Friday, 11 October 2013

Happy Birthday Daring Cardmakers.....

One of my favourite challenge blogs, Daring Cardmakers is celebrating their seventh birthday. They asked me to be a guest designer for this week - it would be great if you could pop over there and wish them a happy birthday. To be on the design team of a weekly challenge for seven years (and some of them have been there from the start) is a real commitment, so it would be nice to say thank you to them for all the inspiration - they come up with some really inventive 'dares' that have stretched me in the past. Here is a peek at what I made for them...............

and I thought it would be fun to trawl through my archives to see what the very first dare I took part in was, way back in October 2008, when I had only been blogging for a few months. The dare was to make an Autumn card, and here is mine - one big difference that I noticed was that I used to photograph my cards lying flat on a table and shoot from above, which gives a really strange perspective to some of them, the light isn't great on this one either....

While I was browsing that far back, I looked up the first card I ever posted on this blog, this elephant and matching envelope for Max's second birthday

It was fun to read some of the posts as well, I seem to have got a lot more chatty as time marches on. Who remembers the wild pig snuffling around outside our house in Florida in the middle of the night? The pig that everyone told me was an armadillo? And the almost blind man driving a golf buggy around the hospital car park? My life seems to have been quite normal just lately, I must go out more, in search of a few crazies adventures....

See you tomorrow x


  1. Love the colours you have used in your 'peak'.

    When I look back at some of my old creations I either cringe or wonder why I don't use a particular product/technique anymore.

    Have a great weekend.
    Toni xx

  2. What a pretty card that was you made for the Daring Cardmakers blog!

    It's always fun to take a little stroll down memory lane, isn't it? And yes, I do remember these. Your work never seems to go out of style!

  3. Love the b-day card. Enjoy the walk down memory lane.

  4. Oh wow absolutely fabulous Enfys x

  5. It is fun looking back isn't it? I've changed how I blog a great deal since I first began. Hopefully all for the good.
    Love the elephant card, just adorable.


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