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HDH086 - Alone in the Dark - by Barb

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Haven't you LOVED all of the Minions' work this week?!!  And are you loving the Delicious Doodles digi's?!  Fantastic!  And now... a little sumpin' sumpin' from me: please click to enlarge photos... they look a little better I used Free Spirit for this one.  LOVE her!  And of course I can't photograph anything red and have it turn out right, so you'll have to trust me when I say this looks waaaaaaaaaaaay better in person. I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder, MS graveyard & grass punches, and the EK Success bracket punch.  The sentiment is one from Stamp Insanity. You've only got a little over a day to enter this week's challenge ... and it's SUCH an easy one!  Don't you want some deliciously dark digi's from Delicious Doodles ?

Fiendishly Fun Friday - Snow-bo

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Macabre Monday on a Thursday

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Just popping in between Zombie posts and showing you what I did for this week's Macabre Monday - "Alone in the Dark" challenge. This week is sponsored by our very own Minion, Teri from Delicious Doodles ! The very first image I ever purchased from Teri was The Grotesque Gargoyle . It was fun to color him in, although I did have a bit of a time with the shading since I chose to follow along with the dot technique for most of it. I like the effect it lends to the gargoyle and it's not  my normal way of shading so I like the new look to my coloring.   I ended up fussy cutting this Guardian of the Graveyard , and sticking him in the foreground of a very dark scene that I found online. Please join us this week for our "Alone in the Dark" challenge using black or an eerily dark background (c'mon, how easy is that?!) sponsored by  Delicious Doodles !! You have until 10:00PM CST Sunday to play.

Happy Birthday to the Creepy Cricut Cween, Donna!!

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Yep, it's CCC Donna's birthday today.  We don't know how old she is, because she said that a lady never tells... hmmmmm... I don't see no ladies around here... but we'll just go with it :) I made you a card, Donna, and I'm hoping it will get to you by tomorrow or the next day.  So this might spoil it, but you'll just have to suck it up! Great sentiment, right?  PERFECT for Donna, me thinks... especially since she IS so FABULOUS.  That's right, Donna, I said it... in that non-hoity-toity kind of way ;) The image is from Stampotique, the sentiment is from Missy B's, the edge punch is EK Success, the ribbon is from Michael's dollar bin (oh yes... yes it is... and it is delightful), and the AWESOME silver background is some wallpaper that Creepy Glowbugg sent to me.  LOVE IT! I know I'm stretching it a bit, but this card uses the SDC#29 sketch over at the Stampotique challenge blog .  I used Daniel Torrente's Prom Queen for the 1st r

SBS Summer Zombie Previews - Betty

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DISCLAIMER :  This is one bright-ass card.  I'm just sayin'. It is so sunshiney, that my skin is starting to blister just looking at it :)   I have crawled so far out of my box, that I may never find my way back... the one saving grace is that the card has a zombie on it.  :)  Otherwise you might have thought some sweet & cheery people went all willy-nilly with the HDH blog and had the Minions and I tucked away in the dungeon, right? Sorry... tangent... on to the Summer Zombie Betty preview! I know, right?  I must say that the iced brain cream cone is pretty awesome. I went with the bright green, Frankenstein-esque skin tone for this one.  And that is one brassy bleach job she had done... just sayin'. Wanna see some more Summer Zombie Betty?  Pop on over to the Simply Betty Stamps Blog for photos and links.  And don't forget that there will be two more Summer Zombies to go & Friday is Release Day, where you'll be able to get your mitts on these z

Not HDH related, but...

... if you like more mainstream and cutesy rubber stamps, there are some FANTASTIC specials going on from The Angel Company (I'm a demo, in case y'all didn't know).   The Discontinued List is out... with some  AMAZING savings on our Final Farewells: order now through May 1st:  45% off May 2nd thru May 15th:  40% off May 16th thru May 30th:  35% off May 31st thru June 24th:  30% off To see the list and order online, just visit my e-commerce store HERE April promotions, click HERE Eyelets to Go promotion, click HERE Spring Fling promotion, click HERE (photos of products can be seen on TAC's website HERE ) Blast From the Past promotion, click HERE April Stamp of the Month, click HERE I'm sending in an order on Friday, so anyone that is local, I'd be happy to add  your order!  And any out-of-towners are more than welcome to order directly off of my online store.  Sorry... TAC doesn't ship outside the US & PR, but I can order it and ship it myself if

HDH086 - Alone in the Dark

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**If you are looking for the Simply Betty Stamps Summer Zombie post, please scroll to next post!**   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 HDH086 . 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 to

Zombie Apocalypse Winner

Well as all of your entries totally rocked this challenge we kind macabre type people have decided that everyone deserved to win the digis so if you could email smudgetastic36@yahoo.co.uk with the subject zombie apocalypse you will be emailed your digis.

SBS Summer Zombie Preview Day 2 - Rio

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Yep, Day 2... I missed the first day, so be sure to run over to the Simply Betty Stamps Blog for yesterday's Summer Zombie Lola !  We will be showcasing a new Summer Zombie everyday from today until Friday... which is their official release for both digi and clear stamps! More news... once all the stamps are made into either rubber or clear form the SBS digis will be retired.  Betty will begin the retiring process in the next few weeks so make sure you grab the Emos before they go as they will be some of the first ones to be retired from digi form.  Again, for all the details regarding this, please read yesterday's post on the SBS blog . Now, on to today's Summer Zombieness:  Summer Zombie Rio ! I know I've been doing super simple cards lately... but the images are so large that there just isn't room to foof up too much ;)  I DID manage to squeeze in one of Creepy Glowbugg's GlowSkullz... right on top of an old Heidi Swapp flower & some awesome web

Zombie Invasion Challenge over at Simply Betty Stamps!

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Yes, you read that correctly... another challenge with sooooooooo many of our HDH Macabre Monday participants in mind ;)  Wanna win some zombie rubbah for FREE ?!!!!  Of course you do... just head over to   Simply Betty Stamps Challenge blog   for all the deets and then linky-up your project! Here' my offering for this challenge: Zombie Lola ... don't you LOVE the look on her face?!  Well, the look on what's left of her face anyway ;) A little BV20's for dead skin R85 & R83 for the fleshy parts BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10 for the outfit Toner greys for black and a few bright YG's for the hair And the "meat-atarian" sentiment ?  LOVE it :)  It's a new one from a fellow SBS DT'er, Cheri!  She has a bunch of great ones at her Graphicat site... you should check them out :)

HDH085 Gothic Pinup - ala The Macabre Mistress

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Quick post today since I'm supposed to be working :P "Why no, BossMan... I'm not blogging... I'm doing research." ANY way, back to this week's fun challenge sponsored by Tiddly Inks ... Whoo hoo... thanks so much, Christy!  I chose to work with Heartbroke Happy ... kinda sad... or is she?  I'm thinking she is more like an inflicter of heartache instead... right?! The sheer skirt was fun to work with, and I tried out some new Copic colors... BG99, BG95, BG93... I'm diggin' them.  And I vamped her out a bit with C00 & BV20's skin tones :) AND do you see the little skully?!  I used a fun red/white camo GlowSkull from our very own Creepy Glowbugg !  I placed him atop a snippet of black lace on top of a swirled ribbon flower that I created from grosgrain... me likey. You've still got about 3 more days to play along for a chance at a $10 gift voucher to Tiddly Inks !!!  Check out all the details on this week's Macabre Monday post !

Fiendishly Fun Friday - web-shrouded trees

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After the floods in Pakistan last year, millions of spiders took to living in trees to escape the waters. Because in some areas, the waters have taken so long to recede, it has left trees blanketed with spiderwebs, to the point that they look shrouded for burial. One unexpected side-effect is a reduction in the number of malaria-sufferers in regions where this phenomenom has occurred. It's thought that mosquitoes are getting caught in the webs. So the next time your friends or family moan about your creepier tendencies, point out that they may have unexpected health benefits, you just never know. And yes, I know this post isn't as laugh-filled as you usually get on Fridays, but I just thought that the pictures of these trees were astounding.

Wicked Wednesday - HDH085 Gothic Pin-up

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This week's Wicked Wednesday offering is for the  Gothic Pin-up challenge sponsored by Tiddly Inks .  I chose to create with " Wicked Fun ". I guess that I am pretty predictable since Donna said she figured I'd pick this one. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a chick with horns!  I decided to go with a non-traditional fire color scheme, and chose purples instead of reds. Besides, Donna kinda beat me to it this week with her fiery red card on Monday and the naughty underwear sentiment. I used a Tiddly Inks freebie sentiment from their Paper Craft Planet group from a while back. Please join us this week and maybe you will be the lucky weiner of a $10 gift certificate to the Tiddly Inks digi store.

Macabre Monday HDH085 - Gothic Pin-Ups

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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 HDH085 . 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 Ma

Simply Betty Stamps **FREEBIE** alert!

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 Betty is giving away a free digi from an upcoming line of Emos!  Just CLICK HERE to be sent over to the Simply Betty Stamps Facebook Fan page for details!  Scroll down to the April 14th post :)

Fiendishly Funny Friday

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If you aren't familiar with the cartooning brilliance of Dave Lowe , you are missing out. He is also a masterful prop builder and yard haunter!  

Wicked Wednesday - Zombie Apocalypse in pictures

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So my Macabre Monday project did not go as planned. I am working on another "something", but wanted to  bring you some Kitty Zombie Lovin' to keep you  satisfied until I complete, said project.  This concludes my Wicked Wednesday offering. Hopefully, I'll be back tomorrow with a real, CreepyG original zombie creation. I will try not to crumble under the pressure to create something truly amazing. I'll try, but I kinda think that was my downfall the first time around.  

Macabre Monday HDH084 - Zombie Apocalypse

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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 HDH084 . 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 Ma