Friday, April 02, 2010

A Diamond for April

Hello and welcome to a brand new month of dares with the Daring Cardmakers!
Thanks to everyone who helped make Lythan's "Eggs" theme so much fun last week - we had such a great time looking at all your cards.

Before announcing this week's little challenge we'd like to introduce our lovely new Guest Designer - we're thrilled to have
Cinnamon Sally  
with us for the whole of April and we're sure that you'll just love seeing her fabulous cards. Why not head over to Sally's blog and see all the lovely things she makes - actually, why not visit the blogs of all our Team - we'd love to get some messages from you!

We're also delighted to say that Nat will be joining the Design Team full time from now on - how fab is that?

Well, as you know we're looking to each month's birthstone for inspiration for the first dare of that month. This month is a bit of a tricky one (well we found it tricky anyway...) The birthstone for April is the
so we'd like you to come up with cards which relate in some way to diamonds.
How you decide to use the birthstone is up to you, it may be a card for someone who has a birthday during this month, featuring "diamonds. or it may be a card that refers to the meaning or mythology surrounding the stone - anything goes, really as long as somehow the birthstone is hinted at.

The team have made some lovely cards which will hopefully get you thinking.
Don't forget to come back and let us know where we can see your creations - we do enjoy our tours of blog-land every week.
Have fun







Kr├╝mel said...

Oh, I love diamonds... ;o) And your cards are so versatile but each and every one beautiful!

Here´s my card.

Wishing all of you a happy easter!

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Kim E said...

Diamonds are defintely my best friend...just ask my husband!
DT Cards are great.

Here is my entry:

Regena said...

I love adding diamonds to my cards..they seem to have a special effect..Here is my card

KanataNewf said...

I made a card "fit for a princess" for the challenge - see if you can find the five teeny tiny "diamonds"!

You can see it here on my blog!

M. Ek said...
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M. Ek said...

Hi there!
I didn't have the paper I really wanted at home, so I ended up making it with these colours. You can find my card here!

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Happy Easter first to all of you. Here is my entry and I love bling.

Hugs, Natascha

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Fabulous work, everyone! Thanks for a fun challenge!

Here is my project

Thanks for looking!

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Ruthie said...

Great dare and great DT cards.

Mine is here:

Ruthie x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A great challenge and gorgeous DT examples. Here is my card

Eva said...

I love diamonds.
Great challenge ang great card from DT.
Here's my card

Janet, said...

Here is my creation, I love using the diamond crystals. Hope you enjoy my efforts.

Diane J said...

Here’s my card; thanks for looking :0)

Samm said...

Lovely cards ladies, here's mine:

My Birthday Card


Mandy said...

Beautiful cards ladies, fab challenge, what girl doesn't love diamonds.
Here's my entry
hugs Mandy xx

Malin said...

Bought the right paper and got some ideas from a stamping kit that just so happened to join the paper... :)
Here we have it!

crafterGM said...

Here is my Card Thanks Gloria M.

Andrea said...

Brilliant news about Nat staying on the team :)

Here is my diamond card

tkelli said...

Lovely challenge, one I haven't seen before! My entry is Here

Peggy said...

Great Theme! The DT's did a great job. Here is my card

iReneM said...

Gorgeous DT cards, girls :-) and a wonderful challenge.
Here's my card.


Jennifer said...

Wonderful DT cards, filled with so much inspiration. Here's my card

Katie said...

I did a Wedding card, definitely Diamonds on a Wedding Day!
Here's my card

Janice said...

Here is my card

Agus :) said...
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Agus :) said...

Nice challenge! here is my card

Guylaine said...

here is my card:

Trish Hughes said...

Thanks for the fun challenge!!!
here's mine

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Super challenge girls, here is my card

Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Biscuitlid said...

I had fun with this challenge - thanks
here’s my entry

Itzuvit said...

Great challenge!!!
Here is my entry :)

darling Ho said...

Here is MY CARD

Sarah A said...
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chilli pip said...

Hope you like my card hope you like it

crafterGM said...

Here is my Card Thanks Gloria M.

Tracey said...

Great challenge & fab DT samples :)

My Filofax is here


Daisychain said...

Great inspiration from all the DT. I don't normally use 'diamonds' on my cards, it's usually coloured ones so this made a lovely change. Hope you like my BIG rock??? My card is here

LizzyWizzy said...

I hope a diamond fold card qualifies as well :-)
Here's mine.

Debbie said...

Fab challenge! You can't beat a bit of bling. Here's mine!

Casi said...

It was a bit tricky but I finally made it and it was a really great challenges.

Here you can find my card.

LG Kerstin

wintam said...

Diamonds are our best friend, right?
Here's my card.

kath said...

what a gem of a challenge and gorgeous blingy cards from the team
HERE is mine
hugs kath xxxx

Kate said...

It's taken forever to load but I've actually managed to join in this week here.

Lynn said...

Here's mine!

Liz said...

here's my card

liz x

Mel X said...

Morning ladies. Am gonna try and join in more here, I've neglected yer for several weeks - sorry!!

Gorgeous DT cards, you're all so creative!! My effort is here

Thanks for looking

Mel X

Traceyr said...

Wow what a lot of different cards - fantastic.

Mine can be seen here thanks for stopping bye.


Sharon said...

Fantastic DT cards.

My entry is at

Hugs xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous DT cards everyone. I hope you like mydiamond shaped easel card

Thanks for looking
Ann x

Ginger Claire said...

The design teams work is fabulous.

Here's mine

Thanks for the challenge xx

tiggertastic said...

my entry is here
thanks for looking
sarah x

Heidi-Mari said...

Hello my name is Heidi-Mari.
This is the first time I took part in this Challenge.
It looks creative!
You can take a look at my card at
Have a blessed week.

Daniele said...

Unusual challenge here is my card thanks for tking a look

PetraB said...

Welcome to Sally as guest designer. I love this week's challenge and the DT cards are absolutely inspiring. Thank you, Petra.

PetraB said...

.. oh dear, I forgot to include my link, sorry! Here is my entry. Petra.

Peri said...

Brilliant DT inspiration, as always. Here's my contribution.
Hugs x

Vixykins said...

I definately LOVE diamonds! Thanks for the great challenge! Here's my entry

Edith said...

Great inspiration from DR. Thanks for the opportunity!
Here is my card:

Annie said...

fabulous diamond creations! My card is here
hugs, annie x

Crafting Joanne said...

Fabulous diamond challenge and fabulous work from the DT.

Here's my card

Thanks for looking


Joanne x

SemSee said...

Gorgeous DT work!

Here's my entry!

Hugs, Sem x

Susie Little said...

Hi There,

Here are my sparkles!!

Susie xx

AshKuku said...

Hey.... I loved it.... the theme inspired me for this image..... I loved making it.... Thanks!!!!

This Is Mine ;-)

Lisa said...

Here's my card:

Caro said...

Love all the DT work. You can see my diamonds here

Kelly-Anne said...

Here is my card: