Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge time

Hi all
It is time for another challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ .The theme as always is anything with a handmade bow.The Dt are Rocking a Christmas theme for your inspiration this month...Here is my card .I used an Indigo blue stamp and some fab sparkly red wow embossing powder on the whole card...If you cant sparkle at Christmas when can you ....!!!
I also used silver mirror card and a cheery lynn die for the swirls.The flower stamp is actually an anemone stamped flower by Sheena douglas which also got the sparkly treatment and I added an acetate flower to the top. The pretty silver organza  ribbon was part of my MPP pack this month ...It made a stunning bow .I also as always used my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow making tool ...I use it for every bow I make and it never lets me down.
Here is a close up of my bow..


Challenges entered
 Artistic Inspirations - anything goes with a twist of  Christmas
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - sparkle [1e]
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas  Christmas
Craft Your Passion Christmas
Get Creative Challenges holidays
Not Just Cards  anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge  anything goes
Vintage Stamping Challenges/Flonz Craft  traditional Christmas
613 Avenue Create  anything goes[opt paper piecing]
Amusing  anything goes no digi
Christmas Card Challenges - anything xmas goes
Glitter n Sparkle include a bow
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas dies or punches
Sweet Stampin  sparkle and shine
Crafting-With-Friends - anything goes
Creative Fingers  anything goes
PDE Linky Party - anything goes
Simply Papercraft  anything goes
Winter Wonderland - sparkle and bling
Aud Sentiments Challenge anything goes with a sentiment
Craft Rocket Challenges add a sentiment
Crafty Girls Creations  always anything goes
DL ART Thursday Challenge  Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
Creative Moments  anything goes
Inky Impressions - traditional xmas colours
Inspiration Destination  anything goes
The Crafty Addicts  anything goes/use a die cut
Whimsy Inspiration anything goes/Christmas
WordArt Wednesdays anything goes

I do hope you join us in the monthly challenge and check out what the DT have made for your inspiration....wow the projects are stunning
 Happy crafting

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Autumnal colours....

Hi all
It is Tracey here.... It  is my turn to post  a project for your inspiration .The Dt are featuring Festive Foliage and burlap this month for you .Autumn is  my favourite time of year  so I really enjoyed making this card using an autumnal colour pallette
I have used a sizzix bird cage die and a stampin up bird punch.I also used papers from Trimcraft first edition Rose pad.The frame around the birdcage is a die from spellbinders.I distressed the paper edges using a Tim Holtz distressing tool.The flowers are from Wild orchid and I used burlap for the leaves which I die cut . The stuning ribbon was given to me as part of my Pack from Donna ,it is such beautiful ribbon to work with and my Trusty Craft-Dee Bowz bow making tool which makes a bow look amazing in seconds.

I finished it off with a chipboard word Faith which was sent to me by my team mate Gail and added  a cute birdcage charm and some gems..

challenges entered
Amusing  fall colours
613 Avenue Create anything goes [optional wording ...hello]
Dragonfly +Dreams - fall colours
Glitter n Sparkle  add a die cut
Crafty Friends Challenge  add a charm
Scrappers Delights   anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
Fussy and Fancy  thankful
PDE Linky Party  anything goes
QKR Stampede  give thanks
Simply Create Too  give thanks
Simply Papercraft  anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks ribbon
Crafting With An Attitude  anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations  anything goes
DL ART Thursday Challenge  anything goes
Sassy Studio Designs red,brown,orange ,gold or green
Moving along with the Times  my favourite things,[ribbon ,dies and gems.]

I hope you like my card and that you join us in the Craft -Dee BowZ November challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow .
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Sunday, 1 November 2015

challenge time at Craft-Dee Bowz

It is challenge time again at Craft-Dee BowZ ... Wow the weeks are flying by ....The theme of the challenge is as always " Anything goes with a handmade bow."
The Dt have a theme for the month of Festive fall using burlap for foliage so for my DT project I have made this 8x8 card using Graphic 45 papers  and ephemera cards from the time to flourish paper pads.....The image is a digi image from the paper shelter ...
I coloured the image with promarkers and distressed the edges of the image panel with antique linen Tim Holtz distress ink.I used a sweet Dixie die for the frame around the image.The flowers are all from mulberry crafts.I used burlap for the foliage which I cut with a TH bigz die.The beautiful bow was made as always using my Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker ...It is my go to bow maker every time as I know I will create a stunning bow in seconds with ease ....this beauty on my card has 3 loops !!!

close up of my fab bow

challenges entered
Brown Sugar  flowers
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
Creative Fingers -  anything goes
Fussy and Fancy  flowers
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
PDE Linky Party  anything goes
Simply Papercraft  anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations  anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner  anything goes

Inspiration Destination - anything goes

Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Stampavie and More - autumn leaves

The Crafty Addicts  anything goes and autumn colours
Wonderful Wednesdays - anything goes
Doodle Pantry  any digi goes
Try It On Tuesday  lots of layers


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Butterflies are beautiful things

It is Tracey here with this my  Craft-Dee Bowz post for this month....The Dt have a theme of
Butterflies /doilies /flowers to work woth this month so I chose 2 of the 3 ...Butterflies and flowers .I

made a pretty aperture card .I used an 8x8  rose embossing folder  from embossalicious instead of backing paper so I could keep the design Clean and simple .The aperture was created using a spellbinders circle die and I used acetate behind it to form a window,The pretty butterfly was made using vellum and a stamp set I have had from the crafty pad for years!!! I stamped and embossed it using versamark and then heat embossed it with white wow powder. I then layered it up and added gems in the centre.The wording is also part of the craftypad stamp set and I just stamped this in pink matching ink.The flowers are from wild orchid and the pretty flourishes are made using dies from cheery lynn.I matted and layered the sentiment and put inside so you can see it through the aperture

The beautiful bow was made using pretty gingham ribbon I had in my Monthly MPP pack...Thank you Donna it is beautiful.I made my triple looped bow using as always my trusty Craft-Dee Bowz bow making tool.It is so easy and quick to produce perfect bows time after time...

Here is a close up of the stunning bow

                                                             a close up of the aperture

the rest of the pics !!

Challenge entered
2 Creative Chicks  anything goes
The Sisters of Craft anything goes
Crafty Friends Challenge gems or pearls
Alphabet Challenge R for ribbon
Crafty Catz anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack make your own background
Simply Papercraft -  anything goes
CCEE Stampers use acetate
Crafting with an Attitude -  anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations  anything goes
In the Pink pink ribbon
Inspiration Destination anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdays anything goes
WordArt Wednesdays  anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends anything goes[1e]

I hope you will join us in the fun challenge for this month at Craft-Dee Bowz  where the theme is "Anything with a handmade bow"..
Happy crafting
Tracey x