Wednesday, 17 December 2014

DAY #9 OF THE 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS and DE-STEMPELWINKEL.

Well this month is flying by.....
here we are on DAY #9 of our CREEPMAS hop sponsored by SMEARED INK.
The full blog roll is at the top of my side bar,
please visit these talented ladies for ideas and inspiration on how to make your CREEPMAS truly amazing!
Here is todays drawer/tag and pressie...
 The tag is a SMEARED INK STAMP as usual....
 the little bells for the creepmas tree  have been alter using tissue paper stamped and embossed with a spiders web from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.... i added black ribbon to hang 'em with and adorable spiders,
I used tiny little skulls as the clapper inside each bell.
 Now for something truly scary....
its my turn to post on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog today,
apparently Creepmas isn't big with Dutch folk so its best that I don't do my usual stuff.... so I altered a bauble....BE WARNED..... it's scary....
 its got glitter, sequins and faux snow!
The details are on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL blog.... I really don't wanna scare you CREEPMAS hoppers to much!
Thanks for visiting me again today.... hope to see you again on Friday.
BDx

Monday, 15 December 2014

DAY #8 OF THE 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS and SMUDGY ANTICS

Good morning, 
Welcome to  DAY #8 of our blog hop,
sponsored by SMEARED INK.
The full blog roll is at the top of my side bar.
Here is today's drawer,gift tag and pressie.
 I made a dimensional raven ornament., using a stamp from SMEARED INK,
stamped lots of times,fussy cut and built up...
added some greenery and ribbon roses that I made.
 The tag is also a SMEARED INK STAMP.
 ALSO today its my turn to do the inspiration post for SMUDGY ANTIC'S.....
 POEMEN... felt decoration... you'll find more details and pictures on the SMUDGY ANTICS BLOG.

Thanks for visiting.... hope you'll be back for DAY #9 on Wednesday.
BDx

Saturday, 13 December 2014

DAY#7 OF THE 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS.

Good morning, 
Welcome to  DAY #7 of our blog hop,
sponsored by SMEARED INK.
The full blog roll is at the top of my side bar.
Here is today's drawer,gift tag and pressie.
 I made a layered up skull/dipped in the melting pot and added it to a mini wreath I made from some reclaimed greenery  and little spiders. Another tree ornament for the creepmas tree.
 The stamp on the tag is SMEARED INK, the layered Skull is a stamp from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
There is a tutorial on the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM  that I did ages ago about how to make these faux porcelain skulls
Thank you for visiting today, I hope to see you again on Monday for DAY #8 of the hop
BDx

Thursday, 11 December 2014

DAY #6 OF THE 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS and DE-STEMPELWINKEL

Here we are again..... half way there with the 12 #DAYS OF CREEPMAS blog hop.
The full blog roll is on my side bar...
please check out all the very talentd ladies on this hop...you'll be amazed 
and inspired.
Here we have todays drawer/tag and pressie....
 I altered a little drum tree decoration, and make skull topped drumsticks.
 The stamp on the tag is from SMEARED INK,
the one on the drum from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
 It's my turn to post on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog today,
I altered a wooden reindeer tree ornament, I thought a steampunk reindeer was a little bit alternative!
I used the same technique as I did for the tree I share on DAY #5 of this hop.
The stamps used on the reindeer are of cause from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
Thanks for visiting today, I hope to see you again on Saturday for DAY# 7.
BDx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

DAY #5 OF CREEPMAS and IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE.

Here we are on DAY #5 of the 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS...
December is marching on at double pace!
The full blog roll is at the top of my side bar.
I have a bit of a bumper post for you all today....
IKE'S WORLD has a new challenge,''MERRY CREEPMAS'' and 
yesterday was my day to post on the SMUDGY ANTICS BLOG,
So enough waffling... better get on with showing you my projects!
Todays drawer/tag/gift....
 The tag is a real rubber stamp from SMEARED INK, the star ornament is decorated with a cobweb stamp
from  DE-STEMPELWINKEL

 IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE ''MERRY CREEPMAS''.... well I have to have Poe amongst my Creepmas decs don't I?
I have altered one of those small wreathes from a pound store.. 
i stripped it down, then re-made it to include skulls and spiders with POE as the central feature.
Please come and join in our challenge...remember to be considered for top spot or top3 places you must use an IKE'S ART image.
 Berries, bows spiders , skulls and Poe...what more could you need for CREEPMAS?
Yesterday was my day to post on SMUDGY ANTICS....
part of our re-launch of the blog is that you'll get daily inspiration projects from the DT,
I altered a wooden tree blank using clay and SMEARED INK stamps.
Full details are on the SMUDGY ANTICS BLOG.
Thanks for bearing with me today.... I hope you'll join us at IKE'S WORLD and SMUDGY ANTICS...
Thanks for stopping by, see you again on Thursday for DAY #6 of CREEPMAS and MORE!
BDx

Sunday, 7 December 2014

DAY #4 OF THE 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS

Here we are on DAY #4
of our blog hop, the full blog roll is at the top of my side bar,
please visit all of these amazingly talented ladies to see what
wonderful CREEPMAS creations they have to share.
Another drawer and tag from me today....
I promise that there will be other things as well as we get near CREEPMAS!
Todays drawer and tag....
...the pressie inside....6x mini notelets with envelopes, you could use them as tags... 
 they are 3''x3'' square..... the images are from SMEARED INK and IKE'S ART.
 Thanks for stopping by.... see you again on TUESDAY for DAY #5 of the 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS HOP...... or maybe you can stop by tomorrow to see more CREEPMAS inspiration from me for the SMUDGY ANTICS BLOG.

Friday, 5 December 2014

DAY #3 OF THE 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS.

Here we are again.... another day, another drawer to open in my 
CREEPMAS advent calender.
You'll find the full blog roll on my side bar,
please visit every one on the roll as these ladies do the most incredible CREEPMAS projects...
you'll be both inspired and amazed.
Todays cute little tag....
 ...... todays gift is a handmade note book holder and a 'ho ho Poe' note book.

 The little holder has a plain note pad already in it.... Poe is a spare for when its all used up with writing letters to santa.... ha ha!
I was asked on day #2 of this hop how big is this 12 days of creepmas calender...
well it is roughly 4 3/4 inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide. Each drawer is just over 3''x 3'' x 1'' inch.
Thanks for stopping by, see you soon for DAY #4
BDx

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

DAY #2 OF THE 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS

Here we are on day two of our CREEPMAS CELEBRATION,
the full blog roll is at the top of my side bar....
Whats in todays drawer?
 The usual choccy of cause... a creepmas tag adorning a black wrapped  3''x3'' creepmas canvas.
Here's the canvas...unwrapped.... all the stamps are rubber from SMEARED INK.
Many thanks for visiting me... i'm sure you'll be amazed and inspired as you continue on this hop.
BDx

Monday, 1 December 2014

DAY #1 OF THE 12 OF CREEPMAS 2014

DECEMBER 1ST is here....
everything will now be Christmas.... but....we at
SMEARED AND SMUDGED 
do things a little bit differently.... 
we celebrate the 
12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS
the full blog roll will remain at the top of my side bar until the hop ends...
please check out everyones inspiring creepmas projects.
My DAY #1 project.
 A creepmas advent calender.
 DILLY BEANS digi images on 3 sides.... with a sack digi from SMEARED INK
 On the final side is an OCTOPODE Poe digi image.
 I made a variety of these advent calenders this year.... mainly from scraps.....
this is the one I like best as the others were all 'real' Christmas.
The top is decorated with baubles, greenery, bones and spiders.... so wickedly FESTIVE!
 Inside drawer #1 a wrapped gift...with creepmas tag...... plus the ubiquitous chocolate....
 ..... this is the wrapped gift.... .a mini countdown double block calender.
Thanks for visiting me today.... hope to see you on wednesday for DAY #2.
BDx

SMUDGY ANTIC'S CHALLENGE RE-BORN!

Good morning to you all.....

I have the greatest pleasure announcing that SMUDGY ANTIC'S CHALLENGES
have been re-born.... 
every month we will have an ANYTHING GOES challenge,
the only rules are that you use either a
SMEARED INK RUBBER STAMP or a DIGI IMAGE
SIMPLE!!!
I have the honour of being 1st up on the re-born blog...

BEFORE... pencils in a kraft coloured tube from one of our £ stores.

AFTER....
a unique and very cheap pressie for the one of the kiddo's in your life who likes to be a bit different!
I used SMEARED INK REAL RUBBER STAMPS,
pencils and pastel pencils to colour.... there are more pictures on the SMUDGY ANTICS BLOG.
I do hope you'll join in with us this month... you know we embrace the weird.... wacky...off-beat... macabre... strange.... raunchy... anything that the main-stream challenge blogs frown upon!
Thanks for stopping by BDx

Monday, 17 November 2014

DE-STEMPELWINKEL DT PROJECTS.

It's my turn to post to the designers blog for DE-stempelwinkel today.
I am starting to get little ''stocking fillers' made for Christmas..... over the coming weeks i'm sure you'll see many more of my Christmas pressie makes.
I bought a pack of A7 size note books.... they came coverless..... in a pack of 12 for a pound!
 I used good quality stamping card to make the covers,
stamped my images, then coloured .... I adhered them to the pads then covered them with clear sticky back plastic... the stuff you use to cover text books. This way the little note pads will last well in a handbag.
So far i've only made 3.... 9 more to go!

Also I have an ATC to show you that I forgot to post last Tuesday.
I stamped and masked my images, then stamped the woman walking and the nearest oblisk
onto thin card... I coloured the collaged images and the two extra images with distress inks.
I drew in lots of bubbles.... fussy cut and decoupaged my extra images...
I wanted the woman to seem as if she has just stepped into the picture...
it looks far better in real life!


All the stamps for both of these projects come from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
Thanks for stopping by BDx

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Smeared and smudged members hop for November.

Our challenge this month is 
TRANSPARENCY
Here  is the full blog roll for you... 
please visit all these talented ladies to see how they interpreted this theme.

Black Dragon .....you are here...
Evil Edna
Jessica
Karen
LeslieRahye
Nanette
Kim
Sarah N
Keren
Susan
Sarah S

Here is my ''Transparency' project.
Have you ever tried to stamp onto a canvas?
Well I have.... it didn't work to well.... 
so I'll show you a nice little cheat.
Stamp onto white tissue paper.....
 Use watered down PVA glue..... 
 .... and stick your stamped tissue paper on your canvas...
 the tissue paper goes totally transparent and you keep the lovely texture of the canvas.
Allow to dry  then colour with whatever you fancy...... 
 I used pencils and pastels.
Thanks for visiting..... hope you'll be totally inspired by everything you see during this hop.
BDx

Thursday, 6 November 2014

QUOTH THE RAVEN COLOUR CHALLENGE REMINDER.


Beloveds,
How the time doth fly, Herewith is a reminder 
of the current QUEST #38 - COLOUR CHALLENGE.

I have an altered domino key ring today...
I used all of the colours for this one...
plus I made a box for it to go in.

We at QUOTH THE RAVEN welcome any kind of project.... 
our only requirement is that it is somehow connected to E.A.POE or this work.
You still have plenty of time to create a POE themed project using at least 3 of the colours above.
Easy peasy right?
The challenge ends...
26th NOVEMBER 2014at 1700hrs BST.
BDx