Friday, August 29, 2014

Clean and Simple

Hi everyone, it's Sharon here with this week's dare.  Firstly, thanks to everyone that joined in last week with our Festivals and Party dare, and thanks again to Docrafts for sponsoring our challenge. We'll be back soon with the name of the prize winner, so if you joined in, keep your fingers crossed!

After all that excitement, I'm going to calm things down a bit with a very simple dare.  I'd like to see your CAS (clean and simple) card designs.   You can create a card for any theme, and using any colours.  I know this will be really hard for some people, and the easiest dare ever for others!

If this isn't your usual style, then hopefully these cards from the DT will give you some ideas.....






Friday, August 22, 2014

Parties and Festivals **Docrafts Sponsored Dare**

Good morning everyone, thanks for taking part in Jo's dare last week and sharing your fab creations.
It's Beckie here today with this weeks dare

Parties and Festivals

The Edinburgh festival is in full swing up here and there is loads to see and do, bright colours and vintage scenes fill the streets as the street entertainers preform for passers by.
So I'd like to see anything to do with Parties and Festivals on your card

The design team were sent some of the soon to be released (this September) Xcut dies, Christmas papers and embellishments to play with and wow you are just going to love what they have created.  Once you have looked at the cards make sure you scroll down to see a giveaway from Docrafts ....

Beckie - Xcut Owl Die

Lythan - Xcut Gift Tag

Zuzana Xcut Balloons and  Docrafts Pippinwood Christmas

Svenja - Papermania Victorian Christmas

Gez - Papermania Victorian Christmas

Made with Xcut Feathers Large Die set

 Kathy - Xcut Garden Tools

Nat - Xcut Tea Party

I know this is a cardmaking blog but I would love to share with you this awesome creation that Gez made with the Docrafts Papermania Victorian collection

And there's more, would you like to win this?!?!?! 

Docrafts have given us some Roald Dahl goodies to give away to one lucky person who adds their link to their card for this challenge below!
How fantastic! So put on your party hats and let's have some fun!


Friday, August 15, 2014

Fantastic Elastic

Welcome to another challenge from the Daring Cardmakers.  Thank you so much for joining in with Kathy's Beach Hut Dare last week - hopefully we will see some beach weather again soon!
It's Jo here with this week's dare;

Fantastic Elastic!

Our house seems to be overloaded with loom bands at the moment so I thought that it would be fun to incorporate a little twang into this week's dare!

Loom bands, plain old rubber bands,  some sewing elastic, or even a hair band; its up to you as long has it has some sort of stretch factor.

We can't wait to see what you come up with, here's what the team have made to help get you thinking






Friday, August 08, 2014

Beautiful Beach Huts

Hello there!
Welcome to another challenge from the Daring Cardmakers.  Thank you so much for joining in with Svenja's Colour Combo last week - those colours were fab and brought back memories of my teenage bedroom.....

It's me, Kathy, here this week and as we're still enjoying a long, hot Summer (I hope you are too - or maybe if you're in the Southern Hemisphere you're already dreaming of Summer), I thought I'd be a bit indulgent and ask to see cards featuring one of my absolute favourite "beachy" things:
Beautiful Beach Huts
I love to see these cute and colourful little "houses" - there are loads of them all around the coast here in the UK.  My favourite beach huts are in Southwold, Suffolk- I spotted one of these for sale a few weeks ago priced at an unbelievable  £100,000.  I did suggest it would make a wonderful anniversary present for me, but I guess I wasn't really surprised when I didn't get it.  hey ho.  hehehe

So, back to wishing and admiring, and I hope you'll make lots of 
lovely Beach Hut cards for me to swoon over this week.

We can't wait to see what you come up with, here's what the team have made to help get you thinking







Friday, August 01, 2014

August Colour Combo Dare

Good morning out there!

First of all: thanks to everyone for participating in last week’s “Inspired by Kathy” challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed the chance to revisit Kathy’s lovely work and er hope you did too. We got to see some lovely flowers and foliage. (And I certainly learned something about adding a swirl in just the right place…) Thanks a lot to Lythan who came up with the idea for this lovely challenge. And of course to Kathy who keeps us all going on a daily basis: you’re the best!

Today is the beginning of a new month which means it’s time for a new colour combo challenge. I went for an all-time favourite of mine:

And there’s some other news, too. We have a lovely new guest designer who will be joining us throughout August: please welcome.........
 You can visit Dawn's lovely blog by clicking on the link

And now take a glimpse at what the design team members have created to inspire you: