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Macabre Monday HDH074 - Angels and Demons

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HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1 . Create a dark and macabre SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy is fine, but creepy is better :) 2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and please leave a direct-link back here. Please make sure that your blog post / upload has been made AFTER the challenge date... we wanna see fresh stuff, not those from a few weeks ago!! 3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH074 . 4. Weekly giveaways! Some weeks will be loaded with loot, others not-so-much ... but the thrill is in the win, right?! Some prizes shall be by random drawing, others hand picked... and I'm not telling you ahead of time :) 5. We'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (our top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master

A just-for-the-fun-of-it post...

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Yep.  I am officially putting my foot down... I decided to create something that is not for a challenge, DT assignment, or any other "need to do" type thing. Oh how refreshing :) I mean, I'm not saying that I don't love the DT thing or the challenge thing... it's just sometimes good to create something for no reason at all. The sentiment is from Stamp Insanity and the digi is one of the Punky Teen Halloweenies from Simply Betty Stamps.  And I believe the paper is BoBunny? Now, off to bed... I've gotta work tomorrow, then Monday, then teach a class Monday night.  Thank goodness I'm over my cold finally!  I hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready for a new challenge on Monday... in fact, this card kinda leads up to that challenge a bit :)

Simply Betty Stamps challenge... Bling It On

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Since I'm STILL in a fog from this freakin' cold, I'll let you check out all the details for this challenge over at the Simply Betty Stamps Challenge blog :) Pic is a bit out of focus... sorry.  The paper is Velvet Descent from Crafty Chaos Designs and the funky rhinestones are from JoAnn's.   I thought the folded flower was very fitting for a little fairy :) And obviously, Stickles is my friend.   Be sure to check out the challenge over at SBC !  

Winners and Gruesome Twosomes and wonderful schtuff like that!

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If you are one of the winners, be sure to grab the Gruesome Twosome badge and link back here... display it with pride, my pretties :) HDH07i - Bizarre Birthday Gruesome Twosome:   Crystal for her wonderful depiction of Audrey II, and Teri for her lusciously dark Poe creation; And the prize winner is Benedicte for her sultry Medusa card. :) HDH072 - Hell Hath No Fury Gruesome Twosome:   Catherine for her totally inspirational Book of Grudges, and Miranda for her kreepy Kraftin' Kimmie kreation (lol, sorry, got carried away there :P); And the prize winner is Teri for her fabulously eerie voodoo easel card. :) Benedicte and Teri, please email Barb your mailing address, so she can get your goodies out to you!  Barb's email address is in the sidebar. And just a note to let you all know that our Mistress of the Macabre, Barb, is feeling a little snowed under at the minute. She's getting up to date on prizes that need to be sent out, but if you've emai

Macabre Monday HDH073 - Smudgetastic

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HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1 . Create a dark and macabre SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy is fine, but creepy is better :) 2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and please leave a direct-link back here. Please make sure that your blog post / upload has been made AFTER the challenge date... we wanna see fresh stuff, not those from a few weeks ago!! 3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH073 . 4. Weekly giveaways! Some weeks will be loaded with loot, others not-so-much ... but the thrill is in the win, right?! Some prizes shall be by random drawing, others hand picked... and I'm not telling you ahead of time :) 5. We'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (our top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master

One Hot Bi-atch

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Ok, so even though I'm not following my own challenge, I figured you MIGHT want to see SOMETHING creative from me... I know... it's been awhile :)  I'm not getting into here, but if I start not making sense, let's just say it's the NyQuil hangover talkin', ok?  :) Soooooooo, I've had this card done for awhile and have been waiting to see if a challenge would come up where I could use it.  But alas.  No. This is Molly from Stamp It Crazy (page down a little).  She comes as a rubber stamp or as a digi!  And I have to say that I think this is the best I've done at coloring skin.  It looks even better in person!  I love this image... she DEFINITELY looks like a bad-ass. I can't remember all of the colors I used, but I do know that her skin was done with Copics E11, E13, E15 and I think her hair used YR23, YR24 & E09.  I know... super simple card, but I like it.  The green & image panels are popped up for dimension. What do you think?

Fiendishly Fun Friday - Lusciously macabre heart cake!

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I spotted these after seeing Croms mention a book called "A Zombie Ate My Cupcake!" by Lily Vanilli. Of course I had to investigate and I found these WONDERFULLY gruesome Bleeding Heart Cakes! Thanks Helen! :D Want to send your Valentine something sweet that they won't forget in a hurry? I think you've found your answer :P They're made with a red velvet sponge, cream cheese frosting and blackcurrant & cherry 'blood'. Is your mouth watering? You can see all the details, and a music video that features the cakes, HERE . And if you live near London, you can buy other sweet goodies made by this artist in Harrod's Food Hall. Lily Vanilli is her name, and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE her work :D

A selfless birthday wish from a 13-year-old

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Hello everyone! I am hoping to reach many of you on this special post... Betty's daughter Rio is turning 13! OMG another teen in the house! Two teens+one toddler= disasterous fun... on most days! LOL Okay okay, so let me tell you about the Special Image for Betty's Special girl Rio with a Special Birthday request we got from her this year...   Every year Betty will ask the kids what they want for their birthday. The rest of this post is in Betty's own words Money, a trip, a party, or an overnight stay at Disneyland.... Rio came to me and said, "Mom, is it really really my choice what I get for my birthday?" I told her of course! So she says, "Ok, this year mom, I want money, but can I do anything at all with it? I mean anything I want mom?" Again, I said of course. "Okay, I want my birthday money to be donated to the children of St. Jude's hospital so they can have a special day, or whatever the money is needed for. I don't want

Macabre Monday HDH072 - Hell Hath No Fury

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HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1 . Create a dark and macabre SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy is fine, but creepy is better :) 2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and please leave a direct-link back here. Please make sure that your blog post / upload has been made AFTER the challenge date... we wanna see fresh stuff, not those from a few weeks ago!! 3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH072 . 4. Weekly giveaways! Some weeks will be loaded with loot, others not-so-much ... but the thrill is in the win, right?! Some prizes shall be by random drawing, others hand picked... and I'm not telling you ahead of time :) 5. We'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (our top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master

Fiendishly Fun Friday - Puntastic!

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Gruesome Twosomes and prize winners

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If you are one of the winners, be sure to grab the Gruesome Twosome badge and link back here... display it with pride, my pretties :) HDH070 - Colorblind Christmas Gruesome Twosome:   Crystal for her hilariously gift-wrapped mummy, and Gina for her fabulous take on the three wise men; And the prize winner is Sarah Cooper for her gloriously macabre tree. :) Please email me your mailing address Sarah, so I can get your goodies out to you!  My email address is in my sidebar HDH069 - Nightmarish New Year Gruesome Twosome:   Sarah for her depiction of her deadbeat relations, and Aisling for her sumptuous art journal; And the prize winner is Suzy EisenHauer for her wonderful card, LOVE that image. :) Suzy, please email me your mailing address, so I can get your goodies out to you!  My email address is in my sidebar. Congratulations to all of you, and THANK YOU to everyone that plays along, you brighten our world with your darkside creations :D

Macabre Monday HDH071 - Bizarre Birthday

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HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1 . Create a dark and macabre SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy is fine, but creepy is better :) 2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and please leave a direct-link back here. Please make sure that your blog post / upload has been made AFTER the challenge date... we wanna see fresh stuff, not those from a few weeks ago!! 3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH071 . 4. Weekly giveaways! Some weeks will be loaded with loot, others not-so-much ... but the thrill is in the win, right?! Some prizes shall be by random drawing, others hand picked... and I'm not telling you ahead of time :) 5. We'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (our top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master

Our latest addition to the Sisterhood of the Sinister...

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Now that you know that Smudgetastic Andrea has joined our horde of Macabre Minions, I thought you might want to know a little sumpin' sumpin' about her :)  Here's a pic & a little bio: Andrea as Mom Andrea as how we like to picture her :) My name is Andrea which means “warrior man” in Greek. I don’t think this describes what I’m about at all so here is a quick biography of myself. I was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1974 but now live in Scotland. I am married with three very young gorgeous but very boisterous children who take it in turns to drive me to derangement. I’m desperately clinging onto sanity but red wine and banging my head off the wall seems to help for now. On occasions my home looks and smells like the chimp’s house at Edinburgh zoo or the baby crèche at Shutter Island but we cope and during the quieter times, when the kids are in bed, I get to dabble in my craft. Arts and Crafts are my joy and that is why I was surprised and honoured

SBS Valentine Emos Release Day Hop!

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Yeay!  It's finally here :)  Simply Betty Stamps ' Valentine Emos Release par-tay!  If you've arrived here via Angela's blog , you are on the right track... if not or if you get lost along the way, please go to the Simply Betty Challenge blog .  While you are there, you might want to check out how to win a couple of these awesome Valentine Emo digi's! And here is my little bit o' love today... Yes, the infamous Cupid Christian feeding Valentine Lola a line ;)  I really couldn't figure out a whopper of a witty sentiment... I'm sure y'all can have a little fun with THAT!  Some others I was kicking around: "What are you tryin' to say...  this outfit isn't sexy?" or  "How many guys CAN pull off this look, huh?!" :) I know... silly.  But fun!  I LOVE the look in Lola's eye... is it not devious?!  I Stickled her up a bit for a bit o' blinginess... I mean she had to match Christian's halo & wings, right? T