's the first Friday of the month and this year that has meant a Colour Combo Challenge for The Daring Cardmakers - this is a special Friday for us too as it's the first Dare in a whole new year - we begin our 7th year of setting challenges today - doesn't time fly when you are enjoying something!
Today also sees us welcome Mirir (Mirjam) as our Guest Designer for the next couple of months. Miri has often joined in with us over the last few years so it's especially good to welcome her to the team. It'll be fab to see her cards on the blog.
This month, Zuzana has chosen the colour palette - it's a lovely crisp red, green, white and blue mix to play with this time.
I'm still on a bit of a crusade to use suitable DCM challenges to make the special cards I need for Christmas. I try to keep most of my Cword cards thin enough to send without over-stepping the measly 0.5 allowance the RM gives for standard post. Not easy for someone who likes to "stick stuff on with abandon" as I do hehe
This one will definitely need a "fat" stamp!
the top border and the sentiment banner both Simple Stories "Handmade Holiday" 6x6
Blue paper: Bo Bunny (I think it's "Midnight Frost")
Poinsettia made from some old paper from the Christmas Scraps box - I think they are from Fancy Pants, Small white flat backed pearls coloured with yellow ink and a sprinkling of Glamour Dust
Small flowers are made from flat, cream petals coloured with inks and formed around some white stamens (I inked some yellow)
White organza and pearl flower from Creative Treasures
Berries came from last year's Christmas Crackers, I added a couple of leaves cut into holly shapes
Wide, silver edged organza ribbon, A few blue gems
Craft Robo to cut the Poinsettia
Memory Box Snowflake border die
note; I intended have used the apple blossom type flowers from Creative Treasures rather than make my own - I could have sworn I had some in the box but when I went to get them all I found were lilac and lemony-green ones :( The ones I've made are ok but not as nice as Tracy's, hey ho, you can't have it all!
As so often the case, I ended up making a new Craft Robo template for this card - in this case the poinsettia. I really like this one - it's actually just the one shape which I cut in 3 sizes, a couple of times each - dead easy!
The DT have made some fabulous cards this week (they always do, though!). The BLOG looks especially pretty when it's all colour-coordinated. I hope you'll join in with us this week
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