Friday, December 14, 2018

Snowflakes Falling

Hello
Welcome to another Daring Cardmakers' Friday!

We'd like to say a big Thank You to everyone who joined in with us last time and used our beautiful Inspiration Photo as the starting point for such lovely card-making - your cards were wonderful.

This week our theme is
Snowflakes Falling 
One snowflake or a whole blizzard, perhaps a snowman, or a whole snowscape if you like - just keep it snow-themed for your card this week, and remember, it doesn't have to be a Christmas card.

Here's what the team have been making this week:
  
Kathy



Joanne



Sylvia




                         


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Friday, December 07, 2018

December Elemental Inspiration

Hello there Crafters!
Welcome to The Daring Cardmakers Blog, we hope you'll rise to the challenge and join in with us this week.
Thank You to those who joined in last week and shared your box and bags ideas for our 2nd 'Step Away from the Cards' challenge

We're making cards again this week and as usual our first challenge of the month is an
 Elemental Inspiration Challenge.  
 For December we have a beautiful Christmas decor picture which we hope will inspire you.
 There are lots of elements to choose from and you just need to pick a minimum 3  to use when making your card.  If you choose to use the colour palette, then that would count as one of your elements

Suggested elements include; Tree, Brickwork, Ship, Snowflakes, Baubles, Stockings, Gifts, Books, Mirror, Greenery, Succulent Plants, Tray of Nibbles


Here's what our wonderful designers have created using this picture as their inspiration




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Friday, November 30, 2018

Bags and Boxes; Step Away no 2

Hello!

Welcome to The Daring Cardmakers Blog

Thank you so much for sharing your Starry Skies cards with us last week, they were beautiful and so inspiring

This week, it's time to take another "Step Away from the Cards" and this time we'd love to see your

Gift Bags and Boxes 
 
We'd just love to join us by making
and decorating a gift box or bag.  it doesn't have to be Christmas-themed, we give gifts for lots of reasons and they all deserve some gorgeous presentation, don't they?

 When you're done, please come back and let us know where we can see your creations, Here are some of ours to get you in the mood
Shabneez 





Dawn




Kathy    



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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Starry Skies

Hello
Welcome to another Daring Cardmakers' Friday!

We'd like to say a big Thank You to everyone who joined in with us last time and shared such fab Tags, Labels and Toppers - so much inspiration and creativity!


This week we're back to making cards and the theme is
Starry Skies 
Take your inspiration from the night sky when you make your cards this time.
One star or a whole galaxy of them....or maybe a glimpse of Santa's Sleigh flying by....or a Heavenly Host of angels.
Remember, it doesn't have to be Christmas - there's a whole galaxy of possibilities out there.....

Here's what the team have been making this week:

Ruth:  
Dawn



Kathy    





Joanne

Miri








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Friday, November 16, 2018

Gift Tags, Toppers and Labels - Step Away from the cards no 1


Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Winter Foliage cards with us last week, what a wonderful array!

This week, it's time to take our first "Step Away from the Cards" for this Christmas season.  Most of our team don't just make cards, and its fun to share some other crafty makes with you.  Of course we also ask you to join in and share some of your other creations with us.

The theme for the first "Step Away From the Cards" challenge is:

Tags, Labels and Toppers

We'd just love to see the tags etc that you'll be adding to your gifts to show who they are for and from!  it doesn't have to be Christmas-themed, we give gifts for lots of reasons and they all look better with a bit of extra decoration!


 When you're done, please come back and let us know where we can see your creations, Here are some of ours to get you in the mood


Dawn



Joanne



Sylvia



Kathy  
 


Ruth 
 

(for you)
(recipe to go with a cocktail kit)




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Friday, November 09, 2018

Cards; Winter flowers and foliage

 Hello!

Welcome to another Daring Friday, week 2 of our Countdown to Christmas series of challenges.

First, a big Thank You to those who joined in with us last week we hope you enjoyed suing that lovely Inspiration picture

This week we challenge you to use
Winter Flowers and Foliage
Nature gives us some beautiful things to brighten up the Winter and we'd love to see them on your cards this week.  Make them the focus of your card or use them to highlight and embellish.
So add some Seasonal Foliage to your cards this week and think Poinsettias, Pine cones, Holly and Evergreens.
Remember, although we're in the run up to 25th December, you can make any kind of card you like - it doesn't have to have to be a Christmas card, so maybe a Winter birthday card.....


Ruth




Miri


Sylvia


Joanne


Kathy   
 
 
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Friday, November 02, 2018

November Elemental Inspiration

Hello there Crafters!
Thank You to those who joined in with us last week - What a Gorgeous Glittery Gallery of cards we saw!

As usual our first challenge of the month is our 
 Elemental Inspiration Challenge.  
 For November we're kicking off our Countdown to Christmas with a mood-board stuffed with loads of ideas for you to choose from. 
 Remember, you just need to pick a minimum 3 elements from the picture to use when making your card 

suggestions; colour palette, tags, pegs and clips, baubles, check pattern, twine, string, foliage, knitting, text backgrounds, birds, envelope......

Here is what the team made this week



Sylvia




Kathy   






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Friday, October 26, 2018

Go Glitter

Happy Friday!

Thanks to everyone who let themselves be inspired by last week's fruity challenge. We had some very healthy and delish cards there - yum!!

It's Svenja here with today's challenge. And as I think that we can never have too much sparkle in our lives it is: 
go glitter!
(It doesn't have to be pink, though ;-)  )
The design team members have given some shiny examples for your inspiration:






(I'm all down to glitter)









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