Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Dies R Us Challenge - Winter Wonderland

Hello Friends!

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

Winter Wonderland
 Dies used on today's card are:

Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection - Peeking Snowflake
Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection - Peeking Snowflake

On my white card base, I sponged around the outside edge with Tim Holtz 'Salty Ocean' Distress ink using the Picket Fence Studios Blender Brushes.

Picket Fence Studios Blender Brushes - 4/pkg

 To add my snowflake border, I used a narrow strip of dimensional tape across the top.  Since the other sticky side would show through the holes on the front of the panel, I decided to burnish those sticky open pieces with some ice blue glitter.  Here's a close up ... (so much prettier in person!)

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
Challenges to share in:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  (W, 5E) ICE COLD
Stamps & Fun = Creativity
  (2W, JFF)  #380 WINTER (WEEK 1)
The Paper Girls  (2W 1st & 3rd Mondays, layouts, cards, F, 3E) #213 SNOWFLAKES (WEEK 2)
 Use Your Stuff  (2W) #412 WINTER/SNOW/CHRISTMAS (WEEK 2)
Cupcake Inspirations  (2W, 3E) #508 PHOTO INSPIRATION* (WEEK 2)

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As always . . .


  1. Very pretty snowy card and a creative way to cover up the sticky tape, love the sparkle!!

  2. This is beautiful Dar!!! I've added both of these dies to my wish list. Such a clever idea to use the sticky tape and add the glitter. You never overlook the opportunity to add beautiful details. Well done my friend!

  3. Beautifully done! Love the touch of added sparkle.

  4. Oh, what a gorgeous snowflake die!! Beautiful shades of blue!! And, very creative with the sparkle, so pretty!!

  5. Snowflakes abound! Apparently we have a foot of it coming tomorrow! This has got me ready! Beautiful make with the extra sparkle from the glitter.

  6. Such a beautiful snowy card Darlene! I love it and those Sue Wilson dies are amazing!

  7. Dar, this is snow pretty with the shades of white and blue. I love the pretty dies you used!

  8. Beautiful design. I love the touch of glitter and the added snowflakes. The two dies look fabulous together.

  9. pretty blending of the background, love the oval sentiment die and your snowflake border is so pretty with it!

  10. So pretty!I love all the snowflakes. Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year Darlene!

  11. Ooooh, pretty! I love your blue shading and how you made the sticky tape do double duty. It's a fabulous way to add a touch of glitter!

  12. Beautiful dies and I love how you used them on your card.

  13. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the blue and white. [Bunny]

  14. You are so smart! What a fabulous idea to use glitter to cover up the sticky side of the tape. I normally just grab talcum powder or rub my embossing buddy right over it. Beautiful card, love the dies you used.
    Merry Christmas

  15. Wow Darlene, this is absolutely stunning my friend!! I just love the elegant looking snowflakes on this design as well as the layers with the shades of blues!! Such a gorgeous card design!! Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at the {Cupcake Inspirations} Challenge! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  16. So pretty! The white and blue combination makes for a stunning card. The die cuts are lovely and I appreciate the added glitter! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations.

    sue n.

  17. Wonderful christmas card - great dies. Thanks for joining us at SFC.


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