Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cats!

This month at Die Cut Diva's, our challenge is Pets or animals. Lots of things to choose from! Our sponsor is the always wonderful Frantic Stamper!




 and the prize is this die set worth $20!


Here is my project-


These are going to be purr-fect for my cat loving friends! Here is the material list-

  1. Dies: cats (Feline, by Penny Black), fishtail flags (My Favorite Things),
  2. Paper: cat fur (KaiserCraft Pawfect Collection, 12 x 12 double sided), dark brown, tan cardstock (scrap stash).
  3. Stamp: sentiments (Smitten Kitten, Sugar Pea Design), Rich Cocoa Memento ink.
  4. Other: ribbon (beige sheer ribbon, American Crafts), paw print stickers (unknown).
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Challenge #328-Father's Day

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!


Challenge #328-Father's Day
Make a project about Father's Day

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-

A friend of mine makes cards for some of the local nursing homes, and I thought I would join in with some fast and classy cards for Father's Day. Here is my material list-
 
Football card
  1. Cricut Cut: Father's Day Card - Football.
  2. Paper: Recollection green, yellow cardstock.
Glasses & Tie Card
  1. Cricut Cut: glasses & tie dad (Simple Holiday Cards)
  2. Paper: grey circles (DCWV Black Currant Stack), white cardstock.
Golf Card
  1. Cricut Cut: golfer (Summer Celebrations).
  2. Paper: black, white, red, beige cardstock.
I hope that these will brighten someones day.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

'Cuz you're Pawsome

This month at Die Cut Diva's, our challenge is Pets or animals. Lots of things to choose from! Our sponsor is the always wonderful Frantic Stamper!




 and the prize is this die set worth $20!


Here is my project-


I always need animal themed cards, since so many friends and family love their pets. Here is the material list for this card-
  1. Dies: Sweet Pea (Frantic Stamper) and leash (Doggy Accessories by Frantic Stamper), colored with Copics, rounded banner (Lil' Inkers Design, but any wide banner will work).
  2. Stamp: sentiment (Terrific Terriers by Newtons Nook), Versamark Ink, white embossing powder.
  3. Paper: black & cream patterned (Devoted Collection, Authentique), black, cream stripe from stash.
Make sure to enter for a chance to win that cute puppy die!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Die Cut Diva's Animal/Pet Challenge!

This month at Die Cut Diva's, our challenge is Pets or animals. Lots of things to choose from! Our sponsor is the always wonderful Frantic Stamper!




 and the prize is this die set worth $20!


Here is my project-


My father-in-law is a big dog lover, so I had to make a card with puppies! Here is the material list for this card-
  1. Dies: Sweet Pea, Max & Frank (Frantic Stamper), die cut window (My Favorite Things Blueprints 27). Dog die cuts colored with Copics compressor.
  2.  Stamp: sentiment (Classic Dad, Marks Finest Papers-out of business), Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.
  3. Paper: patterned (DCWV Pet Stack), scraps.
Make sure to enter our challenge for a chance at that great prize!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Challenge #327-Graduation

Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #327-Graduation
Make a project about Graduation.

This Weeks Prize-


  Two My Sentiments Exactly sets-Brand New!


Create a project inspired by Graduation

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- 



Here is the materials I used for this card-
  1. Cricut cuts: teddy bear graduate (Teddy Bear Parade) front sentiment (a chunky font in Access), insert (CTMH Artfully Sent).
  2. Cardstock: vanilla, black (Michaels), patterned cs (Best Creations), blue, brown, tan, white, gold (scrap stash).
This was so fast and easy! I think I spent an hour making this. The insert looks great, with plenty of room for writing a note to the graduate.

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Graciellie Flowers

Welcome! Our sponsor this month at Die Cut Diva's is-

And our theme this month is Flowers, and Graciellie Designs have some of the most beautiful flower designs around! 

Here is my project-



Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Image: flower (Let Your Dreams Bloom, Graciellie Designs), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: stitched rectangles (My Favorite Things), circles (Spellbinders).
  3. Papers: all papers from the Wild Ginger Stack (DCWV). 
  4. Stamps: sentiment (Piece of Cake set-Imaginesce).
  5. Other: acrylic flower (unknown), colored with Copics.
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Challenge #326-Make a 3D/Dimensional Project

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #326-Make a 3D/Dimensional Project
Make a project that isn't  flat!

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-


I made this paper sculpture for my Mother-in-law for Mother's Day. I used the Dreaming Tree Hummingbird Paper Sculpture to make this, and it was so easy! I love the tutorials the owner, Leo Kowal, does-it makes it so easy to put together! The pearls ere from my stash, and the background paper is some old CTMH cardstock I inherited. The tag is from Cricut Access from Draw + Cut Everyday tags, and I used scraps of white and blue to make it. The frame is one I bought a long time ago, so I don't know where I bought it!

Make sure to enter our challenge to have a chance to win $10 gift code at Dreaming Tree! 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Sunflowers

Welcome to May! Our sponsor this month is-

And our theme this month is Flowers, and Graciellie Designs have some of the most beautiful flower designs around! 

Here is my project-


I really wanted to focus on the beautiful sunflowers, so I just colored them. Here is a material list for this card-
  1. Image: sunflowers (Bee Kind-Graciellie Designs), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: scalloped square (Quickutz).
  3. Paper: black embossed (American Crafts).
  4. Ribbon: yellow dot (American Crafts), solid yellow (Offray).
Make sure you enter for a chance at that Graciellie Designs gift voucher!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Graciellie Pink roses

Graciellie Design

And our theme this month is Flowers, and Graciellie Designs have some of the most beautiful flower designs around! 

Here is my project-



Well, I tried to watercolor, and I'm not real happy with the result. But, live & learn! This image is not available digitally, but visit Graciellie Designs for other images. Here is what I used for this card-
  1. Image: rose & clock image (Endure by Graciellie Designs at Unity Stamp Co.). Stamped with black Archival Ink and watercolored with Artist Loft Shimmer watercolors.
  2. Paper: watercolor paper (Tim Holtz), pink, flowered paper (Lili of the Valley).
  3. Die: bracket die (MFT Dienamics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges).
  4. Other: white satin ribbon (Offray). 
Make sure you enter for a chance to win some great images!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Challenge #325-Mother's Day

Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #325-Mother's Day
Make a project about Mother's Day.

This Weeks Sponsor


Create a project inspired by Mother's Day

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-

Front


Back


I chose to make this box card from SVG Cuts called Box Cards SVG Kit.  I added two Cricut cuts to it-the Happy Mothers Day sentiment from Florals Embellished, and the envelope on the back from Tags, Bags, and More. The papers are from Lili of the Valley (UK Company-magazine freebie!), along with scraps from my stash. I added pearls to all of the flowers centers (stash remnants), and added white accents to the boring green flower (white Uni-ball Signo gel pen). I found a nice Mothers Day poem on the internet and printed it on regular copy paper, trimmed, folded, and stamped MOM (Paper Smooches Pretty Momma set, Forest Moss Distress Oxide Ink) to insert into the envelope on back. Let's face it, box cards don't have a lot of room for poems!

Make a Mother's Day card for a mom in your life-she'll love you for it!





 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Altenew Yellow flowers



Our wonderful sponsor for April is Altenew. The prize for April is a $30 gift certificate and the theme is "Anything Goes".





Altenew’s Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room! It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies. It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet. Machine size: 6" x 4 1/2" plus handle.” Cutting plate size: 3" x 6 1/4" Product weight: 2 lb 3 oz

Check here to order Altenew's Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine.



Here is my project-




First off, I have to say that I love Distress Oxide inks. But when the Squeezed Lemonade came out, I HAD to make yellow flowers with it. The trick with layering the DO inks is to let them thoroughly dry between layers. Here is the materials list for this card:
  1. Stamps & Dies: Painted Greetings, Painted Flowers (Altenew).
  2. Inks: flowers (Squeezed Lemonade, Gathered Twigs, Distress Oxides-Memento Rich Cocoa), leaves (Sage, Bamboo Versacolor-Forest Moss Distress Oxide), sentiment (Memento Rich Cocoa)
  3. Paper: white cs, yellow chevron (unknown).
Make sure you enter a die cut project for a chance at an Altenew gift certificate!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Challenge #324-Ribbons & Bows

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #324-Ribbons and Bows
Make a project using ribbons, bows, or twine. 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-

I always wondered what I would make with this balloon paper-but it was perfect for this card! There was paper connection the balloons to the Happy Birthday sentiment, so I just cut those off and glued twine to the back of the balloons and letters. I added white gel pen highlights to give definition to the balloons. Here are the materials I used-
  1. Image: sentiment, Classroom - October & November (Cricut Design Space).
  2. Paper: balloon paper, red polka dot paper (DJ Inkers), blue, red cardstock (Recollections).
  3. Other: red & white twine (American Crafts), white gel pen (Signo Uniball). 
Make a project today and enter for a chance at the gift certificate!





Thursday, April 5, 2018

Altenew Roses



Our wonderful sponsor for April is Altenew. The prize for April is a $30 gift certificate and the theme is "Anything Goes".





Altenew’s Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room! It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies. It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet. Machine size: 6" x 4 1/2" plus handle.” Cutting plate size: 3" x 6 1/4" Product weight: 2 lb 3 oz

Check here to order Altenew's Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine.



Here is my project-



I just adore Altenews layered flowers, they are so beautiful. I was having trouble with the layering until I watched this video from Jennifer McGuire, and now I breeze through making layered images! Here is the material list for this card-
  1. Stamps & Dies: Vintage Roses, Build a Flower Rose, Painted Greetings (Altenew).
  2. Ink: roses ( Rose Red, Orchid, Opera Pink-VersaColor, Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide), leaves (Sage, Bamboo-Versacolor, Peeled Paint Distress Oxide). Sentiment ink is Rose Red Versacolor.
  3. Other: Cricut quatrefoil with Brusho's, pink paper from scrap stash.
Have a great day.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Challenge #323-Anything Goes with the optional twist of Sequins

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!


Challenge #323-Anything Goes with optional twist: Sequins
Make any Cricut project with optional Sequins


This Weeks Sponsor

https://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/
 The prize is this wonderful sequin collection-


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 written with Cricut Explore-


This card came together so quick! The cloud paper is from Echo Park, and the hot air balloon is from Close to My Heart Artiste, and is perfect for a shaker card. I cut three layers of craft foam with my Explore, and one layer of Cuttlebug Acetate to make the shaker body. The black dot paper is from the Black Currant DCWV stack, and the base of the balloon is a scrap of light teal cardstock. Too bad my husband was rushing me to get the card done, and that the sequin got into excess glue-but it did dry clear! The congratulations sentiment is Spellbinders Sentiment One die cut, and the inside was written with my Cricut-I don't have any retirement stamps, so this was fantastic to finish the card! My shaker sequins are from Hero Arts Frosty Winter mix, and I added white chunky glitter to make a little more noise.

I do wish I could've had more time to decorate the balloon-adding a banner, flowers, or twine for ropes! But it's cute anyway.
Make sure to enter for a chance at those fabulous sequins from our sponsor, Spiegelmom Scraps!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

A is for April, and Altenew!



Our wonderful sponsor for April is Altenew. The prize for April is a $30 gift certificate and the theme is "Anything Goes".

April 1st is April Fool's Day. April Fools' Day (sometimes called All Fools' Day) is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool. Some newspapers, magazines, and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in small letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.



Altenew’s Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room! It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies. It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet. Machine size: 6" x 4 1/2" plus handle.” Cutting plate size: 3" x 6 1/4" Product weight: 2 lb 3 oz

Check here to order Altenew's Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine.

Here is my project-


I love Altenews Painted Greetings. They are so fluid and free, just beautiful! Here is the material list for this card-
  1. Stamps: sentiment (Painted Greetings, Altenew), ink (Gathered Twigs, Distress Oxide).
  2. Dies: wreath, foliage (Spellbinders Shapeabilities Woodland Wreath)
  3. Paper: brown cs, dk green cs, light green cs (scraps), patterned paper (Darling Dear, Studio Calico).
  4. Other: pink flowers (Studio G), raisin pearl (Adirondack). 
Have a great day!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Challenge #322-Easter

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #322-Easter
Make a project using anything Easter related. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!


This Weeks Sponsor is-
And the prize is-

$25 Virtual Wallet!!!!


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-


Here are the materials I used for this project-
  1. Cutting Files: chocolate bunny, cute chick, egg & grass (Printable Cuttable Creatables), sentiment (Phrases-Cricut Cartridge).
  2. Paper: scraps from my scrap bin.
I love Printable Cuttable Creatables-the price for all three files I used is only $2! And there are 28 Easter files to choose from, some of them free. Be sure to enter our challenge for a chance to win that virtual wallet of $25 at PCC!