Monday, 30 April 2012


The clock is ticking friends to join our challenge
Pink or Blue with Cream


Here are some more work from the DT


Image: Listen to the birds
Paper: Memory Box
Sentiment: Raindrop Echo from Whimsy
Shape: Sizzix Framelits

D'Arcy 038 Bubbles
First Edition Boho papers
Promarkers and Copics for colouring
LOTV sentiment
Glossy accents and glitter for the bubbles
Lifestyle circle doily die
Labels 23 Spellbinder die

We love to see your work, so come on join us :)
Hugs from DD design team

Saturday, 28 April 2012

From the designer herself!

We have the most wonderful boss in blogland and even tho she often is super busy drawing all the lovely image for us week after week, she takes time to surprice us with some of her lovely handmade cards!

Here comes some cards Gayle made with the lovely images from the last release.
You find all the images in the shop here 

(can you tell I added in the sentiment 'digitally'?!?!?!)

"On my own"


Thanks for checking in with us today and
have a wonderful weekend everybody!

Jill and the D'Arcy girls

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Challenge #4 reminder

Hi gorgeous friends of D'Arcy!
The design team has made some more inspiration for you to get your creative juices floating!
We loves to see all the wonderful card around blogland with D'Arcys Diaries, so thank you for that. If you have made a D'Arcy card we would love you to leave a comment so we can visit your blog :)

We have our colourcombo challenge going and you still have some days to enter to be in the chance to win some lovely images!

Here is what we have done in this week :)

D'Arcy 037
Making Memories 'Kate' papers
Craftwork cards sentiment
Nellie's choice scallop circle die
Rubber Stampede 'Girlfriends' stamp
Memory Box 'Elegant Scroll work' die
Punched flowers and butterflies
Rose coral seam binding

D'Arcy 036 My Masterpiece
Echo Park 'Yours Truly' papers
Tim Holtz distressed doily die
Seam binding and ribbon from stash
Stamp from Chocolate Baroque
Decorative corner from stash
Promarkers for colouring

Image - DD_037 - coloured in photoshop
Papers - Various Nitwits kits
Dies - Memory Box Woven circle, Spellbinders Label 22
Punch - EK success - Arch scalloped
Ribbon and button - MeiFlower

Echo park papers
Magnolia fence die
Memorybox rose die
Magnolia leaf die
Tim Holtz text stamp
Coloured with Promakers

Text from Create with TLC
Flowers from WOC
QK hearts
Magnolia swirl
DARCYSDIARIES_036, My masterpiece
The music is "Happy Birthday" and the papers are from Portobella Road paper stack.
She's been coloured in Pencil apart from her hair.

In real life its very Fushia pink but I just cant get it not to look purple as I've photographed it.
I have added a little glitter into her hair and really love how her hair has turned out though.
DARCYSDIARIES_036, My masterpiece

I've used Listen to the Birds copic markers to colour the grass is a Memory box die the ribbon lace and flowers are from my stash.
-Sorry for making two looking the same!!-

Image is DARCYSDIARIES_034 "Tunes"
Coloured with Copic
Papers from  Bo Bunny
Magnolia swirl, pearlswirls from Prima
Flowers from WOC, Charm from Making memories
Image is DARCYSDIARIES_034 "Tunes"
Coloured with Copic in different grey tones.
Papers from Pion
Magnolia swirl, pearlswirls from Prima
Flowers from WOC, Charm from Making memories

Wow, what a talented bunch!!
Now it is your turn, can't wait to see what you make!

Hugs from Gayle and the DT

Thursday, 19 April 2012

It's D'Arcy day and Challenge #4

Good morning friends and welcome to D'Arcy's Diaries today
We have a wonderful new release of images today and a new challenge is starting
Thank you so much for all your lovely entries in our last challenge, we love visiting your blogs to see what you do with D'Arcy and you guys really blows us away!!
Our overall winner this time, chosen by the Design team is

Doreen O

And the two runners up are




Well done ladies, beautiful creations.

If you lovely ladies could contact Gayle through the D'Arcy website for your prize and your winner badges that would be brilliant.
This week's New Releases


The challenge today is
a colour combo challenge!
pink and cream
blue and cream

As always, our prize for the overall winner is

with the runners up receiving a digital graphic..x.

The challenge closes on Tuesday 1st May at midnight UK time
Please note, you must use a D'Arcy's Diaries' image


As usual the design team has been busy creating beautiful projects to show you
Some of us have used images from an earlier release, and some from the new


Here's what I used:
Echo Park Splash, digital papers
The pins I did myself
Flowers pearls and Ribbon are from my stash
Copic markers to colour the beautiful Darcy Under Water Queen image
Marianne Creatable Die

And look, our fabulous guest has made one more!!
Items used.
Copic markers to colour
Fight like a Girl Papers from Raspberry Rd
Memory Box - Kaleidoscope Butterfly
Flowers - Mulberry Crafts


BoBunny countrygarden weathered papers
whimsy stamps-into the farm and friendship ticket sentiments
flower by Hazel
chalk ink
colored with promarkers
gellyroll stardust pen Clear embossing powder

Coloured with Copic
Papers from Jack'n'Jill collection from Prima
Flowers from WOC and the blue one is a gift from a friend (Thanks Helle!)
My favoriteswirl...
Sentiment from Create with TLC

-Mrs Organized, has made her first Christmas card!-
Memorybox snowflake border
Whimsy post stamp
Cherry Lynn Holly flourish
Cheery Lynn Big snow flake
QK snowflake
MS border punch around the card

D'Arcy 039
Fresh Print 'Blueberry' papers
Whimsy sentiment and ticket die
Basic Grey buttons
Sizzlet Skateboard die
Promarkers and Prismas for colouring


Image - DD_038 - Coloured in Photoshop
Papers - Clipart Fairy - Gorgeous 5
Sentiment - Freebie - Create with TLC
Martha Stewart - large scallop border punch
Die - Marianne Craftables CR1201
Spellbinders - circle, scalloped circle
Gems MeiFlower
flowers - Stash


Papers are unknown and ribbon from stash :)


This has got to be my favourite D'Arcy. She's been coloured in with pencil and I'm sorry I don't know where I got the background from. Its been layered onto co-ordination and I've tried to distress the edges - I need to practice that lol!

Catch you soon Gayle and her wonderful girls....x



Wednesday, 18 April 2012

D'Arcy's friend

The designteam here at D'Arcy's Diaries have made some more cards for you, as we can't seem to keep our hands away from the gorgeous images! 

Another card with the fab 'Tunes' image. What a cool guy!

D'Arcy 034 'Tunes'
I've coloured the image with Promarkers and Prisma pencils mainly in warm greys
My Mind's Eye 'Lost and Found Christmas' papers
Tim Holtz 'The Journey' clear stamp set
Sizzix movers and shapers 'Old Jalopy' die
Antique linen distress ink

And we have a wonderful, new supertalented crafter to join us as a guest
Head over and check out her blog as she makes the most amazing cards and we here at D'Arcy's really are super happy to have her here with us :)
This is one of Gina's cards with the lovely D'Arcy image called 'Dream' 
Items used.
Darcy image is called Dream
Papers are Bearly Mine Delicious Delights
Copic markers to colour
Marianne Creatable Butterfly
Flowers pearls and ribbon from my stash.
Pins are my own.

Ok gorgeous friends, I hope this got your creative juices floating
Remember we have a brand new challenge starting tomorrow, together with a new release of graphics, so be sure to check in with us tomorrow.
Maybe you were a winner or a top three from our Flower Power challenge!

Until next time, take care
-The D'Arcy girls-

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Challenge 3 reminder

Can you believe we are already half way through challenge number three,
  Flower Power - use at least three flowers on your project.
You have until midnight (GMT) Tuesday 17th April to get your entries in and be in with the chance of winning Five Fabulous D'Arcy Digi's.

The girls on the design team have been busy preparing some more inspiration with last weeks fabulous releases, although we are a bit short of flowers on a few of them LOL!.

Papers from Pion Design
Spellbinder stars
Memorybox die roses
Coloured with Promakers


D'Arcy 033
My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 'Everyday Flair' papers
Sizzix rosette die
Sentiment - Whimsy stamps
Open scallop punch - Stamping Up
Spiral edge punch - Stamping Up
Image coloured with Promarkers and Prisma pencils
Basic Grey buttons
Navy glazed cotton material for bow

D'Arcy 032 'Underwater queen'
I've used Core'dinations Gem cardstock for the background layers
Cuttlebug embossing folder that looks sort of bubbly
Marianne leaf die
Cheery Lynn foliage die (from the Teddybo shop)
Shells are Sizzlets
Robin's nest dewdrops
Diamond stickles
Prisma pencils for colouring
Iridescent Spray n' Sparkle from Crafter's Companion
A wee close up of the gorgeous mermaid


Image - DD_020 - Coloured in Photoshop
Paper - Freebie - Create with TLC
Music note border and Word art - Musical Melody Scrapbook kit
Ribbon, buttons and charm - Meiflower


SEI PlayDay snack time paper
lili of the valley sentiment
flat backed pearls
punched flowers with hand punch and sizzix paddle punch
Swirl with leaves die cut
stepcard, from which craft?


I've used DARCYSDIARIES_032 and chopped her tail off 
The paper which I've embossed to hopefully look like bubbles is First Edition and the sentiment is a discontinued Pollycraft stamp
The blossoms are Papermania with card candy centres

(joining us this week from Teddy Bo)

(who has been on holiday and missed D'Arcy so much that she had to use every image once she got home LOL!)


Thanks for popping by, come join us again next Thursday for some more fantastic new releases,

Gayle and the D'Arcy DT xx

Thursday, 5 April 2012

It's D'Arcy day and challenge 3

Helloooo and welcome to the start of a new challenge here at D'Arcy's Diaries, we have some gorgeous new images in store this week!

Thank you so much to everyone who played along with our second challenge Ribbon and Lace, the design team thoroughly enjoyed visiting all your blogs and admiring the fabulous D'Arcy creations. After much ooohing and aaahing we finally made a decision and picked our winners.

Overall Winner


and the two runners up are

and Stine

Well done ladies, beautiful creations.

If you lovely ladies could contact Gayle through the D'Arcy website for your prize and your winner badges that would be brilliant.

This time the challenge is
Flower Power
-Use at least three flowers on your project

  • You must use a D'Arcy's Diaries image
  • You must follow our theme
  • You may enter more than once
  • Closing date for entries is midnight (GMT) Tuesday 17th April
  • and the prize is

with 2 runners up each receiving a free graphic....and of course your winner's badges for your blog...x
Pop over to the D'Arcy Store and check out this weeks new images, there is a particularly fabulous male image that you need to have in your collection, go take a look!

As Jill is on holiday this week she has used an image from the last release.
Papers from Glitz and Pion
Flowers from WOC and Kort og Godt
Text stamp from North Star Stamps
Swirl from TH
Charm from Making memories

Maja design papers
Memorybox swirl
Rose die
Ribbon from Panduro
other flowers from WOC

This challenge was super hard I don't really do flowers, but I gave it a go.

Spellbinder butterfly circles
Papers are summer breeze
Flowers were a lovely gift from Maritha
Sentiment stamp by Gina K
Ribbon from stash


I fell in love with this image, it comes without bubbles too, but I preferred the bubbly one. I wish I would have had more time as I feel that the card doesn't really do the image justice.

Image - DD_032_with bubbles - coloured in Photoshop
Blue, silver and cream pearl papers - stash
 Marianne Dies - Chinese Roses - Leaves set and Anja Edge
Spellbinders Dies - Oval and Scalloped Oval


Scalloped 6x6 card
Flowers WOC
Sweet Tweet stamp (Freebie from a magazine!)
Coloured with copics and chalks
Pins and ribbon from stash

Kraft Paper (actually packaging)
Embossed with polkadot folder
Coloured with copics and chalks

Kirsty-Anne (joining us this week from Teddy Bo)

DARCYSDIARIES_032 with bubbles
Prismacolor pencils
Archival Copper Ink Pad
Stampin Up Ribbons
Prima & Kaisercraft Flowers
My Minds Eye Dolled Up Papers
Glass Cabochens

smooch spritz-green olive, blue and opal (not sure on the last 2 colors names)
twinkling H2o's-french vanilla
white, aqua, turquise acrylic paint
clear dew drops
Martha Stewart punch
prima flowers
flat backed pearls
thrift store frame!
Thank you for joining us today and we hope you will enter our challenge...x
Catch  you later...Gayle & the D'Arcy Girls...xx