Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A is for Autumn and Apples!

It's the 4th Tuesday in September and my day to be spotlighted on Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog. I decided to make a shaker card, something I rarely do. I've stepped out of my comfort zone with this card!  I used this adorable image from Robyn's Fetish named Basket of Apples. Thank you, Donna, from Craft-Dee BowZ for the ribbon and those great red translucent beads that I used in my shaker!

And here's my red satin double looped bow. I've always loved ribbon on my cards and have more ribbon than I can use in my lifetime. And I've made bows for years, but I never made such pretty bows until I got my Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker. This little bow maker guarantees me great bows and I use it for every bow I make now. Whether it's a single looped bow or many loops...this little bow maker makes it easy as pie to create gorgeous bows.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge. They are a division of I Did It Creations, and was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn owns a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner's choice to the winner of this challenge!!

I hope you've been watching the Design Team's creations posted each Tuesday at Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and if you've missed any of the projects this month, please scroll down below this post. Be ready to be delighted with the projects we each have done using an image from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More!


                                                                                      Hugs,
                                                         Gail

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Apple picking time ...





Hi
It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this month . The sponsor for this months challenge is
Robyns Fetish stamps and more 

 
For my inspiration project I have used the lovely image called Apple's in a basket ... from Robin's Fetish and you can find it HERE . I made a card and matching cute basket which I filled with English cox apples for the photo...The image was coloured with promarkers and crafters companion blendable pencils. The gingham papers are free downloads from Bev Rochester . The flowers on the card  are from wild orchid . The flowers on the basket are made using a punch.
The ribbon was sent  to me as part of my monthly pack .I used my Trusty bow maker to form all the double looped bows...It is my go to tool for perfect easy bows time after time..
 
 
 


I hope you join us in this months challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow..
Happy crafting
Tracey
 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

"Wish you lots of blessings"

Vicki here...It's my Tuesday to post on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog sharing my September DT inspiration. 

 With harvest season upon us, we are creating with an "Apple Picking Time" theme using the colors of red, blue and green. 

Here's my "Apple" inspiration...
 
"Wish you lots of blessings"

The green patterned paper is layered over a 5 x 7 blue cardstock base.  I used a few of my favorite die cuts for the  background of this 3-D apple.  There's lots of dimension among the layers.
 

The blue, sheer bow was created with the help of my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  I added a couple of leaves, flowers and stick pins as a finishing touch.

 Don't forget....our September challenge is proudly sponsored by Robyn's Fetish.


 Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion. Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge.

Visit the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog and join our fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope my "apple" card has inspired you.  Stop back soon!
 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Back To School

Hello everyone.

Welcome to September and to the sponsor here this month -  Robyn's Fetish


Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this months challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ. Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers,
designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion. Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice
to the winner of this months challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.

Since school is back in session (probably everywhere)
I decided to make a card with a back to school theme.
Over at Robyn's Fetish, I saw the perfect image for my card,
an apple and the worm reading his book (Apple With Smart Worm),
perfect for the card I wanted to make. 


Here is a closer view of this cute Smart Worm



I added a beautiful double loop bow 
using a gorgeous lime green hounds tooth check
 patterned wired ribbon. 
I thought it a great accent to the smart worm.

To make this bow I use my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. The tool is easy to use and is easy to store and small enough to take with you if you travel, go to a crop or even just to a friends house.
You can order one here

You still have plenty of time to get your project entered 

The theme is always - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Can't wait to see what you are going to enter in our challenge

Stop back next Tuesday to see the beautiful project Vicki has made. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Simply Create Too Challenge

To view this month's challenge, Colors of Fall, please go here for all the deets.

September Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the September challenge 
here at Craft Dee BowZ

A big Thank You to everyone who submitted to the August Challenge and I hope to see you submit more of your creative projects this month. 
First let's take a look at our winners for August

Remember - the Winner, Top 3 and HM are based upon their merits
There were so many August submissions that could be on the list below -
 I really had a hard time making the decision this month.

Here's the winning submission for the August challenge. 



Emma R (Submission # 29)


Congratulations to Emma !!!

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

Click Here to contact Barbara for instructions on how to claim your prize 
from Robyn's Fetish. (You have 1 week, until September 8, to claim your prize)
Thank you to everyone who participated in our August Challenge!!! 


August TOP 3 WINNERS
(in no particular order)
1. Julie P (Submission #14)
2. 2amscrapper (Submission #76)
3. Erta (Submission  #107)
Please grab the "top 3 badge" on the sidebar here and 
post it on your blog .
We'd love it if you'd link back to our site here.
August HONORABLE MENTION 
going to none other than:
Heather Mills (Submission #49)


Please grab the "Honorable Mention badge" on the 

sidebar here and post it on your blog .
You will always be able to access the current challenge or 
view prior challenges by clicking on the Monthly 
Challenge tab at the top of the page.


Our sponsor for the September challenge  is - 



Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, 
a division of I Did It Creations, 
was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib.  
Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

The prize for the September top winner will be
 3 single images of the winners choice.

Robyn's Fetish digital images are available here so take a look and see what cool images they have to offer, and they have a wide selection.



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 CDB 41

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 


for our ........

September Challenge





Did you know, the designers also post on each Tuesday of the month here on the CDB blog. 
Stop back Tuesday and check out what Barbara has in store for you,
 using one of the Robyn's Fetsh images.

The link to the challenge guidelines for playing are 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 September challenge closes on September 30 at 8:00 p.m. EDT



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Birds of a feather...

It's the fourth Monday of the month, and my turn to post on Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog! It's so much fun each week to see what my teammates have come up with.  This month the team challenge, not your challenge, was Feathers, Fur or Frog Legs using an image from our sponsor, Robyn's Fetish.  I used this cute image named Birdie's Nest. Your challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW!

We also had the challenge to use green and brown which wasn't too hard to do with a bird image, but then when I made my bird a sparrow, it was all brown. It was a brown bird sitting in a brown nest sitting on a brown branch and I felt like it was just a little too much brown, so I colored a blue bird that has a peach breast.
 
I colored my image with Copics and want to thank my best friend, Lillian, for sending me these leaves and swirl die cuts. I didn't have anything that looked like the leaves on the branches but Lillian did. Thanks, Lillian! I lucked out with having a bag of assorted colored feathers and the bird cage is a die by Poppy Stamps.  Here's a close-up of the image.


I colored my entire background with light blue chalk and then added some light blue outline around my image. Color. I love color and just green and brown was a killer for me. I always save my bow picture for last...why?  So that when you finish looking at my pictures, it's the last one you see and the best is always last! That's a brown fuzzy brad that I used in the center of my triple looped bow.


Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge. They are a division of I Did It Creations, and was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn owns a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.


Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner's choice to the winner of this challenge!!

I hope you've been watching the Design Team's creations posted each Tuesday at Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and if you've missed any of the projects this month, please go here and scroll down. Be ready to be delighted with the projects we each have done using an image from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More!


                                                                                      Hugs,
                                                         Gail