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!



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!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sew Nice

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



This month our challenge is to use Red and/or Pink, and here is my project-


My grandmother was a professional seamstress, my mother sewed almost as much as her mom, and I've followed the family tradition by sewing too! I love to make clothes that are different from store bought, and this digital pack from Hero Arts brought back so many memories of being a little girl in one giant sewing room.

Here is the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Images: sentiment, scissor background, pattern information (Hero Arts Make it Your Own digital set).
  2. Paper: pink cardstock (Recollections), small heart paper (Lil' Inkers), white cardstock (stash).
  3. Die: rectangle (Tim Holtz Alterations stitched rectangles). Colored with pink Copic from compressor spray.
  4. Embellishments: Heart button (stash),  black and white twine (American Crafts), black and pink ribbon (Offray).
Thanks for visiting!



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Welcome Hero Arts!


It's February!

Our Sponsor at Die Cut Diva's this month is Hero Arts!






THEME: Use Red or Pink in your Project

The Prize is $25 Shopping Trip at Hero Arts!

 Here is my project:
 



I'm not sure if I like this card or not! I struggled and struggled with it. Finally I got to this point and called it good. This will be my husbands Valentine card after I find a love poem and put it inside.



Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Stamps & Dies: (all by Hero Arts) Color Layering Butterflies & matching dies, Hello Flowers & matching dies.
  2. Inks: Rose Red, Opera Pink, Orchid, Bamboo, Onyx (Versamark).
  3. Embossing Folder: quatrefoil (Cuttlebug Tiles Set).
  4. Paper: black, white cardstock (stash).
Be sure to enter a project for that wonderful $25 prize!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bunny Birthday

Hello! Today is the last day of our Sentiment-less challenge, so be sure to get those projects entered. We would like to say thank you to our wonderful sponsor-

Here is my project:


This is a really simple designs to do. Here are the materials I used:
  1. Image: Happy Birthday Bunny (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Copics.
  2. Paper: kraft cardstock (stash).
  3. Die: In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares (My Favorite Things).
  4. Stamps: Party Animals (Stampin' Up), Rich Cocoa ink (Memento), white colored pencil (Prismascolor).
  5. Ribbon: 1/2" white ribbon, colored with Copic marker.
Thank you Sasayaki Glitter!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Challenge #293-Snow

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #293-Snow
Make a project about Snow!

This Weeks Sponsor 



Pretty Cute 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.

Any project that doesn't use a Cricut element will be deleted.

Here is my project:


Todays card uses two products from our sponsors for January! Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon is where I got the cut file for the Snowy Scene (you can buy it here), and the sentiment stamp is from Pretty Cute Stamps called Snowmies (you can get it here). I have used both items so much! The penguin is from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge, and the banner is from Bits and Pieces. If you use Cricut Access there are HUNDREDS if different snowflakes-I can't find the exact one this is! I did use Tim Holtz Craft Core Metallic Silver for the snowflake, and I used the light cardstock setting as that paper really tore using any other setting. Other than that, all paper is out of my stash.

Thanks for joining me in welcoming our new DT members to FCCB-Linda Israel, Sheila Harper, Dorlene Dunham, Amy Ottmers, Jamie Arthur, and Cynthia Pedigo!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cart full of Hearts

At Die Cut Diva's, Sasayaki Glitter is our sponsor for January, so enter those projects!

The Challenge this month is to make your project 
SENTIMENT FREE.

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Here is my project:



I got to try out several new Christmas presents and new to me techniques. First, here are the materials I used-
  1. Image: Heart Bunny (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Copics.
  2. Die: Inside & Out stitched circles (My Favorite Things), Christmas present!
  3. Paper: white cardstock, green dotted paper (stash)
  4.  Embellishments: shaker ingredients (stash), heart background paper (Copics)
The first technique I'm going to share with you is the heart background paper. This is very easy! I put a Bo-Bunny heart stencil on white cardstock, and used the Copic ABS-3 (with my new compressor) to "airbrush" the hearts. I love the effect! I did clean the stencil with plain old rubbing alcohol which removed 95% of the color-the blue was the stubborn color to try and get off. It didn't seem to harm the stencil in any way. The second technique was for the shaker pocket-I used my new Fuse for that. I had to experiment around with the Fuse to get a good seal, because I felt like going slower got better results. I used the perforating wheel to go around a circle die, and cut around the circle leaving a 1/2" allowance for attaching the circle pocket to the card. Then I popped the card off the base to allow room for the shaker (I know most of you have made shaker cards, but maybe some haven't!). And I used a recycled product envelope to make the shaker-so no more throwing those away!



Thanks for visting today.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Never let anyone dull your Sparkle

At Die Cut Diva's, Sasayaki Glitter is our sponsor for January, a great start to the New Year.

The Challenge this month is to make your project 
SENTIMENT FREE.

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 I decided to make the front of my card sentiment free-



and when you open it, it becomes an easel card with a sentiment for the stopper!


Here are the materials I used:
  1. Image: Spotty and Pup (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Copics
  2. Dies: Stitched Rectangles around image (Sizzix Tim Holtz), Stitched Rectangles white cardstock above sentiment behind easel (My Favorite Things).
  3. Paper: Magic Stars (Reminisce), white, yellow cardstock (stash).
  4. Stamp: sentiment (Lil' Inker Designs Shiny Happy Sentiments), Versamark Ink, Hampton Arts blue embossing powder.
  5. Embellishments: Star Dust, Gold, and Yellow Stickles by Ranger, Silver Wink of Stella (on pup).
Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

At Die Cut Diva's, Sasayaki Glitter is our sponsor for January, a great start to the New Year.

The Challenge this month is to make your project 
SENTIMENT FREE.

Sponsorship Badge

Here is my project-



And here are the materials I used:
  1. Image: Christmas Couple (Sasayaki Glitter), colored with Copics.
  2. Paper: red cardstock (Recollection), white cardstock (scrap stash), patterned paper (My Mind's Eye Brown Paper Packages-Christmas).
  3. Dies: Poinsettia's (Spellbinders), border (Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits-Sizzix Ovals).
  4. Embellishments: Platinum Stickles.
I made this card for my husband, and printed off a lovely Christmas poem for the inside. He loved it!

Thanks for stopping by!