Thursday, June 13, 2019

Pipes, pipes, and more pipes!

Cheapo Dies

Cheapo Dies offers a $15 gift certificate as the prize for our winner of the June challenge at Die Cut Divas, so help us celebrate all the Birthdays!

Here is my project-




My husband works with boilers to make power at a local mill. So when Frantic Stamper came out with the pipes I immediately knew I wanted to make this card! Here is a list of materials-
  1. Embossing Folder: riveted metal (Tim Holtz).
  2. Dies: pail (Impression Obsession), pipes (Frantic Stamper), Copic on the colored pieces.
  3. Paper: copper metallic cs (DCWV-old), white cs, silver (Tim Holtz).
  4. Stamp: sentiment (Lawn Fawn-Happy, Happy, Happy)

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Cherry Blossoms

Cheapo Dies


Cheapo Dies offers a $15 gift certificate as the prize for our winner of the June challenge at Die Cut Divas, so help us celebrate all the Birthdays!

Here is my project-



Even though this is a simple card, it isn't easy choosing paper and embellishments! I thought that the cherry blossom die (mine is Darice, but Cheapo Dies has this one here) by itself was a lovely focal point. The sentiment is by Spellbinders (Sentiments One). The brown and pink cardstock contrasted well with the patterned paper (unknown) and Cinnamon Stickles added much needed sparkle.
 
Be sure to enter for a chance at that Cheapo Dies prize!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Spring Boot


Die Cut Divas is so happy to announce this month's challenge is all about the Flowers!  Let's have flowers everywhere, from around the world.  Show us your flowers in your projects for May.

Bugaboo offers a $12.00 gift code which is approximately 4 images.

Bugaboo Digital stamps is the sponsor for the month and it's always fun to use their digital stamps made for all occasions.

Here is my project-


Finally, it seems like Spring is here! We've had a very wet Spring, and I'm so glad to see flowers blooming!

Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: Spring Boot (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: rounded rectangle (My Favorite Things), sentiment (Taylored Expressions).
  3. Embossing Folder: flowers (Cuttlebug).
  4. Paper: white, yellow cardstock.
  5. Other: yellow sequins (Spiegelmom Scraps).
Make sure you enter your flower creations at Die Cut Divas!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Die Cut Divas and Bugaboo stamps!


Die Cut Divas is so happy to announce this month's challenge is all about the Flowers!  Let's have flowers everywhere, from around the world.  Show us your flowers in your projects for May.

Bugaboo offers a $12.00 gift code which is approximately 4 images.

Bugaboo Digital stamps is the sponsor for the month and it's always fun to use their digital stamps made for all occasions.

Here is my project-


I made this card as part of a set for a friend of mine who raises cattle. She always needs cards to send to the people who buy cows from her, or show their cattle and win. Here is a list of materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: Scene it Cow Trio (Bugaboo Stamps) colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: rounded rectangle, fishtail banner (My Favorite Things), flower (Spellbinders).
  3. Stamps: sentiment (My Favorite Things-Farm Friends).
  4. Paper:striped (Studio Calico Snippet Collection 6 x 6 pad), red damask (DCWV), yellow, light blue, white cardstock (scrap stash).
  5. Other: grey button (stash).
Make sure you enter for a chance at that digital package!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Die Cut Diva Spotlight with Altenew stamps





Established in April 2014, Altenew has quickly become a leader in the inspiration industry, and continues to innovate and influence the world of paper crafts. Altenew strives to encourage crafters to express their own unique creativity through the art of paper crafting.


“Alt” translates into “old” in German, and thus “Alt-e-new” represents the juxtaposition of classical and contemporary designs. Our high-quality clear photopolymer stamps, stencils, and inks are manufactured in the United States and we are humbled to be serving customers in over 70 countries.

Our challenge here at Die Cut Divas is all about WATER (rain, lakes, ocean, streams, rivers, dark clouds full of water, glass of water, tears), just have some sort of water on the card.

The prize for this challenge is a $20 gift certificate from Altenew.

Here is my Project-




I wanted to have some cards on hand that could be used for a sympathy card, or supporting a friend going through a rough time. This turned out better than I could have hoped, as stamping on vellum can be tricky. But this vellum didn't bleed the ink like others I've tried! Here is my material list-
  1. Die Cuts: clouds (Impression Obsession).
  2. Paper: white cardstock (Georgia Pacific), vellum (Coordinations-Joanns).
  3. Stamp: In My Thoughts (Altenew).
  4. Inks: background (Lucky Clover DO, Salty Ocean DO, Tumbled Glass DO), front (Gathered Twig DO, Spun Sugar DO, Memento black ink).
Make sure you enter our challenge for that $25 gift certificate to Altenew!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Altenew in April






Established in April 2014, Altenew has quickly become a leader in the inspiration industry, and continues to innovate and influence the world of paper crafts. Altenew strives to encourage crafters to express their own unique creativity through the art of paper crafting.


“Alt” translates into “old” in German, and thus “Alt-e-new” represents the juxtaposition of classical and contemporary designs. Our high-quality clear photopolymer stamps, stencils, and inks are manufactured in the United States and we are humbled to be serving customers in over 70 countries.

Our challenge here at Die Cut Divas is all about WATER (rain, lakes, ocean, streams, rivers, dark clouds full of water, glass of water, tears), just have some sort of water on the card.

The prize for this challenge is a $20 gift certificate from Altenew.

Here is my Project-


 My water theme is roses in a jar of water. I absolutely adore Altenew layered stamp sets because they turn out so beautiful! Here is the list of materials I used for this card-
  1. Stamps & Dies: roses, leaves (Altenew Vintage Roses).
  2. Dies: Mason jar (Frantic Stamper).
  3. Inks: roses (Orchid, Opera Pink, Rose Red-Versacolor)(Wilted Violet Distress Oxide-Ranger). Leaves (sage, bamboo Versacolor)(Peeled Paint Distress Oxide-Ranger). Water (Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide-Ranger).
  4. Paper: white cardstock, vellum,  black & white card base (unknown).
  5. Other: narrow pink ribbon (Offray).
I know you'll want to win that Altenew gift certificate, so make sure to enter!



Saturday, March 16, 2019

Mr. Teddy Bear

This is our mid-month inspiration post for March. Morgan's Artworld is our sponsor this month and we thank Morgan's for sponsoring our blog.



You can use any image or project you have created and enter up to three (3) times.

Visit the Digi Facebook shop (you will need to join the Facebook Group to view the Images in Albums)

Morgan's Artworld New (Facebook) Shop HERE!


                                                          

Morgan's Artworld Facebook Group, please come and join our Group on this link HERE!



                                        


Here is my project-


I wanted a masculine card that could by used for a variety of occasions, which isn't easy to do. So this would work as a Father's Day card, birthday, wedding, or congratulations. The only thing I would do different is a lighter, grayer teal for the bear's aura, but hey, it works.

Here are the materials I used to make this card:
  1. Image: Teddy Characters #2 (Morgan's Art World Digital Shop), colored with Copics.
  2. Die: Spellbinders Labels Nine.
  3. Paper: patterned paper (Theresa Collins Memorabilia 6x6 pad), white cardstock.
  4. Stamp: sentiment on tag (Happy Days by Cardz TV). 
Make sure to enter our challenge for a chance to win some gorgeous images!

Friday, March 1, 2019

March and Morgan's Artworld



Morgan's Artworld is our sponsor at Die Cut Divas for March and our Challenge is Anything Goes".

Challenge dates are March 1st through March 31st, 2019, ending at 9:00 p.m.


This month, we will be doing something different. We will have two inspirational posts for you. This post announces the challenge and Morgan's Artworld sponsorship and the second will be on the 16th of March, thanking Morgan's for the sponsorship.

You can use any image or project you have created and enter up to three (3) times.

Visit the Digi Facebook shop (you will need to join the Facebook Group to view the Images in Albums).

Morgan's Artworld New (Facebook) Shop HERE!


                                                       





Morgan's Artworld Facebook Group, please come and join our Group on this link HERE!






Here is my Project-


I really like having Thank You cards on hand. Who wouldn't love this beautiful Teddy Bear?

Here are the materials I used for this card-
  1. Image: Teddy Characters #2 (Morgan's Art World Digital Shop), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: frame (Penny Black-Antique Frames), stitched scalloped border (My Favorite Things).
  3. Stamps: banner, sentiment (Taylored Expressions-Fancy Banner 1, stamp & die combo), colored with Copics.
  4. Paper: pink, white cardstock, patterned papers (American Crafts, Dear Lizzy-5th & Frolic).
Enter for a chance to win beautiful digi's!

I'm also entering this at Morgans Art World Open Challenge!