Friday, April 04, 2008

Shrink to Fit

Welcome to another Daring Friday :)
This time it's me (Kathy) here to set the week's challenge, but we've a couple of things to mention before we get down to the new Dare.
First we want to say a big Thank You for all the wonderful cards you've been sharing with us. We really do appreciate the time and effort you all put into our dares, and if you leave a comment here we love to come and visit your blogs to see what you've made.

Next, we've had a bit of a think, and decided that instead of asking our Guest Designers to come and play for just a couple of weeks, we're going to ask if they can put up with us for a whole calendar month, We think it'll be so much more fun, having longer to get to know them and their work. So today we'd like you to say Hi to the very talented Michelle who's been brave enough to join the Design Team for the month of April. Welcome aboard Michelle!
And there's more.....this week we have stash to give away, courtesy of UK magazine Papercraft Inspirations who featured the DCM blog last year - make a card specifically for this dare (and no other) and you'll be in with a chance of winning when we do the draw once next Friday's dare is announced.

So without further ado, here's my tiny little challenge for this week
Shrink to Fit
I used to be able to make cards with lots of "white space" around the designs, but lately when I've tried to do this my cards just look sooooo naked!
So this week I'd like you to think small - not small cards, but small spaces of embellishment on regular sized cards.
You are allowed to cover no more than a 5x5cms area of your card with paper or embellishment - the rest of the card must be left plain.
How you use those valuable cms is up to you. So you may choose to split up those cms to use around your card, or use them in a block or a line. It might help to cut a few 5x5cm squares then cut those up to work out good ways of using your allotment. Making your whole card a miniscule 5x5cms is NOT an option!! Lets have no cheating (I know what you lot are like.....),
but because I'm feeling generous, I'm going to let you add a SIMPLE greeting as extra to your 5x5 allowance! :-)
Please leave us a message when you've made your card so we can come and see how you use your 5x5cms
Can't wait to see what you come up with

74 comments :

Judy said...

WOW - I'm first!!!
Will confess - I made the card earlier this week, playing around with the alcohol inks, and it just fits this week's dare !
My card is on my blog

http://mangaroamade.blogspot.com/

JudyNZ

tracy said...

i'm loving this dare,might have to try and have a go at this one :)

Hazel said...

What a super challenge (tough, but what a cracker!) I'll try and have a go at this. Love what everyone on the team has done.

Rachel said...

great dare and cards from DT. Mine is now available on my blog - thanks for looking.

Gail said...

A great challenge! Looking forward to seeing everyone's cards. Mine is here:
http://scrapncardqueen.blogspot.com/2008/04/shrink-to-fit.html

Jackie said...

Fab cards, brilliant challenge. I've just added mine to my blog.

tracy said...

great challenge,i've had a go....
http://craftme-tracy.blogspot.com/

Ellen said...

lovely cards but I don't think yours is 5x5cm Kathy how do the 3 add up? who's cheating here??

shrink to fit gave me visions of shrink plastic, ha ha.

here my empty take on it
http://scrappanic.blogspot.com/2008/04/shrink-to-fit.html

Anice said...

I've really enjoyed doing this dare..thanks for making me leave space! Great cards from the design team as usual. You can see my attempt on my Blog. Now I'm off to look at everyone elses!!
Anice xx

Kaz said...

Lovely cards here, it's lovely and quick doing these ones! Mine's on my blog.

http://kazscraftbits.blogspot.com/

Anesha said...

Wonderful challange this week and fab cards everyone on the design team.
Here is my take on it: http://skippereva.blogspot.com/
Thanks for having a look.

Angelnorth said...

Great dare Kathy - thanks! You know I like the 'white space' style so this was up my street! Lovely samples, DTers!

Here's mine

Andrea C (Frog) said...

Beautiful cards ladies here mine

http://andreas-card-creations.blogspot.com/

Looby said...

ooh great dare! Mine's here:

http://scraphappylou.blogspot.com/2008/04/daring-cardmakers-shrink-to-fit.html

Lou x

Paula said...

brilliant dare....and fab dt cards as always ladies!

I ended up making 3...
http://cardcraftcreations.blogspot.com/

Jukie said...

Great challenge I went even smaller!


Jukies Blog

Nick said...

Great challenge as usual!
Mines on my blog,
http://paper-penguins.blogspot.com

Enfys said...

Quite a challenge! Mine's on my blog.

Mee said...

Quite a challenge this week!! My effort can be seen on my blog :o)

Juliet said...

Loved this - may do some more 'minimalist' cards this weekend!
My card is on my blog

Juliet xx

tiina38 said...

Nice challenge, thanks! My card is in my blog!

www.tiina38.vuodatus.net

t.tiina38

;=)

Glitter Monkey said...

I finally joined in again this week! Hurrah! I found this a bit hard actually - I love to "overdo it" on my cards. Mine is on my BLOG. Lol Lynn x

manicstamper said...

Wouldn't normally say all that space was my kind of thing but don't the teams cards look stunning.

I have caught up with the last two dares

My Cards

Jozza said...

I loved this challenge so much I made 2 cards!! :o)

They're here

http://jozzasblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/dcm-challenge-shrink-to-fit.html

Thanks for a great challenge!! xxx

Rosanne said...

Lovely cards! Amazing what you can do with just a little space!

My card is on my blog

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fab DT cards as per usual! I must admit I always struggle with less is more so this is the closest I can get!

http://craftblog.craftybutterfly.co.uk/2008/04/daring-card-makers-shrink-to-fit.html

debby4000 said...

Great challenge mines here
http://debby4000.blogspot.com/2008/04/blue-skies-saturday.html

Pixiedust said...

What a good challenge! here's mine http://craftypixiedust.blogspot.com/2008/04/daring-cardmakers.html

Adele said...

This is a toughie for me, I so want to peel off the little frame and remount it onto some patterned paer!!! BUT I WON'T!!LOL

Lovely to join you again, great inspiration as usual!!

love Dingle.x

Penny said...

This one has really captured my imagination! Thanks Kathy!

'you make life sweet' is on my blog if you'd like to see it :)

Off to check out all the lovely cards now.

Sarah said...

This one wasn't as easy as I thought it would be!

My card is on my blog;

http://stashstashandmorestash.blogspot.com/

Debbie said...

Great Theme mine can be seen on my blog

Jeannette said...

Great Challenge, and lovely DT cards. It was fun doing this one.

http://jeannettespages.blogspot.com/2008/04/dcm-shrink-to-fit.html

Samm said...

Clever challenge!!!

Here's mine:

by Samm: DCM - Shrink to Fit! Cuttlebug - Stickles

Samm
x

traciejane said...

Fabulous cards DT and great challenge. Mines on my blog :-)x

Rainbow Lady said...

Here is my small gecko to wish you well. Thanks for visiting him
Love Cynthia x

http://rainbowladyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/one-small-gecko.html

Jens Place in Space said...

I made two simple cards doing this. I could do this more often it was so fun. Heres mine:
http://justmejenifer.blogspot.com/

Susie Blackwell said...

Hi There,

Here’s mine……….

http://whiteribboncards.blogspot.com/2008/04/queen-kat-designs.html

Susie xx

Hazel said...

A toughy but a super dare. Here's one from me: http://craftyhazelnut.blogspot.com/2008/04/dcm-dare-shrink-to-fit.html

Ella Bella said...

great challenge, here is my card, thanks for looking

http://ellabella08.blogspot.com/2008/04/daring-cardmakers-shrink-to-fit-and.html

fairymadjo said...

i dont do challenges as i dont think my cards are much cop. but ive done this onehhttp://fairymadjojo.blogspot.com/
here my blog link.

sorry if it not right, jo x

Jo said...

Great challenge!! Just loaded mine on my blog.

Cardmaking Galore said...

A difficult one for me but I did have a go. Would love to know what you think!

http://cardmakinggalore.blogspot.com/2008/04/dcm-shrink-to-fit-challenge.html

Cheryl said...

Great cards, everyone! Here's mine:

http://lennydavinci.blogspot.com/2008/04/daring-cardmakers-shrink-to-fit.html

Beth said...

This is such a good challenge! Mine is on my blog, thanks for looking!

Lana said...

Hello!

Not sure if I have done a challenge here efore or not! (I don;t have time to do them often!) but love this theme so couldn't resist a go - thank you! :)...

http://thewhimsyoflana.blogspot.com/

Floridakat said...

Fab cards from the DT and a great challenge.

My card is on my blog http://notenoughhoursto.blogspot.com/
Kate
x

ARIANNE said...

Just found this blog and was thrilled by the challenge, so I made a card right away!

You can see it here: http://jufluvs2scrap.blogspot.com/

LAZY-TROUT said...

My first challenge (never had the nerve before) - and its a great one - thanks Kathy.

You can see mine on my blog http://lazy-trout.blogspot.com

manuela said...

fabulous cards dt and great challenge!

my card: http://handicraft-oignon.blogspot.com/2008/04/karte-nr-28.html

jennifer said...

A really fun one!

Here's mine:

http://lambic.co.uk/stylesink/2008/04/07/dcm-shrink-to-fit/

Jan said...

Mine done. Its here
http://janscraftybits.blogspot.com/

EllePiggo said...

A scary challenge for me LOL!! Fab DT cards.

Mine is :-

Here and thanks for looking. :)

Vanessa.

Jilly said...

I loved this challenge, I find it hard to be minimilistic on my cards but i really like what I have ended up with http://jillyscreations.blogspot.com/2008/04/shrink-to-fit.html

Terrie B x said...

Hi Ladies...fab cards from the DT Team.I couldnt resit this weeks Dare.You can find my card Here:

http://terriebaileys.blogspot.com/2008/04/daring-card-makers-challengeshrink-to.html

"Thankyou":)

carol said...

Wow!! so many lovely entries and fab stuff from the DT :)
My little wedding card is
HERE
TFL :)

Carol x

Andrea said...

So many comments already this week!!! My cards are on my blog, thanks for the challenge - I loved it xx

seedlings mum said...

I feel I'm lagging behind with the amount of comments this week - but I have put mine on my blog - great challenge!

Ali said...

I love the ea, my card is at idhttp://paperpiecing.blogspot.com/2008/04/dcm-challenge.html

Ali

ink'n'rubba said...

what a challenge! I've gone for red and black on my card which you can see here

Nickynoo said...

Yet another good dare! I've enjoyed seeing everyone's cards, mine is here:

http://hawthornecrafts.co.uk/node/116

Mucky Pup said...

Lots of white space, minimum design, 5 x 5cms... eek!.. this style is SO not me! Thanks for such a great challenge, it truly was a challenge for me!

Here's my card.

Denise~ said...

These are all fabulous samples. I was so inspired I took the challenge. This was way different from anything I've ever done. Thanks for the challenge.

Here's mine:
http://denisesstampingpage.blogspot.com

asia wu said...

Great challenge, I think I'll try some more "shrinked" cards in the future ;)

Here's my card:
http://craftyasia.blogspot.com/2008/04/dcm-challenge-shrink-to-fit.html

Shaha said...

Here is my cration
http://diarygirly.blogspot.com/2008/04/memories.html

love Shaha

Jessica F. said...

Great challenge, and lots of fun. I love the look, and my have to go back to more white space in general. :)

Here is my card - http://jesmesses.blogspot.com/2008/04/2-challenges-and-swap.html

Sharon said...

Great challenge,have enjoyed doing it & will be checking your blog every Friday now!
My card is herehttp://shari-anne-happycrafter.blogspot.com/2008/04/here-is-my-card-for-challenge-on-daring.html
Thanks
Sharon xx

Sam Morris said...

Hey, it's been a while (where does the time go?) but I just HAD to do this challenge! And what great samples, thanks for the inspiration ;)

LAZY-TROUT said...

Was asked to do a wedding card and this dare came in super handy!!! Thank You!

Anita said...

That was a very different challenge so I decided to give it a go! Thanks for getting me out of my comfort zone!!!

http://stampinwithanita.com/?p=191

Katty Bell said...

I think I just got it done on time.
My creations can be seen at
http://kattysbits.blogspot.com/
Thanks for a great dare!

tala1947 said...

This is my first ever time to use Flickr to post to a blog and my first time ever to enter a challenge.
But it won't be the last time.

tala1947 said...

Well, you can tell this is new to me, I forgot to give the link.

See my card at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25119189@N05/

Kathy said...

Lovely card Tala - I'm not a flickr member so couldn't leave a comment there so I hope you read this!