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Sunday, 13 January 2013

"Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me, I Think I'll Go Eat Worms..."

Now I'm not saying they all look suicidal (they do though!) but the next time you see a Goth I hope you now hear the words above. Over the years they have been a massive source of amusement to me; they walk around with faces that look like a smacked a*se, angry at the world but with no clue why, clothing that has the statuatory amount of straps needed for mentally disturbed patients, a glaringly obvious allergy to any and all soap products and more kohl eyeliner on than Max Factor generate in one year of trading.
Why the massive downer on Goths you ask - 'cause I can, is my reply but also because this week's challenge over at the Kenny K Krafty Krew blog is Going Gothic.
I really struggled with this one as it is not really something I have ever looked at before. After chosing Lady Raven from the Kenny K Downloads site I kind of knew that my main colour was going to be purple as I didn't want to use too much black and I wanted to keep the card a little more upbeat. I have used a lovely Sizzix Bigz die for the heart and the mask is a Spellbinders one, something Venetian I think. I also used one of their new D-lite dies, that gothic looking iron gate just looked perfect but was a bit of a swine to cut out. I used some cereal packet liner between the die and the card to make it come out easier and that worked a treat though, so I will be saving all my liners from now on!! The skull and crossbones paper is from Magnolia and I have had it on the table forever, waiting for something to come along and I love it on here, it certainly matched the mood of the image I think.
Before I sign off this week I must say a massive Thank You to all the lovely new followers and as you may be aware, I have been running a Candy challenge for the last two weeks and after putting everyone's name on a piece of paper and asking Jo to choose one at random I can now tell you that the winner of 3 Kenny K images of her choice is...
Congrats honey. You emailed me a couple of weeks ago when the challenge first started so if you want to have a look at the Kenny K Downlloads site and let me know which three images you want, I will pass them on to the lovely Suzie who will send them to you after speaking with Kenny or Elena.
So that's me for this challenge, hope I see you again soon,
take care of each other,
Hugs 'n Stuff


  1. Hi Andy, Oh you made me smile, Ive not heard the Worm song for ages, I will be singing it the rest of today though!!! Love your card, its so pretty (well in a Goth type way!!) , Love Hazelxo

  2. Fabulous card, Andy! Love the purple and all the fun embellishments! Awesome coloring of the great image! BTW, thrilled to be your hop winner (if indeed the winning Carla is me)! Will e-mail you! Thanks so much!

  3. Hi Andy, your card is wonderful, you have given Goths, a softer image, other than the usual scarry face they give when seeing them around.

    The colours are wonderful, love purple so you win there, and the image is coloured so well by you

  4. And I thought you loved Goths, lol.

  5. I love your description of Goth, Andy. That just cracked me up. Love the card - now I'm off to check out the challenge.

  6. LOL! Once they experience "real" life, all that attitude goes away...because they're too busy trying to survive! Your girl is colored beautifully. Wonderful card!

  7. Finally get to comment on your card. I hate blogger.... just get started commenting and it freezes, keep pulling out the plug and it does sometimes work but I think that slows my speed. Weird today I didn't have any new emails all day until I rebooted and then there were 30 ??
    Enough of me moaning Happy New Year to you and Jo hope you are both well.
    Love your comments about Goths it's a good job they eventually grow out of it. My friend's son was really into punk when he was young, she was really worried about him. Now he is happily married with 2 teenage sons and a very successful business.
    Fabulous card Andy. Your image is coloured perfectly and love the purple and black together. That gate really works well with the papers.
    Looking forward to your next creation
    Eileen x

  8. I can honestly say Andy I never resorted to worms but definately chocolate lol
    Yes I really was a goth with the black straps, blue hair, tons of eyeliner the full nine yards but I was lovely as well he he!
    It always made me laugh that people crossed the road to avoid me because although I looked slightly scary I was always ready with a shoulder to cry on for anyone and a hug.
    See you never do know, next time you see a goth just give em smile :-)
    I have to say I absolutely adore your card, fabulous colours and yes that gate is perfect.
    Sending you and Jo Big Hugs

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