Friday, October 19, 2018

Apple day!

Hello, thanks to everyone who shared a pet with us in Shabneez's dare last week, we had a lovely range of animals!

It's Joanne here to challenge you this week. October 21st is Apple Day here in the UK. Lots of places have apple-themed events which might include pressing juice from apples, getting gardening advice, cookery demos etc.

So, let's celebrate the humble apple this week! If you don't have anything apple-themed in your stash show us some other tree fruit - pears, peaches, plums etc.

Here's some fruity inspiration from the design team:

Joanne


Sylvia



Dawn


Miri


Shabneez

Kathy   


Ruth:


Svenja






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Friday, October 12, 2018

Pets

Happy Friday!  

It's Shabneez here and I'd like to thank you for joining in with the October Elemental Challenge last week - wasn't it a great autumnal challenge?
  
This week I've set a challenge to include pets on your cards.  
I would like to see cats, dogs, goldfishes, snakes, spiders or any other pets you care to think of on your creation. 
 Lots of wonderful inspiration from my fellow Design Team members below:

Svenja








Kathy    








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Friday, October 05, 2018

October Elemental Inspiration

Hello and welcome to another fun Friday challenge.

A big thank you to everyone that played along last week with Kathy's challenge called With A Flourish.

It's Dawn here hosting this week's challenge and as it's the first Friday of the month I have picked a beautiful elemental inspiration picture for you.

Remember you need to pick at least three elements and include these on your creation. The colour scheme counts as one choice.


Let's see what the amazingly talented Design Team came up with to help spark your creativity.


Ruth

Shabneez

Sylvia

Dawn

Kathy
 
 





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Friday, September 28, 2018

With a Flourish

Hello, Happy Friday!
Welcome to another lovely Daring Cardmakers' Day - thank you so much for joining in with us last week, we hope you enjoyed revisiting your bead collection and using some of them on your cards!

It's me, Kathy here this week and I challenge you to
~  ~  Add a Flourish ~  ~ 
Using flourishes and swirls is one of my favourite card-making techniques. 
 I'll let you into a secret - it's a bit of a trick really! They are often last-minute additions when I've put a card together and get one of those  'something missing', 'too much white space', 'hmm, the balance isn't quite right' feelings.  Adding some kind of swirly accent almost always sets things right.

So please add a swirl or flourish to your cards this week - in any way you like; die cuts, beads and gems, stamping, embossing, stencilling - there's lots of ways to do it as you'll see on the wonderful inspirational cards made by our design team this week.
Have fun and don't forget to come and leave your link so we can how you added a flourish too

 Kathy  
Marleen



 Shabneez


Sylvia    


Dawn


Miri




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Friday, September 21, 2018

Turn up the bead(s)


Hello, it's Miri here this time
Thank you for sharing your embossed cards with us last week!

Turn up the bead(s)

I’m quite sure that you as a crafter have a stash of beads in all colours and sizes somewhere. Right?! And if you’re anything like me, you might not know what to do with them.

So let’s inspire each other and share your beady creations with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

The members of the design team already came up with some brilliant ideas:

Miri

Ruth
Joanne



 
Kathy 


Sylvia

  
Dawn    
 
 

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Who's the [Em]boss?


Hello and Happy Friday! 
 Thank you for joining in with last week's challenge, this time it's Ruth here with the theme for this week which is

Who's the (Em)Boss?!

So, let's see all your embossing creations and tell us how and what you have used!

Onto the Design Team to see how they have interpreted my theme!

Ruth:




Dawn:



Sylvia:


Joanne:


Kathy  

Miri



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Friday, September 07, 2018

September Elemental Challege

Happy Friday!

It's Shabneez here and I just wanted to thank you for joining in with Kathy's Travelogue challenge last week - wasn't it fun?!
We have some wonderful news to start September with - we loved having Sylvia with us so much that we asked her to stay on as a regular member of our Design Team....and she said "yes" so now we'll be seeing loads more of her fantastic cards   

For the month of September we are delighted to have with us a Guest Blogger called Marleen Michaelis Gallagher who is an avid crafter and lives in rural Ireland.  You can find our more about her on her blog HERE.

Now I know it's September but I just can't let go of the summer - not just yet anyway!  The elemental board I've chosen has fond memories of summer on it and lots to choose from so I hope you'll join in.  You simply have to pick 3 elements from the board which can be an item, colour, shape etc.


Here is the inspiration from the Design Team this week:

Marleen

 


Sylvia

 
 

 


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