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!
Hello and a big thank you to everyone that joined in last weeks challenge and painted the rainbow. It was lovely to see all your brightly coloured creations.
It's Dawn here with this weeks challenge. I have totally become addicted to Pinterest and whilst browsing through all the lovely craft projects I came across box cards. Its a box that folds flat like a card but pops up like a box. You can then fill them with whatever embellishments you like.
So this weeks challenge is all about
If you are unsure what I mean check out what the Design Team came up with.
Thanks to those who chose to eschew superstition last week and instead made fabulous cards.
Paint the Rainbow
It's Lythan here this time, and its a bit dismal down here in Devon at the moment so this weeks dare is really brightening me up. I would like you to make a card
featuring a rainbow or using rainbow colours - you don't have to use
them all but they do need to be in the right order!
Here is some fantastic inspiration to get your imagination going
Svenja here and first of all I’d like to say a big thank you to
everyone who let themselves be inspired by lasts week’s picture
inspiration challenge. It
really had that summery feeling of bikes and picnics, don’t you think?
Today it’s Friday 13th and some of us might feel a little triskaidekaphobic about it which is why I decided that my challenge needs to be
– just for that little extra bit that might be needed…
(virtual) brownie points for anyone who shows signs of good
luck-superstitiousness, e.g. lucky clover, horseshoes, chimney sweeps…
what else can you think
Still no idea where to start? Look at the lovely inspiration the Design Team has prepared for you:
who is our very first GD from India, and will be sharing her wonderful
creativity with us over the next few weeks
It’s Kathy here this time, and
because it’s the first Friday of the month we have our usual "Elemental Inspiration" challenge for you All you have to do is pick three elements (if you use the colour palette it counts as one element) which
inspire you and use them on your card.
The elements from this picture could be: Arch, stone, wood, bicycle/wheels, door/aperture, basket, cases, railings, plant stand, leaves, LO Here's a little sketch of the LO in case you fancy using that as one of your elements
Here's what the
Design Team created, we hope you'll have fun creating with us this week
Thanks for joining us in the coffee shop last week. It was mouth-watering
to see your filled coffee cups and sweet treats on your cards. This week is Guest DesignerDianne's last week with us and we'd like to say a big THANK YOU to her for sharing some amazing cards over the last few weeks. The good news is that she's promised to come back and play with us again soon, so we all have a return visit to look forward to.
week we’ll celebrate love.
William married his Kate 5 years ago on April 29th 2011. That’s reason enough to make wedding/anniversary
for all the lovely couples we know personally.
your partner ;-).
Has the wedding season already started in your part of the world? Are you
invited to a wedding or anniversary this year?
Have a look at the Design
Team’s cards and feel all the love that’s in the air.
Thank you for joining in with Sharon's 'Back to Basics' dare last week if you had a go. This week it's Leo with you to give you a fresh new topic to spark off your creativity!
This week I'd like you to take inspiration from your favourite cafe or coffee hang out. It could be something that's served, muffins, pastries, doughnuts, cookies, tea, coffee etc. Or it could be the colours or a motif or the packaging. Got your idea yet? Here's the design teams cards to give you more ideas. Don't forget to pop back in and share what you've made. Have fun!