Saturday, 30 January 2016

Janettes Second Teaser for the Febuary Release :D

Good morning crafters :D

Can you believe January is coming to a close, how fast was that !!

Well over at Dragons Lair Designs, we have all been busy working away on Inspiration projects for the BRAND NEW RELEASE on February 1st, not giving too much away here, but this one makes me smile, with its lovely blue and yellow color scheme.

Here is a teaser of one of my creations, if you want to see the rest you will have to keep an eye out for my future posts lol.




well that is about it for now, but we will be back with more juicy tidbits real soon xxxx
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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Sneaky Peek - Understated Elegance - Susan R

On February 1st a new collection will be available 
from Dragons Lair Designs.

Understated Elegance...

These two pictures give you a glimpse of something I have been doing with it...



but come back on Monday to see the whole project.

See complete details that day on my blog






Tuesday, 26 January 2016

sneaky peak-understated elegance

Understated Elegance

Hi Lynne here just to give you
all a sneaky peak at the beautiful new
mini kit Understated Elegance
I have made a bookmark with 3 of the elements
from this kit
it is actually a sliding bookmark not only
to keep your page but keep the line you are reading


Monday, 25 January 2016

Janette's First Teaser for the Febuary Release :D



Good morning crafters :D

Can you believe January is coming to a close, how fast was that !!

Well over at Dragons Lair Designs, we have all been busy working away on Inspiration projects for the BRAND NEW RELEASE on February 1st, not giving too much away here, but this one makes me smile, with its lovely blue and yellow color scheme.

Here is a teaser of one of my creations, if you want to see the rest you will have to keep an eye out for my future posts lol.

well that is about it for now, but we will be back with more juicy tidbits real soon xxxx
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Susan R's retrospect

Hi...Susan R here! 

Before we start with all the exciting new designs of 2016
I thought I would just look back...


Last year I made a Dragons Lair calendar and added a new page each month:



Each page features papers and Images from Dragons Lair Designs  - you will find more details on my own blog 


This year I have decided to make another calendar but in a different style: 6 rectangular white card blanks stuck together in a star shape.



This is the first page:





I used black card to mat the various elements from Joi Arts


and printed the freebie  Ballroom silhouette directly onto the background paper.



Do watch out for February!

Happy Crafting!





Get set for Valentine's with this great Sale :D

Just a heads up guys n gals, there is a huge sale going on over at Dragons Lair Designs, with 50% off all Love themed products.

Pop on over and have a peek now :D

The Love is all Around 50% Sale.

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Inspiration by Gwyneth - January - A Look Back

Hi Everybody!

I know it's usual to do a "Look Back" at the end of the year, but I thought I'd do a bit of a look back at how I got here, crafting and writing regularly for this blog, at the begining of this year.

I first came across the work of Janette Padley on the website craftsUprint.  Having been doing a variety of crafting most of my life I joined craftsUprint as a registered cardmaker way back in 2010.  But it wasn't until October 2012 that I made my first couple of cards using Janette's work.

These are the first two cards I ever made using two of Janette's wonderful digi-stamps of fun dragons -

Jiggy Dragon at the Beach Stamp - available in the Dragons Lair Designs Store and on cUp.

Rupert says Hello - available in the Dragons Lair Designs Store and on cUp.

Most of my early creations made using items from Dragons Lair Designs (DLD) were made using digi stamps bought via cUp, but I did then venture into using other digital downloads created by Janette as time went on.

After I'd done the first few creations using DLD items I was introduced to the Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group on Facebook and asked whether I'd like to join.  Having found out a bit about the group I jumped at the chance and it wasn't long before I was joining in the chat and challenges on offer there, and posting pictures of my creations made using DLD items.

When Fan Group members were asked if anybody would like to do a Guest post on this Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog I put my name forward and was given a date some months ahead.

Then, out of the blue, before my Guest post had even gone live, I was offered the chance to be a permanent member of the DT.  With my health being up and down, and no saying when I would or wouldn't be able to do postings, I agreed to take the DT member position on the understanding that the then DT leader was aware that I might be missing out on posts and other DT member activities occasionally.

So, I was in the strange position of my 1st post as a DT member on this Inspiration Blog (19-09-2013) actually appearing before my Guest post (16-11-2013).

This was my 1st creation to be blogged on this DLD Inspiration Blog -

Made using a digi-stamp of a Giraffe - available in the Dragons Lair Designs Store and on cUp.

I also joined the Design Team for the DLD Challenge Blog with my 1st creation for that team going live in April 2014.


Over time the names of the blogs and the name of Janette's online store have changed, I've even been made the Design Team Leader for this DLD Inspiration Blog, but the quality of the digital downloads available is still the same high quality, and the variety just grows as Janette adds new items.

So, looking forward to what's going on in 2016 - well, there's a new collection coming out 1st February so you'll see lots of inspiration posts appearing in this blog showcasing some things that can be done with that.  Also, after having a break for January, there will be a new challenge starting on the Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog the 1st Friday of February as well.  And for an even more regular fix of all things Dragons Lair then please do join us in the Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group.


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And that is it from me for today.
Please keep coming back regularly to look at new posts as, over the next few weeks, you'll find various "Inspiration by ..." posts appear on this "Dragons Lair Designs Inspiraiton Blog", as well as colouring tutorials and other posts by different Design Team members.  I'll be back with more posts over the coming months as well, so keep an eye out for those.

Stamping Dragon Designs Links
  • If you fancy trying out some of Dragons Lair Designs, please do visit the Store to find all sorts of digital goodies (you'll find great digi-stamps and lots more).
  • We are also on Etsy, so you can pop along - here - to find some Dragons Lair Designs digital downloads.
  • And why not join the "Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group" Facebook group. It's a small, fun, group where we have lots of different activities which include exclusive challenges, daily inspiration and giveaways - and there's a loyalty club for those who take part as well.
  • "Like" Us on Facebook
  • Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog : new challenge 1st Friday every month
  • Follow designer Janette Padley on Pinterest!
  • See us on CraftsUPrint
  • And on Etsy

Till next time - Have Fun Crafting!
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.)

Monday, 18 January 2016

Friday, 15 January 2016

Design Team Call


Dragons Lair Designs is looking to add new members to our design teams for 2016.

Are You Interested In Joining Us?

Who are we looking for?
Crafting Bloggers
  • Crafters! - People who love paper crafting, scrapbooking, card making, DIY altered art, and home decor and party throwing - any craft where digital downloads of the type available in the Dragons Lair Designs Store (http://dragonslairdesigns.com/shop/) can be used.
  • Crafters of any level of crafting ability can apply.  We are looking for a cross section of crafting ability and styles.
  • Bloggers! - People who already have an active blog where they upload pictures and information about their crafting, or those who want to get started on craft blogging and are willing to put in the time to create and learn.

What are the details/requirements?
The basic requirements are:
  • DT members will receive Dragons Lair Designs digital downloads to create their creations with each month, so must have access to a colour printer.
  • DT members will need to take good quality photographs of their creations, so must have access to a camera, and the means to watermark and upload their photos.
  • DT members are responsible for uploading and creating their own posts on this Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog (http://stampingdragondesigns.blogspot.co.uk/) in addition to blogging the same creation on their personal blog.
  • DT members can also choose to be members of our sister blog, the Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog (http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.ie/) and will then be responsible for providing one photo of a challenge inspiration piece each month on the theme of that month's challenge, which will go into the challenge post, as well as blogging that inspiration piece on their own blog.
  • DT members are also occasionally offered the opportunity to participate in special projects when they'll receive extra digital items to work with.
  • DT members are ultimately there to promote and showcase Dragons Lair Designs so some work beyond the creating, photographing and blogging of creations is required - making sure that the creations are seen by uploading links to the DLD blog and your own blog in an assortment of suitable groups/FB/etc, and being seen in the Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group on Facebook at least a couple of times a week.

What do you need to do to apply?
Send us your details
  • E-mail your application to dtdragonslairdesigns@gmail.com.
  • Put "Design Team Application" in the subject line.
  • Include a selection of your best work, a link to your blog, a short bio and why you would like to join us.

Any questions!
  • E-mail any questions you have to the same (dtdragonslairdesigns@gmail.com) E-mail address and somebody will get back to you, hopefully within a couple of days.
What happens then?
  • Once we receive applications our Design Team Leaders and our Designer will look at them all to decide on who will be invited to join our teams. Once a decision has been made we will contact applicants, and successful applicants will be provided with more detailed information before joining us.
Closing date?
  • Not yet confirmed, but won't be before the end of January 2016, to give those interested the chance to select the work they want to submit and compile an E-mail to send us.
  • Once a closing date is decided we will add the information here.

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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 download.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

January Inspiration from Susan R

Hi there! Susan R here...
I am delighted to announce that I have been invited to join the
 Dragons Lair Inspiration team!!

And this is my first post!!

In the Dragons Lair Facebook Group 


Lots of elements in beautiful wintry blues!!

I made a matted and layered card using elements from this...

First I printed out several pieces and cut them out.

I used the frame with Winter Beauty.


I combined the elements with some darker toning card from my stash,
finally adding some gliitter in silver and 'jade sea' to the image.





Happy Crafting!




Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year from all at Dragons Lair Designs

Welcome to 2016 with Dragons Lair Designs, we have all sorts of plans for the new year, and hope you will join us, lets start off with a Newsletter Freebie :)

If you are not a subscriber to our newsletter, now is the time to get on board to get all the latest news direct to your mailbox, and to tempt you even more you can get this Mini FREE for signing up :)

While here i must mention our Facebook Group, we have lots going on over there, aside from getting news and insights into whats coming next, you can play along with us in our games and challenges, maybe even win a prize or two :)

What do you have to loose ????

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK HERE


well that is about it for now, but we will be back with more juicy tidbits real soon xxxx

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