Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December 2014 Winner

Hi folks- I'm here a little later than planned, but we have the winner of our December 2014 challenge!

We are flabbergasted by the enormous talent that all of you shared with us this month, and all we can say is please keep it coming in the new year! All of the projects showcased were outstanding, and we thoroughly enjoyed looking at each and every one. You all made it a very tough decision, but we narrowed down our top choices and have come up with a DT's Choice winner.


Our December 2014 Winner is #30 Susan Renshaw

Congratulations Susan! You've won a $15 digi voucher to the Smeared Ink shop. 

Please email us at to claim your voucher, and also please grab your winner's badge code by clicking the link at the top of the page.

We hope you all will join us tomorrow for our new challenge, and that you are enjoying your New Year's Eve in whatever form it may be. If you are partaking in festivities, please stay safe and we'll see you in 2015!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Challenge now ended.

Good morning to you all...
I hope you have all recovered from the festivities and that you're looking forward to a crafty new year.
This months challenge has now ended... 
the linky is closed.... now the DT must pick a winner.
Many many thanks for supporting SMUDGY ANTICS this month,
we have had some wickedly brilliant CREEPMAS entries as well as some normal-
non-creepmas ones too.
Please check back tomorrow to find out who the winner/top 3 are....
don't forget we'll have a brand new challenge for you on Thursday. BDx

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday with brass reindeer...


I hope you all had a great Christmas or holidays wherever or whatever you are celebrating :)

I´ve made my last Christmas card for this season and I´ve used the cute "Brass The Steampunk Reindeer" image from Smeared Ink that I colored with copics and gel pens. The background is made with a steampunk gear stencil and distress ink pad vintage photo. Added some christmas stickers and a net.

There is still time to enter our monthly challenge - Anything goes Smeared Ink

Thank you!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Today's Inspiration

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, we have had a good one here, rather quiet which has been lovely! Today I've got a tea light cover to share with you. I've used one of the rubber stamps from the Keepers rubber set.

For her details hop over to my blog and I will tell you all about it. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Day 26 Inspiration for Smudgy Antics

Here is some inspiration for today, have been playing with a new image! =) 

I needed something new for my frame and wanted to use one of the new digis from Alexandria Serrano at Smeared Ink called X-Ray Monocle Raven

The image is colored with promarkers and I added a little glitterpen too, but it's hard too see in the photo, I added a background paper also from Smeared Ink, from a paper pack called Caught In My Web! Then as the card base I used a dark brown cs.

Hope you will like my creation and that it will inspire you to join our Anything Goes challenge, just remember that you have to use Smeared Ink images to join in! =)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday's inspiration

Well here we are... Christmas/ Creepmas is nearly upon us.
You have ONE MORE WEEK to enter this months challenge.
The kids have finished school and are driving me crazy with carols and hymns,
mind you thats been happening since Novemeber.
I am putting the final touches to my Creepmas decked dining room.
Here we have NOEL.... Creepmas style.
 Our pound stops have been stuffed to the seams with tacky Christmas stuff.... this Noel plaque was one such thing. I removed the cutesy glittered finish and made it dark and macabre. 
 I added dried berries and leaves that the girls and I have collected on our walks to school...
a bit of plastic greenery just for colour...
various plastic insects are crawling around... having fun.
The dimensional skull is a digi image from SMEARED INK... its 9x layers, fussy cut and decoupaged up using silicone, there is a tutorial for this technique on the forum.

Once solid the skull was dipped in my melting pot.
I added a santa hat..with fly and stuck it to the 'O' of ''Noel''
Thanks for stopping by..... there'll be another project from another designer tomorrow.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

sparkly inspiration

Hey all here is my inspiration for the week. I have let my inner sparkle fairy have her way and this is what I have for you. Well lets be honest I sparkle everything.  So I guess she's not totally my inner fairy but what the hay. I used Smeared Ink digi and rubber stsmps on this card. Enjoy!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Inner Demon Inspiration...


Some inspiration from me  this Saturday and I hope that those of you that are watching this is doing fine and got the creepmas black feel going this season :)

Made an mixed media kind of page...don´t know what to call this? Maybe someone else knows!? There are so many different names on these things...

I´ve used a new digi stamp from Smeared Ink made by very talented Alexandria Serrano "Inner Demon". colored it with copics. The black hands behind the image is a grumpy from the rubber club at Smeared Ink. The barbed wire is rubber from the rubber club as well called "urban decay" and the senti is from the rubber club too :D from the "as death" set. The background is a scrapbookpaper and I covered the page with mod podge.

I hope you like it..


Today's Smudgy Goodness

So how awesome are all the things this wicked DT are coming up with?!?

I've got today's inspiration in the form of a journal page. I've used one of the new images called release.

Don't forget there is still plenty of time to add your smeared ink makes to the current anything goes challenge. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Imspiration for 18th December and the current "Anything goes" challenge!

Time for me to inspire again here at Smudgy Antics using Smeared Ink images! 

I used another Steampunk image and this time it's Steampunk Elf Christmas and he's colored with promarkers, added some glitter here and there but not sure it's showing on the pic! =) 
He's added to a dp with Christmas trees and that is glued onto dark brown cs for hte cardbase. 
I found my sheet of letters and Christmas sentiments so added the letters that says "God Jul" in swedish or Merry Christmas translated! =)

Don't forget that you have to use Smeared Ink images to enter the current "Anything Goes" challenge! =)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday's child is full of...

... poisonous gas and pirouettes. 

Creepy Glowbugg here with my Smeared Ink inspiration for the day.
I've kind of been on a corrugated cardboard kick lately, and I had a piece
already distressed and cut to the perfect ATC size lying around....
So I made an ornament or a hanging of sorts.

I used some old and new art pastes, coupled with good ol' Stickles and
dew drops. I like the contrast between textures on this piece.
I used the strange, yet delicate 'Ballerina' image from the 'Toxic Ballerinas' set.
She just adds more glittery texture and contrast to the entire piece.

  Such a fun image! 

Remember to enter our Anything Goes challenge here
with your creation using a Smeared Ink image.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Sweet Stop for Tuesday

Well, it is snowing this morning and looks to be here all week.  Good thing I have lots of great Smeared Ink stamps and inspiration from the rest of the DT to keep me occupied.

If you get a hit of the mojo bug and Smeared Ink stamps/digital stamps are involved, be sure to enter your creation into our monthly Smudgy Antics Anything Goes challenge.  Click HERE to take you to the Challenge #1 or you can find button CURRENT CHALLENGE on the left side bar.  Keep those wonder-creeptastic projects coming!

Sweets seem to be the thing this time of year and about to get my baking on this week as well.  That is what inspired me for today's project.  I have used one of the Rubber Club Past Offerings, Candy is Dandy stamp set.

Decided to try a little Duck Tape bag and might be used as an gift to someone this year.  Have a great day, week, and go get crafty!

Side 1

Side 2

Please see my blog Crafty Inknik for more details on this project.
Thanks to everyone one who visits and be sure to be back everyday for more great projects.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday's Smudgy inspiration

At this time of year even grumpy ol' dragons
find themselves wanting to decorate their dwellings for the holiday season.
I was rather taken with a felt decoration a friend was making when she visited me a few weeks ago...
white felt snow men and red felt hearts.
I just knew I could make one but tailor it to my taste.... are my Poemen with black felt hearts.
 I've hung 'em around my lamp... but will be moving  'em later.
I cut the Poeman shapes and the hearts out of felt... sew them together with a little wadding in each.
I added a little metal skull with a bow to each of the hearts.
The Poemen all have little distresses cravats.
I stamped POE from SMEARED INK onto small circles of cotton using STAZON.....
I then sew Poe's face to the ready stuffed snowmen.
Another decoration done.... just a few more to go.
Don't forget to enter our ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE,
the link is on the side bar.
You'll see another project from another designer tomorrow.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

more holiday inspiration

I hope everyone has been enjoying all of the wonderful inspiration pieces this month. Today I have a card and a gift box to share with you all. All of the images are from The Smeared Ink Store. Feel free to hop on over to the challenge here at smudgy antics and enter in your smeared ink masterpiece.

Our card for Grandma and Grandpa

A beautiful gift box

Friday, December 12, 2014

Saturday inspiration with new image...

It is my turn to get your mojo going...

I´ve made a mixed media art journal kind of page. Started of with some torned scrap paper with winter feel and added with mod podge. Second layer is white gesso. Used a NEW powerful image "release" made by Alexandria Serrano and you can find this image along with a whole bunch of other fantastic images in the Smeared Ink Shop. I´ve used posca pens, copics and acrylic paint to doodle with. I´ve also used some glimmer mist, stencils and background stamps.

Thank you for watching my project!

Shell's Smudgy Inspiration

It's my turn to be let loose in here again. I'm sharing a journal page I made using the Smeared Ink stamp set Heart Wings.

For more details about this page please hop over to my blog, and don't forget to share your Smeared Ink makes with our anything goes challenge this month. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

December 11 Smudgy Antics Inspiration

Time for me to inspire you all again here at Smudgy Antics, this time I made a card with the fabulous Brass the Steampunk reindeer. =) 
It's colored with promarkers and I added some glitter pen too! Found a scrap of corrugated cardboard to use as a background, inked the edges and added a dp behind it and a brown cs as the cardbase!

Don't forget to add you creation with a Smeared Ink image to our Anything Goes challenge! =)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday's dose of smudgy inspiration

Creepy Glowbugg here to share my project for the current
Anything Goes (as long as you use a Smeared Ink image) challenge.

I have finally decided to make some Creepmas/Hexmas cards.

I am using the wicked cool Dark Holidaze Entryway from Smeared Ink.
This is the digital version, but a rubber one also exists in a set of Holidaze rubber.

Be sure to enter your Anything Goes (with Smeared Ink image) project here.
And drop by my blog to see more pics of this, and past projects.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday's Shot of Inspiration

The project I have made for you features Quoth the Raven rubber stamp set.
Don't forget that you can now purchase individual Smeared Ink stamp sets OR join the exclusive Smeared Ink Rubber Club.  Either way you will not run out of wonderfully unique stamps and have more chances to win the monthly Smudgy Antics Anything Goes challenges, where a Smeared Ink stamp must be used somewhere in your project.

I have used both rubber and digital stamps for today's project.
Along with some bits and pieces that I need to use up.  Remember chipboard??  Well found a big bag and had to use.

HERE to enter your project for Smudgy Antics December Challenge #1

Please see my Crafty Inkink blog for more details on how these bookmarks were made.



Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday's dose of SMUDGY ANTICS

Good Morning SMUDGY fans,
Its been a whole week since the re-launch of this blog, 
I do hope you have enjoyed all the wonderful inspiration from the SMEARED INK DT.
running at the moment.... as long as you use a SMEARED INK IMAGE...either rubber or digi, we welcome
any kind of project.
Today you have another project from me... the Dragon.
I brought some wooden Christmas tree blanks in the January sales..
So here we have a CREEPMAS TREE.
 and clay. The tutorial for this technique can be found on the forum...
but be quick if you want to look as the forum will close on the 31st  of December.
Thanks for stopping by... there will be another project from another designer tomorrow.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Mojo Reboot week 1

Hey all Rebecca here!
Today I want to share a bit of crazy cute creepmass inspiration with all of you. Using digital images from our lovely Smeared Ink shop I have made a cool scrapbook page layout. Hope you enjoy.

All of the deets are on my blog. So click on my name on the side bar and enjoy.

Creepmas inspiration...


I have a card to show of for inspiration this saturday. With Creepmas hop going on I thought it would be cool to show some creepy christmas stuff ;)

The very talented Teri Shermans images is now available in the Smeared Ink shop and I´ve used the digital image "creepmas centerpiece" for my card. Colored with copics. Added some glossy on mini skulls and candle. Branch punch from Martha Stewart and some black chalk on edges of all papers.

The only requirement is that you use a 
SMEARED INK image....

Thank you!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Your daily dose of Smeared Ink

Hello all! Today it's my turn to share my Smeared Ink make with you. I don't know about all of you but I am loving getting a daily dose of Smudgyness. Today I'm sharing my piece for 12 days of creepmas.

I have used the RSD rubber stamp called Skullcracker from the Dark Holidaze set, this image is now also available as a digital stamp too!

If you would like to see all the other details for this piece hop over to my blog :)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Smudgy Antics Dec 4th DT Inspiration

Time for me to inspire for the new challenge here at Smudgy Antics, now that we are up and running again! =)

So stop by here and read about the challenge, don't forget that you have to use Smeared Ink images to participate in the challenge and since the theme is "Anything Goes" it's easy peacy! =)

I used the Steampunk candycane and colored it with my promarkers, cut it out and layered a background using a brown cs, then bit's and pieces from Panduro's Christmas collection Deadly Sweet Christmas! =)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Your daily dose of Smudgy Antics is here!

So how are you liking the daily dose of inspiration for 
our new Anything Goes challenge? Pretty cool, right?
It's nice to keep the momentum going each week throughout
the entire month. The brilliant inspiration just never stops!

Even though I masquerade as Creepy Glowbugg, I do enjoy the
festivities of Creepmas. Especially the gift giving (and receiving).
Every year I am at a loss for gift tags. I don't know if maybe there
are gift tag eating rodents in the garage who dine exclusively on my
handmade tags and nothing else, but every year I have to make more tags. 
Way more tags than I have ever used in one holiday.
I'm not really  a fan of the adhesive ones, although I usually end up using
them anyway with my constant shortage of homemade tags.

This year I have used Brass, the Steampunk Reindeer for a set of tags.

He is just too stinkin' cute, and perfect for weirdos and norms, alike!

And then I had to make some homemade specimen jar tags.
Friends and family expect nothing less from me anymore.

I put this guy together using my favorite little bear from the 
Candy is Dandy rubber set, the empty specimen jar digi,  
and the jar label digi.

Stamped a simple, "to: and from:" on the backs,
added some baker's twine, and viola!
I'm ready to start wrapping some gifts!

Be sure to stop by everyday for another fabulous gift of
DT inspiration. And if you're feeling creative, add your
Anything Goes (using a Smeared Ink rubber or digi image)
make here.