May 112016
 

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Today I’ve got a very quick digital scrapbook layout to show you that I’ve made for the Head to Head challenge being run on the Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group on Facebook.

For the monthly Head to Head challenge group members all use the same kit from the store and make something with it.  Whether DT members or ordinary group members, everybody has a chance to win the kit being used the next month, as one entry is drawn by random to get whatever we will be working with next.

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Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Equipment:

  • My Craft Studio Software
  • IrfanView Software

Method:

For this digital scrapbook layout I picked an old photo from the family album.  My late grandmother and her friend/cousin in the late 1920s or early 1930s.  With the vintage look of the Florence collection I thought this was a more suitable photo to use with it than newer photos.

I used the My Craft Studio Elite software to work with the photo and kit components until I had a layout I was happy with.

I hope you like it.

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We have a new challenge over on the Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog. This time we would like you to make anything, using any items (doesn’t need to be DLD items), on the theme of “Women at Work”.  From florestry to farming, from crafting to cooking, the possibilities for this challenge are really endless.

On Friday we have a Blog Hop starting on the Dragons Lair Inspiration Blog.  So please do bookmark it and call back on the day.

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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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(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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Dad – Quick Page Layout

 Posted by at 08:00 am
May 092016
 

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Today I’ve got a very quick digital scrapbook layout to show you that I’ve made using both the quick page layout that was a freebie with yesterday’s Sunday Showcase on the Dragons lair Designs Inspiration Blog, and also part of the “Sorbet” mini collection freebie given a few weeks ago (look back through the Inspiration Blog posts and you should find it is still there.

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Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Equipment:

  • My Craft Studio Software
  • IrfanView Software

Method:

I picked two old photos of my father, at random, to use in this digital scrapbook layout.  I decided that I wanted to use the quick layout being used in a way that was more than just used as it was, so I decided to add items from another, previous, freebie, to it.  It was simply a case of layering up and resizing as I was going along until I was happy with the layout.  I’ve no idea when the photos were taken, might even have been as far back as the 1970s, so I’ve not dated the layout.  As the layout is digital, and stored in it’s full size as well as the watermarked, online size, version, I can add details such as dates or locations if I do find out in the future where and when they were taken.

And that’s it. One Quick Layout. Although, as I’ve said before about previous digital scrapbook layouts I’ve put together, I will print it out as my mother likes to keep a collection of printouts of the layouts I’ve made.

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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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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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(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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May 022016
 

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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 –

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I decided to go for a home decor item this time.

And this is what I came up with:

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These are what I used:

Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Items from the “Butterfly Garden” collection available – here – in the store.

Consumables:

  • Hunkydory Foiled Frame; 250gsm Super Smooth white paper;  Assorted Nuvo Embelishment Mousse; Tonic Funky Glue Pen; Pinflair Glue Gel;

Equipment:

  • Scissors;

Method:

I took items from the collection into the My Craft Studio software and re-sized and copied as I wanted.  I also added wording to the “plant label” element.

Buterfly 04Pili-pala, Iâr fach yr haf, and Gloyn byw, are all Welsh names for Butterflies.

I printed everything out and cut out the label, butterflies, background, etc.

I then tore pieces from two of the plainer backgrounds and made spirals before folding and twirling into torn paper roses.  Some of the same background was torn into a panel and I went over the edge with the Tonic moose before sticking it to the background panel.  I used two different colours of the Tonic mousse on the torn edges of the roses, and the another colour on the foiled frame.

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Putting the matted background panel inside the back of the pre-scored frame I folded up the box frame and stuck the foiled frame on top.

I then used glue gel to stick the flowers and butterflies within the frame and the label and one small butterfly on the edge of the frame.

Buterfly 06I hope you like what I came up with.

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Blog Hop News

The Dragons Lair Designs Design Team will be running a Blog Hop from the 13th to 17th May.  With something being given away for everybody who does the “Hop” it will be well worth you joining us and taking part.  Make a note of the dates and pop in at any point during the event.

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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.

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

Dragons Lair Designs are currently running a Design Team Call

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, and posts from some Guest DT members as well. 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

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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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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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Datcu a Mamgu – Digital Layout

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Apr 182016
 

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Today I’ve got a very quick digital scrapbook layout to show you.

It’s made using an old photo of one set of my grandparents from the family album, and elements from a mini kit that was given as a freebie in yesterday’s Sunday Showcase on the Dragons lair Designs Inspiration Blog.

The backgrounds in the collection have a lovely textured look, and the colours are lovely.

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Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Equipment:

  • My Craft Studio Software
  • IrfanView Software

Method:

As usual I did the layout in My Craft Studio and final sizing, cropping and watermark in IrfanView.  A bit of resizing, a bit of flipping of some elements, and making multiples of the flowers is all it took.

And that’s it. One Quick Layout. Although, as I’ve said before about previous digital scrapbook layouts I’ve put together, I will print it out as my mother likes to keep a collection of printouts of the layouts I’ve made.

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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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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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Zoodles

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Apr 072016
 

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Over on the Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group we have lots of activities throughout the month.  One of them is a Head to Head where both Design Team members and any other group member who wants to become involved use the same Dragons Lair Design digital download to make their creation. It runs from the 1st to the end of the month so plenty of time for everybody to have a think and get involved.

This is an activity where those who take part need to buy the collection being worked with if they don’t already have it in their digital library – but – one person who takes part is chosen by a Random Number Generator to receive the collection kit for the following month free.

It’s so interesting to see the different makes side by side in the Head to Head gallery – so much variety in the makes.

So why not join us in the Fan Group and have a go – or just join to be inspired by the creations others have made.

My Creation:

Those of you who vist my posts regularly will know that I very rarely make things with English writing on them, making cards with either Welsh or no greetings mostly.  In fact, I just couldn’t get any inspiration for a Head to Head make last month which was based on English word definitions.  So this month I thought I’d challenge myself to come up with something with some English wording on.

This is what I came up with –

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Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Equipment:

  • My Craft Studio Software
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Crop-a-Dial
  • Paper Trimmer

Consumables:

  • 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • Two colours of pearlescent cardstock
  • Length of yarn
  • Eyeletts
  • Quick grab wet glue

Method:

As the Zoodles collection is centered around a dog I went online to look for a quote that would go with it, looking for one that was attributed to a person long dead.

I took items from the collection into My Craft Studio Elite and played around with the layout, adding in the quotation, until I was happy with the panel I created.

This was printed and then cut out.  I then cut the pieces of coloured cardstock to be a little larger each time and stuck the matting and layering together, finishing off with the quotation panel.

I used my Crop-a-Dial to make two holes and to set the two eyelets before I twisted the yarn to make a “rope” hanging cord which I tied on.

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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 visit –

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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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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.

Lupus 09

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.

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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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Apr 042016
 

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

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You often hear that hospitals don’t allow flowers these days.  And even if you take a display of silk or paper flowers they get dusty and there’s a chance of them being damanged when moved about when cleaning takes place, or when they are carried to or from the hospital.  So I set to work trying to think of a way to give a hospital patient something nice to look at, that could be displayed, but that could also be closed so that it couldn’t be damaged – so needd a firm covering.

And this is what I came up with:

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These are what I used:

Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Items from the “Artistic Expressions” collection available – here – in the store.

Consumables:

  • Book shaped box file; 250gsm Super Smooth white paper; Ultra tacky double sided tape; Glue Gun; Pink lace; White Gesso; Nuvo silver Crystal Drops

Equipment:

  • Scissors; Paint Brush;

Box & Method:

I wanted the box to be easily moved, carried around and stored, without risk of too much damage, so I decided that keeping any decoration on it flat would be the best option.  I took various backgrounds and elements from the collection into My Craft Studio to create a flat A4 sized panel for the front of the box.  Once I was happy with the layout I printed it out, cut it out, and then gave the edges a bit of a rough look by running the open blade of the scissors up and down it.  I added a verse from the Bible to do with Jesus healing to the same design and printed it off again, cut it out and distresed the edges again with scissors.

I also took lots of the different floral shaped elements, and the leafy branches, into MCS, resized and replicated them, and made several sheetsw of flowers and branches up.  These I also printed out, and began cutting out over a couple of evenings – though I still had some left to cut when I got to the next stage of my creating.  I also printed out one of the background panels that included a torn edge pattern.

I decided to make my creation using a book shaped box file I’d bought in a sale quite some time ago.

Box 02As the inside was a flowery pattern, of a similar bluey colour as within the collection, I decided not to cover it up completely.

Box 01But the outside wasn’t to my taste, because, as most of you know, I do very little of my crafting with English wording on.  neither of these two pictures show clearly that the top, bottom and right sides have the look of the sides of paper sheets in a book.

So I gathered everything together, and put a large craft mat over the kitchen table – not a crafting in bed project this time.

Box 03And decided to paint the front and back of the box using white Gesso. I did remove the price label first.

Box 04I wasn’t looking for perfection, just a good covering.  This is the back of the box after painting.

Box 07The front looked the same.

I then put some ultra tacky tape behind the panel I’d created for the box front and stuck it on.

Box 06

I did the same with the similar with the similar panel sticking it inside the front cover.

I used the same tape again to stick in the square panel just down from the top inside the back of the box.

I then used a hot glue gun to stick the leafy branches inside the back of the box slightly up from the bottom and over part of the panel – not sticking down completely but giving some shapeing.  After that I used the glue gun again to stick the flowers on one by on from the bottom of the box and up part way over the bottom of the branches, until I had a display of flowers inside the box.

I also used the glue gun to attach some extra flowers to the panel inside the front cover.

I finished off by adding silver Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower centres.

This shows the “book page” look of three sides of the book box file.

Box 09

This is a closer look at the inside front of the box.

Box 12

This is a closer look at the inside of the box.

Box 10

This is another look at the box when opened on display.

Box 11

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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.

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

Dragons Lair Designs are currently running a Design Team Call

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, and posts from some Guest DT members as well. 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.)

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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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Mae’n Fyw! – He Lives!

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Mar 292016
 

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Last week, Janette Padley, the designer at Dragons Lair Designs, started a weekly “Sunday Showcase” over on the Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog.

It is a chance for everybody to show us items they’ve made using Dragons Lair Designs digital downloads, whether digital, hybrid, or paper based. Usually it’s the Design Team members who’s work is seen on the blog, but by linking up your creations anybody can be a part of the Sunday Showcase – and even better, at the end of the week, somebody get’s chosen by random number generator to receive an item from the DLD store- so even more reason to come and show us your DLD makes.

It’s also a chance 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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As Sunday, when the latest Sunday Showcase post was made, was Easter Sunday, I thought I’d try doing something different to a scrapbook layout, and do an Easter themed layout.

Radient_Day01b“Mae’n Fyw!” is Welsh for “He Lives!”

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Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Equipment:

  • My Craft Studio Software
  • IrfanView Software

Method:

I took all the backgrounds from the freebie collection into My Craft Studio Elite to start with.  Then I started looking in the digital punch facility area of the software for shapes and items I wanted to incorporate into my creation.

I made more than one copy of some of the backgrounds and re-sized before digitally punching out some of the shapes, sometimes keeping the inner and sometimes the outer, until I had everything I wanted for my layout.

After I had everything sized and positioned as I wanted I saved the layout.  And finaly I cropped it a bit, resized for uploading and watermarked in IrfanView.

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Don’t forget that 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.

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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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(Thank you to every body who’s left comments on my previous blog posts. I really do appreciate them all.
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Who’s Been At The Easter Egg

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Mar 232016
 

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Who’s Been At The Easter Egg?

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Just a short post today everybody!

I found some evidence that somebody’s been at an Easter Egg – and it’s not Easter Sunday yet.

Egg and Simply Soft evidence 2

I looked around and found some chocy chops and chocy fingers ….

Egg and Simply Soft evidence 1

But when I asked whether it was her who’d eaten the egg she said “Na, nid fi!” – which is Welsh for “No, not me!”.

I think the evidence is clear  – don’t you?

Egg and Simply Soft

DETAILS:

This is a card front I made with the broken egg digi stamp that we have been given for the March group challenge in the Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group.

I suppose it can be called hybrid crafting as I partly constructed it digitally before printing out, colouring in and constructing. I took several items from the Simply Soft collection, also from Dragons Lair Designs, the digi for this month and a Lucy Lion digi stamp (which we’d had for free to work with for a group challenge a while ago), into My Craft Studio Elite software.  I resized, moved aorund, added the text, etc., until I was happy with the layout – the text panel being on the working area off the main card front.

I printed out onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock, cut out the main card and the text panel, and coloured in the digi stamps using Nuvo alcohol markers: 449, 477, 475, 463, 461, 413, and 485.

the panel was stuck to the front of a square card the same size as it and the text panel was stuck on top.

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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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