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!
Thanks to everyone who joined in with last week's "Box of Tricks" challenge - we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did - we saw some fabulous crafting on our tour of the links you left for us.
This week it's Keilly's turn with a challenge called
We want to see you using some fabric on your creations - not just a bit of ribbon or lace though - that would be too easy! You can add those too, of course, but we'd really like you to be a little more adventurous and try using some fabric as a background, or to make embellishments from.
We're really looking forward to seeing what you come up with, so good luck and happy crafting
Here are some ideas from the team to start you thinking...
Hi everyone, it's Fran here and before I set you this weeks dare, we'd like to say a big Thank You to all of you who joined in with Samm's Good Luck Green dare last week. It was wonderful to see your fabulous entries.
So now onto this week's challenge!
A Box of Tricks
I'd like you to feature a box, or something box-shaped on your projects - it could be a 3D project, decorated box, box shaped embellishments...once you start thinking outside the box (!) you can come up with some fun ideas!
We hope you have fun with this week's challenge and we're looking forward to seeing your Boxing Clever creations.
Here's what the team have been making to help inspire you this week
Thank you everyone for all the wonderful entries to our Tessellation challenge by Leo last week.
It's Samm here and this weeks' challenge is
Yes, St Patrick's day is on its way, so I challenge you to make a card using the main colour as green and feature 'luck' somewhere on your card. It's one of those colours we hardly ever get to use so I hope it gets you all digging around in your crafty stash and creating frantically!
Thank you to all who joined in with Kathy's pretty colour challenge last week - it was lovely to pop along to your blogs and see what you all created!
This week it's Leo here to bring you your next dare.......
I'd like you to create a card featuring a tessellating pattern. You can probably remember doing tessellation in math class at school right? Basically all you're doing is making a pretty pattern with shapes that fit together perfectly on all sides, like tiling. It's up to you how you interpret the dare so it could be a pattern on a paper already made or even a pattern you make yourself, have fun! :) x Leo