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!

Welcome Jane's Doodles to Die Cut Diva's!

Welcome to May! Die Cut Diva's 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.


My friend Lagene and I were making backgrounds one day, and I used one of those elements on this card.  Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image:  stamped vase, sentiment (Mom set, Jane's Doodles), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: Scalloped Ovals (Spellbinders), quatrefoil lattice (Cricut Edge to Edge cartridge).
  3. Paper: black, grey cardstock (stash), pink shimmer cardstock (DCWV Shimmer stack).
  4. Technique: using quatrefoil lattice as mask over watercolor paper, Brusho's used over entire project.
Check out all the fantastic stamps Jane's Doodles has, and enter the challenge!




Sunday, April 30, 2017

Thank You Fabrika Fantasy!


We at Die Cut Diva's would like to thank our sponsor for March -


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Fabrika Fantasy

Digital Stamps


We are a small creative team writing and illustrating fantasy adventure and children's books. We love to draw fun and amusing characters, and are happy to offer them to you as digital stamps. We hope you like these digital images and they help make your creations bright, interesting and memorable!

I hope you entered for a chance for some wonderful digi's! Here is my card-


This is what I'll be doing in my yards-well, maybe not watering (we have over achieved for the water year!), but I'll definitely be doing a makeover from weeds to landscaping. Here is a list of the materials I used:
  1. Image:Flower Elf (Fabrika Fantasy), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: scalloped frame-airbrushed with Copics (Taylored Expressions, Frame in  Frame 2), clouds (Impression Obsession).
  3. Stamps: sentiment & sentiment frame die (Taylored Expressions,Fancy Banner One), Versafine Onyx ink, Copics.
  4. Papers: patterned cardstock (Old World Cabbage, Caraway Seeds, Jillibean Soup), white cardstock.
  5. Other: pop dots for sentiment.   
Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A dragon and her elf


This month at Die Cut Diva's our sponsor is-


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Fabrika Fantasy

Digital Stamps


We are a small creative team writing and illustrating fantasy adventure and children's books. We love to draw fun and amusing characters, and are happy to offer them to you as digital stamps. We hope you like these digital images and they help make your creations bright, interesting and memorable!


April's Theme is Birthdays, so make sure you enter a project for a chance at some great digi's! Here is my project-


This reminds me of the movie How to train your Dragon. The green and white swirly paper is actually from a Christmas Kleenex box that I've been hoarding for a few years. Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: Flying Elf (Fabrika Fantasy), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: scalloped panel (Cricut, Artiste), rounded rectangle (My Favorite Things), sentiment (Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sentiment 2).
  3. Paper: purple shimmer (Wausau), green patterned (Christmas tissue box), green and white card base (The Ginger Stack by DCVW). 
Thanks for visiting, and check out all the cool images Fabrika Fantasy has!

I'm also entering this card at Quirky Crafts Challenge #2-Quirky Pets.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Challenge #299-Spring

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #299-Spring
Make a project about Spring.

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:


To me, butterflies symbolize spring. I cut this with my Cricut Explore and Cricut Designs Space. The butterfly background (Paper Lace) was cut at 5.1 inches with the black & whte polka dot and the white cardstock. The card was made by welding two backgrounds (one mirrored) together. The butterfly (Sentimentals) was cut at 2" tall out of black, pink, and dark red cardstock. I'm going to leave this blank, so I can personalize it for a birthday, Thank You, Congratulations, etc.

Be sure to visit FCCB next May 1 for a huge, awesome prize challenge!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dragon Bookmark

This month at Die Cut Diva's our sponsor is-

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Fabrika Fantasy

Digital Stamps

We are a small creative team writing and illustrating fantasy adventure and children's books. We love to draw fun and amusing characters, and are happy to offer them to you as digital stamps. We hope you like these digital images and they help make your creations bright, interesting and memorable! ·



April's Theme is Birthdays, so make sure you enter a project for a chance at some great digi's! Here is my project-

I knew the minute I saw this image that I wanted to make it a bookmark! I'm going to give this in a birthday card to my beautiful niece who is a Kindergarten teacher.  Her students will love it. I used Copic fluorescent on the books to make it really bright and hopefully easier to find! Here are the materials I used to make this bookmark-
  1. Image: Wise Dragon (Fabrika Fantasy), colored with Copics.
  2. Die: banner (My Favorite Things).
  3. Paper: orange chevron (on the back, scrap).
  4. Embellishments: gold eyelet (Crop A Dile), gold ribbon (Michael's), laminate (Xyron), gold pen for edging (Creative Memories).
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Welcome Fabrika Fantasy!

Welcome to April! Die Cut Diva's are welcoming this months sponsor-

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Fabrika Fantasy

Digital Stamps


We are a small creative team writing and illustrating fantasy adventure and children's books. We love to draw fun and amusing characters, and are happy to offer them to you as digital stamps. We hope you like these digital images and they help make your creations bright, interesting and memorable! ·

April's Theme is Birthdays, so make sure you enter a project for a chance at some great digi's! Here is my project-


When I think of a Princess, I always imagine her in pink! And what princess doen't have pearls, especially on this card! Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: Fairy Tale Princess (Fabrika Fantasy), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: Tudor Rose Card Front and tag (Spellbinders).
  3. Paper: black, grey cardstock (stash), pink shimmer cardstock (DCWV Shimmer stack).
  4. Stamp: sentiment (Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch).
  5. Embellisments: pink pearls, small pink heart brad (stash).
Check out all the gorgeous digi stamps Fabrika Fantasy has, and enter those birthday cards!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Happy Birthday deer

The Die Cut Divas' Sponsor for March was Di's Digital Stamps, and we thank you so very much!

Di's Digi Downloads          

Here is my project:



 Inside-


Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Image: Deer Friend (Di's Digital Images), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: Pierced Rectangles, Pierced Circles (My Favorite Things), happy birthday (Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sentments 3).
  3. Paper: flower cs and matching green (Anna Sophia Faded Floral, Bo-Bunny), yellow, white cs (stash).
  4. Embossing: 1" wide Cuttlebug folder, Cherry Blossom.
Thank you for visiting, and have a great day!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Challenge #297-Anything Goes!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #297-Anything Goes
Make a project that uses anything in the Cricut Library!

This Weeks Sponsor



Dreaming Tree SVG's

The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate!

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:



Inside


Dreaming Tree makes such wonderful SVG kits! This is the Spring Card from the Gate Fold Bundle, which I changed the front flower to one I made from Mothers Day Bouqet 2010 cartridge (I did use the stamen from the Dreaming Tree card!). Very easy to put together, and Leo has videos you can watch (I highly recommend doing this) so that you aren't lost in the assembly process. The papers I used are all from my stash. I'm going to leave a sentiment off for now, and use the card to fit whatever comes up.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Yorkie Birthday

Welcome! Today is my spotlight day at Die Cut Diva's, and our sponsor for this month is-


Di's Digi Downloads

Make sure you enter your animal themed project for a chance to win that $12 prize voucher!

Here is my project-



 I have a beagle and a Yorkshire Terrier (aka Terrier-ist) named Filo Beddoe, after the bare knuckle fighter Clint Eastwood played in Every Which Way but Loose. So when I saw the new Frantic Stamper pet dies, I had to get some! Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Dies: dog (Frantic Stamper-Bobble Head Sweet Pea), collar (Frantic Stamper Doggy Accessories), banner (My Favorite Things), buckle (Cricut).
  2. Paper: dog print cs (Authentique), beige, tan cardstock (stash), gold texture (DCVW).
  3. Stamp: sentiment (Taylored Expressions-If Dogs Could Talk), Memento Rich Cocoa ink.
  4. Embossing Folder: Pawprints (Darice).
  5. Embellishments: ribbon (Joann's-very old), collar studs (I Rock Imaginisce).
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Challenge #296-St. Patricks Day

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #296-St. Patricks Day
Make a project about St. Patricks Day, such as Shamrocks or Leprechauns

This Weeks Sponsor



Dreaming Tree SVG's

The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate!

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:



This is the Irish Banner from Dreaming Tree. The Cricut cuts are the banner (Bits & Pieces) and the sentiment (Art Nouveau font). That's whats fun about Leo's SVG's, you can add cuts from your Cricut to personalize your project. I used solid green papers from the Recollections Green stack, and the rest is out of my stash. I actually made a grid to put lime Stickles on the clovers to mimic a manufactured paper.

This is on my craft room door. I've always wanted a St. Patricks decoration, and now I have one!

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Spring Grumplings

Welcome! Today is the first day of March, and at Die Cut Diva's it's the start of a new challenge-make a project about Animals! Our sponsor is-


Di's Digi Downloads


And here is my project-




March always make me think of spring, and for the new grass and plants that start growing again after winter. And playing in the garden, getting dirty!

 Here's the materials I used for this project:
  1. Stamp: Spring Grumplings (My Favorite Things), colored with Copics. Black Memento ink, Versamark ink, white embossing powder.
  2. Paper: floral cardstock (Crate Paper), light green two sided paper, pink leaf paper, mint green cs, grey cs, solid pink (stash).
  3. Dies: grass (Frantic Stamper), scalloped edge explosion box with banners, banner poles, hearts, pierced rectangles (Lawn Fawn).
I'm so glad it's almost spring!









Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Welcome March!



Welcome to another challenge at Die Cut Diva's! March's challenge theme is: For the Love of Animals/Pets.

Our Awesome Sponsor for March 2017 is Di's Digi Stamps

Di's Digi Downloads

The PRIZE is $12 voucher to Di's Digi Stamps shop.

Here is my project-


I saw this image and fell in love with it! This would make a great birthday card for a guy who likes beer. But I could also exchange the tag with one that says Thank You, Happy St. Patricks Day, or Happy Retirement! Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: Beer Bear (Di's Digi Downloads), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: Pierced square (My Favorite Things).
  3. Paper: unknown (my scrap stash).
  4. Embellishments: gold twine (stash), button (stash), tag (Fiskars punch), sentiment (Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch), Versafine onyx ink.
Thanks so much for visiting!

I'm also entering this at Simon Says Work it Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Thank you Hero Arts!

We would like to take the time at Die Cut Diva's to thank our wonderful sponsor for February-


The red or pink challenge ends today, so get that project done and enter it!

Here is my project:


I had so much fun using buttons and two of the many elements (dressform, sentiment) of the Hero Art Digital pack, Make it Your Own. I even sewed on the edges of the Dress form paper (Timeless Collection, Kaisercraft). I used My Favorite Things Pierced Inside & Out dies on the sentiment and the scissors & thread elements. My Cricut cut the thread, scissors, and dress form base from Cricut Access. All of the papers that I haven't shared a manufacturer with are from my stash. The buttons are also from my grandma's button box, so I don't know who made them. It's so fun to search for buttons!

Thanks for visiting!