Sep 5, 2014

Dragons Lair September Challenge

Hi Ladies I have joined the Dragons Lair Design Team,

Dragons Lair SHOP:  HERE  

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Dragons Lair Challenge Blog HERE


These are the projects I came up with using their 
Holly Dayz Design
for the September Challenge
Theme. Anything but a Card

I use the Alphabet. HERE

and the Matting layers HERE

A Christmas Hanging Ornament 

I have sized the 4 mats 15 cm Sq
and wrapped the lace across the mat diagonally,
the lace on each mat is in the opposite direction.

I then stuck the mats to green card and re-cut the shape allowing about a 1cm boarder, to make the mats stronger.

To stick the Mats to the ribbon I cut 4 green matting layers        13cm Sq, and placed them 7 cm apart on the ribbon, then stuck the the front layers to the backing mats.

Each letter is sized at 9 cm
and backed on to a 3-1/2 inch Scalloped  punched circle
these were raised on foam tape to lift them.

I arranged the holly and ivy leave on each layer, and added the poinsettias to the centre, and tucked the 3 red berries under the poinsettias.

And finished with a large red organza bow. 

Christmas Hanging Decoration
Peace, Noel and Joy.

For this Ornament
I sized the mats smaller for each word.

Starting with Peace
back layer 19cm Square
Front layer 15cm

Back layer 17 cm Sq
front layer 13cm Sq

Back layer 14cm Sq
Front layer 11cm Sq

I put a Square mat behind each layer to strengthen  it.
the layers are raised on foam tape.

Each letter was sized to 3cm
and has a 3- 1/2 cm cream scalloped circle behind each one.

I added white poinsettias, holly and ivy leaves, and a mulberry paper dove with a feather behind it.

I assembled this project, the same way as the Hanging Noel.

Hanging Decoration

I use 12 x 3inch mat layers in 2 different colour schemes.
Folded each mat, in half, and stuck them back to back.
(before I stuck the last mat layer together)
I threaded fine florist wire, through the top and bottom of the little wooden angel
and threaded mixed beads on to the wire,  tied a ribbon loop, to the top beads, and hid the join, with a little bow.

I glued the gold tassel to the centre folds, before 1 stuck the end mat layer together.

Blog Candy Give Away

Welcome to everyone looking in from Dragons Lair Designs
To say a big thank you for popping over
I will give one of these ornaments away
please leave a comment to be in with a chance to win,
don't forget to leave your name, 
and if you came over via dragons lair, 
I will pop the winner up next Friday, here and on Dragons Lair.

many thanks

Thank you for your comment, you are now in with a chance to win.
1. Barbara Gibney. 2. Phil Curren. 3.Kathleen Murtagh. 4. Aiveen Judge, 5. Anne Lennon, 6. Liz Mulvey. 7. Kathleen Murphy,          8. Geraldine, 9. Jenny Mc Eneff, 10. Siobhan Moore, 11. Angela. 12. Clare Honan. 13. Ethel Ahern. 14. Linda Cameron. 15. Roberta


  1. Just love the Christmas decorations.
    Phil Curran

  2. Very Artistic & Decorative, Great imagination Well Done!!
    Kathleen Murtagh

  3. Beautiful. If I win one I will not have to make one. Hint, hint. Aiveen

  4. Congrats Yvonne on joining DT Love the decorations Looking forward to seeing more here and already following on Dragons Lair

  5. Hi Yvonne!
    Delighted you have joined a design team so more people and see and enjoy your work!!!

  6. lovely work Yvonne see you next month

  7. So Christmassy and very inspiring work. ger x

  8. They are beautiful Yvonne Regards Siobhan

  9. Your decorations are gorgeous Yvonne. Well done on getting on to the Dragons Lair design team

  10. second time commenting on your gorgeous hangy thingies well done and hope I win if I do it will be a first.

  11. You are so talented and gifted ........ love your work. Ethel

  12. Hi Yvonne, congratulations on joining the Dragon's Lair. The Christmas decorations are fab and have inspired me to start on my Christmas cards ! Linda

  13. Fabalistic card there is no end to your creations

  14. As usual, a top class card and design!


Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate, you taking the time to leave one. and will do my best to answer every one.
Yvonne xx