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Friday, 24 October 2014

Day 24 - Just flying through

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 pop-up box card.  I've been dying to make one, and when I saw this image from A Random Fan on Etsy I knew exactly how I was going to build it!

There are 3 layers to the pop up elements.  The front one is a strip of green grass with 3 gravestones.  Each is etched with RIP or a cross.  The second layer is Arie the Witch flying through on her little broom.  She's suspended in the air with acetate.  The third layer is a city scene with a fussy cut bridge.  I used some gloomy dark paper in the far background with clouds.  Each of the flaps is decorated with googly eyes, and the front one has a set of vampire fangs that glow in the dark, a halloween printed ribbon and a black felt cat.  I also added a little purple banner on black and white spiral poles.

Here's a little closeup of the flap with sentiment. 

Here is Miss Arie.  You can just see the bridge in the background, and the engravings on the headstones.  I wonder what is lurking in the grass? lol


I thought I'd share my dining table - this is where some of my creations are at the moment.  There's spiders, rats, creepy crawlies, a skeleton, poison apple, severed fingers, bloody daggar, ghost in a bottle, witches hat, folded book pumpkin and marshmallow pumpkins.  At night there's a string of battery powered white LEDs that light up my centerpiece.

Thanks for visiting today!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Day 23 - Cookie treats

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.

Ooohhh you've arrived at just the right time - I just took a fresh bath of cookies out of the oven!

My youngest has something called Baker's Day at school.  Each child takes a turn being the baker, and the other children visit the bakery and "buy" something for 50cents.  It teaches them about money, taking turns, and making choices.  Today was Sophia's day, and she ordered some Halloween themed spider cookies from her supplier (me) to put in her bakery.  For the packaging I wrapped some green twine and then added a Bazzill cardstock tag with a Doodle Pantry digi stamp and sentiment.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Day 22 - Boooooooo

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 had a ton of fun in my neighbourhood dropping these treats off to unsuspecting neighbours!

I re-purposed a Pringles container by wrapping it in cardstocks and patterned paper.  I wrapped and tied some black tulle and added googly eyes and a straw adorned with a flag that says "you've been booed!".  The top of the container has some ribbons and a spider.

I got the door hanger and instruction card from: Happiness is Homemade and just printed them out and cut them.  They both fit on an A4 sheet of cardstock.
 Here's a close-up of the lid.  I used a brad to hold the ribbons in place, and then covered it with a spider.
I added this adorable little trick-or-treater.  She's coloured with Copics and her warts have been accented with Liquid Pearls.  You can find this and many other cute images at Deary Dolls Digi Stamps.

Thanks for visiting today :)

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!!

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.

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 :)