Friday, April 24, 2015

Under the Weather

Hello!
A big thank you to everyone who joined in with Nat's quirky "Arrow" themed challenge last week, it was fun to see how you responded to that one!

Now though, are you ready for a new challenge? We hope so!
This week's challenge is called:

Under the Weather

It seems that everyone we know is either feeling really poorly, or is just getting over some nasty bug or other.  So we thought we'd have a challenge all about "Get Well Soon" cards....and what with it still being April, the month famed for it's rain showers (though here in the UK it's been pretty much "sunshine all the way" this year) we'd like you to add a 
weather-related twist to your cards.

To put it simply, we'd like to see  Weather Related Get Well Soon cards

We're looking forward to seeing what you make, but  for starters here's what our team came up with

 
Enfys

Sharon

Lythan

Dawn

Miri

Leo

Nat
Kathy   

Svenja  

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Something Green... and pointy... and Arrow-y

Hey everyone!

It's Nat here - before I get down to business with this week's challenge, thank you to those of you who joined in with last week's "I Like Pie" dare!

My challenge to you this week is inspired by my current TV obsession: Arrow.


Without spoiling the entire series for those that haven't seen it, I'll let Mr Queen provide the intro:

The name of the island they found me on is Lian Yu. It's Mandarin for "purgatory". I've been stranded here for five years. I've dreamt of my rescue every cold black night since then. For five years I've had only one thought, one goal - survive.
Survive and one day return home.
The island held many dangers. To live, I had to make myself more than what I was, to forge myself into a weapon. I am returning not the boy who was shipwrecked, but the man who will bring justice to those who have poisoned my city.

My name is Oliver Queen.


I could go on and on about my love of this show, the triumvirate that is Team Arrow, the comedic and MIT-Class-of-'09 genius of Felicity Smoak, and how this show has been playing on constant loop since I binge-watched Seasons 1 and 2 last summer, but I will spare you!*

Basically, it's a really good show - you should check it out.

* And full disclosure - I am an Olicity shipper! :D

So onto the details of this week's dare:

My challenge to you is to feature arrows on your card this week. They are a very current design trend in the crafting industry at the moment - lots of stamps, dies, papers are featuring arrows.

I would love to see whether you can interpret anything else from Arrow into your cards - like the colour green (as Oliver Queen knows, it's not easy being green), a nod to the Starling city skyline, comic book super heroes, Felicity Smoak's iconic glasses, somehow getting the word Sinceriously on your card...

Whatever you go with, there has to be at least one arrow on your card!

If you need further inspiration - get yourself on Pinterest and YouTube for Arrow-related content.

Here are the fab creations the Design Team came up with - they have not failed this dare!

Jo
Sharon
Enfys
Dawn
Miri

Kathy

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Friday, April 10, 2015

I Like Pie

Hello!

Jo here with this week's challenge, but first a big Thank You to all who shared their lovely cards over the last week with us using Zuzana's Elemental Inspiration picture as a starting point, we really do love to see what you make.

Despite the title, there's no cooking involved this week.....

 I Like Pie!

I'd like you to take your inspiration from all those Maths diagrams we used at school and use a pie chart or other mathematical diagram (venn diagrams, bar charts, graph etc ) on your card.

To help you get thinking here's what the team came up with, showing that maths can be fun!


 Enfys   




 Kathy  
 

Nat

Miri

Sharon  
 Svenja  
Dawn    

Lythan

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Friday, April 03, 2015

Elemental Inspiration for April



Thank you everyone for beautiful entries last week.
It's Zuzana here this time and Spring is knocking on our doors and nature is waking up to fresh colours. Temperatures are rising and sunshine warming. Let's make something wonderful!
 I've chosen very spring picture for you. I am asking you to create a card project with at least 3 elements from my picture on it. It could be the colour scheme, pattern or shape. You could use the layout sketch too. Our design team have prepared real eye candies for you!  Be inspired. We can't wait to see what you created.

Today we are delighted to welcome the wonderful
who will be our Guest Designer throughout April.  We should say "Welcome Back" really as this is the second time Enfys has shared her lovely creations with us as a GD - check out the first of her cards for this month below and  you'll understand why we're thrilled she's back!


Layout Sketch


Enfys


Dawn     

Sharon  
Lythan   

Jo
Kathy   

Nat







Zuzana




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Friday, March 27, 2015

Inspired by Nat: Signature Style

Lovely to see you getting into the swing last week (geddit). This week Lythan would like you to take a trip into a world of pure gorgeousness by visiting the blog of my lovely teamie Nat and getting inspired by her style. I have been a huge fan of Nat's since I started card making and I have seen her work evolve but it has always been current, stylish, clean but not simple and with a wonderful way with a focal point. Well that is my interpretation - I look forward to seeing what you take from Nat's signature style.

 I'm very excited to see what you come up with - here are the cards from the Daring Cardmakers to give you some ideas....


Lythan

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