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Sunday, 24 April 2016

HOW ABOUT A LITTLE CUTESIE CREEPY ?

Well Hellooooooo :-D
I know I haven't been in before during this week, but I have been busy sprucing up garden furniture, drawing new images and some medical schtuff this past week.

I ran out of paint and varnish, so today I am down here playing with my craft stuff.

I have made a little Gothic card for a friend who likes 'cutesie/creepy' and this is what I came up with ...... not too scary but at least she has an eyeball topping on her slightly mouldy cupcake. !! Well - she couldn't have a 'normal' cake cake could she ???!!! LoL


The main image is by ANGIE ADDISON and is called " Daisy May + Cupcake".
The background is made of two images by me at IKEsART - Castle Room and Knight 1.

OK - I might be popping back in later if I finish these drawings but thank you for stopping by today :-D

Challenges I would like to enter:

Get Creative Challenges #37 - Gothic/Medieval




Wednesday, 13 April 2016

DARK POETRY

Hi there Peeps,

I was Blog browsing today and was totally inspired by something I found that led me to MAGALY GUERRERO - Dark Poetry For The Cruelest Month.
I have decided to follow the prompt for  " April 13th - Haibun " but I don't know if I am supposed to exactly follow the picture. ?!! This could also go for ' Forgiveness and Memory ' I guess, but I am not sure if I am too late for that one !!



Now - I haven't a clue if I am doing this exactly right but here's what I came up with for a ' Haibun '.



Well - let's see.... whatever happens I enjoyed myself doing it and was totally inspired by MAGALY GUERRERO   :-D

All images are by me at IKEsART.

Thanks for dropping in and sorry about the scary image !!! :-D

Challenges I would like to enter:

Cruelest Month Challenge  - Apr 13th – Let’s Haibun Her a Tale – Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month, 2016 (Day 6)
“Forgiveness and Memory” ;  http://magalyguerrero.com/forgiveness-and-memory/

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

LITTLE BITTY ATCs

Me again,
I just popped in with my two ATCs that I made for Wicked Wednesday.
The Sponsor there this week is MISS RACH and I not only adore her images, I have loads of them so what better excuse to firk some out and colour them up. Here are my ATCs using  " Honey Bee " and  " Spring Hedgehog ".
I coloured them both with Promarkers.


Honey Bee has a little snippet of daisy parchment behind and a die cut honeycomb strip. I stamped his sentiment using Studio G mini Alphabet Set.
His wings were given a touch of Stickles for glitz and glimmer :-D


The Hedgie has a background made using a kit from Kristin Aagard Designs which is called " Gnome Garden ".

Right-ho, I'm off to feed my flock of kitties now so I will be back tomorrow :-D
Thanks for dropping in xxxxxxxxxxxxx


Challenges I am entering:




FEELING CREATIVE

Hello Peeps,
Here I am with a couple of cards I did today to use images I either got for FREE or that were for Progressive Challenges..... if I don't do it now I will forget !!!

My first one uses the image from Cre8tive Hands.  This one is the Freebie this month for the Progressive Challenge on FaceBook.
I coloured the flowers with Promarkers and used backing papers from a FREE set I got this morning from Far Far Hills which is called " May Grass ".
I fussy cut around the right-hand edges of the flowers to show the paper inside the card.



My second is made using a fabulous FREE digi kit and cutting File I got from LITTLE SCRAPS OF HEAVEN yesterday.
This birdie is sooo cute. I have used the pre-coloured digi image and the backing papers for this one but I shall be putting him through my cutting machine in the future :-D
I followed a sketch for this design, and the circles were made with my beloved make up sponges dipped in inks :-D They work fine so long as to keep one for every colour cuz if you wash the sponges they go hard and crispy and not exactly round !!


I have to go scratch about in the garden now as there are things to do and it really is too nice to be inside :-D
Thank you for dropping in :-D xxxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenges #265 - Sketch with optional Spring theme
I Love Promarkers Challenge #206 - 2 Colours only  (Floral Card at Top)
Scrap Creations - Go Green 

Monday, 4 April 2016

A LITTLE BIT SNARKY

Good morning - it's lovely and sunny here today and the weather woman says it will get up to 30 degrees this week.... wowza !!! in APRIL ?????

Anyways, I am popping in with my piece for the latest Challenge over at SOSS and their theme is J for Joke.
I have actually coloured up one of my own digis for this card. She is called 'Little Miss Innocence - NOT !!', and I have put here with papers from a freebie set I got last week called 'You're My Muse' by LIANA SCRAP, but I changed the colours in PSE9.



INSIDE


That's all I've got for now as it's cleaning day today and then I have to get the Blogs ready for tomorrow :-)

Don't forget that the new Challenge over at SUYP Cats Challenges starts tomorrow. 
See you later :-D xxxxxxxxxx


Challenges I am entering:


Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #56 - J is for Joke

Thursday, 31 March 2016

A LITTLE PIECE OF POE

Hello Peeps - nearly the weekend again eh ?!!

I have popped in to show my piece I made for a POE Challenge and also a Challenge to use a Game Piece.

I altered a kiddy puzzle piece by painting it white and then stamping some text on it. I inked the edges and added a stamped POE image (Smeared Ink stamp). My wood crow is from Things To Alter... Jac makes fabulous wooden pieces for your mixed media creations.... find the shop HERE

I attached it to a papier mache spooky hand and then I made some fabric roses. I added some plastic mesh and trailing cloth leaves and then attached my roses. The ink well was made from an old kiddy paint pot (like in those old paint by numbers sets !!!) and the quill is made from a chicken feather - kindly donated by one of my chicky 'Girls' :-D






The wooden base was covered with some Crow paper.

Thank you for popping in xxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:


Things To Alter FaceBook Challenge - Use a Game Piece 
Dream in Darkness Challenge #12

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

YOU CRAZY DIGGING DOG !!!

Hi there,

Well, my dog is definitely a crazy digging dog !!! If I am in the garden weeding, you can guarantee he is right behind me digging to China !!!!  After the rain too, when the earth is wet, he is out there digging, digging, digging !!! He comes rushing in, with a huge smile on his face and covered in mud !!!

The image for this month's Progressive Challenge at FROM THE HEART STAMPS is just perfect for him. I have coloured it up with Promarkers to look as much like him as I can. :-)



I used Cats Eye inks and a sponge to make my background card and also added some doggy background paper. The sentiment comes with the FtHS digi set. I followed Sketch #145 from their I Heart Card Challenge 


Thanks for dropping by xxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

From The Heart Stamps Challenge - Sketch #145 + twist - Sponging 


Monday, 28 March 2016

SPRING IS HERE - TWEETLE EEE DEE !

Hello Peeps,
I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend and are finding some crafting time :-) ?

I have been playing with mixed media today to make a little Spring card.
I made a background paper a while back by splurging paints onto a plastic mat and laying paper on it. I had a sheet with Spring type colours on it so I used a bit of that sheet as my background.
Then I added a doily which I tinted slightly with some pink chalks and used a Copic marker around the edges. 
The little wooden tree is from THINGS TO ALTER and is actually called 'Spooky Tree'  but I have made is less spooky LoL The pieces are made of 2mm MDF so are really light and perfect for use on cards as well as other MM creations :-) I cut some leaves from very thin tissue paper and added some tiny blossoms - which are actually flowers from a nail art kit :-)
The birds are made from clay. I made a sentiment using a mini alphabet stamp set.



I used:
MDF Tree from Things To Alter
Garden Birds Charm mould from Buddly Crafts
Nail Art flowers
Wild Rose Die Set by Sheena Douglas  at Crafter's Companion
Studio G Mini Alphabet stamps
Doily
Chalks
Hand Made background paper


Challenges I am entering:

THINGS TO ALTER - Mixed Media FaceBook Group - Card Challenge
Eureka Stamps Challenge #186 - Spring is in the air

Saturday, 26 March 2016

SEXY STAR WARS

Hello Peeps,
I thought I would add some colour to my Sexy Star Wars digis that I drew a while back.
I have done the whole set and made them into an ATC pocket letter. I couloured them with Promarkers and made various backgrounds using textures and also a couple of internet images.




 IkesArt  "WooHooky "



 IkesArt  "Stormy Trupa "




  IkesArt  " Hanz SoHunky "




 IkesArt  " C36B PO &  R2ME2 "




 IkesArt  "  Sleya "




 IkesArt  " Darf Vamper"



 IkesArt  " Yowza "



Click on image to go to SHOP.




I hope you are all managing to get some crafting in this weekend in amongst scoffing your chok-litt and hot x buns ???!!

Have a great Easter and thanks for dropping in xxx

Challenges I am entering:

Wicked Wednesdays ATC Challenge  # 202 -  Star Wars   ***** WINNER ****

Friday, 25 March 2016

HOPPY EASTER

Good morning Peeps and HOPPY EASTER,

You are all a month ahead of us here in Greece, as we don't have Easter until the end of April.
I hope you are all having a Hot Cross Bun this morning ??? Have a couple for me coz I love them but can't get them here. I like the really squishy ones - untoasted - and lots of butter please :-D

Anyhow - I digress,  here I am with my creation for the Monthly Progressive Challenge with GERDA STEINER and this month I got ' Carrot Bunny '.
I have made a Journal Page of him with a freebie image I got from Gerda yesterday too......................




I paper pieced the eggs using a gorgeous, Gorgeous free paper set I snagged yesterday from LianaScrap, which is called ' SUNNY MORNING '. I just love yellow, so this one was a must, but she has some wonderful designs over there, so well worth a browse :-D


The bunnies were coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and then cut out and stuck to corrugated paper. Then I added some sentiments and a title :-D

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you don't give yourselves a CHOK-LITT belly ache this weekend !!!!


Challenges I am entering: