Upcoming Challenges - see Sidebar

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.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thanks a Bunch


A big thank you to Hero Arts for being our sponsor this month.

 

Michelle

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ACdZtO4B4Ls/VQowe3OsnPI/AAAAAAAANts/oJTeeplolJ4/s1600/IMG_8450.JPG

Marsha

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XkkCxRY8lUA/VSCLvYavkfI/AAAAAAAAB0E/NtBr1mUJa70/s1600/flower%2Bheart.jpg
Cathie

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AlMp6CcagtA/VRn4xwjyb2I/AAAAAAAAGUs/Ws_Ut2Pgy78/s1600/IMG_4818.JPG

Hannah

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jCe1Psb6gzs/VP-2gqDTZxI/AAAAAAAAE2c/MEi9yhmiVIM/s1600/HA%2BHand%2BDrawn%2BFlr%2BApr%2B2015.jpg

 Arlene  A Bit of This and That

 Dawn

Thanks to you all for entering our challenge this month

Dawn & The Divas

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Marsha's been colouring


Marsha has been printing and colouring....

 

She has used  Hero Arts Poetic Petals Printable PT004 coloured with Copics. Spellbinder Circles and Scalloped Circles die to cut out and finished with a stunning ribbon bow.

Still a few days to join our monthly challenge. 

Dawn  & The Divas

Friday, April 24, 2015

There's always a Garden at Hero Arts

It's a Hero Arts Day!

Arlene's butterfly is crawling up the stem of the flower to say "Have a FABULOUS Day" to you all.  I overdid the sparkle, but I was in a mood to bring sparkle into my life.  It's spring and the flowers are popping up here.
Hero Arts Butterfly and Flower CL750
Hero Arts Tropical Background CG659
Hero Arts Flower and Butterfly Set dies DI090
Elizabeth Craft Designs die-cut from Beach Edges 981
Copic Markers
Stickles
Gem in middle of flower with Stickles from Arlene at A Bit of This and That

Here's Hannah's garden!  A flower and a sentiment are all you need.



A delightful card from Michelle


Hero Arts Hello Sunshine (CL776), Hero Arts Daisy Cuts dies (DI097), Die-Namics Pierced Squares, Banner dies



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Flowers, Flowers and more Flowers


Today the Divas have a number of fabulous flower cards to share

From Marsha
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gYohM6KhmfE/VRXOohGU-eI/AAAAAAAANzE/4qo88s2GGuY/s1600/IMG_8500.JPG 



From Michelle

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VUHjKydDxzM/VRQeLkMbeHI/AAAAAAAAC_g/4yDzCcnutlo/s1600/dcdredflower.JPG

From Hannah

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wVhU5ODPc28/VRn3WS3vWuI/AAAAAAAAGUY/fIF9mZBsask/s1600/IMG_4805.JPG 

From Dawn

Dawn & the Divas

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Coming Up Roses

  I've got a card to share with you today. Using some roses from Hero Arts, white embossed and coloured with aqua crayons.  Die cut sentiment from Winnie & Walter.




Dawn & The Divas

Monday, April 13, 2015

Fun Fruits



Some lovely fruit from the Garden.  Arlene has made this gorgeous card.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ky_k88wXSi8/VRN8pxwL5rI/AAAAAAAAE58/JyL5kIZdotM/s1600/HA%2BWe%2BMake%2Ba%2BPerfect%2BPear%2BApr%2B2015.jpg 
For a little more on this card, visit Arlene at A Bit of This and That.  

Dawn & the Divas


Friday, April 10, 2015

Birds and Butterflies

Dawn here to share a project I've made with some butterflies from Hero Arts



for more details see my blog

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Plants in Glass Houses



Hero Arts has it all!

I really like the plants Hero Arts created for their spring catalog this year.  I hope you like them too.  I've planted my own succulent garden.  At least these will live longer than the ones in my house.

Enjoy

Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Succulents CL839 
Die-Namics Stitched Rec Stax
Die-Namics Stitched Square Stax
BoBunny Jewels - Pale green gems
Red multicolored panel are from a tissue box

Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Succulents CL839
Die-Namics Stitched Rec Stax
Die-Namics Stitched Square Stax 
BoBunny Jews Green
Red multicolored panels are from a tissue box

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Remembering with Hero Arts

Hi everyone,
Cathie here with some more Hero Arts Inspiration. 
Using Hero Arts Hand Drawn Flower, I have created a multi-layer flower after colouring with assorted distress inks.  I have kept the layout really simple as I wanted the flower and the computer generated sentiment to be the focus. 

Hero Arts Hand Drawn Flower

You can find more details over on my blog at


http://heroarts.com/global/images/nav/site/images/logo_425x45.jpg


Friday, April 3, 2015

Butterflies in the Garden

Happy Easter all.

Today I have two cards to share with butterflies.  I LOVE Hero Arts Butterflies and the stamp and die set I used are really awesome


As you can see there are lots of die cuts and layers with this one.


This one uses the same HA butterfly with a Quietfire Designs sentiment and the frame is a Couture Creations die.

More details at my blog (here)


http://heroarts.com/global/images/nav/site/images/logo_425x45.jpg 

Dawn and the Divas

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Announcing March's Winner!

A huge thanks to Bugaboo Digital Stamps for being great sponsors for our March challenge...

and a huge thanks to all of our participants.. You are all winners in my eyes...

Our winner is..........drum roll please


Entry #49!

 Congratulations to Gerda!




Please email us at thedcdivas@gmail.com to claim your prize.  We'll need your email so Bugaboo Digital Stamps can contact you with your winner's code to choose seven digital stamps. .


and some of our favourites..


Michelle's favorite is:

 

When I read that Lee Ann fussy cute every one of these tulips, I was so impressed! I don't have that kind of patience. The background is really pretty, and the windmill is really cool with the metal for the spinning piece. This card will really make someones day!

Dawn's favorite

I love the grass  and the cute little girl.  The bow is so pretty.  Love the spring colours. 

Arlene's favorite is Gail L.




The butterfly is just beautiful, but does not overwhelm the card or the image.  I love the shading on the little gal and especially the hair.

Cathie's Favourite is Yogi
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCMar15_SpringDressCard_Smile_SingAsIf_HB.html
I love the delicacy as well dimension of this lovely dress. I also love how Yogi has included all these great elements peaking out from behind, gorgeous.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

In the Garden

Hi all.  I'm carrying on the theme from last month's Spring and this month I want to see projects inspired by "In the Garden"... think florals, birds, butterflies and whatever else the theme inspires you.

Our sponsor this month is Hero Arts.

http://heroarts.com/global/images/nav/site/images/logo_425x45.jpg 
The Prize for April are these two wonderful clear stamp sets below. 

Remember, you have to use a die-cutting machine to either die-cut or emboss something you use on or in your card or project.  You have to also follow the challenge theme for the month.

So here to inspire you are some cards from the team


Using the Dogwood stamp from HA S5362 /Sizziz stamp & die set 657773.
Sentiment from HA Thoughtful Messages CL184
Stitched regtangle from Lil 'Inkers

Arlene


I  love picking strawberries and tasteng that wonderful sweetness.  If I have a vegetable garden, I want fruit trees too.
Hero Arts Stamp your own Fruiet CL835
Copic Markers
Patterned paper
I think this is a Spellbinders oval tag - one of a number of tags in one metal plate.
See a close-up at Arlene's A Bit of This and That

Marsha

Bold Blooms CG362, Spellbinder Labels 4, Cheery Lane Fanciful Flourish, SU Embossing Folder
Be sure to visit Marsha 


Hero Arts Hello Sunshine Daisies, Cricut Lyrical Letters Sentiment
One gorgeous background that has become the focal point of the card.

Cathie


Hero Arts and Sizzix Floral Stamps and Framelits (Product Number 657776), Quietfire Designs Tiny Sentiments,Couture Creations Scalloped Circles, Spellbinders Standard Circle Small, Spellbinders Mega Circle Large, Cuttlebug Victoria, Tim Holtz diffuser.

Hannah

CG199 Sunny Smiles, mowed lawn distress ink, and cuttle bug dots embossing folder.
Come play with us!