Friday, November 21, 2014

Something old, something new

Hello lovely cardmakers! And an especially warm welcome to those who joined in with Kathy's candle dare last week.

It is Lythan's turn to think of a challenge and I have gone for one that allows for "seasonal" choices but is also something fun if you have either smugly made all your cards or are still in denial about what happens near the end of December...


Something Old, Something New

Most paper crafters have something in their stash that they have bought but never got round to using. If that isn't you - well done! But you can still play along as the idea of this dare is to combine a new and unused/ fresh out of the packet and only used a little product with something that has been hanging round in your craft space for a while. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with and hope that you feel inspired by the team's wonderful creations too.

As ever, comments as well as links are always appreciated :)

Dawn
 Sharon
 
Miri    
Nat
 
 Kathy 
 
   



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Friday, November 14, 2014

Light a Candle

Hello, another Friday and another challenge from the Daring Cardmakers!
 It's Kathy here this time, but before anything else we must say a big Thank You to everyone who joined in with Leo's Colour Combo Challenge last week and shared their lovely cards with us

 "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."    ~Buddha

We light a candle for so many reasons - and not just because there's a power cut!  
We light them to bring a warm, cosy glow to our home, we use them as part of a celebration; Birthdays, Christmas or other festival. We light them in remembrance of those we have loved and lost.  Somehow that little pinprick of light holds and focusses the attention, doesn't it?
So this week I'd simply like to see some candles on your cards, whether its just one candle or lots of them - and for any reason you want.

Here are some ideas from our fab Design Team to spark your creative flame

Dawn    

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Friday, November 07, 2014

November Colour Combo Dare

Hi! Leo here to bring you the November colour combo dare.

Thank you to everyone who joined in last week with Nat's googly eye dare. Weren't those cards the cutest ever!

It's colours this week. If you've not played along before, in the first week of every new month we have a colour combination for you to be inspired by. 

As you'll remember, last week was our 8th Anniversary so my choice for this week is perfect for celebrating Dare 1 of Year 9 and the start of a whole new year of challenge-setting for us.  

Metallic is a big trend and I decided to make up a combo of different metallic tones mixed with a simple linen white. 
You can use as many or as few of the colours as you like.

When you've created and uploaded your card don't forget to pop back here and post us a link to it so we can come and see.

 You can also add your pictures to our Facebook page.

 As usual the design team are here to get you kick started and here are all the sparklingly scrumptious cards this week:

 Dawn    



Kathy  

Zuzana


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Friday, October 31, 2014

It's eye boggling!


Booooo!


Happy Halloween!

It's Nat here bringing you this week's dare... in honour of today's spooky occasion I thought it would be fun to give a wacky twist to our dare for this week.

Before we get to our theme for this week I first of all wanted to say thanks to everyone who played along with Gez's dare last week! 

We also have some very exciting news - this dare marks our 8th Anniversary, so....

Happy Birthday to Us!

Wow! Where has the time gone? And to celebrate the good news we also have a happy announcement to make that our wonderful Guest Designer Dawn will be joining the Design Team full time - so you'll be getting to see much more of her wonderful projects here on the blog. 

And now, it's on with this week's show.... 

With it being Halloween I wanted a dare that could tie in with this theme, but like many people here in the UK I don't actually send Halloween cards... but there's one fun element I would feature on a Halloween card if I was making one...

 I totally love how those little plastic goggly eyes you can pick up in the kids' crafting section can transform a card into something cute, crazy, or downright hilarious.

I want to see you use goggly eyes - of any size and however many you like - on your cards!

You can go all out with the Halloween look in honour of the occasion or you can go with any theme you like - but you need to feature goggly eyes or some other wacky eyes on your cards. :D

The design team certainly came up trumps with their eye-boggling cards!

Check them out...

Svenja

Sharon


Miri

Dawn


Jo

Nat


Kathy 

Gez       



As always we're looking forward to seeing your cards and we always love reading your comments too!

Here's to another week of happy crafting!

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Sentimental

Hi everyone, Gez here with a brand NEW dare for you this week.

A BIG Thank You to everyone who played along last week.

I am delighted to be your hostess this week and I would like you to share your favourite quote/sentiment with us but also, why not spice things up and challenge yourself to try something new or refresh an old technique you haven't used in a while.... it could be fun! 

We look forward to seeing your creations... 

Gez 







Dawn    

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