Friday, January 19, 2018

Black. White. Pop!

Thank you so much for joining in with our Elemental Inspiration challenge last week.  We loved seeing your responses to Shabneez's fab picture.
It's Kathy here this time and I hope you'll have some fun with my simple challenge.
Black, White and a Pop
I'd love to see lots of Black and White cards, but with an extra little POP! of any colour of your choice.
Just look at these wonderful cards the team have made to help inspire you this week - can't wait to see what you make now!


Miri

Joanne

Nat

Kathy   
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Friday, January 12, 2018

January 2018 Elemental Inspiration

Happy New Year!


We are delighted to begin the New Year with some news! 
This week we welcome Ruth (Tip Top Toppers) as a regular member of our Design Team.  Ruth is an old friend of The Daring Cardmakers, and a couple of months ago was a Guest Designer here.  We love the things she makes and thankfully she enjoyed her GD time enough to come on board on a permanent teamie! 
If that wasn't exciting enough, we are also introducing a lovely, talented new Guest Designer!
Karen originates from Cornwall, but has lived in France, not far from our own Dawn, for several years now- click the link to visit Karen's blog and find out more. As it's such a short month, we chanced our arm by asking her to stay for February too, and she agreed, so we'll get to see lots of her lovely cards :)

Let's Get Crafting!
Now on to our first challenge got 2018.  It's an Elemental Inspiration challenge, with a gorgeous 'Serendipity' mood board picture chosen by Shabneez and stuffed full of beautiful treasures. You're sure to find plenty of elements to choose from here, it shouldn't be hard to find the minimum of THREE elements you need to use when you make your card.


Suggestions: colours, natural 'found' items (twigs, pine-cones etc). monogram or large letter, paper petals, key,  textures, woodgrain, ribbon, twine, beads, brads

Here's what the team came up with, check our blogs for more info

Ruth  
 
 

Dawn     
 



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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Anything Else for Christmas


Thank you so much for sharing your cards  with us last week,
The Special People you made them for are going to feel so cherished and loved because of the time and thought you put into their cards.

This week, it's the last challenge for 2017 and time to take a final "Step Away from the Cards".
 Anything Else for Christmas
We've shared  cards, boxes and tags, so this week lets see what else we make, or arrange for Christmas.  We would love to see your sewing projects, Handmade Decorations, Table centres, Crackers, Other home d├ęcor - absolutely anything really!

 When you're done, please come back and let us know where we can see your creations, Here are some of ours to get you in the mood

We'd like to wish you all a Happy Christmas filled with love, peace and joy, and that's it from us till January 12th - hope to see you back here then for a whole new year of fun and inspiration!

Miri (Handlettering)
Dawn


Kathy   




Svenja





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Friday, December 15, 2017

Cards: The Special Ones


Hello!
We loved seeing your Tags and Toppers for last week's challenge -Thank you for taking the time to add your links at such a busy time of the year.

This week its back to cards and a challenge called
The Special Ones
We all have special people in our lives and sometimes their cards 
get left to last.  
Don't leave them till the last minute this year make and share a card made for one of the special people in your life
It doesn't have to be a Christmas card, just a special card for a special person in your life

Here's what the design team have made this week


Miri 
Dawn 

 Nat   



Kathy  



Shabneez



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Friday, December 08, 2017

Tags, Labels and Toppers - Step Away From the Cards no 2

Thank you so much for sharing your cards  with us last week,
It was such a beautiful photo to use as inspiration, wasn't it?

This week, it's time to take another "Step Away from the Cards" and share
 some of your other creations with us.

The time the "Step Away From the Cards" challenge is:

Tags, Labels and Toppers

We'd just love to see the tags etc that you'll be adding to your gifts to show who they are for and from!  it doesn't have to be Christmas-themed, we give gifts for lots of reasons and they all netter with a vit of extra decoration!


 When you're done, please come back and let us know where we can see your creations, Here are some of ours to get you in the mood

Miri 

Kathy    


Joanne   
Dawn      


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Friday, December 01, 2017

December Elemental Inspiration

Hello Crafty Friends

We just loved seeing all your beautiful Trees for last week's challenge.  Thank you so much for sharing!
It's the 1st of December today, so time for our Elemental Inspiration Picture challenge for this month - and who knows. maybe you'll be choosing the lovely tree in this picture as one of your elements!
All you need to do to join in is to choose at least 3 elements from this picture to use on your card.

There are lots of lovely possibilities, such as the tree, hearts, stars, the textures and patterns of the blanket, floor and bricks, Nordic style elements.... and we're sure you'll spot even more than those

We're looking forward to seeing what you share with us this time, but to get you started, here's what the team have been making this week:

Kathy    
 

Dawn      


Joanne

Svenja

Shabneez





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Friday, November 24, 2017

Trim the Tree

Hello!
We loved seeing your bags and boxes for last week's challenge - what a treat they were - even before they were filled with other treats...

This week its back to cards and a challenge called
Trim the Tree
You don't just need to think 'Christmas Trees' for this, we'd love to see all sorts of trees.  
Could be just one or two or perhaps a whole forest of them!

Here's what the design team have made this week
 





 Kathy  
 

Svenja







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