Land Ho!

Dragon, Pirate, Sweet Pea Stamps 2 Comments »

 Arrrghh!  Ahoy Mateys!  I made this card in honor of today being International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  I admit it, I love pirates (especially of the Johnny Depp variety). I also love dragons, so when I saw this adorable little guy by Lisa Victoria over at Sweet Pea Stamps, I had to have him!  I popped him up on his little pirate ship to give him a little more dimension, added a charm, just keeping things kind of simple.  Hope you enjoy my little pirate dragon (or is that dragon pirate?)  Here in Florida…’thar’s a storm brewin’, so I’m gonna go batten down the hatches and then imbibe vast quantities of rum.  (Just kidding about the run….maybe ; )


Supplies/Details:  Stamps – Pirate Dragon Sweet Pea RS; Paper – The Paper Studio; Twine, Charm, Mini Brads.  Colored with Copics.

In A Sweet Pea Dream Challenge #1

Doodlebug Designs, EK Success, Halloween, In a Sweet Pea Dream, Sweet Pea Stamps 3 Comments »

Hi Everyone!  I made this card for the 1st of many Sweet Pea Stamps challenges that are now going on over at their new challenge blog found here.  I think Sweet Pea has some of the most fabulous stamps and if you haven’t seen them yet, you definately need to hop over there and check them out!!

For my challenge card I picked Elaine Cox’s Kitty Pumpkin Witch.  I love the EK Success bat border punch and used it on my middle panel.  I used the Cuttlebug and the dots embossing folder on the circle panel, then added some stickles to make everything sparkley.  I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it!

Supplies/Details:  Stamps – Sweet Pea; Paper – Glitter Doodlebug Designs, Dots The Paper Studio; Robin’s Nest Dew Drops; Stickles; EK Success Bat Border Punch; Cuttlebug; Colored with Copics.


Macabre Monday – Monochromatic Monstrosities

Halloween, Haunted Design House, Inkadinkado 5 Comments »

Today’s Macabre Monday challenge over at Haunted Design House called for something sinister in Monochrome.  I thought this would be pretty easy (do you hear an evil laugh?) but turns out, it was harder than I thought it would be!  I kept wanting to add color to it and getting that image embossed just right took some doing (yes, I definitely hear evil laughter…)

So here you have my little graveyard scene.  I embossed the image and some very smooth cardstock I had, but unfortunately don’t recall the manufactures’ name. (I do know it is not Stampin’ Up).  Once I had the right cardstock, it embossing came out pretty good.  I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the spider web on the middle panel. Since it wasn’t showing up very good, I decided to use some Skickles to trace the web.  Not sure if I like the effect or not, but otherwise, the embossing got a little lost.  The back glitter panel is paper by American Crafts.  The spiderweb ribbon, I may have gotten through Oriental Trading, but I can’t be sure, sorry. I have a super bad habit of not paying attention to such things (sigh). 

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies/Details:  Glitter Paper – American Crafts; Graveyard/Raven Stamp – Inkadinkado; Cuttlebug/Spiderweb Embossing Folder; Brads, Pearls, Spiderweb Ribbon (unknown)


The Green Man

Bo Bunny, Delicious Doodles, God/Goddess, Green Man, Nature 1 Comment »

Created this card for yesterday’s Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge (SC297).  This fantastic Green Man digi image is from Delicious Doodles.  I had a bit of a hard time getting the leaves stuffed in the corner just the way I wanted them.  I glued, I taped, I cussed…..finally found some glue dots and just glue….dotted(?) like crazy.  It’s a real mess on the other side of that panel : p

I hand stitched all the way around the bottom panel, cause I’m crazy like that.  (Truth is, I could never manage to get the hang of the sewing machine, darn it!)  The only green thread I had was really thin, so it kept getting tangled.  More cussing for me.  I cut out my Green Man and popped him up with some foam tape to add some dimension.  Didn’t really care for that last thin top panel. I tried a few different things, but wasn’t happy with any of them, and by that time, my brain was starting to go numb, so I stuck with the original text piece.  

Card Details:  Digital Image: Delicious Doodles; Gold Pearls: Martha Stewart; Papers: Prima Marketing/Iron Orchid Designs “Harp”, Bo Bunny “Tuscany Prose”, Sande Krieger/Scenic Route.


Macabre Monday – Elegantly Evil

Halloween, Haunted Design House, Third Coast Stamps 4 Comments »

Today’s card is made for Haunted Design House – Macabre Monday Challenge Elegantly Evil.  Our task was to “create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween page, project or card using evil imagery with a touch of elegance.”  I tried to add some elegant elements with my DP and charms, not to mention, my lady vamp from Third Coast Rubber Stamps, looks pretty elegant in her dress and cape, don’t you think? 

This is actually my first time participating in the Macabre Monday Challenge and I hope I met all the requirements. Playing along was tons of fun and I hope to be able to continue to play each week.  It gives me a good excuse to create Halloween cards all year long!

Details:  Colored w/ Copics, DP – Oriental Trading, Mistress of the Night, Grave Yard and Dead Tree Stamps all Third Coast RS.


Ask The Oracle…..

Basic Grey, Halloween, illustration & Pinup Art, Norman Rockwell, Third Coast Stamps 1 Comment »

Halloween would not be complete without a Witchboard/Ouija board.  Is it a toy or a portal to the spirit realm?  Will it bring enlightment for the seeker or disaster?   I have always had a fasination with these magical looking boards, so when I saw this fantastic stamp at  Third Coast Rubber Stamps I had to have it.  Third Coast has an awesome collection of stamps!  Be sure to check out their latest new releases here.

Third Coast

Paper:  Basic Grey

Exotic Halloween

Halloween, Making Memories, Sweet Pea Stamps 3 Comments »

This creepy girl is Ching-Chou Kuik’s Exotic Halloween Girl from Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps and I have to say I think she is awesome.  Wish I could wear bones in my hair and still look this fabulous! 

Sweet Pea Stamps

Colored with Copics. The zig-zag edge border on the right was actually part of the Making Memories paper that I used. I cut the orange background to match the zigs (or are those zags?) : p I added some stitching to give it a little flare and some stickles to the candles so it would make it “glow” a bit, although I’m not sure you can see that well from the image.

They’re Creepy and They’re Kooky…..

Cosmo Cricket, Halloween, Making Memories, Tiddly Inks 2 Comments »

Ok, I admit, I absolutely LOVE Halloween!  Creepy, spooky, grim or ghastly! As you can probably tell my the name of my blog, a Poe fan.  I like the darker side of things, but not the horrifying, gory, murdering psychos of film.  I can do without Jason and his bloody chainsaw.  Halloween to me is Witches and bats, spiders and graveyards, Franky and The Count….well, you get the picture. 

Because of my love of all things kooky and macabre, you will probably find lots of spookyness here all year long.  I have tried, but I can’t seem to limit my ghoulishness to Halloween.  Where is the fun in that?  

These wonderful goth girls can be found at Tiddly Inks Digital Stamps.  You can find tons of other ghoulish goodness over there, so if you like the cuter side of creepy, but sure to go and check them out! 

Tiddly Inks

Gossmere was colored with Copics. Paper used is Making Memories Halloween, and Cosmo Cricket.  I used spider web ribbon I believe I bought at Wal-mart as the back ground for my “Creepy” sticker (EK Success). 

Tiddly Inks

 Colored with Copics