Friday, October 20, 2006

Welcome!!

Welcome to our new blog- our very own cardmakers dare blog !How exciting !!

Well, if all the coolest Scrapbookers can do it - why can't us card makers join the band wagon?! I'd like to introduce our team of blogging cardmakers and friends who have come together to form an exciting new blog designed to get your inspiration flowing and enthusiasm rushing ! Each week, on a Friday (10pm NZ time /10am UK time) - one of our team will post a dare or challenge along with their designs to give you some inspiration.

Then, over the following week, everyone else can join in by leaving a comment on this blog linking us to their own blog/picture trail so we can all have at look at your creations too !

At the end of the week, one of us will post a new dare. We'd love you to join us with our dares- and if you start to be a regular contributor we may be introducing a 'guest designer' for a month ! So come on, give it a go ! We plan to have loads of different dares, from cards with a theme, words, templates etc to ones with a recipe of things you have to use and mabe cards with multiple folds. Kathy had the idea that you could even shrink the scrapbook idea and have 6x6 or 4x4 scrapbook pages included. We have choosen a very special team of people each with their own unique style, so that hopefully we will all inspire each other to take the card making experience to a new exciting level !

So come on, join in WE DARE YOU ! Our first challenge will be launched on Friday 20th October (10pm NZ time/10am UK time).

19 comments :

Rachel said...

Am I the first to post am I am I???!!!

wanted to wish you girls many many congrats and every success with this - the cards look fantastic - such talented crafters and an inspiration

will be following your blog and hopefully joining in when I find time

sending you all love and best wishes xxxxxxx

Janine said...

Well done ladies on your blog and the cards. Will certainlt add your blog to my links and will promoe it on my blog.....Stunning cards and inspiration and what better topic to kick of the dares than Friendship. Hey guys I can't add my link here as I don't have blog spot. NZ Janine :-)

Lara said...

what a great idea!

Flo said...

This is refreshing to see

A great idea for a different take on the challenge blogs (of which there seem to be a scary number)

I might even join in with this one :) I have a lovely friendship stamp that I haven't used yet...

Just got to find the time....

Taniwha said...

Hey girls, great blog and very inspiring. I'm loving your cards! I've put some old cards I've made on my blog and will make a new one this week for the challenge :D

*waves to Flo* we're sitting next to each other again!

Anonymous said...

Hi girls

Excellent idea for cardmakers. Would love to be included at some point. Check out my blog - I've got a link on my blog to my gallery.

Luv

Tracey x

Paula said...

I will be adding a link to my blog so others can find you.
I started off a card maker, but only using my own designs. Then moved on to mini books & now scrapbooking. I still make one off cards for people but find inspiration drys up on me so I shall be following your blog & hope to join in real soon.Ive gone through all my current designs & don't actually have one with friend on even though it was for a friends 40th so I'll give you a link to it anyway...
http://minibookpixie.blogspot.com

SharonL said...

Hey Girls, I have a Blog thingy ..... never thought I would have one but needed to get one to be able to wish you all the best.

I shall not bother you with my waffle but I just wanted to wish you ALL every success and really hope that this idea will bring new ideas and challenges to cardmakers.

Good luck and much love, Shal. xx

Sandal Showcase said...

Great idea! I recognize a few of the team members from other blogs, and i think it is a fantastic idea to combine all your talents and place it all on here. Keep up the great work!

Beadyjan said...

Ooh some lovely cards there girls. I'll be popping by to see what new challenges you come up with.

I don't know how to add a link to my blog (which is so far only a few words long) or anything like that, but good luck and well done!

Tracie H said...

Lovin your banner loads.
Good luck with your dares.
Ive popped my card on to my blog
http://lifeandtimesofa12x12addict.blogspot.com/
TFL

PrimaFlower/Sarah said...

Wow girls, what a great idea!! I wish you all the best with this. I hope to make a start on the 1st dare.

Lots of luv 'n' hugs

Anonymous said...

Lovely work...what neat designs, and each so unique! Love it...what great inspiration. I like that you are doing this weekly.

Good luck...and happy card making!

Claire said...

Congratulations lovely ladies on your fabulous project. Your cards, as always, are fantastic. When I can get at my craft area and get my blog to actually say something I would love to join you all. Until then I will keep dropping by to check up on you all.

Keep having fun. Lots of love and my best wishes to all of you XXXXX.

Karen S. Rea said...

Thanks for the link on self-addressed forum...Thanks, in advance, for the inspiration you will provide! Awsome cards posted already...can I ask if you can make sure to list the supplies, brands, techniques so that we can follow along...

Good Luck...and happy crafting!

Frog said...

All the best Kathy tis me Andrea_7 but have a new name frog!!!!!, great website now i have created a blog website too nothing on yet but watch this space.

Andrea xxx

Monika said...

Thanks for the great inspiration and all your kind comments on my card.

Sharryn T said...

This is a fantastic blog. I found it via a post on a scrapbooking website I regularly visit. I wouldn't call myself a 'card maker' but have dabbled in the craft a few times. I've been considering becoming more involved in card making and hope to use this site for inspiration. I'm really looking forward to the challenges every week.
Although I didn't get the first challenge card in on time I'm still determined to get it done and post a link.
Cheers
Sharryn :)

Anonymous said...

Great Blog for inspiration! I'll definatley be back to try out some of your challenges! :) All the best