Friday, February 27, 2015

Mellow Yellow

Hi everyone!

It's Nat here, bringing you this week's new dare!

First of all thanks to everyone who played along with our Childhood (book) heroes dare last week!

In an effort to spread a little sunny cheer in the cardmaking world this week we're focussing on a much underused colour in crafting - granted it can be a tricky one to match with other colours, but the focus this week is all on the colour:

YELLOW!

You can combine it with neutral shades of white, grey, cream, and black - but the predominant colour on your card must be yellow.



Here are the fantastic projects the design team came up with.



Nat:

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Childhood (book) Heroes




Good Morning crafters!


Thanks to everyone who joined Beckie's "Love, initially" challenge last week - we definitely got to see some LOVE-ly cards from you!


It's Svenja here and I'd like to invite you to take a little stroll down memory lane this week. Do you remember the time when your parents would read a good-night story for you? And then the first books you read on your own? And probably over and over again just because you loved their characters so much... 

I'd like you to create a card to commemorate this time and your

Childhood (book) Heroes. 

Be it The Famous Five or The Three Investigators, Max and Moritz or Alice in Wonderland, the girls from St. Clare's or Peter Pan and Captain Hook or someone else entirely - who were the written heroes that accompanied you through your childhood and youth? 

Need some extra inspiration? Just have a look at the Design Team's creations!



Dawn - Wizard of Oz / Land of Oz

Sharon - Alice in Wonderland


Svenja - The Three Investigators (books and audioplays) 
Nat - Winnie the Pooh


Kathy  - Winnie the Pooh


Miri The Three Investigators


Jo - Dr. Seuss

Zuzana - Le Avventure di Chiodino


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Friday, February 13, 2015

LOVE, Initially

Hi everyone, hope you enjoyed Sharon's Element Dare last week and was inspired by all the doodling and colour.

You may have noticed that tomorrow is St Valentines day!!!  The web has been filled with all things LOVE and it got me thinking 
about this weeks dare .....

So you are probably not surprised that it's going to be a LOVE card but here is the twist ... it doesn't have to be if you don't want it to be, it could even be a birthday card of a thank you note ......

The dare this week is to use at least one item/product
 on your card beginning with each of the
 letters L.O.V and E.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with, make sure you scroll down to see some inspiration from the DT to help you on your way

Have a great day!

Beckie

Beckie - Leaves/Lace, Organza Ribbon, Vellum, Envelope

MiriLeaves, Ovals, Vellum, Eyelet
Dawn - Love hearts, Organza ribbon, Vase of flowers, Embossing
Kathy    (Lace, Ombre/Orange, Vine, Envelope)
Nat - Lemons and layers, Ornate oval frame, Vellum, Enamel dots

Svenja - Lobster, the Ocean, a Vessel and an Excursion to the beach

Jo - Letter Stickers,Loopy Leaf die,Loveheart die, Oil Pastel Paper,Orange Washi Tape,Outline Stickers,Old Paper,Vellum,Velvet Flocked Paper,Vertical Striped Paper,Very Old Sizzix Die,Vintage Button,Embossing Folder,Embroidery Thread,Eyelets.


Leo - Lots of Layers, bits of Orange, wood Veneer Envelope and Enamel dot Embellishments:


Zuzana - sentiment LOVE, L - Layering, O - Old fabric piece, V - vintage, E - electric used for sewing machine stitches.
Sharon - Lace, Old Gold embossing powder, Vellum, Vintage lace, Embellishments, Embossing powder.





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Friday, February 06, 2015

Elemental Inspiration for February




Hi everyone, it's Sharon here, and as it's the first Friday in the month, that can only mean one thing - our monthly Elemental Inspiration picture.  Before we get into that though, thanks to everyone that joined in with Zuzana's fab challenge last week, we loved looking at your wonderful pockets and envelopes.

Now, to this week's dare, I'd like to see at least 3 elements from this picture on your card:
and to get you started, here's some inspiration from the Design Team:








Kathy   







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Friday, January 30, 2015

In Safe Keeping

Thank you for sharing your cards with us in our 'You can leave your hat on!' challenge last week. 

Today it's Zuzana here and I have a question for you. Are you using the postal mail or do you prefer modern internet ways to send your letters?
I've chosen a challenge called
In Safe Keeping 
 to remind us of the old fashioned way to write the letters, using pen and luxury letter writing paper stationery!

 I dare you to create cards with pockets and/or envelopes on.

Now, let's see what our talented Design Team created for us.


Lythan
Kathy   








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Friday, January 23, 2015

You can leave your hat on



Thank you for joining last week’s challenge. Your beautiful cards definitely helped to chase away the January Blues.

And we are convinced that crafting makes us happy no matter if it’s cold and grey outside.

It’s Miri here and this week:

You can leave your hat on!

I dare you to use any kind of head gear on your card: party hats, helmets, woolly hats, crowns, fascinators etc.

So put on your thinking cap :-), create a card and share it with us!

Here are some examples from the design team members.

 Miri
 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fNQQtbdU-tE/VLAQVHjx3aI/AAAAAAAAT3U/7hbrXTCFesQ/s1600/dawn1.jpg
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee394/sharybo/0022_zps6bf508bb.jpg


Kathy  

Nat





Leo

Jo

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