Friday, February 15, 2019

Dies R Us - Birds and/or Bees

Hello All...
It's time once again for a new challenge
at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

And, the theme is:
Birds and/or Bees
 Today, I'm inspired by the feeling of HOPE when I see
the beautiful red cardinals flying around through these cold
February days and they remind me that there is hope of better days ahead!

The Dies R Us dies I've used on today's card are:
I enjoy the ability to mix & match these word dies to many times
be able to say exactly what I'm feeling!
 And, how much fun is the 'twiggy' stitching around these Penny Black rectangle dies!
Something a little different from the usual straight or criss cross stitching I use so often.
I've also sponged a bit of white craft ink onto the blue panel to give
the illusion of winter time clouds in the bright blue winter sky.
I do hope you'll come join in this fun challenge and
if you need more inspiration ... be sure to pop over and see what 
our design team has created for you!
Hope to see you there!
Thanks for stopping by ...
As always ...


  1. This is stunning Dar! I love the red, white and blue color scheme on this sweet card. Why have I not seen these words in the store? I'm off to check them out. Thanks for enabling me. ;0)

  2. Fabulous card and so many fabulous dies, you enabler YOU!! Yes, lets hope Spring will soon appear!!

  3. Gorgeous card, Darlene! WOW!! Those white birch trees against the blue and with that pop of red from the birds just really pops! Fantastic job!

  4. Love the scene you created with the cardinals! That red just pops. AND I do hope warmer days are ahead too!!!

  5. Yes, we had the same idea for the little red cardinals!:-) Your card is very lovely with the elegant stitched frames and sentiment! Love the colors of red, white, and blue, so pretty! I'm so hoping for an early spring!:-))

  6. I love this. A great card design and I love the birch tree die. I happen to own it also.

  7. What a fun challenge -- birds and bees. It kinda goes right along with Valentine's Month, doesn't it? This is beautiful, and what a wonderful sentiment with it.

  8. Adorable, love the colours and the dies used!

  9. So sweet, we have them here year around, must be why the baseball team is the cardinals.
    Those stitching dies are pretty neat, so hoping spring comes soon!

  10. Love the twiggy dies. Such a pretty card. Love the white clouds on your bright blue background. We have two little pairs of cardinals that visit all year 'round. They seem to be the same cute little couples that have been here for about 2 years now. Makes my day when I look out the window and see them perched on our trees and shrubs.
    Have an awesome day!
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  11. This encouragement card looks wonderful with the combination of dies you used! I love the colors and those birch trees, and I agree - the unique stitching around the edge of those dies does have a great look! Beautiful card!

  12. Awesome card Darlene, great use of the colors


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