Thursday, April 16, 2015

Craft-Dee BowZ April Blog Hop!

It's time again for another fun blog hop at Craft-Dee BowZ!

We are celebrating April with a "Living on the Edge"  theme.  Hopefully, on the edge of much warmer weather now that it's finally spring here in the Northeast.  The CDBZ Design Team will be sharing their borders and fancy edges with you along the way.

Begin at the Craft-Dee BowZ  blog for quidelines and prize information.   From there you will visit each of the design team member blogs.  If you get lost along the way just refer back to the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog. To be eligible for the Craft-Dee BowZ  Blog Hop prize, a 25 yard spool of ribbon, you must leave a comment on each of the blogs listed below. But our team is small, so it won't take long and you will see wonderful inspiration along the way!

So, let's get started...

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You can also play along with the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge for April, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".  Details in the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog!

Here's my inspiration using Sue Wilson's Greek Island Collection...Ivy Border, Corner and Tag Dies.

"Thinking of You"

This card has to be one of the most favorite of my creations.  I love everything about it...the entire design, colors, papers and all of the details.  To add a little more detail to the background, I used a stencil and distress inks to highlight the ombre colors in the ribbon along with a mix of flowers.

This tag die-cut from the set was the perfect size for the sentiment I wanted to use.

And the bow?  This magnificent bow was created using my ever present Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  It helps make my bow making task so easy peasy!

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 From my  stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson Greek Collection Ivy Border
 EK Success 3-D Stickers
Flowers - Prima, Recollections, Wild Orchid
Maja Design Patterned Papers
Memory Box Leafy Branches Stencil
Ranger Distress Inks - Bundled Sage, Milled Lavender
Ribbon (DT Product)
Stampin' Up Sentiment

Thanks for stopping to share my blog hop inspiration!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Craft-Dee BowZ, "Thinking of You"

I'm up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog today to share my Design Team inspiration with you!

This month our theme is "Thinking of You" and we have been using ombre, cream, and fuchsia ribbons. 

Here's my April inspiration using two of the three ribbon colors...

 "Thinking of You"

I used one of my Prima Doll stamps as the focal point on my card.  They are eight inches tall, so this card is 4 1/4" x 8 1/2".    The patterned papers were a near perfect match with the ribbons I used.  I misted a few dark pink mulberry roses with glimmer mist for some added color and sparkle. The background foliage die-cut is a new one, Delicate Fronds, by Sue Wilson.

The bow, in two yummy colors, was created with my fab Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool and Barbara's Multi-loop stacking technique.  You can watch the video HERE.  This technique worked great for this multi-loop, two color bow. 
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I hope I have inspired you today with my "Thinking of You" card.
Thanks for stopping by!

There's still time to enter our monthly challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".  You entry could be chosen as our April Bow-rrific winner!

Stay tuned for our Craft-Dee BowZ April Blog Hop that starts on April 16th and ends on April 18th with the winner to be announced on April 19th.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Craft-Dee BowZ April Challenge!

April and warmer weather are finally here and we at Craft-Dee BowZ are celebrating with a new monthly challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

My Craft-Dee BowZ April Challenge inspiration is an Easter card for my dear mother.  Hopefully, she will already have it in hand when this post goes live.  
"Happy Easter"

We are playing with ombre colors this month at CDBZ and the papers I received in my DT product had a great selection of patterns with blended colors.  When I started this card, I thought that it was "too busy" with all of the different colors and patterns, but when it was done, everything pulled together and I was delighted with the end result.

I love the dimension on this card created by using layers and pop dots.  The ironwork window is one of my favorite die-cuts.  I used the clear cellophane wrapper from the sticker package as the glass behind the ironwork. The cross is behind the window while the lilies are in front of it on top of the window frame.  The window is matted with a lattice design which is also matted with several different colors of patterned paper.   The "Happy Easter" sentiment is stamped on a die-cut tag and added across the top. 

I created the ombre ribbon by using 3 different colors of distress ink over a piece of ivory ribbon.  Starting with the lightest color, I blended each color into the next color.  The bow was the perfect "pop of color" and so easy to create with my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool.

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From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
 CloseTo My Heart Ink - Garden Green
EK Success Sticker Embellishments - Cross, Lilies
Memory Box Grand Gothic Ironwork
Memory Box Grand Gothic Window
Ranger Distress Ink - Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick
Ribbon with Satin Edge (DT Product)
Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Stampin' Up Sentiment - Happy Easter
Studio Calico Snippets Paper Collection (DT product)
Taylored Expressions Lattice Cutting Plate

Challenges entered:

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! 

Please hop on over to the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog and share your creative inspiration with us.  Just click on the monthly challenge link at the top of the blog.  The challenge is always, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".


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