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.