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 all of you that joined us for Gez's Beach Life challenge last week. Your cards were wonderful as always and we loved seeing them all.
I's Rein here this time and my dare this week is very simple!
Focus on Flowers
I would just love to see flowers on your card - we often use flowers on our cards, but often as an added embellishment to the "main act", so this week, please make them the main feature of your creations and let them really show off their beauty.
Have fun, and don't forget to come back and share what you've made with us.
Please remove any Word Verification to make it easier for people to leave you a message.
we're sure you're going to enjoy seeing what she makes for our challenges over the next few weeks. You can see her first card below, and of course you can see lots more of Kate's lovely work by visiting her BLOG.
Welcome to the team, Kate!
Hi, it's Gez here this week and I've got a brand new dare to share with you.. for this weeks dare..
I would love to see thesea included on your card.. think
sun, sea, sand....
the living is easy!
Anything to do with beach life can be included!
Here is my card and also those that the fabulous Design Team are sharing with you this week. Hope you can play along..
Hi there, it's Jo here this week with a new challenge for you. First though a big thank you to all those who "Got Knotted" with us for Lythan's dare last week - what a wonderful bunch of cards you shared. This week, my challenge is all about
I'd like you to use a line/quotation from the Big Screen as your inspiration and see where that leads your cardmaking. A great chance for all you Movie-Buffs to use your favourite lines, but If you are in need of some inspiration, this site;
Hello everyone, Lythan here to thank you for joining in with our last Dare and supporting us along the way.
It is my turn to choose the dare and I want you to
Get Knotted! You can use bows, knots, ties, knotted bow ties - anyway the words take you is fine!
And once more the team have come up trumps - even with the holidays and the Olympics and everything
So come and be inspired and then play along by linking up and leaving a message.
Thank you to everyone who joined in with our "This is the House that Jack Built" challenge - what a fabulous array of cards, and so inspirational, too.
Gosh! It's August already and the holiday season is in full swing, so if you notice a few gaps over the next few weeks - that's why! As this is the first Friday of the month it's time for August's Colour Combination Challenge.
"A Mediterranean Corner"
features whitewashed walls, fresh green and hot pink,
a dash of powder blue and a smidgeon of purple
Once again we have a photo which we hope will inspire you to join in and get creative with us this week.
Have fun, and don't forget to come back and let us know where we can see what you've created - please switch off any Captcha/Word Verification to make it easier for us to leave a message.
Here are some cards from our designers to help get you thinking