Friday, January 1, 2021

Dies R Us - Anything Goes

 Hello again my friends ... Happy 2021

It's time for a new challenge over on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
With the start of this new year, Dies R Us Challenge Blog will not be ANYTHING GOES using dies by companies carried at the Dies R Us Store!  They will no longer have a 'theme'.  So, with that being said, here's what I have to share with you today.

Dies used on this creation are:

Karen Burniston 'Outdoor Scene'

 Karen Burniston - Dies - Outdoor Scene 
Frantic Stamper 'Tall Pine Trees'  
Lavinia 'Fox 2' (stamp)
LAV429 - Lavinia Stamp - Fox 2 (Peri)

Memory Box 'Delicate Pine Frame (birds)' 

Tutti Designs - Word Set - Faith

I began my creation by die cutting the 'deer' portion of the 'Outdoor Scene' die set from a scrap of white card stock.  Then colored the deer with a brown Spectrum Noir marker.  Next I created a few layers of snow by using scraps of white card stock cut to length and 'tearing' along the top edge.  I have lightly sponged that torn edge with blue ink that was left on my sponge dauber to give it dimension.

I knew I wanted to use this Lavinia 'Fox 2' (though it looks like a wolf to me lol) so I stamped it and fussy cut it with scissors.  Then continued to build my scene using bits & pieces I had in a box of 'extras' left over from other projects. 

My base card is actually a medium blue in color but before building my scene, I used the ink left over in my purple, dark blue and white sponge daubers to give the evening, snowy sky some character.

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 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.  

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


  1. Such a beautiful winter scene. Happy New Year.

  2. A lovely snowy scene with the deer, fox, and cardinals! Beautiful sky and sentiment, too! Great card, Darlene! Happy New Year!!

  3. Aw, this is such a great snowy scene, Dar! I love the dark sky. I think there's going to be quite a winter storm! Love the winter animals! Happy New Year!

  4. Oh, wow, love this! The fox is awesome and I do believe those are my favorite tree dies... maybe. Anyway, great card, Darlene!

  5. Beautiful card with the perfect mix of dies and stamps. Love the starry night background too.
    Happy New Year!

  6. What a wonderful and peaceful scene you've created here Dar! Your inked starry sky is perfect and I agree, he looks more like a wolf than a fox but it's all good in card making. Happy 2021 my friend!

  7. Wonderful winter scene, love the extra ink you gave to the background and that little bird on the word faith it just a sweet touch!

  8. A beautiful winter scene you have created! Perfect for this time of year and I need to look into some of these dies

  9. Awesome winter scene Darlene! Love the combo of dies!


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