Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Simply Betty and Haunted Design House

This week I have added Haunted Design house and Simply Betty challenge together.  Haunted design house is to use two patterned papers and simply betty a creepy crimbo tree.

The image is a simply betty crimbo one and I changed a bit of snow on the tree to a hand (pretty gruesome but very creepy)  This little guy would stop at nothing to get the last tree in the shop, just look at his saw!!  On one of the christmas baubles it says the last tree in the shop, say no more.  For the blood it was a little trick that Scrapbooking is Cheaper than Therapy had on her site, which was to mix 3d gloss with red ink (I used paint).  I put a lovely little feather behind the sentiment bauble that my lovely friend Netty sent to me.

Anyway this one doesn't look like I employed my 3 and 1 year old to make like the last two this one has moved up to the status of a chimp hehe.

Andrea C x

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Simply Betty 12 days of Crimbo Day 1

Pretty shocking entry and I apologise, terrible terrible terrible left it to the last minute to do my card as the wee fella had earache and is now on antibiotics to clear it up and the two little ladies are both ill again!!!  I don't know what I will do when I run out of excuses for how pants my cards are haha.  One week when the kids are all fine and I have had a decent nights sleep I will have to put my hands up and say you got me I am crud at making cards haha.

Anyway here is my lame attempt for the Simply Betty Challenge 12 days of Christmas Day 1, but you gotta love the image she is gorgeous.  She is Gigi and she is one of the Simply Betty Halloween Images.

Andrea C x

Friday, 26 November 2010

Simply Betty Winner

Well it was between me and Rosa and we both won challenge #6 at Simply Betty Challenges so ... very kind of Betty.

I got a badge and got to pick three of the punky teen christmas digis, amazing!!!!   I have already printed out my halloween digi to enter in the latest challenge which is in the spirit of christmas.  Lots of prizes to be had so you better get your skates on I know I am :)

Thanks again Betty

Andrea C x

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

A little painting I have started work on

I drew this a while ago have lost the actual drawing but had uploaded it to docrafts that is why it is so small.
The painting I have started and as usual I will get so far and throw it in the garage and it will never see the light of day again.  Really need a proper work space where I can leave my craft/art stuff lying about and not have to tidy it up three times a day.

Just thought I would share it before I get disinterested haha my hubby says Im like a little squirrel that is doing something then a shiny nut catches it's eye before it runs off then again etc.  FOCUS!!!!

Andrea C x

Macabre Monday - A Nightmare on Elm St

This week for Macabre Monday at Haunted Design House the challenge is something to do with a nightmare on elm st. 

I painted freddy and added a clay hand and I wrote this is just a dream like Nancy said.  He is melting from behind but can you be sure it is just a dream!!!

Anyway two pics one with a flash one without. 

Andrea C x

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Oh Alice Chapter 40 - Hooka are You?

Well over the past couple of months I have seen some of the amazing creations that Creepy Glowbugg has been making for the oh alice challenge blog and was totaly wowed.  I have been meaning to enter for a while but have been so busy lately that crafting is a big rarity.  So when I saw this weeks challenge could be to incorporate butterflies I knew I would be able to enter as it is my daughter's 4th birthday in January and she wants a little tea party so I have been thinking of things to make her and she loves pink and butterflies and princesses and fairies etc etc (very girly, unlike Mummy dearest).

I cut the butterflies some out of glittery pink card and some out of old cereal boxes and painted pink and added some stickles.  I used some funny type knittingy wool stuff (hmm even sounds strange to me) to wrap around the top main part and added some pink feathers.  I made the roses out of cardstock and added them to the end of each side.  For the main butterfly I made a bead body and added a head bead with antennae.

Anyway my daughter caught sight of it and was so delighted so the main person pleased.

Andrea C x

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Simply Betty #6

At Simply Betty Challenges this week it is a thanksgiving place setting.  Well we don't celebrate thanksgiving here so I thought I would just do a ta place setting.  I am very thankful for my family, crazy as they are...

Very plain and simple as I couldn't dare to detract away from the image.  Can you tell I love these images...  Can't wait to use the other five I bought hehe.

I coloured him using copics and promarkers.

The back just states ta and matches the front.

Oh and Ta means Thank You

I promise to do better soon, just am time limited at the moment and my two daughters are not very well and extremely clingy little monkeys.

Andrea C x

HDH - Ravenous Ravens

This week at Haunted Design House is to incorprate ravens into your project.  I just love the new simply betty steampunk images and had to have them all, so I have used one for this challenge and he is lamenting his lost love Lenore, the raven I outlined is sitting on an outline of the bust of Pallas, anyway I placed them on a photograph that we purchased about a year ago in a gallery in Kirkudbright.  It's actually a crow's foot but what the hoo still looks cool to me.

I really have to apologise for the photograph but it is so dull here and I am terrible at taking photos at the best of times, the hubby is the photographer in this house and he is working so....

Andrea C caw caw x

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Haunted Design House - 064 Barb's Sketch

This week at Haunted Design House there is a sketch by Barb.  I don't really have time this week as it is my son's birthday on Saturday and it is a bit hectic.  Took a little time out to throw this together, pretty simple and some might say rubbish! that someone would be me.


Here is the fab sketch by Barb.

Andrea C x

Friday, 5 November 2010

OMG Steampunk Images at Simply Betty Stamps

I for some time have been planning on doing some images using steampunk and today I saw on the manic world of mrs wreymaster's blog that simply betty had some steampunk images available.  I went over to check them out and they are outstanding!!!  Seriously best images I think I have ever seen, love love love them.

Now I have to beg my hubby for a few as with crimbo coming up we are rooked buying for our three monsters and the rest.

Go here to check them out seriously you will defo want them all, and you can blame it all on me hehe.

Have a great weekend everybody and I will be back on Monday.

Andrea C x

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


OO er missus!! Can you believe that Creepy Glowbugg has passed on an attitude award to me and 4 others (one that she is very deserving of hehe).  Well a big thank you.

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Now as a result, I have to list 3 things that make me different, and then I get to nominate 5 blogs of boastful attitude:

1.  I come from a family of weirdos, my hubby is weird, my kids are weird, my brother is weird, my parents are weird and lastly I am weird, and we wear our weirdo badges with pride.
2.  Housework doesn't even get a look in when a craft project comes to fruition let's just say that the house looks like a craft bomb has been set off.
3.  I'm not well liked outside my family and I don't even care (see point 1):

So now for the five people I would nominate of which Creepy would defo be on itand Barb  (but Creepy also picked her)  from Haunted Design House  but alas she gave me the award so....

1. Netty she's not really attitude as much as different and cool.
2. Another MD Crabbie her creations are full of attitude
3. Popsicle Toes she can do attitude with a lovely twist of slightly dark
4. Susan's Crafy Chaos her sentiments are ace and stocked full of attitude
5. Blackdragon's Craft, she has a very dark way of creating wonderful things

Andrea C x