03 December 2021

Demember Elemental Inspirational Challenge

 Hello and Happy Friday!

Wow where did the year go its December already!!! In some ways I'm glad this year is nearly over as it wasn't the best year for us. We lost a few loved ones this year along with other bad news health wise within the family. Its been a bit of a roller coaster ride of emotions but I suppose thats life. So I'm really looking frorward to the New Year and hope and pray its a better one for all of us.

Its the first Friday of the month which means its the December Elemental Inspiration Challenge, over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. 

Our December mood board is all about the excitement of getting ready for Christmas.  The house needs decorating and the gifts need wrapping so there's holly and stars, wrapping paper and twine, baubles and candy canes... and loads more goodies to choose from. 
Just pick any 3 elements or more from from the picture below. Remember the colour palette counts as one element.


For my card I chose the Nutcracker, twine, stars, words and hessian.
I used patterned music paper for the background. Then I added some hessian ribbon which was tied in place with some twine. The stars were die cut from gold glitter and jade green card. I added a tag with the Nutcracker and finished it off using a sentiment from Winter Words by Fox and Found Studio. 

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

26 November 2021

Hello and Happy Friday!

Well the cold spell has certainly arrived and my thermals are on. I spent most of yesterday glued to the radiator and still felt so cold. The festive season is fast approaching and I do need to get a move on and finish creating my Christmas cards. I'm glad the Daring Cardmakers have had lots of christmas themed challenges which has given us a head start with our crafty christmas makes. So we are now in week 4 of our Christmas challenges. This weeks challenge is called;

Show us Your Stockings!

Probably Christmas Stockings - but maybe cute little socks for a new baby's feet or possibly even fishnets and garters! Remember it doesn't have to be Christmas themed, and it can be a card or anything else you're inspired to get crafty and make.



I created my card using papers from Artic Christmas by Paper Addicts and Cracker and Stocking Dies by First Edition. I loved creating these cute stockings using different patterened papers and die cutting contrasting colours for the toe and heal. Once I had assembled a couple of the stockings I decided to add some papers to my base card to create the background. A sentiment was added to the base card and I doodled some stitch lines around the card. I tied some twine across the the front of the card and used some small pegs to hang my stockings. To finish it off I added some gems.
So heres another stocking card I made the collection is slowly building.


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

19 November 2021

Silver, Aqua and a Dash -Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Hello and welcome back to my blog!

Today I'm back with another Daring Cardmakers challenge and this weeks challenge is called;

Silver, Aqua & a Dash 

We've a colour theme this time!  
Just use Silver and Aqua/turquoise shades and add a pop of any 
other colour you fancy. Remember it doesn't have to be Christmas themed, and it can be a card or anything else you're inspired to get crafty and make.



I love aqua colours they are great for lots of winter themed cards. I have created a card using First Edition papers called Arctic Winter. They worked perfectly for this challenge. I added green as my third colour and used silver glitter card.  I added a strip of snowglobes a sentiment and gems to finish it off.
 


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

12 November 2021

Jolly Holly-days - Daring Cardmakers Challenge

 

Hello and Happy Friday!

Welcome back to another Daring Cardmakers challenge.Our theme for the challenge this week is;

Jolly Holly-days!

We'd simply like to see some holly or other Winter greenery on your 
projects this time.We'd love you to share anything you make so, not just cards but boxes, bags, tags, labels and decorations.  Whatever you make, we want to see!
 And of course, remember, your makes don't even have to be Christmassy!


This week I decided to create a gift bag, as it would definately come in handy over the festive season. For my project I use a pre-made kraft bag which usually comes plain and you can decorate it however you like. I die cut two holly wreaths and layered them on top of each other to make the wreath look fuller. I used patterened papers to add a border on the top and bottom of the bag. I adhered the wreath to the centre and added red gems to the holly leaves. Then to finish it off I added a tartan bow and created a small tag matching the bag, which I tied using some twine and bells. I loved the finished result.



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

05 November 2021

November Elemental Inspirational Challenge- Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Hello and welcome back to my blog!

Its the first Friday of the month which means its the November Elemental Inspirational Challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. This months moodboard is full of Christmas Inspiration all you have to do is pick three elements and create a card. Remember colours count as one element. 


I have chosen colours, words and pinecones. When I saw this moodboard I knew exactly what I wanted to create using one of my well loved Waltzing Mouse stamp sets called Festive Foilage by Claire Brennan. I stamped the pinecone stamp with Versa Claire ink pads and then fussy cut them. I also stamped some of the individual cones and fir branches. I cut two strips of green and red cardstock and die cut a frame out of grey cardstock, using one of the Tattered Lace dies. I then stamped and embossed my sentiment onto the grey frame. Now the frame was ready to have the foilage assembled onto it. I used foam pads to add height to the individual pinecones which I added onto the main stamped image. To finish it off I added stickles for sparkle and some pearl 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 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

29 October 2021

Halloween Inspired- Daring Cardmakers Challenge

 Hello and welcome back to my blog!

Its Friday which means we have a new challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. This week we would love to see 

Halloween Inspired 

cards. So you could make a traditional kind of Halloween card, but it doesn't have to be ghosts and witches, instead, you could choose to use  Halloween colours (black, purple and orange), or Autumn things like pumpkins and apples, or creatures connected to the season such black cats and cute owls.


I decided to go with Halloween colours, bats, pumpkins and spider webs. After choosing some of my base colours I matted the green onto some dark grey and then adhered that to my main card. I then punched some hexagon shapes from my remaining coloured and patterned papers. I die cut the pumpkin, bats snd spider web out of black and orange cardstock. I then arranged them onto my main card and then added a die cut word BOO out of silver glitter card. To finish it off I added some silver flags and some 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 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


22 October 2021

Wear It Pink- Daring Cardmakers Challenge

 Hello and Happy Friday!

Welcome back to my blog, today I'm back with another new challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. October is breast cancer awareness month and today it's;

WEAR IT PINK DAY

This weeks challenge is set by DT member Joanne and she says; 

"Let’s mark the day by making a card featuring somebody or something wearing pink - it might be a woman in a pink outfit, a teddy with a pink bow, a child in a pink bobble hat, a dog with a pink collar… you get the idea! Baby pink, flamingo, raspberry, neon pink, any shade will do."


For my card I have used stamps and stencils from Tracey Heys new release. I traced the circle stencil on to my base card and used a craft knife to cut out the shapes. I then used a fine liner pen to create some faux stitching around all the cut out shapes. Patterened paper was then adhered to the inside of the base card so that it was seen through the cut out circle at the front. I coloured one of the character images from the 'Swinging By' stamp set and fussy cut both the image and the leaf vine. I wanted to create a card with the character swinging freely within the centre circle. So the leaf vine is attached to the main image and then adhered on the inside of the cut out circle, and there you have it, a free swinging little elephant on a swing. I loved creating this card it was just so fun.




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