Thursday, October 8, 2015

Craft-Dee BowZ October Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog.

If you arrived here from Gail's blog then you are in the right spot, if not, and to be eligible for the CDB give away (a 25 yard reel of ribbon), you will want to start at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog  to check out the guidelines and prize information.

Here are the links to the Craft-Dee BowZ designers, and in case you get lost along the way you can go back to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog for the links,

Gail Lass
Barbara Bruder (You are here)

What an awesome Blog Hop theme, Pretty in Pink (October is Breast Cancer Awareness month). I am the last of the designers in the hop. I am sure you have seen some wonderful designs graced with beautiful bows, all made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  Let me share my project,which is a card,

I made a layered bow using two different ribbons. The bottom bow is a sheer glittered ribbon and I made a triple loop bow.Next I made a smaller, single loop bow and stacked the smaller bow on top of the larger bow. 

Here is a closer view of the bow

You know the Craft-Dee BowZ has the best bow making tool out none.

I am the last designer in the blog hop. We at Craft-Dee BowZ hope you had a great time and that our projects gave you some inspiration for projects of your own..

To be eligible for the prize, leave a comment on all the designers blogs and hop back to the Craft-Dee BowZ and leave one last comment there as well.

Stamps:  Digital Image
Paper/Card Stock
: Cream CS Pink Shimmer CS, Designer Paper(2)
Dies Used: Spellbinders Circles sm  
AccessoriesRibbon,Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Martha Stewart Punch - Daisy Fan Deep Edge, Colored Pencil (pink)

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

  • Inspiration Destination -  #54 Always Anything Goes (#68)
  • Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes (#179)
  • Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes (#205)
  • Love to Scrap -  Ribbon or Lace, Oh My (#40)
  • Not Just Cards  - Always Anything Goes  (#82)
  • Crafty Sentiment Designs- Anything Goes(#85)
  • Doodle Pantry   Any Digi Goes(#22)
  • Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (#147)
  • Inky Chicks - #58 - Think Pink (week 2) (#67)
  • 613 Avenue Create - W - #144 Anything goes or use Pink (#160)
  • Eclectic Ellapu - Pink Team ~ Anything Goes, (#16) 
  • One Stitch At A Time -  #246 Anything Goes with Awareness (pink or Awareness creation  (#22)
  • Crafter's Cafe (2W, P1/15,E3, F) #134 Breast Cancer Awareness Month(#18)

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Untie The Ribbons

    Hello and welcome back,

    Today is the first Tuesday of the month, and that means it's my turn to post over at Craft-Dee BowZ and I thought I'd share that post with you here. (This month I am back on track posting in my regular time slot)

    The fall season has started and the birds will be migrating south for the winter so we will be seeing fewer birds over the upcoming months. So since I had this pretty bird stamp in my stash, I thought I'd use it.

    The bow  I made for this card is a double loop bow. I added a few of my handmade flowers to the sentiment panel on this card. I also used a corner punch on the sentiment panel.

    Stamps:Hero Arts (bird)  Verses Rubber Stamps - QQ0813-D (Sentiment)
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Pink CS (2 shades), White CS
    Ink:Fresco Vatican Wine, Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Markers
    Punches Used:Martha Stewart - Traditional Eyelet, Topiary, Leaf, Autumn Branch, 3 in 1 Hydrangea, Fiskars corner rounder, Kreaxions Corner Punch -#903
    Ribbon, colored pencils, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Elizabeth Crafts Glitter Dots, Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Anna Griffin

    I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

  • 613 Avenue Create - #144 Anything goes or use Pink (#56)
  • Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine - Anything Goes  (#7)
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -  #19 Anything Goes (#53)
  • 2 Creative Chicks Anything Goes (#41)
  • Card and Scrap #104 Use Stamps (#30)
  • Let's Craft & Create Challenge #106 Ribbon or Twine (#1)
  • Live & Love Crafts Challenge (M,P1,E1,C10) #40 Pink Again (#18)
  • Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #125 Pink Ribbon (#20)
  • Petal Lu Anything Goes (#94)

  • Artandsoulcreations

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Garden of Life

    Hi there followers and visitors,
    Thanks for stopping in today!!!

    Well its October 1 and time for a new challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ.
    The theme over there is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.

    Let me show you my inspiration piece for CDB for October.

    Oh I have some info to share with you about that bow and that background paper you see on the card and in the flower. This card has reused netting and that background paper is altered and reused too.

    Gee where do I start. OK let me start with the background. Have you heard of Citrasolv?? (I found it at my health food store)  No !! Well its a cleaner that is made from oranges. It has a strong orange smell. It doesn't bother me but some may find it a little strong. OK so I use this Citrasolv stuff and sprinkle it directly on National Geographic magazine pages. Yep you heard me right. In short you sprinkle this Citrasolv on the pages and close the magazine. Come back about 30 minutes later to see if the magic has started. For a better explanation please view the you tube link here for a walk through. You will find this quite interesting.

    Here are some shots of a few sheets of my altered National Geographic pages.

    Interesting aren't they!!! If you like altered then you may like this!!! I also used a Citrasolv paper on the flower petals. I stamped and embossed the flower outline, cut those blooms out, and adhered the blooms over the stamped image on CS.

    OK let me share some info about my bow.

    You know the netting that some fruits come in from time to time?? 
    You know,this stuff,

     Well I keep some of these in my stash to use for various projects. (Yes I am a big saver of stuff) This is not that plastic kind but has more of a soft fabric feel. Anyhoo, I pulled this out and decided it could be used like ribbon, so I made a bow and added it to this card.

     This bow looks really cool in person. I love the look I got with this. Hope you try using the netting and remember, the Craft-Dee BowZ makes it easy to make a bow using something out of the ordinary. Also hope you give the Citrasolv a try on a National Geographic magazine.

    Stamps:  Rubbernecker - Freehand Border Set(verse) ; Impression Obsession - Flower E17025
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Cream CS, Green CS
    Ink: Memento - Cottage Ivy
    Dies Used:Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits Mixed Media
    Netting, embossing powder, VersaMark, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, pearls, Citrasolv

    I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

  • Die Cuttin' Divas - #235 Anything Goes (#26)
  • Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes (#50)
  • Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes (#137)
  • Eureka Stamps -  Anything Goes +A DT Call (#43)
  • Karleigh Sue Challenge -  (Week 2) Anything but Square (#18)
  • Love to Scrap -  Anything Goes (#203)
  • Not Just Cards -  Always Anything Goes (#382)

  • Thanks for stopping in today


    Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    Falling For You

    Hi there and welcome back!!

    I am so very excited to let you know that I have been selected to be on the DT for Crafty Creations Challenges. Their challenges are for a two week period, and I would love it if you would stop over and check out their site. It would be great if you would join in the fun and submit one of your creative projects as well. 
    I will be looking for your submission. 

    The sponsor for this bi-weekly challenge (challenge #299), is Stitchy Bear,
    The lucky challenge winner will receive 3 stamps (max. value $10)
    Stitchy Bear is where you can find the cutest digital images and they have a great selection of different categories. Something for everyone.

    I would like to share my take on the CCC theme of Falling For You
    I was thinking out of the box on this one,

    The theme title made me think of the season, Fall, not the love theme that some may think of.
    The Stitchy Bear image I selected to use is Baby Bee Enjoy the Fall

    The digi includes the smaller pumpkins I used at the bottom. Perfect for a small border.
    I perched this cute bee on top of a darling pumpkin die cut. It's a perfect fit.

    Hope you enjoyed my take on the theme.

    I will see you in two weeks for my next 
    Crafty Creations Challenges  project.

    Stamps:  Digital - Stitchy Bear - Baby Bee Enjoy the Fall
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Green, Orange, Brown CS
    Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
    Dies Used: Accucut - Pumpkin
    Punches: Kreaxions Punch #910, Corner Rounder
    AccessoriesRibbon,  Distress Markers, Spectrum Noir, Craft-Dee BowZ (Bow Maker)  tool

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes (#104)
  • Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas -  Things With Wings (#5)
  • Eureka Stamps -  Anything Goes +A DT Call (#26)
  • Karleigh Sue Challenge -  Anything but Square (#12)
  • Love to Scrap - Anything Goes (#184)
  • Make My Monday - Autumn Colours (#28)
  • Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes (#363)

  • Thanks for stopping by today.