Friday, February 22, 2013

Hot Chocolate

A huge "thank you" to everyone who joined in with Zuzana's Beautiful Butterflies challenge last week.  What wonderful Butterflies we saw on our tour of your blogs!
This week it's me (Kathy) here to challenge you with something mouth-watering!
Hot Chocolate
I'd like your cardmaking to be inspired by yummy, scrummy chocolate. 
Anything Chocolatey goes - colour, favourite centres, hot chocolate drinks, chocolate cake, chocolate bars, boxes of chocolates etc. 
 I'm really sorry if this makes you feel a bit hungry ;)  but I hope you'll still have some fun creating even if you can't really eat what you make!

Here are some ideas from our fab design team to get you thinking -
Please come back and share your own chocolatey creations, we're already licking our lips in anticipation!







Friday, February 15, 2013

Fly Fly Butterfly

Thanks to everyone who joined in 'Love Is In The Air' challenge last week.
Your cards were absolutely gorgeous! 

Now, it's Zuzana here, we now that butterflies are elegant, beautiful and charming creatures.
Their wings have very attractive colours and symmetrical design. 
The butterfly is reminder to make changes and in symbolism it stands for freedom, fun and joyous times.
So I would like to see cards with beautiful  
butterflies on them. 
It's completely up to you what technique, material and style you decide to use. 

Don't forget to post and share your link we are looking forward to seeing your butterfly beauties!

And now here is some fantastic inspiration from our design team




Friday, February 08, 2013

Love Is In The Air...

 Special Thanks to everyone that joined in the Colour challenge last week, 
everyone's cards were so beautiful, thank you for sharing..

 With Valentine's Day just around the corner and everywhere you turn in the local high streets 
Gez thought it would be great to share some 'love' ourselves..

This weeks dare is.. 
Love Is In The Air... ♥♥♥

Lets put some romance back into our blogs and drive out those winter blues..

Here our fabulous Design Team share some lovely inspiration to light your creative fires..  
♥Happy creating, everyone♥





Friday, February 01, 2013

Build a Scene Winner

Thanks to everyone that joined in with our Docrafts sponsored dare last week.  It was quite a tough challenge and were were amazed at the wonderful entries.  We say it every time, but please, please, take a few seconds to read the rules as I had to discount quite a few of you before drawing the winning number as you hadn't included a link to Docrafts and the Daring Cardmakers and it's a shame for you to miss out.

The winner of the fantastic set of Xcut Build a Scene dies from Docrafts is......


Well done Vikki, if you could contact Sharon and let her know your address, and which of the four wonderful sets you'd like (either Vintage Hot Air Balloon, Nautical, Garden Party or London)

We'd like to say a huge thank you to Docrafts for sponsoring this challenge, the dies are really clever and we all really enjoyed seeing what we could create with them.

February Colours

 Thanks to all who "Set the Scene" for our fabulous prize challenge last week.  We'll be along soon to announce who has won the wonderful "Build a Scene" die set from XCut/DoCrafts. 

It's Kathy here this time and as it's the first Friday of the month it's Colour Combo Challenge Week!
Valentines Day is not far off and I thought this gorgeou montage would help get us all in the mood for romance. Of course, these colours are fantastic for any kind of card, not just Lovey-Dovey ones, so just let your imagination flow with.....
Cranberry, Slate Grey, Pale Grey 
and White

Here's the montage to help get you thinking  
We're looking forward to seeing what you come up with, but for some extra inspiration here are the cards made by our wonderful design team this week