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Thursday, April 16, 2015

April Blog Hop

Hi there

Welcome to the April Blog Hop here at Craft-Dee BowZ. We have a great line up for this blog hop and we think you are sure to see some great card projects. We are also delighted to let you know we have a guest designer this month. None other than the very talented Leeann of the Paper Dolls Creations blog.I am sure you will love her project,

We designers were given a theme for this blog hop - Living on the Edge - Using Border Dies. What a great theme. I bet you have a lot of dies and you probably have a number of border dies as well. The The designers projects are spotlighting border dies in their projects and I'm sure they will give you ideas to use with your own border dies.

What would a blog hop be without a prize.The prize to be awarded from Craft-Dee BowZ is one 25' reel of ribbon. I love ribbon and you probably do too. Ribbon is a great accent on cards,perfect for gift wrapping and other projects that we all seem to love to do.

To be in the running to win this yummy ribbon, all we ask you to do,is to leave a comment on each of the designers blog. If you leave a comment on each designers blog your name will be placed in a hopper and one name will be pulled on Monday April 20. You could be the winner!!

Here are the Craft-Dee BowZ designers who have projects to share with you. Hope you can take a few minutes to check out their projects:

Craft-Dee BowZ (you are here)
Leeann  (guest designer)
Well without further ado, click here to get started over at Leeann's, (our very talented guest designer) blog. Have fun and don't forget to leave comments.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"Thinking of You, GF!"

I'm up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog today to share my Design Team inspiration with you!

This month our theme is "Thinking of You" and we have been using ombre, cream, and fuchsia ribbons. 

Here's my April inspiration using two of the three ribbon colors...

 "Thinking of You"

I used one of my Prima Doll stamps as the focal point on my card.  They are eight inches tall, so this card is 4 1/4" x 8 1/2".    The patterned papers were a near perfect match with the ribbons I used.  I misted a few dark pink mulberry roses with glimmer mist for some added color and sparkle. The background foliage die-cut is a new one, Delicate Fronds, by Sue Wilson.

The bow, in two yummy colors, was created with my fab Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool and Barbara's Multi-loop stacking technique.  You can watch the video HERE.  This technique worked great for this multi-loop, two color bow. 
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I hope I have inspired you today with my "Thinking of You" card.
Thanks for stopping by!

There's still time to enter our monthly challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".  You entry could be chosen as our April
Bow-rrific winner!

Stay tuned for our Craft-Dee BowZ April Blog Hop that starts on April 16th and ends on April 18th with the winner to be announced on April 19th.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Thinking of You

Thank you for stopping in today. Barbara here and since today is the 1st Tuesday of the month, it's my turn to post for Craft-Dee BowZ.
The theme for all of us designers for this month is "Thinking of You"

Recently I received a few new dies and thought I'd use them in this card.

On this card, I started out using a single loop bow, but it looked naked. LOL so I added smaller single loop over the top of the original bow and this bow turned out to be really fluffy. 

Can't make a bow, then the Craft-Dee BowZ tool is the best bow making tool you can own. It's easy to use and your bows will be the envy of all your friends.

Go to the sidebar and click on the Buy Now button to order yours today. 

I have a few more pic's over on my blog. Click here to join me over there.

Stamps: Unknown
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Purple CS
Ink: Grape Jelly Momento
Dies/Punches Used:Memory Box - Gilded Bird, Florina Corner; Martha Stewart 3 N 1 Hydrangea
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Here's the winning submission for the March challenge. 

 Darlene Pavlick (Submission # 44)

Congratulations to Darlene Pavlick

Please grab the "winners badge" on the sidebar here and 
post it on your blog .

Thank you to everyone who participated in our March 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. Suzi Mac(Submission #26)
2. Janneke (Submission #49)
3. Stacey S(Submission  #71)
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.

This month we have 
going to none other than:

Chrissy (Submission #130)

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 April Challenge Theme:

Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

This months code to use is CDB24

Here is some inspiration for you for our 

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Bird-Day to You!

It's time for me to share my March card with you at Craft-Dee BowZ where the challenge for the Design Team has been pets, bugs or animals and we've used the colors green, brown and yellow. You don't have to use animals or any special colors in our challenge since our challenge for you is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW.  I used a pre-colored image from The Paper Shelter for my toucan that is over 2 years old now and I enhanced him a bit with my Copic markers. I cut out three Sizzix Hawaiian leaves, colored them with my markers, used assorted flower punches in oranges and yellows and added teal green glass flat back uncut jewels in the center of each (on the tiny flowers I used teal green paint and made my own centers).

The yellow background paper was made with a fern stamp that I bought in the 1980's from Hero Arts when they sold all individual stamps. I unmounted it from the wood when the foam decayed but will never forget buying this stamp since it was one of my first. I stamped it all over the yellow paper with my Versamark pad and then used yellow pearl embossing powder. The die around my image is by Spellbinders.

My bow is made of yellow satin ribbon and is a double loop with an extra tail tied within the knot. It adds so much to my card and the yellow polka dot button and white embroidery thread finished it off. I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool for this bow and adding the extra tail within the knot was easy peasy since I didn't have to hold the bow in my hand and try to do it. My little bow maker is so easy to use and saves me so much time!

I'm glad you stopped by to see my card and I hope it inspires you to join the challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ where ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW. I hope you've enjoyed seeing the Design Team's creations this month and you've got a few more days to get your card posted here before the drawing!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lucky to have You...Cute as a bug!

I'm up today on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog with a wee bit of Irish inspiration on this St. Patrick's Day!

For the month of March, the Design Team is creating with the colors of green, yellow and brown along with animals including bugs and pets.  And since today is St. Patrick's Day, what could be more Irish than shamrocks?  My "Lucky to have You!" card inspiration also includes lucky four leaf clovers and cute little ladybugs, which are also a symbol of luck.

"Lucky to have You!"

The background on this 6"x 6" card was made using a piece of green specialty paper cut into 4 blocks and matted with a black card base.  I placed 4 smaller cut doilies in the center of each block.  A white doily is layered between two patterned paper doilies and placed in the center of the blocks using pop dots for dimension.  I printed the sentiment and used the smallest doily to cut it out.  I tucked in green shamrocks and four leaf clovers edged with gold glitter randomly around the doilies.  The red velvet heart was cut using the shamrock die and added over the green leaf.  The lady bugs added more good luck to the card theme.  I placed the green bow with checked ribbon tails and a few green leaves in the lower right corner.  A  lady bug and "cute as a bug" tag complete this fun card.

"Cute as a bug!"

This lady bug is nesting comfortably on top of the yummy bow created with my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  It's always nearby in my crafting space!  It makes creating bows so easy. Click on the tab at the top of the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog and order one for yourself.  You'll be so happy you did!

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Thanks for stopping by so I could share my inspiration with you.  Please come back again!

 Don't forget to play along with our Craft-Dee BowZ  March Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pussycat love ....

It is Tracey here with my march post....This month at Craft-Dee Bowz the theme for the DT is "Pet's ,bugs or animals" The colours the DT are featuring are either Green Yellow or Brown
 so here is my project featuring the cutest cats ever...all loved up on a congratulations  card I have made for a sweet couple who have just gotten engaged.I used a digital image from Robins fetishes called Pussycatluv. I have coloured the image with promarkers. The flowers are made using dies from heartfelt creations. I used a banner die from memory box.The papers are free digi papers from summerdriggs designs.The cat charm and buttons are from my stash. The stunning satin ribbon and pretty metallic butterfly were given to the DT  to play with by Barbara and Donna ..I used my Craft-Dee Bowz maker to make the pretty triple bow...The bow making tool is sooo easy to use and enables you to make such striking bows to add to your creations. I topped the bow off with a matching button.


        I hope I have inspired you to enter the Craft-Dee Bowz  Pets/animals/bugs march  challenge
                                                                     Happy crafting
                                                                          Tracey x