Wednesday 29 July 2009


The theme this week is fashion. I took a pre cut postcard, and pinched some peel offs from my daughters craft box and put them on. then i coloured over the whole lot with different colour inks in a random pattern. i removed the peel offs and put 4 corners on then inked edges with dark purple,took corners off . the images were finally highlighted with metallic pencils.. and rub on words put over the top.
thanks for looking.

corrosive challenge...

The challenge this week is to make something inspired by janets collection of 'jem' dolls.
This is my take on the theme... had never seen a 'jem' doll til sunday... used a stamptivity stamp... and Dovecraft papers.
thanks for taking time to look.

Art on the darkside...

The challenge this week is 'masks'
Stamped image, coloured with promarkers.
Its the lone rangers grandma.

soartful challenge at artfreebies

The challenge this week was to use this lovely owl pic that june provided.
I've highlighted it with perfect pearls and stamped fern fronds coloured with copper mica, the placed real dried ferns around the image.
Thanks for taking time to look.
love lynx

Sunday 26 July 2009

stampin for the weekend

The challenge this week is 'masking'... this is such fun to do.
I used 2 'gorguss girls', these 2 are my girls... and a background stamp, plus a little grass stamp at the front... so 4stamps in all.
I coloured with promarkers.The papers are 'DCWV', so is the sticky ribbon and sentiment.
Thank you for taking time to come visit.
love lynx

I've put the small pic on so you get a better look at the detail. xxx


The challenge this week over at 'crafty creations' is a sketch... so i thought i'd do another much needed christmas card.

I've used woodware polar bear stamps and everything else is last years left overs... must buy some new christmas stash!!!

Thank you for coming to visit.

love lynx

Rainbowladys challenge...

The challenge this week is 'wheels'.
Made this atc using a 'u-mount' stamp and distress inks.
Thanks for taking time to look.
love lynx

Saturday 25 July 2009

so chuffed...AGAIN


so chuffed




Friday 24 July 2009

Dragonsdream, tag it on.

The challenge this week is 'spots and swirls in pink'.
I coloured a tag with distress ink in faded lipstick and tattered rose, then sprayed with glimmermists.
I stamped on swirls and brushed with cosmic shimmer powders.
The lady was stamped in the space i left and coloured with a mix of mica powder and chalk.
Finally a piece of ribbon was knotted though the hole in the top of the tag.... this is just about the most pink, swirly, girly thing i've ever done!!!!
Thanks for taking time to look love lynx

The three muses.... incredible journey

The theme of the three muses challenge this week is 'incredible journey'... i could think of nothing more incredible than even the most ordinary life.
I have stamped a back groung then over stamped with various stamps to add interest. I found a small picture of a cradle, word definitions from a dictionary, and the words 'family. friends and heritage' and pasted them on.
I stamped grave stones at the bottom to try to depict the incredible journey we all take from cradle to grave.... even if like me you have a very ordinary life... its one hell of an incredible journey.
love lynx... thanks for taking the time to come visit. xxx

Wednesday 22 July 2009

soartful challenge at artfreebies

Not being able to do anything digital.... i'm a techno-idiot... and having nothing in my stamp collection suitable i doodled this. I coloured her in shades of grey with my promarkers and used a white pen to highlight some areas.
thanks for coming to look at my crying angel... what could be sadder?
love lynx


The challenge this week is 'vintage children'.
I used a piece of patterned paper and stamped a line of children in sepia, a pretty childs face in sepia and black ink, then shaded in a faint face shape. I've added a 'saying' and stamped a distressed border at the top.
I cut and pasted some faux buttons, a leaf and a flower... oh and a postage stamp complete with postmark.Finally i inked around the edges in sepia.
Thanks for coming to look.
love lynx


' Tuesday taggers' challenge this week is 'swirls and curls' and 'promarker' challenge is 'rose pink and lime green'.
I've cut swirls for a sheet of paper and coloured them with prromarkers in pink and green, pasted them on to green card thats matted onto pink card. I 've added faux stitching around the card edges to match the stitching on the swirls.
The little figure i drew.... i was inspired by my girls 'nintendo' game which has dear little manga figures.
I've used promarkers rose pink, lime green, blush,satin,terracotta, and ice grey 1&3.
3 little flowers and a 'funky' greeting finished it off.
thanks for taking time to look.
love lynx

Dotties world... and corrosive challenge

This is a double whammy this week... 'DOTTIES WORLD' challenge is to use a frame, and its a sketch from 'CORROSIVE CHALLENGES'.
I've used one of the gorgeous 'pixie chicks' down loads and although shes not really a christmas pixie, she looks so lovely done in blues with frosty glitter.... i use her quite a lot.
The pixie is coloured with promarkers. The papers, card etc come from my christmas box. Thanks for taking time to come and look.
love lynx

Art on the darkside.... in the attic

The challenge at 'art on the darkside' this week is 'in the attic'.
I have always been scared of bones... so a 'skelly-bone' popping out of the attic is my nightmare.
I used a door cut from (old) joanna sheen papers, i stamped a 'skelly-bone' i brought on a gothic halloween plate from scrapz, and cut it out, i pasted it half in front of, and half behind the door.I put a bit of chain in its hands so it can hear him coming!!!!
thanks for coming to look...please close the attic door!
love lynx

Monday 20 July 2009

Dragonsdream, tag it on.

The challenge this week at dragonsdreams is 'carte postale'... this is my 'take ' on the theme.
I stamped a scene using stamps i brought from 'scrapz' a little while back and coloured lightly with metallic pencils. i inked the edges and tied blue ribbon in a knot.... the words 'post card' are from my new crafty individuals stamps.
thanks for visiting.
love lynx

Rosie and Dee's challenge

This is my DT card at rosiedees challenge this week... gonna send it to my big sis hazel when i know shes a granda for the 1st time.
Please pop over to rosiedees and check out the other DT samples .... they really lovely this week... always are!!
love lynx

Saturday 18 July 2009

Sneak peek for rosie dee challenge tomorrow

This is a little taster for tomorrow evenings challenge at 'rosie-dees'
hope to see you there sometime during the next week.
love lynx

Rainbowladys challenge...

The challenge over at 'rainbowladys' this week is 'HATS'.
Lurking on a shelf i found some old 'joanna sheen' papers so i used some as backing, and cut hats out of another sheet.
I stamped a 'non sequtur' lady (wearing a very fancy hat) in red ink to match the cut 'n' pasted hats and backing papers.
Thanks for coming to visit.
love lynx.... enjoy your weekend.xx

Tuesday taggers....

Tuesday taggers challenge this week is 'TEXTURE'.... and i love texture....just adore anything touchy-feely... so i went to town!!
The tag is made from very rustic hand-made paper, i stamped a celtic knot onto 'chammie leather' and coloured with pencil. I recycled some bits 'n' bobs from a topper i was given, tied some raffia though the hole and thats it... very very touchy-feely.
Thanks for taking time to look.
love lynx

Pro marker challenge

The challenge this week at 'passion for promarkers is 'RUBY AND JEWELS AND GEMS'.
The backing paper is DCWV, i coloured in the white spots with the promarker GOLD to make them match my image....which is one of the beautiful 'HOLLY & MADDISON' downloads from 'charmed crafts'. I've used rub-on words, gold coloured gems, flowers from the pot on my desk coloured with my promarkers, and a ruby coloured gem brad to hold them together.
Markers used are:
Thanks for taking time to look.
love lynx

Wednesday 15 July 2009

corrosive challenge...

The challenge this week at 'corrosive' is 'Who let the dogs out'?
As an avid jrt fan... i've owned 2 over the years... the one i have now is 16yrs old but still has courage by the bucket full ... this atc is for her and my old lad who died age 16 in 1996.
thanks for coming to visit, love lynx


The challenge this week at 'crafty creations 'is 'TRAVEL'.
The 2 larger pics are 4x4 fat book pages and the smaller 2 are atcs.

All are mainly 'cut'n'paste', the atcs have a stamped and embossed greeting and diddy little pencils i made from cocktail sticks.
thanks for coming to look.
love lynx

sunday post cards & something completely different

i have made this post card with 2 challenges in mind.
sunday post card has the challenge of 'fabric' being used.... i used some very fine cotton to stamp on instead of card,some lace and ribbon.
something completely different has post cards as a theme all of july and this weeks challenge is vintage.
i dont know the make of stamp or even where i brought it, sorry, its stamped onto fine cotton, coloured ith pencil and ink, i've added a fancy metal corner and a key.
thanks for taking time to look.
love lynx

stampin for the weekend...& delightful sketches

The challenge this week at 'stampin for the weekend'.... ok i know its wednesday!!!!.... is 'strawberries dipped in chocolate'... meaning red and brown.
I used a lovely digi stamp from charmed= dotties world, coloured with promarkers, the red and brown card are from DCWV, the paper is from a christmas pad... my girls have distroyed the cover, so dont know whose it is, but it is newish.
The flowers come from the pot on my desk, coloured with promarkers to match the image.
The sketch is from a site i just found...'delightful sketches' and i'm sure i'll be using there challenge site again as i look this sketch... a lot!!!! Thanks for taking time to look at my work.
love lynx

Tuesday 14 July 2009

saturday surprise....

This weeks challenge theme at 'saturday surprise' is 'family'
This atc has been made using a stamp i brought from 'scrapz', a crackle background stamp from 'crafty individuals', water colours, inks and rub=ons.
Thanks for coming to visit.
love lynx

Rainbowladys challenge... script

This weeks challenge is 'script'... no idea where i got the stamp... found it while tidying up!!!!
This atc is coloured with promarkers and ink... a few little rub ons added around the date.
Thanks for taking time to come and look.
love lynx

soartful challenge at artfreebies

At artfreebies. the soartful challenge this week is to use this wonderful background thats provided for you by the very clever and talented june.
I used an image of a lady that i altered the colour on with metallic pencils... i'd be lost without them and some sticky fish that i altered in the same way.
Thanks for coming to look.
love lynx


This lovely background is provided for this weeks challenge at 'art creations'.
I've added rub-ons and a little bit of mica... i printed the background on to canvas... and darken some of the edges.
Thanks for coming to visit.
love lynx

Dragonsdream, tag it on.

The challenge at 'DRAGONSDREAMS tag it on' this week is
'PASSION'.... as i've been feeling pretty bleak lately this is what i've done.
'Daydreams and memories' says it all.
The stamp i brought from 'scrapz' dont know who made it.... its coloured with distress inks and metallic pencils, screwed up. tattered and torn.
Thanks for coming to look.
Hugs lynx

Sunday 12 July 2009

Craft creations

I made this atc for the challenge at 'crafty creations '... the challenge this week is birds.
I used a glimmer misted back ground... a crafty individuals stamp.... metallic pancils to define some areas of the birds, then triple embossed it to make a 'tile'.
Thanks for coming to look.
Hugs lynx

Rosie and Dee's challenge

This is what i made for this weeks challenge at Rosie-Dees...
the challenge being 'WEDDING'.
I used a small wooden frame that i painted in antique bronze.
I stamped swirls with an embossing pad then brushed with 'Pearl' perfect pearls. I used a vintage image from artfreebies of a happy couple, used some mamlock victorian scraps and a few sticky back pearls from joanna sheen.
Thanks for coming to look.
love lynx

Saturday 11 July 2009

Rosie-Dees.. a little snippet

Just a little taster of what i've made for tomorrows new challenge at Rosie-Dees.
Its very 'vintage'.... 'quaint'... and quite romantic.... oh dear i must go lie down.... romantic is just not my thing... i must be poorly!!!!
love lynx

Art on the darkside.... most haunted house

The challenge at ART ON THE DARKSIDE this week is 'most haunted house'.
I found out some stamps i brought at SCRAPZ
a while ago... cant remember who made them.... sorry.... made a scene up, then coloured it with metallic pencils and ink.
If anyone wants this atc, please just say.
Thanks for coming to look...enjoy your weekend.

Thursday 9 July 2009

tuesday taggers

The challenge at tuesday taggers this week is to make something for your best friend.... ...
jane this is for you...
I made the background then used one of my much loved dragon stamps... this ones from 'TANDA STAMPS'... coloured it in with normal and metallic pencils, i added a ribbon to the tag and words around the edges.
Thanks for coming to look.
I was extremely lucky with last weeks challenge, i won the £15 from the craft barn... i'm chuffed to bits.... and i get a shot at being their guest designer too.... after you jane!!!!
love lynx

sunday post cards

This is my offering for the challenge at sunday post cards... which this week is nests.
I've made a background from water colours, stamped words and footprints in one corner and used victorian scraps as the main images.
Thanks for taking time to look.

The three muses

The challenge this week at the three muses is 'SURREAL'.
What could be more surreal than HRH, sitting on a beach, dressed as a clown leaning on a tea pot?
The background and tea pot are rub-ons, the clown body is a mamlock scrap and the head of HRH is from a book of bank notes.
Thanks for coming to look... unless you are HRH then i'm terribly sorry!!!

I do love these muses challenges!!!!

corrosive challenge & just christmas and birthdays

I combined 2 challenges here... the sketch i used is 'Just christmas and birthdays' and the challenge at corrosive this week is 'summer fun'.
The 'babies' are stamps from joanna sheen, coloured with promarkers.
Ribbon and rub-ons from my stash and the card is DCWV.
Thanks for coming to look. love lynx

Wednesday 8 July 2009


The challenge at 'promarker' this week is a sketch to go with the colours 'cocoa and cornflower'.
I used one of the beautiful 'pixie chicks' from 'charmed' ... you can get to them via the 'Dotties world' blinkie on the side of my blog. This one is actually a holly pixie but i changed her... painlessly of cause.
I coloured some paper with cocoa and cornflower so i could punch out flowers and leaves... and i coloured a white die-cut greeting with 'cocoa' to match.
I used cocoa, cornflower blue, ice grey3, satin,blush and pastel pink.
Rub-ons and gems finished her off.
Thanks for taking time to look.

Dotties world

Blooming beautiful is the challenge at 'Dotties world' this week. I love this pixie... she should be a Holly pixie, but i just had to 'adjust' her a little... it was all painless... honest.
I coloured her with promarkers, the papers were in a kit from c/c a couple of years back, and i added real lace to the edge. I removed her holly head dress and added silk pansy petals, gave her dragonfly wings and coloured tiny silk flowers the same colour as her dress to hide other evidence of her being a holly pixie..... i hope you like the her... i adore her...with or without the holly.
Thanks for coming to look.
love lynx