Saturday, December 31, 2016

Season's Greetings and Thank you to Our Sponsor

Our Sponsor is

The challenge is Layering or Layer It.and there is still time to join.

Arlene is still in the mood of the season and wishes everyone the best that can be.  See the supplies at A Bit of This and That.

Michelle wants to get a head start on Birthday cards!
Have a great 2017!

Cathie has being doing teacher thank you cards. 
For more details head to House of Borowski

Monica made some cards to ring in the new year! Be sure to check out her blog at Monica's Craft Corner...

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Aloha - thinking of you

Hi all - hope you had a fabulous Christmas Day and got all the crafting goodies you asked Santa for!

I'm here to share a card I made lots of layering....

I've used an embossed layer, a Spellbinders die layer and then layers on my Hibiscus flower. 

Although my folder and flower are not available via our Sponsor - Dies R Us  - they have a mass of fabulous dies and embossing folders.  Do go visit and take a look

Dawn and The Divas

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Wheelbarrow of Shells

The challenge is Layering or Layer It.  
I was in the mood for something different.  I used a wheel barrow from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Wheelbarrow at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stickers with Cold Diamond colored with Copic markers.
Hero Arts Stamp

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Flying Monkey

Hi everyone, Cathie here with some another project incorporating this month's theme of layering.I had been wanting to use this Vision Image stamp for a while and finally an appropriate situation come up which was my brother in law's birthday, perfect. So here is the card I created:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Accordion Circle Card
Elizabeth Craft Designs Square with Circle Frame Edges
Poppy Crafts Nested Stitched Oval
For more details head over to blog:

Friday, December 23, 2016

Last post by Diva Carol Gunn for DCD

Our theme for December is layers ... you still have time to enter!

Image from A Day for Daisies.
For more information, check out my blog:

This is my last post on the Die Cut Divas team.  I hope you have enjoyed the past year with the Divas, and will leave the design team a little message of encouragement.  Thanks to the Divas for having me on the team for 2016, I wish you all a wonderful Christmas with lots of crafty goodies in your stocking.

CarolG and the Divas.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas Window

 Monica here with a card today for our layer it challenge. 

Dies R Us

Hope you all enjoying the challenge, you still have a few days to join us before time is up!

Thanks for stopping by and if you are interested in any details on the card please visit my blog here.

Have a great day!!!
Monica and the Die Cut Diva's

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Opening for a DT position beginning January 2017

Carol Gunn is retiring from her position and we unfortunately will lose her lovely examples, but we hope to see her entries in the new year.

Please apply to our Die Cut Divas email to apply.  Leave your email address and some information about yourself, such as your personal blog, any past and present challenge blogs you work or worked on.  Since it is the holiday season, we may not choose anyone until January.  

You do not have to begin until February, unless you wish to start a bit earlier.  We're rather laid back and as a group, try to make this as easy as we can.

Monday, December 19, 2016


Welcome to December! Our challenge this month is Layers or Layer it, and our wonderful sponsor is-

Make sure you enter for a chance at that gift certificate!

Here is the project I made for you today-

I used a Cuttlebug Anna Griffith Snowflake background die, and a Technique Tuesday "Noel" die.
Good substitutions would be these snowflake backgrounds, and these Noel sentiments (or a Christmas sentiment of your choice).

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

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Red and White Happy Holiday


It's already half way thru the month, have you join in our December Challenge - Layers or Layer It?  If not I hope my card would inspire you to play along.  

I layered a bunch of snowflake die cuts on a red panel with an oval scallop window and then on top of that my sentiment die cut using Poppystamps Dies - Fancy Happy Holidays covered with red stickles.  


Impression Obsession Dies - Small Snowflakes Die (DIE100-F)
Hero Arts Frame Cut - Scallop Frame
Ranger Stickles - Candy Cane

Our sponsor this month is:

Looking forward to your creations in the challenge gallery!

Cindy and the Die Cut Divas

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Blue Christmas

Hi everyone, Cathie here with a little bit of Christmas inspiration. I am always a fan of creating Christmas Cards that don't use the traditional Christmas colours, which is why I have gone with blue and purple on this one.
Diecut Divas, Alica Bel
Poppy Crafts Nested Stitched Oval Die
Spellbinders Double Ended Tag
Alica Bel Facebook Group Freebie
For more details head over to my blog

and have a great day!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Gold and Black layers

Hi there  Dawn here to share my layered card.

Our sponsor this week is Die's R Us

This awesome online store has HUNDREDS of dies from lots of fabulous manufacturers.    Including dies from Sue Wilson Designs

I have used a Sue Wilson Designs die to make my elegant black and gold card

The corners are die cut with a La La Land Die.  I layered the black and gold die cuts for the centre focal piece.  I'll add my sentiment inside once I decided what I'm going to use it for.

Please keep adding your amazing projects to our challenge... there are some incredible entries - do check them out here

Dawn & the Divas


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Effera Butterfly Wings

Happy Sunday everybody,

Cindy here to share a layered card.  This month's challenge theme is Layers or Layer It.

Our sponsor is Dies R Us.

For my card I layered my dies as well as papers.  The Effera Butterfly Wings die is partial/layering die, only wings portions are cut.  I die cut it on top of another butterfly die, lift the wings, then mask the bottom part before stamping the butterfly image.  

Then I added the butterfly body, then layered it on a pattern paper banner then on a dry embossed panel.


Hero Arts Flowers and Butterfly Frame Cut
Darice Embossing Folder - Sheet Music
KaiserCraft Clear Stamp - Butterflies
Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink - Ultra Pink

For challenge information and link up, click the "This Month's Challenge Here" button on the right sidebar. Looking forward to see your creations.  Enter for a chance to win a gift certificate to Dies R Us on-line store.

Cindy and the Die Cut Divas

Friday, December 9, 2016

Hillside town...

 Hello Monica here today to share a card for out Layer it challenge!

Please stop by my blog here for the details on the card! 

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Chilly the Penguin

Our Sponsor is

The challenge is Layering or Layer It. 

I had created the backgrounds with an older Hero Arts stamp, Chalk Background.  I used white ink on black glossy paper, first and second stage stamping.  I came across the paper when going through papers to select a background for this cute penguin.  I had to think black and white, so sponged the holly branch with Distress ink Black Soot.  My pops of color come from the berries, scarf and little orange tones of feet and beak.  I hope you like this because I really do.  It's different and I like it.  

This card turned out to be a glittery arty card.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Fitted Rectangles at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs Chilly the Penguin at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs Sprig with Berries
Black Glitter Paper
Blue Glitter Paper for scarf
Wink of Stella on body, beak scarf, sprig & berries

Arlene at A Bit of This and That

Monday, December 5, 2016

Serene Scene

Welcome to December! Our challenge this month is Layers or Layer it, and our wonderful sponsor is-

Make sure you enter for a chance at that gift certificate!

Here is the project I made for you today-

The dies I used were the birch trees and birds from Impression Obsession, and a deer from Cricut Access. I also used Tattered Mists inks to color the tree scene to resemble an early night in the forest of birch trees.

You can find out more at Just a Nutter Paper Crafter.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Layered Circle Feathers

Lots of Layers is the challenge this month:

Check out the details on my blog:
and join us in the challenge
CarolG & the Die Cut Divas

Friday, December 2, 2016

November Winners Announced

2016 November Sponsors were

 & cart

Winners are:
# 4 aussie aNNie wins at Bugaboo 

# 20 KartenKram for One Happy Cut

Be sure to email us at

Cindy's favorite is #17 KT Fit Kitty's Squirrel Pocket Letter.  It's just so fun!!

Michelle's favorite is #11 by Heather Mills-love, love this Bokeh effect!

Arlene's Pick is # 28 by Jose.  I love the coloring of the cute image.

Carol's pick is #18 Cinnamon Sally - this is just like receiving a bunch of real flowers

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Layers or Layer It

Welcome to December! Our challenge this month is Layers or Layer it, and our wonderful sponsor is-

Make sure you enter for a chance at that gift certificate!

DT Projects:

A little season's greetings is what Arlene needed.  See Arlene's cards here.

Inside of blue card below.

Michelle needed more Christmas cards, and used a Frantic Stamper Reverse Snowfall die for this scene-

Dawn has also done a Christmas card using some free stamps and papers from a magazine.  She used a Spellbinders Scallop die for the background on the circle.