New monthly challenge at Dragons Lair Designs

Today sees the start of the new challenge at Dragons Lair Designs and this month the theme is: It’s a zoo out there! So let’s see what animals you can come up with.


Materials used:
Dragons Lair Designs – Sitting Cat Digi Stamp
Dragons Lair Designs – Animal Magic (Cat) Mini Kit 
Clarity Stamp – Poppies and Field Mice Set
acrylic greetings stamp
printer card
X-Press It card
Copic pens
UTEE and Versamark pad
white A5 card blank

The card blank has been cut and scored to make a double easel card.

The backing papers are printed from the mini kit onto printer card. The frame is also from the mini kit and has been printed at the required size with the sitting cat inside it on X-Press It card.  A second copy of the sitting cat along with a couple of smaller versions have been printed out, fussy cut and then embossed with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.

The edge of the frame was masked off with post-it notes and the poppies stamped in then another poppy image stamped on the remaining card. Both poppy images have been coloured with Copics.  The second poppies image has been trimmed to size to fit the smaller panel and the greeting stamped on the bottom with black ink.

The large embossed cat image has been attached over the base image with foam pads adn the two smaller cats have been stuck to the inside to form the panel stoppers.

I hope you will come along and have a go at our challenge yourself. There are prizes to be won! If you need inspiration here are some useful links:

Dragons Lair Designs Links

  • If you fancy trying out some of Dragons Lair Designs, please do visit the Store to find all sorts of digital goodies for crafting, and the minimum spend is only £2 (you’ll find great digi-stamps and lots more).
  • And why not join the “Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group” on Facebook. 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 where taking part gets you points, winning gets you more points, and get enough points and you get a voucher to spend in the shop.
  • We have a page on Facebook. If you like the creations I’ve made using Dragons Lair Designs digital downloads then we’d love it if you popped over and “Like” us.
  • See us on CraftsUPrint
  • Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog : new challenge the first Friday of every month
  • Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog : a showcase blog for lots of different crafting made using Dragon Lair Designs
  • Then of course there’s the Dragon Boss Lady’s own blog – Straight From The Craftroom

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.



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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3 Responses to New monthly challenge at Dragons Lair Designs

  1. Florence says:

    Beautiful card Pippa. Loving the poppies. They really stand out together with the black cat.
    Hugs Flo x

  2. Hi this is stunning I love it. Hugs Jackie

  3. Katie says:

    Beautiful card

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