Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Fun Fall Background with Cover Dies


Hi Everyone! Kristina here today with another card for our fun free time challenge! What do you do in your free time? One of my non-paper related hobbies is backyard birding, which has of course also turned into backyard squirreling! It actually all started with a squirrel that was curious enough to eventually become hand fed. We named her Peanut Butter because thats her favorite treat. She's still with us 6 years later, along with a whole host of other friends. They eat me out of house and home!


The Process

  • I started with a beige piece of a2 sized card stock for my base, and on top layered two die cut panels going opposite directions to create a multi-toned background in a plaid pattern. 
  • Next I stamped colored and cut out an image from a Neat & Tangled stamp set
  • I adhered my image down to my background with foam squares, and adhered the whole panel down to an a2 sized card base. 
Next time you see a squirrel remember your crazy squirrel lady friend from the Die Cut Divas' blog! So crazy I've actually had my yard certified as a Wildlife Habitat by the national wildlife federation. Here's my little peanut butter patiently waiting for a snack.


Until next time :)

Supplies

** The background die I used from Lil Inker has unfortunately been discontinued but you can try this technique with many back ground dies. 




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Friday, September 13, 2019

You're such a Deer

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The sponsor for the September Challenge at Die Cut Divas is Di's Digi Stamps.  So many fun images are available for you to create great projects either in black and white or pre-colored.  But you can still make a pre-colored image sparkle with your own unique talent and style.

The prize for September's winner will be a $6.00 voucher.

Our September Challenge is "Free Fun Time".  You got it.  What do you do with your free time that is fun for you?  September is time when kids are back in school and a lot of parents consider it time to do some of the fun things they want to do.  Tell us what you like to do in your project.  Do you paint, sew, craft?  Be sure to let us know how FREE FUN TIME is reflected in your project.

Here is my project-


Living in Oregon, we have lots of areas to camp, hunt and fish. Fun time for us means getting back to nature once in a while, and watching wildlife is very easy and relaxing. For more information on this card, please join me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Free Fun Time with LeeAnn and The Divas that Cut

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The sponsor for the September Challenge is Di's Digi Stamps.  So many fun images are available for you to create great projects either in black and white or pre-colored.  But you can still make a pre-colored image sparkle with your own unique talent and style.

The prize for September's winner will be a $6.00 voucher.

Our September Challenge is "Free Fun Time".  You got it.  What do you do with your free time that is fun for you?  September is time when kids are back in school and a lot of parents consider it time to do some of the fun things they w ant to do.  Tell us what you like to do in your project.  Do you paint, sew, craft?  Be sure to let us know how FREE FUN TIME is reflected in your project.

My Project:



This card expresses exactly how I love to spend my free time. Crafting, time with my grandchildren and watching tv (movies and the news), and my most free time is at night. 

The TV/Sentiment is from Raisin Boat Stamps (Screen Shot). The Crafty sentiment is from Imagine Design Create (Creative Quotes) and the kids are from Sunny Studios (Fall Kiddo's).
The stitched outside frame and for the floor in my scene is from MFT, and the frame around the crafty sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.  

Be sure to visit the main post for this month to play along with the challenge of "Free Fun Time". 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Summer Party with Di's Digi Daisy Fun




The sponsor for the September Challenge is Di's Digi Stamps.  So many fun images are available for you to create great projects either in black and white or pre-colored.  But you can still make a pre-colored image sparkle with your own unique talent and style.


The prize for September's winner will be a $6.00 voucher.


Our September Challenge is "Free Fun Time".  You got it.  What do you do with your free time that is fun for you?  September is time when kids are back in school and a lot of parents consider it time to do some of the fun things they want to do.  Tell us what you like to do in your project.  Do you paint, sew, craft?  Be sure to let us know how FREE FUN TIME is reflected in your project.



Hello,

Cindy here to share another Free For Fun project featuring  Di's Digi Daisy Fun Stamp.  During the summer months, other than gardening, we enjoy getting together with our friends, and we do enjoy our wine. 



For today's project I printed the Daisy Fun Digi stamp twice on white multi media paper, watercolored and handcut the critters out. 

To create this wine party I gave each of the critter a glass of wine (image from Taylored Expression Today's Menu), set them up on top of a burlap picnic blanket, added fruits and wine bottle.  The background was watercolor in an ombre fashion with green on the bottom and blue on the top.  Then the panel is die cut using Hero Arts Nesting Postage Stamp Infinity Dies and adhered to a white card base.  I added some glossy accent onto the glasses and bottle.  Love that shine!  :)

What's your idea of Free For Fun?  Show us with your crafting project and join the challnege.  Just click 'This Month's Challenge' on the right sidebar to get more details and link up.  :)

Thanks for visiting.  Cheers!!


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Challenge Winner for The Die Cut Divas' August Challenge



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The randomly chosen winner of the August challenge is: # 30 - Greta


Some of the favorites of the Die Cut Divas' team follow:

Monika chose a simple birthday card




Kristina chose this summer fun card!
#36 Stempelomi

Arlene chose # 15 - Greta, a beautiful CAS card


Enjoy September!


Sunday, September 1, 2019

Di's Digi Stamps For Free Fun Time


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The sponsor for the September Challenge is Di's Digi Stamps.  So many fun images are available for you to create great projects either in black and white or pre-colored.  But you can still make a pre-colored image sparkle with your own unique talent and style.

The prize for September's winner will be a $6.00 voucher.

Before I announce our challenge, I'd like to announce our new DT, Cindy Chiu who begins posting today!  I'm sure you've enjoyed her posts on A2Z Scrapbooking and previously on Die Cut Divas'.  We love having her back.

Unfortunately, our fabulous DT, Lucille Kearin has to leave the group, but we welcome her anytime she wants to return.  

Our September Challenge is "Free Fun Time".  You got it.  What do you do with your free time that is fun for you?  September is time when kids are back in school and a lot of parents consider it time to do some of the fun things they w ant to do.  Tell us what you like to do in your project.  Do you paint, sew, craft?  Be sure to let us know how FREE FUN TIME is reflected in your project.

Cindy and her hubby garden when they have free time.



Arlene has a friend who makes the most fabulous quilts so she made this card for her. You can see how Arlene created her card at A Bit of This and that.




Michelle and her husband have a fun time visiting breweries in Oregon-



Kristina starts to get ready for her big annual Halloween bash




You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Thank You to Elizabeth Craft Designs



A big thank you to Elizabeth Craft Designs for sponsoring our August challenge.  The prize is a gift certificate, which Arlene will mail out to the lucky winner.  Winners are announced on the 3rd of the following month of challenge.
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Our first card today is from:Arlene.  She went all out with a jungle scene and was so excited to put the parrot in the driver's seat.  Arlene 's supply listing is on A Bit of This and That.


Our second card is from 


Monika made a happy birthday card. She used:
* stamps: CS139 - Build Your Own Sentients 1
* dies: 1664 - Hippo / Rhino


Dawn has used some ECD Flower Power stamps and dies to make this hot summer  birthday card



Sunday, August 25, 2019

Hello Lovely Ellie

Hi Dawn here to share my cute Elephant card today

Our sponsor this month is Elizabeth Craft Designs and our theme is "HOT"



For my card I used ECD - Elephant die and Party Accessories die .  Elephants live in HOT climates... a bit of push... but here you go.


I used some grey and pink card to die cut out the pieces of the elephant die.  I decided I need to give her some arms.  I edged the pieces with some ink - dark grey on the grey card and some pink on the ears.  I used a piece of gold ink gelli print paper that I had made a while back to make my background.  I added some green card to make my grass with a Fiskers punch.  I added my little Elephant and gave her a crown.    The sentiment is from a Concord and Ninth set.

So do come and join us this month at Die Cut Divas

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Elizabeth Craft Designs Cute Christmas Critters

I purchased the whole set of Elizabeth Craft Designs (ECD) christmas critters and was busy die-cutting for the season.  I haven't made any cards yet, but wanted to get familiar with the dies and how to put them together.  They are now waiting for their turn to be made into cards.

These reindeer are quite adorable.  Be sure to put the wreath around the neck before putting adhering the head.


This is the cutest raccoon and the closest I want to come to one.

Next on my list are the owl, birds and fox.  I love the eyes on that owl.  The birds are without legs as I am going to pop them onto tree limbs.

These birdhouses are fun and I can't wait to make a card with them.

Even though the sleigh and trees are not critters, they are included in the entire critter set of dies.  Happy card making for me.

I had already made a card with the door dies here.  Have a wonderful time crafting and enjoying the time.   Arlene

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Happy Birthday

This month's challenge theme is
"HOT".
 and our sponsor is 

ElizabethCraftDesigns.com



Monika here :)
I made birthday card. 



Using:
* stamps: CS139 - Build Your Own Sentients 1
* dies: 1672 - Hats
* dies: 1664 - Hippo / Rhino



Come and join in to fun and make some
 "HOT" projects!!  
Looking forward to see your creations in the challenge gallery!



Hugs Monika and the Die Cut Diva's





Saturday, August 17, 2019

Tropical Floral Card with Elizabeth Craft


Hi Everyone, Kristina here today with my final Elizabeth Craft Designs project for this month. This time I'm using their tropical florals die set with some fun ink blending. 


The Process

  • I started by masking off a circle an a2 sized card front. From there I blended Spiced marmalade distress ink from the bottom to the top, decreasing the intensity towards the top of the card for an ombre effect. Towards the bottom I blended some abandon coral to darken it up a bit.
  • Before removing the mask I splattered some white acrylic paint and wink of stella shimmer pen over the ink blending.
  • I dies cut my elements from Bristol Smooth white card stock and used distress oxides and the smallest life changing blender brushes to color them in.
  • I adhered everything down and then stamped my sentiment in the center of the circle.
  • To finish I added some faux stitching accents around the circle with a black copic multiliner. 


Thanks for stopping by today! 

Supplies


Elizabeth Craft Tropical Florals
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Wink of Stella Clear
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Avery Removable Labels (Masking Paper)
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