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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Friends .......

 Tracey here with my mid challenge inspiration post ..I love making cards for my friends ... for no other reason but that I value them and hey its nice to get a card letting you know something thinks you are  a great friend ...
I  have made this cute "Bow fronted  card" ... I have seen this shape around on social media and craft blogs  and thought I would  like to have a go for myself . I enjoyed making this card and used a tonic die to get the shape on parts that bow out .The cute image is a digi from tiddly inks .called wryn grow some love and I coloured her with spectrum illustrator pens.
.The pretty papers are from Anna mare designs .
The flowers are pre made from wild orchid. and the stamped sentiment is from woodware.
The beautiful bow was created using my Craft-Deebowz.. bow maker .It is my go to bow maker every time ,so easy to use and creates beautiful bows every time .

My friend loved the card which I had to make a box for as it wouldn't  fit in an envelope !!
I  hope you have a go at making one for yourself and join us in the monthly challenge
Happy Crafting
Tracey xx

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hipster Cat Birthday Card

Hi, it's Marty and it's my Tuesday to post on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog!   As a reminder, our monthly challenge is always ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW.  This month’s sponsor is Beccy's Place and the winner of the April challenge will receive one set of digital stamps.   Beccy's online store has an awesome variety of digital stamps and stamp sets to choose from.  She also has freebies and tutorials, so it's worth it to check out her online store and blog.

My son recently turned 30 and I'm sharing the card I made for him.  I thought the cat from the new Hipster stamp set (Tim Holtz) suited him perfectly!

I had the perfect blue ribbon for my card, thanks to Donna!  Of course, I used my bow tool to make my single-loop bow (great for masculine cards).  The bow tool makes it so easy for 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 finished my project, 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 a great day!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Celebrating a birthday

Welcome back everyone

Barbara here and its time for our DT Tuesday posts.

Beccy's Place is our sponsor this month and I went into my digi treasure trove and found this beautiful flower in my Beccy's Place file.

 A friend of mine has a birthday today and this is the card I am going to give her.

My bow is two single looped bows stacked one on top of the other. 
Easy to make if you use the Craft-Dee BowZ tool

Here is a close view of that bow. 
The April challenge has begun and we'd love to see a submission from you. 
The challenge is always Anything Goes so that makes it easy to come up with a project. 
You could be the next winner and the prize is a digital set from Beccy's Place. 

Well that's it for today, stop back next Tuesday for another Tuesday project from Marty.

Have a great week.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to our April 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 March

Here's the winning submission
 for the March challenge. 

Jane Savage (Submission # 65)

Congratulations Jane!!!
Please email Barbara ..... (bbruder@fuse.net) for your prize
Please include CDB March Winner  in the subject line
You have 7 days (April 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

1. Carol Gill (Submission #37)
2.Marlene  (Submission #40)
3. Tones (Submission  #43)


Kaijan-Arkea (Submission #7)
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 March 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 April challenge - 

The digital images at Beccy's Place are available here so take a look and see what cool images she has to offer, and she has a large variety of catagories.

The prize for the April top winner will be
 one set of your choice

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 48

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 

for our ........

April Challenge


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 April challenge closes on April 30 at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Today is my day to post on Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog. I think it's wonderful how there are 4 team members and we each have our own special Tuesday of the month! 

I have a favorite set of stamps that are no longer available, and haven't been available, for years.  Do you remember the Precious Moments ceramic statutes by Hallmark?  Well, years ago Stampendous made Precious Moments stamps and I started collecting them.  I've since found them on E-Bay and some are very pricey!  I believe I have my retirement account in Precious Moments stamps!  They came wood mounted, and years ago I unmounted ALL my stamps and put them in topic notebooks in 4 pouches per sleeve making my collection a little easier to maintain.  The stamp below is one of three that I bought off of E-Bay last summer. All three are shaped like church windows (at least that's what the shape means to me).  The images can be religious oriented if you want to look at them in that way, which I do. Here's is a little shepherd sleeping with one of his flock.
I used a stencil to make my 'brick' wall and then cut a hole in the wall and put clear acetate in front of the colored image which is mounted inside so it actually looks like a stained glass church window. I don't know who made the sentiment stamp, but I thought it was perfect with this image and it reflects how I feel.

At this point I need to give credit where credit is due. I didn't color this image, my daughter, Stephanie, did. While she was recuperating from cervical surgery she spent weeks at my house and I found out she liked to color. Between the two of us, she now has sets of colored pencils, markers, watercolor pens and gel pens. I gave her this image to color and I thought it would get her imagination going and keep her busy for a bit. It did both.
With all the beautiful colors in this 'stained glass window', I had to pick a color for my bow. I thought the yellow was pretty against the gray 'bricks' and black frame and I used two different width yellow ribbons for my bow. This bow was so easy to make with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. Attempting to hold this ribbon and tie it would've been difficult without my bow tool. If you have a bow tool, I hope you use it as the bows come out perfect every time!
hope you've been able to visit the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and see each team member's fabulous projects!  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!