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Monday, June 1, 2020

Flowers, flowers and more flowers!

It's June 1 and welcome to a month! The challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES and I hope you'll join us.

I love flowers of all kinds and have enjoyed a beautiful spring here in Kentucky. I have a great display of flowers in and around my little greenhouse made out of old wood window sashes and there are flowers out in the front of my yard in an old wagon, an old wheelbarrow and an old cattle trough. I've gone wild with flowers.  So when I saw this image by our sponsor, Bugaboo, named Spring Boot, I couldn't resist it!


This card is 6x6" and I colored the image with Copics. I used a dragonfly, fence and sentiment Hello diecuts. The treasured piece of flower lace down the side was perfect for this card. Here's a close-up of this awesome image.


For the center of the flowers I used these awesome flat round mirrored jewels. And let's not forget Stickles for shine!


And my bow is double looped and the same white ribbon as my flowers are. I  used my bow tool to make this perfect bow and keep my bow tool handy and right on my work table.


Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo.  The winner of this challenge will receive 4 images of the winner's choice!

Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps:  As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an on-line store full of her illustrations.  That was six years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!


The team has made some awesome projects using Bugaboo stamps, so please visit Craft-Dee BowZ and we hope you'll join us this month!

                                                                           Thanks for stopping by!
                                           --Gail

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Spring is here!

Hello, it's my week to post on Craft-Dee BowZ!  I am loving living in Kentucky and spring has arrived and with it, there are flowers all over and everything is so nice and green again!  Our challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES so quickly post your card since time is running out.

The image I used today is from Elisabeth Bell named Tummy Time. I made a fairly simple card and took out the sewing machine for this one.


I colored my image with Copics and added just a little sentiment.


My bow is triple looped and was so simple to make with my bow tool. I've always loved ribbons and bows and my bow tool simplifies making my bows without wasting any ribbon!




Our sponsor is Cute As A Button and the prize this month is 2 single images of the winner's choice! Have you looked at the images at Cute As A Button?  I'm sure you'll find many images that you love and it will be hard to pick just 2!

I hope you'll join us for our ANYTHING GOES challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ and I look forward to seeing your creations!

                                                                              Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                                              --Gail


Friday, May 1, 2020

Fairy Wishes to You!

It's hard to believe it's already May 1 and this year is moving right along in spite of itself!!  We have a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ and our sponsor this month is Cute As A Button. For my project today, I've used this beautiful image named Pixie Fairy.


I colored my image with Copics and was generous with ultra fine glitter on her wings and in her hair as well as on the edges of the flowers.  I added clear iridescent sequins as well as a corner die cut, double cut and layered and some pretty lavender jewels. Below is a close-up of my image.



And I made this pretty bow accenting my flower bouquet using my Bow Tool. As usual, this bow is perfect, and not because of my skill, but because my Bow Tool does all the work! I added a little rose to the middle of my bow for no special reason but just because it was pretty!


My little Bow Tool is small, easy to keep close to my work area, simple to use and inexpensive. It's a tool I keep close as I use it all of the time!




Our sponsor is Cute As A Button and the prize this month is 2 single images of the winner's choice! Have you looked at the images at Cute As A Button? I'm sure you'll find more than 2 images you'd like!


Our challenge this month at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES and it runs for the entire month of May. Get your entries in by May 30 and we look forward to you joining us!

                                                                     Thanks for stopping by!

                                        --Gail

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Happy Easter!

Good morning! It's my week to post on Craft-Dee BowZ and I'd like to share an Easter card that I made with you. The image is from Crafty Sentiments. Our challenge is closing in just 2 days and it's ANYTHING GOES, so please get your entries posted quickly!


After I made this card, I realized the image wasn't of bunnies but was of dogs. As far as I'm concerned, they still look like bunnies to me. I added sequins and a bit of glitter to this card and happy spring papers!


I love the green bow I made with my Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool. It's a double looped gross grain ribbon and it came out perfect using my Bow Tool. Do you have one yet? They're a wonderful tool to add to your crafting supplies! They're small, lightweight and make all the different sizes I've ever needed!

https://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com/p/craft-dee-bowz-bow-making-tool.html

Our sponsor this month is Fred She Said and the prize for the April top winner is a $10 gift certificate to their store! Have you looked at their images

I hope you had a wonderful Easter and that you're enjoying spring! Remember, our challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES and closes in just 2 days so please enter immediately!

                                                                       Thanks for stopping by!
                                         --Gail

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A shaker snow globe!

Hello and welcome to April 2020!  We have a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month and it's ANYTHING GOES!

I bought a new snow globe die a while back and noticed it the other day still in the original package! And regardless it is April 1, it's still chilly here in Kentucky so I decided to go ahead and use my new die with this adorable colored image by Fred She Said named "Nuthatch".  I made a snow globe shaker card and like how this came out.



I used a pine tree bough die, a border punch of snowflakes and an embossing folder of snowflakes along with the snow globe die. I kept with cool colors for my card and used a white iridescent glitter inside my snow globe.


Here's a close-up of the image and bow. I shook the glitter down for this picture so you could see this beautiful image better. My bow is a triple looped bow using my bow tool and you can see how nice it came out!. My bow tool hangs by a ribbon on a hook within reach since I use it for all of my bows.


Our sponsor this month is Fred She Said Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too -- Digi's, Pre-colored Images, Paper Sets, Fred's Flower Kits and even digital cutting files.  Have some fun with Fred! The winner of this challenge will receive a $10 gift card to their store!

I hope you'll join us this month at Craft-Dee BowZ for our new challenge and we look forward to seeing your entries!


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Look Out Cinderella!

Hello, it's my Tuesday to post on Craft-Dee BowZ and I'm sharing this card with you. I love this shoe from Crafter's Companion stamps...probably because I've had three foot surgeries and not only never have, but never will, wear shoes like this. Plus the little panda is adorable!


This rubber stamp is a great size and so you can put it in perspective, this card is 6x6. I've had the stripes and polka dot papers for so long that I'm surprised they're not faded.


I colored this with Copics and these embellishment "dots" are actually flat backed painted metal and already had adhesive on the back of each one in the package! I picked them up at JoAnn's.


I used clear ink and white embossing powder for the sentiment and my flowers are from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. I added a little glue on the edges of the flowers and then sprinkled some glitter.

My bow is made with grosgrain patterned ribbon and I made it using my Bow Tool. The grosgrain ribbon is heavier than silks and using my Bow Tool made it simple to make such a pretty bow!  I had used a pink button for the center of the polka dot bow, and didn't like it, so I used chunky black embossing powder and covered the pink button. The shoe charm is from my extensive collection of charms and I've been told it is a replicate of Cinderella's. Just kidding.

The sponsor this month is Cute As A Button and the winner of our challenge gets 2 single black and white images of the winner's choice!

Our challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ has just one more week to go, and I hope you'll join us!

                                                                               Thanks for stopping by,
                                                                                             -Gail

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Never too early to be Merry and Bright!

Does anyone else feel like the year is going by quickly?  It's already March 1! I feel like I lost January somewhere!  It's time for our new monthly challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ and our sponsor this month is Cute As A Button.  Below is my card and I used this adorable elf image named Oh Christmas Tree.

I colored my image with Copics, and used some ribbon, lace, glitter, gold pearls and this tree die cut that reminded me of the tree this little elf is holding!


Here's a close-up of my image and you can see the "fur" on her hat and the bit of glitter added to the bell on her hat and the star on the tree.  I love a bit of sparkle on winter cards...it just seems to make them more holiday-ish.


And this is a triple looped bow in a soft yellow that I thought complimented this card. I used my bow tool to make this bow and it was so simple to get this perfect bow! Do you own a bow tool? If you use bows on any projects, not just cards, this is the tool for you. It's small, lightweight, makes a huge assortment of size bows and is inexpensive!  


Our sponsor is Cute As A Button, and the prize this month is 2 single images of the winner's choice. Have you visited Cute As A Button?  You're in for a big surprise to see how many adorable images you love and to pick out only 2 is going to be a tough choice! Francesca is an awesome artist and there's a ton of images to cruise through.


Our monthly challenge here at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES.  I hope you'll join us since the prize is awesome and we love seeing your creations!

                                                               Thanks for stopping by!
                                       --Gail


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Happy winter!

It may be February, but it's still winter so I'm wishing everyone a Happy Winter!  It's the 4th Tuesday of the month and my turn to be highlighted at Craft-Dee BowZ .  I've made a card using this adorable Santa image and I cannot remember where I got it from! If you recognize this Santa, please write who made it in the Comments below and I'll add it to my post text. (I had thought it was High Hopes, but cannot find him on their website.)


I loved coloring this Santa with my Copics. Red can be such a challenge but it's the ONLY color that Santa can wear!  I used two pretty papers, some lace, ribbon, a snowflake charm, red pearls and my Merry Christmas stamp is from Stampin' Up. I used a die cut for the holly and assorted size punches to make all of the poinsettias.


My bow is a single looped satin ribbon. This ribbon made such a beautiful bow using my bow tool. I clipped the ends and love how perfect it looks! Tying the snowflake charm was just another pretty embellishment to add to this card.



Our challenge this month at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES and our sponsor is Cute As A Button. The prize is 2 individual stamps and if you haven't looked at the site of Cute As A Buttonyou might want to. There are so many adorable stamps by the artist/owner Francesca!

There's just a couple of more days to enter your project in our challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ, and I hope you'll join us!

                                                               Thanks for stopping by!

                                        --Gail

Saturday, February 1, 2020

So what it's February!

It's time for a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.  I know it's February and Valentine cards are all the rage right now, but guess what...since it's cold outside, I'm feeling winter-y and making winter cards!

Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo. I used this adorable image called Christmas Trio Block. I love cute cards and so this image caught my eye!  I'm still working at getting better pictures with my new phone camera so please excuse the photos not being the best.


I colored my image with Copics and then fussy cut them apart and mounted them with foam tape. I used Ranger Glossy Accents on the snowman's carrot nose and berries on the brim of his hat, Santa's eyeglasses and the reindeer's nose. I'm trying hard to use some of these wonderful supplies I have and I found this embossing folder for the background snowflakes.


My bow is tied around my blue paper and then attached the card top to the heavy white cardstock that I use for the base of my cards. This polka dot ribbon was perfect for this card since it gives it a little bit more whimsical look. It tied so beautifully using my bow tool from Craft-Dee BowZ, too. I did a 4 looped bow and using my bow tool, this was a breeze!!


My little bow tool is lightweight, easy to take anywhere, does lots of sizes of bows so I always have the right size for every project, and it's so simple to use!


As I mentioned above, our sponsor for February is Bugaboo. The winner of this challenge will receive 4 images of the winner's choice!

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was six years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

The team has made some adorable cards with these very cute Bugaboo stamps so I hope you'll jump over to Craft-Dee BowZ and not only look at the cards and get inspired, but also join us.  Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES and we love looking at your creations!  

                                                               Thanks for stopping by!
                                                     Gail






Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose

Hello, and it's my Tuesday to post on Craft-Dee BowZ! I love winter time and my favorite cards to make are Christmas cards. I guess I should say "Winter" cards since they don't have to be for Christmas. I received a present that was wrapped in the cutest wrapping paper and so...I decided to recycle, reuse and re-purpose a piece of it since I loved the paper!


I combined a piece of my wrapping paper on the background with some striped paper and then put some pretty paper lace on the edges of the wrapping paper. I used this adorable snowman and gave him some colorful birdhouses. The snowflakes around my snowman are a die cut out of silver glitter paper. The white sparkly swirl and trees with the star on them are a sticker and I made my beautiful white shimmering bow and put a snowflake on the knot.


I love making bows with my bow tool from Craft-Dee BowZ. Every bow comes out great and I don't waste any of my precious hoards of ribbon trying to get the perfect bow. The little bow tool is small, simple to use and perfect for every size ribbon!

Our sponsor this month is The Paper Shelter and they're donating three images OF THE WINNER'S CHOICE to the winner of this challenge. What a great prize!

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

Your time is running out to enter our challenge since it's closing soon so please consider joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. And remember, our challenge is ANYTHING GOES!  

                                                                    Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                                   
                                                                                  --Gail
  

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy 2020 to everyone!

Welcome to January 1, 2020 and the new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ!  Our challenge this month is ANYTHING GOES!

Our sponsor this month is The Paper Shelter. I'm using this new image named Winter Fairy for my creation.



I enjoyed making this pretty card with some pretty laces, ribbon, glitter, pearls and rhinestones. What a treat to get back into card making after being on hiatus for a year!

Here's my pretty bow and I did a 4 loop bow on this one using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. I love this little tool and if you make bows, this is the tool for you!


This is what this simple and fabulous bow tool looks like!


The winner of this challenge gets to pick three images from The Paper Shelter! Have you ever visited TPS?  Take a few moments and look at the store at the link above.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

Our challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ is for the entire month. I hope you'll join us and I look forward to seeing your creations!

                                                                        Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                                -Gail



Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Shopping!

Talking about Christmas shopping...I haven't done much this winter since 2019 was a crazy year with moving across country and trying to get the house in order. We moved from Phoenix to rural Kentucky where we now have over 3 acres of land. Both Tim and I got our own 'workshops' with mine being an art studio while his is a true workshop full of machines and tools. My studio is now set up and after working all day at my new job, I enjoy an hour or two each evening crafting. 

It's good to be back and with my favorite team, Craft-Dee BowZ.  This week is the fourth Tuesday of the month (and Christmas Eve!), and it's my week to post a card.  I love winter cards and I used a Sherri Baldy image and lots of die cuts an embossing folder, pearls, a jewel in the center of my bow and some beautiful papers.


Here's a close-up of my image and I colored her with Copics. I had stored my Copics for almost 2 years and so far I've run into only one that needed to be filled. I'm pretty surprised and delighted that they survived being in storage in a garage in Phoenix for 9 months and then the garage in Kentucky for 13 months. 



And here's my satin double looped bow made with my bow tool. My bow tool is a small, handy tool that guarantees me a great bow every time! If you don't have one and like to use bows on your projects, you need this tool!  And if you have one and use it, you can attest that it is a great tool for your craft space!



Here's what the Craft-Dee BowZ tool looks like. It's small, compact and ready to use!


I hope my card has inspired you and although there's only a week left in the month to join our challenge, our ANYTHING GOES challenge is open to everyone and you don't need a bow on your project anymore, although we adore our ribbons here on Craft-Dee BowZ!  

Remember, our sponsor this month is LeAnn's World and the winner gets their choice of 3 images!


Thanks for stopping by!

-Gail


Sunday, December 1, 2019

It's winter in Waynesburg, Kentucky!

     This is my first winter in Kentucky and it's wonderful! We don't get much snow here but it does get cold and I've always loved wearing sweaters and winter clothes, so I'm happy!  Today is my first day back on the team of Craft-Dee BowZ. This Team is so awesome and they've saved my DT position for a whole year so I could get moved and settled (from Phoenix to Kentucky). I think I'm on the best team!

     It's December 1 and time for our new monthly challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ. As usual, our challenge is ANYTHING GOES. Our sponsor this month is LeAnn's World 101. I'm using this adorable imaged named Kandi Kane. My photos aren't the best for this card since I am still not completely organized here in Kentucky and haven't yet found my camera and am using my Samsung phone camera.


And here's a close up of my beautiful double looped bow. 


     Although your entry does not require a bow, we're using bows on our projects since all of us are ribbon lovers!  We've all used the Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Tool and if you don't have one, this is an awesome present for Christmas -- even if you have to buy it for yourself! I can't remember the last time I struggled to make a bow, whether it's on a card, scrapbooking, or even for a hair barrette.




     Our sponsor, LeAnn's World 101, has donated THREE images to the winner of this challenge!

     I'm looking forward to seeing your entries this month and hope you all have a happy holiday season!

                                                                                  Thanks for stopping by!

                                                                                             --Gail