Monday, November 26, 2012

Some more inspired by projects

Hi Lovelies,

I'm back again to let you all know about this challenge & to share some more inspiration with you.

Now you are probably wondering what a Mug Rug has to do with Die Cut Divas.  Believe it or not, but I was inspired to make a Mug Rug for my dd's teacher.  I used a Scalloped Nestibility to cut out the tree foliage.  Firstly I ironed some fusible webbing to the backside of the material before running it through my Cuttlebug.  The fusible webbing gives the material some stiffness which helps with the cutting.  I used my sewing machine to zig zag around all the appliqué pieces.

Here I have made a tag explaining what a Mug Rug is.  I used the same X-cut Ornate frame die in two different sizes to make this.  I turned the bottom card 90 degrees so it was on point.  I printed the tag onto lightweight card before running it through my Cuttlebug.  I also punched out a small circle & glued it down before punching a smaller hole out so the ribbon could be threaded through.

How cool is that?  I hope that I have inspired you to see what you can do using this picture.

Thanks for stopping by
Arlene, Dawn, Hannah & Paula.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Lynda's Mini Draw

Hi Lovelies,

Are you playing or planning to play along with us at Die Cut Diva's ?  There is still plenty of time to enter.  In the mean time the very lovely Lynda has kindly offered up a prize.

You have one week to upload a card to be eligible to win this wonderful prize.  Lynda will be drawing this one.  I do hope you can play along.   Remember you can make anything to be eligible :o).  Have fun & thanks for stopping by.

Arlene, Dawn, Hannah & Paula

Monday, November 12, 2012

Prize picture

Hi there,

Today I got the prize off Lay by - Woo Hoo!  So here it is ;o).

I am hoping to add a few extras to this, as money permits.  I hope that you will join us & play along.
Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Inspired by card

Hi there,

Today I thought I would do a quick share.  A card that was inspired by the latest Challenge at DCD which you can see here.
I used some of the colours & flowers from my mug & then added to it.  I used the Birds & swirls embossing folder from Cuttlebug on the plain c/s.  As some of the vines also reminded me of the swirls on the mug.  Then because it has birds on it, I added some extra birds & a large flower.

Thanks for stopping by & please feel free to join in on the fun

Friday, November 2, 2012

November/December challenge over at our Flickr group

Long time~ no post... apologies all... but the team of us... have all been very busy.

Paula has challenged us to a photo inspiration for the next two months...

Nov_Dec 2012 DCD Challenge
Because we are holding this challenge over two months like we did last year there are a few changes.

So lets get the rules out of way:

1. We are doubling the amount of cards you can enter for the challenge. So you can enter 8 cards over the two months.
2. If a moderator is not hosting a challenge for the month, the moderator can enter the challenge.

The theme of this challenge is - to use this photo as your inspiration.

You can make Cards, ATC's, Gifts, LO's - you are only limited by your imagination :D.

I am hoping to do a couple of random draws thorough out if time permits (I've been busy with kidlets).


Thanks Paula for such a fun idea 
Looking forward to seeing your creations over at Die Cut Diva's Flickr group.

Happy crafting

Dawn, Arlene, Hannah & Paula

Manu's balcony!!!

Hi gals!!!
Oh, my balcony...

DETAIL : China ink on paper.
With an Aristo pen.

how about that gals??
This blog it's so ...abandoned.... :(
Luv, Manu World

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Recycling my old swim-suit!!!

how about that?? 
I am almost always under th water!!! :-D 
Took th pic with my mobile... 

More at my flickr..


Hugz!!! :-)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Monochromatic May

This month's challenge is "Monochromatic"

here's my sample

And I did a quick search on Die Cut Diva's Flickr group (here) to see what other's have done in the past.  Here are a few of my favourites

and other one from me

Hope these inspire you to come and join in over at Die Cut Diva's Flickr group.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Embossing Challenge

Hi there,

Over on our Flickr group this months' challenge is going strong.  I know I say it every time, but I'm so glad that Mr picks the winner for me.  I am in awe of all the beautiful cards & creations being submitted.  If you get a chance pop over & leave some love for all the wonderful entries.

Happy crafting everyone xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Hello there!!!
...Oh do u mind that i add in here something different??
Two shots of the cloth i'm painting right now... 
can i???

Enjoy... i hope u do.

Hugs to everybody from Portugal************

Monday, April 2, 2012

Aprils' Challenge

Hi everyone,

This month I am challenging you all to get out your Embossing folders, dies & powders.  To learn more please go here.

Have a happy crafitng week.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Still time to enter our March Challenge...

Hi all.....

Arlene has set an Asian theme for this months challenge.... and here is her sample.

 and here is mine

So pull out those Asian stamps and get die cutting and join us at Die Cut Diva's.... there is still time


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Love is in the Air...

wow - We have 26 wonderful entries in this month's challenge.... pop over here and have a look.  Here's just a little selection


Thanks everyone for joining the challenge.  


Sunday, January 1, 2012

It's 2012 and Love is in the Air... January Challenge is underway

Hi All

My turn to challenge you.... It's a New Year and Love is in the Air.. Valentine's is coming up in about 6 weeks... so now's the time to get ready. But any project to do with LOVE will do... if you don't "Do Valentines"... how about a Wedding or an Engagement or just "I Love You" project ( a card/ATC/Layout/Altered object ) as long as you use your die cut machine ...

Here's the rules

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

Just add you picture to this thread by:
copying the direct link of your card on flickr and paste it here adding these square brackets on both ends. Like so… [your link here].
to link a picture of your card, make sure you have the photo of your card up. Click on "Share" above your card. Then click on the code below in the box labeled Grab the HTML/BBCode, Copy and paste the code below: This is the way I do it - very easy.

Here's one from me to get you inspired;

Do come and join us here at Die Cut Diva's Flickr group.