Saturday, May 15, 2021

Dies R Us Challenge - Anything Goes with Dies

  Hello Friends!

It's time for a new challenge over on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
Remember, our challenges are now ANYTHING GOES as long as you used dies carried by companies at the Dies R Us Store!

 Dies & Stencil used on today's creation are:

Tim Holtz Bubbles Stencil

Tim Holtz - Stencil - Bubbles

Tutti Designs - Coral Reef Scene

Tutti Designs - Dies - Coral Reef Scene

Impression Obsession - Mermaids

Impression Obsession - Dies - Mermaids

Paper Rose - Under the Sea Border

Paper Rose - Dies - Under The Sea Border

Karen Burniston - Sea Animals

 Karen Burniston - Dies - Sea Animals

 I've created the background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink.  Then after die cutting my Coral Reef Scene from dark green card stock, I spotted a scrap panel I had created for a past project using oranges & yellow distress inks and decided to cut the fish from that scrap and paper piece them onto the entire scenic panel.  I also used a scrap of purple card stock to recut the sea horse.  The mermaid was die cut from white card stock and colored using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

Challenges to share in:
Fun Friday (YNS) Challenge #164 - Scraps
Just Add Ink Challenge #554 - Just Add G!  (Green Sea Grass)

Art Impressions Challenge - Under the Sea
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #405 - Die Cuts and/or Stencils (I used both)
Little Red Wagon Challenge #601 - Sand and Sea
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It

 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.  

 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. Love the under water scene, just

  2. This is fabulous Dar! Such a colorful underwater scene. The ink blended scrap you found was perfect for the fish. I love all the colors and the activity going on in this little scene. Love it!!

  3. Lots of fabulous dies used on this, what a fabulous scene you have created, love all the colors and details!! Perfect stencil too!

  4. Such an awesome underwater scene card, Darlene!! A beautiful mermaid and colorful fun sea creatures!! Love the perfect stencil background, too!! Great card, my friend!!

  5. This is just as cute as can be!! Love it

  6. Love the stenciled background and your under water scene. Wonderful design.

  7. That bubble stencil is perfect, great coloring of the mermaid and like the paper you found for the fish, cool scene!

  8. The scene you created, my friend, is gorgeous and makes me want to jump right in. So bright and happy. I love ocean themed cards - pure Summer fun!
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  9. What a fun underwater scene. I love the coral reef scene die. Thanks so much for joining us over at Little Red Wagon Challenge this week!

  10. This is such a delightful underwater scene Darlene. I love all the colourful elements including your 'green' sea grass. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

  11. A fun and colourful card - all the sea creatures give you so much to look at and I love the bubbly background. Chantell Just Add Ink

  12. So much fun to be had on this card, Dar! I've been studying it for awhile, lol!

  13. What a fabulous scene you have built up Darlene. So much detail. Every time I look I see something new. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Just Add Ink. x

  14. OMG, so cute and fun! Lovelovelove the die and stencil combo!

  15. Just love your card! Thanks for joining the Ai Under the Sea Challenge. Janet

  16. What a fun ocean scene!! Love all the details!

  17. What a lovely aquatic scene you've created. The stenciled bubbles are the perfect background for your die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.

  18. You've created a magical underwater scene with all those wonderful creatures of the sea! This is just fabulous!


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