Monday 16 April 2012


Doesn't Monday come round quickly! Seems like only a week ago that I invited eveyone to join in the fun over at Smudgy Antics' last challenge. We had a fantastic response. This week the challenge is a "bingo card challenge"

There, not difficult to choose 3 in any row from that lot. I actually went for everything but ran out of room for the paint element.

  • Embossing - The spider webs from Candy is Dandy rubber set heat embossed in black.
  • Flowers - home made with skull centres, little black roses adorn the main skull and flowers on the BP (Jem's Designs' Gothic CD)
  • Pins - 2 pins - pearls coloured with black alcohol ink - Duck Pond Crafts
  • Skull - The main image is one of the sugar skulls from Smeared Ink.- decoupaged up and dipped in UTEE; there are skulls in the flowers and skully paper used (Jem's Designs)
  • Black - you can see all the black :)
  • Metal - on the pins surrounding the pearls
  • Distressed - all the paper and card have been distressed with sandpaper on the edges and black DI used.
  • Ribbon - There is black velvet ribbon and lace ribbon here.
So almost a full house
The image was coloured with promarkers before scanning and printing out 6 times. Various bits cut out and off, layered up with pinflair glue, then given a coat of UTEE. This was attached to a frame cut from glossy black cs using a cricut. One of the skully ones from the Happy Hauntings cart. Black roses and pins behind it. Mounted on plain black cs.
Paper was heat embossed before attaching to matt black cs easel card base together with ribbon and lace.
The stopper flowers were attached to a flower shape nestie cut matted base.
Here the dimension is clearer.

All that remains to be said is "get those projects linked up peeps to Smudgy Antics so we can come and admire them. There is a prize but you have to be a follower to be entered into the draw. Some people lately have forgotten this bit and their entry had to be excluded from the draw which is a real shame because they have been amazing projects."

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Craft your Passion - Die cut/punches - the flowers are made from a punch and their base is nestie die cut, The main image is sitting on a cricut die cut.
Lexi's Creations - Die cut/punches
House of Gilli - Flowers
Paper Creations Ink - April showers brings may flowers - use flowers
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes


  1. There are some gruesome goings on in that card! The overall effect is fabulous though Helen. I love how you made the large skull x

  2. WOW Helen, this is very Goth like! Very clever use of the skulls as flower heads. Awesome.

    Linda xxx

  3. Helen, this is extraordinarily good. I love all the attention to detail and you have certainly packed in those required elements. Fabulous crafting!
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

  4. love your card so much to see, fab go at the challenge,

  5. Gorgeous much to see. I can see why you couldn't fit the paint on LOL

  6. An really different card. I didn't see such card often.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

  7. Unique and unusual, Crom! I have to wear two hats this morning and say, "So glad you entered our challenge at Lexi's Creations and at Paper Creations Ink. I hope we're going to see your work again. We love regulars. :-D
    NanaConnie DT and GDT

  8. Oh my, I love the skull flowers! Awesome card.

  9. Stunning!So much work has gone into much detail ...amazing...i love it!Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck!
    Hugs Jo x

  10. Wow! This is spooktacular! love the design and awesome detail!!
    Thankyou for joining us PaperCreations Ink Challenges
    Lynn xx

  11. Hmph! Over achiever! LOL, Just kidding! This turned out absolutely fabulous, Helen! I love it!!!

  12. Awesome how you have included nearly all the elements in your card. I just love what you have done, its really great. One of my bosses loves skulls and has them absolutely everywhere, I am beginning to appreciate them as well

    Thanks so much for entering your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I always look forward to your unique creations :)

  13. wow this is sooooooo great :-)))) My son loved your card :-) great idea - thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

  14. Wow, what an amazing card! A lot of work went into this card. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time!

    DT Member
    Celestial Things