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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thank you to our September Sponsors

A Great Big 
THANK YOU 
to our terrific sponsors for the month of September.
Bugaboo and One Happy Cut
One Happy Cut will give out a $15 gift certificate  
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Bugaboo Digital Stamps will allow you to choose 
seven free digital stamps. 
Current Sponsor for June

And now over to the team to bring you more inspiration for the last time this month using images from Bugaboo and die cuts from One Happy Cut.

Monica has captivated us with this cute turtle making its way slowly across the card.  Step by step, inch by inch...
Bugaboo-
One Happy Cut-
Be sure to visit Monica at Monica's Craft Corner


Arlene thinks the flower is almost neon and belongs to an upbeat modern girl.  It wasn't exactly the effect she was going for, but found she really liked it.  She sends a big thank you to the sponsors.
Bugaboo Pretty Flower Girl
Hero Arts die not sold anymore
Copic markers

Marsha's Bugaboo Bear is waving "goodbye" as we end this month of September.  


 Michelle's Scruffy Puppy (retired) is anxiously waiting for the special birthday person to open their card!
Cricut (Christmas Cheer, banner) Darice Paw Prints embossing folder, Spellbinders Squares

Cathie hopes that this little boy gets to enjoy the party before he blows away.
Bugaboo - 
One Happy Cut -
Spellbinders Label 28

Hannah wishes all a Great Day!


Thank you to each of our sponsors and to each of you who entered a challenge.  Come back tomorrow for a new challenge here at the Die Cut Divas.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wishing you the best

Dawn here with a sweet puppy to wish you the best.


I have taken some liberties with Hannah's sketch
 
I used a circle for the centre and the diamond behind.  Used Spellbinder dies, a Simon Says Stamp die and stamp set for my banner and in the corners, a La-La Land die.

Just a few more days to enter our challenge.  See you there!

Dawn and the Divas

Sunday, September 27, 2015

In the Christmas Mood

Marsha is a procrastinator. She puts off making Christmas cards until the last minute.  But this cute Bugaboo image, Christmas Carolers,  might even get her in the Christmas mood.
MFT banner

Friday, September 25, 2015

Just a Little Witchy



Some great sponsors for our blog.  
Be sure to visit time and time again.

I fell in love with Bugaboo's Sun Bonnet collection of images and I found one I hadn't used before, so here she is, ready for trick or treating.   The feather was a gift and I just had to use it, a wild feather after my Copics got hold if it.  The tips of the feather are greenish at the ends.  I used a gray T Copic marker on the pumpkin container.  Patterned paper solved my diagonal background and I somehow made purple and green and orange coordinate.  But HEY, check the color wheel.
Bugaboo Fancy SB Witch  (one of the Sun Bonnet images)
Copic markers (I used the T series of gray for the dress and hat)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Big Scalloped Squares SM
Die-namics Stitched square STAX
Copic Markers
COLOR WHEEL - TRIAD Violet (Purple), Orange and Green

Check out the wheel below and you can see a simple wheel showing triads.  Red, Yellow and Blue represent a triad.  So even though I simply chose purple as a color to surround my witch, it actually had some color theory behind it, painters' color theory.

Image result for color wheel

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Wednesday, September 23, 2015





Hi, Beckie here with my second post for this sketch challenge. Our sponsors are One Happy Cut and Bugaboo digital stamps.

I used this sketch








Tonic nesting rectangular dies
Crafts Too scalloped oval
Crafts Too Merry Christmas
Crafts Too embossing folder

Have a look at my blog for further information about this creation http://cardsbybeckie.blogspot.co.uk/

Rebecca and the Die Cut Divas




Monday, September 21, 2015

Trick Or Treat

Hello all, Monica here with my second post for the sketch challenge on the Die Cut Diva's blog. Today I went with this sketch...
Today I decided to represent One Happy Cut. Our other sponsor is Bugaboo and you see can see my first card here that show cased both sponsors.

My card...




I started my card by die cutting the jack-o-lantern face twice, then inlaid the yellow bits into the orange pumpkin. Stamped the sentiment and added some clear wink of stella to the yellow pieces. I adhered my layers onto the embossed base. To finish the card I added some washi to the opposite corners and added a bow to follow the sketch.

Here is a closer look at the little details...


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!
Monica and the Die Cut Diva's



Supplies:
MFT DieNamicsPeek-a-boo paper bag 
Lawn Fawn- Trick or Treat
Misc- pattern paper, cardstock, washi tape, twine and Wink of Stella

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Puppy dog!

Hello! Michelle here, and today is my spotlight day at Die Cut Diva's, and I decided to use this sketch-

 I turned the sketch and took liberties with some of the elements-


The image is Flower Puppy from Bugaboo stamps and colored with Copics. The image is cut out using Spellbinders Labels Eighteen.

For more information on the supplies I used, come join me at Just A Nutter Stamper!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Puppy Problems


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

Hi, Marsha here.  It is a sketch month at Die Cut Divas.  The challenge is to use one of the two sketches provided.  For this card, I chose this sketch: 

and the Bugaboo image Flower Puppy
The embossing folder is Darice Paw Prints Embossing Folder
Behind the image is Spellbinder Labels One
and the vine is MFT.  The little flowers are cut with a Cuttlebug die.
Hope you can play along with us using one of the sketches. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

One Cute Girl with her Cat

Hi everyone, Cathie here with another inspiration post using our fantastic sketches this month.

For this card I have choosen this sketch
I wanted to keep it pretty close to the sketch as I really liked this layout. Using a great image from Bugboo Digi Stamps and some dies from A Happy Cut, this is what I came up with
Diecut Divas, Bugaboo Digi Stamps kidz punky topper

Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, 
Spellbinders Standard Scalloped Squares
Simon Says Stamps Banner Die.

Head over to my blog to see further details about this project 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

A girl and her Kitty

Hi there.  Dawn here to share some inspiration for the sketch challenge....

Our fabulous sponsors this month are
 A $15 gift certificate from
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Bugaboo Digital Stamps will allow you to choose 
seven free digital stamps. 
Current Sponsor for June

and here are the sketches again...

I chose the landscape design for my card.

I coloured up my image with Copic markers and then used a very light colour behind for my background.  Took some striped PP and then used my dies to make the frame.  Finished with the three pink gems.  I will put the sentiment inside as it was such a cute image, I did not want to distract from it, 

We would love to have you join us this month with our sketch challenge.  Just click on the button on the side bar to take you to the link up. 

Thanks for stopping by
Dawn and the Divas
                                                   

Friday, September 11, 2015

Winter Gal

Our Great Sponsors at Die Cut Divas are 

BUGABOO AND ONE HAPPY CUT

I went out of my comfort zone with this design.  I love this Bugaboo image and thought green was the Xmas color for this lass.  The Spellbinders die-cut is so unusual that it's always fun to design around.  But this time, I didn't have to design.  I used one of Hannah's sketches for the month.  
Be sure to join in the challenge - choose a sketch and go with it!
Arlene is at A Bit of This and That.

Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Twelve
Die-namics Stitched Square STAX
Copic Markers

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

U R Cool

This month at Die Cut Divas is a sketch challenge. We hope you join us, our sponsors are
There are two sketches to try I chose the one below for my card today and I am showcasing both sponsors.
Here is my take on the sketch.


I colored my Bugaboo image with copics and cut it down to size. Adhered it to a black piece of cardstock. Before putting  the cardstock panel onto my pattern paper I punched holes in it for the apple brads. Once all the layers were glued to the base I die cut my sentiment and added it to the card. 
I'm hoping one of my three boys will enjoy working the word puzzle! 

Thanks for stopping by and have great day!!!
Monica and the Die Cut Divas

Supplies:
Misc- copics, pattern paper, cardstock and brads

Monday, September 7, 2015

Poinsettia trio





Our Great Sponsors at Die Cut Divas are 


Rebecca here with my very first post. The challenge this month is to use one of the sketches provided. For this card I chose this sketch

I decided to make a  Christmas card with a trio of poinsettia.

Rebecca and the Die Cut Divas








cheery lynn lattice 2
Tattered-Lace-Dies--Lavish-Poinsettia
Crafts Too - Oval
Embossalicious -  Holly Embossing Folder
Crafts Too - Merry Christmas
Tonic - Nuvo Crystal Drops

I hope you can play along with us at Die Cut Divas

Rebecca - cardsbybeckie

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Bookmark

Hi, Michelle here today! I've brought you a bookmark today to share using Bugaboo Stamps Rottweiler Trio-and taking this sketch:

and making it a bookmark by taking a few liberties with the sketch-


I colored this image in Copics and realized that my home printer isn't compatible with my markers, so there are a few smudges, but it's a bookmark and won't be seen except by me!

If you would like more information on the materials I used, please join me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter!




Thursday, September 3, 2015

Beautiful Sketch

Hi Everyone, Cathie here with my first inspiration project for this month. As you know it is Sketch month this month at Diecut Divas which I love. 
The sketch I used for this project was:

And here is my project
Bugaboo Morning Troll
Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles

Head over to my blog to see further details about this project 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Winners of the August Challenge

lecrystelle

August Challenge - Your Favourite Holiday
The winner will receive a $25 credit for the store.

Random Choice is Sunshine Honey Bee
 with this submission:

Winner,  please email the Dcdivas@gmail.com to collect your prize.

Divas' choices for the month:


Cathie's pick is:Happy Holidays - I just love the effect of the background.

Monica's pick: Kat's card, I think her card is great and reminded me I need to watch the Addams Family. It's been too long!

Michelle's Pick: America-What a lovely Christmas scene she created, with the frosty blues and snow covered trees!


Congratulations to the winner and the Divas' picks.  So much magic and fun.

Arlene and The Die Cut Divas

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Sketch Challenge


Do you need some card layout ideas for your cards? Join us this month for Our Sketch Challenge using 1 or both of the sketches below.


If you have never followed a sketch, the rules are very simple, you don’t have to follow it exactly, you can even rotate or switch things up, but it should have some resemblance to the sketch’s given. So have fun using these ideas and we can’t wait to see what you create!
Also please remember only 4 entries per person per challenge, and use at least 1 diecut or embossing folder.
This Month we have 2 wonderful Sponsors so there will be 2 winners!
Bugaboo Digital Stamps will allow you to choose 
seven free digital stamps. 
Current Sponsor for June


One Happy Cut will give out a $15 gift certificate  
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Here is some Inspiration from Our "Diva's "

For our first sample on one of the sketches by Hannah, Arlene decides to use a Bugaboo Stamp and a Die from One Happy Cut.  This bride is such a feminine classy and classic image.   Be sure to visit Arlene at A Bit of This and That.


Bugaboo Bride
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Rectangle small
This may be a Classic Rectangle lcarge
Patterned paper
3 clear gems
Copic Markers
Marsha used the other sketch for her first card of the month, trying to get all those Back to School cards made in time.  What a cute digital image by Bugaboo and more than just a rectangle cut using the Curvy Rectangles found at One Happy Cut.  For more information, visit her blog Gramma's Room.
Hannah added some glimmer and bling, using the masking technique to create her own  of silver embossing, and sticklers.
Bugaboo Bride, Labels 1 nestabilities, silver embossing powder,
stardust stickles, copic markers, pearls.