Daring Cardmakers are celebrating their 7th birthday this week and as ever, I was looking forward to Friday morning to find out what the challenge for this week would be. I was not disappointed! The theme this week was of course “birthdays” mixed together with a colour combo – rainbow.
The cake looks sooooo good! Don’t you think? Sometimes I think about visiting other blogs but quite frankly, I don’t have the time. Plus, the teams blogs are full of great ideas. As I had some extra time on my hands today, I decided to give the Christmas card a go too. I tried to use more or less the same layout for both cards. I really enjoyed having a bit of “me” time today just sitting at my desk for a few hours. Here are the cards I made…….
I blended ink from various ink pads together to get a rainbow effect before cutting the bunting out.
Paper: Forever Christmas Cards Paperstack (free in a magazine)
Doodle Deux Collection 6×6
Regular plain cardstock
Premimum glitter scrapbook paper – Santa Claus
Stamps: Dani Peuß Klartext Stempel
My Paper World – Christmas Decoration and Embellishments
Tools: Big Shot Machine, XCUT Build a Scene Garden party set, heat tool
Other: Fineliners, embossing powder, ink pads, Martha Stewart border punch, sticky-back pearls
I really like my birthday card but I’m not so impressed with how the Christmas card turned out. I guess maybe I’m not feeling Christmassy enough yet!?
Anyway…..Happy Birthday Daring Cardmakers! http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.de/
Although I really enjoyed the gorgeous weather this Summer, I’m always happy to welcome the Autumn! I think it’s my favourite season for decoration. I love the colours, the scenery, the smell of the air and the yummy Autumn food such as pumpkin, sweet potato, chestnuts etc. I like to send cards to people not just for special occasions like birthdays, but just simply to say hello and to let them know that I am thinking of them. A few weeks ago, I deleted a certain social network account. It has certainly challenged me in finding other ways to keep in touch, whether it be a phone call, meeting up for a coffee or simply sending someone a bit of “snail mail”. Anyhow, here are 2 of my favourite Autumn style cards that I made…… as ever, you can see some beautiful ideas by visiting my favourite craft blog http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.de/ where this week the theme is Harvest Festival.
Have a great weekend!
Every Friday I love to take a look at my favourite crafting blog…..http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.de/ Every week the team post a new theme and there are always plenty of lovely cards and ideas to see. This week the theme is “Signature Style”, basically there are some methods/materials/colours etc. that we tend to use over and over again in our cards. I think my signature style changes from time to time. At the minute I am obsessed with my Big Shot machine which I received a few months ago for my birthday. I love using the embossing folders and dies! I’m really into blue at the minute and have recently bought some lovely new papers in blue tones. A bit of glitter is also a must for my cards! Here are a few cards that I have made which I think sum my “Signature Style” up. Enjoy!
Materials used: Cream card stock, Big Shot, XCut Build a Scene dies – hot air balloon, My Minds Eye 6×6 paper pad (Lost and Found 3), Teresa Collins 6×6 paper pad (He Said, She Said), Stickles diamond, blue ink pad – Tchibo.
Materials used: Cream cardstock, My Minds Eye 6×6 paper pad (Lost and Found 3), blue ribbon, Dani Peuss Klartext Stempel, blue and gold ink pads from Tchibo, Big Shot,
Materials used: Cream card stock, red ribbon, Doodle Deux 6×6 paper pad, Dani Peuss Klartext Stempel, red ink pad – Tchibo, Bird Stamp (stamped from a friend), water colours, Stickles Diamond.
I was just reading a Blog from a friend of mine and thought I would share her thoughts here. I found this post really interesting, really gave me something to think about. I hope it may change your mind too…….
I’ve been a very busy bee over the last few months. I’ve had lots to do at work and for my studies, appointments here and there etc. but luckily I had time to spend a great weekend in the Black Forest. We didn’t have the best weather but it didn’t matter, we had our rain gear with us! We spent 4 days in Simonswald, a gorgeous place right in the heart of the Black Forest. On the first day we managed to climb a “mountain” Hohe Steig……1003 meters high. Well we didn’t climb all of it, just 500 meters or so but we did make it to the top! The second day we had a beautiful hike following a trail where we saw lots of Mills. The third day we went to Titisee and if I’m honest, I wasn’t so impressed. If you like being a tourist then this is the place for you! On our final day we did a high ropes course and I highly recommend it, it was soooooo much fun. However, be prepared for a work out!!! The Highlight of the Weekend was definitely my very large piece of Black Forest Gateaux, or as the Germans would call it: Schwarzwälderkirschtorte. They really like long words……..I hope to get back to some crafting soon, pictures to follow.