Inspiration For “Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog” – November

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Today a new challenge starts on the “Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog“.

DLD DT Badge Sept 2014Each challenge on the “Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog” goes live the first Friday of the month with a new theme each time. The winner will get picked by “Random” so that it is fair for all levels of crafters.  The winner gets a prize, which this month is a £5 voucher to spend in the sore, as well as a badge for their blog, and the winning entry will also be highlighted on the challenge blog the following month. Although we’d love to see Dragons Lair Designs items on your creation, you may ENTER the challenge using ANY MATERIAL you wish as long as you clearly follow the set theme. You may enter the challenge with 1 entry per month. So why not consider joining in with us this month – go to the challenge blog and have a look at the rules and the inspiration created by my fellow Design Team members.

For November the theme is : AUTUMN COLOURS


As the theme this month is “AUTUMN COLOURS” I decided to go for red apples and brown and yellowing leaves.

Autumn Colours 01

Thumbnail photos of card from front and an angled view.

Autumn Colours 03     Autumn Colours 02

Please click on these thumbnail images to see the larger close-ups

Stamping Dragon Designs Item:




I started off by printing a sky background onto the white cardstock.  I then took the tree frame digi-stamp into my graphics package, changed the trunk colour to a deep brown and re-sized to what I required before printing it off over the sky background.  I also took the Penny’s Apples digi-stamp into the same software and sized it to what I wanted.  I made a second copy and cropped out some of the couple of the front apples and multipied them on my working area, some at a slightly different size, before I printed the lot out on another sheet of the white cardstock.  I then coloured them in using my ProMarkers.  I cut out all these items.  I took the brown Basal cardstock into my ScanNCut and cut out a large square.  I scored this some 1.5″ in from the left side and folded it over.  I used template tape to attach the white Basal cardstock inside this folded over back and cut it around to match the front, thus making a white back to my card.  Having measured my tree frame I then cut out two mats of the size needed, from the dotty cardstock, using my ScanNCut.  I also used my ScanNCut, and two different leaf shapes inbuilt into it, to cut out lots of little leaves from the left-over cardstock for the two matt layers and also from cutting out Penny and the apples.  These white leaves I coloured with one of the brown ProMarkers I’d used on the image, and also used it to edge some of the other leaves.  I then used finger-lift tape to attach the mats and main image and glue gel to attach Penny, the apples and the leaves – all of which I’d shaped slightly first.


Please go over to the “Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog” and have a look at my fellow Design Team members’ inspiration pieces and to register your entry for the challenge.



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  • Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog : new challenge every month
  • Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog : a showcase/inspiration blog for lots of different crafting made using Dragons Lair Designs.
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10 Replies to “Inspiration For “Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog” – November”

  1. Ohh how cute x a fabulous card just love it.
    Sorry I’ve not visited for a while just been busy busy xx
    Crafty hugs xx

  2. Really cute card Gwyneth and such lovely Autumn colours.
    Sorry to hear that you’ve been ill. I haven’t had time to blogg for the last month, and have missed visiting everyone,so it will take me a little while to catch up with everyone. Hope that you are better now.
    Take care

  3. Fabulous card and love the cute dragon. I hope you are on the road to recovery and so sorry to hear that you have been poorly.
    Crafty Hugs
    Linda xxx

  4. Hi Gwyneth your card is gorgeous I love the cute little dragon. Hugs Jackie

  5. Good morning Gwyneth. Hope you feel better. A beautiful project. Love the image he is so cute. Live the background scene to.