Friday 24 December 2010


OMG.... The cute bug finally got me!
The new challenge at DELICIOUS DOODLES is PURPLE its TERI's favourite colour.
I have been wanting to alter this little tree dec for my youngest niece...Olivia...and this was the ideal challenge to do it for..... I used purple and pink paint...BEARS 1ST IMAGE.... the dreaded glitter and diamond glaze.
You have nearly 2weeks to enter this challenge come on guys show us your purple.
Thanks for visiting me today.
love lynx

Thursday 23 December 2010


Welcome to the last day of the 12days of Christmas.... SMEARED and SMUDGED style.
Today i wanna share with you the best Christmas card EVER!
One of my little girls, they are only 5, made this for me..... no snow.... no glitter..... although she has put 2 'pearls' on in a very strategic places.......
Isn't it wonderful? Does my girl know me or what?
As i havent made the card myself i thought i'd show you the necklace i have made for my friend Jane.... it matches a bracelet i made for her birthday at the end of november.....

..... its full of 'junk'...... and made my fingers soooooo sore with having to use over 300 head pins and jump rings.
I hope you have all enjoyed what we, the jolly bloggers have shared with you this month.
The blog roll is still at the top of my side bar.

Thank you for visiting me today....... and Jane has seen this necklace already so i havent spoiled the surprize.
Love lynx

Wednesday 22 December 2010


TELLENS PLACE are kindly sponsoring a couple of the challenges this month on the smeared and smudged forum, so we the DT from SMEARED INK are having a blog hop using some of TELLENS PLACE images.
Well.... i am senior designer at TELLENS PLACE so i thought i'd share with you a few of my favourite makes from the last few months.

Edward above is my favourite of the 'cute' images.... i use him alot.... he is available in many different poses..... but hes always a super cool dude.
Below is the blog list..... you can visit in any order you like..... but these girls really know how to show case an image.

The triptych tag above is one of my favourite makes of the year and is now residing in Holland.
The atc below has the image printed onto canvas then has great texture close up.

The 'edward with skate board' image was embossed onto metal, then i attached it to the box top..... this presentation box of pens was sent to Markus the artist behind all of these images.
I hope you can find time to check out what all the DT from SMEARED INK have done with TELLENS PLACE images..... Have fun hopping.
Thank you for visiting me.... love lynx

Tuesday 21 December 2010

Day 11 of the 12 days of christmas

Welcome to the 10th day...... and today i'm sharing with you 2 gifts i have made and sent out for christmas.
The box i made from scrap thick card..... painted and decorated.
I stamped and coloured the womans face then used 'victorian scrap' to decoupage around it. I made it pretty..... flowers...butterflies.... birds.....

inside is this bracelet..... shades of blue with silver.

The next gift has now stamping..... but i thought i'd share it anyway..... its for a PEPSI MAD friend.

I recycled the 'pepsi' emblems off cans to decorate the box and the bracelet.... and added blue white, red and silver beads to the bracelet too.

I hope the friends i sent these to like them..... but mostly i hope they have arrived!
Thanks for looking...the blog list is at the top of my side bar..... and while you are here.... please look at the post below and maybe find time to join in this week?
Love lynx


We have a different kind of challenge for you this week.... its to share with us your favourite projects of the last 12 months. They can be anything you, altered items, atcs...whatever you like. You can win a great prize but to find out more about that you need to visit the TUESDAY TAGGERS on my title to go there.

Show us your favourites..... between 3 and 6 things you've made...... you have til next monday... and you dont have to make anything new....GREAT with all these dreaded Christmas things that have to be done. 1. Box and bracelet made in autumnal colours..... Made for Terra.

2. Unicorn atc..... i made this to show Danielle that unicorns are beautiful..... she now agrees!

3. Mr Poe..... what can i say.... i love POE.

4. An exploding box..... such fun to make..... sent to Jorgey.

5. Dragon mother easel card.... i love making up little scenes and this one was Jane's birthday card.

6. 4X4 fatbook page.... this is all stamped and masked...... thats what i like doing most...i think.

I hope at this busy time of year you can find time to share with us your favourite projects.

love lynx

Sunday 19 December 2010


Welcome to the 10th day of Christmas..... today i have yet another Christmas card to share with you..... just about done with cards now..... THANKFULLY!
I have used a fantastic candle image from DELICIOUS DOODLES..... click on my title to go to the challenge blog..... i coloured it with promarkers and followed the sketh from VERY-SKETCHY challenge on the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM. I used papers from my stash...a digi greeting from STAMPINSANITY...and a MS punch.
Thanks for visiting me today.... the blog list is at the top of my side bar.
love lynx

Friday 17 December 2010


Welcome to day 9..... and its another card today.
I have used the Fae's set again from SMEARED INK..... the link is on my sidebar.
I coloured her with promarkers and added glitter.... i really must be sickening for something! I used 2 dp's from 'we r memorie keepers' siler card and my usual black card stock base.
I have distress all the edges except the silver.
Thanks for visiting me today.... the list of jolly bloggers is still at the top of my side bar.
love lynx

Thursday 16 December 2010


We have a new challenge for you today at STAMPINSANITY...... HAPPY HOLIDAYS.... easy hey?
I have made 2 gift wallets using 'holiday blessings' sentiment..... i kept them very simple as they are for my 16 yr old niece and 17 yr old nephew...... although i doubt they care as long as there is money in 'em! It would be great if you could join in with us this week..... HAPPY HOLIDAYS.
thanks for visiting love lynx

Wednesday 15 December 2010


Welcome to the 8th day of i have 5 gift tags to show you.
I have used the FAE's and JACK rubber stamp sets from SMEARED INK. I have used We are memorie keepers paper/card for the backgrounds, coloured all the images with promarkers.... and have used GLITTER.... shock-horror-amazement! on the faes wings.
I thought i'd show you just 2 in closer detail.... the word 'SURPRIZE' is from the JACK set. I have ink distressed all the edges and used very sparkly ribbon to finish.
I shall also enter these in the following challenges, there challenge is CHRISTMAS. ..... Non traditional christmas. Tags with christmas characters.
Thanks for visiting me today.... the blog list is still at the top of my side bar.
love lynx

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Tuesday taggers

We have a new challenge starting today at TUESDAY TAGGERS and its ' THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG'...... and feel free to run with whatever pops into your head.... i did! Christmas dp's..... distressed and heavily inked.... black card base.... wonderful stamp, from STAMPITCRAZY, the link is on my side bar..... i coloured her with promarkers.... cut here out and attached her with foam pads.... 3 pearly things in opposite corners.... thats all of the outside...
but inside it says ' i know i said to hang the stockings,but i didn't mean whilst matilda was wearing them!'
There is a close up of the image.... i think shes terrific.
It would be great if you could play along with us this week.

Thanks for visiting me todsy.

Sunday 12 December 2010

7th Day of the 12 DAYS of CHRISTMAS and MACABRE MONDAY

To day is day #7 of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS and as its monday it has to be MACABRE..... our new challenge is COLOUR BLIND CHRISTMAS...... you must not use any red or green... not even a smidge!
I used pale blue chistmas dp that i distressed... a lot!..... and pretty sheer christmas ribbon that has christmassy words all over it in silver..... but then i used the MS graveyard punch to edge the black card to which i attached the ribbon.
I stamped the little girls face and masked it... i then created a grave yard scene using stamps behind her.... and then over stamped with some branches..... i coloured the picture i created with ink....cut it into a circle and really darked the edges. I stamped 'memeries' down the side of my backing paper, and put 2 pearly hearts on.
Inside it says missing you at christmas......
the story in my head.....? This poor little ghost, all alone at christmas..... SAD hey? Christmas does that to me.
Please come and join in with us this week... its our last challenge til the 3rd of January.
Jolly hoppers.... the blog roll is at the top of my side bar.
Thanks for visiting me.... see you for day 8.
Love lynx


We have a new challlenge at STAMPITCRAZY..... with a big BIG PRIZE...$50.00 to spend in the STAMPITCRAZY online store....... the challenge is dead easy..... CHRISTMAS..... but you must use one of Barbs digi images.... not hard is it?
We the DT were given Shelby to work with..... i kept the little goth girl simple for christmas... she reminds me of me.... out of place in all the festivities... i hope you can come and play along this week.
Happy sunday love lynx

Saturday 11 December 2010

6th Day of Christmas and DELICIOUS DOODLES a day late!

Delicious Doodles has a new challenge.... it actually started yesterday, but me being a little stupid got mixed up... as my posting day on Delicious Doodles DT /customer blog is Saturday..... and well my one brain cell couldnt handle the friday saturday thing this week.... I AM SORRY!
The new challenge is to use 1x IMAGE, 2x DESIGNER PAPERS, and 3x EMBELLIES.
I used the WATCHER ..... coloured with promarkers, distressed all my edges and made a christmas card.... all it needs now is a sentiment. It would be great if you can join in with us this week..... nice easy challenge for you card makers... hope to see what you come up with soon.

Now on to the 6th day of christmas........ i brought this calender that you are supposed to stick your own photos in..... it cost £1.00 from poundland.....
.......anyhow.... i have been keeping my DT pieces from TELLENS PLACE for this project...... Terry this will be with you soon!

I put the image that Markus drew of me on the july page...... its my birthday month.... Now Terry you have no excuse if you forget!!!!.....and various favourites for the 12 months of the year.
I dont want to show to many as Terry hasnt recieved it yet.
Thank you for visiting me to day..... dont forget to join in with us at DELICIOUS DOODLES if you can.

The jolly hopper list is at the top of my side bar.... i am sure you'll all find inspiration from these talented lasses.
Have a lovely saturday... love lynx

Thursday 9 December 2010

Day #5 of the 12 days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #5 .... and as i am in desperate need of Christmas cards and very short of time, my offering today is quick and simple cards. I made the 5 shown here in less than an hour as thats all the time i had today.
I stamped and embossed in gold directly on to a card black... no matting or layering..... nothing.
I added just red to holly berries.... on all the cards..... and minimal colour to all the images....

i really needed quick, simple, but a hurry and these are them!
I'm sorry but i doubt i'll inspire any of you jolly bloggers/hoppers today, but i'll try to do better for saturday.

I shall also enter these cards at where the challenge is EMBOSSING. where the challenge is LETS THINK CHRISTMAS....i can think of little else! where the challenge is CLEAN AND SIMPLE..... these are both! ... CHRISTMAS is the challenge and finally .... where the challenge is WINTER.

As always the list of JOLLY BLOGGERS is at the top of my side bar.

Thanks for visiting me love lynx

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Smeared ink

Today is wednesday and its my 'day' for SMEARED INK. I am back to doing what i like best.... and thats non christmassy and not a card.
I have altered another domino and made the box to present it in..... i have used a Raven from QUOTE THE RAVEN, for the decoration on the box, and a skull figure (well cut down) from AS DEATH for the domino. I used alcohol ink to colour the domino.... i had to be very careful as i used stazon to stamp my image and they dont work well together. I sealed it with 3 coats of vanish, and attached it to a leather thong.
For the box top i used a piece of basic grey paper that i altered the colours of with red and black ink.... and used the wire netting stamp, the word raven and the raven image all from QUOTH THE RAVEN , stamped in black and highlighted with white gel pen.

These two pieces, although my DT pieces are also for the following challenges.... where the challenge is to make a GIFT or GIFTSET.... ok not everyone would like it as a gift but i have some friends who are as quaint as me....DONNA? where the challenge is to make a CARD or a GIFT for a MAN.... i keep the domino pendant simple so it would do either male or femail. where the challenge is a 3D GIFT. where the challenge is a GIFT......
Well i'm not sure what these challenges will make of my work.... and if the visiting DT members expect cute.... i'm afraid i'm gonna disappoint!
Thanks for visiting.... i'll be back tomorrow with day 5 of the 12 days of christmas.
love lynx

Tuesday 7 December 2010


Welcome to Day#4 and forgive me please....i have gone all stylish..... TUESDAY TAGGERS new challenge theme is 'HOLLY'...... and i wanted to do something using a SMEARED INK goddess, i also wanted to keep to minimal use of colour.. and this is the result...... I stamped the goddess and embossed her in gold.... i over stamped her with some HOLLY, that i also embossed in gold..... cut the image down and matted onto gold, black and gold again.
I used a card front from last year (i love to reuse stuff!)..... stamped and embossed my greeting in gold..... lots of gold going on here!!!!
stuck my goddess panel on, then put the completed 'front' onto a black card base...... its difficult to see as i use a black background for my photos.....

I used tiny red 'pearls' as the holly berries ...and 3 (just 'cos i wanted too!) just above the goddess panel.
The list of JOLLY BLOGGERS is at the top of my side bar...... and it would be great if you could join in with us this week at TUESDAY TAGGERS.
Now you can all leave me a sarcastic comment about my stylish, non grungy, non macabre GOLDEN CHRISTMAS CARD!
Thanks for visiting me.... love lynx
I shall also enter this card in the following challenges where the challenge is OLD STASH/NEW STASH..... the base card is last years, the red pearls are new. , the challenge being, Any RELIGEOUS HOLIDAY. ...the challenge is ANYTHING GOES. ...the challenge is WINTER WONDERLAND...and lastly ...the challenge being Holiday cards.

Monday 6 December 2010

It is still monday...... i in the UK it is nearly Tuesday..... but its MACABRE for sure!
We have a new challenge for you and a new sponsor.
Our challenge for this week is... OCTOPODALLY OMINOUS.... you are to create something using 8 ITEMS..... NO CHEATING!
Our sponsor is Lily from THE OCTOPODE FACTORY .... you really need to check out her images.... she has a wonderful POE SET..... but for my offering this week i used LADY AUDREY.
I chose to alter an A4 note book..... my image is coloured with promarkers/ink.... my background is from an old 'radio' book, i've used die cut cogs and a bit of wire.
Think i had better list my 8things..... although i think Barb may say i have cheated!
1. Book
2. Image
3. cogs x3 from old book.
7.length of wire.
8.chicken wire stamp...used on old book page......
but i havent included the promarkers, ink and embossing powder....... so i have probably cheated if i should have counted them as well!?
Hey...i am a MACABRE MISTRESS so i must have some thinks!

It would be great if you can join in with us this week..... and you really need to check out OCTOPODE FACTORY..... there are some totally wonderful CHRISTMAS images!
Thanks for visiting love lynx