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We will be limiting the number of submissions to the Die Cut Divas' challenge blog to 4. Beginning May 1, 2016, the challenges will close at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time instead of midnight. Thank you as always for your wonderful submissions. Arlene and the Die Cut Divas.

Sunday, May 29, 2016


This month we have a photo inspiration and for this card my inspiration was ONE button in the photo.  Can you spot it?

This is a drape card (instructions on Splitcoaststampers), and I used electricians tape to make the metal trim on the button.  Check details on my blog: http://creationsnz.blogspot.co.nz/

Stamp: Kaisercraft "Birthday" clear stamp. Get it here: https://www.kaisercraft.com.au/newsite/products.php?prod=CS137

This date is Dawn's, but she is off having cuddles with her new grandchild! We hope you've been inspired by all the lovely work from the team.  Carol & the Die Cut Divas.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Charming Gal

Our Sponsor is A Day for Daisies

Your photo inspiration can be found by clicking on the "This Month Challenge Here" button on the right side of our blog.

 I've used the beautiful image below a few years ago, but I so love the ways you can color or use different elements to make a truly unique card.  How can you resist?  I couldn't.  

A Day for Daisies "Braid in My Hair" image is here.

And I love this image too.  I cropped this and colored, then found some creative paper and went die-cut button happy with it too.  I have to say I love the hair color - wish it were mine!  I so love these images.
A Day for Daisies "Pearls in My Hair" image is here.

Arlene can be found at "A Bit of This and That".

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Little Lady

Hi everyone, 
Cathie here with another inspiration project using the fabulous A  Day for Daisies and the button inspiration photo- here it is again to jog your memory
and here is my project using A Day for Daisies Mom's Hat.
Diecut Divas, A Day for Daises Mom's Hat
Spellbinder Mega Ovals Large
Cuttlebug Baby Face Alphabet dies for the buttons

if you haven't been over to the A Day for Daisies shop, I would head over, there are some very cute images that happen to be free this month - definitely check it out before they go back to full price.

For all the details on my card head over to my blog at 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Breezy Buttons

Another card for our May photo challenge with our super sponsor A Day For Daisies: http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps/girls-play/products-name-p-2655
Check out more details on my blog: http://creationsnz.blogspot.co.nz/

I used  A Day For Daisies digi image Breeze in Spring.

We'd love to have you join us in this challenge!
CarolG and the Die Cut Divas

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Cup with flowers

Hello, Monica here with a short and sweet post and my card for our inspiration photo challenge.

Today's card, this time I used buttons and not just colors from the picture.

For more info visit me over at my blog, and stop by out first monthly post and link up to join us for the challenge!
Now I'm off for more packing, the move is Thursday!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monica and the Die Cut Diva's


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Very Sweet and magical

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

Our theme for the month is an inspiration photo-

Here is my project:

I used the free image Holding Fireflies by A Day for Daisies. I really liked how my watercolored background turned out. I used Friskit masking fluid and my fingertip to make the circles for the fireflies, and I used an old toothbrush and Frisket to make a Milky Way in the sky. After the Friskit was dry, I added the Brushos (Emerald for the ground, Black, Purple and Dark Blue for the sky). After everything was dry I rubbed off the Friskit, and colored the " fireflies" with Lemon and Orange Brusho's. I added a star button on the banner to contribute to the night sky.

  For more information on the materials I used, please join me a Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Happy Tree

Happy Tuesday everybody, 

Cindy here to show you a tag card made using the Happy Tree image by A Day For Daisies.

This is the inspiration photo:

This is my tag card:

I picked several colours (orange, red, aqua blue/green, charcoal grey and light brown) from the inspiration photo as the colours of the image.   To make the birds and critter stand out, I added stickles to them.  The row of tiny buttons at the bottom are stamped from this Hero Arts set, and fussy cut.

Here's a close up shot so you could see the glitter:

Remember our sponsor this month is A Day For Daisies

Winner of this month's challenge will receive a $12 gift voucher to the store (that equals to 3 digits image of choice).  Still a lot of time to enter.  Check details Here and link up Here.

A Day For Daisies Digital Stamp:  Happy Tree
Elizabeth Craft Designs Cutting Die:  Tags & More 3 - Leaves
Hero Arts Stamps:  Frosty Wishes
American Craft Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Clear Stamp Set - Jar 59178
Colouring pencils

Cindy and the Die Cut Divas

Sunday, May 15, 2016

A Tree Full of Buttons

Hi everyone, Cathie here with some more inspiration using buttons and A Day for Daisies.
A Day for Daisies is one of those great digital stamp companies that offer freebies so you can try the images out to see if your a fan, my image today is one of those freebies, its called Happy Tree and this is what I have created with it.
Diecut Divas, A Day for Daisies happy tree
I have added lovely bright flower buttons to enhance the tree image and diecut the scene with Spellbinders Label 8 and finished it off with a Gina K Design sentiment stamp.
For more details head over to my blog:

Friday, May 13, 2016

Girl with blue birds

Hi there...

Another sample to inspire you this month.  Our inspiration this month is this photo from our very own Carol.

I chose to use this image for my card

I used Copics to colour my Beauty and then I die cut wit a MFT rounded rectangle die.  I added a lace die cut from Couture Creations.  It is a very intricate die and took about three times for me to it cleanly cut.  Well worthwhile though...

Dawn and the Divas

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Flowers in Bottles


Cindy here to share a card made using one of the many lovely images by A Day For Daisies, who is our sponsor this month. 

For the month of May we have a photo inspiration:

Here's my card:

I coloured the image with Copic markers, and added a bit of shine with Wink of Stella.  Then I make some tiny holes and thread some twine around a few of the bottles and embellish with a few buttons from my collection.  I have a bag of buttons just like the inspiration photo!!  LOL  I have been collecting them for a long time, and finally a perfect opportunity to use some.  You could see my collection on my blog post Here.  Then I trimmed the image out and adhere to an embossed card.


A Day For Daisies Digital Stamp:  Flowers in Bottles
Copic Markers (Y15,Y17,YR18,YG00,YG25,YG95,B12,RV04,RV63,RV66,R14,R39)
Wink of Stella (Clear)
Spellbinder Embossing Folder (Patchwork EL-003)

Cindy and the Die Cut Divas

Monday, May 9, 2016

Tea cup flowers

Hello all Monica here to share my first card for our May challenge! Using the following image as our inspiration...

I decided to use some colors from the photo for my first card.

I used the Petals in a Tea Cup digi image from A Day for Daisies and fussy cut the image. See this post for all of the details for this months challenge and my blog here for more details on the card! 

Thanks for stopping by we can't wait to see what you create with inspiration photo!!!
Monica and the Die Cut Diva's

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Vintage Lady

Our Sponsor is A Day for Daisies

Join the challenge at Die Cut Divas HERE.

We have a photo inspiration for you and the photo inspired this card.  
I see the buttons with a vintage view. 

In Stories of Mother Goose, little Tommy Tucker says, "You know what a charm string is. Just ever so many pretty buttons strung together and worn around your neck." Nineteenth century folk wisdom had it that a girl should acquire 999 buttons on a string. When she added the thousandth, she would meet her Prince Charming.

These strings of buttons, sometimes called "memory strings," were a fad of the 1860s that remained popular until 1900. Delightful stories have been handed down. One is that each friend and member of the family donate a button. Another is that a charm string was a game or rivalry, not a romantic pursuit. Gaining the thousandth button doomed the girl to spinsterhood.

Another story credits the idea of charm strings to a mid-19th century newspaper competition.
In all these folklore accounts, there are similar rules and requirements for gathering the buttons: They should be one-of-a-kind, the prettiest and most brilliant available. Preferably they should be gifts from friends, suitors or family members or traded with another stringer. They should not be bought. While unfinished, the charm string was kept in plain view to inspire visitors to contribute buttons and also to boast and tell colorful stories of acquisition. "This button was given by Aunt Abigail from the gown she wore to the Inaugural Ball," or "this button was from Grandfather's Civil War uniform."
I wanted something light in color and I think this worked out the way I wanted. 
A Day for Daisies Lady Black Feathers
Lifestyle Crafts dies - circles - nesting
Copic markers
Mitsubishi Pencil Co Ltd Signo Broad Pen - white
Arlene is at A Bit of This and That

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sweet Baby Calf

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

Our theme for the month is an inspiration photo-

Here is my project:

Isn't that calf sweet? I made this for a friend that has Murrary Grey cattle, and this is my attempt to color a silver calf! You can find this image here. The die cut I used on this card are the Impression Obsession clouds. If you would like more information on this card, please join me at Just a Nutter Paper Crafter.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Button Babe

Hi everyone! Here is my button babe for this month's challenge. 
Check details on how I made it at:   http://creationsnz.blogspot.co.nz/

I used A Day for Daisies (Breeze in Spring) and you can get it here:

Come and join us in this fun challenge,
CarolG and the Die Cut Divas

Monday, May 2, 2016

And the winner is...

The winner of the $25 Gift Cerficate to the Gina K. store is:


Please contact us at  DCDivas@gmail.com so we can get your prize to you!

And now for some of the Diva's choices:

Michelle-I found this project from sarahscloset to be so darn creative!

Dawn - I loved this little April Showers card

Arlene here:  Helen's cards drew my eye.  Love this flower card. on Helen's blog.


Cindy's favorite is Gale's super adorable card.  She saids "It was tough to pick a favorite among the hugh number of beautiful entries.  But this really caught my eyes and I love the sentiment and those red umbrellas".

Thank you for all of your wonderful creations in April! Please join us for May's challenge using this photo as inspiration-

See you soon!