Friday, April 27, 2012

Did You Win? (please scroll down for new challenge)

Last week's challenge "Tag You're It!" was sponsored by the most wonderful new online store - a real treasury of unusual and beautiful embellishments
 A HUGE thank you to Tea House Bridge for donating this lovely prize - it's now time to announce the winner of this wonderful array of goodies:

 We've used a Random Number Generator and checked that the person it chose complied with the rules - you'd be surprised at how many people missed out on a chance to win this fantastic prize by not checking them!
The winner is:
congratulations, Milla.please contact us at with your postal details and we'll arrange for your prize to be sent to you.
Sadly, there could be only one winner - but why not pop over to
Tea House Bridge and be tempted by all the loveliness they have to offer!

The Sportsman

Thanks to everyone who joined in with Gez's challenge last week - if you made a card and checked that you'd complied with the rules then you could be the very lucky winner to be announced in just a few minutes - we'll be back as soon as possible with the name of the winner..
Our fabulous prize has been donated by our very own Zuzana, who recently opened the doors of her brand new online store Tea House Bridge.
Meanwhile, we can get started on our new challenge and it's me (Kathy) here this week to set the dare
There are no fewer than 7 family birthdays coming up in May, and 5 of them are "boys".  I always struggle when it comes to making boy/man cards, and I know a lot of you will be just the same.   I thought we could all help each other out by challenging ourselves to make at least one masculine card this week - and to make it a little bit easier we'll go for a Sporting theme:
The Sportsman
So, a masculine card with a sporting theme - it can be for any age of "boy" you like - from baby boy to Grandads, just make sure it also has some sort of sport featured too - footie, rugby, fishing, weightlifting, golf, athletics....the whole sporting arena is yours to choose from.

Are you ready?

Then let's make some cards!

Here are some fab ideas from the team to help get you thinking




Friday, April 20, 2012

Tag You're It!

Thank you to everyone who joined in Zuzana's Hat Boutique challenge
Hat's off to ALL our talented players!
We hope you had as much fun as us in deciding which hat to choose..

Hi, this week it's Gez here.
I am delighted to be your hostess this week, it's my first time so I am super excited
 and looking forward to seeing everyone's creations.
We also have some exciting news to share with you, more later.
Tag You're It!

I would like to see a tag on your cards: large tags, small tags, focal point or
embellishment - It's completely up to you how you chose to incorporate
a tag into your design.

To celebrate my first Dare and also to celebrate the opening of our
own Zuzana's wonderful new online store:
Click HERE to visit the store

We are thrilled to offer a prize from this wonderfully tempting source of
gorgeous goodies this week. At Tea House Bridge, you'll discover some really
interesting and beautiful embellishments, including lace, resin items and
most especially some fabulous, unusual buttons!
Here's what could be yours if you win

To be in the Draw to win our prize:
Make a card for this challenge and leave a link so that we can see it
Add links in THE MAIN BODY of your blog to:
Tea House Bridge and the Daring Cardmakers
You may link to no more than 10 challenges including this one

We have some gorgeous inspiration to share with you from our lovely
Design Team and as Zuzana sent each of the team some goodies to work
with this week, you'll get an idea of what you can buy in her lovely new shop!




Friday, April 13, 2012

Hat Boutique

Thank you everyone who joined in Leo's 'Colour Combo Challenge for April'
Your creations were fantastic!
We hope you all had a lovely Easter Holidays and you fully relaxed for our new challenges :0)
Hi, this week is Zuzana here. With the more warm and sunshine weather I came up with idea to open
The Hat Boutique
I would like to see a hat on your cards : straw, cowboy, top, vintage, wedding, winter, baseball cap ...
It's completely up to you what colour and kind you prefer :0) 
We are really looking forward to seeing your creations. So get ready and let's start with crafting.
Here are some fabulous ideas from our design team :







Friday, April 06, 2012

Colour Combo Challenge for April

Thank you to everyone that played along with Keilly's 'Material Girl' dare last week. Your fabric creations were fab!
This week it's the fourth of our First Friday of the Month Colour Combo Challenges and this time it's Leo here to give you your April colour combo.

Sorbet Colours
With the spring here and summer just around the corner we're being bombarded with summer fashions and I've noticed in particular lots of pretty sorbet colours so inspired by this I've found out a pretty sorbet colour palette for us:

Here's what the design team have created this week: