Friday, October 04, 2013

October Colours Sponsored by Docrafts

Not only is it another month but here at Daring Cardmakers it's a special time as all this month we're celebrating the Daring Cardmakers Challenge blog being 7 years old!  
Can you believe it? 
Yes that's right, the Daring Cardmakers team has been bringing you card making ideas here for the last seven years! That landmark needs celebrating so the team has been hard at work putting together a whole month of celebrations throughout October. 

A birthday party needs presents and we're sharing them around with you so look out for prize give-aways this month from our amazing sponsors which you'll hear more about as we post each new challenge. For the chance to win prizes all you need to do is follow each challenge to create your card and add a link as usual to where you've uploaded your card so we can come and see what you've made. 
Parties also need guests so look out for surprise guest designers joining us through October too! We're going to have so much fun and we hope you can join us all through October.

On to this week's challenge and as it's the first week of the month as usual we've based the challenge on a colour combo and this month we want you to take inspiration from the colours is this yummy rainbow cake picture:

As we're celebrating our birthday we'd also like your cards to be birthday themed cards and as an added extra challenge if you're up to it have a go at creating a second card but making it a Christmas card or other extra project based on the ideas you used in your first card.

Each week this month we are going to have some wonderful prizes from sponsors.  Our first sponsor is docrafts, and they have generously offered Poinsettia and Ribbon Bow punches to one lucky winner - even more reason to join in this week!

If you aren't familiar with docrafts - here's a bit about the Company:

docrafts is the UK’s leading craft supplier with over 15 years of success and expertise building some of the biggest craft brands in the industry. From paper packs, card kits, embellishments and decoupage to stamps, punches, ribbons and buttons there is something to suit everyone’s crafting appetite! Whilst specialising in papercraft, docrafts also covers a broad range of other categories including children’s craft, digital crafting, jewellery making, soft crafting and cake decorating.

Some of the most well-known craft brands are encompassed under the docrafts umbrella including Papermania, Anita’s, Xcut, Stick It!, Gorjuss™, Forever Friends and Me To You.  We also produce the Little Venice Cake Company professional cake decorating tools range. New, on-trend collections are launched on a bi-monthly basis so if you are a novice crafter or budding enthusiast, docrafts is the ‘go to’ place for all your needs.

Our product portfolio is anchored by Creativity, the UK’s best-selling craft magazine, which is full of technique-led project ideas, top tips and product information. Our site provides a platform for crafters to upload their own projects and share them with the crafting community. There is also a variety of free downloads available, an extensive gallery of inspiration, exciting video content and the hugely popular ‘Craft Talk Forum’ where members can exchange ideas and offer advice to one another.

As if that wasn't enough, we also have a prize from The Ribbon Girl!!  They are offering one lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in their gorgeous online shop here

To be in with a chance of winning one of these lovely prizes, you just need to join in with this week's dare - as usual our prize-winners will be chosen at random from all who join in with us this week.

The Daring Cardmakers team all had a Ribbon Bow Border Punch and a Poinsettia Border Punch to use and here are the cards they've created to inspire you:

Birthday Card

Christmas Card

Birthday Card

Christmas Card
Birthday Card

Christmas Card
Birthday Card
Christmas Card

Birthday Card
Birthday Tag
Birthday Card
Christmas Card

Birthday Card
Christmas Card

Birthday Card

Christmas Card


Christmas Card

Birthday Card take 1

Birthday Card take 2

Christmas Card

happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us,  happy birthday to us


Anice said...

Happy Birthday DCM! Here's to another 7 years.
Anice xx

Hazel said...

Happy birthday, Daring Cardmakers - thank you for sharing your beautifully inspiring creations, not just today, but every week xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Gorgeous cards!!! Already looking forward to playing along next week. Shame the cake isn't a prize.....;-)

Enfys said...

Happy birthday DCM, the original and best challenge blog! Long may the inspiration continue x

Mynn xx said...

Happy birthday all!!! What a fabulous reason to celebrate--7 years! Thanks for the great photo inspiration--and the fabulous DT work, too! :)

Loopylou. said...

Happy happy birthday guys!! huge congrats on 7 years of awesome dares and inspiration!
hugs Lou xxx

Traceyr said...

wow you lot have been really busy. Happy birthday and enjoy your cake.


Shuly said...

yaaaay happy birthday!! great blog background! feels like celebrating :D

Janice said...

Many thanks for the lovely prize, I'm delighted. Guess ill have to make some more cards now!