Friday, January 25, 2008


Hi all - Jo here to dare you this week, we'd all like to say a big "Thank you" to everyone who's joined in with Kathy's "Hide and seek" dare and I would like to say a huge thank you to the DCM girls for stepping in with a last minute Little Extra this week and thank you to all of you who joined in.

My dare this week is 'Foiled!' -I would like you to utilise some plain old aluminium (aluminum for our friends across the pond!) foil from your kitchen :). You can scrunch it, die cut it, emboss it, ink it, coil it, cover chipboard - or anything else that you choose!

Remember to leave a comment so we can pop over to see your foiled creations.

We do visit every Blog and try to leave as many comments as possible. There are so many amazing creations that we can't all leave a comment - we hope you understand.

You can still join in the fun if you don't have a Blog, just send a Photo/scan to the team at;

and your creation will be added to our Gallery for all to see.

This week also - we are lucky to be able to offer a spot prize to one of our lucky contributors! The prize has very kindly been supplied by Paper Pesto ! The prize consists of a selection of some yummy papers and embellishments from their delicious January kit. Paper Pesto kits are always inspirational- so make sure you find time to pop over and have a browse of their web site and the blog too !
All you have to do to qualify for the spot prize is join in and make a card for this weeks dare. We will announce the winner who will be picked at random next week. Good luck and remember - you have to be in to win ! Thanks once again to Kate and the rest of the team at Paper Pesto.

***And theres more !....We have fab news to share with all our DCM friends - our lovely Saffa gave birth to beautiful baby girls on Saturday 19th - huge congratulations Saffa and family - and welcome to the world little Zaynab Niloofar and Tasneem Zahra.***




Sandy said...

Great theme. Here is my card. Thanks for looking.

Foiled Card

Rachel said...

beautiful cards from the DT. Ive raided the kitchen cupboard and my card is now available on my blot, thanks for looking.

PS many congrats to Saffa on the birth of her baby girls. xx

Unknown said...

Gosh I'm early today! Gorgeous cards this week. Loads of lovely embossing ladies! How wonderful the twins arrived safely.

My card is on my BLOG LOL x

Andrea, said...

Fab DT cards. My card is on my blog.

My card

stamp and scrape said...

Here is my card - something a bit unusual!

Anonymous said...

Question: Do you emboss the foil before or after applying it to chipboard?

Jilli said...

Here's mine...

Thanks for looking

Pink Blossom Creations said...

love this challenge... glad to see you back Jo
My attaempt at the challenge is on my blog

Caroline x

Kaz said...

Great dare this week. Mine's on my blog.

Rika said...

Great cards ladies!
Mine is on my blog

Sari K. said...

Nice challenge, Jo!
Here is my

Di said...

Hi everyone - mine's on my blog. This was a great task for inspiring me to get on - thanks Jo. Love all your cards girls. Kathy - those hearts are really gorgeous. Would love a bit more detail on how they were done.

For the person who asked about embossing the foil before or after adding to the chipboard, I stuck my foil to some thin card and then embossed from the back of the card.


Ellen said...

what a great dare...double congratulations to Saffa and hubby.

my foiled effort is on my blog

Ying Pang, said...

wonder why my entry didn't show up :-(
I made a card,stamped on the foil and embossed it but the scan didn't justice the right image:-(
I hope you can see the Tilda image.

Samm said...

Great challenge and difficult too!!! Gorgeous cards!

Here's mine:



Sheila said...

Fantastic dare I loved doing this one.
Congratulations to Saffa.....can't wait to see some pics.

My card for the dare is at

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Congratulations Saffa!

Great dare - my effort is here:-

Marlou McAlees said...

fabulous cards ladies :) x

Birdbrain said...

The cards are awesome!

Here's mine.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Saffa to your baby girls!
Great dare - here's mine card:

Anne said...

Great challenge, not easy! Lovely, inspiring cards from the DT :) My cards are here:

Gina said...

An interesting challenge!
My card is on my blog:
Thanks for looking :O)

Anonymous said...

Fab cards! :) Here is mine :-


Didde said...

Hello all! Great challenge, her is my contribution:
Diddes card

It was actually more difficult to get a good picture than to make the card, but I hope you can see it properly:)

Annie said...

This one was quite challenging for me!!

Here it is:

Judy said...

Here is mine

Denise said...

Congratulations Saffa.
Another fantastic challenge, my offering can be found here:-

Anonymous said...

Here is my offering, I used scrumpled foil and painted it with twinkling H20s to add colour. TFLx

Jo said...

Great ideas from the DT....have just put mine on my blog.

tillymint said...

Wow... fab challenge, it really made me think!
Lovely work from the DT to inspire me :-)

My card is here
Tilly x

tillymint said...

Ooops, my link doesn't seem to work, sorry! I'll try it again -
Here is my entry.
but if that still doesnt work, it's on my blog
Tilly x

Kristen said...

Oh wow! I am able to join in this week I have been looking at loads of dares and finally got one done! woohoo!

Thanks for the challenge!

Rosie said...

Great theme ladies and the DT work is awesome! Here's my effort:

Adele said...

I have managed to join in again..couldn't resisst this one!!! Lovely dare and examples...thank you so much- I really needed a direction today!

love Dingle.x

Rainbow Lady said...

Here is my effort for your foiled challenge today.
Thanks for looking
Love Cynthia x

Rosanne said...

This was a fun challenge, I'd never thought of using foil on a card before. And not only did I create one card, I made three!

Love the design team cards too!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fun challenge. I had never tried inking or embossing foil before:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another interesting challenge! Love your cards.
My cards not real clear, but its on my blog now.


Kim Costello said...

Fun challenge find mine on my blog

Kim x

Beth said...

Thanks for this challenge, mine's on the blog!

SueH said...

Great cards everyone, especially the design team. They are all so different and such great inspiration.

You can see my card here

Louly said...

Yay! I'm back! Thanks for the challenge, mine's on my blog.xx

Angelnorth said...

Just added mine to my blog - thanks for the challenge, Jo!

Debbie said...

Great challenge :)

Mine is onmy blog here...

Debbie x

Anonymous said...

Great Cards Ladies,
You can find my cards on my blog.
Thanks for looking:)& Thankyou for a great Challenge:)

Unknown said...

Congratulations Saffa on the twin girls! Hope you and babes are doing great.

I've had to do a bit of catching up on the dares but they're on my blog now, so roll on today's LE!


Clare said...

Managed to get this one done in the end! You can see my card here -

Enfys said...

I'm a new blogger, this is the first time I've joined in on this challenge, but it's been great fun so won't be the last! The card is on my blog.

Jo said...

1st time for me too! My 'foiled' card is here

Ruthie said...

Found this one really difficult but I still did it :)

It's on my blog.



Enfys said...

I'm really sorry, my first time in on this, I've had to take it off my blog as it's been accepted for publication in the US. (Yeeeessss!)
Sorry. I'll be back next week.

Hels Sheridan said...

Whoops, I am late - sorry!! I hope that you like my effort - I have had the best fun with this challenge, it is my first time and I will be joining in this weeks too! Thanks ...and my card can be seen on
Thanks Hels x

Anonymous said...

I've just shared my challenge card on my blog where I've combined both an aluminium foil accent with a metal shim background! This was the first time I've used foil and defintely had a ball with it - thanks!


Jackie said...

I made the card last week and forgot to tell you! It's on my blog.

Congratulations Saffa and family. x

Angie C said...

This is the first time I've joined in the challenge, so please be gentle with me :-)

I have spent ages looking at all your lovely cards.

I've just added mine to my blog

Brooke Phillips said...

I'm new to this too, but thought I'd try my hand at this challenge. My card is on my blog at:

Jennifer said...

This my first DCM challenge, I'm pretty new to the wonderful world of cardmaking.

Here's my attempt (hope I'm not too late):

Styles Ink