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 there! It's Jozza here with the new dare. First of all we want to thank everyone who entered Rein's very tricky dare last week. You are all much braver than me (I just couldn't come up with the "J" goods!). Anyhow on to the new dare which is...
"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"
I want to see Christmas cards that are mainly white with just a hint of colouring on your embellishments or stamped image. I can't wait to see the cards you all create! For a little inspiration, here is what the DT came up with...
Thanks to all of you that joined in with Paula's scraplings dare, we hope you enjoyed trying out something a bit different - and using up that scrap card, of course.
It's Rein (or Rika) here today and my,dare this week is: "The First Letter" I'd like you to put things on your card which begin with the first letter of your name. You can use other things too, but see if you can use at least 3 things that share their initial letter with your own name.
For example my name is Rein so I could use rose, robot, radio, raven...
We're all looking forward to seeing what you make so please come back and let us know where we can see your cards,
Hello, it's me, Paula, here today to set my very first challenge for the Daring Cardmakers. Before that though we want to say a big Thank You to all who joined in with Jo's Krafty dare last week. It was wonderful to see so many great cards - you are such a clever, creative bunch and we're so happy that you come and play along with us each week.
Now the scary bit!
My first challenge is all about
Scraplings are little narrow cards made from scrap cardstock. You know how when you make a card from a a piece of A4 or Letter sized cardstock you're left with an off-cut? Well that's the basis of a Scrapling. When folded in half, the Scrapling's card front will measure roughly 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" , though this depends of course on the size of card you were making in the first place!
So, dig out your scraps and make either a card or a gift tag! The team have been having fun using up their off-cuts this week and have come up with all these ideas to get you thinking.
Please come back and leave us a message saying where we can see your little creations
Hi all, it's Jo here to set this week's dare, Thank you to everyone who joined in with Keryn's 'Getting Punchy With It' dare, it has been fab to see so many different punches used on cards and in so many different ways!
Last week saw Janice's last dare with us as Guest Designer - thank you so much for joining us Janice, your cards are amazing!
We welcome this week, our new Guest Designer; Vicky AKA Dolly. Vicky makes the most awesome cards, it is great to have her designing with us and fantastically, she is with us 'til the end of the year!
On to my dare....
I thought that it would be fun to use a product that seems to be 'Bang on Trend' so this week my dare is....
Using Kraft cardstock :) Either as a card base or somewhere on the card - if you don't have any you could use some card board such as corrugated or even a brown kraft envelope...
And that is it! Have fun getting krafty and don't forget to come back and post a link so that we can admire your creations.