Thursday, December 1, 2016

Craft-Dee BowZ December Challenge

December is here and soon Christmas will be upon us!  It's a busy time of year for all.

 It's also time for a new challenge at  Craft-Dee BowZ!  We are, once again, bringing you our "Anything goes with a HANDMADE bow" Challenge.

We love playing with ribbon and creating beautiful bows!  We'd like you to show us how you make and add a HANDMADE bow to your projects.  You could be the winner of a Craft-Dee BowZ badge for your blog sidebar.  Just link up your entry to the challenge post located HERE in the Craft-Dee BowZ blog.  You can find the guidelines HERE.  This challenge ends December 31st!

 December's challenge is proudly sponsored by Robyn's Fetish.

 Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers 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.

Now, on to our challenge. Here's my December challenge inspiration...

Need a special gift bag?  You can "gussy" up a pre-made fabric pouch by adding a fabulous bow!  I bought a package of two fabric gift bags at the dollar store and added to their glamour by creating a beautiful bow that I hot glued to the front of the bag.  A single red rose adds a pop of color to the center of my bow.  Using the Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool helps making bows an easy task.

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Visit my team members for more challenge inspiration...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I hope you are inspired to create a bow and play along with our December Challenge, "Anything goes and include a HANDMADE bow!

Dies R Us December Challenge, ""Christmas"

At Dies R Us, we're getting ready for the holiday season. Christmas is a few weeks away and we can hardly wait!

Our challenge theme for the first two weeks of December is "Christmas".  You can create anything Christmas themed using die cuts on your project.  This is a wide open challenge and we can't wait to see your linked entry!  

You can find guidelines in the left sidebar of the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. Link up your creative project to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog "Christmas" post for the chance to win a $10 voucher to spend in the Dies R Us Store.

Here's my Christmas inspiration...


My hubby works for a railroad and since it's his last Christmas before retiring, I decided to make our cards, all about him!  They will go to all of his employees as a final Christmas farewell.

The card base of black cardstock is A2 size of 5 1/2" wide x 4 1/4" high.  The candy stripe, green and gold papers are all metallic foil.  Not always easy to photograph, but I managed a bright day with no direct sunlight on it and it  came out perfect.  The steam engine is the same black cardstock as the base. 

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Visit my Dies R Us Team members for more inspiration...

Challenges entered:

Visit the Dies R Us Store for a wide selection of your die cut needs!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope my card has inspired you to play along.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Craft-Dee BowZ DT Post-3D Ornaments

I'm up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog today sharing some holiday inspiration with you.  

This month the Design Team has been working with the colors of red, silver and gold ribbon on our projects. We are also creating ornaments, 3-D or on a card. It's the perfect time to get those decorations ready to enhance your holiday d├ęcor!

It was so much fun playing with these ribbons.  I thought the red and white print was somewhat whimsical, so I wanted to create a project that went along with that fun theme.  And, here is my "whimsical" candle holder!

I found this old wooden spool type candle holder in an antique store a while back.  It's been sitting on a shelf collecting dust, but finally has a purpose.  I trimmed it with holiday patterned paper scraps, added a cute Santa bell and finished it off with a beautiful bow created with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

My next project is much more elegant.  I created a rosette ornament to hang on the tree or decorate a package.

I scored two pieces of 3 1/2 " x 12" patterned paper and hot glued them together to form a circle.  Then, I gently flattened it and added four additional layers with dimensional foam tape for the 3-D effect.   The pine branch die cuts, red flowers and white leaves add a perfect festive touch along with the gold doily background, gems and gorgeous bow.

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Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool

From my stash...
Die Cuts - Cheery Lynn, Diemond Dies, Spellbinders
Patterned Papers - American Craft, Basic Grey 
Petaloo Flowers

Tim Holtz Distress Glitter - Rock Candy
Other: Crystal stems, Ribbon, Santa Bell

Challenges entered:
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #294 - Make It Sparkle

There's still time to play along with our November Challenge, "Anything goes and include a HANDMADE bow".  Link your entry to the November Challenge post in the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog.

Thanks for stopping by to share my holiday inspiration! 
Hope to see you here again soon.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Double D November, "Traditional Christmas Colors" Challenge!

Hi all!  It's time for another Double D Challenge!

Team Darlene is up today with November's second mood board challenge on the Double D Challenge Blog.  We challenge you to create with "Traditional Christmas Colors"!  Red, green and white with gold being optional are the colors we want to see on your projects.  Link it up at the bottom of  the "Traditional Christmas Colors" blog post in the Double D Challenge Blog by midnight, December 6th  for the opportunity to be a winner!

We'll be choosing a Creative Winner along with 3 others to receive our Double D Badge to share on their blogs.  In addition, when a prize is offered, we will be choosing a winner by random draw to receive the prize.  Today is one of those days and EVERYONE with an entry has a chance to win.  International entries are welcome as well!

You could be the winner of this Impression Obsession Holiday die set..."Merry Christmas"

Here is our fabulous color mood board inspiration....use one, use two, or use them all!

And here's my traditional Christmas card...

This 6 x 6 card was part of a collection I made in a recent Heartfelt Creations class.  I was excited that all of the cards were traditional Christmas colors.  The crystal glitter adds beautiful sparkle to the poinsettia flower and holly leaves.  I used a yellow brad surrounded with rhinestones as the flower center.

So, please join us at the Double D Challenge Blog for our November, "Traditional Christmas Colors" Challenge. You'll find the challenge rules located at the top of the blog. Link your entry using the Inlinkz icon found at the bottom of the current challenge post.

Visit my Double D team members for more inspiration...

Team Darlene
Aussie Annie

Team Diane

Thanks for stopping by...I hope my card has inspired you to play along!


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