Friday, September 07, 2007

Tearing Purple Holes for Christmas

Thank you to everyone who joined in with this weeks dares, we hope you enjoyed making the cards as much as we enjoyed seeing them all.
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It's been a busy and exciting few weeks for certain Design Team members and here we are, just a couple of weeks after Rhi's wedding and it's now Tracie's (Bondgirl) turn; on Saturday she will be walking down the aisle to marry her prince...
We're sure you'll want to join with us as we wish Tracie and Wayne a wonderful day and every joy and happiness for their lives together.
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Well, the time has come for our first Christmas card dare of 2007.
But as loads of you have already shown some fab Christmas cards on your blogs, we thought we'd make things a little more Daring, interesting, tricky or downright mean - depending on your point of view!
So, we'd like you to make and show a Christmas card which incorporates the following:
Some Paper Tearing
The colour Purple
AND
It has to have at least one hole somewhere in the design!

......BUT by "hole" we don't just mean the sort of hole you poke a brad through, or the holes you make for/with stitching - or even the hole you make to put an eyelet in - although you can use all those techniques too if you want.
We want you to be a bit/lot more inventive and creative than that, and we think you'll be able to come up with some wonderful ideas for making cards to fit this recipe.
We'll leave it to you to guess which team member said "if I put Baby Jesus on my card, will that be "Holey" enough?"
We're very happy to welcome Paula aka Mini-book Pixie as our Guest Designer for the next couple of weeks. Paula has joined in pretty much every dare since the DCM started, and it's especially fab that she's agreed to come and be our GD as we're now in the run up to our first anniversary. We're looking forward to seeing your Torn, Holey, Purple Christmas creations so please come back and let us know when you've made your card and where we can see it.

58 comments :

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Congratulations Tracie. Hope you have a fabulous day! Make sure that you enjoy being the centre of attention and princess for a day!

Great cards girls! I want to go home and start mine now, but hey, ho! Work to be done.....

Kate said...

Congrats Tracie and Prince Wayne.

Great cards one and all. I can't believe I blogged a torn purple Christmas card this morning. No holes though so I guess I will have another try.

Patsy Jackson said...

Great cards from the DT :)

Oooh you girls do like to make us darers think don't you :)!!!

Taniwha said...

Well done Paula, love the card and congratulations on being guest designer :)

Anice said...

Oohh..you have made me break my unwritten rule..never make Christmas cards before November! Though I have to admit that rule tends to be because of laziness rather than anything else! My purple creation can be seen on my blog..thought I'd get a head start this week as I left it so late last challenge!

mum on the run said...

Aww, congratulations Tracie!! Have a fabulous day!!

Love the DT cards, well done on being Guest Designer Paula :)

My card is here :

http://mum-on-the-run.blogspot.com/2007/09/dcm-tearing-purple-holes-for-christmas.html

TFL :)

Sarah said...

Congratulations to Tracie!

Great cards by the team again this week!!
I found this one really challenging, you can see my card here;

http://stashstashandmorestash.blogspot.com/

Rachel said...

One from me too this month - holes are the stars which are punched out of the purple and layered over holographic papers although this doesn't show that well in the photie

Rachel

stamp and scrape said...

My initial reaction was panic - but I really enjoyed myself. Thanks for this challenge.
Ros
http://stampandscrape.blogspot.com/2007/09/tearing-purple-holes-for-christmas.html

Deb said...

this has taken so long it is nearly school pick up time and I haven't done anything else! mine is here

http://countrylovincardmaker.blogspot.com/2007/09/dcm-tearing-purple-holes-for-christmas.html

All Pink said...

Good luck Tracie,here is my blog cards ready http://allpinkgirl.blogspot.com

Anne said...

I enjoyed this one, thanks for keeping my Christmas card production going :)
Card is here:
http://annescreativeside.blogspot.com

All the best to Tracie, have a great day!

Kaz said...

Congratulations Tracie and Wayne, hope you have a great day tomorrow.

My holey purple card is on my blog. TFL.

Samm said...

You sneaky minkies!!! you're trying to throw us off with a really difficult one now aren't you?

Well here's mine:
by Samm: DCM - Tearing Purple Holes for Christmas


Samm
x

Jackie said...

Another great dare. I enjoyed this one and have just added my card to my blog.
Congratulations to Tracie and Wayne for tomorrow. Have a great day (the weather forcast is good for this part of the world)
Congratulations to Paula too on making the guest designer slot.

Helen & Co. said...

Will 2 out of 3 do??! (Sorry - just can't read)

http://madnessatthemalting.blogspot.com/2007/09/daring-cardmakers-challenge-tearing.html

Helen x

Jay said...

Loved this dare! It was great fun!

http://indigoinklings.blogspot.com/2007/09/tearing-purple-holes-for-christmas-dcm.html

Melonie said...

My first christmas card of the year.

http://scrapping-n-stuff.blogspot.com/2007/09/tearing-purple-holes-for-christmas.html

KYLIE said...

This is also my first Christmas card for 2007.

Here is my contribution:
http://kylieswain.blogspot.com/2007/09/dcm-challenge.html

EllePiggo said...

Fab cards everyone, I'm still working my way through them. Here is mine:
DCM Christmas Card
Vanessa:)

Kae said...

After a very long summer break... I'm back with my effort for this week's challenge :) I've thrown last week's Extra in as well for good measure lol.

http://magikae.blogspot.com/2007/09/ooops-i-did-it-again-lol.html

Louly said...

I had so much fun with this one! Thanks for another fabby dare. Mine's here.... http://craftsbylouly.blogspot.com/

Andrea said...

My card is on my blog. The holes are the holes in the buttons, hpe this counts!
Andrea

http://www.andreabrownjohn.blogspot.com/

Helen & Co. said...

Right, had another go - still only 2 out of 3...

http://madnessatthemalting.blogspot.com/2007/09/daring-cardmakers-challenge-tearing_08.html

Helen x

Helen & Co. said...

3rd time lucky!!!

http://madnessatthemalting.blogspot.com/2007/09/daring-cardmakers-challenge-tearing_1596.html

Helen x

Patsy Jackson said...

Congrats to Tracie & Wayne :)

What a 'different' dare lol!

Here's mine:

DCM

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Anna said...

Congratulations Tracie.

Thanks for a great dare.

Here is a link to my card:-

http://paperposies.blogspot.com/2007/09/dcm-tearing-purple-holes-for-christmas.html

Kate said...

My proper attempt is here

Rein said...

congrats Tracie!!

Wonderful cards ladies!!
mine is on my blog

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Holey moley girls! You lot have been so busy creating some fabulous cards.

My effort is on my blog for all to see.


http://freycob.blogspot.com

Lavender Rose said...

The team's cards are fabulous as always :) I was a bit wary of this challenge but am pleased to say I had a go and here's mine....off to look at all the other links to this great challenge now!

http://lavenderosecraft.blogspot.com/

Birdbrain said...

Did it! This was truly a challenge for me. I am not a fan of paper tearing - I'm all about straight and even. LOL.

Sandy said...

Here's my card! Thanks for the challenge---and Merry Christmas!
Card

Dolly Mixtures said...

Congratulations to Tracey...hope the day was fabulous!
Thanks for a great challenge this week. Sometimes I struggle to put all of the elements of a challenge together but this week it seemed as if they were made for each other. You can find my attempts in my blog.

Juliet said...

Contrats to Tracey - hope you had a fab day!
My card is on my blog - thanks for another great challenge. Will be back to look at everyone elses later.

Rainbow Lady said...

Oops silly me did this card and instead of putting Christmas peeloff put Best Wishes.
Still here it is on my blog for all to see my mistake.

http://rainbowladyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/

Thanks for looking

Love Cynthia x

Adele said...

Ooo...tricky! I am REALLY not a purple person and struggled with this...but at tleast I have another card in my Xmas stock box!!! You cruel people!LOL!!

Thank you, love Dingle.xx

Flossie's Follies said...

Fun challenge, mine are on my blog, yup made two for this one, it was so much fun.
www.flofollies.blogsot.com

Birdbrain said...

I looked at all the amazing purple cards and they're all super! I am sharing computer time with my son so can't take the time to comment on each blog.

Becky Stewart said...

Great dare!! Here's my takes on it http://princess-creations.blogspot.com/2007/09/pink-petticoat-cards.html

alice k. said...

This was fun! I combined mine with another challenge that seemed to go in the same direction.
http://yellowhousestudio.blogspot.com/2007/09/purple-holes-and-mulberry-papers.html

Thanks!

sari said...

wow, what cards you all have made! This is the first time i jump in a "challenge" Liked it alot! Thanks for giving me more inspiration!

Rainbow Lady said...

Here is my proper effort for this challenge.
Thanks for looking
Love Cynthia x

http://rainbowladyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/

manicstamper said...

Ooooh another wedding.
Congratulations to you both....I hope your day was fab.

Done the dare at last. Love the teams cards and I can't wait to see what everyone else has done but that's a treat I have to save for coffee time tomorrow.

Mine is here
http://manicstamper.blogspot.com

SmilynStef said...

Thanks for the challenge to get one more holiday card completed. Here's mine: http://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com/ingenious_inkling/2007/09/tearing-purple-.html

pretty-pink-cards said...

this was a great challenge and have enventually got round to doing mine and its up
Caroline x

Clare said...

This challenge led me to make my first Christmas card of the year! You can see my creation on my blog.

Leo said...

Congratz Tracie how exciting!!

Just uploaded my go on my blog.

xx Leo

Beverley Todd said...

Love purple for Christmas! Fab recipe. Mine's here: http://craftymoments.blogspot.com/2007/09/another-daring-card.html

Melonie said...

Another one.

http://scrapping-n-stuff.blogspot.com/2007/09/another-tearing-purple-holes-for.html

Sylvie :) said...

my card
Thanks for these great challenges.

Susan (Sue H) said...

Here's my card (at long last)
http://sueskraftykards.blogspot.com/

Just off to look at everyone else's now and I'm sure they will be fabulous as always. I just wish the list didn't keep getting longer & longer & longer lol.

Montysmum said...

I got carried away with the hole and forgot the rest..oops! you can see my none christmasie card on my blog......sorry

Looby said...

Mine's FINALLY up!! it's here:
http://scraphappylou.blogspot.com/2007/09/dcm-tearing-purple-holes-for-christmas.html

Deanne said...

one very large hole and torn paper card is on my blog now... enjoyed this one. x

Leigh said...

ooooooooooh a toughie!! Fab work by the DT. My 11th hour effort is now on my blog.

Congratulations to Tracie.

Louly said...

I know i'm super late but I got there in the end! It's on my blog. Great dare girls!