Here be Dragons!

Not so much dragons more Dragons Lair Designs Facebook Challenge. This is a new progressive challenge I came across while catching up with various groups and friends on Facebook. The Dragons Lair Fan Page is a closed group so you need to request to join. You then request the image on the understanding that you will make and post a project using it. If you do not enter you will be excluded from the next freebie image. The image for the current challenge is a great one for those tricky male cards.

Materials used:SAM_2366(watermarked)
Dragons Lair Image from Facebook Group
acrylic greetings stamps
black archival ink
red, black, and cream card stock
stamping card
15cm white square card base
various designer papers from stash

I printed out my images to the required size, one for a card and two for ATC’s, then coloured them with the Copics. I cut the background from the centres of the images and backed them using designer papers then cut around the outer edge of the images to form my toppers.

For the card I used the card blank to make up an easel card and covered the front and inside with the red and cream card leaving thin border of red one each edge. I attached the topper to the front then stamped ‘cheers’ in the bottom right corner. I stamped ‘happy birthday’ onto a scrap of the cream card and matted it onto a slightly larger piece of red card then attached it inside the card with foam pads to make the stopper.

SAM_2369(watermarked)To make up the ATC’s I cut the blanks from red card then added a smaller piece of black card on top before attaching my image. I used the ‘cheers’ stamp on cream card matted onto red card and attached it to the bottom of the ATC.

If Dragons Lair is new to you, why not visit their page and check out what they are up to. There is plenty of inspiration and it may even encourage you to have a go at the challenge yourself.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Dragons Lair Designs Facebook Group Challenge
Beccy’s Place Challenge – October
Not Just Cards
2 Creative Chicks #3
Sweet Stamps October Challenge
Inspiration Destination #56
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #250
613 Avenue Create Challenge #146


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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8 Responses to Here be Dragons!

  1. A great image for a male card and I love the atc’s too. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Lorraine DT

  2. Mary H. says:

    A cute image, and looks great with the way you’ve paired it up with the easel fold of your sweet card. TFS & Have a great weekend. Hugs

  3. Beccy Muir says:

    Great card Pippa, I love the image… you’re right about it being perfect for those tricky male cards. I really like the wide, buff coloured frame and the narrow red border all around your card. The easel fold base is fabulous too, and works well to show off the image.

  4. Florence says:

    Super card. Cheers! x

  5. Dianne says:

    Fabulous card and ATC’s thank you for joining us over on Inspiration Destination
    Dianne x

  6. Petra says:

    well done ! thanks for joining october challenge, Petra DT Beccy’s Place

  7. Lori Thomas says:

    Thank you for joining us this month at
    Not Just Cards
    The team now have a Facebook Group where you can share and promote all your wonderful work, come and join us please. Paper Crafting Facebook Group
    Hugs Lori

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