Friday, May 18, 2007

Starting From Scratch!

Well what can we say but the amount of cards we are seeing from you guys is amazing. The team try their best to look at every link and we are so pleased you all join in. Daring Card Makers is a team effort and we are over the moon that each and every one of you are helping us grow.

This week it was Tracie's (Bondgirl) turn to set the dare ....

For this weeks dare, I dare you to "start from scratch" I want to you design a card with NO purchased/pre-assembled embellishments - that means no blooms unless you cut them yourself, no buttons, brads etc etc. I guess how easy this is depends on your usual style

**insert evil laugh here**

The team as usual have come up with a great mix of cards and styles and we cant wait to see yours. As well as the usual team designers we have a special Guest Designer joining us this week, Bety has joined us for a couple of dares, so Thanks to Bety and we all look forward to working with her.

Dont forget to leave us a comment with your blog link to show us your interpretation of the dare. If you havent got a blog dont worry you can still join in, send a photo or scan of your card to the team at and we will add it to our gallery and share the link right here on the blog





Tracie (AKA Bondgirl)






Kirsty Wiseman said...

you know i secretly come here every week and steal all your ideas and make them my own. i will have cardmaking domination and the world will be mine!!! Mwhahahahahahahahahahaha ;)
kirsty x

Samm said...

Mine's on my blog!!! (the joys of a Friday off work..) great cards girls! well done!


Paula Whittaker said...

WOW more excellent DT cards!

My card is on my blog too.


Leo said...

Wow, awesome cards this week and a toughy challenge!! But I had to have a go didn't I :D

Sarah said...

Fab cards again Ladies!
my effort is on my blog;

Paula J Atkinson said...

A nice gentle one, thank you!!
Great makes girls as always.

Anonymous said...

I liked this one, just my kinda thing! It's on my blog.........

gaby braun said...

Hallo DCM Team
This is a good challenge. Instead of a card I've posted how you can make your own stamped paper (with stencils). It's easy and funny to do! You can see it on my blog.

Keryn Campbell said...

Paula sorry I don't seem to be visiting your blog and leaving comments. I am trying. It's just that everytime I try my computer gets locked up.

I love your card, blue and silver are just gorgeous together and I'm glad you're starting to feel better. I got to read that much before it died.

Pearl said...

had a go ! so very coool to see Bety rawking the DT gallery with you DCM gals ! well done grrls !

smiles , pearl

Esther said...

Think I have got food on the brain! 2 attempts on my blog, take a peek


Thanks x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Some fab cards again. My card is here:- scroll down to second card.

Sarah said...

I have just edited my post to include a card made by my Daughter Leah, she loves these dares! You can see it here;

I think it is better than my attempt (Ggrrrrr!)

Angelnorth said...

Fab DT cards and so many darers already! I'll try to get round to look at them all later.

Mine's on the blog. I don't use that many ready-made embellies anyway so I pushed the boat out with a material I don't usually use (shrink plastic!) to stretch me a bit. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

These are really lovely cards from the DT :O)
This week's scared me a bit actually but it was so fun to take part - looking forward to Tuesday now for the midweek dare.
Mine is on my blog

Scripture by Design said...

Woohoo! Cool dare!
Had a shot at it! Seeyou on my blog!

Sheila said...

WOW what a fabulous collection of cards from the design team and guest designer. They are gorgeous.

I have had a go and you see mine at

stamp and scrape said...

Here's my entry. I can't believe what you've all managed to achieve.

Rainbow Lady said...

Here is my first entry to a dare.
There are some lovely cards so not sure mine is good enough, but I was encouraged to have a go by Gillian.
Love Cynthia x

Andrea said...

Hello. My first attempt at your dares - I've had such fun today. Thank you. My card is on my blog if you would like a peek.

Suzanne said...

wow great challenge this. I usually resist from having a fave but I have to say that funky cat is just too cool this week!

Anonymous said...

Tracie, you're a meanie! Actually, I enjoyed this one, and I don't use tons of embellishments generally anyway, so this was a nice easy one.

Swamp Tulip said...

WOW! What beautiful cards. Awesome!


Rachel said...

fab cards girls - mines on my blog

rubberdubber said...

Great challenge and beautiful cards. I've added one to my blog

Kimberly White said...

Great dare this week! Here's mine! TFL!


jaki said...

Wow! I was amazed with what you girls came up with :)

Mine is on my blog too.

Jackie said...

Phew, I've just managed to get Friday's dare onto my blog in time for the Tuesday one :))

Rachel said...

Ive blogged some more cards that fit this dare

thanks for looking

Andrea C (Frog) said...

Great cards ladies, mines been on since sunday id not realised i had not posted.

Andrea x

Dolly Mixtures said...

What a challenge!! Mine is on my blog finally!

artfulstampin said...

Finally got round to it... on blog now, tfl :)

Oblibby said...

Great cards again girls. I know I'm at the coo's tail, but mine is finally on my blog.


Di said...

Wow - only just made this one and as I was posting to my blog realised I had cheated - so sorry girls - used buttons, but they were very old ones and I didn't buy them and I made absolutely everything except the background white card myself, even the papers. So please forgive me - pretty please.

And whilst I was uploading this one, I lifted up another couple - one from challenges a couple of weeks ago - just shows how behind I have got.

Anyway ladies, far too tired now to go looking at everyone else's work, but promise I will have a browse over the weekend.

Have a great bank holiday all you Brits.