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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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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