Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sponsor SLS Lines~Still Time to Play


Today I have a small ATC to share along with a quick reminder there's still some time left to play along with us. The theme is always Anything Goes, just make it alternate or creepy and link up HERE, no cute.

Our fabulous sponsor is SLS Lines, our challenge winner will get some awesome digital stamps to play with, but you have to play for the chance to win.

 I used the gorgeous Day of the Dead Sugar Skull with Heart Eyes for my "Soul Traveler". 
Colored up with Inktense pencils. 

Evil frogster is waiting...

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prancing with SLS

Hi there, did you know that our this month's fab sponsor

has awesome assortment of sugar skull images,
I think these dancing ones are brilliant.

Sooooooo let's see your "moves" which you can link up HERE.

XXXX Granne

Monday, April 11, 2016

Firewood season is upon us! Asylum Anne with SLS Lines

So let's head out to the forest to get us some firewood for winter.  Or has someone beaten us to it?

There is a tradition of people who don't want some precious tree cut down, to climb up and live in it.  Doesn't stop the tree getting ring-barked perhaps, but sometimes the tree gets a reprieve.  Also in NZ almost all our native trees - which look gorgeous as furniture, floor boards etc, are now protected.  Occasionally a specific tree will be allowed to be chopped down - Selective Logging, it's called.

 These days the Grim Reaper has a lot of technical machinery to help him select & harvest his trees, regardless of who is hugging them - or have the tables been turned???   Looks like the Grim Reaper has enlisted the help of trees to capture his next "crop" of humans!  Shades of Old Man Willow!!! (Middle Earth) or is that Twisted Willow (Harry Potter)?  Whichever, SOMEthing inspired The Artist at  SLS Lines  to create a tree hugger with a difference!  And that in turn inspired me!  Now I'm a big rubber fan, but for once having a digi stamp to work with paid off - I have used that image six times on this page in different sizes.  Sometimes on paper, sometimes on acetate.  The text was also printed on acetate in a thick font.  Though I'm thumbing my nose at what is considered "modern" - these days it's actually helicopters, but this is Art - one uses what one has.

Do you like that ghostly treehugger being hauled up by the biplane?

Another way to use the digi - with a chippie superimposed - the hugger being hugged... by Death.

and swinging from ropes, being lifted out of the forest (acetate coloured with alcohol inks), and as a "logo" on the balloon (uncoloured acetate). The balloon operators are tiny people from Silver Crow Creations The chipboards came from Creative Embellishments who have a great selection of steampunk chippies, but I totally resisted the temptation to punk up the airships - the Grim Reaper might be even more modern than Steampunk!

Oh, you don't get the picture?  Oops, here's the whole page -  
I suggest you stay away from trees - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

Enter our challenge HERE or you might get carried away!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Magically Creepy March WINNER!

Hey there!

Thanks for coming by today to see the fabulous winner from our March 2016 Challenge sponsored by Make it Crafty!

Without further delay, our choice is....

Please email us at to claim 
your badge and prize from Make it Crafty.

Thank you so much for everyone that played and big shout out to Make it Crafty for sponsoring us!

Still lots of time to play along this month! Link up HERE

Monday, April 4, 2016

Spring cleaning time?

When sun starts shining again after
looooong dark, cold winter, 
it's time to dust the dust bunnies and spider webs ...
even if you are Dreaming in Darkness.

So how about getting dusting help like in this ATC

Using our April sponsors

image Hot man in Apron, so for a change to win him 
or other images your heart desires hop HERE 
and join the challenge, Anything Goes but cute... 
(as you can see, lol)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Awesome April Begins Our 12th Odd Challenge sponsored by SLS lines

Welcome April!

This month brings some fabulous projects by our amazing creative team who had an amazing time playing with images from this month's sponsor SLS Lines Studio!

So begins Challenge #12 and as always the theme is Anything Creepy Dark Weirdly-Odd Goes! Thank you ever so much to SLS Lines who will give the winner of this month's challenge a wonderful mini shopping spree, yes!

Starting us off this month is Asylum Anne:

So, why are these characters swinging from a blimp?  Is it a rescue? Or, seeing as this is a DARK dream, is there a more sinister tale behind these Tree Huggers from SLS Lines?  Come back later in the month to see what leaf has fluttered from Asylum Anne's mind.

CT Nan has a mysterious box to share...
using the wicked Voodoo King Skull.  

 So many fabulously amazing treasures inside!

CT Granne using this fabulous Nude
"Dream in Darkness"

CT kim using the awesome 

Fabulous projects from the fabulous Dream in Darkness creative team!

Make sure to come back on April 7th to see who takes the title of Winner for March 2016. In the meantime, get creating! Bring us your creepy dark weird NOT CUTE Anything Goes makes to sacrifice share with the Evil Frogster!

Link up below and we'd truly appreciate you sharing the challenge and sponsor with your friends who need to shake things up and play on the odd darkside!