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Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Vicki here...It's my Tuesday up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog.

Before I go on, don't forget...the Craft-Dee BowZ February Challenge is, once again, being sponsored by Cute As A Button .  They will be awarding a prize of two single digital images of the top winner's choice.  There's plenty of time to create and enter!  You don't want to miss be sure to play along with us.

Thank You, Cute As A Button!
Moving on...

The Design Team is appropriately working with a "snowflake" theme this month along with the colors of light blue, silver and navy.  The ribbons we received were gorgeous and I had the perfect papers and die cuts for this project! 

"Snowfall" is just a dabble of what we had the end of January.  What started out as a weather prediction of 6 to 10 inches, turned into a total of 32 inches for us...All in a matter of twelve hours.  The snowflakes were piling up rapidly, layer upon layer.  Which brings me to my layered, dimensional card.

This card is a size I rarely make, but the snowflake border die was just too pretty to cut down to a smaller size.  I added dimension by using a snowflake border punch and layering over the die cut border.  Sparkly jewels were the perfect accent for the snowflakes.  Reminds me of glistening snow!

The background is two different patterned papers matted in white pearl paper over the navy cardstock base.  The chipboard sentiment is accented with a couple of the snowflakes remaining from the border that I punched across the top of the card.

Everything in layers...including the ribbon and bow!  I layered the light blue over the navy ribbon across the front of the card and behind the sentiment.  The bow is one of my very favorite!  I made two single bows and joined them together at the center tie.  This was all made easy using my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  If you don't have one, you need one!  Small and easily stored.

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We can't wait to see your project.  Link it up to the February Challenge post on the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog.  It lasts all month long, so there's lots of time to play a long.  You could be the winner of two Cute As A Button digi images!
You can visit the Craft-Dee BowZ Store for a limited inventory of die-cuts being offered at a discounted price along with a supply of fabulous ribbons!

Visit my fellow team members for more creative projects!

Thanks for stopping by to share my inspiration.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Winter Wonderland

Thanks for stopping in today.
Barbara here and since today is the first Tuesday of the month
and that means it's my day to post my Craft-Dee BowZ project.

This month, we designers, were given a theme of Snowflakes.
(This theme is just for us designers, the theme for the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge submissions
is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow)

Also this month, the Craft-Dee BowZ sponsor is Cute As A Button

The winner of this month's challenge will receive -
 2 single digital images of  their choice from
Cute As A Button

I used the cutest digital image from Cute As A Button wait til you see her. 
Click here to check out all the images in their shop

I  chose Lexi-Ice Castles. Isn't she the cutest!!

Below is a closer view of my multi-loop bow.

The bow was made with the Craft-Dee BowZ tool

You can order yours by going to the sidebar

Thanks for stopping by today, Next Tuesday, Vicki will be posting her beautiful project.
We hope to see you then.

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the Craft Dee BowZ  challenge 
for February
Our sponsor this month is - 
 Cute As A Button

The prize for February's top winner - 
  2 single images of the winners choice 
from Cute As A Button.

Cute As A Button digital images are available here so take a look and see what cool images they have to offer

Let me announce our winners for January
The choice was so hard to make, there is so much talent out there. 
Craft-Dee BowZ would like to thank all of you who enter our challenges. 
Without you, we would not be here.
Remember - the Winner, Top 3 and HM are based upon their merits

Here's the winning submission for the January challenge. 

Leslie Turner (Submission # 17)

Congratulations to Leslie Turner!!!
Please contact Barbara for instructions on how to claim your prize from Cute as a Button.

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 January 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.

(in no particular order)
1. Karasiowa (Submission #12)
2. Sharon (Submission #26)
3. Plony (Submission  #33)
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 
going to none other than:
Gloria Shirr (Submission #4)

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 Challenge Theme is Always:

Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

This months code to use is CDB34

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 

for our ........

February Challenge

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.

The February challenge closes on February 29 at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Love is in the air!

Well, it's the last Tuesday in January so that means it's my turn to post on Craft-Dee BowZ .  This month our sponsor is Cute as a Button. Francesca at Cute as a Button is a talented artist and I know you'll love her images, so please go and visit her store!

I used this adorable digital image named Share the Love from Cute as a Button for my project this month.
I colored my image with Copics and chalked the outside of the oval for a bit of color.  The heart lace around the image is from JoAnn's and was on a spool. The pretty silver heart clip with 'love' written in it is from Live & Love Crafts.  This fabulous shaped card was made with dies from Go Kreate.

Below is my flower arrangement. I used flowers from I Am Roses and Wild Orchid Crafts. The sparkly heart is my own creation. I die cut a heart onto double stick tape stuck on heavy white cardstock and sprinkled Crystal Stars Glitter - Rose on it. Then I covered it all with Glossy Accents and while it was wet I added another sprinkle of Crystal Stars Glitter. When that dried, I added one more layer of Glossy Accents. It's very 3-D, but smooth and you can see depth due to the Glossy Accents.

And my bow was made on my Craft-Dee BowZ tool which is why it looks so nice. This little tool is outstanding, inexpensive, handy to hang by the ribbon and easy to use! This double looped, double ribboned, bow came out so pretty and I hope the photo captures it well for you to see. The red jewel in the center has crinkled foil on the back, making it look sparkly.

The winner of the January Craft-Dee BowZ challenge of ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW will be 2 images of their choice from Cute as a Button. Along with that you'll get our badge to put on your blog. I hope you'll join us this month and your time is running out so get your card posted to the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog soon!


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

My Post for Simply Create Too challenge

My post for Simply Create Too

Hello bow makers!  This month over at the Simply Create Too blog, we were challenged to create "something new". Click here to get the deets!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I Am Yours

It is Tracey here with my inspiration project for you ..We have a fabulous sponsor for the Craft-DeeBowZ challenge this month and it is "Cute as a Button "

 The Lucky winner of the Craft-Dee BowZ January Challenge "Anything  goes with a handmade"
 bow will receive 2 digi images as their prize from  "Cute as a Button "
I chose the gorgeous image called I'm Yours and you will find her HERE
I have created an easel card using my spellbinders Grande oval dies..The papers I have used are from Bo Bunny and are called Isabella. The fab image was coloured using promarkers.
The stunning  double bow was created using my trusty Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool and beautiful pink organza ribbon from my mpp pack,. I wanted to add a WOW factor to my bow so I created a multi loop bow in cream to place underneath the pink one again using my Bow making tool. I added a cute sparkly gem centre to finish it all off

I added some pretty flowers  and flourishes and die cut balloons tied with twine and a cute little twine bow

this is how the card stands (side view)
I hope you will join us in the challenge sponsored by "Cute as a Button "  and that you visit the Design teams blogs for more inspiration
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

"YOU Pop my buttons" with "Button Love"!

Vicki's time for my creative inspiration on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog! This month, our Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge is being sponsored by "Cute As A Button".  We are excited and delighted to be working with their fantastic images!

 The winner of  Craft-Dee BowZ  January challenge, "Anything goes and include a HANDMADE bow", will receive 2 images of their choice from Cute As A Button!  How exciting is that? So, don't miss the opportunity to play along with us.

My digital image choice just happened to be the Cute As A Button logo, "Button Love".

Using the "Button Love" image and the fact that buttons are round, I continued the theme throughout my card.  The image is printed on white cardstock, colored with watercolor pencils and die-cut in a circle.  It's matted with a yellow, scalloped circle and mounted on a folded display stand similar to an easel card.  The sentiment is also printed on white cardstock, die-cut in a circle and matted with a scalloped circle.  And, this is where the fun began...buttons, buttons and more buttons. her hair, under the bow, in the corners.  I couldn't stop adding buttons!

Next, came the beautiful bow.   Ahhh....I love this pink and white double bow created with my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  I made a multi-loop bow of yellow and white twine to place underneath too.  Then, I added fun buttons to the center of it.

I love the overall bright colors and fun theme of this card!

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I hope I have inspired you to play along with our Craft-Dee BowZ January Challenge, sponsored by Cute As a Button.  Thanks for stopping by...see you again soon. 

Visit my blog and other team members for more inspiration!