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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Merry Kiss-mas

Hello, Kathy here and it is my Tuesday to post for our Challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.

For my project I chose this little Polar Bear image from Newton's Nook called Holiday Smooches.  For some reason this image just said it needed to be used on a shaker card.  So I set out to create a shaker card.




I colored the images with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  Sponged some Distress Oxide ink onto a 4 1/2" square and then cut the center to create the shaker window.  



I filled the shaker window with some seed beads and other shaker material, then added the polar bears on the top layer of the shaker.  I placed the shaker piece to the blue card base that was layered with a base of white, then a light blue that I stamped some snow flakes using versa mark ink to give the watermark affect.




I created the bow using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker, which makes creating a bow super simple.  Love my bow maker.  If you have not gotten one yet, please be sure to pick one up.  You won't regret it.


I do hope you have enjoyed my card today, for more information, please see my blog.  And please be sure to come by and join in with the November challenge that is going on right now, we look forward to seeing what you have created.

Also I would like to mention that our sponsor this month is Beccy's Place.  She has some really cute images so go grab one, two, three or more of some of her images.  They are all so darling.

And remember to tune in for next Tuesday to see what Tracey has created.  I know it will be beautiful.

Hygs,
Kathy

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Heaven and Nature Sing

Hello everyone,
Barbara here. It's the 1st Tuesday of November and that means it's time for me share a Craft-Dee BowZ project. 

I'm in the Christmas mode so I want to share a card that is in the Christmas spirit.

Beccy's Place is the sponsor for the November challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ


The prize is 1 digital set
The challenge runs until Nov.29 so you have plenty of time to create something and enter it.

Since we are really in the Christmas season already, I decided to make a Christmas card and use a bird image as the focal point. I love birds and this one really caught my eye.


This cutie is in the Baby Robin set
1 bird and 4 sentiments come in this set
and the bird can be used the year round.

Hey, have you noticed my bow?

If you struggle with making a bow, let me suggest the Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool.  It can make a bow anywhere from 1" to 4" in size. The tool is handy, portable and it's a tool that is so easy to use. Besides the instructions that accompany the tool itself, there are online videos that make it easy to follow along.


To order your very own, 
 the ordering spot is on the left sidebar.
These make great Christmas gifts, too.

Don't forget the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge is going on right now.We'd love to see your project.

In the meantime, stop back next Tuesday to see what 
Kathy has in store for you.

Thanks for stopping in today
HUGS xx
Barbara

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Challenge

Hi Everyone,


Welcome back and it's time for our 
November 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 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

Maryvonne (Submission # 42)



Congratulations Maryvonne
Please email Barbara .....(bbruder@fuse.net) for your prize
Please include CDB October Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (November 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

October's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Katrina Bufton (Submission #18)
2. Beth Brovold (Submission #21)
3. Plony (Submission #29)

October HONORABLE MENTION
Crea Astrid (Submission #45)
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 October 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 
1 Digital Stamp Set
The Beccy's Place digital images are available here,
so check out what they have to offer.
She has lots of cool sets.


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 CDB55

OK now let's check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
November 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 (bbruder@fuse.net)

We are looking forward to seeing your creating here.

Our November challenge closes on November 29 at midnight.




Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Snow Friends

Well, it's the last Tuesday of the month and as a member of the Craft-Dee BowZ team, I have a card to share for you. I used this very adorable Bugaboo image named Two Snowmen.


I colored my image with Copics and decided to do a traditional red and green theme. Here's my image close-up. Lots of fun coloring snowmen!


And then I decided to use some gorgeous red ribbon given to me by Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ.  I made a double looped bow using my bow tool. It was so simple to make and it came out perfect the first time. I use a lot less ribbon when I use my bow tool since I make a bow once and it's done!



Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps. As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was six years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!
The challenge prize this month is FOUR digital images, winner's choice, from Bugaboo Stamps!

Have you seen each of the Team's projects this month? Each Tuesday one of us posts so please take a look and if you have a moment, please leave a comment. I hope you'll join us each month at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
                                                             
                                                               Thanks for stopping by!
                                                Gail

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I love snowmen!

I haven't met a snowman I didn't love. Hahaha!  I love snowmen images and always have! I was raised where it snows and remember building snowmen and coming in with soaking wet mittens that were put on the radiator to dry. When I saw this image, I just had to use him for my card this month at Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog.  The image is by Bugaboo.
I interpreted this image to be a bird with the snowman. I colored him to be a baby robin, then I did another card and colored him to be a baby cardinal. Then I'm not sure what happened except that I looked at my cards and thought: OMG is this supposed to be a penguin with the snowman?!  So, on that note, this is to tell you that artists can interpret things different from each other and I interpreted this to be a baby bird. I colored my image with Copics and added glitter by Stampendous named "Snow" to my snowman's body.
My bow is a triple loop made with blue seam binding and I glued a metal snowflake in the middle of the knot just to carry on the theme of snow. Using my bow tool guarantees me great bows. By not having to hold it all in my hands, and letting the bow tool do most of the work, I spend less time and use less ribbon since there are no mistakes!
Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps. As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was six years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!
The challenge prize this month is FOUR digital images, winner's choice, from Bugaboo Stamps!

Have you seen each of the Team's projects this month? Each Tuesday one of us posts so please take a look and if you have a moment, please leave a comment. I hope you'll join us this month at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
                                                                
                                                                 Thanks for stopping by!
                                                 Gail

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

My Daughter's Birthday Card

Hi
It is Tracey here with my inspiration project for this month. It was my Daughter's Birthday in September so I made this pretty card for her . Danielle likes to frame her cards so I very rarely add a Birthday sentiment to the front of the card . I used the pretty digital image from Delicious Doodles called Blossom which I coloured with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens.


 I made the flowers using a creatuive expressions die set called perfect peonies.



The butterfly border was a die from Tim Holtz ..The stamped sentiment is from Pink Gem ..



The stunning bow was created using my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow making Tool ..





I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to join us in the challenge where Anything goes with a handmade bow
Happy crafting
Tracey x


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Happy Day

Hello Everyone
Barbara here today and since it is the first Tuesday of the month, it's my time to post an inspiration piece just for you.

Today's card utilized die cuts, scoring, holographic paper and embossing folder items. 
And of course the bow maker. 


I just thought I would just use some of the tools I have in my stash of "stuff " to make this card.

This card sat around for a while because it was not quite finished. But when I got that wheat bunch, that was the perfect addition to finish the card.

And yes, I used my bow making tool to make that super fluffy bow.

If you need a bow maker, be sure to click on the link on the left sidebar and order your very own.

Also, don't forget CDB has a challenge going on all month
so get your creativity in gear and submit a project
The theme is: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.

The sponsor is

The winner will receive 4 digital images
You could be the winner for October.

Please stop back next Tuesday to see what Kathy has made, to inspire you some more.

Thanks for coming by today. and I will see you soon.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 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. 

Remember, the Winner, the Top 3 and any Honorable Mentions are all chosen on their merits, so make sure to get your creative juices flowing and send in your best submissions.

First let's take a look at our winners for September

Here's the winning submission
 for the September  challenge. 

Maryann Scrapbooking (Submission # 50)



Congratulations Maryann !!!

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

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

September's TOP 3 WINNERS
1.Sheryl Hare (Submission #2)
2.Diane Hover (Submission #24)
3. Niki1 (Submission  #41)


September HONORABLE MENTION

Ingunn  (Submission #5)
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 September Challenge!!! 
 To view prior challenges by clicking 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
 4 digital images
The Bugaboo digital images are available here so take a look and see what 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 54

OK now let's check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 


for our ........

October Challenge







The designers have made super creative projects for you, 
hope you 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 bbruder@fuse.net
We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.

Our October challenge closes on October 30 at midnight

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Autumn is here!

Well, okay, maybe not where I live in Phoenix, but on the calendar it says it's autumn!  Welcome to the week I get to have my card featured on Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog. I used this adorable image from Elisabeth Bell for my card.
I colored my image with Copics and used this felt pumpkin, adding a bit of ink to the edges and some wire curly vines.
My bow is a triple loop and I used my bow tool to make it. I've recently been complimented on another site for my bows and I have to contribute great bows to my bow tool. Do you own one and don't use it? Give it a try as every bow comes out great and you spend less time making pretty bows and since they always come out perfect the first time, you save ribbon!
Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps. As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was six years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!
The challenge prize this month is FOUR digital images, winner's choice, from Bugaboo Stamps!

Have you seen the other wonderful cards made this month by Barb, Kathy and Tracey? With a team of just 4, each Tuesday is a special day at Craft-Dee BowZ. Since this is the last Tuesday of the month, if you have your creation ready to post, you need to do so right away. Remember, our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW!               


                                                              Thanks for stopping by!
                                                Gail

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Create with your soul art board ...







Hi all
It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this month .. I have been doing a lot of mixed media pieces lately and thought I would create something in that line for you this month instead of a card . The pretty ribbon I had from my MPP pack inspired this piece . The ribbon colour was a perfect match for my blue distress inks..
The art board is 18cm tall and is made of MDF . I painted the base and sides with black gesso. I prefer to work on mountboard  rather than straight onto mdf for my techniques as it has a lovely smooth surface and reacts well to lots of mixed media techniques,.so I cut 2 pieces of mountboard for the front and back of the mdf piece . I then inked them  up using tumbled glass ,broken china and peacock feathers Tim Holtz  distress inks . I used black versafine ink and stamped the foliage using sheena douglass stamps. I cut a smaller mountboard square ,inked it in the same colours and stamped the sentiment onto it . the sentiment is one I have had for a while and I think it was from visible image. I also added a freehand edge to the sentiment just it finish it off.


The triple  looped bow was made using my Craft-Dee BowZ bowmaker . It is my go to bow creator as it makes perfect bows every time so easily you can get yours HERE
 

I added a pretty flower to the bow centre which I made using an Ek success flower punch and a swirly vine embossing folder to give the flower texture.
The butterflies are made using a crafters companion mixed media butterfly die set.



I hope you like my project and have a go at one for yourselves . 
I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US IN THE CHALLENGE
Happy Crafting
Tracey

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

All Dressed Up

Hi, Kathy here and it is my turn to host our September monthly Challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.  As always the theme is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.

I decided on this cute little image from Northwoods Stamps.  It is called Sassy Halloween Legs.  I love witch boots and their skinny legs.  So when I seen this little stamp I just had to grab it.


I colored the image up with my Copic Markers.  After I was finished with the coloring, I knew it needed a little something else, so I added some Nuvo Crystal drops and glitter, glitter and more glitter.


For my bow I had some Halloween ribbon that I purchased last year.  So I made this cute little bow with my Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker.  I love this tool and look forward to making so many more bows with it.  I plan on using it to make bows for my Christmas packages this year.  If you do not have one go on over and grab one here.  It is such a handy little tool and oh so easy to use. 

I hope I have inspired you today and we look forward in seeing what all you have created.  So please join in on our Anything Goes September Challenge.  If you would like to see more on my card you can visit my blog here.

Hugs
Kathy

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Spooky

Hello bloggers

Barbara here. And welcome back to Craft-Dee BowZ. 
It's Tuesday and that means its time for a DT inspiration post.

 As I was preparing a new project for you, I was rummaging around for some embellishments. 
You know it's great to plow thru all the stuff we have and don't use all the time. 
Yep, Halloween is a great example of that. Well I ran across some cool Halloween embellies so I decided to make a Halloween card. 

Some of the things I used I have no clue where they came from, but they are great on a card.



Here is a closer look at my bow.


I used a sheer ribbon (my favorite type of ribbon).
 I got carried away and made a 4 loop bow. 
Using that sheer ribbon, makes it easy to make a 4 loop bow. 
Check out that witch hanging from the bow.

Visit my blog for some additional pics of this card.

Don't forget, the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge is underway.
The CDB challenges run all month. 
The theme is always - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you next Tuesday
 to check out what Kathy has come up with.

Friday, September 1, 2017

September 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. 

Remember, the Winner, the Top 3 and any Honorable Mentions are all chosen on their merits, so make sure to get your creative juices flowing and send in your best submissions.

First let's take a look at our winners for August

Here's the winning submission
 for the August challenge. 

Katarina Ewa (Submission # 42)

Congratulations Katarina!!!

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

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

August's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Jay's Crafty Corner (Submission #4)
2.Beth Brovold (Submission #5)
3. Rosina (Submission  # 57)



August HONORABLE MENTION


De kaarten van ono Mam (Submission #58)
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 August Challenge!!! 
 To view prior challenges by clicking on the Monthly Challenge
 tab at the top of the page.
A big thanks to our sponsor 

for the September challenge - 



The prize for the September top winner will be
 4 digital images

The Bugaboo 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 53

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 


for our ........

September Challenge



 Tracey





The designers have made some creative projects for you, 
hope you've 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 bbruder@fuse.net
We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.

Our September challenge closes on September 29 at midnight