Friday, February 26, 2016

Simply ir-resistable

Good morning everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed Zuzana’s geometrical patterns challenge as much as I did. The blog and your entries certainly looked in good shape!

It’s Svenja here with a new challenge for you. It is…..

simply ir-resistable

make a card using some kind of resist technique.

Resist Technique has fascinated me ever since I first came across it. I think it’s just this magical moment when an image appears from a white background – like in the photography-lab back in school.
And there’s so many different ways to achieve the effect: you could use resist-ink like VersaMark, you could do an emboss-resist technique (ironing the embossed bits off or leaving the on, just as you like) or even use some wax to keep the colour off your paper (even a candle might do there).

So, will you join me in the magic? The members of the Design Team already have and just look at all the beautiful creations they came up with!


Friday, February 19, 2016

Getting Geometric

Thank you to everyone who played along with last week Miri's 
 'Party Animal' challenge.
You shared really gorgeous cards with us!
Today its Zuzana here. As I was browsing magazines about living, homes and interior design lately I got an excellent idea. What about using one of the trending designs in our cardmaking!
So, my this week challenge is all about 
'Getting Geometric' 
Create a card with geometric pattern on. You can choose your pattern as a background or focal point. It's entire up to you. 

Now, here are some inspirational images :

and here are cards from our talented Design Team.

Happy crafting!





Friday, February 12, 2016

Party Animal

Thanks to all crafters who joined our inspirational picture dare last week.
It was good to see some colour during these grey February days.

It’s Miri here this week and Carnival season has just finished … but we hope that you will find many more reasons to celebrate, dress up, behave a bit crazy and have fun with your loved ones this year. 

So show us a real


Put an animal on your card … even better when it’s celebrating and/or in a good mood.

To cheer up and get some ideas, have a look at the design teams’ creations.
Happy crafting and have fun ;-).






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!

(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
 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....





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
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)

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