Sunday, May 20, 2012

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #108

Happy Sunday Everyone!! and a beautiful Sunday it is!!

I had a 12 hour fever last night, complete with body aches etc.  Isn't that weird?

This week at
it is 
Robyn is our sponsor!!
The winner will receive
3 digis of the winner's choice!

I used  "A Little Birdie Told Me"
All card stock by STAMPIN' UP, Embossing folder by Tim Holtz for SIZZIX. Image colored with PRISMACOLOR pencils and blending pencil. Sentiment and Punch by STAMPIN' UP. Silk Flowers by BAZZILL, mini flowers by PRIMA MARKETING. I used Liquid pearls by RANGER all over the place. The punch started out with just dots at the curves, but my got in it, and smeared so I had to add more all the way around.

I hope you like it, THANKS FOR VISITING!

PLEASE join us this week at 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Poisoned Peas please--Wicked Step-Mother challenge # 3

Hello all you happy Poisoned Peas!
It is WICKED Step-Mother month at the POISONED PEAS PLEASE Challenge blog

I hope you'll join us in the fun! Our terrific sponsor for the Wicked-Step mother challenge is
Delicious Doodles! Teri has YUMMY Digital images!!
(I am not sure what the prize is, but it will be great)

I used Cloaked Lady
This is a Fat page (4 X 4)
The background paper is Old computer stationary...I knew it would be perfect for this!
I drew in my own bark, and knot holes etc on the tree (which does not look that orange IRL.
On the inside edge of the page I used a woven strap, as the drawing is just part of the tree it drops off, like it should be framed and on a card that would be cool, but for this I had to improvise. on the outside Edge I used German scrap from ARTchix STUDIOS. The sentiment is computer generated. The lady and tree are colored with PRISMACOLOR pencils and blending pencil.

I hope i have inspired the WICKED in you. :)
Thanks for visiting!

entered in:
Forever night ...anything goes (dark)
Bunny Zoe Craft challenge ...anything goes

The Pit and the Pendulum

Today I made another fat page for my Poe book. 
I watched Vincent Price in The Pit and The Pendulum. 
Then designed my plan from the Movie! 
This is the Challenge this fortnight over at  

Here is my entry!!
I think everyone else probably went with a pendulum, and I thought about making a swinging one to have in front of this, before I had the whole design in my mind, but I decided against it. I like being different. :)
So I went with the main torture room, and the sitting iron maiden, that dear Elizabeth gets locked in 
and left forever, and her previous "Wall of Internment" 
and from the Pit/Pendulum room the creepy reapers on the wall.

it is a combination of painting, paper, digi stamp, rubber stamps and hand drawing.
Paper -I believe it is older BASIC GRAY, Brick wall stamp by LAYERS OF COLOR, Flying skull stamp by BOMBSHELL STAMPS, The Criss-cross stamp is by SMEARED INK 
(from the Quoth the Raven set). Scared Eyes is a digi stamp by SMEARED INK.
Black and gray paint for the reapers, fine line black sharpie also, 
and red stickles by RANGER for the eyes. The sharpie used to make the name plate and her name, 
with copper stickles. Copper paint pen for a cut in view of Elizabeth's fear inside the iron maiden.
SHARPIE white poster paint pen for skull, and silver paint pen for the wings.
STAMPIN' UP markers for the flesh and eyes of Elizabeth.

Hope you like my take on The Pit and the Pendulum!

entered in:
Forever night ...anything goes (dark)
Bunny Zoe Crafts ...anything goes

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 107- Paper Piecing


This week over at 
we are doing PAPER PIECING, which I LOVE!!
Our wonderful sponsor is
the winner will receive 5 digis from the Dearie dolls store.
Sadly, the owner lost her husband shortly after we received our assignment. so please keep Mary Ellen in your thoughts or visit and give her some love!

Here is "Mousey Thank You"
Card stock, Paper in the background, and the majority of her dress, markers (gray for the mouse and pink ONLY for the heart in her tail, black and brown for her shoes) all from STAMPIN' UP.
EVERYTHING ELSE is Paper pieced with paper from my scrap pile. I pieced her legs with the pink paper and then used the markers to color over the pink for her shoes. Even her tiny nose, smile and the inside of her ears are pieced.
Ribbons and eyelets from my stash. Rose by PRIMA MARKETING.

entered in:

PLEASE join us this week at
with your PAPER PIECED creation!

I wish you a happy Sunday and a Happy Mother's day!  Thanks for visiting!

THE GAME Challenge #1-- TicTacToe

Hello and Happy Sunday everyone!
I have two challenges this Sunday,
My one for Robyn's fetish (will be posted next)

I am very proud and nervous as this was my baby, I've been nursing it for months, and now it is standing on it's own! LOL

Please check it out, and join in the fun. This Challenge blog is for ALL types and ALL styles of ART, and open to those 18 and older ONLY. Therefore you will see an adult content warning before allowing you on the worries we are virus free, porn*, and spam free.
(* there may be nudity in art form, but it is not going to be a porn site)

Here is the Board we were to use for our TIC TAC TOE choices:
 I used the top horizontal row- ribbon, flowers, and staples.

Card stock by STAMPIN' UP, the embossed piece was received as a RAK, I tore it in half. Ribbon from my stash, the staples are very small as they are from my Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz for RANGER. I used it for attaching the horizontal piece of ribbon, attaching the bow, and making the ruffled vertical line. The flowers are old and from my stash. the Butterfly is a sticker 
by MRS. GROSSMAN.  The gem swirl is by MICHAEL'S (and received as a rak) The wonderful vintage collage image is from DEZINAWORLD. The sentiment is computer generated.

Please consider checking out THE GAME and joining in with the fun!
Thanks for visiting! :)

entered in: 
it's all about the vintage ...summer flowers

Jelly Park friends ...girly girl 
Inspire me Fridays ...anything goes 
Card Making Mama 
Delicious Doodles ...try something new ( BRAND NEW challenge blog, and the ruffling ribbon) 

another page to my mini dark journal

I haven't worked on this in ages...I had started the bkgd. and knew what I wanted to do with it, but hadn't acted on it. Today I finally did.  Those of you who have been around a while might remember I am doing 2 of these in this size, one to reflect me in my dark times and one for my happy times.
The pages are all 4 x 6, and most have something that hangs over the edge(side edge)  not all pages but most.

paper by MY MINDS EYE, Poe Collage image from RETRO ART CAFE, German scrap by COLLAGE STUFF, Tombstone stamp by STAMPFRANCISCO, Poe quote (Premature burial) from a google search.
There is a paper pebble over the skull on the Tombstone, and Crackle effects by RANGER on the Poe image.

entered in:
Smudgy Antics ...anything goes
Forever Night ...anything goes (dark)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Steam Punk Amelia

I started this card weeks ago, before issues with my family and my own health put a wrench into my fun.
I finally decided to finish it today.
I hope you like it!

All card stock and ink by STAMPIN' UP, Embossing folder by Tim Holtz for SIZZIX, Digi image is Steam punk Amelia frame by SASSY STUDIO DESIGNS, she is colored with PRISMACOLOR Pencils and blending pencil, Ribbons from my stash, the gears are from ORIENTAL TRADING.
the sentiment is computer generated.

entered in:
Smudgy Antics ...anything goes

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Reminder...Thursday-Pagan Blog Prompts

Check out my pagan post page for today's Pagan Blog prompt.

this week...Beltane observance
Thanks :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

PLEASE check out this NEW ART CHALLENGE blog!

I am proud to announce a NEW Art Challenge blog...


This is a Bi-weekly challenge blog. We are also a bi-monthly swap blog.(this won't start for a while) Where everything, and every theme will have something to do with a game. All types of paper AND other crafting is allowed and encouraged; hand drawn/painted, collage, sewn, Stamped, digi stamps (all digital work MUST be printed and be actual tangible work, with at least 2 "real" embellishments of some kind), mixed media, even cakes and other cooked or baked goods could be in the challenge; based on that particular challenge. 

it is open to ALL art forms and styles.

stamping, digital stamping, photography, collage, abstract, painting, chalk, fabric, sewing, needlework, journaling, mixed media etc.

styles can include: cute, dark, humerous, elegant,silly, simple, intricate, nudity and adult content etc.

art can be cards, ATCs, 4 x 4's inchies, twinchies or deco squares, pillows, wall hangings etc. cakes etc...ANYTHING you create

****because ALL art is encouraged it has an adult warning on no worries when you see that.

I invite you to check out  THE GAME, meet our DT and see that our first challenge will be on Sunday.

There are no sponsors right now, but they are in the works.  Each challenge will have a Winner and Runner Up. BOTH will be voted on by the WORK and Merit, not by random integer. Both will receive Badges. the winner will receive a prize. (for now supplied by me or other people on the team)

I hope many of you will join us :)

the list of our AWESOME DT is to the left!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

MAY days Cottage charm giveaway

Howdy from the country! 
 I'm joining Kathy at A DELIGHTSOME LIFE in a May Days Cottage giveaway.

A Delightsome Life

I have participated 2 years in a row now with the Cottage style giveaway held by The Twice Remembered Cottage.  I hope she hosts another, I'll do that in addition to this one!

I have, to give away to one lucky winner (in the US only is only because of the weight)
3 vintage and antique Sterling serving pieces. a large serving spoon, a cake/pie server, and a butter dish.
I MIGHT even add 1-2 more items before the end of the month.

You MUST be a PUBLIC follower (by May 1) to be eligible, say so in a comment that ALSO tells me what you like best about COTTAGE style.

you MUST make a SEPARATE comment for each or it won't count:
          *Post my giveaway on your side bar using the 2nd picture above.
          *Participate yourself in the cottage giveaway, link up with Kathy, and share your link in a comment.

More photos of the butter dish, this is a valuable piece:

 as you can see it has a glass insert
 It says "SHERIDAN" on the lion
 and under the lion is says "TAUNTON SILVERSMITHS LTD."

Giveaway ends MAY 31...
winner announced June 1 after 9pm EST.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Robyn's fetish Challenge # 106- "Buttons, Blue and a Bow, too"

Happy Sunday everyone!  I am off at a scrapbooking crop today with my daughter and 2 of her friends, I hope it is nice out for driving etc.  I hope you all have something nice planned for today.

This week at
we're creating with Buttons, Bows and the color Blue!
Our Lovely Sponsor is
(I am lucky and happy to say I am one of her 2 product designers)
The winner this week will receive
a $10.00 voucher to the Floppy Latte designs Store

I used the "Jack-in-the-Box"
This card is going to  a little girl turning one in June, which is why I made sure to also use some pink.
All card stock, sentiment and markers are by STAMPIN' UP, Buttons from BUTTONS GALORE, Bakers twine from my stash. Deckle tag punch by EK SUCCESS, embossing folder by CUTTLEBUG.

Thanks for visiting!

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with your creations in BLUE with BUTTONS and BOWS :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Do you like Poetry?

hey there, My friend Tori has published an E-book  On some of her poetry.
Please check it out here: