Hello and welcome to The Daring Cardmakers blog!
We are a team of card-makers from the UK and mainland Europe, 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 Thanks to those who joined in with our January Elemental Inspiration challenge last week, it was great to see lots of different interpretations and ways to use the different elements in the picture This week we have something nice and simple for you:
You are free to use the title however you want; it could be a "just to cheer you up" or
"sorry to hear you're feeling blue" card, a card with shades of blue as the main
colour, or something else inspired by the heading. Lets chase the January Blues away with some quality time spent getting creative!
Happy New Year! Hi, it's Kathy here with the first card dare for 2015 and the first in a brand new series of First Friday challenges - yes, we know that technically it's the second Friday of January this time, but from February on it will be the first Friday each month
Here's how it works;
The DT will take turns to choose and post a picture - it could be a photo, a piece of artwork, or maybe a little montage of bits and pieces we like.
Each of these pictures will have a variety of "elements" that we hope will inspire you to get crafting - and we'd like you to use a minimum of THREE.of the elements you see to make a card
For instance the colour combo could be one element, the LO another, and then there may be a landscape, items in the picture, a quote, stitching lines, the media used to create the picture - all sorts of things.
We will add a little list of suggested elements each month, but you're bound to see more things you can use
So here is my Elemental Inspiration Picture for January, a beautiful piece of artwork from a fabulous blog: Victoria's Art Visions.
Remember you need to use at least THREE different elements and the colour combination can only count as ONE of those elements
I've also made a little sketch of the Layout which could be used as one of your elements
So that's your challenge this week and I can't wait to see how you use this fabulous picture to make your own Elementally Inspired card. It would be especially good if you could add a lost of the elements you used to your blog post so we can all see where your inspiration came from Here's how the Team rose to the challenge this week
Kathy (I've used the colours, the hearts, the "stitching lines and the style of the cut-out words for the sentiment)
Thank you to everyone who had a go at Sharon's 'Shake it Off' dare last week, how fun was it making those shaker cards!
This week it's Leo here and I'm bringing you the final Daring Cardmakers Dare of 2014! We'll be taking a break over the Christmas holidays but will be back on January 9th raring to go with the new dares for 2015.
For this final dare of the year I'd like you to be....
Inspired by You
Go through the cards you've made this year, wherever you upload them to and pick out a card you made to inspire a new one. It could be you use a different colour scheme or re-use the layout or the same embellishment, anything you choose. Have fun!
Here are the design team cards to inspire you. Have a lovely happy holiday time and new year and thank you for joining us in 2014!