Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Peace on Earth

Welcome to a wonderful sponsor for our July challenge at Die Cut Diva's-

Please check out the HUGE amount of dies, stamps, embellishments, etc. they carry-it's staggering!

The prize this month is this Holly Die, measuring 5" x 3.75", and valued at $25.99!

(International winners must pay shipping, Free to US winner)

and our theme is "Christmas in July"!

Here is my card-


 I love Frantic Stamper dies-they cut super clean and the paper cuts pop out easily. I dressed up the trees with white ink, and layered them over a darker green tree to give some depth. I cut and glued the sentiment with three layers to make it stand up and be more prominent. Here is the material list for this card-
  1. Dies: trees (Impressions Obsession), snow hills, snowfall (Frantic Stamper), sentiment (Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Words-Script)
  2. Paper: white cardstock (Neenah Solar White), green, light blue, red cardstock (stash).
  3. Other: Signo White Ball Point Pen, light blue colored pencil. 
Thank you for visiting!



Monday, July 10, 2017

FCCB Challenge #305-Birthdays

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #305-Birthdays
Make a project about anything to do with birthdays.


This Weeks Sponsor

And the prize is-



To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!


Here is my project-




I just love shaped cards that are perfect for an individuals passions. This card is for my father-in-law who loves movies, and always talks about the drive-ins and the shenanagins that went on during the movie! Here's the material list:
  1. Cricut: Drive In Marqee (Nifty Fifties), circle and square (I could have made this a lot smaller!) welded to card front and back, Cricut Design Space for sentiment (written with black Cricut Pen). I did each marquee line seperately with text boxes (.2 inches high). Cut each text line about 2" longer on each side of the writing, then trimmed to fit marquee box. I cut a white base to match the black base on the front for the inside of the card.
  2. Paper: Neenah White Solar Bright, grey, black cardstock (Recollections), silver cardstock (Tim Holtz Kraft base Metals), remainder out of scrap stash.
Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Santa Auditions

Welcome to a wonderful sponsor for our July challenge at Die Cut Diva's-

Please check out the HUGE amount of dies, stamps, embellishments, etc. they carry-it's staggering!

The prize this month is this Holly Die, measuring 5" x 3.75", and valued at $25.99!

(International winners must pay shipping, Free to US winner)

and our theme is "Christmas in July"!

Here is my card-

a side view-


and the back-


Explosion boxes are so fun! Here are the elements I used on this one-
  1. Dies: scalloped pop up box (Lawn Fawn), Santas Helpers dies (Taylored Expressions), candy cane (Delicate Ornaments Thinlits, Stampin' Up).
  2. Paper: Kris Kringle (Merry Little Christmas, Fancy Pants Designs)
  3. Stamps: Santa animals, sentiment ( Santa's Helpers, Taylored Expressions), Memento Rich Cocoa ink.
  4. Other: christmas lights (daisy punch, Punch Bunch).
Thanks for visiting!

I would also like to enter this at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Christmas Angel

Welcome to a wonderful sponsor for our July challenge at Die Cut Diva's-

Please check out the HUGE amount of dies, stamps, embellishments, etc. they carry-it's staggering!

The prize this month is this Holly Die, measuring 5" x 3.75", and valued at $25.99!

(International winners must pay shipping, Free to US winner)

and our theme is "Christmas in July"!

Here is my card-

I saw a tutorial at Parti Craft Blogspot, and had to try it! I wish you could see the glitter and mica powder-it really adds some cool bling factor! Here's the materials I used:

  1.  Dies: angel (Spellbinders Dies D-Lites Holiday Angel), matte gold cardstock.
  2.  Inks: red, green (Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink).
  3.  Other: white Mica powder, gold glitter, Glossy Accents, white tissue paper, acetate. 
Try this technique to make some unusual backgrounds!

I'm also entering this at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Thanking our sponsor-Bugaboo Stamps!

At Die Cut Diva's, the challenge for June was Summer Fun, and we would like to thank our sponsor-


Today is the last day to get your projects in!

Here is my project-


My friends know I'm a person who loves the offbeat and different. This card sure fits the bill!
Here are the materials I used to make it-
  1. Image: Poppi Penguin Water Toy (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Prismacolor pencils.
  2. Dies: stitched rounded rectangles, fishtail banner (Taylored Expressions).
  3. Paper: unknown from my stash.
  4. Stamp: sentiment (Viva Las Vegas), Versafine Black Onyx ink.
  5. Embellishment: Old Creative Memories beach ball sticker. 
Stay cool, and join us for a new challenge at Die Cut Diva's tomorrow!

Monday, June 19, 2017

It's all good!

At Die Cut Diva's, the challenge is Summer! Our sponsor this month is the wonderful-



Here is my project-


Sometimes the summer means relaxing with a nice cold drink (whether it's alcoholic or not!) and enjoying the outdoors. I think my little chicken is gonna get fried-literally. Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: Fried Chicken (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: stitched rectangle, fishtail banner (Taylored Expressions), scalloped border (Simon Says).
  3. Ribbon: Offray.
  4. Stamp: sentiment (Unity Stamp Co.-It's All Good). Versamark Ink, Zing black embossing folder. 
  5. Paper: unknown from my stash.
Stay cool, and thanks for visiting.

Monday, June 12, 2017

FCCB-Masculine Card Challenge #303

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!


Challenge #303-Masculine Cards
Create a project that features cards suitable for boys or men

This Weeks Sponsor




The prize is 4 digital stamps!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Here is my project-


and the inside-
 
 
Let me tell you the materials I used in this card-
  1. Image: Gus Birthday Old Fart (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Prismacolor pencils.
  2. Cricut cuts: sentiment frame, window frame (Cricut Access-Wild Card), sentiment written with Cricut Explore (font-BethsCuteHmkBold).
  3. Buttons: from my stash.
  4. Paper: from my stash.
The card base was made in Cricut Access by starting with a square and making it the dimensions I wanted. I then welded another rectangle in the card base to get my window. I love that I can get precisely what size I need in Cricut Access! The rest of the card consisited of a lot of measuring to get the correct sizes on the frames. On the sentiment I just used a text box to write my message, then trimmed the piece to fit the frame.

Try playing in Cricut Access if there is a specials shape you need-it's easy!
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Summertime

At Die Cut Diva's, the challenge is Summer! Our sponsor this month is the wonderful-



Here is my project-



I thought this pup looked like he was surfing without a board! He's so cute. Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: Summer Pup (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Copics.
  2. Stamp: sentiment (Taylored Expressions-Coconut Grove). Memento black ink.
  3. Dies: stitched rounded rectangle, fishtail banner (Taylored Expressions).
  4. Embellishments: aqua twine (American Crafts), button (Cricut Access), Copic air compressor for sentiment air brushing.
  5. Paper: unknown makes.
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Guest Designer at Quirky Crafts

I have been asked to be a guest designer over at Quirky Crafts Challenges for June, and the theme is Quirky Things with Wings. One of the sponsors is-



 I just love their images! I chose this butterfly for my project-




And one showing the foiling a bit better-


I got to playing with a new (to me) technique-foiling with a hot laminator. I printed up two butterflies on copy paper and took it to a print shop because they have a toner copier and I don't! I hadn't done it on colored paper and chose blue cardstock as my background. After I foiled the image I started decorating the butterfly with I-rock gold studs and a gold pen. After fussy cutting the image, I mounted it on white cardstock that had been embossed with Anna Griffins Acanthus folder. This isn't perfect, but Quirky! It really is prettier in person, as photographs don't show all the foiling very well.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bugaboo in June at Die Cut Diva's

At Die Cut Diva's, the challenge is Summer! Our sponsors this month is the wonderful-



Here is my project-





I have some pretty funny stamps, and this sentiment just seemed to fit. Of course I based this upon women who I know and love! Here are the materials I used on this card:
  1. Image: JJ Beach (Bugaboo Stamps).
  2. Dies: scalloped border (Spellbinders-Classic Triple Scallop)
  3. Paper: green dot (Echo Park-Paper & Glue), orange cardstock.
  4. Stamp: sentiment (Viva Las Vegas Stamps), Memento ink.
 I'm also entering this card at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers B is for Beach Challenge.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thank You Jane's Doodles!

At Die Cut Diva's we would like to thank our wonderful sponsor-


Jane's Doodles



This months theme is May Flowers or trees, bushes and grass will count too! Today is the last day to enter for a chance at the prize-a $30 gift certificate to her store, so get your project in!


Here is my project-


Here are the materials I used on this card-
  1. Stamps-wreath (Mom, Jane's Doodles), sentiment (Thanks a Bunch, Avery Elle), Memento black ink. Wreath colored with Copics.
  2. Paper: purple and silver shimmer cardstock (Wausau) purple patterned cardstock (Coordinations Brights).
  3. Die: Flourish (Flourish Trim, Spellbinders).
  4. Embellishment: silver ribbon (Offray).
Thank you so much for visiting.



Friday, May 19, 2017

Rosy Birthday card

Here at Die Cut Diva's this months sponsor is-


Jane's Doodles



This months theme is May Flowers or trees, bushes and grass will count too! Our wonderful sponsor is Jane's Doodles and the prize is a $30 gift certificate to her store.


Here is my project-




Here are the materials I used to make this card-

 The roses are from the Mom set by Jane's Doodles , colored with Copics. The edge die is from Frantic Stamper called Scalloped Vine Edger, and I used the same rose colored Copic to spray the edge after I masked it off, inside and out.

The sentiment is a deboss die from Spellbinders (Die D-Lites Sentiments 8), and I used Versamark Rose Red ink to cut and deboss a scrap piece of white cardstock.

The paper is from my stash, and I added small white glitter drops (Nuvo) to add a little interest.

Make sure you enter for a chance to win that $30 gift certificate!

Monday, May 15, 2017

FCCB Challenge #301-Animals

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #301-Animals
Make a project about any kind of animal-dogs, cats, horses, cows, etc!

The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring a $25 gift card at

Amazon!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!


Here is my Project:


I am an avid dog lover! This card is for a friend who adores her Boston Terriers, and it can be a birthday, thank you, or really anything she wants it to be. Here are the materials I used-
  1. Cricut Images: dog (Pet Shop), paw prints (When I was a Kid).
  2. Embossing Folder: dog prints (Darice).
  3. Paper: from my stash.
  4. Ribbon: black sheer (Michaels 360 collection).
So simple to make!

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Rosy Thank You

At Die Cut Diva's we are welcoming this months sponsor-


Jane's Doodles



This months theme is May Flowers or trees, bushes and grass will count too! Our wonderful sponsor is Jane's Doodles and the prize is a $30 gift certificate to her store.


Here is my project-



This is very CAS for me. The roses are from the Mom set by Jane's Doodles , which I colored with shimmer watercolors (Artist Loft, Michaels) and fussycut. The die I used is the sentiment from The Craft Spot (no longer in business), with 3 layers built up to form a chunky Thank You. The black and white dots are Nuvo drops. All paper is from my stash.

I tried for simple and elegant, so I hope it comes through that way!



Monday, May 1, 2017

Challenge #300-Mother's Day


Happy Monday and welcome to our 300th Challenge! 

We are having a BLOG HOP to celebrate!




Challenge #300
Make a project about Mother's Day!

One lucky commenter will be chosen (from all blog hop comments on each blog, plus this one) to win this-


a brand new Cricut Explore! Courtesy of 


of Denton, Texas

ALSO-
The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring TWO $25 gift cards at

Amazon!

We also have:



And two $10 gift certificates to-



To qualify for the gift certificates, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

There is a limit of three entries per person.

Be sure to visit each Design Team member leave a comment and become a follower - those will be put into a drawing for their blog candy (if offered).

Here is our blog hop list for Mother's Day challenge #300!
Here are my projects:


Dreaming Tree Mailbox Card, Artiste sentiment


Dreaming Tree Apple Blossom Lantern


If you've never made a project using Dreaming Tree's SVG files, you are missing out on some gorgeous projects! I made both the card and the lantern with paper in my stash, along with the rhinestones, pearls and I-rock pink studs. Leo (The owner of Dreaming Tree) makes the best assembly videos, and I've learned to watch them at least once before I try to assemble! The Cricut cut on the mailbox card is from Artiste, and is the sentiment. The lantern will have a Cricut tag on it when I give this to my mother-in-law for Mother's Day.

Be sure to leave a comment-the Explore winner will be chosen from all comments left during the blog hop!

I am also entering both of these projects at  Classic Design Team Challenges!