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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...

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.
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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Morning Goddess Hattie Halloween image 23 for the hop

by Rick St. Dennis

So Hattie just stepped out for a moment with a bag of goodies for trick or treaters. She knew she would be safe in her own garden. She has her cat and kitten with her and of course Sylvester snake in her pocket (as you would)... Hattie could hear a sort of heavy pattering behind her... as if very large butterflies were flying into walls or when you poof up cushions before a visit from a unfriendly friend. Sylvester had a hissy fit when he spotted what was sitting on a tree stump behind Hattie and then discovered that it wasn't just the one... there were other smaller versions growing before his very eyes! Everywhere a bogie landed another creature formed and grew!
Hopefully Hattie will get back indoors before the attack. At the moment she only has her broom and bag of goodies as weapons... a well aimed curly wurly (Have you noticed they are getting smaller?) might slow old Scary down, or maybe a Strawberry chewitt... by the time he gets the sticky (Hattie has had a bag of them for ages at the bottom of her handbag) wrapper off it Hattie will have her rollers out  and be ready for battle!

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Hedwig has returned Halloween Hop Image 22

Hedwig
Warlock
both by Rick St. Dennis
Hedwig is baaack!!! But something is different, not so subtle changes... she is much stronger than before. the Warlock has tracked her and found her a safe house. Here in Twilight woods she can rest  whilst her powers grow. The witches will gather here, the evil ones will be vanquished!
The Hatter has reported that the tea shop has been over-run with creatures and he's lost the Mad Mr Hare who was last seen fighting off a swarming mob of spiders....
The slimy snake-like monsters have been corralled ready for banishing.
Sassy has reported all is well from the Southern outpost.

The latest news from the town is that we have lost Mad Mr. Hare. He fought bravely and took many spiders with him. He will be missed.

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Going going gone Halloween hop image 21

Going, going, gone plus
by Rick St. Dennis
Here is Fred, Jack and Peter gently rotting and trying not to make too much of a mess. Stuck on spikes side by side dripping slightly. Hopefully the ensuing puddle will slow down those snails even more.( A spy in the 'other' camp has expressed his concern that the gloop will mutate the creatures further!) The boys have volunteered to be on the lookout by the gates of the Cemetery these three will miss nothing! They report back to HQ any wandering spirits and demons and have already told of the arrival of the enormous mutant Snails!
More appealing to The Tottenham Ghost and Madama these three pin-up boys in a sort of sliding decay.
This trio of terror by Rick is a must-have! I printed the image onto neenah and coloured it with  promarkers.

It may seem to you that the scene is way to full of stuff going on. But. The photographer didn't have any time to group folks together... well... ok so the three chaps were fairly close together but stroppy snail would have none of it! The poor old photographer (who had time off from the round of weddings and was giving his time free of charge just to help out his sister) tried to say 'Watch the birdie' before the giant Snail had grabbed said birdie and had him for supper... all that was left were a few feathers!



 Going going gone                  Snailian
both by Rick St. Dennis

      Graveyard Phantom Rest      Ghost Town Church      
by Rick St. Dennis
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Monday, 20 October 2014

Tottenham Ghost Halloween Hop image 20

by Rick St. Dennis
She looks kinda' delicate, somewhat fragile... but, she is the offspring of a Banshee and a Demon with Succabus cousins and you really don't want to mess with this lady! As we say here in darkest Norfolk... 'This lady knows where the bodies are hidden'. She can summon Ghosts and Nasties to fight alongside her. Her scream will strengthen those who look weak and placid.. nothing and no-one will be as they seem... be wary of this lady, she is very dangerous.
 
Since every castle needs a ghost Elsie Shivers will always have a place to haunt...
I have  coloured this wonderful ghost several times now and really love how she looks in sepia. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers then imported into Craft Artist 2. Using a filter I altered her colours into sepia.

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Halloween with mouse Hop image 19 RSD Showcase project is the next project down


by Rick St. Dennis
He would just like to point out that he isn't scared at all.. bring on the Demons, weird Sea Creatures, Executioners. He has a plan to obliterate them all, no doubt in his mind.It's just that mouse.... well everyone has their 'thing' their nemesis... his just happens to be mice... but, he will have a word with the Tottenham Ghost, all will be well, he is stronger than he looks in this family photo which his mum keeps bringing out to show his girlfriends. He is powerful and will stand shoulder to shoulder with Brian and the Warlock!
Well is 'pumpkin head' scared of the mouse or the little butterfly which just landed on his boot? This is such a clever image with so much going on. For starters, the pumpkin head is so expressive with its look of shock horror. His outfit goes perfectly with the Season. The dragon on his head is nearly losing his balance, the spider and the bat haven't a clue what just happened. The enchanted candle thinks it is hilarious and the mouse obviously thinks he is more scary than he actually is. I just added the butterfly because I particularly like that butterfly.
 The background is from... yes you've guessed it... A Very Important Day from mcs. Bits and bobs added and merged in CA2

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Morning Goddess Francie Holiday

Morning Goddess Francie Christmas morning
by Rick St. Dennis
Kitchen set digi stamp
make it crafty
Francie is just so lovely. Here in her toasty dressing gown with a glittery feather boa and pretty mules all ready for Christmas fun. Her jaunty Santa hat matches her little cat's hat and she has the mistletoe ready... pucker up baby! Oh No!!! she's forgotten to take out her rollers - very alluring or maybe not so much. 
This wonderful kitchen background is available in both jpeg and png. I used the png version so I was able to add the wallpaper and flooring. I also removed a rectangle of the 'wallpaper' behind the window frame and added a wintery scene. I do adore Zoe's images at make it crafty and use her background scenes as often as I can.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Insane Hatter, Mad Mr Hare and some nasties for Halloween hop image 18

Space Spider (Part of a collection here and single image here)

In the local village square stands a Tea Shop. A quaint little place for a chat and a cuppa. The Insane Hatter and his pal Mad Mr Hare decided they would make a killing (Really bad choice of words here) with all the Night Creatures flocking in to the surrounding areas so they bought the cosy cafe thinking to serve up the odd carrot cake and sandwich. Here they are posing for the publicity photos but haven't noticed what the photographer has seen... the poor chap is hurriedly packing away his gear and legging it trying to phone Brian or the Warlock as he is running. How long will it be before the Spiders over run Mr Hare or will the Insane Hatter save him. Will webs cover the entire village. There is news from the Going, Going, Gone lads that mutant snails have been spotted arriving fairly slowly!

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Goblin Halloween hop image 17

by Rick St. Dennis
Personally I don't think it counts as a friend if it doesn't have a body. Of course that is just my personal opinion. Anyway, Cedric the Goblin really wanted to bring a friend to the party fight and so made his own when he couldn't wait for the rest of the gang to make up their minds whether or not to join Brian (getting fed and a place to sleep) or the Executioners (getting shouted at and a bit scorched by the Dragons). Cedric is a bit concerned about the gossip... since the re-animation of Hedwig was a success no one cleaned up the lab. Now some 'stuff' leaked under the door, some itty bitty spiders took a liking to it, some snails wanted revenge for years of salt abuse and a creature which looked a bit like aunties carpet (but more fragrant) took some home for a snack. Oh My! Someone will have to let the ladies at the Tea Shop know about this turn of events.
Sarah is right to be concerned...
Steph knows something is not right...
AJ must be found - she knows about re-animation and the accompanying  background music.
Dogsmum will be contacted about the missing notebook page.

Isn't this a wonderful Goblin image! So full of character, so gloriously spooky. He has a carved pumpkin with him and of course a shrunken head which he shows off so proudly. 
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Thursday, 16 October 2014

It's Alive! Halloween Hop image 16

by Rick St. Dennis
So, the plans are all drawn out and they have been followed word by word (almost)... Success! As the rat on his head is screaming It's Alive! All is well, everything is a go! We are ready to re-animate Hedwig. There was a page missing from the notebook but what could be so important? After all, sometimes ingredients are hard to see on a recipe if they're under a dollop of batter but what could be so complicated with a little re-animation - it's not rocket science (or is it)

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Hedwig for the Halloween hop image 15 The less scary image for the Sparkle and Glitter showcase follows Hedwig

by Rick St. Dennis
The search has still not found Hedwig but a shadow was seen in the village with no corporeal body startling Dr Doom (Ha! Big fella screamed like a girl) and something was left in an envelope suck to a nearby tombstone. Bert opened it and found pieces of a photograph which tribesmen (and ladies) believe carries the soul.
Finally all the sections of photograph are together on the table along with a cryptic note.... who did leave them in the graveyard... and who left them for me? Well someone is going to be in deep poo... It really isn't the best idea to cut up a photo of a witch! Especially not of Hedwig in her best bewitching outfit! Still, now we have a photo we will be able to put Hedwig back together again, we will be practicing re-animation tomorrow.

For Sarah... Yes, it is a compass rose next to yesterday's Zombie.

Rick always gives that little bit more with his images... with the lacing and ruffles and buckles I think makes his images really stand out. You can always tell if someone has coloured one of Rick's images - there is always an element of surprise about them.
Hedwig the Halloween Glamour Puss printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Everything else made and embellished in Craft Artist 2.

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Belle et Biet For the Sparkle and Glitter Blog


by Rick St. Dennis
Here is Belle and her Beast wandering through the castle grounds late at night keeping a watch for the rest of the Halloween scary, or just misunderstood creatures.
This gorgeous image is also part of the challenge over at the Sparkle and Glitter Blog which I hope you will have a moment to visit.
Image printed onto neenah card and coloured with promarkers.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Zombie Boy Halloween Hop image 14

by Rick St. Dennis
Here is a teenager zombie. He was supposed to collect Bert from the hospital but he was busy creeping around the village, trying to blend in with the incoming flux of creatures. Sometimes the Pumpkin heads can be turned - their allegiance can be altered. Whispers in doorways tell of the oncoming battle. The Knight must be told of the arrival of Dr. Doom before the ghosts and zombies settle down in the graveyard.

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Monday, 13 October 2014

Madama de la Noche 13th image

all by Rick St. Dennis
Bert need wait no longer... Madama will collect him from the hospital. The ghosts are arriving and are staying in the old abandoned church, there are spaces here in front of Madama booked for Bert and the teenage zombie new boy. (He hates being called that... he is after all 250 years old.) Madama is hoping to use her feminine wiles to encourage Count Calabaza to join her in the graveyard where Brian is putting together a battle plan. And still no news of Hedwig!

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Count Calabaza for Smeared and Smudged Halloween Hop Image 12

by Rick St. Dennis
When the Count requests 'The pleasure of...' no one would think of declining! Here he stands magnificent in his favourite cloak and boots with his pumpkin head and offspring (who we may meet later) Tempers around the village are heating up... will the Count be joining the executioners, dragons, mad professors and general scary creatures or will Madama be able to tempt him away from the dark side with her promises of cupcakes.
I printed the image onto neenah and coloured it with promarkers.
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Saturday, 11 October 2014

The Warlock Halloween Hop Image 11


by Rick St. Dennis
He's baaack! The Warlock has arrived home. Someone has switched on the landing lights, but who knew he would be arriving tonight? Rumours are far reaching, the Ghouls and Ghosts are taking sides, the Pumpkin Heads have issues with each other... who can be trusted?

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Friday, 10 October 2014

Executioner 2 for Smeared and Smudged Halloween Hop Image 10

by Rick St. Dennis
The Executioner (The one we met earlier) really has planned something unpleasant for our Brian. There are some very unusual looking visitors to the village. Hannah's friend Hedwig has gone missing and Bert is still waiting to be collected from the hospital... maybe his mum will have to step in. The ghosts are gathering at the old abandoned church, the graveyard is emptying. And now there is a new boy in town... a second executioner to be wary of... one who has friends in low places (Thank you Garth). And this one is leaner and meaner (I have always wanted to have a reason to write that).

Donna.... your message about The Mist yesterday made me laugh out loud!
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Thursday, 9 October 2014

The Mist Halloween hop image 9

by Rick St. Dennis

One for the family album. A holiday snapshot of The Mist. He was going to take a 'selfie' but The Entity nicked his camera and would you have demanded he hand it over? Nope, I thought not. The Mist is still on the beach near Lucifer so he hopes to get on the Big Guy's naughty list to get a favour... but just how badly does he want that camera??? Have you any idea what sort of returns you have to give for a favour now-a-days...payday loans have nothing on the big Red Chap!
This really creepy image rising from the depth is perfect for the 9th day of the Spookfest which is our Halloween Hop... I do hope you are able to visit the rest of the hop shown on my sidebar... there really is some talent out there!
Anyway, The Mist has been printed onto neenah paper which I buy from a British company called Crafters Companion. I find that this paper works really well both going through my printer and for colouring with promarkers.
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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Lucifer Halloween Hop image 8

by Rick St. Dennis
So Uncle Luc is on holiday. The little demons buried him but it made the sand to hot to walk on... all around him is slowly turning to glass. (That's the scientific stuff)
Yes I know he is a big scary demon but Union rules state he is entitled to a holiday and he has chosen Hemsby-by-the-sea in October. He is waiting for the unwary to pass by wishing... because if he can turn those wishes into favours...
Rick's image of Lucifer has many extra little details which make it quite unique. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Everything made and melded in both mcs and Craft Artist 2.
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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Trolls Halloween hop image 7

Garden Troll    with carrot
Fishing Troll       with fish
both by Rick St. Dennis
Well, the Troll brothers moved into this 'des res' after the Tweedle Twins left and tried their best to make it homely... they are going to visit Hannah to make her an offer on the Mansion. They may even offer to sub-let to the Executioners...Garden Troll has just spotted Brian... Brian is looking as battered as a bit of Haddock... he is looking a bit singed but he's going to be ok... BUT things are hotting up. Brian needs to visit an old friend in Hemsby, he needs to know if Uncle Luc will be there for him.

The trolls have so much detail and could fit into so many scenes, the Garden troll for a retirement card and the Fishing troll for, well, a fishing card.
Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers then the scene and embellishments made in mcs and Craft Artist 2.
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