Saturday, January 1, 2022

Dies R Us Challenge January 1, 2022! (Anything Goes)

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a new year filled with many blessings!

A new year brings new challenge themes for Dies R Us!  Some months it will be Anything Goes and other months it will be following holidays/seasons.  Next month will have the challenge theme of Valentines/Love!  You can get a head start on those lovey dovey fun!!

The theme this month is Anything Goes!  We ask that you use at least one die on your project for the challenge that Dies R Us sells!  Please come and join the fun and have a chance to win a gift certificate at the Dies R Us Challenge!  

For today's card, I started with a sparkly blue base and paired it with a background panel using the LF stitched Windy Backdrop die.  The sweet gnome images are from Sweet 'n Sassy.  Have you seen all the gnome images out there?!  Oh, I have and I just love them all!  These gnome fellas are having some winter fun.  The one wants to stay warm and sip some hot chocolate while the other one does all the work, lol!  The sentiment dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The images were colored with copics.  Pom poms added to their hats for fun!

Yes, gnomie it is cold outside!  Only six more months until summer....can't wait!

The links for the dies are listed below...

Dies R Us 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!?!

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. Absolutely cute cute cute gnome card, fabulous colors too! Happy New Year!!

  2. I love your adorable card Maria! Those gnomes are so sweet and that sentiment inside is so fun! Happy New Year!!

  3. Adorable. Love the winter blues colour and vibe.
    Happy new year, Maria! 🎉🥂🍾 Wishing you health and happiness.

  4. This is adorable. Love the sweet scene of having the gnomies playing with a snowman. Just precious :-)
    Happy 2022!

  5. Happy New Year to you, Maria! I love the windy die & the pom-poms are a fabulous element! Going to try & enter more consistently this year.

  6. This is such a cute card and I'm a sucker for ALL the cute gnome images out there too! Love the wintry background and fun colors! It's pretty warm here for January but the cold is on the way! Best wishes for a very happy new year!

  7. Love those fun pom poms and those cute gnomes on your adorable card Maria x. Love the blue tones too x.

  8. This is so adorable Maria! Your cool little gnomies warm my heart! Happy New Year to you sweet friend!

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE your Gnomes, a Super Winter card and with bobbles too, just wonderful, love it.
    Happy New Year
    Faith x

  10. Beautiful blog. Happy new year 🎉

  11. Adorable images, and it sure is brrrr here in mn!

  12. I love that background and the sentiment, Maria. The gnomes ard perfect focal image.

  13. Happy New Year, Maria! Gnomes and snowman -- what could be better?! This is adorable!

  14. Brrr is definitely the word Maria... It's cold here. Fabulous card my friend!

  15. Gnomes are so adorable and these are so fun. I love the blues you used and the fuzzy pom poms are adorable. It has been so cold here too and I'm not a fan. We had icy roads last night and Daisy slid across the patio on her way to the back door! I hope this is a Happy New Year for you and your family.