Sunday, February 25, 2024

Dancing with Flowers

Hi there. Dawn here to share my non-Traditional Valentine's card today.    Even though Valentine's Day was last week, you still have until 9pm PST on the 29th to share your non-traditional Valentine project for our February Challenge


Our sponsor is the amazing Hero Arts, generously donating a $25 prize to our random winner - thank you!! Here's my card:


 This uses a very old Hero Arts cling stamp.  I stamped in black ink and clear embossed so I could do a bit of embossed resist to colour the flowers. 

Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see your project in the February Diva gallery!

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Birdcage Valentine

Hey there - Diva Linda here with my non-traditional Valentine! Even though Valentine's Day was last week, you still have until 9pm PST on the 29th to share your non-traditional Valentine project for our February Challenge

Our sponsor is the amazing Hero Arts, generously donating a $25 prize to our random winner - thank you!! Here's my card:

Hero Arts Vintage Birdcase &




We're celebrating birthdays today with two of the Divas - Arlene (A Bit of This and That) & Cindy (Escape to Stamping). Happiest Birthday Wishes to you both!! 

You can see details of my card, plus a bonus card & the birthday cards I sent Arlene & Cindy at Scrappin', Stampin', & Singin'. All using fabulous Hero Arts products!

Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see your project in the February Diva gallery!

Linda & the Divas

Friday, February 16, 2024

Sending you Love Card

  Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here today I am sharing this non-traditional Valentine's card. I would like to thank Hero Arts for being our wonderful sponsor and I can't wait to see all of you creations!

Here is my card.

Items Used:
Cardstock 110lb: white 
Cardstock: 80lb: Black and White
Distress Oxide Inks: Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw, 
Salt Water Taffy, Shaded Lilac & Speckled Egg
VersaFine Ink: Onyx Black



A long time company in the stamping industry, Hero Arts remains a mainstay in the rubber stamping community.  We are so grateful that Hero Arts continues to support our blog by sponsoring Die Cut Divas Challenges. 

The theme this month is to make a Non-Tradional Valentine Card 
and Hero Arts is donating a 
$25.00 Gift Card to the randomly picked winner.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Peacock Valentine

It's Time For Hero Arts




A long time company in the stamping industry, Hero Arts remains a mainstay in the rubber stamping community. We are so grateful that Hero Arts continues to support our blog by sponsoring Die Cut Divas Challenges.


The theme this month is to make a Non-Traditional Valentine Card and Hero Arts is donating a
$25.00 Gift Card to the randomly picked winner.
 
Here is my project-
 


This Layering Peacock set by Hero Arts is retired now, but it's one of my all time favorite stamp & die sets. For more information about this card-and a bonus card-please join me at Just A Nutter Paper. Crafter.



Friday, February 9, 2024

A Hero Arts Valentine Meant to Bee

 Happy February Crafty Friends!

It's Sue here with a card which we hope might help to inspire you to join our challenge this month.      Bee-ing that it's February, we're looking for

NON-TRADITIONAL VALENTINE CARDS


Our sponsor this month is Hero Arts who will be giving our winner a $25 gift card. A big thank you to Hero Arts for their generosity.



Here's my card


For my card, I used Hero Arts Color Layering Bee Floral stencils and the coordinating Bee Florals Window Fancy die to make my card. I also used an old Hero Arts stamp set called Year Round Sentiments and a CTMH stamp set to complete my card. For specific details on how this card was made, please check out my foleysfriend blog.

We'd love to see your NON-TRADITIONAL VALENTINE CARDS in our gallery this month.


Monday, February 5, 2024

Puzzle Valentine

 Hello there,

Cindy here to share another Non-Traditional Valentine Card.  I chose green/white/kraft with gold for my card.


The puzzle pieces were die cut using Hero Arts Puzzle Fancy Die.  I cut three times and stack them up so that they're as think as chip board.  The pattern paper is die cut with a rectangle stitch die, the sentiment from an older Hero Arts stamp set is white heat embossed.

Our challenge is sponsored by Hero Arts this month, and the theme is: Non-traditional Valentine Card.  Challenge winner will receive a $25 gift card to their store.


For detail supply list, visit me at Escape To Stamping.

Now it's your turn, create a non-traditional Valentine card and play along.  Have fun!  But remember to add die cut and/or dry embossing to your project to qualify for the prize drawn, and add a link back to our challenge blog in your blog post.

Bye for now.




Saturday, February 3, 2024

January's Winner Reveal

The Winner of the January challenge is

#50, Carrie

Winner:  Be sure to contact Die Cut Divas at thedcdivas@gmail.com so we may send your email address to our sponsor.

The Die Cut Divas' favorites follow: 

Linda fell in love with the wreath scene #15 Karen created!


Cindy really likes #6 Valerija's multi layered winter card.


Arlene really likes the wonderful bright colors in Darnell's inky card.


Sue liked this groovy monochromatic card by #82 - Karen Dunbrook






Thursday, February 1, 2024

February With Wonderful Hero Arts

It's Time For Hero Arts 



A long time company in the stamping industry, Hero Arts remains a mainstay in the rubber stamping community.  We are so grateful that Hero Arts continues to support our blog by sponsoring Die Cut Divas Challenges. 

The theme this month is to make a Non-Traditional Valentine Cards and Hero Arts is donating a 
$25.00 Gift Card to the randomly picked winner.

Time for some inspiration from the Die Cut Divas.

Arlene put this set of dies to work as soon as she received them to make her card. She does love the lavender background.
 


Michelle made a really different Valentine-



Cindy stayed away from red and pink for her card.




Annie used a office theme stamp set for her card.

Have fun making your Non-Traditional Valentine Cards.






You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Use That "Never Before Used Stuff"

 Remember to use your "Never Before Used Stuff" to enter the Die Cut Divas's challenge before 9:00 p.m. tonight.

We do not have a sponsor this month, but wonderful Whimsy Stamps has donated a $15 gift voucher and we want you to enjoy using it.



Arlene said she loved using her new Whimsy stamps and dies.  She's just not sure Santa is happy with it.


Linda used Whimsy's Peekaboo Dots for a Birthday card.
See details & a bonus at Scrappin', Stampin', & Singin'.


Sue N didn't have anymore NEVER BEFORE USED Whimsy Stamps products, so she opted for a NEVER BEFORE USED Avery Elle stamp set. For the details on how she made her card, check out her post at her foleysfriend blog.


Dawn got some new Altenew dies this week... so here's her NBUS card



Sunday, January 28, 2024

More Fun!

 Just having more fun with Whimsy stamps here. 



I have used Whimsy Stamps for years and so I don't have many that I have never used.  However, I have not used many of the sentiments for some reason.  I think I've got most of those sentiments all in one card now. I have a list of supplies on my blog here


See my second card below. 
I am casing Linda's card from January 21st.  I had to make a fast card because I couldn't decide on what to make for my son, so I was on the hot seat of getting it done.  When I saw Linda's card, I had to case it.  No shaker for me as I needed to get it in the mail.
This may be the first time I've used the cake.  I had to include this card because this is the birthday card I sent my oldest son for his BDay.

Enjoy using your NBUS this month!









Thursday, January 25, 2024

Be Brave

 Hi there.   Dawn here to share my card for this month's challenge.   Our challenge this month is to use Never Before Used Stuff.   We don't have a sponsor this month. However, we're so grateful to Whimsy Stamps for giving us at $15 gift voucher for our winner.

My team mate, Arlene, send me some great funny images from Whimsy stamps.   


I had such fun making this one.  I coloured the birds with some purple pens to match the background.  I used Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink to make my background and splattered some iridescent spray all over. I cut it with Pinkfresh Studio's Folk Art rectangles.   The sentiment is from Crafter's Companions "Reach for the Sky" set.  

So come and join us with your "New" project.  

Dawn and the Divas.

Sunday, January 21, 2024

An Ostrich Birthday Comic

Hey Diva friends - Linda here with inspiration to use that new stuff languishing in your stash. My friend Darnell coined the term NBUS (Never-Before-Used Schtuff) and we're using that theme for our January Challenge

We have no sponsor this month but the wonderful Whimsy Stamps has donated a $15 gift voucher to their online store. We'll award it by random draw from eligible January entries. Thanks Whimsy!!

In honor of Whimsy, I've used some of their fabulous products - here's my card:

Whimsy Stamps Comic Book Page & Hey Ostrich 

You can find more details & a bonus project on my blog

Thanks for stopping & we hope to see you in the
January gallery by 9p Pacific Time on 1/31/24!

Linda & the Divas

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Hello Friend Card

 Hello Crafty Friends - I am here with a new card featuring the A Bunny Birthday Stamp Set from Whimsy Stamps. It's a retired set but I haven't used it yet and it goes with our challenge this month.  




This month we have a challenge called "Never Before Used Stuff" before today. You may have a lot of NBUS after the holidays.

Be sure to tell us the item you've never used before, your 
"Never Before Used Stuff".

We do not have a sponsor this month, but wonderful Whimsy Stamps has donated a $15 gift voucher and we want you to enjoy using it. Remember to use your "Never Before Used Stuff" to enter the Die Cut Divas's challenge before 9:00 p.m. tonight.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you found some inspiration!

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Bunny Valentine

 

 Welcome 2024!

 
We have never done a challenge using "Never Before Used Stuff" before! You may have a lot of NBUS after the holidays.

Be sure to tell us the item you've never used before, your
"Never Before Used Stuff".

We do not have a sponsor this month, but wonderful Whimsy Stamps has donated a $15 gift voucher and we want you to enjoy using it.

Thank you Whimsy Stamps!

 

 Here is my project-

 


 

I don't have any Whimsy Stamps, but my great team mate Arlene does, and she sent a bunch of die cut stamped images for me to use! Thank you Arlene! For more information about this card, please join me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.

So look through your stash and find items that are New But Unused Stuff, and enter for a chance at that great prize!

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Hang in There ~ Never Before Used Stuff ~ January Challenge

It's Sue here today. Many thanks to my teammate here at Die Cut Divas for the gentle nudge because I hadn't written my blog post. Since January 1st, I feel like I'm barely "hanging in there". There seems to be so much to do and so little time to do it. 

Our challenge this month is to use Never Before Used Stuff. I have a ton of that. I purchase things that I have to have, put it somewhere safe and totally forget about it. If you're like me, this challenge is for you. Go find that thing you had to have or maybe you just received it for Christmas. We'd love to see what you create with it. 

We don't have a sponsor this month. However, we're so grateful to Whimsy Stamps for giving us at $15 gift voucher for our winner.

Here's my card


For my card, I used Whimsy Stamps' Panda Butt stamp set. I had to have this stamp set because the pandas are so cute. Don't you agree? For details on how I made this card, please check out my foleysfriend blog.

Looking forward to seeing your creations in our gallery this month.