Wednesday, March 14, 2007

How Random!

This week the fantastic Kel has set a brilliant dare that is a real challenge.

Firstly make a list of 10-20 crafty items you have in your stash, whether it be brads, ribbons, peel-off's, craft robo, dies, stamps, glittter, buttons, flowers, patterned papers, paint... You get the idea! Give them all a number or print them out a sheet and pop them in a hat all folded up.

Next, ask someone non-crafty to either pick 3-5 of your numbers or pieces of paper from your from your hat.

Finally, make a card using ONLY the items chosen. A card blank, some sort of sticky stuff and your basic craft tools are allowed If you want to make it really challenging, list plenty of items that you haven't used in a while, or thought you may never use again!

Here's the design teams cards to get you going, each Random list will be on their individual blogs. We love seeing your creations and as always there are two ways to share them with us. Either leave a message with you're blog link so we can come and see, or email us at, with your name and website if you have one. Remember to tell us what random things you had to use!


Tracie AKA Bondgirl







artfulstampin said...

oooh great dare, just done the last one... on blog now... also check out my Red Nose Day auction!

Rachel said...

what a fab fun idea - Im busy making my list, now shall I let Jack pick them out or wait for Charlotte home from school!

Fab cards girls!!!!

Sari K. said...

I've had quite exiting afternoon with this challenge! My card is on my blog.

Leo said...

Just uploaded mine! Did it this morning, couldn't wait to get started, brilliant fun :D xx

Jayrewcraft said...

Gosh, I found this quite hard - and Andrew picked all the wrong things!!!
My card is here -
Thank you Kel for the challenge.
Jayne xx

Susan Hurley-Luke said...

Hi from a long lost Darer!! I would love to have a go at this dare but am still catching up on some others - notably the foreign language one and the one where we were asked to use 20 of something. A card combining these dares is on my Blog if you have time to take a look -- :-)
I love all the cards I have seen on DCM for this dare! I will have to do a tour of all your Blogs in the next day or so - I look forward to catching up with you all again this week.

Sarah said...

Tricky dare this week girls!! Love what you have all managed to create. I have had a go at this and it wasn't as eaSy as I thought it would be!

My card is on my blog;

artfulstampin said...

Thanks for a fab dare, I did groan with what got picked out for me, but when i got into it, i quite enjoyed it!

gaby braun said...

Hi Gillian

I made this collage with things my lovely husband choosed.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Well I did the dare today but I can tell you I did sweat a little while my Son was picking the items!! I have enjoyed it again ( I think!) and am still busy checking out all the lovely cards! Here is my dare card:-

Paula J Atkinson said...

My friend decided to go to my stash & just pull out 5 random items & said, make a card with this, so sweat wasn't in it.

Sheila said...

I have dared and it just about turned my hair grey.........well greyer than it already is under the colour which comes courtesy of!!!
Fabulous cards from the team as usual.
Mine is a bit of a shocker as it is not my usual style which wouldn't go with what my lot pulled out of the hat.
You can see it at

Thanks for the fab challenge.

Flower said...

Well girls, I have to say this should have been a double dog dare! That was rough! lol I must go see how everyone else did. All the ones here look great!

Sheila said...

Don't even go to mine.......I got it totally wrong so have to start again.......duh what a numpty!!!

Anonymous said...

Done mine before checking out everyone else's this week so I'm off on a blog tour now :)

I needed a bloke's birthday card, just to add an extra challenge to the mix! I've popped mine on the gallery over at Scrapstars:

Pearl said...

I needed an easter card & here's my take : lol

thanks much ! DCM grrls !

smiles, Pearl

Rachel said...

mines now available to see on my blog. a hard one as I set myself a challenge only to use 3 colours (chosen by Charlotte) - please check out my blog!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kel for a great challenge - mine's on my blog.
Sharon x

Dollydimps said...

Yet another brilliant dare and even more brilliant cards. I'm looking forward to catching up with the dares I've not had time for over the last month or so!

Di said...

Well this was so hard. I wanted to do an engagement card but my OH picked out all sorts of things which I rarely used and which just didn't seem to go together. Manicstamper thinks she's got problems, my grey hair has now gone white!. One attempt landed in the bin and I'm just not happy with the one posted but decided to cut the stress, draw a line under this one and post it anyway.


BTW, I posted my Heroes late as we had a manic week, so if you want to go and look at that one it's on my blog.

Not yet had time to look at the others, but will go off browsing this afternoon hopefully.


Di said...

Forgot to add my blog address

(do I have to do this every time or is there an easier way?)


Esther said...

Cor finally got round to doing something with my selection! Also if you want to join in with my altered jigsaw leave a comment now!!!

Andrea C (Frog) said...

Brilliant cards ladies, i have managed to do this one hence not being too well, its on my blog

Andrea xx

Jay said...

What a fun challenge! I had to think outside of the box for this one. No stamps? No inks?

I just posted my card on my blog:

Thanks for the great challenge and all of the wonderful card examples!

Kimberly White said...

My toddler picked! Great challenge this week! Here's my take!

Anonymous said...

My 15 yr old did my draw....great challenge!


Anonymous said...

Done mine! I wasn't sure at first, it seemed a bit daunting...but a challenge is a challenge! It's on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Done one !!! left a message already... but appear to have lost it :) my card is on my blog... thanks for the challenge.

Anonymous said...

I did this challenge too - emailed it to the gallery. Great fun. Thanks, Jan

Maura Miller said...

I enjoyed doing this

BondGirl said...

Jan has joined in our random challenge using big shot, ribbon, paper ribbon, monogram and Patterned paper. See her card in our gallery here

Di said...

Welcome to the challenge Jan - I love the colour combinations.


BondGirl said...

Ris has joined in our random dare. Take a look in our gallery here