Friday, November 13, 2009


Hello, it's me, Paula, here today to set my very first challenge for the Daring Cardmakers. Before that though we want to say a big Thank You to all who joined in with Jo's Krafty dare last week. It was wonderful to see so many great cards - you are such a clever, creative bunch and we're so happy that you come and play along with us each week.

Now the scary bit!

My first challenge is all about


Scraplings are little narrow cards made from scrap cardstock. You know how when you make a card from a a piece of A4 or Letter sized cardstock you're left with an off-cut? Well that's the basis of a Scrapling. When folded in half, the Scrapling's card front will measure roughly 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" , though this depends of course on the size of card you were making in the first place!

So, dig out your scraps and make either a card or a gift tag!
The team have been having fun using up their off-cuts this week and have come up with all these ideas to get you thinking.

Please come back and leave us a message saying where we can see your little creations

Have fun




Janice said...

cool challenge. Gorgeous work from the DT. Jozza's trees are fab.

tracy said...

how very cool :).......where do you get the envelopes to fit them in ?!

Annie said...

Gorgeous examples - great idea for getting some xmas tags done too. Will hopefully join in.

Ann xxx

Sylvia Blum said...

Ohhhh... I **love** the idea and all the samples from the DT are gorgeous! *wow*
Here's mine: Joyeux Noel


Liz said...

Wow Love it will defo join in love the DT cards!

Liz x

Unknown said...

Fab idea Paula....HERE is my card.

Jo Hooper said...

Decided to have a go and here is my scrap card LOL.

Sorry don't know how to the link.


Jacqui - Crafty Cardz - The Freebie Gatherers said...

Well some really lovely funky cards here..

Crafty Cardz is here!

Mine seems a little different and not as good to every ones lol...

Powerful Search Engine said...

Fab inspiration girls! Sorry my picture quality is poor but it is stormy here today.
Here are my scraplings.
Loved the challenge more like this please! Great first time challenge Paula!
Hugs Pascale

Traceyr said...

Wonderful cards design team and I never thought of turning the card that way up. Thanks for the tip.

Mine is here for you to see.

Daniele said...

I've got a pile of scraps so its nice to use some of them up here is my card thanks for looking

Kath Stewart said...

what a fun challenge this week and gorgeous scraplings from the DT...HERE is mine
hugs kath xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the inspiration Paula! Gorgeous samples from the team!!!

Here are mine...


PetraB said...

Thank you Paula for such a fun and 'useful' challenge. It was great to use all these bits and pieces lurking in boxes and drawers. Here are my scraplings. Petra.

Donelda said...

Making Scraplings are one of my favorite things to do!! I created 3 different sets of scraplings!! Here is the address for my blog post:

Thanks for another great challenge!!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Ohh I really love the cards this week, so very different but all of them stunning!
Thank you for the great challenge, you can find my entry here :)

Bubbles said...

Great challenge just loved it. Fab DT examples!
Here are my entries! Yep I made 2!

Joanne x

Susie Little said...

Hi There,

Here is my Scrapling

Susie xx

Unknown said...

This was so fun and at the same time you got a chance to clean up the table ... at least by these few scrap pieces I used in
my card.

Thanks for the challenge!

Smiles from Finland,


PetraB said...

Sorry, I couldn't help myself I had to make another one - it's such great fun :-) Petra.

Clare said...

Here's mine...

I love making scraplings and I've been doing them for quite some time now. :)

Ellen said...

thanks you for pushing me to do this it's been on the to do list for a while.
Love them

mine can be seen here

Kathryn said...

My scrapling did not turn out to be a smaller size like some of these others, but I CAN promise HONEST TO GOODNESS that no new papers were harmed in the making of THIS CARD!!!! ;)

Have a great day, and don't forget to enter for my 10K giveaway while you're visiting!


Beverly G said...

Loved all the inspirational scraplings, this was a fun one.
Here's my entry

Susie Little said...

Hi There,

I made some MORE!!

Susie xx

Classroomfree said...

Fabulous idea, and even more fabulous DT inspiration!

I gave it a go here...


Thanks for looking :o)

Kate said...

lovely little cards. Having a try at a few of these. The 1st one's here.

Juls said...

Fab Challenge!! I think these are just brilliant..I have never made them before but I think they are going to become quite and addiction!

Wonderful DT Inspiration

here's my card

Unknown said...

Great challenge! Thanks! Really liked to make Scraplings)))
Here are my creations:

Hugs, Julia

Kathryn said...

Here's my second...

Another to follow shortly! :)


Kathryn said...

Third one...

Girl in the Rain Scrapling

Happy crafting everyone. What a great challenge this has been!!! :)


Jacqui - Crafty Cardz - The Freebie Gatherers said...

Hi..Sorry but can't find an email button on here.. but can someone tell me how we can claim our DCM Gold Star from a previous challenge.. I have emailed someone from the blog.. but not heard anything... thanks :) x

Julie M said...

Great idea, might help me clear the mountain of off-cuts in my craftroom!!!

Here's my card