Christmas cards so for the rest of this year I'm going to focus on those. This month's card for my Tuesday post at Craft-Dee BowZ is a birthday card and I used a stamp from Wild Rose. Aren't these teddy bears from them too cute?! 

Coloring animals is a tough one for me and I think this bear came out 'okay' but I need more practice. I do love the colors of these papers so I kept my image in the same color family. And this little butterfly is a punch from Martha Stewart, as is the border punch on the side.
And my soft yellow seam binding bow is below. This bow was simple to make with my bow tool and I sound like a broken record but...if you don't have a bow tool, you should consider one if you make bows for your cards or projects. This bow tool is simple to use, I store mine on a push pin on the wall next to my work table, and it can make so many different sizes of bows that you will use it for every bow! I made a double looped bow and then added a pretty soft yellow button in the middle.
Since my card is for the last Tuesday of the month you've got one more day to add your card to the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!  Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW.  Have you seen my teammates' cards/projects on the previous Tuesdays?  Take a look here and please leave a comment if you have a moment.


                                                                     Thanks for stopping by!
                                                        Gail

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

All My Love..



Hi
It is Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project for you. When I received my Mpp pack from the Boss the ribbon featured on this card was so beautiful and vibrant that I planned the whole colour scheme around it. The cute image is a stamp from Lilli Of The Valley which I coloured with Promarkers . The flowers are as always from Wild Orchid I just love the variety and quality they stock.



 The papers are from my stash and I have had them for so long I cannot remember where they came from so it is great to Finally use them up.

It is quite a simple layout for this card as I really wanted to let the ribbon be a main focus as it is so pretty ,I hope you like it .Of course my Bowmaker helped me make the beautiful bow check out in the sidebar how you can get one for yourselves.


 
well that's it from me folks and I hope to see you join us in the challenge
Happy crafting
Tracey

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine Gift Bags

Hey there, Kathy here and it's my Tuesday to post for Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge.  Well tomorrow is Valentine's Day and I made these bags for my best friends.  We have been friends since grade school which by the way was a very long time ago.

You see I love Valentine's Day and I am always looking to make small little items to pass out for this special little day. Inspired by Nichol Spohr I created these darling little bags.


The stamp set I used is from Mama Elephant and is called Page Huggers.  They call them Page Huggers because the dies cut a slit under their arms so they can hold onto things like the edge of the bag with a little valentine in hand.

I colored each little critter with my copic markers, then used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make a little bow to adorn each bag  You can get your own Craft-Dee BowZ tool here.  I added some paper confetti, some Dove Chocolate's and fastened them with a tiny closthespin.

Here is a couple of the bags close up that shows what a cute little bows the tool makes  You can make them smaller than these to a really nice size.





I hope you will join us this month for our challenge.  We look forward in seeing what you have to share with us.  Up next Tuesday is the awesome Tracy so make sure to stop back to see what she has in store.to share.

Thanks for stopping by.