Sunday 27 June 2010


Yep its sunday so i thought i'd better hurry up and get my MACABRE MONDAY challenge done.
Barb set the challenge this week of NOXIOUS TOXINS..............
My childish sense of humour took over and heres what i 've made..... NOT gothic.... NOT macabre..... NOT gory..... but SCARY as hell...............
................yep the STINKY POO NAPPY!
I used a stamp i've had for yonks.... coloured with watercolours........... NOXIOUS TOXINS? OH YES! YOU BET IT IS!
thanks for visiting today.... hope you have had a great weekend.
love lynx

Friday 25 June 2010


I hope you guys are having a wonderful friday......
as most of you know i am a proud member of the SMEARED INK design team..... i am crazy about stampin' and love 'different' stamps, well Terra and Tori the 2 talented ladies behind SMEARED INK have come up with 3 new plates and OH MY they are different! I am in heaven... yep pun intended!
This arch card i made with one of the angels from the NEW The Symbology of Angels plate....
I can see i am gonna use him and others when my order arrives.... alot. Here are the 3 new releases................... WOW............ i love them all..... honest i do!

Below is a list of the Design team members who are taking part in the hop..... you really need to go and check them all out.... we have all used the same angel.... PRAISE..... so you can see just how versatile this image is....







Black Dragon

Lady Brayton


I hope all these links work..... i copied and pasted from Terra.... thanks Terra..... i am not clever enough to do it myself!

While you guys are looking go check out SMEARED INK shop..... click on my post title to go straight there.... and after you have looked at all the wonderful stamps and other stuff.... please go and vote on the challenge ...... one of the 2 entries is mine.... i'll not say which.... but if you know me you'll know..... but vote for which you like best please.... i dont know who made the other entry but we'd both like your vote!
Thanks for stopping by today.... have fun and enjoy the hop.
love lynx

Wednesday 23 June 2010


The challenge this week at STAMPINSANITY is a very nice sketch to follow, and i've made the deadline by the skin of my teeth again this week! I have used stamps from SMEARED INK..... (i'm on the dt!!!! Bighead, very proud!).... i have used the words from CHICKS DIG GUNS.... you wouldnt have guessed would you? and two cemetary scenes from HOLY CITY..... i love that set!
I kept it simple.... black and red card stock.... images stamped in black and shaded with black ink, with red water colour on the words to look like blood spatters..... kept it simple cos its a simple message.... GUNS KILL.
I shall also enter it in THE CORROSIVE CHALLENGE where the challenge is BLACK AND WHITE WITH ONE OTHER for visiting.... love lynx

Tellens place

This is the last challenge before TELLENS PLACE takes a break for summer..... well not really a break, Terry and I shall still be about every week.... sometimes more than once a week.... but you need to check out TELLENS PLACE for all the info.
Well i have had a week of doing things out of my comfort zone..... see post below as well!
I have used one of the cute images from TP instead of the wonderful dark images i love so much.... my card is depicting an English SUMMERTIME..... SUMMERTIME being the new challenge.
I used no ink.... and no stamps.... wow! The image is water coloured.... i have used DCWV card stock , a sandcastle brad, and rub on words...... so different for me.... think this is cute? Thankfully i havent posted my girls birthday cards..... my dark cred would be buried, not just gone!
Come and play along this week....please... and remember although we wont have challenges during the summer there'll be lots of fun.
Thanks for lynx

Tuesday taggers

Sorry for being a day late with this but yesterday was my twin girls 5th birthday.... and the day disappeared in a whirl of pink balloons, shiney steamers and a mountian of pressies in princess paper!
Sally picked the challenge this week and its SHOES.... any kind of footwear really... the DT have done some lovely things so please go check them out. Knowing this challenge was going live on my girls birthday i made this atc with them in mind.... their first pairs of shoes were black patent leather.... i have kept them of cause.... and the words are so true.... my girls are no longer twin babies.... they are two individual little ladies, and every day is a step towards them growing up.
The stamp came from SCRAPS.... its coloured with ink... and i 'marbled' a background.
Thanks for visiting.... sorry guys for being a day late.
love lynx

Friday 18 June 2010


Barbs challenge at MACABRE MONDAYS..... is TRUEBIE OR NOT TRUEBIE..... but as i have never seen (or read) any of the True blood series i made up my own!
I used a faerie stamp from De stampelwinkel and altered her a bit and made her into a Vampire.
I stamped some green card with an Elusive images stamp.... and distressed it with red ink. I coloured my image with water colours, cut her out and pasted her to the green card. I stuck some black lace and red sequins down the left side and matted it onto black then red card, then onto a black card base. I added black and red net to the right hand side and really distressed it!
The dripping blood is fabric paint.... because it drips sooooooooooo nice!
Thanks for visiting love lynx

Wednesday 16 June 2010


Barb the 'Angel' at STAMPITCRAZY has set the challenge this week of PEPSI CHALLENGE..... I used 2 of her stamps..... the crazy skull and the wording..... i stamped the skull twice so i could layer it up..... i love giving skulls a bit of dimention.... and red pearls for his eyes..... i layered the image up onto red, blue corrigated and black card stock. I used a ring pull from a can...... i hold my hands up.... it was from Ron's c#k#! Sorry Barb!!!! and knotted some red and blue ribbon on it.
Thought you might like a close up.... what a fantastic skull stamp.... i just adore him!
I coloured him with water colours.
I shall also enter this over at STAMPINSANITY..... where the challenge is black paper, skull and pearls..... ok mine are red!
Thanks for visiting
love lynx

Tellens place...dt piece and news

It's wednesday and we have a new challenge for you at TELLENS PLACE..... can you guess what it is from my card?
The challenge is ............ WEDDINGS/ GOING TO THE CHAPEL.
I thought a 'skelly-bride' would be just a little different.......... i used one of Markus' .........( hes the brilliant artist who does all of TELLENS PLACE'S images) skulls.... printed it out twice so i could layer it up to make it more dimentional........ (during the next few weeks i'll show you how....but more of that later) i coloured my images with water colours and ink.
I used very distressed black netting for the vail... and a velveteen crown with pearls to hide where i stuck the net to the image.
I placed it onto a distressed black pearlized oval then onto my card that i'd used a black patterned dp that i'd distressed also..... and a bit of black lace.
The sentiment oval i blackened.... but you can just about see that it says... LOVE FOREVER.
Thats about it...... now who do i send it too?
The NEWS i refered to in my post is that TELLENS PLACE CHALLENGES will be having a break for summer but TERRY and i shall be doing stuff every week on the blog so you still need to come and see us..... i have some things to show you..... how to mask using digis/ real rubber stamps.... how to make black..... ok... any colour roses..... how to decoupage the skull image above and some more things i'm working on..... TERRY has tons of stuff up her sleeve, including PRIZES.... please PLEASE come and join us during the summer.... this is something new to me and i hope it'll be fun and you'll have lots of chances to be involved and do stuff with us.
Please come and play with us...... WEDDINGS dont have to be white fru-fru you know!
This card was made for the challenge at STAMPINSANITY as well, i used their recipe.... black paper, a skull, and pearls.... i was sure when i saw this challenge last thursday it was made just for me!!!!
Thanks for visiting.... and if you read all of this post you need a nice strong cuppa by now.... off you go but please go and check out TELLENS PLACE.
Love lynx

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Tuesday taggers

The challenge this week at TUESDAY TAGGER is to make a VINTAGE BOOKMARK.
I always have this book beside my bed.... have done since 1982 when i brought it.... and usually i use as a book mark..................

....................this corner of an envelope........ so i made a proper bookmark but stuck my corner to it.... i like the way it just slots on the page and doesnt fall off/out. I used CHERRY PIE STAMPS, coloured with distress inks and black card as a base.
Edgar Allen Poe is one of my all time favourites.... along with M R James and H P Lovecraft.... sad arnt i?
Please go and check out the other book marks that the Taggers have made.... these guys are really really inspirational.
Thanks for coming over love lynx

Sunday 13 June 2010


The challenge this week at MACABRE MONDAYS is SINISTER SHADOWS..... I have used a STAMPITCRAZY (link on my sidebar) stamp of The awesome Mr Depp as SWEENEY TODD.... a cut throat Razor stamp.... no idea where from.... card stock from DCWV and script paper from my bit box..... The SWEENEY TODD stamp comes with shadows but i added to them with red ink and black ink .... need i say that?..... the razors are coloured with ink and attached with foam to give the piece dimention.
This card is also for...............

THE BURTONESQUE DOLLS want to see something DISTRESSED and inspired by the Sweeney Todd movie.

Very Sketchy challenge ON THE smeared AND smudged forum .... is where i got this great sketch.
Thanks for paying me a visit.
Love lynx

Dragonsdream, tag it on.

I love the challenges at Dragons dream.... and this one is no exception.... Its ACETATE and ALCOHOL.... and has been choosen by Frankies guest designer Wanda.
I have also made this for the brilliant SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM using SMEARED INK NYMPH'S SET.....
I am very proud to be on the DT there as the stamps are amazing.
I cut my tag shape out of thick acetate, and used black, purple and blue alcohol ink, when dry.... almost instantly i stamped my nymph using ARCHIVAL INK.... i used black but it doesnt matter because as soon as i stamped it i wiped it off with a tissue so i was left with a clear image.
I cut a white tag exactly the same size as my acetate one and glued it to a slightly larger black one.
I placed the acetate tag on top and punched through an eyelet..... i didnt want to stick the acetate do completely.... i wanted to be able to move it about.... i tied my tag with a purple ribbon to finish.
Thanks for coming to visit enjoy sunday evening love lynx


Its sunday and the new challenge is up at ROSIEDEE's......
I haven't done my usual 'dark' stuff..... really, honestly i didnt have a clue on how to make this a 'dark' one so i went with humourous..... well my idea of humour anyway!
Click on the post title and go and check out the challenge and the work of the rest of the DT.... you have 2 weeks to play along.... and theres a prize to win.
Thanks for stopping by love lynx

Wednesday 9 June 2010


Good evening you guys.... today is still wednesday...JUST.... and TELLENS PLACE has a new challenge.... FATHERS DAY.

I have used water colours to colour this brilliant Tellens place image.

The image is mounted on to DCWV and BASIC GREY card, i stamped 'don't be a grump' from SMEARED INK, GRUMPIES SET.....all over my background.... and put black ink lines randomly on the basic grey paper...all edges are distressed and smudged with black ink.

My Dad is known as GRUMPY..... so on fathers day 'dont be a grump' is quite fitting.

This 'close up' shows the detail in the image.... boy does he look grumpy.
Please come and play along... the DT have some smashing inspiration for you.... and we love to come and see what you have made.
Thanks for visiting love lynx

The Greeting Farm/Smeared & Smudged Blog Hop!
The Greeting Farm is one of the fabulous sponsors for the challenges over at Smeared & Smudged this month! Well, today you get to see some of their digi stamps in action! The Smeared and Smudged DT will be hosting a blog hop featuring some of The Greeting Farm's "Creeper" images!








Black Dragon


Lady Brayton



Please visit The Greeting Farm Blog and">The Greeting Farm website to view these cool and creepy images!

This month on the Smeared and Smudged Forum, The Greeting Farm is one of our challenge sponsors; and they were so very generous to allow us to use some of their super cool images for today's hop. Plus, you have a chance to win one of these images today by leaving a comment at each stop along the hop, and at the TGF Blog when you're done hopping.

If you're looking for more chances to win TGF images, visit our forum and join in some of our challenges! Smeared and Smudged is a super friendly and cool place to be, and although some of our art tends to lean toward the alternative, vintage, or gothic side of things, we are truly a very diverse group and embrace all styles and levels of stampers.

In the middle of my post you will find a list of all the hop participants. Be sure to visit each of them to see their wicked projects. If this is your first stop, you'll want to check out all of them. If you're here from another hop participant, just continue where you left off, and be sure to visit The Greeting Farm at the end!

I have borrowed the above wording from KATHI AND TERRA.... SORRY guys for taking without asking 1st.
I have used TGF...CREEPY TEA digi-stamp and BASIC GREY papers.
I have coloured her with promarkers and decoupaged the buns, bowtie and cup.
I have used 'CREEPY TEA'.... coloured with promarkers... and BASIC GREY papers.

I shall also enter this in the STAMPINSANITY CHALLENGE as i have used the great sketch of theres...the challenge is called KICKIN'KORNERS.
STAMP it CRAZY this week have the challenge of TRICK OR TREAT.
thanks for visiting me today..... join in the hop and have fun.... i shall be back later with my TELLENS PLACE dt piece.
love lynx

Tuesday 8 June 2010


Good evening guys.... the challenge at TUESDAY TAGGERS this week is ALL THAT BLOOMS.
I altered this bag using a DIMENTION FORTH skull stamp,coloured with white sukura pen then sealed with a plastic coating.... i made a feather and flower 'fascinator' with a pin attachment so it can be removed.
Please come and join our challenge this week... the other DT guys have made some wonderful things.
Thanks for visiting love lynx

Wednesday 2 June 2010


Well this is my second post of the day and i hop you'll come and check out the amazing things the other forum members have made.
The following paragraph is 'borrowed' from Terra :
"If you have no idea what the Smeared and Smudged Forum is, I'd like to invite you to check it out. Although we tend to lean toward the wilder, darker side of stamping, absolutely everyone with any style or experience is welcome!! We embrace all types of stamped art. The forum is full of very cool and friendly people, and tons of inspiration. You are welcome to join and jump right in to conversations, challenges, and groups; or lurk in the background and take from it what you will. We have all kinds of members, from the very active to the almost unseen, and we appreciate each and every one of them and what they have to offer I made this 'easel' card using a DIMENTIONFORTH stamp..... stamped the skull 4x so i could decoupage it.... coloured it with watercolours and inks.... the white is a sukura glaze pen.... i layered my image on to distressed netting, black and red.... went round the edges of my oval with my fav T!m Holtz tool.... i made some black roses and mounted them on to black and red netting as well.
The eyes a shiny red sticky dots i borrowed from the girls...... SPOOKY!

Below is the list of blogs you might want to visit..... any order you fancy.... everyone of them has something amazing for you to see.


The card below i made using stamps from THIRD COAST & CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS
its all water coloured ...... and lots of ink smudged about.... i decoupaged DEATH's scythe so it looks as if he's about to move..... I mounted my scene onto black then blue and then on to a black card blank.

Come and BLOG HOP with us and check out the smeared and smudged forum....... you will be made to feel welcome...theres inspiration by the bucket load.... everyone shares their skills.... i honestly cant tell you how welcome everyone made me.... whatever your style come and looksey... thanks for visiting me today.... i hope to be around more soon... its half term and i have no help with my oldies til next monday so time is something i dont have much of.... sorry guys.
Love to all lynx