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We are limiting the number of submissions to the Die Cut Divas' challenge blog to 4. The challenges will close at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time. Thank you as always for your wonderful submissions. Arlene and the Die Cut Divas.

Who are we ?

About Die Cut Divas !!....

Do you use Die cutting systems ?
Show us your results , experiments , things gone wrong, ideas.....
Ask us your questions and tell us your stories !

anyone is welcome , feel free to invite other die cut creations that you come across !

thanks !
The Divas that cut :)

You can find us on flickr : click here 

Come and join us ! Enjoy :)

Arlene McClung
USA - California
Owner of a Cuttlebug & Silhouette Cameo

Arlene never crafted until her sons were 8, 10 and 12.  She found ceramics and marketed unique containers  to local flower shops.  Lots of dust and kiln firings later, she turned her hand to beading, making earrings and other jewelry.  Certainly fun, she still hadn't found her niche.  Now she loves creating paper projects, especially greeting cards and Artist Trading Cards.  
Flickr photos here

Dawn Turley
New Zealand ~ Auckland
Card marker  (5 years) and Government worker.

Owner of a Cuttlebug who works full time so spend my evenings making cards and catching up with my favourite blogs and websites.  I am in my 50's married to a wonderfully patient man and have two childrenboth who have left home now.  I have been crafty for many many years, having made Teddy bears, done heaps of cross stitch, fabric painting, knitting amongst other things. I enjoy blogging where I share my crafting and my life..  

My Blog: http://dawnsworldnz.blogspot.com
My Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/turleyfamily/  

Cathie Borowski
Australia - Adelaide 
Owner of Cuttlebug 
Cardmaker 10 years
Cathie was introduced to the world of craft through her mother as a child starting with knitting, crocheting,sewing and long stitches.
She has carried on with those hobbies through her adult life until one fateful day 10 years ago when she was introduced to stamping with pigment inks and embossing powder and as they say - the rest is history.
She has been married to a very understanding man \ card creative director for 8 years and has two very active munchkins 6 and 3 years. Of course with her introduction to blog land only recently the addiction is now complete.

Michelle Nutter
I live in Central Point, Oregon, USA. I've been married to the love of my life Bill for the past 20 years. I'm also retired from a local high school where I was a Campus Monitor (fancy name for "babysitter") for over 20 years. My husband and I have owned beagles as long as we've been together, so they are my fur children. I recently did inherit my mom's Yorkie Filo Beddoe. My hobbies include - autocrossing my Chevelle, helping to restore our other Chevelles (5? who needs that many cars?) reading, crafting, sewing, scrapbooking, and card making.

I'm really excited to be here, and look forward to getting to know you all!
My blogs http://justanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.com/ 
(die cutting)
 http://justanutterstamper.blogspot.com/ (Stamping,die cutting).

Hi, I am Soniya Agarwal from India, a trained corporate Interior Designer by profession and Crafter by choice.
 Crafting has been a passion since childhood, but started doing it professionally for the last 5 years. I started of with scrapbooking, but now most of my time going in Mixed Media Arts.   
 I love experimenting with craft supplies and my 5 year old daughter accompanies me in these.   My love for paper and colors is never ending.
 Having my blog and passion for crafting also inspired me to have my own market place for Indian crafters and artists to showcase and sell their artwork. 
Website: www.zibica.in

Monika Dereck
 I use the nickname Cohenna.  I live in Poland. I come from a small village near Lublin. Personally I am a wife and mother of two urchins (daughter and son)
Crafts has always accompanied me. It started with crochet and cross-stitch. My grandmother taught me that. Then came other fields of handicrafts. Cards doing for several years and I really like it.  Find me at:
blog http://cohenna.com                                            fb https://www.facebook.com/monika.cohenna 

Dawn Bennett
York, PA - USA
Cardmaker - 7 yrs

Proud owner of a Big Kick and a Gemini machine. I am a Maryland born girl who now calls Pennsylvania home. I am the wife of a retired Navy Chief and a mom of three adult children. I love all things "paper and ink". I acquired a love for stamping and creating cards about 7 yrs ago.. I enjoy all styles and look forward to trying new techniques/challenges. I love to craft and I spend many hours weekly in my craft room creating projects. I'm very excited to about being a part of the DT and look forward to my journey on the DT.

My Instagram -  dawn.bennett.9083

Retired November 2017
Monica Maier
USA Illinois
Owner of Cuttlebug & a Cricut 

My husband and I have 3 boys, and I work part time at Michael's. I've lived in IL since 2003 but was born in TX. I grew up a "military brat", so I've been lucky to call TX, FL, Germany, IN, NC and IL home at some point in my life. I've been crafting things since I was little. I've dabbled in painting (canvas, wood and plaster houses), sewing, wreath making, crochet, scrapbooking and card making. Card making has become a favorite, why by a card if I have the supplies to make my own!

Find me at:
Blog- http://monicascraftcorner.blogspot.com/

Retired June 2017
Hello, I am Cindy, born in Hong Kong currently living in Montreal, Canada.  I am married to my wonderful DH for 22 years, a mother of two teenage boys (17 and 18).living in Montreal, Canada.  I am married to my wonderful DH for 22 years, a mother of two teenage boys (17 and 18).  I am a programmer analyst working from home, and am looking forward to retiring.  Then I would have more time to spend on my rubber stamping hobby!!  J  I enjoyed drawing in my teenage years, and dabbled in a little bit of water colours in my adult life.  But while looking for a gift I’ve discovered rubber stamping and I am now addicted!!  I have been making cards for quite a few years now, although I think I am still looking for my style. I must admit I enjoy making “clean and layered” cards.  And I am a proud owner of a Big Shot (the pink one J ) and a Cuttlebug.  Other than stamping, I enjoy cooking and when the weather is nice, I tend my garden. 

You could also find me at my blog: Escape to Stamping (link: http://esc2stamping.blogspot.ca/)

CAROL GUNN      Retired December 2016
Carol Gunn 
New Zealand

"I am a silver haired wife, mother of four, and nonna of eight, living in Hamilton, New Zealand. I have been a crafter ever since I can remember; with my grandmothers and mother being crafters what chance did I have really?

I love working with paper and fabric, so on my blog you will see both aspects of my work. I don't seem to have a specific style (too easily distracted) and like to have a go if something takes my fancy. I hope you will enjoy the variety, and maybe be inspired to try something for yourself"

you can find her here    Carol G... CreationsNZ

Retired Mid 2016

Hannah Nicole
USA Missouri
Card maker since 2006
Owner of a Bigshot and a Silhouette SD.

Hannah has been an avid cardmaker since she was 15 years old, and was introduced to die cutting shortly after.  Other pastimes she enjoys is archery with her dad, playing piano, and family games, she is a substitute teacher and a big sister to 2 great crazy kids.

Retired February 2016

Rebecca Gallard
Church Village, Wales
I use an Ebosser. 

It is a lovely location in Wales because we are approximately 10 miles from Cardiff  and 30 miles from the beautiful countryside of the Brecon Beacons. I live with my husband and two sons,  Ieuan, 17 and Dewi 12. I have always enjoyed crafting, I started with knitting when I was a child. When my eldest son started school I started to make my own personalised greeting cards. My sons studied through the medium of Welsh so we wanted to send Welsh language cards to Teachers and friends. Welsh cards are few and far between and the ones you can buy on the high street are very basic. My mother and mother-in-law are both called Mam as are a lot of other mothers in Wales but you can't buy many on the high street. My Mam is also known as Mam-gu (Welsh for Grandmother) so handmade cards are ideal for her. I always use die-cuts on my cards and very often I only use die-cuts. I often use embossing folders. 

Find me at:
Blog:   cardsbybeckie.blogspot.co.uk

Retired December 2015

Marsha Drain 
USA - Washington 
Owner of Cuttlebug and Silhouette Portrait
Cardmaker 14 years
Marsha has done various crafts such as crocheting, knitting, crosstitch, tole painting all her adult life but when she was introduced to rubber stamps, she found her passion. 
For the last few years, digital stamping has become a favorite but whether digital, rubber, or cutting, she loves to make cards.  Most of her cards go to Operation Write Home but she has 6 adult children, (five whom are married) and eleven grandchildren so a few cards (understatement !) are made for them too.  She has been married to her generous, understanding husband for 46 years who sometimes claims to be a stamping widower but supports her addiction and her commitment to the military heroes.
Blog:   http://grammasroom.blogspot.com

Retired September 2014
  • Hilde Marsh
  • Card maker 8 years
  • Owner of a Big Shot 
  • Sydney. Australia
  • I am a Mother to 3 adult children,  grandmother to 3 and we have 2 dogs and 2 cats....My youngest (daughter) is turning 19 and still lives at home, my two boys have flown the coop, they are 32 and 29. I have been married to the love of my life for over 33 years now and  I live near Sydney on the beautiful Hawkesbury River. Great scenery and we have Sulfur Crested Cockatoos, Magpies, King Parrots, Eastern Rosella's and Rainbow Lorikeets visiting every afternoon. Lots of bird life where we live. A great place, love it.
  • I have grown up with craft, my mother was an avid sewer, knitter, crochet, anything really, I had a great teacher, and my father was a Patisserie chef for part of his life and was a great cook....so also very creative, some of that rubbed off I guess, I pretty much have done everything you can think of from silk painting to mosaic, from crochet to quilting, I will try anything, but have been stuck on paper craft for over 8 years now, and love it....my craft room is full of it and everything else has been packed away ( for now, ahm).
  • I am also a Breast Cancer survivor and my craft is my outlet and release, and helps me to relax, and cope with life.....my view on life has changed a lot since and I really do appreciate every day....
  • I am on a few other Design Teams, such as the Squirrel and the FoxSAS4KidsBrown SugarUnstampabelles, and now this gorgeous one Die Cut Divas. I also am the Blog owner of Crafting with Dragonflies, and you can check me out on my blog called ...happyglitzygirl.and yes I love, love love everything glitzy and blitzy.....

Retired May 2014
Paula Laird
Australia - Sunshine Coast Queensland
Card maker since 2008 Some time Scrapper since 2006
Owner of a Green Cuttlebug

I am a SAHM who is married to the love of my life (who thinks he's a scrapper's widow), have two girls who I try towrangle mother.  I also am in charge of two goldfish & one cat with a death wish. 

I am an craft-o-holic since the beginning of time!  I have all ways had a love for anything hand made.  I have done a variety of different crafts over the years including: Patchwork/Quilting, Cross Stitch, Knitting (not that well) & Crocheting (really badly).

My Blog: http://www.pajalus.blogspot.com.au/

My Flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pajalucrafts/