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!
Congratulations Sally - could you please e-mail Lynda (you can find her e-mail address in her profile on her blog here) and she will organise your prize for you.
For this week's dare, I'm taking inspiration from the Card a Day book by Papercrafts. It's amazing just how many National xyz Days there are out there, some I never knew existed, but with August just around the corner, there are two very worthy celebrations ahead!
August 1st marks Girlfriend's day - a day to celebrate that very special friend in your life, and Sister's day just happens to fall on August 2nd.
So the choice is yours, you can make a lovely card to give to your best friend, or send something to your sister - or maybe your best friend is like a sister to you, she could even actually be your sister! ;o)
Once you've made your card please add a link to it in your comment so we can all see what you've made!
Hello there! Its Vanessa here this week. Thank you to everyone who played along with Rein's lovely silhouette dare.
This week, (just in time for the wind and rain, if the weather here and the coming forecast is anything to go by!) I want you to think of a beautiful summer day looking over the bright blue sea glistening in the sunshine. What do you see? A boat/a ship/a whale/a dolphin or shark? Make your card with something sea related this week.
Don't forget to pop back here to leave your comment and let us know where to come and see your seafaring creations! :)
Thanks to all who joined in with our birthstone dare -it was great to see all your wonderful creations!
It's Rein here, and my dare for this week is
you could use a cut-out image, a stamped image or whatever you like to make them, but we'd like to see at least one silhouette on your card this week.
Once you've made your card, please come back and leave a comment to let us know where we can see your creation
Vielen Dank für die klasse 'Rubin-Beiträge' - es ist toll, die vielen verschieden Beiträge zu bewundern.
Diese Woche möchten wir Silhouette sehen,
dabei ist es ganz egal, ob Ihr Stempel benutzt oder die Figuren ausschneidet.
Here are some silhouette cards made by the DT to start you thinking.
Hier sind einige Beispiele bzw. Anregungen vom DT.
Thanks to everyone who joined in with Keryn's "Ice and Snow" challenge last week - as always your cards were wonderful and full of inspiration. This week is the first Friday of the new month so we'll be returning to our year-long Birthstones theme for this week's dare.
Before that though we are waving Goodbye to Andrea and Kaz who've been sitting on our "Guest Designer Sofa" for the last few weeks - we've loved having you on the team and we hope you'll come back again for another month soon. Thank you both for being such wonderful inspiration for us all.
We have a new Guest Designer to introduce to you this week, and we're thrilled that she's agreed to play along with us this month. We'd like you to welcome
Ania makes the most fabulous cards and other projects so please don't miss the chance to visit her blog.
The birthstone for July is the
Rubies are associated with devotion, integrity, courage, happiness and said to promote vitality, confidence and strength. It's long been believed that precious stones have healing properties related to them. The Ruby's healing powers are in connection to blood problems and infection, it's considered helpful in increasing positive thought patterns. Rubies are also thought to enhance energy, generosity and to bring prosperity and success.
Plenty there to get you thinking! - but of course you could simply decide to use beautiful Ruby Red as the predominant colour on your card. It's all up to you, we'd just like you to use Rubies as your inspiration this week and we're all looking forward to seeing your cards.
As usual, leave a comment/link and we'll come and visit to see your creations