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Thank you for stopping by...

Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you see something here that you like. I love colouring digital images and I am on a few Design Teams.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...

Sunday, 3 September 2017

I had a heart attack

We had Jasmine and Jaydn to stay with us for the weekend. It was a lovely visit.. we all went fishing and I sat under a weeping willow tree watching their excitement everytime they caught fish and wiping the slime off their hands and feeding them sandwiches and drinks. When we got home we played games of Ludo and Hotel and watched films so really not a stressful time at all.

Bank Holiday Monday

It was so weird. No one told me I was having a heart attack and it wasn't anything like you see on television. Colin was taking the children home as I wasn't feeling too good. I started to carry toiletries out from the bathroom as we are having the bathroom converted. I was feeling over tired and my chest hurt with a heavy sort of pain also at my left shoulder blade. No pain down my arm. I knocked on the wall to our neighbours but they were out and no one to be seen in the street. I knew something was wrong and rang for an ambulance. I couldn't remember our postcode nor our phone number as we moved into the bungalow just before last Christmas and I haven't rang the phone number.. silly perhaps but true.
Anyway, the lady said an ambulance was on it's way. I sat down and tried to relax and a paramedic arrived so quickly, he hooked me up to machines and just chatted to me. Nothing was said about me having a heart attack. The paramedic then rang my step-daughter Lisa to see if Colin was still there and was told he was already driving home. The ambulance arrived and the men put me in a chair and strapped me in, taking me out to the ambulance. The paramedic stayed to secure our home. In the ambulance I had a canular into my right hand and sticky dots connected over my chest then I was given morphine then more morphine. Colin arrived at that time but wasn't allowed in with me. The paramedic told him everything that was going to happen and that I was having a severe heart attack. With the blue light going we arrived at the new Norwich hospital and I was immediately taken into surgery. I was out of it by then until I opened my eyes now and then and saw monitors and heard bleeps and there was a large plastic tent over my body. The surgeon sorted out my artery.. saving my life, I think maybe he was talking to students as every move was described. 

I was put into a cardiac unit in a room of my own with Colin beside me for hours. The only let down really was that the nurses didn't have time to answer emergency bells and when Colin did leave I need to wee and pressed the buzzer.. nothing. It seemed to take for ever till the nurse arrived with a bedpan. They rolled me on to it and left the room and eventually I managed to wee and wee and wee and wee. I rang the buzzer and again no one came. The wee flowed over the bedpan and onto the bed. In my drugged up state I started splashing my hand in my own wee. Yeuck! Then someone came and got me out of bed, rinsed me down and remade the bed. This happened twice. I was mortified when I realised what had happened.
The corridor outside my room was so noisy with machines bleeping and whistling - good noises and shrill flirty voices and laughter - not so good noises.

Friday, 18 August 2017

For the Challenge at Digitally Made Challenge blog

Mice

It seems like forever since I posted. I am a bit out of practice so today I am posting a totally digital image. There is a new Challenge blog for Digitally created art just for fun here


I would like to enter this piece.
The weather is a bit cooler this evening and John Mouse decided to light the old stove. There were some cracks in the pipe but a few ribbons borrowed from 'the people who live in the sky' soon sorted things out. Peter Mouse curled up in the leaves in front of the stove happily nibbling on a cupcake whilst eyeing up his dad's cake perched on the edge of the table. Peter knew his dad would be falling asleep before he finished reading the paper then all Peter would have to do would be to carefully replace the uneaten cupcake with his own cupcake wrapper.. a few crumbs scattered on his dad's jumper and da daaaah.... his dad must have eaten the cake himself.
Peter really loved Baking Day.

Friday, 28 April 2017

For the Challenge over at Simply Papercraft




sponsoring the Challenge over at Simply Papercraft
I love these images so much, I am so excited to be working with them again. Bugaboo images are full of character and life. You want to say something.. Bugaboo will have the perfect image and sentiment. You feel something and want to share.. Bugaboo can say it for you and even have an image which feels just like you do.

Friday, 24 March 2017

For the Challenge over at Simply Papercraft





Morgan's artworld
Background and fire from Alchemist for Mischief Circus

The Challenge at Simply Papercraft has been sponsored by Morgan.

I hope you will enter your projects here for a chance to win.
I printed this wonderful dragon onto neenah and coloured her with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. I scanned the coloured image into Craft Artist 2 where I chose a flower petal embellishment. I recoloured the petal to match the dragon skin, re-sized it and using the 'stamp' mode placed the now olive green petals where the separate scales had been drawn by the artist. 


Monday, 20 February 2017

Mini Album keepsake for Jasmine




This is my first real mini album. Some time ago my friend Carla sent me a Christmas mini album. It is so beautiful and is now part of our Christmas tradition, every year it is on display and is filled with Christmas memories.
I have now made my own mini album for our precious grand daughter Jasmine. She loves to bake with her granddad but she doesn't like raisin juice (mincemeat). Jasmine made these apple pies from scratch on her own. The photos were taken in the kitchen of our old house when Jasmine was 7.


I found the little box with six card blanks at Create and Craft it is called a Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box. A cinch machine was used to bind the pages together. The boxes have a square aperture on the top which I covered with a wonderful die-cut from tonic studios.. and I cut and trimmed the rose design for each of the sides. Then went round the designs with liquid pearls.
I have the Tonic studios flipflop die kits and one of the dies are just the right size to layer on the blanks. I used the card which came as part of the cut and 'boss die-cutting machine package to make the first layers.

Here you can see how I used the die cuts across the aperture.. although the die is not a mirror image I quite like the effect. You can also see the die cut on the inside of the base.

I have finally used some of my graphic 45 papers. I know they are not just for looking at and smoothing out and daydreaming about... they are for using and loving and I think they work perfectly together even across the collections.
Here are the pages together and be-ribboned. A layer of graphic 45 and a Tonic die cut.




I have written out the recipe for apple pies which Jasmine can make from scratch (except from opening a tin of apple pie filling) There are tags and hidden pockets where I have placed the step by step photos and the method is also on tags.


I adore these papers, I started collecting them and had to give myself a good talking to! I finally used them and I love, love them so much. They include little tags and envelopes and tiny pockets to hide away for little surprises.

Jasmine's Grand-dad and I have written little messages which we have tucked away in the pockets.

I hope you can see the beautiful dies. I think this is the set where there is a large frame and there are smaller decorative plaques to cut out the middle section with a lattice pattern.

These pages are not so highly decorated as I have made a small journal with just a few pages for Jasmine to write down her thoughts and we will pop that into place when she is ready.

This is the back of the album. I wanted to show this stunning Tonic die. It comes in a collection of 6 and is the die I used for the sides of the box. I just cut round the roses and I think it fits perfectly. I do like layering up the same colour papers.

I will update and add the rest of the photos soon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Mixed Media World     anything mixed media goes  ends 8th March
More Mixed Media Challenge     anything goes optional red  ends 4th March

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Happy Birthday Jasmine

Jasmine's 8th Birthday card.
Main dies are Tattered Lace Tri Fold and Tonic part of a wonderful collection. Both die collections cut so crisp.. I am so pleased with them. They are stuck to the card stock with one of those purple tape pens from create and craft.

I am entering this into the following challenges
crafting from the heart                   anything goes ends 26th.
cute card Thursday                        no designer papers  ends 23rd
little miss muffet challenge blog   anything goes ends 23rd
open minded crafting fun              anything goes ends 7th March

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Cozy Owl



JessicaLynnOriginal.com's Scrooge Brentwood Owl©

Background Mouse
For Mischief Circus

 We were given a chance to work with some charming images a while ago. This is one of Jessica's owls.. I think he looks so cozy and who knew that inside his rather drab looking hole in an old tree would be a Bachelor pad with a stove for mouse soup, a  delivery of 'The Daily Raptor' a comfy squashy chair and hand knitted rug.


Friday, 4 November 2016

Day 22 of the missing Halloween story




Part of my huge prize 2015 Halloween Hop
I will be giving the links as soon as I find them
Background
 Mischief Circus
Printed onto neenah and coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils and Promarkers
I really must apologise about the missing dates. Personal stuff and then ten days without an internet connection.. so sorry.

Clang, clang noises could be heard throughout the house as Caroline made her way through the pipe system with her head banging against the slimy walls at every angle. The vibrations were felt right through the house, distorting the pantry door, jamming it into place. Viki was now in the pantry with the last of the elderflower wine. Mary was at the top of the stairs.. still in shock after the encounter with the ghosts.
Sammy was now heading downstairs with the ghosts following behind.. tripping themselves up. They just couldn't get used to wearing flowing robes, after all..if you die wearing trousers how come you end up wearing someone's tatty grey frock? Charley appeared midway down the steps ready to check on the pantry door. He was the one who had tri-focles (let's see Specksavers marketing them!) and could see through any barriers. Viki started knocking on the inside of the pantry door. Not too loud as she hadn't finished the left over jelly beans yet and you never know how long a rescue might take and the jars on the shelves may have been mis-labelled.
Nan and Susan heard the commotion, opened the front door and brought their chairs inside.  Nan went over to the pantry to check that Viki was ok. After being told that all was well and Viki was quite happy to wait for any firemen who may arrive to save the day Nan and Susan settled down again and waited for the fun to start.
Leigh heard a noise in one of the darkened bedrooms and bravely pushed open the door. There, on the bed (with the rather nice duvet set) lay a trussed up lump. As Leigh made her way over she switched on her CSI style torch..one with the faintest light  (Why don't they use a torch with a much bigger beam) The beam of the torch lit up the lump which squealed 'Oh No..where are my glasses?' Leigh hurridly collected the dark glasses with lenses like welding goggles and placed them on the button nose peeking out of a tangle of dental floss. She had found Sue-the author of Halloween Tales and Creepmas Stories. Sue had been firmly bound with the dental floss..who knew there was so much in one of those containers and was surrounded by Were Dust Bunnies. Da Da Daaa!!!!

Friday, 21 October 2016

Day 21 of the Halloween Hop

Diver
aka Sammy
Part of my huge prize 2015 Halloween Hop
I will be giving the links as soon as I find them
Background
 Mischief Circus
Printed onto neenah and coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils and Promarkers
Don't forget to visit the amazing blogs taking part in the hop.. there could be some prizes on the way if you leave some awesome comments. We all look forward so much each year to these wonderful 31 days of creepiness...




Caroline's brother Sammy heard all the commotion from inside the drains. He had been pushing and squeezing his way through the pipes and the bits of Penny and Claire until he could struggle through the plughole. He squeezed and pushed and POP! he shot out with the chain around one arm and his ghost beacons swirling and flashing a sickly green in the dim light of the bathroom. Three ghosts came with him, they were the ones that should have stayed in the sewer. They weren't scented at all so I suppose that was one good thing. Sammy trundled his way through the bathroom and across the landing with the ghosts following closely. Mary was holding the banister when each ghost passed straight through her... eawwww that type of feeling needed warming up. She saw Viki heading towards the pantry and wondered if there was any wine left... just something to take the edge off. After all, as you all know, after a ghost (never mind 3 ghosts) have wandered right through a person without so much as a bye your leave something has to be done to get you warm again.

Caroline tidied her tentacles and shined her goggles and gazed in wonder at the broken bath especially the stretched plughole. She carefully flicked at the newly created tunnel and eased herself forwards and slithered quite easily bit by bit into the darkness.


So sorry, my blog just can't cope with too much elderflower wine. I hope you all can read today's story and I will be trying again tomorrow.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Day 20 of the Halloween Hop

Top Hat & Devil Boy
Part of my huge prize 2015 Halloween Hop
I will be giving the links as soon as I find them
Haunted Outhouse 2015
Rick St. Dennis
Background
 Mischief Circus
Printed onto neenah and coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils and Promarkers
Don't forget to visit the amazing blogs taking part in the hop.. there could be some prizes on the way if you leave some awesome comments. We all look forward so much each year to these wonderful 31 days of creepiness....


Darren got to work in the garden. His keep net managed to sift through the stench leaving behind just a sparkle. All the nasty lumpy stuff was tipped into a bin for re-cycling (amazing how many bins we are given now-a-days for that very purpose) Rebecca and Mary were in the kitchen when they heard a bit of a clatter. They sent a spare rat wearing a hard hat out the back door to check the Health and Safety situation.  There was just a bit of scaffolding up with a creature and a clipboard and pencil on the outhouse steps. Just why Darren's work had to be certified.. in fact Darren was a bit insulted and gave his sparkle filled keep net a bit of a tug and a whispered command and it took on a life of it's own and gradually 'snaked' across the step and slowly and gently engulfed the creature, totally sparkled him and absorbed every part of him but his top hat.
Now that the couch had found somewhere else to dine Nan and Susan were able to gather a couple of chairs and blankets and full jam jars.They arranged themselves on the front porch all comfy and warm and waited to see what would happen. It's amazing how brave a jam jar of Elderflower wine can make someone... add a tin of home made ginger nuts and well.... 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Day 19 Halloween Hop

Part of my huge prize 2015 Halloween Hop
I will be giving the links as soon as I find them
Background
 Mischief Circus
Printed onto neenah and coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils and Promarkers
Don't forget to visit the amazing blogs taking part in the hop.. there could be some prizes on the way if you leave some awesome comments. We all look forward so much each year to these wonderful 31 days of creepiness....
 
Val had remembered the Elderflower wine left over from Christmas and had followed the trail of dusty footprints into the pantry. She immediately realised the danger and reached for the furniture polish which she bravely aimed in an arc between Bonnie and the Were Bunny and back again. This brought the situation to a complete halt. Everyone took a breath. Nan disentangled Bonnie.. Leigh found a feather duster and flicked away the web and Val had a sit down. Bravery really 'takes it out of a person' and the best thing to do is to have a rest in a pantry with friends and a couple of glasses of Elderflower wine.
Once everything was calm again the wine was being poured into rather jammy jam jars for the ladies and the corks were given to Bonnie and the Were Bunny to chew. The corks wouldn't be needed again and it would be considerably safer for the Dust Bunnies to get the wine from the corks instead of dripping any on themselves, after all, everyone remembered what happened last time they were given wine and Uncle Bob just turned into rather a tangled mess when he missed his mouth and the wine dripped down his front. In fact he became so unravelled that Auntie Tess tried to knit him together again and realised some bits of him were missing. She suspected that a youngling Dust Bunny had gathered up bits of Uncle Bob and with a bit of stretching managed to add the bits onto himself making him look more feral and quite attractive.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Day 18 Halloween Hop

Winged
aka Cuddly
Part of my huge prize 2015 Halloween Hop
I will be giving the links as soon as I find them
Background
 Mischief Circus
Printed onto neenah and coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils.
I have used one of the water droplet images from a free kit called Water Garden available from Craft Artist over the creature's eyes. I think it makes the eyes pop.
Don't forget to visit the amazing blogs taking part in the hop.. there could be some prizes on the way if you leave some awesome comments. We all look forward so much each year to these wonderful 31 days of creepiness....
Nan stepped back hurriedly and threw what she thought was a toy away from her. The 'toy' immediately took flight  and, as it did so, it's wings gave a shudder and sprung into action. As Leigh hung out the window Nan had a few jelly beans for medicinal purposes.. beans would have to do until they could get the wine open.
As Cuddly rose into the darkening sky he was joined by some of his clan who had tracked him to the house. The beat of their copper wings made quite a down draft  which in turn caused the cushions on the monstrous couch to blow across the porch, down the steps and across the path. The couch lifted up it's fancy trim and flounced after them. The porch was now a safe zone or at least not quite so dangerous as before. Nan was able to get in by the front door and joined Leigh in the pantry watching out the window at the passing Wingeds. There were a couple of bottles of Elderflower wine on one of the shelves covered with dust and cobwebs and the ladies were just reaching for them when in walked one of the Were Dust Bunnies who shrieked out a warning before one of his cousins got crushed. Turns out... Bonnie D Bunny had been trapped in a web which had been spun across the bottles and she was screaming without making any sound hoping and making deals with whoever or whatever could help her in her hour of need.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Day 17 Halloween Hop

Devil Boy
Part of my huge prize 2015 Halloween Hop
I will be giving the links as soon as I find them
Background
 Mischief Circus
Printed onto neenah and coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils
Don't forget to visit the amazing blogs taking part in the hop.. there could be some prizes on the way if you leave some awesome comments. We all look forward so much each year to these wonderful 31 days of creepiness....
Val and Nan had arrived safely at Val's B & B. They had one of the Christmas Special huge jar of jelly beans (On offer at Tesco's)  to give Darren as payment for cleaning the outside loo and surrounding area.. There had been a post it note in the Bestiary Book alongside the picture of a Devil Boy stating that they are ok with being paid in beans. After all... Jack sold his cow for a handful of beans and they weren't even the jelly ones so it had been a well known fact that in certain parts of the Country beans are legal tender.
The ladies helped with Darren's luggage. One gramophone, a box of stuff, old hat and an extra special fishing keep net. The sparkle from the net could not be hidden so they just let it shine - quite good really as it didn't need batteries and shone all the way back to the house.
As they reached the house they noticed the couch was still munching on some spare rats (just a snack) so they peeked round the back garden... the stinky cloud was still laying heavily on the browning grass. It was agreed that Darren and his keep net would start straight away making the back garden safe and the ladies would climb back through the pantry window with  the rest of his luggage.
Val climbed up first and Nan passed up the box then the gramophone and the hat then the cuddly toy. As she passed the last item to Val there was a shriek as the 'cuddly toy' turned it's head all the way round and smiled rather unpleasantly.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Day 16 of the Halloween Hop





Part of my huge prize 2015 Halloween Hop
I will be giving the links as soon as I find them
Background
 Mischief Circus
Printed onto neenah and coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils and Promarkers
Don't forget to visit the amazing blogs taking part in the hop.. there could be some prizes on the way if you leave some awesome comments. We all look forward so much each year to these wonderful 31 days of creepiness....

It had been fairly quiet by the back door. No one was venturing outside until the ladies returned with Darren. The scrit scrat scratching started off fairly quietly then suddenly sped up and became louder. One of the spiders had totally transformed and had been busy in the cellar strengthening his legs with cogs and studs. Septamus would never fit under a glass now or be sucked up one of those spider catchers.
Venom, gloopy and sticky dripped from his fangs as he scuttled across the floor. Sep looked towards the walls and shook his head. Humm... walls didn't seem such a good idea. He probably won't be able to drop onto unsuspecting folk from the ceiling but he could trip up any Things, Bumps and Moaners and his web was now extra strong and really quite flexible... now able to be fire around corners. Sep knew he would need a bit of training to be able to throw his web accurately so he started practising on any passing creatures. He did try to wrap his web around Rebecca but she was too quick for him and nimbly got out of the way.
The Were Dust Bunnies were beginning to flex their muscles and attempting to control the situation. A few had banded together.. bravely climbing up the vacuum cleaner pipe with some coins and clips. With a bit of a squeeze the smallest of them managed to get close to the motor and sabotaged the death machine! A cheer went up from the rest of her clan.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Day 15 of the Halloween Hop

MiSk
Sindy and Sandy
Part of my huge prize 2015 Halloween Hop
I will be giving the links as soon as I find them
Background
 Mischief Circus
Printed onto neenah and coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils
Don't forget to visit the amazing blogs taking part in the hop.. there could be some prizes on the way if you leave some awesome comments. We all look forward so much each year to these wonderful 31 days of creepiness....
We needed postal rats to carry messages through the village this time towards the town. Sindy and Sandy brought their own rats with them handing over lists of do's and don'ts. Trouble is...Sindy's list actually argued with Sandy's and if things got out of hand we would end up with confetti. I don't think it helped at all that one of the rats had actually added a few 'do's' of her own. A bit obvious really with all the cakes topped with chicken feed for afternoon tea, angora fluff for their beds, no cats to be allowed anywhere near the house and all rat traps to be dismantled and made into back scratchers.
Sindy had tripped up over the unravelling bandages so Sandy gathered up the ends and tied a huge bow then turned around for Sindy to tie a bow for her. It was quite surprising just how many Dust Bunnies lived in amongst the bandages and they rolled out onto the floor. Unfortunately the spiders had crossed near where Sindy stood flicking potion around and when the Dust Bunnies were gathering, getting to know each other the transformation started taking place. We now have more than enough Were Dust Bunnies.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Day 14 Halloween Hop


Part of my huge prize 2015 Halloween Hop
I will be giving the links as soon as I find them
Background
 Mischief Circus
Printed onto neenah and coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils
Don't forget to visit the amazing blogs taking part in the hop.. there could be some prizes on the way if you leave some awesome comments. We all look forward so much each year to these wonderful 31 days of creepiness....


While Nan and Val were on their way to Val's house to collect Darren the ladies left back at the house set to with upcycling and frou frou. They knew Caroline was not a creature who would show her feminine side so while she was cleaning her suckers Mary and Susan (in a spare onesie.. looking very fetching) started collecting candles and pretty soaps and rugs and kind sentiments for the wall and a gorgeous chair and of course bubbles for her bath. Caroline looked up and was happy. Viki was able to 'go' everyone relaxed.
Penny and Claire came through the door. Claire was snapping her rubber gloves which seemed to create some tension in the air.  Mary and Susan looked at each other and with one raised eyebrow silent words passed between them and they grabbed hold of Viki and scarpered/bolted/legged it/ran very fast from the bathroom agreeing not to look back. Mary looked back.
Caroline was no longer looking happy. She flung out her tentacles grabbing hold of both Claire and Penny using their struggles to pull herself out of the bath and onto the rug which went skidding across the floor slamming into the dainty table which in turn tipped sending boiling hot tea over her new goggles and ear flaps. She screamed as the candles gutted and set the rug alight. Caroline was now between the nurses and the door and when they tried to leave the bathroom Caroline just gently pulled them apart placing the bits and pieces into the bath and swirling the bubbles sloshing them onto the floor putting out the fire.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Day 13 Halloween Hop


Devil Boy
Part of my huge prize 2015 Halloween Hop
I will be giving the links as soon as I find them
Background
 Mischief Circus
Printed onto neenah and coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils
Don't forget to visit the amazing blogs taking part in the hop.. there could be some prizes on the way if you leave some awesome comments. We all look forward so much each year to these wonderful 31 days of creepiness....

We are going to need some help. We really can't enter or leave by the front door unless the couch has been fed and to leave by the back door is really not an option. The stink is practically visible.. sort of a yellowy greenish cloudy barrier. Viki had decided she didn't need 'to go' after seeing the bushes moving on such a still night. The Bestiary had been found. Leigh had been standing on it as she peered out the front window at the couch trying to warn visitors not to get too close. After a flick through the tattered old pages the ideal candidate was found. A Devil Boy. There was a note pinned to the page probably left from the last time the plumbing collapsed. Nan remembered there was one called Darren hanging around last Christmas when the couch kept burping... luckily she had given him egg nog and broken finger sandwiches so he should think kindly of us.  He was last seen looking for a B & B (Bed and Breakfast for non-Brits) and may have ended up round at Val's. We have run out of messenger rats, there are no spiders left (not such a bad thing really), the dust bunnies can't leave even in a breeze and we haven't seen any bats for ages. We needed Darren as soon as possible and we knew who would be brave enough for the task.
Val and Nan decided they would climb out the pantry window. Avoiding both the killer couch on the porch and the stinky outhouse by the back door they were dressed for action! Each wore a black and grey onesie, gloves and wellies and had face paint on to blend in with the surrounding countryside..

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Day 12 Halloween Hop

Part of my huge prize 2015 Halloween Hop
I will be giving the links as soon as I find them
Background Abandoned and Welcome to my Nightmare
for Mischief Circus
Printed onto neenah and coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils
Don't forget to visit the amazing blogs taking part in the hop.. there could be some prizes on the way if you leave some awesome comments. We all look forward so much each year to these wonderful 31 days of creepiness....
They were getting a bit short of nurses. Every time a new one was needed Claire's hand shot up but she was never chosen. Accidents happen don't they... if Patsy hadn't gone on Bloodbook and told everyone about the mix up in the potion then Claire may have been forgiven but No! Now she had to bide her time until she was needed. The cellar had been made ready and Claire waited. Then, Oh My!!! The bare light bulbs behaved like the light bulbs in films. Each went off in turn with a thud.. sounded like the Duff Duff moment in Eastenders.  Claire's new rubber gloves slipped out of her pockets and onto her hands in one fluid movement. She adjusted her light thingy (she never could remember the correct name) and she was ready.
No one knew if the rats had made it to the lake. There was certainly a lack of spiders now that everyone knew what had happened to Sam. Nan had been out collecting any unwanted Dust Bunnies.. didn't everyone know how valuable they are at keeping down the Things, Bumps, Fiends and those monsters which are just at the side of your peripheral vision..  Someone was going to have to check the back garden.. there were enough pegs for delicate noses (the scent of the outside loo had drifted in and was making everyone a bit twitchy) and someone had to be pushed out the back door. Viki needed 'to go' and would prefer to use a shrub therefore we will need a volunteer. ..

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Day 11 Halloween Hop



SI Bluebird Rider
Part of my huge prize 2015 Halloween Hop
I will be giving the links as soon as I find them
Background Abandoned and Welcome to my Nightmare
for Mischief Circus
Printed onto neenah and coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils
Don't forget to visit the amazing blogs taking part in the hop.. there could be some prizes on the way if you leave some awesome comments. We all look forward so much each year to these wonderful 31 days of creepiness....


The rats were running full tilt towards the lake with the potion spray being flung around by the spiders as they passed the toadstools. The spiders noticed something grasping the stalks but couldn't quite make out what they were seeing...
The science bit...
Spiders usually have some eyes on top of their head and some more in front. With so many eyes, it’s a bit surprising that they usually don’t have good eyesight. Instead, they probably just see light and dark shapes moving around. When they’re hunting they make up for that bad eyesight with an excellent ability to sense vibration and taste.

Unfortunately the first two spiders were eaten by something feathery before they could wipe potion over their eyes. Suddenly everything came into focus and they saw the first of the Bluebird Riders! Oh My! If they could do something to prevent the bluebirds eating the messengers then perhaps they stood a chance to finally be able to protect the Dust Bunnies.
Sam, the last spider alive twisted so his web was dipped in the potion .. he then threw his web over the head of the bluebird. This gave him enough time to explain what was happening back at the house. For a truce to be discussed before the bluebird used his mechanical claw to remove the web from his head and to lift Sam off the back of the rat and............. thank goodness for Leigh's popcorn. The rat started throwing pawfulls of wonderful sticky popcorn into the air and sat back on his haunches to watch the bluebird in flight catching the sweet stuff before it hit the ground. The rat looked around for Sam but he was nowhere to be found so he carried on running towards the lake. What looked like a tattoo on his bum was actually Sam. Ooops...


Monday, 10 October 2016

Day 10 hop

by Rick St Dennis

Ghostly Creatures
Part of my huge prize 2015 Halloween Hop
I will be giving the links as soon as I find them
Background Abandoned and Bottle of Ink and Nightmare
for Mischief Circus
Printed onto neenah and coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils
Don't forget to visit the amazing blogs taking part in the hop.. there could be some prizes on the way if you leave some awesome comments. We all look forward so much each year to these wonderful 31 days of creepiness....


Now we have Caroline with a very bad headache in the bathroom if anyone needs 'to go' you will have to visit the outside loo by the back door. Luckily Leigh and Mary escaped the bathroom.. all limbs intact leaving a trail of popcorn.
We are going to need postal rats... messages need to get to  the lakeside. The creatures there are experienced and brave. The Dust Bunnies themselves couldn't leave the house... they would be blown away like tumbleweed. The cellar rats agreed to go after finishing off the popcorn. This time they were going to leave by the back door, they had lost some of their family members to the velvet fiend by the front door and they weren't going to get caught out again. Some of the larger spiders rode the rats as they could shake off some of the droplets of potion more accurately.
Thing wasn't going to leave quietly. He found his way to the afterlife was blocked by something resembling cold porridge and really could we blame him for not wanting to oooze through it... he was now just a ghostly figure haunting the outside loo. As he died near a loo so he ended up stuck near one.
Lightening was crashing, illuminating  the cracked timber and peeling paintwork and Thing wasn't alone. Squee was there on the roof glaring cross eyed and trying to hold his nose against the stench (not a good look).