1.19.2015

What's new, pussycat? Midway reminder

We thought we'd bring you some more inspiration for our 
What's new, pussycat? 
challenge. Remember the theme will always be open to interpretation - you can use a new technique, or some new stash, or make it about cats, OR any kind of "new" theme. New moon, new start, new year, newly dead, new anything at all. You can link your creations HERE (or just scroll down to the next post) and you have until the 1st of Feb to enter. And now for some inspiration from the Minions!
A wonderful kitty and (I think) a new stamp from Teri.


A new technique for Mo, and I don't even know what this is called, but check out her blog for details

Spreader of Sickness Susan
I've also gone for cats, and the newly undead.

And we have some long-overdue winners to announce - the Gruesome Twosome from last year! We had some amazing entries throughout the year, and we'd really like to thank you all for playing along with us and sharing your creeptastic creations. So, after much Ooooh-ing and Aaaah-ing, the Gruesome Twosomes are:

Hellacious Halloween
Mirre

and

Ancient Evil
Lola
and

You WOOD do that!
RoRa
and
Leigh


Congratulations to all of you, please display your Gruesome Twosome badge with pride.

1.04.2015

We're ba-ack!

Oh yes, the Minions are back, and it's been getting a bit fetid in the dungeon, so we're all itching to get out and share our creations. Are you ready to celebrate the macabre with us again? The Minions have created some AMAZING creations to inspire you, but before we get on to that, we have a few changes to announce. We're now going to be running just one challenge a month, starting on the first Monday of every month and running until just before the next month's challenge.
Monthly Macabre Mondays, because we do love a bit of alliteration. 
We're not going to have any sponsors, but the Minions will pick their favourite Macabre Masterpiece from the entries each month, and that person will receive a unique badge. At the end of the year, the person who has won the most badges will be lauded as the greatest mortal in the land and will receive a selection of gifts from the Minions in recognition of your work. The challenges will be relatively open to interpretation, so we're going to limit each person to 3 entries per challenge.
Show us your most gothic, macabre, twisted creations and revel in the dark side of crafting. 
You can link with as many other challenges as you like, you can use any medium you like and you can make it as horrific as your evil little heart desires. All we will say on the question of style is that cute and sweet and nice are not what we're about. We're here to celebrate your inner demons, NOT to sweet-talk your inner cherubs :P
Our first challenge of the year is "What's new, pussycat?"
You can use new stash, or a new technique, or cats, or focus on something that's "new" New year, new moon, newly dead, new fears, new passions. We told you they were going to be open to interpretation! The Minions' favourite will be announced on the third Monday in February and the creator will be allowed to display this badge with pride.


And now we have some creations by the Minions to inspire and delight.


A tree of life for a new home, using a new glue gun.

The newly dead, and cats, using new stash.

A self-help book for the newly undead. (A perfect gift for the recently zombified!)


A new technique for Mo (stamping on tissue, then decoupaged onto wood)




Another new technique for Ike (stamping on clay)


New artist and new kit used here.

Creepy Glowbugg

New stamp and new various sparkly goodies.

So, now you've seen what the Minions have done, won't you come and play along? We'd love to have you join us and spread the creep around a little! Come back on the third Monday of each month  for more inspiration from the Minions and to find out the winner of the previous challenge.

10.27.2014

Hellacious Hallowe'en Week 2

Welcome back for week 2 (and BTW, the last challenge of the year for the Minions)
Hellacious Hallowe'en (Hadults Honly)
You know how we love Halloween here, and this fortnight we're looking for Halloween-themed projects this time around.
Pretty much anything Halloween
but absolutely nothing cute or child-friendly.
That means
ANYTHING SCARY, MORBID, CREEPY, MACABRE..... 
OR JUST DOWN RIGHT WICKEDLY WRONG!!!.

NO cute stuff, please. 
We can't stomach that stuff down here in the DUNGEON..
we minions need our fix of fiendish Hallowe'en fun..

We also tend to go into hibernation after the
Most Wonderful Night of the Year,
needing to rest up and refuel for another 10 months of mayhem and debauchery starting again in January 2015.
Check out what the rest of the Minions did.

Devilishly Deviant Donna

10.20.2014

HDH MACABRE MONDAY HELLACIOUS HALLOWE'EN WEEK #1

The new challenge theme for this fornight is
Hellacious Hallowe'en (Hadults Honly)
You know how we love Halloween here, and this fortnight we're looking for Halloween-themed projects this time around.
Pretty much anything Halloween
but absolutely nothing cute or child-friendly.
That means
ANYTHING SCARY, MORBID, CREEPY, MACABRE..... 
OR JUST DOWN RIGHT WICKEDLY WRONG!!!.

NO cute stuff, please. 
We can't stomach that stuff down here in the DUNGEON..
we minions need our fix of fiendish Hallowe'en fun..  

Check out what the Minions did.

Devious Digital Demoness Susan


  Blackdragon- Sultana of the Sinister 

 ''Lost souls''..Altered incense burner.


  Fantasmagorical Fiona 





Maniacal Mother of Mayhem Mo



Okay then, now you see what the Minions have done.
The Minions want to see what you can do!




10.13.2014

You Wood Do That! Week 2

You WOOD Do That!  Week 2
Remember, we're looking for wood in your projects this time around.
You could use wood grain stamps or paper, or even wood chippies,
but we're looking for more of a stretch if you're up to it. 
We want to see wooden coffins, stakes, broomsticks, gallows poles,
creepy gnarled trees. See where we're headed here?
Whether you go for a simple wooden box makeover, or a
wooden coffin filled with magical broomsticks, you have to make
it creepy, weird, Gothic, or Halloween in nature. 
NO cute stuff, please. 
We can't stomach that stuff down here in the trenches.

We have a special victim guest joining us this month in the dungeon who is no stranger to the dark and foreboding.  Please welcome Maureen Scott and her fabulous take on this fortnight's challenge.

Before

and AFTER!  Fabulous transformation! 

And a closer view. Whoa!

Now check out what the rest of the Minions have in store

From these..
to these.





Join us, won't you?
I mean, why wouldn't you?
Enter your wood makes here. 

10.08.2014

Gruesome Twosomes

We All Scream for Ice Cream GTs are:


and


click link to see her work on Instagram




GTs for Crimson Crime Scene are:


and




Congratulations to all of our chosen winners!
Please grab that badge and fly it proudly. You deserve it!

There are only two final challenges left in our roster.
The Minions go into hibernation beginning in November,
and lasting through December 31st. 
Be sure to play along before dungeon is shut down for the winter.

10.06.2014

Macabre Monday - You WOOD Do That!

Well, here we are right in the thick of October.
If the weather was cooperating it would be a perfect start
to the best month of the year. But I'll just turn on the a/c, 
light pumpkin spice candles, and decorate the dungeon anyway. 

The new challenge theme for this fornight is
You WOOD Do That!
We're looking for wood in your projects this time around.
You could use woodgrain stamps or paper, or even wood chippies,
but we're looking for more of a stretch if you're up to it. 
We want to see wooden coffins, stakes, broomsticks, gallows poles,
creepy gnarled trees. See where we're headed here?
Whether you go for a simple wooden box makeover, or a
wooden coffin filled with magical broomsticks, you have to make
it creepy, weird, Gothic, or Halloween in nature. 
NO cute stuff, please. 
We can't stomach that stuff down here in the trenches.  

Check out what the Minions did.














Okay then, now you see what the Minions have done.
The Minions want to see what you can do!





9.29.2014

Macabre Monday Ancient Evil Week 2

It's already week 2 of our Ancient Evil Challenge and we're having a ball unleashing the long forgotten myths and demonic creatures of yesteryear.  How time flies when you wreak havoc on humanity, eh?  Well, it's our job.  I mean somebody's got to do it, so without further ado, here's this week's inspiration from the Minions.




Contagion of Corrosion - Croms







Even though the Minions need only look back on their own
histories to locate some kind of Ancient Evil, hopefully
they have inspired you to play long in this challenging challenge. 

Enter your creations here.