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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A little mixed media plaque




Hi
It is Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project . I thought I would do a sweet little mixed media plaque for a change.
It started life as a basic mdf  heart .I added some pretty papers ,stamped on the paper with grey ink and a lovely Indigoblu script stamp to add interest to the background. I then added further texture by adding texture paste through a butterfly stencil.
I applied white gesso using the dry brush technique to the plaque to give it a white wash effect. The words have been stencilled onto white card using a Phil martin creative expressions stencil and lilac ink. I used grey-board and  the sizzix  Bigz  XL caged bird die for the birdcage which I painted with gesso to match the project.
The flowers  are from wild orchid and they were dipped in glue and then into  glitter  to make them sparkle. The bird has been made using the stampin up bird bunch.
The stunning bow was made using ribbon from my MPP pack and of course my trusty                 Craft-dee Bowz  bow maker which makes stunning bows every time and you can find out how to get one from the sidebar on the left
 
 
 



 That is how I made the plaque ,I hope you like it and that you will join us for this months challenge where Anything goes with a handmade bow...
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Emma and Ellie

Hi there, Kathy here and it's my Tuesday to post on the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog. Have you had a chance to enter into our August challenge.  We have some really amazing creations from all over and there is such great talent from everyone.  

My card was made using this adorable little image called Emma and Ellie from Connie Fong. Isn't she and her elephant just adorable.



After printing her out, I colored her up with my Copic markers.  


The flower is from my Wild Orchid Crafts collection, die is from LRDS (it can be found here), card stock and printed papers are from my stash.  The ribbons, were made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  Have you tried this tool yet? If not what are you waiting for?  It can be found here.  It is so easy to use and makes a perfect bow every time.  I stuck a stick pin that I added beads to through the two bows.  Then I made a loop out of the end and added a tear drop bead as to appear as if it were a charm.  Again things I had in my stash.



I hope you have enjoyed this little card and I really hope I was able to inspire you. Remember to join us for the August Challenge, theme is Anything Goes with an added Handmade Bow.  Can't wait to see what all you have to share with us.

Hugs,

Kathy

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and it's time for our August 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 July

Here's the winning submission
 for the July challenge. 

Marlies (Submission # 3)



Congratulations Marlies !!!

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

July's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Suzi Mac (Submission #11)
2.Emma R (Submission #16)
3. Sparkling Pink(Su bmission  #55)



July HONORABLE MENTION


Vannessa (Submission #2)
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 July 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 August challenge - 

Cute As A Button

The prize for the August top winner will be 
 3 single images of the winner's choice


The Cute As A Button 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 52

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 


for our ........

August Challenge


Gail 



The designers have made some 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 August challenge closes on August 31 at 8:00 p.m. EDT




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Happy happy day!

I love making happy cards and for my Tuesday post at Craft-Dee BowZ, I'm using this stamp from Little Miss Muffet named Polka Dot Pals Jane. Put on your sunglasses...this card is definitely orange.



I used orange and red on my card, a combination I never use since I'm not a fan of orange, but I loved this paper and thought I'd give orange a try. Did you see these tulips on my page? They're buttons that I cut off the back of them and glued them on. My best friend, Lillian, sent them to me for Easter...aren't they absolutely perfect with this image?!  The tulips are red although the glow from the orange paper makes them look orange-y. I used my white Sharpie and gave her polka dots on her skirt.



And the best is always last...my bow. I used 2 different orange ribbons and love how the bow came out! I used my bow tool and it made it so easy to do! Thank you, Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ, for this awesome ribbon!


I hope you've been able to visit the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and see each team member's fabulous projects that are posted each Tuesday!  If not, please scroll down!  We'd be delighted if you left a comment, too!

There's a few more days left on our monthly challenge so please get out your ribbon, make a bow, get it on your project and join us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
                                                                    Thanks for stopping by!
                                                    Gail

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Happy Independance Day box set

Hi
It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this week.
I thought I would make a lovely Independence Day set of mini cards and envelopes for my project this month.. I really enjoyed making these cards ,envelopes and matching box to hold them in.
The papers I used are from The works  the 12x 12 pad they came from is called Pretty Red Classics.
I used scalloped  oval and classic  oval spellbinders dies . The banners are dies from memory box. The flowers are stamps from Stampin up .
The envelopes are made using the we are memory keepers envelope punch board. The box was handmade from 2 pieces of A4 cardstock and the finished cards measure 4in x 3in so they are quite small  but I love the idea of a little gift box of cards to give your friends .
I used my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Maker to make the paper bow on top of the box. It is my go to bow maker as it produces perfect single or multi loop bows every time ... with ease ,even with paper ribbon

 


I hope you like my project and that you will join us in the Craft-Dee BowZ July challenge where Anything goes with a handmade bow
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Be Yourself

Hi, Kathy here and this is my first Tuesday post with the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge blog.  I am totally thrilled to have the honor to become part of this awesome team.  A big Thank You to Barbara and Donna.

For my first Tuesday post I have chosen Trixie, an image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I simply adore this image.  Brings back so many child-hood memories for me.


I colored her up with various copic markers, then used some dies and papers from my stash. For more detailed information on copic colors, etc., come visit my blog, Kathy's Kraft Room, I loved to have you follow-me.




The handmade bow was made using the awesome Craft-Dee BowZ  bow tool.  What an amazing and easy tool to use.  Makes making the perfect bow so easy every single time.

Please come join us for this month's challenge, Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow. The team has made some fantastic projects for the month and we have lots of really nice cards and projects for this challenge so far.  Looking forward to seeing what all you have to share with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Kathy

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Freedom

Hello everyone,

Barbara here and wishing you all a Happy 4th of July

Boy I was lucky, my post date fell right on July 4th

I made my card with today's holiday in mind


That bow..... it was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker

You can order one, just go to the left sidebar and click on Buy Now. 
This tool is so easy to use and comes with instructions. 
Plus, there are videos if you like a visual.

Stop by my blog for additional info about my card.

Well, that's all from me today.

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! 
Stop back next Tuesday to see what our newest designer, Kathy, has for you.
(I sneaked a peek and you're gonna love it!!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon!


Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our 
July Challenge 
here at Craft-Dee BowZ
Before we get started I would like to announce a
change here at CDB.


Marty has decided to step down and 
we will all miss her creative work. 
I am sure we will see Marty in blogland. 
Good luck Marty!!


And
 I would like to introduce our newest designer,
 Kathy Barnett.

Stop on over here to read Kathy's bio. 
Kathy will also be posting here on the CDB blog 
on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Don't forget, each Tuesday 
a different inspiration piece 
from one of our gifted and talented designers
is posted here for more great ideas.

OK, let's get on with the challenge.
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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 June
Remember - the Winner, Top 3 and HM are based upon their merits

Here's the winning submission 
for  the June challenge. 

Jay's Crafty Corner (Submission # 1)


Congratulations goes to Jay's Crafty Corner!!!

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

Thank you to everyone who participated in our June Challenge!!! 
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.

June's TOP 3 WINNERS
(in no particular order)
1.  Sew Paper Paint (Submission #14)
2.Karasiowa (Submission #20)
3. Lisa M (Submission  #51)


June's HONORABLE MENTION

Sandie's Card Garden (Submission #54)
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.
 To view prior challenges - click on the Monthly Challenge 
tab at the top of the page.
A big thanks to our sponsor 

for the July challenge - 
Bugaboo



The prize for the July top winner will be
 4 single digital images

Bugaboo's 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 51

OK now let's check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 


for our ........

July Challenge

Gail 



The designers have made beautiful and
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 July challenge closes on July 31 at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Marci and Her Teddy

Here it is, my Tuesday to post on Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog! I'd like to thank Donna, the owner of CDB, for this adorable rubber stamp and the two ribbons I used on this card. The Team gets to use whatever image they want for their own post, and when I opened my surprise package for the month and found this stamp, I couldn't wait to ink her up!  She's by La La Land and her name is Sweet Dreams Marci.
I took out the sewing machine, again, and attached my striped paper to my polka dots and then my image to the piece of red paper behind her. This is the best sewing I've done so far and it's true that the more you do it, the better you get at it. And, a machine that's good on paper is wonderful! The flag on the left side of this card is three different washi papers taped on white paper and then trimmed. I'm trying hard to use some of the supplies I've accumulated and washi ribbon is on that list. The roses are from my stash of flowers. Here's a close-up pic of this very cute Marci. Don't you just love her bunny slippers?!
My bow is made with 2 different ribbons; a plain red and a polka dot ribbon. I love how this bow came out and the double "tails" are kinda' neat looking to me. My bow was made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  What an easy time to make a bow with this little tool!  Do you use bows on your cards or projects? If you do, this will save you ribbon and the most precious commodity...your time!  Such an easy little tool to use and get awesome bows every time.
I hope you've been able to visit the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and see each team member's fabulous projects that are posted each Tuesday!  If not, please scroll down!  We'd be delighted if you left a comment, too!

There's a few more days left on our monthly challenge so please get out your ribbon, make a bow, get it on your project and join us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
                                                                                         Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                      Gail

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wishing you Happiness card and gift box set

Hi all
It is Tracey here with my  Tuesday inspiration post . The sponsors for this months challenge are Cute as a Button . they will be offering the challenge winner 3 images as the prize .
For my inspiration  projects I have made this card and matching gift box for a friend who just loves all things glittery and purple !
I hardly EVER use glitter in my projects but as I found a whole set of beautiful fine woodware glitters in my craft room whilst tidying up  I thought why not and have I  used a lot of it on these projects ...
I used the new Sue Wilson stained glass window die which I backed with double sided sticky sheets and added glitter to for the main panels on both the card and box. .I used small mulberry paper roses from wild orchid .The large flower in the centre I handmade using Foamiran , stamens and a gem centre  The leaves are made using a memory box die.



 The sentiment is a stamp from Stampin Up . The beautiful bow was created using my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Maker which produces stunning single and multi looped bows with ease every time .
 
 
The box is quite large and had to be made from 2x  A3 sheet s of strong white card

  
 
I hope you like my projects and that you join us in the June challenge where Anything goes with a handmade bow
Happy Crafting
Tracey

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Layered Bee

Hi, it's Marty and this is my last post on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog.  I've had a great time being on a team of awesome and talented ladies, and appreciate the opportunity given to me by Donna  - thank you, Donna :-)  Now about the current challenge...

As a reminder, our monthly challenge is always ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW.  This month’s sponsor is Cute as a Button and the winner of the June challenge will receive 3 single images of their choice.  They offer a large variety of digital stamps, so be sure to check them out.

Here's my project:



I used a beautiful ribbon and some twine, both from Donna (thank you!!), and made a double-loop bow with the bow tool....the bow tool makes it so easy to make any size bow, single or multi-loop...there are helpful tutorials hereIf you don't have a bow tool, click here to order one.




If you'd like to know more about how I made that cool Tim Holtz Layered Bee, please head over to my blog.

Thank you for stopping by today and we'd love to see you play along in the challenge - you could be our next winner!

Tracey will be back next Tuesday with some more inspiration so don't forget to stop by.  Have an awesome day!


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Turn over a New Leaf

Hi Everyone
It's Barbara here and since it's Tuesday I thought I'd pop in to share with you a shaped card, today. Something a little different. And I think this is a real eye catcher.


I keep seeing these shaped cards on Pinterest and they have been cut from a die set. Unfortunately, most of those die sets are no longer available. That's me, a day late and a dollar short. LOL

Well, I decided to cut my own design so this is what I came up with.

As I was making this card and adding the layers I thought a smaller bow was in order for this card.

And you probably already know - the Craft_Dee BowZ really gives you the ability to make bows from 1" to about 4 1/2". For a card that is a great range.

My bow is a triple loop bow. 

Please don't forget that the June Craft-Dee BowZ challenge has started and will be going on thru the month. So you have plenty of time to get a project made and submitted  
Click here to go to the challenge page, 

The prize for the winner of the June challenge will be 
3 single digital images from our sponsor this month - Cute As A Button

Stop back next Tuesday to check out what project Marty has designed 

Have a wonderful week.