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!
Lythan here today to thank you for joining in with Joanne's Rough and Smooth challenge last week and launch tell you about mine for this week.
Green with a Glimmer of Gold Well it had to be really didn't it. I'm sure we will not be the only challenge blog to feature green this week but when St Patrick's Day falls on a Friday what else can you do? So how about some cards featuring green and a dash of leprechaun's gold if you like!
The team have made some awesomely beautiful cards to get those creative juices flowing, so why not join in this week?
Thank you to everyone who chose elements from Enfys's striking inspiration picture last week, we love to see how the same starting point can inspire such different makes!
It's Joanne here, hosting my very first dare and this week I'd like you to "take the rough with the smooth". It's a philosophy that can be very useful in life - for this challenge I'd like you to contrast something rough (or bumpy) with something smooth/shiny on your cards.
Here's a little inspiration from the Design Team...
Thank you so much for joining in last week with Dawn's "Tearing" challenge - we hope you had fun with it!
This week its the first challenge of a whole new month, and it's Enfys here with the Elemental Inspiration Picture for March Having lived through various stages of home decor - matching wallpaper and fabrics, G plan furniture and even the dreaded Austrian blinds, I love the clean, uncluttered look of today's decor so chose this wonderful
cool, calm and collected Home Decor photo for this week's inspiration and all
you need to do is choose at least THREE elements from the picture and use them on your own creation.
Here are just a few suggestions to help get you thinking: Colours, Textures, Stripes, Windows, Geometric Shapes, Wood, Framed Picture ....... take a close look, there's lots of elements to choose from!
For more inspiration, check out this little lot from our fabulous design team:
A big thank you to everyone who played along last week for Leo's dare called Lets Go Geometric.
Its Dawn here with this weeks challenge and I have called it:
Tear It Up
I would like to see something torn on your creations. So lets get ripping up those background papers, toppers, die cuts etc... and leave the scissors alone. A simple challenge or so I thought. I found it so hard to rip my precious designer papers. I am so glad there were a few of each design to play with.