Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Swinging Sixties

So, are you all wondering what our news was?
Well, we got our first ever mention in a craft magazine - the magazine is a UK based one called Papercrafts Inspirations and it went on sale last Friday how exciting is that?
Maybe there's more to come....

Jane's been looking at the stats and come up with a few bits of DCM trivia;
*On average we are gaining 445 NEW visitors every single month
*The average daily visit count is 232 people
*We have had visitors not only from the UK, NZ and Australia, where our Design Team members are based, but also from the USA, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, Puerto Rico, India, Belgium, Canada, Singapore, Finland and France
*We are due to hit the 50000 visitor mark soon - sometime around 23rd July - WOW!
And we just want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who come and play each week and make this such a fun place to be.

After all that, let's get down to the challenge business again, don't forget there's still lots of time to have a go at the TEXT dare, but just in case you're looking fora little bit of Tuesday temptation........

We've another Retro challenge for this week's Little Extra.
This time we'd like you to find your inspiration in the 1960s.
Need some help? Try these links:

I Love the 60s
Wikipedia
More 60s links

Looking forward to seeing what you groovy kids come up with, so don't forget to leave us a link so we can come and hang out on your blog.
Here are some from the DT to get you thinking

33 comments :

Sarah said...

Ooooh first this week! This is such a cool, fab dare! Love it!

you can see my card here;

http://stashstashandmorestash.blogspot.com/

mum on the run said...

Difficult dare for me, again!!

My card is here :

http://mum-on-the-run.blogspot.com/2007/07/dcm-swinging-sixties.html

TFL :)

mum on the run said...

BTW : Forgot to say, I saw the mention in Papercraft Inspirations. Well done Ladies!!

I've seen you mentioned quite on a few US blogs lately too :)

Flossie's Follies said...

congratulations, what fun, you are growing and this is certainly a fun challenge.

Hazel said...

This is the first time ever that I've done anything for DCM. I had to make a commissioned card this afternoon, featuring Cliff and his 'Congratulations' which dates back to 1968, so I hope it qualifies. It can be found at: www.craftyhazelnut.blogspot.com

Suzan-- said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so proud to be a part of these challenges!! This is a wonderful site, and really deserves more attention!!!

Thank you for letting me participate!

Here's my 60's challenge--

http://thriftycollageartist.blogspot.com/2007/07/dcm-mid-week-challenge-swinging-sixties.html

Clare said...

This was a fun challenge to do, thank you. My card is here

http://passionforpaper.blogspot.com/

Gillian said...

Congratulations on the big news.

Here is my entry for this weeks theme.

http://scrappydoo-gillian.blogspot.com/

Gillian

Leni said...

hello
pretty cards.
myATC

Paula said...

Great cards ladies. Saw Papercraft Ins, Im a subscriber.

Mine is over on the blog. TFL.x

http://minibookpixie.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

Fab news girls, you deserve it. Will try to get the mag tomorrow.

I've just added mine to my blog-I hope it fits!

Esther said...

Whoo hoo I love RETRO! Just a couple of quicky cards...

Samantha said...

My first entry at this site...I just made this card for CPS!

http://surfacetoairmedia.com/blog/2007/07/08/cps-21/

Maisymary's Findings said...

had a go too !


ttfn,Pearl

Rein said...

Pretty cards for this wonderful theme ladies!
My entry is on my blog

Sam said...

great challenge - I finally got to grips with my DCWV retro papers, I've had trouble using them.

My entry is here

done by den said...

Not an easy one for me but my effort can be found here:-http://densbloggers.blogspot.com/2007/07/daring-carmakers-little-extra-challenge.html

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Another Fun Challenge! Here is my effort:-
http://craftblog.craftybutterfly.co.uk/2007/07/dcm-little-extra-sixties.html

Dani D said...

like this challenge!!!!!

My entry is on my blog

http://danisart.wordpress.com/2007/07/11/sixties/

Greetings Dani D

Rainbow Lady said...

Great dare for me - my era!!! oops showing my age there.
My Swinging 60's card is on my blog.
Love Cynthia x

http://rainbowladyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

Do you allow Canadians to participate or is the group only for artists from the UK, NZ and Australia? Thanks!

Birdbrain said...

Done! What fun!

manicstamper said...

Congratulations on the magazine mention........about time in my opinion.

Done the dare...sorry it's a bit late.

It's here at.....

http://manicstamper.blogspot.com

Donna said...

Here is the link to mine on my blog.

Another fun one girls

Donna in NZ

http://donnascardsnstuff.blogspot.com/

stamp and scrape said...

How do you think all these up - great fun!
Here's mine,
Ros
http://stampandscrape.blogspot.com/2007/07/swinging-sixties.html

Godelieve said...

Congrats on the mention in the magazine!! So well deserved! Your challenges are fabulous!! I just wish I had time to participate more often...

This challenge gave me inspiration for a masculine birthday card, for a guy who was born in the Sixties. Thanks!!

Sixties Card

Dani D said...

... great challenge so i make a second entry

http://danisart.wordpress.com/2007/07/12/more-sixties/

take a look

Greetings Dani D

Leo said...

Congratz girlies and well deserved!!!

I did my 60's card last night and I've just posted it up now if you fancy a peek!

xx Leo

KardKrazy said...

I could not pass up this one -- love the retro look.
Here's my 60's card!

http://kardkrazy.blogspot.com/2007/07/daring-cardmakers_13.html

Paula W said...

Congrats on the publicity in the mag...well deserved too!
Another fab challenge and DT cards...Im a little late but here's my entry:
http://somewhereintimeblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/dcm-swinging-sixties.html

kdj said...

What a great challenge! Here's my take from the US ...

http://stampgarage.blogspot.com/2007/07/touch-of-60s.html

Congrats on all the good news.

est26 said...

Have just added my retro sixties card to my blog

Emilia said...

Congrats for the good news! I am happy for you girls

I know I am late but I just enjoy this challenge a lot! Go take a look for my entry
http://emilytwn.blogspot.com/2007/07/retro-60s.html

Emilia from Taiwan