Monday, November 23, 2015

Anything but a card

Hello Crafters.  I hope you all had a lovely weekend and stayed warm.  No snow here in France but it was very wet and cold.

Its my turn to host this weeks dare at Daring Cardmakers.

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 see at a Christmas Fair.  We may be called the Daring Cardmakers, but we don't just make cards.
I made these little star hanging decoration's.  Using the Stampin Up star framlit die.
I made them into little shaker stars.  Which is something I had yet to try. 
I cut out at least 4 stars using two of the dies to make frames so that the little star sequins wouldn't fall out.  I then cut out a further 3 stars, one from a sheet of plastic for the front, another from a piece of decorative paper and a final one for the back of the star.

I then made a little frame using some glitter card and attached a piece of ribbon to hang it from your tree.
There are three different sizes.  All ready for the Marche de Noel for my daughters school.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Cuddly Creatures

Its hugs and cuddles time over at Daring Cardmakers this week and our lovely host Nat would like to see cuddly creatures on your cards.  So please include any images of hugs or cute creatures that you just want to hug.

I have gone with bear hugs!!

The image is from My Time Made Easy called Woodland Creatures which you can find HERE and I have coloured him with promakers.
The papers are from Pink Petticoat and I have also used a kraft card blank and added some corrugated card. 

The sentiment is a free download from Docrafts which I thought went with this weeks theme perfectly.
Don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs for more cute and cuddly inspiration.

Friday, November 6, 2015

November Elemental Inspiration

Just where did last month go? I can't believe how quickly this month has gone and it will soon by my little boys 1st Birthday.
So as its now November here is the lovely inspiration picture from Daring Cardmakers.  There are lots of elements in this month picture.
I have gone with the colours, a heart and a light.  Remember you need to use at least three elements from the picture.
Not a Christmas card in sight this week for me and no stars!!!

I really wanted to include the rainbow of colours that's featured in the picture so I went with some coloured gems to decorate the chandler image.

Don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs for more lovely inspiration.
Have a great weekend!!!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Non Cute Halloween

The children are back at school and Charlotte had fun at the weekend trick or treating in the village.  It was such a beautiful day and very warm for October.

The weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers is to make a non cute Halloween card.  This was a tough challenge as all my images were of cute witches and spooks.  So I thought I would just go with a few patterned papers and some text.

And of course my trusty star dies which I cut out of some black glitter card.
The papers are from My Time Made Easy and the little BOO and 31 stickers are from Ruby Rock It.
(will add links later when my computer decides its going to play)
I also used some kraft card for my base and I think this is going to be something I use a lot as I love it.  It makes a change from just white as I don't normally use coloured card blanks.
Don't forget to check out the Design Team Blogs for more spooky inspiration.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tempting Treats

This has to be one of my favourite challenges at Daring Cardmakers.   So this weeks challenge is just to tempt us with your sweet creations. I love anything sweet on a card especially cupcakes which always tempt me.

Here is my sweet creation:

I have used papers from Dovecraft called Cupcake boutique.  The cupcakes are from a stamp set by Kanban which I have paper pieced and coloured with promakers. 

The die cut bunting and teapot are from a set by Xcut called Tea Party.
Don't forget to pop by the Design Team Blogs for some more sweet creations.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Thank you for the Music

I am so late with this blog post but the school holidays started here on Friday and then there was my daughters Halloween party at school.  I have been busy baking for that and making spooky lollipops.

This weeks dare at Daring Cardmakers is all about music.  Your card could feature sheet music, music notes, lyrics or musical instrument.

I have used some sheet music vellum.  The sentiment is also from "We Three Kings of Orient Are" And yes its Christmas!!!

I have also used the star framelits die from Stampin Up.
Have a great week and don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs for more inspiration.

Friday, October 9, 2015

What do you do besides Crafting??

Its weekly challenge time at Daring Cardmakers.  We want to know what you do for a living besides crafting.  This could be your current job or a former job.  Show us something job related on your card.

Can you guess my former job?

It involved the sea and been away from home for a long time.  Any guesses?

This is me many years ago at my passing out parade at HMS Raleigh in Plymouth.

I look rather serious and very green.  I was fighting the need to be sick.  My PO behind was wishing the inspection would go quicker using some rather colourful language.  I thought I was going to faint.  In was tough standing there in the heat, perfectly still and carrying a SA80.  It was one of the proudest moments in my life.

Hope you can stop by the design team blogs and guess their jobs!!

Have a great weekend!