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!
It was great to see so many beautiful cards for last weeks Chrysanthemum challenge - what a great start to a new year of DCM challenges!
It's Sharon here setting this weeks challenge.
I'd like to see cards inspired by a piece of
- you can be inspired by the colour, the stone, or the design.
A good place to start is looking at the pictures on pinterest - that's where I found the gorgeous ring that inspired my card. If you visit our personal blogs, you'll be able to find out what inspired the rest of the team to make their cards
Can't wait to see what you come up with. Here are the Design Team's cards to inspire you:
We had a wonderful time seeing all your Fantastic Felties cards last week - what fab inspiration you shared with us, thank you.
Last week's dare was Dare No 52 of Year 5 of Daring Cardmakers challenges - yes, we've been around THAT long! And we still enjoy setting the dares and making our cards. A Huge THANK YOU to all of you who pop in week by week to see what we're up to, and especially to those of you who join in with our challenges - we really do appreciate your support.
The DT members may have changed but our aims remain the same - to inspire and challenge you (and ourselves) to make cards, no matter what your style and no matter what your experience is. We remain open to all, have no allegiance to any company and we actively encourage as much variety as possible - we definitely do not judge one card above another so when we offer prizes winners are always chosen at random.
For our first dare of year 6 it's a return to our year-long celebration of flowers associated with each month. According to our list there is just one flower for November and it's the
Luckily there are lots of different types, so plenty of inspiration to be had - just do a Google Image Search on Chrysanthemum and you'll be spoiled for choice!
We hope you'll join in and celebrate our DCM "New Year" with us by making your own Chrysanthemum inspired card and sharing it with us. We're looking forward to seeing what you make - they should make a wonderful Birthday Bouquet!
Here are the cards the team have made this week to help get you thinking - there will be more to come, so do come back again to check them out.