Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Day 4 of 31 Days of Halloween (LeighSB Designs Hop) - Countdown to Halloween

 During October you will see many Halloween-y projects on my blog as I am joining in with




Find Leigh's main post here

Leigh has also got a Challenge as well as the hop



So let's celebrate Halloween!! 

As usual I will add daily retro Halloween postcards from Vintage Image Craft.


Yesterday I shared this October calendar:


This is another version with a past main image - which do you prefer?



Today's new make is an ATC featuring a background on Distress Oxides through a stencil with an embossed witch stamp.



And as always I like to add the skeletons hopping!


Happy Hopping!

 

Gecko Galz October Challenges

 

      Don't we all love a challenge? Gecko Galz Papercrafting has many monthly challenges...

 This month the main Challenge theme is 

 "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Follow the link to share your make!

September 1st - 29th.

Feel free to grab our badge, and share on your blogs.


There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree 


Today I have a sneaky peek of my October makes:


But we also have challenges on the Facebook Group


These are the October challenges:


Then there are also, with freebie images, the






And the


Have Fun!




Happy Crafting!


Monday, 3 October 2022

Day 3 of 31 Days of Halloween (LeighSB Designs Hop) - Countdown to Halloween

 During October you will see many Halloween-y projects on my blog as I am joining in with




Find Leigh's main post here

Leigh has also got a Challenge as well as the hop



So let's celebrate Halloween!! 

As usual I will add daily retro Halloween postcards from Vintage Image Craft.


Actually this is my first real 31DOH post - We moved into our new house on October 1st - so I have been a little bit busy!
Plus we have no internet so I am having to hotspot this from my phone (pretty slow) and I am having lots trouble with my printer!


But I thought I would share a couple of my October calendars today. The first one (above) is my perpetual calendar with burnt wooden background. I printed the October dates from the internet (freebie) and the main image you may remember from previous years.

Secondly I have a calendar that I decorate each month.


My daughter and I were playing with  washable markers smeared on foil, spritzed and then soaked up with watercolour paper. I decided one of mine looked like this monster (?). But can you also see the witch in the back?
Shades of J K Rowling...


And as always I like to add the skeletons hopping!


Happy Hopping!

 

Sunday, 2 October 2022

LeighSBDesigns 31 DOH 2022 DAY2 plus October 2 - Outlawz Songs and Rhymes


I do hope you will go and check it out! 


Our sponsor this time is



With a prize of a voucher for 3 digi images

So please show a little love and visit her shop at


Our Song/Rhyme this fortnight is from Lorie

October
by John Updike from A Child's Calendar

The month is Amber,
Gold and Brown.
Blue ghosts of smoke
Float through the town.

Great V’s of geese
Honk overhead.
And maples turn
A fiery red.

Frost bites the lawn.
The stars are slits
In the black cat’s eye
Before he spits.

At last, small witches,
Goblins, hags,
And pirates armed
With paper bags.

Their costumes hinged
On safety pins,
Go haunt a night
Of pumpkin grins.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IF YOU DO NOT TELL US WHAT INSPIRED YOU, YOUR CARD/PROJECT WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PRIZE DRAW!

Now on to the challenge!



I have made a trio of ATCs using Autumn Wheelbarrow inspired by 'pumpkin grins'


The backgrounds are from Gecko Galz.




If you haven't already, please join our 
to stay up with all the challenges.

Thanks for playing along!


These ATCs are also my second make for the 31 Days of Halloween Challenges...



Joining in with Leigh's 12th annual Halloween Blog Hop


Countdown to Halloween



Happy Crafting!


12 Months of Christmas October 2022 Challenge #93. Colour Challenge.

    

This is my DT make for the October Challenge

This month the theme is "Colour Challenge"

Our sponsor is


Décosse's Dynamite Doodles

Here are my cards:


I have used a paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 


I used the orange version from this paper set and added red and orange Distress Oxides through stencils to add extra colour. I added more ink around the corners. The cards started with white and cream card bases, matted with dark and pale orange card. I then added the stencilled papers and then the foliage stamped and die cut using the Decorated with Happiness items  from Stampin' Up. I then added the sentiments - the orange cards embossed in black with a Happy Little Stampers stamp.










Happy Crafting!