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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A Girly Tag card ...

It is Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project .. I am always looking to make a cute shaped card so as I love Tags ... why not make a tag shaped card  .I love the Julia Nutting large girly stamps which are perfectly sized for a large tag so I used one here on my Tag card .I used  striped and spotty cardstock from Ann Marie Crafts  on this tag and I paper pieced the same cardstock for the clothes...I think it gives a really co-ordinated look ..The gorgeous flowers are from Petaloo...

The swirl is made using a memory box die called Riviera.
The oval fancy frame is made using a crafters companion oval die. The word Love is a fuzzy lemon die and it has been cut out 4 times and layered up to give dimension .
I coloured the image with promarkers and the gorgeous bow was created using my fabulous Craft-DeeBowZ  Bowmaker.

Well that's it from me guys .I hope you join us in this months challenge
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Believe in Yourself

Hello everyone Kathy here and it's my Tuesday to post for Craft-Dee BowZ.  I was watching a video by Jennifer McGuire on how to paint with Distress Oxides.  She makes some really awesome cards, so when I seen her video I had to give it a try.

It was so darn easy and I really enjoyed the process and making the card.  All I did was to stamp  this image from Mama Elephant using Versa Mark ink then embossed it with white embossing powder.  I covered the embossed piece with Distress Oxide inks, starting with Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and then Broken china.  I buffed my piece off with a dry cloth to get the ink off of the embossed area.  Then I took a damp paint brush and started lifting the color from the inside of the flowers.  After going over the image one time I heat set it and went over it again to lift more color from it.

I then added some white detail with a white gel pen added some Nuvo Crystal Drops and added a bow that I made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. If you haven't picked up your own Craft-Dee BowZ tool don't hesitate.  It makes creating a bow so easy. To end it all I placed my card onto a side fold card base and my card was all finished.

Have you entered your card into our Challenge for this month?  If you haven't done so we would love to have you join in on all the fun.  We look forward to seeing what you create.  Up next Tuesday is Tracey and I am sure you will want to see what she has in store for you.

Take care and Big Crafty Hugs,

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Butterflies and Swirls

Hello everyone
Welcome to Inspiration Tuesday here at Craft-Dee BowZ.
I thought I'd pop in and share my new project with you. 

I had some things sitting on my desk in my studio and they were calling out to be used.
 One thing was a template I have made for a double curtain fold. So I obliged, LOL.

Recently I picked up some handmade paper and wanted to see if it would cut good on my Cutterpillar and if the score tool would work well on this paper. Well, I am happy to say, that paper scored great and the Cutterpillar cut it like it was butter.

My card has no stamping but that curtain fold sure makes a statement. I added a black panel behind the curtain folds to make that beautiful yellow handmade paper POP. 

To further embellish my card and add accents to the folds, 
I used some butterfly outline stickers and colored them in with ultra fine glitter.

My bow was made using my ever trusty Craft-Dee BowZ tool

I used Hug Snug seam binding to make a 4 loop bow. 
That Hug Snug makes a great bow and the Craft-Dee BowZ tool makes bow making so easy!!

Paper/Card Stock: White CS, Black CS, DP, Handmade paper
Accessories:Ultra Fine Glitter, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Outline Stickers, Hug Snug seam binding

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

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and it's time for our 
March 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 lets take a look at our winners for February
Remember, the Winner, the Top 3 and the Honorable Mentions are all chosen on their merits,
 so make sure to get your creative juices flowing and send in your best creations.

Here is the winning submission
for the February Challenge

De kaarten van ons Mam  (Submission # 1)

Congratulations Ans

Please email Barbara .....( for your prize
Please include CDB February Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (March 8) to claim your prize
If unclaimed - prize will go to one of the top 3

Please grab the "winners badge" on the sidebar 
and we'd love it if you'd post it on your blog

February'sTOP 3 WINNERS
1. Ria (Submission #2)
2. Leeann (Submission #8)
3. Crafty Hugs (Submission #62)

Maryann Scrapbooking (Submission #32)
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 February Challenge!!!

To view the prior challenges, just click on the Monthly Challenge tab at the top of the page.

A big thanks to our sponsor for the 

The Prize for the March top winner will be 
3 Digital Images
The Kinda Cute digital images are available here,
so check out what they have to offer.

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 CDB56

OK now let's check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
March Challenge





The designers have made super creative projects for you,
Hope you have enjoyed them.

Now we are looking forward to seeing your projects

The link to the guidelines for playing is on the top tab.

If you have any questions, please email me at (

We are looking forward to seeing your creating here.

Our March challenge closes on March 30 at midnight.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Birthday cards?

Does anyone ever run low on birthday cards?  I've run low on birthday cards AND Christmas cards so for the rest of this year I'm going to focus on those. This month's card for my Tuesday post at Craft-Dee BowZ is a birthday card and I used a stamp from Wild Rose. Aren't these teddy bears from them too cute?! 

Coloring animals is a tough one for me and I think this bear came out 'okay' but I need more practice. I do love the colors of these papers so I kept my image in the same color family. And this little butterfly is a punch from Martha Stewart, as is the border punch on the side.
And my soft yellow seam binding bow is below. This bow was simple to make with my bow tool and I sound like a broken record but...if you don't have a bow tool, you should consider one if you make bows for your cards or projects. This bow tool is simple to use, I store mine on a push pin on the wall next to my work table, and it can make so many different sizes of bows that you will use it for every bow! I made a double looped bow and then added a pretty soft yellow button in the middle.
Since my card is for the last Tuesday of the month you've got one more day to add your card to the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!  Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW.  Have you seen my teammates' cards/projects on the previous Tuesdays?  Take a look here and please leave a comment if you have a moment.

                                                                     Thanks for stopping by!