Monday, 29 April 2013

Stephen King Knightmare

Hi All, Welcome to a new challenge at Haunted Design House, and that challenge is.......

Stephen King Knightmare

Now, not the sort of guy you would use as a muse to tell your kids their bedtime stories, but for this challenge lets get sick and twisted and use the unhealthy mind of  Stephen King as inspiration.  You can use his books, movies and comic books as your muse.

I decided to go with one of his movies .........Maybe I found this one particularly scary, cos 
I HATE clowns!

Not that you can tell from the photo, but this is an easel card, the main image is from the net and the elephants are digi stamps from Smeared Ink's new Circus set.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge(s)

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

DT Throwdown ~ Leather and Lace

I have finally plucked up the courage to join my friends at Quoth the Raven and enter the SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM  DT Throwdown Challenge, The theme this week is Leather and/or Lace. Please visit the Smeared and Smudged Forum to check out the other Quoth the Raven entries.

Here is my entry

For this card is have used leather effect card, but the lace is real :). The image is of Edgar Alan Poe by Smeared Ink from their Quoth the Raven digi set

Please visit the Smeared & Smudged  DT Throwdown Forum to place your votes :)

Voting starts Thursday 25/02/13 at 12.01noon and ends Friday 26/04/12 at 12 midnight.

* Don't forget you can still enter Quest 20 at QUOTH THE RAVEN - PICK ANY 3 *

Monday, 22 April 2013

Glitter and Gore

Before we move on to today's post I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all those who left kind comments and gave me moral support regarding the unkind comment left by an anonymous blogger on my previous post. I could have deleted the comment, but I have left it, as a reminder, to those that need it, of how not to behave :).

Now on to happier news....... we have a new challenge starting today at Smudgy Antics and the theme for the next two weeks is Glitter and Gore. You are to create something.......anything you like, just so long as you use a stamp, rubber or digi. Please check out the rules at Smudgy Antics before you enter.

Here is what I came up with  

The base of the card has been glittered using double sided sticky tape and black glitter.  Next I created a frame around the flyer for Gore Couture (an online shop) using the same technique. The main image is called Sex Kitten and she is from the Zombie Pin~up set by Smeared Ink, which I have coloured with promarkers and Le Plumes.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge(s)

Gothic Stamp Pad - Gothic Cuties
Sparkle N Springle - Use a digital Image
Catered Crop - Add a Glitter
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi
Drunken Stamper - Twilight - Creatures of the Night
Pattie's Creations - Make it Sparkle

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Dirty Vintage

Welcome to the Smeared and Smudged April Member Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Anna's blog, then you are on the right track, if not you can find the blog roll on my side bar. The theme this month is Dirty Vintage ~ Use vintage style images.... and make it dirty by grunging it up, distressing it, or making it just plain DIRTY!

Here is what I came up with

The image is from the net, the sentiment is a stamp from Viva Las Vegas Stamps. All embellishments are from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge(s)

Frilly & Funkie - Vintage Upcycle ( Ornate feather was part of the wrapping from a gift I received)
Live & Love Crafts Challenge - Bingo (Lace, Vintage, Pearls)

PS  on Monday 22/04/13 Mr Rick St Dennis MFA very kindly awarded me his award of excellence, please see below :)

Thank You Rick 

Monday, 15 April 2013

Skeletal Remains

WooHoo! for the next two weeks the very generous Lily Chilvers of the Octopode Factory will be sponsoring the new challenge at Haunted Design House,

and that new challenge is Skeletal Remains...... create something depicting the image of a skull or skeleton.  You will find loads of skellie inspiration in the Octopode Factory Etsy store, or if you prefer rubber stamps, then take a look~see here

I have used the Skull with Roses and Banner digi stamp from the Octopode Etsy shop I printed the sentiment onto the banner, coloured both images with promarkers and decoupaged them, not that you can tell from the photo. I then added lots of metal skellie embellishments

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge(s)

ABC Challenges - 123 ( 1 DP, 2 Images, 3 Skeletal Hands)

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Quoth the Raven Nevermore - Quest 20

The time has come to prepare ye for thy new Quest. The Master hath provided thee with a fine list of articles beseeching to be transformed into creations of such divine glory that may be humbly offered for his perusal.

Choose thee ANY 3 items and create something which doth please thy artistic hankerings :-) But remember - thy offering MUST be related to Edgar Allan POE to be worthy of attaining the Prize. 
Bring ye not thy slushy and mushy if it be not related to POE in some instance, for thou shalt not be rewarded.


Here is my offering to the Master

I have chosen Flowers, Lace and Metal, but I have also used feathers, scarlet, ravens and Poe
The image is called Fallen by Victoria Frances.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge(s)

Monday, 8 April 2013

Smudgy Antics Tic Tac Toe

Time for a new challenge at Smudgy Antics and for the next two weeks the challenge is Tic Tac Toe

All you have to do is choose a line from the grid, it can be vertical, horizontal or diagonal and use the three items from your chosen line on your project, which can be whatever you want, so long as it includes a stamped image (rubber or digi) Please check out the rules at Smudgy Antics before you enter :)

I decided to go with the top horizontal line - flowers, metal, ribbon

 This is a close up of the image

This is a digi stamp image from the new Specimen Jar set from Smeared Ink. I have coloured her with Promarkers, cut her out and mounted her onto a die cut by spellbinders.  The BP is a freebie from Bearly Mine Designs. The metal rose and tassel are a gift from my good friend Blackdragon. All other embellishments are from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Monday, 1 April 2013

Bare Bones

Hi There, Hope you are all enjoying your bank holiday Monday :)  Today is the start of a new 2 week challenge at Haunted Design House and that challenge is..... Bare Bones/CAS (clean & simple), which means you are to create something without any embellishments, that's right none, nada, zilch, nothing! Those that know me will know just how hard this is for me....... I love my embellishments, the more the better LOL
I decided to make and ATC, to cut down on the temptation :)

Here it is

The image is called Steampunk Mermaid by Hannah Aitchison. The Die is by Spellbinders and the Backing Paper is a freebie and I'm sorry, I can't remember where from :(

I would like to enter this ATC into the following challenge(s)