Saturday, 14 January 2012


There's not that many challenges that I regularly participate in. This is due, purely, to time constraints. There are now three that I will endeavour to take part in as many challenges as I can though this year.
There is a new challenge blog on the block. One that is dedicated to the Master, E.A.Poe, called Quoth the Raven, Nevermore and the first challenge is to create something That shall bear the mark of 'The Raven' in whichever form or guise that pleases you.
Then there's the challenge over at Smudgy Antics to "Recycle".
Lastly, but by no means least, there's Haunted Design House where the challenge this week is Metal Mania".
This week I managed to combine all three together.
My little offering this week is a necklace with a presentation box.

I have had these little cameos in my stash since last year, itching to use them but never quite getting round to it. Never seeing quite the setting I wanted to attach it to. Until last week that is.
As well as attching the cameo, I also glued in some tiny deep red pearls into the dimples.

The recycling bit is that I used an old bracelet for the clasp and some of the beads from an old broken necklace.

This is modelled by my future DIL with the promise that her face shall not be seen devoid of makeup.

Then there's the box.

Homemade box covered with paper from EchoPark. The edges inked over with black soot DI. A piece of lace at the "window" and one of the ravens from the "Quoth the Raven" stamp set from Smeared Ink. Stamped several times and layered up with pinflair glue then dipped in UTEE after a light dusting with purple, green and blue DI to highlight the black.

I am entering this into the challenges listed above
Smudgy Antics - Recycle
Haunted Design House - Metal Mania
Quoth the Raven, Nevermore - Ravens
- 3-D decoupage - the Raven
Designed2Delight - Use a heart - there are 4 on the necklace
Drunken Stampers - Love - Inspired by The poem about love


  1. My goodness woman you have been busy! These are all brilliant. Love your necklace x

  2. wow love the necklace and the raven box awesome job, tha ks for playing at smudgy antics

  3. AWESOME - the box is amazing with the fantastic 3D raven and that necklace is absolutely stunning. Just breathtaking. The cameo is tremendous :-D
    Thank you for joining us at QTR, Smudgy Antics and HDH :-D
    Ike xxxx

  4. FAB job combining all three challenges Helen:)
    Your necklace is beautiful!.... where did you get that cameo surround.... it is Stunning! and your box....WOW! you used lace..... a girl after my own heart :)
    Thanks for joining us at Quoth the Raven :)

  5. Helen... jaw droppingly beautiful. The necklace is gorgeous....shame the lass had no make up on :).... and the raven topped box is stunning. You never cease to amaze and inspire me.
    Thanks for playing at HDH, Smudgy antics and QTR.
    much love always xxx

  6. Wow! You went above and beyond! You have so many talents! i love both of your creations! Thanks for playing with Smudgy Antics :)

  7. These are gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight this week!

  8. Really gorgeous creations!:)