Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Here's a little cutie for the WW ATC A Charmed Christmas Challenge. This Sweet Angel is from digi Stamps 4 Joy. She's colored with Copics, her wings glittered with Stickles. The snowflake charm has been in my stash for years. Managed to make this before breakfast 'cause I've got decorating to do!
Monday, December 9, 2013
It's the 5th Day of Creepmas sponsored by the Smeared and Smudged forum (see side bar for full list of participants) and I have the perfect gifty for your favorite Scrooge. I've made a little bottle tag to bring some Creepmas Cheer.
I've used the Tim Holtz Halloween skull die and stamp set and layered it up with a digi Santa hat that was a Freebie from The Octopode Factory and a Memory Box wreath die.
I kinda winged it on the tag itself, but did pop the stamp layers for dimension and glittered the cuff and pom pom of the Santa hat.
So what's the black stuff, you ask? it's Blavod BLACK vodka to match Scrooge's BLACK mood (although I'll bet this attitude changes somewhat after a few nips of this. LOL)
And doesn't it just look FABULOUS in the skully shot glass? Great gift set, (if I do say so myself). I tried hard to put little red gems in the eyes, but I couldn't get my fat little fingers in there. LOL OOOppss! Had to do a little tasted test to make sure it was all that it's cracked up to be...YUP! I think I'll have another. Now off to Violent Kitty you go.
I'm also entering this in the Drunken Stampers Person:(Santa Claus) Challenge (heehee, kinda fitting, eh?), the PunkYouGirl Black Christmas Challenge, and Left of Center Winter or Holiday Challenge.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
It's Day 4 of the 12 Days of Creepmas sponsored by the Smeared and Smudged forum (joining is FREE, you know you wanna!) and it's another Smeared Ink Day! WooHoo! There are prizes to be had for one Jolly Blogger and one Merry Hopper so be sure to start at the beginning of the Hop (on my sidebar) and follow it through for the chance to win a fab prize from Smeared Ink. Although I've done a fair amount of projects in advance, I forgot to take pix so these aren't the greatest. Sorry! Here I've used Smeared Ink's Killer Shoes drawn by my fab HDH teamie Ike. (Yes, she designs for Smeared Ink too! Check THESE out!) Shoes are my passion so it should be no surprise that I LOVE this image, and could it be more perfect for Creepmas?
Here's a detail pic of the suede (flocked) and patent (Glossy Accents) killers. Eiyiyi! That mouse sure is messing up my Louboutins. He's fussy cut and popped for dramatic impact. I apologize to PETA and those with weaker stomachs, but when you have cats, this almost seems humane.
The other pair is glittered with real bows (on my "wish list"). No bloody massacre here. That sweet little rat Calypso, all dressed up with his Santa hat from Watchful Eye is high tailing it outta there! "EEK!" is right. So Fa La la, off you go now to visit Violent Kittie. (Calypso plans to skip her blog. Gee, I wonder why.)
Friday, December 6, 2013
This is my second post of the day. Please scroll down for the new Simply Steampunk Challenge. Busy, busy Friday. Our new challenge at Dilly Beans is Non-Traditional Christmas Colors. Ummm...although the DT did some lovely pastels, I'm still in a Creepmas mode so...what can I say? I've used one of my fave images, #161 Zombie Christmas Elf and colored him with Copics in shades of gray. The plan was to use him as a topper for a bag of hard licorice "coal" but do you think I could find any? (Obviously not) Had to improvise with torn paper and a bunch of Glossy Accents but it doesn't really show in the pic. You can see it on the candy on his had and eyes, though. Glued little jingle bells to his collar, too. The sentiment is a combo of Alpha stickers and computer generation and the bottom black icicles (they be DEADLY!) are from an MS punch. Please check out the Dilly Beans Challenge Blog for more fabulous inspiration.
I'm also entering this in the PunkYouGirl Black Christmas Challenge, the LOC Winter or Holidays, and 613 Avenue Create ATG or Gift Packaging Twist (planned on packaging but it was not meant to be. LOL).
It's the first Friday in December and that means a new challenge at Simply Steampunk. This month it's an easy one, Anything Steampunk. The team is using the Steampunk Romance Collection and I'm showcasing the beautiful Grace. It looks ike she's holding an ornament so I went with a Christmas theme. The DP and chipboard frame and sentiment are all from the VERY old K&Co Christmas Cheer line. I loved the vintage feel to this line so much that I bought several stacks TONS of coordinating stuff. The line of gears was cut with my Cricut from the Gears set on Cricut Craftroom. I'd cut them in matte silver but grunged them up with some gold Rub 'n Buff, black Distress Ink and Frantage embossing powder. So cool! the other single gear is a Sizzix die. Of course I added a ton of metal mini gears from Tim Holtz. I should buy stock in these for sure. The metal screws are from 7 Gypsys? (I think)
Grace is colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped. I had a hard time finding paper for inside the frame. Nothing looked right but leaving it open didn't either.
I get a boatload of catalogs this time of year and on my desk was the cover of one I'd ripped off because I thought I might use the paper. The color seemed right so I carefully ( Ha!) cut out a piece to fit. Too dull, so I embossed it and used gold Rub 'n Buff (my new fave thing) et viola!
Here's the dimensional shot. Quite a lot of popping going on and it's pretty heavy, too. Guess this one's gonna be hand delivered. Please visit Simply Steampunk and check out the fabulous work by my teamies and come play alog. this challenge will run through Jan 2nd.
I'm also entering this in the Little Miss Muffet You've Been Framed Challenge, Add a Little Dazzle Embossing Challenge, Rhedd and Rosie's Use Old Stash Challenge (DP, frame and sentiment sticker), the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Bingo Challenge (using glitter or sparkles, stamped/digi image, and patterned paper), Clear it Out Anything Goes with a Stash Item (DP, frame and sticker sentiment), Craft Room Vintage Christmas Challenge, TTRCD ATG Dec 3-9and The Corrosive Challenge Happy Holidays.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
What a difference a day makes. Two days ago we were still in the high 60's and today...BBBRRR... Welcome to Day 3 of the 12 Days of Creepmas sponsored by the Smeared and Smudged forum. I had another project planned for today, but the change in the weather and the fact that I've been wanting to play in my HDH DT sister Ike's World Challenge made me switch gears. The current challenge is there is It Feels Like Winter (Yup, it sure does!) and the fact that Ike has some FABULOUS images that work well with the whole Creepmas theme resulted in this card. (BTW, she does beautiful traditional images of all sorts as well. Follow that Fabulous images link).
This gorgeous gal is Sinful Beauty. She's colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped within a fab Memory Box die cut snowflake concoction. Obviously she packs her own heat.
I've made a tent card with all sorts of frosty elements including glittered icicles from an MS punch, another Memory Box hanging snowflake die with bow, some acrylic glittered snowflakes and a computer generated sentiment (Warm Winter Wishes) on a Spellbinders fancy label. Have to say I'm feeling warmer already. Now off you go to Violent Kittie but if you get lost, please check the sidebar for the full Blog Roll.
I'm also entering this in the Left of Center Challenge using the LOC theme and SweetPea Stampers "It's Cold Outside".
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
You can breathe a sigh of relief today. Here's a short, sweet respite from Creepmas. This week's Outlawz Sunday CAS Challenge is Angels. See, I do play along with the challenge, even when I'm not GDT. LOL Best thing about CAS is they go together quickly (providing you have an idea). I planned to make this a one layer card using digi's from the AFD's December 2012 Club kit. (The club is no longer operating and I can't seem to find the images in the shop, oh well) Even colored the image minimally with Copics to avoid bleed through ('cause I use cheap card stock) but finally decided it need a border to look more finished. I arranged my digi's and sentiment in my Printmaster Platinum Program and used different shades of blue to print. Then I embossed the card blank with a my Cuttlebug (don't remember the name of the folder and can't find it on my messy desk (big surprise). By saving the file I can easily print multiples and it's flat with no embellies and A2 size so they'd be inexpensive to mail. Now if I could only get over my postal phobia...
I'm also adding this to the Addicted to Stamps and more CAS Challenge, Crafty Cardmakers CAS, and Flutter by Wednesdays Any Winged Creature.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
It's day 2 of the Smeared and Smudge's 12 Days of Creepmas and it's a Smeared Ink Day, meaning that if we Jolly Bloggers choose to use only Smeared Ink Stamps, there's a chance at the end for an additional prize. Merry Hoppers can win too, so check out Terra's Blog for the deets. Woohoo! I've made an ornament using a recycled ribbon spool and Smeared Ink's Watchful Eye. The sentiment is from the Li'l Grumpies Digi set. If I had kids, I'd hang this baby eye level on the tree to keep them in line all month. LOL Santa skullie was printed several times, fussy cut and popped for dimension. Couldn't resist a fab google eye. His hat is flocked with a trimmed marabou cuff and pom pom.
The circle coverings were cut with my Nesties and I've wound some tinsel around the spool and added a bow to the hanging loop. Just a reminder that the entire Creepmas line up is on my sidebar, in case you get lost or want to start at the beginning. Next up is Violent Kittie. HeeHee!
I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge, Country View Crafts Bah Humbug! Challenge, the Cheerful Stamp Pad Let's Decorate Challenge.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
It's here, it's here, The 12 Days of Creepmas sponsored by the Smeared and Smudged Forum and for the first time I'm a Jolly Blogger. You've seen my "Dark Side", most often with my DT posts for HDH, but I love to play on the Forum as well. Get ready for 12 Days of Creepmas fun offering the creepy cute, the cheeky, the gothic, the just plain creepy and the possibly the slightly gruesome, as it pertains to the holiday season. It's all in fun, so let's get started with Day #1. The Blog role is on my sidebar if you wish to hop along and see the fabulous projects from the rest of the Bloggers. For those who comment on each of the blogs all season long there's a fabulous prize to be had.
I thought I'd ease you in with a "creepy cute" image from Lacy Sunshine. This is Amelia, one of my faves from Lady Heather's Curiousities. She obviously has a bit of a split personality. The front of the card is half of the 6x6" square covered with skully digi paper from the unfortunately now defunct Crafty Chaos. The tombstone is a Cuttlebug die and I've added dark metal snowflakes from Recollections. The oval die is Spellbinders, split and popped with a glitter zig zag sticker down the middle.
Amelia is colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped, and I've added a Glo skull from my HDH DT sister Creepy Glo's Etsy shop (great Creepmas stuff to be had there) and a bat charm (with the ring clipped off) to her hand. "Naughty" and "Nice" is done with stickers from Studio 112.
Miraculously enough, I've finished the inside as well. Woohoo! The DP is Recollections (honest, it was from a last year's Christmas stack, if you're wondering about the color choice). The sentiment oval was placed directly beneath the one on the front and I repeated the "naughty" inside 'cause you know her true inclination. The acetate glitter snowflakes are from MAMBI with more metal ones on top and the fab skull and crossbones is from Tim Holtz. Sorry I'm sort of the wordy type but I can't promise I'll do any better. Now hop on to over to Violent Kittie (don'tcha just LOVE her name? Jezzie is SOOO jealous!) and see what Creepmas cheer she has in store for you.
I'm also entering this in the Lacy Sunshine Anything Goes Challenge, Simon Says Wednesday ATG, the Corrosive Happy Holidays Challenge the C.R.A.F.T. Use Metal/add a Charm Challenge, Drunken Stampers Metal challenge and Left of Center using the LOC theme.
Friday, November 29, 2013
WooHoo! Looky looky! I've already decorated for Christmas (on my Blog, anyway). Hope everyone had a fab Thanksgiving and enjoys the holiday weekend, whatever you do. It's Friday and that means it's another Challenge at Dilly Beans and it's a real easy one. ANYTHING GOES WITH A DILLY BEANS IMAGE. I've done a little Christmas card using the adorable #304 Christmas Owl (scroll down to find him). The embossed frame was laying on my table and worked well with the little village DP so there ya go. The sentiment is computer generated and I've added some buttons 'cause I thought they looked cute.
I've colored the little guy with Copics, fussy cut and popped him. Then added one of the glasses paper clips that De insisted I get when she was out in CA a couple of weeks ago. What a HOOT! (Sorry, couldn't resist) Thanks, De! Check out the fab stuff the rest of the DT has done and come play along for a chance to win some Dilly Beans images of your own.
But if you just can't wait, you can enjoy Black Friday savings from the comfort of your computer. Now THAT's my way to shop, today anyway.
I'm also entering this in the Charisma Cardz Christmas Challenge, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes, the Outlawz Friday Alcohol Markers Challenge ATG w/optional Christmas Twist, LEJ Designs Buttons, Bows or Beads, and TTRCD Nov 26th-Dec 2nd.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Here's a little ATC for the Wicked Wednesday Spots and Stripes challenge. Yeah, I know, I'm always just under the wire for these but I think about them all week long, HONEST! Would have been earlier if the grocery stores hadn't been on overload for the Thanksgiving holiday, and of course, I've forgotten stuff with every visit. I don't often use stickers, but I have quite a few in my stash. This one came from the $1 bin at Mike's a couple of years ago. I AM a hug fan of Mary Engelbright and was devastated when her mag stopped being published, so I couldn't resist this cutie. Had a scrap of spotted and striped DP. Added some icicles and a snowfake cut with MS punches and I'm good to go. Yea!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Today at Simply Steampunk Challenges we're celebrating the re release of the fabulous Steampunk Romance Digis and I have the pleasure of showcasing Romance Jacob. I have to say these guys make my heart go pitty pat, they're sooo handsome and perfect for those hard to make male cards. I've used the sentiment "All the Best" here so this card could be used for many different occasions, ie. birthday, graduation, new job, retirement. Great to have one of those in your stash. The main card is cut from the DCWV Tattered Time stack and the layers all cut (or fussy cut) from one piece of card stock from the Tradewinds stack. I've matted in gold foil and a metal "game spinner" to add further shine.
Here's a closeup of that handsome devil. He's colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped. I dare say his luscious locks remind me of an old beau. Yummy!
I could have easily adhered all the layers flat, but I just can't resist the look of a little dimension. Really adds interest, don'cha think? Be sure to visit Simply Steampunk to see the rest of the team's fab examples. You'll be amazed to see how versatile the Steampunk Romance digis can be. And please don't forget our current Party Invitation Challenge which runs through December 5th. Why not pop in over the Turkey Day holiday and give it a go? Hope to see you there.
I'm also entering this in the Outlawz Monday Greetings Card Anything Goes Challenge, Come and Get it ATG w/Twist Use a Digi, A Creative Romance Vintage Style, Creative Corner Heavy Metal, Feeling Crafty Steampunk and Creative Fingers ATG w/optional use Metal.