Friday, December 18, 2015

All Wrapped Up!

Hello, Welcome to the last Daring Cardmakers challenge of 2015!
A huge thank you to those who joined in with Lythan's challenge to make a card using a language other than the one you generally use - how interesting was that then?

Now, before we head off for our annual Christmas and New Year break here's  a challenge which will last all the way till our next Daring Date: 8th January 2016. 
We thought this one offered the chance for last minute Christmas cards, but also New Year or Winter Birthday cards
All Wrapped Up
So, feel free to think "outside the (gift) box" LOL  though gift boxes, wrapping paper, ribbons and bows are all fine of course....or maybe you'll choose to use mittens, gloves and scarves for wrapping up on a cold day?  How about a pair of big fluffy slippers?  
Whatever you decide, please come and share your creations with us - the InLinkz gadget will stay open for you to use all the way till 10am (UK time) on January 8th, when Jo will be here with your January Elemental Inspiration Picture.

We'd like to take this chance to wish you all a 
Wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!


Here are some ideas from the team - sorry it looks a bit "thin" at the moment - 
hopefully we'll have more to share soon!


Nat

Dawn
 



  Kathy



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Friday, December 11, 2015

Joyeux Noel

Hello, Lythan here today with the new challenge and to say a big Thank You to all who joined in with the December Elemental Inspiration challenge last week.  We loved Dawn's choice of picture and we loved all the lovely cards you made

This week we're going multi-lingual.......
 Joyeux Noel
I'd like you to make a card that features a language that isn't the one you normally use.  

Despite the title, it doesn't have to be for Christmas - it can be for another occasion if you like.  
Here's what the team have made this week to help inspire you

Miri   

Kathy   


Dawn 


Nat   


Svenja
  Lythan



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Friday, December 04, 2015

It's You!

Congratulations
 you are the lucky winner of our fabulous prize from Bubbly Funk!
Thank you to Bubbly Funk for giving such a fabulous prize
 
Here's a reminder of what you will find landing on your doormat soon.
Gail, please contact Kathy via the "email me" sidebar link

Didn't win this time?
We always choose our prize-winners at random, and will have other give-aways coming up so keep playing along with us and next time it might be you on the podium!
Meanwhile, don't forget to visit Bubbly Funk to see what wonderful creative temptations are on offer over there! 

Please scroll down for this week's gorgeous Elemental Inspiration Challenge 

Elemental Inspiration

Hello everyone and a massive thank you to everyone that played along with last weeks "Something Stencilled" challenge. It was fantastic to see all your lovely card creations.

Also a big thank you to BUBBLY FUNK for sponsoring the dare.

We'll be back soon to announce the winner of our fabulous prize, so please keep checking back

Its Dawn here with this weeks dare and as its the beginning of the month it means its Elemental Inspiration time.

Here is the picture I have chosen to get your creative juices flowing.



It had to be a Christmas picture, after all it is December!!
Remember you need to use 3 elements from the picture. 

Lets see what the Design Team came up with.

Sharon
 
Dawn     
 Kathy    
Svenja  

Nat  





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Friday, November 27, 2015

Something Stencilled

Oh Wow"  What a fabulously talented bunch you are - we've seen so many wonderful non-card projects over this last week, thank you Dawn for such a great challenge!


This week we have a pre-Christmas treat for one of you - a beautiful crafty gift you could win, thanks to our lovely sponsor,
 Bubbly Funk
Recently celebrating 10 whole years selling crafty stash on-line, Bubbly Funk has had a slight change of direction and is now specialising in selling stencils and the paraphernalia that goes alongside.  You'll find a huge range of stencils and masks in many different sizes, plus the inks, paints, sprays, mixed media goodies and the tools you need too. 
Caroline, of Bubbly Funk has put together a special prize pack which includes
3 stencils to play with, plus chipboard mini albums and keychains,
 crystal flowers, ink and ribbon

Wouldn't it be good to find that little lot arriving at your door?  All you have to do to be in with a chance of it being yours is to join in with this week's challenge - leave a link to your card and at the end of the week we'll use a Random Picker to select our winner.  We can't make it easier than that, can we?

The Challenge:
Something Stencilled
Just use a stencil in some way on your card. It's not a problem if you don't have any ready made stencils - you could use a die cut, or the die itself, a doily, or anything else that you can paint, ink or trace through.

 This week the DT were each sent a stencil of their choice from Bubbly Funk 

to use on our cards, so look closely to see all the designs we went for and check our blogs for more info about the ones we used

We're really looking forward to seeing what you make. 

Have fun, and Good Luck for the draw

Svenja 

  Dawn     

Beckie
 
Joanne
 
Miri 


Sharon
Nat
Lythan

Kathy
 
 Leo

Zuzana



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Friday, November 20, 2015

Anything But A Card

Hello everyone and thank you for playing along with last week's challenge.  It was lovely to see all your cuddly creature creations.
It's Dawn here with this week's dare.  Every year my daughter's school has a Christmas Fair and as parents we are always asked to contribute. So this gave me an idea!!
I would like to see 
Anything But A Card!
This could be a gift box, a hanging decoration, scrapbook page,
an altered item etc...
 Perhaps you'll make something you could sell at a School FĂȘte or a Christmas Fair. 
We may be called the Daring Cardmakers, but we don't just make cards, so check out what the Design Team came up with this week.

We're looking forward to seeing your creations.





Nat
Kathy    


Joanne


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Friday, November 13, 2015

Cuddly Creatures

Hi everyone!

It's Nat here bringing you this week's challenge.

We hope you enjoyed the elemental inspiration from last week's dare!


This week I'm challenging you to feature some cuddly creatures on your cards and bonus glittery stars if you include hugs in the image or greeting.

There have been some really great stamp releases of late featuring huggable pandas, bunnies and bears, so if you have any of those in your stash waiting to be used, now's your chance!

Your cuddly creatures don't necessarily have to be your regular cute animals, they could be a bit more unusual...

The design team has come up with some fab inspiration!

And as always, we look forward to seeing what you share.

Happy crafting!

Dawn


 Nat

Svenja
  Joanne
  Kathy


Miri
Leo
 
Jo



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