Thursday, 31 May 2018

Halfway to Halloween!!

I had lots of ideas for this ... but then Dad went into hospital and Mum and I both developed chest infections - I am a major support for my Mum and Dad.
 Anyway Dad came out of hospital last night - and I have come away for a couple of days R&R...

As a consequence there has been little time in my craftroom!!
And now I have no internet - I am currently in a cafe!!

The linky says there are 16 hours left - whether I will get any more posted is hard to say...

My plan was to make another ATC box - remember this one I made some time ago?

I got as far as painting the ATC box with a variety of acrylics and then adding layers of card - the final layer was a piece containing pressed flowers.

Another issue is that my printer suddenly packed up a week ago...

I had a couple of images printed but not many of the ones I wanted...

However I started colouring with my Zig real brush pens Tangled Rose Collage


With a bit of luck I will add more later - but...hope you will join in!!

Well at last I have a bit of Internet again - so here are the pictures I couldn't add yesterday...

I used the Tangled Rose to cut a variety of shapes - this is a splat...

I also added Halloween - a Tattered Lace die from the 2017 Advent calender.

Here are the first few ATCs that I have made to put inside...
The first one uses some of the Tonic ATC Collection dies...

Then a set of 3 - black card then scraps of a Smeared Ink paper then die cut shapes from the Tangled Rose plus some die cuts - Tonic and more Tattered Lace from the Advent Calendar.

Happy Half o ween!


  1. the saying is - "when it rains, it pours."
    It sounds like you are getting poured on.
    Everything seems to come at once - but look
    forward to the time when life settles back down.
    Hope you and mom and dad are feeling better soon. those are the most important concerns. take care, friend. Hugs.

  2. Love your projects here Susan! Hope your all feeling better soon. xx I myself have had a respiratory infection for 6 weeks, just turning the corner of it.

  3. Gosh your family have been in the wars lately...hope you manage some more crafting as I now how much it helps me relax. Can't wait to see the finished project XXX

  4. Happy Half-o-Ween Susan๐Ÿ‘ป Oh what a bummer, so sorry to hear everything that's going on & you still made the effort to play in the hop, what a trouper you are๐Ÿ˜˜ I'm loving what I see so far and I'm sure the finished project will be a real treat and I'd love to showcase it at LeighSBDesigns when you're done so drop me a FB message ok! Feel better very soon!

    1. really mr auto corrector, I typed TROOPER but he has a mind of his own as usual LOL!

    2. I have added a little more above but hopefully with a bit of luck I will make a few more ATCs when I get my printer working - Will be in touch...

  5. So sorry to hear of all the ills plaguing you and your family, Susan! Sending healing vibes. Looks like another great project in the works. Will be looking forward to seeing more. Hang in there, Chickie! xxD

  6. Hope all gets better soon, Susan! Such a trooper to still participate and I can just envision the ATC box in all its greatness! Thanks for playing along with us! Hugs and good thoughts! xx

  7. Hope you and your mum and dad are all ok and on the mend. I Adore this idea. the Box is fabulous. x

  8. Loving the new pieces you've added! x


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