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Tuesday, January 16, 2018


It is Tracey here with my mid challenge  inspiration post . I thought I would challenge myself to make a card without a cute hand coloured  digi stamp which is what I usually use...[ you may have noticed this in the past]. I rifled through my somewhat new but unused stamps and came up with this design .The Pocket watch stamp and the sentiment stamp are from the time travellers set by Sheena Douglas .It just shows that these stamps don't have to be used for  steampunk /grungy designs. The beautiful papers are from Anna Marie designs. The flowers are from Wild Orchid  have had cosmic shimmer glitter jewels added . The hearts are dies from memory box.

The stunning triple looped bow has been created using my Craft-Dee BowZ   bow making tool which is my go to bowmaker to make beautiful single or multi looped bows every time effortlessly

This card has a lot of dimension which can only be seen on a side on photo ..

I hope you like my project and that you join in the fun in this months challenge where "Anything goes with a handmade bow .
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Peace be With You Little Bird

Hi Kathy here and it is my Tuesday to post for our Challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.  For my card, I chose this little girl who is feeding a little bird from the palm of her hand. I would imagine that as she is feeding the little bird she is saying "Peace be With You Little Bird".

The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and is titled Urchin with Bird.  I colored her with my Copic Markers.  Papers that I used are from my stash.  I added some chunky embossing powder around the image to give it a bit of texture.

My bow was created using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  I always struggled creating a bow, but this makes it so easy.

I hope I have inspired you today and you will join in on our challenge for this month, our sponsor for the month is Beccy's Place.  We have a very talented Design Team that always has a lot to offer.  

Speaking of Design Team, remember to tune in next Tuesday to see what Tracy has to offer.  I am sure you will be in for something awesome.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have an great day.



Monday, January 1, 2018

January Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018 
and it's time for our 
January 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 December
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 December Challenge

Sparkling Pink  (Submission # 13)

Congratulations Ileana

Please email Barbara .....( for your prize
Please include CDB December Winner in the subject line
You have 7 days (January 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

December's TOP 3 WINNERS
1. Ingunn (Submission #9)
2. Anna (Submission #11)
3. Carol J (Submission #27)

Jill Tiffany (Submission #37)

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.

Thanks you to everyone who participated in our December 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 
Beccy's Place

The Prize for the December top winner will be 
1 digital stamp set of your choice
Beccy's Place digital images are available here,
so check out what she has 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 CDB58

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

(on vacation)




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 creations here.

Our January challenge closes on January 30 at midnight.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone is having a nice holiday season.  It's my week to post my creation at Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog. My card for this post is one made by Bildmalarna, a stamp company that no longer exists. I love the stamps from this company and own a good many of them!
I colored my image with Copics and enjoyed using paint and glitter on the fur of her boots, coat and mittens. I added some extra 'snow' to the trees and ground, too. for the snow on the ground and on the trees.
My bow is very special....I made a 3" red bow and a 2 1/2" red bow and slid the smaller bow into the larger bow knot and got this awesome looking 4 loop bow. I LOVE how it came out and it is even prettier in person than in the photos.  My bow tool is the reason my bows are so pretty on every card. The loops come out even and smooth and with the help of the bow tool, every knot comes out perfect.
Our sponsor this month is Cute As A Button and the prize is 3 single images of the winner's choice!

Have you seen the other wonderful cards made this month by Barb, Kathy and Tracey? With a team of just 4, each Tuesday is a special day at Craft-Dee BowZ. Please take a look at the projects and if you have a moment, we'd love a comment or two!

                                                              Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas Cutie

It is Tracey here with my inspiration post ....
I have challenged myself this year to use up some of the Christmas stash that I have had lurking around since last Christmas and I can honestly say I have ...hand on heart used last years stash  on this card. I used an image from Wee stamps .

The scalloped frame is a spellbinders die. The poinsettia flowers are handmade using a die set  from Marianne D designs [3 YRS OLD NOW !]

The papers are by Trimcraft and are from a year ago ...
The ribbon  has been turned into this beautiful double looped bow using my Craft-Dee BowZ Bowmaker [SEE SIDEBAR FOR DETAILS].
It creates beautiful bows every time with minimum effort

I hope you like my cute card and that you have a very Merry Christmas ...with your friends and family
See you next year
Tracey x