Sunday, October 31, 2021

Last Day with Scrapflower estudio digital stamps

 Die Cut Divas has seen a whole month of inspiration from the Divas and my last inspiration post is right here. The challenge for October is "Anything Goes". Thank You to Scrapflower estudio for Your Sponsorship 

I enjoyed the fun images and hope you did too.  

The sponsor's prize will be 4 digi stamps of winner's choice.

You only have until 9:00 p.m. Pacific time to enter the Die Cut Divas challenge.

Arlene had fun with this Gnome gal from Scrapflower Estudio.  You can see more about her card at A Bit of This and That.

Scrapflower Estudio Nordic Gnome Girl
Elizabeth Craft Designs Adventure Edges (fence)
Kat Scrappiness Embossed Edges Nesting Slimline Dies
Stampin Up striped paper
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Another Christmas Card Done!

 I just received an Altenew stamps and matching dies and had to use them.  They were much larger than I expected and so I made a slimline card to fit the cabin and the kids sledding.  However, I had some issues with my glue.  I was adding my white Nuvo drops and also had my glue out beside it, using my glue when I thought I needed a piece to stay flat... and OOPS.  As I was spreading what I thought was Nuvo drops all OVER the white snow, I realized too late that indeed, it was GLUE.  I picked up the Nuvo and tried covering where I thought the glue had gone, but there were many sticky places.  I solved the problem Elizabeth Craft Designs Warm Diamond Glitter.  I figured if it stuck, it covered the glue.   

I know you can see the places I used Copic markers to sort of blend in the sky and images, but it's not as apparent in real life.   I'm still happy with this card.  I had other issues with cutting the main panel too small for the frame, so I'm just glad it's all in one piece.

Close-up of the glitter on the snow below.

Altenew Cozy Winter Vibes (stamp & die set)
Sizzix "friend" die set
Elizabeth Craft Designs Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Copic markers
Oxide distress inks Salty Ocean & Picked Raspberry
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss - Simply White
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Creative Crafters - Anything goes (starts on 15th of each month)
SheepSkiDesigns  Hot and or Cold Colors
Allsorts Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge -  Anything Goes Christmas 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

October With Julia Spiri

  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

You MUST be a DT on any Design Team in the World to be eligible to enter this Challenge ~ New exception rule, this challenge is now open to any of Julia Spiri Facebook Members, and you are not required to be on a DT.

The challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge runs from October 15th through November 12th, Sydney Time Zone 7:00 a.m. or if you're in California, like me, The challenge starts on a Thursday, October 14, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight. 

I needed a birthday card and this is perfect for counting sheep and not birthdays, right? In Word, I added the text box with the note "Count Sheep, Not Birthdays".  In retrospect, I should have used a different font.  The matting panel is colored with the darkest Copic color on the sheep.  

Close-up below

Julia Spiri Counting Sheep
Kat Scrappiness Embossed Edge Nesting Slimline dies
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I would like to enter the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - “Anything Goes”
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” (I did not do the opt twist)
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes #10-2021
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Creations "Anything Goes" monthly #426

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Creative and Organized?

 I made myself clean up my desk as I had new dies all over the place.  I did create two items though, one a small card or tag and the other a mini-slimline card.

I've used this Santa in another small card or tag (not sure what I will ultimately use it for).  I do like the background I used on my other card better, but I like this one too.  Supplies for both cards are at the bottom of this post.

The next time I color this cute image, I will make the dragon yellow or at least have more color.  I do like my old truck though.  The trim is ribbon that I've had for years.

Card 1 Supplies:
Whimsy image digital from Crissy Armstrong Collection "Tight Squeeze Santa"
Whimsy Christmas Red, Gold & Green digital papers from Crissy Armstrong
Rubbernecker Stamps Nested RC Square Sm. Stitch
Elizabeth Craft Designs (star & centers) Sleight Gift Card Holder Pop-up
Elizabeth Craft Designs brrrrr from a Winter Word set (unable to find it)
Card stock from stash
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

Card 2 Supplies
Whimsy image digital from Dustin Pike "Dragon Delivery"
Digi Doodles digital Winter Ombre Paper Pack Slimline
Momenta die cuts Nested Rectangles
Ribbon from stash
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

Entering the following challenges:

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Card Chain Challenge Reveal for September

 The Card Chain Challenge is not just a challenge, but a get-together of card makers who put their heart into sending something they've made to one of the world-wide card makers who sign up for the challenge.

Below are the challenge directions for the September challenge.  You can sign up for the October Challenge at Card Chain Challenge, so be sure to check out the challenge for October.

I had several choices and I don't usually do a lot of flowers, but I thought I'd use the Altenew Book Club stamp and die set.  I die cut the Mini Slimline Embossed Edge Die and stamped the Altenew Book Club onto the panel, colored it and then cut the circle in the Book Club to raise the sentiment.  I die cut the sentiment, put glue on the wrong side of the die, so I just added another die and adhered the sentiment to the circle.  

Now you may be wondering why I listed the Mini Slimline Diamond Wire & Wood Grain Frame Die set when it looks like I didn't use it, but you see, I did use only the border, cutting out the diamond part of the die by hand.  I thought I'd try it and I'm satisfied with it.   I do love the colors I used.  I'm sent this to Joanne in the UK.


Altenew Book Club stamp and die bundle
Tonic Studios Hello There Sentiment die set
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” (not doing optional twist)
DL. ART "Anything Goes 
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes #10-2021
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes"

Friday, October 1, 2021

October with Morgan's Artworld

The October Challenge for Morgan's Artworld is "Anything Goes" from October 1st to October 27th, Pacific Time.

You can use any image or project you have posted in October. For purchasing Morgan's ArtWorld Images, please visit the website at Creative Art Design Studio.
Join Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group HERE!

I absolutely love this image and have used it before, but it's still so captivating that I had to use it again.  It's an Incredibly beautiful image and I work to make her ever more beautiful.


Morgan's image "Vintage Cameo" at Creative Art Design Studio
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle die
Kat Scrappiness Never Ending Square Die
I don't remember what the little leafy dies are
Scrap paper
Vagabond die cut machine

I would like to enter the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge “Anything Goes”
Love to Craft Challenge “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” w opt twist (not doing option)
DL. ART " Anything Goes 
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes #10-2021
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes"
Crafty Creations "Anything Goes" monthly 

It's The Beginning Of A Scrapflower estudio Month At Die Cut Divas

I played around with a cute gnome from Scrapflower estudio, a new sponsor for Die Cut Divas.  Sharing my efforts here as well as at Die Cut Divas.  
The challenge is "Anything Goes".

The sponsor's prize will be 4 digi stamps of the winner's choice.

The Scrapflower Estudio image I used has an image with a blank sign and the other image has a sign bearing the sentiment "Merry Christmas" (the image I used).   After I finished coloring, I thought I had too much brown, but now that it's mounted, I'm good with the color.  I used white Nuvo drops on the red patterned paper and popped the (manually cut out) image on foam tape.  

Close-up of gnome
Scrapflower Estudio Sign Nordic Gnome
Kat Scrappiness Never End Square Dies
QuicKutz Nesting Scallop Square Dies
Copic markers
Nuvo Crystal Drops (Gloss Simply White) & (Copper Penny)
Vagabond die cut machine