Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Calendar 2014 - Happy New Year - Windy Wheat Die

Hello Everyone,

i am glad you stopped by.

 Wow, time flies, the year is over in a few hours...
So, i'll share a calendar for the new year with you.
I've used the Windy Wheat Die from Die~Namites.

I used some patterned paper and the Windy Wheat Die,
did some distressing and used the Blending Tool and
Walnut Stain Distress Ink Pad for the coloring of the edges.

Do you like the little Calendar? I hope so :)
Thank you very much for stopping by.
Hope you'll all have a wonderful Party tonight, around the world,

I want to say Thank you for the amazing 2013, the gorgeous Die's
and for your visit's here. Think i can say that for my sweet Teamies also ;)

Lots of Love and Best Wishes for all in 2014

Windy Wheat

today is the last day to enter the
Die~Namites Sketch Challenge and Dare!!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Mixed Media "Thanks" Card

Hope you all have survived the Christmas Season 
with the Christmas gifts from family and friends!
Everyone needs a thank you card to send out, expressing your thankful
hearts for the lovely I decided to whip one up using
"Cotton Ball Flowers" pretty!!

Mixed Media "Thanks" Card....
Cotton Ball Flowers
Here are some close ups!!
I started by die cutting with white card stock.
Painting with different colors of mists and inks.
Card base-white card Stock
Graphic 45 papers cut at smaller sizes to nestle into each other.
Distressed the edges, inked and added texture with gesso and mists.
Using wooden veneers colored with inks, mists and stamps.
White washed over the wooden shapes and card.
Splatters of mists and gesso....
Every card needs a junk bow!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Wish you all a Happy New Year to come...
and Many Blessings!!
Peggy Lee

Graphic 45-Little Darlings Paper Collection
Stamp in Up-Kindness Matters Stamp
Beacon 3-n-1 glue
Cheese Cloth
Studio Calico-Wood Veneer
Tattered Angels-High Impact Mixed Media Paint-Platinum
Glimmer Mist-Coffee Shop, Juneberry, Olive Vine
Simply Sheer-Army Green
Ranger-Perfect Pearls Mists-Biscotti
Distress Stain-Spiced Marmalade
Distress Ink-Brushed Corduroy
Archival Ink-Jet Black
Stencil-Dot Fade
Prima-Script Stamp, Crackle Mask
Lace and Trims

Thursday, December 26, 2013

.....there's still TIME!

Wanted to share with you one of the participants in

Every month a new sketch is introduced....
the sketch can be interpreted as a card, layout or altered piece!
You need to use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.

Our first particpant in this mont's challenge is
Kathleen Burns.

....and here is Kathleen's take on the sketch!

She used... that the Hustle and Bustle of the 
Holiday season is over....
Pull out your creative goodies.......
You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog, 
with mention of the Die~Namites Die used and a link back to the Die~Namites Dies blog. 
Link your blog post, using Inlinkz, to the Die~Namites Die blog.
A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants
for a $25 Gift Certificate to the Die~Namites Dies

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS - Elegant Flake -

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Hello Everyone,

it's me, Dunja, thank you for taking time to see today's 
inspiration. Did you enjoy our Blog Hop a few days ago?
The winner was announced here

As you know, i love Tag's. So i made four Tag's
for our Blog Hop. Today I'll show you another Tag,
that i made with the new Release of Die~Namites.

You can do a Tag like mine, for a gift at the last second. :)

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Elegant Flake

For my creation i've used the Elegant Flake of
the New Release. Did you see all the new amazing Die's?!
They are gorgeous as always, right?

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Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Enjoy the Christmas Time. I wish you a very merry christmas!!!

Much Love and Blessings

Don't forget....there are just a few days left to join in on the 

Monday, December 23, 2013

The WINNERS are.....

THANK YOU for joining....

And a BIG THANK you to
the Die~Namites DT for
all their inspiration!!

.......and here they are!

Winner of the $50 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites dies is....

Irit Shalom!!!

and the 5 winners of $10 Gift Certificates....

Andrea Janzon
Julene Matthews
Ginger Jamagin
Patti Doss
Denise Gebalski

Please email Lynne at's WISHING YOU and YOURS

Friday, December 20, 2013

Last Minute Christmas Ideas ~ Blog Hop!

Thank you for joining us for our

I know it’s a very hectic time of year.....
the parties, the shopping, the decorating.... and the last minute gift for Aunt Betty.

We at Die~Namites Dies wanted to share with you
a few Last Minute Ideas.

Hi Die~Namites Fans.....Lynne here!

I wanted to share with you a
EASY ~ PEASY Christmas Card to make.....
There always seems to be the need for a
LAST MINUTE Christmas Card.

I used the Die~Namites Die
Floral Christmas Tree Die for my card.

Luminatre ~ Silks Acrylic Glaze ~ Solar Gold & Fern

Canvas Corp ~ Cardstock ~ Kraft &
Black & Kraft ~ Damask

Petaloo ~ Fancy Trim ~ Red

I created a QUICK video tutorial on how I
created this EASY ~ PEASY Christmas Card.

Thank you for joining us for our
Die~Namites Dies,
Last Minute Christmas Ideas.

you could be our next randomly chosen WINNER!!!
Now head on over to Peggy’s blog!!

Blog Hop Order.....
Die~Namites Dies Blog (you are here)
Peggy Lee Baker
Dunja Dücker
Lynne Forsythe
Taniesa Vlasak
Die~Namites Dies Blog (come on back!!)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What's UP Wednesday: Die~Namites Dies Scrapbook Layout

It's What's UP Wednesday!!
Guess what I have been up to-you guessed it playing with some amazing Die~Namites Dies and Marion Smith new paper collections Mad Tea Party and Nirvana.
Also I decided I wanted to play along with Once Upon A Sketch Blog Challenge for 
here is my 12 x 12 Layout
of my daughter Emilee who is senior this year!
Where does the time go? 
I just love these two die cuts and I fuzzy cut the flowers out of the paper collections!
Lots of textures and details-hope you all enjoy!
Make sure you read to the end (sneak peak of our Blog Hop this weekend)!

Adding texture with stucco/gesso and mists...
Distressing the edges...

I used just plain white card stock to die cut out my Die~Namites Dies.
Then using Distress ink in Vintage Photo and water painted the die cuts.
Using Perfect Pearl Mist in Blue Patina to give a rustic feel and look.
You can do this with any medium.

NEW - Knobby Branch

NEW - Summer Branch

Great Tip-cut apart your die cuts to use in little places...
to tuck and make your dies stretch!

I just love using my mists, inks and stamps to give the 
Die~Namites Dies great texture.

Thanks for stopping by today!!
Peggy Lee

Don't forget our Blog Hop this weekend starting on
Friday December 20 through Sunday December 22, 2013
going to be a great hop and sharing of the newly released dies.
Last Minute Christmas Ideas from the Design Team!

my new dies...I get to play with

Die~Namites Dies-knobby branch, summer branch
Marion Smith Designs-Mad Tea Party, Nirvana paper
and Stamps Curious
Ranger-distress ink vintage photo, black soot
color wash in espresso, perfect pearls mists in blue patina
and liquid pearls in white opal
Heidi Swapp-color shine in tinsel
Tattered Angels-glimmer mist coffee shop, turqouise blue
Beacon 3-n-1 glue
cheese cloth

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Tag

There's only 9 days until Christmas, are you ready?  I have a few more things to finish up before the big day, but I'm close to ready!

Every year I say I'm going to make handmade Christmas tags for all the gifts I give, and every year that doesn't happen, there always seems to be too much to get done.  I think I need to start them in July!  But I have gotten one tag made, which I'm sharing with all of you today.

I've seen quite a few photos of holiday decorations made using vintage figure skates, I absolutely love the idea and hope one day I can make one to display in my house.  But for now I thought re-creating this look on a tag would do.

I used on of the new Tim Holtz Blueprint stamps as my base, the filled the top of the skate with the Pompom, Knobby Branch and Cattails dies.

I started the tag by inking the base with Distress Ink, then I stamped the Blueprint stamp using black Archival ink.  I stamp the image a second time cutting out the skate so that I could layer and pop it off the tag.

Once I had the background of my tag ready I stated layering the die cut pieces to look like they are sticking out the top of skate boot.

I finished it off with some mini pine cones and a piece of ribbon.  Now to find a special gift for a special person to attach it to! :)

If you haven't played along with this month's Sketch & Dare Challenge you still have time, and it's great if you need a little inspiration for those last minute Christmas Cards...or tags!!