Friday, January 20, 2017

Stitch it!

Morning everyone!

It's Nat here bringing you my first dare of 2017!

Thanks to everyone who played along with Kathy's "New!" challenge last week.

This week I am hoping that you'll be raiding your sewing box or dragging your sewing machine out because I want you to feature stitching on your cards as a real eye-catching element!

You can do some good old hand-stitching with embroidery floss and a needle, machine sewing or even feature dies and stamps that do the stitching for you, or why not draw your own stitched designs by hand?

So many possibilities!

Here's what the design team got up to for this dare:


Enfys    
Lythan

Joanne

Purvi
Nat
Kathy  

Shabneez  

Dawn
 Miri
 
Sharon

 

Svenja


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Friday, January 13, 2017

New!

Hello Darers!
Thank you so much for joining in with us last week - wasn't that a beautiful Inspiration photo Sharon chose to start off the new year?

This week it's Kathy here with a challenge I hope you'll enjoy.
"New"
It's the start of a new year, so I'd like you to try something new to you this week. It could be a technique, a card fold, or something else that you've never done before. 
A little challenge to yourself maybe to step out of your comfort zone.....
Don't forget to check our individual blogs to find out what's "New" about our cards

Lythan

Shabneez
Enfys 


Miri

Purvi


Joanne
Kathy   

Svenja

Nat

Sharon




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Friday, January 06, 2017

January Elemental Inspiration

Happy New Year everyone!

It's Sharon here, and I'm delighted to be the one choosing the inspirational photo for the very first dare of 2017.


We hope you enjoyed the Christmas break and that Santa brought you all the new crafty goodies you asked for.   We are planning to bring you lots of fabulous inspiration this year, as always, so hope you'll join in with the dares as much as possible.
We are thrilled to announce that the wonderful Enfys Cashmore who, after several Guest Designer spots over the years, will now be a fully-fledged member of our team.  You've probably seen her work for various manufacturers, so will understand our excitement at having her designing with us too!

So as it's our first challenge of the month here's our Wintry, January Elemental Inspiration photo - please use at least 3 elements from the pic on your card (one of those elements can be the colour scheme).



and here's some inspiration from the Design Team:

Enfys
 
Dawn    


Shabneez


Kathy    

Joanne 

*happynewyear*happynewyear*happynewyear*
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Friday, December 16, 2016

Giving Thanks

Hello!
A big Thank You to everyone who shared such beautiful "Decorate It!" creations with us last week, we loved seeing all the wonderful things you make.

Well, this week's challenge is our last one for 2016 - we'll be taking our Christmas break, but will be back on January 6th - so please mark the date on your shiny new 2017 diary or calendar!
It seems only right that we finish the year with cards that say
 Thank You 
For our part we'd like to say Thank You to all who've popped by over the year, joined in with our challenges and left some lovely comments too.
With luck, we'll probably all have a Thank You card or two to make, so here's your chance to get ahead and have one or two at the ready

So, now here's our fab design team saying Thank You 
 and 
wishing you all a
 Happy, Peaceful and Joyous Christmas


Dawn   
 
 Sharon   
 
Kathy  


Miri
Shabneez 


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Friday, December 09, 2016

Step Away no 3 Decorate It

It's the third of our "Step Away From the Cards" challenges this week
Our end of the year Crafting Party where we are mixing up our usual card challenges with some other crafting challenges

"Step Away From the Cards no. 3" is all about making those Little Extras.

Decorate It!

You could make something to decorate your home; a table decoration, a banner or some Bunting, a Christmas Cracker or similar, maybe something to hang on the tree or how about a topper to make a gift look extra special and festive.  
Home decor, or Festive Fun Extra, its entirely up to you - and
 remember, it doesn't even have to be Christmas-themed.  

Here's what the team have been creating this week, we hope we can inspire you as we'd love to see what you are making just now.  
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Svenja   

Dawn    
 

Shabneez  
 
Kathy

Joanne


Purvi


Miri
Nat

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Friday, December 02, 2016

December Elemental

Hi Everyone!

Thank you so much for sharing your tags with us - such amazing creativity and inspiration!

For December's Elemental Inspiration Challenge we have this Fabulous, Frosty and Festive picture with lots of lovely elements going on.  All you need to do is choose at least THREE elements from the photo and use them on your own creation.

Here are just a few suggestions to help get you thinking:
Colours, Textures, Wreath, Trees, Snowflakes, Pine Cones, Candles, Kings, Home D├ęcor ....... the list goes on


We can't wait to see what inspires you to make your cards this week, please add your link and tell us which things you chose to use.

Happy Crafting

 Kathy   


Miri 

Dawn


Nat


Shabneez


Purvi


Svenja




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