Saturday, February 4, 2017

Dies R Us - Hang In There!

Hello Dear Friends!!
Today I'm  sharing a quick, fun creation of encouragement.
There are SO MANY amazing dies at the Dies R Us Store and lately I've fallen in love with all the 'critter' type dies.  I have so many friends that request cards made with animals so I rummaged through the store and added a number of different animal dies to my cart that you will no doubt be seeing in the weeks to come.

Today I'm using this adorable monkey named JINKS!

I've actually used three dies for today's inspiration piece . . .

Die-Namites 'Fancy Birdhouses'  DN-1168 (unfortunately Out of Stock at the present time)
Sue Wilson Frames & Tags 'Stitched Flags' CED4317 (So sorry ... also Out of Stock)

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Jinks The Monkey

Thank goodness!!!  The star of the show is available!!
The dies come and go quickly so if you see something you want ... you'll not want to hesitate!

After getting 'Jinks' put together  ... so easy & fun ... I knew I needed a branch for him to hang from.  After looking through my dies I didn't seem to have a distinct branch for him to swing from!  Then a light bulb went off !!!  Why not use the branch from the beautiful 'Fancy Birdhouses' die ... so that's what I did!

Original die cut panel

Snip the birdhouses off (will use on another project or two) and Viola!  I have my branch!
For my background panel I simply sponged some blue ink over my card front.  My sentiment was computer generated in Word10 the die cut using one of the Sue Wilson Stitched Flag dies.
 Remember, each an every day of the month there's a new inspiration sample shared on the blog by this fabulous design team.  Please be sure to pop in regularly.

Challenges to share in:
Crafting with Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge #356 - Anything Goes/Twist - Male
 Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampavie and More Challenge #279 - Animals
Animal Friends February Challenge - No Designer Paper

And, don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As always . . .


Lia said...

I love this cute monkey!! Thank you for showing
Lia xx

Diane said...

Haha...what a cute little monkey this is...this is one of those cards that just has to make ya smile!!

Donna Phelan said...

hahaha that face! Cracks me up! This is a FUN card!!! It's great when you can use dies in different ways! Well done!

Conniecrafter said...

He is just too cute, you had to have him hanging from a branch, always good to have our dies used in many different ways!

Nancy said...

Super cute card, Darlene! He's such a happy fella'! :o)

Sherri said...

He is just adorable! LOVE the way you found your branch for him to swing from! Very creative!! He is sure to put a smile on anyone's face!

Sherrie K. said...

So stinken cute!! I love Mr. Jinks Makes me smile!
Sherrie K

Helene Siermans said...

Great way to make your dies work for different projects. I cut in mine sometimes too. This card looks so cute and the monkey is adorable. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck! Nick DT

Dreja said...

Die Karte ist total klasse. Super!
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den AF.
LG Dreja

Flo said...

Thank you for sharing; your friends will be so delighted when they see this cute card. Love the way you improvised, too, on the tree branch for Jinks. 😊👍

Leslie Miller said...

Haha! I love critter cards. They're always good for a smile, and that's just what I get from this happy guy. Great idea for the branch. Way to stretch those dies. A person could get a lot of use out of this particular die.

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Darlene this is so cute! Love this little monkey, he sure looks like he is a smart one! And Love your idea to use a die in a different way! Thank you so much for joining our Funday Friday Challenge this week at Jo's Scrap Shack! Hope you have a great day!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Joyce Tompkins said...

Darlene this is so fun and adorable! I love seeing what you create! Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.
Joyce, DT

Marja B. said...

So cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Stampavie and More Challenge!

Hugs, Marja
Stampavie and More DT

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt said...

so cute and wonderful - love your monkey.
Thanks for joining us at Animal Friends
Hugs Anja

Rein said...

cute card,
love the monkey.

Daniela O. said...

Eine wunderhübsche Karte hast Du gezaubert. Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends. Liebe Grüsse Daniela