Thursday, February 08, 2007

Extra ! Extra ! Read all about it !

Thank you to the team at the Everyone is Speshal blog for a great couple of weeks working on the Valentines themed Scrapbook cards - and a HUGE Thanks to everyone who joined in and shared their fantastic creations with us - we loved seeing them and hope you'll keep playing along with our Dares.

This week at DCMs You are being Dared to make a card that is inspired by 'All Things Media'. The dare has been set by our Gillian:

It's around us no matter which way we turn, and all designed to get our attention. Ads designed by graphic designers who know all the tricks & techniques to draw our eyes to the product in question. You only have to glance at a Newspaper quickly to read headings with 'Shock' titles & 'Clever' puns all designed to make you want to read what the article is all about!
Maybe you have been inspired by an Ad in a magazine, the colours or design that has been used. Or incorporate actual magazines & newspapers onto your card; maybe chop up letters (ransom note style) to create the sentiment

So grab that latest edition of your favourite Mag, or pick up your newspaper, because there is so much inspiration there, Just waiting for you to discover!
Oh! and just one more thing - the name of everyone who makes a card for this week's Dare will be entered into a little draw and the winner will find some goodies winging their way to them with love from the DCM - Good Luck Everyone!





For anyone who hasn't joined in before, there are two ways to show us your creations:
1. Leave a message on the blog and we'll come and look. We'll also add a link to the sidebar to make it easy for readers to visit your site and see what you've been up to.
2. We also have a gallery ready and waiting for non-blogger's cards. Just email your pictures to and as soon as they've been OK'd they'll appear on the gallery. Please remember to add your name, the dare your card is for and your website info if you have one


Tracey said...

Very inspiring girls and love the cards too! You never know I might actuallydo this dare this time. Will keep you posted...

Anonymous said...

Oh wow...this will be tricky. My mind is buzzing already with ideas. Thanks and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Awesome dare Gillian.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that was a bit of a tough one, but I've just posted my attempt on my blog. Thanks Gillian for the challenge.
Sharon x

Paula J Atkinson said...

Gorgeous cards ladies.
I have no heat at all tonight & will not be making a card, but I do have one I made about a year ago which does fit the bill. So if you will accept it, then this is my entry for this weeks dare.

I have no idea when I will get my heat back on & will no doubt be spending a fair bit of time sat in my warm bed until it is sorted!!!!
this is now two weeks & I have had all I can take. My friend is doing his best to get back to me but he has more work than he can handle due to disreputable workmen claming corgi registration & bodging jobs!!!

Deanne said...

New to all this, so hi to everyone and cant wait to do each dare, found it tricky as it was my first time, but hopefully okay, I've posted my card on my blog

Deanne x

Esther said...

Wow you lot never cease to amaze! Like the others I wandered where I would start, but you gave me inspiration and this is what i came up with...

Anonymous said...

Hi - well mine is ready..not sure if I interpreted it right but here is
Good luck everyone!

Candy said...

Hello, I am new to all of this 'daring' on blogs!! I have made a card for this weeks challenge based on this weeks theme, I have posted this on my blog, so perhaps you could take a look there. I hope it was ok to do a digi one, its a medium that I am getting into its so versatile.
Thank You

Kimberly White said...

Great challenge Gillian! Thanks! Here's my take:

Thanks for looking!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Oh what a Fab challenge and some wonderful cards again everyone! had a go and really enjoyed it!

Leo said...

Fantastic cards as always!
Had a play this afternoon and just posted the result,
Thank you for another fab challenge this week!

Oblibby said...

Great cards (yet again!!) girls.

I've done mine but lost my camera, so I'll scan it at work tomorrow.


Flower said...

Neat dare, Gillian! The Design teams' are awesome!
I gave it another go this week:

Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

As usual girls - a fantastic selection of cards - you are all just so talented and have the most fantastic imaginations - great dare Gillian :-)


Anonymous said...

Wow just wonderful cards ladies, they all look fabulous, I came across this site by the lovely Gillian and Paula, and I am just loving what you are creating, I am going to have to give this ago.

Such Inspiration.

Carole xx

Donna said...

I have managed to create again - despite both kids having the chicken pocks!

Here is my attempt

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have done the card, and had a ball, thanks for the inspiration. I put it into my gallery for now, I will have to create a Card Gallery.

Thanks so my.

Carole xx

Pearl said...

I couldn't resist trying a Lunar New Year card since that is the major festival here in Singapore right now !

Wishing one & all here a Happy & Prosperous Lunar New Year ahead !

smiles, Pearl

Pearl said...

for some reason blogger did not update my blog yet :

my link is :

ttfn, pl

BondGirl said...

Have had more stunning entries this week, Ros has sent a fresh daisy card inspired by the ING ads, and Carole has sent in a funky lips cards

You can see them in our gallery here

Rhi said...

Ros, I just wanted to say what a beautiful card :) Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Lovely card, Ros. Would love to know what your inspiration for this one was, it's beautiful

Andrea C (Frog) said...

Brilliant cards ladies i think i will sit this one out has i cannot come up with anything at the moment.

Andrea xx

Gillian said...

Love your card Ros, so stylish and Beautiful! :o)

Oblibby said...

Mine is on my blog now


Gillian said...

“Thanks Gillian for a great challenge! It's on my blog along with Weather report. I should have added a snowflake or 2 to that one as we're having a snowstorm right now! FUN!!!!! LOL

Mary-Beth asked me post this for her as she has had probs with the verification thingy... so go check her card out girls...

Thanks for looking ladies!”

Mary-Beth in Windsor , ON

Lynne said...

My card has been added to my Blog.
Fab cards and another great dare - thanks ladies.

Rachel said...

well girls since Im not in Gran Canaria as originally planned, Ive managed a couple of cards for this challenge xx

Susan Hurley-Luke said...

Am I too late??? I'm posting right now!!

BondGirl said...

Di has joined in our media dare with her first time posting on the net. Her stunning black and white party card can be seen here in our gallery

Gillian said...

Di I love your gorgeous B&W Party card... it's just lovely... great take on the dare :o)

Regina Easter said...

okay please forgive me, but i wanted to upload my card for the monogram challenge, but i am not sure as to where to upload it or how to, so forgive for doing it this way, here is the link to my cards, it is the letter B for birthday.......someone please let me know if i am doing this right! thanks regina