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!
Good Morning everyone, Beckie here this week with a new dare for you but first off we would like to thank everyone who joined in Leo's dare last week, The Door To .....
So this weeks dare is
I think everyone, not matter what age, likes to see a rainbow in the sky. I often look for them when the rain has been and the sun comes out. For this dare I would like you to choose ONE colour from the rainbow and use ONLY that colour on the card. No other colour maybe used, even the card blank must be in the same family colour. An arc must also be used on the card.
Have fun and I shall leave you with some inspiration from the design team to inspire you .....
Hi Leo here with you this week! We had some lovely 'Elemental Inspiration' cards last week so thank you to every one who played along. I've got a new challenge for you this week,
The Door To.................
This week in the UK we're picking our new government and the leader of the party that comes out top on polling day gets a new address, No. 10 Downing Street! Probably one of the most famous front doors in the world :)
Inspired by election day and No.10 I'd like you to include some kind of opening door on your card. It could be a simple interactive opening fixed somewhere on your card or your card could have a fancy way of opening or you could make the whole card a door shape, whatever you can come up with.
Here's what the design team has come up with this week to inspire you!
Hopefully all those lovely Get Well cards featuring April showers (amongst other things) will bring about some lovely May flowers now that the month has turned. It means that we have had to say goodbye to lovely Enfys who has been a great guest designer - thanks so much Enfys.
Actually the Elemental Inspiration chosen by Lythan has a weather connection as well - its a picture of a windy day!
As ever the challenge is to create
a card which has been inspired by at least 3 elements from the picture on it. It could
be the colour scheme, theme of the picture or some of the shapes. Have a look and see how the Design Team were inspired....
A big thank you to everyone who joined in with Nat's quirky "Arrow" themed challenge last week, it was fun to see how you responded to that one!
Now though, are you ready for a new challenge? We hope so!
This week's challenge is called:
Under the Weather
It seems that everyone we know is either feeling really poorly, or is just getting over some nasty bug or other. So we thought we'd have a challenge all about "Get Well Soon" cards....and what with it still being April, the month famed for it's rain showers (though here in the UK it's been pretty much "sunshine all the way" this year) we'd like you to add a
weather-related twist to your cards.
To put it simply, we'd like to see Weather Related Get Well Soon cards
We're looking forward to seeing what you make, but for starters here's what our team came up with