Friday, June 15, 2007

You're not the (em)boss of me

Hi there playmates, its Lythan here!
Doing these dares is such a joy. We all love seeing what you create so much. The way that you have taken up and run with both the Celestial dare and the Midweek extra this week has just been awesome.

As a reward - and as I was so strict last time I set a dare - here is a nice broad theme to get your creative juices flowing.
Embossing.
Dry embossing with a light box or with a die cutting machine.
Using embossing powders or triple embossing.
Using pre-embossed papers.
Embossing with found items.
Just have fun playing!

And as I can't resist being a little (em)bossy - why not see if you can get more than one emboss technique on your card?

Without further ado - here are the team's take on the dare. And let me introduce our new guest designer - Leo. It's great working with you Leo

Leo
Keryn
GillianKathy

Jane
LynneLythan
RhiKirsty's bonus card


Jo

65 comments :

Natty said...

Ohh great dare - I shall have to crack open my embossing stash! It's been a while. ;o)

Leigh said...

Great challenge Lythan, and fab work from the DT. Mine's on my blog.

http://leighslittleblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/youre-not-emboss-of-me.html

LisaBabe said...

Oooo can't wait til the Cuttlebug & stuff I ordered this morning comes so I can do this one :D:D:D

Scripture by Design said...

Wow, so many new techniques to admire:):) I'll let you know when I get a chance to do this one!

Patsy Jackson said...

This looks FUN!!! Am defo going to have a go tonight - thanks for another splendif dare!! ;oD

mum on the run said...

Thanks for a great dare Lythan, I love all the work by the team!!

Have just finished mine, tis on my blog!!

Kaz said...

Those cards are gorgeous! Mine is on my blog. TFL.

Jackie said...

Love the cards girls. I have just added mine to my blog :)

Angelnorth said...

Yay - I love embossing! Thanks Lythan. Great work from the DT.

I got a bit carried away so I've done two today - on the blog.

done by den said...

A really hard challenge for me, not really into embossing but my effort is on my blog.... keep up the good work
Denise

Angela Sumner said...

beautiful cards! ive made one for your challenge too, its on my blog

http://angela-bangela-woo.blogspot.com/

manicstamper said...

Cor some fabby cards from the team.

I've posted mine on my blog but I'm going to do another one later on.....something a bit brighter I think.

Thanks for another great dare.

jaki said...

This one was a very timely dare for me...it is completed and on my blog :)

Thanks again for a great dare!

Penny said...

Love all the fabulous cards this week - I'll be back soon to comment!

Embossing is right up my street so this week I have done the Joseph's Coat technique - you can see my card on my blog :)

Sarah said...

Lovely cards again ladies! Mine's on my blog;

http://stashstashandmorestash.blogspot.com/

stamp and scrape said...

I envy all your cuttlebug things. Never mind, I'll just stick with old fashioned EP!Here's mine.
Ros
http://stampandscrape.blogspot.com/2007/06/youre-not-emboss-of-me.html

Rachael said...

Your cards are all beautiful. This is my first attempt at one of your challenges, how scary is this!! Going to look at everyone elses now.
Rach
x

Samm said...

Ohhhh a nice one!
Mine's on my blog!

Samm
x

Rosie said...

My second weekly contribution is on my blog.

Am starting to love these dares....

http://freycob.blogspot.com

Rosie
x

Paula said...

Hi ladies, fabulous designs for this weeks challenge. I love embossing, & don't use it nearly as much as I used to when I first started card making. Rather like stamping!!
Here is my attempt, sorry the picture is a little dark.
TFLx
http://minibookpixie.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

fab cards everyone - my card is on my blog - havent embossed for years infact Id forgotton Id got the fiskers thingmejig teehee

thanks for looking

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Thanks Lythan - a great dare!

http://craftblog.craftybutterfly.co.uk/2007/06/daring-card-makers-embossing.html

Wendy

Frog said...

Great cards ladies i have put mine on the blog.

Andrea x

Rachel said...

Another card from me - (teacher thank you card!)

Rachel said...

and yet another card from me - yikes whats happeneed to me teehee

rattytatty said...

Hi. Loved this challenge . It gave me the chance to use some embossed wallpaper I have. Great fun. Thanks for the challenge Mine is on my blog

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Wonderful contributions ! Its getting late at night here so I'll be back in the morning to have a proper look :0)
My contribution can be found on my blog. Thankyou very much.
Jo x

roree said...

I just found this blog. Such great inspiration. Here is an embossed card I did: http://www.createmykeepsake.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=15899&cat=500&ppuser=402

Thanks for looking!

~~Roree

Rein said...

Beautiful cards Ladie!
I made an mini album this time.

Leni said...

hi,
very pretty cards.
My ATC

iralamija said...

beautiful cards girls!! you can see mine here:

http://iralamija.blogspot.com/2007/06/dcm-dare-little-wonder.html

Bety :)

Patsy Jackson said...

Hi girls

Fab cards from the DT and from all the dare participants this week (again!!).

Mine's eventually on my blog - have to say I am chuffed to pieces with the Dolly Mama stamp I used as it fits the bill very well - see what I mean at my blog lol!

http://patsy-j.blogspot.com

Penny said...

Roree, I LOVE your card a lot but I am not able to leave a comment without being a member, so I'll say it here , it's gorgeous! I have those very same stickers on my desk right now.


Penny x

Dolly Mixtures said...

Another great challenge DCMs - forcing me to use poor forgotten tools and techniques. Lots of great cards!
Mine is now on my blog.TFL
Angela

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A last minute request and another couple of cards that fit the embossing challenge along with a bit of origami!

http://craftblog.craftybutterfly.co.uk/2007/06/couple-of-origami-shirt-cards.html

Godelieve said...

Great sample cards! I hope I can check out all the comments...
I didn't make a card, but a picture frame out of vellum.
Embossing... one of my favorite techniques!
Picture frame
Godelieve

Enidan said...

Yesterday I found this Blog!
Beautiful cards !!
So this is my frist entry for your challenge
Here is one card I did

http://enidansblog.blogspot.com/

Rainbow Lady said...

I know it's late but here is my embossed effort in my blog. Sorry been away for a few days.

http://rainbowladyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/

Hope you like it
Love Cynthia (Rainbow Lady) x

Dollydimps said...

Fab Fab cards girls!
Are you going soft on us Lythan?;)
I've dared, it's on my blog!

Gillian said...

Wonderful cards so far for this challenge.
My entry can be seen on my blog.
http://scrappydoo-gillian.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the dare!!!!

roree said...

I posted my card earlier, but some were not able to view it. I have now put it up on my blog. http://roreerumph.blogspot.com Thanks for looking!

Debbie said...

I just love these dares!!! Here is mine! I embossed the BG and also the sentiment!

http://designsbydeb.blogspot.com/

Cheryl said...

Embossing is one of my favorite techniques, so I've added my card to my blog:

http://lennydavinci.blogspot.com

Kimberly White said...

This is my take! What a good challenge! Kim

Esther said...

wow what a fantastic response you are getting, here is me joining the ban wagon!

ink'n'rubba said...

Some lovely cards this week. I've made another one in pink! You can see it on my blog at http://inknrubba.blogspot.com/

Maisymary's Findings said...

wish I had the cuttlebug ! sigh ! lol

still i had a go !

TFL! Pearl

Sam Morris said...

WOW..yet another great idea and some wonderful examples! Going to catch up on all the wonderful blogs I've been missing during my *ahem* absence!!

Mine's on my blog ;o)

est26 said...

Wow lovely cards

I have finally done mine It is on my blog...had so much to catch up with over the weekend

Scripture by Design said...

OK...I'm back and have finally had a chance to post mine on my blog. Seeyou there!

P.S. Blogger was having a few hiccups when i tried to publish it so if you can't see it the first time, try again later!!!

Casey x

Louly said...

I love all the cards i've seen so far (haven't had chance to comment yet). Had a day off today so just got one done. It's on my blog.

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

I have made a card that is combined with the need of a thank you card for friends.

It is on my blog, and I hope you like it.

Love
Jane xx

Em's Blog said...

I decided to be brave and enter for the first time. WOW, all the cards are fab! very inspiring! :o)

http://blushes-emma.blogspot.com/

Kaz said...

here's my first contribution- great theme!!
http://gerardloon.blogspot.com/2007/06/three-into-one.html

Deb said...

My first time too! Really enjoyed it, plan to do more!

http://countrylovincardmaker.blogspot.com/2007/06/youre-not-emboss-of-me.html

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

I have just had to do another card for a diamond anniversary, and it has embossed elements ... not sure if it counts, but it is on my blog.

Love
Jane xx

Fiona Carter said...

Gorgeous cards this week girls. I've loved looking at them all. {No card from me yet}.
Thanks for sharing them all!
Fiona
x

Suzanne said...

oh wow, these are ALL gorgeous, every single one!

Carrie said...

Hi girls - here is my first contribution too - I hope to be able to create some extra hours in the day very soon to keep up with all the challenges. :0) Some gorgeous work posted.

http://www.madebycaroline.blogspot.com/

Jay said...

Oh my, I just realized that some experimenting that I did earlier this week fits right in with this dare! I made an embossing folder out of chipboard and used the embossed image on a card. It's on my blog:

http://indigoinklings.blogspot.com/2007/06/are-we-having-fun-yet.html

Julie said...

Thanks for the challenge! I used to emboss everything in sight and have forgot about it recently..thanks for kicking me back into shape :)

http://thelandoflostluggage.blogspot.com/2007/06/double-dare.html

Sugar & Spice said...

Wow, wonderful cards everyone. Mine is on my blog; http://sugar-and-spice0.blogspot.com/

Rainowgirl said...

Just back from my jollies, so have combined the weekly and mid-week dares. It's on my blog now. Did you realise that there are 62 posts in here now - it will take me the rest of the week to catch up LOL.

Di

Nick said...

Great challenge-Ive finally caught up and done it!
http://paperpenguin.wordpress.com/

Keri said...

Wow well I had no idea your blog existed until I saw it on Flo's Blog!
Here is a card I did that works for this challenge...actually here are TWO of them! :)
http://pinklemonade.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/06/i_am_playing_ar.html
http://pinklemonade.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/06/he-graduated-wi.html