Tuesday, 31 August 2010


The theme this week at TUESDAY TAGGERS has been picked by my teamie JANET and its ...........

HOUSES...... and this week we are being sponcored by THE CRAFT BARN.
I made this very out of my comfort zone ATC..... to show the blogging world 'suffolk pink'.....
In Suffolk.... where i hale from , people have a very stange obsession with painting their houses 'suffolk pink'..... WHY?
My atc is stamped, masked and stamped again.... coloured with promarkers...and mounted on black.
Please come and play along with us....the other DT guys have done so much better than this.... go and check 'em out! you dont have to be crazy to join in but it helps!
Thanks for visiting me..... love lynx

I shall also enter this at RAISE THE BAR.... where they have HOUSES for their theme too.... thanks Teri!http://raisethebarchallenge.blogspot.com/

Monday, 30 August 2010

Macabre mondays

It is still actually monday and of cause its MACABRE......
Last week it was PINK...... and this week it is.......

Creepy Cute
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween page, project or card using cute images, but on the darkside. Turn something adorable into something abominable... something delightful into something devious... something cute into something creepy. Or just grab one of TI's Gothic cute images and start coloring ;)
Bonus: This week's challenge is being sponsored by Tiddly Inks! Christy Croll is a children's illustrator who also happens to have several delightful lines of original digital images & papers... of the cute & whimsical variety :) Christy has so generously donated a $10 & a $5 gift certificate for two winners! We'll do a random draw for the $5, and the Best of the Best will get the $10 one :) The link above will take you directly to Christy's store, but she also has a blog site here: Tiddly Inks Blog

I used a TIDDLY INKS image and digi paper.... the image is coloured with promarkers,the digi-paper i printed out onto purple paper and coloured the skulls with chinese white pencil.

I used the paper to cover a sturdy box...base and lid.... cut out the image and modpodged it on and sealed it.

I lined the box with some foam and spiders web material.
This little box hold the pressie i have made for my sisters birthday on wednesday....

....... and this is it..... a watch/charm bracelet.
Please come and join in this week..... creepy cute..... it is.... looking forward to seeing what you can come up with.
thanks for visiting love lynx

Sunday, 29 August 2010


Its time for the 3rd challenge at STAMPITCRAZY.... and this weeks challenge has been choosen by my teamie Alex and its to make a project featuring your version of RED RIDING HOOD, and include a TRIANGLE, RIBBON and METAL....

................so heres mine using a STAMPITCRAZY digi called RED HOOD..... i know, i've done it purple..... i have used basic grey paper, purple ribbon, a metal pumpkin charm, and i made a row of triangles from green paper.... oh yes i used some orange net of ... you guessed it...oranges!
The image is coloured with promarkers.... and the basic grey background paper has had a slight colour change using purple ink around the edges. I cut the 'spooky' out of a sweetie bag from last halloween.... nothing goes to waste in this house!
Please come and play along this week..... we love to see what amazing things you create and you can win this lovely image of Barbs.
Thanks for visiting me ...hope you've had a happy peaceful weekend.
love lynx

Friday, 27 August 2010


Sorry guys ....i'm a day late with this one.... for this weeks challenge there was a grungy sketch to follow and we had to use SMEARED INK stamps.
I used 2 of the TEEN BACKGROUNDS..... stamped and embossed with black on to a tomato red card stock.
Lots of distressing and ink.... crumpled the card.... you know...really distressed it! Please come and vote for your favourite entry.... we have 4 this week.... i would love your vote but so would the other 3 entrants i'm sure.... click on the post title to go to smeared ink.... then click challenge, then, after looking click vote.... thanks for visiting me today
love lynx

Wednesday, 25 August 2010


I have had this little wallet tucked away for ages just waiting to be altered.... so i had a play.
The challenge at STAMPINSANITY this week is to use YELLOW and BUTTONS.
I stamped my favourite Grumpie from SMEARED INK http://www.smearedink.com/ onto white cotton and painted it with fabric paint. Once dry i coloured the background with ink... sew on 3 buttons and waited for it to completely dry. I then sew it on to the front of the wallet and covered the edges with a sequin strip that i glued down.
I shall also enter this in the 1st challenge at INK IT UP.....http://letsinkitup.blogspot.com/ where the challenge is...ANYTHING GOES BUT MUST INCLUDE YELLOW.
thanks for looking... love lynx

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Its still tuesday although its late evening.... sorry guys.... and we have a new challenge at TUESDAY TAGGERS and the challenge is to make something inspired by a poem. I made this tag inspired by a poem by Lord Byron.... using SMEARED INK stamps.... http://www.smearedink.com/ The Nymph set.
I coloured it all in water colours and ink.
The dress is stamped onto acetate and colored with alcohol ink.... the edges are dabbed with stazon.
I cut the acetate to match the tag..... and you can move it to see the nymph nakie if you're that way incline.

Heres the verse.... i really do need a new camera...SOON!

Here she is..... nearly nakie!
Come along and join in with us this week.... i'm sure there are some wickedly funny poems to have fun with.
Thanks for visiting me today
love lynx

Monday, 23 August 2010


It's monday so its time for MACABRE MONDAYS new challenge...... this one nearly gave me a heart attack...... and it sure drove me to the brink of insanity!
The challenge is..........................
Pink on the Brink
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween page, project or card using pink in an edgy and dark way. Edgy & pink... what puts you on the brink? The brink of insanity... the brink of catastrophe... the brink of death?Bonus: This week's challenge is being sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps! I'm not sure what the prize is, but you can bet it will be a goodie! The link above will take you directly to Kellie's store, but they also have a blog site here: Tickled Pink Blog

I painted a small box a dreadful shade of bubblegum pink..... 'borrowed' some tattoos ( you know the kind.... apply with water... rub off with baby oil) from my daughters, and put them on the sides of the box..... but ....crikey they were to small for the top so i cut out the image from the packed and glued it on.
I stamped a fake zipper around the opening edges and 'cracks' and finally blackened all the edges.
Considering it is really pink... and i do mean PINK it turned out ok with 3 coats of sealer..... it shines like the proverbial toilet door.
If i can do pink anyone can.... so i hope you can come and play with us minions this week........ please?
Thanks for visiting love lynx

Sunday, 22 August 2010


It is time for the 2nd challenge at STAMPITCRAZY, and we the DT were given this delightful digi image to work with.... ok shes not gruesome but she isnt very cute either..... and the challenge is GIRL WITH ATTITUDE...... and must include ribbon, retro flowers, and 2 embellies... and a sentiment. The sentiment is just perfect for me...... sarcasm is me to a 'T'.... unfortunately!
I always find flowers, ribbon and embellis difficult but i think i combined them very nicely into my grungy card.... pretty good for me!
I used SMEARED INK stamps to make my own background papers, and for the sentiment.
I followed the sketch from the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM.
I coloured Savanna with promarkers..... and tore a 'V' out of the bottom corner and laced it up with ribbon. I drew some retro flowers, coloured them with promarkers too, cut 'em out and stuck 'em on..... i used funny little candy-dot thingys as my embellies.

Isnt this digi great? Only Barb can give character like this to a cutie-pie image.
I shall enter this at.....
STAMPIN FOR THE WEEKEND..... ANYTHING GOES.. .http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/
RESQ...... WHAT YOU FIND THERAPEUTIC.... http://resqchallenge.blogspot.com/ and
STAMPSOMETHING..... USE A DIGI.... http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/
Come and join in with us..... we wanna see your GIRL WITH ATTITUDE.... and you could win this digi image.
Thanks for visiting me.
love lynx


This is my final DT offering for ROSIEDEES..... the link is on my side bar.
ROSIEDEES is coming to an end after almost 2 years.... you can read all about it on the blog.
This fortnights challenge has been picked by Jackie and its ONE FOR THE BOYS....not little boys but the big boys in your life.
My offering is the card i made for my sons birthday 2 weeks ago.................. half naked females and big bikes are a favourite of his..... well maybe not now hes a married man... but i bet both still secretly are!
I kept it simple with just a stamped image distressed the edges with black ink and used some scrap book papers from my stash.... 3 words LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH..... stapled to the edge and mounted onto black card stock.
Please come and play with us for one last time.... and leave the DT girls some 'good wishes' as they are a super bunch and its been a pleasure and an honour working with them.

I shall enter this at....
DRUNKEN STAMPERS..... DIVA.... http://drunkenstampers.wordpress.com/
STAMPITCRAZY.... GIRL WITH ATTITUDE.... http://stampitcrazy.blogspot.com/
You need to see the above post for my DT card for STAMPITCRAZYS challenge..... what a girl with attitude!
Thanks for visiting me.
love lynx

Tellens place

This week over at Tellens place, Terry wants to know WHAT CANT YOU LIVE WITHOUT.... now before any of you say 'air, water, love.....' she means in your CRAFTING!
ME? I cant do without black card, ink, stamps, watercolour pencils and the odd digi-image.
Come on over and let us know what you cant live without in your craft box.... the link is on my side bar. I shall enter this watercoloured digi-image mounted on black card.... ha ha being funny! into the following challenges.........
STAMPSOMETHING..... USE SOMETHING DIGI..... http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/
PAPERCUTZ..... ANYTHING GOES.... http://papercutzchallenge.blogspot.com/
RESQ.... WHATS THERAPEUTIC FOR YOU..... http://resqchallenge.blogspot.com/
Thanks for visiting.... hope to see you over at TELLENS PLACE... soon.
love lynx

Thursday, 19 August 2010


Well this week i have been totally diverse with my crafting creations.... and this one is for the SMEARED INK CHALLENGE. ..... which is to use all the COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW.... and any SMEARED INK stamps. I used the flower with the skull centre from the KILLER BO PEEP set.... stamped on to white shrink plastic, coloured with pencil..... one in each colour of the rainbow.... red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
I made a bracelet with pandora style beads (from my rather large bead stash)and silver coloured beads with bales, so that i could attach my tiny skullflowers with jump rings.

I have coloured the back of each bead to match the front so when they are dangling they dont look scruffy.

Please go over to SMEARED INK and vote for your favourite entry... there are 6 entries this week and we would all really appriciate your vote..... I hope you like my RAINBOW BRACELET enough to vote for me BUT.... please vote for your favourite..... NOT YOU TERRY!!!!!
Thanks for visiting...... come and visit me tomorrow.... i'll be back in creepy mood for my TELLENS PLACE SPOT.
love lynx

Wednesday, 18 August 2010


This is the 1st week of Barb of STAMPITCRAZY fame having a dt..... so its challenge #1 and its 'Boys have cooties'................ dont ask me what it means....other than we wanna see kids and a sentiment on your creation! When i say we... i mean that Barb has asked me to be on her design team and as i loooooooooove her rubber... and the digis arnt to bad.... i still struggle with digis... and this cute one nearly had me choked... but i think with the 'WTF' AND THE SPIDERS ... the cuteness is a bit more balanced! I used basic grey paper for the background.... i stamped and heat embossed in black on orange card 'spiders' background stamp from STAMPITCRAZY....where else? I punched a web boarder from black card and put a thin strip of orange on it that i wrote about boys on... and paper pieced over the blank sign the little lass is holding with a bit my background paper that i stamped and heat embossed.The image is coloured with water colours.... the background paper has been inked and nearly all the edges have been distressed.... and not just by the cuteness of the image!
Look at this cute little face,,,, no fangs or green flesh or anything.... makes you wanna be sick right?
I followed the sketch from STAMPINSANITY http://stampinsanity.com/blog/ and i have used 3 stamps so i'll enter it at MACABRE MONDAYS.... link on my side bar.
Thanks for visiting.... come and join us this week..... its an easy challenge for you normal folk.... but i might have a go at making this little cutie into a ZOMBIE child,,,,, just for fun!
love lynx

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Tuesday taggers

Well it is still Tuesday (just!) and here is my take on the new challenge set by my teamie Sally, which is Sea, Water, Boats,................ you just have to make something using one or more of these things.
I made another scene.... this time using a shipwreck from THIRD COAST... i think, the water nymph from SMEARED INK, and a couple of other stamps that i have no idea about! It is all coloured with water colours and ink.... the shells and weed are mounted on foam to give depth.
I used a chinese white pencil to (hopefully) give the impression of flowing water.
Please come and play along this week.... pop over to the Taggers challenge site and see what the other DT members have done..... and sorry if nakie offends!
Thanks for visiting me.
love lynx

Monday, 16 August 2010


Well i am back.... and as its monday its gotta be MACABRE.
Our challenge for you this week is to use at least 3 stamps..... they can be digi or real rubber.... or a mix....whatever you like.
STAMPITCRAZY..... the link is on my side bar..... are sponsoring this challenge with some wonderful stamps as the prize..... and as anyone who comes here regularly knows i adore Barbs images.... Thank you Barb! For my offering i have used 4 stamps from STAMPITCRAZY..... and made up one of my little scenes...... i used the creepytree/graveyard stamp for my background..... then stamped our the row of graves twice and cut then out carefully and mounted them onto foam pads...one in front of the other.... i used a grave stone (the stamp actually has a hand grasping from behind the stone but i cut it off) and the beautiful sad angel stamp and attached them with foam pads too.

As usual for me ...everything is coloured with water colours and ink.
We have a competition running at MM this week and you all have to collect the 'personal' info from each of the DT blogs....so heres my personal secret..... 'Bat out of hell' was played at my husbands funeral.
I hope you can play along this week.... the stamps really are worth winning....and you need to check out what the other MACABRE MINIONS have made..... wonderful stuff!
Thanks for visiting me today. love lynx

Tuesday, 3 August 2010


It is (still, just!) tuesday and that means its TUESDAY TAGGERS.... and this weeks theme has been picked by....ME! So guess what the theme is......? Pink and fru-fru? Cute and cuddly?....NO my theme for this week is BLACK.
So i teamed my 2 favourite colours together.... Red and Black and came up with this card.
The stamp is from the STAMPMAN http://www.thestampman.co.uk/catalog/ and i have been wondering what to do with it..... i stamped and embossed in black onto red card, tore the bottom edge and one side....and matted it onto black card, that i also tore along the bottom and one side.I then matted that onto a piece of patterned red paper from my stash... tore the bottom off it and stuck the 2 bits to my black card blank.
I used a naked chipboard 'love' and covered it in 3 coats of sparkly red embossing powder, made holes in it and mounted it to my card with red ribbon.
Oooops nearly forgot.... i smeared black ink around all my edges..... and added diamond glaze to the eyes.
Please come and join in with us this week.... go and look at TUESDAY TAGGERS CHALLENGE BLOG..... for enough inspiration to last a lifetime.... the girls have done the most amazing job... and considering it was my challenge they have all beaten me at my own game!
Thanks for visiting me today love lynx

Monday, 2 August 2010

Macabre mondays

Well its still monday... just! and the new challenge for you creepy freakers is FOUL FLUTTERINGS.
I have used this fantastic laughing devil stamp.... i think i got it from THIRD COAST...but if i'm wrong please correct me.
I stamped the image directly on to this piece of gorgeous digi-paper that i got from http://www.craftychaosdesigns.co.uk/ ... susan who designs the most wonderful 'dark and creepy' papers is also a MACABRE MINION..... and is gonna say 'what have you done to my paper you techno-idiot?' ..... my reply will be..... ' well.... i had the printer set on black ink only when i printed this page out.... BUT I LIKE IT... SO I'M USING IT!' The paper you would get is actually coloured but you can print it in black and white like i have !!!!! Anyhow back to the image.... i coloured him in shades of grey and the added a bit of red to the mix and did his wings and some of his body.... i added white highlights using a gel pen to the devil and the flowers.
I finished the card off with some black ribbon and a tibetan silver rose..... and i stamped a sort of lace design around the edges.

Isn't this devil wonderful..... i actually find him rather appealing!SAD hey?
Please join in this challenge if you can... we love seeing creepy, freaky, weird or wacky.... even cute if its got a green tinge!
Thanks for visiting me.... love lynx


The challenge at STAMPINSANITY this week is PINK AND BLACK FOR A CURE. This is a very simple card.... but its heartfelt.... THIS IS FOR YOU OZ.... love ya lots xxx
I'll also enter it at FUSSY AND FANCY http://www.fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/
thanks for visiting love lynx