Friday, April 29, 2016

Royal Wedding Anniversary

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 Designer Dianne'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.

This week we’ll celebrate love.
Prince William married his Kate 5 years ago on April 29th 2011. That’s reason enough to make wedding/anniversary
cards for all the lovely couples we know personally.
Or 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.
Have fun crafting!

Lots of love from us XOX





Friday, April 22, 2016

Coffee Shop

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!




Friday, April 15, 2016

Back to Basics

Hi everyone, it's Sharon here with this week's dare, but first, thanks to everyone that joined in with Lythan's great challenge last week. It was lovely to see so many fabulous oriental creations.

This week I want us to go

Back to Basics

I want you to use primary colours only - if you want to add other colours, then you need to mix them yourselves from the primary's!

To give you some inspiration, here are some ideas from the design team:








Friday, April 08, 2016

Buddha's Birthday

Lythan here today.
 Thanks to all of you who played along with our April Elemental Inspiration
 last week.

 Its a different kind of challenge this time round as today is the birthday of Siddhārtha Gautama, also known as the Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. 

So we would like to see an oriental theme to your card - sakura blossom, lanterns, temples, Nepalese prayer flags...

Here are the team's cards to get your mojo going!







Friday, April 01, 2016

April Elemental Inspiration

Hello fellow Crafters. It's Dawn here with this weeks challenge. 
A big thank you to everyone that took part in last weeks challenge to celebrate Spring.
As its the first Friday of the month its time for a 
Elemental Inspiration challenge.
I have chosen this Spring/Easter picture to fire up your creativity.  I thought it would cheer us all up as the Easter weekend weather was rather wild, wet and windy.

 Remember you need to choose at least 3 elements from the picture and I think there are a few in this image!
For example birds, eggs, rabbits, bird house, flowers.......
Lets see what the Design Team came up with.


Colours, cake stand, ribbon, ric rac, stripes.

birdhouses, colours, birds, flowers, ribbons, chevrons for the ric-rac braid
pastel colours, eggs, flowers
text translates: once you know what you want you've got to make sure that you get there


pink stripes, the birdhouse, the bird and flowers.

Pink stripes, silver ("happy" from the bowls), yellow flowers, rabbit, presents, colour palette


Friday, March 25, 2016

Celebrating Spring!

Hello! It's Kathy here today, 
Welcome to The Daring Cardmakers and another of our weekly challenges.  First though, a big 'Thank You' to everyone who joined in last week and got 'Krafty' with Nat's challenge - it's always inspiring to see the ways you respond to our challenges.

Here in the Northern Hemisphere we're emerging from the Winter months and looking forward to lighter days and warmer weather. This is Easter weekend, and some of us have an extra long Public Holiday to enjoy - so what better time to be
Celebrating Spring!
I'd like you to  have some fun and celebrate all things Spring with cards featuring something that springs or bounces - 'virtual gold stars' if you can get a real moving element in there too.
Here are some ideas from the team to get you thinking

Svenja    (Springs in image + moving element)

Dawn         (sprung clothes-peg)

Sharon          (The bunny is on an action wobbler)

Lythan    (blue flower wobbles on a card spiral)

Kathy   (butterflies on wire 'springs')


Dianne    (pop up inside)

Nat (the bunny spins after winding him up on the string)

Miri (spring card without a moving element ... sorry)