Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Animals Challenge with Yawning Lion

Good Morning, Everyone

It is time for a great new weekly challenge at

 LEJ Designs Challenge Blog

 with a fab topic of


This week we  will have two winners;  the first 
 randomly drawn name will win 3 Digis of  their choice from

   LEJ Designs  

where great digital art is available to buy. There are fab digital stamps 
and pre coloured toppers. 

The second randomly drawn name will win £5.00 worth of goodies of their choice from 

We are a new company, Started in 2012 and we are family owned and run.  All our wooden, metal and plastic items are made to order here at our site.  So we always will have our items in stock.  All our wooden items are made from 3mm ply or 3mm MDF.  Please note Grain and colour will varie to pictures as wood is a natural product.  We are working with plastic at the moment.

We have our own CNC machines here on the premises and all our designs and artwork are designed and cut in house.


Don't forget to use an LEJ Designs digital image to be entered into the

 special weekly prize draw.

This is a rolling jackpot and this week some lucky person could win five digis from LEJ Desings. How lucky can you get.

I used the yawning lion image this week, another fab image from

I printed the lion onto acetate and backed it with transparent adhesive sheet and layed on gold leaf. It is quite a fun exercise trying to use the sheets of gold leaf as they are so delicate it is hard to lift them from the tissue then they try to float off everywhere!
I selected a cream 11 inch  x 7 inch card blank and some adirondack cooredinations card. I embossed these with a leaf mask and sanded back , tore to shape and arranged onto card blank then topped it with the gold leaf lion.

I made the ribbon from twill and a cat  paw rubber stamp.

The smaller image I made while playing on Serif.

I love this lion; she is yawning but instead of looking vulnerable she looks very powerful with those strong muscles and large teeth; she is very beautiful.

Vee xx

I would like to enter this into the challenge at

 Truly Madly Crafty Challenge 

where the theme is


OOh La La Creations Challenge Blog 

where the theme is




  1. Hi Vee. Fantastic card the lion is fantastic and the layout is fab. Caroline xxx

  2. FAB card Vee love the image and the papers. Chris xx

  3. Hi Vee love the roaring lion, the colours of the background are perfect.

  4. fabulous Vee - really love this Hugs rachel xx

  5. A wonderful card Vee, I love the colours of the embossed and distressed backers and the paw print ribbon x

  6. Really beautiful vee, I love the leafy backgrounds and the mini version of the image is fab too
    Lindsay xx

  7. Such a beautifully designed card Vee, the image is gorgeous and I love the textures


  8. I love this card Vee, the layout and the image are fab Px

  9. Really nice. I like the stamp and I like how you have a large image and a small image. Well done.

  10. Great card Vee, love how you've used the image xx

  11. thank you very much for the lovely comments. Vee xx

  12. Beautiful card Vee, I'm in awe of your fabulous design!

  13. Beautiful!!
    Thanks for joining in over at TMC Challenge.

  14. Such a striking design and so unusual. Thank you for joining our Whiskers Challenge at Ooh La La creations

    Alli D


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Vee xx