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

Friday, 9 October 2015

Blog Hop at Craft-Dee Bowz

Hi All
It is time for another fun blog hop at Craft-Dee Bowz.The theme for the Dt this month is Pretty in pink [Breast Cancer Awareness] so for my Dt project I have made this cute easel card and matching little gift box. I used  a fab digi image from saturated canary called Boobie love .I coloured her with promarkers. I used fight like a girl  digi  papers from Raspberry road .The embossing folder I used for the sentiment that says hope and ribbon shaped gems are  from my Mpp pack from my Craft-dee bowz boss ....Thanks Donna.
The frame around the image is from spellbinders.The flowers are from wild orchid.The butterflies are made using a woodware punch.The flourishes are from memory box.The curvy keepsake die I made the cute box with is from Stampin up.I just decorated it to match and added a computer generated sentiment I in a heart shape and I also added a cute ribbon charm my DT pal Gail sent me to use this month ...Thanks Gail. I made a beautiful 4 looped ow using my trusty Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Maker .I use this handy tool for EVERY bow I make ,small or large as it makes the perfect  bow every time and so easily

  close up of the  perfect bow

more pics

Challenges entered
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes[1 of 3]
Craft Your Passion  anything goes [1 of 3]
Not Just Cards  anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge  anything goes[1 of 2]
Whoopsi Daisy  hand coloured image
Crafty Sentiment Designs  anything goes[1e]
Doodle Pantry  any digi goes[1e]
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  any patterned paper and square or rectangular
Inky Chicks think pink
Papertake Weekly  anything goes
Unicorn Challenge  think pink
613 Avenue Create  anything goes or use pink
Dragonfly +Dreams - ribbon and bows
Eclectic Ellapu  anything goes[1 of 2]
2 Creative Chicks  anything goes
Crafter's Café breast cancer awareness month
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  use patterned paper
Crafty Time  shaped cards
                                                     Die Cut Divas  shaped cards

Nordsalten Hobbyklubb  pink ribbon
Catch The Bug anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies  anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends anything goes[1 of 3]
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
                                                          Wags 'n Whiskers - use a die cut

Now onto the blog hop ,ALL you have to do is visit the DT  blogs and leave a comment on each and on the Craft-Dee Bowz site and you could win yourselves a beautiful spool of ribbon

Blog Hop Line Up
Craft-Dee Bowz  to start the hop
Tracey [ME]


Craft-Dee Bowz [to leave a comment

Have fun at the hop xx

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Challenge time at Craft-Dee Bowz

Hi All

It is challenge time again at Craft-Dee BowZ..wow the weeks are flying by .I thought I would make a cute Halloween set for my Design Team project this time .The theme for the CDB challenge is as always anything with a handmade bow. I have used a digital image from Bugaboo called Halloween
brat witch.I coloured her with promarkers .The papers are from Bearly mine and were a free
download  I have had for around 3 yrs !!
the embossing folder I have used is from Tim Holtz.The handmade flowers have been made using a heartfelt creations die and stamp set.The numbers I used are cut from the gothic boo bigz die.The flourish die I have used are from cheery Lynn.Imade a little treat box from a stampin up curvy keepsake die to hold a sweet treat and added a bow using grosgrain ribbon.Both my fab bows were made using my trusty Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool,this is my go to bow maker and never lets me down in producing the most fab full multi looped bows every time quickly and easily .


Challenges entered
Die cutting divas anything goes
Retarte halloween twist
TTCRD anything goes
Artistic inspirations anything goes with a twist of black
card mania anything goes
crafting from the heart anything goes
craft your passion anything goes
Cheery Lynn Designs anything goes
Classy Cards 'n Such  anything goes
Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine  anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu  anything goes
The Corrosive Challenges  halloween
A Gem of a Challenge  autumn
Crafting with Dragonflies anything goes
Crafty Calendar  anything goes
Hiding in my Craft Room  freestyle
Catch the Bug  colour inspiration
Crafting-With-Friends - anything goes
jo's Scrap Shack anything goes
PDE Linky Party anything goes
Quick Quotes anything goes
Simply Papercraft  anything goes
2 Creative Chicks anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper anything goes with patterned paper
Creatalicious Challenges halloween and a dt call
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges anything goes
Cute as a Button anything goes
Digi Galore anything goes
Digistamps 4 Joy anything goes,girly girl
Lia Stampz Challenge anything goes

close up of my bow

Well now its up to now to create a project  with a handmade bow join us at Craft-Dee BowZ..Please check out the DT projects that the team has created for your inspiration....They are FANTASTIC.
Happy Crafting
Tracey xx