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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Rain rain go away!

It's the fourth Tuesday in May so it's my turn to post a card for you at Craft-Dee BowZ. I'm having so much fun having my own day to post a creation!  I find myself trying extra hard to make a card that will catch your attention and perhaps encourage you to join our challenge. The topic that the Design Team had this month was "spots and dots".  I LOVE the ribbon on my card that was one of the many items given to me to play with this month.  Thank you, Donna, for all the ribbons and goodies you send me monthly!

I used an image from MelonHeadz from the set Four Seasons and used my oval and scallop Spellbinders dies around my image. The clouds are a die by My Favorite Things. I took out my Dotta-Riffic set by Zig and made my yellow and red polka dot paper. The sentiment is by Whimsy. Oh, the raindrops...those are actually self-adhesive clear jewels and I colored them with my Copic pens to give them that blue tone. They made perfect raindrops! The other items, the buttons and charm, are from my 'collection' of supplies.


 
I had lots of fun with this image and used Glossy Accents all over her hat, coat, eyeglasses, umbrella and water puddle. She's colored with Copics. 
 
 
And here's this fabulous polka dot ribbon that made an extraordinary bow. It's not wired ribbon yet it tied beautifully using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  I use my handy little bow tool for the bows on every card I make.
 
 
I hope you've looked at the Design Team's creations each week and have been inspired to pull out some ribbon, make a bow to add to your project, and enter our challenge! The month is nearly over and time is running out! It would be nice to read a comment from you, but I realize how busy we all get and how we fly through posts to see the pictures and get ideas from others. I hope, though, that you'll consider joining the challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ!
 
                                                                                Hugs,
                                                     Gail 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spots and Dots

Hi
It is the third Tuesday of the month and time for me to show you my project for Craft-Dee BowZ featuring the DT theme this month which is spots and dots.I have made this pop up card with a twist to show you ..I really enjoyed making this card  and i have produced a tutorial on how you can make one for yourself .You can find it HERE.
I have used Anna Marie designs dotty cardstock,A spellbinders fancy frame die,a  3d sizzix watering can die and Ek success circle and scalloped edge circle punches. The sentiment  stamp is from Cardio
The gorgeous ribbon was given to me as part of my MPP pack from Donna .I used my Trusty ,easy to use Craft-Dee BowZ   Bow making tool to make my double looped bow...It sits on my desk ready to go when i need a bow for my projects and i add a bow to everything ...You may have noticed !!!


The card opens up from the bottom  to reveal all these fab pop up flowers which i created using Stampin up stamps and punches



I hope you like my card and have a go at making one for yourselves ...I would love to see them entered in the Craft-Dee BowZ May Challenge
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

"Just a little note"

Vicki here with my Design Team inspiration for May.

 The Design Team is working with a "Spots and Dots" theme along with blue, purple, and red ribbon colors on our projects.  Our DT product always has the most yummy ribbons to choose from each month.  I couldn't wait to use the blue plaid!

"Just A Little Note"

I love Daffodils and they are blooming everywhere in my yard.  They have the most delightful scent.  I created this window scene using one of my favorite Daffodil stamps and used water color markers to color them in.  The distressed background paper reminds me of a weathered Spring house.  The weathered areas represent my spots and the pearls are my dots!

The fabulous bow was made with my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  If you don't own one of these tools, check them out now and add one to your crafting stash.  You will be happy that you did!  Bow making is fast and easy with the Craft-Dee BowZ Tool.
 
Featured Product

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Close To My Heart - Just a Little Note Stamp Set
Memory Box Grand Madison Window
MME Patterned Paper
Queen & Co. Pearls
Recollection Flower
Ribbon - DT Product
Spellbinders Grommet Tag
TomBow Water Color Markers
 
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 May 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.

Thanks for stopping by to see my May Craft-Dee BowZ project! 
 
Visit my blog for more inspiration at
www.validationofvicki.blogspot.com.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Prima Doll

Yes, it's me -- I don't post very often what with the brilliant, talented team that I have, but I thought I'd slip this little project in today.  Anyone who knows me, knows that any shade of blue is my favorite - especially aqua.  So I had to dress up this adorable Prima Doll in my favorite patterns of aqua.  This card is 7 x 12 when opened and  5x7 when closed.  Some of the dies I have used in this project are from IO, PTI and Diemond Dies.  And of course, the wonderful little bow was created on the Craft-Dee BowZ tool!




There's plenty of space below "Hugs" to place a sentiment.  I normally leave my sentiments off until I am ready to send the card.  This way I can personalize what I need to say for the occasion.

This is such a fun folded card and I hope you enjoy it.  I am submitting this card to the following challenge:

http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com

Have a Bow-ti-ful day!




Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Experience

Hi Everyone,

Barbara here with the first DT post of May. This month the designers will be presenting projects that contain dots and spots.

Let me show you what I designed with that in mind.


Here is a close-up  of my bow

My bow- it's a smaller bow stacked on top of a larger bow and tied together. And oh so so easy to make with the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. There are lots of You Tube videos to guide you thru making fluffy multi-loop bows.Instructions also come with the tool. To order yours today click on the Buy Now button on the left sidebar.

Next Tuesday Vicki will be presenting her May project. We hope to see you back here then.


Friday, May 1, 2015

May Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to May

It's time to announce the winners for the April challenge. 


Thank you to everyone who participated in our April 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.

Here is the winning submission


 Sharon(Submission # 105)

Congratulations Sharon!!!!

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

TOP 3 WINNERS
(in no particular order)
1. Maryvonne C(Submission #37)
2.Darlene Pavlick (Submission #68)
3. Eileen(Submission  #122)
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 
an 
HONORABLE MENTION 
going to none other than:

Monica Soto (Submission #98)



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 May Challenge Theme:

Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

This months code to use is CDB25



Here is some inspiration for you for our 

May Challenge




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

If you have any questions please email me at bbruder@fuse.net
We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.

The May challenge closes on May 31 at 8:00 p.m. EDT


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Thinking of You!

It's the fourth Tuesday of the month, which means it's my turn to share a card with you here at Craft-Dee BowZ where the challenge this month is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW.  I used an adorable image by Bildmalarna and a bench by Hanglar. The pretty die cut up in the corner is by Cheery Lynn. One of the greatest joys about being on this small Design Team at Craft-Dee BowZ is that we get our own Tuesday each month to display a card to inspire you to join our challenge so we do the best we can to give you ideas on how to use ribbon on your creations!


I colored my image with Copics and fussy cut around her to sit her on the bench that is also fussy cut. You know how they say it's the little things that count? I'm detail oriented (big surprise!) and after I fussy cut this little image and was placing her on the bench, I didn't like seeing the white of the paper on her hands that are supposed to be leaning on the bench so I took a black Sharpie and made sure you can't see the white on her palms so her hands look like they are touching the bench. I've noticed that so many card makers are even more detail oriented than me and it makes me feel better that I sit and pick apart my cards before calling them 'finished'. I think all of us are our own worst critics.

 The sentiment is one of many in my collection and I have no idea who made it since it came on wood and years ago I unmounted my stamps, neglected to write the name of them on the bare rubber, and now claim ignorance to the manufacturers. Oh, the tiny butterfly is one of a set of 4 on one die by Memory Box and I hand drew the antennae.


And here's my double loop bow. It came out so pretty and I didn't adorn the center, like I usually do since I was going for the CLEAN look on this card. My little Craft-Dee BowZ tool hangs on a hook on the side of my Copic cubby within reach. I received it in December and have used it for every bow I've made since then, even cards not for CDB!  It's the one tool that I use on a regular basis!


Thank you to Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ for the ribbon I use on all of my DT cards with them. I receive gorgeous ribbon each month to play with and this cream ribbon is my favorite so far this year. The shear area has such a beautiful shine to it and the satin edges are so soft! Can you tell by looking at the picture above how pretty the ribbon actually is? 

The Design Team has had a fun month creating and displaying to you cards that are on the topic of "Thinking of You" with our monthly colors of aqua, cream and moss (not particularly all on the same card).  I hope you've enjoyed seeing them enough to leave even a short comment on the Designers' blogs and that you've joined in this month's challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ of ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW. If you haven't added your card yet, you need to do so right away since the challenge closes in just a couple of days!

                                                                                  Hugs,
                                                    Gail