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Tuesday 31 October 2017

IKE'S World Challenge #100


Today I would like to show you my makes for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge  (#100) is pretty special as it's Ike's 100th!!
The theme is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist -
Celebrations

THERE ARE LOTS OF PRIZES ON OFFER 
including
the 100th Challenge Candy



Pop over to Ike's World Challenges to see all the other prizes on offer...



This is my midway post...



My card celebrates Halloween (today) and 100...

I started by adding a blue background to a white card base. This had been embossed using a zero die (I was thinking bubbles coming from a cauldron) and cut out with a stitched die.



I added the Witches Cauldron image coloured with Promarkers and cut out - and stamped the digits of 100.

I then added KT Trick or Treat coloured with Zig real brush pens and cut out.



I am offering the number stamp set as a draw from my commenters





Look forward to seeing your creations in Challenge #100...


Happy Crafting!



Day 31 of 31DOH - Halloween! Day #304 of 'A Year of ATCs?'


Woohoo - Halloween at last - and I have managed to post every day!!
There have been a few issues with blogger but I think they are sorted now...

 But it's the end of the hop :( - hope you have enjoyed it as much as me!

Here is this year's blog roll - do hope you will hop along for the 31 Days of Halloween

Terra
Black Dragon
Susan   YOU ARE HERE!
LeighSBDesigns
Lyneen
Stampendous Stamps
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
Tee
Alison
Sarah
Nan
Airless Chambers
Jessica
Kat
Shell

Do drop by tomorrow for the prize winner post but you still just have time for the spot prizes...(see yesterday's post)

and some of you know that I usually offer my makes as a giveaway, posting anywhere.
 If you would like my 31DOH book please add one of your Halloween makes to the linky at the bottom...

My idea was to make a book of ATCs this year - combining this with my 'Year of ATCs?'

I made a book, upcycling some packaging and covering back and front with gelli plate pulls.



 I added pages and then started decorating the whole with Tim Holtz ephemera, stickers, embellishments and my ATCs. Because I couldn't resist adding some thick embellishments my book has now become quite fat!!



The final page looks like this:


I blogged the two ghost ATCs on Day 261 and Day 262 of my 'Year of ATCs?'
Day 261 describes the rice technique too if you didn't see it on my last video.

Some of you noticed I added some tags through the book which I haven't yet mentioned:




This is today's new ATC for Day 304 of 'A Year of ATCs?'. It also forms the book tie.




Recipe:

Base - black card
Background - brusho
Shaping - guillotine
Image - LeighSBDesigns - Tangled Witch Hat printed ATC size and coloured with Zig real brush pens
Embellishments - hat and spider buttons

This is my next October post using a Leigh SB image -
Find more from Leigh at 


and Leigh's Facebook Fan Group.

I'm afraid this is a pretty long post - but it is Halloween!!
When we were in Tasmania we went to a Mexican restaurant which was decorated in the style of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)



So...I decided I wanted to make some DOTD inspired things to finish off my 31DOH...so I started thinking about sugar skulls...

First I made some bookmarks using scraps from my stash, webby ribbon and sugar skull embellishments.



Then I started on some skull ATCs. These started with black card then rectangles of Graphic 45 paper. I then added the skulls. The first two were stamped using stamps from Dylusions Pin Up Queen and coloured with Zig Real Brush pens.



I then stamped the skulls from Vera Lane's Skullies on a rice technique background. Again I used Zig Real brush pens to add extra colour and then cut them out.



I then chose a selection of 9 to make a pocket letter:



Happy Hopping!



Look for the prizewinners' post tomorrow!


Monday 30 October 2017

31 Days of Halloween Day 30, Day 303 of A Year of ATCs?


Here is this year's blog roll - do hope you will hop along for the 31 Days of Halloween

Terra
Black Dragon
Susan   YOU ARE HERE!
LeighSBDesigns
Lyneen
Stampendous Stamps
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
Tee
Alison
Sarah
Nan
Airless Chambers
Jessica
Kat
Shell

Woohoo - my comment button worked yesterday - hoping so much that Blogger is getting bacl to normal!!

Today is my last spot prize...

and some of you know that I usually offer my makes as a giveaway, posting anywhere.
 If you would like my 31DOH book please add one of your Halloween makes to the linky at the bottom...

My idea was to make a book of ATCs this year - combining this with my 'Year of ATCs?'

I made a book, upcycling some packaging and covering back and front with gelli plate pulls.





 I added pages and then started decorating the whole with Tim Holtz ephemera, stickers, embellishments and my ATCs.



Each day I will add a new ATC...

This is today's ATC for Day 30 of 31 DOH, Day 303 of 'A Year of ATCs?':



Recipe:

Base - Blue card
Background - Reinker plus salt
Shaping - Guillotine
Image - Stamp from unmarked stamp set in my stash
Embellishments - metal embellishment


This is today's page:


Today I have a couple of extra ATCs for you today - and I have continued my batty theme of yesterday...



Both ATCs start with black card followed by a Brusho background.
The first one then has a Limited Runs Image  - a freebie from the facebook group, printed on lilac with a little Zig pen and googly eyes.



The second uses a Bloobel image



Then with a bit of embellishment here are the final articles:






Spot Prize #6 - email the answer to susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com -

Those skellies are still hopping away, Mary!

But on which day did they first appear on my blog this 31DOH?


Here's the final reminder of the Spot Prizes to date - each lucky draw winner will receive a special package from me - email the answers to susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com
You have until tomorrow to get your answers in - prize winners announced on Nov 1st!

Spot Prize #1 - Day 1 - What did I add to the Owl ATC?
Spot Prize #2 - Day 9 - Where did you see these ATCs before?
Spot Prize #3 - Day 14 - Have you noticed anything in the book pictures that I haven't mentioned yet?
Spot Prize #4 - Day 19 - What poem did I use last year for my Hag book? (Scroll back through 31DOH Posts!)

Spot Prize #5 - Day 26 - Which 31DOH post did I add a poem?

Finally I thought I would show you some of my Halloween Decorations:





Happy Hopping!



See you again tomorrow!


Sunday 29 October 2017

31 Days of Halloween Day 29, Day 302 of A Year of ATCs?


Here is this year's blog roll - do hope you will hop along for the 31 Days of Halloween

Terra
Black Dragon
Susan   YOU ARE HERE!
LeighSBDesigns
Lyneen
Stampendous Stamps
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
Tee
Alison
Sarah
Nan
Airless Chambers
Jessica
Kat
Shell

Back home again - but experiencing problems with blogger!

I did have the following message from Denise which may be of help:


I did notice that if I am really fast, I can click in the daily heading for the post, which gets me in where I can comment. Otherwise, that link disappears really fast and I can no longer comment. I have checked on both my laptop and from my regular computer, and it's the same.

And I find I have no problem on my phone - just my computer.

Hope you can access the commenting and linking page.


Look at yesterday's blog for a reminder of the spot prizes...

and some of you know that I usually offer my makes as a giveaway, posting anywhere.
 If you would like my 31DOH book please add one of your Halloween makes to the linky at the bottom...

My idea was to make a book of ATCs this year - combining this with my 'Year of ATCs?'

I made a book, upcycling some packaging and covering back and front with gelli plate pulls.





 I added pages and then started decorating the whole with Tim Holtz ephemera, stickers, embellishments and my ATCs.



Each day I will add a new ATC...

This is today's ATC for Day 29 of 31 DOH, Day 302 of 'A Year of ATCs?':



Recipe:

Base - Black card
Background - Distress Oxides with stencil
Shaping - Tonic ATC Collection Dies
Image - Smeared Ink - another favourite!
Embellishments - Bats - stamps from an unmarked set in my stash, stamped on gelli plate background and cut out.

You might remember the little pegs I made with a few favourite images last year.
Here are two attached to this year's October calendar...



And now... a collage of some of the pictures from yesterday's pumpkin decorating...my daughter carved the one chomping the little pumpkin!



While we were in Australia, we came across a wonderful deli - Tully's on the Mornington Peninsular. Here is their display of Halloween pumpkins:



And here is my version of their bat!!




Happy Hopping!



See you again tomorrow!


Saturday 28 October 2017

31 Days of Halloween Day 28, Day 301 of A Year of ATCs?


Here is this year's blog roll - do hope you will hop along for the 31 Days of Halloween

Terra
Black Dragon
Susan   YOU ARE HERE!
LeighSBDesigns
Lyneen
Stampendous Stamps
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
Tee
Alison
Sarah
Nan
Airless Chambers
Jessica
Kat
Shell

SO ... my OZtober trip is over and I am back home!!

There have been some issues with Blogger over the last few days. Although I have not altered anything in my posts, my links have not been working, you have not been able to comment and the page has not displayed correctly!

For instance Day 25 displays correctly...but I am not sure about today - if it doesn't work please copy and paste the following into your browser
http://susanrenshaw0404.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/31-days-of-halloween-day-28-day-301-of.html

Just discovered if my links don't work you can't copy and paste either.

And I have just spotted that my followers list is also showing an error...

It seems that the link http://susanrenshaw0404.blogspot.co.uk/ only brings up the incorrect layout. To get the correct page, it needs the specific day link. 
My blog archive should be alongside - but if the page is not showing correctly it can be found by scrolling down and down to find today's link....

 What a pain! 

Anyway do persevere in trying to comment...and enter my spot prizes and giveaway - all winners will be announced on November 1st.

Here's a reminder of the Spot Prizes to date - each winner will receive a special package from me - email the answers to susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com

Spot Prize #1 - Day 1 - What did I add to the Owl ATC?
Spot Prize #2 - Day 9 - Where did you see these ATCs before?
Spot Prize #3 - Day 14 - Have you noticed anything in the book pictures that I haven't mentioned yet?
Spot Prize #4 - Day 19 - What poem did I use last year for my Hag book? (Scroll back through 31DOH Posts!)
Spot Prize #5 - Day 26 - Which 31DOH post did I add a poem?

Look out for one more spot prize...

and some of you know that I usually offer my makes as a giveaway, posting anywhere.
 If you would like my 31DOH book please add one of your Halloween makes to the linky at the bottom...


So, I am back but so far not had much chance to add any extras to my 31 DOH posts...still have a few days to do so....



My idea was to make a book of ATCs this year - combining this with my 'Year of ATCs?'

I made a book, upcycling some packaging and covering back and front with gelli plate pulls.





 I added pages and then started decorating the whole with Tim Holtz ephemera, stickers, embellishments and my ATCs.




Each day I will add a new ATC...

This is today's ATC for Day 28 of 31 DOH, Day 301 of 'A Year of ATCs?':



Recipe:

Base - Black Card
Background - Distress Oxide plus musical notes stencil
Shaping - Tonic ATC Collection Dies
Image - Smeared Ink,  Dead Dancer printed on the background - another favourite digi!
Embellishments - a little colour using Zig Real brush pens


This finished this double page:




Happy Hopping!



My daughter is here for the weekend - we started getting the Halloween decorations organised...and today we will be pumpkin carving...




See you again tomorrow!