Monday, December 19, 2011

Let it Snow!

Have you seen the New Dilly Bean's Challenge Blog?
I just love Megan's designs and now I can play
with them weekly!

I even made the Top 3 in The Twisted Christmas Challenge.
It's an honor, there were some really awesome projects.
Megan even gave out this fun Snow Family Digi
for the Snow Family Challenge.

So here is my entry.
Have a great week!

Holiday Cheer Tag

It's been awhile since I have got to play along with
a TGF Farm Fresh Challenge, but I finally am.

This challenge is to use a retro 
TGF image on a tag.

Here is my tag on a actual gift.

A closer look
Cheeky Christmas is just too cute!

Have a Happy Holiday!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sweet Pea Gift

It's time for another
We want you to make a gift!

I love receiving gift cards and I enjoy giving
them as well. And this year I wanted to make something
to put them in. I found this really easy gift card holder tutorial
on YouTube. You can see it here.
I am all about quick and easy and this is super easy.

It's basically a folder to put your gift card inside.
There are two pockets, one for the tag and one for the gift card.
And you can decorate the outside.
I used this super cute Christmas image from
Seasons of Fantasy Plate 23.
Can't wait to see your creations!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Twisted Christmas

Well it's just 12 days till Christmas and are you ready yet?
No, me either. I still have to mail out some packages, finish
up more cards and buy a few last gifts.
But I really wanted to play along with
I missed the first challenge just not enough days in
the week. But I finally finished this one to play along
with the Twisted Christmas theme.
I just love this little Zombie Christmas Elf.

I used the current sketch at deconstructing Jen.
I just love her sketches!

Happy Crafting!

Hooray for Santa Claus!

It's time for another fun Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls Challenge
and this time its Alternative Christmas films.

One of my favorite Christmas movies is this
quirky little movie about martians that kidnap
Santa Claus. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is the name.
I remember watching this movie as a kid
and thinking wow this is really weird.
The acting is bad the props are bad but it's a fun 60's movie.
And the best thing about the movie for me
is the song Hooray for Santa Claus.
If you have never heard it before listen to it

I used this cute little martian from Tiddly Inks,
he's called Come in Cuteness.
I added the text and the Santa hat.
Can't wait to see your creations.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Nontradional Xmas Colors Sweet Pea

It's time for another Sweet Pea Stampers
challenge and this week it's 
Nontraditional Xmas Colors.
The random winner will receive 
2 sweet pea stamps & 2 gorgeous decoupage sheets.

 I used soft pink and blue for
Katerina Koukiotis's Christmas Spirit.
Be sure to check out the SALE at Sweet Pea Stamps.
Many stamps are just $2, you can't get a deal like that
anywhere! Can't wait to see your creations!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Nightmare Before Christmas!

It's Friday and that means a New challenge at
 Nightmare Before Christmas ANYTHING GOES
 Anything Goes, theme related. 
Create a Creepy Christmas theme project!
And can you believe I did not actually use
anything from The Nightmare Before Christmas?
I have been really into The Walking Dead lately
reading the comics and watching the show.
It has been giving me some really freaky nightmares
so I decided to make a Zombie Christmas ornament!

Here she is
Jingle Brains Betty by Simply Betty Stamps.
Isn't she just Frightening?
And yes she is adorning my....
Nightmare Before Christmas Tree!!!

Here is my whole NBC display.

The FRIGHTENING thing is that this
is just a small portion of my
NBC collection.

Can't wait to see your creations!


Rocky Horror Picture Show

Hi! It's time for another Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls 
challenge, and this week it's
Repo the Genetic Opera Vs The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Two truly off the wall, rock operas, both great fun, and very different.
I went with Rocky Horror, to tell you the truth I have never
seen either of these films. I have seen bits of Rocky Horror though.
But when I heard of this challenge I immediately

So here she is Delores D'ammage,
all Rocky Horrored out!

Can't wait to see what you create!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Sylvia!

Last Wednesday was my Sister Neighbor's Birthday!
Yes, Sister Neighbor, her family has lived next door to my
Grandmother for 40+ years. She was my very first friend.

So today I am sharing the card I made for her.
Sylvia has been baking cupcakes lately,
so I thought Cheery Q from Tiddly Inks was
perfect for her card.

I am also entering this into 
Anything Goes Challenge.

Friday, November 18, 2011

No Way Around It

It's another Freaky Friday at Forever Night Challenges.
This weeks challenge is:
 No Way Around It 
Create a project that has a circle somewhere on your project.
Get Creative!
This weeks challenge is sponsored by

I used Penny with Butterflies, just too cute!
Be sure to check the rest of the DT's samples.
Can't wait to see what you create.

Sticker Shock

This week at Sweet Pea Stampers
it's all about
get out those stickers & show us your Sweet Peas!

We will have 2 sweet pea stamps & 2 gorgeous decoupage sheets
for the random winner!!!

I used Terra Bidlespacher's In Color.
I just love her images and they are so much fun to color.
For my stickers I used Pearl Clusters, I just love using them
as bubbles with my mermaid images.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT'S creations
they are incredible! Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dystopian Films

 This week at Beyond The Burtonesque Doll 
we are doing Dystopian Films
dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- and τόπος, alternatively, cacotopia,[1] kakotopiacackotopia, or anti-utopia) is the vision of a society that is the opposite of utopia. A dystopian society is often a planned structured society in which the conditions of life are deliberately made miserable, characterized by poverty, oppression, violence, disease, scarcity, and/or pollution for the benefit of a select minority or some unnatural societal goal.  
Sounds simple when it's put like that lol!
Let me tell you there are loads of Dystopian Films for you to choose
from, so many in fact you'll be spoilt for choice.
You've got two weeks to play along with our challenge.
Be sure to check out all the wonderful
DT samples, they are awesome!

I chose on of my Husband favorite films
V for Vendetta.

The V logo was printed from the internet and
my Guy Fawkes image is
Draco the ghost gent from Simply Betty Stamps.
Can't wait to see your creations!

Saturday, November 5, 2011


This week at Sweet Pea Stampers we are honoring the past & those lost,
 those you have forgotton, or remember remember the 5th of November, 
please show us what you
We will have 2 gorgeous decoupage sheets from The Crafty Purple Frog
for the random winner!!!
This one got me thinking to all those I have lost over the last
few years, Grandpa, Aunt Cindy, Aunt Mary, Uncle Jose
and my beloved Wedge earlier this year.
I Love and miss you all. :(

Anyway onto the card.

I just knew I had to use Katerina Koukiotis's
Dreaming of Aquamarine Tides.
It's such a melancholy image.
I really love how it turned out. I even added
a little Diamond Stickles to her eyelashes 
and shell.
Can't wait to see your creations!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dark and not so Creepy!

 This week at Forever Night Challenges 
we challenge you to create a project that is evil dark & creepy.  
  It can be any type of project!  So you are not limited to paper crafts.

I have been wanting to make a envelope corner book mark
for some time and finally made one for this project.
The image I used is really not Evil or Creepy but
I just had to use it. It's called Gargoyles of Notre Dame by
Jasmine Becket-Griffith for Crafts and Me stamps.

 I kept it super simple. Just some Copic coloring
and background sponging.

This little beauty is going to keep my place in the book
I am currently reading, Game of Thrones.
Can't wait to see your Creepy creations!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kids are Scary!

It's time for another fun challenge at Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge 
This fortnight we're not focusing on any one person or film in particular; instead, 
we want to see your creations inspired by either scary kids or scary kids' films.

I could not resist using my FAVORITE Scary Kids
Lock, Shock and Barrel from TNBC.

I made something other than a card, it's a small canvas.
I even pulled out the crackle paint for this one.
Can't wait to see your SCARY KID creations!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Forever Night Challenge: Flowers

Boo to you and Happy Halloween.
This week at Forever Night Challenges 
we have an Embellishment Challenge to use
Flowers in your creations.
This week we are sponsored by

Here is my creation
using moonlight pumpkins.
Can't wait to see your creations.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween is coming!

Halloween is next week and I finally finished a non
DT card for Halloween.
Meet Frankiee from Tiddly Inks,
she is ready to party.

Here is a closer look.

Frankie was colored with Copics. The sentiment is
from Sassy Studio Designs Halloween Sentiments.
I am entering this into Tiddly Inks Challenge 
Halloween is coming.
Happy Haunting!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Scary Halloween!

As many of you know, I love Halloween and it's coming faster
than I have time to create. Soon it will be over :(
But until then we have a fun challenge this week
Scary Halloween!!!

Now I don't find any of Sweet Pea Stamps to be really scary
and that is good because I really perfer
fun Halloween.

I used Wicked Moon by Katerina Koukiotis
And the card design was kind of a case of 
Cheryl's  Tiddly Ink's Halloween card.
I just loved her use of googly eyes.
Thanks Cheryl!

Can't wait to see your scary creations!
Happy Halloween!

Monster Mash

  It's Freaky Friday Challenge 14 at Forever Night Challenge

This week we are sponsored by
Meljen's Designs and we challenge you to a
  MONSTER MASH CHALLENGE  using this fun Sketch.
You can turn the sketch any way you want to create .. 
You do not have to use the colors in the sketch just the design sketch of it.

I got to use this fun LIL Devil and here he is.
The sentiment is from Tiddly Inks and was just 
perfect for this little guy.
Can't wait to see you Monster Mash Creations!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Trick or Treat Blog Hop

Welcome to the first Trick or Treat Blog Hop going 
on October 12th to October 14th over at
Forever Night Challenges! 
If you have just Trick or Treated from Jenn's Blog Then your in the right place!   
If you didn't trick or treat them you can start here at  
FOREVER NIGHT CHALLENGES to start your trick or treat journey 
and find out how you can win some great prizes!!

Each one of our Night Crew Designers and Special Guest Designers have 
created a design with an image provided by Tiddly Ink's  
You need to trick or treat and comment on all the stops
to be counted  for prizes!
Plus some of our stops also have some Trick or Treat Candy !!
Also as a part of the Trick or Treat Twist our 13th Freaky Friday Challenge
is posted and will be available to LINKY up from 
Friday 14th until Oct 20th .   
Complete both tasks to be eligible for the prizes!

Are you ready to start Trick or Treating?
All our Trick or Treat Designers images are sponsored by Tiddly Inks

Here is my offering
I got to use Vamp Me

Your next Trick or Treat stop is Kelli

Thanks for Trick or Treating!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Time Bandit!

This week at Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls
We are celebrating the Art and Works of
Terry Gilliam.
Terry Gilliam, is a wonderful Artist/Animator, Actor, and Director.
I'm sure many of you will know him from the Monty Python team,
but since then he's directed some of the most fantastical fantasy films ever made.
The Challenge is to Create a Card/Project based on any of Terry Gilliam's Work.

The Design Team has come up with some wonderfully
Fun creations, so be sure to check them all out.
To be honest with you I personally am not too familiar
with his work. I have only seen Time Bandits, way back
in the 80's. I remember it being a fun crazy movie.
So I was inspired to make a Time Bandit.

For my Time Bandit I used Steampunk Boy by The Octopode
Factory and the clock is from Smeared Ink.

Can't wait to see your creations!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thankful, Sweet Pea

This week at Sweet Pea Stampers
We will have an awesome combination prize
hop over and see the amazing choice of digital decoupage and stamps!
The prize on offer by random draw this week is 2 digital sheets of your choice
and 2 count grab bag of rubber stamps.
to celebrate Vanessa is also offering up a huge blinging prize
to be awarded to the top dt choice :)

We have an fantastic challenge for all you Sweet Pea Stampers this week.
We are *Thank full* & so we want to see thank you's on your projects!
This is the beautiful Miranda by Elaine Cox.
Her face just said Thank You to me.

I want to say Thank You to all my followers
and all the nice comments that everyone leaves me.
It's so much fun here in Blogland!

Trick or Treat!

we are being sponsored by one of my favorite companies... 
 Our challenge is a real easy one, Going Trick or Treating!
So have fun with it and pull out your favorite
Trick or Treaters.

I chose to use 
Trick or Treating Miller from SBS.
Isn't he just too funny?

I just love his pumpkin costume.
Can't wait to see your trick or treaters.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls

Welcome to Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls.  If you love the work of Tim Burton, and enjoyed the challenges over at The Burtonesque Dolls then you'll like it here.  All the forthcoming challenges will have a 'Burtonesque' feel to them, although they may have no direct link to the works of Tim Burton.  The whole idea of this blog is to widen the challenges, maybe introduce you to films, books and directors that you've not heard of before. It's all about fun, maybe a little quirky and twisted fun, but still fun.

For our first challenge we have chosen a very broad theme;

 'Halloween' we want you to create a card/project inspired by your favourite Halloween film, book or memory.  

You can use images from any company you wish, and you can create a digital project if you wish, 
it's all for fun, so no limitations, 
just make sure you respect the copyright of the artists out there.  

Don't forget to tell us what inspired your creation,
that's all part of the fun.
My creation was inspired by a Halloween childhood memory.
Every year my mom would put a paper skeleton on our front door
and I was really scared of him at night. I told my mom
that I could hear him talking to me.
I was afraid he would come and get me. That skeleton
started my love for anything fun and cute Halloween
but nothing too scary.

Here he is...
The skeleton is from an awesome Tim Holtz set by
Stampers Anonymous. Retro Halloween.

Can't wait to see your scary or not so scary creations.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Colors, Sweet Pea!

We have an fantastic challenge for all you 
Sweet Pea Stampers this week.
We want to see *fall colors* on your projects!
This week we are sponsered by the amazing  
 hop over and see the amazing choice of digital decoupage!
The prize on offer this week is 3 digital sheets of your choice.
Here is my card using Cozy Night by Ching Chou Kuik.
I really like how the green and orange look together 
for this card. And I know exactly who will
be getting it for a October Birthday.
Can't wait to see your Fall Colors!

Monday, September 26, 2011

World of Hogwarts

This weeks challenge at 
Forever Night Challenges is a real fun one!
 Challenge #10
 World of Hogwarts
This week our Sponsor is...


This week's challenge winner will receive ..

You can check out more wonderful stamps from Bugaboo, 
Plus check out their challenge blog too!

Store :
Catch the bug Challenge blog:
Create a project of people or things you would find in the World of Hogwarts

You are open to create any type of project with the set guidelines.
Theme:  Witches and Wizards  Hogwarts

I got to use Hagrid
and even incorporated his Spider.

Looking forward to your creations!

Friday, September 16, 2011


It's Friday and that means a New challenge at Forever Night Challenges
Challenge #9 Villains You Love to Hate Them
This project can be any type of villain, cartoon, or other wise.
You are open to create any type of project with the set guidelines.
Theme:  Villains
Image : Anything goes
My Villain is the Famous Medusa of Greek Mythology.
Make it Crafty has a Mini Medusa that I chose to use.
She is creepy and cute at the same time.

She is colored with Copics and her scales have a coat of 
Diamond Stickles. I wanted to create a snake skin like background, 
which was made by using fishnet tights as a stencil.

Can't wait to see your Villian!

Blast from the Past with Kraftin' Kimmie

Hello Blogland!
Today I am playing along with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Blast from the Past Challenge.
The Challenge is to use your very first Kraftin' Kimmie stamp.
My very first KK stamp was of course a Halloween stamp.
About a year ago I found KK stamps and was immediately drawn to
Artist Annie Rodrigue's fun Moonlight Whispers collection.
My very first purchase was the whole Halloween collection
and Zelda the Zombie is one of my favorites within
the collection. So here she is....

I colored Zelda with Prismacolor pencils on Kraft paper
using a technique I found on Angela's Blog but I think
I need some more practice. It was fun and I wanted to
try something new. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mysterious Findings

Forever Night Challenges
Freaky Friday challenge #7
Mysterious Findings

This weeks Sponsor is...

Here are the images we got to use on the Design Team, aren't they fun?

Alices Wonderland Digital Stamp
 I chose to use the Cheshire Cat, I just love that grin!
I even made his grin sparkly with Diamond Stickles
Can't wait to see your Mysterious Creations!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Charmed I'm sure

We have an fantastic challenge for all you 
Sweet Pea Stampers this week.
We want to see *CHARMS* on your projects!

This week we are sponsered by the amazing Crafty Purple Frog
hop over and see the amazing choice of digital decoupage!
The prize on offer this week is 3 digital sheets of your choice
This week I used a Gorgeous Stamp by Anne Marine
called Pumpkin Queen. Doesn't she just look like she could put
a charm on you. My charm is one of those fun plastic charms, 
I just love kind of vintage things.

Can't wait to see your Charming Creations!

Monday, September 5, 2011

He is the Pumpkin King!!!

Oh I am sooo excited can you feel it in the air, 
just less than two months to Halloween!
I even got some of my decorations out,
I will try to post some pictures later in the week.

This week at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenges
the challenge is to use Office Supplies in your creation.
When I saw this New Stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
I immediately imagined my very favorite Halloween character
JACK The Pumpkin King!

He was a blast to color. Orange has always been a challenge for me,
but I think he turned great. The background Halloween
paper is from K&CO. KP Halloween. 
Computer generated Sentiment.
Used staples and my office scissors to distress.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Freaky Friday #7

 This week at Forever Night Challenges 
we want you to show us a creation
with some Devilish Intentions in mind.
Stampinsanity will be giving the winner 3 digi stamps!!
 StampInsanity Stamps by Beth Schultz
View her great stamps in the STORE
 The DT got to use the Devil Dolls
Digi set and I got to use Hilda for my creation.

As you can see, I am still into the purple and black theme.
I promise to use some other colors as my purple ink is running low.
LOL! I can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I Love Sketch's

 Hi all! So this week Simply Betty Stamps is sponsoring the Deconstructed Sketch this week. I just Love Jen's sketches. although who doesn't?

Here's what Jen had to say about SBS. 

Simply Betty Stamps is stamp company dedicated to producing stamps that are FUN, FUNKY and just a little bit DIFFERENT than your everyday stamps. Betty offers stamps in deeply etched red rubber, clear and digital formats. You are sure to find something to love!

Here is the Sketch, isn't it fab?

Deconstructed Sketch 17
Here is my offering using Lola Addams from 
The Teen Scene Halloween collection.

The prize for one lucky sketch participant this week is THREE stamps 
 Pumpkin Carvin’ Alex, Witch Wednesday and Tily Vampire!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Sweet Pea Stampers

We have an fantastic challenge for all you Sweet 
Pea Stampers this week.
We want to see some *SEXINESS* on your projects!
This week we are sponsered by the amazing Crafty Purple Frog hop over and see the amazing choice of digital decoupage!
The prize on offer this week is 3 digital sheets of your choice
I used a very Sexy image by Rebecca Sinz,
Fairy of the Spring Bloom.

Looking forward to your Sexy project!

Too cute to Spook!

Freaky Friday 
Challenge # 6

Too Cute To Spook
This weeks challenge is to create a project that is just too cute to spook!

Our Sponsor for today's challenge is...

Paper Shelter

    “If you are looking for fun, cute and lovely digi stamps for your paper-crafting or web design projects, The Paper Shelter is your one-stop boutique! This growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps with many different kind of options offers a multitude of themes such as everyday items, holidays, special occasions, children, adorable characters and creatures. Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, as well as in pe-colored format. Images are wonderful for coloring and make perfect additions to greeting cards and scrapbook albums.”

Winner of this Challenge will receive a $ 15.00 Gift Certificate from the Paper Shelter.
I got to use a very non Spooky Image this week,
Walk like an Egyptian!
I even used GLITTER as my sand!
(those who know me, know how much I hate 
using real glitter, glitter fleas)
The Pyramid stamp is a VERY old stamp
I have, not sure who made it and the sentiment
is from Viva Las Vegas Stamps.

Can't wait to see your Too cute to spook creations!