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A Bunch of Poesies

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Poe and flowers....got to be a great match right? Well this time over at Quoth the Raven we want to see your work with Flowers  which is fit for the Master!

I have created a digital page (because I am useless and was in holiday mode so forgot to make something before I leave for the beach....had total pay back though as so far it has rained all but two days LOL) The paper and images are from Smeared Ink however the Quoth the Raven Set is now only available through the Smeared Ink rubber club


Smeared Ink DT member hop

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It's the last Monday of the month which means it's time for the DT members hop. The theme for this month is to alter something.  I have altered a frame I picked up from Poundland a while ago, this is what it looked like before I got my hands on it.
I painted over it all with a red paint, then when that was dry I covered it with black paint. when the black was almost dry I used a piece of kitchen towel and rubbed all over the frame to reveal some of the red and silver.

I added some ribbon to the bottom of the frame along with some flowers. Both of the stamps are from the Quoth the Raven rubber set from Smeared Ink, the raven on the frame has been stamped several times, fussy cut, layered and dipped into the melt pot. The image in the centre has been framed with some black and white ribbon before putting into the frame. 



I am entering this into the following challenges: http://haunteddesignhouse.blogspot.co.uk/


New release at Smeared Ink

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A few days ago I shared with you a sneak preview of one of the brand new rubber stamps from Smeared Ink. There are 2 brand new sets for June the first call  The Abyss
the second called Winged Things

The first piece is a banner I made using some of the images from the Abyss set









The second piece is a journal page using the one of the images from the Winged Things set


Please hop along and have a look at all the other wonderful makes by the DT using these images:
Black Dragon Shell Kapree Shoni

Photo/colour inspiration at IKE's World Challenges

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It's week 2 of the current challenge over at IKE's World challenges.

This time we want you to use this image/colour combo as you've inspiration

For my piece I have made a tag using the images 'GENIE' and 'BOTTLES'


There is a super cute freebie on the challenge blog too so there is no reason to miss out on a chance of the prize if you don't already own one of IKE's images.

Crazy 4 Challenges entry

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I wanted to make something today so had a little look at some challenges for inspiration and found this one with a sketch that took my eye. I am not normally a big fan of sketches but I figured this one is simple enough for even me to follow.

The image I have used on this card is Princess Reading Beauty from Saturated Canary. I coloured her with promarkers and added some highlights with a white chalk pen.





I am entering this into the following challenges: http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.co.uk/ http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ http://myshericrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

June Smeared Ink Featured Rubber sets

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I am a massive fan of Smeared Ink Rubber. There has not been a set yet that I've not wanted and I can honestly say every set I own is used on a regular basis. The quality of these stamps amazing, they are deep etched to give a perfect stamp impression every time.  For any of you that do not know about the rubber club at Smeared Ink then here is how it works, you sign up to the club with a 6 month agreement, each month there will be one or 2 featured sets (you don't need to have both unless you want to) if you want that months set great, if however you think it's not a set you are likely to use then you get 2 months out of your 6 where you do not have to have the featured set. There is also the opportunity to purchase past sets. All this information and the membership forms can be found here.
There are 2 sets for June and I have to say I am particularly excited about these ones, the images are so current and so versatile I can think of sooo many projects that I can use them…

a bit moody, with Delicious Doodles

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Here is the new challenge for Delicious Doodles


This week's challenge is -
A Bit Moody
Show us your mood or how you are feeling, use darker images if you want to or light and fluffy images, happy images - whatever!!


I have made another journal page using the image Fresh Blood, I am not a massive coffee drinker but I do need a mug of coffee or strong tea before I'm ready to start a day :D


Smeared Ink DT piece

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Here is my dt piece for this week showcasing the fabulous Smeared Ink stamps. I really wanted to play with distress inks so I started by inking all over the background then using one of the stamps from Urban Decay rubber set to add a little bit of green to the background, I also flicked over it with some shimmer mist. The main image I have used is one of the French Fairies called Star Tree Fairy. The quote is a rub on from a sheet I have had for at least 5 years (about time I used it right?) and all the other bits were from my stash.



I am entering this into the following challenges: http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/april-challenge-distress.html

Feeling blue

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I've got another canvas to share today, this one I made using the inspiration from the challenge on the Aurora Wings fb group. I started with a 8" x 8" canvas which I covered with blue distress ink and some shimmer mist in different shades of blue. I then used different inking techniques on the papers I wanted to use. The gorgeous image that I have used is called Elven Princessand is from the Aurora Wings store. To finish it all off I've added lots of flowers, butterflies and other little bits from my stash. 









I am entering this into the following challenges: http://punkyougirl.blogspot.co.uk/ - lots of butterflies http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ http://papermakeupstamps.blogspot.co.uk/ http://www.aurorawingschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/ http://opus-gluei.blogspot.co.uk/ http://notrealstamps.blogspot.co.uk/

Things with Wings for IKE's WORLD Challenges

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It is team B's turn to show you their things with wings makes for IKE's WORLD Challenges today and the piece I am sharing is a 8" x 8" mixed media canvas. The image I used for this is the Trevi detail from the Italy bundle.




I am entering this into the following challenges: http://www.sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/ http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ http://papermakeupstamps.blogspot.co.uk/ http://punkyougirl.blogspot.co.uk/ http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Delicious Darkness Tag swap

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Recently on the Delicious Darkness fb page we had a little tag swap with the theme skulls

I was lucky enough to have received a stunning tag. this is the tag I made using the Cranium Caresses from the Delicious Darkness store


White on White with Delicious Doodles.

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Oh how I dread those words "white on white" Not being one for using white vey much as it is I always panic a little bit when I have to do all white pieces. This time I decided to try something different and go for a digital piece. I put all of the elements together in craft artist and added the image Gothicka, from Delicious Doodles, which I also coloured in craft artist.

I do hope you will join us with this challenge

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges :
http://notrealstamps.blogspot.co.uk/
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Raving Ravens with Quoth the Raven

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I'm trying to play catch up today and get a load of posts done that should have been done the past few days.

The first of my posts is for Quoth the Raven, our new challenge is Ravening Ravens. We want to see your Poe fit projects that include a raven in them.

For my piece I have created this raven necklace. I already had the chain with a metal oval piece attached to it. I started by heating up my melt pot ready and stamped out one of the ravens, from the Smeared Ink Quoth the Raven rubber set, several times, fussy cut and layered them up. I then dipped the raven into the melt pot along with a couple of paper cherry blossom flowers.