Monday 21 November 2011


Grab a cuppa this is a long post! Sorry i have been away so long.... my old computer finally gave up on me totally and although i brought a new one being so technically challenged its taken me a while to get going again.
We have a new challenge for you today at SMUDGY ANTICS.....POE ME..... you need to make a project inspired by the man himself or any of his work..... it must have a stamp somewhere on it ..... and we now allow any companies stamps but to win thee prize it must be a SMEARED INK STAMP........ and the prize this week is....... YEP my Poe project...... a goth cuff with a detachable POE for those of you like me with a larger hand or non-bending thumbs you can wear the clip on your jacket.... in a POE BOX. The box is topped with a tile i made using SMEARED INK stamps....Poe is masked and an image from HOLY CITY stamped over it..... then its triple embossed.

The cuff is made from black lace, velvet, and ribbon.... the clip has a copyright free image of POE and ribbon roses round it. As you can see the box and inside has black/gold ribbon trim around it.....

.... and a small trinket on the side with POE's signature ...a copy of cause!

I hope you can join us this week..... and that my POE piece goes to a loving home.

Now onto a project that i made for the SMEARED AND SMUDGED November members blog hop but couldnt post it as i had no 'puter..... it is POE again but this time STEAMPUNK POE.

This was such fun to make..... i used loads of stamps ....POE from SMEARED INK of cause ... and a set of STEAMPUNK stamps from CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS.

I frame is altered with card i embossed using one of those folder things... the back ground is a page from an old electronics manual that i stamped all over and ink distressed....

...... the bits are all from my DADS garage....... he said it was JUNK and i'd never use it..... but here is the proof...... DAD i love your JUNK....... please can i have some more?

The brass clock thing and dragonfly clock were mine..... dont know where from.

This piece is quite fitting for this weeks SMUDGY ANTICS CHALLENGE.... but i dont wanna win my own POE piece do i?

FINALLY....did i hear you sigh?

My Tag for last wednesdays DRAGONS DREAM..... the film title for inspiration is CHINA TOWN ...and the theme is ORIENTAL.

The stamps i used are all NON SEQUITUR from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.... masked/ stamped/ ink distressed and i added some flower-soft stuff to give a flat tag a little interest. You still have a couple of Days to enter the challenge.... it would be lovely to see you there. I shall enter the following challenges LACE FABRIC OR FELT.... the cuff has 2 of these. LINKY PARTY...ANYTHING GOES.... BUT MUST COMMENT ON OTHERS. MAKE A TAG.... mine is oriental. INSPIRED BY THE COLOURS SHOWN.... my tag again. A LITTLE PRESENT..... my POE box and cuff. RECYCLE SOMETHING..... the shadow box with all my Dads bits in it. FAVOURITE TECHNIQUE.... lots of favs here.... making tiles with utee on the Poe box... masking and stamping scenes on the tag..... combining stamps to make i different image as with Poe's face and another man stamp on the shadow box. EMBOSSING.... heat embossing on the box and dry embossing on the shadow box. CIRCLES.... Poe clip is a circle.... as are many bits in the shadow box MAKE A GIFT/ABAC.... the Poe cuff and box. ABAC.... all 3 projects!

Thanks for visiting.... and i hope you'll have time to join in at SMUDGY ANTICS and DRAGONSDREAM.

love lynx


  1. These are all absolutely stunning creations. Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Squiggles and giggles. hugs heidi x

  2. Poor you it must have been as if your right arm has been cut off. Sure you'll soon get to grips with the new one. Did give you even more creative time LOL Thank you for sharing with us again at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

  3. Beautiful creations! Thanks so much for sharing this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  4. That Steampunk shadowbox is totally freaking fabulous. I love everything about it!

  5. your project are absolutely stunigly beautiful, but aren't they always ;-)

  6. My oh my! YOu have been so busy making works of art again! Beautiful pieces!! I LOVE the cuff and box, and the tag is lovely, BUT that shadowbox is immense! LOVE all the bits from Dad and the overall feel is quite Steampunk! LOVE it!

  7. WOWSER!!!!! Fantastic them .

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  8. wow wow what for great projects !! love it !Thank you for joining EAC this week.
    hugs tina46

  9. What a great creations, but as a steampunkfan I loved watching that many great details!!!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  10. Your creations are amazingly gorgeous! I love them all.:)

  11. All these projects are wonderful! So many bits and pieces in your Poe shadow box, wow!

  12. AWESOME creations - it's a pity I can't enter and win the Poe cuff.... totally amazing -)
    I love Steampunk Poe - so many things in there to look at... it's brilliant.
    The oriental tag is stunning. Love the way the red pops out at you :-D
    Hugz xxxxxxxxxxxx

  13. I know whats that like but give it a few weeks and you'll wonder why lol
    Lots of fab creations and techniques going on so thank you for sharing them with us at Just for fun
    Von xxx

  14. Thanks for joining in our recycling project at Crafty Creations this week! What fabulous projects - but that shadow box is brilliant - so creative. I agree your dad's rubbish is my kind of rubbish! lol Cheers Claire x

  15. Glad you are up and running again. Love your new creations, you are the best at the Poe stuff you rock the socks off any challenge xx

  16. Recycling project is great every time. What fabulous projects you done, but that shadow box is brilliant, your creative work gorgeous.
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  17. What gorgeous work you do!! Love every detail:)
    Thanks so much for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges:)
    Lynn xx

  18. Love that cuff!
    Got so enthralled with your blog and all the things you have made that I forgot what I cam on here for. Ah, yes, favourite technique - can't find what it is and would love to know as you have done so many. Thanks anyhow for sharing with us on JFF - Hugs, Neet

  19. Wow, you've been very creative again, your altered box and the shadow box are fabulous. I also love your tag.

  20. Holy Poe! I love the prize package.

  21. The oriental tag is so beautiful I had to enlarge it to see all the wonderful details. The vibrancy of the red color just makes it stunning. Love what you've done.

  22. LOVE POE! Now I love Steampunk Poe! Awesome projects! Fabulous details! Oriental tag is stunning!

  23. Awesome! LOVE the depth and dimension and the subject matter too! Thanks for joining in at SoArtful!

  24. Amazing project!! Thank you for joining us over at Forever Night Challenges!

  25. Love the pretty detail! Thanks so much for playing with Bows and Berries!! Robin