Saturday, 4 June 2016

SKULL APPRECIATION DAY 2016

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My sincere thanks to Terra for organising this event this year....
its been to long since we did this!
Below is the full blog roll...
I'm sure these talented crafty folks have many projects to amaze and inspire you.
Terra
Black Dragon
Jorgey
Susan S
Julia
Alex
Alison
Ike
Leigh
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity
Katie Deadly Little Witch
Susan R
Dream In Darkness

I really have been such a flake lately.....
so I'll start off with...
HDH MACABRE MONDAY
We had a minions reunion last week which I joined in with....
Here are the SKULL projects I made for this event.
 Smeared ink skulls and De-stempelwinkel letters...
on the plaque...
 Smeared ink stamps on the altered skull...
...and on the altered candle holder.

This plaque I made specially for today...using a SMEARED INK STAMP....
They're still some of my favourite stamps ever!

 This is the side view of another altered tealight holder....SMEARED INK STAMP yet again...
 from the side with a gorgeous raven ...yep you guessed it...Smeared ink...
top of the holder... just for clarity.
 
 Finally for good measure 2 x  ATCS...
 both Smeared ink skull stamps....
 ....can you all tell I miss the old Smeared and Smudged /Smeared ink days....?
this ol'dragon feels quite home sick sometimes.
Hope you all enjoy this hop.... thanks for stopping by... now off you hop to
the very talented as well as lovely...Jorgey ...
she'll have something to really WOW you.
BDx


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

THINGS TO ALTER...JUNE 2016

      Its been awhile since I blogged anything.... 
I hope to get back into the swing from now on.

                  We have a new challenge for you at 
 The theme is Anything goes 
 you don't have to use 'Things to Alter'
 products.... Any altered project is fine by us....
but if you do use THINGS TO ALTER goodies ....GREAT....
Please let us see what you do with them.

The prize for the winner is a box of MDF goodies.

We also have a Facebook group for sharing your work feel free to post your makes on there and the team will leave you some love.
 Here is a link to the group


Here is my altered project for this month.
A £3.00 heart-shaped wooden box given a total makeover.
The winged skull and all the little 'hex-nuts' are from THINGS TO ALTER





Its quite a transformation...
lots of 'funky foam' embossed foil...sand...mount board ....a spring and paint.
I hope to see your altered projects very soon.
BDx

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

FAMILY OF MACABRE STAMPERS MEMBERS BLOG HOP 2015

With the closure of Smeared ink at the begining of the year,
the fb group ceased to be the Smeared and smudged group...
we changed the name to FAMILY OF MACABRE STAMPERS...
changed a few rules.... and forgot about the blog hops!
BUT....
we're back with a members hop every month....
below is the blog roll for our 1st hop of 2016,
please vist everyone on the list...we'd really like it if you'd leave us a  little luv!

SHELLEY
BLACKDRAGON

My offering isn't macabre in the slightest...
don't really know what happened...
other than I found hidden in a long forgotten drawer loads of stamps I'd brought and never used.
I stripped an old board book of the girls.....
 ....and did the 1st two pages....
 I stamped and masked loads of the 'Sweetpea' stamps i found...
to make a collage of faces,
I kept the colours limited....
 ..... and stamped the other page with lots of 'good' words.
I used some great grungy stamps too.

Sorry my project is not macabre....
i'll try harder next month!
Thanks for visiting today. BDx

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