Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Guest Desinger Libeeti - ombre effect

Hi again, it's Libeeti with my last post as a Guest Designer for April.
Today I'd like to share with you an ombre effect with my dies.
I used Portfolio oil pastels on piece of scrap, with several colors, and then smeared them to mix them together. Then I die-cut the painted cs with two dies 
an easy peasy way to get die-cuts with an ombre effect.
I did some in reddish-yellowish colors and some in greenish color.
Here are the reddish ones:
Don't  you think they can make a great accent on an autumn project?
And here are the greenish ones:
Perfect for a spring or even summer projects.

I hope you're inpired to play with yout Die-namites dies and colors. Do remember to clean your dies after using them, so your next project won't get painted :).
Thank you for being with me today, and a big Thank You to Lynne and Die~Namites Dies, for having me as a Guest Designer this months.
You're always welcome to visit my blog HERE.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Guest Designer Libeeti - adding touches to layouts

Hello to you all, it's Libeeti again, your Guest Designer for April :)
Today I wanted to share with you some close-ups on layouts I've created, where I used Die-namites' dies to add that extra touch.
Here you can see how I've used two different dies,
  Leafy Branch (DN-1046) and Bare Branch (DN-1091),
with different colors, as a foliage for my felt and paper flowers:
 The leaves die-cuts were sprayed with two mists and then a few touches of distress stain. After it was dry, I added  touches of glitter for a bit of sparkle.

You can see the full layout on my blog - HERE.
On the 2nd lo I want to share with, I used the Floral Corner die (DN-1019) and left the die-cut cs plain white, and added tiny half pearls to the swirls:

You can see the full layout on my blog - HERE.
Thank you for being with me here and have a wonderful day :).

Monday, April 28, 2014

Guest Designer Libeeti - So Excited for You (a card)

Hi, it's Libeeti here and I'm so happy to be a Guest Designer here :)
Today I would like to share with you a card I've made, 

What I love about Die-namites dies is that you can use them with different materials. This way, you can achieve different texture and look for your projects.
Using this die, I cut a piece of chipboard, so now I had my homemade designed chipboard. Make sure you run your die-cut machine several times, so that the chipboard is cut perfectly (depending on how thick is the chipboard you're working with).
I applied gesso to the die-cut chipboard and then worked with TH distress ink. then I used embossing ink on several parts of the chipboard and heat embossing with a blue embossing powder. after that, I slightly gave touches of gesso here and there. I really love how it turned out!
Here are a few close-ups on the details:

You can see more close-ups and read some details on my blog HERE.
Thank you so much for stopping by! be crafty and enjoy life!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Winners have been picked......

So I don't know about you but I was soo inspired
by all the AMAZING Mother's Day inspired creations by the Design Team!!!
And a BIG THANK each of YOU 
for hoppin' along with us!

The winners have been randomly chosen....
and are as follows.

The 5 winners of a $10 Gift Certificate are.....

The winner of a $50 Gift Certificate to
Die~Namites Dies is

Please email Lynne Forsythe


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Celebrate Mom ~ Blog Hop!!!

Howdy Die~Namites Fan!!
We WELCOME you to our 

Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, 
we are never far from home. ~Author Unknown

Did you know Die~Namites Dies are Made in America??
and are compatible with most die-cutting machines on the 
market today. Die~Namites dies will cut cardstock,
patterned paper, fun foam, wool blend felts, craft foils
handmade papers and more!
Shimming may be required for some thicker materials,
just add one at a time and test frequently.

Do you want to keep updated on the latest releases
and creations made with our FABULOUS DIES!
You can do so by.....
“LIKE”ing us on Facebook??
Also, by becoming a Follower of our blog???

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As you are hoppin’, make sure to leave a comment on each of the
Design Team Member’s blogs....
several of our Randomly chosen Gift Certificates 
will be chosen from your comments on their blogs.

You will have until Midnight EST to leave your comments
and to be eligible for our
Grand Prize of a
$50 Gift Certificate
5 - $10 Gift Certificates
will be randomly chosen!

Are you ready to see what our Design Team has created for you??

Now, head on over to Lee Ann’s blog
to continue the hop.

If you get is the Blog Hop List!!

Thank you for joining our blog hop!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Why do YOU.....

.....Love Die~Namites Dies???

I LOVE them for their diversity!
....the foliage dies are the GREATEST ACCENT
for a group of flowers on a canvas....

.....or they can be 
FRONT AND CENTER on a card!!

....and with the diversity of papers on the market today
your designs can be limitless!!!


Don't forget.....Tomorrow is our

Here is a sneak of what I will be
sharing on my blog....

My Mother's day gift to the most AMAZING 
woman on earth......MY MOM!!

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, 

but their hearts forever. ~Author Unknown

SEE YOU  HERE at 8:00 am EST tomorrow!!!

Die~Namites Dies used:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

An Eastercard with BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS

Hi Die~Namites Friends, a late happy Easter to you all.
Hope you've enjoyed the time with your loved ones? :)

I have some inspiration for you today. It's an easter card
and i used one of the amazing Die's from Die~Namites

Beautiful Flowers

I wiped the edges with the Chalk Edgers White from Ingvild Bolme. 
After that t crumpled the edges. It's a great shabby effect and I love it. 
Do you like it too?

I haven't glued the complete die cuts, but only partially. 
This allows a more diverse arrangement of flowers.  
It's a great effect, is not it?

 Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Make sure you'll come back on Thursday (latest)
to see our incredible Blog Hop for Mom's :))

See you soon, Much Love, Dunja xo

Monday, April 21, 2014


Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, 
we are never far from home. ~Author Unknown

Die~Namites Dies and the Design Team

Gift ideas, cards and more!!

One RANDOMLY chosen participant
will win a $50 Gift Certificate,
additionally 5 RANDOMLY chosen
participants will win $10 Gift Certificates.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter Canvas by Peggy Lee

Hello everyone, on this Saturday morning!!
Peggy Lee here to share with you a little 
Happy Easter 6x6 Canvas
I followed the sketch this month see below...I decided to use this amazing fun die by 
Wet Tulips
Not only did I use the positive part of the die.....
I also used the negative part for the flowers around the tree trunk.
I decided to play along with this months Sketch & Dare Challenge, more details here.

Design Team Member ~  Tonya Gibbs created an
AMAZING sketch for us to work with!
I used this sketch as my creative inspiration board for my little canvas...I started with a 6x6 piece 
of card board, adhered two or three layers of crinkled up tissue paper...
Painted the tissue paper with gesso.
Added some more texture using The Crafters Workshop-Mini Ledger Stencil.
Grabbed different colors of create a water color effect.
added a little stamping!
Now I have a little Easter Decoration to adorn my home...or gift!!
Thanks for stopping by today,
I wish you all a
Happy Easter Weekend!
Peggy Lee

Die~Namites Dies-Wet Tulips
The Crafters Workshop-Mini Ledger
Marion Smith Designs-stamps
Petaloo-Printed Darjeeling-wild mini blossoms-white
Tattered Angels-Olive Vine, Jazz Blue and Juneberry Wine
Ranger-Perfect Pearl Mists-Turquoise, Biscotti, Sunflower Sparkle, Blue Patina and Mandarin