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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 lovely cardmakers! And an especially warm welcome to those who joined in with Kathy's candle dare last week.
It is Lythan's turn to think of a challenge and I have gone for one that allows for "seasonal" choices but is also something fun if you have either smugly made all your cards or are still in denial about what happens near the end of December...
Something Old, Something New
Most paper crafters have something in their stash that they have bought but never got round to using. If that isn't you - well done! But you can still play along as the idea of this dare is to combine a new and unused/ fresh out of the packet and only used a little product with something that has been hanging round in your craft space for a while. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with and hope that you feel inspired by the team's wonderful creations too.
As ever, comments as well as links are always appreciated :)
Hello, another Friday and another challenge from the Daring Cardmakers!
It's Kathy here this time, but before anything else we must say a big Thank You to everyone who joined in with Leo's Colour Combo Challenge last week and shared their lovely cards with us
"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." ~Buddha
We light a candle for so many reasons - and not just because there's a power cut! We light them to bring a warm, cosy glow to our home, we use them as part of a celebration; Birthdays, Christmas or other festival. We light them in remembrance of those we have loved and lost. Somehow that little pinprick of light holds and focusses the attention, doesn't it?
So this week I'd simply like to see some candles on your cards, whether its just one candle or lots of them - and for any reason you want.
Here are some ideas from our fab Design Team to spark your creative flame
It's Nat here bringing you this week's dare... in honour of today's spooky occasion I thought it would be fun to give a wacky twist to our dare for this week.
Before we get to our theme for this week I first of all wanted to say thanks to everyone who played along with Gez's dare last week!
We also have some very exciting news - this dare marks our 8th Anniversary, so....
Happy Birthday to Us!
Wow! Where has the time gone? And to celebrate the good news we also have a happy announcement to make that our wonderful Guest Designer Dawn will be joining the Design Team full time - so you'll be getting to see much more of her wonderful projects here on the blog.
And now, it's on with this week's show....
With it being Halloween I wanted a dare that could tie in with this theme, but like many people here in the UK I don't actually send Halloween cards... but there's one fun element I would feature on a Halloween card if I was making one...
I totally love how those little plastic goggly eyes you can pick up in the kids' crafting section can transform a card into something cute, crazy, or downright hilarious.
I want to see you use goggly eyes - of any size and however many you like - on your cards!
You can go all out with the Halloween look in honour of the occasion or you can go with any theme you like - but you need to feature goggly eyes or some other wacky eyes on your cards. :D
The design team certainly came up trumps with their eye-boggling cards! Check them out...