Inspiration For “Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog” June Challenge

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

DLD CB_BadgeDLD DT Badge Sept 2014Each ”Dragons Lair Designs Challenge” 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, 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 ONE 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 June the theme is : Let’s Dance”

As the theme is “Let’s Dance”, your creation doesn’t even have to be a card so long you have something to do with dance on it. Go on – pop over to the blog and have a go.



I decided to create a card with an acetate dome with dancers in the background behind a garden arch with flowers.

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Dragons Lair Designs Item:



  • Scissors
  • Hougie Board
  • Floral dies
  • Spellbinders gazebo die
  • My Craft Studio Software
  • Embossing folder
  • CutNBoss


I started by taking the digi-stamp into My Craft Studio, making two copies and turning one to a shade of grey behind the front dancers.  This was printed off and I created a background using two shades of Distress Inks.  This panel was then cut out.

I used an embossing folder and embossed a piece of the packaging it came in.  I cut out the gazebo, greeting (Llongyfarchiadau, which is Welsh for Congratulations) and flowers out of the same white cardstock I’d used for the digi-stamp.  I cut out the front rail of the gazebo to make an arch.

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After cutting to size the dancers panel was stuck to the front of the embossed panel before I stuck a domed panel of acetate around the panel and stuck it ot the front of my card.  I then attached the arch, flowers, greeting and card candy both on top and below the acetate dome.

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





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).
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  • We have a page on Facebook. If you like the creations I’ve made using Dragons Lair Designs digital downloads then we’d love it if you popped over and “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 the first Friday of every month
  • Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog : a showcase blog for lots of different crafting made using Dragon Lair Designs
  • Then of course there’s the Dragon Boss Lady’s own blog – Straight From The Craftroom


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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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