Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Spooky witches house and matching card

It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this month .. I had a real fun time making this card and chipboard house set ... Sorry for all the pics ...
The cute image is from Mo Manning which I coloured with promarkers.The bats, ghost spider and web are from a sizzix  sizzlit die set called my life  .The happy Halloween words were computer generated.The papers are from my stash The gorgeous ribbon was part of my pack from Donna this month ,it made such a beautiful bow .I used my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow making tool to form the double looped bow.

  the witches house was a chipboard kit  from HERE .I built it  then added heavy black gesso ,orange acrylic paint ,pebeo guilding wax.some ghosts and bats  and the word boo which I used a sizzix xl die for and finished it with a matching ribbon on the base.

I hope you like my projects and that they inspire you to join in the anything with a handmade bow challenge this month
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

"BOO" Sweet Treats!

Vicki here...it's my Tuesday up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog with my October inspiration.  The Design Team is playing with ribbons, of course, in the colors of black, orange and lime green.  Halloween colors, right?  And that's just where our theme, "Boo to you" is taking you!

When I was taking out the fall decorations last week, I realized that most of the Halloween items we have are seriously old and falling apart.  So, it was a good time for me to create new decorations to display for the grandchildren.

My inspirational projects....

These wooden letters spelling the word, "BOO" were the perfect decoration for the mantle.  I traced the letters on patterned paper and then painted the edges with black acrylic.  While the paint was drying, I cut out the letters and inked the edges.  Then I adhered them to the matching wooden block.  A few embellishments to give it that "Halloween" look and, voilĂ ! A fun decoration.

Next, I altered a mulberry pint box to hold candy treats which I also decorated for Halloween.  I sprayed the box with 3 different colors of mist and then a coat of glitter spray.  A ghost and fab bow with a fun orange bell were the only embellishing needed.  I lined the box with white cheese cloth and added the candy treats shown below.

These sweet treats are mini candy bars wrapped in patterned paper and tucked into a clear plastic bag.  I placed a bow at the top of each bag.  These treats added to the pint box will make a great gift for someone special.

And last, a fun side step card using the same patterned papers on the "BOO" letters and candy treats.
All of the fabulous bows you see on the projects above were created with the help of my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool.  Always nearby, it helps making bows easy!

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From my stash...
"BOO" wooden letters, Eye Brads, Patterned Papers - Paper Studios
Cardstock - Bazzill, Core'dinations
Die Cuts - Memory Box, Spellbinders
Glitter Spray - Thermoweb
Ink - Close To My Heart
Mists - Dyan Reaveley Dylusions
Ribbon - DT Product
Twine - May Arts
Other: Chipboard Ghosts, Clock, Clothespins, Halloween Buttons

Thanks for stopping by so I could share my inspiration with you.  Please come back again!

 Don't forget to play along with our Craft-Dee BowZ October Challenge,  "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".  Visit the "Challenge" tab at the top of the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog to find our current challenge, rules and guidelines!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Trick or Treat

Hello everyone
Barbara here today. As my mom would say "A day late and a dollar short." Well I am late on this post and I am truly sorry. I just noticed I was due to post on Tuesday. Boy I scrambled to get this card ready for you. (I think I lost a day this week already- bummer. Hope it was a good day. LOL)

This month the designers are focusing on the Halloween theme with our projects that we are bringing to you. So here is what I came up with in a very short time frame.

My bow is comprised of 3 single loop bows that are stacked on top of each other.
And you know the Craft-Dee BowZ tool makes this type of a bow easy to make.

The Craft-Dee BowZ challenge is underway and the theme every month is "Anything Goes."

Thanks much for stopping by and hope to see your project in our challenge this month.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the October challenge 
here at Craft Dee BowZ

Let's take a look at our winners for September
Remember - the Winner, Top 3 and HM are based upon their merits

The winning submission for the September challenge is 

Sew Paper Paint (Submission # 83)

Congratulations to Autumn!!!

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

CLICK HERE TO CONTACT BARBARA for instructions on how to claim your prize 

from Robyn's Fetish. (You have 1 week, until October 8, to claim your prize)

Thank you to everyone who participated in our September  Challenge!!! 
September TOP 3 WINNERS
(in no particular order)
1. Sweet Designs by Cheryl(Submission #19)
2.Cathy Lee (Submission #22)
3. Laura (Submission  #63)
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.

going to none other than:
Sparkling Pink (Submission #80)

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 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 CDB42

No Sponsor for October - Just For Fun

OK now lets check out the inspiration 

from our great designers 

for our ........

October 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.

Our October challenge closes on October 31 at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Friday, September 30, 2016

Simply Create Too Challenge

To view this month's challenge, Colors of Fall, please go here for all the deets.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A is for Autumn and Apples!

It's the 4th Tuesday in September and my day to be spotlighted on Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog. I decided to make a shaker card, something I rarely do. I've stepped out of my comfort zone with this card!  I used this adorable image from Robyn's Fetish named Basket of Apples. Thank you, Donna, from Craft-Dee BowZ for the ribbon and those great red translucent beads that I used in my shaker!

And here's my red satin double looped bow. I've always loved ribbon on my cards and have more ribbon than I can use in my lifetime. And I've made bows for years, but I never made such pretty bows until I got my Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker. This little bow maker guarantees me great bows and I use it for every bow I make now. Whether it's a single looped bow or many loops...this little bow maker makes it easy as pie to create gorgeous bows.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge. They are a division of I Did It Creations, and was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn owns a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner's choice to the winner of this challenge!!

I hope you've been watching the Design Team's creations posted each Tuesday at Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and if you've missed any of the projects this month, please scroll down below this post. Be ready to be delighted with the projects we each have done using an image from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More!


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Apple picking time ...

It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this month . The sponsor for this months challenge is
Robyns Fetish stamps and more 

For my inspiration project I have used the lovely image called Apple's in a basket ... from Robin's Fetish and you can find it HERE . I made a card and matching cute basket which I filled with English cox apples for the photo...The image was coloured with promarkers and crafters companion blendable pencils. The gingham papers are free downloads from Bev Rochester . The flowers on the card  are from wild orchid . The flowers on the basket are made using a punch.
The ribbon was sent  to me as part of my monthly pack .I used my Trusty bow maker to form all the double looped bows...It is my go to tool for perfect easy bows time after time..

I hope you join us in this months challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow..
Happy crafting