03 February 2023

February 2023 Elemental Inspirational Challenge

   Hello and welcome back to my blog!

Its the first Friday of the month, which means its the February Elemental Inspirational challenge. This months mood board is set by DT member Nat and it's full of inspirational elements that have a fresh spring like feel. To join in all you need to do is to choose 3 elements for your card. Remember colours count as one element.


For my card I chose knitted textures, hearts, pastel colours and words. I love pastel colours but find them difficult to photograph especially when you have a dark and over cast day and very minimal light. I decided to have a knitted background as I love how the cream brings out the subtle pastel shades of the hearts. The hearts have been created by using a heart punch by Fiskars. I also cut some cream card to create a shadow effect around the hearts to make them stand out a little on the knitted background. To finish it off I added a sentiment.



I hope you enjoyed my take on this weeks challenge. Show us some of your creations and don't forget to share on the Daring Cardmakers blog. Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you all a very happy weekend. Check out all the inspiration from the DT over on the Daring Cardmakers blog;


Crafty Hugs,

Rizwana xx

20 January 2023

Viva Magenta- Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Hello and welcome back to my blog! 

 It's my turn to host this weeks challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. I have decided to do a colour themed challenge and it's called:

                             Viva Magenta

The Pantone Colour of the year is Viva Magenta.
“This rich and exuberant colour promotes joy and optimism.”
I’d like you to use lots of magenta, or hints of it when you create your card. There’s lots of inspiration in the natural world. Check out this mood board to see just a little. 


I usually like blues and greens and always struggle with pinks and purples. So when Pantone announced Viva Magenta as this years colour of the year I thought I'd set myself a challenge to try and work with it. Are you like me and find Magenta, Pinks, Reds or Purples a bit of a challenge to use in your creations? If so I hope you'll join in this weeks challenge. 


I have created a card using papers from Mariposa Moments by Tonic Studios. I decided to keep my card pretty simple by layering the patterned paper onto some plain magenta card and creating a pocket for my tag. I like how this card turned out and I think I'll try using this colour more this year.  

I hope you enjoyed my take on this weeks challenge. Show us some of your creations and don't forget to share on the Daring Cardmakers blog.



Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you all a very happy weekend. Check out all the inspiration from the DT over on the Daring Cardmakers blog;


Crafty Hugs,
Rizwana xx

13 January 2023

New Year - New Crafty Things - Daring Cardmakers challenge

 Hello and Happy Friday!

Welcome back to another Daring Cardmakers Challenge. This weeks challenge is called;

New Year - New Crafty Things.

Miri wants you to start the New Year by using a piece of your craft supplies (stamp, tool, stencil…) that you have never used before!
Give it a new chance or a beautiful beginning in the new year.
Maybe you even got some supplies for Christmas? Or, like in my case, the weeks before Christmas were just too busy to try out your new things.

A couple of months back I went to visit a craft fair with one of my best friends. I bought a couple of stamps and a few other crafty items but still haven't had the chance to use some of them. This angel stamp is one of them and this challenge is the perfect chance to showcase its beauty. The stamp is by Carabelle Studio and its called 'An Angel To Love'. I have wanted this stamp set for a long time and was glad when I finally managed to get it at the show. 
I started off by creating a background using oxides and spraying water to get the effects I wanted. I then stamped the angel and the wings onto smooth white card and coloured the image using alcohol markers and metallic watercolour paints. Once dry I cut out the image and the wings then arranged them onto my background. I doodled a border around the card and added a few hearts on strings. To finish it off I have added a sentiment and a few gems.




 I hope you enjoyed my take on this weeks challenge. Show us some of your creations and don't forget to share on the Daring Cardmakers blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you all a very happy weekend. Check out all the inspiration from the DT over on the Daring Cardmakers blog;


Crafty Hugs,
Rizwana xx


06 January 2023

January 2023 Elemental Inspiration Challenge-Daring Cardmakers


 Hello and Happy New Year!

Welcome back to my blog for the very first challenge of the year. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous year ahead.

Its the January Elemental Inspiration Challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog and this month's mood board is set by DT member Shabneez. All you have to do is choose any three elements from the moodboard for your cards. Remember colours count as one element. There's lots of elements to choose from and I hope you will enjoy joining in.


For my card I chose woodgrain, colours, fabrics and foliage. I have always wanted to incorporate fabric pieces onto my cards and this has been a perfect challenge to do just that. After choosing my background paper in woodgrain, I added a few small pieces of fabric from my stash. I then added some stitching using a sewing machine. The leaf stamp is from Carabelle Studio, which is stamped onto watercolour card and coloured using distress inks. I thought the sentiment was very fitting for the new year and hope that it is a good year for all of us.


 I hope you enjoyed my take on this weeks challenge. Show us some of your creations and don't forget to share on the Daring Cardmakers blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you all a very happy weekend. Check out all the inspiration from the DT over on the Daring Cardmakers blog;


Crafty Hugs,
Rizwana xx

16 December 2022

One word prompt-BELIEVE-Daring Cardmakers Challenge.

 Hello and Happy Saturday!

Today I am back with another challenge as we continue our One Word Prompt over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. Its the last week before our Christmas break so this challenge will remain open for your entries until our return on 6th January 2023! This weeks word prompt is;

BELIEVE

Remember it doesn't have to be Christmas themed, and anything Goes when it comes to sharing your makes Tags, Bags, Cards, Décor, boxes - whatever you want to make
We're looking forward to seeing what you create!


Its great when you can find a stamp to match the theme. This card is inspired by the movie 'Polar Express' which I can't wait to watch with the family again this year. 

The background was created using distress oxides and an Aallandcreate stencil. The swirly Christmas sentiment stamps are by Lili of the Valley which absolutely love, as they stamp so perfectly. I neatly edged all four sides using a blue metallic marker pen and mounted the card onto a card base. I added a few jingle bells threaded through a silver ribbon and attached that just above the sentiment. To finish it off I added some silver glitter dots to add sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed my take on this weeks challenge. Show us some of your creations and don't forget to share on the Daring Cardmakers blog. Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you all a very happy weekend. Check out all the inspiration from the DT over on the Daring Cardmakers blog;


Crafty Hugs,

Rizwana xx



02 December 2022

December Elemental Inspirational Challenge- Daring Cardmakers

 Hello and welcome to December!

Wow where did the year go! I'm still in October so this is a bit of a shock to the system knowing we are at the end of the year already. Then I feel like this every year especially when the clocks go back. The days are so short and the constant rushing around trying to fit everything in makes me want to hibernate and emerge in spring, but then I'll miss all the seasonal festivities so that can't happen. Deep breath and relax is what I need to remind myself of and take one day at a time and enjoy the everyday simple things in life.

 So are you all ready for December? Have you got all your Christmassy things done? Have you created all your Christmas cards? If you haven't started creating your cards yet or thought about putting up the Christmas decorations come and have a browse through the Daring Cardmakers blog. Here you'll find lots of inspiration and ideas to create your own works of art.

This week we have an Elemental Inspirational Challenge where you card create anything you like using three elements from our December mood board. Remember colours count as one element.  


For my project this week I decided to create a Christmas Candle Centrepiece. I chose colours, foliage and a candle. I created my candle by folding pages of an old book and then adding some hessian ribbon around it and decorated the front with some berries, leaves, mini pinecones and tartan ribbon. I made the base from thick cardboard and decorated it with things from my stash. 
 

I hope you enjoyed my take on this weeks challenge. Show us some of your creations and don't forget to share on the Daring Cardmakers blog. Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you all a very happy weekend. Check out all the inspiration from the DT over on the Daring Cardmakers blog;


Crafty Hugs,

Rizwana xx

25 November 2022

One word Prompt- SHINE - Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Hello and Happy Friday!

Today I am back with another challenge as we continue our One Word Prompt over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. This weeks word prompt is;

SHINE

Remember it doesn't have to be Christmas themed, and anything Goes when it comes to sharing your makes Tags, Bags, Cards, Décor, boxes - whatever you want to make
We're looking forward to seeing what you create!


This weeks prompt just makes me think of bright shiny stars and the Festive Luxe papers are perfect for this challenge. I love this one with the star bunting which I have used as a background. Bright glittery stars have been die cut and placed using foam pads. A thin strip of glitter card was placed along the bottom and the sentiment mounted on top. I found some Christmas stickers in my stash and this tree looked cute so it stands proudly on the glitter strip. 

I hope you enjoyed my take on this weeks challenge. Show us some of your creations and don't forget to share on the Daring Cardmakers blog. Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you all a very happy weekend. Check out all the inspiration from the DT over on the Daring Cardmakers blog;


Crafty Hugs,

Rizwana xx