Monday, 17 November 2014


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

Black Dragon are here...
Evil Edna
Sarah N
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.

Thursday, 6 November 2014


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.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014


Today it's my turn over at the DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog...
 if you're from the UK you'll be driven crazy this evening by fireworks...maybe...if this awful rain stops,
as November 5th is Bonfire night, also called Guy Fawkes night,
I'm not quite sure what we are supposed to be celebrating.... a failed plot or the execution of those
 ''Remember, remember the 5th of November,
gunpowder, treason and plot....''
.....but my project today just shows the ''Little Critters'' having fun.
 I've done a double page spread in my altered board book.

 Stamped and masked.... i drew in the number '5' and the bonfires.
I coloured the scene with alcohol markers, pencils and ink.
When I began this book I thought i'd have it done in 6 to 8 weeks... turns out its more like 6 to 8 months.
All of the stamps used are exclusive to DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 31 October 2014


Here we are on DAY # 31
of this month long hop hosted by
The full blog roll is on my side bar where it has been all month long.
Details of prizes, rules etc can be found HERE.
HUGE THANKS to TERRA and TORI for organising this hop,
and to all you wonderful HOPPERS and LURKERS who make it all so much fun!
Today's calender page....the very last one....
stamped and masked as usual... coloured with alcohol markers and ink.
Every Friday is SMEARED INK today is no exception...
this is to hang on the door....

...this is just cos I LOVE BATS!
Both projects are using SMEARED INK IMAGES.
Coloured with my usual mix.
Here is a group shot of the projects I made during the 31 days....
now what do I do with them all?
You'll also find me at DE-STEMPELWINKEL today....
finishing off where I started. This month has flown by.... can't believe its now over.
I am so grateful to all of you mad HOPPERS and the LURKERS.....
without you all this hop would be a complete waste of time.... THANK YOU....
from the bottom of my heart.... well..... this cold dark stone I call a heart!
See you same time next year with luck.....
now getting ready to go to a family HALLOWE'EN bash....
taking with me my  Wednesday and Skeletta....
if you drop by the VENT on the forum tomorrow I'll put up a photo.
Keep safe .....

Thursday, 30 October 2014


Here we are on DAY # 30
of this month long hop hosted by
The full blog roll is on my side bar where it shall remain all month long.
Details of prizes, rules etc can be found HERE.
Today's calender page....

Stamped....background drawn in and coloured as usual.
The stamps are from Third coast.

Now for some real self indulgance....
I shall remind you of our current challenge at 
We have a colour challenge for you...use at least 3 of the colours below...

...we are now embarking on our 2nd week so you have plenty of time to check out the challenge and 
join in with us.
I have used 2x orange, green and black.

I am also joining in with HALLOWE'EN NEVERMORE RAPPORT....
It's a celebration of all things POE...
I'm pretty sure that by now you have all guessed that I am a massive Poe fan.
PLEASE go and check out what the other POE lovers have to offer...
click the link above to go to the hop list.
Below are a few of my POE inspired makes for our challenges at 
This is a tiny fraction of the things i've been inspire to make by reading Poe's poem's and stories.


Also today you'll come across another project of mine during the 31 day hop at DOMINOART....
Here is just a sneak peek.

Well thats it.... a day of total self indulgance.... thank you for stopping by
See you tomorrow for the final day of the 31 days of Hallowe'en...

Wednesday, 29 October 2014


Here we are on DAY # 29 of this month long hop hosted by
The full blog roll is on my side bar where it shall remain all month long.
Details of prizes, rules etc can be found HERE.
Today's calender page....
 .... stamped, masked and coloured as per normal.
All of the stamps are from Third coast stamps.
 Also today I have an altered 4 drawer chest....
 ...designer papers.... paint...and stamps from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
Thats it for today..... once again mamy many thanks for continuing to support all the blogger this month.
See you again tomorrow for DAY #30.... its gonna be a mega post.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

DAY #28 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN and the new challenge at IKE'S WORLD

Here we are on DAY # 28 of this month long hop hosted by
The full blog roll is on my side bar where it shall remain all month long.
Details of prizes, rules etc can be found HERE.
Today my calender page is also my DT piece for the new challenge at
Where the theme is TRICK OR TREAT.... anything HALLOWE'EN folks....
 I'm not sure about this page.... I tried the 'no lines' technique....
but hey its Poe so all's well!
You have 2 weeks to link up your project to the challenge blog....
Hope to see what you create.
 Today I also have a little altered bird house.
Our pound stores have these in abundance during the summer months... here we have a Dragon house at Hallowe'en.
This is actually the back...but I love this mother dragon so wanted to show her first.

 Her's the front...
 Some of the little dragons are to tired to even ''Trick or treat''
 .... wonder what dragons dream of?

This little fella has two trick or treat bags.... hope he's gonna share with his sleeping siblings.
All the stamps used are from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
Once again...a massive thank you for visiting....
see you again tomorrow for DAY# 29