Friday, October 19, 2007

DCM First Anniversary Dare

The group of friends who got together to form the Daring Cardmakers back in October 2006 has developed and grown into a huge circle of crafting and blogging friends who come together from all over the world to share their inspiration and their talents so enthusiastically, and are always so supportive of each other's cardmaking.
In honour of all of you who've helped make this blog so successful, and such a friendly place to "play" we've decided to revisit our very first dare for this our first anniversary, but with a twist.

The subject is, as in our original dare "friends", but this time the title is
CIRCLE of FRIENDS
and we'd like you to incorporate at least one circle into your card.
It would make it a very special occasion if for this dare you'd make a card just for the DCM rather than doubling up with other challenges.

Please join in and celebrate our first anniversary with us, without all of you - our wonderful extended "Team of Darers" and of course all those who've joined us as Guest Designers over the last year it wouldn't be half as much fun.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARING CARDMAKERS ALL


I used my Making Memories eyelet tool to cut all the litle cirlces, there are three different sized heads - I knew they'c come in useful one day!
I stuck a piece of pink vellum on the inside to show through the holes.
The flowers are cut from various papers including:
3 Bugs in a Rug
Daisy Bucket
Me & My Big Ideas


Other Supplies:
Cats Eye chalk Inks
Glossy Accents
Stickles Glitter Glue
Bazzill Bling card


It's been an amzing year. I'm sure my cardmaking has improved and I'm certainly doing a lot more "serious" crafting than Iused to!
I absolutely love being part of the DCM and yet again want to thank Jane for her fab idea and for all her hard work making it happen. A lot has changed over the year but one thing remains the same - the DCM started off as a great circle of friends who made cards, and we still are - it's just that the circle has grown so much BIGGER!

And finally, a Great big thank you to those lovely people who've nominated me for a smile award - much appreciated and I'll be passing this on really soon

38 comments:

Paula said...

Stunning!!!
I had a go punching holes like this once with my MM eyelet tool but it kinda went belly up!Fab dare & totally yummy card.

Sandy said...

Really stunning. So excellent. Love it.

Lynne said...

This is gorgeous Kathy. I have used my eyelet tool to do this on cards - but just as wavy lines. The circles look amazing.

Lythan said...

love the card Kathy. those circles are worth all the time they must have taken. And thanks for being my friend

asia wu said...

Wow this is fab! I love this card!

Samm said...

This is sooo cool!!! love what you did with the eyelet tool, makes it look a bit like lace, fab jobby!!!

Samm
x

All Pink girl said...

just so gorgeous ,love it ,Dawnx

http://thatcharlottekemsley.wordpress.com said...

Wow, this is amazing! Must've taken you ages - please say it did LOL!

Hazel said...

Fab, fab, fab!!!

Saffa said...

This card is just amazing! You have the patience of a saint Mrs B!! Its so unique and well happy!

Thanks for everything!

xx

Andrea said...

Beautiful card, love all the flowers

Rein said...

Beautiful, love how you did the circles!

stamp and scrape said...

This card must have taken AGES to make - there are so many details. Only a talented person like you would attempt neat circles, and achieve them!
Ros

mamaluke said...

those flowers are just so lush, and i love the little holes... gorgeous card!

EllePiggo said...

Beautiful card Kathy.:) Those holes must've taken a while.:)
Vanessa.

Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!! Your cards are so very inspiring... and always original. This one looks really time consuming, but the results are fab!!!!
Mich
x

Michelle said...

I've booked marked you cause I absolutely love your site and this card is wonderful!
I'm having a demo party on my blog now, hope you can come and play!

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous card Kathy. I'd just read an article on punching holes to make shapes in the latest Stamping & Papercraft magazine so you're right up with the trends in Oz and NZ.

Thank you Kathy so much for helping Jane keep our blog running smoothly and for providing us with our wonderful forum where we can chat and be friends.

Marlou said...

stunning cards!!! :)

Scrapbook With Vanilla said...

Kathy, that most be the most beautiful card I have ever seen!! HUGS

Leo said...

Oh Kathy this card is delish!!!

Dollydimps said...

That card is out of this world-it must have taken you soooo long!
I nominated you for a smile award too-because you do! x

scrappa jack said...

Absolutely fantastic. Love it

Caroline said...

Love the card Kathy - congrats on DCM being one year old too. I know I keep saying it but I really must give these challenges a go....... :)

scrappermimi said...

Congrats on your smile award and I an just loving that card, fabulous!

Rhi said...

Stunning Kathy, as always. I love your punched decoration, you have the patience of a saint! Its been wonderful being a DCMer with you this year, long may it last!

Ginger said...

love the cards....now I need an eyelet tool

Sue McGettigan said...

Your card is fabulous - love the punched circles, they are really striking, esp. with the vellum peeping through.

Louly said...

My daughter and I were just sat here looking at this card with our mouths open! I'm not just gushing right now, I mean it when I say, this is the most inspirational card I've seen in ages Kathy, I love everything about it, those punched out circles are going to be on cards everywhere! Absolutely Stunning!!!!!

SmilynStef said...

Love love love those circles and flowers ... love it all. Absolutely fabuluous.

Jo said...

Kathy, this card is just so fab, the ickle circles are amazing (and must have taken ages lol) Thank you so much for the truly beautiful comment that you left on my blog (hugs) it is super fabby to have you as a friend too :)

jo xx

Tracey said...

Congratulations to you all at DCM - I can't quite believe it been 12 months!

Absolutely love the card Kathy but then I love all your work!

Sylvie :) said...

STUNNING Kathy !!!!!!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous card, love the quote and those flowers are fab!

Natty said...

I just loved those flowers, and the patience of a saint required to punch those holes! LOL

Angelnorth said...

Love your punched holes - you've got them all lined up so perfectly! Fabulous card, Kathy. Happy Birthday to you and the other DCM girls!

Penny said...

I love the punched circles. Very inspiring .

So sorry to hear about your sad loss too. I hope it's not too stressful with the builders as well.

Frog said...

Wow Kathy your card is gorgeous.

Andrea x