Friday, October 04, 2013

Party Time!

 All through October we'll be celebrating The Daring Cardmakers Challenge blog's 7th Anniversary 

Yes! the Daring Cardmakers team has been bringing you card making ideas for the last seven years, and there are still members of the original team  regularly contributing seven years later! 
So we're having a bit of a party and have a whole month of special challenges and loads of gifts to give away - there'll also be the occasional special Guest dropping by to share a card with us on the blog

The first challenge each month is always a colour combo and this time we have a wonderful Rainbow Cake full of colour to use as our inspiration and we'd like your cards to be birthday themed to celebrate our birthday.
Our special birthday sponsor this week is DoCrafts and they kindly sent us some presents - 2 lovely border punches (Poinsettia Border, and Ribbon Bow Border) for each of us....and another set  to give away as a prize.
We also have a £10 voucher  from The Ribbon Girl - pop over to our BLOG for more info.

Just for an extra bit of a challenge we thought we'd see if we could make 2 cards this week - one a birthday themed one, and another a card for another occasion - but using the first as an inspiration in some way
 I'd seen this "Z-fold! card idea a couple of weeks ago and thought I'd try making a Birthday and a Christmas card using the same fold, and the rainbow colours - but one in pastels and the other in brights.
 I'm not going into too much detail as this post is quite long enough already
The papers are a right old mix of 6x6 end 12x12 from different collections and different suppliers
I've also used seam binding, pearls, a pretty brad, and a rosette die
I edged the pieces for the "rainbow" panel using the Poinsettia Border punch from DoCrafts.
For my Christmas Brights card I just went through my card scraps box, used the DoCrafts  Ribbon Bow Border Punch on the strips of card for the rainbow panel.
I embossed the back section and the front folded piece with a Holly embossing folder, and cut the larges of the Fir trees from the set of 3 (folder and dies from Crafter Companion).  I embossed the tree too and swiped over with a bit of dull-gold ink  The pot and gifts are hand cut.
This die is especially fun as you can use the cut out bits from the bow as tiny embellishments - as on the pot and a couple of the gifts
Also used: pearls and "dewdrop" stones, Circle and 2x Star punches, gold brad. red twine

Nat found this gorgeous photo to add to the blog and use for our Rainbow Cake Inspiration:
Remember to be in with a chance of winning one of these lovely prizes, you just need to join in with this week's dare - as usual our prize-winners will be chosen at random from all who join in with us this week. We'd love to see you at our "party" and helping us celebrate 7 fab and fun years of the Daring Cardmakers


Wendy McCarthy said...

Oh, fab colours and patterns! Lovely cards, great designs. xx

Angelnorth said...

Love the twisted ribbons on the first one and the fold looks great! Happy Birthday DCM!

Lythan said...

Such beautiful cards Kathy - I love all the details on the first one and the bold colours on the second. It has been such an honour to be in the team with you for 7 years. And it has been fun after all!

Brenda said...

Absolutely stunning cards, Kathy! The twisted ribbons on the first one is so eye catching.

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

I love the design of both cards Kathy - and I REALLY love the seam binding on the first card - such a great effect.

Zuzana Obert said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy as always!So bright and colourful! Love the detail with the ribbons! Soooo ... let's get this party started! :0)
Zuz.x x (hug)

Natty said...

Fantastic cards Kathy, but you really wowed me with the first one and the effect of rolling the seam binding - lovely mirror for the papers you used.