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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Autumn Chores

It's a new week and my day to spotlight on Craft-Dee BowZ.  The challenge this month at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW but since the Design Team likes to challenge ourselves further, we also chose to use autumn colors, festive foliage AND burlap for our spotlight posts. I used this rubber stamp from Bildmalarna for my card.

I used a chevron embossing folder by Die-sire and sanded the paper so I have a lighter and darker tone to the chevrons. The yellow sunflowers are from Martha Stewart and I added a touch of glitter on each petal for some shine. A card with no glitter is a day without sunshine. ;) The leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The jewel swirl is from Michael's and my sentiment is by Wild Rose. Your eyes are not deceiving you...yes, I used both blue and turquoise jewels in the corners of my image's paper.

Here's an up-close image of my bows and I used acorn buttons by Dress It Up in the middle of each one. I made some paper using the Polished Stone technique and then used my leaf dies by Taylored Expressions to cut out the larger leaves. The tiny leaves that this little image is raking were made by a tiny punch (brand unknown) from the paper I made. I like this technique since I can pick different areas of the paper and get different colors and patterns. I love this pretty shear ribbon (thank you, Donna at CDB!) and I made two bows and tied them to the burlap ribbon. These bows came out as pretty as they did because I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. This tool makes beautiful single loop bows, and to make these double and triple loops...well, this tool is absolutely fabulous. It's small, lightweight and portable, too!

The gals at the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog have shared their outstanding creations on the blog each Tuesday this month and I hope you've seen them. If not, please take a moment now to cruise them before the next challenge!  And being that I'm the last Tuesday of the month to post my card, you know the challenge will be ending soon so if you have your card ready, please get it posted here. The challenge this month is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW.
Thanks for looking at my card this month and I hope you'll leave me a little message on my blog if you have a moment.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tracey's Autumnal Project

Hi all
It is Tracey here.... It  is my turn to post  a project for your inspiration .The Dt are featuring Festive Foliage and burlap this month for you .Autumn is  my favourite time of year  so I really enjoyed making this card using an autumnal colour pallette
I have used a sizzix bird cage die and a stampin up bird punch.I also used papers from Trimcraft first edition Rose pad.The frame around the birdcage is a die from spellbinders.I distressed the paper edges using a Tim Holtz distressing tool.The flowers are from Wild orchid and I used burlap for the leaves which I die cut . The stuning ribbon was given to me as part of my Pack from Donna ,it is such beautiful ribbon to work with and my Trusty Craft-Dee Bowz bow making tool made the bow look amazing in seconds.

I finished it off with a chipboard word FAith which was sent to me by my team mate Gail and added  a cute birdcage charm and some gems..

I hope you like my card and that you join us in the Craft -Dee BowZ November challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow .
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

"Autumn is a second Spring"

Vicki here...I'm up today with my Craft-Dee BowZ Festive Fall inspiration.  The Design Team had lots of fabulous ribbon to play with this month to coordinate with our fall foliage theme incorporating burlap.
I love Fall...the smell in the air, the warm colors and the mild temperatures.  Mother Nature makes sure we are surrounded by beauty in every direction.  These colors and the amazing ribbon from my DT product inspired my card.  The quote was perfect to pull together the burlap flowers and leaves.


I created this card with lots of layers and texture.  The upper right corner of the lower portion of the card is folded down to form a pocket, held in place with hot glue and embellished with a gemstone.  I tucked in various leaves and added the quote here.  The leaves are die cut from cardstock and burlap. A burlap flower in my stash worked well with the fall colors and followed the quote theme.

This amazing bow was created using my wonderful Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  It helps make bows quick and easy.  I wanted my bow to look "scrunchy", so I added some dents and indentations here and there. 

Need some yummy ribbon to use with your Craft-Dee BowZ Tool? Take advantage of Ribbon-Ade! There are two different options available for purchase... 10 yds. of Sheer Organza or 10 yds. of Sheer Polka Dot. You can also purchase both at a special price.
Be sure to check out and play along with our November Challenge, "Anything Goes and INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW". You could be our challenge winner and receive a Craft-Dee BowZ Badge to display in your blog.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Fluttering from the Autumn Tree

Barbara here,

It's the first Tuesday of November and its time for my Craft-Dee BowZ post.

This month the designers were asked to use burlap in our Festive Fall Foliage. Burlap, hmmmm it just goes with fall doesn't it!! Of course it really can go with so many things.

Well let me show you what I came up with.

This card is a very simple card with burlap and some silk leaves in the glorious fall colors. But the bow, well it kind of took center stage. This ribbon is so beautiful with the vibrant fall colors. and since the ribbon is wired, this bow really maintains its shape.

Let me show you a closer view of the bow.

OK I admit I could not make this bow, without my trusty Craft-Dee BowZ tool. This tool lets me make lush bows with ease. 

This little tool lets me make bows like the one above. Easy peasy!! REALLY!!
And you can use it for your gift packages too. 
It isn't just for cards. 
Click here to order yours!! 

Don't forget Craft-Dee BowZ has a challenge every month and you have plenty of time to make a project and enter it before the month of November is over. 
The theme is always, Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
I am going to be looking for your entry.

Thanks for stopping in today. Next Tuesday Vicki will be posting with her project. Stop back and check out what she has designed.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to November

Time to take a look at our winners for October

Here's the winning submission for the October challenge. 

 (Submission # 35)

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 October Challenge!!! 

Just to let you all know that 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. Em(Submission #7)
2.Mimi (Submission #98)
3. Donna Ellis (Submission  #105)
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:

Autumn (Submission #60)

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 November Challenge Theme:

Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

This months code to use is CDB31

Here is some inspiration from the design team for you,

for our ........

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

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sweet and Pretty in Pink

Being that it's the 4th Tuesday of the month, it's my turn to post on Craft-Dee BowZ!  The Design Team is working with butterflies, doilies and flowers this month along with the color "pink".  Pink has become synonymous with October and "Breast Cancer Awareness".  I decided to do something a little different than my usual style and I have so many pretty embossing folders and never use them...and it's time to stretch and use some of these craft items I've been collecting.

The embossing folder is by Couture Creations and I used pink White Washed paper by Co'ordinations and then sanded the embossed areas for the pink to show through. I used my Ranger Distressing Tool on the edges. The butterfly die is by Memory Box and I coated it with glue and then sprinkled Crystal Snow glitter by Stampendous all over it. The pearls on my card are from assorted packages in my stash. The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley and I used my Stampin' Up punch around it. So that you can put this card in perspective, the size of it is 5.25 X 7.5 inches.

My bow is a double loop and I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make it. It was so easy to get the bow straight and the tails out straight using this tool!  I added this pretty button with the back cut off in the middle of my bow. Thank you to Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ for this pretty ribbon!

Have you seen the cards posted each Tuesday by a member of the Design Team?  If you haven't, please stop by here and take a look. And like you, we appreciate a kind word or two if you have time.

Since this is the last Tuesday of the month, you have just a few more days to get your card done and posted to the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog for this month's challenge of ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. And I'd like to remind you that a bow made from a die cut doesn't count as a hand made bow. And, stamped or digital bows on an image's dress or on a basket don't count as a hand made bow, either.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Butterflies are Beautiful things

It is Tracey here with this my post for this month....The Dt have a theme of Butterflies /doilies /flowers to work woth this month so I chose 2 of the 3 ...Butterflies and flowers .I made a pretty aperture card .I used an 8x8  rose embossing folder  from embossalicious instead of backing paper so I could keep the design Clean and simple .The aperture was created using a spellbinders circle die and I used acetate behind it to form a window,The pretty butterfly was made using vellum and a stamp set I have had from the crafty pad for years!!! I stamped and embossed it using versamark and then heat embossed it with white wow powder. I then layered it up and added gems in the centre.The wording is also part of the craftypad stamp set and I just stamped this in pink matching ink.The flowers are from wild orchid and the pretty flourishes are made using dies from cheery lynn.I matted and layered the sentiment and put inside so you can see it through the aperture

The beautiful bow was made using pretty gingham ribbon I had in my Monthly MPP pack...Thank you Donna it is beautiful.I made my triple looped bow using as always my trusty Craft-Dee Bowz bow making tool.It is so easy and quick to produce perfect bows time after time...
here is a close up of my bow

a pic of the card opened up so you can see the aperture

I hope you like my project and that you join us in the Craft-Dee Bowz monthly challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow.....
Happy crafting
Tracey x