Sunday, December 26, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Day 12

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care... in the hopes that BAD Santa would soon be there?

Well it's official, Christmas is over, did Santa bring you everything you wanted? NO? Me neither.
Anyway this is the last day of the 12 Days of Christmas SBS Challenge and I am getting this in at the last minute. Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas with no Bad Santas. See you in the New Year

Thursday, December 16, 2010

12 days of Christmas Day 11

The end is almost here only one day left! Today we have been challenged to a Skully Jolly Christmas, Betty wants to see Christmas SBS images covered in fun Skully decor! I decided to use Trixie  from the Punky Teens Christmas line, isn't she fun?

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Non Traditional Christmas

 I am so excited to share this card with you! This is the first time I have colored up one of my New Sweetpea Images, isn't she just lovely! The image is called Shining on. I've been wanting to do a card in browns and I think it turned out pretty good, the image is so beautiful it doesn't matter that my coloring is a bit off. LOL!

There is glitter on this card but alas it just doesn't photograph well. (or I need a better camera )
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for looking!

12 Days of Christmas Day 10

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, Robin laid an egg, the Batmobile lost a wheel and the Joker got away! HEY!

It's  day 10 and today the challenge was to create a project with any SBS images and turn them into Christmas Carolers... or if you would please... SCARE-olers! I used this fun little verse from Carmen's Veranda Stamps (out of business?)
I have had it for 15 years! YIKES!
This was the perfect opportunity to use it.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Burtonesque Dolls... It's a Sketch

Leave the design to us this week  at TBD and follow this fun sketch provided to us by the lovely Cheri over at Graphic Cat Creations.Your Challenge this week is to create a stunning project using this Sketch and be sure it has a Burtonesque Flair! It can be Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland or perhaps some Beetlejuice...oh how about Edward Scissorhands. For the winner of this weeks challenge you will receive aSimply Betty Stamps original Emo Kids, Christian and Lola rubber stamps.
Now that's an awesome prize!
You will have until Dec 20th, 11:00pm to get your projects uploaded into the Link!

Here is my version of the sketch, using a surprised looking Santa because he just had a nightmare, a nightmare before christmas that is! I went with  Christmas town colors and Santa Claus is from The Octopode Factory one of my new favorites. I just love how his big eyes give him a surprised expression.

Please join us at TBD, can't wait to see your creation!

Monday, December 13, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Day 9

Today the challenge was the ghost of Christmas past. I went with a masculine feel for the card and used Mercius as my ghost and Damien as my Scrooge. I used rock candy distress stickles around Mercius, it blurred the ink but I like how it looks, ghoustly.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas!

I finally get to play along with a Tiddly Inks Challenge and this week the challenge was to
create a card inspired by your favorite Christmas song using a Tiddly Inks image.
So of course my favorite song is I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas!

I used the adorable Hip hip and Yay from TI. Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sandy Claws is coming to town!

12 Days of Christmas Day 8!

Sandy Claws has come to town for the 8th Day of the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge at SBS! Here is my version of Mr. Sandy Claws using Bah Hum Bug Christian from SBS and Merry Spookimas Freebie from Tiddly Inks!

This is a really fun challenge because the prize is AWESOME two very special digis... these digis are going to be exclusive to the DT, a few winners, and as a free set in the future with your purchase at SBS.Here is the first image the winner will recieve... this image was prepared by DT member Cheri! Woop woop! Thank you Cheri! Isn't it AWESOME?

Wish me luck! TFL!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

All I want for Christmas is... My Emos!

12 Days of Christmas Day 7
So todays challenge was to incorporate any SBS My Kids Emo image with your Christmas project,
and to use this color combo: Purple, Lime Green, and Turquoise!

Betty has been going around her house singing "All I want for Christmas is You!" it's one of her favorite songs and I love that song too, but I don't sing. Every time my husband asks me what I want for Christmas, every year, I answer "YOU!". So this was a fun card to make, I used shy little Prezzies for Lola Digi, isn't she cute! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Day 6

The Children all snug in their beds, while visions of Steampunks danced in their heads!

The challenge was to create a Merry Steampunk project for day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. This is my very first steampunkish card and I really like how it turned out. I love the vintage feel. I would have liked to use some gears instead of the metal flowers, but I didn't have any. I just happened to buy some Steampunk Debutante Papers from Graphic 45 last week so I guess I got lucky there! I was really excited to use Emma from the Steampunk Gang by SBS, she is a beauty! Thanks for Looking!

Ohhh, He's the Oogie Boogie Man!

It wouldn't be Christmas at The Burtonesque Dolls without the most beloved Burton Villain Oogie Boogie! We challenge you to create a Christmas Project and include your version of the Oogie Boogie Man!

I had a lot of fun making this card, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for Mr. Boogie. If you are familiar with Disneyland's Haunted Mansion Holiday then you know where the inspiration for this card came from. It's one of my favorite parts of the ride! Enjoy!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I Witch you a Merry Christmas...

It's Day 5 of The 12 Days of Christmas and today we were challenged to use our favorite SBS Witch for the Holidays. I went with Witch Betty of course! I used the Christmas Tree from Rio trimming the tree, I think they paired up nicely.

The prize today is really cool, the winner gets to pick a personalized Digi, very cool! I don't think that this card will be a winner today, but I just love playing along. And I am doing all 12 days so I can be in the running for the Design Team Guest spot for January, wish me luck! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Do I Smell Candy?...Canes?...

12 Days of Christmas Challenge Day 4 is...
Sugar and Spice and everything Scary! We were to create a project with Scary Christmas elements! I chose to use Mummy Lola and Candy Cane London they are both so cute! Lola is hunting for Candy Canes, one of my personal favorite things. The red around her mouth is not blood, it's pieces of candy! LOL
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree your branches are so dry and Creepy!

It's day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge at Simply Betty Stamps and Betty has added a twist to a traditional Christmas song.
So you can guess what the challenge is right... using any SBS image incorporate a Creepy Christmas Tree! In my opinion you can't get any creeper than Daniel Torrente's Images by Stampotique. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Time for Tea?

Just for Fun.... Scene It Challenge at The Burtonesque Dolls
Today we would like you to recreate this Awesome
Burton's Alice in Wonderland Scene:

This is one of my favorite movies, not only is it Burton but Johnny is in it! What more could a girl want or need!? So, break out those tea stamps, top hats, and bring on the MADNESS! This is what I came up with using those Awesome Graphic 45 Alice Papers. So come join the Mad Tea at The Burtonesque Dolls!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Merry Grinch-mas?

It's day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge at Simply Betty Stamps and what's Christmas without The Grinch! We have been challenged to create a Grinch-mas project.

One of my favorite parts of the Rhyme/Movie is The Grinch's dog Max, poor puppy! I just had to use that as my inspiration. I used the cute little puppy from SBS Betty image and Ba Hum Bug Christian as my Grinch. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Challenge!

The 12 Days of Christmas Challenge has started at Simply Betty Stamps, one of my favorite stamp companies as you well know! Day one is create a Christmas card using a SBS Halloween image.

I used Fairy Elaine from the Victorian Beauties Halloween Collection, she makes a good snow princess. I'm not sure that you can tell from the pictures but I used a lot of Diamond Sparkles to glitter her up. The white background paper is also glittery as well as the blue snowflake. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Burtonesque Dolls

This is my first post as a Burtonesque Doll!! This weeks Challenge is to use this beautiful sketch by Cheri

As my very first Design Team Card I decided to use Mercius from Simply Betty Stamps, he looks like a handsome Mad Hatter. I went with a lot of distressing and made everything a bit off center because "We're all mad here!"
Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ready Set Snow!

Ready set snow! Not even close, not here in Southern California, unless your up in the mountains. Wouldn't it be fun to have a race holding a snow man, kinda like those spoon egg races you have at easter?

Anyway this card was made for Lil Lolita Challenges, the theme was Anything Goes Christmas Style. I used Lil Christmas Frankie and made him a little bit of a misfit, with his black hair and black and white tights.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

What Part of Princess....

This Pea colored Princess is for the Tiddly Inks Challenge "Pretty Fall Princesses" using fall colors and a background. This image is so cute it's called Everyday Princess and the background is Castle in the Sky. I typed up the sentiment on my computer to give her some extra attitude! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Do that Voodoo that you do...

I couldn't help myself, I just had to use this line with Drucilla from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! I have always loved this song and it was just bouncing around in my head as I made this card today.

I am entering this card in Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Funky Fibers Challenge and Cute Card Thursday Sketch Challenge 139. Although my idea of cute is kinda creepy. ;)
Thanks for looking!

Simply Betty Stamps Challenge #6

Thanksgiving place cards are challenge #6 at SBS Challenge Blog this week. I Love Thanksgiving it's a nice day filled with family and my other Love FOOD! It's a day that you can just enjoy without the stress of gift giving. Although if you are the one cooking the turkey then you may be stressed ( Thanks Auntie, Love your Turkey). I am charge of the rolls every year so that is not hard at all. Anyway I hope whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not that you all have a great day and enjoy your family. I can't believe it's next week.

So here are the place cards I came up with for the boys, my husband Matthew and our Godson Sebastian. I used adorable Thanksgiving Jude for Sebastian's place card and ultra cute Thanksgving Peter for my Husband's. I will have to come up with some place cards for the ladies and my uncle as well. Notice I used my New Spellbinder Nestabilities Labesls Seventeen to cut out the place cards? Gotta Love those Nesties. Thanks for looking!

Exciting News!

Hi! I have some exciting news to share, I've been chosen to be part of the Design Team at The Burtonesque Dolls!
When I found this blog earlier this year I was sooo excited, finally people that understood my LOVE for Burton. I have had so much fun playing along each week with the fun quirky challenges!

Being chosen as part of the Design Team is a great honor with all these ladies Rebecca Sydney's Sentiments, Ronda, Daneille A.K.A FitterTwit, GlitteryKatie and Tracy O. Along with the other Dolls Betty, Linda, Nicole and Suzi. They are all very talented and I am humbled to be among them. Check out their blogs, such cool stuff! Have a great day!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Original Rubber Stamp Convention

Hello Blogland! I just got back from The Orginal Rubber Stamp Convention in Carson California. Look at all my Loot!!! Actually half of it is my mom's. Me and mummy had a great time. We got some awesome goodies from Stamp Camp, Lost Coast Designs, Rubber Stamp Concepts, Stamp Happy Rubber Stamps, Stamp on it, Invoke Arts and of course Stampers Anonymous! Check out the goods!

Configurations box by Tim Holtz. His samples were to die for! Wish I had remembered my camera. I also got the a Dream is a Wish your Heart makes stamp, which I had seen on someones blog the other day.

Spellbinders Nestabilities!!!! Love these!

Some really cool rubber we picked up from Stamp Camp. I can't wait to Ink up click your heels. RED GLITTER!!!!

Halloween Alterations, Distress pads Stormy Sky and Dusty Concord (which I already have), Paper Rosette Alteration (Thanks Cheryl ;)

I got some really great quotation sets too. "Maybe I want to look Cheap", "Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop", "I can't be good all the time" are just a few I got from Stamp Camp. Check back to see what I will make with all my goodies. Thanks for looking, have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

How Distressing!

This weeks challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog was to use distressing. I decided on a distressed Snow White card. I just love this stamp, and I thought the sentiment "Don't Tempt Me" was just perfect. So Cheeky!
Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Twinkle, twinkle...

Little Bat! I know, I know it's the dormouse's line not the Hatter's but I was dying to use this image from The Octopode Factory. I wanted to use it for The Burtonesque Dolls challenge this week and thought he would look great Burtonized! I altered his hair to make him a bit more Johnny like. I also wanted to do a Oh, Alice! challenge since I have not done that in awhile and I almost missed out on Halloween in Wonderland! GASP! But don't worry I got it in just in time. Enjoy!

Monday, November 1, 2010

On the 12th Day of Halloween...

My Ghoul Love gave to me 12 Witches Cackling! Can you believe Halloween is over :( and so is the 12 Days of Halloween Challenge.

I left the best for last, Witch Betty of course! I created a 12 Days of Halloween box to hold all my creations for the challenge. My original design was going to include the 12 days poem but my computer decided to crash yesterday so had to change it up a bit. When you open the lid and see Witch Betty you hear a ghoulish cackle coming form the box, courtesy of a cackling coffin I placed on the bottom of the box. All and all I was pleased how it turned out. Hope you enjoyed it!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

This is Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween Blogland! Today I have a treat for you, It's Halloween time even in Wonderland and the Zombies have taken over. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!

I Zombied out the fun Alice images by Octopode Factory, for a Creepy Halloween Treat.

Alice Zombie

Mad Hatter Zombie

White Rabbit Zombie

Cheshire Cat Zombie

Hope you enjoy it! Have a great Halloween!