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Thursday, September 1, 2016

November Giveaway

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This month at Craft-Dee Bowz we are excited to have a fabulous sponsor.
Diemond Dies
And who doesn't like dies.


Diemond Dies is a company committed to producing American made dies with popular styles that will appeal to scrapbookers, card makers, altered artists, and general paper crafters.  Whether your style is clean and simple, vintage and shabby, or something in between, Diemond Dies has  dies for you!


Check out their great selection of dies, here.

This is the giveaway
Fancy Flowers Die Set

The flowers on the card below are an example of what the dies will make.

Each of our designers will be posting below, throughout the month using multiple Diemond Dies (most designers will be posting several times). To be eligible to win the beautiful die set pictured above, be sure to come back to THIS POST and leave a comment. Since there will be many projects (posts)throughout the month, for every comment you leave here, we will put your name in a pot, giving you more opportunities to win.  And don’t forget, give the designer some love on her blog too.

 On December 1st we will choose one winner  and the winner will have until December 8 to claim your prize. In the event that the winner does not respond by 12 -08-14, we will draw another name. 

So mark your calendars and check back on December 1 to see if you are the winner.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Craft-dee Bowz & Diemond Dies

Hi everyone Monica here sharing a special Craft-dee Bowz project partnered up with Diemond Dies.  Diemond Dies was so gracious in sending some of their amazing dies to our design team

Diemond Dies Natures Flourish Die

Diemond Dies Fall Leaves Die Set
I molded the leaves to actually make the flower shown above.  It is so versatile.  I hope everyone enjoyed my post and thanks so much for stopping by!!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Pine Branch wonder!

I'm back again with yet another wonderful die from Diemond Dies - the Fern Branch.  I just love this die for it's very spiny look - so delicate.  I decided to stray from the normal colors one would use for a fern and created a negative/positive project.  These branches have lots of glitter on them; however, the photo doesn't quite pick up on that.  Trust me, the look is so ethereal with the glitter!!

Here's the die I used (you've seen this in previous projects by other designers this month):


And here is my a-typical card.  



We hope you'll continue to drop by the blog for the remaining week of November to see what our last designer has put together for you.

THEN, I will have one more surprise to show you the first week of December using these fantastic dies!

Don't forget, leave comments on all the designers' projects -- your name gets added to the "pot" every time you leave a comment giving you that many more chances of winning the Fancy Flowers set!!! 

Thanks for dropping by and have a Bow-ti-ful day!

Donna

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The falling leaves, drift by my window...

Some of you are old enough to remember the song as quoted in the title!

I am so excited to be bringing you a set of leaves from Diemond Dies!  I had so much fun creating this project.  My background paper has a very faint leaf print in it and I lightly brushed Antique Linen Distress paint over it to dull it down a bit.  Next I stamped my basket (Stamps by Judith), colored it and fussy cut it out.






Then the fun began!  I used watercolor paper both for it's ability to absorb color showing lots of texture  and also for its thickness.  Using different fall colors of Distress Ink, I inked up a piece of watercolor paper blending all my colors together.  Then came the die cutting -- so smooth and easy with these dies, they just pop out when cut.  Next I drew veins in the leaves and shaped and bent them using my fingers (the easiest tool I know of!) and placed them in the basket.





I used a Martha Stewart punch for the edges of the background paper and then created my bow on the Craft-Dee BowZ tool using three different color ribbons.  I think it really showcases the entire project.

We hope you'll continue to drop by the blog for the remaining week of November to see what our last designer has put together for you.

THEN, I will have one more surprise to show you the first week of December using these fantastic dies!

Don't forget, leave comments on all the designers' projects -- your name gets added to the "pot" every time you leave a comment giving you  more chances of winning the Fancy Flowers set!!! 

Don't forget to look at our November Challenge page for even MORE inspiration for these dies.

Thanks for dropping by and have a Bow-ti-ful day!

Donna

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Doubled, Double Bow

Hello dear blog friends and welcome.  I am back for a visit to Craft-Dee BowZ, this time as a guest designer. This project reminded me of why I love my Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker.  Using organza ribbon, I created two different sized bows that I joined together when I tied the larger bow closed, placing the smaller one in front and wrapping the center tie around both bows.  If I had attempted to do this by hand, I would probably still be working at it!  Anyway, fast and simple on this little, inexpensive tool.  The rest of the project followed the bow…

RebeccaDeeprose CDB1

I used a vintage image that I found in the public domain and printed it onto off white card stock at 45% of the original size.  Only the acorns were treated to a touch of color.  It will help if you look at the size of the image in ‘preview’, before you hit the Print button, so that you can judge the size that will work for your project.  Here’s the image for you to save onto your computer for your own use….

Count Your Blessings

You can print it in this beautiful brown or if your printer allows, adjust the color.  Since this card began with the bow, I adjusted mine to print a bit more of a greenish brown…

RebeccaDeeprose CDB2

I wanted a touch of something with a bit of contrast as an added embellishment to the bow, so I stamped some acorns and then covered the lower portions with Glossy Accents for some wonderful shine and the suggestion of a 3D shape…

RebeccaDeeprose cdb3

On top of a background panel of paper with a gauzy pattern, I used some snippets of lace, behind the sentiment panel on the left and layered over the ribbon and panel at the bottom…

RebeccaDeeprose CDB4

I love the play of textures and rich colors of autumn.  The gauzy patterned paper was mounted onto a brushed, old gold card stock and then onto the card base of cream.  What wonderful inspirations are found in the changing seasons!
Thanks for taking the time to visit and thank you to those of you who take the additional time and effort to leave such heartwarming comments!!

Sending blessings and ((hugs)),

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Vicki's Diemond Dies "Thankful" Card

Vicki here...I'm back with yet another project using the awesome Diamond Dies from our Craft-Dee BowZ sponsor for the month of November.


"Thankful"

This card was created using  browns and golds, embossing and my awesome Diemond Dies  Fall Leaves Set, Fern Leaf and Pine Branch. The fern and pine branch were a perfect accent for my stamped flower image.  I can't say enough about these wonderful Diemond Dies.  They release paper so easily with beautiful cut lines!

The double loop, organza bow was easy to make with my super, duper Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool.  It lives on my craft desk and travels with me wherever I am crafting!

The designers at Craft-Dee BowZ will be posting throughout the month, both on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog and their personal blogs, using different Diemond Dies (some designers will be posting several times) to inspire you.  To be eligible to win the beautiful die set pictured in the post at the top of the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog, be sure to come back to THIS POST  in the blog and leave a comment.  Since there will be many projects posted in the blog throughout the month, for every comment you leave on that post, your name will be put in a pot, giving you more opportunities to win.  And don’t forget, give the designer some love on her blog too.

Don't miss the opportunity to win this Diemond Dies  Fancy Flower Set!


Thanks for stopping by to see my Diemond Die inspiration this week!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Vicki's Diemond Dies, "Life is Good" Tag

Vicki here...I'm back on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog today to share another of my November inspiration projects using die-cuts from our sponsor Diemond Dies.
 
"Life is Good"

 I made this fun fall tag using one of my Julie Nutting doll stamps and scraps from my stash. The Prima tag is covered with the perfect patterned paper to go with the Diemond Dies Fall Leaves Set.  I stamped and cut out the doll three times using white cardstock and red patterned paper, then fussy cut her dress apart. The front and pockets on the doll's dress are popped up for dimension.  I stamped my sentiment, "Life is Good" on the dress front and added a jeweled heart on the pocket.
 

I created lots of dimension by layering the leaves and ferns cut with the Diemond Dies Fall Leaves Set and Fern Leaf die-cuts.


The Pine Branch Die-cut was used as the base for the cluster of leaves.


This adorable hair bow was created with my ever present Craft-Dee BowZ Tool!

You can order your tool today by clicking on the "Buy Now" icon in the left sidebar of the blog.  Donna has made some wonderful video tutorials that are available to help you along while using your new Craft-Dee BowZ tool

I hope you have been inspired to create something with a bow embellishment!

Diemond Dies is offering their Fancy Flowers Die Set as a special prize for the month of November.  You can earn more chances to win by following our posts all month long...read below.


The designers at Craft-Dee BowZ will be posting throughout the month, both on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog and their personal blogs, using different Diemond Dies (some designers will be posting several times) to inspire you.  To be eligible to win the beautiful die set pictured in the post at the top of the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog, be sure to come back to THIS POST  in the blog and leave a comment.  Since there will be many projects posted in the blog throughout the month, for every comment you leave on that post, your name will be put into the pot, giving you more opportunities to win.  And don’t forget, give the designer some love on her blog too.

Play along with our monthly challenge for the opportunity to win a 25 yard spool of ribbon to create amazing bows!  Click on the "Monthly Challenge" tab at the top of the blog for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!

Visit me tomorrow for another Diemond Dies project.