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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Dragons Lair

Hello my crafting friends, well today 28 years ago I gave birth to my beautiful Son, he has always been a joy and I am very proud of him. So Happy Birthday Jonny!

I have always made my children's cards these last few years so this was no exception but what to do was the problem, he loved the series Game of Thrones and has always liked Dragons, therefore, I decided to use Flights of Fantasy CD Rom to make a card. This is what I came up with:

My apologies for the bad images, as I said before my PC has died so have been trying to use the software that is on this old service set up and cannot get what I want, just to crop is a feat in itself lol! Some posts are scheduled so that is why the images are as they have always been, I have posts scheduled through February so I hope to have a working PC by the time they run out lol!

Now on this CD there are loads of fabulous images but very few of Men for the Male cards, these two images were among them and seeing as they were this size I felt they suited a gate-fold card. So I scored and folded a sheet of Black card, found some nice Green papers on the CD, cut these to size and matted up the front, the images did not look right straight onto these so I got an old, and I mean old, paper pad out and found some paper showing negative of leaves, I quite liked this so I cut to size and matted and layered on top of the Green papers, on top of this I mounted the images on either side of the gate folds.

On the inside I matted it up with Gold Linen textured card then on the two sides I matted some more paper from the CD, sorry this is not very visible here but I have to say looking at the image on my laptop freaked me out a bit as it looked just like a ghost like figure of a face in the paper on the right inner fold. The pattern is like folds of material and its between the folds that look like a face lol!

In the center I attached two half doily die cuts from the Downton Abbey range, arranging them in the top & bottom corners.

I printed off an image of this beautiful Red Dragon and attached it in the center using Foam tape.

I shall add a verse to one of the inner gate folds before giving him the card as at the moment I have just die cut 'With Love' & 'Son' out of Red miri card and put these at the bottom of the gate folds on the front.

Items Used:

Sheena Douglass Black Card
Crafters Companion Twin Papercrafting CD Rom Collection  Flights of Fantasy
Crafters Companion Dowton Abbey Metal Die Half Doily
Creative Expressions Foundation Card Rich Green
12 X 12 Paper Pad (own stash)
Create and Craft Gold Linen Textured Miri Card 
Foam Tape
Red Stars Miri card (own stash)
Tattered Lace Die 'With Love'
Joanna Sheen Signature Die 'Son'

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Hello Jacquie,
    This is fabulous. I love the images. I've been looking back at your postings as I've been missing again. I don't know how I forget to pop in, but I've written you in my book to remind me. Then again, I'm no big miss!!!
    Maureen xx

  2. Love the fab images and details. Just

  3. What a fabulous fantasy card Jacquie, I am sure your son will love it. Hugs Jennifer xx

  4. This is gorgeous Jacquie, I love the images on this CD, a perfect card for a Game of Thrones fan.

  5. Happy birthday to your son Jacquie!! I bet he will just love this card, you really captured the fantasy feel with these images. What a wonderful masculine card!! hugs :)

  6. Hi jacquie, hope your son enjoyed his birthday and liked his card. It's always difficult to make male cards, but this one is perfect. Janice xx

  7. Brilliant card, I hope your son is suitably impressed with the choice of images. They look great as a gatefold card. Cara x

  8. Hi Jacquie
    I'm not into the fantasy thing but this is ideal for someone who is. Hope Jonny had a great day. Bet he loved this card.
    Ang x


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