Jul 012016
 

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Design Team Card

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It’s time for me to show you another DT card as today we see the start of a new challenge on the “Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog“.

DLD Challenge BadgeDLD DT BadgeEach ”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.

The theme for July is “It’s a Zoo Out There!”  Your creation doesn’t have to have a zoo on it – anything animal, or even a bird, you might see in a zoo, or in fact any animal at all, will be great.  We want to see your take on the theme.

Please join in and let us see your crafted creation.

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CREATION:

I’ve gone for a card this time as my inspiration for this challenge.  I couldn’t resist the Baby Giraffe digi-stamp to play with and chose other items from the DLD online store to go with it.

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Dragons Lair Designs Item:

Consumables:

  • 2 of A4 linen textured white cardstock to make 21cm base card
  • Roller glue tape
  • Pinflair Glue Gel
  • Sheets of A4 250gsm white super smooth cardstock
  • Ultra tacky red backed tape.

Equipment:

  • My Craft Studio Elite software
  • Scissors
  • Hougie Board
  • Paper trimmer
  • Nuvo alcohol markers

Method:

I scored one sheet of cardstock and trimmed the other to make my base card by attaching them together using ultra tacky tape.

I took several items from the papers collection, as well as both digi stamps, into the My Craft Studio software.  I played around with the sizes of the items until I was happy with the proportions and used a digital die cut function in the software to cut kits of branches from one stripy background that I placed at different angles on a green background.  Once I was happy with everything I printed out the digi stamps, the background with branches, and a couple of other background paper Designs and cut them all out.  I cut one of the backgrounds diagonally across as well.

I then used the roller tape pen to attach the backgrounds in place.

I coloured in the two digi stamps, cut them out and shaped them, before attaching them to the card front with glue gel.

Here are a few more, angled, photos of my card – getting closer and closer.

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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.

I can’t wait to start visiting your blogs to see.

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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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Jun 222016
 

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Just one quick card to show you today.  I hope you like it.

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Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

  • Flowers and Buttons digi-stamp available free in Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group – digi-stamp to be used in any creation and photo uploaded before the end of the month with Fan Group loyalty points for all who take part and freebie from store for one entry drawn at random.

Equipment:

  • My Craft Studio Elite Software
  • Scissors

Consumables:

  • 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock
  • Nuvo Alcohol Markers
  • Tonic Funky Glue
  • 6″ square scalloped edge card

Method:

I took the digi-stamp into the My Craft Studio software and cropped it to separate the two parts.  Once I had both parts separately on my working area I copied and rotated the button border so that I had it four times, once in each direction.

These were then put together to make a frame and the flower digis were put in the centre.  I then grouped them and re-sized to the size I required.

I then printed out the image and coloured it in.

I cut around the outside edge of the button frame.

I went around the edge of the base card with one of the alcohol markers and attached the coloured image to the front with glue.

I finished off by writing the word “Diolch”, which is Welsh for “Thank You” on the card.

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Don’t forget that there’s still plenty of time to pop over to the Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog to get your entry into the “Women At Work” challenge this month. Interpret the theme how ever you like. Let’s see how many different working roles that women take on we get covered by the time all the entries are in the end of the month.

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Dragons Lair Designs supply an eclectic assortment of digital downloads. These include whole collections of items that work well together, digital stamps, etc.

Buy, download, then either work with the items digitally, start digitally then print out and complete your crafting as a hybrid project, or print straight out and do your usual papercrafting.

Buy your Dragons Lair Designs digital downloads here –

Other Dragons Lair Designs sites you might like to

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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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Jun 032016
 

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

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It’s time for me to show you another DT card as today we see the start of a new challenge on the “Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog“.

DLD Challenge BadgeDLD DT BadgeEach ”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.

The theme for June is “One For the Guys”.  So basicaly it’s make anything suitable for any aged male.

Please join in and let us see your crafted creation.

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CREATION:

I decided to make a male themed card with a vintage touch for this month’s inspiration for the Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog.  It’s going to be a Father’s Day card for my father, who’s fond of saying that he’s a vintage model himself, and as he was an agricultural contractor for many years I decided to go for an old tractor from the DLD online store for my main image.

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Dragons Lair Designs Item:

Consumables:

  • Super smooth white 250gsm cardstock
  • Wood effect cardstock from DCWV pack
  • 1mm deep double sided foam tape
  • Tonic funky glue
  • Fingerlift tape
  • 8″ square base card.

Equipment:

  • My Craft Studio software
  • Scissors

Method:

I started making this card by taking lots of the elements from the kit, together with the tractor digi-stamp into the MCS software.  I then used the software to change the colour of the tractor to a more sepia colour to tone with the browns of the kit pieces.  I layed everything out on my work area to make a card front of around 7″ square size.  I added the word Dad, as the card is one I intend to give my father for Father’s Day.

I then printed the sheet out twice.  One I simply cut out the whole card front topper and the other I cut out the tag, framed tractor, and three faux gem/brads.

I took my base card and stuck the woodgrain background to the front of it, trimming it to size and then going round the edge with the edge of the scissors to give it a distressed look.  I did the same to the tag, and frame.   The main card front panel was stuck to the card using fingerlift tape before using the foam tape to attach the second layers where needed.

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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.

I can’t wait to start visiting your blogs to see.

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DLD Gwyneth DT Badge

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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.)

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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Mixing Up The Freebies For May

 Posted by at 08:00 am
May 182016
 

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Today I’m mixing freebies that came from two different areas of the Dragons Lair Designs family of sites and creating one card.

MayPole06(Not the best photo but I’ll put a couple of angled ones in later on)

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Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Consumables:

  • Super Smooth White Cardstock 250gsm
  • 5″ square pre cut and scored, scalloped edge white base card
  • Nuvo alcohol markers
  • Tonic Funky Glue Pen
  • Nuvo Drops

Equipment:

  • Tattered Lace Dies from different sets
  • Baby Blue Die Cutting Machine
  • Scissors

Method:

To start with I chose one background from the freebie mini collection that came with the Sunday Showcase and printed it out as large as it would go on an A4 sheet of cardstock.

I also printed out the digi-stamp that is available in the Fan Group for this month’s colouring challenge and printed it out at the size I wanted for my project.

I used alcohol markers to colour in the digistamp before using an oval Tattered Lace die (from the oval shutter card set) to cut the image out.  I also used a plain oval die to cut out a creamy coloured cardstock from my stash to go behind it.

I used Tattered Lace small flower dies to cut several sizes of flowers from the background, as well as cutting two decorative edge borders (again the die for this came from the oval shutter card set).  A plain strip of the creamy coloured cardstock was also cut out, but using scissors this time.

I then used the glue to attach everything to my card front – I shaped the flowers a bit first using my fingers, and didn’t stick the ovals flat all the way to the edge so that it raised a bit round giving the illusion of dimension while still going into a flat envelope.

Here are more photos of my card at different angles –

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Don’t forget that there’s still plenty of time to pop over to the Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog to get your entry into the “Women At Work” challenge this month.  Interpret the theme how ever you like.  Let’s see how many different working roles that women take on we get covered by the time all the entries are in the end of the month.

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DLD Gwyneth DT Badge

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Dragons Lair Designs supply an eclectic assortment of digital downloads.  These include whole collections of items that work well together, digital stamps, etc.

Buy, download, then either work with the items digitally, start digitally then print out and complete your crafting as a hybrid project, or print straight out and do your usual papercrafting.

Buy your Dragons Lair Designs digital downloads here –

 Other Dragons Lair Designs sites you might like to

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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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Monochromatic Vintage Lady Card

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Apr 252016
 

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Today I’ve got a card to show you.

Yesterday, in her Sunday Showcase on the Dragons lair Designs Inspiration Blog, designer Janette Padley gave a digital stamp along with some backgrounds as a mini collection FREEBIE!

This week I decided to go with just using the digi-stamp, and as I’ve made several digital scrapbook layouts with the freebies lately I decided to go with a card this time.

Vintage Lady 03In fact, I decided on a monochromatic card.

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Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Equipment:

  • Scissors

Consumables:

  • 250gsm White super smooth cardstock.
  • White, pre-scored base card.
  • Assorted greys and black Nuvo alcohol marker and Nuvo silver marker
  • Assortment of bits of backgrounds, etc., from my box of bits.

Method:

Having decided to go monochromatic this time I searched through a tray of bits I’ve got left over from previous projects and fished out some black cardstock and a couple of grey tone background patterns and some paper rikrac ribbon.

I resized the digi-stamp to the required size and printed it before colouring it in with various grey and black alcohol markers.  I wanted a bit of silver on the image, although I don’t think it shows up well in the photo, but didn’t want it to completely cover the detail of the flourishes on the frame, so, I dotted silver on between the details and then went over it with one of the grey markers.  This has given it a bit of a distressed silver look.  I also used the silver for the lady’s necklace and ring.

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After colouring in I cut out the digi-stamp image.

I then cut up the pieces I’d chosen to use to the required sizes and stuck everything together using quick dry glue.

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Dragons Lair Designs is giving a freebie with the Sunday Showcase each week, as well as a chance to win something for showing us your creation using anything DLD (even if you use the freebie given any week), so remember to drop into the Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog next Sunday to collect your freebie.

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Don’t forget that there’s still time to pop over to the Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog to get your entry into the “Anything Goes” challenge this month.

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DLD Gwyneth DT Badge

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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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Music Themed Easel Card

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Apr 132016
 

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

Today’s card was made for a challenge over on the Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group.

Each month we get given a digi stamp image for free to work with and we need to get a photo of what we make with the image uploaded to an album in the group by the end of that month.

This month we were given a frame to work with.  Which of course let it open to any Fan Group member who wanted to take part to decide what they’d use the frame for.

I chose to make a music themed easel card using a couple of other digi-stamps from the Dragons Lair Designs online store with the frame.

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Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

  • Flower Design Frame – Freebie for any Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group member who wants to take part in the challenge.
  • Yoo Hoo Rocks
  • Cat with Music – previous freebie from Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group challenge.

Equipment:

  • Paper trimmer
  • Hougie Board
  • Scissors
  • Nuvo alcohol markers

Consumables:

  • Quick grab wet glue
  • 1mm deep, double sided foam tape
  • Pinflair Glue Gel
  • A4 sheet of 250gsm super smooth white cardstock
  • A4 sheet of patterned cardstock
  • Piece of sewing cotton

Method:

I put all three digi-stamps onto a single A4 working area and printed them out at the size I required.  I then coloured them all in using Nuvo alcohol marker pens before cutting them out.

Icouldn’t hope to cut out the thin lines of the whiskers and the wires from the cat’s MP3 player to his earphones, so I took a piece of sewing thread and used a needle to put it through the cardstock at the right places.

I scored the cardstock at 6″ and 3″ and put the frame topper corner to corner along the 3″ line and marked the width.  I then cut the card to this width before folding along the score lines.  The piece trimmed off was further trimmed to fit on the inside as a stopper, holding it in place with foam tape.

I used wet glue to attach half the frame to the folded over area of the card front and then used glue gel to attach the two other images to the front of the frame.

FrameCard 01You can just about see the thread on the cat from his MP3 player in this photo if you click and make it larger.

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If any of you want to join in this fun challenge then please do join the Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group and do so.  There are a couple of other challenges currently running in the group as well.

And please also join our “Anything Goes” challenge over on the Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog.

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And that is it from me for today. I hope that you will take advantage of the DLD Freebie and use it to make something that you connect up to the Sunday Showcase for us all to see. You never know, you could be the lucky one who wins more DLD goodies in the draw.

DLD Gwyneth DT Badge

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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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A Butterfly Card

 Posted by at 11:13 am
Apr 052016
 

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

And especially thank you to all of you who’ve taken the time to leave me comments lately.  It means a lot to me.

Janette Padley, the designer at Dragons Lair Designs, posted another Sunday Showcase on the Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog on Sunday.

Her Sunday Showcase posts give everybody a chance to link up anything they’ve made using Dragons Lair Designs items. Usually it’s just Design Team members who’s work is seen regularly on the blog, but by linking up creations anybody can be a part of the Sunday Showcase – and even better, at the end of the week, somebody get’s randomly chosen to receive an item from the DLD store, so even more reason to come and show us your DLD makes.

EVEN BETTER – there’s the cance to get a DLD FREEBIE – because Janette is putting in a link to a Dragons Lair Designs freebie in each Sunday Showcase post. And of course these could be used to join in the showcase linkup if you don’t already have something DLD in your digital library.

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Today I’ve got a card to show you created using the latest freebie.

Lupus 06See below for more photos that show the sparkle added.

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Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Equipment:

  • My Craft Studio Software

Consumables:

  • Quick grab glue
  • Clear Spectrum Sparkle pen
  • Two colours of Nuvo drops
  • Black 8″ square card
  • 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock

Method:

I started off by taking the elements into My Craft Studio Elite and creating a layout that I liked that was suitable as a square card front.  I then added extra layers of some of the butterflies to the empty space of my digital working area.  This was then printed and cut out.

I took a clear sparkle pen and went over several of the areas of the card front, including top left round “button” elements, part of the frame, and the extra butterfly layers.

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I then attached the card front to the front of a black pre-scored and folded card.  I shaped the extra butterflies and attached them down their centre, leaving the wings raised.

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A larger butterfly was put in the centre of the card.

Lupus 08

I finished off by putting small drops of green Nuvo drops on the butterfly antenae all over the card, and also a few larger drops of another toneing colour in other places on the card.

Lupus 04

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And that is it from me for today. I hope that you will take advantage of the DLD Freebie and use it to make something that you connect up to the Sunday Showcase for us all to see.  You never know, you could be the lucky one who wins more DLD goodies in the draw.

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And if you are looking for freebies – there’s another on the launch day post for the new DLD collection “Artistic Expressions”.  Find the freebie at the bottom of the post – Here!  And there’s a big discount in the Dragons Lair Designs online store for this collection at the moment.

DLD Gwyneth DT Badge

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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.)

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A Quick Card

 Posted by at 07:00 am
Apr 012016
 

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Today a new collection is being launched in the Dragons Lair Designs store. It is called “Artistic Expressionss”.

Here’s a promo shot for the collection

Artistic Expressions Promo Shot

It is a lovely collection with a cheerful pallette of colours that suit so many types of projects.

This is a sneaky peak I uploaded in various places on FB a few days ago.

Gwyneth Sneaky Peak 01It is, in fact, the bottom left corner of a card front.  It shows the colours better than my photo of the completed card I think.

Gwyneth Sneaky Peak 02To make this I took lots of the elements and backgrounds from the collection into My Craft Studio.  I wanted a card as close as I could to 6″ square so worked with the on-screen working area at landscape orientation.  I worked on the right half of the area, resizing a square background from the collection to nearly fill the half of the area from side to side, but had empty space above it.  This became my card front area, so everything else was built up on front of this.  Before printing I added the wording Penblwydd Hapus (which is Welsh for Happy Birthday) to the front in the same pink as the largest heart layer of the “topper”.

The whole design was printed out onto 300gsm Super Smooth cardstock.  I used a paper trimmer to cut across the top of the card to get rid of the white space and square it off.  I used a scoreing tool to score half way along and then folded.  So I had an instant card, which looks as if it’s got some dimension but actually is flat for posting, and small enough to go through the post using a standard stamp in the UK.

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Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Consumables:

  • A4 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock

Equipment:

  • My Craft Studio Software
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoreing tool.

Oh! Forgot to say. There’s a discount in the store for a couple of weeks on this new collection, and if you choose to buy the whole collection you’ll get an extra item that can’t be bought individually.

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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 some from Guest Design Team members. 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

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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 to every body who’s left comments on my previous blog posts. I really do appreciate them all.
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A Few More Of My Older Cards

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Mar 252016
 

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An Update and Some Patchwork

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I’m back to showing you photos of older cards I made last year, ones that I can’t find any indication that I processed the photos, watermarked them, and blogged them before.  The large folder of photos is slowly getting less, so I’m sure I will get to the end at some point.  It just feels like a big job at the moment, in between doing a little crafting, and blogging my current makes.

The only problem is that, with so much time having past since I made the items, I can’t be certain what the main items were that I used on my creation, yet alone the actual method, so I can’t give you much details.  But I hope you like the cards in any case.

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CARDS:

All the cards were quite simple, quick, makes.

Something tells me that the first few are made with Pollyanna Pickering images from a kit.  It looks as if I used papers from the kit as well.  All on an A4 sheet of craft card, scored and folded to make an A5 base card.

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I’m thinking that the image on this one could be from one of the Hunkydory “Little Book of …” – but no idea which one.

Hunkydory2015 card01 03Penblwydd Hapus is Welsh for Happy Birthday – so all the cards were birthday cards.

Right, back to having a look at more old photos.  Hope you are all having a good week and are manageing to have some time to do your crafting.

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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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A “Green” Card

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Mar 152016
 

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An Update, Some Musings, and a Quick Card

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Every now and then, in the Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group, we have some challenges posted by different design team members.  Earlier this month Susan posted a “SUSAN’S SPECIAL SOMETHING” where she challenged group members to “make SOMETHING GREEN, using SOMETHING from Dragons Lair”.  Susan gave us until the 17th to make and post a photo of our creation up in the group.

The first thing DLD that jumped to my mind when I thought “green” was Hoppy frog, so off I went into my digital library to find the digi-stamps that feature him.  I decided to actually keep the overall look of the card quite simple, with very little embelishment.  I’ve not put a greeting on yet as I don’t know what occasion he’ll be used for – I think it would be good for a child because he’s such a fun character.

You’ll find the card at the bottom of my post if you want to skip my musings

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MUSINGS:

Well, all I can say is that this last weekend has been a weekend of hoaxes, half useful information, one like = a prayer posts, and the copying of various things to supposedly “show support” or “awareness” for this that and the other – as far as what I’ve seen appearing on my news feed.  And then add in a few scammers cloneing people’s accounts and sending Friend requests to annoy me as well.

The most prolific hoax I’ve seen over the last few days is the ‘Sonia Disowns Rahul’ Virus Hoax. It doesn’t take much time to do a quick check before mindlessly copying hoaxes like this.  Don’t give the person who started the hoax the fun of seeing their hoax perpetuated all over FB and elsewhere.

A month ago I mentioned that I was fed up with the  “Urgent: All the accounts are being hacked” that people were mindlessly copying.  Part of the information was true – but it described cloneing, not hacking.  As Hoax-Slayer says “This mislabeling of the attackers may seem unimportant.  However, it IS important that any Internet security warnings contain accurate and and easily understandable information. Mislabelling can cause confusion and potentially detract from the worth of the underlying message.”

I’ve not seen much of this mislabelled warning the last few weeks, but by yesterday it is back with a vengance – on this time it’s dropped the “All the accounts” and changed it to “So nearly everyone’s account is being hacked.”  No!  not nearly everyone’s accounts, and not hacked – Cloned!  (There are hackers out there as well of course, but that isn’t what is being described).  Yesterday, Monday, I received two “Friends” requests from coloned (copied) accounts of people I am already FB Friends with.  That’s two out of over 1,000 FB Friends being cloned, so hardly “nearly everybody” – but certainly something everybody should be aware is happening because both times there were people who’d already accepted the Friend request of the cloned account – that’s people who the cloner could now see everything they only share with friends.  I really would suggest that everybody does a quick search for every name that a friend request comes from to make sure that they are not already a friend with that person – the real person – and also to look critically at the person’s profile to see if they look genuine.

If I see something that I think is a bit dodgy on FB I look on places like the Hoax-Slayer FB Page, Hoax-Slayer website, Facecrooks FB Page, etc., etc. to see if they have any information.

I’m left wondering how copying and posting a – None of my FB Friends, only my true friends, I know which friends … known somebody… hero who’s fought and won … to raise awareness of cancer – etc., etc., – is actually suppose to raise awareness?  There’s never any information about cancer in there.  No information about anything you should be aware of, such as a symptom that should be looked out for and taken seriously for a particular type of cancer.  How about not mindlessly copying things that others have posted and posting a link to somewhere with usefull information, such as Cancer Research UK, where people can not only learn about cancer, the research currently being done, but also donate to help the fight against cancer.

And then we get to another scam – the 1 like = a prayer posts.  I’m sorry, but I think this is plain stupid, on top of often being scams.  I’m a great believer in prayer.  And do offer up a quiet prayer for people in my online circle of friends who are suffering, especially those who explain their circumstances and ask for prayers to be made on their behalf or on behalf of friends or family. But I fail to see how likeing a post on FB would equate to a prayer.  Jesus himself said that you should go and pray to God in the quiet, not on the corner of the street – and to my mind being seen likeing something on FB, without thought or any real prayer made, (the – it costs me nothing and it can’t do any harm – mentality) is a modern version of praying on the corner of the street – only not just your own street but every street in the world.  And these posts are also more likely than not to be scams – aimed at getting likes for a page so that it is worth more to scammers.  Start by reading about one of the old ‘Prayers for Likes‘, then have a read of “Facebook Like-Farming Scams“, and then have a look at a list of some of the different like farming types of scams.

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CARD:

I printed the digital stamp – Hoppy Frog on Lily Pad – onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and coloured him and his reflection in using ProMarkers.  I then took a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen and went all over what would be the water and the reflection. The sparkle shows up a bit in this photo I took before making up the card.

HoppyFrogColoured

This was stuck to the front of a 5″ square base card.  I then took a sheet of green Adorable Scoreable cardstock and cut it to 5″ hight along leaving a long strip from the front of the A4 sheet.  I cut a 4″ square out of the centre of the strip Leaving 5″ in the centre I scored on both sides and then at 1cm, 2cm, and cut at 3cm out.  These scores were folded, concertina style, and the last flap on both sides were stuck with super sticky tape to both sides of the card front to give a concertina sided frame.  I took some clear beading wire, knotted the bottom, added a green glass pearl, knotted a bit further up and added another bead, knotted a bit further up again and added another bead, and finished with a knot a bit above the third bead. I did this several times until I had 6 strings.  Taking three of these together I used sticky tape to attach them to the inside of the frame to one side of Hoppy.  I did the same the other side.

DSCF4137Once I know whether it will be for a boy or a girl I may add some more embelishments, I’m thinking perhaps a worm or a fly if it’s for a boy, or some blossom on the frame if it will be snet to a girl.  What do you think?

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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.)

Follow on Bloglovin

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