My Latest “Inspiration by Gwyneth” Post For “Dragons Lair Designs” Blog – June 2015

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It’s time for another inspiration post from me on the “Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog“. This is more or less what I posted over on that blog.

I’m back again with a few more projects to hopefully inspire you to get creating with Dragons Lair Designs collections.

As our Inspiration Blog post of the 1st of the month told you – this month we are giving our Design Team Members the chance to work with their choice of three different, older, collections from the Dragons Lair Designs store.

The collections available to choose from in June are:

I decided to have a play with all three collections, but to create simple cards, ones that could be posted using a standard stamp in the UK.  Much as people love the more elaborate cards I’m finding that family members, and others who buy from me occasionally, who are going to post cards ask for ones who’s dimensions allow for them to be posted using a standard stamp.  Money constraints mean they can’t afford to buy the more elaborate cards and then pay for a large letter or small packet stamp on top.

So this time I decided to go simple.

Deco Daze:

This card is made using a pre-designed card.  Printed onto two sheets of cardstock, one sheet is the base card which I cut out, scored and folded.  The second sheet has the layers to build up.  To keep the dimension of the card low I only used a thin layer of glue gel to build up the layers so that the dimension is just visible without building up the height too much.

Deco Daze 02 01

This card is simply made using a topper and background from the collection cut and stuck to an A5 card made by scoreing and folding an A4 sheet of white cardstock

Deco Daze 01 02

Home Tweet Home:

I used a scalloped edge 5″ square card as a base to this card.  The matting and layering were cut out using dies, the bottom layer being a background from the collection, as well as the greeting “Penblwydd Hapus” (which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday”). A ribbon element from the collection was printed out and put across the card before sticking on the matting and layering using wet glue. The bird is a topper from the collection which I cut out and stuck on using a thin layer of glue gel.

HomeTweetHome 01 02


This card was made by simply scoreing an A4 sheet and folding in half.  The circular “brad” topper and mat were printed out from the kit and stuck on using wet blue.  The vine, flowers, leaves and greeting were cut out using dies and also stuck on using wet glue.  Diolch is Welsh for Thank You.

Sarah 01 02

These are what I used:

Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Items from the “Deco Daze” collectionavailable – here – in the store.

Items from the “Home Tweet Home” collection available – here – in the store.

Items from the “Sarah” collection available – here – in the store.


  • 250gsm Super Smooth cardstock
  • 300gsm Cardstock
  • Quick Grab Wet Glue
  • Pinflair Glue Gel
  • Gel Pen.


  • Scissors
  • Hougie Board,
  • CutNBoss
  • Flower and Leaves Dies
  • Welsh Greetings Die


You can find all three collections in the Dragons Lair Designs store.



And that is it from me for today. I hope my little creations will inspire you to visit the Dragons Lair Designs store and have a play with some of the digital downloads available to buy yourself.

Please visit the “Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog” regularly over the next few weeks as you’ll find various “Inspiration by …” posts appear from the other design team members, as well as colouring tutorials and other posts. I’ll be back with more posts for the “Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog” over the coming months as well, so keep an eye out for those too.



Dragons Lair Designs Links

  • If you fancy trying out some of Dragons Lair Designs, please do visit the Store to find all sorts of digital goodies for crafting, and the minimum spend is only £2 (you’ll find great digi-stamps and lots more).
  • And why not join the “Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group” on Facebook. It’s a small, fun, group where we have lots of different activities which include exclusive challenges, lots of inspiration and giveaways – and there’s a loyalty club for those who take part as well where taking part gets you points, winning gets you more points, and get enough points and you get a voucher to spend in the shop.
  • The “Dragons Lair Designs” page on Facebook. We love it when people “Like” us!
  • While I’m not a fan of Pinterest and especially people’s habit of posting images, digi-stamps, etc., to the site that they’ve got no rights to, you can follow designer Janette Padley on Pinterest!
  • See us on CraftsUPrint
  • 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.
  • Then of course there’s the Dragon Boss Lady’s own blog – Straight From The Craftroom



You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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