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Biscornu Green side by Narmita08 Biscornu Green side :iconnarmita08:Narmita08 10 4 Fob a Month - June - Princesses by pinkythepink Fob a Month - June - Princesses :iconpinkythepink:pinkythepink 89 18 Diamond Biscornu - Magical525's April 2015 by pinkythepink Diamond Biscornu - Magical525's April 2015 :iconpinkythepink:pinkythepink 162 24 July Ornament of the Month by Mattsma July Ornament of the Month :iconmattsma:Mattsma 4 2 June Ornaments of the Month by Mattsma June Ornaments of the Month :iconmattsma:Mattsma 8 6 Merida Fobcornu by Mattsma Merida Fobcornu :iconmattsma:Mattsma 12 17 April Ornament of the Month by jijikit April Ornament of the Month :iconjijikit:jijikit 6 3 May June Ornament by Narmita08 May June Ornament :iconnarmita08:Narmita08 11 8 May Ornament of the Month by Mattsma May Ornament of the Month :iconmattsma:Mattsma 8 7 March Ornament of the Month by jijikit March Ornament of the Month :iconjijikit:jijikit 7 10 May Ornament by Narmita08 May Ornament :iconnarmita08:Narmita08 9 5 April Ornament of the Month by Mattsma April Ornament of the Month :iconmattsma:Mattsma 8 3 Spring Ornament - April side by Narmita08 Spring Ornament - April side :iconnarmita08:Narmita08 10 7 Spring Ornament - March side by Narmita08 Spring Ornament - March side :iconnarmita08:Narmita08 10 3 March Ornament by Narmita08 March Ornament :iconnarmita08:Narmita08 6 7 January Ornament by Narmita08 January Ornament :iconnarmita08:Narmita08 11 6
I love seeing people make things using the patterns I designed! I always add them to my favourites if I see them or am told about them. You can see some of them here, and the rest in the favourites folder.

Newest Deviations

NFSAL - October 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - October 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 5 1 NFSAL - September 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - September 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 7 0 Happy 18th! by Magical525 Happy 18th! :iconmagical525:Magical525 4 1 NFSAL - August 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - August 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 7 1 NFSAL - July 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - July 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 7 0 NFSAL - June 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - June 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 8 0 NFSAL - May 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - May 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 7 0 NFSAL - April 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - April 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 8 0 NFSAL - March 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - March 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 9 4 NFSAL - February 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - February 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 23 6 NFSAL - full year frame 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - full year frame 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 7 0 NFSAL - January 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - January 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 12 0 Stitching Pirates Secret Santa 2017 by Magical525 Stitching Pirates Secret Santa 2017 :iconmagical525:Magical525 15 27 Neglected Floss December 2017 by Magical525 Neglected Floss December 2017 :iconmagical525:Magical525 6 2 Weavers Tapestry Fob by Magical525 Weavers Tapestry Fob :iconmagical525:Magical525 11 2 Neglected Floss November 2017 by Magical525 Neglected Floss November 2017 :iconmagical525:Magical525 13 0

Random Favourites

Literature Previews, DDs, and You
Introducing a new policy regarding Literature Gallery DD features.
While not everyone uses preview images and they're not technically part of the work, we're going to require that preview images be properly credited for future features. This does include preview images you've customized that use texture or other such resources.
An important note: Not all images are stock. If an image isn't stock and you want to use it as your preview, please make sure that you've obtained explicit permission from the artist. We will also accept previewed stories that were done for a picture-based prompt if the prompter asked permission to use those images. Of course, you'll need to link to the prompt in your comments.
**Also, if you are using credited stock but the stock terms say it's not to be used like that, someone—okay, it's me—is going to tell the stock creator. Please respect people who put up these resources and read their own rules before using. I've seen a few that w
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Belgium - Sunburst by lux69aeterna Belgium - Sunburst :iconlux69aeterna:lux69aeterna 1,030 374 Mushrooms by Muskeg Mushrooms :iconmuskeg:Muskeg 14 5
November Thankstivity
It is easy to point out the flaws....
Cliques, lack of communication, bad art that gets too many views, good art that doesn't get enough views, crappy DDs, and on and on and on. The complaints people have about deviantART could fill a book the length of the Bible, but November is a month for remembering what we have to be thankful for and so I challenge you, Solutions Seekers, to take a look around and find at least three things about deviantART that make you thankful for the community.
The Challenge
Create a deviation or journal that explores at least three reasons you're thankful for deviantART. It can be anything from tutorials and other resources to friends you've made to great art you've stumbled across to a favorite group. Whatever it is that keeps you coming back, I want to know about it.
:bulletpurple: One entry per deviant.
:bulletpurple: For this challenge, no mature content please. Let's make
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Upcoming Contest
I finally decided to host my first contest. And, because this is my first personal contest and i have no idea how many people will want to take part in, i decided to use a more general theme so it will attract deviants to enter (and never leave :evillaugh:).
Here is a small description of the contest:
:bulletblue: Theme: Let it snow (cause you know, winter is coming)
:bulletblue: Accepted mediums: Photography, Digital art, Traditional art, Artisan Crafts, Literature (basically all mediums as long as the artwork respects the theme)
:bulletblue: Rules: All entries must be made specifically for this contest. Translation: it means you cannot submit a deviation that was made before this contest was officially announced. The entry must be dated on or after the start date of the contest (December 1st 2012) - you can start preparing your entry, but don't upload it before the official Contest Announcement. More rules will be announced in the Cont
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Contest: Biscornu Booty! Secret Pirates Revealed!
Welcome to Stitching Pirates the Cross Stitching Juggernaut.
Aims & How to join + Submission Guidelines + Advertisements & Links
:iconScienceandart: came up with a number generator and put our contestants into the mix and came out with the following:
ABrickman will send her biscornu to HGKitten
HGKitten will send her biscornu to Magical525
Magical525 will send her biscornu to Mattsma
Katjakay will send her biscornu to pinkythepink
pinkythepink will send her biscornu to Katjakay
Mattsma will send her biscornu to ABrickman
Please send a note with your mailing address to your sender.  I can tell ye that ABrickman and Magical525 and Katjakay live outsi
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R2D2 Christmas Stocking by bicyclegasoline R2D2 Christmas Stocking :iconbicyclegasoline:bicyclegasoline 60 20
Featured Deviant of the week! 10/31/12
The Featured Deviant of the week is Jeffrey Thomas :iconjeftoon01:
to this Deviant, I just love how he makes his Disney princesses more like a twisted horror movie. there goes my happy childhood! :lol: go check him out and happy halloween! ;)

Twisted Princess: Alice by jeftoon01 Twisted Princess: Megara by jeftoon01
Twisted Princess: Kida by jeftoon01 Twisted Princess: Tiana by jeftoon01 Twisted Fairies: Silvermist by jeftoon01 Twisted Princess: Rapunzel by jeftoon01 Twisted Princess: Esmeralda by jeftoon01 Twisted Princess: Maid Marian by jeftoon01
Twisted Fairies: Tinker Bell by jeftoon01 Twisted Princess: Wendy by jeftoon01 Twisted Princess: Blue Fairy by jeftoon01 Bewitching Enchantress by jeftoon01 Twisted Mural by jeftoon01 Maleficent by jeftoon01
.:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~:. :pumpkin: other features :pumpkin: .:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~:.
Murder scene by Jade-Abarai-Kat SS - Batty by Morebud Melinda's Halloween by Entenn revenge is scorpion by rockscorp Wild Rose by pandorasconviction ghosts wrath by Saphira01
Can't Take a Joke by incubusofapisces Happy Halloween 2013! by linniie-POO Little warrior (3) by arbortechuser :thumb334884173: Aii A Human by hyenacub Wraith - 8 by hyenacub-stock
A Red Night by phoenixleo Vincent Beware by Ferreson :t
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Steampunk Pin Cushion Spider - Christmas Nightmare by CatherinetteRings Steampunk Pin Cushion Spider - Christmas Nightmare :iconcatherinetterings:CatherinetteRings 464 48
Craft a Moustache Contest
What is Movember?
During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache (or Mo') with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Mo Bros are helping to change the face of men’s health by effectively becoming walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by promoting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. Together, we are truly changing the face of men’s health.
Source: Movember's Site
How to help
Raise awareness, share the news!Register on and grow a mighty manly moustache on that beautiful face of yours, you can choose to join deviantART's US Team,
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halloween mystery shawl by devilslove666 halloween mystery shawl :icondevilslove666:devilslove666 51 51
Pimps and Whoas - October 26, 2012
Official dA News
:bulletpurple: Odyssey Update 1
:bulletpurple: Dante's Inferno - What's the Worst that Can Happen?
:bulletpurple: Witch, Sorceress, Enchantress
:bulletpurple: Site Update - Literature Apperance, Writer
:bulletpurple: Site Update: More Like This Updates
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Peter Pumpkin Finish by Mattsma Peter Pumpkin Finish :iconmattsma:Mattsma 5 15 68. Find a feeling, pass it on. by kayanne21 68. Find a feeling, pass it on. :iconkayanne21:kayanne21 12 30
CR Newsletter: September/October 2012
Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :
Table of Contents
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
2. Attacking the Artist
3. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6  Project Educate 2011/2012
7. Art History Project
8. News from the Chats and Forums
9. News from the Galleries
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
Over the past few months, we've been diligently working on cleaning up the category tree of old and unused categories.  While most of this will go unnoticed by the community, what you will notice is the change from "Miscellaneous" galleries to "Other".  The reason for this change is simple.  The concept of Miscellaneous leads one to believe that it's a junk drawer category for everything under the sun when the intention was to be an "Other" category for deviations that don't fit well in other sub-categories of the tree.  We're also working on u
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Things I like or think are really cool :) I set it to random so that every artwork stands a chance of being seen rather than just the ones I added most recently. Every one of them deserves to be seen more than once on my profile :)

Awesome art Gifts/Prizes

Army Of Teacups!

I can honestly say that this is all Mattsma's fault for inspiring us to do this as she started with the first of them and then I made the second one and then it snowballed... This is the full army of teacups, in order of creation, as of the time of writing - I will try to keep it more or less up to date.






SALs and other stuff

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 14, 2018, 9:33 AM
Hiya all,

I thought I'd write a journal about my SALs and other stuff that I'm up to over on my blog - just in case you'd missed it as I'm a lot more active over there than I am here. It's going to be a busy year with a LOT of freebies!

:bulletgreen: First of all is the Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL that I've written a journal about before: Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL.  The patterns are given every Wednesday. It's off to a good start with quite a few people join in in - the Facebook group I made is over 450 people strong! It's amazing!

:bulletgreen: Also every Wednesday is my WIP Wednesday post where I show everyone what I've been up to that week. my latest post is here:…

:bulletgreen: I hosted a NYE Mystery SAL over the new year's weekend - I'm not sure how many people stitched it in the end as of course not everyone posts about it, or if they do they sometimes forget to include the SAL tags or mention my name but the ones I saw were fantastic! It was such a hit that I changed the Facebook group name from NYE Mystery SAL to Magical Mystery SAL as I'll be doing a few more high speed weekend Mystery SALs this year as well as another one for NYE! This group grew to be over 150 strong before the SAL was finished and new people are joining every week.

Here are a few that were posted here on dA:
NYE SAL by tinydtk  NYE Mystery SAL Bookmark by Mattsma  New Year's Eve SAL Part 12 - FINISHED! by jijikit

:bulletgreen: I have brought the Ornament a Month SAL back! I did the first one in 2015 and thought it was high time I did another one. This year I decided to go with rainbow/colour wheel as the theme and the shape of this year is a 3-D pyramid or 2-D triangle - which you do is up to you! It gets posted every first Friday of the month. The first one is already up and can be found here:…

:bulletgreen: I have also brought the Fob a Month back! It got slightly sidelined after I started it due to lack of time to stitch the patterns first, but since then I'm more confident of my designing skills I'm comfortable to post the patterns without stitching them unless I want to. :) The Fob a Month patterns will be posted every second Friday of the month. The first one was inspired by snowdrops poking through the snow so is very subtle in colour but fun to stitch! You can find the first pattern here:…

:bulletgreen: There are of course more than two Friday's a month but at the moment I don't have a SAL planned for them - however I do post a freebie EVERY Friday so it's worth taking a look to see what I've come up with every week.

In between all that I also do occasional other posts - some with freebies, some without usually about my crafting stuff but sometimes other things.

SALs I plan on joining that will mean I post a little more:
:bulletblue: TUSAL:…


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Making the most out of scraps - and other things too!
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts

About me
What to tell about myself... I'm cheerful and creative - when I'm in the right mood I create more than I can keep up with so it's always a challenge to finish what I start as I have so many idea's. I don't let stuff like not knowing how to do something stop me from actually doing it - I may not do it "right" in the end but I do get it done!

I'm a mother of 2 boys who are (fortunately) not yet teenagers ;) but are a pair of monkeys who keep me on my toes :)


About saying thanks to favs etc.
I had to make a choice between spending a load of time thanking people for favouriting my art - which always brings a smile to my face and a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart - or making more art.

I chose to stop thanking people personally for the favourites but I do still give everyone who favourites me for the first time a llama badge as a little thank you for doing so :) I hope that nobody feels less appreciated for it but well.. someone stole my time machine :( If you need more inspiration as to why I chose this watch this:… It's good advice for anyone who creates art :)


Do I sell my work?
Sometimes - Not everything I make is for sale but I don't usually mark anything as "for sale" so If you are interested in something I've made feel free to note me. I only accept reasonable offers as making things by hand takes time and materials cost real money, so expect to pay more for a one off item than you would for that mass produced knick-knack you saw in a shop.

My birthday badge

Autumn Divider - Free by etNoir

Please don't thank me for giving you points. favs or llama's etc. there really is no need to :)



Did you know that Halloween-HQ has a sister group called Holiday-HQ

7 deviants said :la:
2 deviants said You can win thousands of points!!!!!
1 deviant said They have been working hard to create a new event!
1 deviant said It's a contest with games, puzzles and more!
1 deviant said You can save Christmas!
No deviants said The event will be starting SOON!
No deviants said If you watch the group you will get the kick-off journal and be one of the first to start!


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Neaganan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Very pretty artworks!
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. Thanks so much for the llama. Have a good day! Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2] 
Mattsma Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sparkling Thank You So Much for the {EMOTE} :favlove:  
Mattsma Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Rainbow Heart Icon Thank you so very much for the {EMOTE} :favlove: 
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Narmita08 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the fav! :hug:
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