Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dare #50 WINNER!!

A big Thanks to all who took part and created some beautiful wintery layouts for Dare 50....I used a number generator to draw our winner of that fabulous box of scrapping goodies from Qtea Kits...and the winner is.....

here is Vicki's layout SNOW TIME

Congratulations your postal address to Lianne and we will organise your prize delivery for you...have alot of fun and we can't wait to see what you do with that gorgeous kit of goodies!!

Now I have chosen my personal favourite layout from the entries and would like to invite


to be a guest designer for us in the near future....Niella please email Lianne if you are able to do this for us, we would love to have you along!
and thank you again to our guest designers and prize sponsor Danielle Quarmby for being a part of the NZ dares.
...and don't forget to be here tomorrow night for a brand new dare...
Stay warm and happy scrapping!

Friday, July 18, 2008

WELCOME everybody... to No.8 wired's 50th Dare!!!


...I would like to ask Lianne to come on down and take a bow, we thank you for all your work behind the scenes pulling the dares together every fortnight to bring inspiration to NZ scrappers!

Ok so a little recap.... two years ago Lianne gathered up a group of scrappers from all around the country to begin NZ's first 'Dare' challenge blog....50 fabulous dares later...and here it is still going strong...if you feel like taking a little trip down memory lane check out the archives entry for July 2006 in the sidebar for Dare #1...

The very first Kiwi Daredevils who offered up their versions of each dare to inspire us all were the very talented Lianne Gray, Nic Howard, Wendy Redshaw-Bruhns, Yolande Fenneman, Evana Willis, Marieke Broekman, Lesley Cooper, Andrea Senn, Trina McClune, Sarah-Jane Bunting, Rachel Hosking, and Faye Gregory......along the way as some retired from the Daredevil way of life others were recruited to the present list of dare girls.......who you can find over there on the side bar too lol!

Every dare the Daredevil team aim to prompt your creativity a little, get the mojo going, have some fun and maybe try something a little out of the ordinary!

and hey! we also cannot forget the support we get from YOU whether you are a dedicated regular who consistantly takes the time to complete the dares or whether you pop in now and then when a particular dare grabs your attention... thank you to all those who have played along with the dares...we love, love, love seeing what you come up with and we love lining up those generously sponsored prize draws for you to win simply by entering in your layout!!!

...and so yes we need to give another Big Hooray to all those wonderful companies who have sponsered The NZ dares....and sent a box of happy mail to many a happy darer's mailbox over the last two years!!

So what have we got up our sleeves for you this round?

Well of course we have a great new dare, a gorgeous catwalk of layouts that will blow your socks off from the Dare girls and our FOUR wonderful Guest Designers annnnnddd a fantastic prize to spur you on!!


Here we go with.....

the TGIF (Thank goodness its Friday) dare #50.....

Yes!! Its Friday night!!!

Which means a brand new dare is going up AND the cherry on the top..... its chick night on telly!! Heh, heh...

What could be better on a cold winters night then to curl up on the couch in your slippers and get fierce with Tyra on America’s Next Top Model…before tuning in for a laugh and a oogle at the loveable funny Rove or maybe you are a chick to the core and prefer the love and romance of The Bachelor on the other channel (ooohhhh channel hopping can be fun just like hubby always says!! heh, heh)…just time to grab a hot cuppa and flumph up the cushions on the couch before settling into the drama and creative flair of Project Runway…and who can resist listening to Tim Gunn saying ‘Make it work people’ just one more time lol!!

Why do we girls love these shows so much...its all down to the challenges of course and seeing what everyone comes up with and how they deal with it along the way! Brilliant just like a good scrappy challenge…preparing yourself, getting all the mushy emotive stuff down in writing, the drama of choosing just the right patterns and embellies, the rush of creating to a deadline, throwing a little hissy fit now and then when something won’t come together…putting yourself out there for others to see…all good stuff.

So this week.... totally inspired by chick night telly full of fashion, design, models, drama and romance I’ve chosen this gorgeous spread from the winter edition of Fashion Quarterly NZ and would like YOU to be inspired by it in someway to create a layout with a WINTER theme to it.

Ok so off you go to tune into your favourite progam but don't forget to pop back in the ads to check out all the Fierce layouts we have lined up to inspire you for this one people...

Oh but wait....first you must see who is sponsering the 50th Dare......none other than the talented and gorgeous....

Danielle Quarmby of Qtea Kits

Danielle brings together funky and eclectic montly mini-kits, with a vintage vibe.....and especially for our 50th dare she has super generously put together a custom kit absolutely bursting with goodies...check this out....

Ok so lets bring the Guest Designers down the runway first.....

from our lovely sponsor Danielle Quarmby

Tracy Duffy.... Guest Designer chosen from dare 48

Erica Lasham....our most consistant darer since Dare One !!

and Notable NZ Scrapper Nic Howard!!

Next up strutting their stuff down the cat walk are the team of Daredevils themselves....

Lianne Gray

Donna Meuli

Lesley Cooper

Monique Darge

Sharon Topliss

Vicky Gibson

Jo Kneller

Rachel Hosking Trina McCluneOk so link up your wonderful Wintery layouts using the magazine spread as inspiration here in the comments or send via email to Lianne at by 6pm Wednesday 30th July to be in the draw for the gorgeous Qtea goodies.

Make it work people!!! heh, heh...gotta love Tim Gunn!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dare 49 Winners

Thanks for playing along. I loved seeing what you came up with pipecleaners.

The winner of the awesome prize from Shabby Chic Crafts is...............


Congratulations Beverley. If you contact Lianne she will organise the fabulous prize for you.

and for my favourite layout I couldn't go past this adorable layout by LARA. So delicate and gorgeous. Congratulations Lara, we would love you to be our guest designer for dare 51. If you contact Lianne she will send you the details.

And stay tuned for our 50th dare tomorrow night. I promise it will be a goodie!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dare # 48 Slide Show.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Dare 49: Rock the Pipecleaners

Yep, thats right - pipecleaners! I have often seen them on layouts and like the funky edge they give. So no excuse, raid your childrens craft box or head to the nearest $2 shop and I want to see fun and creative usages of pipecleaners on your layout.

We have a fabulous sponsor for this dare. Veronica from Shabby Chic Crafts. They specialize in designer, handmade, high quality, scrapbooking paper products. Their list of products include: Journaling Tags, Journaling Blocks, and Embellishments. Each item is uniquely designed and exclusive to Shabby Chic Crafts. Go have a look - they are gorgeous. So the drawn prize will be a pack of goodies from Shabby Chic Crafts.

Post a link to your layout in the comments when you're done or send it via email to Lianne at by Wednesday 16th July.

Our guest designer Ruth Cahill made this gorgeous layout





Thursday, July 03, 2008

Dare #48 Winner!

Wow I was blown away by how many entries there were for this dare and the quality of the entries, you ladies sure are a talented bunch, and it looks like you are all very keen to win some Stampin' Up !

I used to randomise your list of names (those with two entries had their names in twice of course) and then to pick a number from the list, and the winner of that fabulous prize from Stampin' Up is...

jessie montgomery!

Yay Jessie! Please contact Trina, to arrange delivery of your prize.

It was sooooo hard to pick a fave amongst all of your beautiful layouts but I was really drawn to this layout by Tracy Duffy, partly because I totally admire people who can scrap boy layouts so successfully and partly because this gorgeous boy touched my awesome is he to ask his mum every day how her day went - I think I might just adopt him lol.

So congrats Tracy you will be our guest designer for a very special dare...dare #50, which also happens to coincide with our 2nd birthday here at NZDares and along with you we will be having two very special secret guest designers.

Can you email Lianne to find out the details of the dare.

Thanks again lovely ladies for all your beautiful entries.

Jo xx