Friday, November 26, 2010

Spotty Stripy Christmas

We had a huge response to our We Three..... Dare last week so thanks to everyone who took the time to enter a card. There were some stunning creations as always!

If you like papers, ribbons, buttons, stamps etc featuring spots and stripes then this week's challenge will be right up your spotty, stripy street because we'd like to see lots of them on your cards!

We'd like to see Christmas cards this week, but featuring

both spots and stripes.

There you go, nice and easy, have fun!

Here's what the Design Team have come up with this week:-





Friday, November 19, 2010

We Three ................

Thank you to everyone who joined in last week with our Armistice Day special dare. The cards were beautiful and we hope that the subject gave everyone a chance to stop and think for a while.

Today, it's me (Kathy) here with this week's challenge:

"We Three ........"

Although inspired by the Christmas Carol "We 3 Kings of Orient are",
I wanted to to give you the chance to get more creative so you can make your card We 3.... well, anything really!

So, feel free to make a Christmas card if you like - or any other sort of card you fancy - as long as there's at least one set of three something;3 kings, 3 trees, 3 cupcakes etc on it anything goes! In fact - for an extra challenge, you could see just how many sets of 3 you can get on your card by adding 3 brads, 3 ribbons, 3 patterned papers....

We'd love to see where your imagination leads you, so please come back and let us know where we can see what you make

Here are some ideas from the team to start you thinking






Friday, November 12, 2010

A Time to Remember

First of all a huge thank you to all of you who took part in our Topaz Dare last week – there were some stunning creations and it was a joy to come and see them all.

This week the Team have got together for a very special Dare:-


Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. On this day people of many nations pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women.

The poppy became the symbol of remembrance as they were the only living thing that survived the bloody battles of Flanders during the First World War.

So to mark this very special Day of Remembrance we would like to see your cards based on the Poppy – be it the flower itself or it’s vibrant Red colour.

Please come back and leave us a link to your card. Here’s a little inspiration from the Team.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Topaz, the November Birthstone

First of all, a big thank you to everyone who shared their Halloween inspired creations with us over the last week - it was definitely a Treat to see them all!

As you know, October was our Anniversary month and the DCM is officially four years old - so what better way to celebrate the start of our FIFTH year of challenges and inspiration (we hope!) than to introduce a new member of the Design Team. If you've been following the blog over the last few weeks you'll have met her already because we're delighted to announce that our recent Guest Designer
is moving seamlessly from Guest Designer to full time DT member - and we're absolutely thrilled to have her aboard.

We're also delighted to introduce our brand new Guest Designer, who will be with us for the rest of the year. Please welcome the very talented
we're sure you'll enjoy seeing her lovely cards on here over the next few weeks. You can see the first of those she'll be making for us just below.

Now to this week's challenge

All this year we've been using the monthly birthstones as our inspiration
for the first challenge of the month.

The birthstone for November is the
Found in places such as Brazil, Nigeria and Sri Lanka, the Topaz comes in a variety of colours. Probably the most widely known are light blue and tawny-yellow but there are several other colours of topaz too. It's associated with constancy, loyalty, faithfulness and friendship.

The team have used the colours and the meanings of the stone to make their cards this week and we hope you will be joining in and sharing yours too.

Please come and leave a link so that we can see your Topaz creations