Friday, April 15, 2016

Challenge #47 - Black & White (accent color optional)

Hello Friends and Welcome Back!

Before I share the new challenge details with you,  I have some SAD NEWS and some HAPPY NEWS to share with you.  We sadly say good bye to two members our Dies R Us family.  GLENDA from Team A and SANDI LEE from Team B have stepped down.  As we all know life can get pretty crazy at times and these two wonderfully talented ladies have realized they needed to do some prioritizing.  We want to thank them for all their hard work and dedication to DRU and wish them everything wonderful in their crafting & personal lives.

Now for the happy news.  We have one new member joining us today and we will have two more new ladies joining up at the beginning of May ... I will introduce you to those two ladies on our May 1st challenge.  But for today,  I'd like to introduce you to our newest design team member.  Please extend a warm welcome to Joann Williams.

Hi I'm Jo! I live in New Jersey, USA, right off the beach... I am a mixed media artist, designer, paper craft artist and blog journalist. I have been in the arts and crafts for the past 18 years. Eight years ago I was put out of work due to my health and I am now, permanently disabled. Prior to being put out of work, I worked as a Senior Auditor for a large Cardiology group. I have 2 children, a son and a daughter and one spoiled fur baby doggie. In my spare time away from my crafts, I enjoy quality family time, sitting on the beach, a good movie or a good novel. 

 Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our 'Scallop' challenge!!
(Please scroll down to see our Winner's Post)

Today's challenge to you is:

Black & White
(accent color is optional)

 Need a little inspirational help?
  Well, check out these FABULOUS creations from the ladies of Team B! 

Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly Small #2
Sue Wilson Canadian Collection Background

Please be sure to pop over to their personal blog posts for more information on these amazing creations!  Clicking on their names will get you there!!

Now it's YOUR turn!
You'll have until Noon on April 28th to get your entry added to the Inlinkz below.
YOU could be our next challenge winner ... come join the fun!
You can find our easy rules in the Left Sidebar.



  1. Such wonderful creations by the DT.Congrats Joann!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  2. Such great elegant cards on the first 3 and the last is too cute!

  3. Congrats, Jo, and welcome. Great inspiration, every one!

  4. Welcome Jo to your new adventure - thanks for the challenge and thanks to DT for their creations for inspiration - have a blessed week!

  5. I don'thave a blog but did a card for the Black & white challenge. I don't know how to upload a picture of the card.

  6. Replies
    1. Hi Sue ... email a photo (.jpg file) of your creation to me at and I will enter it for you. Darlene

  7. Such striking and elegant cards, thank you for the inspiration x


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