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The Evil Returns

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Well, well, well, look who's opening the dungeon door... Time for some air in here! That's right, the Minions (well most of us anyway) have returned for a little play in the dungeon. We really missed each other's company, and the daring souls who liked to drop by every now and again. While we have all gone in opposite directions since the dungeon door  slammed shut a while back, we have regrouped for a bit  to share in our fondness for the dark and weirdness of our beloved Haunted Design House.  First up, we have our esteemed  Sultana of the Sinister Black Dragon The Fang-tasmogorical  Fiona Contagion of Corrosion Croms Agent of the Abominable Andrea Maniacal Mother of Mayhem Monique Cadaverous Concoctor of Chaos Creepy Glowbugg  Devilishly Deviant  Donna Spreader of Sickness Susan Thanks so much for dropping by our dungeon today.

The time has come . . .

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WOW! So many fabulous entries for our October challenge, and absolutely no sickeningly sweet and cute ones - I'm so proud of you guys! Throughout the year, while we've been admiring all your lusciously macabre makes, we've also been keeping a tally of who got how many votes for how many projects. The dungeon walls have been dripping in blood as we've made notes, mentioned our favourites and drooled over the ones we most loved. After a lot of counting and discussion, and including the October entries, we are so very pleased to announce that our overall winner for the year is  Teresa! Your projects have constantly amazed us, and we're delighted to confer upon you the title of "Macabre Masterpiece Maker", along with your very own badge. You also get a bunch of goodies specially selected by our grubby Minion paws, and if you let us have your address, we'll send them all via flying monkey. Or, you know, a local postal service ;) As a special thank

Holy Hell it's Halloween part 2

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Our theme for this month is simply (grotesque, macabre and creepy) Halloween, but remember that we don't do cute and cuddly here. We want only your freakiest, most macabre and gothic creations. So don;t enter any cutesy pumpkin stuff or you will be removed and haunted by the demons that live in the dungeon, there will be no where to hide......... The second inspiration post today with some nice projects from the Minions and our guest in the Dungeon  Marilyn Girling . Temptress of Terror Teri made an awesome coffin Manical Mother of Mayhem Mo  made a Halloween Shrine Seriously Sick Susan did a Halloween portrait And  Marilyn Girling  our special guest gruesome made these awsome works of art The Minions choose the Gruesome Twosome from the entries of our September challenge Yvonne Byoux Crafts ├índ Claudia von Pappe Take your winner badges below and wear it with pride

Holy Hell, it's Halloween!

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Yay, it's October, and for the Minions that means Halloween celebrations. Our theme for this month is simply (grotesque, macabre and creepy) Halloween, but remember that we don't do cute and cuddly here. We want only your freakiest, most macabre and gothic creations.  We do tend to get interlopers entering here with cute pumpkin cartoons because they see Halloween and assume we have the same rules as everywhere else. The Minions will mutter curses over any unsuitable entries, so beware! And now we have our inspiration pieces. Fangtasmagorical Fiona Menace of the Monstrous Mark Devilishly Deviant Donna Seriously Sick Susan I'm not sure what's happening with the linky this month - if it isn't here when you enter, just leave a comment with a link. ( OOps  it was a bit late ) There's no random number generator winners here anyway, the Minions look at every entry and vote on their favourites, so it doesn't matter where you leave you

Thr nights are drawing in.... part 2

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Halloween is only 6 weeks away and the minions are preparing for the spookiest time of the year, days get shorter, the dungeon get colder and the dark is winning time to play and scare you.......the nights are drawing in..... as always interpret anyway you like as long as it is scary, no cute allowed here is some more inspiration for you from Creepy Glowbug Cadaverous Concoctor of Chaos  made an awesome shadow box with lots of tiny treasures and Mo Maniacal Mother of Mayhem  altered  a thimble and made a matching giftbox for it Hope we see your entries soon here , as you know the winners get invited to play in the Dungeon... The Gruesome Twosome of last month are: Marilyn Girling and Ngaere Bennets Please contact Mo here if you'd like some scary playtime in the Dungeon , and take your winner badge to put on your bloggie

The nights are drawing in . . .

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It's September, and that means Halloween is fast approaching! Are you ready? We Minions can't wait. But before we get there. we have September's challenge to share with you, and this month's theme is "The Nights Are Drawing In" As always, feel free to interpret that in any way your gruesome minds desire. We've been joined in the dungeon by Teresa, who was one of the Gruesome Twosome for July. We'll be announcing last month's winners on the 21st September, along with extra inspiration, so check back then. Teresa Contagion of Corrosion Croms Devilishly Deviant Donna Fang-tasmagorical Fiona Spreader of Sickness Susan You know how it works - share your creations on this month's theme, but keep it macabre and creepy, not light and sweet. Thanks for playing - you guys ROCK! An InLinkz Link-up

Fur and Feathers, Tooth and Claw, Take Two, and July winners

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We're so sorry this post is a day late - the Minions all get cranky in August - it's been so long since last year's Halloween that we get a bit crotchety and fractious, and deadlines fly out the window. This month, we'd like to see your take on our "Fur and Feathers, Tooth and Claw" challenge. As always, it's open to your own interpretation, just keep it dark and creepy.  This month, we've been joined by An English Lady , who created this wondrous piece.  Devilishly Deviant Donna Seriously Sick Susan Creepy Glowbugg We also rounded up the votes for last month's Rock and Roll winners. Thanks so much to everyone that entered the challenge, your pieces really made us happy. The Gruesome Twosome for the Rock and Roll challenge are  Gina and Teresa Take your badge and wear it with pride, and if you'd like to play along with us for the next challenge, please email Mo for details. She's away from the Dungeon