Saturday, February 15, 2020

Dies R Us Wild Thing

Time for another challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog  We are asking you to use some sort of animal on your project.  I decided to make another valentine using the Memory Box Squirrel Collage and and some Impression Obsession dies.  I cut the heart out in white and red.  I used the inside negative of the white heart and cut the squirrle collage from the center. I inlaid that into the center of the heart  the  backed it with some red card stock. Then I placed that inside the white card stock that I had cut the white heart from. I added a hugs sentiment and an XO border to complete my valentine.

Impression Obsession - Dies - Hugs     Impression Obsession Hugs

We have some exciting news to share with you. we have some exciting news to share with you.  .Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts 

It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Double D Hearts

A new month and a new challenge at Double D Challenge Blog. It is all about hearts. Diane has created this fabulous Mood board for us.  I don't know about you but I love gingham and Swiss Dots. 

I decided to make a side step card for this challenge. It has been awhile since I have done one of these. I used a Spellbinders die for the heart and key.  The rest of the dies are from Impression Obsession.  I had to smile because when I showed my husband some of the cards I made for Valentine's Day he asked me what XO meant. Is that a girl thing? 

If you play along with us for this challenge,  you can win this fun heart die. I love how the Dar and Diane always have a prize that is perfect for the challenge. 
 We hope you will join us at Double D Challenge Blog


Monday, February 3, 2020

Impression Obsession Have a Heart Challenge

If this card looks familiar, it is because I made it and  posted it for the DRU Challenge,but it works for the Impression Obsession Have a Heart Challenge so I wanted to post it on their blog too.

These are the dies I used for the challenge. 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Dies R Us Hearts, Love, Valentine


I was making a card for the IO challenge. Since I wanted to use the  IO heart flourish die, I cut it from  a piece of 51/2 by 41/4 white card stock. When I was cleaning up my desk, the negative part of the die was sitting on top of a piece of designer paper. While my IO dies were still on my desk, I decided to make another card which was perfect for the challenge at  Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  What a happy accident.  

Here are the dies I used. 

Impression Obsession - Dies - Love Words   Impression Obsession Love Words

The added plus is that I have a another entry for the  Impression Obsession challenge Have a Heart. Hope you will join us for the Hearts, Love Valentine challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

Monday, January 27, 2020

IO Hearts

The challenge at Impression Obsession is Have a Heart.  I just got some new dies from IO's newest release from the Dies R Us Store.  I used them along with some dies I already had to make this Double Z fold card. 

These are the dies I used. 

Impression Obsession - Dies - Love Words   Impression Obsession Love words
Impression Obsession - Dies - XO BorderImpression Obsession XO border

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Double D Balloons

Our challenge at Double D Challenge Blog is all about balloons.

I needed a birthday card so I made this fun pop-up box card using  balloons.  I used Stampin' Up Balloon Adventure dies and balloon punch for the balloons.  The base of the card was created with Spellbinders pop up die.  I could not get a good picture of the card, but many of the balloons were cut from glitter paper so there is a lot of sparkle and shine.  Most of us who make cards are familiar with these cards, but when I send them to friends who are not card makers, they are  thrilled with this fun fancy fold.  Sometimes I forget what is common to me is special to them.  

If you play along you can  win this fun die from Elizabeth Craft Design. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Hot Air Balloons

We hope you will join us for this challenge  at Double D Challenge Blog.  

Dies R Us Birthday

It is already the middle of January which means it is time for another challenge at DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG.  I always need birthday cards so this is a perfect challenge for me. 
A special friend of mine, Donna Phelan, has a birthday on December the 25th.  You can find her amazing designs HERE. Her favorite color is sunshine yellow so I sent her this colorful card.  This is also a practical gift.  There is a monthly calendar, post it notes, and a pen.  I made several of this type of card for December, January and February birthdays. I love a card that has a purpose.  I might do a few more designs for March and April birthdays. 

These are the dies I used for this project.  They are  available at the DIES R US STORE.  

    Sue Wilson Birthday Frame (Birthday Sentiments)

Karen Burniston - Dies - Birthday  Karen Burniston Word Set 2 (Happy Sentiment)

We hope you will join us at DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG for this challenge.  

Exciting News 
We also have some exciting news to share with you. we have some exciting news to share with you.  .Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts 

Also If you have not signed up for the DRU newsletter you are missing out on some great sales and special purchases on European Dies. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Double D 4th Anniversary

4th anniversary and celebrating with some
we want to see some poor neglected punches used

  This year our team and wonderful blog creators. Diane and Darlene, celebrate our 4th year. I can't believe it has been that long. We have become very close as a team and support each other whenever we can.  I feel honored to be part of such a talented group of women. 


What a colorful mood board. I took my inspiration from the yellow punch and the fruit slices 
in the first three drinks. 

I found some free digital pictures of lemons on line and fussy cut them.  The leaves look black but they are dark green. I did not get into card making when punches were so popular,but I do have a few. The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch.  We hope you have time to join us for this challenge at Double D Challenge Blog.

 You will have a chance to win this cute Lawn Fawn Stamp and Die Set.

Dies R Us Anything Goes

Time for everyone's favorite type challenge Anything Goes.  Just remember to use metal dies from a company carried at Dies R Us.

 I love this sweet bird from Precious Marieke and wanted to make it the focal image.  I embossed a piece of card stock with Tim Holtz brick embossing folder and sponged it with stormy sky distress ink. From that point I layered the dies.  Of course, I had to add a few of my homemade flowers and and some greenery. 

Here are the dies I used for this card.
Sue Wilson Designs - Frames & Tags Collection - Daisy CircleSue Wilson Daisy Circle

Precious Marieke - Dies - Happy Spring - Spring BirdsPrecious Marieke Spring Birds

Amy Design - Dies - Musical StaveAmy Design Musical Stave

Lawn Fawn - Reverse Stitched Scalloped Square Windows DiesLawn Fawn Reverse Stitched Scalloped Squares

We hope you will start the New Year by joining us for this challenge at Dies R U Challenge Blog.  One randomly selected entry will be chosen to win a gift voucher from the Dies R Us Store.