Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Vintage Look Tutorial from Tina Teasdale

Hello everyone and welcome to The Dragons Den.

Grab a cuppa, pull up a comfy chair and have a browse..

Today we want to share a tutorial made by our DT member Tina Teasdale.
Do pop over on her blog to see more of her fantastic work.

This tutorial is all about the vintage look.
Hope you enjoy.

What you need to begin:
Pot on right is Tea , Pot on left is coffee, white paper ( I used A4 paper torn in half and half again ) washing up sponge. Make a cup of tea, a cup of coffee and leave to go cold completely.

 I've screwed up two of each of the different sizes of paper and put them in the pots for a few seconds until they have been completely covered, take them out and gently open them and leave to dry. The drying process can be speeded up with a hairdryer or heat gun.

 Papers on the left have been dipped in coffee & on the right in tea.

Here is a piece of paper quickly dipped in tea and some rough torn shapes dipped in coffee and left to dry.

 Here I sponged the edges of a shaped card blank with coffee.

Showing dry card blank

Here is the finished card. I used a velum sentiment dipped in coffee and blasted with my heat gun. I crumpled up some of the torn shapes to make flowers & added twine to the left side.
(tutorial to follow on the flowers)

Close up pic of the flowers.

 This pic is a little bit dark but shows the crumpled effect of the paper.

And that is it. A fantastic project from Tina. Thank you very much Tina.
If you facy having a go at this tut, do come and show us the result over in our FB group. We love to see what our members get up too.

Thanks for stopping by.
Janette & Marleen xx

Friday, 26 April 2013

"Spring has sprung" challenge...

Hi bloggers and welcome to Den..

A post today to tell you about the brand new challenge we have going live over on our 

The theme for this fortnight is "Spring has sprung."

The DT has done an exelent job creating inspiration for you all, so I thought I'd show you the products the girls have used.

These are the images the girls used:

And this is the papers the girls worked with:

There are many more spring products in the store, so do pop over for a browse.
We are looking forward to see what you all make for this challenge.

Till next time.
Marleen DTL xxx

Friday, 12 April 2013

Steampunk challenge..

Good morning everyone..

Just a quick post from us this morning to let you all know that the new challenge has gone live over on the
 challenge blog.

The theme for this fortnight is "Steampunk".

We are also showing of the talent of the ladies who has just joined the team.
They are a really talented bunch of girls, and will be a great supplement to the already amazing girls that we have on the team.

Over the coming weeks we will let you all get to know all the girls a bit better, as they will all get interviewed right here :-)

But its time to get crafting.. Why not stop by the store for all your steampunk needs :-)


Till next time, Happy crafting.
Janette & Marleen

Sunday, 7 April 2013


Hello everyone..

First of all, a HUGE thank you to everyone that took the time to apply for the new Design team.
We have now looked through all the application and selected the ones we would like to invite to join us for this DT call.

Please help us welcome our new Design Team members.

Tina Teasdale - Altered crafts.

Bec Cook - Scrapbooking

Tracey Mowbray - Cards.

They will be joining our excisting Design Team:

Janette Padley - Owner/Designer

Marleen Gallagher - Design Team Leader

Angela Deasy - Digital Cards/Scrapbooking

Jo Hood - Kits/coloured

Jackie Smith - Cards

A huge welcome to all the new girls. We are all looking forward to work with you.

Janette & Marleen xx


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