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We will be limiting the number of submissions to the Die Cut Divas' challenge blog to 4. Beginning May 1, 2016, the challenges will close at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time instead of midnight. Thank you as always for your wonderful submissions. Arlene and the Die Cut Divas.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Thank you for the month of January

We have had a fantastic month showing you our new techniques, stamps, colours with our fantastic sponsor 
One Happy Cut
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Now its time to say thank you for our fabulous sponsor - here is what the team has for you.

Cathie 
Diecut Divas, Some Odd Girl Grow
New Clear Stamp Some Odd Girl Grow
New Project - A bookmark
Brother Scan and Cut and SVG file for shape 
Creative Dies Tag and Sentiment die.

New Die-Lucy Label Pop Up, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Spellbinders Labels 4

Elizabeth Craft Designs All Seasons Tree and Holiday House at One Happy Cut
Elizabeth Craft Designs Country Scapes - Country Critters 1

Monica's card for the last day
Die-Namics tag builder blueprints #3, tattoos, Recollections

Friday, January 29, 2016

Glittery Butterfly



Hi all

Dawn here running really late and very dis-organised....

Our sponsor this month is
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Although today my card uses a Hero Arts butterfly die, our sponsor has a lot of lovely dies you could use. 


This is a new die cut for me from Arlene.  I loved it so much that I have bought it!

thanks for stopping by

Dawn & the Divas.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pattern on Pattern Valentine

Happy Wednesday everybody:

Today I am sharing a "pattern on pattern" project.  And I am using the Tags & More 3 - Leaves cutting die by Elizabeth Craft Design which is available at One Happy Cut

I wanted to create a less feminine Valentine so I went with some neutral color card stock.  But I can't help myself but to use some crimson and pink pattern paper and for the stamping.

Let's take a look:


What do you think?  Is it less feminine than the floral kind?  I used a clear gel pen to go over the sentiment adding a little more interest, and added Stickles (Sprinkled Sugar) to the etched heart. Both these stamps are new additions to my stash.

Here's a close up of the sparkly etched heart:


There is still time to play our January challenge: new technique/die/stamp/colors, something you're using or trying for the first time.  Our sponsor this month is One Happy Cut.  Winner of this month's challenge would receive a $15 gift certificate to their store.


Supplies for my card:

Elizabeth Craft Design cutting die: Tags & More 3 - Leaves 
Hero Arts stamp: You Are My Happy
Hero Arts stamp: Love By Lia
Gelly Roll gen pen: Clear
Ranger Stickles: Sprinkled Sugar
Memories Dye ink: Crimson

Cindy and the Die Cut Divas

Monday, January 25, 2016

A Special House

Our Great Sponsor at Die Cut Divas is 
One Happy Cut
One Happy Cut will give out a $15 gift certificate


The challenge is new technique, die, stamp, colors, something you're using or trying for the first time. Well, here is something I've never tried before and have been thinking about doing, so here we go.  I'm using my die-cuts to expand my die-cut house into a large home.  I also am using up scraps.  


Here's what I did:
  • I glued leftover scraps of paper from different projects onto a piece of copy paper.  
  • I then die-cut the house three times from the scrap paper and glued two of the houses onto a piece of copy paper. 
  • The long roof is the same width as the roof die and glued on top of the two houses. 
  • The third house is pop dotted to the top middle of the two houses.
  • I die-cut two trim pieces and used one piece to create trim for the back roof, while using the complete trim for the front house
  • I cut the chimney twice and layered one piece behind the other.
  • I cut four windows and glued them on.
  • I cut two doors to create a door with different paper.
  • I used a white ink pen to dot the trim.  This really lightened up the entire house. 
  • I found blue card stock and cut to A2 card size and adhered the houses onto the note card.
  • I wanted a large sentiment to fit above the house and chose FRIEND
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Holiday House here
Hero Arts Big Ticket an older clear set (sentiment)
Signo Broad white pen
Cuttlebug

Saturday, January 23, 2016

New Baby Boy Card



I love making New Baby cards. They always mean so much to the new parents. 

I will personalise the card with parents name, baby name, date of birth and maybe time and birth weight when the new arrival makes an appearance



I like using gingham card on a baby card. I have die cut various baby embellishments. I have die cut the chassis of the pram in mirror card for a realistic effect.

The entries are lovely, keep them coming.

Pram, Shoes, Train and Baby - Marianne dies
Lattice - Cheery Lynn
Rectangles - Tonic

Visit me at  cardsbybeckie

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Flamingo love

I love flamingos (even though they are my least favorite color), so I couldn't pass up this little guy when he showed up on a Valentines day display at work recently! 

The pattern papers are scraps from an older collection, that I pieced together on the card base. I die cut  and colored the flamingo before adding him to the die cut panel. It was a pretty quick card to put together, I could easily make more for Valentine's day if needed.


I did pop my flamingo on some pop dots. Here is a closer look at the popped up flamingo and the stitched heart behind him.


We have loved seeing everyone's work this month, I know I've been blown away! You guys are so creative, keep them coming only 10 days left for your chance to win!!!

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

Supplies:
My Favorite Things- Blue Print tag builder #3, Hybrid ink
My Minds Eye- Love Me paper pad
Recollections- Flamingo stamp and die set, cardbase

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A new to me die!

Today is my spotlight day at Die Cut Diva's! Our sponsor this month is-

They are giving away a $15 gift certificate, so make something with a new die, new technique, new color, etc. You can't win if you don't enter!

Here are my cards made with the Elizabeth Craft Designs Spiral Pull die!

The first one I made without the spiral attachment-



I also used Elizabeth Craft Designs Poppy the Owl and My Favorite Things stitched circles dies.

  For the second card I used the spiral attachment, and used clear, thick acetate-








I also used Elizabeth Crafts Designs Roses (But this rose by Frantic Stamper would work well), Cricut Artiste sentiment, and the hearts come in the Spiral Card kit (along with balloons, snowflakes, and leaves).

Thanks for visiting, and visit me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter for more information.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Happy Accident

Happy Sunday,

I am super excited today because it's my very first solo post here at Die Cut Diva's.  I am new to the team, and this month's challenge is New Technique, Die, Stamp, and/or Colours!!   How fun is that?!

Our great sponsor this month is One Happy Cut.  Winner of this month's challenge would receive a $15 gift certificate to their store.

For my project I used my new ink: Hero Arts Ombre Tide Pool to Navy, along with the Impression Obsession Dies - Feather set available at One Happy Cut.

I pressed my ink pad directly onto water colour paper panel, and I wanted to spritz water all over it to create a water on water look.  But I got distracted and left to do something else.  By the time I returned the ink has dried!  :(  But I spritzed water all over it anyway hoping to achieve the same result, sadly it didn't turnout, but this became a happy accident (thus the title of this post), the backside looks very interesting.  After it dried I die cut the feathers and went ahead to create my card.  Here's a look of how I got my feather dies done.


Dried Ink on watercolour panel

Panel spritzed with water

Backside of the panel

Die cut feathers

Here's my finished card, I fashioned the feathers like a nest for my bird.



Supplies:

Impress Obession Dies: Feather Set
Echo Park Stamp: Take Note
Hero Arts Stamp: Forever
Hero Arts Ombre Ink: Tide Pool to Navy
Ranger Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Memento Dye Ink: Tuxedo Black
Colouring Pencils


Thanks for visiting.  

Cindy and the Die Cut Divas

Friday, January 15, 2016

Lovely Flowers

Well its all about new things here at Diecut Divas this month and today I am talking about a new technique and a new stamp.
This image is from Sandi Samples and new to me. I also wanted to create a variegated rose look - using copics I tried something new, layering 4 different copics not in the same blending family. I am really happy with how it turned out.
Diecut Divas, Sandi Samples Roses
Sandi Samples Cabbage Roses
Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing folder
Spellbinders Fancy Circles, Standard Ovals large
Creative Dies tag and sentiment.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Color in Your Die for a Change

Our Great Sponsor at Die Cut Divas is 
One Happy Cut
One Happy Cut will give out a $15 gift certificate

I have used this die only a couple times and always as a background.  I colored this die a few months ago and just never put it on anything.  I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to set it apart and let people see the true beauty of coloring a die, rather than a stamp.  
This is my new technique, color in a die and then make it a focus.  Two for One. 

Supplies
Impression Obsession Bird on a Branch at One Happy Cut
Die-namics Stitched Tags STAX
Copic markers
Stamps from The Paper Studio

Saturday, January 9, 2016

You Color my world

Hello all, Monica here today for the Die Cut Diva's. My new for the card is a technique. Looking at my card it looks I may have failed my die cutting diva's since this is a one layer card! No worries I still used my trusty Cuttlebug and die by cutting a piece of fun foam to make my own stamp! 

For more info please visit monicascraftcorner!

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

Supplies:
Lawn Fawn- Color my world stamps and die

Thursday, January 7, 2016

More new here!!





I had this new die for Christmas - Sue Wilson Striplet Collection-Rose Garden.
I also used the Sue Wilson Pierced Flags both can be found at One Happy Cut. The Valentine sentiment is cut using a Die'sire die.
                                               



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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Lots of New here!

A while back one of our great sponsors, LeCrystelle, sent our DT teams some different pre-cut step cards for us to use. This is the first Heart Step Card I've used, and it's great! Here is the card-



LeCrystelle Heart tri-fold card (New), Spellbinders Lace Hearts (New die cuts by fellow DT member)(You could also use the Cheery Lynn Two of Hearts set, found at One Happy Cut), Tropical Blooms 3D embossing folder by Cuttlebug (New), Cuttlebug banner from Labels and Such Colleciton (New)(You could also use the Momenta Mix & Match Banner dies, found at One Happy Cut).

Make sure you enter our challenge at Die Cut Diva's this month, and state what is new on your project-you could win a gift certificate to-
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Come visit me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter for more information.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Black Magic Technique

Its all about new techniques here this month at Diecut Divas 
and I have discovered a new technique called 
the Black Magic Technique. 
To create this technique you will need black card stock, white pigment ink 
and colouring pencils.
This is what it looks like:
Diecut Divas, Penny Black fantasy
Supplies 
Penny Black Fantasy Stamp
Maro Rafine coloured pencils
Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles 
Creative Dies Tag and Sentiment 

For more instructions and a video on this technique head over to my blog

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Winners of the December 2015 Challenge


Our Great Sponsors at Die Cut Divas are 
One Happy Cut and Bugaboo Digital Stamps

There will be two winners.  Hannah has the honors for December.


Sorry for the delay! After the Holiday's were all over I just took the last few days to do absolutely nothing and forgot to announce the Winners! So Here We Go!

1st Winner is #58! Bettina

and for our 2nd #43 Elizabeth H.

Congratulations Ladies!!!! Please email us at thedcdivas@gmail.com and we'll get your prizes to you!


Favorites of the DTs

Arlene's Favorite is this cute card.  
I really like all the white with touches of color to capture me.
From My Craft Room



Michelle's Favorite is this colorful card from Dianchik-such great use of color and die cuts!

Friday, January 1, 2016

NEW Technique, Die, Stamp, Colors

One Happy Cut will give out a $15 gift certificate  T
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Our Great Sponsor at Die Cut Divas is 
One Happy Cut

The challenge is new technique/die/stamp/colors, something you're using or trying for the first time.

1. Make a project where you either use a new technique, die, stamp, colors...

  2  Explain what the "new" technique, die, stamp, color combo, etc. is in your post.   
  3. You Must use a die cut or file cut made on your machine (or a friend's, not store bought) on your project or card
4. Only Four submissions to our Challenge per challenge month are allowed. 

Here are our Divas to start you off for the month.

Arlene is showing off the inside of her card, which is the first time she used the adirondack chair..  
I viewed youtube videos on the Adirondack Chair and this is very similar to the Karen Burniston video here with the exception of using the hat, sunglasses and flip-flops instead of the cat.
See Arlene at A Bit of This and That for supplies.


Dawn has used a new die in an innovative way
 I used an Elizabeth Designs umbrella die to make the butterfly's wings.  Second new technique is doing a faux letterpress using a die to emboss on the background.


Join the fun and enter the challenge.  Welcome to the new year from The Die Cut Divas