Friday, February 05, 2016

February Elemental Inspiration

Thank you if you had a go at the balloon dare last week. :) Leo back again with you to bring you the first challenge of a new month which for us here at Daring HQ is a picture challenge!


Today we're delighted to introduce our Fabulous February Guest Designer
  Bev Lowe 
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!

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(scroll down to find out how you could be a DCM Guest Designer)

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It's the first Friday of the month so time for some
 February Elemental Inspiration

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....
Bev


Leo


Nat

Dawn
 



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Monday, February 01, 2016

Be A Guest Designer!


Would you like to spend a month designing with us?
The Daring Cardmakers are always looking for talented cardmakers to join us as Guest Designers, so would you be interested in coming to play with 
us 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
Interested?
Leave a message on this thread (email addresses and any info you give will be safe as comments on this thread will not be published) 

or contact Kathy
 (please use the email link in the sidebar you'll find HERE)

Please ensure that you include your contact details so we can get back to you 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Balloons

Thank you to everyone who played along with last weeks 'Fools Gold' challenge from Sharon, (do you always do the Ian Brown 'Fooooolls Gold' voice saying that too, oh just me, OK then....)

Hi Leo here to bring you a new challenge for a new week, the last week in January in fact, how fast has that gone! 
This week I'd like you to create a card featuring:
Balloons
It can be a real one if you're feeling really creative or else a die cut, sticker, stamp, anything you want to use that features a balloon/s. :)
Here's this weeks creations from the design team to kick start your creating and don't forget you can add a link to your creation below.

If you want to share your work in other ways you can use Instagram adding the #daringcardmakers to your post and there's a Facebook page too at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daring-Cardmakers/340001726032698

Leo

Svenja 
Lythan

 Kathy

Sharon  



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Friday, January 22, 2016

Fool's Gold

Hi everyone
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:

Kathy    


Dawn


Lythan
Nat






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Friday, January 15, 2016

Leaf It Alone!

Thank you to every on who joined in our first dare of the year - it was brilliant to see how  the elements inspired in different ways :)

It's Jo back again this week with another dare!  This week I would like to see you;

Leaf It Alone!

All too often the humble leaf is upstaged by flowers on our cards so I would like to see you make the leaf the star!

Can't wait to see what you create! 

Here's how the design team were inspired by foliage;

Jo


Sharon
 
 Dawn

Nat
Lythan



Kathy
 

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Friday, January 08, 2016

January's Inspiration Picture



Happy New Year!


Hi, it's Jo here with the first card dare for 2016 and another Elemental Inspiration challenge,here's my picture to inspire this month;




Here are my Element Suggestions for this picture: 
tape, glitter, cake cases, colours, stamps, ric rac, stars, sequins, hearts twine etc.!

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

Lythan

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VbMQiTjq_ws/VovkYOw2CqI/AAAAAAAATEs/VQXDD_pMJew/s1600/Jan%2Binspo.JPG
Dawn   
Miri


Kathy


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Friday, December 18, 2015

All Wrapped Up!

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" LOL  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 - 
hopefully we'll have more to share soon!


Nat

Dawn
 



  Kathy



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