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Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Big THANK YOU to Doodle Pantry

Let's give a big THANK YOU to Doodle Pantry for sponsoring our blog for the month of May.

 Doodle Pantry takes pride in creating a diverse selection of doodling styles, like realistic or whimsical, and all of which are family and kid friendly illustrations.  We hope you enjoy our wide variety of styles for every family occasion!  

I love the biscotti and wonderful coffee mug.  I don't drink coffee and now I'm tempted because this looks so GOOD!  A BIG Thank you to Marsha.

Doodle Pantry Coffee and Biscotti, MFT Die-namics Circle Stax
Be sure to visit Marsha at Gramma's Room

Cathie is showing us her sweet side today.  Of course, she's always sweet, but she's triple-sweet today with a triple threat sweet card.  I love the colors and design.

Diecut Divas, Doodle Pantry Yummy Cupcakes
Doodle Pantry Yummy Cupcakes for image and sentiment.
MPress Curved Rectangle, Poppy Crafts Curved Rectangle.
Make sure you stop by The House of Borowski


Michelle's card is SWEET AS pie.  What a wonderful design she's used, Doodle Pantry's very own card cut.  What a wonderful way to show thanks by baking a wonderful Cherry Pie!

Visit Michelle at her blog Just ANutter Paper Crafter.

Arlene's card below.  She loved the apples and cut them out for your viewing pleasure.

Doodle Pantry Apples
One of the Spellbinders Label die-cuts
Colored decor dots
Arlene at A Bit of This and That

I hope you enjoyed this month's challenge.  It seems to have been a challenge.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Hearts are for Everyone

May's sponsor

Absolutely gorgeous cards just for you from Cathie.  Don't you love the design?   The colors and design make the cards stunning, spectacular, amazing, stylish, elegant.... and on and on.   Need I say I love them.   I'm sure Cathie has more to share with you on her blog.


Clearly I Stamp Card Cut Hearts SVG available at Doodle Pantry
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Quilled Creations Roses.
Clearly Besotted Stamp Set
Please pay Cathie a visit at House of Borowski

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Children, Eat Your Violets




Doodle Pantry, our sponsor for May has so many simply fantastic images to work with.  Look what Michelle did with a few violets and a recipe.





 Doodlepanty Violets (including the red checked paper), Doodlepantry SVG Card Cut 4,
Spellbinders Lacey Ovals, Cricut-From the Kitchen (recipe card)

Visit Michelle at Just Anutter Paper Crafter


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Let me Introduce

Let me introduce our new Diva!

Monica Maier


Monica is from Illinois in the USA.  She's the owner of a Cuttlebug  and a Cricut.  She'll be starting June 1st. when we start our new challenge.  Here's Monica's bio below.

Monica:
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 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 buy a card if I have the supplies to make my own!

Find me at:
Blog- monicascraftcorner.blogspot.com



Welcome Monica to the Die Cut Divas.  Check out her first Diva card on June 1st.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

You really Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too.

Fantastic sponsor has it all.  Take a look at what Marsha is bringing us today.

Marsha's got a sweet tooth and now so do I.  I love her color combination and design.  Perfect.  I can't wait to check out Marsha's personal blog too.

Doodle Pantry pre-colored Cake and Cookie image with matching paper.  MFT Die-namics Circle Stax, Spellbinder ribbon tag.

Monday, May 18, 2015

"You're pretty much aged to perfection"

"You're pretty much aged to perfect"

Michelle makes me think of grapes aging into a beautiful glass of wine.  What do you think of Michelle's sentiment?  I love it.  Such wonderful background colors make me love this card.

Unity Stamps, Spellbinders Lacy Oval, SB Fancy Labels 2
Visit Michelle at Just ANutter paper crafter

Thursday, May 14, 2015

It's BIRTHDAY TIME for someone



Doodle Pantry has so many different digitals and the sets are fantastic as you can see below.

Marsha has some BIG Wishes going to someone and she does it in a BIG WAY.  I'm looking forward to checking out Marsha's blog on the big day!.That cake looks so good, good enough to eat!


Doodle Pantry Cute Cake, and  Birthday Bash. Spellbinder Labels 3
Visit Marsha at Gramma's Room


Dawn is coming up with a cupcake for someone special.  Just love the frosting color and you can't beat two cherries instead of only one.  Yummmmy.  
Yummy Cupcake, patterned paper from same set, Die-Namics Doily die, Spellbinders Tag
Be sure to visit Dawn at Dawn's World.

Let there eat cake!  Obviously, Marsha and Cathie like cake.  I just love seeing how one image can be used different ways with different colors.

Diecut Divas, Doodle Pantry Cute Cake
Doodle Pantry Cute Cake and Memory Box Happy & Birthday



Remember to stop at Doodle Pantry to check the wonderful sets of digial images.  
If you like this, you'll love the rest of her images too.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!



Happy Mother's Day!

Whether our mothers are here or not, it's always great to say a Happy Mother's Day to our motherly friends and celebrate.  No matter if it's a dessert or meal, enjoy your friends and have fun.

Our DTs have had fun with Doodle Pantry's digital images and want to show the versatility of the images.

Arlene just wants a yummy scoop of ice cream in this wonderful thick shake.  She will have a sweet day with her granddaughter.
Die-Namics Rectangle Stitched Stax
Close-up on Arlene's blog at A Bit of This and That

Next with some Mother's Day cheer!

Dawn surprised us with a pretty cake.  I just love the fun cake and sentiment.  It's a perfect cake for Mother's Day, don't you think?  
Pre coloured Cute Cake -decoupaged. Patterned paper from same set, Spellbinders dies
Visit Dawn at Dawn's World.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Happy Cinco de Mayo

CINCO DE MAYO - more of an American holiday
To learn some of the history surrounding this holiday, check out an article at 
http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo

Time for a drink to end the day and play.  I had such fun putting these cards together.  I couldn't believe how many different images were in the Doodle Pantry Tropical Drinks set and how many I would definitely use.  Fantastic sentiments to make you smile and have fun.

I was late on this post, so sorry for that, but we all celebrated at work.  LOL

                 New Distress Ink "Cracked Pistachio
                 Distress ink sabby shutters
                                              Spellbinders Labels 8 dies on above cards

                                                                               Dreamweaver Fireworks Embossed panel
QuicKutz Oval die cuts on the two above cards
Copics on glass stem and rim
Doodle Pantry Apple sentiment with the blue tropical drink
Colored Dots from a friend in a recent card exchange (thank you)
Copics on glass stem and rim

Arlene has close-ups at A bit of This and That

Saturday, May 2, 2015

And the Winner is.............




Thank you for your participation in our last month's challenge...

Here is our winner...........


Nela 


Nela please email your address to our email - thedcdivas@gmail.com


And here's some favourites from the Divas-

From Michelle-

I love the beautiful butterfly and draping flowers from Karen Petitt-reminds me of my Mom's Fushia Garden.




 Dawn's favourite - a beautiful card by Mee Foon



Arlene marveled at this faux laser cut.card from Zelda Cogill and tags it her favorite.

Faux laser cut - my first attempt at this :) For the following challenges: Creative Inspirations - A trio of .... (http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/); Simon Says Spring Flowers (http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/) and Virginia's View Challenge - Layers and Dimensions (http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/04/virginias-view-challenge-14.html)

Thank you Hero Arts and all our contestants

Dawn and the Divas

Friday, May 1, 2015

Did I hear there's "SOMETHING YUMMY TO EAT"?



 Doodle Pantry takes pride in creating a diverse selection of doodling styles, like realistic or whimsical, and all of which are family and kid friendly illustrations.  We hope you enjoy our wide variety of styles for every family occasion!  Their badge is available on request if you don’t already have it, let Doodle Pantry know.  Here's a place for badges too.


Look at what's up this month!  A Pantry full of Doodles!  Next Question.  What do you do with a pantry full of doodles?  You have something yummy to eat!  That's it... 

Our blog challenge for May is 

"SOMETHING YUMMY TO EAT"
The prize is  a $10 gift certificate.  We will announce the winner of this May contest on June 2, 2015.  

Here is DT, Marsha Drain, with one of the cutest pair of pears I've ever seen.  I couldn't get over this card when I first saw it on our Designer gallery.  I found it so unique and joyful, cheery and fun card that I'd love to send this to all the pairs I know.  Do you notice that even the background colors and pattern are just perfect?  Yes, they are.   

Doodle Pantry Pears and RaspberriesKissy LipsMustache Mish Mash.
MFT Die-namics Circle Stax

Next up is Arlene, who still puts nickels in the candy machine on her boss's desk.  I just loved the colors because you can use just about any color to trim, embellish or otherwise decorate this card.  I really think this image would appeal to all ages, young or old, male or female.  

Sweet Stuff available with purchase from Doodle Pantry Digital Stamps
Doodle Pantry Tropical Drinks sentiment "You are sensational"
Doodle Pantry Apples sentiment - yummy
Die-Namics Rectangle Stitched Stax
I think the "you are sensational" tag is a Spellbinders tag
Red net ribbon saved from a gift
Visit Arlene at A Little Bit of This and That

Next up  is Cathie who has also used Doodle Pantry Sweet Stuff
She has created this card using the digital image of the lollies and the matching sentiment.
Adding a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, she created a card for any age.

To see all the details head over to Cathie's blog House of Borowski

Let's see what Dawn has in store for us.  Dawn thinks healthy thoughts.  Dawn used an image from one of the kits from Doodle Pantry.  You can get this design in either pre-colored or sketched so you can go have fun coloring the images yourself

.  Pre-colored images here and uncolored images here.

Michelle has a fabulous card coupled with such a great design and color combo, which seems to be just perfect.


Doodlepantry Fruit Image  Doodlepantry SVG Card Cut 5 , MFT Banner dies, Hero Arts Friends stamp set

Hannah, What do we need to wash all this food down?   Yes, Something ESPRESSLY FOR YOU! Thanks to Hannah for handling refreshments!

Doodle Pantry The Grind

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