Happy Friday crafty people! How are you all doing? I’ve had a good week making lots of Christmas cards for my Etsy shop and dithering about if I should sign up to any craft fairs for the upcoming festive season (I’m thinking not and hoping that things are much more under control for next year and I’ll be back with a bang then, is anyone else going for it this year?).
Anyway it’s Friday so that means it’s time for a new Daring Cardmakers Challenge! This week I am hosting and I decided to set the challenge to ask you to go round in circles! I’d love to see circles of all sizes on your cards, you could use a round card base, a circle frame or include some spotty and dotty patterns.
For my project I started by making a bocca (is that how you spell it, please tell me if I’m wrong!) background using distress oxide inks in kitsch flamingo, worn lipstick and picked raspberry and brilliance moonlight white ink. I then die cut out a variety of circles in different sizes. I arranged these on a square card base and then added a die cut happy birthday and lots of nuvo drops (glitter drops – enchanting pink and crystal drops – metallic.
I hope you will hop on over to the blog to see all the design team makes and share you circle card. I can’t wait to see what you get a-round to!
Happy Friday! It is Friday isn’t it? Yesterday I was wishing people a happy Tuesday when someone kindly pointed out it was in fact Thursday! Oh dear, it’s been one of those weeks! However I do know that it’s time for a new Daring Cardmakers Challenge and we are being hosted by the lovely Kathy.
Kathy would just love to see cards celebrating and sharing the ‘Lurve‘ (or Love, if you prefer!) Love comes in all shapes and sizes, doesn’t it? So, although your card could be for a Wedding, Engagement or Anniversary but it doesn’t have to be, feel free to celebrate the love you feel for your friends, family, pets…., chocolate? gin? 😀 How about a beautiful card for your best friend, for no other reason than to let them know how much having them in your life means to you.
Here is my card and if you hop on over to the Daring Cardmakers Blog you will see all the other beautiful examples by the very talented Design Team!
Happy Friday crafty friends! How are you all today? I’ve had a busy but good week getting back into the swing of my routine after a lovely week away last week. Unbelievably it’s the start of another month so it must be time for an elemental challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers blog. Our host this week is Svenja and she has given us a fabulous picture packed full of inspiration…..
If this is your first time playing along, let me explain. All you have to do is take a minimum of three elements of the photo as inspiration and create a card! Here is what I made….
Can you see the elements I picked out? I used an adorable Frida stamp by Vera Lane Studio plus I added some yellow stars, some faux stitching and a franking stamp inspired by the postage stamps. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Happy Friday crafty friends, I hope you’ve had a great week and that you are ready for our next Daring Cardmakers Challenge! This week Rizwana is our host and she would like us to “create a travel themed card. Use maps, directions, tickets,planes, trains or automobiles. Anything travel related you could even use your best holiday destination. Have fun!”
I chose an elephant image to represent my favourite holiday destination which is going on safari in South Africa. We even had our wedding at a game reserve in South Africa and had some of our wedding photos taken with elephants……
Sorry! Any excuse to have a wee look at these happy photos!
I used a Tracey Hey stamp and coloured him up with my triblend markers from Spectrum Noir. I think he is meant to be carrying shopping bags but I thought they could be luggage!
I made a simple background by stamping Bon Voyage in 3 different shades of brown/grey ink (I used an Altenew set) and adding some rose gold nuvo drops. I popped up my elephant with some 3d sticky pads and voila!
I can’t wait to see all your travel themed projects and the inspiration behind them!
Hi crafty friends, how are you all doing today? I’m here to share the brand new Aud Sentiments Challenge which starts today. Our new theme gives us a choice from Thinking of you, Get well or Sympathy Sentiments. Just remember all entries must include a sentiment!
This challenge is sponsored by Stampers Delights who kindly gifted the design team members an image to use. I was given Kawaii Medical Heroes 2 which is a set with two characters and three different sentiments.
Here is my project using two of the sentiments and one of the characters. I coloured them with a mix of triblend and copic markers, added some patterned papers and a couple of nuvo drops for the finishing touches.
I hope you will join in with our challenge, can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Happy Friday crafty friends! Today Ruth is hosting our brand new Daring Cardmakers Challenge and we are being dared to make a card on the theme of bottles! Ruth asks us to make anything to do with a bottle, or maybe even10 green bottles! Well I didn’t manage 10 but I did use 2 green bottles to make a 21st birthday card.
It’s a pretty simple card design using some die cuts and an embossing folder and nuvo drops. Here is the finished product.
Happy Friday the 13th and in honour of it our new Daring Cardmakers Challenge is all about superstitions!
I’m not particularly superstitious although I don’t walk under ladders unless totally necessary and I have been know to greet single magpies….. ok maybe I’m a little superstitious! A couple of years ago when weeding in my garden I found 2 four leaf clovers! My hubby and I decided we must be in line for a lottery win so we drove to the shop to buy a ticket straight away….. can you guess what happened? Yup we did not win but I still have one of those four leaf clovers just in case there is a little but of good luck still in there!
So inspired by my lucky clover I decided to focus on good luck symbols for my card, the clovers plus of course a black cat (I am a self confessed crazy cat lady!!) and a lucky horse shoe.
I hope you have a fabulous Friday with only good luck! Crafty hugs
Hi crafty friends, how are you all doing today? I hope you are having a great week. It’s time for a new Aud Sentiments Challenge and this time anything goes (as long as you include a sentiment of course!).
I used two Tracey Hey stamp sets (Weirdo and Having it All) for this card. I also used an inky background from my stash (made with Catherine Pooler reinkers and water). I added a little stripey strip made with a black sharpy pen.
I hope you like my little weirdo card and snarky sentiment, it made me giggle!
Hi crafty friends, I hope you’ve had a great week. I can’t believe it’s August already, where did July disappear to? It’s time for us to share our new elemental challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers Challenge and this time Shabneez has given us a gorgeous minty selection of pictures to inspire our cards. If you haven’t joined in before all you need to do is take three elements from these pictures (colour can only be one of them) and use them to inspire your creation.
I used a type writer die from a recent issue of Die Cutting Essentials magazine as well as a couple of stamp sets, Dotty definitions from Tracey Hey and Random Act of Cardness from Technique Tuesday.
I took the circles, the type writer and the mint green elements to inspire this card.
My mint green typewriter is a little brighter than I was hoping for but somehow in all my many inks this was the closest I could get! I hope you like it and that you will come and join in!
Happy Friday crafty friends, can you believe it’s the end of July already?! I don’t know where the month has disappeared too but it’s time for the last Daring Cardmakers Challenge of this month! Our host this week is Dawn, “I found that making your own gift tags adds a personal touch to your gifts and are also a great way of using up those odd pieces of pretty paper. I would like to see you pretty gift tags this week.”
This was perfectly timed as my gift tag stash was running a bit low. I opted to use Tag Builder 5 die set from Die-namics/My Favourite Things. I had some inky papers that I had made with my Catherine Pooler inks (pads and reinker bottles) so I cut some tags from these papers. The stamps I used were some little fishes, turtles, bubbles and sea weed from the You Croc my world stamp set from Tracey Hey and some words from the Circle Definitions stamps (also by Tracey Hey).
I think they came out pretty well and it’s very satisfying to use up some of my pile of inky papers! I could probably make a lot more of these cute tags. I hope you will come and join in with us!