Monday, October 08, 2007

Santas Little Extra helper no.1

Firstly, apologies to those who think they saw this yesterday and then it vanished.....your eyes weren't deceiving you! Someone, who has a very red face atm got her days all muddled up and posted early! hehe oops!
There's still plenty of time to join in Jane's clever dare to make a postcard which you then have to send, but as usual, midway through a DCM week we like to throw out an extra challenge for you to play with.
Just before setting the new challenge, we have a message from Tracie who looks after our gallery - she's been busy uploading photos that have been sent in for past dares, so there's loads of new cards on display there now - the link to the gallery is at the bottom of each Links List, so it's easy to drop in to see all the cards. If you'd like to add your cards to the DCM gallery the address to send them to is daringcardmakers@hotmail.co.uk

This week we're starting off a series of Little Extras to help you (and us) get ready for Christmas (yes, it IS coming....). We're calling it "Santa's Little Extra Helper". We'll take a break for something else we've got planned at the end of this month, but then we'll return to help you with those Christmas cards.

So here's your first "Santa's Little Extra Helper":
Christmas Words
We'd like you to use Christmassy words on your card, not just in the sentiment but for this challenge the word/s should form the main focus of your card - like in Rhi's "In a Word" dare of a couple of weeks ago
So, you could use chipboard or wordy paper for instance - check the link to Rhi's dare and of course the relevant links list for even more ideas.

We'd love to see your cards, so please pop back and leave us a message when you're ready to share your wonderful work with us all.
Here are some to get you thinking.
Have fun












43 comments :

Paula said...

You got me all excited! I though it must be Tuesday already!!
Im on holiday from work all next week & am countdown!
You'll hear from me again, soon!

Rachel said...

Ive just blogged 2 chrimbo cards - both with papers with writing on - will try and get another one done right now! thanks for bringing us santas helper - Im sick of chrimbo cards already so need as much encouragement as poss! xx

Rachel said...

Ok so a nice quick one, a brand new spanking card now showing on my blog! thanks for looking x

Jeannette said...

Hi, I've done a card, glitter came out a bit more sparkly on the photo than I expected. Enjoyed this one and going to do a few more. Here's mine.

http://jeannettespages.blogspot.com/

Andrea said...

Great challenge, my card is on my blog.

My card

Helen & Co. said...

Thank you!

http://madnessatthemalting.blogspot.com/2007/10/card-positioning-systems-challenge.html

Helen x

Magickdiva said...

Here's mine - its going to my friend who is trying to sell Christmas cards for a charity close to her heart - thought it might be suitable for your challenge too!

Deb said...

I wondered how Samm knew what the LE was yesterday, I thought she was telepathic!!! Here's mine...

http://countrylovincardmaker.blogspot.com/2007/10/santas-little-extra-helper-and-cps34.html

Marlou said...

Hi there, i was wondering myself what happened {LOL} anyway mine is here

http://scrappingwithlove.blogspot.com/

thanks x

mum on the run said...

I've done mine but also got my days mixed up, and as I used a DT sketch for it I can't upload til tomorrow :D

All Pink girl said...

ooo great challenge ,ready when you are ladies,http://allpinkgirl.blogspot.com ,Dawnx

stamp and scrape said...

Here's my Christmas word - a lovely, quick one today.
Ros
http://stampandscrape.blogspot.com/2007/10/dcm-christmas-word.html

Dollydimps said...

I thought I was going mad yesterday when I came back and it wasn't here! Great challenge-anything to get the motivation going with Christmas cards has to be good.
Mine's on my blog!

Paula said...

Nice little challenge but I struggled. No energy today to play so its not startling, more sparkling!!
Xmas Words

Samm said...

What a great challenge, here's my card:

by Samm: CPS#34, Caardvarks and DCM Christmas words


Samm
x

Rainbow Lady said...

Here is my first Santa's little helper.
Thanks for the challenge and for looking at my blog
Love Cynthia x

http://rainbowladyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/

Juliet said...

Mine's on my blog and I'm covered in glitter! Thanks again team.

Melonie said...

Ok all I can say is I tried. Not sure if it quite meets the dare rules.

http://scrapping-n-stuff.blogspot.com/2007/10/santas-little-extra-helper-no1.html

Sylvie :) said...

my card for this new great challenge !! thank you !

Kate said...

Mine's here. Thanks for the little helpers prompts, I definitely need them.

Anne said...

Good idea, little extra helpers! And Xmas words had been on my list to do anyway, so a very timely challenge for me - thank you!

http://annescreativeside.blogspot.com

Kaz said...

Great cards ladies! Mine is on my blog.
TFL x

Farmersgirl said...

Lots of lovely cards. Lythan your Joy card is fab. Mine is on my blog.

Sandy said...

Here is my first entry for this challenge. Thanks for looking.

http://stempelchaotin.wordpress.com/2007/10/10/daring-cardmakers/

Nick said...

Great challenge-mine is on my blog
http://paper-penguins.blogspot.com/

Who I am said...

Great challenge here is my effort!

http://montysmumscraftretreat.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

I enjoyed this one a great challenge, It also boosts my Christmas card collection.
I have added it to my blog if anyone would like to look.
I welcome all comments Good or bad

http://wendyscraftingtimes.blogspot.com/

Clare said...

I must get on with making some Christmas cards so at least this one helped me make a start! You can see my card on my blog here -

http://passionforpaper.blogspot.com/

Fink said...

This seems like a good one! I need to get working on Christmas cards!

Louly said...

What a great way to get me making more xmas cards! here's mine http://craftsbylouly.blogspot.com/

Maisymary's Findings said...

Managed to have a go at this ! thanks for the dare !

http://maisymary.blogspot.com/

Leo said...

Ohh love these!
I've done one too! :-D
http://scribblesnscrappin.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Really, really late for the little extra this week, and I have been really naughty and altered something rather than make a card! I hope Kathy is not feeling really strict this week otherwise I may be in trouble :oS

mum on the run said...

Mine's here :

http://mum-on-the-run.blogspot.com/2007/10/di-hickman-october-2.html

TFL

done by den said...

Kathy- great challenge, my effort will be with you soon, meanwhile I have to say I have tagged you!

leann said...

here's mine!

http://leanns-ramblings.blogspot.com/2007/10/santas-magic-key.html

Hazel said...

Just done a card for this - great challenge.

Rachel said...

Real last minute one from me on my blog

Rachel

sonic said...

My card is on my blog !!

Crafty Katie said...

Hi

What a great challenge and quick too...except for the time it took me to getting round to scanning and putting on my blog...more ho hum than ho ho ho!!

Here it is...
http://craftkatie.blogspot.com/

done by den said...

Mine is a little late but its there to be seen:-http://densbloggers.blogspot.com/2007/10/daring-cardmakers-santas-little-extra.html

Charlotte Kemsley said...

Hi all! Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last piece - here's this week's offering:

http://thatcharlottekemsley.wordpress.com/2007/10/14/4-x-4-friday-numbers/

Have a great week!

Charlotte Kemsley said...

I managed to delete the original post (don't ask!!!) so here it is again:

http://thatcharlottekemsley.wordpress.com/2007/10/15/dcm-christmas-words-2/