Friday, November 24, 2023

Daring Cardmakers - Word Prompt - WISH

Hello everyone and welcome to the weekly challenge from the team at the Daring Cardmakers.

Lets continue with the festive challenges and the word prompts.  So this week the word is WISH.  How does this word inspire you?

Anything goes and it doesn't have to be for Christmas.

I created a letters to Santa inspired card.  I thought all these letters could contain what might be on children's wish lists for Christmas.


I used the Parcel and Post stamps and dies from Spellbinders.  The set comes with a post box and lots of foliage, you can then buy the Christmas add on die set.  I also bought the coordinating stamps as you get several different greetings for all occasions along with the cute letter.


Don't forget to stop by next week and we will have another festive challenge for you.


Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely weekend.





Thursday, November 23, 2023

Hello Everyone - We are back on line

 Hello everyone.

I just wanted to share a little post to explain my recent absence.  I disappeared for 3 weeks as we have been without our phone line due to the recent storm here in Brittany, France.  The area suffered lots of damage and lots of homes including ours were without power and telephone.  Thankfully we are now back up and running so I am going to make this a little catch up post with my projects so far for the Daring Cardmakers.

The last two challenges from the team were word prompts.

So the first one was COSY.  


I decided to make a COSY winter scene shaker card.  I used a gumball machine die set and added the little die cut house inside.  I really love the white ceramic houses and I managed to get some this year for my Christmas home d├ęcor and they light up.  These make me feel all festive and COSY.


This weeks word prompt was WOOD and you still have time to enter the challenge.


I made some festive gift tags and used some wooden letter tiles and wood effect designer series paper.  I love the rustic feel to these and they would also look pretty hanging in your Christmas tree.


Don't forget to stop by tomorrow as normal business will resume and I will be sharing the latest challenge from the team at the Daring Cardmakers


Friday, November 3, 2023

November Elemental Inspiration - Daring Cardmakers

 

Hello everyone and welcome to the weekly challenge from the team at the Daring Cardmakers.

Its time to get all festive with the team and make a start on this years Christmas projects.  Each week up until Christmas we will have a festive inspired challenge for you but to kick things off this week we have the monthly elemental inspiration challenge.

Remember to pick at least 3 elements from the image below and you can make anything from cards, to tags and gifts.  So anything goes.


For this weeks project I picked a bit of plaid, woodgrain, some oranges and foliage.


To make the oranges I used the Sweet citrus set from Stampin up.  I then added some festive foliage using the retired decorated with happiness set and holly came from the parcel and post set from Spellbinders.


I love the rustic and cosy feel to my card.

Don't forget to stop by next week and we will have another festive challenge for you.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely weekend.



Friday, October 27, 2023

Daring Cardmakers - Shimmer and Shine

Hello everyone and welcome to the weekly challenge from the team at the Daring Cardmakers.

Shabneez is our lovely host this week and loves sparkle just has much as me.  So this week add some shimmer and shine to your projects using gems, glitter, mirri card etc..

A card isn't complete until you add some bling (well in my opinion)

As Halloween is just around the corner I have made a spooky card.
 

I used the lantern die from the lighting the way set from Stampin Up and covered this in Verdigris embossing powder from WOW to give it a patina look.

I then used a retired set from Stampin Up called Sparkle of the Season to create the wreath and added the bats and pumpkins from the same set.

I also used some vertical striped paper for the base as I thought it added to the spooky vibe.


I then finished the card with a sentiment and of course some bling.

Thanks for stopping by today and please head over to the Daring Cardmakers Blog for more lovely inspiration from the Design Team.

Have a great weekend.




Friday, October 20, 2023

Daring Cardmakers - Alphabet Soup

Hello everyone and welcome to the weekly challenge from the team at the Daring Cardmakers.

Nat is our lovely host this week and would like you to use your alphabet dies or stamps on your project.  So your challenge is to create a sentiment on your card using those.

I have shared an older card that I had made but I didn't blogged about it. ( If I am honest time just escaped me this week)

I have used an alphabet die set from Spellbinders that I have had in my stash for ages.  This set has a block style font and is great for all cards of projects.


At the time when I made this card my son was wanting a video game themed party so I made his card with a fun sentiment.  I also die cut all the game controllers and made them as a background on the card.  I think they really pop on the black base.

If you saw last weeks post where I made an Nintendo Switch card you can tell that my son likes these themed birthdays so he has asked for another one this time around.

Thanks for stopping by today and please head over to the Daring Cardmakers Blog for more lovely inspiration from the Design Team.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, October 13, 2023

Daring Cardmakers - Fun and Games

Hello everyone and welcome to the weekly challenge from the team at the Daring Cardmakers.

Our lovely host this week is Joanne who has chosen a theme about fun and games.  This could be an indoor game, like a board game or an outdoor game, perhaps football or ruby etc.. 

I don't own any type of game craft products so I decided to make a game console card and made an Nintendo switch.


I used what punches and dies I had in my stash to create the base card and all the different buttons.  I am going to keep this card for my sons birthday as he loves to play Minecraft on his.


I hope to make a few more gaming style party items so I need to get my thinking cap on for his birthday in a couple of months time.

Thanks for stopping by today and please head over to the Daring Cardmakers Blog for more lovely inspiration from the Design Team.


Have a great weekend.




Friday, October 6, 2023

Daring Cardmakers - October Elemental Inspiration

Hello everyone and welcome to the weekly challenge from the team at the Daring Cardmakers.

As its the first Friday of the month we have an elemental inspiration challenge hosted by the lovely Shabneez who has selected the image below to spark your creativity.  

Remember to pick 3 elements from the picture to be used on your project.



I picked the colours, a tortoise, flower and the block stripes from the top right.


I have used this cute little tortoise and matching punch to create the card.  I added a little bit of ink to the background first and then stamped the foliage.

I also added a cute flower so the tortoise  is ready to celebrate a big birthday,  they do live until a ripe old age.


Thanks for stopping by today and please head over to the Daring Cardmakers Blog for more lovely inspiration from the Design Team.


Have a great weekend.