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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.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Last chance

Hi everyone,

Just a friendly reminder that it's your last chance to enter into our challenge for April.  I will be drawing the prize tomorrow morning (australian time).  Good luck everyone xoxoxoxoxox

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Challenge coming up!

Yes Mam, April is nearing its end, but that doesn't mean no more challenge, in May I will be your DCD challenge host and hope you enjoy what I have in store for you.

Here is a little sneak peek of the example card I will be showing to kick it off.

There is still time to enter hostess Paula's recipe challenge, before it closes. So hurry and make a card for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

See you over on flickr ;~)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Yum, yum I love this recipe :D

Hi everyone,

Well I'm hopefully over my computer woes (fingers crossed).  So I thought I would share some more wonderful cards made for this month's challenge.
These cards are from Arlene who also has a blog here:
Birds on a Branch 4-22-11Sexy Legs 4-24-11She has it All 4-24-11
These cards are by Marcy:
Easter 4-19-11 by marcyk924Make It and Mail It, April Challenge 2011 DCD Recipe by marcyk924
These cards are by Lynda:
Easter BlessingsHappy Spring!
These cards are made by Sam:
Special by Samantha SimpsonThinking Of You by Samantha SimpsonBrighter by Samantha Simpson

Well that's all I have for you today, but don't forget there are still a few more days left till this challenge closes.  Happy crafting everyone xoxoxoxo

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A five minute card.

Hi everyone,

Here is another card I made for Hannah's 90 minute scramble.  Which fit into our Recipe challenge for this month as well.  I also used the sketch from this challenge at Lily Pad Cards.
To Hannah, I say thank you for the fun challenge :), I had a great time till my 'puter decided to crash again :(.

Thanks for dropping by & happy crafting xoxoxoxoxo

Supplies:
Paper: Bazzil, thin card
Assorted ribbon
Stamp: Penny Black 30-012 Bubbly
Copics:
Balloons: R17, R46, R59, G02, YG09, G07
Cat: E50, E31, E33, E35, E43,
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters
Embelies: Black Dew Drops

Friday, April 22, 2011

More delicious recipe creations.

Hi everyone,

I do hope that your easter break is going well :D.  Today I have some more gorgeous creations to share with you all:
2011_8 Easter Barnaby Cruisin by cazzytime aka bluesuedeshoes
This card is by Cazzytime & you can see more of her creations here.
PB รก tender hug'.
This card is by Sue & you can see more of her sweet cards here.
DCD - challenge
Dawn created this wonderful card & you can check out her flickrstream here.
warm thoughts by Rosemary D.
Rosemary created this amazing card & you can see more of her cards here.
Baby card
Ettevyke made this wonderful card & you can see more of her cards here.

Aren't all these cards just so amazing.  I am loving seeing what people are coming up with.  I urge you to check out these taltented ladies flickrstreams to see more wonderful creations.  Happy crafting everyone. 

Happy Easter every Bunny xoxoxoxoxo

Thursday, April 21, 2011

One recipe - so many cards

Hi everyone,

I'm back with yet another card to share with you.  I made this one with one of my new stamps (it's hiding in the background ;P).  I used some versamark ink, Distress inks & Versa Fine ink on this card.  I included some bling, buttons & a sticker (yay finally used something up!)  I then used my trusty Cuttlebug & Tim Holtz's bird die for a bit more interest, then lastly I added a ribbon bow to the button.  Hope you enjoy this card.
Don't forget to pop over to our latest challenge thread here to see some amazing entries :D.  Hoppy Easter every Bunny :D xoxoxoxoxo

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Card Tutorial

Good afternoon Ladies, it's Hannah here.

I thought I'd show you all a quick card tutorial, for this fun card today, please excuse all the pictures, for some reason my computer won't accept video's at the moment.


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The materials are very simple and few; All you will need is a die cutting machine, an embossing folder, your card base, a stamp (or stamps) with a solid image you can color, and some ink.

For the first step you will want to emboss your card base........

And here is how.....You will need the right sandwhich recipe according to your machine.
For the Bigshot, you will only use tab 1 of the multi purpose platform, then sandwhich the embossing folder with the card base inserted, in-between the two acrylic plates on top.....
And run it through.

Next you will ink up your image, to give a solid stamp more then one color, I reccomend stamp markers, like Memmentos or Faber castell, but if you don't have any it's not to hard with an ink pad.
as you see in the picture above I got a little ink on the other part,
just take a wet paper towel or baby wipe, and wipe it away.

Now that the whole stamp is covered its time to stamp it on a piece of cardstock...


...And cut it out

If your stamp is large enough and you want more dimension, cover the back with pop dots,
or you can adhere it straight to the card with an adhesive runner.

The card is now almost fully essembled and the only thing remaining is your sentiment. Which of course cannot be stamped directly on the raised surface of the embossed card base.
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Here I just cut a piece of scrap slightly bigger then the sentiment before I stamped.
And we really want to make it pop and give it a nice clean look, one  way to do that is to cut another piece of a different color slightly larger then the stamped piece or you can just swipe the ink pad across like this...

Attach it to your card and Looky there!!!! That probably took you less then 15 minutes at most.

Did you know there is challenges in our flickr pool every month with prizes to be won?
This month Paula is challenging you with a recipe challenge! no worries it's not food related the recipe is to use specific items for your creations. Go Check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!
 We love your comments and any input you might have.

  Hannah

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Another card for inspiration

Hi everyone,

I hope you all are having fun with this month's challenge.  I know it can be hard to think of ways to use the ribbon, ink, embelies, diecuts/embossing folders.  So I have come up with another card to share with you. 
This card is especially for those who don't have any dies at all.  I made this card with my cuttlebug & Happy Birthday Embossing folder.  Then I used a punch on the top/bottom border & added some brown ribbon to those.  I then inked up my stamp, coloured it with Copics & finally added four dew drops to the corners.  I hope this helps you out :D.  Remember the most important part is to have fun, so happy crafting everyone xoxoxoxoxoxo

Friday, April 8, 2011

Recipe Goodness

Hi everyone,

I am sharing some more Recipe goodness.  Here are two more wonderful cards.
This one is from Arlene:
Ribbon and Wheels 4-3-11
This next card is from Carol:
Lily lattice card
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you get a chance to play along some time this month :D xoxoxoxo

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Some entries for April 2011 Recipe challenge

Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd share a few of the entries that we have recieved so far :D.  This card is from Heather.
Hello Kitty Card
you can view more cards by Heather here.

This next card is by Ettevyke.
IMG_2278
You can view more of Ettevyke's cards here

Thanks for popping by & happy crafting every one. :D xoxoxoxo

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Same Recipe - different result

Hi everyone,

Today I thought I would share with you a card I made using the same "Recipe" I used for the Mini album. 
I started by inking the edge of the pink paper with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  Then I distressed the edges of the pp.  Sewed that to the pink paper.  I added some lace from the very lovely Vera (lace can be used instead of ribbon if you prefer). Then I went to my scraps (still trying to use them up!) & used my Cuttlebug Heart Die to make the layered heart.  Finally I added the flower, button & pin (with some extra ribbon).  The sentiment is from this Hero Arts set. 

Happy crafting xoxoxoxo

Friday, April 1, 2011

March's Winner..........................

Hi everyone,

A big Congratulations to the very lovely Greta on winning this month's challenge - Shaped Cards.  If you want to see more of Greta's gorgeous creations please go here.
Birthday flowers by gg nurse (Greta)Wonderland by gg nurse (Greta)To Sharon by gg nurse (Greta)
Thanks for stopping by & happy crafting everyone xoxoxoxo
PS.  Scroll down to the next blog entry to see this month's challenge :D

April Challenge - Reciepe

Hi everyone,

This month I have a Reciepe challenge for you all. Don't worry there is no cooking required :D.

This month I challenge you to use the following on your project of choice:

Nestie, die cutter of some kind or embossing folder
Ribbon,
Ink & lastly
2 embelishments like buttons, flowers etc.

See easy peasy right. Here is a little something to give you an idea. I used my Nesties to make the mini album, inked the edges with distress ink, then added some ribbon & two flowers.
You can make Cards, ATC's, Gifts, Layouts, whatever you can think of - you are only limited by your imagination.

To post a photo to this thread, all you have to do in Flickr 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 on the thread. It's really easy to do. You can also tag your card with April11DCD.

Remember:
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