Sunday, 21 December 2014

My DT post for the crafting Cafe December

This is my post for the Crafting Cafe blog DT for December, we have not got a sponsor, so this month its all about posting your favourite things from the year. So these are mine.

This was my husbands 60th Birthday card in October, i loved making it and he loved it too
this is a mixture of Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz

This is a favourite scrapbook page, my granddaughter Maia all dressed up in WW1 outfit.
the papers and embellishments are dragons lair designs.
And finally a shadow box House for my bestest friends 65th Birthday, with all her family photos in it
Happy Christmas everyone 

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Dragons Lair design team post. Victorian Christmas

This is a double page spread using the lovely Victorian Christmas papers, just launched this month.
great for all your Christmas cards and then for scrapping your photos after Christmas.
find these on the Dragons Lair shop here
and the Face Book fan page here,

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Cards made at Art of Craft , December 2014

these first two I made in 15 mins each including the decoupage . You can get a production line going.
If you need to make a few. Cutting out several of the matting and layering elements at once is a good start.

These next two were made in under ten mins each.

Then I made a little gift box using Bellissimo Christmas as above 2 cards

Then if you are sick of Christmas cards , how about the lovely new capsule range 
French Lavender. These following cards are adapted from the December magazine.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Roald Dahl. Gift card holder card

hello, this is an idea for a card to give as a holder for vouchers or gift cards.
I will have it the art of craft demo tomorrow if you want to see it , come and say hello.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Dragons lair December challenge.

This adorable Christmas elf is free on dragons lair to people who join the site & promise to make and post a card using the image before the end of December.

I started with an 8x8 stepper card. The front fold has a lovely light gold glitter
Card base with a punched red border. This was topped with a red glitter

The back is covered with an embossed and inked checked paper.

The cute image is matted onto red. Little elf girl is decoupaged
And glittered with red stickles. 

I also printed out the image much smaller to make a matching gift card

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Sneak peek of the Dragons Lair Victorian Christmas

this lovely Dragons Lair Vintage range is so versatile , not just for cards but in this case Crackers and a place setting for Dad.

DT post crafting cafe 'not a Card' sponsor Artbymiran

this month, as the title suggest, we are to make anything but a card. So I decided to use the gorgeous Artbymiran image on a canvas, ideal for a little girls room decor.
This image is by our sponsor Artbymiran and the link for this image is

The link for the store is

I used a white canvas which I painted with Tea rose acrylic paint

Saturday, 22 November 2014

DT post , not a card. Crafting cafe , Delicious Doodles

The image is deliciously dark so I made it a bit Gothic ! A wall hanger

This was made using a sort of light wood box that I got a curry in 😀
Painted red, lace ribbons doileys all added

Even a little bottle of beads at the base .
You can find this great Delicious Doodles image, Rosita 
Find the image on the website here :-

See the post below for more photo info, I had to re-blog in order to get the right photo to post on FB - lol

Monday, 17 November 2014

DT post for crafting cafe , part 2 not a card

                            The image is deliciously dark so I made it a bit Gothic ! A wall hanger

this month we have 2 sponsors ! So I have blogged them separately for you.
The theme for both is 'not a card' this sponsor is Delicious Doodles
Find the image on the website here :-

It all started with a nice curry , the packaging was a sort of light wood case. 

Tasty too :-)

Washed out and painted with red acrylic paint

I lined it with tissue paper and some black lace

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Dragons Lair design inspiration- Francheska

This month at Dragons Lair designs we are using the lovely new Francheska papers and embellishments. Find the store here to check it out for yourself
Here :-  and you can join in chat, challenges and more on the FB page to be found here :-

I decided to make some pretty pillow boxes for gifts like jewellery or gift tokens with a matching card. I hope you like them

i started off printing off all the pretty things i needed from the Francheska range. i chose a pillow box
die, but there are lots of templates on the web for these sorts of boxes bags etc.

 as you can see on the photo above, I decided to emboss one of the boxes with a Tim Holtz folder
as it had some letters and numbers on it and sort of complimented the Bingo image in the Franchesca toppers. See photo below for some of the lovely things you can download and print off. just a bit of cutting out and patience makes a great project all hand made.

Here below is the matching card, lots of distressing on the edges and inking with brown ink

 finally a photo of the little boxes all on their own.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Sneaky peek on Francheska , dragons lair designs

this Francheska range is gorgeous and launching tomorrow! This is a sneaky peek of a
Little bit used on a gift bag . Find it at the store here
And join in with the fun on the fan page here

 I used a plain white gift bag

I printed out some of the Francheska  design elements 
And some papers

Wishing on a star - Hel's sheridans Sunday stamper challenge

here is my card to go to Hel's Sheridans Sunday stamper challenge, wishing on a star
If you want to join in, it's here :-

I love this little Gorjus girl stamp. I used her with a tonic die 

I would also like to enter her into the Dragons Lair designs challenge, just for fun
& loyalty points using the vintage sparkle colour palette mentioned

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Crafting cafe 'think pink' challenge

hello everyone, this is my DT card using one of he lovely images from our sponsor Aurora Wings
for this months
Think pink challenge on the crafting cafe blog, find it here :-

And find the images from Aurora wings here

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Halloween Lanterns - Dragons Lair

good morning, I managed to finish my Halloween lanterns using the Tim Holtz Lantern die
And The Dragons Lair gorgeous Halloween range , find the papers and more at the shop

Find fun and inspiration at the Face Book page too, here

Monday, 20 October 2014

Wow embossing powder challenge. One stamp 2 ways

this is my entry for the WOW challenge , use one stamp in different ways
I have made a card and a tag with one kanban stamp and WOW embossing powders.

This card background is stamped and embossed with WOW powders and coloured in with
Pro markers , some extra flowers cut out and 3D'd on top of the others. The hummingbird is also stamped embossed and coloured in in the same way.

The tag below was swiped over with distress stains first, then stamped with
The same flowers on the stamp , I added some paste through a stencil to
Add dimension , 

I then used my tim holtz frameworks die to make the frame which was inked in clear
And embossed with the WOW powders.
The humming bird and some extra flowers stamped coloured and
Cut out. Finished with some glossy accents on the bird some adhesive
Stones and a pretty bow
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