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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Gift bags

It's my Tuesday to post at Craft-Dee BowZ, and I'm thankful for the 'scheduling' feature on Blogger since I'm out of town at this time, having a white Christmas in Flagstaff, Arizona with my husband, daughter and our beagles. The challenge this month at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW. The team, however, likes a bit more of a challenge since we use bows all the time anyway, so our challenge was to decorate a box or bag and use the colors burgundy, evergreen and tulle. Our sponsor is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More and I used this wonderful image called Cabin in the Woods. The name is a bit fitting, isn't it?!


I even made a gift tag for my gift bag. Thank you, Donna, for the base tag which I decorated!



The ribbon we had to use was awesome again this month. I used this dark red checkered ribbon for my bow. I made multi-sized loops using my bow tool and couldn't have done this with just 2 hands, so this bow tool was invaluable to me!
 

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 hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and enjoyed time with family and friends.

                                                                                                Hugs,
                                                               Gail

 


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Santa gift bag and card set


Hi Tracey here
It is time for my  December  Challenge mid month inspiration projects
 This month I have made this Santa gift card and box using the cute image called Jolly santa and you will find him HERE. at Robyns Fetish who is the sponsor for the December  challenge.  I used craftwork cards papers, stamps from my stash that I have had so long I have forgotten where I bought them !! To create the self close pouch box I used my crafters companion big score board. The burlap tags and ribbon came from my CDB boss as part of my monthly MPP pack. I used my Craft-Dee BowZ  bow making tool to create the stunning bows. It is so easy to use and produces stunning bows time after time . I dressed the bows with little bells and bead strings.





I hope you like my projects and that you will join us in the fun December challenge.I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends ....
Happy crafting
Tracey x





Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Christmas Bag

Hi everyone
Barbara here with a great project for this time of year. 


The designers have a theme for December - Bags or Boxes, 
so I thought I'd decorate a plain bag and make it festive for the Christmas giving season.

 Our sponsor for December is:




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 December winner will receive - 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 used a beautiful poinsettia image from Robins Fetish, called Prissy Poinsettia


Here is my bag all prettied up

Here is a closer view of the poinsettia image
I added some colored flat backed pearls to the berry spots on the image

Here is a close up of the bow.


This sheer ribbon is a dream to work with and is easy to manipulate
getting those loops exactly where you want them to lay.

The December Challenge here at Craft-Dee BowZ is in full swing and you still have time to submit your project. Remember, the theme is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
We will be looking for your submission and you just could be the December winner.

Stop back next Tuesday to check out Tracey's project.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Festive Holiday Gift Bags!

Vicki here...it's my day to share December inspiration with you. 

Christmas is only 12 days away and it's crunch time for many holiday shoppers.  Finding that special gift isn't always easy and gift cards have become more popular in these busy times.  It takes the guess work out of buying the right size, color, style or taste of the gift recipient.

This month, the Design Team is sharing lots of inspiration on how to package your gifts to make them look pretty and elegant.  I have chosen to alter mini gift bags and boxes that I will be able to use for the gift cards that we are giving this Christmas.
So...here's my mini bag/box inspiration for you.

Gift Card Holders


First up is a mini kraft and gold striped gable box that I embellished with a sprig of holly and a gorgeous green sheer bow.  The background is white paper doily.  I glued the "Merry Christmas" sentiment to a burlap tag.


Next is a white mini bag that I covered with pieces of patterned paper from a new collection I recently purchased.  The colors were perfect with the sheer maroon ribbon in our DT product.


I used some leftover silver ribbon from our November product to create the bow for my final mini bag.  The patterned paper was in my stash from years ago.  I embellished the bag with a dimensional die cut snowflake to pick up the pattern in the paper.

Featured Product
Craft Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool

From my stash
Avery Elle Snowflake, Impression Obsession Peace Die Cuts
Basic Grey, Photoplay Patterned Papers
Wild Orchid Flower
Other: Bags, Box, Doily, Gems, Holly, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by to share my inspiration!

Don't forget to play along with our December Challenge, "Anything goes and include a HANDMADE bow" for a chance to win 3 single images of your choice from Robin's Fetish.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to our December 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 let's take a look at our winners for November
Remember - the Winner, Top 3 and HM are based upon their merits

Here's the winning submission
 for the November challenge. 

Sweet Designs by Cheryl(Submission # 25)

Congratulations Cheryl!!!

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!!! 
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.

November's TOP 3 WINNERS
(in no particular order)
1. Shona E. (Submission #6)
2.Sparkling Pink (Submission #20)
3. Maryvonne (Submission  #62)
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.
November HONORABLE MENTION 
going to none other than:
Bianca's Scrapcards (Submission #71)


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.


And now, a big thanks to our sponsor 
for the December challenge - 


Each Tuesday this month the Craft-Dee BowZ designers will be posting their projects and will be using Robyn's Fetish images. Please mark your calendars and  stop back to be inspired.


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 December 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 40

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 


for our ........

December  Challenge



The designers have made some creative projects for you, hope you enjoyed them.
Now we are looking forward to seeing your projects

Thank you to our fabulour sponsor for this month

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