Friday, 1 November 2019

Trio of snowmen






Hi all .
It is time for a new challenge at Craftdeebowz / The theme is as always anything goes with a handmade bow and the sponosr for this month is Imagine That digi stamps who are offering the lucky random winner a $12 gift coupon to spend in their store

                                                               Imagine That digistamp

For my aperture  tent   card project i used the sweet Trio of snowmen image  from Imagine That and you can find it HERE .I coloured them with promarkers. and added diamond dust glitter to the hats . The snowflake border  die i have used to frame the image is from creative expressions.








The snowflake die is from joy crafts .and i made the splendid bow using my trusty Craftdeebowz bowmaker as it makes beautiful single and multi looped bows and tassles with no fuss every time

challenges entered
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'  anything goes opt twist stars
Crafting By Designs  anything goes
Crafty Creations  anything goes
Cute N' Crafty Christmas  anything christmas
Fab n Funky christmas
I love Promarkers  3 different embellishmants ( BOW , SNOWFLAKE AND GEMS)
Arty Divas anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas anything goes must use a die cut
Digi Choosday Challenge anything goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge  anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes
Cutie Pie Challenge  anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges  anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  anything goes
The Corrosive Challenges  anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge  anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas  anything goes opt make your own background
Lemon Shortbread anything goes
Brown Sugar anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
Polkadoodles  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude anything goes
Crimbo Crackers anything goes
Imagine That Creative Playground  anything goes
Southern Girls anything goes

I hope you all like my project and that it inspires you to join us in the challenge
Happy crafting
Tracey x





















Wednesday, 30 October 2019

What a fab opportunity

For all you chocolate baroque fans ... the lovely Lesley Wharton and Chocolate baroque are having a craftalong on Hochanda  on November the 17th .where you will be able to create your very own journal ..
there is a kit that you can buy ahead of time to enable you to join in... here is the link if you are interested in joining Lesley ...
https://www.hochanda.com/product/67411/chocolate-baroque-craftalong-kit-make-your-own-journals-kit/157650

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Keeping it simple





Hi all
Someday's you find the perfect piece of paper and keep your design simple to show off a beautiful image and today is one of those days. I have had this paper in my stash for years and todays it is the very one that i needed ...So you see it pays to keep every scrap lol...
I have used the beautiful  Ragged Dragon Butterfly stamp from The lovely Pete Simpson at Artisan Designs group uk  . I have simply coloured the butterfly with Bruynzeel watercolour pencils and added a tiny pearl for the head.




The sentiment has been taken from another of the stamp sets from  Artisan Designs group uk   and it was the Sisal leaf butterfly set .


I hope you like my simple project and that you check out the beautiful stamps from this range and previous ranges Pete has in his store... The stamps are stunningly detailed and amazing grey rubber so can be used with a whole host of techniques .. Did i mention they are made by the fab Lesley and the team at  Chocolate Baroque ... Enough said then eh lol
Happy crafting
Tracey x









Tuesday, 15 October 2019

snowmen z fold card



Hi all
It is Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project for The October challenge at Craftdeebowz where the theme is Anything goes with a handmade bow..
 I thought i had better get a start on the Christmas cards early this year to save myself the last minute rush ..I have used the woodware Snowman Buddies stamp which i coloured with watercolour spectrum noir pens.I added puffy stuff to their hats that swells up when ypu heat it with a heat gun.



The background papers i created myself with an Artisan Design group Snowflake Stencil and distress inks .


The sentiment is a stamp  from Stampin up. The bow was created with my Craftdeebowz bow maker which creates easy perfect bows every time with no fuss






challenges entered
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option 
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
Lavinia World Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes  
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Summer Colors (No limit)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
        Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes   
Digi Choosday Challenge  anything goes
Lemon Shortbread anything goes
The Corrosive Challenges anything goes
Creative Fingers anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
613 Avenue Create  anything 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
QKR Stampede  anything goes


Happy Crafting 
Tracey 

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

spring Daisies ... in disguise as sunflowers !!!!


Hi all
Here is my  twisted easel card project for this months Anything goes with a handmade bow over at
The sponsor is Cute as a Button and this little image is certainly that . The prize for the winner is 2 images of the winners choice .




She is called Spring Daisies  but i made the flowers look like sunflowers so a versatile one as they could be any flowers if you change the colours...you can find her HERE

I couloured the image with a mix of promarkers and tonic alcohol markers.

The sunflowers are handmade using  sunflower stamps and dies from Heartfelt creations . added  brown seed beads to the centre of each flower with  a hot glue gun I made a frame around the image using an 8x8 piece of white card  the tutorial on how to make this frame can be found under my header above.


The papers  and sentiment are a digital download from nitwits Sunflower cottage fat quarter  set ...

challenges entered
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option 
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
Lavinia World Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes  
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Summer Colors (No limit)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
        Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes   
Digi Choosday Challenge  anything goes
Lemon Shortbread anything goes
The Corrosive Challenges anything goes
Creative Fingers anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
                   Little Miss Muffet Challenges anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
QKR Stampede  anything goes



I hope you like my project and that you will join us at CraftDeeBowZ  for the October challenge
Happy Crafting
Tracey xx

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

A little weaving ....






Hi
I am  here with this months project to inspire you to join us in the Craftdeebowz September  challenge where anything goes with a handmade bow .. I have decided to revisit some of my forgotten dies and stamps for this card . I have used the Sue wilson weaving dies t create a pretty background to add a simple stamped and heat embossed sentiment onto . I love this look of card it is very clean and elegant i think ...


The pretty flower was handmade using Sue Wilsons classic rose die to which i added the Sue wilson fern dies and a couple of handmade pins ..and of course a bow made using my Craftdeebows bow maker 




The frame around the woven panel is also a Sue Wilson die set from a while ago . It is called noble rectangle die and has a pretty embossed edge to it.
It was put together using some foam pads for dimension


challenges entered

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option 
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
Lavinia World Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes  
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Summer Colors (No limit)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
        Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes   
Digi Choosday Challenge  anything goes
Lemon Shortbread anything goes
The Corrosive Challenges anything goes
Creative Fingers anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
QKR Stampede  anything goes


I hope you like my project and that you join me and the talented DT in this months Craftdeebowz challenge
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Have a wonderful birthday


Hi
It is sept 1st ... wow how fast has this year gone !!! That means its time for a new challenge at CraftDeebowZ. The sponsor this month is Fred She Said who will give the lucky winner a $10 gift card to spend in their store

Fred She Said Designs
I have used the gorgeous Emma and the cake and you can find her HERE. I coloured her with spectrum noir tri markers. The sentiment was one i had from a magazine ..



I used papers from First Edition Perfect Moments . They are beautifully detailed and some are pearlised and embossed ...The flowers are from Wild Orchid.


The bow was made using my Craftdeebowz bow maker which makes perfect single and multi looped bows every time with ease.You can get one for yourself HERE




challenges entered

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option 
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
Lavinia World Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes  
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Summer Colors (No limit)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
        Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes   
Digi Choosday Challenge  anything goes
Lemon Shortbread anything goes
The Corrosive Challenges anything goes
Creative Fingers anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
                   Little Miss Muffet Challenges anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
QKR Stampede  anything goes


I hope you like the project and that you join us for the challenge 
Happy Crafting
Tracey x

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Happy Birthday set



Hi .
It is Tracey here with my mid month inspiration project. for CraftdeeBowz 
I have made a pretty box and card combo using Creative Expressions dies for the flowers, for the  main decorative die , for the sentiment ,for the square frames and the embossing detail in the back is also a folder from Creative Expressions.. Sometimes just using die cuts is all you need to make a pretty card . The ribbon was formed into this pretty bow using my CraftDee Bowz bow maker which makes beautiful single or multi looped bows  or tassells every time with no fuss at all.You can get one for yourselves from  CraftdeeBowz 










challenges entered

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option 
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
Lavinia World Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes  
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Summer Colors (No limit)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
        Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes   
Digi Choosday Challenge  anything goes
Lemon Shortbread anything goes
The Corrosive Challenges anything goes
Creative Fingers anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
QKR Stampede  anything goes




I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to join us in this months challenege  at CraftdeeBowz 
I look forward to seeing your entries
Happy crafting
Tracey

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Gnomes.....





Hi all
Here is my  project for  the CrafDeeBowz August challenge where  the theme Anything goes ...
The sponsor this month is Patties Creations.The lucky winner will receive  3 digital images all of which can be found here,
I chose the Party gnomes image you can find it HERE .  i decided to keep it  simple and i have  made a distress ink background which i splattered with water  then blotted with tissue to remove some ink ... I then stamped a tree around the outside and added the 3 gnomes that had been fussy cut out and coloured with spectrum noir trimarkers.and sparkle pens



To finish i added some twine and a wooden button and a cute small double looped bow which was made using my trusty Craftdeebowz bow making tool which makes perfect single and multi looped bows every time with ease ...

challenges entered

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option 
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
Lavinia World Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes  
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Summer Colors (No limit)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
        Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes   
Digi Choosday Challenge  anything goes
Lemon Shortbread anything goes
The Corrosive Challenges anything goes
Creative Fingers anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
613 Avenue Create  anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
QKR Stampede  anything goes

I hope you like my project and that you join us in the August challenge
Happy crafting
Tracey x