Sunday, May 10, 2015

Red Dragon

I've been busy colouring this weekend so just the 1 quick card! I did make my own designer brads though and it's my first make using a new kit from a company that I've never used before. Lelli-Bot crafts was on Create & Craft a few weeks ago and as I hadn't heard of them, I had to watch. They had a whole range of kits that are a little bit different. I ordered 2- this Fantasy Dragon one and Gothic Lace, which is monochrome with skulls and lace.

With the popularity of programmes like Game of Thrones, I thought this kit would be a good investment for some of the craft shows I'll hopefully be selling at during the summer! I haven't personally watched Game of Thrones but I have read the books. I tried to watch it but the 'wights' freaked me out too much in the first episode that I didn't watch any more. They weren't that creepy in my own head!

This card was super quick to make and all of the toppers and papers came from the Fantasy Dragon kit. I started with an 8x8 card blank, rounding the corners for a bit of extra detail. I then used a pearlescent grey paper for the first layer on the card, followed by layers of the patterned papers and the square topper. The message also came from the kit.

To complete the card, I added 3 large red brads to the bottom right hand side of the card. To tie them in to the theme of the card, I stamped and black embossed each one with a small dragon stamp from a Creative Expressions set that I've had forever. I used 2 different sized stamps across the 3 brads. They are not as detailed as I would like, but I'm still happy with them.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafting Musketeers 'use a die cut' 28.5
Papertake Weekly 'anything goes' 12.5
Clear It Out 'anything goes' 12.5
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges 'anything goes' 12.5
Creative Inspirations 'birthday wishes' 12.5
Polkadoodles 'things with wings' 22.5


  1. Awesome job- Thanks for sharing with us Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

  2. Stunning! Thanks for sharing at CIO for our Anything Goes Challenge. Lisa DT

  3. A fantastic card hun! Thanks for joining in with the Birthday celebrations at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  4. What a beautiful creation
    Thanks for joining us at Pennys Paper Crafty, hope to see you again soon
    Sharon DT

  5. Fantastic work!!!! It's not my style but your card is gorgeous!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations!
    Barbara GR

  6. Fabulous xx Thanks for joining the Things with wings Polkadoodles challenge. Good luck & hope to see you again soon (DT)

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting Musketeers challenge 25, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

  8. Stunning card and I'm a big Game of Throne fan too. Read the books but avidly watch the programmes too.. Many thanks for joining in with "Things with Wings" challenge over at Polka Doodles. Lou (Senior DT)