05 August 2022

August Elemental Inspirational Challenge

  Hello and welcome back to my blog!

Its the first Friday of the month, which means its the August Elemental Inspirational challenge. This months mood board is set by DT member Nat and it's full of inspirational elements that have a fresh summery 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 colours, flowers and circles. I was really drawn to the colours in this mood board they look so fresh, bright and have a lovely summery feel. I chose my papers some plain and patterned, although you can't actually see the polka dots on the yellow clearly in the picture. They were then matted and layered on to the main card base. I then die cut some circles and placed them on the card overlaying each other. I used the stems and floral elements from one of Tim Holts die sets called Wildflower Stems #1. They were die cut from white cardstock and coloured using Distress Oxides. After arranging them onto my card base I added some pearl gems onto the flower heads and a tied bow, finishing it off with a sentiment from Tim Holtz idea-ology metallic stickers.


Here is a close up of the finished card. 
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

27 May 2022

Flair Not Square- Daring Cardmakers

 Hello hello everyone!

I can't believe I've not blogged for over a month!!! It's been an extremely busy and difficult couple of weeks. I'm still stuck in April mentally and we're approaching June!! What happened to May and where did time go? Well let me tell you in brief that my youngest had a terrible eczema flair up on his face and its been so angry and sore. Its been a month of endless trips to the doctors and medication after medication. He's been going through a cycle of continued flare ups on his face. Its only just starting to clear up slowly so fingers crossed it heals. 

This week its my turn to set the Daring Cardmakers Challenge and its called;

 'Flair Not Square'

I love square cards especially 6x6 sized ones but sometimes you need a card with a bit more flair (no pun intended) so it stands out. So this week I'd love to see cards other than a square card. So it could be a rectangle, circle, pop up or even a fancy fold card, the choices are endless.


So for my card this week I decided to create a diamond fold card using just one sheet of A4. I then used papers and toppers from the Butterfly Kisses collection by Trimcraft. Just love how this card turned out ready for my sisters birthday. 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 or our Facebook page Daring Cardmakers Create and Share.
 

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;

15 April 2022

Chocolate Heaven- Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Hello and happy Easter!

It's the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and we are celebrating all things chocolate over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. This weeks challenge is set by DT member Kathy and its called;

Chocolate Heaven
 
Kathy says "Indulge yourself a little this week!
I'd love to see all sorts of chocolatey treats - chocolate cakes, chocolate colours,  velvety drinking chocolate, a tempting box of chocolates....
Whatever you fancy!"



I decided to create a chocolate bar using some brown chocolate coloured card and added small embossed rectangles for the chocolate segments. I then used some silver metallic paper and polka dot paper for the wrapper and wrapped it around the bar and adhered it at the back. I then added a sentiment wrap to the front. To give it that real effect I tore one side to reveal the chocolate bar. I used my scallop punch to sneak a little "bite".  


Here you can see the card pulled out with its surprise sentiment inside. 
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 or our Facebook page Daring Cardmakers Create and Share. 


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;


01 April 2022

April Elemental Inspirational Challenge-DCM

   Hello and welcome back to my blog!

Its the first Friday of the month, which means its the April Elemental Inspiration challenge. This months mood board set by DT member Jenny and it's full of inspirational elements. To join in all your need to do is to choose 3 elements for your card. Remember colours count as one element.

This has been a fun challenge using 3 elements from the moodboard. I chose bunnies rabbits, florals, colours and a clipboard. For my card I have used papers and elements from the So Loved collection by Scrapmir. I die cut the circles out of co-ordinating plain cardstock and arranged the main image in the centre and floral elementals around the edges. I added a sentiment tag, to which I attached a tiny bulldog clip, and that gave it a clipboard effect. 

Here is a close up of the finished card. 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 or our Facebook page Daring Cardmakers Create and Share. 



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 March 2022

The Early Bird Catches the Worm- Daring Cardmakers Challenge.

 Hello and welcome back to my blog!

This week, we've had some bright sunny weather. Not too warm but nice enough to get that lovely spring feeling. The sun is out early so its no longer dark on our way to work. This has certainly brought a cheerful mood to our challenges too as we move from last weeks spring theme to this weeks; 

The early bird catches the Worm.

This weeks challenge is set by DT member Mirri and she would like you to create a card with whatever comes to mind when you hear this saying, such as birds of any kind, sun rays/sunshine/sunset or even a worm!

My card has been created using printables from Fox and Found Studio by Katy Leitch. I started off by using some left over red polka dot paper, which I think went really well in the background as it brings out the red in the birds face. After adhering that to my base card I tore the edges of one of the receipts from the Old Receipts printable and inked the edges using Vintage Photo Distress ink. I then cut out one of the bird images from the Antique Bird Illustrations printable. I distressed the sides of the image using a distress tool and also inked the edges using the same distress ink. I then fussy cut one of the flowers from the Big Blooms sheet and one of the tape strips from the Document Tape Strips sheet to create some flags. To finish it off I added a sentiment from the Everyday Card Greetings and used some stickles for the flowers.


Here is a close up of the finished card. 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 or our Facebook page Daring Cardmakers Create and Share. 



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;
 https://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com

Crafty Hugs,
Rizwana xx

18 March 2022

Hello Spring!

     Hello and Happy Friday!

Welcome back to my blog for another Daring Cardmakers Challenge. This weeks challenge has been set by DT member Shabneez and it's called:

HELLO SPRING!

She says, "As it's almost the first official day of Spring here in the UK and what better way than to celebrate than with a challenge!  I’d love to see anything related to the season be it lambs, rabbits, daffodils, tulips etc. 


I personally can't wait for Spring to arrive. I just love the brighter days and warmer weather. For my card I have used the So loved collection by Scrapmir. After choosing some of the pretty background papers I layered them onto my base card. I selected the bunnies from the ephemera pack and a framed sentiment. I die cut two scalloped borders and layered them one on top of each other and adhered to the top part of the card. 


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 or our Facebook page Daring Cardmakers Create and Share. 
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;
 https://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com

Crafty Hugs,
Rizwana xx

11 March 2022

For Ukraine -Daring Cardmakers Challenge

 Hello and welcome back to my blog!

This week we're asking you to join us and show your support for the people of Ukraine by filling the crafting world with
 
Sunflowers, Blue, Yellow and HOPE.

The world is changing so quickly around us natural disasters, pandemics and wars. It makes me sad that we have not learnt anything from history but letting it repeat itself over and over again. The biggest thing I guess is not giving up hope. Hope is the one thing that can help us get through the darkest of times.

 Hope is being able to see 
that there is light 
despite all of the darkness.
- Desmond Tutu


I decided to create a stepper card and covered it with sunflower patterned paper I created myself. I wanted it to be just a subtle grey and not overpowering in black. I have used a digital sunflower by Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley (she has very kindly put up a few free digital sunflower images if you would like to create your own card in support of Ukraine). The sunflower has been coloured using Ohuhu markers and then attached to the back step of the card. I added a sentiment on the front two steps of the card and then finished it off with some stickles on the centre of the sunflower.


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 or our Facebook page Daring Cardmakers Create and Share. 
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;
 https://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com

Crafty Hugs,
Rizwana xx