Friday, November 29, 2013

Going For Gold

Thank you for joining in with last week's paper weaving dare. From this week onwards we've got a guest designer joining us so please give a big welcome back to Daring Cardmakers to Lynne!
If you're a long-time follower of the Daring Cardmakers, you'll remember Lynne  (aka TartanLass) as she was a DT member until "real life" got in the way - we're absolutely thrilled to have her back with us for a while and we know you'll love seeing her around here.

 It's Leo here bringing you the next dare and this week we're.....
Going for gold
I'd like you to use just metallic gold and white to create your card. Think of all the different gold materials you could use, gold paint, gold ink, gold glitter, gold leaf, anything you can think of, so long as it's gold!
Take a look at all the striking cards the design team have created to get you started and if you have a go don't forget to leave a link to show us what you've made.

x Leo









Friday, November 22, 2013

Let's weave!

Thanks for taking part in our "Funky Christmas“challenge last week. It’s great to see how versatile Christmas paper can be. We'll be along soon to let you know who will be downloading BOTH of those gorgeous Funky Hand Christmas collections very soon!

It's me, Miri, here this week to set the challenge 
Let’s weave!
I always liked to do paper weaving and I remember one year when I was still in kindergarten, we had an advent calendar consisting of 24 woven heart baskets filled with delicious chocolates. So I thought we'd see how we could use weaving techniques on our cards
I'd like you to do some kind of weaving for your cards this week - let's proove that weaving is still beautiful and fun, and not at all old fashioned.
Use anything you like for your weaving;  paper, washi tape, ribbon, wool - even a mixture of media - we are really looking forward to seeing where you go with our challenge this week

 Here are some ideas from the Design Team to get you inspired.







Friday, November 15, 2013

Having a Funky Christmas

Well! What a wonderful array of cards you shared last week.  Sometimes it seems as though we're so busy making cards for Birthdays, and now for Christmas that we forget all the other things we can make and send a card for - it was really lovely to see so many cards for all those "other reasons".

This week we're going to be greedy and ask you to make not one, but TWO projects - this is because

 - our very generous sponsor this week,  have allowed the dt to download BOTH of their Christmas 2013 designer paper collections:

So we've all made 2 projects this week and that's what we'd like you to do too.   We'd like one to be a Christmas card and the other to be "something else" - you could make your second project a birthday card,  a tag, a gift box or another sort of greetings card - that bit is up to you - but we'd like you to use your Christmas stash for both!
Funky Hand are giving one lucky winner a wonderful prize of both these gorgeous downloads, but not only that - just to add to the fun, and to give you the chance to try out using Funky Hand downloads we have a freebie designer paper (which matches the Silent Night set) for you to download and hopefully use on one or both of your projects. Click HERE to find the Funky Freebie

Our prize will go to one lucky person, drawn at random after the closing date (10am UK time Friday 22nd Nov.) 
The rules are simple
Make your 2 projects 
Add links in the main body of your blog post to Funky Hand and to the Daring Cardmakers
Link up via the Inlinkz gadget at the bottom of this post

Here's what the team have made with Silent Night and Sleigh Ride this week, there will be more to see soon!










Friday, November 08, 2013

The Other Occasions and reasons....

 Thank you to everyone who joined in with our November colour combo challenge last week - those colours were so pretty and delicate, we hoped you enjoyed using them in your crafting.
Please don't forget to scroll down through the various anniversary posts - you may have won one of our prize give-aways!

All the Other Reasons.....
We make loads of birthday cards, don't we?  And now the Christmas card-making is under-way too,  so before we really get swamped with Christmas crafting, this week we thought we'd focus on all
those other reasons and occasions for making and sending a card.
Thank You, Hello, Anniversary, Sympathy, Bah Mitzvah, Christening.... -  anything really, as long as it's not a Christmas or Birthday card. 
 That's all there is too it

Happy Crafting Everyone!

Here's what the dt have made this week





Monday, November 04, 2013

Halloween Winners!!

I'm just popping by to announce the winners of the Halloween prizes - some gorgeous goodies from Tando Creative, and that lovely stamp set from Imagine That.

Firstly, the winner of the Tando goodies is:
1. Lisa Winnard

and the stamp set from Imagine That:
4. Kerry Hocking.

While I'm here, can I remind the winners from the previous week to get in touch, I haven't heard from: Flutterbytrina, Antoinette and Julie Gleeson.

Please everyone, drop me an email at and I'll sort out your stash!
Sharon x

Blog Hop Winners

Funky Hand
downloads to value of £15
Winner: Shell B
please contact Kathy via email me link in the side bar HERE  to claim your prize
Charmed Cards and Craft
£10 voucher to spend in online store, plus 3 digital download bundles of your choice please note that a non-UK winner must take the entire prize in digital downloads
Winner: Kath
please contact Kathy via email me link in the side bar HERE  to claim your prize
Crimson Cloud prize
Christmas stamp set
Winner: Traceyr
please contact Sharon ( to claim your prize

Random "Happy Anniversary" comment Prizes

We decided to save 2 of our wonderful Funky Hand £15 download vouchers and award them as surprises  to 2 of those who left such lovely Birthday Wishes for us over the anniversary month.  The winners were chosen at random from the comments left and the vouchers go to:

Mynnette and Andrea, please contact Kathy

Friday, November 01, 2013

November Colour Combination

Good morning crafters,

Thanks for your participation in last week’s 'Spooky birthday' dare and the lovely comments you left on the blog hop. They all brought smiles to our faces!
We'll be back soon to announce our prize winners
Sadly, our anniversary month is now over, and this week's challenge is the first one of our eighth year -  and we're looking forward to bringing you lots more inspiring challenges and seeing lots more of your wonderful cards.

 It's the first Friday of the month, so it’s time for a new colour combination dare. 
I, Miri, picked this month’s colours:

Let’s see what you’ll come up with using this versatile colour combination.
(Maybe it’s even an opportunity for the lucky anniversary dare winners to use their new products?!)

Here are the fabulous cards of the Design Team Members to inspire you.