Graduation Cards

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Oct 122015
 

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My niece graduated from uni. this year and I wanted something different to put on her card.  So I asked the talented Janette Padley of Dragons Lair Designs if she had a digi-stamp of a dragon wearing a mortar board graduation cap so I could colour it up as a little graduating red dragon.  It wasn’t long before she sent me exactly what I wanted – Thank you so much Janette.

 

Here’s the card I made, with everything cut out using Tattered Lace dies.

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Llongyfarchiadau is Welsh for Congratulations!

Angled view to show dimension.

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Close-up of digi-stamp – coloured with Pro-markers and Wink of Luna.

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The papers I used are “Graduation Background Papers” by Lorraine Smith

I wanted to make a little gift to go with the card, in addition to giving her a bit of money, so out came a small assortment of my jewellery making supplies and I made a red bracelet.  But I wanted something special to go with it and bought a sterling silver little Welsh dragon charm to attach to the bracelet.

Here’s what I made –

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I also made another, simple, card for my parents to give my niece.  Just using some of the backgrounds from the same collection and cut using a different set of Tattered Lace dies.

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I left the inside back plain for my mother to write in.

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You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
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Oct 092015
 

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Design Team Card

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The 2nd of October saw the start of a new challenge start on the “Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog” – and I’m now shareing 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 October the theme is : “Halloween

Please join in and let us see what creation you come up with on the theme.

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CREATION:

I decided to go digital this time as I was short of time – but that’s the beauty of digital downloads, you can use them to create digitally, as well as print all papers and elements out to use in a variety of papercraft items, and don’t forget hybrid crafting as well.

This is what I produced –

Pumpkin Scrapbook Page

“O’r Ardd I’r Ford” means “From The Garden To The Table” as this page shows pumpkins we grew in our garden and then left to finish ripening before carving for Halloween.

Dragons Lair Designs Item:

Consumables:

  • None used as digital creation

Method:

For this digital scrapbook page I used three photos of the same pumpkins from October 2014, together with items from the Trick or Treat Collection from Dragons Lair Designs.  I used the My Craft Studio Elite software to create the layout and IrfanView to crop, resize, and watermark the finished image.

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

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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.

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION

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, daily 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.
  • 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 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 Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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(Thank you for reading this far. I hope you like what you’ve seen and read – You should find a box below where you can leave a comment if you feel like it, but due to the fact that, like many I’m sure, I’ve had some problems with Spam/advertising posts that are absolutely nothing to do with the content of my blog, I now moderate all comments before they go live. Genuine comments will go live when I’ve checked through the list – usually a couple of times a day.)
(Thank you to every body who’s left comments on my previous blog posts. I really do appreciate them all.
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