Thursday, December 04, 2008

Be Inspired at Home

Hi Everyone. Kathy here this week - and have I got a challenge for you this time! Are you scared yet? You should be! But first, a huge Thanks you to everyone who joined in last week's dare, the cards were all fabulous and we really enjoyed seeing all the different designs you came up with for Jane's White with Pink Christmas.

This week you can make any card you like - so it can still be for Christmas, or to say Thank You or a card for any occasion you like, but I'd like you to look for your inspiration right there, in your home.
The idea is that you look around your home and find a pattern, design, motif etc - or just part of one that you can replicate and use as the inspiration for your card design
You could use the pattern of the floor or wall tiles in your kitchen or bathroom, or even your patio tiles
Or maybe there's a pattern/motif that's used on a picture frame, wallpaper or curtains.
Or how about checking your crockery, a vase, an ornament for a motif you could develop into a design for a card
Once you start looking around, you'll see loads of little design motifs that can work for you - at least I hope you will!
And now I'm going to be really greedy and say that it would be especially good if you could add a photo of the original item when you write your blog!
I don't ask for much, do I? hehehe
Here are some cards from the Design Team - they were very quiet after I posted this dare for them - I was beginning to think it was A Dare Too Far! Hope it's not too scary for all you Daring Cardmakers out there. Please come back and leave a message when you've had a go at this one and we'll be along to see what you've created

Keryn
Lythan
SueRein
Jo

21 comments :

Rica said...

Ooh miracles will never cease - I'm the first.
Brilliant challenge - loved it.
Mine's here
Heather xx

Helena said...

That's really interesting! Where do you get your ideas? I'm not surprised they all went quiet :)

I might have a go at this... I do have to make some cards so maybe I can use this idea.

sixfrites said...

great out-of-the-box dare!

Alejandro said...

puppies are my favourites!!

Ellen said...

ah more added i thought with only 3 of the DT team it must be really hard.
Once you start looking there are lots of inspirational designs around the house.
I just took the first thing my eyes fell on.

here

Pascale said...

It was fun TFL http://mycraftyheaven.blogspot.com/2008/12/hi-this-week-daring-cardmakers-theme-is.html#comments
Pascale :)

Caz said...

Fab challenge, love all your cards. HERE is my card.
Caz
x

Nick said...

ooh Kathie you really challenged us this time!
here's mine

Kaz said...

Just for the laugh I have made a card!

http://kazscraftbits.blogspot.com/

lisa said...

really enjoyed this one, the DT's work is all terrific! thanks for looking...
time for inspiration

Kreatives haus said...

Hello girls,
here is my card for these challenge.
I hope you like it.
Bye Petra from Germany

http://petras-creationen.blogspot.com/2008/07/gebrochene-nostalgie-karte.html

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A very enjoyable challenge and love all the DT samples. Here is my card:-

http://craftblog.craftybutterfly.co.uk/2008/12/home-inspiration.html

Evelina Wikberg said...

OMG...that was a dare and a half. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to more challenges!! Have a good week. Here is my Entry

librariane said...

Okay, so I skipped going to the gym to get this dare done--I really liked having to examine my house for inspiration!

http://librariane.blogspot.com/2008/12/be-inspired.html

CLARE said...

thanyou for a thought provoking challenge. Here is my card http://glitterface-creations.blogspot.com/

bolha said...

Gorgeous samples and a great challenge. Here is my inspirational card. My home rule the pets and red kitchen walls. :) Thanks for looking.
x Natasha x

Astra said...

Oh, I like this challenge! When I saw it, I decided to make a card for my husband...
I bought this scrapbook paper because it was like wallpapers in our room. They are really familiar! You can see my card here:
http://by-astra.blogspot.com/2008/12/blog-post_10.html

Tip Top said...

Enjoyed this challenge! Here is mine!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love this challenge. Have some papers which have a similar pattern as some curtains I have, lol - hope you like it.

HERE

Pridders gets crafty said...

Hi, love the challenge, only just started blogging and looking forward to somebody, somebody PLEASE, coming to visit. Havent figured out how to do the link yet, so all i can do is leave my blog address - PLEASE VISIT
Hugs and kisses to everyone
Jennie

Kimberley said...

Fabulous cards by everyone - my entry is HERE