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!
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!
Hello everyone! Thanks to all of you who were inspired by Nat's wonderful woodgrain challenge. It was lovely to see wood in so many different ways and even colours! We're just delighted to tell you that the fabulous Dianne McInrue is back guesting with us this month - we loved Dianne's cards so much when she designed for us a few months back that we couldn't wait any longer to ask her back! We're sure you'll agree.
Another month has flown by and it's time for our elemental inspiration challenge. Can you believe it's already September?
It's Svenja here and I have decided to try and preserve that summer feeling for just a little longer:
Choose at least three elements from the picture to feature on your card with the colour palette counting as one. No idea what to use yet? Just take a look at the cards the design team have made for some extra inspiration:
First of all: a great "thank you" to everyone who let themselves be inspired by Dawn's "room with a view"-challenge. We got to see some very interesting views: wintry, summery, submarine... it was fun!
It's Svenja here and this week I want to try and preserve that summer feeling just a little longer with some mouth-watering fresh & bright colours: use a combo of
raspberry pinkandlime green
on your card! Sounds like a bit of an odd couple to you? Not at all - just look at the Design Team's fab creations: