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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

My Daughter's Birthday Card

It is Tracey here with my inspiration project for this month. It was my Daughter's Birthday in September so I made this pretty card for her . Danielle likes to frame her cards so I very rarely add a Birthday sentiment to the front of the card . I used the pretty digital image from Delicious Doodles called Blossom which I coloured with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens.

 I made the flowers using a creatuive expressions die set called perfect peonies.

The butterfly border was a die from Tim Holtz ..The stamped sentiment is from Pink Gem ..

The stunning bow was created using my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow making Tool ..

I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to join us in the challenge where Anything goes with a handmade bow
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Happy Day

Hello Everyone
Barbara here today and since it is the first Tuesday of the month, it's my time to post an inspiration piece just for you.

Today's card utilized die cuts, scoring, holographic paper and embossing folder items. 
And of course the bow maker. 

I just thought I would just use some of the tools I have in my stash of "stuff " to make this card.

This card sat around for a while because it was not quite finished. But when I got that wheat bunch, that was the perfect addition to finish the card.

And yes, I used my bow making tool to make that super fluffy bow.

If you need a bow maker, be sure to click on the link on the left sidebar and order your very own.

Also, don't forget CDB has a challenge going on all month
so get your creativity in gear and submit a project
The theme is: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.

The sponsor is

The winner will receive 4 digital images
You could be the winner for October.

Please stop back next Tuesday to see what Kathy has made, to inspire you some more.

Thanks for coming by today. and I will see you soon.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and it's time for our 
October 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 September

Here's the winning submission
 for the September  challenge. 

Maryann Scrapbooking (Submission # 50)

Congratulations Maryann !!!

Please email Barbara ..... ( for your prize
Please include CDB September Winner  in the subject line
You have 7 days (October 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

September's TOP 3 WINNERS
1.Sheryl Hare (Submission #2)
2.Diane Hover (Submission #24)
3. Niki1 (Submission  #41)


Ingunn  (Submission #5)
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 September 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 October challenge - 

The prize for the  October top winner will be
 4 digital images
The Bugaboo digital images are available here so take a look and see what 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 54

OK now let's check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 

for our ........

October Challenge

The designers have made super 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
We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.

Our October challenge closes on October 30 at midnight

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Autumn is here!

Well, okay, maybe not where I live in Phoenix, but on the calendar it says it's autumn!  Welcome to the week I get to have my card featured on Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog. I used this adorable image from Elisabeth Bell for my card.
I colored my image with Copics and used this felt pumpkin, adding a bit of ink to the edges and some wire curly vines.
My bow is a triple loop and I used my bow tool to make it. I've recently been complimented on another site for my bows and I have to contribute great bows to my bow tool. Do you own one and don't use it? Give it a try as every bow comes out great and you spend less time making pretty bows and since they always come out perfect the first time, you save ribbon!
Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps. As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was six years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!
The challenge prize this month is FOUR digital images, winner's choice, from Bugaboo Stamps!

Have you seen the other wonderful cards made this month by Barb, Kathy and Tracey? With a team of just 4, each Tuesday is a special day at Craft-Dee BowZ. Since this is the last Tuesday of the month, if you have your creation ready to post, you need to do so right away. Remember, our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW!               

                                                              Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Create with your soul art board ...

Hi all
It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this month .. I have been doing a lot of mixed media pieces lately and thought I would create something in that line for you this month instead of a card . The pretty ribbon I had from my MPP pack inspired this piece . The ribbon colour was a perfect match for my blue distress inks..
The art board is 18cm tall and is made of MDF . I painted the base and sides with black gesso. I prefer to work on mountboard  rather than straight onto mdf for my techniques as it has a lovely smooth surface and reacts well to lots of mixed media techniques,.so I cut 2 pieces of mountboard for the front and back of the mdf piece . I then inked them  up using tumbled glass ,broken china and peacock feathers Tim Holtz  distress inks . I used black versafine ink and stamped the foliage using sheena douglass stamps. I cut a smaller mountboard square ,inked it in the same colours and stamped the sentiment onto it . the sentiment is one I have had for a while and I think it was from visible image. I also added a freehand edge to the sentiment just it finish it off.

The triple  looped bow was made using my Craft-Dee BowZ bowmaker . It is my go to bow creator as it makes perfect bows every time so easily you can get yours HERE

I added a pretty flower to the bow centre which I made using an Ek success flower punch and a swirly vine embossing folder to give the flower texture.
The butterflies are made using a crafters companion mixed media butterfly die set.

I hope you like my project and have a go at one for yourselves . 
Happy Crafting