It's a BIG week for us over on the Daring Cardmakers.
We have prizes! woohoo!
Three sets of stamps from a brand new sponsor: "Imagine That..." - who sell both from their shop in Upminster, Essex and their online shop - lots of lovely goodies to be discovered, so please take a look. We'll do the draw at the end of this week's challenge and announce the winners next week.
Our Design Team Call-Out:
in the end we found choosing just two new teamies from all those fantastic crafters who applied was totally beyond us - so we asked FOUR - and you can find out who the Fab 4 are on the blog today - we've put them to work already on this week's dare. Poor Sharon is stuck miles away from her crafty stash till this evening - so her card will appear just as soon as she's able to get the glue out - so don't forget to check in a day or two.
Zuzana's very first Dare:
For her first go at setting the dare Zuzana has come up with a wonderful idea which we're sure will be a bit hit with all our darers:
"A Passion for Fashion"
We've got bags, dresses, hats and shoes and a wonderful array of things used to make them - we hope you'll like what the Team have made and you'll feel inspired to join in.
I've made some new shoes - well one shoe to be more precise:
This isn't the shoe I started out making but nothing new there! If you think you've seen something like this before it may be because it's the same template I used a while back for a shoe card. I changed the style of the shoe for the card I started to make (it's still a "work in progress" on my desk), but when that wasn't going well I started again using the original shape. I love the shape of this shoe though so it was good to play with it again.
Black card for base, MME "Stella and Rose"papers in both 12x12 and 6x6 sizes
The shaped card base and all the paper layers were cut using my Craft Robo (Please contact me if you'd like a copy of this template)
Turquoise Seam Binding for ruffles, bow and rosette from Creative Treasures
Handmade "concertina" rosette made from narrow strip of paper
Acrylic and bead flower from stash, 2mm silver gems from Anita's Gem Wheel
Tassels made from scraps of paper -see my card for last month's Get Funky! challenge HERE for how to make them.
I really enjoyed making this and I'd really rather like some real shoes like these - but maybe with a bit lower heel! I'll get the other card finished soon and blog it later.
Please head over to the DCM BLOG and see our Runway Collection for this season! We'd love you to join in and show your fashion style this week.
Just before I go, here's one of two projects I've made using the May LO on The Sketch File - there's a prize up for grabs atm and you can find out more about that, and see work from Jackie and Lynda using the May sketch on our BLOG
Layout idea from The Sketch File
Fancy Pants "Beach Bum" 6x6 papers
Punched circles in a tarmac coloured grey card,
Craft Robo used to cut sentiment and the little cars (left over from last week's DCM!)
I think that's enough waffle for this time, hope you like what you see here and will visit again soon
Little Claires - Shaped cards
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