Friday, February 05, 2010

Feburary's Birthstone; Amethyst

Wow, you know you guys never fail to step up to the challenge and the team have decided that you can all go to the top of the class and have a "Virtual" Gold Star after seeing all your lovely cards for Keryn’s School themed dare last week.
This week we continue with the next in line of our Birthstone dares and anyone who has a birthday in February will already know that means Amethyst, but before you rush off and get busy we also have some exciting news for you……

First of all we say a sad farewell to our lovely Caz, who's been such an inspiring Guest Designer throughout the month of January, Thank you so much Caz, we'll miss you.

The new month, however sees the return of not one but two of our past Guest Designers - we thought it was about time we asked back some of those who've inspired us over the last few years in their Guest designer spots, so please say a big "Welcome Back" to
We're thrilled to bits that you've both agreed to come and show your fabulous creations on the DCM Blog again.

Secondly, as you may have noticed we don’t often have prizes on our blog.
This is because we firmly believe it should be about the fun of playing along rather than winning something that motivates us. But a little extra temptation to join in never goes amiss and we do welcome offers of prizes and sponsorship as they do give us all a bit of encouragement!

So,this week the lovely Brenda and David from Craft Obsessions have donated this wonderful Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch and Stamp set as a prize and let me tell you, most of the DT is wishing they could be in with a chance of winning it because it’s fabulous


All we ask in return for being in the draw and having a chance of winning it is that you give both Craft Obsessions and the Daring Cardmakers a mention on your blog and that the card you make is linked
with no more than three other challenges.

The winner will be drawn at random and announced next Friday.

Oh yes…… word is there’s also lots of new goodies arriving from CHA any day soon so that’s got to be worth a visit! Please click on the Logo and visit Craft Obsessions, where you’ll be greeted with a warm and friendly welcome.
For the February Birthstone challenge we'd like to see cards with an Amethyst theme, this could be the colour, or maybe something to do with the meaning and mythology around the stone.
So off you go, you can use anything you like be it papers, gems, buttons, whatever comes to hand as long as the Amethyst stone is the theme

Don’t forget to leave us a link so we can come and see your creations.
Here are a few examples from the team to help get your creative juices flowing.
Kathy
Keryn
Asia
Rein
Natty
Lythan

Vanessa

60 comments :

jakey said...

Ok, i'll try again with a link this time! DOH!

Lovely challenge again. Real detraction from my usual style here, but it was fun to do something different :-)

http://just-jake.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-always-enjoy-challenges-on-daring.html

Thanks for the chance to enter the prize draw too... i'd love to win... *sigh* but then, who wouldn't!

jkxx

CinnamonSally said...

Here is my entry, Would love to win the punch, thanks for the chance.
http://cinnamonsally-designedbysally.blogspot.com/2010/02/amethyst.html

BellaArt said...

Here is my entry
http://isabellaart.blogspot.com/2010/01/w-fioletach.html
thanks for the chance to win:)

Ann said...

Beautiful DT work as usual. Ann xxx

Desiréé said...

Lovey cards from the DT!
My entry

Mel said...

Great challenge mine is here
Thanks Mel x

Deanne Burton said...

LOVED this challenge!

My card can be found HERE!

Sue C said...

Fab challenge ! The DT cards are beautiful and gave me the inspiration I needed. Here's mine Sue C x

Beverly S. said...

Thanks for the "Amethyst" challenge plus the change to win that GORGEOUS punch. :) Here is my card.

Beverly S. said...

Having too much fun with purple. Here is a second card I did for the Amethyst challenge. Thanks for the opportunity to win a very pretty prize. :)

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Love this challenge! You can find my card HERE

Krümel said...

I hope I got the right colors for the amethyst! But I like the idea of the birthstone colors - and the DT cards are stunning!
Here´s my entry.
Thanks for looking!
Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Leigh said...

Great challenge and great DT samples. I am not a fan of purple but the prize is too good to miss out on a chance of winning, so....

Here’s My Entry

Jackie said...

The DT cards are gorgeous.

Here’s my entry
Tfl

Caro said...

Fantastic challenge and beautiful DT work. Well done everyone. You can see my card here

Itzuvit said...

Great challenge!
Here is my entry:
http://itzuvit.blogspot.com/2010/02/oscc-color-combo.html
:)

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

I have another card to share with you for this challenge. You can find it HERE.

Becky G.

Teri said...

Oh well, more than three challenges for me, but I wanted to share anyway. It is my first time here, so I'll try reading properly next time! LOL
HERE IT IS
Thanks for looking anyway!
Hugs,
Teri x

jo said...

I'm back after a long time!! Fab DT cards ladies.

Mine is here

crafty amy said...

Great challenge I love the DT creations


Here is my entry

X Amy X

Rosanne said...

Lovely cards by everyone!

My entry is here

- - Sheryl - - said...

My BIL and friend's Birthday in Feb - didn't realize it was such a beautiful color - here is my card I made using the purple as the back ground

MissDY6 said...

A great challenge and the DT have so many wonderful designs!

Here's my entry:
http://emscraftcorner.blogspot.com/2010/02/purple-and-sparkle.html

Pattyjo said...

Great challenge and great idea! Thanks.
Pattyjo

Kath said...

another great challenge and stunning cards from the team....HERE is mine...hugs kath xxxx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A great challenge and fab DT work. My card is here

Sharon said...

What a brilliant challenge theme and such gorgeous inspiration from the DT.
It's been a while, but it's great to be back joining in this challenge.
Here is my card
Sharon xx

chilli pip said...

here is my card

Janice said...

Oh boy it's busy in here today. Will pop back later to look at all the cards, in the meantime HERE is mine.

Lynn said...

Well here's my card

Kate said...

Beautiful DT cards, mines here.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous DT samples & fab challenge :o)

My Card is here

x

ding said...

Loved the design team samples, some really great cards.
HERE is my attempt...again I have only used recycled and "non-crafting stuff"
Love Diane

paperpapier said...

my entry is here

Samm said...

Oooo fab challenge, bit of a difficult root around in my stash for the colour too!!!

Here's mine:

You Made my Day

Samm
x

pinky said...

Lovely challenge, who doesn't like this colour! You can see mine here
Pinky

coldwaters2 said...

Wonderful DT work my entry is on my blog
http://coldwaters2.blogspot.com/2010/02/lavender-and-lace-cute-daisy-may.html
Lorraine x

Katie said...

Great challenge.
Here's my card

issy said...

I saw this challenge when I was visiting Lorraine's blog, and as it was the colour amethyst, decided to enter it here

issy

Erin... said...

Love the colors!!! Here's my card thanks for looking!

Trish D said...

Very fun challenge, and a great prize! Here's my creation - http://trish-d.blogspot.com/2010/02/bookworm-cutie.html

Lil Sis said...

Great colour choice and fab creations by DT you can see mine here

Beccy x

ribenaruby said...

First time to your fab challenge, lovely creations and fab theme, my entry is here Thanks for looking!

Annelies said...

Great DT cards, love this color!
Here is my card!

Hugs Annelies

Cheri said...

here is my entry.

Kathy said...

Message for Lynn http://lynnantillcrafting.blogspot.com/

Just wanted to let you know that I tried to leave a comment about your lovely card, but the comments thing on your blog isn't working!

Gail said...

Love the colour challenge this week.Great DT cards.here's my card

Lorraine A said...

Lovely colour challenge and the DT cards are all gorgeous :-)

you can see my card here :-)
Luv
Lols x x

Sarah A said...

First time entering a challenge here and I definitely will be back as you have given me so much inspiration!!

Here is my entry

Sarah x

CinnamonSally said...

Thought I would have another go, as Purple is not a colour I would normally use.
Here it is
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8814537@N07/4346444658/

Chrissie said...

I found some lovely papers to go with this challenge!
WOnderful DT work as usual!
My card is here
Chrissie

Handmade with Love said...

This is my birthstone! My card is here

http://handmade-cards-with-love.blogspot.com/2010/02/two-posts-in-one-day.html

Thanks for the chance to join in! Tracey x

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Here is my card.

Hugs, Natascha

Hazel said...

Such beautiful cards from the team - some of my favourite shades. My card is here x

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Frustrating day, probably missed the deadline, but I'm going to leave my link anyway.
Here's my card

Helen said...

Beautiful DT cards!
Helen x

Here's my card

Dolly said...

Gorgeous cards, loads of lovely inspiratio, thank you.
Here's my card
:)xx

雪糕 said...

喜樂的心是健康良藥,憂傷的靈使骨枯乾。........................................

Mirjam said...

Purple is my all time favourite colour. So I had lots of fun with this week's dare
Have a look!

PetraB said...

Thank you Caz for all the wonderful inspiring cards. And welcome to the two new/old guest designers. This month's cards are brilliant as usual. Here is my entry. Petra.xx