Monday, March 15, 2021

Dies R Us / Double Trouble

Hello Friends ...
We're doing something a little different today at the Dies R Us Challenge blog! We're partnering up with the Double Trouble Challenge Blog and having a joint challenge collaboration.  It's fun and easy and you have a chance to win prizes both on the DRU Challenge as well as the Double Trouble Challenge!

The theme for this challenge will be A Magical Day:

In order to qualify for the prizes offered at Double Trouble Challenge, you'll need to follow these guidelines.  
"A Magical Day"

Thing 1: Trouble Maker says, "We are going to recognize 'Everything You Think is Wrong Day' on March 15th, a day when nothing goes right. Picture this: Your crafting project just went wrong! Have you ever had a day like that... a day when nothing was going right? Yeah, me too." 

"Don't give up... because things that went wrong will magically correct themselves at the stroke of midnight and we will be celebrating 'Everything You Do is Right Day' on March 16th! To get to this happy day, you had to get past yesterday."

"So let's include something MAGICAL on your crafting project (i.e. gnome, fairy, magician, wand, rabbit in a hat, pixie dust, unicorn, mermaid, Disney, etc.)." 

You can stop here...
you can continue to Twisted Sister's optional twist below. 

Thing 3: Twisted Sister
says, "Trouble Maker, you were right! Everything went completely wrong yesterday but today is another day... it was magical and today everything seems to be going right. Whether or not you decide to play along with my twist we hope everything goes right for you." 

"My optional twist is to use at least one metal die (a frame, an image, a sentiment, etc.) in your project and any brand is acceptable. If you have included a die(s) on your project you will receive another chance at the DTC random draw and you will have met Double Dare's requirement below." 

Thing 2: Double Dare
says, "If you have created Thing 1's "magical" theme and have included at least one metal die on your project you are eligible to enter it at Dies R Us HERE
If you have used any brand of die that Dies R Us sells you will be eligible for their random draw and earn a $10 gift certificate at their store. Your die may already qualify... click HERE to view the list of brands sold at DRU on the left-hand sidebar. Don't keep us guessing... include the brand of die used in your post." 

So if you used a metal die to join our DRU Challenge and you've included the Magical theme, you have already completed all the requirements for both challenges.  If you've only used a die (but not the Magical theme), you are still eligible for our DRU Challenge, but it won't qualify for the Double Trouble Challenge.

(remember, you MUST use at least 1 metal die to qualify for the DRU prize... and please tell us the die company you have used in your project.)

The stamps & dies I've used for today's project are as follows:

Memory Box (#30120) Wrapped Stitched Circle Frames
Tutti Designs 'Happy'
Tutti Designs 'Birthday'
Lavinia Stamps 'Zanor (LAV562)
Lavinia Stamps 'Sirius' (LAV560)
Lavinia Scenescapes 'Midnight Haze' 6x6 paper

I did something a little different today with my design.  After finishing my stamping, I decided to use this older Memory Box circle die to create a 'magical illusion'.  Not sure if what was in my head actually worked but I still think it's kind of a cool idea.  I first die cut from the largest die in the set then using the circle from that cut, I die cut the next smaller die, etc. etc.   Then glued all the pieces back into place on my 6x6 card.  

 Also, I die cut my sentiment dies from black AND white then off set them to create a shadow.  I didn't like just the black nor did I like just the white ... but the combination was perfect.  
Challenges to share in:
Catch the Bug Themed Challenge - Things with Wings
The Fairy & the Unicorn March Challenge - Anything Fantasy
Creative Knockouts Challenge #392 - Birthday Wishes
 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.  
  Hope to see you there!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As always . . .


  1. Fabulous magical card, the Pegasus are so beautiful, beautiful background papers, I guess I had better get me some of that!!

  2. Wow! I love the way you cut out the center of the card with the circle dies! Very unique technique! I have never been brave enough to try that! It really does give your card a magical look!

  3. I absolutely LOVE everything about this card, Darlene!!! It is so dreamy and magical!! The background is so colorful and pretty!! It does look like a magical illusion, very clever and creative!! Well done, my friend!!!

  4. I absolutely LOVE everything about this card, Darlene!!! It is so dreamy and magical!! The background is so colorful and pretty!! It does look like a magical illusion, very clever and creative!! Well done, my friend!!!

  5. This is a truly magical card, Darlene! I love how you created it!

  6. Wow, beautiful silhourette against your background and the stitched frames are perfect your magical card. Thank you for your participation and sharing your DT magical card with us at Double Trouble.

  7. Perfect for this magical challenge. Your Background paper really sets the scene.

  8. Hi Darlene! What a clever way to use the circle dies, you have done a great job making a magical scene. Glad to be partnering with you for our Double Trouble Challenge!

  9. Wonderful card design and looks so magical!

  10. very cool and magical!! neat layering!

  11. This is absolutely stunning! Love everything about it :-)

  12. This is one of those cards that made me say "oh, wow" first thing! Love what you did with the circle dies on that amazing paper. The winged horses are gorgeous. Magical, for sure!

  13. That background is fabulous and the black images just spring to life over the bold colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  14. Oh wow!!! This is gorgeous. Those Pegasusses really pop on the vibrant background. Beautifully done, my friend!
    May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door,
    and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore!
    ♥ Lena

  15. What a beautiful card Darlene, so pretty and magical!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Knockouts-good luck!

  16. Gorgeous technique!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug - Things with Wings
    Hugs from Africa!


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