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!
A big Thank You to everyone who joined in with Svenja's wonderful Monochrome challenge - it certainly seems you liked that one!
This week it's Purvi's turn to set the theme and all you need to do is
Add a Tag
Use your tag in anyway you like on your card; make it the focus, or an 'added extra', perhaps even put it in a pocket with a hidden message. Your tag can be big or small and any shape you like - we'd just love to see loads of lovely ways to use tags.
Here's how the team worked with the challenge this week
Thanks to those who took a walk down Memory Lane and shared their creations with us last week. Last week was our lovely Dianne's last week with us as Guest Designer, so we want to say a big "thank you" for all the wonderful cards she shared with us. Fingers crossed she'll be back again soon. We're really pleased to welcome Joanne, aka Angelnorth to the team as Guest Designer this month. Joanne is clever and ingenious, so do check out her blog - you're sure to discover something you didn't know, or haven't tried.....
the first Friday of a new month, so time for a brand new
Elemental Inspiration challenge, and for October Gez has chosen a wonderfully Autumnal photograph to inspireus
need to choose on 3 separate elements and the colour scheme counts as
one element, so here are a few ideas to get you started: Colours. Autumn, Harvest, Horses (or other animal), Leaves, Wood, Fence, Fruit and Vegetables, Basket or Trug Or you could use the Layout of the photo:
We would love to see what you come up with this month so please join in then share your cards with us via the InLinkz gadget at the bottom of this post
Here are some ideas from our designers to help get you thinking
Hello and thank you to everyone that played along last week.
It was great to see who inspires you to get crafty and lovely to see all these inspiring blogs.
Its Dawn hosting this weeks challenge and I have picked....
I have been so sentimental lately and remembering lots of happy times. So I would like you to create a card with a meaning or memory behind it and explain the meaning of your creation. Perhaps who it's for, why you made it and the memories it made.
I will start you off with a trip down my memory lane.
This card was created because my daughter loves MLP but as a child I wanted the My Little Pony Grooming Parlour and as it wasn't my birthday my Dad made me one from pink and blue card for my cotton candy pony. I remember the carriage kept falling apart as my Dad used flour and water as glue but at the time it was brilliant. Thanks Dad. xxx
crafters. Thank you for showing us your cards inspired by beloved books.
Today I want you to say
THANK YOU FOR THE INSPIRATION.
There are some lucky
girls out there who are able to craft and blog for a living (and their blogs
have thousands of followers and their video tutorials are watched by hundreds
each hour ;-). But I am sure that you've come across a crafty lady (or gentleman)
whose blog has only a few followers, but has inspired you a lot. So here is the
opportunity to get to know some brilliant, yet not so well-known, crafters and
get new inspiration.
card that’s inspired by the style, blog or a certain card of another crafter,
who is not super famous yet (=less than 3-400 followers).
Don’t forget to put the link to the blog or the card
that inspired you on your blog post so that we can get to know other crafters
And it would be great if you would leave a comment on
their blog and say
Hello Everyone, are you ready for a new card-making challenge? Before we do that, we must thank you if you joined in with Svenja's Elemental challenge last week - what a beautiful picture that was - we loved seeing how you were inspired by it.
It's Kathy here, and for my challenge I'm hoping you'll come with me on a little trip down Memory Lane
Inspired by the song "What a Wonderful World"
My dad introduced me to the Louis Armstrong song "What a Wonderful World"and whenever I hear it I think of him. He passed on to me the love of Satchmo's voice and this song in particular and this
week I'd like you to be inspired by the lyrics when you make your card.
You can use the whole beautiful planet, or maybe choose one or more lines from
the song to use
Here are the lyrics for the song, and you can listen to it HERE "What A Wonderful World" I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom, for me and you. And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.
I see skies of blue, and clouds of white. The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night. And I think to myself, What a wonderful world. The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky. Are also on the faces, of people going by, I see friends shaking hands.saying, "How do you do?" They're really saying; "I love you". I hear babies cry, I watch them grow, They'll learn much more, than I'll ever know. And I think to myself, What a wonderful world. Yes, I think to myself, What a wonderful world.
Have fun - and I really hope you'll be singing this great song all day long!