Monday, 29 June 2009


The challenge at 'ART ADVENTURE' this month is 'a dazzle of dragonflies'.
I have tons of scrap cardboard laying around so i thought i'd use some of it for this project.
I took a 4''x4'' square and distressed it...alot! I gave it a watered down coat of acrylic paint, stamped it with a 'crafty individuals' dragonfly stamp and added another set of wings stamped on vellum. I added lots of bits and bobs i had laying around... all salvaged or scraps from other projects... and finally i stamped a larger dragonfly... i think its from stamp addicts... correct me if i'm wrong!!!... on to vellum, painted its body and tail with silver ink and added glass beads them attached it to the 'card' with silicon so it looks as if its just landed.
Below are some close ups of the dragonflies.
Thank you for taking the time to come and look.
xxx lynx

corrosive challenge... ENGLAND

This weeks challenge at corrosive challenge is 'our own country'... i have
made a set of atcs in a folder.
They have been stamped on the racing pages of grandads saturday paper.
I coloured them very sparingly with pencils so you can read the 'paper'
through them. If anyone wants to swap this set, please let me know, its not ear-marked for anyone yet.

The old bus and old fashioned bobby are a close up of the front of the wallet.
Thanks for taking time to look, love lynx

Rosie and Dee's challenge... black&white

This is my card for the challenge rosie and set this week.... i've kept it simple.... not my usual style .... fancied a change.
thank you for looking xxx lynx

Art creations...

The image to use this week is this lovely vintage ladie... her hat had to go!!!!
I used a tag i water coloured and cut the foiled flowers off the packaging from some llb stamps... a bit of ribbon and lace... a rub-on and this is 'happiness'
thanks for looking xxx

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Just magnolia

This weekss challenge at JUST MAGNOLIA is a lovely sketch.... i know i'll use it again.... so this is what i came up with... Beryl, thank you for 'tilda'... i coloured her with promarkers.... the papers are some 12x12 i found lurking on a shelf and the 'lace' is recycled from my girls pram set.
Thanks for coming to look.
Happy sunday xxx lynx

Saturday, 27 June 2009

stampin for the weekend.... pocket card

The challenge this week at 'Stampin for the weekend' is to make a pocket
or wallet card.
This is what i came up with... i've put 4 pockets inside... could have put a few more but its all i needed.... i used DCWV papers and a U-MOUNT
faerie poppet stamp, coloured with promarkers.
The pockets have stamped images in them.... watch for the postie mid-week christine as this is heading your way... sorry for the wait.
thanks for taking time to look.
xxx lynx

Friday, 26 June 2009

The three muses.... wild things...and art on the darkside

Over at the three muses this week the challenge is 'wild things'...
i doctored a photograph...made it plain black and white then stamped wolves in black ink on to the white face area... i love to see wolves in the wild (on tv of cause... never been lucky enough to see them for real)... i coloured the wolfs eye and my ( yes that is me... and yes i can be pretty wild!!!!!)eyes in metallic green.
thanks for stopping by. xxx lynx

Rainbowladys challenge... SUNFLOWERS

This is my 4x4 for the challenge this week set by rainbow lady.
I'm not sure that they are sunflowers but they look sunny to me!!!
I cloloured her in with pro markers, background is pencil then the edges are inked... i stamped a few extra flowers and decoupaged them just to give it a little more 'life'.
Thanks for coming to look. xxx lynx

Dragonsdream, tag it on.

This weeks challenge at DRAGONSDREAM, tag it on, is
'ETERNAL GODDESS'.... i choose to use 'non sequter' stamps and do sort of a celtic type tag.... sorry her dress doesnt seem to fit so good!!!
I used ink and my good old metallic pencils again to colour her with.
Thanks for taking a look. xxx

Tuesday taggers...lots of stamps

Tuesday Taggers challenge is to use lots of stamps....

I made a pair of ATC's .... each atc has 7 stamps used on them.

Coloured them with ink and metallic pencils.

Thanks for looking.

XXX lynx

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Another 3 in 1

This card is for 3 challenges...
ROSIE and lime...( promise i will do better!!!!) and
I used paper and card for my stash, gems, glitter and coloured the fairy in pro markers... pastel pink and lime green with the usual for me ice gray 1 for shading.
Thanks for looking. xxx


This pretty fairy is my entry in 3 challenges this week.... been so short of time i've had to conbine!!!
PRO MARKER challenge.... LEMON & MEADOW GREEN, i also used ivory, blush, satin, and ice gray 1.
ALLSORTS challenge this week is 'WINGS'.... and finally
STAMP WITH FUN... is this lovely sketch.... sorry i had to leave off the flowers but hopefully i havent spoilt it to much.
I used K&CO tim coffey papers and lots of gems... and oh yes glitter on the wings.
Thank you for coming to look.
xxx lynx

Dotties world... christmas in june.

The challenge over at Dotties world this week is 'christmas in june'.
I brought the amazing pixies digi stamps.... and a few other non virtual things just happened to full into my they do...
so i had to use this gorgeous little holly pixie.... sorry about this but i amputated... she felt no pain... honest.... her wings and headdress and replaced them with holly leaves i cut from silk.... i hope thats allowed!!!???
Thanks for taking time to look.
xxx lynx

Art creations....

Sorry its so late in the week but its been manic in this dragons den this week.
Had great fun with this background, so as you can see there are two creations for this weeks challenge.... one vibrant, the other all pastel and watery.
Thanks for taking time to look, and next week i'll try to do the challenge before thursday!!!!!

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Rainbowladys challenge... CUPCAKES

CUPCAKES.... what could be difficult about this challenge over at RAINBOW LADYS challenge blog this week?...well having only one stamp of a cupcake and not being able to find it...thats what!!!
So heres my offering ... a cheats card made just using what papers i have in my stash ....DCWV- the sweet stack and K&CO brenda walton- sweet talk.
Thanks for looking and i will try harder next time.... and when my stamp comes to light i'll do another card... just for the fun of it!!!!
Thanks for looking love xxx

Dragonsdream, tag it on...simplicity and serenity

This angel i simply adore.... and i think she fits the bill perfectly.... simplicity and serenity is the challenge on Dragonsdream tag it on challenge this week.... so i just stamped her in black, coloured her in metallic pencils and added a ribbon to a basic shaped parcel tag.
Thank you for looking.... you'll see this angel loads more times on the run up to christmas.... be warned!!!!

I have brilliant news.....

I am now on the design team for Rosie Dee's challenge blog!!!!!

I'm really chuffed .... and a little worried... but i've promised Rosie and Dee i'll do my best and i will do just that... please go and have a look at the blog site and join in with us... and you can even take the micky out of what i make... just as long as you join in!!!!

Not bad for a dragon whose only been blogging 5weeks hey???.... NOW i just have to learn how to do links and add blinkies etc etc... all this techno stuff blows my mind!!!! Oh and the 'girls' have asked for a photo of me... so if you wanna laugh you know where to look!!!!

Love lynx.... Blackdragon xxx

corrosive challenge... lets fold it

I've had a really busy few days , so i've not been around, my Nan had an op on friday as a day patient... 24 stitches in her poor old face!!! Havent had much sleep since as shes very sore and very
uncomfortable.My twins had their birthday party sunday, and
it was their 4th birthday yesterday (monday).
This is my entry in the 'Corrosive challenge' this week... 'lets fold it'.
Its made from one sheet of 12x12 card, divided into 9 x4inch squares and the 4 corner ones cut away.
I've stamped and embossed mostly but i've also used stickers, peel offs, ribbon, beads....
I really like making these cards... they really look impressive in real life.
Thanks for taking time to look. xxx

Thursday, 18 June 2009

The three muses... doors

The challenge this week at the three muses is 'doors'....

i've always wondered if i had the oppertunity to go back in time and change my life... would i?

If there was a door, would i use it? Really dont know!!!!

Thanks for looking xxx

Crafts 4 eternity,sketch

This week there is a great sketch at crafts for eternity.... this is my 'take' on it... i have tried to stick to it but i had so much i wanted to put on it as its for my dad.... i love these victorian scraps and so does he... and the beach huts are a favourite of ours... there is a long row of them along the beach here... love these words too... hope my dad does.... nice and not to slushy.
Thanks for taking time to look.
xxx lynx

stampin for the weekend.... &promarker

These challenges i found rather difficult as i have very few digi stamps and the colours of the promarker challenge are so much brighter than i normally like to use... anyway i finally choose a dragon digi stamp from 'ultimate fantasy' cd i had lurking on the shelf... so thats the 'stampin for the weekend' challenge bit... then the promarker colours are,
berry red and royal blue the only other colour pen i used was warm grey 4. I cut a 6x6 inch card with a tea plate to give the top a curve and used plain papers to match the red and blue. I hand cut the swirls and coloured them with royal blue promarker... i added faux stitching with a white pen and thats about it.... a very bright creation.
Thanks for taking time to look. xxx

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Art creations friday.

I found this brilliant challenge blog.... they at art creations friday provide you with an image, background or something and you make whatever suits you from it.
I am an atc addict so thats what i made from the given background this week.
I've named it 'a bird in the hand'.
Thanks for taking time to look at it.

Dragonsdream, tag it on.

This is my tag for this weeks challenge at Dragonsdream.
The theme is 'treasure and i was having a slushy moment.
The words are rub-ons, papers are HOTP and its a stamp i've had awhile... stamped image is coloured with metallic pencils.
Thanks for looking. xxx

Rosie and Dee's challenge

This is my entry in Rosie and Dee'a challenge ... turquoise and chocolate.
Used card from stash and the brown papers are HOTP. I altered a chipboard flower and used 'smile' rub-on... a couple of bits of ribbon and lots of distressing.
Thank you for taking time to look.
xxx blackdragon xxx

corrosive challenge...

Thought i'd better get my Grandads fathers day card made and when i saw the sketch on Corrosive challenges i just knew what i wanted to do.
I used 'U-MOUNT' stamps... Tim holtz distress inks, a rub-on greeting and some cork letters.
I love these U-MOUNT stamps, you can do so much with them.
Thanks for looking. xxx

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Just magnolia/ Friday sketchers

I combined 2 challenges in one here... friday sketches and just magnolia... whose challenge is paper piecing.
Tilda has been 'pieced' using scraps of 'freebie' papers and the cards been made from mainly odds and ends from my christmas scrap box.
Last year in mid december i had to made 50 cards for my girls to take to pre-school... this year i dont wanna get caught out again so i'm sorry but i'm starting to make my christmas cards.
xxx blackdragon xxx
Thanks for looking.

The three muses...alter 'MONA'

I found a great challenge site ... The three muses, and their challenge this week is to alter 'Mona lisa'.... well as you can see i have.... twice!!!!
I used a stamp...dont know whose.... of mona and played with alcohol inks... cotton buds ... and metallic card.
Stamped a heart in the corner just cos i could.... and thats my entry in the challenge... now to scrub my hands before tea!!!!
Thanks for taking time to blackdragon xxx

Friday, 12 June 2009

Tuesday taggers...card,tag and gift wrap to match

Really enjoyed this challenge... used plain brown packaging paper, dampened it, sprayed it with mahogany glimmer mist crumpled it all up, rubbed over crumpled surface with tim holtz distress ink,faded jeans, then stamped using tattoo type images... they're cheap foam ones, designed for kids, and high lighting with perfect pearls. I wrapped a 'pressie' and still have a little bit of paper left over.
I really enjoyrd this challenge. thanks for looking.
have a happy weekend love xxx blackdragon xxx

Double dutch.... Bookmark

When i found this challenge site i thought... oh yes, great, i need a new book mark.
I took my inspiration from the envelope corner i am using at the moment... high tech stuff i know, but it dont slip out like a normal book mark... because its slipped on the corner.
have used scrap of paper from my stash, some ribbon, ric-rac and a charm. the lady is a TANDA stamp and the words are a serendipty cling stamp.
Thanks for taking time to look. xxx blackdragon xxx

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Papertake weekly challenge...SHOE TIME

These shoe atcs are my entry in this week 'PAPERTAKE'
challenge.... 'SHOE TIME'.
Made all out of pretty pink scraps... i hate waste, think
i must have been a womble in a previous life. The small pairs are really fiddley to make... i must have big fingers or something... i always end up covered in glue.
xxx blackdragon xxx

corrosive challenge...

Over at CORROSIVE CHALLENGES its a card for your Dad or a man in your life.... this is for my brother in law.... what do 40yr old blokes like?
Cars and pretty women in short skirts!!!!! Probably not in that order.
Anyway this is my offering for this week and last week i was lucky enough to win some brilliant digi-stamps... chuffed or what?
The lady is a stamp i've had for ages and use often... the car papers are searchhouse press.
Thanks for looking xxx blackdragon xxx

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Dotties world... holey.... challenge

This is my 1st 'charmed cards, dotties world challenge' and my 1st ever go with a digi-stamp.... found it rather strange not geting inky fingers!!!!

The challenge is 'holey'... so i ripped a hole in the front of my card and cut

'mikey' out and mounted him in front of the tattered hole so he looks as if hes ridden though... the papers are DCWV and mikey's coloured with pro markers.

Thanks for taking time to look. xxx blackdragon xxx