Friday, November 27, 2015

Something Stenciled

This week at Daring Cardmakers 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.

Here is my card
I used my stencil as an embossing folder instead.  I used some lovely core'dinations card stock.  I then just lightly sanded off the top to make the embossed snowflakes stand out.

Don't forget to stop by the design team blogs to check out their lovely creations.

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.