Thursday, 31 May 2012

It's D'Arcy day and Challenge #7

It's D'Arcy day and challenge #7


Thank you so much sweet friends for the wonderful creations for our latest challenge, there wasn't that many entries, but Wow, you really blew us away with your creativity!
Keep on reading and see if you are chosen as the top winner or runners up :)

Today we have opened the restaurant and we are having
A menu challenge

Starter - Lilac and Turquoise, Pink and Green, Navy blue and Red
Main - Birthday, Thank You, Anniversary
Dessert - Ribbon - Lace - String
You may also pick two side dishes from - Gems, Pearls, Swirls, Charm, Glitter, button, tag, flowers, Stitching (real or faux), butterfly.
A real fun one, don't you think!

The girls have had wonderful time making cards as inspiration for you...more of them later
As always our prize for the challenge is
Here are the easypeasy rules:
  • You must use a D'Arcy's Diaries image
  • Your entry must be with us by Tuesday 12th June 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 winning....xxx
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Of course, as a new challenge starts the last one ends....and as always it was an absolutely wonderful collection of cards....WOW ladies, again you have totally blown us away!!!!!

Our winners this time around are:

Overall winner
Olivia
 and out two runners up being:
Val
 
 
Congratulations ladies....please contact Gayle via the website to claim your prizes and badges.

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As it's D'Arcy's Day we have a NEW release today too
and with the new release, the design team have once again outdone themself and made some wonderful card to show you

Claire:
My menu is
Pink and Green, Ribbon, Flowers, Happy Birthday (with the Teddy Bo stamps) and faux stitching
Image is the new DARCYSDIARIES_052

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Renee
DD-054
Lilac/Tourq color pick
Thank you Theme
Lace and a bow
my 2 sides are purple gems in the lace centers, and a metal charm by making memories and I did add some gellyroll clear star glitter pen to the wings.

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Gina
Darcy Image No 53,
Starter Lilac and Turquoise
Main Birthday
Desert Ribbon
Side Dishes Pearls and Flowers

Copic Markers to Colour
Bearly Mine Papers
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts
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Image is DARCYSDIARIES_051C
Starter: Pink and green
Main: Birthday
Dessert: Ribbon
Side dishes: Flowers and pearls

My lovely papers comes from Maja design and all flowers from WOC.
The fabulous sentiment is from Create with TLC
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Colette

 My menu choices were
Starter - Lilac and Turquoise
Main - Birthday
Dessert - Ribbon
Two sides - Butterflies and Pearls

Image - DD_051-B - Coloured in Photoshop
Papers - Nitwit Collections - Promises Collection
Dies- Marianne Designs Double Frame LR0141
Memory Box - Vivienne Butterfly
Magnolia Doo Hickeys - Butterfly
Martha Stewart Border punch
Ribbons and Pearls - Meiflower


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Thanks for checking in with us today and please come back some other time for some more fabulous inspiration from the designteam.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Pennants/ Bunting Mid Challenge Reminder



We are now half through our Pennants challenge
The design team has some more inspiration for you as it looks like you find our challenge a bit hard???
Come on friends, show us your wonderful creations with pennants and join us!
Remember the fabulous prize to be won, 5 digi images from the D'Arcy's Diaries shop  :) :)

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Image - DD_049 - Coloured in Photoshop
Bunting Paper - Echo Park - Playground Papers
Cap and scroll Clipart - Freebie - Sweet Clipart (I changed the colour)
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Grosgrain ribbon - Meiflower

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Claire

Another two buntings, but Claire would need a lot more to cover her shelf, so she is still busy creating them :)

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Gina
 

Items Used
Darcey's Dairies Image No 38 Bubbles
Copic Markers to Colour
Tim Holts on the edge Butterfly
Memory Box Swirl Die
Memory Box Butterfly
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts
Pearls from Bobbityboo on Ebay
Pin i did myself.
and
Items Used
Darcy 47
Copic Markers
Ribbons Crafty Ribbons
Memory Box Butterfly and Elegant Scrollwork Die
Tour of London Papers from NitWit's
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Maritha
DD_038
Papers,flowers,pearls,ribbon and charm from PyHobby
Coloured with Promakers
Osteklut(love the Norwegian word for it)/Cheesecloth =)
Magnolia swirl

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Jill
Image is DARCYSDIARIES_022
Coloured with Copic markers
Papers from stash, had for ages and finally used :)
Memory box swirl and flowers from WOC
Pennants on the side and pearls from Melissa Frances
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Edna



D'Arcy image 046
Basic Grey 'Oxford' papers
Prima 'Printery' papers
Die-namics bunting die
Core'dinations card stock for matting
Craftwork cards sentiment
Spellbinder pinking edges die
Star brads from stash

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Thanks for peeking in with us today friends and we wish you all a wonderful day!
Hugs

Thursday, 17 May 2012

It's D'Arcy day and Challenge #6

Welcome to another D'Arcy Day.
The weeks are certainly flying by...I do hope that you're able to take the time to count the minutes and make sure that you're leaving the imprint on the world that you'd like to.
I was reminded of a wonderful quote today by Maya Angelou:
 "I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel"

Try and keep it in mind as you make your way through the day...xx

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SO....we have a new challenge starting today...and it's a great one as it's all about
Pennants/Bunting
-make or use on your project

The girls have had wonderful time making cards, tags and even bunting for the challenge....more of them later!

As always our prize for the challenge is
Here are the easypeasy rules:
  • You must use a D'Arcy's Diaries image
  • Your entry must be with us by Tuesday 29th May 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 winning....xxx
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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 make cards!!!!!

Our winners this time round are:

Overall winner
with our runners up being:


and

Congratulations ladies....please contact Gayle via the website to claim your prizes and badges.

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As it's D'Arcy's Day we have a NEW release today too


and of course...with a new release we have WONDERFUL cards made by the Design Team to show you.

Maritha
Maja design papers
Whiff of Joy pennants die

Coloured with Copic
Papers from Maja design
bunting from a die from Magnolia
Thickers from stash, covered with glossy
Text stamps from Kort og Godt
Metal gears and filmstrip from Tim Holtz

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Image - DD_048 - coloured in Photoshop
Graduation shaper kit - Clipart Fairy
Sentiment - computer generated
Bunting - computer generated
Metallic cord and pearls - Meiflower
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Edna
First Edition 'Boho Chic' papers
Little Claire 'Bunting' stamp set
Promarkers and Prisma pencils for colouring
Spellbinder flower dies
Marianne design swirl die
Epiphany button

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Gina
Copic Markers to colour
Prima Nature Garden papers
Memory Box Swirl Die
Pennant Die is from Whiff Joy

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Renee
textured cardstock
promarkers
scrap paper
ribbon
printed sentiments
twine
black jellyroll pen

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Debbie
I didn't have a bunting die so made my own from rectangles :c)
Sentiment: Imagine that Stamps

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Claire
Darcy'sDiaries_050

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We're also saying GOODBYE to Edna this week.....she's been a WONDERFUL team member and will be SO missed but we all wish her well with her new adventures and THANK YOU for the time that we have spent with you...xx

And as we say goodbye to Edna we're saying HELLO to Gina who has accepted our invitation to stay on as a permanent member to our team.....we look forward to seeing even more of your fantastic cards....xxxxxxx



Catch you soon...Gayle and the Girls...xxxxx

Magnolia swirl
Ms border punch
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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Midchallenge reminder

Good morning our lovely friends!
How did you like the new release and what about our new challenge???
We loooove to see what you have madefor our  Buttons and Bows challenge, but there is definitely room for mooooore of your wonderful creations!!

As usual the design team have some more fantastic inspiration to show you today
and here it is:

Edna
D'Arcy 041
Crate Papers - Samantha
Nellie's choice flowers
X Cut birch leaves
Square doily, flat lace and designer grommit from my stash
Image is coloured with Promarkers and Prisma pencils
Memory box swirls
D'Arcy 045
Papermania 'Lincoln Linen' papers and ribbon
Flowers from Wild Orchid crafts
Swirls - Marianne design dies
Sentiment banner - Die-namics 'Fishtail' dies
Sentiment - Whispers stam-
Image coloured with Promarkers and Prisma pencils
Pearls from Habico
Button - Basic Grey
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Claire
has made two more of her lovely buntings and we can't wait to see the final result with them all hanging!


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Maritha
DD_042
Paper leftovers
Student-sayings (congrats to your student)
Memorybox swirl
Prima button
Darkblue ribbon
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Jill
Image is DARCYSDIARIES_042
Papers from the new collection Vintage summer from Maja design
-I was so lucky to win the whole collection!!-
Flowers and twine fromWOC, Filmstrip and metal cogs from TH
Cheery Lynn swirl, Charm Making Memories
Cheesecloth, button and pearls from stash.

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Gina
Copic Markers to colour
Items used Darcy Dairies Image No 44
Bearly Mine Papers
Marianne Creatable Butterfly
Buttons and Ribbon from Crafty Ribbon
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts

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Image - DD_041 - coloured in Photoshop
Digital papers and frame - Your Song, Penny Springman - Sweet Shoppe Designs
Sentiment - computer generated
Ribbon, button, cord and charm - Meiflower

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Well, well, well friends, what do you think!?!?
Pretty amazing don't you think!

Remember, you still have almost a week to get your enties in
and of course you can enter as many time as you want

Have a wonderful day friends
and happy crafting
hugs, hugs

Jill...xxx

Thursday, 3 May 2012

It's D'Arcy day and challenge #5


Good  Morning friends and welcome to another D'Arcy Day.  D'Arcy Day, for our new followers, (*Hi*) is when we show our new releases, the Design Team's WONDERFUL creations and we also announce the winner's from our previous challenge before we start a new challenge!!!!
SO.....let's start with those winners....gorgeous creations yet again ladies, thank you so much......and our overall winner this time round is:

with our runners up being:

and
Pillan


 Congratulations ladies.....please contact me (Gayle) via the website to claim your prize and winner's badges....xx

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 Now onto our new challenge
Buttons and Bows
-And your creation must contain both!
The prize, as always, is

Here are the easypeasy rules:
  • You must use a D'Arcy's Diaries image
  • Your entry must be with us by Tuesday 15th May 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 winning....xxx
Thank you...x
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Now, we also have a NEW release this week
and as we know, when we have new releases our Design Team make the most wonderful cards
and this week is no different.....enjoy..x
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Maritha


DARCYSDIARIES_045
Pion design paper
Maja design paper
Memorybox swirl
Button from Prima
Coloured with Promakers

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Image DARCYSDIARIES_042 - Coloured in Photoshop
square Kraft card - Every Crafts a pound
Digital papers - Background - Kraft Capers - Pink Paislee
BOY - Crystal's Playground paper pack - Both Jessica Sprague
Buttons and Metallic cord _ Meiflower

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Jill
Image is DARCYSDIARIES_044
Coloured with Copic
Papers and letters from Bo Bunny
Flowers from WOC
Magnolia swirl
Charm from Making Memories
Ribbon from stash, buttons from Panduro

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Claire
Image: DARCYSDIARIES_045


Image: DARCYSDIARIES_044
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Renee
DD_045 image
For the record by bella road -vintage linen paper
wooden buttons
stampin Up strawberry stamp and sentiment
yellow wired ribbon
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Gina
Items used Darcy image 41
Copic markers,
Bearly Mine papers,
Memory Box Butterfly and swirl,
The pin i did myself.
luv gina xx
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Edna
D'Arcy 044
HOTP Cardmaker's classic papers
Memory Box Prim Poppy die
Die-namics Fishtail dies
Sentiment Papertrey Ink
Button - Papermania
Image coloured with Promarkers and Prisma pencils
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Debbie

Image: DARCYSDIARIES_044
Paper & Sentiment: Create with TLC
Ribbon: Crafty Ribbbons

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Thank you ladies and gents for visiting us this week and we hope you will pop back again soon....xxx

Gayle, Jill, Colette, Maritha, Debbie, Edna, Claire, Hazel, Renee & Gina

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