Thursday, 22 November 2012

It's D'Arcy Day...x

Good Morning and welcome to another D'Arcy Day.
I hope the weather isn't too bad where you are in Scotland we've got horrendous rain....but I know we're not alone!!
SO, with all this rain there's nothing better to do than crafting!!!! with that, let's see this month's NEW RELEASES
and here's what the girls have made with them........


coloured with promarkers. I have layered with white card that I have embossed, then onto black card. I have used ribbon and buckle from Mei Flowers as well as the pearls. The sentiment is from HERE
Paper from Simple stories
flower die from TH
Swirl from Magnolia
Tag die from TH
Stamp die from Whimsy stamps
Coloured with Copics and Promarkers
Big Pearl from PyHobby!

Kraft Card - Anna Marie Designs
Brown parcel paper (flower) - Poundland
Papers - Lily - Sassy Designs
Whimsy stamps double scallop border die
Celebrate - Whimsy Stamps Birthday sentimentables
Leaves - CREAlies - CL CS 11
Flower made with X Cut - Nesting Dies Bloom
Ribbon and pearls - Meiflower



Coloured with Copics
Papers ~ Cuddly Buddly 'Spring Papers'
Greeting ~ Barbara Ann Ticket stamp from Cuddly Buddly
Tools ~ SU pricking mat and tool, EK border Punch
Embellishments ~ Buttons, Pearls, Bows from stash


DARCYSDIARIES_074 coloured with Promarkers
Paper Vintage Marketplace by Bazzill Basics
LOTV sentiment stamp
Lace ribbon and flowers from stash


Items Used Darcy 071 Interview Nerves
Butterfly Border is Tim Holtz
Butterfly and Swirl are Memory Box dies
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts and Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbons from Crafty Ribbons
Pin i did myself

Aren't their cards just wonderful.......thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again soon...xx

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

D'arcy's Diaries New Releases

Yaaahaaay! there's great excitement here on the D'arcy's Diaries blog. After a bit of a break the boss has dusted off her pencil and drawn us some new images to play with WoooHooo!

Check them all out HERE


Let's take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the design team

I thought this image would be perfect for those stroppy, it's all about me! teens, we all know and love LOL!

Image -DARCYSDIARIES_066 - coloured in Photoshop
Papers - Kajolica - Sassy Designs Inc.
Wordart - Attitude 12 - Bethany Harty
Ribbons - Meiflower


Raspberry Road Papers are fight like a girl.
The swirls are a Memory BOX Die
Foliage butterflies and flowers are Martha Stewart Punches.


Medium ~ Copics and Prisma Pencils
Papers ~ SU! Designer pad
Tools ~ Marianne Creatable Rectangle, EK Border Punch
Greeting ~ LOTV Circular sentiment
Embellishments ~ Card Candy, Ribbon and bow from stash


Here's a card I have made using the gorgeous DARCYSDIARIES_066 for this card and coloured her with Promarkers, The papers are from MCS Tinkering with Steampunk CD.

Maja design papers
Key hole from Rox
Key from PyHobby
Sizzix clock
CheeryLynn swirl
BigFlower from PyHobby
Coloured with Copics


 DARCYSDIARIES_070 Colored with Promarkers
Paper & Glittercard from stash
Sizzix Alphabet die
Papermania ribbon
Crystals from stash


Catch you soon...Gayle and the girls...xxxx

Thursday, 23 August 2012

D'Arcy Day

Good Afternoon everyone and welcome to another D'Arcy Day.
I'll be taking a wee break from drawing for a couple of weeks, it's not just you wonderful card designers whose MOJO's go for a walk, sometimes us artists have the same problem.  So I'll be hiding myself away in a room in the hope that my mojo knows where to find me!!!
We had a fantastic challenge finish this week and once again we had wonderful entries for I'm delighted to say that our overall winner of the "Anything Goes" challenge is:
with the runners up being:
Thank you ladies for taking the time to join in with our challenge.  Please contact me (Gayle) via the website to collect your prize and winner's badge for your blog.
We will be back in a few weeks ladies and gents.....we look forward to seeing you then....xx
Gayle and the

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sweet birthday wishes :)

Good morning!
Just wanted to show you this gorgeous card made by Gina on the design team and remind you that you still have two more days to enter our Anything Goes challenge.
We love to see your work :)

Image is: DARCYSDIARIES_045 called "Strawberry fun"
and you find your own here
Bearly Mine Papers
Memory box Butterfly and Swirl
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts
Ribbon From Crafty Ribbons

Have a wonderful day
Hugs hugs

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Reminder Anything Goes

Good morning friends.....thank you for visiting us today.  We are half way through our current challenge which is an easy one,

::Anything Goes::

It couldn't be any easier really.  You can pick any theme...any long as you use a D'Arcy's Diaries image then you can enter.  We can't make to see what you come up with.

SO....while we wait for next week's new releases the wonderful Design Team have come up with some fantastic inspiration for you to view.....I'm sure you'll love seeing what they've come up with.

I just love this!

DD_016 - Curly Tops
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers are from Sassy Designs
Ticket was a freebie with a magazine stamped onto the papers.
Buttons and ribbon from my stash

Magazine D´arsy
Maja design papers
magnolia swirl
Ribbon from Panduro
Coloured with promakers


prima flower
Making Memories Papers-Paper Reverie


Coloured with copics.
Papers from Maja design and text stamp from NSS.

Coloured with Copic Markers
The base of the card is cut out with a lovely Marianne Creatables die
The tree is also a Marianne creatable
Some flowers from stash and some pearls from Kort og Godt
Sentiment strip on the front from MFT 

We hope you enjoy visiting with us today.....Gayle and the

Monday, 13 August 2012

A magazine card from Claire

Our wonderful design team member Claire made this card and I just had to share it with you girls :)

This beautiful one is made with one of the images that was in this months Complete Cardmaking. The magazine has a lot of beautiful cards with D'Arcy's Diaries inspiration! The magazine comes with a free CD rom which contains all the digi stamps used as well as the coloured versions, papers and some word art .
There are a lot of wonderful cards made by members of D'Arcy's Diaries DT and some from the Teddy Bo DT. The cards come with step by step instructions and some tips along the way :)
Claire have used one of them and here you can see her card and what she wrote about it :)
I have had another play - this time with one of the magazine images.
Coloured with promarkers and I'm trying to use up my bits and bobs box.
The sentiment is a rubber stamp :0)
Fabulous card Claire :)
You really should go and check that magazine, and remember you have still over a week to enter our current Anything Goes challenge
Lots of hugs

Thursday, 9 August 2012

#11 Anything Goes

Good morning our wonderful followers and welcome to D'Arcy's Diaries today.
We are so happy to see you here :)

Today is the start of a new challenge and we would like to give you an easy one this time....

Anything Goes!

Hope to see a lot entries this time too :o)
The lucky winner will recieve
And the two runners up will get one image each....

Here are the easypeasy rules:
  • You must use a D'Arcy's Diaries image
  • Your entry must be with us by Tuesday 21th august at midnight UK time
  • You must link back to your actual blog post, otherwise it makes it harder for people to find your beautiful cards
  • You must stick to the challenge theme to be in with a chance of
Of course, as a new challenge start the last one ends....and as always it was an absolutely wonderful collection of cards....WOW ladies, you all certainly know how to knock our socks off with your monochrome creations!!

Our winners this time around are:
Overall winner
And our two runners up are
Congratulations ladies...can you please contact Gayle via the website to collect our prizes...x

The winners of our previous challenge are
Sharon -Overall winner

Edna - Top 3

Sheryl Hare

Ladies, I'm so sorry that it's taken me so long to announce them, please contact me (Gayle) via the

And from the design team we have this wonderful inspiration for our Anything Goes challenge

Wellington paper and Magnoila paper
Text from TLC Creations
Memorybox swirl
Coloured with promakers

Items Used
Darcy No 47 Strike a Pose
First Edition Spring Drop Papers
Memory Box Butterfly Swirl and foliage
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts
the large flower i made myself from ribbon and lace

DD_031 coloured with Promarkers.
All the papers are from my scrapbook and the buttons been borrowed from my Mums!


Coloured with Copics, added a TON of glitter...
Papers from maja design and some leftovers
Flowers WOC
Magnolia swirl
A fantastic pin made of a fantastic crafter and friend Susan
Lace and ribbon from Panduro

prima flower
Making Memories Papers-Paper Reverie

DARCYDIARIES-003 is colored with Copic.
The papers are from Pion.
And the text is from Ett Trykk.
The flowers are WOC.
The beautiful pin I got from my dear friend Kjersti

Have a wonderful day crafty friends and
take care xxxx

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The D'Arcy DT have been published!!!!! :O)

Good morning friends of D'Arcy's Diaries
So glad to see you here today :)

I am just popping by today to tell you that this months Complete Cardmaking has a lot of beautiful cards with D'Arcy's Diaries inspiration! The magazine comes with a free CD rom which contains all the digi stamps used as well as the coloured versions, papers and some word art .
There are a lot of wonderful cards made by members of D'Arcy's Diaries DT and some made by our friend Liz from the Teddy Bo DT. The cards come with step by step instructions and some tips along the way :)

You really should check it out!
Here you see DT member Colette's wonderful card on the front page!
And here is a peek on some of the other images and cards

How beautiful...
Remember you still have until midnight tonight to get your challenge entries in for our Monocromatic challenge, so you better hurry up!!

On Thursday we are starting a new challenge, so be sure to visit us again :)
Hugs from Jill and the D'Arcy girls

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Monochromatic, time for reminder!

Good morning lovely friends in blogland!
I have to start the post by saying a big SORRY for the missing linky for the current challenge. We are having our MONOCHROMATIC challenge this fortnight even tho the linky on the side still says Pearls and swirls...

Gayle, owner and founder of D'Arcy's Diaries is the only one that can put the link up and she is still not well and haven't been able to fix it yet. BUT I really hope you want to join us with or without the right link on the side!
Just put your link to your own blogpost in the commentors window so we can have a look at it and I will put it in when the linky is up! Ok???
We have seen some wonderful creations from Chanelle and Doreen that put the link up in the last post we made, and we are ready for some more too :)
So put your thinking cap on and show us your best monochromatic creation!!

But, the D'Arcy girls are going strong and have made these wonderful creations for you as inspiration:


Image DD_063
Papers - Green Tea - Mindy Terasawa at Designer Digitals
Flower - Cheery Lynn - Manon's Wedding Garland
Ribbon, fan charm, pearl and gems (flower centre) - Meiflower

kraft card/envelope
brown dot ribbon
aged twill ribbon
glittered sticker #4
colored with promarkers
gellyroll pen-star dust
I have used DD_022 - Dog Walkies for this card, I have coloured her with my promarkers and used papers from Dandilion and Daisy, I have also added some ribbons down the edge too. The border and doily have been cut on my silhouette and I have added pearls and stickles too.

Items Used
Darcys Dairies No 33 Hat'titude
Copic Markers to colour
Memory Box Butterfly and Foliage Die
Tim Holtz Border
Ribbon From Crafty Ribbons
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts.


Image is D'Arcy's Diaries 064 found here
Coloured with Copics
Papers from Maja design
Magnolia swirl and Magnolia fence
Sentiment from Create with TLC
Flowers from my stash, a bit from here, a bit from there...
Charm from Kort og Godt saying Happy birthday
Thanks for checking in with us today and I wish you all a fantastic day
Hugs from Jill and the fabulous D'Arcy team