Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Step Away From The Cards Challenge 2

Hello Everyone.
Its another "step away from the cards" challenge this week at Daring Cardmakers.
We are mixing things up with our card challenges and getting into that festive party spirit.
This week we want you to make a tag.
Just make and decorate a tag or label for a gift.
(It doesn't have to be for Christmas)
I made a shaker tag.
Tags are something which I don't normally make but I think I kind of like this for my tree.
I used a die to make the tag shape.  The one I have used is by Xcut

I then cut several more and layered them up making sure I cut the gaps in the letters for the shaker stars.  I cut a piece of plastic to fit and then ran the top layer through my Big Shot using a lovely embossing folder from Stampin Up called cable knit.  It looks like a lovely warm and cosy jumper.

I then added some gingham ribbon to finish my tag.
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Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Paper Sweeties November Inspiration

Good morning all.
Its monthly challenge time over at Paper Sweeties. 
Look at this gorgeous picture to help with your creativity.
I was inspired by the colours, chalkboard and the gingham.
I created my card using the wood grain embossing folder from Stampin up.  I then created a frame using some corrugated card.

I wanted to try the chalkboard technique so I used the little jar which is a stamp set from Stampin Up called Jar Of Love.
I then two step stamped the little flowers that are in the set onto some orange card.
I then finished my card with some gingham ribbon and a few of the lovely sequins that are available from the Paper Sweeties SHOP.
Have a great day.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Musical Christmas

Hello everyone.
This week at Daring Cardmakers is all about a musical Christmas.
We want to see what Christmas carol or song inspires you.
I went with "Winter Wonderland" and "Let It Snow".
I love both of these songs so I wanted to created a wintery background for my card.
Making my own inky backgrounds is a totally out of my comfort zone when it comes to crafting cards but I really love this effect.
I masked off the moon and then created some templates for the snowdrifts and then inked around them.  I used a two shades of blue and a tiny bit of purple to create this card.
I then stamped some trees.  Well they are actually branches from the jar of love set by Stampin Up.
I don't own a realistic tree stamp so I think I need to invest in one.

I then added a little sparkle to the card to look like fallen snow and finished with a stamp greeting.
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Step Away From The Cards

Good Morning Crafters.
 This week at Daring Cardmakers its all about gift boxes and bags.
So we thought we'd have a bit of a Crafting Party for the end of the year.  So for the next few weeks, we'll be mixing up our usual card challenges with some other crafting items, and we'd love to see what you make!
We'd just like you to make or decorate a box or gift bag - it doesn't even have to be Christmas-themed.
But I love Christmas so I went with a festive theme.

I made a little milk carton box and added some of my favourite papers from My Minds Eye called Sugar plum.

I was recently out shopping and I came across these giant jingle bells and pom pom trim which I just had to use on this project.

I then added a few die cut snowflakes and added a little tag with a peg which closes the box.
The box is a good size so can hold a good amount of chocolate which I know I like to receive at Christmas.
Don't forget to stop by the Design team Blogs to see some more lovely inspiration.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Merry Monday

I couldn't resit this challenge from Merry Monday after all I do love creating for Christmas but I think you may have noticed this.
The challenge this week is called "How will you decorate your door"

I have just had to have a new door fitted as ours sort of fell to bits as my Father In Law tried to repair it.  Now It has a lovely window which I cant wait to decorate with lights this year.
Here is what I came up with.
I simple card with a little wreath.

The wreath is made from tiny stars and snowflakes that I punched from different papers. Some glittered and some foiled.

I then added some gingham ribbon and this so cute red jingle bell.  I used a crackle effect paper and mounted it onto kraft card and finished with a little stamped sentiment.
(I am on a roll today.  Two posts in one day.)

November Elemental Inspiration

Good morning.
Can anyone else believe that we are in November? 
As Christmas is fast approaching we have a lovely inspiration picture for you at Daring Cardmakers this week.
Maybe you could make a start on those Christmas cards.
Look at all those beautiful rich colours and so many elements to choose from.  Remember you need to pick at least 3 elements to include on your card.  It doesn't have to be a Christmas card either.  Some of the Design Team created a none Christmassy card.
Here is mine.
The elements I picked were the colours, the tree, a frame and glitter.

The tree was a die cut set from Spellbinders which came with the an extra die for the baubles.  The set is actually to make a 3d Christmas tree but I haven't used it for that yet.
I made my card fairly simple and just used the tree as the focal point.  I do love all the rich colours mixed in with a touch of sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs.