Friday, January 08, 2010

The Birthstone for January is .....

Happy New Year
Well, here we are, back after our Christmas break and raring to go with another year of DCM dares - we hope you're all there with scissors, punches and papers primed and ready for action!
Before we launch into our first dare of the year we all want to say a HUGE Thank You to everyone who linked their cards to our "New Beginnings" challenge - WOW! there were so many - and some people even made more than one to show us. Even if you didn't get a message, please be assured that we came to see all the cards, there was a fabulous array of cards to see, and if you've not had the chance to check them all out, then do make yourself a coffee and enjoy a lovely wander around them all. We promise - you'll be inspired by the talent out in DCM-Land!
A new month means we say Goodbye, and a big Thank You to GD Dolly and Hello to our January Girl, Caz. Caz makes wonderful cards and if you visit her BLOG you're sure to find something that inspires you. Welcome to the Team, Caz!

Introducing the Monthly Birthstone Challenge

We thought it would be fun to have series of linked challenges that run throughout the whole of 2010. We're going to use the first Dare of each month to make cards featuring the birthstone for that month. How you decide to use the birthstone is up to you, it may be a card for someone who has a birthday during that month, it may simply be an any occasion card using the colour of the birthstone - anything goes, really as long as somehow the birthstone is hinted at.
The birthstone for the month of January is the
By her who is this month was born  
No gem save garnets shall be worn  
They will ensure her constancy  
True friendship and fidelity.
You can find out more about the January birthstone by clicking HERE

So, there you go, we'd love to see what you make for this week's dare, so please come and leave a message when you're ready to share.
Here are some cards from the the design team to start you thinking
Have fun






Unknown said...

Wonderful challenge and stunning work form the DT.

Here's my card

Thanks for looking.

Joanne xx

Kruemel said...

This is such a great idea! And I love the deep red color of this gem.
Here´s what I came up with.
Thanks for looking!
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Ally said...

This is a lovely theme.

Here is my card

Allison x

Erin... said...

what a fun challenge and gorgeous DT cards!
here's mine
thanks for looking!

Kaz said...

Gorgeous shades of red from the DT.
My card is ~{here}~ xx

Lou Sims said...

What a great idea and as I have a January birthday, am a bit biased towards this month stone too ! You can find my project HERE.


Powerful Search Engine said...

Here is my card I liked this challenge thank you x

Cheri said...

Here's my garnet-red card

Deena said...

Here is my attempt at your garnet challenge. Hope you like it!

If that didn't work, you can see it at - project 365 - #1

CLARE said...

Great idea for a challenge, well done with coming up with such an original theme. mine is HERE

Holly Young said...

Loved the challenge! Here's my card

Beary Happy Valentine

tiggertastic said...

My entry is here
Thank you for looking and for providing the challenge and DT inspiration

Sarah x

Gisèle said...

This was the perfect challenge. I love the idea of a monthly birthstone challenge and can't wait to see it play out through the year. My card can be found at I SPI .

Kath Stewart said...

another great challenge and fab cards from the team......HERE
is mine...hugs kath xxxxx

Stampin'Piper said...

That's a beautiful stone ... love the DT Projects! Here is my Card.

TFL! Hugs Tanjawe

Tracey said...

Great theme & gorgeous DT samples :)

My Card is here


Janice said...

Good to get back into the swing of the challenges. HERE is mine.

Chrissie said...

Great challenge and lovely examples.My card is here

Lanette said...

Here's my first ever Daring Entry!

Natty said...

Nice challenge and some really fab card examples from the DT. :D

I've posted mine here.

Wendy @ E-1-A said...

What a fab challenge... thank you for the inspiration re: the DT cards (lovely)... here is a link to my 'garnet' project:

Maria Matter said...

thanks for a great challenge!
here's mine:
... Joyful Stamper: Squigglefly-beary valentine
Blessings, Maria

Unknown said...

It's been so long since I took part in a DCM challenge, and I've missed you girls!

Mine is on my blog



Beverly S. said...

I enjoyed this fun challenge. Here is my card.

Beverly G said...

My card is for both the new challenges, so I'll leave a link on both posts.
Here's my card

Erin... said...

such a fun one!
here's mine
thanks for looking!

Katie said...

Great challenge!
Here's my card

Tammy said...

Beautiful cards DT and great challenge! My card is here

coldwaters2 said...

Love the theme beautiful DT cards you will find my card on my blog

Lorraine x

Jodi said...

Here is my entry.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for a challenge. Loving all your cards.
Here's my card

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Happy New Year to you all. What a lovely challenge and what lovely DT cards.

Here is my card for this challenge

Best wishes

Kym xxx

Lorraine A said...

Lovely theme and fabulous DT cards :-)

you can see my card here :-)

Lols x x

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Fabulous work, everyone! Thanks for a fun challenge!

Here is my project

Thanks for looking!

FibreJunky said...

Here's mine.
Neat idea for a challenge!

Janet, said...

Great challenge and samples, here is my card.

Kate said...

Great challenge!
Here is mine:

Karuna said...

Thanks for the chance to participate!

Here's mine!

Susie Little said...


Here is my CARD.

Susie xx

Kat said...

Love this challenge, what a great idea.

Here's my card.

Kat x

PetraB said...

This is a brilliant challenge, I like the idea of running a challenge throughout the year a lot. Many thanks, great creations by the DT.
Here is my entry. Petra.

Wendy Hall said...

Great samples!!

my card

FliXxx said...

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chilli pip said...

here is my card

Jenny said...

Loved this dare! My card is here