Friday, May 13, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas May Release Blog Hop Day 1

Hello there!  I'm delighted to be hoping along with Tara and the rest of the Craftin Desert Diva design team today!

To celebrate the new release, Craftin Desert Divas is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments in the blog hop. 
You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post
  2. Like/share CDD on Facebook: Craftin Desert Divas
  3. Join us in the CDD Gallery: Craftin Desert Divas Gallery
  4. Follow CDD on Instagram: Craftin Desert Divas IG

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per hopper please! Winners will be announced on Monday on the CDD Blog.

Now let's get on with the CDD release hop with our amazing designers!

All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.



We also have a special priced May Release Bundle that's only available for this weekend only.

Here's what I've created for you...

To make my card I used the castle from Enchanted Tales and stamped it randomly over a piece of watercolor paper, using Versamark ink, then I embossed with white.  Next I used distress inks to watercolor the piece (Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass).  When it was dry I added glue to my card where I wanted the sequins to be (in this case along the lines where the colors meet) and I sprinkled the sequins on liberally and gently pressed them into the glue.  I shook off the excess sequins that didn't stick to the glue.  There were spots that needed more sequins so I glued those down to fill in the gaps.  I stamped the unicorn from Magical Wishes on a piece of watercolor paper and used the same color distress inks as I used for my background to color.  I fussy cut the unicorn and placed it on a scallop panel.  I added some Wink of Stella to parts of the unicorn to add some shimmer.  The sentiment, stamped on black card stock and embossed in white, is also from Magical Wishes.

Here are the specials for this release:

1 FREE 3x4 stamp and 1 bag of sequins for orders that are $50 or more
 before taxes & shipping. 
Offer is only good 5/13 thru 5/15 10pm MST. 
Freebies will automatically be added to your order, no special request please.

  New SEQUIN MIXES will be on SALE for $1.00 each!!!

From 5/16 - 5/23 every order will get two bags of sequins. They will automatically be added to your order, no special request please. 

 Enjoy these specials for in stock items only starting 5/13 thru 5/23 at 10pm MST. 
All stamps & Dies are made in the USA.

Mindy has designed and used this adorable SVG claw machine spaceship to make her project today and we've added it to the CDD Shop for free during the 2 day hop.

We hope you have enjoyed this release and will join us again tomorrow for more design team inspiration.

Your next stop is the super talented:


Line up:

Lisa M.-


  1. Wow beautiful card!! I love that the sets can be combined to make backgrounds and go so well with the last release!! I have too many favorites!

  2. Oh! This is beautiful! I love the colors, background, and the way you colored the image!! So glad you could join us for this release!!

  3. The background coloring is wonderful for this magical unicorn. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. What a sweet sweet card! Amazing coloring. Amazing images!

  5. Beautiful card! The background is incredible! Love it!

  6. Awesome card! Love the colors!

  7. Just totally outstanding - from the colours to the sequins it's perfect.

  8. This is gorgeous!!! Your background is definitely magical, and I love the slightly offset main panel. Simple, but stunning!

  9. What a gorgeous card, love how you did the background

  10. This is so sweet and pretty, Diane! I love your beautiful background!

  11. Looks like a new company I'm gonna have to check out! I love your magical unicorn.. so pretty and omg! that background is AMAZING!You rocked this Diane - totally magical!

  12. Fabulous card. I really love how you used the sequins in the background.

  13. I just Love your Gorgeous card! The colors and layout are Amazing! Thank you for joining our team, and sharing your Beautiful projects with us for this release!

  14. Love that fabulous background!!

  15. Wow, what a beautiful card. I love the lighter colors you used & how you stamped & used sequins on the background.

  16. I am so in LOVE with your beautiful card !!!
    Hugs & Blessings,

  17. Love the soft colors of your card, the random stamping of the castle and heat embossing and then adding of so many sequins, great background for your unicorn, also very nicely colored. Beautiful card with a lot of originality.

  18. This card is so cute! Great job with those pastels and sequins!!!

  19. Beautiful card! Love how you created the background too!

  20. Love your card. Fantastic background and love all of the soft colours.

  21. How adorable is that unicorn?!!! I love the pretty pastel pink girly tones......perfect for a little princess! :)

  22. I love the background on your card, and that unicorn is just adorable.

  23. Beautiful card... The background is amazing and lovely colors

  24. such a gorgeous magical card, love the soft colours!

  25. ENCHANTING card!!!
    LOVE your unicorn and EVERYTHING!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing ... I'm feeling INSPIRED, so many precious nieces who would ADORE a unicorn of their very own :)

  26. Oh my heck I love your card... So many wonderful details!

  27. Such a cute and colorful unicorn! Your card is fabulous, Diane!

  28. I'm so impressed with your use of sequins! This is something I never would have thought of. The colors and the design are very unique. This is very nicely done. Thanks for sharing!

  29. This is such a cute card, Diane! Love the wonderful watercolored background with the added sequins!