Monday, August 13, 2018

Peace on Earth

The challenge at Die Cut Diva's this month is "Silhouettes". A silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, with its edges matching the outline of the subject. Our Sponsor this month is-

Cheapo Dies

Cheapo Dies is offering a $15 gift certificate,
 which goes a long way.

Here is my project-


I just love how the white plays off the Distress Oxide ink background. Here is the material list for this card-
  1. Dies: small deer, birch trees (Impression Obsession), sentiment (Sizzix Tim Holtz Seasons Greetings), mountains (hand cut).
  2.  Distress Oxide inks-Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin.
  3. Paper: white cardstock.
Make sure to enter your silhouette cards for a chance at that great gift certificate from Cheapo Dies! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Silhouette Challenge at Die Cut Diva's!

The challenge at Die Cut Diva's this month is "Silhouettes". A silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, with its edges matching the outline of the subject. Our Sponsor this month is-

Cheapo Dies

Cheapo Dies is offering a $15 gift certificate,
 which goes a long way.

Here is my project-


This card used only one die-Santa's Best Friends by Cottage Cutz. I impressed this die on a white panel, then colored the moon with a yellow Copic and used Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide to color the rest of the panel. I really like how the ink didn't get into the impression, as it gives a glow to the edges. I added black borders to the panel and voila! A quick and easy Christmas card!

Make sure to enter your silhouette cards for a chance at that great gift certificate from Cheapo Dies!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Challenge #331-Birthdays


 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #331-Birthdays
Make a project about Birthdays. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!



And the prize is-

A $10 coupon code for anything in the store!

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 was made for a baseball fanatic-and he's only 7! Here is a list of materials I used to make this card-
  1. Cricut cuts: baseball (3 Birds- Life's A Party), mitt ( Boys Will be Boys).
  2. Paper: all paper from scrap stash.
  3. Dies: Happy Birthday (Paper Smooches-Birthday Words dies).
This should be an easy challenge, so get some birthday projects entered for a chance to win!


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Altered Box

The challenge at Die Cut Divas is sponsored by Dies R Us for July.  The challenge is anything but a card.  And the prize is a $10 Voucher.

   $10 Voucher Prize!!!


Here is my project:

Front


Back

 This is how it looked like before-


This box used to contain Candy Cane lotion, and I couldn't bear to throw it out, so I altered it! I think that I'll put peppermints in it for my husband to set on his desk at work! Here is the material list-
  1. Dies:  cream labels (Spellbinders Labels 9), poinsettia (Spellbinders Poinsettia, but these would work as well).
  2. Other: ribbon (American Craft), poinsettia stickers, cream, red, and green cardstock (scrap stash).
It's real easy to alter items, just add dies!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Challenge- #330-Baby

Challenge #330-Baby
Make a project that is all about a baby!

This Weeks Sponsor

Canvas Corp Brands Shop is a one stop shop for all that is Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics), 7gypsies and Tattered Angels. We also produce Ken Oliver and Brutus Monroe products. You will find our complete product line available for shipment worldwide. All packages ship from our Springdale, Arkansas facility. 


The winner will receive a $10 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-
 
and in the back a gift card!
 
 
Here is the material list for this card-
  1. Cricut cuts: onesie (Nine Months, cut at 5 1/4" wide, 6 3/4" tall), heart (Cricut Access Shapes).
  2. Paper: purple baby paper (DJ Inkers), blue dot (Bo-Bunny), black cardstock.
Before assembling, make a slit in back for gift card to be inserted. Glue only the very outer edges so gift card isn't difficult to insert. So easy!




Make sure you enter to win that great gift certificate from Canvas Corp!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

House Ornaments


The challenge at Die Cut Divas is sponsored by Dies R Us for July.  The challenge is anything but a card.  And the prize is a $10 Voucher.

   $10 Voucher Prize!!!


Here is my project:






I made these for my nieces to remember their pets by. Anna still has her collie, but Amanda just lost her pet bunny, Pez. These can be used as decorations, or ornaments on their Christmas trees. Here is a list of materials used to make these ornaments-
  1. Dies: tiny houses (Tim Holtz Alterations, Sizzix), grass (Frantic Stamper), clouds (Impression Obsession), fence (Spellbinders Wrought Iron, but these would work as well), bunny, collie, dog dish (Cricut Pet Shop).
  2. Paper: chipboard, white, blue cardstock.
  3. Other: gold wire edged ribbon.
Have a great day!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Die Cut Diva's Anything but a Card Challenge!

The challenge at Die Cut Divas is sponsored by Dies R Us for July.  The challenge is anything but a card.  And the prize is a $10 Voucher.

   $10 Voucher Prize!!!


Here is my project:


These are so simple to make-it's just like an easel card, with a post it note pad as the stopper. The card stock needs to be heavier to give it some "heft", and I used some older CTMH purple over white. The blue/purple background to the calendar is alcohol inks and Yupo, and the hydrangea stamp & die is from Ellen Hutson, embossed with white powder over blue/purple Brusho'd watercolor paper. I made one for each of my classmates in my water aerobics class.

You can find so many great flower and die stamps to make this your own at Dies R Us!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Challenge #329-Patriotism

Challenge #329-Patriotism
Make a project that symbolizes Patriotism in any country!

This Weeks Sponsor



Dreaming Tree SVG's

The winner will receive a $10 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-





with light-



This is a Dreaming Tree file called Rocket Lantern, and was very easy to use after I learned a couple of things! The only thing you have to do with the SVG file is attach the score lines, so that when you cut the lantern pieces the score lines match up! Dreaming Tree tells you exactly how to do that here. So I cut, glued, and assembled until I got the rocket and base done. I chose to make sparklers for my decorations instead of metallic pipe cleaners, so I flattened the Sparkler from Summer Celebrations, made a mirror image, then printed and cut them. There are six sparklers with 6 mirror images. I thought that by gluing them together they would stand up by themselves-NOT! So I took some black wire I had and glued it to the back of the sparkler, then went through the holes and taped the wire down. Don't finish the bottom of the base until everything else is done! But i like the way the sparklers turned out! I did order the same tealight that Dreaming Tree uses, and they are awesome! After the 4th of July I'll use the tealight in something else so I can enjoy it.






Make something Patriotic to win a $10 gift certificate to Dreaming Tree!