Thursday, December 31, 2015

Thank you to ALL


2015 December sponsors

I would like to announce a BIG EVENT.  You will see a new face in January, 2016.  Cindy Chiu has accepted our offer to start the new year as a Die Cut Diva.  Cindy's first post goes live January 17th and her second post will be January 27th.  Go visit Cindy here 
On to our last posting for our fab sponsors.
This is it, the end of 2015.  We'd like to thank our great sponsors with a hip hip hurrah.

 Arlene wants to thank everyone who follows our blog.  Since we all put our own spin on thank you, I'm doing it with a cup of cocoa, not forgetting the marshmallow, please!
Close-up at A Bit of This and That
Spellbinders Labels Eight
Copic markers

Cathie is also saying thank you with Cocoa
For more details head over to her blog at House of Borowski
MPress Covex Square
Cuttlebug Typewriter Alphabet

Michelle is thinking about a New Year's Eve party!
You can visit Michelle at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter for more information.
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle (But the Memory Box Pinpoint Dies would work as well), Cricut sentiment (Simply Charmed,Plantin Schoolbook for exclamation point). If you don't have a Cricut, they have 4 companies that make a "Cheers"die, like this one from Cheery Lynn.

Monica is thinking of keeping warm with cup of cocoa it brings her joy! Visit her at Monica's Craft Corner

Thank you to all and a Happy last day of 2015.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Warm and Cozy Cocoa

Hope you all had a very good Christmas and got to spend time with your families.

I'm here to share the card I made earlier this month for the Coffee Lovers blog.
I used this adorable teddy and cocoa mug from our sponsor - Bugaboo.  I used some Spellbinders dies to frame the image.  The little sentiment is from Penny Black.

Dawn and the Divas.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Gift Card Holders Galore

Our Great Sponsors at Die Cut Divas are 

On these cards, I kept to dies as I was trying to finish a few more cards as I gave out a total of 77 cards on the 23rd.  

I just love this gift card holder.  I am so glad I got this on sale for 35% off.  I've made 4 cards and not only do they have presents wrapped up on their sleighs, but, they also have a gift card for one of my favorite restaurants in the area.  

This first gift card was made for a White Elephant exchange we had and I love the easy way you can put this together. I went a bit glitzy too.  

Inside of card with gift card showing

Inside of card close-up without the gift card.  See the present in back of the front sled rail.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Sleigh Gift Card Holder Pop Up
Elizabeth Craft Designs Chilly the Penguin
Elizabeth Craft Designs A Way with Words "Season's Greetings"
Glitter and Patterned papers

 Sharing another gift card.  Those snow flakes with the set are beautiful.

I love the striped paper and it looks great against this ornament strewn background.
 I did put a panel down from one of the Elizabeth Craft Designs dies the color of the sleigh's rails so I could write a little note.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Sleigh Gift Card Holder Pop Up
Patterned papers

Hope your holidays were merry and bright.
Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas to All

Sponsors at Die Cut Divas are 

First of all, have a Merry Christmas to all.  We're having a family  dinner and exchanging presents; enjoying all the holiday spirit and family fun.  I had to find a fun  card to do for you all.

This great Bugaboo image just swings with attitude.  I love the image and had such fun coloring this gal.  I also think that if you are hanging up ornaments, then you have to have fun with it.  So this is my Christmas with an Attitude card. I do hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and celebrates in your own way the holiday season.

I like the versatility of die-cuts and I hope you didn't recognize the die-cut I used right away.  It's from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Ring Accordion die.  did not use the main portions of the Ring Accordion die, but the cap that goes on the ornament.  It was perfect as it's really difficult, even in real life to see where the cap stops.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Ring Accordion at One Happy Cut (ornament cap)
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

It's nearly time for the big man to come!!!

Well Christmas has come around so quickly!! I am not prepared....I never am! I suppose it wouldn't be Christmas if I was all prepared and calm.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas

I have embossed my background and decorated with pearls. I have die cut all my elements and printed a personalised sentiment.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Joy of Christmas...

Hello everybody! I can't believe we are just 4 days away from Christmas!!! I'm sure the rest of you are all ready with all the gifts wrapped and cards done, right! I know I'm not there yet... with packing and preparing the house to be put on the market, I've fallen a little behind, but I won't let squash my spirit! I think I'm annoying some of my coworkers since most of them are on the count down for the season to be over and the store to go some what back to normal. I call the scrooges when the scowl at me signing along with the Christmas songs! ;-) 

On to my card which of course is what you came by to see!

I stamped the image and sentiment on some watercolor paper. Then using some distress markers and a (re used) wink of stella, I colored it in. (If you are wondering what I mean by reused wink of stella... I filled the barrel with water once the original liquid ran dry.) It does double duty as it leaves tons of shimmer while I watercolor the image! Which you can see better in the image below.

I ran a white panel through my cuttlebug and adhered it to the card base, before adding the colored panel. I felt it needed just a bit more sparkle so I added a few die cut glitter snowflakes.

Be sure to stop by and play along with our december challenge! We would love to see what you make and you then have a chance to win one of two prizes this month!!!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday season!!!
Monica and the Die Cut Diva's

Impression ObsessionSmall snowflake set
Art Impressions- Joy Penguins

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas is getting closer!

Welcome! Today is a card with a quirky twist-warm and cozy while decorating! Here is my card-

I used Bugaboo Stamps Reindeer Trio, colored with Copics. The "brick wall" is a Tim Holtz Vintage Brick embossing folder, and the lettering was cut with my Cricut.

For more information on this card, visit me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Sunny Santa

What better way to show you are warm and cosy but by hanging out in the sun on a warm summers day. Here in Australia that is what Christmas is all about and inspired today's card.

Spellbinders Grommet Tag 
Glossy Accents for the glasses with gems and ribbon from my stash.

To see how I incorporated a gift card pocket in this card 
head over to my blog 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Snowman Family

Families are always warm and cozy so today I have a Snowman family to share with you

Loving this Bugaboo snow Family.    Added a Hero Arts sentiment and used a Lil'Inkers rectangle die, but our sponsor One Happy Cut, has a great supply of dies you could use.

Thanks for visiting and we'd love  you to play along with us this month.

Dawn and the Divas

Friday, December 11, 2015

My First Circle Card

Sponsors at Die Cut Divas are 

My first Circle Card!  I've had this die cut for a year now and never used it. Shame on me!

The circle die set comes with two of those ornament caps to make a circle look like it's an ornament.  I LOVE THAT.  I was able to use the great Bugaboo "Warm Winter Wishes" sentiment inside to show that it may be cold outside, but warm wishes are coming your way.

 Inside of circle card
You don't have to make this card in threes.  You can write on the back of the mittens sentiment.

I cut the card in green.  The actual color of the panel the penguin is on is NOT blue, but the same green as the rest of the card base and penguin's scarf..
To make the outer rim of the card red, all you have to do is cut the large circle again and cut off the inside portion.  You can then use the inside to cut any smaller circles that you may need, like the one the penguin is attached to.  
Elizabeth Craft Designs Chilly the Penguin
Elizabeth Craft Designs Ring Accordion 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Warm Christmas Wishes

 Monica here today to share a card for our December warm and cozy challenge. Our wonderful sponsors are One Happy Cut and Bugaboo digi images.

My card...

I printed and colored the image using copics. Die cut the word wishes using a Sizzix/Tim Holtz thinlet die. Stamped my sentiment on the die cut panel and adhered wishes. After I adhered the panels to the cardbase, I added glossy accents to the ornaments, berries and candy cane. To add an extra touch to the card I tucked a few snowflakes under the colored panel. 

Hope you join us here for you chance to win one of two prizes this month! We can't wait to see what you do!

Monica and the Die Cut Diva's

Bugaboo- Winter Goodies
Impression Obsession- snowflakes
Spellbinders- Long Classic Scalloped regtangles

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Tropical Santa!

Hi! Today is my spotlight day, and I'd like to show you a tray insert I made for today! This is my idea of warm and cozy-lounging around on a beach with an adult beverage!

I make these inserts for this tray I bought about two years ago from a local craft store. I saw this image at Bugaboo Stamps (our sponsor for this month) and I knew what I was going to do! The image is Tropical Santa (Bugaboo Stamps), colored with Copics. And the dies were done with my
Cricut- Deserted island (Formal Affair), Cloud (Artiste), Wine glass (Simply Charmed).
For more information come join me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes

We are continuing on with our warm and cosy theme this month with the fantastic sponsors of One Happy Cut and Bugaboo Digi Stamps. When I saw this image from Bugaboo I thought it was perfect for our theme, what's warmer than mittens?

Spellbinders Standard Circle Large, 
Standard Circle Small, 
Standard Scalloped Circle Small,
3D Christmas Tree Set for the stars.

For more information head over to my blog

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

November Winner HERE

Warm and Cozy (the scarf is keeping the polar bear warm and cozy

Dear KT FIT KITTY,  Email us to claim your prize.

Arlene's Favorite is Gail Scott.  I love the photo and brown tones she used.  

Michelle's Favorite is KT Fit Kitty's beautiful tag. I love the colors and the stamps she used.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Are You Warm and Cozy?

Welcome Back to another month of Warm and Cozy! whatever that means to you, warm place by the fire, Toes warm in their socks, reading a book, curled up with a loved one, and on and on, I hope you keep those Holiday Cards coming, and that this challenge helps you get cards in the mail. Here are the details if you are new.
Make a Card/Project  using at least 1 die cut or embossing folder, and you may enter up to 4 cards per month, Please Do NOT enter older cards, only new ones dated after December 1st is allowed.
Now to the fun stuff, we will have 2 prize drawings this month from our 2 sponsors below.

One Happy Cut will give out a $15 gift certificate  
Bugaboo Digital Stamps will allow you to choose 
seven free digital stamps. 
Our Great Sponsors at Die Cut Divas are 
One Happy Cut and Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

Let's see what the Divas have in store for you!

Arlene's idea of warm and cozy (AND FUN)

Bugaboo Christmas Ornament Gal - both image & sentiment
Poppystamps Antique Lamp Post at One Happy Cut
Spellbinders Rectangle die-cuts
Tiny Bow die-cut
Copic Markers
For a close-up, see A Bit of This and That

Michelle is thinking the same thing as Arlene with her card!

My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangles, Spellbinders Label Nine die (they have others that can be used as well) Cricut Art Philosophy, Bugaboo Stamps Christmas Ornament Gal
For more information, see Michelle's card at Just a Nutter Paper Crafter!

Hannah's Marshmallow Snowman is taking a dive into a Hot tub(cup) of Cocoa

Bugaboo Marshmallow Snowman Sledding
Bugaboo Winter Goodies
Doodle Pantry Coffee and Biscotti
Hero Arts Cozy Moments
Spellbinders Labels 8
Copic Markers
See more Details at

Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Thank you to our DT Marsha and to our Sponsor for the month of November

We DTs at Die Cut Divas want to wish Marsha a whole lot of thanks for being a Great DT and person.  We will surely miss her.  Marsha had to step down to pursue other things and have a bit more time to herself.  Marsha has given selflessly of her time and talent to us all.  We love you!

Our great sponsor this month is Dies R Us

A big Thank you to Dies R Us for their kind sponsorship.
Give Arlene a tree and a creek and I will put a window on it.  
Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Patch 1 1/2 Inch at Dies R Us 
Elizabeth Craft Designs Country Scapes Country Critters 1 at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs Thanks at Dies R Us (bird & cat)
Elizabeth Craft Designs, not in stock at the moment
A bit more information on the photo on the card is at A Bit of This and That

I wonder if Cathie has met this guy on the beach?  He's really looking good.
Here in Australia this is what Christmas looks like to me.
Simon Says Stamps Warm Christmas Wishes
Spellbinders Standard Circle Large 
Spellbinders Standard Scallop Circle Small
For more information head over to my blog at 


 Cricut (Winter Woodland, Artiste)
Fiskars Snow Border Punch

My heart wishes everyone can stay warm and cozy with a cap and muffler. For more information head over to my blog at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.

Love the snowy scene, Hannah.
Here in Missouri you never know what to expect weather wise, but whatever we get,  we usually have plenty of Cocoa to keep up nice and toasty.
See details at my blog

I see Monica is ready to shop until she drops, to stamp until the dawn, and keep warm while doing it.Lawn Fawn- Love you a Latte stamps and dies

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas in Summer

Christmas is in summer here in New Zealand so I'm here to share with you a Summer Christmas card.

Our sponsor this month is DiesRUs


I usedt a Simon Says stamp set which I coloured and fussy cut.  I used a Penny Black speech bubble die.  DiesRUs have a great selection of Penny Black dies available as well as lots of other wonderful dies...

Hope you liked my Warm and Cozy summer Christmas Card.

Dawn and the Divas

Friday, November 27, 2015

Winter Outdoor Fun

Isn't this just the cutest?  Marsha used Turdy Sjolander's digital image of these polar bears staying warm and cozy by the fire, superimposing it onto the matching paper before printing.  The sentiment is cut out with a Spellbinder die from the Labels and Tags set.  The Cuttlebug Campfire was just burning a whole (LOL) in her storage case just needing to be used for this card.  Dies R Us has a huge selection of Spellbinders in their store.  We appreciate them being our sponsor.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving

November 25 has arrived and many people are preparing for the big celebration tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.  I always think of warm houses and cloudy skies, leafless trees and taunting smells emanating from nearby homes.   This is my portrayal of a rustic home with warm wishes to everyone.  

Happy Thanksgiving and lots of Warm Wishes

Elizabeth Craft Designs Beach Edges at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs Holiday House at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs All Seasons Tree (includes the clouds/foliage for tree) not in stock when I made this card.
Hero Arts sentiment from Merry Cactus to You

Monday, November 23, 2015

Warm Mittens

The challenge this month is Warm and Cozy

Our sponsors are

My card has warm mittens

Please look at my blog for further details about my project

Thanks for stopping by

Rebecca x

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Keep Cozy

Today's card uses an argyle pattern on it. What's more warm and cozy than a warm sweater?!  I love the stamp set I used to day it's great for backgounds any time of the year.

I started off by stamping the stitched diamonds in dark gray and then the diamond patterns in two shades of blue. I added the die cut stitching above, below and in the middle of my stamping. Heat embossed my sentiment and a wood veneer snowflake in silver, then decided I wanted my stitching to be silver too. I layered my panel onto navy card stock. I finished it off by adhering a stitched snowflake with the embossed snowflake to the card.

Here is a closer look... 

Thanks for stopping by, we can't wait to see all your warm and cozy creations!
Monica and the Die Cut Divas

Lawn Fawn- Argyle Backdrops, Stitched snowflakes and Stitched borders
Memento- Teal Zeal, Nautical Blue and Tuxedo Black
Versa Mark
Recollections- cardstock and silver embossing powder