Upcoming Challenges - see Sidebar

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.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Simply B an Artist because There's No De Nile

SIMPLY B is our wonderful sponsor for Die Cut Divas 
during the month of August.

I hope you are enjoying the summer vacation time (even though some of our DTs are in winter down-under). I have THREE CARDS for you!

Some of us just like to relax and become the artist with a canvas to paint.  Here's to summer and hanging out doing the things you want to.  It's SUMMER VACATION.  Die Cut Divas' is having a challenge based on summer vacation, so jump on in too.


Supplies:
Watercolor paper with some of Ken Oliver color burst powders used
JudiKins stamp - used on the "canvas"
Copic markers
Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangles
Little B Handwritten - (Hi and celebrate)
Cuttlebug

Isn't this image a cutie?  
I had to try out different colors and had to finish them so I could see how they turned out.

A strip of ribbon under the sentiment 

Wouldn't you like to be sitting relaxing and not cleaning your house?  That's a nice stay-cation.
Create made from Elizabeth Craft Designs die

Supplies:
Simply B Rio Queen of the Nile digital (includes the sentiment)
Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangles
Cuttlebug
You can catch me at A Bit of This and That


Thursday, August 25, 2016

More Summer Fun

Hi everyone, Cathie here with some more Simply B and Summer Vacation Fun.
Diecut Divas, Summer Betty
Spellbinders Label 8
Mpress Curved Rectangle

For all the details on this card head over to my blog

And don't forget there is still plenty of time to enter our Summer Vacation challenge 
Click here to enter.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mice Time

It's Summer Holidays - have a mice time!


Sponsor  - Simply B image

How do you spend your holidays?  Or, how would you like to spend your holidays? 
Let us know by putting your card in the challenge now!

CarolG & the Divas
Details of this card: http://creationsnz.blogspot.co.nz/

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Island time

Hello all Monica here to share a card with you for our August challenge with Simply B Stamps as our wonderful sponsor. 

simplybstamps.net
Nothing like a Greek Goddess to help with a summer vacation feel and with the summer Olympics going on I thought she was fitting for the theme.


Don't forget to play along with us, we'd love to see what you have to share with us. Also to see more info on my card visit my site here.

Have a great day!!!

Monica and the Diva's


Friday, August 19, 2016

Beach Babe


This month here at Die Cut Diva's we would like you to share with us your summer vacation, via cards or the papercraft of your choice. Just remember you must always use at least 1 die cut or embossing folder, and most of all have fun!

Sponsoring us this Month is...

Here is my project-



I used Beach Beauty Pin Up (discontinued) by Simply B to help create a beachy scene. I used my Cricut & the Life's a Beach cartridge to make the palm tree, and Impression Obsession Dies for the clouds. The seashell is a button I found in my mom's button box!

You can find more information on the products I used at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Ooh La La

You can visit Die Cut Divas for the Summer Vacation challenge here.

I'm showing you these cards because I fell in love with this image and just had to share my love for so many of the Simply B images, (so glad I grabbed her before she retired - cycling just became too much).  I hadn't tried black hair with my Copics and I'm still learning, but I think she came out pretty cute.  I do so like this image.  Take a summer vacation to see a bit of France here..


Supplies:
Simply B French Betty (unfortunately retired)  She must have reached retirement age.
Nesting Cutting Dies
Copic markers
Cuttlebug

This time I made a card and she is color coordinated, including her bike.  
Don't you know I love this image.
Supplies:
Simply B French Betty (unfortunately retired)
Spellbinders Nestability Scallop Square
Copic markers
Cuttlebug
Take me away on a vacation with this gal.

Supplies:
Simply B French Betty (unfortunately retired)
Die-Namics Stitched Circles
Copic markers
Cuttlebug

Monday, August 15, 2016

Rollerskating in Summer

Cathie here with some more inspiration on how to spend time in your summer vacation
Roller Skating.
Simply B Stamps Bonnie Skullbabe (retired)
Spellbinders Mega Ovals Large
Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday

For more details head over to my blog

To join in with this months challenge 
head here

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Cards for Twins

My twin great nephews are turning 10 this year.  They live in Townsville in Australia's Northern Queensland where it's Summer all year round.    So this month's sponsor has some great images


My first card uses Cool Dude Christian 

 
and card number 2 uses Lifeguard Christian


Hope you can join us for our Summer Vacation Here

Dawn and the Divas

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Let's Play

Hello there, how are you enjoying August?  August often means vacation time for us in the northern hemisphere and August's challenge theme on Die Cut Diva's is August Vacation.  And our sponsor is Simply B Stamps.
For my card today I used a Simply B Stamps called Water Balloon London Digi.  I colored it with Copic markers and Chartpak markers. 


Isn't she fun?!  Let's have a water balloon fight!  What better way to beat the heat.  I added some glitter to her hair.  Here's a close up.


Supplies:

Simply B Stamps digi stamp - Water Balloon London
Hero Arts Stamps - Travel Journal
Spellbinders cutting die - Classic Triple Scallop
Kesi'art cutting die - Quatuor Smile
Copic markers (E000,E00,E01,R14,RV03,RV63,YG00,YG25,YG95,YR18,Y15,Y17,B12,B14)
Chartpak markers (P101,P105,P179)
Ranger Stickles - Orange Slice 


Cindy and the Die Cut Divas

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Skull Castle

Hello all Monica here today to share a summery card using this fun image from Simply B.


To see details on the card visit my sight here...
To play along and link up your card visit us here...

Thanks for stopping by and we can't wait to see what you have to share with us!
Monica and the Diva's

Supplies:
Simply B- Skull Castle Jude
MFT- diagonal stitch dies
Hero Arts- Color layering Pineapple (sentiment)
Spectrum Noir glitter markers, cardstock, markers

Sunday, August 7, 2016

California Dreamin'

It's All About SUMMER VACATIONS.

Simply B is our great Sponsor for this month

Bathing Beauties and Film Making - that's California
Two cards just for you!
To check out two other cards, 
don't forget to visit A Bit of This and That.

It's HOT in Sacramento in August, so this little lady is hot.  This photo makes her look much oranger than she really is.  There is much more shading in her hair than showns here.  All in all, she really is pretty darn cute and is the stock picture of a California gal.  I had great fun coloring.


Supplies:
Simply B California Betty
Circle die from lifestylecrafts.com
Die-namics Blueprints 11 - (smile)
Memory Box Cityscape Nightline
Copic markers
Cuttlebug

Do you ever dream of being in PICTURES?  Or become a director for the summer?  This guy is making his dreams come true.

Supplies:
Simply B image Action Chris digi
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Elizabeth Craft Designs Dream
Copic markers
Cuttlebug

Friday, August 5, 2016

Aloha!


Sponsoring us this Month is...


One of these days, I will go to Hawaii. It's a dream vacation for me. And since our theme this month is vacations, I chose to make a shaker card with a tropical twist!


Here is my project-



I made a shaker card with Hawaii Betty!  I used a My Favorite Things Oval Die to cut into the background designer paper, then used used my Copics to color in a beach & sky, along with Hawaii Betty. The sentiment was cut with my Cricut using the Life is a Beach cartridge, and scraps from my stash.


You can visit me at Just a Nutter Paper Crafter for more information on the materials I used.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

A Word from our Sponsors

This month we have the amazing 
simplybstamps.net
Simply B Stamps as our sponsor and Betty Roberts, the owner has agreed to tell us a bit about herself.

How did your company come about?
I had a scrapbook store in 2008 that had to close abruptly due to my youngest son being born pre-maturely. I couldn’t just stay home and do nothing. I got on a Design Team, and had always wanted to be a stamp designer. Even when I was just a store owner I would contact my favourite companies about becoming a stamp designer but was turned away.
 After about a year of being a DT, I took the leap and started my own rubber stamp company with the help of other artists, as I still did not know how to “make” my artwork into stamps. I also thought, no way anyone would ever want to buy my art, so I didn’t have enough confidence to put my own artwork out there YET!  HA!!

How long have you been in business?
I have been in business for 6 years now WHOOP WHOOP

Where can we find you?
Simplybstamps.net

What is one of your favourite products and why?
COPICS!  I absolutely love how they bring an image to life!

Where else can our followers find inspiration with your products? Do you have a design
simplybstamps.blogspot.com and facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/486424581374935/

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Summer Vacation - Surf's Up

Summer vacations is this month's theme


Sponsor:  Simply B Stamps

Check out my blog for details of the card:

Have a look through the design team's work and grab some inspiration
Carol & the Die Cut Divas

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Winners From July!

Hoping Your July was Glittery.  Announcing the July winners.


and 


July Winners are:

# 25 Greta of G G Creations
and Andrea of Andrea's Paper Antics
Please contact us at thedcdivas@gmail.com  


DT Favorites:

Arlene's favorite  I loved the ombre colors and CAS look.

 Jessie Handmade

Cathie's favourite is - I love love love this sentiment, and the colouring and the colour scheme, love it all.


Cindy's favorite is Kim's elegant and sparkly snowflake wreath.  It just look so gorgeous against the texture background and it's the perfect match up with the glittery die cut sentiment.