Friday, April 17, 2015

Something Green... and pointy... and Arrow-y

Nat dared us this week at Daring Cardmakers' - her dare is inspired by her current TV obsession: Arrow :)

This is my card;

I used Heidi Swapp and BG papers, Crate Paper arrow sticker with added ProMarker colouring, L'il Inker die from Make the Day Special and a computer generated sentiment.

the children;

inform me that the stars are a bit Marvel rather than DC :)

and here are the details of the challenge;

My challenge to you is to feature arrows on your card this week. They are a very current design trend in the crafting industry right now - lots of stamps, dies, papers are featuring arrows.

I would love to see you whether you can interpret anything else from Arrow into your cards - like the colour green (as Oliver Queen knows, it's not easy being green), a nod to the Starling city skyline, comic book super heroes, Felicity Smoak's iconic glasses, somehow getting the word Sinceriously on your card...

Whatever you go with, there has to be at least one arrow on your card!

You can see the DT's brilliant Arrow inspired cards on the Daring Cardmakers' blog :)

also entering this card into Make the Day Special's April Challenge, Tic Tac Toe;

To use a line of items from the grid - I went diagonal and used stripes, circles and Metallic :)


Friday, April 10, 2015

I Like Pie

It's my turn to dare this week at Daring Cardmakers' and unlike the title, there's no cooking involved :)

The idea for this dare started when we travelled 'up north' and spied this on the M6;

and evolved into;

I Like Pi(e)!
I would like to see maths themed cards featuring graphics; Pie Charts, Venn Diagrams, Bar Graphs etc,

and I made this;

It uses Heidi Swapp and Kesi'art papers, jute from Hobby Craft, DMC thread and a Paper Smooches die.

TFL - and don't forget to have a look at the Daring Cardmaker's blog - the Design Team really have shown that maths can be fun :)

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Happy Easter

Zuzana picked the gorgeous inspiration picture for this week's Daring Cardmakers' challenge;

It's Zuzana here this time and Spring is knocking on our doors and nature is waking up to fresh colours. Temperatures are rising and sunshine warming. Let's make something wonderful!
 I've chosen very spring picture for you. I am asking you to create a card project with at least 3 elements from my picture on it. It could be the colour scheme, pattern or shape. You could use the layout sketch too. 

The wonderful Enfys Cashmore is back as a Guest Designer throughout April and you can see all of the DT's beautiful work on the Daring Cardmakers' blog :)

This is my card;

I used the sketch, flower, lace, and some washi tape from stash which is pretty similar to the inspiration picture :)  Papers are Crate, AC Thickers, Sizzix word die, Docrafts egg die and flower is from The Ribbon Girl


Friday, March 27, 2015

Inspired by Nat

Lythan dared us this week @ Daring Cardmakers';

This week Lythan would like you to take a trip into a world of pure gorgeousness by visiting the blog of my lovely teamie Nat and getting inspired by her style. I have been a huge fan of Nat's since I started card making and I have seen her work evolve but it has always been current, stylish, clean but not simple and with a wonderful way with a focal point. Well that is my interpretation - I look forward to seeing what you take from Nat's signature style.

Nat's cards are always amazing - you can see her wonderful blog here; and her pinterest board full of beautiful cards is here :)

This is my Nat inspired card - filled with Nat's love of chevrons, die cut doilies, die cut words, Crate Paper and enamel :D