Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Dies R Us Challenge - Spring Flowers

Hello Friends!

Here we are in the middle of April and that means it's time for another fun challenge over on the  Dies R Us Challenge Blog. Our theme today is:


It won't be long before I will be outside planting and mowing!
YAY!  Can't wait ... I love Spring ... when all the flowers & trees awake from their winter sleep.

The dies I've used today are:

 Sue Wilson Designs - Kinetics Collection - Arched Window/Door
 Sue Wilson Designs - Kinetics Collection - 3D Window Box & Accessories
 Sue Wilson Designs - Kinetics Collection - Window Shutter & Valance
 Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches - Trailing Ivy
Yvonne Creations - Dies - Moving Madness - Home Sweet Home

I originally had the planter box cut from white card stock (as you can see
by the sides of the planter box that are peeking out)
but the embossed panels didn't come out very well and didn't realize
it until I had it put together ... so I quickly die cut another panel, snipped
off the tabs and glued it over top of the white one.  
You can't really see it in the photo but the embossing came out better on
the darker panel but of course then I covered it up with my sentiment
die so I guess I should have just left it alone LOL.

I've used an old Darice brick wall embossing folder to create the
'wall' of my house then sponged over it with some Tim Holtz Walnut Stain ink.

 Don't forget to check out sister store in Canada . . .
Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in USA & 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!?!

I hope you will 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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  Hope to see you there!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As always . . .


  1. Wow, this is amazing! I like everything about this beautiful card!
    Lia xx

  2. wow gorgeous you have the most amazing amount of dies, creative juices and fabulous results.xx

  3. Now who wouldn't want to have a window box like this full of Springtime flowers, I know I would!! Beautifully designed and a fabulous use of the super cool dies!!

  4. What a lovely spring window! I love all the SW dies, they always work so well together and this card is the perfect testament to that. I love the ivy climbing on the embossed brick wall. Every detail is just perfect!

  5. I really like how this turned out Darlene. The scene is beautiful. It makes me long for spring, since we have a fresh 6 inches of snow on the ground. It arrived as an Easter gift. How nice! The brick wall background is the perfect backdrop for the windowbox.

  6. This is gorgeous Darlene! I love everything about it! Now all those Sue Wilson dies are on my wish list :-)

  7. Such a lovely window scene, Darlene!! Love the pretty little bouquet of flowers! Great touch with the greenery, too!!

  8. Love your spring window scene! Lots of fun pretty!

  9. Your window with the flower box is just wonderful. So beautiful with all the great colors and dies used on it.

  10. This is gorgeous, love the pretty flowers in the window box and the pretty glow inside the house, the brick looks great too!

  11. Great design. I love the light coming from the window. It just sees to say welcome. Love how you used the window box full of pretty flowers and the sentiment.

  12. OMGoodness, you are all about the cheerful, pretty, springy cards lately! I love this so much! I want this outside my kitchen window. Such a pretty window die and I love how you sponged yellow inside for the glow. It's a delight!

  13. Way to use all those dies! What great dimension you've achieved. Really awesome card!

  14. Darlene this is gorgeous! I love your pretty window with that window box overflowing with flowers! I miss my window boxes! The colors are gorgeous and I love how many dies that you used to make this!

  15. Darlene, my friend, your card makes me want to go out and get window boxes for all my windows :-) Unfortunately here in Pearland, most flowers would die from the heat. My husband is Dutch and it's one of the things I love the most when visiting Holland - all the gorgeous window boxes. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration and the wonderful memories :-)
    Have a great day, and stay safe and healthy.
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations


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