Happy Friday and welcome to our last Daring Cardmakers challenge of 2021! Our theme this week is Baubles, Boxes and Bows, three things beginning with B – you can choose one of them or all three to feature when you make your project this week! Maybe make a bauble to put in a box and decorate with a bow! Remember it doesn’t have to be Christmas themed, and it can be a card or anything else you’re inspired to get crafty and make. We’ll leave this challenge open until we return on 7th January 2022 after our Christmas break
I had treated myself to some new bauble dies from Marianne Designs so I cut some from a hollographic mirror card and added some alcohol inky yupo papers I had made. Here is an example of the yupo with my attempts with alcohol inks.
…. and with the baubles ….
….. and then on the cards…..
I kept the card very clean and simple to allow the baubles to shine, just a stamped sentiment and a few nuvo drops! I hope you like my take on this challenge and that you will hop on over to see my design team colleagues beautiful projects. Can’t wait to see what you guys make for this week.
Happy Friday! Can you believe it’s Decemeber? I’m a bit in shock but enjoying getting in the festive spirit! As it’s the first Friday of a new month we have an elemental challenge for the Daring Cardmakers Blog.
Our December mood board is all about the excitement of getting ready for Christmas. The house needs decorating and the gifts need wrapping so there’s holly and stars, wrapping paper and twine, baubles and candy canes… and loads more goodies to choose from. Just pick any 3 elements or more from from the picture below (the colour palette counts as one) to use when you make your card.
I decided to use the wood, burlap, glitter gold and the red shiny star for inspiration. Here is my finished card….
I hope you are keeping safe, well and cosy! See you again soon.
Happy Friday crafty friends! I hope you’ve all had a good week? It’s getting chilly here in Scotland perfect crafting weather though! It’s time for a new challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers blog and this week we are hosted by lovely Joanne who asks us to “wear it pink” in honour of breast cancer awareness month.
This is very close to my heart as my mother in law suffered from breast cancer and sadly passed away in 2018. She is greatly missed for the loving, kind Mum she was as well as being such a fun person who loved to laugh and spend time with her friends and family. This was taken on my first visit to South Africa before her illness and we had such a great time staying with her and spending a week in the Kruger Park together. She had baked an absolute mountain of cookies for our arrival and even after eating many many of them during our 3 week stay we still had a good supply to take home! We had just booked our wedding when she was diagnosed and we worried that she might not be around to help us celebrate in a years time as she was so ill. However cancer had met it’s match and she wasn’t going to let it make her miss her boy’s wedding! Not only did she make it she was one of the last on the dance floor!
I chose to make a butterfly themed card as butterflies always make me think of people who are no longer with us. I used a Memory Box butterfly frame die to cut the frame in white and also in some inky glossy paper I had in my stash. I paper pieced the pink into the wings on top of some bright pink card that I had made with a liquid ink. I then added a sentiment and some nuvo drops and voila…..
I hope you like my little pink butterfly card. Keep safe and well everyone and I’ll see you again soon.
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! 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!
Happy Friday crafty friends! This week lovely Svenja is hosting our Daring Cardmakers challenge and she is daring us to make a water-themed card. You could splash around bathing or swimming or maybe create a splishy-splashy background with inks / sprays / waterstains.
I had the perfect stencil from Clearly Besotted, called Splat It! I inked it up with two shades of blue from Catherine Pooler (It’s a Boy and Cummerbund).
I used a Stampendous stamp set which I’ve had in my stash for several years and I’m not even sure what it was called! I stamped the bear wearing the little rain coat and welly boots and frog umbrella. These were coloured with my triblend markers from Spectrum Noir with a little extra shading using the polychromo pencils and a white gel pen for the highlights.
To save trying to fussy cut the umbrella handle I glued the bear onto the card base and then stamped the umbrella straight onto the card.
Then I just glued the coloured and fussy cut umbrella into position…..
The finishing touches was a sentiment (from the Tracey Hey “Make a Splash” stamp set) and a water drop bead which came with a Papercraft Society box a few months ago. I hope my little teddy splashing about in the puddle brightens up your day. What will you make for this week’s Daring Cardmakers Challenge?
Happy Friday! Hope you are having a great week. It’s that time for another Daring Cardmakers Challenge! As it’s the first Friday of July we have an elemental challenge where we dare you to take 3 (or more!) elements as inspiration for your card. Here is the beautiful picture from Kathy
I’ve chosen the blue from the ribbon, the frames and the fishes to create my project. I recently ordered some new stamps from Tracey Hey Designs and I used the “You Croc my World” for this card. The background was in my stash, it was made with pixie powders sprinkled onto bubble wrap and spritzed with water. I added some distress crayon in chipped sapphire around the edges and smudged with my finger.
I hope you like my wee fishies! Have a wonderful weekend when the time comes.