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Friday, 30 September 2016

Going with the Flo

Today I am paying Homage to the fabulousness that is 
and joining in with 

I haven't made a doll for ages,
 and if anything could inspire a new character
 it had to be the "Burtonesque" style
meet Flo...

An Indelicate Faeire

There once was a Faerie from Bude
One might say had a bit of a 'tude...
When e'er she got caught
she would say what she thought,
and could be quite incredibly rude!

And yes..I am giving her away,
 but please be aware she is an Art Doll
and so not suitable for children.

If you would like to risk giving Flo a home
just leave a message in the comments and I'll 
luck dip on Monday  3rd October.
*cos I hate waiting too*
Why not pop over to Holly's page 
and see what other fabulous creations have been
inspired by the King of Creativity.
Enjoy XXX 


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Love this time of year...

My first "official" Halloween card "squeee....!"

 TTCRD have a wonderful sponsor this week
who has a huge number of freebies on her blog!!!
T'would be rude not to use one for their challenge so I 
collected a few seasonal background papers....
 I loved the "Harvest" paper and thought it would work as a background
to emboss onto in black.
and an old favourite from Graphics 45
 The large pumpkin just looked like the perfect harvest moon,
so I masked it and darkened the area around it with ink.
 To add a little more dimension I stamped and embossed
3 pumpkins from the same Halloween set, coloured
with promarkers and fussy cut.
I made the sentiment topper, again colouring a piece of 
white scrap card with co-coordinating markers
and another Graphics 45 stamp.

I am entering this card for the following challenges;

Monday, 26 September 2016

Delightfully Dark...

This weeks challenge at 
 I have just purchased these AWESOME stamps
 and used the whole skeleton to stamp and heat emboss a "boneyard"...
 before blending over with TH distress inks.
 The inks wipe off the clear emboss to leave shiny bones
in the ground.
 The other set has these wonderful "Death's head" moths...
 which I stamped onto patterned card stock before fussy cutting.
The sentiment stamp reads 
"Even in our darkest moments
There is always a glimmer of light"
but I cut it down to something a little more sinister...
I will be entering this card in the following challenges;

 Also...did you notice the 
in my sidebar?
Well I will be doing a giveaway when I post on Friday
so you may want to come back and check it out...
(sneak peek...yes it's a doll)
Enjoy :D XXX

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Not so "clean" and simple...

Today's card was inspired by 3 challenges;

 First I need to apologise for the photo quality...
I seem to have been a little shaky this morning.
This is supposed to show how I embossed the blank card
using Sheena Douglas' "Vine" folder.
 I stamped the "Rosehip" fairy
from Crafter's Companion Fairyopolis collection
 used a heart shaped X-cut die to cut it out...
 and coloured with my promarkers.
 I kept the colour palette pretty simple and used the blender pen 
to soften areas of her dress and the rosehips .
 I couldn't leave the white card white...
so I chose an ink that matched one of the pens
 adding it sparingly around the edges and over the embossed areas
To make the "stopper" I cut 3 small hearts,
layered them to make 1 thicker heart
and coloured to match the rosehips.
I real life it doesn't look as "scruffy",
but then I 'm not a particularly 
"clean and simple" person lol
Enjoy :D xxx
*now I am feeling the urge to make a doll...
with Tim Burton in mind*