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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone

 Barbara here, with the last Tuesday of the month post. And it's the last DT post for this year. Even though Christmas is over I have one last Christmas card to share with you. This card has been given so I won't be revealing any surprises.

 Here is the card, closed


And here is the card opened

My bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool. I had a few scraps left over so I made a triple and two single loop bows and layered them one on top of the other to obtain a really fluffy bow. This was a great way for me to use up some odd lengths of green ribbon in my stash.

Here is a closer view

Here is another close-up view


All the ribbons I used are the same color however there are two different widths but since these ribbons are all the same color, the bows all meld together and it is very hard to see that there are actually 3 different bows all attached together. 

The Craft-Dee BowZ tool makes bow making a breeze.
If Santa forgot to bring you one, you can order yours here

I hope you got an idea to use some of those smaller ribbon pieces in your stash to still come up with a nice fluffy bow.

Here is some advance info about the new year here at 
Craft-Dee BowZ

In a few days we will all be ringing in the new year.
 And the new year here at Craft-Dee BowZ, will see something new with our challenges

In 2016,  Craft-Dee BowZ will be adding sponsors to our Challenges.
I think the sponsors we have chosen, offer an awesome selection of digital images.
This is new to Craft-Dee BowZ and we think you all will love this opportunity to win a prize.
What this means to all entrants, is no matter where you are from, you have a chance to win a prize if you are the top winner.

So stop back on Jan. 1 to welcome our first sponsor.
We are looking forward to seeing your project entered in our monthly challenges.

Thanks for stopping in today.



Tuesday, December 22, 2015

An Embossed Snowflake

Thanks for stopping by today since it's probably one of the busiest weeks of the year! This is my monthly spotlight post at Craft-Dee BowZ. The team had the challenge of the topic "Christmas" and the colors purple, blue and silver. I chose my favorite color for this post. I think the color is so vibrant and rich looking and it reminds of the robe one of the Three Kings wore in the pictures I've seen.


My card background was made using one of my favorite techniques, the Polished Stone technique. I love purple and mixing purples and dark pink gave me the perfect background for this card. I hand embossed on vellum using a snowflake stencil. Yes, I did it by hand with a small tool and pressed in each hole on the stencil. (I don't think I'd make these cards by the dozen...my hand got really tired!) The round diecut is one from a nesting die set by QuicKutz. I embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder. I don't know who made the stamp since I've removed it from the wood and didn't write the manufacturer on the rubber. 


This purple ribbon is just gorgeous and it made a beautiful triple looped bow. This bow was so easy to make with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. It would never look as good as this if I did it by hand. If you haven't gotten a Craft-Dee BowZ tool yet, make it a present to yourself for Christmas!

I added 3 rhinestones on top of the ribbon for some sparkle. I can never have enough sparkle! I suffered from glitter withdrawal making this card.


Have you seen the cards by Vicki and Tracey posted earlier this month?  So very pretty and worth a click over to take a look at them. Next Tuesday is Barbara's post and you need to stop by the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog to take a look at it (I've had a preview of the card and you've got to see it!). 

Since I'm the last post before Christmas, I get to wish you a very Merry Christmas from all of us here at Craft-Dee BowZ and we hope you have a chance to enjoy the holiday with family and friends.

                                                                                      Hugs,
                                                        Gail

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Mittens.....


Hi all
Tracey here with my Monthly post.The theme for the DT this month is Christmas..so I have created this cute card using all my favourite techniques for you
The beautiful large teal flower was sent to me to work with this month so I based my whole colour scheme / design around that adding silver for an accent colour.
I used an 8x8 embossing folder from embossaliscious for the background. The mittens stamp and sentiment stamps are from Chloe designs. I embossed all the details with my heat gun and silver  wow powder. The frame around the mittens is a die from spellbinders. The snowflakes embossing folder that the mittens sit on is by cuttlebug.
The ribbon is from my stash. and I used my Trusty Craft-DeeBowZ Bow making tool .It creates stunning bows time after time with ease....

A close up of my fab bow




I hope you like my project and that you join us in the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas  and New Year with your loved ones .
Happy Crafting
Tracey

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Craft-Dee BowZ, "Peace" for all!

Vicki here...I'm up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog today to share my holiday inspiration with you.  This month the Design Team has been working with traditional and non-traditional colors on our projects.  I have used turquoise, silver, black and lavender, but I still love the traditional reds, greens and golds at Christmas time.  So, I saved the best for last!

Here's my December inspiration just for you...this is it for 2015!
 
"Peace"

I created this card in my favorite 6 x 6 size with lots of layers and detail along with a matching gift tag.  The die cut ornament design was a great match with the patterned paper.

The fabulous bows were created with the help of my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  If you don't have it, you need to get one!  Add it to your Santa's list today.
 
Gift Tag

Featured Product
Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Diemond Dies Pine Branch
Heidi Swapp Washi Tape
Impression Obsession "Peace" Sentiment
Little Yellow Bicycle Stick Pins
Memory Box Colette Ornament
Memory Box Drop Ornament
Recollections Specialty Paper
Other: Bells, 3-D Sentiment, Floral Picks, Ribbon*, Sequins*
*Denotes DT Product

Thanks for stopping my to see my December inspiration!

Need some yummy ribbon to use with your Craft-Dee BowZ Tool?  Take advantage of Ribbon-Ade!  There are two different options available for purchase... 10 yds. of Sheer Organza or 10 yds. of Sheer Polka Dot.  You can also purchase both at a special price.

Be sure to check out and play along with our December Challenge, "Anything Goes and Include a Handmade Bow".  You could be our challenge winner and receive a Craft-Dee BowZ Badge to display in your blog.
 

Monday, December 7, 2015

December Blog Hop Winner

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back!!!  

Time to announce the winner of the December Blog Hop here at Craft-Dee BowZ.

Thanks to everyone who visited and commented on the posts throughout the blog hop. We are so glad to be able to give you wonderful ideas. We hope you found the designers projects really creative!! And as always, we hope you were able to glean some ideas from the design team.

 Next, I want to thank our talented design team on their fabulous and ever so creative projects.
They always do a fabulous job. We are very lucky to have them here on the Craft-Dee BowZ team.

OK, OK!!!! Let me pull a name out of the tin to find out who the winner is:



Lillian A


Congratulations Lillian on being our winner!


Please contact Barbara at the email below by December 14 (one week) to claim your prize.
Your prize - One 25' reel of yummy ribbon

bbruder@fuse.net

Thanks so much for hopping with us

Just a reminder, stop back for our weekly posts (each Tuesday) hosted by our super talented design team members. Vicki will be posting Tuesday. Please stop in to see her project.

See you soon.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

December Blog Hop

Welcome to the December Blog Hop.


Since its's December, what better theme for our blog hop, than Christmas.


This blog hop has the designers throwing out all the stops on their projects. And of course the projects all contain bows that have been made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. And this tool definitely makes bow making a breeze!!

You still have time to order yours and receive it before Christmas.




PRIZES  
What would a blog hop be without a prize.The prize to be awarded from Craft-Dee BowZ is one 25' reel of ribbon.Donna always finds the most beautiful ribbon. Ribbon is a great accent on cards, perfect for gift wrapping and other projects that we all seem to love to do. And the Craft-Dee BowZ tool can help you make spectacular bows. There are plenty of online videos to guide you through the steps to make your bows. And it is really easy!!


To be in the running to win this yummy ribbon prize, all we ask you to do,is to leave a comment on each of the designers blog and to come back here and leave a final comment. Leaving a comment on each designers blog and on this blog will put you in the running. Your name will be placed in a hopper and one name will be pulled on Monday December 7.  You could be our December winner!!

Blog Hop Line-up

Here is the rotation of the designers in this months blog hop:



Craft-Dee BowZ  (you are here)
Craft-Dee BowZ  (to leave your last comment)

OK, lets get started, lets hop over to see the project that Vicki is presenting.
I know you will love what she has done.

Have fun and don't forget to leave comments on all the designers blogs and leave one last comment here as well.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to December

Christmas is right around the corner. 
Are your cards ready?? 

Before we get started with December's inspiration,
 lets take a look at our winners for November


First up is the winning submission for the November challenge. 


Nellies Nest (Submission # 30)

Congratulations to Nellie's Nest (Diane)

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 November Challenge!!! 

Just to let you all know that 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.

OK
Now it's time for the 

November TOP 3 WINNERS
(in no particular order)
1. Sparkling Pink (Submission #5)
2. Maryvonne (Submission #19)
3. Mimi (Submission  #116)
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.

Craft-Dee BowZ has a 
November HONORABLE MENTION 
going to none other than:

Lisa S. (Submission #99)



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.


The December Challenge Theme:

Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

This months code to use is CDB32





Here is some inspiration 

from the CDB design team for you,

for our ........

December Challenge

 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.

The December challenge closes on December 31 at 8:00 p.m. EDT