Hello and welcome to The Daring Cardmakers blog!
We are a team of card-makers from the UK and mainland Europe, who'll try to inspire and encourage you to make some wonderful cards.
Every Friday at about 10am UK time, one of our design team will post a new dare/challenge, along with our creations to get you inspired.
So go on, give it a try - we dare you!
Leave us a comment with a link to your card so that we can view your lovely creations too!
Good morning everyone, thanks for taking part in Jo's dare last week and sharing your fab creations.
It's Beckie here today with this weeks dare
Parties and Festivals
The Edinburgh festival is in full swing up here and there is loads to see and do, bright colours and vintage scenes fill the streets as the street entertainers preform for passers by.
So I'd like to see anything to do with Parties and Festivals on your card
The design team were sent some of the soon to be released (this September) Xcut dies, Christmas papers and embellishments to play with and wow you are just going to love what they have created. Once you have looked at the cards make sure you scroll down to see a giveaway from Docrafts ....
I know this is a cardmaking blog but I would love to share with you this awesome creation that Gez made with the Docrafts Papermania Victorian collection
And there's more, would you like to win this?!?!?!
Docrafts have given us some Roald Dahl goodies to give away to one lucky person who adds their link to their card for this challenge below!
How fantastic! So put on your party hats and let's have some fun!
Hello there! Welcome to another challenge from the Daring Cardmakers. Thank you so much for joining in with Svenja's Colour Combo last week - those colours were fab and brought back memories of my teenage bedroom.....
It's me, Kathy, here this week and as we're still enjoying a long, hot Summer (I hope you are too - or maybe if you're in the Southern Hemisphere you're already dreaming of Summer), I thought I'd be a bit indulgent and ask to see cards featuring one of my absolute favourite "beachy" things:
Beautiful Beach Huts
I love to see these cute and colourful little "houses" - there are loads of them all around the coast here in the UK. My favourite beach huts are in Southwold, Suffolk- I spotted one of these for sale a few weeks ago priced at an unbelievable £100,000. I did suggest it would make a wonderful anniversary present for me, but I guess I wasn't really surprised when I didn't get it. hey ho. hehehe
So, back to wishing and admiring, and I hope you'll make lots of lovely Beach Hut cards for me to swoon over this week.
We can't wait to see what you come up with, here's what the team have made to help get you thinking
of all: thanks to everyone for participating in last week’s “Inspired
by Kathy” challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed the chance to revisit Kathy’s
lovely work and er hope you did too. We got to see some lovely flowers
and foliage.(And I certainly learned something about adding a swirl in just the right place…)Thanks a lot to Lythan who came up with the idea for this lovely
challenge. And of course to Kathy who keeps us all going on a daily
basis: you’re the best!
is the beginning of a new month which means it’s time for a new colour
combo challenge. I went for an all-time favourite of mine:
there’s some other news, too. We have a lovely new guest designer who
will be joining us throughout August: please welcome.........
"Water" load of lovely cards you shared with us last week. I hope that this dare will get your creative juices flowing as well. There is also the opportunity to get yourself lost in the crafty wonder that is Kathy Black's blog - Kathy's Waffle. Kathy is a real card artist but as you will know if you have looked at her blog, she is also generous in passing on tips and techniques and the odd cutting file as well. She also helpfully creates monthly sketches at the Sketch File which are always worth a look. Kathy has been part of Daring Cardmakers from the beginning and
produces stylish cards that always have that certain something - so
choose one of her cards, examine the style and be inspired.
The rest of us on the Design Team owe her so much as she is the one doing most of the work in the background, runs the forum that we use and generally keeps us motivated - I expect that is why we have been able to keep creating cards for the challenges for so long. Thank you so much Kathy, it is all really appreciated!
But it is really her card talent and style that we want to showcase here. I hope you enjoy looking at what has inspired us and then dare to be creative yourself!