Monday, 22 August 2011


Well i am finally back to myself..... i enjoyed my time with my daughters no end, its the 1st break i have had from caring for the oldies for just over a year and very much needed. The oldies went into a very nice nursing home for 2 weeks.
Before i get to the new challenge i need to anounce the winners of my candy from our 100th HDH challenge..... both winners were pick by RANDOM ORG..... SUSAN (the most organised of us minions!) did this for me as i am totally useless at that sort of thing.

OK.... the 2x WINNERS ARE........ CARLA and JODI .
PLEASE EMAIL ME AT ..... who ever mails me first gets to choose either the stamp set or one of my projects.... the other then gets a choice of whats left....i hope that seems fair.
Now on to our new challenge which is...................

"Carnival of Curiosities"

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
of the creepy circus or carnival oeuvre.
Come one, come all!! Bring out your freaks, your fortune tellers, terrifying clowns,
and your most curious of curios.

Here is my project..... a travelling side show..... the images and words are from SMEARED INK.... the CARNIES rubber stamp set. The sideshow is in a frame that i painted and distressed.... the background is paper i altered with ink and stamps. The curtains can be closed or tied back.
The clowns face..... guess......... look into his eyes.....
i stamped POE from SMEARED INKS , QUOTE THE RAVEN rubber set onto tissue twice and pieced it together onto to a little china clown doll...... which i gave a full make over to.... altered its clothes and china feet.... hair etc.
I gave everything a shabby appearance.... well worn.... lots of travelling about ...not much money..... if you look closely at the top picture you'll see bottles laying on the floor.... the performers clothes have all seen better days.... and the lass with the accordian has turned to nicotine and alcohol.......
I hope you'll join us this week.... its great to be playing again....

I shall also enter this sideshow into the following challenges........ ANYTHING GOES BUT YOU HAVE TO COMMENTON AT LEAST ONE OTHER ENTRY.

 USE YOUR FAVOURITE STAMP.... Poe is my favourite. ANYTHING VINTAGE.... this is a victorian inspired sideshow. more than 2 images on your project. I have used 3 figues in the background. SHOW SOME TRAVEL... this is a travelling sideshow.

 FRAME..... its all in a frame.... altered but still framed.
 RED HAT..... edgar the clown and the man in the background are wearing red hats.

Thanks for visiting me.... love lynx


  1. Bloody Brilliant! I bow to you, Dearest Dragon. You have blown me away! I am in awe!

  2. I LOVE this! Found it via Simon says Stamp and show --- can't wait to join in on the fun!

  3. A brilliant card hun and a great stamp! Thanks for joining in with our Favourite Stamp Challenge over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

  4. I can't even begin to tell you how cool I think this is. Brilliant, really. Captures the really old, creepy, seedy carnie vibe! I love it and that clown is FABULOUS! xxD

  5. Unbelievable project! My son and I spent 15 minutes just looking at it. Great amount of detail and the macabre is eerily hypnotic. LOVE IT!
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Make It Monday.
    ~Lisa XX
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  6. Afrid my computer doesn't want me to see the pictures, but I can still thank you for sharing what I am sure is lovely work and joining in my "You have been framed" theme at Allsorts this week and good luck with the draw.

    B x

  7. Brilliant and very scarrrring, love it! Thank you for joining us over at Quirky Craft's for our Red Hat Challenge! Pop back this Friday/Saturday to vote for your favourite!

  8. I hope you never cease to amaze me. To say "I love it" is such an understatement.
    Great to see you back and in full form

  9. beautiful creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have candy if you are interested :)

  10. What! no stripper?????
    This is FANTASTIC!!!!! All those different stamps and you made them works so well together......beautiful :)

    Fiona. x
    Thought I was already a follower, but I wasn't, but I am now LOL

  11. This is a wonderful creation. Thank you for showing it at the Three Muses.

  12. Brilliant project. Totally inspired
    Make It Monday#63

  13. Thanks for joining our "Create a Scene" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  14. Awesome. TFS at MIM.


  15. Hi

    WOW!! This is absolutely amazing!! The more I look the more fabulous detail I see.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entrant. Be sure to mention that you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

    Michelle :o)

  16. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage


  17. Wonderful, I love it.
    Love the theater box to.

  18. A fantastic piece of art outstanding
    Luv Jane xxx

  19. Frankie...I totally LOVE this traveling Freak Show. WOW!!! Just incredible! Love the little stage with the moving curtain and the clown...oh my gosh...he's spooky yet I want to give him a hug at the same time! INCREDIBLE piece of art! Thanks for sharing your talent and your piece with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  20. thanks for sharing with Creative this week and good luck hope to see you next week

  21. Wow! This is simply amazing. Thank you for joining us at Quirky Crafts this week.

  22. AMAZING! Each piece in this traveling sideshow is stunning!

  23. A fantastic creation, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  24. this is brilliant, so ghoulish and soooo much work has gone into it to make an amazing card. Thanks for playing along with Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenges,xx

  25. Amazing creation! So different and great!

    Thanks for joining us on our first challenge at It's all about the vintage! Hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs, Sande xx

  26. Wow, wow, wow, what an amazing piece of work, the attention to detail is fantastic. :) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. x

  27. Wow, this is amazing!

    Thx for joining us at Make it Monday! Hope to see you for our next challenge on...Monday of course, lol!

    Mary J x

  28. WOW this looks amazing & definitely creepy! It's awesome! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters.
    Andie xx

  29. What can I say about this - exept WOW!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at It's All About The Vintage.

  30. Found this via Simon Says - and WOW seems inadequate - see you soon, LOL.