Friday, April 15, 2022


We are partnering with the Double Trouble Challenge Blog again this year and having a joint challenge collaboration.  It's fun and easy and you have a chance to win prizes both here on the DRU Challenge as well as the Double Trouble Challenge #108! The Double Trouble Challenge runs from April 18 - May 1 and their theme is "Frame It" - use a basic metal die in your project.

Here are the options to include if you want to join the Double Trouble challenge. You can enter the Double Trouble "Frame It" challenge #108 here.

Thing 1:  Trouble Maker (Double Trouble Challenge)
says, "How many of us have a Cricut or similar machine that sits idle?  Since the world of metal dies has emerged how often do you pull out your Cricut to cut a basic shape?  It seems most of us have accumulated some dies and now use a die cutter (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Gemini).  I'm challenging you to select a basic-shaped metal die from your stash and use it on your project, e.g. frame, square, rectangle, triangle for your image and/or sentiment...  you get the idea.  

You can stop here... 
play along with Twisted Sister's optional twist below to earn another chance in the Double Trouble random draw.  

Thing 3:  Twisted Sister  (Double Trouble Challenge)
says, "It isn't difficult for me to pick out a shaped metal die for a frame and/or sentiment but I have accumulated so many other pretty metal dies.  

"Mother's Day is around the corner... this is a good time to honor your Mom or someone special who has had an impact on your life.  My optional twist is to include flower(s) and/or butterfly(s) on your project. I'm going to use some of my pretty dies, however, if you don't have floral or butterfly dies, just use patterned paper, stenciling, or embossing.   

Optional Twist:  If you have included flowers and/or butterflies on your project you will earn another chance in the Double Trouble Random Draw. 

Thing 2: Double Dare (DRU Challenge)
says, "If you have included at least one metal die on your project you are eligible to enter at Dies R Us #191 HERE. There is a limit of three entries and make sure you post your entry on or before April 28th and you will be eligible for an extra Double Trouble random draw chance. The theme is Flowers/Spring.
If you have used any brand of dies that Dies R Us sells in their store, you will be eligible for an extra Double Trouble random draw chance as well as a chance to win the DRU $10 gift code prize.  Your die may already qualify. Click HERE to view the dies on their left-hand sidebar. Be sure to mention in your post if you used a die that is sold at DRU's store for a chance the DRU random draw. 

SO basically the options for winning prizes are: 
  Thing 1: Use a basic shaped metal frame die to enter the Double Trouble challenge. 
  Thing 2: Use a metal die that DRU sells and include the theme Spring/Flowers to enter the DRU challenge and the random draw from Double Trouble. 
  Thing 3: Use a metal frame die and add a flower or butterfly to project for another entry to the Double Trouble challenge.

 A new challenge at Dies R Us and our theme is 

I don't know about you  but I am certainly ready to see Spring AND flowers!
It's been a long hard bitter cold winter here in Michigan so I went with a happy yellow card
 with some pretty daisies from Cheapo dies.
I first die cut from a green card stock then again in white and paper pieced
the flowers on,  I used the Tutti Designs Dotted Ovals for my
pretty daisies to frame them with!
The sentiment is a Tutti Designs Hello word set which seems to be
discontinued but I have provided a link below for ALL the Hello dies
carried in the store!

Tutti Designs  Hello Word Set
Hello (all)

We would love to have you join us at the Dies R Us challenge!!
Take a peek at all the inspiration from the Design Team while there!

For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 

Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and 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!?!

Entering the following challenges:
Mod Squad .... Anything Goes
Double Trouble Challenge .... Frame It


Birgit said...

Your card is a breath of sweet sunshine Diane! Winter has been long and hard for everyone, I think. I too, am so ready for some vitamin D. Thanks for starting this dreary day off with your warm and sunny card.

Julie Odil said...

Diane, that yellow is so pretty! The card gives me hope that spring may come!

Maria said...

Love the bright yellow and pretty flowers on your lovely card!! So fresh and beautiful!!

Anne Temple said...

Love this bright and cheerful card!

laurie said...

Beautiful! Bright and sunny on this snowy day!

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love it. Anesha x

Leslie Miller said...

Love the yellow and it pairs so well with the daisies. Goodness, so sunny and happy!

Judy Woodland said...

I just LOVE this card. The bright sunny yellow is perfect for this time of year, and your design is WONDERFUL!! Lots of fabulous work here, thanks so much for playing along with us for the last time over at the Mod Squad. I am very sad that we are retiring, it has been a great ride. Hope to see you around the web!!
Judy~ MSC Designer

Darlene said...

LOVE this beautiful yellow design ... brought an instant smile! This beauty is sure to bring a smile to the face of the recipient too. Well done! Love it!

Lena said...

Full of sunshine - that was the first thought that crossed my mind. It's beautiful and happy and will put a smile on the recipient's face for sure. :-)

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love the stitched oval frames you used for your beautiful daisy floral die cut, and love the polka dot match of your embossing and patterned paper... beautiful card.

Thank you for meeting our challenge at Double Trouble "Frame It" and optional twist in your Design Team project. Don't forget we have waived the backlink from Dies R Us Challenge dates April 15-17 so you can share your project with us at Double Trouble and be eligible for our Top 3 and random draw prize. Double Trouble Challenge Suzanne Reynolds, Owner
My Personal Blog I Luv Scrapping Too

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Kathy Krug said...

This card just screams HAPPY. The yellow is perfect for the spring flower background.

Donna Scholz said...

Diane, it's been a miserable winter here in Idaho, too... so seeing your happy yellow spring card made me feel spring is just around the corner! Love all the wonderful details you've incorporated!! Using the Swiss dot embossing folder along with the dotted yellow pattern paper is super cool! Thank you for sharing your card and creativity with us at Double Trouble for our "Frame It" challenge!!! -Donna

Suzanne H said...

This is really so fun! I love the bright yellows and the white daisies. Wonderfully put together. Thanks for sharing at Double Trouble - Crazy Cousin Suzanne

Melanie R said...

I love the bright yellow - it's beautiful, Diane! Your card made me smile. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble #108.

Kellianne said...

Your card just screams happiness! I love the bright yellow and the sweet daisies. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)