Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Little Extra

Hope you all have a great Bank Holiday weekend.

My Boy was 13 yesterday. How did that happen, feels like only yesterday he was brought home from the hospital. He had a great day - we all did, and we are all so proud of you J.....xx

Here's the boy getting a birthday kiss from his Gran and wee Cousin.

Another fab array of cards this week for Jo's '9-5' dare. There's still plenty of time to join in - if you've not already.

This weeks little extra is to use Black and ONE other colour only.
We are going to make it a bit easier this week and allow shades of the one colour - aren't we nice ...... :D

I've settled for the easy option and gone for Black & White.

Bitz & Bobz used;
Hero Arts Happy Birthday Definition Stamp.
Papers from Self Address.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Working 9-5.

WooHoo, it's Friday - bring on the Dare.

This week Jo has been working the Design Team from 9-5 to come up with this weeks cards.

This week it's my turn (Jo) and I'm going to dare you to use bits and bobs from the office for your cards.

It's been a while since I had a 'real' job - other than being a Mum and of course playing with bits of paper...

Reminiscing... I would like you to make a card using some thing that you would normally find in an office environment. Such as... staples, paperclips, paper fasteners, file folders, library cards, hole punches, lined paper etc you get the drift.

Don't forget to leave us a comment with your blog link to show us your interpretation of the dare. If you haven't got a blog don't worry you can still join in, send a photo or scan of your card to the team at daringcardmakers@hotmail.co.uk and we will add it to our gallery and share the link right here on the blog.

Bitz & Bobz used;
We R Memory Keepers Urban Windows Collection PP. Mustard Moon Ledger PP. Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps. Penny Black Liquorice Alphabet Stamps. Purple Onion Calander Stamp. QK Tab Die.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


This week's Little Extra challenge gives you a sketch to play with.

Remember you can bend it, twist it, shrink it or stretch it - you can even turn it upside down if you like.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Today's the Day .....

I'm off to do the Race for life today.

I didn't sleep a wink last night - which I tend to do when I have something on.

So wish me luck.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Almost a Teen - LO

In just over a week, my 'baby' will become a teenager ..... where has the time gone. I'm too young to have a teenage son ...... well so I keep telling myself .... hehehe!!!

It has been ages since I have done a LO. I have missed it, but being ill for the past few months, I just don't have the energy or mojo to do much other than sleep, but seeing the half map LO on Bex's new forum, I thought I'd have a go. It's the first time I've done this size LO, but it wont be the last I really like it.

Bitz & Bobz used;
Mustard Moon Ledger PP. Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps. Basic Grey Alphabet. Scenic Route Alphabets & Rub On's. Purple Onion Broken15 UM Number Stamps. Plain Jane Arrow. Hero Art's Decorative Birds Stamps.

Friday, May 18, 2007

It's Friiiiiday......

..... and that mean's it's time for a new Dare.

We have a new Guest Designer this week
The wonderfully talented Bety is joining us for a couple of weeks.

This week Tracie (Bondgirl), has set the Dare, this is what she want's from us ......

For this weeks dare, I dare you to "start from scratch" I want to you design a card with NO purchased/pre-assembled embellishments - that means no blooms unless you cut them yourself, no buttons, brads etc etc. I guess how easy this is depends on your usual style

**insert evil laugh here**

Mwahahahahahaha - and believe me - she aint gonna let you cheat ..... not even a teeny tiny brad ..... so off you go and start from scratch.

I've have hand drawn and cut my flowers from SassafrassLass PP. Handmade chipboard brads - coated with Anita's 3D gloss for the flower centers.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

We have our winner .......

.........congratulations go to lucky number 30.........Jayne.

This weeks Little Extra is nice and simple. We would like to see an Anniversary card.

Bitz & Bobz used;
Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder. Sizzix primative hearts die and heart embossing folders. Mellisa Frances PP

Monday, May 14, 2007

Anyone for seconds ....... ?

This is my second helping of Kathy's food dare. Just a little card to remind my friend of a lunch date. I'll add the bitz & bobz used later, as this scatty moo has lost her list ...... again.

If you made a card for last Friday's 'Wing's' dare, then check Daring Card Makers 'Little Extra' tomorrow - we'll be announcing the winner of our draw.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Scrumptious Dare Day.

Friday is Dare Day ........ Yay!!!!

Here's what Kathy is serving up for us this week.

This week it's me (Kathy) setting the dare and I'd like you to make a card with a theme of FOOD!

So let's mull this one over.......
You could make an invitation to a barbecue, dinner party, picnic, kids party etc

It could feature a recipe, ingredients, utensils, cookery quotations, poems or rhymes....

It could have food depicted on it eg cupcake, CHOCOLATE, bowl of fruit , CHOCOLATE, sausages, CHOCOLATE,.....birthday cake....

Hey, it could even have real food stuck on it.....OK, maybe not....

as long as it's clearly got a foodie theme it's allowed.

Please come and share your creative concoctions with us either by leaving a message with your blog address, or by emailing your pictures to us at


We have gather all the names from last weeks 'Wings' dare and we will be drawing and announcing the winner soon, so keep checking the Daring Card Makers Blog.

I've used SA Kit (again - I know, but they are so fab)Sassafrass Lass papers. Sizzix Cupcake Die.

I am in the middle of another card for this dare I'll get it posted as soon as it's finished.

So tuck in fellow crafty bloggers, and enjoy the feast that the DT have put together on the DCM Blog.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

3 Little Things.

We have had an amazing turn out for Fridays 'Wings' dare, at the last count there were 35 links to the most fantastic cards. If you've not had a chance to check them out, then do, you won't be disappointed.

There is still plenty of time to join this weeks main 'Wings' dare, and remember everyone who leaves a link for the dare will be entered into our little Prize Draw

Now for a Little Extra to keep us going until the next dare.

This week's Little Extra is another of our popular "recipe" cards.

All you need to do is include at least one of each ingredient on your card, then when you're done leave a message so we can all come and see how you've incorporated them into your design.

Here are your 3 ingredients:
1 stamp
1 piece of chipboard
1 piece of metal

It was quite hard to get a descent photo of this card.
I've stamped a PaperArtsy stamp into some metal and destressed it with sandpaper. The hearts are handmade chipboard that are triple embossed. Papers are from the fabby Anna Griffin.

Have fun fellow crafty bloggers, and remember to checkout the fab links on the DCM Blog and the other amazing DCM DT cards ...... oh and also the Prize Draw, we'll find out the lucky winner on Friday at the next dare launch - good luck!!!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Fight or Flight - Dare

Yay!!!! - It's Friday.
This week Jane set the dare, here's what she wants from us this week.

Hiya Everyone !
So this week is my turn to set the dare (Jane)...So without further ado here is is


You can pick any subject, any colour but the card has to incorporate WINGS of some sort-so you can do - butterflies, angels, fairies, insects,birds........anything basically if it has wings!

This week we have a SPOT PRIZE up for grabs on the Daring Card Makers Blog!!

All you have to do is show us a card for this dare and you'll go in a draw for a spot prize from the DCM team - we will announce the winner on next weeks dare launch(Friday 11th May).

So come on - you really have no excuse now not to join in !

As always, you can share your work with everyone in two ways. Either leave a message with your blog link so we can come and see, or email your pictures to us at daringcardmakers@hotmail.co.uk , with your name and website if you have one.

Anna Griffin Papers. The Stampsmith UM photo stamp. Angel Kisses Bloom. Hand Cut Flower. Button from my stash.

My baby Sister asked me to make a card for her to give to her Boyfriend. She wanted luvvy duvvy ...... awww, aint love sweet when your 15 ..... lol!!!!

She really like the Deck of Me card I did for birds, so this is that card - made into this card ....... did that make sense - it did in my head ..... hehehe!!!!

So now it's your turn - off you go - and spread your wings!!!!