Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The World is Your Oyster

Thank you for making such a wonderful, and such a lonnnnng "string of pearls" for us to admire last week - they really were all so lovely.
This week it's Kathy here with a challenge for you.


The World is Your Oyster
I'd like you to celebrate all the amazing and diverse countries and cultures we have in this world of ours by making cards with a "feel" of any country you like. There's a whole world of possibilities out there, so don't just go for the obvious {wink}
You can take your inspiration from the colours, style, patterns, maybe the food or national costume etc - rather than showing images etc of that place (though you could do that if you wanted).
The Football World Cup starts today, so perhaps if you're desperate (I hate football, but don't let that stop you...hehe) checking out the teams that have reached the finals might give some ideas too.

I wonder Where in the World our journey will take us this week? We're really looking forward to seeing where your card will take us to on the DCM World Tour, so please come back and leave a link for where we can see your card.

Here are some fab ideas from our Designers to get you thinking - see if you can work out which country they have used for their inspiration, then hop over to our personal blogs to see if you're right.

Happy Crafting and Happy Travelling


Andrea

Nat
Kaz
Lynda

Kathy
Keryn

Jane

Rein

Lythan

Jo

Vanessa
 Asia

34 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

this is my first time finding your blog....and the card I made today is definately USA...but I usually don't make cards in this color combination...so I hope it counts!!!

Thanks for the fun!
http://inspirationblooms.blogspot.com/2010/06/flying-flag-in-florals.html

PenLight said...

Wow, these were so fun to look at. I live in Italy and a few thoughts came to mind, so maybe I'll do this dare. It sounds fun!

Traceyr said...

What a fantastic challenge and such wonderful work by the design team.

:)

Diane J said...

Good Challenge and the DT Cards are lovely.
Here’s my card; thanks for looking :0)

Beverly S. said...

Love the theme of this challenge. I chose Paris as my "oyster." :)
Here is my card

Scrappy said...

Great idea for the challenge! Here is my entry:

http://big-scrappy-world.blogspot.com/2010/06/bugaboo-stamps-challenge-saturday.html

Enfys said...

Super cards. My UK and USA cards should fit the bill, love the DT cards. Mine are HERE

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous selection from the DT great inspiration my links never work except with Mr Linky so here is where you can find my card
http://coldwaters2.blogspot.com/2010/06/two-cards-multi-challenges.html
Hugs
Lorraine x

Lenas kort said...

Her is my card :-) "Mexico"

Daisychain said...

I chose my DIL's country - China, hope you like it.

http://daisychain-daisychain.blogspot.com/2010/06/chinese-dragon.html

Esther said...

This is the firs time I've joined in to your dare site and I loved it..thanks for inspiring me to get some old forgotten about stamps out and make my fathers' day card...http://essiescraftyeffusions.blogspot.com/2010/06/birthday-cards-all-done.html

Maria Matter said...

Fabulous!!!

here's mine:
... Joyful Stamper: Paper Playtime-Blue, Red, White

blessings!

dini said...

Here's my little French cafe:

http://mamadinis.blogspot.com/2010/06/cafe-fleur.html

Ginger Claire said...

A fabulous challenge as always.
Here's my USA inspired card http://gingerpiedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/06/few-for-boys.html
Thank you xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Well mine is more than 'going for the obvious' it's blatant, but Kathy suggested it qualifies!!
On my blog

Cheryl Walker said...

Thank you for the challenge, and lovely cards!!!

Here is my card

http://sweeetdesignsbycheryl.blogspot.com/2010/06/rrrs-2nd-challenge-ribbon-borders.html

Hugs,
Cheryl

Lauren said...

Here's my surfing card. It reminds me of Hawaii!

Lauren

Hazel said...

My card is for someone going to Venice - it;s here x

Christine said...

Great projects from the DT. Here's a link to my card.

Blessings,
Christine

AshKuku said...

Hello! I know I am late for the challenge, still wanted to attempt it.. So here is my entry..... Colors Of India

Thanking You,

Ash....
(http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Craftyanny said...

Wow, fab challenge ladies and fantastic cards from the team. My card is here
Anne x

Cheryl said...

oh fab DT cards here is
my card love cheryl xxxxx

Davi said...

Wonderful dt inspiration
Here is my card

Katie said...

Great challenge!
Here's my card

artish said...

great challenge!
here's a little red white and blue:
http://allthingsartishtic.blogspot.com/2010/06/feeling-patriotic.html

Tracey said...

this is a nice and different challenge!! Here is my card

Beautiful Greetings said...

What a fun challenge! Love the DT cards!
Here is my card.

Traceyr said...

Finally got blogger to play with me today grrr! after several attempts and here are mine. :)

Sharon said...

Great challenge ladies and such gorgeous inspiration too. Here is my project
Sharon xx

Tracey said...

Fantastic DT card, such variety :)

My Card is here

x

Tammy said...

Wonderful samples this week and fun challenge! here’s mine

Dolly said...

Fabby stuff!
My card
Tfl :)x

Alma7 said...

What a great idea for a card.
Here's mine:

http://alma7challenges.blogspot.com/2010/06/happy-birthday-to-my-brother.html

Yael (Alma7)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

This card is a fun take on this challenge, http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=13260397&id=436286055712