Monday, 1 February 2016

THINGS TO ALTER...CHALLENGE #1




Well today has finally arrived,The brand new Challenge blog,
 THINGS TO ALTER
we are an anything goes Challenge
so as long as you follow the theme then jump in and play with us. 

The complete rules are in the bar at the top -
 We run from the 1st of the month til the 25th of each month.  .

You do not have to use products from
THINGS TO ALTER
in/on your entry, but a separate draw will be done for the folks that do.
  So you have two chances to win. 
 What do you win !!
 Well the prize is a box of goodness from the store.


Up until midnight tonight if you use the code final at checkout then you will get 25% off your order along with a bag of flowers, a bag of birds and 5 ATCs. 

This is the 1st challenge and
 its 
Anything goes but not cute !!


Here are the things I've made...
Perpetual calender
using a shadow box, 1x 3''bat and 48x 1''squares




Skull box using,
 1x 4''lattice, 1x 4''box and 1x3''skull with roses.






Pen holder ... using...
Yep you've guesses it... 1x pen holder!


Every thing i've used accept the paint, pencils,letter stamps hinges and designer papers come from Jac's store
THINGS TO ALTER.

Have fun everyone and remember to think outside that box !!


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

DAY #2 EDGAR ALLAN POE APPRECIATION HOP.

You can find all the details of this glorious 5 day hop
in the post below this one...or just click HERE.
Today I have another collection of POE creations for you.
A Poe inspired money box,
A coffin trinket box,
A tic-tac-Poe game,
Poe-sticks game,
A note pad and finally
an altered box.

Sorry I was late linking up today....
Poorly children are a huge drain on my time!
BDx

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

EDGAR ALLAN POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP.

Lost coast portal to creativity are hosting this blog hop to celebrate 
Edgar Allan Poe's birthday.
The hop will run from today, January 19th, Poe's Birthday, 
until January 23rd.
Please visit HERE for the rules...
there are very few....honestly.
At the bottom of this post you'll find a link-up...
please check out everyone's POE inspired projects.

I haven't as yet had time to make a new project
 so i'm sharing with you today some of my previous makes.

I hop you enjoy our little appreciation hop...
I'll have more POE inspired makes for you tomorrow.
BDx




Friday, 8 January 2016

NEW CHALLENGE AT QUOTH THE RAVEN

I haven't been around blogland for a while...
hope you had a great Christmas...and HAPPY NEW YEAR.
I had a lovely trip to the US... we really had a wonderful time...
Now its back to reality...
Our new challenge at 
began yesterday...
this month its ANYTHING POES...
I altered two wooden crosses...with stamped clay...
one with Poe's face, the other with the word 'love'.
 The colour in the bottom photo is more true to life... but the photo above shows the detail better.

You have until early february to join us... hope to see you soon. BDx

Thursday, 5 November 2015

NEW CHALLENGE AT QUOTH THE RAVEN

We have a new challenge for you starting today at
'' BUNCH OF POE-sies''
We'd like to see your projects that are POE related but also contain flowers.
I altered a wooden box....
using decoart products...embossed cardstock,
a photo of Poe ,
a length of fine chain and metal flowers.


You have until 2nd of DEC to enter this challenge.... 
lets see your POE-sies!
BDx

Sunday, 1 November 2015

NOVEMBER'S SMUDGY ANTICS CHALLENGE

October was a hectic month with the 31 days of Hallowe'en blog hop,
November should be a little calmer!
We have a new challenge starting today at
as always its ANYTHING GOES....
we do have an optional twist, this month its METAL MADNESS.
You have until the 27th of November to enter..... ages away!
My project for the challenge....
I used clay....on a wood heart.... and a gorgeous SMEARED INK real rubber stamps.
To get the metal effect I used Decoart  metallic lustre  and Antiquing creme.

I hope you'll join us this month....
the only requirement is that you use a SMEARED INK DIGI IMAGE OR REAL RUBBER STAMP.
BDx
I'd like to enter this in the challenges at...
SIMON SAYS STAMP MONDAY CHALLENGE....GLOSSY
WE LOVE TO CREATE...ANYTHING CREATIVE/MIXED MEDIA
MIXED MEDIA WORLD..... ANYTHING GOES ON WOOD

Saturday, 31 October 2015

HAPPY HALLOWE'EN ...DAY #31 0F THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN BLOG HOP.

It's DAY # 31 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN 
you can find all the detail of this amazing hop HERE.
The full blog roll is on my side bar where its been all month long.
Well its finally here.... the best day of the year!
The 31 days hop has come to an end....
my thanks to TERRA and TORI at SMEARED INK for organising it again this year....
and to all the blogger, hoppers and lurkers for amking it what it is....
the biggest and best hop in blog land.
My DAY#31 project is of cause POE....
Start with POE...end with POE....

 ...another altered coffin box... a fitting end...
 a clay cross on top with POE's face.... cob webs to compliment the spiders on the coffin.

Here is a picture of all my projects made for the 31 days together ...
many more than 31!


Thank you for visiting me today....I have had a wonderfully wicked time creating all these projects.
BDx


Friday, 30 October 2015

DAY #30 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN

It's DAY # 30 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN 
you can find all the detail of this amazing hop HERE.
The full blog roll is on my side bar and shall remain there all month long.
Here we are the last but one day...
so my DAY #30 project....
trying to make clay look like a lump of 'pig iron'...
you know the bit that slops over and dries in a lump.....
 As it's FRIDAY its SMEARED INK DAY.... so I used a smeared ink stamp.
 I hope it looks like a lump of malformed metal to you....
Also today there is a project from me on DE-STEMPELWINKEL  designers blog....
here's just a sneaky peek.
Thank you for stopping by again....
see you tomorrow for the very last post of this hop...
DAY #31
 HALLOWE'EN!  BDx

Thursday, 29 October 2015

DAY #29 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN

It's DAY # 29 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN 
you can find all the detail of this amazing hop HERE.
The full blog roll is on my side bar and shall remain there all month long.
 Today I have the last plaque to show you....
this one really needs to hang on my girls bedroom door....
but it'll probably end up on my craftroom door instead.
I used  stamps from DESTEMPELWINKEL , alphas, drips, splats plus the chain and barbed wire...

 .... I love those so much..... so real looking.... favourites of mine at the moment
 Thanks for stopping by again.... nearly at the end now....
see you tomorrow for DAY #30...BDx

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

DAY #28 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN

It's DAY # 28 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN 
you can find all the detail of this amazing hop HERE.
The full blog roll is on my side bar and shall remain there all month long.
Last WEDNESDAY of this hop....

Right...here we are with my DAY #28 PROJECT...
A pack of 13 wooden kiddies bricks...
with letters on two of the faces....

so that left me with 4 sides on each brick to alter...

 ...and make a box for them...
 .... I worked out how to leave the word POE free.....
Here is one side ...
 2nd side...
 third side....
 fourth side.....

You'd be surprised how difficult it is now 4 of the sides are decorated to put the pictures together....
childs play?   It keeps me amused for ages!
I've used a mix of stamps... Smeared ink, De-stempelwinkel and Tim Holtz.
Black paint for the bricks and red paint for all the letters... just a bit of daftness really.
Thanks for stopping by again....just 3 more days to go .... see you tomorrow for DAY #29. BDx

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

DAY #27 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN

It's DAY # 27 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN 
you can find all the detail of this amazing hop HERE.
The full blog roll is on my side bar and shall remain there all month long.
Last Tuesday of this hop....
I'm running out of steam now...
Right...here we are with my DAY #27 PROJECT...
an altered coffin box.... with a faux metal finish.

 I placed a clay cross I made on the lid... (stamped clay of cause... De-stempelwinkel skull in centre and SI stamp round edges.).... this was give the metal finish too....
 .... and inside the lid a stamped image from Third coast.... which now trades as Thirdstone... (thanks Leigh for the info,) some tiny roses and bugs!

Thanks for stopping by.... I am grateful for your comments... more so than you'll ever know!
see you again tomorrow for DAY #28. BDx

Monday, 26 October 2015

DAY #26 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN

It's DAY # 26 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN 
you can find all the detail of this amazing hop HERE.
The full blog roll is on my side bar and shall remain there all month long.
Here we are on the last Monday of the hop.... the month seems to have gone quickly....
although I must admit I'm about done now....last few projects to finish off...
got far more half prepped than I'll have a chance to finish....
so those'll be shown in November or December...
CREEPMAS is coming!
Right...here we are with my DAY #26 PROJECT...
''Remember''
A DAY OF THE DEAD SHRINE.
 Lots of cutting and snipping went on here....lots of layers with silicone.
I used an Aurora wings digi... and rubber alpha's from De-stempelwinkel.
 She looks quite nice with the tea-light lit.
Thanks for stopping by... hope you'll return tomorrow for DAY #27.
BDx
For my minion sister Donna.... I'm entering this at AURORA WINGS CHALLENGE.... DOTD.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

DAY #25 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN.

It's DAY # 25 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN 
you can find all the detail of this amazing hop HERE.
The full blog roll is on my side bar and shall remain there all month long.
Can't believe its just one week to go...
Happy Sunday... its the last Sunday of this month long hop...
its good to be on the home straight!
Here is my DAY #25
....just another couple of little note books from me today.....
1st one using an image from IKESART....
 ....and 2nd using one from Third coast....
need loads more of these by next Saturday.... need more time!
 Here's a little sneaky peek of my project thats on DE-STEMPELWINKEL today...
you'll see it during the hop.
..Thank you for taking time out of your weekend to stop by...
see you tomorrow for DAY #26....BDx

Saturday, 24 October 2015

DAY #24 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN

It's DAY # 24 OF THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWE'EN 
you can find all the detail of this amazing hop HERE.
The full blog roll is on my side bar and shall remain there all month long.
Can't believe its just one week to go...
Happy Saturday....
my girls have just left with my parents for a week up at the coast...
(until Friday...they have to be home for Hallowe'en)
I'll be joining them later in the week so need to get cracking on the last 7 projects!
Here is my DAY #24...
A little curio-house....
 loads of bits and bobs in it...
 SMEARED INK skull... IKES ART zombie cat....RSD dead bird...
 ....tiny stamped books...
 bones...real BONES and fake ones!
Thanks for stopping by today....
have a smashing weekend...see you tomorrow for DAY #25.
BDx