Monday, 6 September 2010

Elegantly Evil!

Woohoo, it's Monday and that means that it's time for another Macabre Monday challenge. This week the theme is Elegantly Evil, and you can see the details, along with the wonderful samples by the rest of the DT, at the Haunted Design House blog. I made two cards this week, both using papers from my new set called Zombie Catwalk, and sentiments from my Darkly Random set, available in my shop (Crafty Chaos Designs)

This first one uses a FREE image, she's a paper doll, which means that you get a choice of outfits, woohoo, and there are some fabulous dolls available. This one is called Hellebore, and she and her sisters are all available HERE Please note: I love the images at this place, but I'm not sure how well they'll print out. Nearly all digital craft stuff that you buy is saved at 300dpi (dots per inch), which means that every detail is visible when you print. However, these images are all saved 72dpi, which is absolutely fine for web work, but may nor be so great for printing. I altered mine digitally using PaintShop Pro, and I don't know how easy it is to do that without a graphics rogram of some kind.

This one uses the digital stamp Maggie from Stamp It Crazy, available HERE And here's a close-up of the esntiment, in case it's a bit small to read in the main picture.

These are the challenges that I'm entering with these cards:

Our Creative Corner Sketches - sketch 31 (second card, sketch turned on its side)
One Stitch At A Time (hello lovely ladies!) - blooms butterflies or bling (first card) as well as the faux glitter/shimmer paper behind the image, I slapped a huge great sparkly thing on top of my ribbon bow, AND, I also gave her an awesome pendant around her neck, which you probably can't see clearly, but it is definitely bling-y.
Crafty Cardmakers - glitter and sparkle (first card)
Truly Scrumptious - sketch 40 (first card) There's an optional extra of using a knot, and I'm not sure whether that bow counts or (k)not :P
Crafts and me - gems and sparkle (first card)
Craft Your Days Away - girly and glitter (first card). Hmmm, I'm not sure if either of these count as girly, but there is definitely glitter. And, looking at it now, she's wearing a long dress, evening gloves, a huge glam pendant and there's a fancy bow and more gems on that, so, yup, I think it counts :)
Oh Alice - sparkle and shine
Sketch and Stash Saturday - followed the sketch (first card) and the papers are brand new. Actually, so's th eimage for me as I only found it a few days ago.


Dawn said...

Sue, I love the colours in these cards, great images too, off to take a look at your link.

Doreen said...

Fabulous cards , amazing images.Thanks for sharing this with us at

Dora said...

Hello Susan, glad you could join us this week for our Blooms, Butterflies and or Bling Challenge at OSAAT and these are two wicked cards yes :) !!! Love them xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW Susan! These ladies are DIVINE! Perfect for the challenge and I LOVE the sentiments. And that faux glitter paper. How cool is that!? Great job, girlfriend! xxD

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Susan, lovely papers and colours and those images were a good find. Have had a look and now want to play.
Love your cards, great to see you entering at OSAAT and good luck.
Have fun.
Luv B xxx

Josephine said...

I just love the colours you've used, and those images are just so dramatic!

Thanks for joining us in the Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers this time, and for joining us at One Stitch at a Time too.

Paddington fan said...

Hi Susan, I love both of these cards, they are stunning!! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck in the challenge, love Jacky x

crafty creations said...

Stunning cards Susan - love the colours you've used and those images are fantastic x Hilda

Liz said...

Hi hun lovely to see us over at OSAAT lol seems years since you left us and its not lol missing you tho I love all your cards

Thanks so much for playing with us at the majic OSAAT challenges this week Please note the great candy at the top of the challenge blog Please join in

Liz xx

Kayla (Purple Panda Designs) said...

Love your papers :) The cards are lovely too Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

sam21ski said...

Fabulous cards, I'd be afraid tooif faced with her!!!

Teresa said...

love your card and the colours are great, thank you for joining us at crafts and me.
Love Teresa x

Dazie said...

Hey susan fab makes again, hope all is well with you!

Thanks for joining us over at Craft Your Days Away Challenge Blog

Linby said...

Absolutely fab creations. Off to look at your shop.

Rebekah said...

Hiya Susan! So good to see you at OSAAT, you kow how much I love your papers and these look just lush, might have to sneak a look at those! Hugs Rebekah xx

stitchy said...

Hello my little dark angel, how have you been? You know I miss your style so much...I love how you make dark look so darn you for not forgetting us at OSAAT - we miss ya :(...hope all is well

good luck sweetie
stitch xoxox

Rose said...

AWESOME cards!!! love the colors and those images, off to take a peak now :) thanks for joining us on the OCCSC

Creepy Glowbugg said...

I really enjoy your digital magic.
Gorgeous creation.
Thanks for joining us at Oh Alice this week.

Scrapacat said...

Beautiful coordination of the papers. It would be easy to lose the charming central images with busy patterns, but you did it just right! Thanks for playing along with the Oh Alice! Challenge!

Andrea C said...

very elegant indeed, I think you were saying about dying brown lace what about hair dye? xx

Peggy said...

BEAUTIFUL sparkle and shine! Thanks for joining us at Oh,Alice this week!

blackdragon said...

Both of these are fantastic Susan... you inspire me every week.... and make me wanna do digi if i wasn't so darned thick!
Beautiful my clever talented techno friend or should i say fiend?
love always lynx