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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Day 21 - It's finger licken' good!

Hi and welcome to everyone from the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop!  If you want to see more of the awesomeness that this blog hop has to offer, the you can find the blog roll on the left in my sidebar.

I'm passing out the drinks today, and they're finger licken' good.  These tall glasses contain only the finest severed fingers of the well-to-do and the well-that-don't, marinated in aged goblin spit with a touch of zombie blood and a set of vampire dentures.

I was so lucky to even get to make this creation today, I had to pick my girls up from school as they went into evacuation mode due to a bush fire at their back fence.  The roads in and out were cut off by police and fire engines as smoke billowed over the road and through the school.  One of my girls was excited for an early day (the Preppy) but the teen was rather annoyed that she was leaving her friends *facepalm*

Okay - onto some closeups:
There is a spider climbing up the straw, it's a red back so watch out for it's bite.  It sits above some vampire dentures.
I made this flower by cutting a circle of brown cardstock and then crushing it several times.  I pinched it in the middle and glue a flower on top.  At the back there is some purple netting, 2 feathers and some hat pins.
There's red sparkling blood oozing from the top of the glass from putting all those fingers inside - one even has a gold ring on it still!
At the base of the glass I used Belinda Bones from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.  This is an actual stamp (not digital) and took a bit for me to get right, I'm so out of practice with real stamping!  I coloured her with Copics and then accented her bones with liquid pearls.  I wrapped some red splattered ribbon around the stem and then added some skulls.  I also added some bling.

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Day 20 - Hope you're on the mend soon

Hi and welcome to everyone from the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop!  If you want to see more of the awesomeness that this blog hop has to offer, the you can find the blog roll on the left in my sidebar.

Today I have a card to share, I totally forgot to put the sentiment on this card, but it's supposed to say "Hope you're on the mend soon" which worked perfectly with this image from The Paper Shelter.  She's got a stitch loose in her funny bone, but she's almost fixed it!

I used a sketch from Retro Sketches for this card and added some embossed cardstock, patterned acetate, Halloween ribbon and a piece of bandage.

Frankie has some gloss on her eyes and some liquid pearls in the white stripe of her hair.

Frankie was coloured with Copics and accented with a tiny skull and some black bling.

Thanks for visiting today :)

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Day 19 - Trick or Treaters

Hi and welcome to everyone from the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop!  If you want to see more of the awesomeness that this blog hop has to offer, the you can find the blog roll on the left in my sidebar.

Today I have some Trick or Treaters that are so cute, and just wanting to fill their little pumpkin pails with candy.  These oh so cute images come from Deary Dolls Digi Stamps, and they're FREE!

I coloured them with copics, doodled some borders and then created the tri-fold card to put them in.
This little guy was accented with liquid pearls to bring out the texture on his bone costume.  I also added some googly eyes to the grass, red splattered organza ribbon, black ribbon and a spider.
Master Dracular has been accented with liquid pearls buttons, googly eyes and some washy tape flags.
This sweet little girl is too cute to spook with her mummy wrappings.  I added googly eyes to the grass and washy tape flags.

Thanks for visiting today :)

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Day 18 - Adopt a Ghost

Hi and welcome to everyone from the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop!  If you want to see more of the awesomeness that this blog hop has to offer, the you can find the blog roll on the left in my sidebar.

So today is Ghost Adoption day - did you know that millions of displaced ghosts roam the world with no-one to look after them?  They try to make contact, but alas people scream and that scares the ghosts and they go hide somewhere until they try again.  Well my friends at Ghosty Busters have started a program where you can adopt your very own ghost!  They will keep you company, can see through walls for you and spook your cat.  If you're lucky they might vacuum, but there's no guarantee. 

If you adopt a ghost, you will get a beautiful jar with a plot of grass, 2 headstones and a skull toy.  One or two ghosts (they like to have friends) and a glowing light (cause even ghosts can get scared of the dark).
You can see a reflection of the light at the top of the photo - it's very subtle and gives off a little flicker.
The top of this little ghost home is adorned with funeral grade tulle, a black cat and skull pin, and a jeweled flower.
Each ghost jar comes with it's own collector's card with self portrait.  It's coloured in the finest quality Copics, topped with gems and wrapped in twine.

So make a ghost happy today - Adopt a Ghost and make a new friend :)
(Digi image: Meljen's Designs)

Friday, 17 October 2014

Day 17 - I've got my eyes on you

Hi and welcome to everyone from the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop!  If you want to see more of the awesomeness that this blog hop has to offer, the you can find the blog roll on the left in my sidebar.

Today was full of excitement while making this card!  I was digging around looking for something orange to go on my card and couldn't find the perfect piece in my stash.  So I started digging around on my table and came across my Cuttlebug.  My poor bug - I haven't used her in over 12 months.  Well I dusted her off and started to look through my embossing folders.  Low and behold I came across an unopened Halloween pumpkin folder!!!!  I was so excited, it was like my birthday and Christmas all in one!  Now you can see the funky pumpkins to the left.  I also found some other new folders that will now be making an appearance in upcoming cards.

I used a sketch from Retro Sketches to build my card and an image from Meljen's Designs for the image.
I coloured the image with Copics and made the tag look like aged card.  The sentiment is raised on foam dots and the edges of the image and tag are inked in black.  The whole bottle has been covered in gloss.

Thanks for visiting my blog today :)

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Day 16 - Puckins for sale!

Hi and welcome to everyone from the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop!  If you want to see more of the awesomeness that this blog hop has to offer, the you can find the blog roll on the left in my sidebar.

I can't believe it's the half-way mark in our Halloween journey, I thank each and every person that visits and leaves the most beautiful comments for me.  I read them in the morning, and it really starts my day off in the most positive way.

Today I have 2 projects, the first is an altered book that I turned into a Jack-o-Lantern.  I've never done one of these before, but have seen them and wanted to give it a go.  I bought the instructions from Crafty Hana on Etsy and then set about folding 400+ pages.  I used an old book and love that it has an orange hue to it, which is perfect for the pumpkin!

The second project was a bookmark, cause all good books need a bookmark!  I used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil and coloured it brightly in Copics. 
 I doodled a border around the edge and then distressed it.  I added it to a tag shaped piece of Bazzill that I made, then layered some patterned papers, a feather, bling, a black cat and some skull brads.

I titled the image Puckins 4 Sale after a story my dad told me once - when he was little, his parents went to town for the morning and he gathered up all the pumpkins and set up a stall out the front of his house to sell them!  When his parents arrived home, they saw the stall and the sign that my dad had written and it said "Puckins 4 Sale".  I also love this image cause it reminds me of my youngest daughter's first Halloween - she was dressed as a pumpkin
Isn't she cute?!  My little Punkin :)

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Day 15 - Hats off B'witches!!

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If you've seen my previous posts, you'll know that I made a pair of witches shoes - well a witch can't just wear shoes Trick-or-Treating!!  She needs a hat!

I made this little hat as a table decoration.  It sits about 20cm tall and has all things witchy on it.

I started off with a circle of black Bazzell, then made a cone and glued it on.  Next I pleated some newsprint  decoupage paper and wrapped it around the base of the cone and secured with glue and a purple ribbon.  
Where the ribbon crosses over I added a wax seal and then a sparkly spider.  Behind the spider I tucked some black tule and some feathers.
This cute witchy image is a digi from Art By Miran on Etsy.  I coloured her with Copics and glossed her eyes.  I used yellow Stickles on all the stars.  I also glued on a Calla Lilly and a little black felt cat.
And finally I hung a skeleton (I've used his arms and legs on another project) from the tip of the hat, wrapped him up like a mummy, added googly eyes and a sign!

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Day 14 - Sugar Skull

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The Day of the Dead or Dia De Muertos,  is fast approaching - it's celebrated throughout Mexico and by many cultures around the world.  The holiday is for family and friends to come together and pray and remember family members who have died.  The celebration covers October 31, November 1 & November 2 in connection with Allhallowtide, All Hallows' Eve, Hallowmas and All Souls Day.  Traditions include building alters, honoring the dead with sugar skulls, marigolds and favourite foods and gifts are taken to the dearly departed's grave.

So that's the tradition behind the above skull - I made mine to hang for Halloween, and because I've seen so many lately that I've grown to love them!

I picked up a plain paper mache skull at Lincraft, then gave it two coats of white acrylic paint.  
I added some purple rhinestones in various sizes and also some beautiful blingy corners that fit perfectly around each eye.  I used clear Stickles around the eye holes.
I used a Stampin' Up heart stamp to create the shape on the mask's forehead using purple paint.  I glued artificial flowers, leaves and sprigs of baby's breath around the top of the mask, and added some ribbons to hang from each side of the mask.  I also glued on a sparkly black spider, which sits on the heart shape.
I painted purple around the eyes and the chin.  I used a black Sharpie and doodled lines and details around the mask - including the teeth, flourishes and spider web.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Day 13 - Trick or Treat

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Today I've used an awesome image from Rick St Dennis - Calista the Witch. Isn't she lovely in her little purple dress, buttercup yellow bloomers and orange apron.  I think she's been busy in the kitchen and forgot she was looking after her pet snake and now he's freaking out cause he's agoraphobic! 

Any way I used a sketch from Mojo Monday to construct my card, and then used various papers and washi tapes.
I distressed the edges of the papers and then inked them with black ink.  The digi image has also been doodled around.

I glossed up the snake and Calista's eyes, and raised the sentiment on 3D foam tape.
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Day 12 - Get your dancing shoes on!

Hi and welcome to everyone from the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop!  If you want to see more of the awesomeness that this blog hop has to offer, the you can find the blog roll on the left in my sidebar.

All good witches need a good pair of heels, and these ones promise to impress!  I picked up these heels for $5 at an Op Shop, they have a band that wraps across your foot and is held in place with a big black button.  They were begging to be altered.  So here goes:
On the big button I have added a black Bazzill rosette, and cute witch digi image by Meljen's Designs.  I coloured it with copics and a little gold stickles.  I also added a skelly, sparkly orange pumpkin and black tulle.
You can see the colour of the digi image a lot better here (it's a bit washed out in the previous photo).  Here you can see a cauldren, paper scrolls, vampire teeth, spider and some decupage paper.
I created a bow and glued it to the heel of the shoe and added a button, the slipped in some test tubes that I filled with Grave Dirt and Werewolf Fur.  There's also a vampire stake (which is actually a pencil) and a bat.
And lastly the toe of the right shoe has a spider, skull, sparkly orange pumpkin and some eyeballs.  These shoes now sit near my hall table with a witches broom, just waiting for the right moment to go and kick up some fun!
Thanks for visiting!