March 2015

Click on the Monthly Challenge button on the side bar to visit our Challenge blog post.

Monday, March 30, 2015

A little fairy



Good day

I hope you all had fun playing along with this month's challenge, You may have noticed that the posts have been somewhat random and sporadic, this was due to some health issues I have been dealing with, and wanted to let you know that it should not happen again, and I hope it didn't discourage you to come back. Thanks to the DT for helping out when possible, so the month wasn't completely blank.
Finally I have a card to share!!!!
I love all the people images, but when it comes to the faceless ones aside from the eyes, I never seem to be able to stop my self from adding more features. Lol!
 
Hannah and the DCD Team

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cute Kids Cards


Today we have a triple bonus of three of the cutest kids cards, using Bugaboo's adorable little kid images

Made by Dawn

Made by Arlene
Bugaboo Deacon School Sign It 2
Die-Namic Square Stitched die-cuts
Copic markers
Metallic  dots
Arlene at A Bit of This and That

Made by Michelle
Bugaboo Image (Bubbles Birthday-Balloons) My Favorite Things Pierced Circles, Pierced Rounded Rectangles   Check out Michelle's blog.  
Thanks for stopping by!
Hannah and the DCD Team

Monday, March 23, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookies for Any Time of Day




Dear Readers:

Arlene wanted to share a card with you, one of her favorite images from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

Who could resist a chocolate chip cookie? This chocolate chip cookie is fat-free!

Bugaboo Digital Kidz - Cookie
Copic Markers
Little B Handwritten (sentiment - "hi")
Die-Namics stitched TradTagsStax
See the sentiment inside at A Bit of This and That

Hannah and the Die Cut Divas

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fun Fold Birthday Card


Isn't the color combination brilliant! And the simple design is stunning,

Diecut Divas, Bugaboo Ava Flowers

 She is also very good at coloring
Diecut Divas, Bugaboo Ava Flowers
Memory Box Penne Frame,Memory Box Curyly Border, Impression Obsession Layered Floral Dieset.

see all the details on her blog House of Borowski

I hope this lovely card might inspire you as it does me, whether it's trying your hand at new folds, or perfecting your coloring or maybe even giving digital stamps a try.

Have a Great Day!
Hannah and the DCD Team.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Winner picked for February


Our February sponsor was Quietfire Design 
and the prize is $30 worth of stamps and .svg files.  
If the winner can’t use svg files, then the prize will be all stamps!

Thank you to our sponsor.

I've had to pick another winner because our random pick did not respond and email us.  
The new winner of the February challenge is: # 64.- LISA
.
Please Email us at thedcdivas@gmail.com.
Our sponsor, Quietfire Design (Suzanne Cannon) will contact you by email 
so you may claim your prize.  

Happy St. Patrick's Day to YOU!

Our sponsor for the month is Bugaboo Digital Stamps and they are fun to print out and color.


Arlene is wearing the green today and so is her Bugaboo sun bonnet girl.


Bugaboo Fancy SB Flowers  For all the dies and materials she used, please visit 


The Die Cut Divas

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Happy Spring to "ewe"


Spring is making it's way to the Northern Hemisphere so here is my card for my Northern Friends;


Using the Happy Spring to "ewe" image.  Dies: Lil'Inkers
Background stamped with  Distress ink - Cracked Pistachio and a multi striped Winnie & Walter stamp.

You can see the card and post here.

Happy Spring my friends

Dawn and the Divas

Friday, March 13, 2015

Just for Fun!





Loving working with Bugaboo Digital Stamps!

How about some samples for you to see the variety of Bugaboo Digital Stamps

First we have this cute little elephant ready for anything.  I love the sentiment as it leaves the card wide open for just about any type of situation, such as a birthday, an anniversary, a special occasion...  I see the flowers are just popping up all over!

My Favorite Things Rounded Rectangle Dies, 
Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder, 
Technique Tuesday Stamps 
Visit Michelle at ANutter paper crafter.  Michelle has posted this wonderful card here



Copic markers
Quietfire Stair Step card
I'm very pleased with this card.  I think it's just a fun card to cheer anyone up if they need cheering.

Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Divas from the Divas.  

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Looking for February's Winner...

One more post for the winner, Lena to email us at thedcdivas@gmail.com to claim the $30 prize.

I will be choosing a new winner on Saturday the 14th if you do not respond.  I have left a couple posts on your blog.  I'll try again.

Our sponsor was Quietfire Design and the prize is $30 worth of stamps and .svg files.  
If the winner can’t use svg files, then the prize will be all stamps!

Thank you to our sponsor.

The winner of the February challenge is: # 25

Please Email us at thedcdivas@gmail.com.
Our sponsor, Quietfire Design (Suzanne Cannon) will contact you by email 
so you may claim your prize.  


The DTs favorites are as follows:

Arlene's favorite is  # 103, Bonnie Garby

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Kids, you say.

Bugaboo Digital Stamps is our Sponsor for the March Challenge of Spring and Children.



I have a fantastic surprise.  Two of our talented Divas used the same image and how wonderfully different and delightful they are.  That's what I love about stamping and digital images alike.  One's person's creativity is so different from another.  I love both the cards.  I know you will too.

First up is Cathie Borowski: The color scheme reminds of a rich sherbet.  That sounds so yummy to me.  I sat and read outside on Sunday past and at 2:00 p.m., it was a lovely 64 degrees Fahrenheit.  I would have loved some sherbet then.  Our lovely little girl is thinking of sherbet too.

Diecut Divas, Bugaboo KPT Wavy Hair Girl

Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles
Visit Cathie at the House of Borowski.

Marsha has this little girl sitting at the window, watching the world go by and wishing she could go out and play.  She really does look like she wants to go have fun.  The flowers are just so cute too.
 Marsha used Kid Pocket Topper - Wavy Hair Girl and Silhouette Portrait
Visit Marsha at Gramma's Room

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Monday, March 9, 2015

No Line colouring with a Digital image

Yes you can do no line colouring with a digi image.  This technique is usually done by stamping in a very light colour then colouring with your medium.  I wondered if you could do this with a digital image.  I added the image into a Word document and recoloured to Washout.  Once it was printed I coloured it... and YES you can do the no line colouring!

I used Watercolour paper to print my image and coloured with Memento Inks.  I was inspired by my friend Isha, who did a video in the StampNation class I've been doing.  She made it looks sooo easy...but I found it a bit harder.  I'm not too great at shading and blending... I used my new Die-Namic stitched dies to cut out the focal piece.

So there you are people... digi images are so versatile.

Dawn and the Divas

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Sweet Spring Card

Our Sponsor for March is Bugaboo Digi Stamps!


Isn't this such a sweet card?! Marsha has beautifully combined both of our challenge options Spring, and Children.
 I love the royal purple tulip paper with the bright yellow butterflies, and the sweet little girl, it would be a fun card to receive whether you were a child or adult.
And she also has the knack for using different folds on her cards, something I am not very good at and rarely attempt.


 Marsha using Brat bugs and Spellbinder Lacy Squares,
Hannah and the DCD Team

Monday, March 2, 2015

February's Winner!



Quietfire Designs



Our sponsor was Quietfire Design and the prize is $30 worth of stamps and .svg files.  
If the winner can’t use svg files, then the prize will be all stamps!

Thank you to our sponsor.

The winner of the February challenge is: # 25

Please Email us at thedcdivas@gmail.com.
Our sponsor, Quietfire Design (Suzanne Cannon) will contact you by email 
so you may claim your prize.  


The DTs favorites are as follows:

Arlene's favorite is  # 103, Bonnie Garby

Something just drew me to the colors and patterns in this card.  The colors are fantastic together.  I loved the geometric designs, which worked so well.

Cathie's favourite is #42 Gail L

This card grabbed my attention with its colour scheme and how all the elements including that gorgeous bow; draw you to focus on the sentiment, fantastic job.

Hannah's Favorite #112 JennyH  

What drew me was the stark (Beautifully colored) image on the white background, the lacey oval die over another white embossed background. The Contrast is Gorgeous!


Dawn's Favourite #95 Carol Dunham
Just love the graphic look 


Arlene and the Die Cut Divas thank you all for participating.

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