Wednesday 29 September 2010

Tuesday taggers

I am a day late... again... for TUESDAY TAGGERS..... where our new challenge has been chosen by my teamie Teri and its ...HERE COMES AUTUMN.
Yep its another of my gift boxes...... this one is made from scrap thick card, painted a rich orangey brown. I stamped and embossed leaves in copper onto dark brown card and stuck to the top, i glazed over it with 3 coats of sealer.
The silk leaves have been coated with copper embossing powder.... the rose is from my stash of jewelry bits.
I put a piece of leaf patterned ribbon around the side edge of the box top. The picture below shows a bit of the bracelet that i made as a gift .... its all lovey autumnal colours.
I shall also enter it at STAMPINSANITY as the theme there this week is EMBOSSING.
Thanks for coming to look and please join in with us at TAGGERS this week.
love lynx

Monday 27 September 2010

The last DT BLOG HOP of the current term at SMEARED INK

I have had so much fun on the design team for SMEARED INK that i am rather sad to say that this is the last blog hop for the current DT. As from October 1st there will be a new DT with some new faces and some old ones......

We were challenged to make something using stamps from at least 3 of the SMEARED INK sets...or 3 different images..... i cant remember how many images i have used but i used images from.......................

As death.

Quoth the raven,

Holy city and

Killer bo peep....... 4 of the rubber sets.

As nearly everyone knows i am a POE freak..... so he had to be in it..... and graves, skulls, ravens, death.... everything i am so 'into'!

This is a 10 inch diameter canvas.... a large piece for me..... although i am getting used to working 'larger ' now..... i collaged lots and lots of stamped images.... and used only black ink.... charcoal grey water colour and chinese white inktense pencil.

I used 3 coats of sealer and bound the edge of the cavas with black satin ribbon, glued and held firm with upholsterers headed pins.

It doesnt show well but everything has a wonderful texture to it.... i am really quite pleased with how it turned out.... although it took ages to complete!Now you need to visit all the other DT blogs..... any order you fancy, jump in.... but dont miss any of them, cos quite honestly you'll be missing great art..... these girls really know how to stamp in unique and wonderful ways.

Black Dragon YOU ARE HERE!!!

I hope you like my canvas.... i thought i'd include a few close ups so you can see the great stamped images ..... and you guys here in the UK should very soon be able to buy these SMEARED INK SETS from a UK retailer... how great is that!?

Thank you for visiting... enjoy the hop.... love lynx


The new challenge at MACABRE MONDAYS is MAGICAL MAYHEM. I used 2 stamps from THIRD COAST..... watercolours and lots of ink.

Please come and join in this week.... the minions have created MAGIC for you and we hope to see yours..... sorry i didnt get round to everyone this past week.... but now Nan is home i should have more time.

Thanks for looking love lynx

Sunday 26 September 2010


This weeks challenge at STAMPITCRAZY is a FREE FOR ALL.... create anything you want with anything you want!
We the DT were given this very sassy image to work with called...DIANA. As i said in my previous post i am having a binge on making boxes at the moment for some pressies i have to get! I painted my home made box a sort of duck egg blue.... stamped it with a bubble background from DIMENTION FORTH.... and distressed the edges with black ink.
I printed DIANA out quite small.... my box is about two and a half inches square..... coloured her with promarkers and pasted her on my box lid. I applied 3 coats of sealer and diamond glaze to some of the bubbles.
Glamourous isn't she? You can tell its for someone else cant you? A bit pretty for me!
Please come and join in this week..... you can just do ANYTHING!
Thanks for visiting love lynx

Saturday 25 September 2010

Tellens place

Sorry i am a day late with this post, but yesterday went in a whirl as i brought my nan home from hospital...again!
The new challenge at TELLENS PLACE is BLING!
Anyone who comes here regularly knows i dont do bling in the conventional sense of the word.... so you wont be surprised when my BLING is a black glittered rose and a glittered spider.... not forgetting some black sequins and gems. I made yet another box from thick brown packing card, painted it a shade of orange that i mixed myself.... stamped crackles on it and carefully cut out my water coloured TELLENS PLACE SKULLS. These were then glazed over to protect them. I stuck 2 rows of sequin trim around the box sides and made a black card rose and glittered it.
I found in my halloween stash a black spider and glittered him too.

I hope you can come and join us this week.... and please go and check out what the other divas have made.... all have done far better than i have with the BLING CHALLENGE!
Thank you for visiting...... and you'll be seeing quite a lot of boxes on this blog over the next few weeks..... i have pressies to send out!
love lynx

Tuesday 21 September 2010


I am so sorry that i havent put my Dt projects up on time, so this is a long... very long post.... but this one is on time,as today is tuesday and at TUESDAY TAGGERS we have a new challenge choosen by my teamie Emma and its ANYTHING GOES.....
i tried to do something rather different for me.... i used black card and stamped the lady in white... the stamp is from THIRD COAST.... i then used white paint to completely colour that area so i could stamp on to it with black soot distress ink when dry..... i masked and stamped and embossed with white the ivy leaves fron creative impressions, coloured them with chinese white pencil.... used my water brush on the ladys face to blend and blur the ink to give her a misty appearance.... i used a white inksential gel pen to high light and cover my mistakes.... also to add dots and tendrils.... finally i added a white ribbon with a 'love' charm.... its all done on one layer so i can also enter it at STAMPINSANITY as the challenge there is ONE LAYER.
I hope you can join us at Taggers this week.... OF CAUSE YOU CAN.... ITS ANYTHING!!!!Right now to back up a day..... MONDAY....
and its .....
MARCARBE MONDAYS .... the new challenge is
HORRIFIC HAUNTS...... i used a house from THIRD COAST and a tree from CHERRY PIE.... coloured with inks and creepy white eyes added to the windows..... i hope you can come and join in with us this week.... and you really do need to check out the rest of the DT's work .... these girls really know how to do creepy!

Finally.... just as you're losing the will to live..... here is my STAMPITCRAZY .....which should have been up on sunday but cos things went hey-wire it didnt..... ANYHOW..... the new challenge is RECYCLE OR REUSE.... I reused a recycle logo, mounted it onto recycled card, used an old boot lace to hang it.
The image is one of Barbs cute digis.... go check out her shop.... she has wonderful creepy stuff too!
So how about joining in this week and reuse or recycle something?

Thanks for visiting me today and if you made it this far.... you had better now go and have a cuppa and a choccy biccy!
love lynx

Friday 17 September 2010


The challenge this week is METALLIC MISH-MASH....... here is my creation..... using scrap!
You know the thick brown cardboard that comes on the back of paper pads or as stiffener when you buy vellum or whatever.... i used it to make a gift box.... and the cogs and latch fastenings.
I used T!m Holtz dies for the cogs and latches.... triple embossed them and stamped into them with SMEARED INK TEENS BACKGROUND STAMP.
The box has had 2 coats of black acrylic paint....inside and out.... and then i rubbed the edges with metallic cream.
The card is very stiff to work with and needs strong glue to hold it together but it makes into a really ridgid gift box.

We have 3 entries this week... all very diverse ....please go over and my title for this post... then click challenge in the menu on the right and then click vote.... you'll see the 3 entries.... vote for your favourite in the comments box.... i'd like your vote but so would the other entrants .... vote for your favourite.
Thanks for visiting me today.... have a great friday.
love lynx

Thursday 16 September 2010


Welcome to the September SMEARED and SMUDGED forum members blog hop.

Smeared and Smudged??

We are a network of like-minded rubber stampers and paper crafters who enjoy alternative art styling and unique ways to use rubber stamps. If you are a card maker, scrapbooker, paper crafter, or mixed media artist who uses rubber stamps in their art, you are welcome .... even i'm welcome!!!! That shows you what a nice bunch of people they all are!

We have all created something today using the colour ORANGE.
As regulars here will know i love POE..... so here he is as the Pumpkin king.

But i couldnt just make one atc...could i?

NO i couldn't....... so i made another atc and a card.

Nearly all the images are SMEARED INK...... YEP... I'M AFTER BROWNIE POINTS..... I WANNA BE ON THE NEW DESIGN TEAM IN OCTOBER!!!! Its just the crown and diamond background on my Poe atc that arnt.

Well i hope you liked what i did..... with Orange..... now you can hop along to anyone listed below... there is no set order .... but please visit everyone..... these are a really talented bunch of artists and i'm sure you'll love what they have created.

Black Dragon
Lady Brayton

Thank you for visiting me today........ i have included below a close up of each of my creations....

Hungry wolf..... SMEARED INK digi.

Edgar...... SMEARED INK rubber

Pumpkins..... SMEARED INK digi

and a very sinister hiding JACK....... SMEARED INK rubber.

Enjoy the hop... have fun love lynx

I shall also enter EDGAR at TUESDAY TAGGERS this week as the challenge there is diamonds and although i am on the dt i didnt get a project done as my Nan was very poorly at home and i had no time. Shes now on the stroke unit in our local hospital.... but looks much better than she did.

xxx lynx

Tuesday 14 September 2010


I am so sorry i am a day late posting this, but things have been chaotic here recently with my Nan being very unwell and she was taken into hospital yesterday.
The challenge this week at MACABRE MONDAYS IS........
Monochromatic Monstrosities
We want to see the grotesque and the monstrous, and we want you to do it in shades of only one color. But you can only choose from the following: black/grey, green, orange, or purple.

I used a stamp from THIRD COAST.... coloured with water colours.... and paper from basic grey.

Plain orange and black card stock, and a small bit of black ribbon from my stash.

Thank you so much for visiting me.... i hope to get some crafting done soon and to get back to my DT committments.
love lynx

Sunday 12 September 2010


This weeks challenge has been chosen by my teamie Nat and its GIRLY GIRL.... could anyone imagine a challenge that was less like me?
This one really came hard to me.... especially as we also had to include a butterfly glitter and flowers.... Dear lord... what next?
Anyway.... i found in my ever increasing heap of stuff to alter this butterfly shaped mirror.... so i mounted it on to grey/green glitter card.... i coloured Barbs lovely image in with 5 shades of grey, coloured some white flowers in grey and added gem things to the centres.... and job done....GIRLY GIRL done in GREYS.
Please come and join in with us this week..... if you do girly stuff this is the challenge for you and i can pick up some tips when i come and visit to leave a comment.
Thanks for visiting me today... love lynx

Friday 10 September 2010

Tellens place back from the summer break

Tellens place divas are now back from their summer hols and the new challenge is ANYTHING GOES.

I thought this was the ideal chance to make a pressie for a little lad

I have used one of those beakers with a lid that'll keep drinks hot or cold.... this one unscrews so that you can take the paper with the design printed on out.... i printed out a few different EDWARD'S ..... coloured 2 of them with promarkes.... cut one out neatly for the box and the other i used the paper from the cup as a template and cut it to size.... i stamped various 'boy things' around EDWARD and also coloured them with promakers. I cut another 3 images to the right size for the inside of the beaker but left them uncoloured so the little lad can colour them in himself.
I hope you'll all find time to play along this week.... especially as anything goes!... why not start making gifts for christmas (now going to wash my mouth out.... dirty word!)....yeh right!
Thanks for visiting love lynx

Tuesday 7 September 2010

Tuesday taggers

This weeks challenge at TUESDAY TAGGERS has been choosen by my teamie Michelle and the theme is BOOKS.
You can create a book.... take inspiration from a book.... the list is endless.
I have done a large piece for me... the frame is 12x12 and the picture is 10x10inches..... and i havw paid homage to POE..... i really love his stories and poems. My central image is a digi from my very talented teamie at taggers Teri of delicious doodles fame i printed the digi onto cavas and coloured with inks to tone in with my backing that i stamped using stamps from CHERRY PIE.... mainly although i am sure there are others in there as well. Please come and join us this week.... we love to see what you create.
The words above read 'leave my loneliness unbroken'.... and you get a slightly better look at all the stamping around the central image.
Thanks for visiting me today.
love lynx

Monday 6 September 2010


Happy monday.... my girls go back to school today...YAY..... they have been ready since 6.30am and cant wait to go.
Macabre mondays have a new challenge today and its not cute or pink.... its ELEGANTLY EVIL, and ever since i saw this beautiful vamp image from TERI at DELICIOUS DOODLES I'd wanted her and this seemed the perfect challenge.
Unusually for me i coloured her with promarkers in 5 shades of grey and 2 of red.
I stamped and inked my background, masked my moon then coloured it with poppy promarker.
I cut out my vamp and stuck her to the background, leaving some of her hair loose. I then inked the edges to give deep shadow around her.
I used wide red ribbon with a thinner back one tied over the top.
I am not known for being ELEGANT.... but i think this is pretty close especially for me.
Please come and join us this week.... we really do love seeing everyones creepy creations.
Thanks for visiting me today.
love lynx

Sunday 5 September 2010


It's time for the new challenge at STAMPITCRAZY...... and its a good one.... well for sicko's like me anyway...... its CREATE YOUR OWN TOMBSTONE....... and must include BLACK, GREY, RED and a MOON. I used Barbs stamps.... both rubber and digi..... lots of lovely black ink..... i decoupaged the tombstone..... and used red fabric paint for the blood dripping....... its great stuff for making drips!
My epitaph reads.... MOVE OVER SATAN......

and inside i wrote.... THANKS FOR KEEPING MY SEAT WARM!

I really hope you can come and play along with us this week.... check out the great dt samples.... and show us your TOMBSTONES!
have a lovely sunday lynx


Wednesday 1 September 2010


Thanks for joining us in celebration of our new Smeared Ink Halloween Release.We the members of the Smeared Ink Design Team have got together to show off exciting projects that feature some of the fantastic new images you can get in the SMEARED INK shop today. They have released five new rubber sets and five new digi sets, all themed around the scariest time of the year,HALLOWEEN and hope that you will love them as much as we do! They will also be adding in digi's throughout the month.

This is my favourite set and i was lucky enough to be given POE and a verse to work with.

Heres a close up pic of the project i made.....

............and this is the whole thing....... i adore EDGAR ALLEN POE.

If you came to me from DANIELLE great, but if not why not check everyone out.... these guys make the most amazing stuff.... and everyone was given different images to work with and none of us know what the others got so we're all hopping too!







Black Dragon


Lady Brayton



I thought i'd also make a few other things for this hop............

......... a box with 4 cards.............

...........this is the box top..........

..........and an Andy warhol style card..........

all 3 EDGAR projects together................ thanks so much for visiting and i hope you really enjoy what these guys have made.
love lynx