Hello and welcome to The Daring Cardmakers blog!
We are a team of card-makers from the UK, mainland Europe and India 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!
Friday, January 08, 2010
The Birthstone for January is .....
Happy New Year
Well, here we are, back after our Christmas break and raring to go with another year of DCM dares - we hope you're all there with scissors, punches and papers primed and ready for action!
Before we launch into our first dare of the year we all want to say a HUGE Thank You to everyone who linked their cards to our "New Beginnings" challenge - WOW! there were so many - and some people even made more than one to show us. Even if you didn't get a message, please be assured that we came to see all the cards, there was a fabulous array of cards to see, and if you've not had the chance to check them all out, then do make yourself a coffee and enjoy a lovely wander around them all. We promise - you'll be inspired by the talent out in DCM-Land!
A new month means we say Goodbye, and a big Thank You to GD Dolly and Hello to our January Girl, Caz. Caz makes wonderful cards and if you visit her BLOG you're sure to find something that inspires you. Welcome to the Team, Caz!
Introducing the Monthly Birthstone Challenge
We thought it would be fun to have series of linked challenges that run throughout the whole of 2010. We're going to use the first Dare of each month to make cards featuring the birthstone for that month. How you decide to use the birthstone is up to you, it may be a card for someone who has a birthday during that month, it may simply be an any occasion card using the colour of the birthstone - anything goes, really as long as somehow the birthstone is hinted at.
The birthstone for the month of January is the
By her who is this month was born No gem save garnets shall be worn They will ensure her constancy True friendship and fidelity.
You can find out more about the January birthstone by clicking HERE
So, there you go, we'd love to see what you make for this week's dare, so please come and leave a message when you're ready to share.
Here are some cards from the the design team to start you thinking