Monday 31 January 2011


Well its monday so its gotta be Macabre..... and we have a new challenge starting today......
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based project using angelic products or images and creeping them out as only HDHers can!

Our very own Masterful Mistress of the Macabre, Barb, is offering up some goodies from The Angel Company to the winner, and we, the Minions have all created our projects using TAC products.


I used every scrap of paper, one of the stamps and all but an inch or 2 of the ribbon, making this 'mini'.

My Dad kindly cut me some coffin shapes from 3mm hardboard, i covered 2 of these with some of the card and distressed it..... stamped on the front with the TAC background stamp..... added rub-on letters to spell ANGELS on one and DEMONS on the other.

I have used various stamps from other companies ....... my book has 9 double sided pages.... if you work from the front its ANGELS, or go from the back and its DEMONS.

I have included plenty of space to jot down your thoughts...... so depending wether its a good day or a BAD-DAY..... you can use the ANGEL or DEMON pages!
The patterned paper was a dream to work with..... i sanded parts of it off to fade it and stamped and coloured images directly onto it.
Sorry there are so many pictures.... and this isnt all the pages!

But i wanted BARB to see that i really did use everything!

My crop-o-dial made the holes in the covers.... i was very impressed by that.... i was considering getting the drill out!
I hope you can join in with us this week..... sorry its such a long post.....

Thanks for visiting me..... please go and check out what the other minions have created.... stunning stuff as usual.... and we have another new minion... but i'll leave you to find out who that is!
Keep safe love lynx

Saturday 29 January 2011

2x DT projects from yesterday....DUH!!!!!

Now i know i have a lot of senior moments but, i know i had these sceduled for yesterday..... so i look today... and nothing.... not even saved in draft..... so here i go again....
TELLENS PLACE has a new challenge.... it is FOR A MAN..... heres a close up of the image i used.... i am not a cat person, but this would be my kind of kitty, if i had one. I have used the card sketch from the smeared and smudged forum..... DCWV dog papers, coloured my image with promarkers, amd printed my saying on the puter, coloured 'em to match, cut 'em out and stuck 'em on.
I have distressed edges with ink and my scissors.

Hope you can find time to play along this week.... we all need MEN stuff sometimes.
Now next up is my DELICIOUS DOODLES..... and the new challenge there is SPOTS OR STRIPES..... and we have a sponsor ...TLC.... check them out via the DD blog, the link is on my side bar..... i picked to work with a fantastic set of digi papers...ITALIA.... from TLC, and 4 CALLING BIRDS , from DELICIOUS DOODLES is actually a christmas image but you cant tell that from my journal page..... i was inspired to make this on thursday when i was sitting out side with one of my girls who couldnt stop coughing.... the cool air seemed to ease it for her....

in the big tree at the bottom of the garden loads of birds were sitting..... my little one said, 'they're not very pretty, but they sing beautiful, dont they mum?'
She was right..... and my journal page will remind me of that.
Please come and play along at DELICIOUS DOODLES this week..... SPOTS or STRIPES.
Why not do a FOR MEN with SPOTS AND STRIPES...?
Thanks for visiting me.... love lynx

Thursday 27 January 2011


STAMPINSANITY have a new release today.....Zen Morgan and Sweet Henry.... and both sets include chocolate.... well not real chocolate but chocolate inspired sayings etc.
The new challenge is to make a peaceful card/something.... chocolate optional!
This is my last STAMPINSANITY DT project as i have decieded to stand down ,i am becoming very unreliable at the moment because of 'home stuff'....... but i'd like to say i've had a great time, and the girls in both wards are great fun.... and Beth is a sweetheart. Thank you all. Above is my homage to chocolate...... now my fav choc is Galaxy.... and this card is made using the lovely foil wrapper..... copper coloured ribbon, brown cardstock, brown ink and one of the chocolate sayings from the ZEN MORGAN set.
I hope you can join in with us this week...... have fun, thank you for visiting me love lynx

Wednesday 26 January 2011


Today the Smeared Ink DT brings you our January Sponsor Blog Hop with projects made from awesome images provided by Delicious Doodles. Delicious Doodles is sponsoring the Forum's "Very Sketchy" challenge and the "Photo Inspiration" challenge. Check out the forum links for details.
I am so lucky to be on both the SMEARED INK and DELICIOUS DOODLES DT..... so i really had fun with this one.
I printed my images out them cut 'em about to make up this 'scene'.... i wish i was able to use a computer better like LADY B..... by the way i copied and pasted the opening paragraph from her blog..... see, shes clever with words as well as computers!
I have used mesh, old playing cards, a wooden 'Q' ..... and an altered frame.
One of my Twins is poorly and off school at the moment .... and she helped me with this project yesterday...... and wanted me to tell EVERYONE!
I hope you enjoy hopping..... i know you'll be amazed at what these girls have done.... you can hop in any order you like....






Black Dragon

Lady Brayton





HAVE FUN! Thanks for visiting me.... love lynx

Tuesday 25 January 2011


Its the last week of the month and TRY IT ON TUESDAY have a new schedule which means that the last week of every month will be to alter something..... the theme for this week is ALTER SOMETHING and INCLUDE WINGS. The theme for the alter piece will be announced at the begining of the month so you have time to work on something.... this theme was announced at the begining of january, but me being me...i forgot... and then had to do something quick.... luckily i had the box 'gilded' just waiting to be 'done'..... so i distressed it with black stazon ink.
I glued velvet ribbon round the lid.... and made a velvet flower....added some netting, gold thready stuff, leaves, feathers, and twiddley bits..... and topped it off with a reclaimed brass butterfly.

I have an idea of what i wanna make to go in this pretty box.... it really is rather pretty and girly for me.... but at least its mainly black!

I hope you can join us this week.... please go and check out what the other members of the DT have made.... you can see that they spent much more than ten minutes making there beautiful altered items.

Thanks for visiting me... love lynx

Sunday 23 January 2011


Well another weekend come and gone....soooooo its time for a new challenge at HDH MACABRE MONDAY.
This weeks challenge is a real treat for me/us as Andrea, one of us minions has sponsored us and given us images to work with.
The theme this week is SMUDGETASTIC..... the name we know Andrea by..... so you have to create something smudged.... use pencils inks, charcoal brushes (.... i listened to Susan... but have no idea what they are!!!)

For this ppage i used Anreas BAT-FACED GIRL..... an 8B pencil and a putty rubber.... when smudged to my liking i stamped a few bats around the edges....and darken up with lots of ink.

Hope you can come and play along with us this week.... thanks for visiting love lynx


We have a new challenge at STAMPITCRAZY..... and its a great one for me..... make a LOOPY FEELING card..... any sentiment you like..... just make it a little bit crazy or off beat.
We the dt were given this great image to work with..... loopy girl..... and you can win her by entering this week.
I made her into a page of my journal...... the sentiment speaks for its self..... i coloured her with promarkers.... and lots of ink around the edges.... i used a MS punch....thanks Helen..... at the bottom and a bit of ribbon for texture.... and i like it!
I hope you can find time this week to enter..... i look forward to seeing your LOOPY creations.
Thanks for visiting love lynx

Wednesday 19 January 2011


Today is the 1st members blog hop of 2011, and the theme of this hop is to either use something new or try something new.
Sooooo i tried something new..... i have made a china clay pendant.... unfortunatly i dont have a kiln so i stunk the house out baking my pendant in the oven....oh well! I used a SMEARED INK stamp.... from the Goddess plate...... i used mica powder and tiny gems embedded in the glaze..... the necklace its hanging from is made from tiny glass seed beads, and is very long so it can be worn in lots of different ways.
Below is a list of BLOGS to visit..... you are bound to find loads of inspiration, amazing art, and crazy creations.





Black Dragon











Lady Brayton

Thank you for visiting me...... why not come and join the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM..... we are a friendly caring group of people.... we share ideas.... we encourage and inspire each other.... keep safe ...enjoy hopping love lynx

Monday 17 January 2011


SMEARED INK have a massive new digi release today....
5 sets.....






most if not all will also be available as single images..... and to celebrate we, the DT are having a blog hop using some of the new images.

I have used images from 2 of the sets FEMDOM and HEART WINGS. You can visit the blogs in any order you want.....




Black Dragon

Lady Brayton




= "new">Alex

I have coloured my images with promarkers...... i added wings to my risque lady(femdom set) ...the wings are from heartwings set.... i chopped my images about a bit to get the look i wanted..... thats one of the things i love about SMEARED INK.... DIGIS and RUBBER.... THEY ARE SO VERSATILE.... make them your own!

I shall also enter the following challenges.....
CREATIVE COTTAGE..... ..... SOMETHING NEW..... these images are brand new today.
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS... .....BLACK,WHITE AND ONE OTHER COLOUR..... my other colour is red.
PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY.... .... LETS GO DIGITAL..... these are digi images.
CRAFT PURPLE FROG... ... use NEW GOODIES.... these digis are new and good!
PHINDYS FRIDAY...... .... VALENTINE or FOR A LOVED ONE..... this is my kind of valentine!
Thanks for getting all the way to the bottom of this long post.... i hope you enjoy the hop and i'm sure you'll find a ton of inspiration.
Thanks for visiting me.... love lynx

Macabre mondays

We have a new challenge...... and boy i had fun with this one...... HELL HATH NO FURY....
you get the drift...... think petty revenge..... or not so petty .....
My offering is more of the not so petty revenge type of thing.....
i stamped my background using SMEARED INK stamps..... INKY DREAMS, in blood red, i distressed the edges with ink and scissors..... mounted it on red and black card.
I used a clip art hand and cut it out...coloured it with promarkers and used glass paint for the blood.
I then shaped it a bit and stuck it to my card base.
I stamped the heart from SMEARED INK.....QUOTE THE RAVEN and coloured it with red and black water colours.... i then shaped it a bit so it looks more lifelike.... well deathlike really.... and added a bit of glass paint to that as well...i then stuck that in the palm using foam pads. Please come and join in with us this week.... and share with us other ways to get your revenge... thank you for visiting me.... please go and check out the other minions offering.... i promise you'll love 'em!
I shall also enter this at.....
SPEEDYCATS FRIENDS where the challenge is HEARTS..... well it is a heart!

CRAFTY EMMAS STORE CHALLENGE where the challenge is NO DESIGNER PAPERS..... i made my own bloody background.


I hope i dont offend any of these people!
love lynx

STAMPITCRAZY.... late as well......

....Once again i need to apologise.....SORRY Barb and the crazy ladies DT...... i have explained my lateness in the post below, so i wont bore you again.
We have a new challenge at STAMPITCRAZY... and its WELCOME TO FAIRYLAND.
You an make anything you like as long as it has a FAIRY.... PINK, PURPLE,GLITTER and A RIBBON........ OK.... i forgot the ribbon!!!!....and my purple looks like blue but thats my junky camera!.... or my terrible photography skills!
The fairy image...from STAMPITCRAZY of cause... is coloured with promarkers, her wings are glittered.... yep i used glitter and its not christmas!
I stamped a leafy background around her, and drew in some grass.... i coloured my background with inks and added highlights with a white gel pen. You have until next saturday to enter .....and while you are there Barb has more wonderful blog candy on offer..... 50..... YEP 50 STAMPS... you really need to put your name down so you have a chance to win them.... I LOVE BARBS STAMPS.... HONEST I DO!
Thanks for visiting me love lynx

Delicious Doodles...very late but.....

.....i have a good excuse.... honest!
My Grandad had an operation on his face on thursday....26stitches poor old fella.... and has been really uncomfortable and poorly.
Sorry Teri and the rest of the DD DT.... anyways... we have a new challenge and it is TRI-COLOUR...... you can use any 3 colours you fancy..... on any project you want to make.
I used 2 of Teri's dark images and combined them to make this charm dangly thingy. I coloured the images with promarkers and adhered it to a T!M Holtz fragment with glossy accents.
I attached it when dry to a mass skull charm and added lots of tiny beads...... although you cant see is a keyring.... and i shall make a matching box at a later date....hopefully!
The picture below shows the charms size.... just slightly larger than a 20p piece.

You have until thursday to enter this challenge ... hope to see you there.
Thanks for visiting love lynx

Wednesday 12 January 2011

Macabre mondays

So sorry i am 2 days late with this..... we have a new challenge at MACABRE MONDAYS.... and it would be great if you can join in.... everyone as a friend who is a little bit off-beat..... some of us have very few friends who arnt!..... and all friends need birthday cards... so our challenge this week is BIZARRE BIRTHDAY. I have used SMEARED INK stamps..... coloured with promarkers.
Scraps of paper form my stash..... lots of ink distressing and scuffing of the card.
I really do hope you can come and join us this week.
I shall also enter this at these challenges.... SWEET SKETCH SUNDAY..... I USED THE SKETCH! PHINDYS FRIDAY.... DISTRESSING.... my card is more ways than one!!!! CREATIVE FRIDAY...... LETS HAVE A PARTY. CRAFTY CATZ.... FOOD AND DRINK.... ok not everyones idea of a cupcake.... !
Thanks for visiting me... i hope to be back posting more often soon.... i have had my craft room revamped.... now i have to get it all sorted out and the stuff.... where does it all come from...? put back and workable.
love lynx

Friday 7 January 2011


Tellens place is back with a new challenge..... and its USE YOUR PUNCHES. Nice easy one hey?
I have used a ms punch to decorate the side of my page....yep this is another page of my art journey journal.
I made my self a background with brayer and blue and green ink...... a large branch stamp.... a largish clock stamp and high lighted with white gel pen.

I coloured this brilliant TELLENS PLACE IMAGE with promarkers, cut her out and pasted her onto my background.
I stamped and cut out the word 'past', high lighted with white pen again and added soom tear-drops.
The words down the side read....time to stop hanging onto the past..... something that i really must do this year!

This is how this page looks next to EDGAR..... my journal is becoming very personal.... not sure if i should continue putting my feelings down quite so honestly.
Please come and join in with us this week... and click on my title to go to TELLENS PLACE and check out what the other TP DIVAS have made.
Thanks for visiting me.
love lynx

I shall also enter this in the challenge at SHANNONS SENTIMENTS where the challenge is to use mainly BLUE.

RILEY AND CO hwere the challenge is NEW YEAR RESOLUTION.

Wednesday 5 January 2011


On the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM we have a new group that Alex has just started ...its ART JOURNALING..... just 10 minutes a day...more if you want.... but basically its just supposed to get you to have 10 minutes of personal creative time every day...... since sunday when i signed up, i have created 2 pages.... and the cover of this sketckers pad. I took the orginal cover off and replaced it with really thick kraft coloured board.... a black fake leather strip down the binding side and holes.
I used 2 new stamp sets from SMEARED INK...... URBAN DECAY and INKY DREAMS. I stamped my images in black...... smeared lots of black ink around, then used a white pen for the high lights.
I really...REALLY love these screw-heads....... and there are loads of STAMPS.... different bits and bobs on URBAN DECAY..... washers, bolts...wire... AMAZING STAMPS!

The splatters are from INKY DREAMS..... these 2 stamp plates are incredible..... i know i'm gonna use 'em soooooo much.
Below is my 1st completed page..... now who would i take my art journal journey with but MR POE? So i did my 1st page featuring me as a dragon.... ask anyone...i am a DRAGON ..... and POE.

If you fancy taking a look at what the guys on the forum are doing click my title..... it takes you to the main page and then just follow the likes for ART JOURNAL....... join in with us..... we are all just having fun... NO PREASURE ...NO STRESS....NO DEADLINES..... JUST GOOD HONEST ARTY FUN.
thanks for visiting me today..... my 2nd page will be here on friday.... i tied it to my dt piece for TELLENS PLACE.
love lynx

Tuesday 4 January 2011

TUESDAY TAGGERS..... has a new look and a new name

Well this is our 1st challenge of the new year and TUESDAY TAGGERS has a new look and a new name.... TRY IT ON TUESDAY. Its all very exciting...... each week will be a different challenge coupled with a different thing to make..... i.e week 1 ...this week.... the challenge is NEW home, baby, whatever..... and you MUST make a CARD...... YEP even me... and cards are not my thing!
You need to go check out the blog.... click on my title.... Janet has explained everything really clearly.... even i can understand it!
My card this week was for my newest niece's birth .... Olivia. I used a beautiful stamp.... so sorry but i have no idea which company made it.... i stamped it with Tim Holtz distress ink and pulled the colour out with a damp brush. I used blue water colour for her eyes.
A metal word...'love' and a largish brass heart with pink ribbon tied on. I matted and layered my image at a jaunty angle on to an easel card and used a pre-printed 'welcome to the world' sentiment. I hope you can join in with us and that you like the new ideas that the team have come up with.... i really am looking forward to the new challenges ahead.
Thank you for visiting me.
love lynx


We have a new challenge for you at MACABRE MONDAYS ....and of cause its not the usual run of the mill challenge..... the theme is NIGHTMARISH NEW YEAR..... create something dark, gothic or halloweenie WINTER HOLIDAY CARD, representing those long forgotten resolutions that NEVER seem to be carried out. I used a new image from TELLENS PLACE.... the link is on my side bar..... coloured with promarkers..... lots of black ink smeared about the paper i printed (yep i used the puter.... clever hey?) my resolution on.
I know i have children.... but i am one of these people that children just dont like.... babies cry when they see me.... toddlers run for their mothers..... you get my drift..... so this is a saying i use a lot.
This little lad looks so forlorn......
......and before anyone gets upset with me...I DO NOT EAT CHILDREN...... jelly babies, yes.... children NO..... not even naughty ones.
Please come and join in with this strange and off-beat challenge..... see if you can offend as many people as i do!
Thanks for visiting love lynx

Sunday 2 January 2011


I hope you all had a smashing Christmas and i wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Sorry for being MIA for so long, but things were just a bit crazy here..... i apologies to the DT's i let down by not getting anything done.... TUESDAY TAGGERS, STAMPINSANITY and TELLENS PLACE.
The new challenge at STAMPITCRAZY is to have HAPPY NEW YEAR on it.... easy hey?....and you can win the digi image the dt and i used.
This is my 1st atc of 2011. Lots of black ink smeared around the edges....promarkers to colour my image..... a bit of gold mica powder on her dress..... and a bit of green ribbon. I hope you can come and join in this week..... and for those who dont know MMXL is roman numerials for 2011...... i hope it made ya think!
Thanks for visiting me.... i am really looking forward to a crafty year.
love to all lynx