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Oct 31, 2011

Halloween Birthday Sue

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
My card today is for my good friend Sue who's birthday is today 31st October.
"Happy Birthday Sue"
She collects witches and loves her cats so of course I just had to include both. I have used a few images-
 The Octopode Factory -Witch, Delicious Doodles- Gravestones, Dilly Beans - Cheshire Cat and the house is from Google.
 Happy Halloween
Challenges I found.....
Hooked on Craft- Halloween
Simon Says challenge- Anything goes

                                   Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great

Oct 28, 2011

Dont take candy.....

Hi Everyone, We all know the story of Hansel and Gretel and that yummy Gingerbread house they came across in the woods, and we all know who lived there and what happened!!!!!!!!....
 Yes.... this is my light hearted attempt at Halloween and  again I went for a Fairy Tale  to create my card.
The fabulous images I used on my card are all from....
 and  staring .... Wednesday Addams as Gretel,  Pugsley Addams as Hansel, along with The Gingerbread House, Wizard of Oz - Wicked Witch and  Owl.
Today is my first card as a DT for the Octopode Factory, I so love these quirky/fun images by Lily plus I get to play along side of some very creative ladies.
I'm entering the following Challenges...
Allsorts Challenge. Halloween 
Simon Says Challenge- Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great

Oct 21, 2011

oh my!.....

Ohhhhh my, I don't think this was what Little Red expected when she set off for a visit to Grandma's House...but it's OK as we all know there was a happy ending, lol...
 On my card I have used quite a few of The Octopode Factory images- House, Wolf, Red Riding Hood, Sun, Flowers and patterned B/W border along with a Dylusions leaf stamp and  Magnolia bird  to create my little Fairy Tale scene.
Images coloured with copics and house with distress inks.
I am going to enter my card into..
Simon Says Stamp - Fairy tales and Nursery Rhymes
By the Cute and Girly - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Free and Easy
KB Challenge - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - To the letter
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great

Oct 19, 2011

Sweets for my Sweet

Isn't this girl from Bizzy Becs Blue Butterfly Birthday Digi Collection  HERE  just so retro looking  that I  just had to have her standing in a kitchen looking so pleased as punch with her baking! 
I have used Cupcake Anyone along with Kaiser papers and Magnolia kitchen stamp. I cut out the mix master, scales and plates from the paper and placed them onto the  recipe background paper to create my tag. The quote is also from the paper pad but I added a red heart to it.The dots on her dress are from a white gel pen.
There is some fabulous digi images in store and most of them are only $2.00 each ... so head on over HERE  and pick yourself up some while they are sooo cheap.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great

Oct 16, 2011


Its challenge time for Group B over at The Emerald Faerie Challenge Blog and we would love to see your creations using  "Flowers,Flowers, Flowers" on your creation.
I have used the gorgeous little faeire EBONY" without her mushroom and placed her in/on the birdcage along with leaf  and butterfly punch, lace and a leafy swirl flourish along with the crochet flower handmade from lovely Sally.
 I actually don't have or use a lot of flowers on my cards, they just never seem to look right when I use them, I look at others cards and think WOW when I see all the flowers they use and how fabulous their cards look .... so I took myself off to my local Scap shop that also happens to be closing this week to get some., Lucky for me everything in the shop was 30% off so I stocked up on "lots" of readymade flowers along with some flower punches in case I ever need to use lots of  flowers again.!!!!
The Dt gals have created some absolutely beautiful inspirational creations for you so pop on over for a look.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great

Oct 14, 2011

Trick or Treat

I have used a combination of images on my card....
 "Make it Crafty"- Mushroom House...."Tiddlyinks"- Twisted Tree and Moon....
 "Octopode Factory" - March Hare and Bats and "Dylusions Stamps" - Around the Page.
I layered the trees thru photoshop onto Tim Holtz paper for my background before adding the rest of the images.
I used Copics, Prisma pencils and white gel pen to colour my images.
I found just a "few" challenges to enter my card into....
The Octopode Factory. Black and Orange
Simon says Stamp - Halloween or Goth
Cupcake Crafts Challenge - Halloween
Fussy and Fancy - Halloween
Creative Card Crew -Halloween
Sparkles Forum Challenge - Halloween
Challenge up Your Life - Halloween
Drunken Stampers - Halloween
Forever Night Challenge- Black and Creepy
Everybody Art Challenge - Halloween
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great

Oct 8, 2011

Time is Fleeting..

I'm sure you have recognised the 3 lines on my tag/card and if you are like me you are probably singing along.... mmmm ...that's only if you remember this movie that for a while had such a cult following. When it first came out it was so unusual and so out there that one just had to love it. Yes of course it from the the movie, "Rocky Horror Picture Show".... "Time Warp"  and the opening lines are from Riff Raff.  This fab gal is "Magenta"( riff raffs sister in the movie)  from the Octopode Factory.
I got all inky and messy once again to create my papers plus added a little glitter and pearl ex powders along with Time Holtz clock die ,music note and my grungy splotchy stamp- love this!!! and my new Dylusions stamps!- around the border.
I'm entering this into...
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Sparkle and Bling
Just add ink- Use a die cut
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great

Oct 5, 2011

Beauty of the Soul

Girls and Pearls is the new monthly challenge over at Bizzy Becs Challenge Blog and I have used one of my favourite girly image " all that" from Kenny K and is available HERE at Bizzy Becs Online Store.
I went for a little different look this time and printed her out on paper with text and just coloured her skin plus I did add some white gel pen on her shoes, belt and hat.
The background paper is torn strips from a scrap piece of  computer paper under something else I was working on when spraying Red Pepper Colour Wash - made for a fabulous BG paper as its quite splotchy in places.
I then added lots of sewing and some left over other scraps strips of paper plus do you see those gorgeous little PEARL HEARTS in the top corner, they are also from Bizzy Becs.
The hearts were hand drawn by yours truly and  sprayed with colour wash.
The quote was computer generated and then I ran a black fine pen roughly around the edge.
My other lovely Dt gals have some fab inspiration for you and as always Bec will be offering  a wonderful prize.
I'm entering this into the following challenges....
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes
ABC Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers- Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel- Anything Goes
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great