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HDH091 - E.M.O.

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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 HDH091 . 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 an

Fiendishly Fun Friday - Island of the Dolls

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Teri, don't read any further, you won't like it :P Today's FFF post is about La Isla de la Munecas, or the Island of the Dolls. It sounds like it should be full of pretty pink lace and plastic tea sets, doesn't it? Well, it's actually a macabre tourist attraction to the south of Mexico City, festooned with thousands of decomposing and mutilated dolls on display. The area is filled with canals and waterways, and in amongst these is a small uninhabited island. Don Julian Santana moved to this island in the 1950's, hoping to find peace and refuge from the modern world. However, he came to believe that the island was haunted by the ghost of a young girl who had drowned in one of the canals in the 1920's. Reports vary, but the dolls are either for the little girl's ghost to play with, or to ward off other evil spirits that roamed the area and which were scaring the little girl. Either way, the hermit would fish out old dolls he found in the canals and place t

SBS 50's Emos Final Preview & Release Day!

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It's here!  The Simply Betty Stamps 50's Emos Release  :)  Be sure to pop over to the Simply Betty Stamps blog for details on how to get your mitts on these images!  Now, on to today's preview 50's Emo Betty: I HAD to ghoul this one up!  Betty is just so happy rolling around on her skully skates... and why shouldn't she be smiling?  Nothing is better than a little brain burger, right? Yes, our awesome Creepy Glowbugg made some custom GlowBwainz for me :)  Thanks, Glo!  As soon as I saw this image I knew I had to have 50's Betty serving up a little sumpin' sumpin' "off menu" so-to-speak :) That's it for this week's release!  Don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT has done with this image!  Enjoy! card recipe: image:  50's Emo Betty (SBS) sentiment:   More Bone Appetit (TAC) paper:   Bazzill & Neenah cardstocks, patterned paper from stash (can't remember) other:   custom GlowBwainz , Copic markers,

Macabre Monday HDH090 Necro Neck Wear

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As soon as I heard HDH was being sponsored this week by none other than the uber wicked, Kustom Kaskets , I knew exactly what I wanted to create for the challenge. The "Necro Neck wear" challenge is to create a piece of  original  artwork that may be chosen as a new design for Kustom Kaskets , and they will also make the winning design into a pendant for one lucky wiener!!! How cool, right?!  Earlier this week, I debuted a re purposed piece of religious sculpture that turned out quite awesome. My dear friend and  fellow team mate, Andrea, popped my Zombie Buddha into an ornate frame and I must admit, I would totally rock this piece!!!        I actually did come up with an original piece of art to submit for this challenge as well. I bought this adorable little 3" x 3" canvas and easel a while back and thought it was the perfect size for this challenge. I realize it may be a bit large for an actual pendant, but it did keep my scale in check. It was nice to work

SBS 50's Emos Preview Day 5

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Here's one for the guys!  Can't you just hear "Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey" in the background?! 50's Emo Christian: Yep.  I went pretty traditional with this one ;)  Although, I did sneak an extra skully in there... I couldn't help it.  LOVE the shoes!  I went a little darker on the skin tone shadow (E13) and me likey! And was hair THE thing in the 50's?  Me thinks yes.  However, this guy doesn't have that duck-butt-'do... sorry, I keep flashing back to "Grease" :)  And, yes, I had to add the blue streak in his hair... he IS an EMO after all. Tomorrow is Release Day!  And just wait until you see what I "cooked" up for you >:) Don't forget to stop by the Simply Betty Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT has been up to! card recipe: image:  50's Emo Christian (SBS) rubber stamp sentiment:  Sweet Goodies (TAC) paper:   Little Yellow Bicycle Booville, Bazzill & Neenah cardstocks other:  Copic Markers, misc.

SBS 50's Emos Preview Day 4!

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I missed the whole first half of the week of previews, but be sure to go to the Simply Betty Stamps blog to check out what you've missed! Today, we have 50's Lola :   Are you diggin' that big boo-font hair?!  It was screamin' to be green, so.  And this Lola image DOES have the rest of her body, but I just wanted to accentuate that hair :) Release day is Friday, and I whipped up a pretty fun one for you.  It couldn't have been done without Creepy Glowbugg... curious?  Tomorrow I've got a not-so-creepy card that would be perfect for the dude in your life... tune in! card recipe : image:   50's Emo Lola (SBS) paper:  We R Memory Keepers Heebie Jeebies, Bazzill & Neenah cardstocks other:  Copic markers, Nestabilities, May Arts velvet ribbon, misc. black trim

HDH090 - Necro Neckware

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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 HDH090 . 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

Upcoming Skull Appreciation Day!

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The awesomeness known as Skull-A-Day is attempting to get June 4th as an official internationally recognized Skull Appreciation Day!  How cool is this?  I KNOW!  Please go HERE for all of the info. And the Smeared and Smudged forum group is doing their part by hosting a Skull Appreciation Day blog hop!  Fun fun fun... click HERE for the info on how to join us! Are you going to do YOUR part?!

It's a Blast from the Past Simply Betty Stamps Release

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I won't have anything to show you until Wednesday, but be sure to check out the Simply Betty Stamps blog for previews all week long!

Simply Betty Stamps Scrapbooking DT Call...

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Yep!  That right :)  If you have been luvin' the SBS images you've been seeing so much here at HDH, then how about doing a little try-out to get on Betty's new Scrapbooking design team! Get all of the details for the DT call and other exciting events HERE !!

Fiendishly Fun Friday - A Softer World

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Meep, I nearly forgot it was Friday today, and we couldn't leave you without a bit of fiendish fun to start your weekend, so here's A Softer World by Emily Horne and Joey Comeau . A touch of surreality (?) to go with our Dali challenge :P Copyright © 2010 by Emily Horne and Joey Comeau

Dali Delusions Macabre Monday offering

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When I first read the idea of a Salvador Dali inspired challenge I was very intrigued and immediately began  designing (in my head) my project. I opted for a mixed media kind of project, using various Dali images and quotes. I used an 8" x 10" stretched canvas, painted with metallic shades of teal, silver, purple, and black.   I knew this Dali image from The Octopode Factory would come in handy. I also found a use for some creepy doll eyes, and destashed a bunch of brads. The melting clock is another Octopode image. I used Glossy Accents to make the watch face shiny and dimensional. I added a photo of Dali and Walt Disney, a couple of cool quotes and some decoupaged mulberry paper.  I used more quotes around the outside of the canvas and sealed everything with polyurethane. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you were able to glean some inspiration for your own project. You have until Sunday at 10 PM CST to enter!   

HDH089 - Dali Delusions

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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 to your post back here in the linky tool. 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 HDH089 . 4. 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

Just a little note...

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For those of you new to Haunted Design House, I'd like to let you know about my "normal" blog:  Foster Design House Most of my creepiness is here at HDH, but if you need a shot of nice & normal, you can head over that way :)  In fact, today I posted some lovely mythical creature cards... they might be up your alley... in a not-so-creepy way ;)

SBS Teen Scene - Release Day!

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It's finally here :)  The Simply Betty Stamps DT girls are doing a little hop to show off the last of the new Teen Scene rubber stamp images!  So, if you've arrived from Guest DT Lisa's blog , then you are on the right track... if not, be sure to start at the Simply Betty Stamps blog for details on how to get these awesome images at a discount... or even FREE! Today we're showcasing Teen Scene Chaos & Christian : Gotta love that little lizard hangin' off of the skateboard! This image is perfect for a tween, teenager, young adult... or if your man is like mine:  eternal kid-at-heart kinda guy :) And check it... I used yet another of Creepy Glowbugg 's GlowSkullz !!  I just love those little things :)  A little MS edge punch action, a retired TAC sentiment stamp, Copic markers, Neenah & Bazzill cardstocks, and some fun paper from my stash and it's a wrap. Your next stop on this Teen Scene creative ride is Carla !  Be sure to hop by everyone&#

Fiendishly Fun Friday 13th - introducing Misery Bear!

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You can see more adventures starring this not-so-cheerful little chappie HERE :)

Happy Birthday to The Agent of the Abominable... Andrea!

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That's right folks, today we celebrate the birth of one of HDH's Macabre Minions, Andrea !  Happy birthday, girl!  Obviously you haven't received your card yet, since I haven't sent it, but maybe me posting it today will be of some comfort :) Who DOESN'T want a cocktail on their birthday?  Come on... at least one, right?  I just LOVE this Tickled Pink image, Lilith... and I thought the look on her face summed up what many of us feel about birthdays :) Not that Andrea feels that way, but you know what I'm sayin'. I hope your day was fantastic, Andrea... thanks for all you do here at HDH, and have a cocktail on me!