Dragons Lair Designs For The Men

Time for the start of a new monthly challenge at Dragons Lair Designs. This month the theme is ‘One For The Men’. I managed to find a couple of pirate themed set to use.


Materials used: 
Dragons Lair Designs – Billy’s Dress Up Pirate
Dragons Lair Designs – Walking The Plank Mini Kit
pirate map acrylic stamp
birthday greeting and Ahoy acrylic stamps
metal ship charm
X-Press It card
printer card
Copic pens
Polychromo pencils
5inch square card blank folded to make an easel card

From the Walking the Plank kit I used the double frame and two of the papers.

Billy has been resized to fit the larger of the two frames, coloured with Copics and fussy cut. The Pirate Map was stamped onto the lighter paper and coloured with pencils before being attached behind the smaller frame. It took a bit of careful measureing and cutting but I did manage to back the frames without the problem of overlap!

The card blank has been lined with the darker of the papers. I used a spare snippet of the lighter paper to make up the card stopper.

The challenge runs until the end of June so why not give it a go, you could win a prize! There are lots of ideas on the blog and Facebook page and plenty of kits to choose from in the shop. All the relevant links are below.

Thank you for visiting today. Take care.


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I would like to enter my card in to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #178 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #21 – Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks #11 – Anything Goes
Cards Calore Encore #June – Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds Creations #16 – Anything Goes
Lil  Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #34 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #114 – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #314 – Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner 9 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps And More Challenge #196 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #280 – Anything Goes


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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9 Responses to Dragons Lair Designs For The Men

  1. Florence says:

    Ahoy there Pippa, What a great pirate. Super card. Have a lovely weekend.
    Flo x

  2. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Your gorgeous card would be great for any young lad to receive.
    Lorraine DT

  3. Hi this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. jmhave44 says:

    Another cute image, well handled. Love the old parchment look of the design paper, and the treatment you’ve given the treasure map. Good work on creating those fab frames that fit perfectly too. Delightful card for a guy type person!!! Hugs & TFS

  5. Bluedaisy says:

    This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for challenge #34!

    Tracy (aka Blue Daisy)

  6. Kandis says:

    Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart challenge.

  7. Rahmat says:

    Lovely pirate card, the vintage color scheme works so well here, thanks for joining us at ATSM.

  8. Ileana A. says:

    Lovely creation! I love vintage style!

    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge June ATG.

  9. Great internet site! It looks extremely expert! Maintain the good work!

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