July 2015

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Celebrate Summer!

Sponsor for this of summer challenge.

According to google, July is actually the coldest month in New Zealand, but Dawn doesn't seem to let that stop from celebrating summer with us.
I love the way she water colored within the gardenia die.

 Memory Box Gardenia due, Winnie & Walter stamps, Butterfly punch, Watercolour paints (Koh-I-Noor)

Hannah and the DCD Team

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Independance Day!

Our great Sponsor!

Oh say can you see all the cards down below,
that glitter and shine
Celebrating the day
Its the 4th of July
we cannot deny

Have a Wonderful and Safe Holiday with family and friends, and  I /we thank you  from the bottom of our hearts for each and every one of you in the service, for all you do and have done!

 Spellbinder Nestabilities,
Salty Ocean distress ink
Sentiment unknown stamp

Lawn Fawn: Happy 4th and Say Cheese Die
Lifestyle crafts: Twinkle embossing folder

 Have a Happy 4th of July.  Arlene loves the Fancy Sun Bonnet digital images and t teamed the image with a new die she's been playing with.  The flag is flying outside the squares.
See more at Arlene's A Bit of This and That for more information on how she made this card.

Summer Activity - airshow 
 Memory Box Cityscape Nightline

Diecut Divas, Gina K Designs, Elizabeth Craft Designs
July 4th Fireworks Night Sky.
Gina K Designs Hello Sunshine Stamp set,  

Friday, July 3, 2015

Adorable Kitty Card

Our sponsor for this mont!

Arlene made a lovely shaped card with a great color combination of brown and green and accented it beautifully with the gold chevron.

Spellbinders Nestabilities - Big Scalloped Squares - not sure which set I'm using as I took my dies and put them on a magnetic sheet on the wall.  Either This or This
Hero Arts Zig Zag background
Elizabeth Craft Designs Whiskers the Cat
Elizabeth Craft Designs Beach Edges
Elizabeth Craft Designs Best Wishes (724)
Hero Arts Metallic Decor
To see Whiskers, see A Bit of This and That

Hannah and the DCD Team

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Winner of the June Challenge

"June Bug" was our June Challenge theme, and we enjoyed all the beautiful projects!

The prize is 7 digital stamps from our wonderful sponsor-

Current Sponsor for June
The winner of this June contest is:

Congratulations Creative M!
Please email us at thedcdivas@gmail.com to claim your prize.  We'll need your email so Bugaboo Digital Stamps can contact you with your winner's code to choose seven digital stamps. .

And the DT picks are-


I chose the coffee card from KT Fit Kitty. I love coffee cards, and the color combo and different die cuts all combined for a fun card!


I love the sweet snail and his cupcake with a cherry on top!

My favorite is this garden bear.so hard to do fur and this is fantastic. SO DARN CUTE!
Tangle Street Colorway

July Challenge 2015

Summer & Patriotism
Good Morning and Happy July!
Everyone loves summer right? Well this month we are challenging you to come up with cards, pages, or anything else you might have on mind, that say Summer all over,  this can be vacations, camping, pool, beach, picnics, and in the USA we will be celebrating our 239th anniversary on July 4th, and we would love to see patriotic creations too.  If you are not from the US and want to create a card etc.  showing your nationalities Patriotism or celebrations, come and join the fun with us!
If you are new to our challenges please click on the tab above "challenge rules", and please remember to use at least 1 die cut or embossing folder in your creations.
Our Sponsor this Month is:
The winner will be announced On August 2nd and if you have any questions during the challenge or any other time please feel free to email me at thedcdivas@gmail.com

And Now for Some Lovely Creations from Our Diva's

 Arlene is up first. and is thinking summer - sitting out in lawn chairs, travelling, taking vacations to other countries.  This is for Arlene's friend  who is retiring and making plans to relax and then travel.  Is that a 7-UP I can see?
Elizabeth Craft Designs Eiffel Tower Pop Stand (Tower only)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Beach Edges
Memory Box Auto Parts
IO Dies (beach chairs - DIE177-K)
Memory Box Evergreen Landscape
Little B Handwritten (sentiment)
Memory Box Marshmallow Clouds (small cloud)
Visit Arlene at A Bit of This and That

 Dawn seems ready to ride away on her Pennyfarthing.  Aren't those old bikes "The Cat's Meow?"  
 Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Patch
Memory Box Pennyfarthing die
,   Hero Arts stamps,
 We Are Memory Keepers embossing folder.

Marsha really hits us with a way to stay cool under a hot July sun!  
Take me to the beach~
Summer Activity - going to the beach 
(just had to buy it - love those flip flops)

Monica creates a scene of wonder and delight to set July on it's head. 
 I'd say "Life is Good."
Copics and a wave boarder punch

Hannah is ready to hit the beach for a great photography session (in her dreams : )
 Elizabeth Craft Window die
 Various Distress inks Frosted lace stickles
Hero arts woodgrain background

Cathie is remembering fun times as a kid with blowing bubbles in the back yard.
Diecut Divas, Art by Miran Bubbles Brea, Mpress Curved Rectangle, Elizabeth Crafts Design Happy Birthday
Art by Miran Bubbles Brea
Mpress Curved Rectangle
Brother Scan and Cut Nested Shape
Elizabeth Crafts Happy Birthday
more details at over at her blog House of Borowski
 Spellbinders M-bossabilities Roses embossing folder, Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals, Elizabeth Crafts Rose 
Be Creative and Enjoy!

Hannah and the DCD Team

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thank you Bugaboo Stamps!

Thank you Bugaboo Stamps for being a wonderful sponsor! And here are some of our Design Team's last cards for this month-

Die-namics Stitched Ovals STAX
Die-namics Stitched Rectangles STAX for the sentiment
Copic Markers
Arlene at A Bit of This and That

 Bugaboo Brat Bugs, Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle

Bugaboo Stamps: Spring critter stack
Dies: Spellbinders label 8
Misc: Copics, sentiment
Using Lady bug line
MFT stitched rectangle
Hero Arts sentiment
embossing folder
Bugaboo Knobby Knees Girl Bugs, My Favorite Things Pierced Squares, MFT Banner Dies

Thank you Bugaboo Stamps!
 Come back tomorrow for a new challenge!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Flowers and Ladybugs

Todays Spotlight is on Marsha and Cathie, who used great Bugaboo images to create these splendid cards! Here's Marsha with two cards, same images-

Spellbinder Oval and Scalloped Oval

Marsha chose the perfect background paper for her image. She's able to achieve different looks with her dies and ribbons.

Bugaboo Digi Stamps Silhouette Butterfly, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Isn't that butterfly simply divine? The sentiment sitting on the dotted embossing makes this a stunning card!

Thanks for visiting today!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Flowers and Critters

Are you enjoying the challenge this month sponsored by

Enter the challenge for a chance to win! Here are some more Design Team inspiration-

Die-namics Stitched Rectangles STAX
What a lovely card for Mother's Day-I'll bet this was a hit!

Using Spring Critter Stack, Spellbinders circle die, leaf embossing folder, Hero Arts sentiment

I just love the embossing that was sanded, and the colors Dawn chose. Really adorable card!

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

More lovely Bugaboo cards!

Today we're sharing three more Design Team projects using our sponsors images-

Current Sponsor for June

And here is Hannah's lovely card using dragonflies-

and Arlene's card is cute as a bug, isn't it?

Die-namics Stitched Rectangles STAX
Copic Markers,
Butterfly out of a butterfly sticker package

Arlene's at A Bit of This and That

Cathie's cards is pure sweetness with the bug loving girl!


Bugaboo Knobby Knees Girl Bugs, Spellbinders Label 8, Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday.
Remember to feature bugs on your challenge entry!

Friday, June 12, 2015

More Puppies!

One of the cutest images is this Cute Puppy, from our sponsor-

and here are more of our designers with this adorable image-

 Bugaboo Stamps: Cute Puppy
Dies: Sizzix circles
Misc: copics and sentiment
I love that background paper she based her card and coloring on-great job, Monica!

Mpress Ornate Square.
I'm so jealous of Cathie's coloring abilities-what lovely shading she accomplishes!

Bugaboo Cute Puppy, MFT Pierced Rectangle Dies

Be sure to get "Buggy" and enter the challenge!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Delightful Dragonflies

Today we are showcasing different dragonflies from our sponsor-

and here are some cards featuring different ways to use dragonflies!

Provocraft Cuttlebug flowers from Astericks
I love how she repeated the digi and made a great border.
Bugaboo Stamps: Dollar dragonfly
Dies: Simply said hello
Misc: copics
Love the CAS, with the golden dragonfly providing a big pop of color.

Bugaboo Dragonflies image, My Favorite Things Banner Die, Cuttlebug Oriental Weave Embossing Folder

I made this for a wonderful teacher and friend who recently passed away. Laura, you will be missed!

Thanks for joining us today!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Cute Puppies!

The Design Team has fallen in love with this cute puppy image from Bugaboo Stamps! Here is Arlene's card-

Bugaboo Cute Puppy
Dia-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX
Dia-namics Stitched Tags STAX
Copics coloring
Don't you just love the background sky Arlene created-it really does look like her puppy is outside!
and Marsha's card- Arlene at A Bit of This and That.

Easel Card using Cute Puppy
MFT "Hello" die, MFT Fence, MFT Icicles, MFT Clouds, MFT Rectangle Stax
What a cute scene Marsha created-that grass is so realistic.

and here is Hannah's-

I love the sentiment she chose!

Aren't all of them adorable?  Join us for our Bug challenge sponsored by-