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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.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Thank you to Gina K Designs

The Die Cut Divas thank our Sponsor for the April challenge-
 Gina K. Designs, LLC


Arlene's parting card is an example of creating scenes without a lot of stress.  
See her card and information on making this card at A Bit of This and That.


Cindy went with butterflies and some "very treasured" designer papers.  For her supplies, visit Escape to Stamping.


Michelle used Gina K. Framed Greeting 
to create this Thank You card (for more information, visit Just A Nutter Paper Crafter)-


Monica used Sweet Strawberries, visit monicascraftcorner to see more


Diecut Divas, Gina K Designs
Cathie used Stamp TV kit 
For all the details head over to her blog House of Borowski

Thank you to Gina K Designs and all who participate in our challenges.

Friday, April 29, 2016

A little Inspiration from Gina K


Hi  Dawn here with an inspirational card using Gina K Design stamps



The stamped oval, sentiment and butterfly are all from the Warm Spring Wishes set.  I hand cut the circle and added it over a die cut Spellbinders Fancy Frame.  The butterfly was coloured and then fussy cut.  I finished by die cutting a stitched rectangle from some PP.  Finished with some pearls.

The sentiment is inspiring so this card went to a friend who has been through some hard times and is now coming out the other side.  Just to remind her that she is strong.

thanks to all our entrants this month and a big thanks to Gina K Designs who is our fabulous sponsor this month.

Dawn and the Divas

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tell me a story

Hello Cindy here to share a card to celebrate Tell a Story Day.   I kid you not, check this calendar for destails.

April's challenge theme is April (such as Easter, Rain, Storms, April Fools Day, Spring, Autumn, IRS/Taxes) or April holidays (www.holidayinsights.com), and today is Tell a Story Day.

For my card I used the Redwood image from Gina K. Design Stamp: The Northwoods 2 clear set, and combined with a couple small images from the Hero Arts I Love Book set.  Let's take a look:




Supplies:

Colouring pencils

Gina K. Design is our sponsor this month.  


There is still time to enter this month's challenge.  You could win a $25 gift voucher to the store.

Cindy and the Die Cut Divas

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Carnation of Cards

Cathie here with another inspiration project using Gina K Design products. My son's kindy was organising a fundraising market so I created a set of 5 cards with envelopes to add to their raffle, and here they are:
Gina K Designs 
Card stock in Cherry Red, Lipstick, Black Onyx, Sweet Mango, Innocent Pink.
Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangle.

To see all the cards individually head over to my blog at 

See you next time.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

ANZAC Day

CarolG, using the flower stamp

In New Zealand our April holiday is ANZAC day on the 25th.  It is the day we wear a poppy and remember our fallen soldiers.  This versatile flower stamp set by sponsor Gina K here: http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc?productId=2185&categoryId=195

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sweet Birthday

Today's card is a simple birthday card. You may notice a theme to my cards for the Diva's this month and that is because I decided to make them all using the same set from Gina K Designs (our fantastic sponsor this month). 
Gina K. Designs, LLC

I'm using the sweet strawberries theme set because I love strawberries and April is the month for the Poteet, Tx strawberry festival (which I loved to go to when we lived there).


I cut down some red cardstock to fit the card base and die cut a triangle out of it. Stamped and colored the strawberries with the sentiment underneath.

Don't forget to join us here and link up for your chance to win a gift card to Gina K Designs!

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

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Gina K. Designs and Butterflies

Make a project for Aprils Challenge to win a prize from our sponsor-

Gina K. Designs, LLC

April's challenge is to make a project you associate with April (such as Easter, Rain, Storms, April Fools Day, Spring, IRS/Taxes) or April holidays (www.holidayinsights.com).

Here is my project:



I used the Gina K. Designs Butterfly stamp (Hope is Faith set), and Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals dies.

For more information on the materials used, please visit me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

April 17th

Hello everyone,

Hope you're enjoying the month of April!!   I think by now you know that our April's challenge theme is to make a project you associate with April (such as Easter, Rain, Storms, April Fools Day, Spring, Autumn, IRS/Taxes) or April holidays (www.holidayinsights.com).  

Today, the 17th is (insert drum roll here) "Blah, blah, blah Day"!  How fun is that!?  So without further ado I present to you:



 I replaced the letter 'a' with a heart.  I hope my card brings you a smile or a chuckle!  :D
There is still plenty time to join in the challenge.

This month's sponsor is Gina K. Designs. You could win a $25 gift voucher to the store.



Supplies:

Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Colouring Pencils
Hero Arts Yes Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut


Cindy and the Die Cut Diva's

Friday, April 15, 2016

A Little Boy with a Flower

Our sponsor this month is Gina K Designs and if you are unfamiliar with her range you will be surprised to know that she doesn't just stock stamps but her own brand of inks, card stock, pattern paper and embellishments as well.
On my project I have highlighted quite a few of these unsung heroes on a card for my nephew.
Diecut Divas, Gina K Designs, CC Designs
Spellbinders Standard Oval Large, Standard Scallop Oval, Lil'Inkers Mini Bow die. 
For more information head over to my blog

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Spring Swing card

Hi Dawn here to share a card today. Our sponsor this month is Gina K Designs


I decided to try out a Swing card.  




For more details hop of to my blog to see more details.

Dawn and the Divas. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Cloudy Skies

Our Sponsor for April is none other than




The challenge for April is 
holidays, rain, spring, IRS, taxes,Easter, Storms


I think my sky says spring and a full stream cursing along the stream bed.  The colors I used for the weeping willows seem to spring. out to you.   I used Copic markers and inked the sky with one of my favorite distress inks, Broken China.  I used a torn piece of paper to sponge on the sky to give it depth.   I swiped Copic marker E31 across YG 61 for the ground and I think that says a brown land turning green.  The card is about 5 inches by 5 inches.  
You can see my blog post at A Bit of This and That.

Supplies:
Gina K Designs The Northwoods 2
Copic markers
QuicKutz Dies - these are large circles 
Die-namics Blueprints 11 - sentiments
Cuttlebug


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Embossed wax paper background a la Gina....



Hi all.... just popping in to share some cards I made after watching Gina at StampTV 

I couldn't wait to do this technique as it has been a few years since I tried it out... so here's my results of embossed wax background.

  I CASE'd Gina's card for this first one.  I used Mermaid Lagoon distress ink to sponge the background.  Not sure who makes my folder as it has no name on it... But it was a great one to use, being very detailed.  I then used the flowers and leaves from Warm Spring Wishes and coloured with Distress inks and daubers before fussy cutting.  The sentiment is from Frame and Flowers 2. I used a La La land die cut for the corners.  And my flourish was one that came with a magazine so has no name on it.  My mat and the corners and flourish are all dark blue card.

And the other half of the ironed off wax paper


This one was sponged with Dried Marigold distress ink.  The flowers are from Frame and Flowers 2 and were stamped with Hero Arts Apricot ink - first layer stamped off and then the second layer being full strength.  The leaves are die cut with a MFT dienamics leaf die.  I added some Spectrum Noir glitter pen on the roses.

If you haven't checked out Gina K design's Stamp TV, I can totally recommend it..

Dawn & the Divas

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Cheers!

Hello everyone Monica here for the Diva's today to share my first card for out April Challenge. Our wonderful sponsor is Gina K designs, for your chance to win a $25 GC for her shop enter your card here!

My card is for those of you dealing with Taxes, celebrating they got them in already or for anyone who loves a good daiquiri! 


I used the Gina K Sweet Strawberries set, some old Lawn Fawn paper and oval stitched dies. 


Added a bit of stickles to finish it! We can't wait to see what you create for us!


Friday, April 8, 2016

Gina K Designs Questionaire

Today we are talking to the fabulous Gina Krupsky, the company owner of ginakdesigns to get the inside scoop.

How did your company get started?
I started Gina K Designs because I often linked to draw images If I couldn't find one in my collection after the stamp company that I was demonstrating for changed their career plan, I changed mine and started my own company.

How long have been in business?
We have been in business in 9 years

Where can we find you?
www.ginakdesigns.com

What is one of your favourite products and why?
I personally LOVE embossing powder. I use it all the time and the love the variety of techniques you can do with it.I also think it gives cards such a polished look.

Where else can our followers find inspiration on your products? Do you have a design Blog or Facebook page?
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/StampTV-170670423601/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ginakdesigns/
Stamp TV - www.stamptv.com




Thursday, April 7, 2016

Live in the Sunshine

Our Sponsor for April is none other than

This is my sample for the challenge of April holidays, rain, spring, IRS, Taxes,Easter, Storms


I mostly think of lighthouses in the spring, seeing the California seashore up by Crescent City where you can walk out to the lighthouse at low tide. 

I have so enjoyed working with these stamps.  I love lighthouses and of course had to make a card with one from the stamp set By the Sea.  I hope you enjoy her stamps as much as I do.


I used Copic markers on the lighthouse image itself and then used Distress inks to complete the sky and hint of water or grass, depending on your perspective.  
You can catch me at A Bit of This and That.

Supplies:
Gina K Designs By the Sea
Die-namics stitched oval STAX
QuicKutz cutting dies - Oval - large die cut
Copic markers 
Distress Inks - shabby shutters, peeled paint, mustard seed and I think the last was scattered straw
Cuttlebug










Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Spring Floral Card

Make a project for Aprils Challenge to win a prize from our sponsor-

Gina K. Designs, LLC



April's challenge is to make a project you associate with April (such as Easter, Rain, Storms, April Fools Day, Spring, IRS/Taxes) or April holidays (www.holidayinsights.com).

Here is my project:





Sometimes, I just want a card that I can grab and is good for any occasion. I can write whatever I want inside, or stamp a sentiment that fits the occasion. And who  doesn't like flowers and butterflies?  I used Gina K. Designs Spring Florals , and the My Favorite Things (Stitched Oval) dies, Spellbinders (Scalloped Ovals) dies, and the Cuttlebug (Butterflies die & embossing set).

For more information on the materials used, please visit me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.

Make sure to enter our April Challenge for a chance at the Gina K. Designs gift card!


Sunday, April 3, 2016

April Showers


Carol here with some April Showers
Gina K Designs stamped umbrella with die cut oval and clouds. 
Check out details on my blog:
Come join us this month !
Carol and the Die Cut Divas



Saturday, April 2, 2016

A Spring Winner and some Lovely Mentions


I hope everyone is enjoying Spring! its been very nice here, not much rain as of yet, but warmer weather is finally here.

Oh and I guess I should mention, I know we offered a prize this Month but I'm afraid it is no longer possible, I feel really bad for all of you who tried so hard, you really earned it, but sometimes these things just happen and there is nothing we can do about it.




APRIL FOOLS!!!!!!!!!!
Even though technically this is a day late.


LOL I know that was very lame of me but I just had so much fun typing all that up.... Enough Silliness, Now to announce Our Winners!


Congratulations to #138 Bad Kitty!!
Please Email us at the DCDivas@gmail.com and we'll get your Prize to you

and
Congratlations to # 9 Cicci vid pennan

Please Email us at the DCDivas@gmail.com and we'll get your Prize to you

 
and here are a some Honorable Mentions and Favorites selected by our Divas


Dawn.... I had so much trouble trying to pick a favourite but this one took my eye

love the real spring look. 

Cindy.... it wasn't easy picking a favorite.  However Angie's lovely scene made me dream of going outdoor and get some fresh Spring air!!


Arlene:  It was difficult to choose, but # 61, Helen, is my choice.  
I love the coloring of the girl and lovely simple design.


Cathie - I love the 3D effect of these flowers, they are so realistic and so bright.


Friday, April 1, 2016

Welcome to April!

Time for a new challenge and our sponsor this month is

Gina K. Designs, LLC


April's challenge is to make a project you associate with April (such as Easter, Rain, Storms, April Fools Day, Spring, Autumn, IRS/Taxes or April holidays (www.holidayinsights.com)

What a perfect prize - $25 gift certificate to the store

Michelle's project shows a beautiful floral die from Anna Griffith with a lovely sentiment from the Gina K. Designs stamp set Hope Grows-


Dawn has used Warm Spring Wishes to make a birthday card with a Spring theme.
The technique used was demonstrated by Gina K over on Stamp TV,  ( see here)  See more at Dawn's World

Arlene has gone to the pelicans, quite literally.

When spring approaches the white pelicans begin their journey north again. This cycle is repeated every year. This is why they are often referred to as "snowbirds". This set is titled By the Sea.
You can catch me at A Bit of This and That.

Cathie has done a simple birthday card inspired by bright spring colours all with Gina K Designs products.

Diecut Divas, Gina K Designs

Gina K Designs Black Onyx and Innocent Pink card stock,
Frame and Flowers 1 clear stamp set and Fancy Frame die set 1.
 foiling elements from the Made with Love Samp TV kit,
For more details head over to my blog at House of Borowski