Friday, November 25, 2016

Creating Gift Tags (Step Away From the Cards no 2)

Hello, and welcome to The Daring Cardmakers!  
Before anything else, we want to say a big Thank You to everyone who joined in and shared their cards inspired by Christmas Songs and Carols - what a lovely time we had seeing them all!

It's another  "Step Away From the Cards" challenge this week -
Our end of the year Crafting Party where we are mixing up our usual card challenges with some other crafting challenges

Step Away From the Cards no. 2 is a simple one:
Make a Tag
Just make and decorate a tag or label for a gift -
 remember, it doesn't even have to be Christmas-themed.  

We'd love to see your creations so please share them with us via the InLinkz gadget as usual.  Here's what the DT have been making this week





Thursday, November 17, 2016

A Musical Christmas

A big Thank You to everyone who shared a beautiful Bag or Box with us for the first of our "Step Away from the Cards" challenges.  It's such a treat to see 
all the wonderful things you make.
Be sure to look out for the next non-card challenge - it'll be along soon, but this week it's back to card-making, and we'd love you to make a card 
Inspired by Christmas Carols and Songs
There are masses of them, and we all have our favourites, so it may be difficult to choose which to go with!  We're looking forward to seeing which you choose, and having a good old sing along with you

Here's what the team have made this time

Dawn      (Walking in a Winter Wonderland)

Svenja   (Santa Claus is Coming to Town)

Shabneez   (Let it Snow!)
Joanne (Deck the Halls)

Miri (Leise rieselt der Schnee/Let it snow)

Kathy  (Oh Little Town of Bethlehem)

Purvi  (White Christmas)

Nat (We Three Kings)


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Gift Bag or Box - Step Away From the Cards no 1

We thought we'd have a bit of a Crafting Party for the end of the year.  So for the next few weeks, we'll be mixing up our usual card challenges with some other crafting items, and we'd love to see what you make!
We've called these non-card dares "Step Away From the Cards" and this week we have the first of them:
Gift Bag or Box
We'd just like you to make or decorate a box or gift bag - it doesn't even have to be Christmas-themed, then share your creations with us via the InLinkz gadget as usual. 




(tick a box for naughty or nice)

(card on the left reads: everyone can do nice)


Friday, November 04, 2016

November Elemental Inspiration

Hi everyone!

Thanks to all who shared their Sparkle and Shine creations with us last week - what a wonderful, dazzling challenge that was!

We're really pleased to welcome Shabneez, (aka Happy Hijabi) back to the team as Guest Designer this month, and to let you know that Joanne has agreed to join us on a permanent basis.  
This is sure to bring a new breath of freshness to the blog.

It's the first Friday of a new month, so time for a brand new Elemental Inspiration challenge, and for November we have this wonderful colourful photograph to inspire us.
All you need to do is choose at least THREE elements from the photo and use them on your own creation.

Here are just a few suggestions to help get you thinking:
Colours, Textures, Rich Fabrics, Leaves, Mirrors, Candles, Window, Pine Cones, Ribbons, parcels, Golden details, Tree

We're looking forward to seeing what you make, but for now, here's how the team were inspired by the picture:




(You're not old. You're 25. Plus shipping and handling.)