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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!
We're so pleased she's agreed to play along with us this month and showcase her cards on our blog.
Please check out Bev's Blog HERE, you're sure to enjoy your visit! *** (scroll down to find out how you could be a DCM Guest Designer)
It's the first Friday of the month so time for some
All you need to do is choose a minimum of three elements from the picture to inspire your design. The colours only count for one element. Let us know which three, (or more) elements you chose when you share your finished project.
Here's what the design team have created to give you even more lush inspiration....
Would you like to spend a month designing with us?
Cardmakers are always looking for talented cardmakers to join us as
Guest Designers, so would you be interested in coming to play with
for a while?
As you know, we feature a wide range of styles and techniques and as we have no affiliations our challenges are always fresh and varied!
You probably already know the sort of thing we do, but why not scroll down through our challenges (there are TEN years worth on here!) to get a better feel for our dares and our style - and how you would help make our blog look even better and fulfil our "Create - Inspire - Share" mantra
We would love to showcase more designers here on our blog and on
our Facebook page so we are currently drawing up a list of those who are interested in joining us for a few weeks
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It's Sharon here with this week's challenge. Firstly thanks to everyone who joined in Jo's 'Leaf it Alone' dare last week, there was some great inspiration.
This week, the theme is '"Fool's Gold' I'd like to see gold featured heavily in your design - either gold embossing powder, gold cardstock, glitter, gold foil, gold paint - anything you can think of as long as it's gold! Rose gold is my favourite thing ever, so you can have bonus points if you manage to feature rose gold.
Here's some inspiration from the design team to get you started:
Remember you need to use at least THREE different elements and the colour combination can only count as ONE of those 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 list 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; Jo
Hello, Welcome to the last Daring Cardmakers challenge of 2015!
A huge thank you to those who joined in with Lythan's challenge to make a card using a language other than the one you generally use - how interesting was that then?
Now, before we head off for our annual Christmas and New Year break here's a challenge which will last all the way till our next Daring Date: 8th January 2016.
We thought this one offered the chance for last minute Christmas cards, but also New Year or Winter Birthday cards All Wrapped Up So, feel free to think "outside the (gift) box"
though gift boxes, wrapping paper, ribbons and bows are all
fine of course....or maybe you'll choose to use mittens, gloves and scarves for wrapping up on a cold
day? How about a pair of big fluffy slippers?
Whatever you decide, please come and share your creations with us - the InLinkz gadget will stay open for you to use all the way till 10am (UK time) on January 8th, when Jo will be here with your January Elemental Inspiration Picture.
We'd like to take this chance to wish you all a
Wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!
Here are some ideas from the team - sorry it looks a bit "thin" at the moment -