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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It's getting closer and closer...

It's November 1 and time for a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ!  The big holiday is approaching fast. With this season comes cooler temps and some people get that white stuff, too. With that white stuff you get to make one of the below. I love snowmen images. Haven't seen too many unhappy or ugly snowmen images, either. This image is from Beccy's Place and his name is Maurice




Here's a close-up of this adorable snow angel. I colored him with Copics and added a bit of glitter for some sparkle. I found this great paper in my stash of paper pads and had a die of these trees that went perfect with the paper.




And then there's the bow. I used seam binding and made a bow with 4 loops using my bow tool. You can see how nice the bow came out and the knot in the middle is smooth and perfect!  I love this little bow tool and if you've never tried one and use bows on your projects, you NEED this bow tool. It's the most economical, easy to use and small enough to hang on a push pin.


 


Our sponsor this month is Beccy's Place.  The winner receives one set of digital stamps!


The team at Craft-Dee BowZ are hoping that you'll be inspired to join us this month in our challenge where ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW.


                                                                                          Thanks for stopping by! 
                                                                      Gail

Monday, October 30, 2017

Snow Pals

Well, it's the last Tuesday of the month and as a member of the Craft-Dee BowZ team, I have a card to share for you. I used this very adorable Bugaboo image named Two Snowmen.


I colored my image with Copics and decided to do a traditional red and green theme. Here's my image close-up. Lots of fun coloring snowmen!


And then I decided to use some gorgeous red ribbon given to me by Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ.  I made a double looped bow using my bow tool. It was so simple to make and it came out perfect the first time. I use a lot less ribbon when I use my bow tool since I make a bow once and it's done!



Our sponsor this month is 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 challenge prize this month is FOUR digital images, winner's choice, from Bugaboo Stamps!

Have you seen each of the Team's projects this month? Each Tuesday one of us posts so please take a look and if you have a moment, please leave a comment. I hope you'll join us each month at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
                                                              
                                                               Thanks for stopping by!
                                                Gail

Monday, October 23, 2017

I love snowmen!

I haven't met a snowman I didn't love. Hahaha!  I love snowmen images and always have! I was raised where it snows and remember building snowmen and coming in with soaking wet mittens that were put on the radiator to dry. When I saw this image, I just had to use him for my card this month at Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog.  The image is by Bugaboo.
I interpreted this image to be a bird with the snowman. I colored him to be a baby robin, then I did another card and colored him to be a baby cardinal. Then I'm not sure what happened except that I looked at my cards and thought: OMG is this supposed to be a penguin with the snowman?!  So, on that note, this is to tell you that artists can interpret things different from each other and I interpreted this to be a baby bird. I colored my image with Copics and added glitter by Stampendous named "Snow" to my snowman's body.
My bow is a triple loop made with blue seam binding and I glued a metal snowflake in the middle of the knot just to carry on the theme of snow. Using my bow tool guarantees me great bows. By not having to hold it all in my hands, and letting the bow tool do most of the work, I spend less time and use less ribbon since there are no mistakes!

Our sponsor this month is 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 challenge prize this month is FOUR digital images, winner's choice, from Bugaboo Stamps!


Have you seen each of the Team's projects this month? Each Tuesday one of us posts so please take a look and if you have a moment, please leave a comment. I hope you'll join us this month at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
                                                                 
                                                                    Thanks for stopping by!
                                                    Gail


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Cool weather, pumpkins, autumn colors

It's October 1 and time for a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ. What a wonderful time of the year with the temperatures cooling down, the beautiful colors of the leaves, pumpkin muffins...and our sponsor this month is Bugaboo. I used this fabulous image named Autumn Deer. I just love this image!
Ever hear of the saying when someone gets caught doing something that they look like 'a deer in the headlights'. Well, this deer looks just like that.  I colored this image with Copics and I found this sentiment stamp in my stash of autumn stamps.
This is my double looped bow made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. Such great ribbon and what made this bow come out so great the first time was using my bow tool. I have my hands free using this bow tool so it's a cinch to get an awesome bow when you don't have to hold the ribbon and try tying it at the same time! I added a little acorn in the center of my bow since it fit the theme so well.

The challenge prize this month is FOUR digital images, winner's choice, from Bugaboo Stamps!

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!

I hope you'll join us this month at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
                                                 Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                Gail

Monday, September 25, 2017

Autumn is here!

Well, okay, maybe not where I live in Phoenix, but on the calendar it says it's autumn!  Welcome to the week I get to have my card featured on Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog. I used this adorable image from Elisabeth Bell for my card.
I colored my image with Copics and used this felt pumpkin, adding a bit of ink to the edges and some wire curly vines.
My bow is a triple loop and I used my bow tool to make it. I've recently been complimented on another site for my bows and I have to contribute great bows to my bow tool. Do you own one and don't use it? Give it a try as every bow comes out great and you spend less time making pretty bows and since they always come out perfect the first time, you save ribbon!
Our sponsor this month is 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 challenge prize this month is FOUR digital images, winner's choice, from Bugaboo Stamps!

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. Since this is the last Tuesday of the month, if you have your creation ready to post, you need to do so right away. Remember, our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW!               


                                                                   Thanks for stopping by!
                                                     Gail

Monday, September 18, 2017

So many cute images!

What a special challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge.  Challenge #115 marks our 6th birthday of being a challenge blog.  The challenge for this month is MY FAVORITE CUTIE IMAGE. I've used this adorable image from Paper Nest Dolls named Ellie With Flowers.


This will be my last card as a Design Team member of this awesome Team. Hubby and I have decided to leave the desert of Phoenix, Arizona and relocate to a small town named Waynesburg in Kentucky. We have so much to do to leave here and so much to do to get the old home in Waynesburg updated and ready for our arrival!  I'll miss this lovely team and thank them for all their kind words and inspiration over the past two years I've been on the team.
I colored her with Copics.

Our sponsors for this special challenge celebrating our 6th birthday are:



$15 to spend at their on-line store

One (non-colored) digital image to the winner

The Team has made some outstanding cards to inspire you to join us and I do hope you'll join us at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog for our MY FAVORITE CUTIE IMAGE challenge.

                                                                            Thanks for stopping by!
                                                              Gail

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ladybugs and Fairies

I've come to the conclusion that I like things with wings. I love angels, fairies, and add to that butterflies, dragonflies and ladybugs. So when I saw this Bugaboo image named Ladybug Fairy, it met all my criteria!  Today starts a new month long challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ where the challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HAND MADE BOW.

I colored this adorable fairy with my Copics and added some Cool Glitter Ritz to the darker tone of her wings. My ladybug border is a punch by Martha Stewart and the oval die cuts are by Spellbinders. The corner die cut is by Whimsy. And this pretty assortment of jewels is from a giant sheet with hundreds of mixed color jewels that my best friend, Lillian, sent to me years ago. I use jewels from that package on so many cards since it's a total assortment of colors. I loved mixing the pinks and greens on this card!
Sometimes an embellishment can really make a card.  That's how I feel about this bow. This triple looped bow shimmers and made the perfect corner embellishment. I made it with my bow tool and it was so easy and was so fast to make. It came out perfect the very first time, too! Thanks, Donna, for such pretty ribbons every month!


The challenge prize this month is FOUR digital images, winner's choice, from Bugaboo Stamps!

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!

I hope you'll join us this month at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
                                                 Thanks for stopping by!
                                Gail

Me in my garden!

Today's post for Inspiration to Challenge 170 at Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog is my last inspiration post on this wonderful Design Team. My husband and I have decided to move from Arizona as we've had enough of the heat and big city. As everyone who has ever moved will understand, the time it takes to find a new home, pack up the one you've got and get it ready to sell is overwhelming and it's with a heavy heart that I step down from this wonderful Team. I'd like to thank Barbara, the owner of LMMS, along with all my teammates for their support over the past 7 months. I've had a wonderful time as a member of this great Team.

This card is me in my garden (yep, sure thing I look like this!) and I used the image named Swings 'n Slides Little Sprout. I love to garden and have grown vegetables and flowers for years, and even helped Tim build a raised garden bed 5 feet x 10 feet for me.

Here's this adorable image close-up. I colored her with Copics.
Challenge 170 is entering it's second and final week so if you have a card you'd like to enter in the challenge, the time to do it is now.  One lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS Shop!

                                                                                       Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                   Gail

Thursday, August 24, 2017

I've got a fidget!

Time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog.  Today begins Challenge 170 and it's ANYTHING GOES.  I'm using one of our newer images named Polka Dot Pals Alina.


I'm sorry to say this will be the last challenge card I post for Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog. After living in the desert of Phoenix, Arizona for almost 40 years, we're leaving the high temps and dust storms and moving to Kentucky. It's going to take us a bit to get the house in Kentucky ready for our arrival, and meanwhile we'll be traveling between Arizona and Kentucky to do that and crafting is going to take a back seat. I'd like to thank Barbara, the owner of LMMS, along with all my teammates for their support over the past 7 months. I've had a wonderful time as a member of this great Team.
I used my Copics to color her and added this pretty flower die cut I received from my friend Roxie and this layered butterfly die from my friend Lillian.
We're sponsored by our own Little Miss Muffet Stamps and one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop!

The Team has created some wonderful cards to inspire you, so please stop by Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog and join us in Challenge 170, ANYTHING GOES!

http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/
                                                                        
                                                                        Thanks for stopping by!
                                                       Gail




Monday, August 21, 2017

Play on words...

I love when a sentiment plays on words. The sentiment and image on my card today is by Mo Manning. Today is my day to post on Craft-Dee BowZ since it's the fourth Tuesday of the month. Our challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES WITH A HAND MADE BOW
This is a large card and measures 7.5 inches x 7.5 inches. I colored the image with Copics and although you probably can't tell, I added Wink of Stella to her wings and tiara.
I used a combination of flowers from The Ribbon Girl, byThita, Michael's and Wild Orchid Flowers. I love flowers, ribbon, lace, and pretty things and had fun arranging these on the card.
I used my Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool to make this bow and I used this pretty sheer peach colored ribbon. The bow is a triple-loop and was so easy to make using my bow tool.
Have you seen the other wonderful cards made this month by Kathy and Tracey? With a team of just 4, each Tuesday is a special day at Craft-Dee BowZ. Next week is Barb's posting so please stop back to see her creation.


The prize this month from our sponsor, Cute As A Button Designs, is 3 single images of the winner's choice.


                                                            Thanks for stopping by!
                                              Gail

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Inspiration Post

Time for a little Inspiration to encourage you to join us at Little Miss Muffet for our Challenge #169 .  I used this new image named Polka Dot Pals Gada.
I colored her with Copics, as usual. 
Challenge 169 is entering it's second and final week so if you have a card you'd like to enter in the challenge, the time to do it is now.  One lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS Shop!
                                                                                      
                                                                                              Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                        Gail

Monday, August 14, 2017

Boys will be Boys!

For those of us who like cute and girly, here's a real challenge for you. The Cutie Pie Challenge #114 is "Boys Will Be Boys". So, we're looking for cute boy cards. I used this boy image from Pink Gem Designs named Andy On Tyre Swing.
I colored my image with Copics.


Our sponsor this month is Pink Gem Designs who will award the winner 2 "single" digi stamps of the winner's choice!
http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/index.php
I hope you'll consider joining us at our challenge Boys Will Be Boys at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog.


                                                                           Thanks for stopping by!
                                                              Gail

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pretty in pink

Time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog!  Our new Challenge #169 and is ANYTHING GOES. I used this really cute image named Polka Dot Pals Rairity and I added her eyes, nose and mouth using these digital features.

I colored my image with Copics and pulled out my super pretty lace, pretty die cut and seam binding.
We're sponsored by our own Little Miss Muffet Stamps and one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop!

The Team has created some wonderful cards to inspire you, so please stop by Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog and join us in Challenge #169, ANYTHING GOES!
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/
                                                                       
                                                                        Thanks for stopping by!
                                                       Gail

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Think cool!

It's hot here in Phoenix and I'm working hard to feel cool.  I pulled out this adorable image named Moose Cheer with the sentiment Moose Wonderful Time by Little Miss Muffet.  This week I'm posting a card for the Inspiration Post for Challenge #168 in our ANYTHING GOES challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog!
I colored my image with Copics and used Gold Glitter Ritz on my ornaments, Stampendous glitter on my snow and Glossy Accents on the red berries on the wreath.
Challenge 168 is entering it's second and final week so if you have a card you'd like to enter in the challenge, the time to do it is now.  One lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS Shop!
                                                                                       Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                        Gail