Friday, 2 September 2016

Dragons Lair Designs September Challenge: Books/Paper

It's time for the September challenge at Dragons Lair Designs and this time the theme is anything to do with books and/or paper.


Materials used:Dragons Lair Designs - Our Family Papers
Joy! Crafts Die - Vintage Flourishes
Lacy Sunshine - Lizabeth Summer in the Park
printer card
X-Press It! card
Copic pens
white A5 card blank

I have used two of the papers to made the background paper and cut out the fame and flowers separately.

The image is coloured with Copics and mounted behind the cut out frame before sticking to the card front.

The flowers have been cut out twice in different sizes and the duplicate images have had some petals removed before being decoupaged onto the base image. The sprig is cut with the die from pearlised paper.

So why not pop over to the Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog and join in with our challenge to make a creation on the theme of “Books/Paper” this month.  There’s a prize of a voucher to spend in the Dragons Lair Designs store for a winner who’ll be chosen by a random number generator.

You do not have to use a Dragons Lair Design to enter but it would be lovely if you did. There are lots of goodies to discover at the store to get you going. Here are some useful links for you.

We’d love to have you join us in our Fan Group and post up some pictures of any creations you make using any DLD items.

Thanks for popping in. Take care.


Thursday, 1 September 2016

Love to Craft Challenge #2

It's the first of the month and time for the start of the second Love to Craft Challenge. I hope that if you  joined in last month you will do so again and that if you didn't you might like to have a go this month.

The theme is always 'Anything Goes' and each challenge runs until the last day of the month so there is plenty of time to get an entry in. As this is a general crafting challenge you can enter with any craft at all, from card making to crochet, scrapbooking to sewing, in fact anything!

This month I have made up a scrapbook 12x12 page of all the items I made for my daughters wedding which took place on the 27th August.

September LTCC Page - Wedding Bits and Pieces

Materials used: 
Dragons Lair Designs - Wedding Dreams Mini Kit
Little Claire Designs - Hiking Signpost
Little Claire Designs - Hiking Boots
Tonic Studios Die - Advent Treat Squeeze Box Set
Colour Copy white card
Copic pens
blue paper wood rose buds
white and green 'sprigs'
blue ribbon
blue card
old road atlas
cake boards
old hiking boots

All the images have been coloured with Copics and for each different item the wording on the signpost has been altered to suit it; the invites say 'To the wedding', the order of service says 'The Service' and the place name cards say 'Richard and Rachel' with the date of the wedding underneath.

The very happy couple!


I do hope you will come and join us, we welcome all kinds of handmade projects – from cards, tags, ATCs and scrapbook layouts to 3-D projects, mixed media canvases and altered projects – and even knitting, crocheting and jewelry! We want to see whatever you’re working on!

You may enter up to five different projects and combine our challenges with as many other challenges as you’d like! Winners and Top Picks are chosen by our design team and announced on the 10th of the month following the close of the challenge!

As an added incentive, should you need it, there will be a giveaway when we reach our first milestone of 100 followers.

We can’t wait to see what you create! Hope to see you there.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.