Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Some Grunge for the Lord of the Manor

I have been collecting the tarot cards that Lost Coast Designs has and this dapper Lord of the Non-Linear Thoughts became my focal point on an A4 sized card. I used the 3 inch Grunge Border using the parts to catch the tire treads since after all it is one for the men and boys so also their toys:)  Distress Inks watered down on glass made up my background with the number "3" mirrored from the card stenciled with a Dylusions stencil with inks.  I stamped the card portion separately and attached to the front after inking it down to go with the grunge look of the card.  Now what non-linear thoughts are I have no idea but in my mind linear translated to lines so on went 3 (of course) round eyelets.  I will Google it after writing this up so I will know next time....learning everyday still!

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Lost Coast Designs Christmas in July Event

Well, we got all excited about Halloween with Half-of-ween and Skellie Fest, now it's time to get excited about Christmas!  And I need to start in July to be ready for December so good idea and now feeling all hot and muggy and Christmasy :)  So to get a jump on the tree thing I made a tag ornament with the friendly Waving Santa from Carmen's Veranda, check one thing off the list!  I used a wooden tag from the dollar store and covered with some Dylusions paints and brick stencil and added some "25's" then added some red paper at the bottom for the sentiment from Party Words found at Lost Coast Designs.  I stamped  Christmas Lights  on top of the bricks, the lights are also Carmen's Veranda.. Colored the lights and Santa with markers, fussy cut Santa out and glued to the tag. Some bling and lots of glitter bead paste with some snowflakes with a gel pen and the string for him to hang on the tree and greet folks.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Want a Sneak Peek?

Yep, I am gonna tease you a bit with this one!  Just a bit of what I will show you on the Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog  and the details of our new collection release.  It is worth a few days wait; I promise :)

See you in a couple of days with the rest of the story so check back and definitely checkout all of the teams makes...they are sooo awesome!

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

June's Head to Head Challenge at DLD

"Head" on over to Dragons Lair Designs Facebook Fan Page and get in on the Head to Head Challenge for June....sorry for the bad pun just couldn't resist it ;)  It is easy to play just follow HERE and buy the mini kit Lost and Found Treasures; make up something wonderful for us to see and post it HERE.  Easy peasy and of course you may win next month's kit to play along so come give it a go.  Here is my digital mail art.  I love mail art and this kit made me think of a gorgeous envelope arriving with a well written letter inside..no email!  

And we aren't through with the challenges either!  Run or walk briskly HERE for our coloring challenge. You can do anything you want, color as is with traditional methods or digitally use it like I did here with a bright summer card.  All the instructions on how to get the digi and enter are at the link. So many fun things to do keep so our page at the top of your list to check out each day and see and most important join in the fun!

Buy, download, then either work with the items digitally, start digitally then print out and complete your crafting as a hybrid project, or print straight out and do your usual papercrafting.

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Our June Challenge theme is "One for the Men" you can make any masculine themed project for young and older and enter for a voucher to spend at the Dragons Lair Designs Store :) http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.co.uk/

Monday, June 13, 2016

Happy Birthday Mama

Well, we will be spending Mama's birthday in the hospital, but while she is sleeping I decided I could still make something for her digitally since my stash is all at home!  Not one drop of glue nor scissors do I have with me.....not enough room in the bag I packed.  So to help me out I grabbed the Showcase Sunday Freebie from Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog.  To help our with not having my pictures handy I  am having to make do with a freebie picture from Red Lead that looks just like my mama's baby pic ;)  This is a 'Taste of Summer' and can be found HERE at the Inspiration Blog.

So, hospital or no, we will be together and celebrate her 74th bday...shhh, I did not leak that info!  It will be the naughty step for me for sure!

You can gather up freebies and challenges and  prize vouchers to spend at the Dragons Lair Designs Store, too, and make a memory in just a few minutes that you will treasure for a lifetime.  And busy moms, don't let those special times slip past without that awesome photo you snapped not being given a place of honor with such ease to type out the details you want to remember forever.  Digital scrapbooking is a wonderful way to do this and you have the joy of a scrapbook with the ease of storage on your computer and the bonus of printing them out when you have that rare minute to have a scrapbook to hold!  I sure wish this had been around when my kids were babies...so many little details get forgotten as the memory gets so chock full of details.

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 items.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Haunted House at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda

Note; I just realized this didn't publish so the event is past but here are my details!
It's Half-of-Ween at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and that means halfway point to Halloween!  All of my stamps were levitating out of their folders to get a chance to play...they can't wait until Halloween either!  So here they are first from Lost Coast Designs: Skull with Wings, Murder of Crows, ATC Grunge Background, Crow Border,, and now, Carmen's Veranda: Small Witches, Three Trees, and Large Skeleton Shrine. They all gathered together to form a haunted house to play at until the happy month gets here :)

 And a what if?  What if....good old Alfred had been inspired after watching the Oz bunch instead of some birds?  Yep, then we would have had the much more terrifying "The Monkeys" coming into YOUR theater soon!  

All coming at ya from Carmen's Veranda (except for one small crossover from Oz that landed at Lost Coast Designs: Wizard of Oz set 2 Alfred Hitchcock Standing, Three Trees, Flying Monkeys Background

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Some Late Play with Sugar Brights Collection

As many of you know, I am sadly having to deal with my mom being diagnosed with lung cancer, the same evil disease that took my dad 5 months ago.  Never ever imagined this all happening so close together, well, never imagined it to be totally honest.  I  am trying to take some time while she is resting to color some and tonight while she is in the hospital I am doing some digital work.  Things that I can easily stop and pick up as the time demands it but enough to help with  the anxiety and depression that comes with being a caregiver to a loved one.

The amazing design team at Dragons Lair Designs had a wonderful blog hop where the participants were rewarded with a piece of the Sugar Brights Collection (and it is in the pound section!)  at each stop ending up with the whole collection!  It is a beautiful and bright kit with lots of awesome summery elements to it.  As I was unable to participate with my teamies I wanted to have a go with it tonight. 

How sunny is this?  Love, love the sunflowers!  The links below will take you to the magic of Dragons Lair Designs where challenges, our store, and lots of inspiration await you....even FREEBIES!  Yes, every Sunday the talented Janette, our leader and creator of all things Dragons Lair, has a Showcase Sunday that includes a challenge and a freebie for all who visit!  As a matter of fact, I think I will have a play with today's freebie next!


Please stop by our Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog for June where the theme is 'One for the Men".  There is a prize voucher to spend at the Dragons Lair Designs Store for our winner that Mr. Random Generator graciously chooses for us!

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 items.