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We have a winner!

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Barbara Jensen recently sponsored our Dastardly Divas challenge , and she's also picked her favourite card as the winner, so big congrats to Chloe , who made this fabulous card for her friend: Huge congrats Chloe, we loved your creation, and you've won yourself three Barbara Jensen digi stamps! And thanks to everyone who played along, all the entries were amazing!

Weak Ticket Wednesday

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Welcome to Weak Ticket Wednesday! I am your hostess with the mostess Creepy Glowbugg. This week's Macabre Monday challenge is Hacked to Bits . Now I thought long and hard about this for a while, and kinda just figured it would come to me as I needed it to, but it didn't.  I DO like my card, and technically it DOES fit the challenge... Well, Hello Freddy!!! I guess I could say that the hacking and the shredding is implied, given it is Freddy we're talking about here. How bleepin' cute is this though? Looks like another possible tattoo design to me. Join us for this week's "Hacked to Bits" challenge. You have until Sunday night at 10:00 PM CST. 

Macabre Monday HDH082 - Hacked to Bits

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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 HDH081 . 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 M

Fiendishly Fun Friday, HDH081 - Dastardly Diva, Macabre Mistress style...

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Woo Hoo, baby... I was able to play along again this week!  And though my card doesn't exude a lot of dastardliness, the image is still smokin' hot :) Yowsa!  If I batted for the same team, I think I'd be turned on right about now... I had a lot of fun coloring up this awesome image from Barbara Jensen :  Poison Ivy .  The look in her eyes is enough to call this one a dastardly diva!  Since she was earthy feeling, I used some paper from DCWV's green stack & got all flowery with fabric & stick pin flowers.  The ribbon is some random awesomeness I came across at Michaels last year.  Sentiment is from TAC's Joy, Found . I could not capture the coloring of Ivy as good as it is in person, so you'll have to trust me ':)  These are the Copic colors I used for her skin:  E11, E01, E00, E000, R02 (cheeks) Hair:  E07, YR18, YR15, YR12 Ivy:  can't remember... oopsie! Well kids... you still have a few days left to enter your Dastardly Divas for the HD

Fiendishly Fun Friday: Pushin Daisies

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I stumbled across this fabulously fun online shop, Pushin Daisies ,  while surfing the net awhile back.  It was started by a licensed funeral director... so it's GOT to be good, right? There are so many awesome finds, that I can't show them all here... you'll just have to go check them out yourself!  But here are few choice gems: Yard art just got more fun :) How's this for a wedding cake topper?! Nothing says chocolate like a skeleton in a coffin, right? Me thinks these ice trays are a MUST! And a whole page of skull items ... especially love the skull grapes :) And the poison casket ring really gives me the warm fuzzies. Giftie giving just got easier :)

SBS Sweet Gothic Kids Easter - Preview Day 5

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Here is my other Preview card this week... SGK Easter Tilly!  She's really pushin' my cuteness threshold, but you HAVE to love the little bitty spiders on her umbrella, right?!  :) And to push that fantabulously adorable button again, check out the sentiment... sshhhhh, don't spread this around, but it kinda makes me smile... :) See?  It's a retired stamp from The Angel Company. I KNOW... right?  I found this awesome paper in my stash, but I can't remember who makes it... maybe I'll come back and edit this when I figure it out... but then, maybe not :)  Looks like a windy, dark sky to me. Pop by the Simply Betty Stamps Challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's creations, and definitely on Friday... RELEASE DAY! And no, I haven't forgotten about my HDH081 Macabre Monday challenge card... you'll be getting an EYEFUL soon ;)... stay tuned!

Wicked Wednesday and some winners!!

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Welcome to another exciting installment of Wicked Wednesday ! First off, I'd like to congratulate our winners from last week's "Alas, poor Yorick" challenge. Katt was our Master of the Macabre with her awesome Day of the Dead Kenny K  girl. Awesome job Katt! And , I'd also like to offer up a single item of their choice to each of the Gruesome Twosome, Lady B for her brilliant 3-D steampunk skull and CGRA with her insane skull moth. Please contact me with your choice of prize from the Creepy Glowbugg Etsy Shoppe . This week's Macabre Monday challenge is Dastardly Divas . What that means is we want to see your femme fatales, your homicidal hotties, and your buxom bad asses!! This week's challenge is being sponsored by Barbara Jensen Designs . She has quite an assortment of digital goodies from digi images to tubes and clip art in her online store. Barbara was generous enough to let the DT play with this gorgeous Poison Ivy image from

SBS Sweet Gothic Kids Easter Preview Day 2

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***Note:  If you are looking for this week's Macabre Monday challenge, please scroll down to the next post... it's a fun one!*** Simply Betty Stamps has got another fun release this week... if you like Gothic-cute, this is for you!  Remember the Sweet Gothic Kids ? Well they are back and ready for Easter... perfect for those Easter cards, crafts, and baskets!  The best part is that they will be available in both Digi and Rubber Friday March 25th!  In the meantime the SBS DT will be showing off all of the SG Kids, so be sure to check the SBS Challenge Blog every day this week! Well, you know me... I had to go all Halloweenie on this release, too ;)  This is Judy, and she is my FAVE of the release!  Sweet, sassy, and lookin' a bit like a Playboy Bunny, no? She was VERY fun to color, and can I say that I LOVE my colorless blender Copic marker?!  L.O.V.E.  It's so easy to get those eye highlights to look fabulously shiny :) And my new favorite Copic hair color... YR24

Macabre Monday HDH081 - Dastardly Divas

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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 HDH081 . 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 Maste

Random Comment Winner

I nearly forgot to randomly choose a winner for a free item from the Creepy Glowbugg Etsy shoppe! Congratulations go to #7 comment  Julie from Aisling's Hobby blog ! There is still time to enter this week's Macabre Monday challenge. C'mon, it's so easy! Skulls ! Who  doesn't have a spare or two lying around?! Slap something "Skully" on a card and link it up here ! 

A big THANKS and Alas, Poor Yorick... ala Barb

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Thanks so much to everyone for their wonderful birthday wishes!  And even though I commented on the Minions blogs, I want to thank them here, too... you guys are awesome!  Not just because of the fantabulousness that has been retrieved from my mailbox as of late (which IS pretty effing awesome by the way), but for all the inspiration you guys give me and to all of our readers here at HDH! So here is my warm-fuzzy moment: You are the dank to my dungeon, the ooze to my swamp, and the screams to my banshees :) Love ya' ghouls! And now, back to our regularly scheduled post: After seeing what the Macabre Minions created for this week's challenge, I don't know if I should even post my puny little card... wasn't Creepy Glowbugg's mask effing awesome?! And what about Lynx's skully goodness?  I'd like to put in my request for my very own glow-in-the-dark eyeball please :) Thanks. Well. Here it is. My no-layer card! Yep... that's right. Only the kraft car

On this day...

... our Masterful Mistress was born. Happiest of Birthday wishes to you Barb!! Yup, yup, yup! Today is Barb's birthday!!! And not just any birthday either. Shhh.... she's fifty. I mean forty!!!! Either way it's gonna hurt. On behalf of all of the Minions, I'd like to wish you a simply glorious day filled with good friends, good family, and a little YOU time. I cannot leave without one last dig. "Sag! You're it!"

Thrashed Out Thursday

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Well it looks like Wicked Wednesday has now turned into Thrashed out Thursday. I am whoooped!!! Too much fun playing with clay this week, and I am pretty happy with most of the results. Here is my offering for Macabre Monday's "Alas, poor Yorick" challenge of using skulls. This is really only one skull, but I had to get the idea out of my head and into a three dimensional project. So, I took one of those cheapy paper mache masks from Mike's and painted it white and then painted glow in the dark paint over that. Then for the moment of  no return, I had to cut the hole in the skull. Since it's paper it cut like buttah, with a little sawing motion. I added some pearled paints in silver and blue to add some shadow to the face. I then painted the cracks  for a little more interest. I'm thinking I may go back and add some detail to the teeth so they show up a bit.  I made three evil fingers and one blinded eyeball out of polymer clay that glows in the dark. Aft

Wicked Wednesday WIP

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I am running a tad behind for my WW post, so here are some WIP photos to prove I am working on something.... Fingers and one, blind, glow in the dark eyeball Here is my mess on the kitchen counter. I am almost finished with my Macabre Monday offering for the "Alas, poor Yorick" challenge. Don't forget, you can win a free item of your choice from my Etsy shoppe just by stopping by and leaving a comment as to your favorite item in the shoppe. Leave your comment here .   I will return later today with my awesome creation! 

Macabre Monday HDH080 - "Alas, poor Yorick"

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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 HDH080 . 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 M

Just for the fun of it...

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This card has been done for a while and I just never posted it: Daniel Torrente's "Kitty" & "Eric" from Stampotique.  This card has no foof... not much of anything really.  A little Scor-Bug action and some Copics... that's it. Doesn't Eric's shirt remind you of Captain Kirk's from Star Trek? :)  And I can't believe I colored his skin so close to the background color... it looks like I used lavender cardstock on him, right? Here kitty kitty kitty... he looks a little worse-for-wear doesn't he?  Just a bit of Sunday fun.  Hope your weekend was a good one!

A Celebratory Romp...

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... sounds kinda dirty, doesn't it?  ;)  MUCH more fun than just a mere birthday bloghop, no?  Me & a couple of the Minions are doing a little Fiendishly Festive Friday Frolic to honor the Devious Digital Demoness ' birthday today, Susan !  Susan does SO much for HDH, from writing up the challenge posts, to finding WONDERFUL little gems for Fiendishly Fun Fridays, to cracking us up with comments and suggestions.  We love ya' baby! I know this little card isn't much, and of course you won't be receiving it in the mail today, but you will eventually!  I had hoped to create some bit of awesomeness like Creepy Glowbugg, but time once again slipped away from me... and she has all of that natural talent an all :P All of the stamps are from The Angel Company , Palette inks, EK Success edger punch, Cricut diecut fence & of course... Stickles.  Susan loves purple and sparkly things, so there you go :) Happy Birthday, Susan!  I hope today  is as awesome as you ar