Monday, 28 April 2014

A Little Chemistry

Hellloooooo Blogging Buddies!

How are you all keeping these days? Hope life is treating you well??

I'm here today with a very quick make.

The current challenge at HDH is:

"Working in the lab, late one night".
Basically, we'd like to see your interpretation of a
mad scientist's lab, his creations, experiments, rats, beakers, etc..
Or maybe even your own experimentation. Be creative!

So I doodled another little 'Halloweenie' character to go with the rest of the collection.
This little fella is available in my Delicious Darkness Shop, and is named 'Halloweenie - Crazy Chemist':

He has been coloured digitally and printed three times for fussy cutting and layering up with foam pads. He was then layered onto some yellow card and stuck to a green base before edging with black ink.

Told you it was quick!! lol.
I was running out of time - got me a busy week ahead. Interviews, fetching Mum from airport, and a jollie planned for next week so I won't be around until 12th May!!

Catch ya later folks!!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Pretty Lillies

Helloooo my luvvlies!
How are you all keeping these days?? Hope all is well in your neck of the woods...?

Blowing a hoolie up here right now, just started raining too - shame, was nice earlier and I got some more seeds planted in the garden and greenhouse.

Thought I would pop by and show off the card I made for my Mum for Mother's Day. I know, I'm a bit behind in showing it, but I was a bit peeved that my Mum hadn't got it in time. Damned PO people kept a hold of it and asked for more money!! And that was after I had it put through the slot thingy in our local PO!! Went through fine up here. . . Pain in the butt...

Anyhoose, I went all pink and fluffy for this one.
Coloured up my Delicious Doodles 'Lilleth' image, and made my own papers for the backing. You can get those HERE

I cut a die frame out of some pink card I had so I could pop the image in it. I printed out my scanned in coloured image a few times so I could 'pop up' little elements like some of the flowers.

I dug out my feathers and found this gorgeous vibrant pink one that was just the right colour for this make and stuck it behind the image/frame. Then I rummaged round the ribbon drawer and found some bits to match.

Used some of those 'candy' dot things, in the corners and on the horizontal ribbon to tie it all together. Then it was all mounted onto some green bazzill before being put onto the plain white card base.

Here's hoping that Mum has this now.

Some challenges I am entering -

Digi Galore - Flowers
Brown Sugar - Mother's Day
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Flower Power
Paper Crafting Journey - For that Special Lady
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Girly
Fab 'n' Funky - Pink
Penny's Paper Crafty - Flower Power

Monday, 7 April 2014

Up-cycling, Steampunk Style

Helloooooo folks!
Happy Monday to ya! hee-hee.

***Warning - photo heavy post!***  
This past week or so has seen me busy battling away with glue and metallic paint. WHY do these things take soooooooooo long to dry!!?? LOL
And it was all for the minions in the dungeon so they can keep an eye on how late/early it is...Allow me to elaborate:

Our theme in the Haunted Design House this fortnight is:
StEaMpUnK JuNk
That's right, it's time to gather up those bits and bobs, odd and ends, and
make something Steampunk-y with them!
That's why there are metallic paints, right?
The idea is to reuse, or up-cycle something(s) in your junk drawer,
or something destined for the trash bin.
Make it into a Steampunk inspired project.
Got it?

Well, after rattling me feeble brains for a day or two I came to a decision to make something out of this old sweetie tin I have had lying around for months. A trip to the local DIY store and some plumbing/paint purchases later I had the inspiration to make a clock. Of course I had to go and buy me a clock movement thingy off ebay too. Sheesh, these minions are costing me a fortune!! lol

As I didn't have a clock face to go with my theme, I had to design one for myself. Luckily I had some of the elements to start with so I just threw them together and twiddled a bit, added some cogs and ta-da!

Anyroadup, this tin took a few layers of this metallic hammer effect paint so I didn't see the original colours anymore. Drilled a hole in the lid for the spindle of the movement to stick through. I stuck the box part to the back of the lid with foam pads, as the spindle was a tad too long. Then I stuck a load of bolt heads and random bits round the outside of the tin.

Around the face of the clock I added some washers, gems, and some wee hot glue fix metallic effect stud thingies on top of which I added some fake pin heads. The pic below shows those bits better. The hands of the clock were black, but they didn't look right. Luckily for me the opposite side of the hands were this lovely metal colour, so I flipped them and use that side instead!

Next was the stand thingy for the clock part to sit on. These were the plumbing bits I got from the DIY store. Hubby helped out here by cutting some bits of copper pipe from the shed so I could attach it all together. I took a couple of old door handles and attached them over the pipe before sticking them onto the backing piece of the clock. That was just a bit of canvas board I cut to size and painted. I added some cogs and bits to the bottom of it for decoration, and a piece of electrical connector thing to help it stay upright, as it was prone to swinging about.

On the back of that I have recycled a wee buzz-saw shaped thingy from a previous make, painted of course!

So here ya go with the final piccie of the finished clock!

Why don't you pop across to the HDH Blog and see what my minion mates have come up with this time? Fab stuff from them this week - and more delicious yummies to come next week too!! Oooo - and you can show off your lovely dark makes over on the HDH Facebook Group now as well - see ya there peeps!!

Friday, 28 March 2014

For the MIL

Howdeedoodlee folks!

Hope everyone is well and busy crafting away!?

We have Mother's Day here in the UK this Sunday. Not that anybody in this house is bothered. Lucky to get a card from my lot...except the wee one who still likes to make a card for me (bless xx)

Still, I had to make a couple of cards for my Mum and the hubby's Mum, so I'm here to show the one that I did for MIL using a wee paper I fashioned from the main image -

She was coloured with my watercolour pencils, then scanned and printed.
Matted onto some pinky coloured bazzil, a strip of lace and some card candy dots, and voila - done!!

I also printed the butterfly bigger so I could use that in my design too.
I am hoping to get some time soon to play with that paper and maybe get a wee set into the shop for ya!!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend, and (if you are in the UK) I hope you enjoy your Mother's Day goodies!!


Some Challenges I am entering this card into -

Cute Card Thursday - Floral Delights
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Things with Wings
Scrapper's Delights - Mother's Day/Special Lady
Craft Your Passion - Mother's Day/For the Ladies

Monday, 24 March 2014

A Bit of Skull-duggery

Hiya folks!

Bbbrrrrrr, cold wind today, but the sun is out and that's making for a not-too-bad day here in northern Scotland. Glad we missed out on the snow that flew across the country this weekend!!

So, here I am (a bit late as I've been gardening) with my DT make for the new theme at HDH, Macabre Monday. 
This time it's all about the SKULLS - we want to see a veritable Skull-Fest!!

I started making a wee Tarot card set, just for fun.
Used my Pile o' Bones paper as a backing for the playing cards. Made me a template for them and cut out about eight so far. Didn't realise that there are 72 cards in a full pack. . .hmmmmm

I used 'Angel of Death' for my Death Tarot.
And I have use my newest dark image 'Cranium Caresses' for the High Priestess one. Yeah, I know they aren't factually correct or anything, but hey, I'm not doing it to start reading the cards. Just a bit of fun really.

 I have also created a wee box to put the cards in. Took an old card packet and used that as a template, then covered it with embossed black card and smeared the surfaces with metallix waxy stuff. One wee die cut shape and another (unreleased) image for the front, and voila!!

So there you have it then peeps!

Wonder if I can find any challenges for this to be entered into...somehow I doubt there will be very many. . .

 Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Anything Goes
Just For Fun - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Texture
(embossed box)
Stampin For The Weekend - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes