Friday, May 29, 2009

Take Five

The months are flying by and I’m sure that someone must be pinching days out of the weeks to make them shorter!

Here we are at the end of another month which means that this is the last Dare with Asia Wu as our Guest Designer. We’ve loved having her with us and being able to showcase some of her beautiful work, so a BIG Thank You Asia, for all the inspiration you’ve given us and we hope you will keep popping in to see us.
Next month we have another very talented lady joining u
s so watch this space!

We would also like to thank everyone who joined in with Kathy’s Wet, Wet, Wet dare.

As you know, we love seeing all your cards and we really do appreciate your support each week, especially as there are so many challenge blogs around now.

So on to this week group dare and it’s a nice easy one for you.

Take Five

The team would like you to make a card that features five things that are the same.
So that could be five circles, five brads, five birds, five ribbons or five of anything you like really, as long as you can fit them on your card!

Here's what the Design Team came up we look forward to seeing your interpretation of the dare. Don't forget to leave us a comment with your blog link to show us.

Happy Card Making!

Sue (Five Brads)Rein (Five Circles) Kathy
Keryn (five brads)
Jozza (5 hearts)Asia Wu

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wet Wet Wet!

Hi all you Daring Cardmakers!, and welcome to another Friday challenge

This week its me, Kathy here to set the dare for you - but as ever, we'd first like to say a great big THANK YOU to everyone who shared their creativity with us for last week's "Sound of Music" - we hope you were singing as you crafted!

This week I'd like you to do a bit of "singing in the rain" and
make cards on the theme

"Wet, Wet, Wet"

I'd like to see cards featuring water of any kind, and if you can actually USE water in the making of them - then you can claim an extra bonus point lol.

So if you're ready to get splashy off you go....
Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful cards, so please come back and link to your blog when you've dried yourself up again!

Happy crafting
Asia WuRein


Finally, we have done for the draw for last week's dare using the number sequence generator from The first number generated was 14, therefore, counting 14 posts down in the comments section (excluding posts which are not entries), gives us ELLEN!!

Well done Ellen, please drop us a line at with your address and the prize will be sent out to you. Once again, thanks to everyone for taking part and we look forward to seeing all your fabby creations for this week's dare too.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Sound of Music

Hiya everyone! Welcome once again to a wonderful Friday ! Jane here.....

I haven't been around much lately, and apologise for that - I recently went back to work and its hard for me finding any time let alone mojo at the moment ! My wonderful friends on the Design Team have been doing a sterling job keeping their gorgeous creations coming- and I would like to say a big public thank you to each and everyone of them for their continued support of me through my glitchy time. Hopefully I will be back with you full time soon. :)

Now on to this weeks dare; Tra-Laa! I want you to design a card which is 'Musically inspired'. Anything goes, whether you use musical paper, or an image of instrument - or even song lyrics.

Thank you to everyone who took part in last weeks dare set by our lovely Tanya, some gorgeous and inspiring cards were made for all those special Mums out there. x

Dont forget as always, leave a comment and a link where we can view your cards. We look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations and as a little extra, we have a giveaway for one lucky entrant. We have the Basic Grey Boxer paper collection pack up for grabs, together with coordinating glazed brads. Have your cards linked up to us by 9pm on Thursday evening to be in with a chance of winning. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced with the new dare next Friday.

Here's some beautiful cards from the design team to hopefully inspire you! :)

Jozza Sue

Asia Wu


Friday, May 08, 2009

Mum's the Word

Hi, it's Tanya Leigh here and I am back after a long break from the Daring Cardmakers. The break was needed for different reasons but I am now back and have had fun getting back into making cards.

Thanks to Vanessa for her dare last week - Old MacDonald's Farm - sorry Vanessa I missed that one. Lots of great cards from her dare, though. WTG Guys!

This week it's my first time to set the dare since being back - it's Mother's Day here in New Zealand on Sunday 10th May (not sure about other parts of the world), so this week's dare is to make a card with the word MUM on it somewhere.
It could be Mother's Day, birthday etc.

The design team have come up with some awesome cards for you all to see. Looking forward to seeing what veryone comes up with, remember to come back and leave us a message so we can come and see your creations.

Jo Asia Wu (Guest Designer)


DCM 8 May 2009


Friday, May 01, 2009

Old MacDonald's Farm

Firstly, a big thank you to Lythan for last week’s dare, it was a cracker as always and there were some fantastically huge blooms out there!! :) Thanks for taking part.

A big Thank You to Jo Willis for being our Absolutely Fabulous Guest Designer during April, all Jo's cards were fab and it was lovely to see them on our blog. Now though its the first day of May and we're delighted to introduce our May Guest Designer, a fabulously talented crafter all the way from Poland. please welcome Asia Wu to the line-up, and do try to take a minute to visit her blog - its a real treat.

Now onto this week and its Vanessa here to set the dare. I don’t know why I came up with this one, but for some reason I’ve been singing away to Old MacDonald, you know the song “Old MacDonald had a farm, Ee I ee I oh! And on that farm he had some .........”

........we’ll let you fill in the blank – that’s your dare this week, get some farmyard animals on your cards and pop a link in the comments section so we can come and see!

In the meantime, take a look at the cards below from the design team.

Vanessa x

Asia Wu