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Friday, November 27, 2015

Winter Outdoor Fun

Isn't this just the cutest?  Marsha used Turdy Sjolander's digital image of these polar bears staying warm and cozy by the fire, superimposing it onto the matching paper before printing.  The sentiment is cut out with a Spellbinder die from the Labels and Tags set.  The Cuttlebug Campfire was just burning a whole (LOL) in her storage case just needing to be used for this card.  Dies R Us has a huge selection of Spellbinders in their store.  We appreciate them being our sponsor.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving

November 25 has arrived and many people are preparing for the big celebration tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.  I always think of warm houses and cloudy skies, leafless trees and taunting smells emanating from nearby homes.   This is my portrayal of a rustic home with warm wishes to everyone.  

Happy Thanksgiving and lots of Warm Wishes

Elizabeth Craft Designs Beach Edges at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs Holiday House at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs All Seasons Tree (includes the clouds/foliage for tree) not in stock when I made this card.
Hero Arts sentiment from Merry Cactus to You

Monday, November 23, 2015

Warm Mittens

The challenge this month is Warm and Cozy

Our sponsors are

My card has warm mittens

Please look at my blog for further details about my project http://cardsbybeckie.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks for stopping by

Rebecca x

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Keep Cozy

Today's card uses an argyle pattern on it. What's more warm and cozy than a warm sweater?!  I love the stamp set I used to day it's great for backgounds any time of the year.

I started off by stamping the stitched diamonds in dark gray and then the diamond patterns in two shades of blue. I added the die cut stitching above, below and in the middle of my stamping. Heat embossed my sentiment and a wood veneer snowflake in silver, then decided I wanted my stitching to be silver too. I layered my panel onto navy card stock. I finished it off by adhering a stitched snowflake with the embossed snowflake to the card.

Here is a closer look... 

Thanks for stopping by, we can't wait to see all your warm and cozy creations!
Monica and the Die Cut Divas

Lawn Fawn- Argyle Backdrops, Stitched snowflakes and Stitched borders
Memento- Teal Zeal, Nautical Blue and Tuxedo Black
Versa Mark
Recollections- cardstock and silver embossing powder

Thursday, November 19, 2015

My idea of Warm & Cozy!

One of my favorite things to do on a cold, rainy autumn day is to curl up on the couch with a warm blanket, hot beverage, and a good book. That's so warm & cozy! Here is my project-

I used Darice's falling leaves embossing folder, My Favorite Things Fishtail banner dies for the sentiment, and Spellbinders Circle dies for the window opening. If you would like more information on the items I used, please join me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter. And make sure to enter our challenge for a chance to win a prize from out sponsor-

Thanks and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Cozy and Bright

I love making cards with a mix of my favorite companies, and making them work together, it is always a challenge to match them up appropriately.
This card was made with 2 dies, 3 stamps, several copics, and distress ink, as well as some glitter which unfortunately did not catch in the photo

Here is my list of supplies
HA Holiday houses CL464
HA Christmas Messages CL722
MFT Emma Celebrates the Season
Spellbinder Nesties Labels 8
Memory Box Evergreen Landscape
Copics (sorry I can never keep track of which ones I used)
Evergreen Bough Distress ink
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What a Cutie!

Marsha has a granddaughter with bright red hair so she colored this cute image with Copics to match. (yes, it really is this bright!)  The bunny slippers and sentiment are cut out with a Spellbinder Grommet Tag die.  Check out other Spellbinder dies at Dies R Us, our wonderful sponsor for November.  They have sooo many.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Warm Drink

When I think about being warm and cosy I go straight for a nice warm drink and that is what inspired my project today.
Diecut Divas, Gina K Designs
I have used a Gina K Designs stamp set for the background and the cups of cocoa. 
My Brother Scan and Cut was put to work to fussy cut the cups and then I used a Spellbinders Standard Oval die to offset them, all in a warm brown colour scheme.
Head over to my blog House of Borowski for more details.

Friday, November 13, 2015

No, It Can't Be Recycle Time

Presenting Dies R Us, our sponsor for November.

My good friend, Dawn, has had computer problems and needed a bit of a lift for today's post and I needed a place to show off my three new cards I made on this past Sunday.

I thought I'd recycle something, well, more than ONE something and here they are. 
This card reminds me of farmhouse with a view on the world.  Well, something like that

. I'm recycling an OLD LARGE card that was 18 inches tall and made in THREE LARGE panels, each at least 12 inches wide, as well as being a very heavy duty cardstock.  I kept holding onto the pieces, but never had anything that really fit what I wanted until I purchased two of the Garden Patch die sets.
 Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Patch 1 1/2 Inch at Dies R Us
 Memory Box Hello Script (there are many "hello" dies at Dies R Us - check them out. 

 Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Patch 1 1/2 Inch at Dies R Us
 Memory Box Hello Script (there are many "hello" dies at Dies R Us - check them out. 
Recycled OLD LARGE card
Distress Ink Hickory Smoke on the outside of the base card
This card was also my exchange card for October on the Society of Stampaholics blog

 Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Patch  1 inch at Dies R Us
 Elizabeth Craft Designs Butterfly 1
 Memory Box Hello Script (there are many "hello" dies at Dies R Us - check them out. 
Recycled Tissue boxes for the inch panels and the base of the butterfly

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Little Glitter

Our fantastic sponsor for the month of November is Dies R Us.

A little glitter on the house in the trees never hurt anyone.  I don't use these dies as often as I should,   They are wonderful for scenes, as you can see.  I guess I just don't do enough scenes.  The house can be made so many different ways.  It comes in so many pieces that you can put them together to make different houses.  I like dies that can serve multipurpose functions (at first glance).  Leave the panel behind the door off or take the panel and make a shed.  

I love this tree too.  It comes with three different sets of "leaves" and clouds that make foliage for the tree or clouds for the sky or shrubbery.  

Let me tell you about the Beach Edges dies.  I use this hilly die on a lot of my scenes.  I cut the sky to match the hills and they butt up to each other seamlessly. 

Ok, enough is enough on introductions to a card.

The inside of the card holds the sentiment "Have a Warm and Cozy Christmas".from Hero Arts."Merry Cactus to You"

Supplies for the outside of this card.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Beach Edges  at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs Holiday House at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs All Seasons Tree
Arlene at A Bit of This and That

Am I the only one in a panic that I see December creeping... no RUNNING up ahead of me?  Where has the time gone?

At least I have a Christmas card done, well, more than one, but thank goodness, one more to send out.

I was going for a "looking through the window" impression.  Not sure I achieved that intent, but it's certainly different for me.

I love that Xmas tree die and use it to cut Tissue boxes and YUP, this is a tissue box in blues & greens.  When I had this altogether, it was sooooooooo dull and nondescript that I had to add something, so glitter is our best friend.  I chose Lime Green for the green parts of the tissue box, Time Holtz Distress Stickles in Chipped Sapphire for more blue tones and an old bottle of Emerald SPARKLES. to dress up my dull tree.  It's NOT dull anymore!

A bit of Gold Glitter paper was great for the sentiment from Little B (Handwriten)

I used that great die set Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Patch die set (1 1/2 Inch) from Dies R Us to make a window.  The 6 cut panel paper is supposed to be the wallpaper showing through the window.
Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Monday, November 9, 2015

Warm wishes

I'm here today with a card for our challenge theme which is warm and cozy. Our wonderful sponsor this month is DiesRus!
For my card I thought how fun would it be to have a sandcastle made of snow. 

I stamped my images on a die cut oval and then colored them, adding a little yellow in the windows for warmth. Stamped some snowflakes in the background. To give it more of a snowy look I used dry distress stickles. 

Here are some closer looks at the snowy glitter.

I think the sandcastle warms up the snowy scene!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!
Monica and the Die Cut Divas

Lawn Fawn- Life is GoodSmall stitched Ovals, Argyle backdrops (sentiment) Critters in the Snow (snowflakes) and Toboggan Together (snowflakes)
Memento- Sky Blue and Gray Flannel
Misc- Copics and Distress glitter

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Warm and Cosy

The theme this month is "warm and cozy" Our sponsors are:

This is my card

I have used a Cheery Lynn Lattice and Cheery Lynn gingerbread man. If you would like more information about my project visit my blog at  http://cardsbybeckie.blogspot.co.uk/

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Die Cut Diva's are Warm and Cozy!

Welcome! The theme for this month is "Warm & Cozy", and what's better than being bundled up against the cold with a Teddy Bear? This month we are sponsored by-
 so follow the theme and enter your project!

Here is my card-

The stamp I used is from Unity Stamp Co. colored with Copics. I used Spellbinders Circle dies and Spellbinders Tags Two to make the card.  I see all kinds of tags at Dies R Us if you can't find these.

If you would like more information, come join me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Feeling Warm and Cozy

Hi everyone, Cathie here with my first inspiration project for November. When I think Warm and Cozy,I definitely think warm clothes and hats. So with that in mind, I thought this little lady was perfect.
Diecut Divas, Art by Miran Eirwen
I have used my Brother Scan and Cut to fussy cut the image, and used a Spellbinders Floral Oval to mat. The cute little flowers are from a Creative corner die that I cut apart.  The sentiment is part of a Justrite Clear set, which I thought was perfect.
Head over to my blog House of Borowski for more details.

Monday, November 2, 2015

And the Winner is.....

Hi all.  Thanks so much to everyone who entered our Shaped Cards challenge.

And our first winner is ...............Rosina's Scrapcards   You have won the sponsor's prize from Morgan's Art World.  Please contact us at thedcdivas@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Our second winner is ....................MaxiBelle Studio.  You have won the sponsor's prize from One Happy Cut.  Please contact us at thedcdivas@gmail.com to claim your prize

The Eastwind Untitled MAC0216

And here are some of the teams favourite cards.

Monica's pick:  I love Gail's coffee shaped card, with the adorable little jackolantern on the front. I'm thinking I need a Pumpkin Spice Latte now!

Arlene's pic -  so hard to pick just one, but I found I loved the monochrome color choice and sweet image by Created With Love by Stacey S,, but I loved so so many.  Michelle also chose this card, and loves the use of color and different dies to create a beautiful card.

Cathie's pick: I love everything about Julie's card, all of the different elements of this card come together and make it an amazing project.

All the Divas hope you had a Happy Halloween and have started crafting away for November's challenge.