Thursday, 28 June 2012

It's D'Arcy day and challenge #9

Hello friends and welcome to D'Arcy Day.
Thank you for the beautiful creations you shared with us last week
Keep on reading and see if you are chosen as the top winner or runners up :)

SO...what's NEW in the store this week

And the new challenge starting today is......
Jill's all time favorite challenge! :)
Pearls and swirls

The prize is our usual

Our usual rules apply and the challenge ends on Tuesday 10th july at midnight UK time.

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 use all your punches and dies!!

Our winners this time around are:

Overall winner


Congratulations ladies...can you please contact Gayle via the website to collect our prizes...x

And from the design team we have this wonderful inspiration for our pearls and swirls challenge


Maja design papers (and some leftovers)
Magnolia swirl
Cheery Lynn swirl
flowers from WOC
Pearls and charm from PyHobby
Swedish poem on the tag!


I've got the pearls and tried to make a swirl out of them but I'm not to sure if I've pulled it off enough for the next challenge. What do you think?

I have coloured DD_ 062 with Promarkers and I'm so loving her hair! The papers come from a Tinkering with Steampunk CD. I have just added a few pearls.



Colored with Copics
The papers are from maja design.
Pearls from Kort & Godt and swirls dies from Magnolia.
Flowers from WOC and text stamps from NSS.


Items used:
Darcy Ballerina
Bearly Mine Floral Breeze Papers
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts
Butterflies leaves and Swirls are Memory Box Dies
Sentiment TLcCreations


My image today is "Darcy Ballerina"

wich I have masked together on a glorious digital background Raspberry Road Designs
My flowers,wich I love is from Kort&Godt
Pearls and swirls from Storyteller.
I've blown the dust off my old Dymo that I have made the text "Congratulations" with


CosmoCricket Gretet :butterflies paper
Kraft Paper
Lace, twine, seam binding aged
swirls from Hazel
Flat backed Pearls
Tim Holtz stamp
Bo Bunny stamp
clear embossing
colored with promarkers
coral, soft peach, sandstone,cocoa, cinnamon, burnt sienna
E00 copic skin white
glitter and white gellyroll pens



Coloured with Copics
Papers from Maja design
Magnolia swirl
Charm from Kort og Godt
Flowers from WOC and Kort og Godt
Pearls from MF, seam binding coloured with Copics


Image is D'arcy's Diaries_063
Coloured in Photoshop
Papers - Sakura Garden Kit - Mindy Terasawa
Symbol - google
Swirl - Go Kreate - Border Swirly #1
Pearls - Meiflower


Weren't they all just absolutely superb!??!?!  Gosh I'm very blessed to be surrounded by such talented and beautiful

Catch you all soon...Gayle and the

Friday, 22 June 2012

A happy summer card

Good morning!
Just a short, but happy post to show you this wonderful card Renee have made with the new released "Hopskotch" image. The image is just perfect for all those happy summergirls out there :)

Miss Caroline Dilly Dally paper
colored with promarkers
sentiment by Renee
Enjoy your day friends!
Hugs from the D'Arcy girls

Thursday, 21 June 2012

D'Arcy's Mid challenge reminder - Die cuts and punches

Good morning friends of D'Arcy's!!
We are now half way through our Die cuts and/or punches challenge and we love what you have showed us so far with your creations
BUT we have made you some more fabulous inspiration just to get those creative juices floating for real!
Come on and join us and remember you got to be in it to win it!!
The great prize is like always


Items Used Darcy's Dairies No 61
Promises Too Papers from Nitwits,
Tim Holtz Butterfly Die
Butterfly Swirls border and foliage are Memory Box dies
The Heart is a Marianne Creatable die
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts
Ribbon From Crafty Ribbons.



Image I have used is DARCYSDIARIES-60 colored with Copics.
Papers from maja design. 
Dies from Spellbinder and Magnolia.
So I used pearls, flowers and cheese cloth.
Text Stamp from NSS.



I've tried with the die cuts and ended up using a notepaper template and nesties that his sat on. I have added a few bits of collage paper too. The sentiment is a magnolia stamp. I've coloured him with Promarkers, I'm really happy with his trousers :0)



Maja design papers
QK hearts
MemoryBox heart die
Magnolia swirl
Nellie snellen leaf punch
MS punch


Image  DD_059
Papers - Designs By Dani - Dapper Dan
Circle and star dies - Sizzix
Sentiment - made by me
Red Cord - Meiflower



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I've used a stamp from Panduro on the edges.
Flowers from Kort & Godt and WOC
A little butterfly made by a dies from Marianne design

Image is Gabriella, DARCYSDIARIES_057
papers from maja design and Prima
Flowers WOC, pearls from stash
Spellbinders megaoval and scalloped mega oval
MS corner punch (love it!)
Magnolia swirl
Charm from Edna

Hope you like it!
Head over to the shop, get one of your favorites today and join us :)
Until next time, take care and happy crafting

hugs from the D'Arc girls

Thursday, 14 June 2012

It's D'Arcy day and Challenge #8

Hello friends and welcome to D'Arcy Day.
I wanted to share with you a little story about how one of this week's graphics came about.  Jill, our D'Arcy Blog co-ordinator, asked if I could draw a graphic of a little girl holding a flower....and if I could draw her looking like her daughter Gabriella then I would get an extra ten points!!! lol  I think Jill was kidding on...but I decided to take up the challenge and managed to find a photo of Gabriella from her holidays.........
so here's little 'Princess' Gabriella

And this is the image

As you will see later, the girls enjoyed playing with our own version of Gabriella!!!


Sadly we only had two entries to our recent challenge...but what wonderful entries they were!!
So rather than choose one winner and one runner up we'll combine the prizes for the if you'd like to get in touch please Pinky and Chanelle via the website we'll get that sorted for you.
Our new challenge today is

Punches and dies
-use your favourite punches and/or dies on your project 

our prize is our usual

Our usual rules apply and the challenge ends on Tuesday 26th June at midnight UK time.


SO...what's NEW this week

and do you want some wonderful inspiration from the girls!?!?!??!  Of course you do!!

Clairebears x

 I have used D'Arcys Diaries_057, and I have used Sugar and Spice papers, for the backing paper and the flowers and the leafs which were all punched along with the butterflies. The window was cut on my Silhouette, and backed with a scrap bit of green card. I have coloured her in with promarkers.

Maja design papers
black distress colour
MB swirl
Spellbinder die
Prima button
Coloured with Promakers
Congrats stamp

Image - DARCYSDIARIES_060 - coloured in Photoshop
All papers - Dani Mogstad - Hello Sunshine
Sentiment - Freebie - Create with TLC
Dies - Memory Box - Vivienne Butterfly and scalloped posie
(the swirls are the waste from the scalloped posie die)
Ribbon and gems - Meiflower



Items used
Darcy's Dairies No 60
Copic Markers to Colour
First Edition Papers Spring Drops
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts
The Swirls,Grass and Clouds are Memory Box Dies
Large Butterfly and Heart Marianne Creatable's
Little Butterflies are Martha Stewart Punch.
Pennants are a Whiff of Joy Die

I have used a lot of diese on my card as the next challenge is the use of dies and punches.
I have used a oval Spellbinders disee
The cat and the cloud is made by a Magnolia diese.
The gras is from Whiff of Joy.
The little bird and bird house is from Marianne Design.
The green leafs I've made by a diese from CREAlies.
The little tag ,a puncher from Fiskars
The text says "For you"


I made a card for the summer.
Image used: DARCYSDIARIES_057
Coloured image with Copics.
Papers from Maja Design. Flowers from WOC.
I have used my favourite punches and dies from spellbinder, magnolia and MS.
The text is from Ett Trykk



Coloured with promarkers
EP Times and seasons paper


Jill (our little Princesses Mummy)

Coloured with Copics
Papers from Prima
Punch from Ek success
Magnolia swirl die
Butterfly die from Cheery Lynn
Flowers from WOC, pearls from stash


Thank you so much for visiting........see you soon...xx

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Thank you

Our new DT member Trine have made this wonderful "Thank you" card for one of her kids teachers.

The papers comes from Maja design. The image is DARYCSDIARIES 001 colored with Copics. And the text is from the NSS.
The card is a folding card, you can find the folding technique here if you want to try your own.
If you do and use a D'Arcy image, we would love to see it:)
The gorgeous image is called "Ponder a moment" and you find it here in the shop
Thanks for stopping by today and we wish you a wonderful weekend
Hugs from the D'Arcy girls

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Mid challenge reminder MENU :)

Good morning blogland!
Hopefully a summerly, warm one :)

We are now half through our Menu challenge here at D'Arcy's Diaires and the design team has made some more inspiration for you :)
Remember your creations must be linked up before tuesday 12th June, midnight UK time

From the D'Arc restaurant we are serving you....
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.

Today we have some happy news!
We have two new wonderful new design team members here at D'Arcy's !! YAY :)
We are so happy that Helle and Trine wanted to join us in our little corner of blogland.
Unfortunately our sweet friend Hazel has decided to step down from D'Arcy's design team and we wish her the best of luck

Here you have something to drool over while you are creating your own creation for the challenge :)
The work of the design team!
First we have our wonderful newbies


I have used papers from Maja design. 
Shopping Queen is colored with Copics.
Made ​​under this menu: Starter: Pink and Green
Main: Birthday
Dessert: Ribbon
Side dishes: Stitching and flowers



Starter-Lilac and Turqouise.
Main- Birthday. Text on the little tag says "Congratulations"
Side dishes- Pearls and glitter

And here comes the "Oldies" lol

Starter: Pink and green
Main: Birthday
Dessert: Ribbon
Side dishes: Flowers and swirls
For more details you can visit my blog :)

Maja design papers
Memorybox swirl
Wimsy stamp die
Meny choise:
Starter- Navy blue and red
Main- Birthday
Dessert- Lace(or something like it...) =)
Two side dishes- flowers and the swirl

I have used DD-053, and coloured her with promarkers.
 I have cut the frame and butterfly on my silhouette.

My Menu -
Starter : Lilac and Turquoise - papers from Clipart Fairy
Main: Birthday - Teddy Bo Stamp Set
Dessert : Ribbon
Side : Glitter and Pearls


Starter - Pink and Green.
Main - Birthday.
Dessert - Ribbon.
Two Sides - Flowers and Butterflies.

Items Used.
Darcys Dairies No 52
Copic Markers to Colour
Bearly Mine Papers
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts
Ribbons from Crafty Ribbons
Butterfly is a Marianne Creatable



Basic Grey-Bittersweet (pink heart)
October Afternoon-fly a kit (green polka dot)
baby pink sweetheart blossom flowers( wild orchid)
pink carnation flowers (wild orchid)
green ribbon
martha stewart punch
lili stamp sentiment
colored with promarkers


Starter - Navy and Red
Main - Birthday
Dessert - Ribbon
2 sides - Gems and Flowers 
(and the teeniest tiniest bit of gliiter on the star and wings, sorry being greedy I know!)

Image - DD_054
Night scene paper - Polkadoodles - Sugarplum Daisy CD
other papers and heart - Nitwit Collections - Tour of London
Wish Sentiment - Pollycraft
Flowers - red rose buds stash, pretty white flower - Maritha (thank you)
Ribbons and gems - Meiflower


Starter: Green & Cream
Main: Birthday
Dessert: Ribbon
Sides: Butterflies & Pearls


Ok friends, now it's your turn!!
Can't wait to see your creations :)
Have a wonderful day and thanks for seeing us today
Hugs from the D'Arcy girls

Saturday, 2 June 2012

One fabulous project :)

Hi friends!
Just have to show you this gorgeous gift card holder Renee on the design team has made for one of her friends.

gellyroll clear star pen
clear embossing
La Cremem matstack paper pack DCWV
prima flowers
colored with promarkers
flat backed pearls

Isn't this fabulous?
What a great idea, and a fun way to give away a gift card

Thanks for checking in with us today
Have a wonderful weekend

Hugs from the D'Arcy girls