‘Ere be dragons!

The freebie image for Dragons Lair Designs Facebook  Group challenge is a broken egg! Now I know it could be a broken Easter egg but we are talking Dragons Lair so I thought -hatched dragon! It just so happens that there is a lovely digi stamp of Jiggy hatching and the top of his egg is missing so I added that image to my broken bits of egg.

Materials used: SAM_2653(watermarked)
Dragons Lair Designs – Broken Egg (request image on Facebook Page)
Dragon’s Lair Designs – Jiggy’s Hatchday
X-Press it card
A5 white card blank
Mein Lila Park – Brown Polka Dot Paper (free)
Copic pens

It took a while to work out the positioning of the two images so that one did not run into the other. A black fineliner pen filled in any gaps quite successfully.

The brown paper comes as brown and while so I coloured in the dots with the brightest green from the combination I used on the dragon.

The sentiment comes with the Jiggy’s Hatchday digi stamp.

I have entered this card into some challenges with Spring as the theme because spring heralds a flurry of new birth in nature; flowers, trees, animals, and birds are all busy producing the next generation.

Dragons are not the only ones concentrating on family, our garden birds are busy refreshing or rebuilding their nests and there is a growing sense that Spring has arrived to stay this time. I popped out into the garden this afternoon and there was a lot of bird song going on. The frogspawn is developing and not far off hatching and the water Iris is just poking out above  the water. The trees are growing ever greener as leaf buds and young shoots develop and there are more trees in blossom on my route to work. With all that and glorious sunshine and blue sky it certainly feels more like spring, could do with being a tad warmer though!

Thanks for popping by. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Dragons Lair Designs Group Challenge – March
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps #322 – Spring  (new birth!)
Allsorts Challenge Blog #354 – Spring Is In The Air
Susie Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge – Anything Goes With A Touch Of Spring
Sweet Stampin’ – Boys To Men
A Gem Of A Challenge – Spring
Crafty Friends #27 – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #167 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys #48 – Go Green
The Craft Barn – Circles In The Background
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #29 – Anything Goes
Pile It On #103 – Green and 2 Other Colours (I have used brown and blue)
That Craft Place #6 – Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle #179 – Use Some Green
Lacy Sunshine Colour and Craft Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #16 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #11 – Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge #303 – Make It Green




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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17 Responses to ‘Ere be dragons!

  1. Kath says:

    Fun image, fabulous colouring and a great design.
    Thank you for joining our Spring colours challenge this week at Allsorts.


  2. Laura ElleBi says:

    What a lovely card!
    Thank you for joining Crafty friends

  3. ginny says:

    Hey Pippa! Great idea to add the broken egg bits – makes a fun design! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [ ATG / Use a Clock]
    Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

  4. Judy V says:

    Cute, cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter ‘N’ Sparkle!

  5. Danielle Vincent says:

    Awwww….such a cute card and an adorable sentiment. Really nice job with putting those two images together! Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenges.

  6. Wedgie says:

    Super cute card!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  7. vic says:

    Oh, this is sooo cute! love your colouring.Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week, at Glitter n Sparkle – Vic, DT x.

  8. Elizabeth H. says:

    Love this darling “Hatch Day” card!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Piel it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  9. Maarit says:

    Very cute card for a boy, thank you for playing with Sweet Stampin’. Hope you can join our new challenge today too. Have a lovely weekend!

    Love and hugs

  10. Ros Crawford says:

    What a great card for our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  11. annie says:

    Beautiful card and whole creation is stunning. Thanks for joining in our current challenge.xx
    {aNNie Crafty Friends Challenge DT Member}

  12. Wendy Townsend says:

    So sweet, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends this time, xxx

  13. Tanya OD says:

    Great card, love the fun image 🙂

  14. Tamie Camp says:

    Super cute dragon image and I adore the sentiment. Just perfect in every way. http://bgpaynecrafts.blogspot.ca/2016/03/a-bicycle-made-for-two.html

    • Tamie Camp says:

      sorry that bottom part should say this not that link. I apologize for the mess up. Again Thank you for playing with the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge.

      Tamie DT

  15. Denise says:

    Such a sweet card, love the design and dragon image. Thanks for entering over at Lemon Shortbread, good luck and hope to see you again.
    Denise DT

  16. Jane Collman says:

    Happy Hatch Day…love it!! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge!
    Jane x

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