Tuesday 31 July 2012


Hello Peeps,
I recently enrolled for a Matchbook Swap over at SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM. Now, I have never made one of these before and I ended up signing up to do 3 !!! I really had fun making them - after my first one, which was too big.... snort !!! Never mind, I can use the pages for a different sort of book I guess.
Anyhooo - one of my swap sistahs has now received her Matchbook, so I can publish some pikkies of it (I didn't want to spoil the surprise before). She has posted a shot of it and the ones she made herself to swap on her Blog HERE. They are brilliant.  So here 'tis.........................  (click on Pics to enlarge)

Here's the inside pages ....................

Bats from "Little Bit Batty Set" SMEARED INK
Face on front "Clover" from STAMPOTIQUE
Charm from stash
Basic cardstock in Dark Ash Grey
Assorted inks + brads

I will publish the other 2 when the Girls get them :-)

Challenges I am entering:
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Dies & Punches 
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes For July 
Twisted Tuesdays - 2TC17 Fifth Tuesday Free For All Anything Goes 

Monday 30 July 2012


Happy Monday Peeps and welcome to another Macabre Monday over at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE. This week it's "Freaker's Free For All" - so there's no excuse not to play - 

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that is basically stated, anything goes!
Easy enough, right? Let your freak flag fly! Try a new technique or 
medium. This is the week to play along because not only are 
all bets off, but we have a sponsor too!
 We are sponsored this week by

I got to play with one of the brand new images - she's called 'Magda'  and you can find her HERE
Now I went onto the Tiddlyinks Blog and I was blown away by some examples on there by the DT and I must admit that I "case-d" a card made by Alyce  - well nearly everything and I did use a different image :-D  Hers was soooo beautiful and yet mine looks like poop in comparison. How did I go wrong.. I ask myself ??!!!!   I dunno.. but here it is anyways - Magda with her fire fairy (I coloured her hair as flames but she's kinda' small to see)  :-D 

All papers are from Crafty Chaos - 'Gothic Bruise' set. Unfortunately, Susan's shop is closed now since she got sick :-(
Other schtuff from stash.
Magda's dress was paper pieced and then she was shaded digitally and with copics.

She looked much better bigger.... here she is before I did the hair...

(click on pics to enlarge)

So anyways, I hope you will come over and play this week at HDH and also take a peek at what my beloved Minion Sistahs have to offer you :-D 

Challenges I am entering:
Made Especially for you - Colour Combo - I got grey, teal and dark blue


Hi there and welcome to this week's challenge over at SMUDGY ANTICS which is called "Triple Threat"..... make a project using at least 3 stamped or digi images :-D

I have gone for 'Inner Workings - Deflated Heart', Deep Inside, and Quoth The Raven Collage'. All images are from SMEARED INK.  Base paper is from the Halloween set by 3 Hearts Design at Digital Scrap Cafe. 
My heart has been fussy cut and layered up to make it 3D, then I added some red netting, a bow and a silver heart locket.

This is an awesome Heart image and one of a set... you simply must pop over to SMEARED INK and have a look at their fabbo images :-)
I hope you will come and play with us this week and take a looksee at the fantastic creations from my feloow DTs. See you there 

Sunday 29 July 2012


Happy Sunday Everyone,
I have been experimenting with ATCs today - this is not something I have done many of, but I decided to use some of SMUDGETASTIC's 'Heart Attacks' set to make ATCs for the latest Smudger Challenge 4 - Hearts.
I distressed the card with my Making Memories blade thingy and then used Tom Holtz Distress Inks round the edges. The hearts were cut out and put on the ATCs with silicone glue to make them 3D. 
This is a new site and I have the pleasure of being on the DT, so do pop along and have a look and join in this challenge.. you've only got 2 days left !!! :-D  You could win the whole set of HEART ATTACKS.....


Kinda' cute little suckers aren't they ??!!!
Here's my ATCs -

Who knows - I may even get round to doing the whole set :-D 

Backgrounds - "Endless Love" from Digi Design Resort (Juliette)
                        "Boo !" from Tempus Fugit at Digital Scrap Cafe
Images were coloured digitally in PSE9

Challenges I am entering:

Friday 27 July 2012


Here's some furry friend for you this week - I made these digis as a freebie for a friend of mine - they are her pets -  but I'm sure she won't mind if everyone ends up with her little cuddlers.  :-D


Thursday 26 July 2012


WOWZA - look what I got from my good friend BORQNA..................she has had one of my images 'Poe - Death Bedput onto a mug  and she sent me one as a present. :-D Hasn't this come up awesomely ?!!!  It's even got my Blog on it :-)  I shall have my coffee in it later but I think I will use it only for myself as it is very precious, and I will hand wash it carefully. THANK YOU very much Borqna - you are a diamond :-D xxxxxxx

It's so shiny there's just a bit of me on there reflected but it was hard to photograph ! - still looks great though. 

Wednesday 25 July 2012


Oh - and I'm going to put this in too.... wot I made yesterday !!!!  It's not exactly a card but it's one of a range of little altered boxes I have done this week....... I'm having a pretty, pretty session.... snort !!!!!

Rudolph Day 2nd entry at STAMPING FOR PLEASURE

Sorry about the cellophane baggy but I'd already wrapped it up and then thought about photographing it !!!

You know - I'm only lulling her(Sarn) into a false sense of security before I hit her with the Slasher Santa or Zombie Chrimbo Fairy.... bwaahahahahahaha


Coo - I nearly forgot Rudolph Day over at STAMPING FOR PLEASURE and since I don't want Sandra to come over and beat me with a rolled up newspaper.. here is my entry for this month..... I might squeeze in a couple more. You know she just loves to make me do this Christmas stuff !!!.... what about Hanukkah I say ??????

Why not pop over and join in and get all your cards done early ?? You get a chance to win fabbo prizes too....... Bonus :-D 

Tuesday 24 July 2012


Ah ! Couldn't resist it.... I am totally hooked now.... See what you did SHELL !!!!! ?
I have a Greek one on the go too but I haven't found anything suitable for the top piece :-)
Here is my Wedding Book............
(Click Pics to enlarge)

This time I massacred a coupla' Mills & Boon.... never read any myself, but you shoulda' seen some of the drivel I sorta' read as I was folding up the pages...... speeeeeuuuuwwww !!! Pass the bucket !!!!   LoL

2 x paperback books
2 old CDs
pink & white cardstock
silver miri card
Doily from Wild Orchid 
Martha Stewart border punches
pink ribbon from stash
pink puff heart+rings combo topper - from stash don't know where this came from :-(
hot glue gun 

Challenges I am entering:
Make It Monday No.99 - Anything Goes 
Craft My Life - All Crafts Challenge

Monday 23 July 2012


Hi Peeps,
Welcome to 2nd shift DT creation at PPP.
We are on Challenge 5 over at POISONED PEAS PLEASE and our theme this time is 'Unusual Alice' and we are sponsored by our very talented TRACY MALNOFSKI. She was kind enough to give us some fabulous Alice digis to work with and here is my creation.

I used up all my scraps to make her background and assorted die cuts and added some googly eyes and a vellum butterfly. :-) I colour Alice digitally.
Tracy has some fabulous digital images so why not pop over HERE and have a browse.

I hope you will come over and play with us this month at Poisoned Peas. :-)


Ooops - dropped the ball a bit this week folks so am horribly late with my SMUDGY ANTICS project.
This week our challenge is "POP ART" 
We want your projects this week to really POP!  Think dimension.  Think 3-D.  Use pop-dots, decoupage, or any technique of your choosing to make your images pop-out at us.  Heck, you can even use a spring to add some real pop with an added bonus of bounce!  

Be sure to read and follow the challenge rules posted on the left side bar to qualify for the random prize drawing and the coveted "Top Three" badge.

For inspiration, check out the projects from the Smeared Ink DT:

I have used 'Dead Dancer 1' and 'The Scientist' - who is from the Mad Science Set... all are from SMEARED INK
The stage is digital and this whole piece is a 7 ...yes SEVEN ... layer 3D decoupage, put together with silicone.  :-D    I tell you - threading that cocktail stick with cotton was a b%gger !!! LoL  
(Click to enlarge)....

So come on then - get out your sticky pads/pop dots/silicone/springy things etc. and come play along at SMUDGY ANTICS :-D  See Ya'  xxxxxxxxx


Happy Monday Peeps,
Today over at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE  we are doing  Movie Madness sponsored by SPESCH STAMPS. Make a creation which shows a movie - your favourite one or just one that lifts your skirt (as they say LoL) 

The following image contains scenes of violence and death and may not be suitable for children, animal lovers, people of faint heart or squeamish disposition........................................!!!!
Don't say I didn't warn you :-D ..

My film is "Lassie Come Home"..... obviously now she's NOT going to.... snort !!!!!!!!I was really lucky to have been given a Spesch image and I chose 'Zombie Cheshire' from the AIW range. I coloured him and printed him out 6 times, fussy cut him, and then layered him up with silicone.
Background Michigan farm courtesy of the Web, and I drew on dead Lassie.
Rats are from Mad Science Set by SMEARED INK

So - I definitely covered the 3D aspect and can you guess what my movie is ?????.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................yup ! - Lassie Come Home......... except I don't think she will... snort !!!!!

Well Peeps - I hope you will come over and play this week at Haunted Design House.... how simples can it be ???


Sunday 22 July 2012

I DID ONE :-D !!!!!

Me again - busy little me.... LOOK what I made for my Exhibition (actually I did another one - a girly one yesterday, but I took it down there without taking photos !!) I'll show you later.

Now - one of my good friends from SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM ..... is a very talented lady who goes by the name of HAPPY CRAFTER SHELL, and she showed us the other day how to alter a book and make an ATC/Business Card holder with a fabbo pin cushion on the top. If you click her name it will take you to her and you can see it. She also has a YouTube tutorial as well where she shows you how it's done.

Well - I just had to try it and even though I have a coupla' small c%ck-ups on here, I'm pleased with the result. I used papers from Crafty Chaos and card from my stash. Some feathers, a silk rose and a batty box I made a while back (using Bats from the Little Bit Batty Set from SMEARED INK) which I used on the top.
Many a burn from my hot glue but Viola !!!!!.....................

So, there you are SHELL - I hope you are pleased with me :-D You certainly inspired me and I'm off to mutilate another slushy romance novel and make another one now :-D xxx 

Challenges I am entering:

Bloggers Challenge - DieCuts ... Bats at the bottom
Crafty Catz - Monochromatic
Inspire Me Fridays 68 - Anything Goes 
Simply Create Too Challenge 18 - Use it 2 Times .... My Bats :-)
Allsorts Challenge 164 - Distressing 
CBGM Challenge 7 - Use Acetate..... My bats are all on strips of acetate so they look like                              they're flying :-) 
MayzyArt Challenge 5 - Cardless 
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Animal Crackers  (Well Bats are animals... yes ?)
Platypus Creek Challenge 11 - Things With Wings


Well Hello and good Sunday to you,
I have just been making a card for my Sister in Law - I am a bit late with this but at least she will get one :-D
I have used a fabbo little image from SPYDER - he's called Purrfic Day Marmalade - and isn't he Fab ?
I paper pieced him using a photo of some real ginger cat fur (courtesy of my Sam) and then coloured and shaded him over the top.

Thank you for looking.

Orange + Daisy paper from and old scrapbook box I've been hoarding for years :-)
White cardstock
Marianne Die cuts - Lace Circle, Border + Leaves
Spellbinders Nestability
Crealies Creative Flowers Die Cut
Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Challenges I am entering:
Bloggers Challenge - DieCut Challenge
CCNS Challenge 12 - Handmade Flowers
Poodles Parlour - Use a Digi
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Animal Crackers 

Saturday 21 July 2012


Well here I am again running late... but I am preparing for the Island's major Art Exhibition so am working double time !!
You know - I am pretty peeved so I am gonna' have a small rant ..... I wasn't going to coz I know that if I say anything, the responses will be coz of pricked consciences or something.... but anyhow............. My rant is about Freebies....... whenever I take one - that somebody has lovingly prepared and is kind enough to offer - I always say 'Thank You'.... isn't that just good manners and how long does it actually take  ????... so anyways -  can you tell me how or even why I can get well over 1,000 hits on an image and only 6 people actually say Thank You ????? To be correct - only 6 people actually said anything at all !!!! Now, maybe I wouldn't want to sit and read through that many comments - it's not like I even do it to get constant gushing adoration  blah, blah etc.. but I thought just 6 was pretty sh&tty !!!!  
However, I am still going along with this for a while for my Ever Faithfuls, and here is your offering for this week..... No. 4 in my Muse series... but she will only be here for a week and I will take her off then coz she is in the Shop for sale right now and I don't usually do it that way round  !


Oh, and don't forget to pop over to QUOTH THE RAVEN and play ... our Challenges are now 1 month long and this month the Theme is A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM... so you can go all romantic and slushy if you like... it doesn't have to be dark !!! Do pop in and scope us out :-) 

Friday 20 July 2012


Today I have done a piece for LINK UP FOR PINK  Challenge No. 4 using a sketch by Melissa Craig of Tuesday Morning Sketches
I  made a tag. I have kept it simple - I rotated the sketch and used a punched border, a plain piece of dusky pink and coloured up my own image 'Muse 1' (available in my Shop) very simply, just adding a hint of pink to her lips and eyes. Then I added a twisted ribbon.

Challenges I am entering :

My Heart Pieces - Use a circle or square in your creation
Whimsy - Punches or Edges 
Bloggers Challenge - Diecut Challenge

Thursday 19 July 2012


Hello Peeps,
I missed signing up for the official Hop, but I have thrown together a piece for this month's Do anyways.

Here's the official Blog Hop list, so please do pop round and see what glories the Girls from SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM have got for your delight. :-)   I tell you - we do have some laughs over there... it's great fun :-D :-D 
Ike....Me  :-)

Now, before anybody starts..... I am NOT having a pop at Marilyn Monroe - in fact, I adored her - it's just a spoof on her famous 'standing on the air grille' scene from Seven Year Itch....... SO, let's not start having a go and getting our knickers in a twist, shall we ?!!!!

Actually I reckon this should be called 'Some like it Hot'  eh ??  .... snort    
Produced digitally using a bbq pikkie from the web abd Marilyn of course, drew my own flames in and added a coupla' images from SMEARED INK..... 'Heads will Roll' from the Gross Anatomy Set and Tori's 'RIP Birdy' :-D  

Ooooh - Yippee.... I have been added onto the Blog Roll :-D... Thanks Girls :-D xxxx

Wednesday 18 July 2012


Hey Guys,
I found something that took my fancy this week over at THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT......  it's called 'Things to Draw When You're Bored' ... and gives you some hilarious suggestions OR you can pick a couple of things from a box grid you'll find there.... 1 from the Left and 1 from the Right (you'll see what I am talking about if you go and look )

So - anyways,  I took Zettiliscious and (spookily enough the one right next to it) Legendary Beasts - Alien/Vampire/Zombie/Monster/Gnome/Dragon   and here's what I came up with - before I got bored ...

I call her 'ZettiAlienModel'  LoL
So - now back to the serious stuff... I have masses to do but I needed a flippancy break :-D
See Ya xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday 16 July 2012


Hello Monday Peeps - I hope you had a fabulous weekend.... even if you weather was not what you wanted :-)
This week for Macabre Monday at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE, our Challenge to you is called 'MUSIC MAYHEM'. Pick any song you like and make a creation that illustrates it.... simples HuH ???!!!
I have chosen Diamond Dogs by David Bowie and this card is made with a painting I did of the album cover. :-) Music notes and stuff out of my stash. 

I hope you will come over and see the delights my Minion Sistahs have to offer you and that you will play along with us this week. :-) See you later 


Good Morning All,
Welcome to another Monday and a new SMUDGY ANTICS Challenge. This week we are playing with Creatures of the Night. This time I have used several images from Smeared Ink to put my picture together, and I've made a moonlit graveyard scene......

Images used:
'Praise' from Symbology of Angels
'Shrooms' and 'Tarantula' from Killer Bo Peep
Bats from A Little Bit Batty

I hope you will come along and play with us this week and see the wonderful creations that my fellow DTs have to show you :-)
Don't forget to use a Smeared Ink image if you want to be eligible for Top 3 or the Prize. 

Monday 9 July 2012


Hello Peeps,
This week over at SMUDGY ANTICS our theme is 'YOU LEAVE ME IN STITCHES'.
Now that conjures up all manner of images doesn't it ? .... you can go literal, humerous, gory use real stitching or whatever you fancy. :-)  Be sure to read the Rules on the sidebar if you want to qualify for the random Prize or Top 3 Badge :-)
Here is my creation for this week...

I have used 'Sinister Headshot' from the Zombie Headshots set from SMEARED INK
and have added some cats. This is actually a fold out extending card that doesn't show too well in the pikkie.
Anyways, I do hope you will come over and play at SMUDGY ANTICS and also take a looksee at the delights my Smudgy Sistahs have created for you :-) xxxxxxx

Sunday 8 July 2012


Hello and welcome to Macabre Monday at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE. This week we were given a sketch to follow by the amazing Barb.....

Since we have no sponsor this week, we could use anything that took our fancy. I have used one of the AIW digis by TRACY MALNOFSKI - you can buy her digis HERE.
This image is 'The Queen of Hearts' and I have coloured her digitally in PSE. I messed with the sketch a little bit in that my stitching/lacing goes across a little ways but I think it still fits OK :-) .

I printed her twice and then fussy cut her to make the pieces 3D for added impact. I added a vellum circle and some charms on a pin. Up in the corner are some of the flowers that were made for me by my good friend NATALIYA. I have been trying to persuade her to sell them in an Etsy Shop !!  They are fabulous. :-)  Look what she sent me :-D  

So anyways, I am rambling on here and I shall be soooo cross if I can't get internet to upload this.
I hope you will come over and play with us this week at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE.


Hi Everyone,
I have managed to get on my Bloggie and actually post something.... hu - bloody-rrah !!!!
I am making this short and sweet in case it cuts me off again.... Over on QUOTH THE RAVEN this week, our challenge to you is to create something/anything you like using the poem "A Dream Within A Dream" by Edgar Allan POE..... of course... for your inspiration.  Here 'tis - or click HERE to read it.....

Now - surely that's not too scary for you ?????
My piece this week is totally digital and I'm so glad I got to participate this week. :-D

I hope you will come over and join us... you've got a whole Month to play this time AND you just have to see the lovely creations my QTR Sistahs have made to show you :-) 

Background courtesy of ryanstfu
Poe/Raven/Hand digis My Own 
Hour Glass 'It's About Time' from Smeared Ink

Challenges I am entering:

Sweet & Sassy SNSDC61 - Beach & Sand

Saturday 7 July 2012


Sorry I am late... Internet problems AGAIN..... sigh !!!!!!
Here's a little Summer fun for you..... 'Ben on a Raft' :-D 



Hello there,
I am sorry I am a little late with my project this week for DELICIOUS DOODLES, but the damn internet has been non-existent for a coupla' days.
This time it's our last Challenge before Summer break until September, when hopefully I may get invited back.
I have used for my project this week, a fairly new digi from Teri called Sunset at Sea. I have coloured one copy and then printed out a black & white one so I could cut out the lighthouse and seagull. I added a sandcastle - all pieces were layered with silicone.
All other bits and bobs from my stash.

I hope you will come over and play with us - you have until 19th July to get your Summer groove on. Please go and see the wonderful creations my DT Sistahs have to show you. 
Bye for now :-D xxx

Challenges I am entering :
Card Mad Fairy - Summertime
Card Crafters Circle - Challenge 30 Summer Holiday

Monday 2 July 2012


Me again today coz it's Monday :-D
Over at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE this week, our challenge is Vile Vintage.
Now, you can make anything you like to enter the Challenge - cards, scrapbook pages, 3D creations, altered items etc - so long as it fits with the Theme.
I have used an old photo of a Victorian family with a spoof sentiment. The background is from a digital scrapbook kit called 'Vintage Parlour' from My Memories.

I hope you will come over and play with us and see what my Minion Sistahs have made for you this week. :-D xxxxxxxxxx


Hi All,
I am still having Internet issues this weekend and it's soooo annoying. :-(
Anyhoo - here is my entry for SMUDGY ANTICS this week ... the theme is "Anything Goes".

I have used Sex Kitten from the ZOMBIE PIN-UPS set by SMEARED INK.
My background is pale peach oriental paper and vellum overlay, with a Geisha picture and peel-off oriental symbols.
I hope you will come over and play with us this week. My Smudgy Sistahs have made some fabulous offering for your delight :-)  Just remember that you must use a Smeared Ink image if you want to be a Winner or qualify for the Top 3 :-D