Friday 31 August 2012


Good morning Peeps and Happy Friday :-)
I wasn't sure what to give you this week, but since Halloween is creeping ever nearer, I decided to run with a scary one LoL


And here she is as PNG so you can put her anywhere you like :-D... she doesn't have to be creeping through your letterbox.... Bwaahahahahaha   xx

Tuesday 28 August 2012


Hello Peeps,
I was browsing and I found a new Blog called 'The Dutch Canaries' (Het Canary Blog)...a group who will be making Challenges with Saturated Canary Images :-)
At the moment they are giving one away if you go over and have a look :-)
Well, I snagged her, and the Challenge is to colour her in the costume of your choice, so mine is in Greek National Costume (Well sort of... considering she's a Dutch girl, but you get the idea) LoL 
 I coloured her with Copics :-)   Click Pic to enlarge. 

Challenges I am entering:

Dutch Canary Blog Challenge  

Monday 27 August 2012


Happy Macabre Monday and welcome to Challenge HDH148 at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE .... BAD MOON RISING.
I have made a selection of ATCs, using a Free digi image of a 'Flapper' I got the other day. (I cannot seem to find out where I got it from now so I apologise). I gave her some different eyes and altered her mouth so she's got fangs and a little blood too :-D
I have used backing papers from Crafty Chaos, card from my stash, and a selection of distress inks and other goodies. 

Words courtesy of Meatloaf - "You took the Words Right out of my Mouth" (prelude).
DP Crafty Chaos Designs - 'Absolution Deferred'
Wolf & Moon from the Web
Mini roses from stash


Moon image from Web



DP Crafty Chaos Designs - Creature Feature

Moon image and quote from the Web - Kim Elizabeth



Moon image from Web
DP Crafty Chaos Designs - Faraway Lands
Martha Steward Border Stamp

So, there you have them ! 
I hope you will come over to HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE and play along with us this week and feast your eyes on the goodies my fellow Minions have to show you :-)

Challenges I am entering:

OSAAT - 128 Use a Digi 
ATCs With Attitude Challenge 21 - Anything Goes


Hello and Happy Monday and welcome to this week's Challenge over at SMUDGY ANTICS.

This week's challenge theme is:
It seems Alice is huge these days!  Alice is everywhere!  She has video games, challenge blogs, tag and ATC swaps and who knows what else...all devoted to her and Wonderland!  That girl gets tons of attention!  We expect to see lots of entries this week.  Of course, being Smudgy Antics, we like things that are on the dark or edgy side of the art world.  Smeared Ink has made their own collection of AIW and let me tell you, Alice is all grown-up now!  You can find these jaw-dropping creations in the shop now.  I provided the link for the entire set, but these can be purchased as singles as well.  Trust me, you will want them all!  They are Hot!

We at Smudgy Antics challenge you to make the most mind-blowing AIW piece you can.  Make it evil, make it twisted, or make it seductive.  All of that will work.  Just stay away from the safe and cute stuff.  Save that for the other challenge blogs and tap into your dark side.  We dare you!
For my offering this week I used one of the new images called 'Rabbit'. Click Pic to enlarge...

I used the backing card from a stencil set I bought coz I like the clock, two cut outs from my New Xcut - one with Rabbit on it. I coloured it using Copics, pencils and baby oil :-) Thanks for the idea Helen xx
My eyes are from a Dilly Beans image and I have set them into flowers cut with a die.

I hope you will come over and play this week. :-)

Challenges I am entering:

Saturday 25 August 2012


It's me again today... phew !!
I have had such a lovely day beetling about in my nice tidy craft room, and I've just been non-stop making things. 
I was sorting through my computer and I came across a folder of images from ANJI's ANTICS. She does song lyrics too on her Blog. :-) I've had this one for a while... she's called "SteamRose" so I decided to colour her up with Copics and put her on a tag. I used my latest Xcut die, some new lace I bought locally, and some little butterflies that I die-cut from pink card and edged in pink ink. The backing of the tag was stamped with a lovely little Unity Stamp - "A Little Bit of Burlap" that I won as a prize. These are great stamps coz they come ready mounted on cling foam, so you just slap it straight on your acrylic block.... that means I don't have to touch it much (since I'm allergic) LoL    I stamped with embossing ink and then sprinkled kaleidoscope embossing powder and heat embossed. Then I rubbed over it with my pink ink stamp.
Anyhoo - I'm waffling on... here she is :  Click pic to enlarge ...

Challenges I am entering:

Allsorts Challenge Week 169  - It's a Gift


Happy Saturday Everyone,
I have made another creation for entry into Sarn's RUDOLPH DAY challenge over at STAMPING FOR PLEASURE. The aim is to make a stock of Christmas goodies every month on 25th. :-) I have made an ATC using a freebie background paper and my "Hot Santa" image available in my SHOP. I am really into ATCs at the moment... something I have avaoided for a long time and I really don't know why, coz now I'm hooked LoL
Click on pic to enlarge.

I also made a little bead, bow, charm dangly thing with a new Snowflake charm I just bought.
Sorry the pic quality is not so good - I am still struggling with my little camera which is dying on it's feet. Got a new one coming :-) 
Anyways - there you are Sarn..... at least I won't get a smacking this month :-D xxx

Challenges I am entering:
Stamping For Pleasure - Rudolph Day August
ATCs With Attitude Challenge 21 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's Challenge 72 - Christmas in August
Winter Wonderland Christmas Challenge - Red & Green
Challenge Up Your Life 76 - Christmas in Summer

Friday 24 August 2012


Me again,
I was colouring up a new digi I got FREE from SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM for entering one of their monthly Challenges.... it's called 'Imagination', from Smeared Ink, and I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do with it. I'd always fancied starting some sort of Journal type thing that I see people making. I found the instruction book for my little camera that has just died on me, and it seemed a shame to just throw it away. I have decided to use it for doing other stuff that's not cards etc. and just for things that pop into my mine etc, so I suppose that's a sort of Journal !! :-) I glued 2 of it's flimsy pages together and added some plain white paper to make it stiff, then mounted my coloured image and some embossed card, with a sentiment I got from Ginger's House which I thought was very suitable for me LoL.......... Et Voila !!
Here it is as was.......................

I haven't decorated the front yet or the inside first page, but here's what I did with my freebie image (coloured with Copics).....   Click Pic to enlarge...........

Kinda' cool eh ?  If you pop over to the Forum and play in one of the Monthly Challenges, you can get this little sucka' too :-D

See you later xxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Stuck on U Sketch Challenge - August 17 (My sketch is flipped sideways)
Our Creative Corner - Recycle it with a Pop of Green


Hello Peeps,
I completely forgot to post the pikkies of a lovely surprise I received the other day from my friend KRISTY. :-)
She sent me a fabbo little card with a skull, that you put in water and it grows.... grow your own body parts ...  yeeeeuw !! Haven't tried it yet, but I'm sure I will have a go at Halloween LoL
Thank you Kristy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Good Morning Peeps and welcome to FREEBIE FRIDAY. I am glad you liked last week's Halloween offering... she will be sticking around for another few days, so snag her whilst you can :-)
This week I have for you ...... BACK TO SKOOL  :-D xxx


Thursday 23 August 2012


Hello and welcome to our August Members' BLOG HOP: at SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM in association with Smeared Ink.
I hope you are enjoying what you are seeing so far.
If you came here from the fabbo Madelein's Blog, you are on the right track. If not - don't worry, I have the list further down so you can catch up :-) xx
We are working to a Theme this time - Edgar Allan POE.
I have used a Raven from SMEARED INK's POE set and have fussy cut him out 8 times. I also did this with a flipped image so that makes 16 layers in all. I stuck both halves together and then dipped him in my melting pot with UTEE. I then attached him to an earring fitting, added feathers, beads, chains and black thin ribbon and voila ! A Poe earring. He is a little bit heavy but I am prepared to suffer by the end of an evening -  where I will only wear one such earring when I 'Goth-up' :-) 

ACK !! I've just noticed that somewhere along the way I've managed to break off his foot !!!!!!  Dang ! Haven't a clue where it is now, so - HeyHo  :-(
So, here is your Blog Roll in case you get lost:
You are now off to the fabulous VEE's Bloggy..... have fun xx

Blog Roll:


Challenges I am entering:

Creative Inspiration - Anything But A Card

Gingerloft - Use Metal 
Allsorts Challenge Week 168 - Heavy Metal

Wednesday 22 August 2012


Hello mid-week Peeps,
I am having a go at Wicked Wednesday this week, which is an ATC Challenge Blog,  and I am really getting into these little suckers over the last coupla' weeks :-D They are such fun and I like working on a small scale.
Anyhow - Wicked Wednesday this week are doing WHOOO LOVES OWLS and they are sponsored by SMEARED INK, so I just had to join in this one with Calamity, a kinda' cutesy owl from them.

I used a beige speckled basecard and I inked the edges in Tim Holt distress ink - Vintage Photo. Then I put leaf images for the background - done twice with the top layer more faded that the first. Then I tore the edges and inked up again with Tim Holz distress inks in Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo.
Calamity was paper pieced with owl feather image and the coloured up with Promarkers. He was then multi-printed and fussy cut, layered up with silicone to 5 layers to make him 3D. I'm sorry, but I couldn't resist adding some googly eyes, coz they go at such quirky angles some times, and it make me laugh :-) !!. Words done in Photodraw.
(Click pic to enlarge)

Oki Doki - so there he is.
Thanks for looking. :-)

Challenges I am entering:

Monday 20 August 2012


Happy Monday,

This week we want you to turn nursery rhymes
 into something scary or creepy.  

The more twisted, the better!  Make the little hairs on the back of our necks stand on end.  Make a project that is nightmare worthy.  Please source the nursery rhyme you are using or better yet, write out the rhyme in your blog post for those that may not be familiar with nursery rhymes.
Most importantly, have fun!

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.

So, here I am with my Design Team piece for SMUDGY ANTICS.
Our theme this week is NURSERY RHYMES and there are some glorious new images out at SMEARED INK.  I have chosen to use 'Old King Cole' and I have made this tag. The image was coloured digitally, cut out twice and layered up with silicone, then given a coat of gloss. The background is the whole verse, I found on the Web and it is layered onto  some sheet music for that song on the piano. I put all that lot onto a 6 x 3 tag. Bit of green ribbon from my stash.
Click on image to enlarge.

We'd love it if you were to come over and play with us, and you could get inspiration from the awesome DT creations there too.

Challenges I am entering:

Card and Scrap 37 - Make a Tag 


Hello and welcome to another Macabre Monday with HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE.

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that depicts a Succubus in one form or another.
Just what is a Succubus you may ask?
In folklore traced back to medieval legend, a succubus (plural succubi) is a female demon or supernatural being appearing in dreams, who takes the form of a human woman in order to seduce men, usually through sexual intercourse. The male counterpart is the incubus. Religious traditions hold that repeated intercourse with a succubus may result in the deterioration of health or even death.
In modern fictional representations, a succubus may or may not appear in dreams and is often depicted as a highly attractive seductress or enchantress; whereas, in the past, succubi were generally depicted as frightening and demonic.
Now ya know!

We are sponsored this week by


Kenny K has generously offered up 2 digis of choice to each
of the chosen Gruesome Twosome.

For my project this week, I chose 'DEVASTASIA'  - I thought she looked like a right little Minx, so I put her with some body parts (all male of course LoL) from the Anatomy 101 Set from Smeared Ink.
I coloured her up and the body bits and then cut them out and stuck them onto a background graveyard from Tempus Fugit. Doesn't she just look the picture of innocence ??? Bwaahahahahaha !

Devastasia - Kenny K
Anatomy 101 Body Parts - Smeared Ink
Background - Tempus Fugit

So I hope you will come over to Haunted Design House and see what my fellow Minions have to show you, and maybe join in with our Challenge. You can get some really fabbo images from Smeared Ink to join us with (some I actually drew myself and they would be just right for this - Succubus Set at Smeared Ink)

Challenges I am entering:

Mema's Crafts August Challenge - Anything Goes with a Twist of Red

Sunday 19 August 2012


Hi there,
I have been feeling really productive today and have got loads done for my forthcoming DT commitments, and also been playing around colouring some new images.
The other day I found a fabulous Peacock freebie over at Digital Two For Tuesday and I just had to colour it up this evening and make a little card for a friend. I hadn't got any proper Peacock feathers (it's not that there aren't any coz there's 2 houses up the mountain that keep Peacocks) but anyways, it's unlucky to bring the feathers indoors so I wouldn't be using them anyhoo. !! I made do with some paper ones.  :-D
Backed onto peacock blue card and a few gems added and Voila !
(Click on Pic to enlarge)

Well, I'm off now to do something else whilst I'm on a roll :-D
See you later xx

Challenges I am entering:

The Paper Shelter Challenge 77 - Clean & Simple
Tanda Teaser 200 - CAS
Sir Stampalot - Take Flight


Happy Sunday Everyone,
I have produced a piece for the JUNK FUNK Challenge over at SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM
HOW IT WORKS: Junk Funk will focus on repurposing or recycling items that can be easily found in most homes. Each month we will pick a different item and you can make whatever you want with it, as long as it is stamped somewhere! Share your pictures here when you are done, or share a link to your blog where your project is posted and titled "Smeared and Smudged Junk Funk Challenge".
This month - Make a project that incorporates the use of FEATHERS

Now - I have another piece - a Proper piece for this Challenge... coz there is a Theme this month..... Edgar Allan POE. I have made something special that is POE related, and it is my sensible entry to this Challenge BUT, I am saving it to display it on Thursday 23rd August 2012, coz that is the SMEARED & SMUDGED MEMBERS' BLOG HOP DAY, so I do hope you will come along and have a look to see what we've all been up to :-D 

I decided to make a joke project as this just popped into my head and I had to do it. LoL.
I have used THURSTON and LUCIFER from the Gargoyle Set from SMEARED INK.

The images have been fussy cut and then layered up with silicone in 3 layers. I glossed them with Glaze too so they look really cool close up :-)

This month we're doing things a little different. All challenge entries for the month of August will be entered into a drawing to win this awesome Edgar Allan Poe Hoodie (Size Large)! The more Smeared & Smudged challenges you enter this month - the better chance of winning! The catch is that you can't use the same project for more than one challenge. Each entry has to be different! There will be only one winner - so good luck!

Everyone who participates in one of the Smeared and Smudged Challenges this month will receive a free digi image from Smeared Ink!

White cardstock
Paris view from Notre Dame courtesy of the Web
Images - Smeared Ink; coloured digitally
Feathers from stash
Font - 'Blood'

See you later xxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

MayzyArt Challenge 006 - Silly 

Friday 17 August 2012


Good Morning Everyone :-D
I'm sorry - I forgot you last week what with Smudgefest and my exhibition and shedloads of other stuff. :-(
I have for you this week a little saucy witch for Halloween.
This one is called WITCHES PROMISE and I have a naked version if anyone wants one.... snort !!! That's how I drew her originally but though some Peeps might wants her covered up a tad :-D ! 


OK - some Peeps want Naked so shut your eyes if you don't wanna see LoL

Monday 13 August 2012


Well, it's me again today.... with some great news.... well, for me anyhow :-)
I am pleased to announce I am now an artist with SMEARED INK. YaY :-D
I now have a contract with them and I will be producing exclusive images for their shop.
Here are my first two New Releases.......
Click on Pics to enlarge.

Available as a Set or Single Digis

Available as a Set or Single Digis

Thank you for looking and why not pop over to Smeared Ink and have a browse through their awesome Shop. :-) 


Hello and welcome to Challenge 6 over at POISONED PEAS PLEASE which this month is 'Dark Fairy Tales'  and is sponsored by ME .. IKEsART :-D
I gave my DT buddies some new release images to use and you should see what they came up with.... WoWza !!
Here's my New Releases which can be found in my SHOP now :-)  Click Pic to enlarge. 

 I am showcasing along with the 1st Shift and most likely the 2nd Shift this month, and I opted to use 'Goldilocks & The 3 Bears'. This is a totally digital creation coloured in PSE9.

We hope you come play with us. This challenge ends on Sept. 8. You have plenty of time, so no excuses. After you have entered, come show us your little piece of a “Dark” Fairy Tale at The Crafter’s CafĂ© – Poisoned Peas Please.

Challenges I am entering:


Okay, macabre fans... your challenge this week:
"Hiding in the Corners"

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that is obviously adorned in the corners.
It doesn't matter if it's an ATC, a painting, or a 3D project.
It must have something lurking in or on it's corners.
As usual, creepy cute will work, but the Minions really get 
a warm and fuzzy feeling when we see beautifully scary, 
tastefully macabre, and gorgeously Gothic inspired pieces.
Just sayin'.

We are sponsored this week by
Stitchy has generously offered up a $10 store credit to one
lucky winner.

Here is my creation using 'SABRINA' from StitchyBear :-)

Image - 'Sabrina' from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Backing from Tempus Fugit
Cat + Cobweb from 3 Hearts Designs both at Digital Scrap Cafe
Handmade Flowers by Nataliya - her Etsy shop.
Pink card and witchy symbol charm from stash.

I hope you will pop over and see what my other Minion Buddies have to share with you this week. :-D xxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:


Happy Monday Peeps,
Welcome to this week's Challenge over at SMUDGY ANTICS.... DRAGON TALES.
Now, we all had some awesome NEW Smeared Ink dragon images to play with this week. They are part of the new releases coming out shortly. 
I chose SKULL KEEPER.  Click on pic to enlarge. 

I coloured him with water colours, PSE9 and Copics and I have set him on a picture of a cave, courtesy of the Web. I added some yummy lace down the side that I got from my local store the other day. She has a haberdashery that is like Aladdin's Cave and has some awesome stuff :-) This is a 5" x 5" page (I shall move the lace when I make the page fixings and then put it back)  and I am going to make a little book including it, but I'm not sure what else is going to go with him yet.... maybe some more Smeared Ink dragons eh ?!!
I hope you will pop over to SMUDGY ANTICS and see what my DT chummies have for your delight, and play along with us this week. :-D xxx


Here is my SMUDGEFEST DAY 7 ... Version 2.... 'Not really desperate to win the Baggie (much)' creation..............Do ya' think they will be persuaded ???? Bwaahahahahaha

It has been a real blast at SMUDGEFEST  2012 with SMUDGY ANTICS, and we have used some glorious images by SMEARED INK throughout this week. This is one of the Grumpies and are a 'must have' :-) 

Sunday 12 August 2012


Oh my gosh, it's the FINAL CHALLENGE over at SMUDGY ANTICS! Can you believe it? Congrats to those of you who have been here the whole week and for making it through all the challenges.
For a refresher on the rules check out the post from Day 1.
Welcome to Day 7 of SmudgeFest!! 
Use this sketch for your entry today.

OK - for my creation I have used loads of stuff.. Backing paper from Crafty Chaos Designs - 'Jezebel's Remains' and 'Under a Blood Red Moon'.
Little Moon from the Web
Werewolf Definition courtesy of Wikipedia.
SMEARED INK images... Anatomy 101 'Scared Eyes', Part of The Pack 'Painful Wolf', 'Hungry Wolf' and the Sentiment.
I fussy cut my 'Painful Wolf' image and then layered it up with silicone. Then I used my brand new Melting Pot for the first time with UTEE and dipped her in. :-D  I got a coupla' air bubbles, but I was pretty pleased with the result.

I think next time I can put a little more UTEE in the tray. I wasn't sure how much to put, and at first I tipped in a whole 4oz pot and then changed my mind !!!!! Jolly good job I did eh ??... snort !!! This is a big A4 piece and I think I might hard mount it and make some sort of wall hanging thingy. You never know - somebody might want it !
And now for the Prize...... OH, I Soooooo want this bag !!!!    NO... I NEED it !!!!

The Prize:
This awesome Li'l Grumpie "suck it up" Messenger Bag!
NICE, RIGHT?! Alright - get to creating! 
Remember, be sure to link up by midnight tonight to qualify for the daily (and grand) prize. Then check back tomorrow when we will be announcing the grand prize winner and resuming our regular Smudgy Antics Weekly ChallengeS!!!! Have Fun and thanks for playing along with Smudgefest!

Challenges I am entering:
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Try Something New (My new melting pot dip on the main image)
Opus Gluei  Challenge 137 - RED HOT ..Red plus 1 other colour
The Paper Players Challenge 108 - Ann's Colour Challenge... I have the beigy colour on my moon.