Saturday, 1 September 2012


I have some exciting news.....
Rick St Dennis is recruiting some people for a design team to show case his images. After applying in the manner that was required, I received back some images to use, to see how I did.
After submitting my projects, I was informed that green was not a favourite colour. Oh well.
My "Trick or Treat" bag with I have a New Tooth - Dracula , who is only a little boy, wasn't dressed as a grown up Drac.

Little Dracula was coloured using promarkers with ink distressed edging and a trio of bat sequins.
I used the head from the Pumpkin Witch to decorate the closure flaps with some "boo!+ ghosty" ribbon..
The box itself is constructed from one 12"x12" piece of orange card. To decorate - die cut spiders from glitter card on both sides with "Trick or Treat" cut using my cricut and coated with glossy accents and some "Happy Halloween" ribbon from stash. The back has a larger version of the same cut. some bigger gems for the spiders eyes.
The top is edged with black and lime green "drippy goo" punched card and the bottom with a fence.

My second project was made using Hannah Halloween. I liked the look on her face but it did remind me of those that have had too much of the giggle water. What better way of using her than on a bottle tag?

The tag was made using papers from the Authentique - "glowing" stack. One of a selection of labels, my daughter bought for me on a trip to the US, added the description of the bottle contents. Some home-made "burnt organza" flowers, some charms and a length of chain to hang round the bottle neck finished this all off.

My third project submitted was a twisted easel card. I used Devilina for this project. She struck me as a fiery kind of a gal and that's how she was coloured, with reds, oranges and yellows. Promarkers with just a touch here and there with sparkly gel pens.

 Some red distress ink to give that extra fiery glow aided by some red gems.
Some red lace stuck around the edge of a second, same size oval with the image panel stuck on top so that it's neat from the back as well.

Papers used are from Echo Park - Apothocary Emporium and BoBunny - Enchanted with a panel of embossed and distressed coredinations, all matted on torn hand made yellow paper. Some yellow and orange organza ribbon to blend the joins. The flowers are again home-made, using strips of the same ribbon and lace and are used to form the "stop". Some die cut swirls and the sentiment mat (seen just peeking out at the back) were cut from glitter card. All this attached to a black card base.

I'm looking forward to making a few more projects using yet more of Rick's fabulous images. Stay tuned..


  1. fantasic projects , love them all , funny i was just yeasterday looking on his etsy store ! grtas on your dt place hun x

  2. Well, I guess it was a matter of time before you hit the big time! Congratulations Helen! Rick would have been foolish NOT to pick you for his DT with those beautiful projects! I really like the unexpected and the unusual use of the green for little Drac's suit! Can't wait to see what else you create with Rick's cool images.

  3. WOW, Helen! I love your projects! can´t wait to see what comes next. XX

  4. WOWSERS Helen these are all simply stunning!!! I love them all but I must say the bottle tag is my favourite. I hope you are well congratulations again on being part of Rick's design team.

    Linda xxxx

  5. A huge congrats, Helen! I just bought 3 of Rick's images yesterday. You've done such a fab job with these. Can't wait to see more. xxD

  6. gorgeous Helen, love them all, very beautiful. Congrats

  7. Congratulations Helen. No are one of the few best of the best of the best I have ever seen. The images are so attractive and wonderful. colored perfect of course..I love you accessories they all work perfectly with each project. stunning.
    susan s.

  8. Dear Helen these are all wonderful projects. I think the green ones are just as great as the others. Vee xx

  9. PS to my earlier comment. Many congratulations on the new DT Vee xx

  10. Holly Shit woman!! I love all of your art work!! They are all Hella kewl, what a great job on each of them, I just truly love, love, love them all!!

  11. Fantastic stuff and congrats on the dt. I see nothing wrong with green weather you like the colour or not, I don't think it takes away from the level of the finish at all. xx