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!
Lovely to see you getting into the swing last week (geddit). This week Lythan would like you to take a trip into a world of pure gorgeousness by visiting the blog of my lovely teamie Nat and getting inspired by her style. I have been a huge fan of Nat's since I started card making and I have seen her work evolve but it has always been current, stylish, clean but not simple and with a wonderful way with a focal point. Well that is my interpretation - I look forward to seeing what you take from Nat's signature style.
I'm very excited to see what you come up with - here are the cards from the Daring Cardmakers to give you some ideas....
Good Morning Daring Cardmakers everywhere! Oh my! All those wonderful Bake-Off cards you've shared this week did make me hungry, and my tummy is still rumbling away as I write this now - thank you so much for joining in with Dawn's great challenge. It's me, Kathy, here this time with my challenge for you:
I love having something that adds a little bit of a moving element to my cards - something suspended in an aperture so that it swings or twirls in the hole, or some charms or beads that bounce around on a thread or ribbon....or maybe the whole card rocks from side to side - a bit of movement makes a card so much more interesting, don't you think? So I've called my challenge
"Swings and Roundabouts"
and I'd like to see a "swinging", "twirling" or "rocking"element on your card this week.....and to go with the title, if you can also add a circle (for the "roundabout), then you can claim a Virtual Gold Star (sorry. they'reonly "virtual", hehe) and you can give yourself a pat on the back for being a real Smartypants!
We're really looking forward to seeing what you come up with, and to help get you thinking, here's how the team took up the challenge
First of all a big thank you to everyone who played along with last weeks dare. The element inspiration picture was just so lovely.
Everybody knows how much I love CUPCAKES!!! I love baking, eating, buying anything with a cupcake on and of course crafting with them. So for this weeks dare I would love to see something baking related on your card.
My dare is called:
The Great Daring Cardmakers Bake Off
Also its Mothers Day on Sunday so perhaps this card could be for your Mum or Grandmother. I would also like to wish all Mums a Happy Mothers Day!!
Hi Everyone! It's Nat here again - before we get down to this month's elemental inspiration, a big thank you to everyone who played along with our Mellow Yellow dare last week! You really took to the challenge and showed those yellow tones a lot of love!
Today is the first Friday of a new month, and so we have a new elemental inspiration challenge to play with.
The pictures we choose for these challenges all have a variety of "elements" that we hope will
inspire you to get crafting - and we'd like you to use a minimum of THREE of the elements you see to make a card.
Hi everyone! It's Nat here, bringing you this week's new dare! First of all thanks to everyone who played along with our Childhood (book) heroes dare last week!
In an effort to spread a little sunny cheer in the cardmaking world this week we're focussing on a much underused colour in crafting - granted it can be a tricky one to match with other colours, but the focus this week is all on the colour:
You can combine it with neutral shades of white, grey, cream, and black - but the predominant colour on your card must be yellow.