Sunday, September 9, 2007

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

This weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers is holiday specific

Well, the time has come for our first Christmas card dare of 2007. . . . we'd like you to make and show a Christmas card which incorporates the following:
Some Paper Tearing
The colour Purple
AND
It has to have at least one hole somewhere in the design!
......BUT by "hole" we don't just mean the sort of hole you poke a brad through, or the holes you make for/with stitching - or even the hole you make to put an eyelet in - although you can use all those techniques too if you want.
We want you to be a bit/lot more inventive and creative than that, and we think you'll be able to come up with some wonderful ideas for making cards to fit this recipe.

This was such a fun challenge and you can always use an extra Christmas card, so I made two. If you look closely, or maybe you shouldn't, the paper tear is behind my little bird, used two different colors as a mat. I used my stickles on both cards.
UPDATE: I have had several questions regarding this stamp, the partridge is from TAC Hostess Stamp Set.

36 comments:

sari said...

you've done it again flossie! This is beutifull!!! Really like it!! Hmm..maybe i should have a go with the daring cardmakers? Have to check out there site! Thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

Fab card, the stamp is really unusual

Marlou said...

great card Flo, love that stamp!!!

Scrappy Moments said...

Gorgous Card, Love the Stamp and the Paper tearing is Awesome :)

Angie

Christi said...

You did a fantastic job on this card. Very challenging. I love all the purple and the paper tearing is cool.

My Paper World said...

So stylish! this is just beautiful! love that stamp!

Sherry Cheever said...

Oh my! Love this in purple, but I also LOVE the image. Tell me all about it please! Love the all the glitter too -- just FABULOUS!

Jeanne S said...

Oooooooh I love all the purples!!! That peacock is fabulous!

Alexandra said...

beautiful purple card and I really LOVE that peacock! How pretty and I love all the bling! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anna said...

A really beautiful card. Love the stamp.

Anne said...

Very stylish cards!

Heather said...

Great card! That was an interesting challenge. I love that stamp you used!

Deb said...

Beautiful cards, the partridge stamp is stunning, you always use the most interesting stamps!

Paula said...

Very stylish card, love that bird adds a striking element to the card.

Louly said...

That's a gorgeous stamp. Clever you, I love both cards.

Heather Robinson said...

You have met and exceeded the challenge. Lovely to see purple for a Christmas card!!

malieta said...

This card is beautiful!

Dawn Easton said...

Well these are fantastic! I love purple and that stamp is awesome!!! Great layouts!

Kimberly said...

Isn't that partridge lovely?! Great job on the card!

Kathy said...

Great cards Flossie.

Love that birdie

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I like all these purple Christmas cards that I'm seeing! They are both very pretty! Cool stamp!

Clare said...

Great cards, love the bird stamp you've used.

Corie said...

You rocked this challenge -- love that purple bird!!!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card Flossie, fab stamp.

Kerrie's Crafting Corner said...

ooooh gorgeous card, loving that backing paper!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

Those are both darling! I LOVE the purple being used for Christmas! Great job! :)

Dana said...

I LOVE that partridge! It looks fab in purple!

Bethany Paull said...

That is such a cool stamp. I love how you layered it on more swirls.

Romain said...

De très belles créations! Mes félicitations!

Rose Ann said...

You did such a fab job with this challenge!!! I love the purple colors, and the peacock is gorgeous!

Cathrine StClair said...

Ackkk... Blogger ate my comment. Anyway - what great cards! I love the non-traditional colors and thanks for the inspiration to use this image for the holidays.

Deborah said...

These ul cards Flossie! Where are the holes? I am just lame and don't know? Deb

Jen said...

very very pretty. I love the deep purple colors that you've used, and how you've made this bird look so elegant. It's gorgeous!!! You did a great job!!!

hugs,
Jen

AnnaDrai said...

Lovely card. I like the design and the colors deep purple!
I received your goodies. Thank you so much!!!
:O)

Godelieve said...

These are great cards!

SmilynStef said...

The partridge is perfect in purple ... very nicely done.