Thursday, 23 February 2017

Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group Coloring Contest

We had a happy, spooky, kooky, any kind of cat you wanted to make him for our Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group Coloring Contest!  We wanted to see how many ways he could be used other than and including Halloween!  If you join our Fan Group you can request the image for free as long as you make something with the image by the end of the month and put it in the photo album for it! 


I used the Gentle Waves set that was a Showcase Sunday Freebie and goes with the Simple Man Elements and made a little window full of flowers and a butterfly that one of my teamies sent me...the perfect touch!  A little inky edges and all done!



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

Monday, 20 February 2017

Some More Elves Fun!

I told you I can't get enough of these little guys!  Hi, and how are you all doing today!  Hope this finds you well and smiling!  Here is something from Dragons Lair Designs to help with that smile!


The elves are on the move!  The elves from the Elves Collection!  Sending love and elf wishes for a magical day!  That is what I wish for you all a magical day!






Now that you have had a look at this inspiration blog post why don't you visit some of the other areas in the Dragons Lair Designs family of sites:


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.

Friday, 17 February 2017

A Little Hi for All of Dragons Lair Designs Friends!

Thanks to all of you for your continued support of Dragons Lair Designs during a time when several of our members are having life issues that have disrupted our schedule here but our fabulous Janette, who is also dealing with health issues, knows and allows us all time to deal with our health and family issues as life cannot be stopped from popping up!

So to just let you know we are thinking of you, here is a notepad cover with a "Hi" for all of our friends!  I am using the fabulous Elves Collection!  These little folks make me smile every time I look at them!



I hope you got a smile from them today as well! 






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

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

February Inspiration - Mixed Media Calendar

Hi...Susan R here...

Today I am showing you the February page of my Mixed Media calendar!

What with one thing and another, I haven't made my usual Dragons Lair calendar 
so this is a page on my Mixed Media Calendar - I made the base at the beginning of last year - today I am showing you the two additions for February:


I have used a paper and elements from Pretty in Pink



And by the way do look for the current Challenge Blog Challenge - Hearts a Flutter

Happy Crafting!

Susan



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Monday, 13 February 2017

Fan Group Challenge

Hi...Susan R here...


you will find a post announcing the February Monthly Fan Group Challenge!

Request the image...

Image may contain: text


Make something using this and add it to the album...

I have made a Poe inspired ATC. I printed the cat on a paper from
Artistic Impressions


I trimmed this to size and matted it onto a scrap of black card.


I then added ribbon and the skeleton.


Happy Crafting!




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Thursday, 2 February 2017

New Start for Spring at Dragons Lair Designs!

Yes, some of us are bundled up like snowmen and some are having summer but we can all agree at some point we will all be ready for a New Start for Spring at Dragons Lair Designs!  This month as our very creative Janette is taking some time to be her top notch self again, we will be using some of our favorites from the store that keep speaking to us long after a new collection comes out!  The Butterfly Collection came out when I was having family health issues and I only got a tiny bit of play with it.  What I did get to see was marvelous quotes and gorgeous butterflies galore!  So here is a tag, an element of the kit that come just as you see it here with quote and background butterflies ready to print and punch the whole and send away!  I veered off the path a little bit by printing the tag and a butterfly bubble, one of many in the kit! and two butterflies, again so many to choose from!  Fussy cut them and punched the whole and threaded some fibers through and it was all finished!



I hope you have lots of plans between now and actual spring and also hope you take the time to check out our Dragons Lair Designs Challenge "Hearts a Flutter" starting Friday the 3rd for a chance at a voucher to shop with!  Thanks for dropping by and come visit us often!



Now that you have had a look at this inspiration blog post why don't you visit some of the other areas in the Dragons Lair Designs family of sites:


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.

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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 paperc

Friday, 20 January 2017

Inspiration by Gwyneth - January 2017 - Digital But Different!

I Know! - Long Time No Blog!

On top of my usual health, and disabling conditions issues, I managed to catch a nasty virus around Christmas Time and spent a while around the New Year with no voice and no energy whatsoever.  It's taken me this long to improve a little bit and get enough energy to get on my laptop to work on my Design Team inspiration pieces for Dragons Lair Designs.

I should have posted my inspiration piece for the Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog at the begining of the month some time, and posted my inspiration piece for the Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog - January Challenge the 1st Friday of the month.  But here I am at the 20th without doing either.  So I've decided to make a combined, "digital", creation for this month, and hope I've improved quite a bit more by next month to make up for my lack of crafting inspiration lately.

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Here's a bit about the challenge blog, with links -

Each ”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 January 2017 is "New Beginnings"

This can be ANY ONE project interpreting the theme NEW BEGINNINGS in whatever way you are inspired! While the image gives the impression of a baby card the theme is more open and can be any new beginning.

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As I said earlier that I was going digital this month I'm guessing that most of you are thinking I've gone for digital scrapbooking - but no, I've gone down a new route this time.

As well as new babies, "New Beginnings" can also bring to mind New Year's Resolutions.  But I'm not big on them.  So my inspiration project isn't strictly about New Year's Resolutions either.

What I decided to do was use the skills and software I usually use to create digital scrapbooking pages to create a new background for my laptop desktop to remind myself to rest often while on the laptop.  I don't know about you but when I am feeling reasonable I tend to keep going for far longer than I should and then pay for it with worse health for days afterwords, so by making a layout to replace the choice of half a dozen generic backgrounds that come with Windows I hope to remind myself as the laptop goes on that I need to take breaks.



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CREATION:

I started by finding the resolution of my laptop desktop area (right click, graphics properties, then display gave me what I wanted on my laptop).

I then opened my software and drew out an area in the same proportions on my working area.

Dragons Lair Designs Item:


    Artistic Expressions

Equipment:

    My Craft Studio Elite software

Method:

I like to have my program icons placed in separate areas on my screen for different types of software and software I use most often, so as well as making a panel with my reminder using items from the Artistic Expressions collection I also used other items from the collection to make zones on my working area.




Having played around for a bit I was happy with my layout and saved it as a .jpg file.

I then went into the "Personalise" area in windows (Right click on an empty bit of the desktop and select "Personalize" on my laptop).  Then I "Browsed" to the location I'd saved my file and selected it.

And this is the result.




I think I need to change the position of a few things a little bit, but as a 1st attempt I'm quite pleased with my new desktop layout.

I know that any image on a laptop or computer can be set as a desktop background, but I think that having a play with creating a new digital layout, that could of course be a "digital scrapbook" style layout with photos and captions if you want, can make the experience of looking at a computer when it is turned on a bit different.  And of course you could have a "new begining" however often you wanted by creating a new layout with a new photo or caption.

Please do pop over to the Challenge Blog to have a look at what my fellow Design Team Members have created to inspire you, and then have a go at entering the challenge.  Remember, "New Beginnings" could be beginning a new craft, moving to a new home, starting a new job, having a new baby, ....  The possibilities are endless for the challenge this month.




Till next time - Have Fun Crafting!

Gwyneth

Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog Design Team Leader
(And if you are wondering "who's Gwyneth?" - then you'll find an "About Me and My Blog!" piece on my blog.)
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Now that you have had a look at this inspiration blog post why don't you visit some of the other areas in the Dragons Lair Designs family of sites:


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.

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