Friday, July 25, 2014

Creating - Kathy Style!

"Water" load of lovely cards you shared with us last week. I hope that this dare will get your creative juices flowing as well. There is also the opportunity to get yourself lost in the crafty wonder that is Kathy Black's blog - Kathy's Waffle. Kathy is a real card artist but as you will know if you have looked at her blog, she is also generous in passing on tips and techniques and the odd cutting file as well. She also helpfully creates monthly sketches at the Sketch File  which are always worth a look. Kathy  has been part of Daring Cardmakers from the beginning and produces stylish cards that always have that certain something - so choose one of her cards, examine the style and be inspired.

The rest of us on the Design Team owe her so much as she is the one doing most of the work in the background, runs the forum that we use and generally keeps us motivated - I expect that is why we have been able to keep creating cards for the challenges for so long. Thank you so much Kathy, it is all really appreciated!

But it is really her card talent and style that we want to showcase here. I hope you enjoy looking at what has inspired us and then dare to be creative yourself!

Svenja 

Miri 

Leo

Kathy   


Lythan

Nat


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Friday, July 18, 2014

Out on the water

Hi everyone!

It's Nat here bringing you this week's dare.

Thanks to everyone who shared the fantastic summer holiday-themed projects for Svenja's dare last week.



Well, on a similar theme this week we're escaping to the waterside. It's that time of year when many of us will be heading for the beach to enjoy the waves, lazing by the pool or spending time by the lake swimming all day long or being more adventurous and doing some fun activities on the water.

Your challenge this week is to make a card that celebrates any aspect of how we humans enjoy the water on our planet.

We look forward to seeing your creations and as always would love to hear your comments. :D

To get you started, here are the fantastic projects from the design team:

Svenja

Miri

Nat

Kathy   


Leo



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Friday, July 11, 2014

We are going on a summer holiday

Hello everyone everywhere!


Thank you for playing along with Beckie’s colour combo challenge. I loved those fresh greens – quite the inspiration to leave your crafting desk for a bit and go for a walk outside instead. But not for too long – we still got to see some lovely cards from you!


It’s Svenja here and I’m asking you to look a little further this week as my challenge for you today is (come, sing with me):



We are going on a summer holiday

It’s easy: Make a travel themed card, dream of faraway places, relax and enjoy!


No idea yet? Just have a look at the wonderful creations the design team has prepared to inspire you: 








Kathy  


Miri





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Friday, July 04, 2014

July Colours

Good morning everyone!  

Are you are ready for a new dare today?  
We hope you really enjoyed last weeks dare and were inspired to create without using scissors!  We loved seeing the ideas you came up with and the cards you made - Thank You for joining in.

Today I am here to share our colour palette for July.  I just love this and hope you do too.  I see these wee snails lots when I am out and about and the green colours are so fresh!


The DT have been busy creating and below you will see their creations which will hopefully inspire you to join in.

Beckie








Thanks for stopping by
Have fun!!
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Friday, June 27, 2014

No scissors, please!


Thanks for taking part in last week’s challenge. We enjoyed having a look at your doodles and were reminded how versatile this technique can be.


This week its my turn (Miri), and I didn’t pick a specific topic or technique for you. 
I only dare you to follow one simple “rule”:


No scissors, please!
Decorate a card blank without using scissors or a paper cutter/guillotine. However, you may use your die cutting machine to add labels/shapes etc.



This is a perfect opportunity to use stamps, washi tape, ready-made embellishments etc.

So, go and hide your scissors … and start crafting!

Here's how the team rose to this week's challenge.

Sharon
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♥ We would love to see your cards and read your comments ♥

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Oodles of Doodles...

Hi Gez here, I am delighted to be your hostess for this weeks dare... Many thanks to everyone who took up the dare last week..



I LOVE to doodle... most of my shopping lists are covered in doodles... note books, journals, everything!

My dare this week is for you to include some hand drawn doodles into your card.. be as creative as you wish! Making the doodles your main feature or a classy accent... it's up to you! Have fun ♥

Gez 

Nat
Kathy

Miri
Lythan
 Sharon



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Friday, June 13, 2014

Man Oh Man

Hello, Beckie here today to set this weeks dare to challenge your creativity but first, thanks for joining in last weeks Colour Combo dare set by Kathy.

This weeks dare is all about the boys and as I will be celebrating a 21st birthday this weekend the dare reflects this!  So here it is :

'Make a shaped card with a male theme ...
there must be a 2 and a 1 on it'

Here is some inspiration from the DT for you

Have fun creating!


Lythan
Kathy   

Miri
Nat


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