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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Beautiful you gift bag and cards

It is Tracey here with my inspiration project  for this month . This project was a challenge for me as i am not a huge fan of red and i struggle with clean and simple designs as usually i love to embellish my projects with a ton of flowers ,gems, ribbons etc.
The cards are 6x6 inch so a i had to make a really large tote for them to fit into. This makes a fabulous gift for someone who likes to send handmade cards .
I have used the Stampin up stamp set called Beautiful You for the cards and the sentiments also come in the set  .. I colored the images with promarkers and added a simple piece of spotted designer paper as a border down one side.

The flowers on the bag are Stampin up flower shop stamps and i used the coordinating punch to cut them out .
The cute little red bows and the pretty single looped  ombre bow have been created using my Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker tool  ...

I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to create and join us in this months challenge where Anything goes with a handmade bow.
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

My Heart Belongs to You

Hello and Kathy here, it's my Tuesday to post for some inspiration.  

I bring to you today this cute little rubber stamp from La-La Land Crafts.  It is titled My Heart Belongs to You.

After stamping her onto my Neenah Solar White 80# card stock, I colored her with my Copic markers in various shades of purples, pinks and my usual skin tones.

Then I created one of the best 3 loop bows I've ever created.  Of course it was a lot easier using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool from Craft-Dee BowZ.

I hope I have inspired you and we really hope you will come along and play with us during this month's Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow Challenge.  We look forward in seeing your creations.

Remember if you have not picked up your Craft-Dee BowZ tool, do so.  You won't regret it.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and it's time for our 
 May Challenge
here at Craft-Dee BowZ

Last month's challenge was great with all your creative submissions.
Thanks so much for joining in the fun.

First, let's take a look at our winners for April
Remember, the Winner, the Top 3 and the Honorable Mentions are all chosen on their merits,
 so make sure to get your creative juices flowing and send in your best creations.

Here is the winning submission
for the April Challenge

Emma R (Submission # 22)

Congratulations Emma!!!!

Please email Barbara .....( for your prize
Please include CDB April Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (May 8) to claim your prize
If unclaimed - prize will go to one of the top 3

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

1. Julie P (Submission #21)
2. Sew Paper Paint (Submission #36)
3. Sandi's Card Garden (Submission #41)

Red Obsession Cards (Submission #50
Please grab the badges on the sidebar here and 
post them on your blog.
We'd love it if you'd link back to our site here.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our April Challenge!!!

To view the prior challenges, just click on the Monthly Challenge tab at the top of the page.

A big thanks to our sponsor for the 

The Prize for the May top winner will be 
3 digital images
The Kinda Cute by Patricia digital images are available here,
so check out what they have to offer.

The Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Theme is Always:
Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW.

For those who have no blog but use Splitcoast Stampers or Flicker,

this months code to use is CDB56

OK now let's check out the inspiration from our great designers
for our......
May Challenge





The designers have made super creative projects for you,
Hope you have enjoyed them.

Now we are looking forward to seeing your projects

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

If you have any questions, please email me at (

We are looking forward to seeing your creative project here.

Our  May challenge closes on May 30 at midnight.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Fairy Dust

Hi, today's it's my turn to post a card on Craft-Dee BowZ since each member of our team gets a 'Tuesday" and guess what...this is my week! I love the images from Lili of the Valley and got this stamp a while back and just now getting a chance to color her.
I colored this sweet fairy with Copics and added my favorite glitter, Warm Glitter Ritz, to her wings. I took some white 3-D paint and made some dots and sprinkled glitter over them, too, since she's sprinkling her fairy dust around!
This is two double looped bows with the smaller one slid inside the know of the larger one. It came out superb and on the first try, too!  My bow tool is one of my most precious card making tools and it guarantees me perfect bows every time. This beautiful sheer ribbon tied perfectly...thank you, Donna, for this beautiful ribbon each month!
Since my card is posted on the last Tuesday of the month and it's April 23, you have just a few more days to add your card to the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!  Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW.  Have you seen my teammates' cards/projects on the previous Tuesdays?  Please scroll down and leave a comment if you have a moment.

                                                                     Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

You are awesome !!

It is Tracey here with my inspiration project for this month.... I have used a sweet digi image from Mo Manning  called Fabulous  which i have colored up with my Promarkers. I used Sue Wilsons pierced rectangle dies to create the frame around her .The stamped sentiment is an old one from docrafts.

The flowers are all from Wild orchid. . The flourish die is one i had free from a craft magazine a long time ago and it has been a very handy die indeed .

The pretty bow was created using my CraftDeeBowz bow making tool which you can find Here. It is my go to bow making tool as it is so easy to use .

I hope you like my project and that you join us in the monthly challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow
Happy Crafting
Tracey xx