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Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you see something here that you like. I love colouring digital images and am on the Elite Design Team for Rick St. Dennis.I am taking art classes with Kit and Clowder, and Make it Crafty. I hope maybe you will get some new ideas here or you can leave comments and links so I will be picking up new ideas from you. Anyway I will put on the kettle and have some cupcakes at the ready...

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Lamplighter

by Rick St. Dennis
This little chap is being kept so busy this time of the year making sure the rest of the elves can find their way about.As always it is a neenah/promarkers/spectrum noir pencils/craft artist 2 combination.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Introducing Willaworm

by Rick St. Dennis
Made just because of the sheer joy of colouring. This trainee witch with all the additions of a spider, scorpion and shrunken head just waiting for the next spooky spell lesson.
The image was printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. I imported  the image into Craft Artist to remove the background. I used 'material' from 'Fall Splendour' and this wonderful frame is from 'Frames and Corners' with the colour changed. These two kits are fast becoming my favourites.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Candycane Elf



This gorgeous elf is part of a whole sheet of Christmas elves which is such amazing value as each one is beautifully drawn with such expressive little faces.
by Rick St. Dennis
I have coloured each one of these sweeties and made the most wonderful Christmas cards and little stand-up figures which I bring out every year. I highly recommend this wonderful collection. Printed onto neenah card and coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Tipsy TinPale for November Showcase

by Rick St. Dennis
One so sweet little wintery image, Tipsy and pal printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. The white background has been removed using Craft Artist 2. The papers and embellishments are also from a Christmas collection in Craft Artist 2.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Gardenpatch

by Rick St. Dennis
I just adore this lovely little garden fairy coloured up for Autumn. I wonder if she is thinking that maybe she should have planted more leeks or that perhaps snail jam might sell well on the stall by her gate. These little fairies have so much personality they just shine.
Image by Rick, colours by promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. Frame and bits and bobs added in CA2.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Mr & Mrs Claus

by Rick St. Dennis
Aren't these just the sweetest couple so full of Christmas joy. Printed onto neenah card, coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils then uploaded into Craft Artist 2 where the white background was removed and new Christmas papers from the 'Christmas Foliage' collection and embellishments have been added.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Busy little chap

by Rick St. Dennis
Busy times for this Bizzy Elf. He's got to catch up with Mr. R. Elf... only a matter of weeks till the Big Day and everything has to be ready on time and we have to get through Creepmas first....oh boy! it's going to be a bit tight!
As always, printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. Scanned into Craft Artist 2. White background removed and a background of Autumn ephemera  added.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

A very fast little helper

by Rick St. Dennis
This fantastic little chap called Mr. R Elf just has to run everywhere. It's a very hectic time of the year for elves, if they run out of stardust or cookies then someone  isn't going to be a happy snow bunny. Luckily this speedy fella can collect orders almost as quickly as they're written out.
Drawn by Rick, printed onto neenah card, coloured with promarkers then scanned into Craft Artist 2. The white background was removed and papers and embellishments from the Hollyberry Christmas collection added.

Monday, 10 November 2014

31 Days of Halloween Book


I really had a wonderful time taking part in the 31 day Halloween hop over at Smeared and Smudged. I managed to write a bit of a story each day and had so many lovely comments that I printed a book of the projects and the comments without any names or personal details.. to keep as a muse. So, I printed each project A5 size with the comments and used my Cinch binding machine to punch the holes I set the pages onto the wires whilst I made the covers. I cut the chipboard to A5 and punched the holes. I had some ordinary 3ply tissues. I separated the tissues and used single thin sheets all scrunched up and stuck them onto the covers. I gesso'd them and rubbed distress ink all over. I was astonished at the result.
by Rick St. Dennis
An example of the inside of the book, the project and the story then a page of some amazing comments.

Inside the front cover is Rick's bio, I owe an awful lot to him. He is so generous and very supportive.
               

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Scattering

by Rick St. Dennis
Isn't he the sweetest elf with his lovely smile scattering stardust as he skates... Rick has the most gorgeous collection of elves, they can be as complex or as easy to colour as you wish.
Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Background white removed in CA2 with a landscape from the Winter Village collection. Frame from my craft artist,. 

Monday, 3 November 2014

Kicking up her heels

by Rick St. Dennis
This lovely lady is just having so much fun before settling down to all the Christmas festivities. She is having the elves over this week for recipe testing so things are going to get a bit messy in the kitchens over at the Claus's house. But... there is always time for a dance when her favourite songs come on radio.
Mrs Claus has been printed onto neenah. Coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. The background, frames, embellishments and sentiment are made in Craft artist 2 with the kit called Christmas Foliage.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Am I too late?

by Rick St. Dennis
I think Salome is too late to the party as always. There are bound to be some stragglers so we will have to see what happens as the weeks go on to Creepmas.
This dramatic image by Rick St. Dennis has been printed onto neenah card which I buy from Crafters Companion and coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. I also use a program called Craft Artist 2.. sometimes you can buy this program for under a fiver. Believe me it is fantastic value for money as a manipulation tool.. also you can collect several free digi kits to go along with it. The program itself has background papers, embellishments, colour and photo manipulation in fact everything I could possibly wish for except ease of use. Therefore I have written several tutorials to go along with it. Not professional ones just as I go along and learn stuff so I write it down to share with other newbies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.uk/    22 Dressing up/Halloween

Friday, 31 October 2014

Is this the end? Halloween Hop day 31

by Rick St. Dennis
Is no-where safe? The dragons have returned led by the mother of all dragons. Since when can a myth cause such devastation... Lucifer was supposed to prevent this but when you make a deal with him you never know the final price...hell hath no fury like this mother! She is beyond angry at the loss of her family of monsters and dragons. Hopefully the Bayou Witch can be brought in as back-up, the Warlock set off at dusk to collect her taking heed of the glow above the forest.. Daisy the That-a-way Witch is getting as close as she can reporting back to Brian the Knight who is gathering the ghosts for a final assault. Hedwig and Hannah are getting the brooms primed ready for the call to arms. Sassy and Batty Bettina are already in place on the ground, spells at the ready. A code has been received. The Warlock and the Bayou Witch are nearby, Daisy has joined them, Brian is ready.

 If you are following the hop you should have arrived here after Jane and your next stop is Sarah The complete list for the hop is on my sidebar.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Victorious? Halloween Image 30



by Rick St. Dennis
The aftermath, and the cobbles are covered with the blood of the courageous. The battle was swift and fierce, our town and countryside has been saved by the bravery of the citizens of Twilight. We mourn our lost companions but all is well. The survivors can sleep tonight, evil has been vanquished, the lights forming a halo around yonder mountains are not to be feared... the whispering in the forest just leaves rustling, the lack of animals is a coincidence, the scorch marks on the trees surely just left over from the spells. 

If you are following the hop you should have arrived here after Jane and your next stop is Sarah The complete list for the hop is on my sidebar.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Magyk Halloween Hop image 29

by Rick St. Dennis
So this is why Battie thought she saw Mad Mr Hare. Thanks to the Bayou witch he is back with the Troll brothers and Fred, Jack and Peter.. we still do not know the price of their return. This wonderfully striking witch is the ghost co-ordinator and she will set them on a collision course with the giant snails.
The battle is raging in the forest, Daisy and the Warlock have been flying missions overhead. Count Calabaza and the rest of the pumpkin heads have destroyed a battalion of Spiders. Lou and Fluffy have seen off the 'carpet' nasties.
Batty Bettina and Sassy are clearing the main paths of the forest as they go. Hattie is armed with those rather small curly wurlys and strawberry chewitts and her and Hedwig joined forces with Hannah and have kept the tearoom clear for any casualties. The ghostly Mad Mr Hare is helping them and nothing and no-one is getting past that foursome.

If you are following the hop you should have arrived here after Jane and your next stop is Sarah The complete list for the hop is on my sidebar.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Fluffy Halloween Hop 28

by Rick St. Dennis
Here is a snapshot of little Lou with a companion. She did ask if she could keep him and for some reason he seemed quite docile with her. There are still those very weird monsters (still looking like aunties carpets) behind her. They have taken over the bandstand where their fallen comrades are being treated. It has been noticed that there are not as many nasties as before. Something different is happening, something in the air, a bit like a storm approaching.

If you are following the hop you should have arrived here after Jane and your next stop is Sarah The complete list for the hop is on my sidebar.


Monday, 27 October 2014

Night Fairy Halloween Hop 27

by Rick St. Dennis
This Night Fairy is on the lookout for the rest of the monsters. As you can see... there are non around her.. she has dealt with them swiftly without any mess. Her home was under attack but these ladies are so much stronger than they seem. At the moment she is just resting after battle, she was quite shocked to see what she thought was Mad Mr Hare but when she looked straight at him - he wasn't there.
Batty has made a life for herself in the old tree on Twilight Hill. On the outside all there is to show are a couple of flower tubs and a lamp with a rather nice stone path but inside there are steps which lead down to a wonderful entrance hall with rooms off to the sides. A lovely living room with comfy sofas. Two bedrooms and of course the other essential rooms. There are also Spell rooms and persuasion rooms
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If you are following the hop you should have arrived here after Jane and your next stop is Sarah The complete list for the hop is on my sidebar.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

That-a-Way! Halloween Hop Image 26

by Rick St. Dennis

That-a-way Witch or as we know her, Daisy, has been flying almost non-stop to report back on the monster situation. She has been seen everywhere, all at once, incredible! The Citizens are so impressed that they have made a set of stamps depicting her flying overhead although one day she did do a fly-past (like Maverick in Top Gun) but in her case she flew under the washing line much to the horror of Sassy who really didn't want anyone knowing she wears nice warm bloomers under her sexy dress!
A spell has been cast by the Bayou Witch we do not know the price... There is talk about the deaths of Mad Mr Hare, Zombie Boy and the Troll Brothers but at what cost will they return!

If you are following the hop you should have arrived here after Jane and your next stop is Sarah The complete list for the hop is on my sidebar.



Saturday, 25 October 2014

Sassy for the Halloween Hop Day 25

by Rick St. Dennis
Now this young lady may look a bit of fluff, pretty in pink, all satin and lace...But... see that pumpkin? That's all that is left of a cold caller! Ms Sassy didn't want to have solar panels, to send money to a Nigerian Ambassador, listen about PPI. What a day! She has been organising a fight-back at the tea shop and a search for the Troll brothers. Personally I don't fancy the chances for that 'bug eyed monster' coming over the hill! This is one very strong lady beautifully designed by Rick printed onto neenah (yipee.. new stock arrived yesterday), coloured with promarkers, background designed within Craft Artist 2.

I do hope you are enjoying the Hop. All the images used are by Rick St. Dennis. Printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers. Most of the backgrounds have been designed in Craft Artist 2.
If you are following the hop you should have arrived here after Jane and your next stop is Sarah The complete list for the hop is on my sidebar.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Bayou Witch Halloween Hop image 24

by Rick St. Dennis
So, down in the Bayou time is shifting. nothing is as it was or as it should be. Someone has visited recently and left an offering to the Bayou Witch in the hope of her favouring The Warlock. Somewhere in the past they had history together, and now when one has changed and one has stayed the same.. now is the time to put everything behind them and bring an end to all this.
Back in town we have started bringing in casualties... Donna has suggested re-animation for the deceased Mad Mr Hare.. a possibility but you remember what happened last time. Still, there may be a chance. That-a-way witch has been seen flying over the battle lines sending back info. Zombie Boy and both the Troll brothers are missing - last seen in the Graveyard.

All the images used are by Rick St. Dennis. Printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers. Most of the backgrounds have been designed in Craft Artist 2.
If you are following the hop you should have arrived here after Jane and your next stop is Sarah The complete list for the hop is on my sidebar.