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!



Monday, February 20, 2017

Challenge #295-Sequins

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #295-Sequins
Make a project that has sequins!


This Weeks Sponsor

Winner will receive a $25 gift code!


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 of card-



Here are the cuts and materials used:
  1. Cricut cuts: Flower, leaves (Accent Essentials).
  2. Papers:green pattern (Avery Elle Sorbet 6 x 6 pad), teal pattern (Avery Elle Brights 6 x 6 pad), flower cardstock (GCD Studio Special Delivery 6 x 6 pad).
  3.  Sequins: 2 Cool 4 U (Spiegelmom Scraps).
  4. Ink: Limeade (Stampin' Up) on edges of leaves.
I've left sentiments off of this so I can personalize this at a later date. I could you this for a birthday, thank you, thinking of you, spring, get well soon, etc. I like having cards that I can grab in a hurry!

Thanks for visiting!


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hello card

At Die Cut Diva's, Hero Arts is sponsoring a $25 gift card to our February winner, so make sure you enter! Just make sure you use a die and/or an embossing folder!

This card was inspired by this post from Jennifer McGuire here. I needed a fast card for a friend who just got out of the hospital, and this worked out perfectly!


Here are the materials I used to make this card:
  1. Stamps: flowers (Hero Arts Hello Sunshine Daisies), sentiment (Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society June 2014).
  2. Inks: Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz Distress Inks), Versafine Onyx ink, Versamark ink and clear embossing powder for flowers.
  3. Die: My Favorite Things stitched rectangles.
  4. Paper: white cardstock.
  5. Other: white sticky back foam (Michaels).
I want to try the non-embossing method also, as it gives a much subtler look.

I'm also entering this at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers X is for Xtreme (off the edge).

Thanks for visiting!