Friday, February 02, 2007

Celebrate the Romance

The Heavy Metal Dare brought another Fabulous record-breaking week with links to 21 cards, thank you to all who joined in, we hope you enjoyed taking part as much as we enjoy visiting your blogs and seeing all your wonderful work.

We promised something special for this week's Dare and here it is:

This week we're joining forces with the wonderful team of Scrapbookers over on the Everyone is Speshal blog. We're daring each other and you to make a Really Romantic Scrapbook Layout - but on a card!
Scrapbookers are challenged to downsize your usual a 12x12 LO onto a teenyweeny one - maximum of 6x6, which can be sent safely through the mail. Cardmakers - you're used to working on a small space, and you know all about the ribbons, brads and other bits and bobs - but can you take on board all the other little touches that are used on a scrapbook page - the titles, the journalling, the photographs etc?

Is the Valentine's Card you make for your OH usually the last minute, hurried one you make when all your orders are done and you've stocked whatever sales outlets you have, or maybe you're a naughty naughty scrapbooker who actually goes out and - shock horror, BUYS your Loved One's card?

Well make this year different, try our Dare and stun your Beloved with your creative excellence - make their eyes pop out with pride, or tears stream because you made something special just for them.

And there's no excuse not to join in if you've no Significant Other right at this minute, because you can make the card you'd be wowed to receive - or love to send. We all have Special Moments and Special People in our lives so join with the DCM and the Speshal Team and let's Celebrate the Romance.

This week you have lots of cards to look at for inspiration below are those from the DCM, but don't forget to pop over later today and check out the
Everyone is Speshal Blog to see how they rose to this lovey-dovey challenge!

Don't forget - we love to see your cards and all the info on how to join in with the fun is at the bottom of this post.

Right, Are you ready? Go Create! We Dare You.

Gillian
KerynKathy
Jo



Bondgirl(Tracie)


Jane


Rhi
Lythan



Kel

49 comments :

Dollydimps said...

What can I say other than WOWOWOWOW!!!!

This is a fantastic dare this week-the darers' cards are incredible-brilliant work girls!

Clare said...

I think a few of you are secret scrappers!!! fabulous cards girls - I have loved being a part of this joint dare :o)

LisaBabe said...

Great cards again girls,

I'm going to skip this one though as don't really have any photos.

Will concentrate instead of doing the last 2 dates that I've not yet had time to complete.

Look forward to seeing everyone's cards.

xoxo

Suzanne said...

ooooh what a scrummy selection, I agree with Clare, some secret scrappers are lurking in the cupboard here ;)

Rachel said...

fab fab fab, will try and have a go even though Ive made hubbys valentines already

Karen said...

Gorgeous work, it's been great to work with you all this week. :)

Debbie Nicholas said...

these are all so beautiful!! It was a great challenge and i loved taking part - thanks girls :)

debbie
x

Diane Roberts said...

Ummm, as I've already made my OHs Valentines Card (see Through the Round Window aperture challenge!), would anybody mind if I did a 6x6 scrapbook page instead - seeing as I'm a scrapper too....?

Lythan said...

You can scrap or card (why is there no equivalent verb?)it doesn't matter - just play!

Elfin said...

wow, what an amazing gallery. Love them all!!

Fiona (aka Erisindevon) said...

Wow! Love all your cards ladies. Really enjoyed doing the joint dare with you :D

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations as always girls - what a feast for the eyes :-)

Debbie
xxxxxxx

Nickynoo said...

Stunning cards everyone, so much work goes into each one : ). And what a completely fab dare, not so easy, a proper challenge!

Paula said...

Gorgeous cards girls & the speshal girls have really done some great stuff too.
Mine is done. It was only quick as it has to kept quite plain & simple. (Reason is on the blog!!!)

http://minibookpixie.blogsot.com

TFL.xx

Kelly said...

Really awesome cards girls! I have done my one - it is the first time I've made one BASED on your challenge!
Mine doesn't have a pic - because I wanted to prove to someone I know that you don't NEED a photo / pic to scrap the memory!

I enjoyed this HEAPS.

Janine said...

love your creations this week, some stunning work yet again ladies. I have created mine and left it on my blog.

http://angelgurl.wordpress.com/2007/02/03/valentines-day-card/

Heather said...

Wonderful works ladies, very inspiring. Great dare this week and will sure to be taking part as a Scrapper making a card ;)

Flower said...

Not sure I can compare with the awesome team here, but I've finally taken my first dare. *gulp*

http://artsbyflowers.blogspot.com/

Anntaurus said...

Thanks for this Dare girls - I have had a lot of fun and I really enjoyed looking at your gorgeous cards.

http://craftblog.craftybutterfly.co.uk/2007/02/daring-cardmakers-scrapbook-card.html

Frog said...

Great cards ladies , i have done one but my blogger is playing up so ive sent it for the gallery.

Andrea xx

annikki said...

I love all the cards I´ve seen here. Mine is in my blog:
http://kuunlilja.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

Thanks for the inspiration to make a Valentines's card this year rather than buy one!

Glittery Katie said...

Beautiful work ladies, thank you for the dare and the inspiration- I promise I won't by DH a card :O)

Frog said...

Yay it is now on my blog.

Andrea xx

Leisa said...

Another first timer with very limited time but hey you have to start somewhere right? Thanks for the opportunity to play.

Lynne.x said...

Gorgeous cards ladies.
I have added mine to my Blog.
Off to check out what everyone else has been upto.... 8D.

Kathy said...

Hi Leisa
Your blog link hasn't come up so I can't add it to the list - can you let us know where we can see your card please?
we'd love to come and visit!

iralamija said...

wow! I love this challenge and the cards are awesome!! you can see mine at my blog:

http://iralamija.blogspot.com/

Bety (iralamija)

scrapdolly said...

Great challenge girls - thanks so much

I have completed mine and it is here on my blog
http://dollysdreamings.typepad.com/dollys_dreamings/

Leisa said...

Woops sorry...link is www.scrapsidaisy.typepad.com
Thanks!

Maisymary's Findings said...

Hope to see a record number of gos at the dare this week ! lol

Mine's up at

http://maisymary.blogspot.com

Kimberly White said...

Here's my take:

http://kimberlywhitedesigns.blogspot.com/2007/02/love-you-madly.html

Thanks for the challenge!

Andrea said...

LOVE them all...those "lards"..(layout + card)... ROCK...yep you can call me crazy...LOL!

wow what an absolute fun challenge!!!

I'm off to create :)

Andrea

Esther said...

My first ever dare! please take a look, but dont expect too much, kept it very simple! come and find it at
www.starcreations.blogspot.com
Really enjoy your site keep up the good work girls!

BondGirl said...

been a busy week in our gallery too , seems like lots of you are liking this dare. Ros, Lara and Andrea have all joined in with stunning images. You can see their work in our gallery here

http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q43/daringcardmakers/Valentines%20Speshal/

Lisa said...

OK - have finally plucked up the courage! I've put mine on my blog, first time in years I have made DH a valentines card - so he'll have a big shock this year lol!

Scripture by Design said...

Wow, I really love the detail on your card and all you've written on the inside :)

Kathy said...

The cards in the gallery are lovley - thank you for sharing them with us. There are going to be some very lucky OHs on Valentines Day this year - let's just hope they remember we like to be on the receiving end too!

Lythan said...

Love those cards in the gallery. Its great to see how much variety there is on this theme

Sue said...

does mine count???? fab challenge BTW

NickyNoo said...

Done it at last! Loved doing this, and everyone's cards are amazing :).
It's on the blog.....

Sharon said...

I've done mine - it's on my blog.
Sharon x

Tracie H said...

A fab prompt this week!
Thanks to you all for being so inspiring.x.

My cards on my blog if you wanna peep
http://lifeandtimesofa12x12addict.blogspot.com/
Off to look at everyones elses creations now....

Tx

Rach H said...

hi girls

very inspiring blog + love all the fantastic creations.
I have made a card - you can see it on my blog http://inthenaki.blogspot.com/

cheers :)

Scripture by Design said...

How can I possibly keep looking at all these beautiful cards and not want to join in? It also helps that I see Gillian almost every day dropping cherubs to school, and she loves to dare me!
I know I'm a few dares behind but... here goes!!
I've posted my "really romantic card" on my blog:
http://scripturebydesign.blogspot.com

Thanks girls!

Rachel said...

Girls, sorry Im a week late, but I have completed this challenge - please check out my blog

great challenge this week, so sure if Ill have time, because its suppose to be our jollies on Monday!!!

Bye xxxxx

Adele said...

Well I know I am late- but what's new there. Still in the middle of Hubby's Valentine card- which has been heavily inspired by you all.

This is my first "dare" but certainly not my last.

Thank you all.
love Adele.

http://www.dillydallydingle.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Better late than never!!! I finally managed to complete DH's Valentine, just in the nick of time....it's at http://cardmakingsaga.blogspot.com/

mamaluke said...

lol... me too... early hours of Valentines day... here it is.