Monday, February 28, 2011

March Challenge ~ Shaped Cards

Yes it's that time again.... New Month, New Challenge.  It's all about Shaped Cards.... any shape except square or rectangle ( unless they are scalloped of course!)

You can make Cards, ATC's, Gifts, Layouts, whatever you can think of - you are only limited by your imagination.

I have got together a little prize package

Two Rosie's Studio stamp sets
One packet square textured cards with envelopes
One packet Pearlised  cards with envelopes
One card of red and silver gems
One package of Gold patterned papers

All you need to do is:
complete your project
add to Die Cut Diva's group on Flickr
add your photo to the comments thread under the Discussion ( instructions on the thread)

Looking forward to some exciting creations.

Cheers to all....

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Hero Arts love , originally uploaded by sally_sherfield.

Double Embossing

Hi all

I thought I would show you a card I made a while ago that uses Double Embossing....
This is a fun technique to try.  I found the instructions in this You Tube video.
You can choose any of your nestibility shapes and embossing folders for this.  Here is another one I did.
Go have a look at the Video and have a go.... it is fun.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Some goodies over the last week

Hi all
I've been looking at all the creations in our Flickr group and there are some real beauties.... Go and check it out here.
I've added a few here that caught my eye.... so hard to choose just a few

Aren't they lovely.... You never know whose cards might end up being showcased here....


Second Embossed card

Hi there,

I'm back again with my second embossed card to share. 
As you can see it's very simular to the first card here.  This time I have used Allegro & Script embossing folders by Cuttlebug (Provo Craft).  I used this Greeting Farm stamp as well.  I coloured her with my Copics & used Tumbled Glass distress ink on the the raised sections of the embossed papers.  For the Circle I used my circle Nestibilities & offset a smaller circle inside to get the cut out I desired.  I also used a small cirlce nestibility for the sentiment. 

Have a great week & Happy Crafting  

Saturday, February 5, 2011

January's Winner!!

Hi everyone,

I know I'm a little late with the winner for January.  Time really does seem to be escaping me at the moment.  So with out further ado the winner for January's "Time" challenge is Arlene.  Congratulations to you xoxoxoxoxoxo
Here is Arlene's winning card
Thank you to everyone who took part in our challenge :D xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Prize for February's Challenge

Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd drop in to show you what the prize for this month's challenge is.  The very lovely Arlene is our host for this month & she has kindly dontated the following prize(s).
Wow thank you so much Arlene :D.  So if you want to play along & maybe win a prize please go here.

Happy crafting everyone xoxoxo

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Embossing folders

Hi every one,

I thought I would share two cards over the next couple of days, showing why embossing folders are good to have ;).

On this card I made plain cardstock into "pattern paper" using my embossing folders, distress ink & stickles.  The two folders I used are D'vine Swirl & Distressed Stripes.  I wanted the Mermaid to look like she is underwater.

I used the D'vine Swirl folder on plain c/s.  Then after running it through my cuttlebug, I used some Diamond Stickles on the raised swirls.  I also used Tumbled Glass on the raised section of c/s I embossed with Distressed Stripes.  The fish are a cuttlebug die (I don't remember the name sorry).

I hope this has inspired you to get out your embossing folders & have a play :D.  They are so much fun & so easy to used.  Happy Crafting every one.

February Challenge

Hi everyone,

Friendship! I value my friends and love to get together for a lunch or a morning bagel or such. Most of us have friends we only contact in emails, but let's send a card to a friend just to say hi. Or you could make a Valentine card for your dearest friend. It's all about friendship.

You can make Cards, ATC's, Gifts, Layouts, whatever you can think of - you are only limited by your imagination.

I haven't gotten my goodies together in one place, but will post the photo of the prize package soon. The winner will be drawn at the end of February.

To post a photo to this thread, using our Flickr group - Die Cut Divas.  All you have to do is go to "the" picture , click on share this, scroll down to grab the html, then follow the directions for copy/paste. You can paste to the comment box here on the thread. It's really easy to do. You can also add comments as well just like I have done with this thread :D

1. Limit of 4 entries for each challenge per month
2. Random Drawing will be held the last day of the month
3. If a moderator is not hosting a challenge for the month, the moderator can enter the challenge.
I do hope you stop in & join us, it's a lot of fun.  Happy Crafting everyone.