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, August 06, 2010
August Birthstone; Peridot
Thank you all for joining in with Nat's very first challenge, what a fabulous array of cards we were treated to! We hope you'll enjoy this week's dare, which is the next in our series of birthstone themed challenges.
Before that though, we'd like to take a minute to say that Ania, our July Guest Designer all the way from Poland is going to stay with us for August too - we're so pleased she's agreed to play along for another month as her cards and other projects are such an inspiration.
Our Summer Special treat is that we also have a second talented guest designer to help inspire you:
We're delighted to welcome Julia to the team this month. Followers of the very popular "What's On Your Work-desk Wednesday" fun of sharing photos of our workspaces will already know Julia, as WOYWW was her brainchild!
We wanted her here on the DCM because she makes such wonderful things and we knew she would inspire you to get crafty!
Please take some time to visit the blogs of both of our August GDs - we promise you won't be disappointed.
So, down to the business of this week's challenge.
The August birthstone is the
The colour of the peridot can range from lime, yellowish green, olive green to medium dark green. As well as being the birthstone for August, Peridots are also the gemstone for the 16th Wedding anniversary
The Peridot is the National gem of Egypt. The Ancient Egyptians called the Peridot “the gem of the sun”.
They are associated with love, truth, faithfulness and loyalty, and also with fame, dignity, and protection
We'd like you to make a card using this lovely gemstone as your starting point. You could use the history, myths and qualities of the stone as your inspiration, and/or use the beautiful yellow-green colour in your creations.
Whatever you do, we'd love to see what you make, so please come back and leave a link so we can visit.
Here's what the Design Team have been making this week