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!

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!