Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Fabulous? Oh, yeah!

Here's what I created last night - I do make myself chortle sometimes :P The image is by Dilly Beans, everything else is by me.

These are the challenges I'd like to enter -
Dilly Beans - New Year
Just Inspirational - New Year
Digitally Sweet - "Anything goes" AND "Focus on the sentiment"

Friday, 26 December 2014

Done and dusted

Here's my latest make for the Left of Center challenge, which is Black Christmas/Creepmas. For the record, I don't actually hate Christmas, I quite enjoy it, but it's quite low-key in my house and the major fuss that everyone online seems to make sets my teeth on edge a little. So, here's my reaction :P

Friday, 19 December 2014

Santa Claus is WHAT?!!??!!!

This has me giggling like a loon :P It's my second entry for the Left of Center Black Christmas/Creepmas challenge.

Ho, Ho, Ruddy Ho!

I just got this fabulous image by Dilly Beans and I've had enormous fun practising my colouring on her. This is what I made for the challenges at -

Left of Center - Black Christmas / Creepmas
Dilly Beans - winter holidays
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - unusual Christmas (unusal colours, non-Christmas image and un-traditional sentiment.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Out of all the skulls in the world, I chose you!

Here's what I made today, using images and paper from Delicious Darkness, where you can currently snap up many amazingly creeptastic images with 50% off. But hurry, as the offer will end when the shop closes (although you will still be able to purchase many of the stamps at Smeared Ink). I made this for the final challenge at the Deliciously Dark challenges blog, where the theme is anything goes, with a Creepy Crimbo twist.

Monday, 15 December 2014


I've made something this evening that I'd like to dedicate to several of my fellow dark-side crafters, but it's left me with a small dilemma, as I'm not sure whether or not to go and leave comments saying "Hey, come and look at my blog, I made something for you" I don't want anyone to feel pressured into visiting, but there are some people that I would like to see this piece, as I think they'll get a kick out of it. Decisions, decisions. I have at least made sure that no-one of a normal disposition will have it inflicted on them, but the phrase "gore whore" pleases me greatly. I'm entering it into the current Dark Themed challenge at the Left of Center blog as the wonderful people there have an appreciation for non-normal creativity - thank you VERY much for encouraging my darker pieces :)

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Wicked angel

Here's what I made last night for several challenges.

Left of Center - dark themed
  Take a Word - angels
Just Inspirational - anything with wings

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Jolly Santa!

Here's what I've made this evening, for the challenges at the Digitally Sweet Challenges and the Just Inspirational Challenges blogs. The quote is from George Carlin, and the paper and boot are both from Tiny Turtle Designs.
The challenge at the DSC blog is Focus On The Sentiment, and the challenge at JIC is One For The Boys.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Every great dream

Here's what I created today, for the challenges at Quirky Crafts and Just Inspirational. The quote is by Harriet Tubman, about whom I knew nothing until I found this quote. She's well worth looking up.
The Just Inspirational challenge is Anything with Wings, and the Quirky challenge is a colour palette and/or a shaker card.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Ho! Ho! Ho!

The current challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun in Unusual Christmas, and I had fun creating this piece. However, I do understand that not everyone has the same perspective I do on what is / isn't acceptable. So, if you don't want to see an alternative Xmas card with scantily-clad women, or to explain to children why they're on a card marked Ho! Ho! Ho!, I thought you shouldn't have to. There's no nudity, no exposed body parts that you couldn't see at a celebrity party or pop video, but, you have the choice whether to see it or not. It makes me chuckle, but I never claimed to be normal.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

It's playtime!

Ack, "face your fears" they said. "It'll be fun" they said. "What could go wrong?" they said. Well, frankly, THIS is what you end up with when you give a twisted mind free rein and tell it to focus on its fears :P Now I'm going to have to watch something like Despicable Me 2 or the Lego movie before I go to bed. Just in case it isn't glaringly obvious, the fears I faced in this horrific creation are dolls heads, creepy-ass kids with evil staring eyes, and getting stuck in some macabre TV realm. Face Your Fears at the Left of Center challenge blog.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Quote by Terry Pratchett

Here's what I made today, for the Focus on the Sentiment challenge at the Digitally Sweet Challenges blog, and the Swirls and Twirls challenge at the Three Muses blog. The quote is by the marvelluos Terry Pratchett, from a book called Digger which I haven't read yet, but I found the quote online.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

He's behind you!

I've been giggling away to myself while making this today. The scared little girly is by Bella Caribena at Tiny Turtle Designs and the evil snowman is by Krissy's Scraps at Exquisite Scraps. The sentiment won't seem particularly Christmassy to any non-UKers, but over here it's a traditional part of many pantomimes, when the audience chorus "He / She / It's behind you!" to the hapless hero/heroine.
I'd like to enter it into the Let It Snow challenge at the Order of the Opus Gluei blog, and the Anything Goes challenge at the Digitally Sweet Challenges blog.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Sometimes I have to remind myself . . .

Here's what I created today for the Grateful challenge at the Open-Minded Crafting Fun blog and the Anything Goes challenge at the Digitally Sweet Challenges blog.

Emily at 2

This is my second creation for the Babies challenge at the Left of Center blog, and I'm hoping little Emily here is still young enough to count as a baby. I've been having fun playing with the Hotel Hell kits from Mischief Circus and indulging, once again, my darker side. I'm not going to inflict this piece on any of the current Anything Goes challenges as I figure it's a little too macabre, but if anyone knows of any challenges that celebrate the darker side of art and will accept digital-only, stamp-free entries, please let me know.