Inspiration For “Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog” – September 2015

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Today a new challenge starts on the “Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog” – so it’s time for me to share the inspiration piece I created on this month’s theme.

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 September the theme is : “Picture Inspiration

And this is the picture we were given as inspiration –

11059890_1057096607648594_5689320479092663267_nPlease join in and let us see what creation you are insipired to make when looking at this picture.



I decided to make a card using not a lot of anything other than a printout of a Dragons Lair Designs digi stamp, some cardstock, some sticky stuff, and some alcohol markers, with minimal tools.

This is what I produced –

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It’s a birthday card for my mother later on this month.

Dragons Lair Designs Item:


  • 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock
  • Quick grab wet glue
  • 3mm deep foam pads
  • Nuvo pens
  • Hougie Board
  • Scissors
  • Ruler


I took two sheets of cardstock.  One I scored and cut into a card aproximately 6″ square.  Onto the other I printed the digi-stamp at a suitable size.

I coloured in the digi-stamp in colours that were like the ones in the image.  I also, on the same sheet of cardstock, created a background panel of foliage using colours similar to the foliage in the sample image, and pulling on the blue/purple colours in some of the flowers in the image I did another panel which simply said Mam.  All the colouring, name and background were done using the Nubo pens.  I also drew a panel on the base card and coloured round the edge using the pens as well as using the pens to put a dotty background on the panel.

After cutting out the pieces on the sheet I attached the panel and name on the card front using wet glue and after shaping the cut out digi-stamp attached it using foam pads.

I hope you like my quick make and that you will join us in the Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog this month.


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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