Monday, August 13, 2012

Back with a SPLASH!

Hello Blogland! I am finally back after months of not crafting at all. This card has been a work in progress. I colored up Cordelia by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps about a month or so ago and chose the papers as well but she sat on my desk till this morning. When I say the challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NO PEOPLE ALLOWED! I knew I had to finish this card.

I was going for a Madison from SPLASH theme. One of my Favorite Movies! I think she turned out pretty good. And the Mermaid Sentiment was perfect! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pandora's Box

It's time for a new challenge with the Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls! Since it is the 3rd Thursday of the month, this is our altered challenge. So what do you have to do this time around? Well, our challenge is Pandora's Box. So please make a project with a box. You can make the box yourself, or use a store bought one that you can alter. But be sure to keep it creepy!

I know we all somethings feel like someone has opened Pandora's box,
like all the craziness in the world is taking over.
So I decided to make my box creepy but fun.



I painted an old cigar box and decorated the outside with
a single skull and purple roses. The inside is filled with
hand dyed felt and various Stampotique heads.

I added wiggly eyes to the three in a round.
Can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Wicked Blog Hop!

Welcome to Forever Nights Wicked Blog Hop.  
Glad you can join us on this Freaky Friday the 13th! 
This weeks Challenge is full of super wicked fun for all of us here at Forever Night Challenges.
 Our Wicked blog hop starts with creations from our Night Crew so just hop over to each of our Night Crew designers for some Wicked Inspiration, then come back here , submit a wicked creation of your own for a chance to win some great prizes from our sponsors!  
All of our Night Crew members have designed projects using Smeared Ink digital stamps
 Thank you to our awesome Creepy Sponsors
$15 "digi shopping spree"
Winner will receive 4 digi stamps

Want {ippity}?
 Giving Away a shopping gift certificate to their store.
Giving Away 2 digi's 

Here is my wicked offering using Smeared Ink's
I See You!

Next on the Wicked Hop is the creeptastic

 And if you get lost on the way just head back over to
Forever Night Challenges to find your way.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rotten Eggs for a Wicked Easter!

The Dolls have a fun challenge for you this week. 
Rotten eggs for a wicked Easter...
Create a dark Easter project.

I got to use Judy Easter from the fun 
And they are available this week
in Digi form!

So here she is...

Too cute!
I hope everyone has a nice Easter
and you get lots of Chocolate!

Can't wait to see your creations.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Wickidz Friday!

It's the Wickidz release day
and I have the last three kidz to show you.
to see all the great creations.
And don't forget to visit Simply Betty Stamps
to purchase your Wickidz.

Boris Jr.


Aren't they all great fun?
I just love the awesome sentiments too.
Thanks for all the nice comments, they make my day!

Thursday, March 29, 2012


I have something very special for you today! It's a preview for the new Simply B Collection, the Wickidz. By Artist Alexander Landish!  Alexander always seems to be able to get Bettys concepts just right!  She's a big fan of his work and so asked him to do a few things for her in his style!  A bit darker than her own normal stuff, but still cute and quirky!  It was only fitting that the Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls work with the darker side of SBS. So the creepier images, the darker stuff, will be released through us. Our releases will be the last 2 days of the month, though this time around, we are starting it a day early.  SO let's get on with the show...
 Here are the first 3 Wickidz.  

Be sure to check out all The Dolls creepy projects at
And be sure to come back tomorrow for
the final three reveals!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Goth it up!

Hi and welcome to another Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge.
This time it's a Double whammy,
Alter an item by Gothing up a cute image.

I altered this little picture frame with a Gothed up image
of Alice. It's an image by Danita available from Crescendoh

So now it's your turn! What are you going to alter? 
What cute thing are you going to blacken and creep out??? We can't wait to see!

We have decided to change things up a bit. The first Tuesday of the month 
we are going to have you make any kind of project you want,
 as long as it follows the parameters of the challenge. 
The third Tuesday of the month, will be an altered item challenge...
so that means no cards, scrapbook pages, etc. 
You've gotta alter something, that falls in line with that challenge. 
Also, every once and a while, Ms. Betty Boo is going to have we Dolls 
do some very special releases for her. These will happen on the 
 last 2 days of the month. We won't have releases here every month,
 but I will tell you that March will have a release! 
So be on the lookout and spread the word!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Hi! The Dolls are back and we have a
Alter it challenge

This challenge will run for 2weeks and the winner
will win a Guest Design Team spot for April.

I have had this little coffin waiting to be altered for some
time and this was the perfect time.

 All the images are by Dilly Beans

I am also entering this in the Dilly Beans Green & Black Challenge.

Can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Forever in Time

It's TIME for another Sweet Pea Stampers challenge.
We would like you to make your project vintage in some way,
 it could be Time, steam punk,  aged or just nostalgic.
 This week we are sponsored by the amazing Amy at the crafty purple frog .....
  You could win Two Sheets of images from her shop.

I used this beautiful image by Meredith Dillman, she is
on sheet 4 plate 98.  Looking forward to your creations!

Lavinia Portrait

 It's Friday and time for another
Forever Night Challenges
This week's is an Inspirational Challenge
Sponsored by the AWESOME Simply B Stamps.

I got to use Lavinia Portrait from the Steampunks line
and I just LOVE her. It was really fun to use a few of TH Distress products
all over this card. I used Distress embossing powder on the gears.
Brown chalk for the portrait background and Copics for Lavinia.
And Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the larger flower and BG papers.
At second look I really should have distressed the paper edges. Oh Well

Can't wait to see your creations!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

White on White

We have an fantastic challenge for all you Sweet Pea Stampers this week.
 We want to see lots of White on your projects!
 This week we are sponsored by the amazing  Sweet Pea Stamps 
 over and see the amazing choice of stamps. 
You could win THREE Sweet Pea rubber stamps.
This is my first ever WOW project and it was a 
little intimidating. But I like how it turned out and it
really shows this Beautiful image by Elaine Cox plate 84.

I tried out a new color combo for the mermaid hair.
Copics: BG18, BG13 and YG01
I also added some Liquid Pearls, which I need to practice.
Diamond Stickles to the water lilies and glittery white background
paper. It's much prettier in person.

Can't wait to see your WOW projects!

A little BOO!

It's time for another fun challenge at Forever Night Challenges.
This week it's Nothing Like a Little Spook.
This week our Sponsor is...

I made this cute little tag with Peek a Boo Witch
I think this would like really cute on a treat bag for
Halloween. I colored her up with Copics, Distress Inks and
added the letter beads. Just to cute to Spook!

Can't wait to see your Spooky projects!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Puppy Love!

The minute I saw Tori by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
I thought of my very good friend Sylvia.
This little pooch looks just like her Bella.
So I had to make her a Valentine's with this stamp.

And of course I had to play along with this week's
challenge Pins and Pearls.
Have a Great weekend!

Friday, February 10, 2012

I Heart Zombies!

Did you know that already? I bet you did. 
Today I have a Zombie Love card to share with you.
Zombie Love is the theme at Dilly Beans
this week and I am down to the last 20 mins
to enter my card. Sooo here it is...

I used Framed Zombie Cupid by Dilly Beans of course.
The Sentiment is from Simply Betty, I just cut out the I and Zombies.
I added Diamond Sparkle Stickles to her wings and Skully.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Have a Heart

Today I have a card I made using another one
of my very favorite companies.
I just love the fantasy images and
the soft faces of their images.

I used Unicorn Toy from the January Club Kit.
This is an awesome deal check it out.

Here she is...
I colored her up with my Copics and added
some Diamond Sparkle to the Unicorn horns.
Spellbinders Heart Circles and K & Co. Valentine Paper.

I am entering this into ADFD Have a Heart Challenge.

Thanks for looking and all the Lovely Comments

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Love you

I'm here with another card for Valentines Day/ Birthday.
Although my Grandma's Birthday is not on Valentines, it
is close enough. She will be 87 years old on February 7th and she is
LOVED. So Happy Birthday Grandma!!!

I used another Saturated Canary Digi and this one
was a FREEBIE!!! Krista is so Awesome and generous!
I am really hooked on her digi's.

Canary Love was colored with Copics
and the background paper is K & Co.
I am also entering this into

Thanks for looking have a great Sunday!

Sweet Pea Love

We have another fantastic challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers this fortnight.  
The topic of this challenge is "LOVE".  
With valentine's Day just around the corner what better time to show some love.  
There are other times to shove some love ie anniversary, 
wedding or if someone is going through a difficult time.

This week we are sponsored by the ever so wonderful 
who has offered 2 sheets from her shop for the winner.

Here is my LOVE featuring
Dragon Be Mine by Lisa Victoria.

I just love this shy little guy.
He is colored with Copics and I used floweres by K& Co.
and Recollections.

Can't wait to see your LOVE creations!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Have a Magical Day!

Happy Weekend everyone!
I have been coloring up a storm all week and
finally finished up a card today.

I have been really excited to use Voodoo Lady from
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. It's such a fun image.
Speaking of Kimmie, it's her Birthday!
Happy Birthday Kimmie!
the challenge this week is to make a
Birthday Card.

Sooo here's Voodoo Lady...

I colored her with Copics and used
 the sketch at Sketch Saturday.
I think she would make an awesome Valentine.
Oh and Kimmie as having a sale for her birthday
so you can pick up this stamp for 41% off Here.

Thanks for all the lovely comments, 
they make my day.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Freaky Friday #25

It's Friday and that means another Freaky Friday challenge
 This week's theme is Alternative girls, plus the color challenge
using Red, White, Black and Grey.

This week our sponsor is..

I was sooo excited for this challenge, I just love Krista's
images and I know you do too. I got to use the ultra cute
Rags to Witches.

She is colored with Copics and the Unlucky 13  is
a stamp by Unity Stamp Co.
Can't wait to see your creations!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

We're Baaack!

Yes, The Dolls are back and we
have a super fun challenge for you.
Our challenge today at Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls 
is nice and simple... 
Re-create your favorite Fairy Tale, 
but give it a wicked, grunge, funky, fun, and scary Twist!  Simple yeah?
The prize for this will be a Guest DT spot... and next time around 
we will be releasing a new DIGI line! Whoohoo! 
 Yep SBS style of course and it will be Awesome!

The challenge starts today and will go through February 28th!  
The winner will be announced with our next Challenge on March 6th.  
You can use any image from any company!  
Our challenges will start to run on a bi-weekly
basis starting March 6th!  
I really had a lot of fun ideas for this one, but finally

Creepy isn't she? I finally got to use one of those
creepy mermaids by Daniel Torrente for Stampotique.

SO get your images out, get your favorite Fairy Tale book out, 
and get to altering it your way! 

Monday, January 23, 2012


Good morning! Today I have a card very close to my 
heart. This is my first ever card using a Saturated Canary image.
I just couldn't wait to own some of these fun images,
but had to wait till I had some extra $.

I really fell in LOVE with her
Ragamuffin line, as my Dad used to
call me that when I was a little girl. I truly was 
a Ragamuffin. Hair all messed up and some pretty wierd
clothing choices. What can I say it was the eighties.

So here is my very first card,
of many to come. 

  Using Kate Krafty. Colored with copics.

 Here's a closer look. Coloring her was a blast.
I am entering her into the following challenges.

Thanks for all the lovely comments, you
guys make my day!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Baddabling Sweet Pea!

It's time for another Sweet Pea Stampers challenge,
and this weeks challenge is to
 Bling it on!
This theme gave me a good chuckle,
gotta love a good play on words.
So Bling Bling Bling your projects this week.

This week we are sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps hop over
and see the amazing choice of stamps! The prize on offer this week is
 3 count grab bag of rubber stamps.

Here is my Bling!

I knew I wanted to use Anne by Terra Bidlespacher.
Pirates = Bling, right? Although the jewels did not turn out
exactly how I wanted. I couldn't find exactly what I was 
looking for. I colored her with my Copics and I am
glad how she  turned out.
Can't wait to see your Bling!

Time Warp!

It's Friday and that means it's time for another
Challenge #23
" Rocky Horror Picture Show "

Create a project with the Rocky Horror Picture Show in mind, 
it can be inspiration from a song from the movie, a phrase.

We are sponsored this week by 

I got to use this fun image of 
Columbia for my card.
She was a blast to color up and
I tried to stay true to the character.

It's hard to tell from the picture, but her
jacket is gold glitter and black glitter.

Looking forward to seeing your creation!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

It's always Teatime!

I totally agree with that statement, and it's also
time for another Kraftin Kimmie Alice image.
This time I have the Mad Hatter of course!

There also happens to be a Sketch challenge

I love sketch challenges, they make it so much easier.

The Hatter was colored with my Copics and
the back ground papers were from my Halloween stash.
I finally finished coloring all the KKS Alice images,
so be expecting to see the rest soon. 
Thanks for all the lovely comments!
for last

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friends are the Flowers of Life- Tiddly Inks Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog! 
I am really excited that I was able to join in on the 

So I dedicate this card to all
my blog Friends out there.

I did use an older TI image, Fairyfae. 
I have not gotten a chance to get my hands 
on any of those adorable Wryn images.
I even made her a blonde, which I am really loving.
I really like how girlie this card came out,
no skulls or anything.

Thanks for stopping by!

Creepie Cuties!

It's time for another challenge at  Forever Night Challenges.
This week I am playing along with Team B, I just thought
these Little Strangelings were to cute!
We got use these really cute Digi's from Kristie Silva.
Be sure to check out her ETSY Shop she has 
some really fun images.

This weeks challenge #22 is create something
"A little strange"

These little cuties look like they are having
a good time in the graveyard! Which made me think of
the Haunted Mansion, so I used some names from the 
Haunted Mansions graveyard. I.L. Beback and M.T. Tomb. LOL

Can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I know I know the New Year Celebration is over,
But I never really wished you all a Happy 2012!
Plus I wanted to play along with the  

Every year I buy those $1 bin calendars at Michaels
with the intention of making my own covers.
Do I do it? NO! So this year I decided to STOP
procrastinating and just do it. Wow was it easier than
I thought. That's what I am all about quick and easy
projects. I just don't have the patience for some

So here is Miss Toasting Properly.

Still working on my color blending. 
Let me know what you think?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Love makes the World go round!

Hello! I have been coloring up my New Kraftin' Kimmie Alice Stamps
for weeks now and I finally finished up a card today.
Just in time for the New Challenge

I really have been practicing my coloring
techniques with my Copics. As there are NO stamp stores near
me to take classes from I have learned a lot from
the internet. And mostly from my three favorite stampers

Coloring red has been difficult for me and
I usually just try to stick to coloring only small areas of it
or not doing any blending at all. But Cheryl created
this AWESOME tutorial for the Color Me Copic Club
and I finally get it! You can see it Here.

So here is my Queen of Hearts!

And a little closer look

Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Classy Black

We have an fantastic challenge for all you Sweet Pea Stampers this week.
We want to see something black or classy on your projects!
This week we are sponsered by Sweet Pea Stamps hop over and 
see the amazing choice of stamps! 
The prize on offer this week is 3 count grab bag of rubber stamps.

 I used Silk Dance by Ching-Chou Kuik
for my card this week.

I kept the card pretty simple.
Colored her up with Copics and added some
Diamond Stickles.

Can't wait to see what you create!

Freaky Friday

Welcome back to Forever Night Challenges
Freaky Friday Challenge #21.

** New**
Now if there are at least 20 entries we will award a Creepy 3 !!
Plus Winner's will be announced when the next new challenge is posted!

Challenge #21
" I've Been Framed"

Our Sponsor this week is...

Winner will receive ...


I got to play with this cutie
called Monster Boy #2.

I think he would make a perfectly creepy Valentine,
Don't you?

Can't wait for you to play along!