Friday, December 16, 2016

Giving Thanks

Hello everyone.
Not long to go now and it will be Christmas and I haven't started the Christmas shopping yet.  Thank goodness for online stores.  My daughter wants aquabeads and they are so hard to get hold of here in France.  If I mange to get some I will feel like Super Mam.
This is the final challenge at Daring Cardmakers until the first Friday of the New Year.
So I would like to wish each of you a very Happy Christmas and a fantastic 2017.
This weeks challenge is all about saying Thank You as I think we will have a few cards to make after the Christmas holidays so here is your chance to make a start.
I used my favourite stamp set from Stampin Up called Jar of love and of course used my favourite technique.  I love adding shaker elements to cards.  I filled this one with lots of little love hearts.

I also made a little box to go with it but haven't decided want to fill it with yet.  Its super cute and small great for a little token of appreciation. 

Don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs for more lovely inspiration and thanks for stopping by.
Also I would to thank you all for taking the time to read and leave comments on my blog this last year.  Each one is greatly appreciated.  So this card is for you all.
See you all in 2017!!!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Step Away From The Cards.

Its another step away from the cards challenge this weeks at Daring Cardmakers.
We are mixing things up with our usual card challenges to get you in that festive party spirit.
So this weeks we want you to
Decorate It

This could be a something to decorate your home, a table decoration, a banner, Christmas cracker or something to hang on your tree.
And remember it doesn't have to be festive.
Here are my little creations.
I made a little candle holder from an old jar.
Sorry its not a good picture but I was trying to show the battery tea light glow.
I added a little glitter and some die cut houses and finished with a bit of trim around the top.

I then made a cork tree.
Again I die cut some snow flakes and added a few gems and sequins.

I have made a few more for my daughters school Christmas market.
By the way all the wine corks are not mine.
We cant wait to see what you come up with and don't forget to stop by the Design team blogs for more lovely inspiration.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Paper Sweeties Decmeber Inspiration

Hello Everyone.
I hope all your Christmas crafting is well under way.  I think I am just about finished with my cards but when I saw this months Inspiration photo over at Paper Sweeties I just had to make another.
I love non traditional Christmas colours and this was one.

Here is what I came up with.

I made a little snow globe using the Jar Of Love Stamp set from Stampin Up.

I added a little house to the inside and inked up some little clouds which you can just about see.
I then added the white glitter.  It kind of looks like a snow drift.
To make the stencil for the clouds I used a sweet cut die from Paper Sweeties called "sending sweet thoughts".  I used the cupcake frosting die and inked around the edge to look like clouds.
I then used the Jar of Love matching die set from Stampin Up to create the bow and the little branches for decoration.
Have a great week.

Friday, December 2, 2016

December Elemental Inspiration

Its December, woohoo.
Did I tell you I love Christmas?
What a fabulous image we have this week at Daring Cardmakers.
Lots of lovely frosty elements to choose from this week and remember to use at 3 from the photo.
I picked the colours, tree, reindeer and texture (the cushions and throw)
The tree is a die cut from Spellbinders which does make a 3d decoration if you use both halves.  I also added the baubles and star which is included in the set.  The reindeer is from my Cricut imagine which I cut from silver cardstock.
I then used a cable knit embossing folder from Stampin Up to create the background.
Hope you can stop by the blog and share your lovely creations with us.