Friday, October 1, 2021

Dies R Us Challenge October 1, 2021(Anything Goes!)

Hi, there!

Happy October 1st-

It's breast cancer awareness month!  Just a reminder to get those mammograms!  I not only have to get mine checked I check my dog, too!  And, prayers for all those experiencing breast cancer!  I have a good friend who is a 7-year breast cancer survivor.  Get the message out and get those mammograms!

And, it's nearly time for Halloween.  And, we have another Dies R Us Challenge!  My card today is not too spooky.  The black cat on my card reminds me of the cat we had several years ago.  His name was Blackie.   What a wonderful hunter and black beautiful cat he was!  He is dearly missed!

Please come and join the fun and have a chance to win a gift Certificate...enjoy creating!

For today's card, I started with a purple card base and paired it with a black panel.  I found a scrap of star background paper and added it for the next panel.  The checkered frame was cut down to place the cat on top of it.  The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties, which was gold embossed.  A gold eye was applied for the cat using gold Nuvo drops.  The bats are from IO, also.  Polka dot ribbon to finish the card.   It's not easy to see, but Happy Halloween is spelled out on the cat. 

  All dies that were used for my card with links are listed below.  I hope you create a project using dies and join us for the challenge!

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!?!

My teammates have some fabulous inspiration for you today.  Sit back, relax, and take a look.... (you can click on their name to go to their personal blogs and get more detailed information about each project)

    Design Team

Maria—that’s me!

  Thanks so much for taking time to visit here today! Have a great day, hugs!!


  1. What a wonderful designed Halloween scene and a fun idea to put the sentiment onto the cat and give it a gold eye x.

  2. This is adorable. Love that black cat.

  3. This is a cute card for Halloween and not scary at all. The black cat is perfect and how cool is it that you used to have a black cat. I love that you used a Nuvo drop for the eye.

  4. FABULOUS card Mari, I love all the elements that make this card perfect for Halloween.
    Faith x

  5. Your card is spooktacular! I wish Halloween is big here because it looks like a fun holiday… when it’s not the scary kind that is. 😂
    that’s awesome your friend is cancer-free!

  6. You know I have my very own halloween cat... Super card my friend!

  7. Spook-ta-cular Halloween card, I used to have black cats, I miss them so!! I lost my Mom to breast cancer 3 years ago, so my mamo is up to date!!

  8. This card is super cute Maria! I love black kitty sitting in front of the big yellow moon. Not spooky at all!

  9. Wonderful design, Maria. Love the papers ant the moon behind the black cat. Lots of interesting details.

  10. Such a cute Halloween card! Love that cat!

  11. Love the checkered frame & background--fun card, Maria!

  12. How spooktacular! I can see the happy halloween on the cat.