Thursday, 29 March 2012

Challenge 2 reminder

Good morning lovely D'Arcy friends!
It is so fun to see the wonderful creations from you for our ribbon and lace challenge and the design team have made some more cards to show you today.

Prima Printery papers
Tim Holtz Adage ticket
Cheery Lynn swirl die
Copics, Promarkers and Prisma pencils for colouring
Tim Holtz mini scallop edge die
Mei-flower tiny flowers
Ribbon and lace from stash



Coloured with Copics
Papers from prima and MME
Flowers from WOC
Organza ribbon and white pearls
Sentiment from Create with TLC


Papers from Panduro (called Cirkus)
Heart die from MemoryBox
Roses die from MB
Leaf punch from Nellie
Pearls from PyHobby

Jill and Maritha have used the same image, but the colours make them look really different, don't you think?



DARCYSDIARIES_029 Sweet Dreams coloured with copics
PP is my old favourite MME Losy and found
Crotchet ribbon and gems from stash
Magnolia dies for flowers
Gem charm in centre of flowers
Key charm off our Tammy I think


I have used aluminium tape and various other items to give the background the look of forged steel.
Image DD_026
Aluminium tape - Halfords
Clock charm, jute,square brads and peel off letters - Stash
Grosgrain ribbon - MeiFlower


Sentiment: Hero Arts

Hope this gave some inspiration!
Until next time
-Take care-

Sunny hugs from the D'Arcy girls

Monday, 26 March 2012

D'Arcy's friends

The design team have made some new cards showing the lovely D'Arcy and her friends
Hope you like them!

D'Arcy 026
Basic Grey 'Oxford' papers
Promarkers and Prisma pencils for colouring
Computer generated sentiment
Die-namics banner dies
Sizzix Script alphabet
Iced spruce and tumbled glass distress ink

Coloured with Copics
Papers from Magnolia and Bazzil for base and matting
Flowers from WOC and Maritha
Sentiment from Create with TLC
Bling from stash



Have you started making your challenge cards yet?
We can't wait to see your creations for our Ribbon and /or lace challenge.
You still have a lot of time to get it done, visit the shop here and check out all the available images from D'Arcy's Diaries

Wishing you all a sunny day
- D'Arcy's Diaries design team-

Thursday, 22 March 2012

It's D'Arcy day !

Gooood morning sweet friends!
Thursday again and we have another fantastic D'Arcy day here with a new release of gorgeous images for us all to play with and we are starting our second challenge!
Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries for our first challenge, we were overwhelmed by the number of entries, but most of all over the standard of your creations!!
D'Arcy friends,- you really are amazing!

The design team loved visiting your blogs and we have picked our winner
for the wonderful prize of five D'Arcy's Diaries images

Overall Winner
And the two runners up are
If you gorgeous ladies could contact Gayle via the D'Arcy website for your prize and your winner badges that would be great
The challenge today is another easy, but very lovely one...

Ribbon and lace
-Use one of them or both 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 (UK time) Tuesday 4th 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

Now, what's NEW this week?!

And here you can see what the wonderful design team have come up with:
Miss Caroline-My Minds Eye Papers
Glitter Paper
printed sentiment
vintage lace
cream ribbon
ice stickles
star dust stickles
gelly roll clear star
Prisma colored pencils/OMS
Gold Frame-thrift store find

Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby papers
Camel seam binding
Lace from stash
Button - Woodware
Image coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Autumn Leaves
Brushed corduroy distress ink
Kraft cs - Stamping Up


Coloured with Copics
Glitter on stars
Seambinding and ribbon from stash and the "dry grass" (halm in norwegian!!!) from Panduro
Flower from WOC, feather from Bikuben and pearls from Edna :)
Lovely sentiment from here


I've used  DARCYSDIARIES_030 on my card as well as lots of die cuts.
Tim Holtz on the edge doily, Cuttlebug sentiment and a few Spellbinders create a carnation.
The paper is a really old piece of My Minds Eye Bohemia.

I lightly coloured D'Arcy with flexmarkers and dabbed the flowers with Mulled Lavender Distress Ink.


Eco park papers
Wimsy bottle die
Ms border punch


DARCYSDIARIES_028 coloured with copic's
I also added clear glitter pen to her eyelids (which I rubbed with my finger to make it very light) and her lips.
Papers are First Edition Summer Breeze
Lace from my stash
Nestabilites fancy labels with matching stamp from Gina K


Image - DD_028 - Coloured in Photoshop
All papers - Gorgeous 2 - Clipart Fairy
Border - Martha Stewart punch - Layered Arches
Lace - stash
Ribbon, charms and pearls - MeiFlower


Aren't they all just beautiful!!?

Thank you for joining us today and we hope you will enter our challenge...x

Catch  you later...Gayle & the D'Arcy Girls...xx

Saturday, 17 March 2012

D'Arcy in a different style

Maritha on the design team has made this fantastic card for us  with the lovely D'Arcy's Diaries image called "Dog walkies"
As you can see she did make it with the wonderful no lines technique that you might have seen from rubber stamps around blogland. The effect is stunning I think :)
Memory box swirl
Memory box buckle
Tim Holtz textstamp

If anyone of you have tryed this with a D'Arcy's Diaries image we would love to see it!
Remember you still have time to join our first challenge that is Anything Goes and then have the chance to win 5 D'Arcy's Diaries images!

Take care D'Arcy friends
Hugs from
-Jill and the fantastic DD design team-

Thursday, 15 March 2012

The designteam has been busy this week and created a lot of fantastic cards for you!
Hope you can join us for our first challenge, it is really inspiring for us to see what you create :)

Image is DARCYSDIARIES_022 called Dog walkies
Coloured with my Copics and added spots to her sleeves and doodling on her purse.
Cheery Lynn flourish swirl die found here
Flowers from Prima og WOC
The wonderful papers comes from Creative Imaginations

Paper: Memory Box Gossamer
Punch: MS Beaded Arcs
Pearls: Meiflower
Stickles Ribbons and Lace from Stash

D'Arcy 021
Image coloured with Promarkers
Cheery Lynn heartland die; tropical flourish
Stamping Up - papers, edge punch; oval punches
Sentiment - Whimsy stamps
Brads and pearls from stash

It's a canvas that I have been going at as if it's a page from my Art Journal. Lots of layering and paint and mess - not forgetting glue!


Sentiment stamp from Wimsy
I have tryed WimsyMagazines tutorial on backgrounds,but i made mine with distresscolors,have to practise on that for sure...
MS heart edge punch

Have a nice day friends!
Hugs from all of us :)

Monday, 12 March 2012

Challenge reminder

We are so thrilled to see the fantastic work you are making for our Anything Goes challenge :)
All you friends of D'Arcy really are a talented bunch of ladies that's for sure!!

We have some more eye candy for you today, just to get you going!


Graphic45 paper, and other, from my scrap drawer
stampin up rub on
black with white stitch ribbon
colored with promarkers

Coloured with Copics
Papers from Inkido and some dotty leftovers :)
Hearts from a Sizzix die
Most of the flowers from WOC and some from my stash.
Text from papirgleder
Wooden buttons from Panduro

Teresa Collins 'Carolina Breeze' papers
Autumn Leaves sentiment
Rosette die - Tim Holtz
Promarkers for colouring

D'Arcy 023 - image coloured with Promarkers
Basic Grey 'Printery' papers
Sizzix swirls
Eggshell seam binding coloured with bundled sage distress ink
Trim, pearls and wooden button from stash
Sentiment is punched from one of the Printer papers

Wimsey stamp die
Memorybox swirl die
I have left some space on the image ,so I can fill in with what ever someone wants! =)


DARCYSDIARIES_018 coloured with copics
Papers are MME Everyday flair and Bo Bunny the enchanted collection
Martha Stewart zigzag punch
swirl cut on my black cat cutter
Flowers and gems from stash

Hope you like our creations and that we did inspire you to make something with one of the lovely images from the store. We can't wait to see your work :)

Until next time...
Take care
-The D'Arcy girls-

Thursday, 8 March 2012

It's D'Arcy day and the Challenge starts!!


Today is a very exciting day here at D'Arcy's Diaries since we are starting our first challenge!
We are so happy to give you our first theme and it is set to

#1 Anything goes!!

We wanted to start easy and we really looking forward to see what you can come up with, so come on and join us!

  • 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 (UK time) Tuesday 20th March
Gosh..that wasn't hard was it!!
    and what's the prize?!?!?
    with 2 runners up each receiving a free graphic....and of course your winner's badges for your blog...x
 We really hope you can join us....but in the meantime, here's what's new this week...x

And this is the fantastic inspiration from our design team:

Basic Greys 'Printery' papers
Elegant swirl - Sizzix die
Seam binding coloured with brushed corduroy distress ink
Prisma pencils for colouring
Label die - Tim Holtz
Sentiment - Whimsy stamps

October Afternoon paper and others from my scrapdrawer
wooden flower buttons, red button
colored with promarkers
twine, machine stitching

Coloured with copic's
Papers are First Edition New Leaf
Martha Stewart border punch
Ribbon and card candi from my stash

Paper: Teddy Bo

Coloured with Copics and distressed around image with DI
Papers from Pion
Sentiment about friendship from Papirgleder
Rosette from TH, brand new today :) and some rhinestones from stash

Money box made from an empty gravy granule tub
image - DD_022 - coloured in photoshop
Papers - various - Clipart Fairy
Ribbon, gems, pearls, charms - MeiFlower
Die cut - Nellie Snellen


Thanks for visiting us today....we hope you have been inspired by our designs and visit us again soon....x

Gayle and the D'Arcy Girls...xxxx