Ongoing Challenge Link Up

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Happy Fellow

Totally felt like coloring something
- it's been a while since last time.
Life tends to take over your hobby time.
We had had lots of snow and it keeps coming
and coming and coming.

But, anyways, this happy chap was a perfect
little thing to color and made an ATC.

Mr. Skelly stamp is designed by Rick St Dennis and sold by wonderful red rubber store (and more) Blank Page Muse.

Do link up your wicked, cool, artsy makes, altered thinkys and other art you have created. After our hungry froggy gets 20 links, this cool stamp will be heading somewhere in the world. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Time to Go...2018 is GONE

Here we are, welcome back and WELCOME 2019!

This year we are changing things up a teeny bit. We'll still be here to provide some wickedly cool darker makes for you in the hopes you will return the favor to us!

But, instead of a strict monthly challenge, our linky will be ongoing so it will be super easy to see all the amazing projects shared in one place! It will work this way, the challenge is now open. Once we get 20 entries, your DiD team will vote on a winner based on that block of 20. Then the next block of 20 starts and so on and so forth. Make sense?

To kick off January 1 it's Asylum Anne:

Farewell 2018, or with all that blood, is it farewell cruel world?  Either way, when it's time to go, it's time to go.

Benchtop sample "cards" are good and sturdy to work on with texture pastes, and have a ready-made backside background..

Granne made these awesome cards with bright colors to kick off the New Year!

Our first block of 20 creators will be in the running for this awesome stamp:
So create away and linkup with us soon!

Have a darkly creative day!
Add your creation to the link to the top left <<<<<

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Happy Holidays and lots of Happiness for Year 2019!

Happy Holidays to all,
from all of us here in DiD!

We have had a cold freezing
days and snow is coming more and more
and more.... and will be coming the
next 4 months I believe.

So made a few ATCoins for the theme.

Using images from Gecko Galz Snow Queens Collage Set.

And we also wish you

Hope you'll find the time to play with us all year long, :)
(and still time to enter our December challenge HERE)

Friday, December 7, 2018

December marches on to tick down the reveal November's Winner!

So, are your December days marching on towards merry-making or...maybe...small steps taking you perhaps towards that one small mysterious box tucked away in the corner, not quite under the tree but close enough it should be? Where will your imagination take you??


Boom! Here we are landing firmly upon December 7 and we need a winner for the November Challenge!

We all agree, skulls and masks and Zombie Kangaroo are wickedly awesome! So that means our November Challenge Winner is...

#7 Waterborne by Sharon! Congrats!

Sharon, kindly email us at dreamindarknessblog (at) gmail dot com to arrange sending you your prize!

Do come back with a Zombie Santa or Elf and link up to our December Challenge, we dare you! The linky can be found HERE

Saturday, December 1, 2018

"Devious" December

It is that time of year that Santa is getting
his red coat dusted, making his elves busy and his
reindeers well in shape.

And also time to look back and think,
have you been naughty or nice ...
because Santa is coming ....


The USA seems to dive headlong into one (commercial) extravaganza after another, starting with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all the Christmas pressure.  This year NZ has adopted Black Friday as well.  It's enough to make anyone stay hidden under the blankets until about 15 January!  And sometimes one wants to remain hidden forever.
This journal page started as an exercise in interference paints over black gesso quite some time ago.  As I delve through the webs of incomplete memories of long ago darkness it has found its destiny and been worked on:

And another bit to kick off the Holidays (behind) but it is cute grr...

Welcome welcome back to the soon to be cold and dark days of December for the North and welcome to the soon to be toasty days of the Southern half of the World! Personally I wish for the mild and crisp days of Spring and Fall, but they seem to have disappeared many years ago in my neck of the woods!

We'd love to see your spin on the Holidays, won't you share?
Link up below and I'm pretty sure our December Winner will get a lil bit o' happy mail, so link away you new projects!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

October 2018 Winner's Post and Colorful Eye Candy!

Hello and Happy November to you all!

Thanks so much to each and every single one of you for all of the fantastic makes and arty goodness you all shared in our lil challenge for October! We are so thrilled to see all the fabulousness!

Today we put together a quick little recap of some awesome Day of the Dead art Michelle Frae Cummings is sharing over on her blog, Faerie*Dust*Dreams....(they use lots of Michelle's Sugar Skulls stamps from Blank Page Muse)!!

So scroll down to see some lovelies and do hop over and share some DOTD love <3 <3 <3

The winner of our October Challenge is...
#29 Creepy Muffin Tin by Cathy!! Who knew muffin tins could be so creepy fun???!!!?

Congratulations!! Please email us at to arrange to get you your Layered Jack o Lantern Pumpkin die!

By Katie Lamb

By Michelle Frae Cummings

By Karen Sessions

By Karen Sessions

By Chris Pozzi

Use the link above to get to Michelle's blog to see how these were made! And...don't forget to come back and play along, our link up is HERE

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Start of notorious (?) November !!!

Ohh October, how shall I miss you.
What a fabulous amount of brilliant art
it brought us to see ... thank you all for
hopping here and joining the challenge
of no-cute creations.
I hope you'll be back this month.

Speekking of creations ... creatures ...
creepy things ... 
and how about ZOMBIES

October is just so great time to find stuff 
... interesting stuff even is supermarkets...
like these plastic zombie heads that somehow
ended up to my crafting table to be cut
paint and clued to 3D picture.

and here's a little "how to" collage


Asylum Anne got seriously buried under a flood of new tupperware - how scary is that!!!! 
 Her last glance back to last night included Paper Artsy too, 
with their truly appropriate text for Ike's Art digis 
Grim Reaper, Birthday Rainbow, and Bad Day:


And what would be a treat for a one
player that uses our froggy to link her / his
creation(s) to our challenge?

Plate of artsy stamps made by PaperArtsy.
Cool, ehh?