March 2015

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Challenge Awaits You!


Bugaboo Digi Stamps, Sponsor of Die Cut Divas 
 March 2015

Remember, you have to use a die-cutting machine to either die-cut or emboss something you use on or in your card or project.  You have to also follow the challenge this month.

March is 
Spring/ Children's challenge


Greetings!
Although it's not yet Spring for us in the US (many a time in my City of St Louis we won't see signs of spring till April)  the days are fast approaching and to me, Spring represents Starting Fresh, and newness or new little ones,
So this month we challenge you to make Fresh spring cards or cards for children (maybe both :)
If you are new to our challenges click on the contest rules tab above, and most of all have fun!

Here are some overly examples to get you started!


Arlene at A Bit of This and That




from Hannah
Bugaboo SceneIt Lady bugs  and Labels Die

  

from Michelle at Just a Nutter Paper Crafter
 My Favorite Things Pierced Rounded Rectangles, My Favorite Things Banner Dies, Spellbinders Edgeabilities



from Dawn at Dawn's World



from Marsha at Gramma's Room 



From Cathie at House of Borowski
Sizzix Twinkling Toes alphabet die.



Come play with us!
Hannah and the Die Cut Diva's


Saturday, February 28, 2015

February with a Twist

A big Thank You to our sponsor for February, the unique and creative-
QUIETFIRE DESIGNS

Quietfire Designs

Arlene here with a good bye to February and hello to March.

I decided to check out St. Patrick's Day and I'm ready for it.  This card was a breeze to cut on the Silhouette. Using double-sided colored paper was a perfect idea, one has a striking pattern and the other is rather a a lightly washed green.  The green panel on the front of the card is what the beautiful color is on the inside of the card.



Michelle has outdone herself and offers a Thank You card for our last post of February.  A big Thank You to our marvelous sponsor this month.  I personally am wild about this card.  I have to say "Thank You" to Michelle.



QuietFire Stair Cards, Cricut cartridges

Friday, February 27, 2015

February is almost over.  Can you believe that?  It's gone way too fast.

Quietfire Designs


I had to use this Quietfire Design card base for a tree.  I had the piece of green patterned paper sitting on my desk and now the tree has grass and leaves. I like the colors and found I like the stair step card a lot.  The cutting files make it so nice and easy too.


Quietfire Design-Love lives here base card
Elizabeth Craft Designs All Season Tree
QuietFire Design Twirl & Enjoy set of three stamps 

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

It's All About the Sentiment

Quietfire Desgn

Current Sponsor for February

Cathie knows how to make the sentiment the focal point with this card!

Diecut Divas, Quietfire Design

Quietfire Design Gentle Thoughts.
Spellbinders Label 1
Visit Cathie at House of Borowski for more inspiration

This is kind of a CAS card and I like the simplicity of it.  Wonderful sentiment from Quietfire Design.
QuietFire Twirl & Enjoy set of three stamps
Arlene at A Bit of This and That

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Monday, February 23, 2015

What's up for February?

QuietFire Designs, our February Sponsor
Quietfire Designs

Cathie knows a star when she sees one.  What a great guy card; What guy wouldn't want to receive this card?
Diecut Divas, Quietfire Designs
Creative Dies Nesting Star Dies

Check out House of Borowski for more inspiration

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas


Friday, February 20, 2015

Just Because

Quietfire Design

Quietfire Designs




Hannah has created a beautiful CAS card for you.  Hannah just cuts to the chase and produces a beautifully simple card.

A little bit from Hannah:

My Mom grows many herbs, So when I got the Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme stamp set I was excited to put it to use and the Ten Tiny Tag Sentiments are perfect for so many occasions or "Just Because"
It was hard to choose!  The Style of Quietfire Design is Beautiful and the Calligraphy so elegant.

I had so much fun putting this together and I hope you'll check Quietfire Designs out 
and give them a try
Hannah.

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas




Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Moment a Child is Born

QuietFire Designs, February Sponsor of Die Cut Divas 

Quietfire Designs


Dawn has created this precious card for us and she tells me she is absolutely loving QuietFire Designs sentiments.  I can understand why, can't you?  The sentiments are so beautifully done.


Visit Dawn at Dawn's World


Arlene and the Die Cut Divas






Monday, February 16, 2015

Sometimes, Said Pooh


Quietfire Design
Quietfire Designs

What a lovely setting for a beautiful expression.  Dawn takes the ordinary and makes the extraordinary.  Thank you, Dawn.



Saturday, February 14, 2015

HAPPY, HAPPY VALENTINE's DAY!

HAPPY, HAPPY VALENTINE's DAY!

Quietfire Designs




Michelle is first up with this wonderful heart card.  Wouldn't you like to receive this?  So adorable.

Quietfire Design Open Heart Border Card, Cricut Artiste sentiment,
Cuttlebug Candy Hearts EF

Marsha Drain continues with lots of hearts.  I'm in love the the two cards she's thrilled us with.  I couldn't use just one today.
Heart Spray cutting file is available here.  Marsha used a sentiment by GKD

Here's a card that's got heart!  I couldn't help this remark.  When I make this card again, I'll make the card longer, but it works and I sent it to my granddaughter.
QuietFire Twirl & Enjoy set of three stamps
Rising Hearts Card
Arlene at A Bit of This and That

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Our Guest Artists

QUIETFIRE DESIGN
Current Sponsor for February


Some amazing guest artists just for YOU!  
I'm thrilled to introduce you to some of the talented Design Team members of 
Quietfire Design and their beautiful cards.

Welcome to Yogi Grunwald, part of Quitefire's design team with a gorgeous card.  The flowers almost look embroidered upon a stylish handkerchief, don't they?  This has that old fashioned love feel to it.



Wonderful easel card, beautifully done.
Visit Art with Yogi for some sensational work.and inspiration  
with Quietfire Design


Easel Fern – With Sympathy – Life is Not
The measurements are 5”w x 7”h easel closed
Stamps: with Sympathy 10 tiny tag sentiment set 
Thanks a bunch and have a great day


What a fantastic card from  Wanda Hentges, part of Quitefire's design team.   I love the thump, thump, thump of her hearts beating a rhythm and the sentiment is just perfect.

 Be sure to visit Art by Wanda here. 
ekg heart you card cut file by Quietfire
          heart thump card cut file by Quietfire
           Love is friendship set on fire rubber stamp by Quietfire

Perception + Focus = the difference between a good day and a bad day.

Next we have Robyn from Quietfire Design, this months sponsor for the Die Cut Diva’s challenge.  


 Close-up and do you love the heart detail?
The print and cut sentiment, hand lettered by Suzanne, looks just like you lettered it on your card, even with Robyn's printer! (her words, honest)

Inside of card - just lovely
Robyn says she got a little carried away with stamping on the inside!
Be sure to visit Robyn at RainbowWeaves

Visit Quietfire Creations for more details and lots of inspiration.

I'm so glad that Suzanne Cannon could play with us today.  Did you know Suzanne designs new digital cutting files each week?  I love the unique and beautiful heart and message..

Be Mine Card
This 5x7” Be Mine Card was created with American Crafts cardstock, Little B Kraft Corrugated Tape, Quietfire Design’s FlourishedHeart Cutout cutting file
the Quietfire Cutting file Be Mine available in the Silhouette Design Store.
Please visit Suzanne's personal blog!: Quietfire Style.  I did and you won't be disappointed.

Please leave some love for our guest artists this month. 

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

When in Doubt

Quietfire Design sponsors Die Cut Divas with our challenge theme
Current Sponsor for February
WORDS, QUOTES & SENTIMENTS

This little girl makes me want to dance and twirl.  What a perfect sentiment for this lovely card.

Spellbinders Grand Labels 1, Label 1, Art by Miran Petal Blossom. 
Visit House of Borowski for more on this cutie.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Let's Take a Look at Hearts

February's Sponsor for Die Cut Divas is none other than QuietFire Designs
Quietfire Designs


Starting off today is our fabulous Michelle Nutter with a fantastic February card.  I love the red and white that one feels natural for our February cards.  You'll find the red and white glamorous cards below.with beautiful elegance.


Be sure to visit Michelle at Just a Nutter Paper Crafter

Marsha Drain has me thinking hearts too.  WOW, what a beauty.

 Flourished Heart SVG
.
Isn't this inside beautiful?


Don't you love the way Michelle and Marsha used this same Flourished Heart in different ways, one the positive and one the negative.

Beautiful work, ladies!

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Grant Me the Serenity

February's Sponsor QuietFire Designs
Quietfire Designs

Isn't this the most darling card!  I love the colors and background patterned paper with the wonderful fence and bow.  The little girl is darling, just so sweet.   The color of the hair ties in with the colors of the flowers on the patterned paper.  

Did I say I liked it?   The sentiment is from our wonderful sponsor this month, QuietFire.  
Source of the following information:
The Serenity Prayer is the common name for a prayer authored by the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr[1][2] (1892–1971). It has been adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous and other twelve-step programs. The best-known form is:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
QuietFire God give me the Serenity . Obsession Expression fence die and Spellbinders oval and scallop oval dies.  

Be sure to visit Dawn's blog today.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

When in Doubt, Twirl

QuietFire Designs - sponsor for February
Quietfire Designs

I love cutting all those little shamrocks on my Silhouette Cameo, now that I've finally started using it.  You've got to visit QuietFire Designs so you can see all the wonderful quotes, rubber stamps and files Suzanne has waiting for you. 

Kitty Collection Cut File from QuietFire
QuietFire Twirl & Enjoy set of three stamps

:Look what Marsha did with hearts!  Don't you love the XOXO?  Beautifully done card.  I'm eating my heart out, I just love it so.
Heart Spray cutting file can be found here.  She used an  XOXO SVG file
See more at Marsha's blog, Gramma's Room.

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas


Monday, February 2, 2015

And we have a winner.....

A huge thanks to Elizabeth Craft Designs for being great sponsors for our January challenge...

and a huge thanks to all of our participants...we have reached a milestone with the number of entries this month..... you are all winners in my eyes...

However our winner is..........drum roll please

 Congratulations to Art and Soul Creations (Barbara)


Please email us at thedcdivas@gmail.com to claim your prize.  We'll need your name and address so Arlene can send  you your awesome prize package consisting of:
Silk Microfine Glitter - Warm Diamond
Double Sided adhesive (5 X 5 inches)
2 each of the following Peel-Offs  (Crystal Flowers), (Seashells), (Lighthouses) and (Rubber Ducky).


and some of our favourites..

Arlene's choice from January 2015 is Gail from Lacy Lassy.  There were 200 choices and it was a difficult pick to make.  There were funny, sporty, elegant, winter, and all sorts of cards.  I think this  wintry image and coloring called to me this month.

Cathie's choice from January 2015 is Wendy L from Spanish Crafter. I was drawn to the design feature of the accordion card and I love that pop of colour only in the middle.

My choice is from Yantis Lovely Craft.  I was drawn to the delightful embellishments on her beautiful diary


Thanks to you all... and hope we see you in this months challenge

Dawn and the Divas