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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.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Challenge with a twist.

Hello every one,

Well it's that time of the month again. SmileyCentral.com Where we tell you all about our next challenge for Novemeber.............but the twist is this time around we will be having a challenge over two months. Just because the lead up to Christmas is always so busy. Also just to keep you all on your toes, we will be doing some random prizes throughout the challenge as well as one right at the end of the two months. So honestly I can't say what you will be getting in the way of prizes but that just adds to the fun don't you think?

The theme of this challenge is - Holidays. So that could be for Christmas, New Year, etc. You can make Cards, ATC's, Gifts, LO's - you are only limited by your imagination :D. I hope you’ll play along and join in the fun. DO SOMETHING NEW!

So why don't you pop on over to here to post a picture of your wonderful creations.

Remember:
1. Limit of 4 entries for each challenge per month*
2. Random Drawing will be held the last day of the month**
3. If a moderator is not hosting a challenge for the month, the moderator can enter the challenge.

* Because this is a challenge running over two months you can enter 8 times.
** There will be some random draws throughout the months plus, the one at the end of the two months.

Good luck to you all & have fun creating
Hugs Paula
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Flowers - a little tutorial

I have a lovely friend - Sue B - who makes lovely hand made flower embellishments, using hand painted papers and Spellbinders dies  - recently she did a little tutorial on her blog
http://scrumplescrunch.blogspot.com/ - which she has kindly allowed me to reproduce here...

so enjoy:


Some more flower cards.!!!!
I have had great fun doing them.
I made a sample of the flowers and placed them on card
so that they do not damage, and I can pull them off when needed.


How I make my Flowers

I use Acrylics for painting my paper, any old paper not Water colour Paper. I cut out the shapes with Spellbinder Dyes, I stamp up some in Archival black ink, once again any swirl stamp or text stamp.
I then emboss on C.B. using a swirl folder.
Now ink the edges.
The fun begins now, you can distress your petals to curl under
or upwards, as seen on my sample card.
Use an embossing tool and work the edges of the petals a couple of times
work on the wrong side if you want the petals to curl under and on the right side if you want them to curl upwards.
Turn over the Flower ( they should be curled) now Press with your tool in the centre of the flower so that the flower is pressed inwards
Yea you have your first layer.

Make as many layers this way as you like, you can use the same sizes or use different sizes, depending how big you want them.
To make a bud use a small circle and fold a couple of times and squish, then open slightly.
You may have to cut the bottom off a little so that it lies flat.
 Good luck, I hope you have as much enjoyment making them as I have.
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Aren't they so cool.... thank you Sue...
Please feel free to go to her blog and let her know if you like them....

Thanks
Dawn

Friday, October 1, 2010

September Winner Announced!

Drum roll please! while I put in the co-ordinates for Random. Org
*pushing buttons*

And the Chosen Winner is..........

Arlene!......... Congratulations!

October 2010 Theme Challenge - SOMETHING NEW!

 

 

Time for a new challenge! I thought and thought and thought… yes, my brain was on freeze and it came to me. Something NEW! I had to try something new and so do you! I have been seeing the most marvelous Easel cards and I had to try one.

The challenge for the month of October is to try something new, a new technique, a new embossing folder or die, a new card shape, something new that you’ve never done

If you need some Inspiration, check the blog die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/ all through October r to find some idea's for this month's challenge.

The prizes for October are:
2 sets of stamps
2 large silver envelopes with matching Silver Note card stock
4 multi-colored and 4 argyle sets of paper from The Paper Garden (local stamp store)
2 sets of embellishments

I hope you’ll play along and join in the fun. DO SOMETHING NEW!

To post a photo to this thread, all you have to do is go to "the" picture , click on share this, scroll down to grab the html, then follow the directions for copy/paste. You can paste to the comment box here on the thread. It's really easy to do. You can also add comments as well just like I have done with this thread :D

Remember:
1. Limit of 4 entries for each challenge per month
2. Random Drawing will be held the last day of the month
3. If a moderator is not hosting a challenge for the month, the moderator can enter the challenge.
One of a Kind Eiffel Tower 9-21-10 AND THE PRIZE:October 2010 DCD prizes