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!
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful 'Wish you were Here' cards last week. We really enjoyed seeing such a fabulous selection of cards.
Cute as a Button
It's Sharon here with my first ever dare - how exciting! My challenge for you all this week is to create a card using buttons - but hold on, it's not that simple, oh no. I'd like you to use buttons in the main feature of your card, not just as an added embellishment in the corner.
To get you thinking of ideas, here's what the DT have created this week, we#re looking forward to seeing what you come up with so please come back and let us know where we can see your creations:
Well it was fun coming along and seeing all your Pinteresting cards last week - I don't think any of us will be the same now we've found that site! Thanks Nat for a great Dare!
Anyway onto this week's Dare and it's me, Lynda, here to set the challenge this week. Back down to earth with a bump I'm afraid.
WISH YOU WERE HERE!
As it's Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere (although you could actually disagree with that sometimes with the mix of weather we get here in the UK) and the kid's will be starting their Summer Break from School. I'd like to see what's your idea of the perfect getaway destination. Is it a Sandy Beach, a Tropical Paradise, Camping/Caravaning, Countryside or even a City Break! What takes your fancy?
Here's what the DT have been creating for inspiration this week:-
We put the names of last weeks and this weeks darers into our virtual hat and pulled out the name of the lucky person who will soon receive this lovely collection of cardmaking goodies, courtesy of Crimson Cloud online store
Thanks to everyone who joined in with Rein's suitcase dare last week - there were some fab entries!
We'll be posting details of the winner of the fab prize soon, but first it's on with this week's dare!
Hi everyone - it's Nat here with this week's dare, which will be something a little different!
As the title suggests we're looking to Pinterest for some inspiration!
I am a relatively new convert to Pinterest - I only joined a month or so ago, but it is definitely my favourite place to hang out at the moment and get instant inspiration - plus I can keep track of all the wonderful inspiring pics and cool techniques I've bookmarked over the years in one handy place.
If you don't know what Pinterest is, check out the blurb here for more info.
We want to spread some Pinterest love this week - because the joy of Pinterest is discovering new sources of inspiration!
So the dare this week is to create a card using a "pin" for inspiration.
We want to see what inspired your creation so make sure you include the original "pin" (ideally using the handy Embed feature that appears to the right of the image on Pinterest) alongside your card project in your blog post.
If you're not a member of Pinterest you can still play along - you can either browse/search Pinterest for inspiration and still embed the "pin" in your blog post or simply share whatever pic you have used as inspiration for your card.
Either way please remember to give credit where credit's due.
Remember to check out the Design Team's blogs so you can see what pics inspired their cards!
We can't wait to see what you come up with and as always we love reading your comments - so happy creating and happy pinning!
Thanks to all of you that joined with us last week -it was great to see your wonderful Water Lily and Larkspur cards. As we had a little problem with our Inlinkz code going a bit awry last week and lots of people were unable to add their links, we've decided to roll-over our prize draw and include all the cards entered for this week's challenge too.