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 those who joined in with Zuzana's challenge last week - it seems that it was definitely atoughchallenge, but we believe the word "challenge" means that sometimes a little more effort is required, and maybe a step or two out of the comfort zone - so an even bigger Thank You to those who gave it a try. Give yourselves a well-earned pat on the back!
It's Kathy here this week with a new challenge for you
I've taken the title of my challenge this week from an traditional British Nursery Rhyme that starts with the line:
"This is the House that Jack Built"
You can read the whole rhyme HERE if you want to - it's far too long to copy here, but really it's just a nice title for a challenge that's all about Houses - or the walls, roof, doors, windows etc that you need to build a house. Your card could show a whole house or just some of those - maybe just a door, or a window...it's up to you. Just have fun and get creative
We're looking forward to seeing what you make, so please come and let us know where we can see your creations
Huge thank you to everyone who joined Keilly's fabulous "Lace and Pearls" dare.
Your cards were so lovely! We adored your stunning work!
This week is Zuzana here and I think I've come up with a very interesting dare for you:
Fun with Pictograms
With the London Olympic games knocking on the door I came up with the idea to create cards using pictograms, icons or silhouette signs. Choose sport, travel, washing or some other basic signs, print them out - or if you prefer use die cuts, punches etc Have some fun and get crafty!
Here are the fabulous cards from our design team to help inspire you
Please remove Word Verification from your posts to make it easier for us to leave comments, thank you
Well, a great big Thank you and Well Done to all those who joined in with Leo's fab Paper Mania challenge last week - It was fantastic to see so many ways of getting all those patterned papers onto one card - you all did brilliantly!
This is the first Friday of July so we have a Colour Combo for you to play with. This month Rein has chosen the colours and has this gorgeous photo to help get you inspired
As usual, we're all agog to see what you come up with using this delightful colour palette, so please come and let us know where we can see your creations.
Here are some idas from our DT to get you thinking