Friday, August 28, 2015

Feeling Fruity!

A huge thank you to everyone who joined in last week with Lythan's  'Let's Hear it for the Boys' dare; brilliant ideas for those tricky man cards :)

It's Jo here this week with a fantastic fruit filled dare;

Feeling Fruity!

There's lots of fruity goodness to be harvested at the moment so this week, (we've been eating lots of crumble!) I would like to see a card with some fruit featured.

The DT have as ever created beautiful cards, and don't forget that there is still time to enter our joint blog hop with Ruby Rock-it, all the details are here.







Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ruby Rock-It and Daring Cardmakers Blog Hop

Hello Ruby Rock-It and Daring Cardmakers Fans!  

We are so excited to be teaming up with this fabulous group of crafters!

We have a fun blog hop that we are kicking off today!!

Yes, that’s right, you can sit, relax, and hop through the blogs of our Creative Team members as we show you what we have been creating!

Here’s your blog hop order…

Here’s the details: Enjoy the hop and leave a comment for each of our fabulous designers along the way, and be sure to leave one on your last stop, the RRBF blog! For those that follow until the end leaving your sweet sentiments along the way, will be entered to win a fabulous prize from us! 

Comments will begin today and close on Friday, August 28th at 11:59pm PST (Saturday, August 29th 8am British summer time). 
We will announce our winner the first week of September!

Here's the fabulous prize you could win if you follow the rules above...It's Ruby Rock-It's beautiful Kraftastic collection in silver, pink, and teal!

It's now time to hop over to Kathy's blog
Enjoy the hop!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Lets hear it for the boys

Thanks to all who were touchy feely last week - we hope you enjoyed the challenge.
This week as I am in the middle of lots of male birthdays the theme is 
Let's hear it for the boys
Its time to see some of those cards for men. What are the things you add to a card to make it more pleasing to the masculine eye? (Yes, I want to shamelessly steal some ideas!)

As ever we invite you to leave comments and link your cards below and why not find us on Facebook too?
And if you would like some music to get you in the mood - as well as some lovely retro dancing then you can sing along to the theme tune of this dare here




Friday, August 14, 2015

Talking Texture

 Good Morning Cardmakers!

Thank you to those who joined in with Svenja's Elemental Inspiration Picture challenge last week, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

It's me, Kathy here with this week's challenge and I'd like to dare you to step beyond the smooth and the flat and get all 
"Touchy Feely"
We'll have no "single layer" cards here this week, oh no! this time it's 
all about using lots of interesting texture so that you card 
feels as good as it looks!

You could include fabrics (velvet, hessian. etc), metals, suede, leather, cork. texture plates, bumpy paint techniques - anything that makes your card interesting to touch as well as being a feast for the eyes.

Have fun, experiment and get creative - then come and link your cards so we can all be inspired by you!







Friday, August 07, 2015

August Elemental Inspiration

Hi everyone!
 It's Svenja here with a big thank you to everyone who joined in with last week's "New Beginnings" challenge. We got to see some lovely and very creative cards there.

But now for something completely different... with August's first dare for you - and a brand new Guest Designer to introduce to you{

We're so very happy to have the wonderfully talented
Carol Plume 

sharing her inspirational work with us for the next few weeks - you can see her first card here today, but please pop over and visit her blog to see just how clever and versatile she is!

So.... as with every new month we have another Elemental Inspiration picture for you:

(for a closer look and a bigger version click here)

We would like you to pick out a minimum of three elements from the picture to design your card with.

 These elements could be anything at all but each can only be one thing, for example the colour can only be one - you can't separate them into individual colours. There are loads to choose from: I can see steampunk elements (well, yes, that's me, obviously), wild west elements, vintage, tools, boardgames, sewing stuff and I see a lot of potential for "male" themed cards.

But why not have a look at what the Design Team saw? Here's what we prepared for you:




Friday, July 31, 2015

New Beginnings

Hi everyone!

Before I come to this week's dare, we wanted to thank those of you who played along with our Ruby Rock-it birthday dare last week! There certainly were some creative and imaginative interpretations - fab work you guys!

The winner of our Ruby Rock-it special prize pack is
Please email {Beckie} with your postal address

It's my turn to set the dare this week and well, today happens to be the day that one chapter of my daytime career ends and another begins. So, inspired by 
"New Beginnings"
and everything they entail I challenged my fellow teamies to create a card on this very theme.

Whether new beginnings in work, love, family, life in general or in celebration of a new adventure, or simply sharing inspirational and uplifting words of wisdom - the choice is yours!

 The Design Team had some beautiful takes on this theme: