Wednesday 31 March 2010

Dragonsdream, tag it on....

My dear Dragon friend allowed me to be her hands again this week for the new challenge at DRAGONS DREAMS (click on thr title to go there).... which is ALTERNATIVE/GRUNGEY/SPRING..... this is what i did.... still quite pretty for me but lots of ink and grunge.
The childs face is a new stamp i brought when i was with the TT gang a couple of weeks ago .... if any of you girls remember whose it is please let me know! The words and butterfly are AUTUMN LEAVES. I coloured everything with ink or pencils.
Please come and play with DRAGONS this week.... Frankie would love to see 'steampunk' cor so would i!!!!
Have a womderful day and tomorrow is the SMEARED AND SMUDGED members blog hop.... please come and join us.... the inspiration these guys give out blow my one and only brain cell.... and i have exciting news to come too.
XXX lynx

Tellens place

Well it is wednesday and this week i am 'with it'.... Today id the start of a new challenge at TELLENS PLACE and we have a sketch.... as many of you know by now i'm not much of a card maker so i decided to alter a small note book to keep track of birdays in.... thanks Janet from TT for the inspiration!
I used DCWV paper and card.... bits from my stash to make the little month tags adhered to the edges of the pages and the FREEBIE image that TELLENS PLACE has for you this week.
I coloured the image with promarkers and 3D'd her arm and head..... go check out the blog, see what everyone else has done with this sketch.... i think i'll be using it later in the year for the dreaded christmas cards!
To visit Tellens place just click on the title..... join in.... we'd love to see what you can do.
I shall also enter my new birthday book in these challenges
ALSORTS..... alter something......
RAISE THE BAR...april fool..... to do something you dont normally do...... CUTE GIRLY IS NOT ME!!!!

DARING CARDMAKERS..... egg-shapes..... hope these ovals count!
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY CHALLENGE.... anything goes....
and finally
FOR FUN CHALLENGES ..... that this week is anything goes.... but must be family friendly.... this has all my families birthdays listed in.... thats friendly!
Thanks for coming to visit... please come and join us this week.
love lynx

Tuesday 30 March 2010

Tuesday taggers

Well it is TUESDAY TAGGERS and it is still tuesday.... good for me hey?
This weeks theme is BUGS..... can be any bugs you like.... flu, chicken pox.... oh sorry, bee's beetles, butterflies, whatever takes your fancy.
My teamie at Taggers Teri has been unwell this this i made with her in mind.
The bugs i have had for what seems like ever, the man's face is from STAMPITCRAZY you really need to go there and become a follower as Barb is a sweetheart and as well as that has more stamps up as followers candy.
This atc is coloured with distress inks that i brought from the CRAFT BARN WHO ARE SPONSORING THIS WEEKS CHALLENGE.
Please come and play along.... you can do something really lovely.... not daft like i have.
thanks for looking xxxlynx

Sunday 28 March 2010


This is a brand new challenge set up by Kim who is a friend from the SMEARED and SMUDGED group..... KIM's challenge this 1st time is to take inspiration from a collage of photograps on her blog..... i stuggled with this as its very... no i mean VERY pink and blue.... but i came up with this card finally and i think or hope Kim will see how this came to be.
Please come and check KIMS blog out... she has amazing talent and isnt as girly as her blog 1st appears. CLICK ON THE POST TITLE to go and see for your self.
Whist i'm here and have already mentioned SMEARED AND SMUDGED in this post... LOOKOUT on april 1st.... we have another blog hop.... the last one was really good.... and this one is shaping up to be even better.... so watch out on thursday..... and i shall have a small trumpet to blow of my own!.... i dont go in for blowing your own but i am so happy i can hardly wait!
THANKS for visiting me please go and check out this new challenge and give Kim your support.
LOVE lynx


The challenge this week at MACABRE MONDAYS is PERILOUS PRINCESS...
Here is my offering.... more like a princess in peril actually but it was a fun scene to create.
Its all stamped and masked... coloured with watercolours and ink.
The main figures are THIRD COAST, the door is CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS and the creepy branches are CHERRY PIE.
thanks for coming by today... love lynx

Dragonsdream, tag it on.

This week challenge over at DRAGONS DREAMS has been choosen by another guest designer, my dear friend Jane....her theme is FAVOURITE FILM title..... here is my offering.... its all stamped... coloured with water colours and ink.
The 2 main stamps are from THIRD COAST STAMPS the others are from Destampelwinkel.... link for them is on my side bar.
Have you guessed the title yet?
Please come and play along this week.... the dragons candy is still up for grabs!
Thanks for visiting love lynx Answer is.... FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS.

Thursday 25 March 2010


TELLENS PLACE are on the 2nd day of their blog hop..... please check out the post below and join in with us..... the dt have done some smashing easter things for you to see and there are prizes to be won..... when you finish reading my ramblings here, scroll down and join in.,,,please?
I am giving away this box stuffed with pink and black candy.... plus it has the odd silver coloured bit in it.... to someone who has commented on every dt members blog on this hop..... of cause you might not want it so then i we will draw another name from the hat and offer it to them.
The images are not the usual 'cute' image you have come to expect from TELLENS PLACE but they are drawn by the wonderful gifted MARKUS .... (terry's son ...who does all the images for TP)... he has drawn some wonderful images of the CREEPY kind over tha last few months for me and i LOVE them....... but now heres the EXCITING NEWS....... TELLENS PLACE SHOP will be selling some of them very soon..... ok i'm sad that i wont be the only darksider with them anymore but i love really love these darker images.... so guys keep an eye on TELLENS PLACE BLOG.... for news of when they go on sale..... I CAN NOT WAIT!

This box is BUBBLEGUM PINK...... just for those who think i dont do pink!....... Suzanne of otherloverlies loves pink..... so i hope youre looking my friend!
Thank you for paying me a visit.... please join in our blog hop..... now come on you darker friends.... you can hop along too!
Love lynx

Wednesday 24 March 2010


Are you ready to hop on down the bunny trail? Of course you are - that's why you're here - to get this "hop" started! So let's begin...The Tellen's Place Divas have been hard at work, designing projects for the new images that you will also see posted on the Tellen's Place Designs store on Friday. These are special images for Easter and will be available for purchase until April 10th. You will find Edward and Ally all ready for this special day along with Jessica and a few other friends as they color their eggs and find them later.

Our blog hop starts today (3/24) and will end on 3/26). One winner will have a choice of five of the TP images used by the designers for this special blog hop. There will be more than five images to choose from. How cool is that? Oh...I almost forgot to tell you - we have another fun part of this blog hop - a scavenger hunt! That's right - on each designer's blog, there is a secret highlighted word and you'll only need to remember each designer's word from her blog and send an e-mail to Terry ( with the correct word for each person. You know what, the winner will get a prize (see Tellen's Place for a picture of this grand prize).

So, two things to remember: (1) a prize to the winner just for hopping and leaving a comment on each blog, including Tellen's Place and (2) compile a list of the correct words you find highlighted on each designer's blog and e-mail that list to Terry to win a fabulous prize.
well, if you arrived here from Joyce's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, please start from the beginning at Tellen's Place - that way you won't miss any of the scavenger hunt words or a chance for that second prize! To help you, here's the order of the blog hop:
Lyn you are here....... just incase you forgot!!!!!
I hope everyone enjoys this hop and the chance to win some awesome candy.
So off you hop to visit ROBIN.
Drop by later i have something else to add.... maybe.... ?
love lynx

Tuesday 23 March 2010

Tuesday taggers

It is my turn to pick the challenge at TUESDAY TAGGERS this week and i have chosen ALTER-SOMETHING..... anything you fancy....photoframe, glass jar, book cover.... anything.... i have altered a lightswitch.... they are such nasty boring things usually and i saw one that a friend on smeared and smudged had done ... albeit she is an American and theres are wooden plates .. more like a protecotor than a switch but thats beside the point... thanks Kathi for giving me the inspiration.
Anyway i was gonna take the one off my bedroom wall til i removed the screws and it has wires attached!!!! My god... it scared me! So i rummaged in the shed and found this one..... i used alcohol inks as a background and stamped some bats and some bubbles in black archival ink. i have done the edges in gold gilding.
I asked my dad to put it up in my bedroom and he looked at it and asked why my bats were upside down.... i said dont be daft just turn it around.... he looked at me dumb struck , then said 'lyn if you look on the inside it has an arrow and the word UP.... you twit you have made it upside down'.... so it wont be going up instead of the plain old white one.... well not until i alter it again!
Please come and play along with us.... just make sure whatever you alter is the right way up!
Thanks for visiting me ... go check out all the other taggers.... there is enough inspiration amongst those guys to keep you altering for weeks.
love lynx

Rosie Dee's challenge

The new challenge at ROSIEDEES has been chosen by my teamie BRENDA and its a continuation of her previous spring theme and its to use GREEN, YELLOW and WHITE,
I used this lovely sweetpea stamp... and coloured her with water colours.... i couldnt resist mounting it on a black card as it really seems to make it 'pop'.
Please come and join us this fortnight.... theres a smashing prize to be won.... and the dt have excelled themselves ... well thats to be expected!
Thanks for coming to visit....
xxx lynx

Friday 19 March 2010


The challenge this week is HELLO DOLLY at macabre mondays.... i altered so cute doll stamps into ghastly dolls... thanks Jean at SMEARED AND SMUDGED for the inspiration!
I have no idea where the stamps come from... just from my stash!
All coloured with watercolours,
Thanks for looking
love lynx


Barb at STAMPITCRAZY has issued 3 challenges this week.... the 1st one was GOTHIC GREEN..... this is my offering and although my photo looks blue it is honestly GREEN!
Its all stamped and masked... my usual thing.... watercolours... white gel pen...
The next challenge was to use GREEN, BLING and our own idea of a LEPRECHAUN....
Heres my ATC.... Naughty isnt he?.... he has bling for his eyes, just incase you were wondering.

and finally as barb is a PEPSI fan and off to a Pepsi fest for the week end... the final challenge is PEPSI.
I made an ATC using a lable off a bottle and a couple of Tellens place skulls..... 3x challenges in one week is good for me... 3x in one post is unheard of!
Thanks for looking... lynx


Suzanne at OTHERLOVELIES challenge was to use a brayer..... so i did a background.... yep its PINK! Suzannes favourite colour.... NOT MINE!
I used inkadinkadoo stamps and yellow ink for the glow around the candles.... gel pens for the highlights.
I think i am now to late for the challenge but Suzanne... i did it!
thanks for dropping by love lynx

Dragonsdream, tag it on.

The Dragon is still not to good so this week she, Frankie, choose the theme and i made a tag for her.
The challenge is FLOWERS and BUGS..... ANY YOU FANCY....although you must use at least one real.... not digi... stamp on your tag somewhere.
The dragon said if she was making her own tag she would dream 'lotus with dragonfly'... so after a lot of searching through my stamp collection i found a lotus and a dragonfly..... good job she has better taste than me cos i would have used a daisy and a spider!
I made a scene up using stamps for the background... stamped the lotus out 3 x so that i could put them at the bottom of the tag... and decoupaged the one on the left... i added 'twiddly bits' to the centres of both... the dragonfly is stamped on to vellum and coloured with sukura stardust pens... i then stamped it again and just used the wings coloured the same way... i coloured the background and the flowers with water colours... i used a tiny amount of silicon to attach the dragonfly onto the flowers and background.... so hopefully when you look at this tag you feel that you are looking into a garden. I used colours that i dont often use... pink for starters.... but i did just have to sneek in some black ink around the edges.
Please come and join in with 2 dragons again this week.... and there is CANDY to be won in march... really nice candy... i want to win!
Thanks for coming to visit... love lynx

Tellens place... late DT post SORRY

This weeks theme at TELLENS PLACE is SPRING..... but you MUST USE ONE OF THEIR IMAGES... yet again there is a FREEBIE to use if you havent got one.... so no excuses.
I made a set of ATC's showing Sophie on her trip to London.... forget Paris in the springtime... London is the place to go!
I printed Sophie out 4 x.... cut one of the images out to use as a masked when i stamped my backgrounds.... she visited, London bridge, Trafalger square, and the Tower.... and of cause it rained!!! The stamps of London are from de stampelwinkel... the bus stamp i brought from scrapz. I made a little wallet for them from a piece of scrapbook paper.
Sorry Terry and the girls for being late.... as i said on my previous post life got in the way this week.
Thanks for dropping by...lynx

Bad bad blogger.... even worse DT member .TUESDAY TAGGERS

TUESDAY TAGGERS challenge this week, like every week started on tuesday and the theme is
My atc is all stamped and masked... joke?.... no?...ok.... coloured with water colours and ink.
I used 4 stamps on this.... and i brought them from scrapz and de stampelwinkel.
I am sorry i am so late posting but life got in the way of the fun stuff.... sorry all you taggers.
Thanks for dropping by...lynx

Sunday 14 March 2010


The challenge this week at MACABRE MONDAYS is... OH YOU DEVIL..... i'd toyed with lots of things but i kept coming back to this nasty little devil sitting on a skull that markus, Terry's son from Tellens Place drew for me awhile ago.
I traced the image on to canvas and painted it with acrylics and ink... its only an atc... but i do love doing small stuff.
Happy sunday... thanks for visiting love lynx

Thursday 11 March 2010

Dragonsdream, tag it on.

The DRAGON has a guest designer this week.... no not me.... better than that...
KAREN, who has asked us to dream of THE WILLOW PATTERN STORY..... if you dont know the story you can read it on DRAGONSDREAM or on KARENS blog.... and look at her tag.... fantastic.
This is what i 'dreamed'.... its all stamped and masked... as usual, making my little scenes... i have used non sequitur stamps, coloured with water colours and 'misted with glimmermists... in real life it has a pretty (did i say pretty!) haze about it.... quite dream like! I darkened the edges with dark blue and black ink.
Please come and play along with the DRAGON and KAREN this week.... there is some wonderful candy to be won.... no SUZANNE you cant win this too!
Thanks for visiting me now please go check out Karens lovely challenge.
love lynx

Wednesday 10 March 2010


I was considering never speaking to Suzanne again after she won the 50 stamps that Barb at stampitcrazy was giving way.... but i thought....' oh how childish'..... so i'll just sulk and be catty in her presence!
The challenge from last thusday was to BRIGHTEN or WARM.... you creation.... HOW MUCH WARMER DO YOU WANT!!!!
I used flames and words are from BOMBSHELL STAMPS and the bike is from STAMPITCRAZY.... coloured with ink and water colours.
I am now actually to late to enter Suzannes challenge with this so i might as well have ignored her!!! I hope you realize i am only jesting.... and sulking... and miffed that she won and i didn't!
Thanks for looking xxxlynx

Tellens place

A bit late in the day but at least its still wednesday! The new TELLENS PLACE challenge starts today and its 'GREEN'.... in honour of St Patricks day.
I used 3 different TELLENS PLACE images ... traced them on to shrink plastic, coloured them .... then shrunk them.... love that bit! iI've spaced them out with small pieces of chain that i've added 'danglies' to and at the bottom i put a loop of chain with 'danglies.... i need stronger glasses i have decided as i found working with these tiny links really difficult!
The shrunken images are about 1 1/2" square or in this case, square-ish!
So come on show us some green this week and pop over to TELLENS PLACE and check out what the other guys have done.
Thanks for looking xxx lynx

TUESDAY TAGGERS DT....late again

Yep its wednesday (night).... i am a brain dead moron... here is my DT card... and i did say card, for our challenge this week...St Patricks day... which was picked by my teamie Teri and which started yesterday TUESDAY!
I used a piece of scrap book paper layered onto green card then put on a black card blank, the leaping man is a stamp from De stampelwinkel that i stamped above a couldren stamp... dont know whose... and i drew in a rainbow to join them up... cut 'em out, stuck 'em on my card front then glued lots of little golden nuggets on and around the couldren.... the nuggets are decorative fish tank stones... but have never seen a fish tank!
Please come and join us this week and pop over to TAGGERS and see what the other guys have done... brilliant work from them all and i bet they posted it on their blogs yesterday! SORRY GUYS!
Thanks for stopping by... love lynx