Monday, 1 October 2018

October 1st - Day One of 31 Days Of Halloween

This year Leigh is hosting 31DOH!

πŸŽƒLeighSBDesigns 31 Days of Halloween Blog HopπŸŽƒ
Oct 1 - 31, 2018

The Blog Hop linky party opens Oct 1st at 5 past midnight PDT and ends at 5 to midnight on Oct 31st!

The love for Halloween is still alive and kicking so how about you creep out and share your obsession for all things spooky with the rest of us?  

by sharing your own projects or by hopping along and commenting?

πŸŽƒThis is a progressive blog hop which means new projects will appear daily in the Blog Hop linky party!

πŸŽƒThe hop is easy going with NO sign-up required!
πŸŽƒAll art welcome, creepy and cute and all stamp companies welcome too!

Find all the details here

I will be sharing my first day's Halloween make on Leigh's page....


So....can you believe it is already October? Where has this year gone?
I have just turned over September on my mixed media calendar, ready for the next page...

I decided the October page would be my Day 1 of 31DOH - as usual I am going to try to post something every day.

Last October I spent much of the month in Australia so I was really organised - finishing my Halloween make on the flight over!! I then only had to blog while I was away.

This year, October has crept up on me and I am not so ready - but I will still have some spot prizes and the chance to win some of my makes -
 keep watching (and commenting each day) to find out more!

My first SPOT PRIZE however - email the answer to before midnight October 5th -

What did I make as my main 31DOH project last year?


I have been making my mixed media calendar for some years now, sometimes recycling the previous year's flip card, sometimes making a new one.

Last year my October looked like this:

In 2016 it looked like this:

This was the flip page:

This year I decided to use some marbled backgrounds, trimming the first just smaller than the orange base. I embossed the shattered image in black embossing powder (Visible Image How Fragile) and die cut October from it (Tim Holtz die).  

I embossed the same image on an ATC sized piece of another marbled background and mounted this on orange too. As usual you will see lots of ATCs in my 31DOH!

Find Leigh's page here

During the day I have come across three more sites doing 31DOH so I will link this first make to them...

Dream in Darkness - because this is the BEST MONTH OF THE YEAR

Lost Coast Portal Challenge #62 - I have used a clear stamp


Stampendous - just for fun...

Happy Hopping!


  1. Fabulous marbled background and embossing!

  2. love the background and the flip page

  3. the black looks like someone
    just squashed a spider. Fun idea
    (don't like spiders). Great
    October cover. thanks for

  4. Cool. Love that shattered image. Happy 31DOH. HUgz

  5. I just read Mary's comment above about the spider - she's so right! lol But I have a beautiful garden spider in my craft window and love looking at her every day! No squishing allowed. Your calendar page is awesome; love that marbling.

  6. I love that you change up your calendar each year!!! Love that you are using ATCs... Happy First Day of 31 Days of Halloween!

  7. Always a pleasure seeing your fantastic makes! I have my treasured wins from your past years! Happy Halloween πŸŽƒ

  8. Love the marbled background and embossing- great project!

  9. I love how the black looks like broken glass. Great make

  10. Love seeing the past makes and this year is super cool. To me it first looked like an artsy spider's web. Great marbled background, too. xxD

  11. What fabulous creations! I remember your last trip, and look forward to seeing more of your creations this year :)

  12. What a great idea, love the flip page - did you die cut the spiders web?

    1. This post tells about the spider's web

  13. Happy 1st day of Halloween, I’m delighted to have you joining in on LeighSBDesigns spooktivities this month! I see my comment for Oct 1st hasn't shown up so trying again...Wicked cool start to Halloween, love this calendar idea and that shattered image is awesome!

  14. Fantastic background and I'm looking forward to seeing this project progress. Happy spookiness xxxx

  15. Very cool. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

  16. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast 31 days of Halloween challenge. I like your calendar you made.

  17. Love your card - the shattered image reminds me of a spider web!! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge.

  18. What a great calendar page! Thank you for joining in on our 31 Days of Halloween Challenge over on the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity blog!

  19. Love that flip card with the spider web! The marbling will be fun... I haven't done that in a long time.

  20. Great stuff there and love the marbling.

  21. The marble background is incredible and something I really love.

  22. What a awesome Autumn colors with a creepy touch, love your calender for October. Thank you so much for joining Dream in Darkness, I hope to see you again in November.

  23. So awesome Susan! Love these get togethers each October! Thanks for playing with us at Dream in Darkness!


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