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We will be limiting the number of submissions to the Die Cut Divas' challenge blog to 4. Thank you as always for your wonderful submissions. Arlene and the Die Cut Divas.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

It's all about LOVE...

Hi all.  What delightful cards you are all making.   I've decided to showcase my favorite 5 entries so far... I really like all 67!  so definitely go over to the entry post and take a closer look

Here's they are
  -from Dee

- from  Lin

- from  Janet

- from Ursula

 -from Heather (not one but two cards)

Thanks to everyone who has entered so far.... still plenty of time to enter.

Dawn & the Divas

Thursday, February 11, 2016

You Make My Heart FLutter

Hero Arts is Our February Sponsor.

I love matching die and stamp sets.  That gives you so many options.  When I think of February's challenge at Die Cut Divas, I think pink, whirling butterflies, and that fluttering feeling in the tummy.  My sentiment continues from the outside to the inside.  "YOU MAKE my heart flutter" is the sentiment, but I divided it to fit part on the outside and part inside.  Take a look at the outside.  And yes, the black and white is from a up-cycled tissue box.

I think this card has a feminine, but modern feel to it.  Someone gave me a tissue box that reminds me of a zebra and I couldn't resist using it.

Close-up of central panel

Close-up of butterfly (second layer of butterflies are clear embossed)
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies (CL867)
Hero Arts  (DI135)
Color Layering Butterflies Frame Cuts
Distress Inks  worn lipstick & ripe persimmon

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hugs and Kisses

Hello Diva's, Monica here with today's post. My card is a Valentine card that is quick and easy.

A little bit of stamping and die cutting made for a fast Valentine's day that could easily be reproduced if needed. 

Don't forget to link up and play along this month for you chance at winning a $25 shopping spree with Hero Arts! Who wouldn't want to grab some goodies from the newest release on them! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!
Monica and the Diva's

Hero Arts-  You & Me 
MFT- inside out dies
Misc- pattern paper, ink and cardstock

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Special Couple

I'm sharing a card today for our Love,Anniversaries and Weddings challenge

I will personalise this card with details when I receive them. The recipients always really appreciate that. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hero Arts and Brusho's

Hello! Today I'm sharing a card I made with our sponsor, Hero Arts, stamps and dies.

 Maker sure to enter our challenge of Love, Anniversaries, and Weddings for a chance to win!

Here is my card-

I used Hero Arts Truly Appreciated stamp set, and Hero Arts Hello Flowers stamp set and dies. The embossing folder is one of four in the Decorative Tile set by Cuttlebug. The flower paper was made using Brusho's on watercolor paper-so fun to play with!

If you would like more information, visit me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hero Arts Flower Power

Our fabulous sponsor, Hero Arts, is having a Flowers Challenge right HERE.  You have through February 29th to enter this fabulous challenge.  

I know the Die Cut Divas' and the Hero Arts' challenges are different, but maybe you can make your project fit the Die Cut Divas' challenge of Love, Marriage and Anniversaries as well as the Hero Arts Flowers Challenge.  Think about it.

Here's what you can win this month at Die Cut Divas if you are 
randomly chosen as the winner.

Come join the fun.  

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

January Winner and DT Favorites D

Our Great Sponsor at Die Cut Divas is 

One Happy Cut will give out a $15 gift certificate to our randomly drawn winner.

Winner of the January challenge is:

Congratulations to- Dianchik

Please contact us on thedcdivas@gmail.com and we'll get your prize organised,

Arlene's Favorite - Karen Pimblett
I love the technique and that Karen took the risk to die-cut all the frames for this little lady.

Michelle's Favorite-Graciellie
 This is the type of card I wish I could make, but I can't get the hang of.

Once again a HUGE thanks to everyone who took part.  I am so glad I was able to use Random.org to get the winner... you are ALL winners in my book.

Thanks Dawn and the Divas

Monday, February 1, 2016

Love, Marriage & Anniversaries

It's all about Love, Marriage & Anniversaries and with Hero Arts, you can create every day to bring lots of love to your projects.

Hero Arts is Our February Sponsor

 Make a project all about Love, Marriage or Anniversaries.

 You MUST use a die cut or file cut made on your machine (or a friend's, not store        bought) on your project or card

Only Four submissions to our Challenge per challenge month are allowed.

Here are some examples from our Divas.

Dawn has created an elegant card.

Arlene has a whimsical card as her sample for this month.  I used a Memory Box Loopy Rings die cut as a stencil on which to sponge some wonderful Distress Ink, Lucky Clover.  
This is my Valentine card.

Hero Arts Baby Animals Stamp and Cut (sentiments put together)
Distress Ink Lucky Clover
Glossy Accents
Memory Box Loopy Rings

Cindy has a graphic Valentine's Day Card.

Hero Arts Paper Layering Heart Fancy Die
Hero Arts You Are My Happy
Little Things from Lucy's Cards sequins (Fruit Sorbet)

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Thank you for the month of January

We have had a fantastic month showing you our new techniques, stamps, colours with our fantastic sponsor 
One Happy Cut
Now its time to say thank you for our fabulous sponsor - here is what the team has for you.

Diecut Divas, Some Odd Girl Grow
New Clear Stamp Some Odd Girl Grow
New Project - A bookmark
Brother Scan and Cut and SVG file for shape 
Creative Dies Tag and Sentiment die.

New Die-Lucy Label Pop Up, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Spellbinders Labels 4

Elizabeth Craft Designs All Seasons Tree and Holiday House at One Happy Cut
Elizabeth Craft Designs Country Scapes - Country Critters 1

Monica's card for the last day
Die-Namics tag builder blueprints #3, tattoos, Recollections

Friday, January 29, 2016

Glittery Butterfly

Hi all

Dawn here running really late and very dis-organised....

Our sponsor this month is
Although today my card uses a Hero Arts butterfly die, our sponsor has a lot of lovely dies you could use. 

This is a new die cut for me from Arlene.  I loved it so much that I have bought it!

thanks for stopping by

Dawn & the Divas.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pattern on Pattern Valentine

Happy Wednesday everybody:

Today I am sharing a "pattern on pattern" project.  And I am using the Tags & More 3 - Leaves cutting die by Elizabeth Craft Design which is available at One Happy Cut

I wanted to create a less feminine Valentine so I went with some neutral color card stock.  But I can't help myself but to use some crimson and pink pattern paper and for the stamping.

Let's take a look:

What do you think?  Is it less feminine than the floral kind?  I used a clear gel pen to go over the sentiment adding a little more interest, and added Stickles (Sprinkled Sugar) to the etched heart. Both these stamps are new additions to my stash.

Here's a close up of the sparkly etched heart:

There is still time to play our January challenge: new technique/die/stamp/colors, something you're using or trying for the first time.  Our sponsor this month is One Happy Cut.  Winner of this month's challenge would receive a $15 gift certificate to their store.

Supplies for my card:

Elizabeth Craft Design cutting die: Tags & More 3 - Leaves 
Hero Arts stamp: You Are My Happy
Hero Arts stamp: Love By Lia
Gelly Roll gen pen: Clear
Ranger Stickles: Sprinkled Sugar
Memories Dye ink: Crimson

Cindy and the Die Cut Divas

Monday, January 25, 2016

A Special House

Our Great Sponsor at Die Cut Divas is 
One Happy Cut
One Happy Cut will give out a $15 gift certificate

The challenge is new technique, die, stamp, colors, something you're using or trying for the first time. Well, here is something I've never tried before and have been thinking about doing, so here we go.  I'm using my die-cuts to expand my die-cut house into a large home.  I also am using up scraps.  

Here's what I did:
  • I glued leftover scraps of paper from different projects onto a piece of copy paper.  
  • I then die-cut the house three times from the scrap paper and glued two of the houses onto a piece of copy paper. 
  • The long roof is the same width as the roof die and glued on top of the two houses. 
  • The third house is pop dotted to the top middle of the two houses.
  • I die-cut two trim pieces and used one piece to create trim for the back roof, while using the complete trim for the front house
  • I cut the chimney twice and layered one piece behind the other.
  • I cut four windows and glued them on.
  • I cut two doors to create a door with different paper.
  • I used a white ink pen to dot the trim.  This really lightened up the entire house. 
  • I found blue card stock and cut to A2 card size and adhered the houses onto the note card.
  • I wanted a large sentiment to fit above the house and chose FRIEND
Elizabeth Craft Designs Holiday House here
Hero Arts Big Ticket an older clear set (sentiment)
Signo Broad white pen

Saturday, January 23, 2016

New Baby Boy Card

I love making New Baby cards. They always mean so much to the new parents. 

I will personalise the card with parents name, baby name, date of birth and maybe time and birth weight when the new arrival makes an appearance

I like using gingham card on a baby card. I have die cut various baby embellishments. I have die cut the chassis of the pram in mirror card for a realistic effect.

The entries are lovely, keep them coming.

Pram, Shoes, Train and Baby - Marianne dies
Lattice - Cheery Lynn
Rectangles - Tonic

Visit me at  cardsbybeckie

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Flamingo love

I love flamingos (even though they are my least favorite color), so I couldn't pass up this little guy when he showed up on a Valentines day display at work recently! 

The pattern papers are scraps from an older collection, that I pieced together on the card base. I die cut  and colored the flamingo before adding him to the die cut panel. It was a pretty quick card to put together, I could easily make more for Valentine's day if needed.

I did pop my flamingo on some pop dots. Here is a closer look at the popped up flamingo and the stitched heart behind him.

We have loved seeing everyone's work this month, I know I've been blown away! You guys are so creative, keep them coming only 10 days left for your chance to win!!!

Have a great day!
Monica and the Die Cut Diva's

My Favorite Things- Blue Print tag builder #3, Hybrid ink
My Minds Eye- Love Me paper pad
Recollections- Flamingo stamp and die set, cardbase

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A new to me die!

Today is my spotlight day at Die Cut Diva's! Our sponsor this month is-

They are giving away a $15 gift certificate, so make something with a new die, new technique, new color, etc. You can't win if you don't enter!

Here are my cards made with the Elizabeth Craft Designs Spiral Pull die!

The first one I made without the spiral attachment-

I also used Elizabeth Craft Designs Poppy the Owl and My Favorite Things stitched circles dies.

  For the second card I used the spiral attachment, and used clear, thick acetate-

I also used Elizabeth Crafts Designs Roses (But this rose by Frantic Stamper would work well), Cricut Artiste sentiment, and the hearts come in the Spiral Card kit (along with balloons, snowflakes, and leaves).

Thanks for visiting, and visit me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter for more information.