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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A little Birdie ...



Hi
It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this month .I have made this sweet easel card this month using the image provided by our fabulous sponors  Robyns Fetish stamps and more  who will offer the winner 2 digi images of their choice .
                                 
 The DT had a theme of "feathers, fur or frogs legs to follow this month so I have used the image called A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME  and you can find it HERE


I used promarkers to colour the image. The frame around the bird was created using a Sue Wilson lattice arched.adornment edge die.I used papers from my stash .The flowers are from my local craft shop .I also used some real pine cones I collected from my garden last year. The butterflies are made using a die from joy crafts. The cork hearts are from a local dollar store. The pretty feathers  and ribbon were given to me as part of my monthly CDB pack .I used my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow maker to make the triple looped bow.It produces stunning bows time after time with ease

 
 


I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to join us in this months  challenge
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

"Safari Adventure"!!

Vicki here...I'm up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog today with my August inspiration.  The Design Team is creating with an animal theme in colors of brown and green using feather embellishments.  It was a fun experience using the feathers on my project!
 
Here's my August inspiration...
 
"Safari Adventure"
 
I used the new G45 Safari papers for this 8 x 8 card.  What a great paper collection full of fun animal prints.  I fussy cut a lot of the pieces and added dimension for a 3-D look. 


I love the tiger, so he had to be front and center!


I made a pocket behind the "Safari Adventure" sign, added one of the tags from the set and included a charm that was most appropriate for this adventure.



The "piece de resistance", the fabulous bow and flower embellishment was so fun to create!  The bow was created using the Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  If you don't have one, add one to your stash today!  It helps make bows with ease.  I added some twine and a matching flower to the bow and tucked in some extra feathers for a finishing touch.

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   Don't forget....our August 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 to share my "Safari Adventure" inspiration!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Simply Create Too challenge for August

The theme this month is Back to school.  Click here for all the deets!  

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Having a Ducky Day

Welcome back everyone!!!
Today is the 1st Tuesday on the month. The Craft-Dee BowZ designers post on Tuesdays and I usually post on the 1st Tuesday of the month. the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge started yesterday and since the challenge lasts the whole month you have time to get your submission in. This month we will be awarding a prize of 3 digital stamps to the top winner.

This month the sponsor is Robyn's Fetish. They have a great selection of digital images to choose from so I think there is something for everyone. Click here to browse her store



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.

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 am into animals this month so I chose a darling duck to use on my project.


I decided to show a momma and her babies. I used the digital image Just Ducky
That's the great thing with digi stamps, you can enlarge or decrease the size to get the look you want. I had a cattails die in my stash and also a die to cut grass, so I was off to make this adorable card.

The bow on today's card is another layered stacked bow. but this one is just 2 layers (loops) but the tails from the band around the card and the tails from the two layers make the bow look bigger.
Lets take a closer look


See, just two loops, but lots of tails, that makes this bow look fluffy and bigger than it really is.

Don't forget, the CDB challenge goes for the whole month. 
We would like to see your submission, and you could be the next winner.

Stop back next Tuesday for another designer inspiration piece from Vicki..

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the August challenge 
here at Craft Dee BowZ

First let's take a look at our winners for July
Remember - the Winner, Top 3 and HM are based upon their merits

Here's the winning submission for the July challenge. 

Elena (Submission # 92)

Congratulations to Elena!!

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 Cute as a Button. (You have 1 week, until August 8, to claim your prize). Please indicate CDB July Challenge winner in the subject of the email
Thank you to everyone who participated in our July Challenge!!! 

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.

July TOP 3 WINNERS
(in no particular order)
1. MargotkabCZ(Submission #89)
2.Karasiowa (Submission #87)
3. Ellen (Submission  #3)
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.
July HONORABLE MENTION 
going to none other than:
Pat K (Submission #48)


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.

Please stop in for our Tuesday posts.


The designers posts each Tuesday will be using digital stamps from this months sponsor


Our sponsor for the August 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 August top winner will be
 3 single images of the winners choice.

Robyn's Fetish digital images are available here, 
they have a wide selection,
so take a look to see what cool images 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 CDB 40

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 


for our ........

August Challenge


Gail 


 Tracey


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 August challenge closes on August 31 at 8:00 p.m. EDT
Stop back tomorrow for some inspiration from Barbara.
 She will be using a digi from our sponsor - 
Robyn's Fetish




Tuesday, July 26, 2016

I love the ocean!

It's my week to post a card on the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog. As you know, there are 4 of us on the Team and we each have our own Tuesday to post. Our sponsor this month is Cute As A Button and I've used the image named Mermaid Sophia on my card. The challenge for all of you this month is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. This card isn't traditional, so please look at the photos below to see how it folds. This card is larger than my usual card, and is almost 8" x 8". The Team's challenge this month was to use a mermaid and the colors teal and/or tan. I was able to incorporate both of those colors in my card.




My seahorse, jelly fish and seaweed are dies by Magnolia. Here's the side view to show you how I made this.



This image was awesome to color using my Copics and I used chalk to do the background.




I used two different colored organza ribbon for my bow and the seashell on top of the knot is a button with the shank cut off. My Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool was a lifesaver for this bow. I was able to make this perfect bow since I didn't have to hold the ribbon in my hands. My bow tool is always close by and I use it on every bow. If you own a bow tool, do you use it?  And if you don't own one, but make bows, what are you waiting for? This is the most economical tool you'll ever own and it won't ever wear out, need new blades or sharpening, it doesn't need electricity, and is simple to use.



Our sponsor is Cute As A Button, whose owner is the talented Francesca. Thank you Francesca, for giving me this beautiful mermaid image to use for my Design Team card this month.

Cute As A Button is offering
2 digital images of the winner's choice!

I hope you'll look at Barbara's, Vicki's and Tracey's creations for the month of July and all you need to do is scroll down on the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog to see them. With our Team, it won't take but a few moments to look at each of our creations. We hope you'll join us for our July challenge of ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW.

                                                                                  Hugs,
                                                     Gail