Saturday 1 June 2013

It's FREEBIE Saturday

The tradition was started a couple of months ago whereby Rick St Dennis would post some freebie digis on the first Saturday of a month to the blogs Sparkle & Glitter with Rick and to Airless Chambers. The more traditional image for everyday use to the Sparkle & Glitter and the edgier image to Airless Chambers. Today is that first Saturday and hence the posts have gone up. Not only is there the opportunity to snag two fabulous images from the pen of Rick but also a chance to win more. All that is needed is for projects to be made using these images and to be linked up to the respective blogs so that the EDT members can come along to your blogs and leave some bloggy love. We will then choose the projects to win and more images will be awarded to the artist that created those projects. Simple! For more details, you'll have to visit both blogs.
For my contribution to the mix of amazing projects from my fellow EDT members I have made a card with Desdemona, who can be found on the Sparkle & Glitter Blog. Then an ATC with the little Running Skull Man found on Airless Chambers.

first up: DESDEMONA
Isn't she a beauty! Coloured with promarkers, added accents with sparkly gel pen and some green stickles  before mounting on some BP from Bobunny, weekend market collection. Some glitter card mats with some old green BP in between that I have stashed away (donated to my stash when I first started card making and not well loved lol). All mounted onto some pale cream homemade paper then the card base. The doilies, again old stash. The sketch used for inspiration can be found on Sweet Sketch Wednesday and the doilies fitted nicely into it.
The flourishes are cut from more of the glitter card with a TH die. Flowers are from stash with a blingy brad to hold together.
A close-up of our leading lady
Next we have this cute little Skully Running Man
 Again, coloured with promarkers before mounting onto an ATC.
He kind of reminded me of Jim Carey in The Mask - hence the green colouration. 
The ATC bg is a stamp from a "Darcie's" set featuring a picture of a haunted house. This was stamped with glue before applying gilding flakes. The sentiment is from the same set and the tag it's on can be swung up behind our little man. A kind of "secret message".

Now get on over to the Sparkle & Glitter and Airless Chambers blogs and snag those freebies. While you're there, do have a wonder through some of the amazing tutorials that have been posted on each. Don't forget to leave Rick some love. He really appreciates it as you can well imagine.

I'd like to enter my Desdemona card into the challenge at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Used their inspirational sketch
Bloggers Challenge - To Die for - Use a die cut

My ATC and my card both fall into the criteria over at Left of Centre Challenges so will be entering them into their challenge of LOC and/or two designer papers.


  1. Love them both but specially the skully man. Love the colours you used for this guy

  2. Beautiful creation and coloring of the images.

  3. Love your card. Your images are fabulous. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  4. Wow, those flourishes are FAB! And I love your little skull dude! So cute. Thanks for joining us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

  5. fabby both of them helen, gorgeous creations

  6. Great colors and love the flourishes. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  7. What an amazing creation! So much detail it's hard to take it all in, but it's just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  8. Such gorgeous colouring! That little skully guy reminded me of the Mask too :D xx

    Btw you could also enter these into our challenge over at Left of Center too if you wanted :)
    Love n hugs
    Shell xxx

  9. Wonderful work on each piece. I am not a big doily person but love how you used them on the first card. Tag - awesome...I was thinking of Jim Carey before I read your details, great job.

  10. What a fabulous card! Love those die cuts you used. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  11. What an amazing card I love all your detail and those lovely dies. Wonderful embellishments perfect finishing touch to a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  12. Terrific card - what an image and your coloring is fab. I am so impressed with your homemade paper - lovely touch. Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  13. Helen,
    I think you did a beautiful job on both of your projects, Love your coloring GF!