Friday, March 27, 2015

Inspired by Nat

 
This weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers is all about our lovely Design Team member Nat.
Our host Lythan would like you to hop over to Nats blog and check out her fabulous design style and make a card using her style as your inspiration.
 
 
This was a difficult challenge  Nats style to me seems very clean with a mix of patterns.

 
I have gone with a focal point with the sentiment and die cut border and used 3 very different patterned papers.

 
Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams blog to check out theire lovely inspiration and also don't forget to check out Nats blog HERE
 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Swings and Roundabouts

This weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers is all about having a moving element on your card.  This could be something suspended on your card perhaps a charm or some beads.  Or maybe making your card rock from side to side.

So Kathy our host this week would like to see something swinging, twirling or rocking on your card.

 
I have made a little aperture on my card and used a sweet little charm from Do Crafts.

 
I then added a few little stamped clouds

 
The papers I have used are from Do crafts from the Spring Bellissima collection.
The little stamped greeting is from Paper Sweeties called Make Today Beautiful.
 
Don't forget to stop by the Daring Cardmakers Blog to check out the design teams lovely ideas.
 
Happy Crafting and have a great weekend.

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Great Daring Card Makers Bake Off

 
Its my turn to hosts this weeks dare at Daring Cardmakers.  I adore cupcakes. I love baking, eating, buying anything with a Cupcake on and of course crafting with them. So I would like to see something baking related on your card.  I did think about a Mothers Day dare but I don't get to celebrate mothers day in France until May.

So for all Mothers/Grandmothers and especially my own Mam have a lovely day on Sunday. Its also my Mother In laws birthday today so Happy Birthday Carol!!!!!!!!

 
I made my card for a friends mum for her birthday.

 
I treated myself to the new Do Crafts Bellissima papers and I love them as some of them are foiled.  They are so pretty.  I also used the Xcut Tea party die set which I got for Christmas and this is the first time I have used it.


Friday, March 6, 2015

Elemental Inspiration

Its element inspiration time at Daring Cardmakers this week.  Just look at the beautiful inspiration picture.  Lots of lovely elements to choose.


The dare is to choose at least 3 elements from the picture to make your card.
 
Here is my card

 
The elements I have used are the colours, flowers, gold glitter, twine and the patterns on the paper.

 
I loved playing with this inspiration picture this week lots of yummy elements to choose from. I tried to give my card a lovely spring look.  I thought it would be nice to send it to my Mum for Mothers Day.
 
Don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blog for more inspiration.
 
 


Friday, February 27, 2015

Mellow Yellow

This weeks dare at Daring Cardmakers is called Mellow Yellow and is hosted by the lovely Nat.  who would like to see yellow on your card as the main colour along with any neutral.

Hopefully spring is just around the corner and in my garden the spring blubs are starting to make an appearance.  So its lovely to make this sort of card this week, something bright and cheerful so I have gone with flowers on my card too.

 
I love the little bee on this card so I have added some glossy accents to him and glittered his wings.

 
I have also added some lace and a wooden flower with a tiny ladybird.

 
Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams blog for more lovely inspiration for your Mellow Yellow creations.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Childhood (book) Heros

 I was super excited to find out the dare this week over at Daring Cardmakers. Its all about your Childhood book Heroes.  Mine just had to be The Marvellous Land Of Oz.  I loved this book so much that I called my Mother in England to have a search in the loft to see if she could find it.  But unfortunately I must have thrown it out.  I must get another copy to read to my daughter as she does like the Wizard of Oz the film with Judy Garland.   I was very disappointed to learn that in the series of books Dorothy's shoes are in fact silver!
 

My card is based on the Wonderful Wizard of Oz as I didn't have any Pumpkin heads, sawhorses or Woggle bugs in the stash.

 
So I think my heroes were of course Dorothy, the Tin Woodman, the cowardly lion and the Scarecrow.
 
Hope you can stop by the Daring Cardmakers blog to see some more lovely inspiration.


Friday, February 13, 2015

LOVE, Initially

Its Friday again and time for a new challenge at Daring Cardmakers.  As its valentines day tomorrow how about a L O V E theme.  This weeks challenge is to use things beginning with letters L O V E.

Here is my card:

 
L = Love hearts
O = Organza ribbon
V = Vase
E = Embossing

 
So on my card with have the love hearts on the backing paper and the little embellishment.  I have used some organza ribbon and the little digi image is a vase of flowers.  Finally the square panel has some embossing created from a Spellbinders die.

Don't forget to stop by the blog and check out what the Design Team have created at Daring Cardmakers.