Friday 27 November 2009


The challenge this week at MACABRE MONDAYS is
SINISTER SMIRKS.... well these two arnt so much smirking as grinning but i hope they'll do....
These are atcs i've made for my friend lucy... we send each other 25 atcs.... one for every day of december upto and including christmas day.... i hope lucys not looking!!!!
I cant remember where i got these stamps from but i love em and only rediscovered them last week!!
They are coloured with ink and water colour pencils.... and a christmas sentiment stamped on after they were coloured... also a bit of black christmas ribbon.
Thanks for coming to visit.
hugs lynx

I think i shall also enter these two in the challenge at WINTER WONDERLAND, where the challenge this week is not to use christmas stamps but to make something christmassy..... what could be less christmassy than these two skelly-bones?
hugs again lynx


This should have been posted on wednesday but things have been a bit chaotic here so sorry its late folks.
The challenge this week is RED and GREEN. The card base is actually a very dark green although it looks black... i used some papers from my stash that i recoloured with promarkers.
The image is one of Tellens designs and i love him..... i have ideas of making him a 'fed- up goth' next.... bit like me really.... hes coloured with promarkers and ink... i went for sarcasm with the sentiment and inside i just had to put 'NOT'..... oh yeh... i even fluffyified his hat with flocking.... girly for me hey?
Please go on to Tellens place.... the DT have done some lovely samples again this week and theres a prize up for grabs and the colour theme this week is just so 'christmassy'.
Thanks for stopping by... hugs lynx

Tuesday 24 November 2009


The challenge this week at TUESDAY TAGGERS is FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS.
I choose to do an atc as i have to get 25 done before friday to post to a friend.... one for each day of december upto and including christmas day.
This weeks challenge is sponsored by the CRAFTBARN.... the link is on my sidebar and i have shopped with them and would use them again honestly .... i would not have the link if i hadnt.
I used textured cardstock... black of cause and stamped and embossed in china white. I stamped 'splodges' and used china white to emboss again.... added 4 gold coloured gems and finally coloured the flames with yellow and red inktense pencils.... used the yellow to also make the 'glow'.
Please come and join us this week.... festival of light covers so many things i'm sure almost everyone can think of something to do.
Thank you for visiting hugs lynx


The challenge at SOPHISTICATS this week is to make an ATC or something with an ATC sized topper or aperture.
As atcs are just about my favourite thing to make i just had to make one.
Unusual for me but i've used a printed image i got in a rak a long time ago... i have changes the colour of her slightly with pencils and ink. I have padded her so she is quite dimentional... and i have used a lilac mica on her wings.I used water colours and black ink to make a background and finally threaded a tiny black rose through her hand.
Please come and join us this week, the link is on my sidebar.... lisa of allissa's designs/papertown and of cause s-cats is sponsoring the challenge this week and the prize is awesome.... i know i've got some!!! Very useable.... infact invaluable!
Thank you for taking the time to visit me.
Keep safe hugs lynx

Sunday 22 November 2009


Firstly i want to thank all my blogging buddies who have left comments on here or who have emailed me about losing 'FABLE'... thank you all so much... i am overwhelmed by everyones kindness.
LISA from SOPHISTICATS sent be a beautiful wall hanger to cheer me up and TERI from TERIS CARDS AND TOPPERS/ TUESDAY TAGGERS sent me on of her stunning drawings... all of her drawings are stunning but this one i fell in love with when i 1st saw it... i shall get it framed and hung in the hall.
Both of you girls are so kind... thank you.
Now to MACABRE MONDAYS CHALLENGE.... yet again i'm late doing it.... next week i shall do it sooner.... said that for the last however many weeks... sorry barb...
GHASTLY GRAVEYARD is the challenge.... so i made an atc and a card..... both are made using stamps from De stempelwinel, lots of ink and yellow and white pencils.... the card has been distressed.... and has the words on the bottom embossed in china white.
Thank you for taking time to visit.
hugs lynx

Wednesday 18 November 2009

With the Angels

This is FABLE.... my beautiful parson jack russell, who had been ill for a while, she had major surgery at the end of february, seemed to be doing well considering her age... she was 16 back in june... but last week she stated to go down hill very quickly... i sat with her day and night from friday until monday at 10.20am when ZAK the nicest, kindest most caring vet imaginable said that this was the end... no amount of money would make her well again, there was nothing more he could do and i needed to let her go to sleep, end her pain,and let her go... i held her whilst my dad held me... THANK YOU DAD .... I LOVE YOU.... it broke my heart but i finally let her go... i killed my darling little dog... i miss her so much... i havent been to bed since monday... she slept with me and my bed is empty without her.
I know its just a matter of time, and getting rid of the feeling of guilt... my head tells me i was right to end her suffering but my heart tells me i killed her.... i love her and miss her and honestly dont know what i'm gonna do without her, she was so special to me.


Today is the very 1st TELLONS PLACE CHALLENGE.... we would love you to come and join us this week and every week... this week there is a free digi image... the witch on her day off... i've used... but you dont have to use her.... the theme is embellishments... my embellies? Well... ink and stamps!!! I needed to prove to my self that i could use a digi image just like i use real stamps... so i did ... i made a mask of her and stamped and masked various things around her... including the cutest sleeping dragon. I kept the colours simple... blues greys and black, made a gatefold card.. all the panels are inked stamped and inked again... the stamps are INKADINKADOO and WOODWARE.
Please come and give us your support and see if i can keep making digi images into something different than the artist intended.
Hugs lynx


Another late DT post... sorry.
The theme at TUESDAY TAGGERS this week is RED GREEN and GOLD.... oh YES!!!! christmas i thought.... so here is 'winter' again... i really do love him... see post below for stamp details.
I kept it simple... red gold and green patterned card... some mirri board, ribbon and a stamped sentiment.
Please come and join us at taggers this week... you can get another christmas card done and give me inspiration when i come to comment... i need all the inspiration i can geyt at the moment!
hugs lynx

sophisticats challenge

Sorry everyone but last couple of days have gone in a blur so heres my DT for this weeks challenge at SOPHISTICATS.... we had our 1st guest designer this week and she choose to do a sketch... well those who know me, know sketches arnt my favourite thing to work with but this is a nice one... i choose to make a christmas card as i am in dire need of christmas cards this year, i'm so far behind even if christmas was prosponed til march i wouldnt be ready.
I used one of my wonderful d. torrents stamps from stampotique... love this one so much.... paper, card and ribbon from my stash, gems i stole of the girls and a sentiment stamp i heat embossed in white... its my feeble attempt at humour.
Please come and play along this week... get another christmas card done!!
hugs lynx

Sunday 15 November 2009


The theme at MACABRE MONDAYS ..... until tomorrow... last as always hey?.... is ....
BIZARRE BEAUTY SCHOOL DROP OUT.... my lady didnt so much dropout ... she dropped dead.... long dead i think,,,, starting to decay, doesnt smell to good and has rather bad breath.....
anyway.... i drew the face, stamped a grave yard and a verse... both cherrypie... and coloured with pencils and coipous amountts of ink.
Thank you for looking and i really must start doing this challenge earlier in the week... its one of only 3 challenges i do simply because i love doing them so i really must try harder... sorry barb!!!

Saturday 14 November 2009


Darkness inspirations this fortnight want to see 'BATS' in your art work.
Bats are a favourite of mine so this could well be the 1st of many for this challenge.
Its all stamps.... masking to make a scene... the lady is coloured with promarkers and ink... everything else is just ink.
Thank you for taking time to look.
The lady stamp came from 'SCRAPZ' everything else is 'INKADINKADOO'

Art on the darkside...

Art on the darkside this week want to see 'MYTHOLOGICAL HORRORS'.
This stamp i brought from a brilliant dutch company 'de stempelwinkel'.... i've coloured this blood thirsty orgre using pencils and ink.... i've used stone wall stamps from the same company to frame the figure.... and a lot of black ink to create shadows so he seems to be coming out of the darkness.
Thanks for taking time to look.
hugs lynx


GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN.... as cyndi lauper said.
Yes its another challenge blog but i hope its gonna be fun.... and we all need a bit of fun now and again dont we?

Whats new and exciting at TELLENS place?

Starting next wednesday,november 18th, there will be a challenge every week, there is blog candy.... become a follower.... go and check it out... the link is in my side bar... i am on the DT... the 1st challenge has a freebie digi image for ya.... i've used it for my dt card and i've had fun with it.... me ... the one who loves real stamps and messy ink pads....

and.... well you'll have to go and check out TELLENS PLACE....

wont you.... please.... pretty please?ADVERT OVER.... but seriously now, we would love you to join us.
love and hugs lynx

Another christmas card

As i mentioned in the post below.... i am having to start on the christmas cards.... this one is made following the sketch at 'WINTER WONDERLAND'.
I have used a wendy rhodes stamp,stamped onto vellum and heat embossed it with 'lisas frost' embossing powder. The flower is done in the same way.
I used paper from my stash, a small ribbon and a tiny bell... silver mirri card and black inked the edges just so i got mucky fingers.... all this christmassy stuff just isnt me!
Thank you for taking the time to look at yet another christmas card.
hugs lynx


As christmas is coming at a rate of knots i thought i had better knuckle down and start making some cards This one is using the sketch from 'just christmas and birthdays'.
Its all very basic... stamped image coloured with promarkers... papers from my christmas stash and the usual ink spread about... even a cute christmas card has to have ink smeared round the edges!
Thanks for looking

Wednesday 11 November 2009


As today is remembrance day i thought i'd show you all a picture of my grandad taken in 1939 when he was 19years old.... just a boy really.
Grandad came home... and is still around... he'll be 90 in December, has dementia but remembers the war as if it was yesterday.
I love him so much.

I believe today is also veteran's day across the pond.... so i thought i'd mark that too with a photo of my daft yank squirrel killer swearing allegiance to the flag when he went to serve in Vietnam
when he was 2oyrs old. Like my grandad, he came home, but so many didnt today we will remember them.
Grandad... Ron... i'm so proud of you both. love ya both always. xxx
My thanks to Lisa at allisa designs for the poppy.... you can find her though the s-cat blog..... nice one kiddo.... thanks again xxx


The challenge at TUESDAY TAGGERS this week is 'NO PATTERNED PAPERS'.
i have used a background made by mixing paint with liquid soap and blowing bubbles though a straw.... the image is stamped over the top and the face is coloured in with pencil for definition. I stamped stars top and bottom.... thats it another atc done!
Please come and join in at Taggers this week... the link is in my side bar.
hugs lynx

Monday 9 November 2009

Dt card for my challenge at sophisticats

Well its my choice of challenge this week at SOPHISTICATS..... I choose 'wings'... and right up to starting this card i was going to do some dark winged thing.... but then with this week having the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in it i thought i'd do something for 'rememberance' day. This is what i came up with. I used an angel stamp from 'stampinback' words and swirls from who knows where, mica powder, silver paper lace and a metal heart.... not forgeting the red poppy the angel is reaching for. I coloured the figure with pencils just to give a little definition, and the wings are coloured in white with a touch of aqua green.... a close up is included just so you can see clear what i'm trying to say.
PLEASE pop over to SOPHISTICATS ... the link is in my side bar and join in this weeks challenge.... 'wings' covers so manythings i'm sure everyone can come up with something.
Thank you for taking time to look.
love lynx

Sunday 8 November 2009


The theme at Macabre Monday this week is Garishly Gleaming Glitter.... something i'm not really into.... so i Stamped a sort of semi spooky scene, the skull and bat cauldron are 'inkadinkadoo' but not sure where the lady comes from.... coloured with pencils and ink and then added purple and green stickles to the bubbles coming from the cauldron. Its another page for the book i hope to some day put to gether.
Thanks for coming to look.
hugs lynx

The three muses...2wks in one

I missed last weeks challenge at the 'muses' which was to include a chicken in your art work, so i decided to combine that challenge with this weeks which is anything you want as long as there are two of them.... so i used a stamp of 2 chickens... thats the 'lovely pair' bit and as a mother of twins i made a quip about them being a 'pain'. Dont know where i got the stamps or who made them.. sorry... but this atc is coloured with pencils and inks as always and i just wrote the words on.
Thank you for taking time to look.
hugs lynx