Welsh New Baby And Birthday Card

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An Update, A Few Musings, And Two Cards

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Hi Everybody! If you don’t want to read all my ramblings and just want to see my creations then I don’t mind if you whiz past the first part of this post.  The cards are near the end!

Following on from my last post –

Well, I’m still plowing my way through the photos of the items I crafted last year but didn’t put up on my blog.  I’m also in the process of crochetting another wooly hat for another nephew.  Hopefully I’ll be able to show you that before long.

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MUSINGS:

I have to admit that, while I can appreciate the work that goes into them, and the tallent of the crafter, one type of card just isn’t my style and that’s “dark” cards generally. I prefer my cards bright and cheerful, or nice and pastel.  Something to make me smile or chear me up.  But of course that’s me, not everybod.

I know that there are those recipients who are into that sort of thing and that the cardmaker is spot on with their creation, but what does a crafter do with cards of this type if, say they are really into this type of card themselves, or ar on a design team that wants this type of card, but actually have nobody to give them to afterwords?  Do you keep them in a box forever?  Do you give them to charities?  Do you box them up and give them as a boxed set gift to somebody?  Do you find some way to display them yourself – say in a picture frame or something?

The same goes for any other style of card of course.  What do all you crafters out there do with all the cards and other creations you make?  Do you manage to sell some cards.  I read online lately that somebody on the TV had quoted a really large price for a hand made card that had been personalised, and that she was actually getting that sort of money.  I didn’t manage to actually see what size and standard of card was involved, but I doubt whether it was of any better standard than some of the stunning creations I’ve seen online over the last year.

So then I got to thinking about whether those I’ve read sell their cards for £1, £1.50 or even £2.50, and still not getting sales, are under priceing their cards (I’m sure they can’t be covering the cost of everything they’ve used yet alone the cost of their time to make them), and does having the balls to charge £10 + for a card make those with no sense think that the card must be better in some way than a card that the maker is charging much less for?

Does the fact that some people just want to have the space and are practically giving their cards away for realy cheap prices make it harder for others to charge realistic prices for their creations?

For all my thinking I haven’t worked out the answer to any of the questions I’ve thought of while being incapacitated.  Anybody out there getting a steady stream of card sales for reasonable prices?

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CARDS:

I’ve got two cards to show you today.

Both were made using the same butterfly die – not quite sure which company’s die it was – that’s one big problem with not having the health or energy to blog soon after making cards – I just can’t remember exactly what I used to make my creations, or where I got the items from to link to them.  Thinking back to who they were for – these cards must have been made between Christmas and the New Year.

Both were also made using the same type of cardstock and backing paper – It was a paper with a wide variety of colours going across it and by cutting out of different areas I got a different affect.

I do remember that the two greetings dies came from Tattered Lace – because Tattered Lace are the only Welsh greetings dies I’ve got.

Babi Newydd – New Baby card

Babi Newydd 01 02 Babi Newydd 01 03

Penblwydd Hapus – Happy Birthday card

Penblwydd Hapus 02 01

Penblwydd Hapus 02 03

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A Few Welsh Birthday Cards

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An Update, A Few Musings, And Some Cards

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Hi Everybody!  Following on from my last post –

Would you believe it but I’ve found I’ve got close to one and a half thousand photos from last year to sort through.  That doesn’t mean that I crafted nearly that many items during the year though.  Some of the photos are of family members, etc.  Of those that are of my crafted items – there are quite a few photos of every item.  I take several photos of each piece from slightly different angles and distances so that I can choose the best image to use here on my blog, and also have close-ups of some things.  Sometimes I still don’t get a good photo – but I go with the best I’ve got and hope people like what they see.

So, while I’m on a roll of sorting out, and if my health doesn’t take a downward turn again, you may find that I manage a few blog posts every week for a while.  I’m not going to push for daily posts as I do want to do a bit of new crafting as well, not just post what I did last year and in January this year, so we’ll see how I get on with things.

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MUSINGS:

I said in my last post about my health problems last year – and that I had lots of time to lie here and think.

One thing that caught my attention is the shear variety in card styles that the tallented crafters who post pictures of their cards online have made.  Trying to write comments on blogs on my tablet is difficult, erratic and frustrating.  But the fact that I haven’t done a whole lot of commenting either on blogs or on Facebook for quite a while doesn’t mean that I haven’t been browsing around and appreciating everybody’s work and being so thankful that there are so many tallented crafters out there who are willing to take the time to photograph and write about their work.  Just being able to see what everybody has been creating cheared me up a lot when I couldn’t do much myself – and gave me some ideas of things I’d like to try as I get better healthwise.

One thing that I thought quite often was “where did she/he get the idea to do that!”.  I’ve seen some stunning work appear online.  There’s been the nice, the good, the excellent, the stunning and the downright outstanding (very rarely a “what was she thingking!”).  And sometimes it seems as if it’s the tinyest difference or the little detail that turns a lovely card to a stunning card.  And sometimes I can look at a card for ages and try to put my finger on what I like about a card and just can’t get it – I just know that I think it’s stunning.  And then I got to wondering about whether others thought the same cards stunning.  And thought – probably not, because everybody’s different and has their own take on things and own preferences.  And that’s good, isn’t it.  The world would be a boreing place if we all liked everything the same.

One of the most facinating things has been browsing around lots of blogs where the crafters have been using the same images or collections and seeing the variety of the makes.  Hard to believe sometimes that the material they were working from is the same.

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CARDS:

When my health is middling and I feel like making something but don’t feel I’ve got the energy to colour or die cut or get lots of things out, that’s when I turn to kits, especially those with die-cut elements in them.  I like to keep a few kits in the house ready for times like this.

I got tempted lately by the Hunkydory kit with the Megapage die-cut decupage in it.

Some fingerlift tape, Pinflair Glue Gel, a trimmer and scoreboard, and I made several cards for up and coming family birthdays without using up my energy getting out loads of crafting equipment and consumables.

So today I’ve got 4 Welsh birthday cards to show you.  I hope you like them.

Megapage 01 01    Megapage 02 01 Megapage 03 01    Megapage 04 01

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The Cap Fits!

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An Update, A Few Musings, And A Hat

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Hi Everybody!

A lot of writing in this one, but if you’ve not got the time to read then you will find my crafted make towards the end if you want to scroll forward.

I know that over the last year my blog posting, as well as my crafting, has been very sporadic.  It’s not that I’ve not crafted at all, or that I’ve not blogged at all, just that my health was such that even when I did feel up to crafting it quite often left me too exhausted to blog, and a lot of the time I was in too much pain to do much crafting at all.

2015 started with me in a bad way with a cellulitis infection on my ear and part of my face.  Then I had a sucession of other colds and other infections.  Then I badly damaged my sacroiliac joint and couldn’t even sit up for more than a couple of minutes never mind walk or craft.  And of course, with all those going in it knocked my M.E. symptems up a few levels.  I finally feel as if I’ve turned a corner and am working my way back to my “normal”, which, if any of you know about M.E., you’ll know isn’t anywhere near “good”, but is bareable.

I did manage to get photos of most, but not all, of the bits I did manage to make during the year – a lot of it made when on my side in bed so not always of as high a standard as I strive for – so I’m now hopeing to sort slowly through the photos and blog my makes that haven’t made it onto my blog during the year.

I hope you’ll be able to pop back regularly to see how I’m getting on with my catchup, and to see any new creations I manage to make this year.

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MUSINGS:

I’m sure that, bareing in mind what I’ve said above, you’ll realise that I’ve had a lot of time for thinking and musing.  I may not have managed to get my laptop out a lot during the last year, but I have managed to get online on my tablet as I could manage that when lying in bed.

One of the things I have noticed while browsing around online is the growth in the “Adult Colouring” field.  Now of course a lot of us “crafters” have been colouring for years and have appreciated the artists for creating stamps and digi-stamps that we could buy and colour in to our own taste and in our own time.  We’ve all known that colouring in can be a nice, relaxing, activity that allows those of us who are hopeless at drawing to be “arty”.

Unfortunately, as has been happening in the stamp and digi-stamp field for a while now, no sooner had “Adult Colouring Books” hit the newsagent, supermarket, etc., shelves, or that artists released some “Adult Colouring Pages” for free or that could be bought online, than some less than honest people decided that they were free to do whatever they liked with them and share them with whomever they liked.

Scanning in of pages from books, taking “promo” shots of colouring pages and taking out the watermark, or blowing up small “promo” shots to use as colouring pages (but of course the quality is poor and pixellated), etc., etc., and then just posting these illegal copies as “free” for others to use.

Of course, some who come across these “free” “Adult Colouring” material quite possible don’t come from the “crafting” world, and won’t have come across the ongoing issues with theft of copyright material that most crafters have already come across.  They genuinely believe that anthing that appears on the Internet, anywhere, marked as “free” must be free.  And then pass it on to even more people – thus compounding the problem.  They don’t realise that the 1st person to post it online for “free” wasn’t the “owner” of the image and therefore didn’t have the right to put it up as “free” in the first place.

Then of course there are those who know full well that you just can’t take images and pass them on for “free” to others, whether you got them for free in the first place or not! – but still choose to do so.

There are those who know full well that what they are doing is wrong but use excuses like – I’m poor, disabled, etc., and can’t aford to buy.  Well do without then I say – they’ve obviously been able to afford, or get somebody to buy for them, the colouring medium they are using. Do without until you can afford – it’s not as if buying Adult Colouring images is super expensive either in book form or as digital downloads – and if you’ve got a computer and Internet connection and a printer to print out these stolen “free” images, then you are not that desparate for money (and there are Adult Colouring images available online that the artists themselves have chosen to give for free on their own websites if you are that badly off.  But an artist giving things for free at a particular time doesn’t mean that anybody who gets a copy for free has the right to post it elsewhere and give it for free to others, not unless the artist themselves has given them permission to do so, but of course they can give a link to the original location to others so that they can go and get their own free copy.  We know that artists can use these freebies to draw people to their website and work in the hope of making a living from sales of their other work, not for others to seem like benevolant benefactors passing stuff on for free without any reference to who the artist owner is.)

What’s even worse is those that do know, because they’ve been told what they are doing is wrong even if they didn’t know before (and from the reactions I’ve seen I suspect they already knew but didn’t care about the law or what’s right), who go out of their way to verbally attack anybody who tries to educate them about the law regarding what they are doing.  Sometimes the people who are attached and called names for pointing out that what they are doing is wrong is actually the artist who’s work they are abusing.

I just find it quite sad really when artists are told to get a job to put food on their family’s table – when they already have a job – it’s called being an “artist”.  I think that those who steal and then pass on the stolen goods should get a job themselves to pay for what they want instead of stealing, or if on a pension or benefits because of genuine health reasons should save just a few pennies a week to get what they want.

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HAT:

I’m not great at crochet – my hands don’t always manage to get a consistent tension – but I do manage to do a few simple bits every now and then.

I had some unusual yarn that had tufts of yarn sticking out of it every now and then and decided to make an unusual hat out of it in a shape with two corner tufts that’s quite popular at the moment.

This is it –

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Not the best picture, but you get the idea I’m sure.

Quite funky I think.  It was given to one of my nephews as a birthday gift.  And it fitted!

For some reason the nephew prefered the corner tufts sticking out front and back, not to the sides like in the photo.  But who cares if he’s happy and wants to be different.

This is the band off the yarn I used if you want to know about it –

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Crochet Hat 01 04

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Inspiration For “Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog” – February 2016

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Design Team Card

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Today we see 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 February we have a “bingo” grid for crafters to choose any three items in a straight line to use on their crafted creations.

Here’s the grid –

Bingo Grid Challenge Suggestion

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

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CREATION:

I decided on the middle row and made my creation using 3 Buttons, a Dragon, and the colour Purple being the main colour.

This is what I produced –

Gwyneth 01

Dragons Lair Designs Item:

Consumables:

  • 1 x pre cut and scored 8″ square card
  • 2 x 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock
  • Nuvo pens in colours – 437, 439, 441, 457, 453, and 506
  • ProMarkers in colours – Saddle Brown and Chestnut
  • Assorted Spectrum Sparkle pens
  • 1mm deep, double sided foam tape
  • Fingerlift double sided tape
  • Pinflair Glue Gel
  • Purple buttons
  • 2 different shades from purple Adorable Scorable selection

Equipment:

  • My Craft Studio
  • Corner Punch
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Branch Tattered Lace Die
  • Baby Blue Die Cutting Machine

Method:

I took the chosen background and the flower into My Craft Studio and resized and did multiple copies as required.  This was then printed onto one sheet of white cardstock.  Onto the other I printed the digi-stamp at the required size. After colouring in the digi-stamp I cut it out and also cut a mat out of the rest of the sheet.  The flowers and background were also cut out.

More mats were cut out of the background and other chosen cardstock.  I used a corner punch to round the corners of most of the layers.  I then use fingerlift tape to attach most of the layers in order, with 1mm deep tape between the two layers of Adorable Scorable.  I shaped the digi-stamp and the flowers before they were glued on.  I had the leafy branches cut from the waste white cardstock and these were stuck to the top right corner of the card before the flowers were added.  I finished off by glueing on the 3 buttons.

Here are two more photos of the card at different angles –

Gwyneth 02

Gwyneth 03

The dragon’s wings as well as the pots and items on the shelves are coloured with the Spectrum Sparkle pens but unfortunately it doesn’t show clearly in the photos.

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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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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One Quick Welsh Birthday Card

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I’ve made one very quick make this week when I received the mini collection that comes free with this month’s Dragons Lair Designs Newsletter.

A 6″ square Welsh birthday card.

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These are what I used:

Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Heavenly mini collection – as available with the February Dragons Lair Designs Newsletter.
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Consumables:

  • 300gsm White Cardstock
  • Pre-cut and scored scalloped edge card
  • Fingerlift Double sided tape
  • 1mm deep, double sided tape
  • Glue Gel

Equipment:

  • Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • My Craft Studio Software

Method:

I took various items from the collection into the My Craft Studio software.  I built the main front panel on the screen using some of the elements, adding the greeting, and then resized to the size I wanted.  By the side of this I resized another of the backgrounds to what I wanted as the larger mat.  In the spare spaces I put the flowers which I copied and resized.  All this was then printed onto one A4 sheet and then cut out.  I also cut out a white mat a little larger than the main topper panel.

I used tape to attach the larger mat to the card front and the topper to the white mat and then used the 1mm deep tape to put one on topof the other.  I shaped the flowers and attached to the front using glue gel.

Heavenly 01

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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, 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

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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
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My Latest “Inspiration by Gwyneth” Post For “Dragons Lair Designs” Blog – February 2016

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Design Team Creation

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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 –

For our February posts every Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog design team member will be working with the wonderful new collection “Understated Elegance” that was launched in the Dragons Lair Designs Store yesterday.

A few days ago I put a sneaky peak photo of part of my creation up in a few places on Facebook and asked everybody to have a think about what it was I was making.

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Well today I’m going to show you.

Understated Elegance 05

Did you guess right?!

It is actually a holder to hold bookmarks and a couple of bookmarks to put in it.  It can stand on a shelf using the integrated stand on the back, or it can be hung up using the eyelette hole in the top.  It is actually to go with the poster I showed everybody in my post yesterday, to encourage readers to use a bookmark rather than turn down pages of old books.

This is what it looks like from below – you will see that there’s some depth to the pocket that’s on the front to hold the bookmarks.

Understated Elegance 06

 

These are what I used:

Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

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

Consumables:

  • 300gsm White Cardstock
  • 120gsm White Paper
  • Quick Grab Wet Glue
  • Metal Corner Embelishments
  • Glue Gel
  • Eyelets
  • Pale Yellow Organza Ribbon

Equipment:

  • Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Hougie Board
  • Crop-a-dial

Method:

I printed out various items from the collection at different sizes to go with my project onto paper.  The bookmarks were cut out and stuck onto cardstock before the card was trimmed to leave a small border.

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I cut the main, plain, background to the required size and stuck this onto another sheet of cardstock, and again trimmed to leave a border. I’d printed the next layer with the turned up bottom right corner at the size I wnated so simply had to cut this out before sticking it on.

The pocket was made by sticking on another element, that I’d printed out at the size required, onto a third sheet of cardstock.  I then used a scoreboard to score this a small way from the image and again at 1cm, 2cm, and 3cm from the original line. Folding at the 1 and 2cm lines and cutting at the 3cm line and the corners, etc., I created a pocket that was stuck to the front of my base panel.

Understated Elegance 01

Some of the waste cardstock was cut into a stand shape and stuck to the back of the main panel.

Understated Elegance 03

I used my crop-a-dial to put a hole and set eyelets in the bookmarks and the base panel.

I finished off by adding the ribbon to the bookmarks and the metal corner embelishments to the corners of the main panels.

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And that is it from me for today. I hope my little creation 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 hopefully be back with more posts over the coming months as well, including some using Dragons Lair Designs items.

You can also sign up for the Dragons Lair Designs Newsletter – Here! – there’s a wonderfull mini kit free for all subscribers this month.

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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, 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

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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.)

Follow on Bloglovin

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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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There are two things I’d like to add –

Dragons Lair Designs are currently running a Design Team Call

and

There’s currently a big discount available in the Dragons Lair Designs Store

And that is it from me for today.

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. I’ll hopefully be back posting more regularly over the comming months with Dragons Lair Designs and other crafty makes.

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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, 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

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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.)

Follow on Bloglovin

-oOo-

(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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A Poster Made Using The New “Understated Elegance” Collection From Dragons Lair Designs

Thank you for clicking over to have a look at my blog.

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Today a new collection is being launched in the Dragons Lair Designs store. It is called “Understated Elegance”.  It has a very vintage look about it, but can be used in lots of different styles of creations both digital and printed out for hybrid or other crafting.

I did give people a sneaky peak of one item I’d made using some elements from the kit a few days ago on Facebook and told everybody I’d tell you exactly what it was for at a future date.  Keep your eye out for my post tomorrow to see exactly what I made and to see if you guessed correctly.

But for today I’ve got a simple make to show you.

It’s actually a poster –

Teaser 01b

You are now wondering what it says, aren’t you?

Well the poster is actually to be put by a bookshelf of old books reminding whoever wants to read any of the books to use a bookmark and not turn over page corners.

If you pop over to the Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog you can see some of the sneaky peaks and launch day creations that other members of the design team have been making using this brand new collection the last week or so.  And remember to pop over to the store to see exactly what components are in the collection and to make your purchases while it’s got a special launch discount on.

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Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Consumables:

Equipment:

  • My Craft Studio Software

I simply took various elements from the “Understated Elegance” collection into the software, played around with the wording and layout, and then printed it out.  A quick and simple make.

 

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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.

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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, 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

-oOo-

 

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.)

Follow on Bloglovin

-oOo-

(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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