Sunday, 7 October 2018

October 7th Day 7 of 31 Days of Halloween

This year Leigh is hosting 31DOH!

🎃LeighSBDesigns 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop🎃
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!

For more details go to

🎃 LeighSBDesigns annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop🎃

I will be sharing today's Halloween make on Leigh's page....

OK - so how many of you noticed the hint on Leigh's page a couple of days ago?


Oct 7 is Edgar Allan Poe day!  You'll want to share a Poe themed project on Sunday!

Why? It is the anniversary of Poe's death:

During a lecture tour of the East Coast, Poe engaged himself to a former childhood sweetheart (by then a wealthy widow) Elmira Royster Shelton back in Richmond, but he died while passing through Baltimore on October 7, 1849—just ten days before the wedding.

If you want to check out more interesting facts about Poe's death go here

Sorry - couldn't resist adding that...

So...some of you may remember the ATC box I made for Leigh's Poe Appreciation Hop in January - it was an altered whisky box which turned out to be just the right size for ATCs:

It featured images from Ike, Vera Lane and Leigh. One of the ATCs in particular used Leigh's Oddleigh Edgar Allen Poe

Today I have two more Poe ATCs to show you...

I used Leigh's Poe Love and Distressed Splatter Heart   and because I recently acquired a secondhand laser printer and a foiler, I foiled both the images a couple of times in green, blue and purple.

I cut the splattered hearts out with an oval die and distressed these round the edges with vintage photo distress ink. I then stuck them on scraps of marbled background, trimmed then and distressed the rectangle with vintage photo. I then added these to scraps of purple card. Next I cut out the parts of Love Poe, added distress and a touch of colour with Zig brush pens and stuck then in place.

Not sure if you can see the foiling...

Watch out for the next SPOT PRIZE!!
Happy Hopping!


  1. Love the Poe boy from a
    Poe family. His name
    works in so well.
    What would we have done
    without him.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. What great ATCs! Thanks for sharing your ATC from last year. You must have had fun foiling the two you recently did. Happy 31 Days of Halloween!

  3. Ooooo what a faPOElous tribute to Mr Poe glad you noticed my hints mwahahaha! Your altered box from my Poe Appreciation Day hop in January is still a treat and your new ATCs the POEfect addition to the collection!

  4. Love your altered whiskey box! Your new
    ATC's are lovely with the foiling.

  5. Amazing - LUV the ATCs and that box you altered is just awesome ! x

  6. Loved your box from last years hop....Poefabulos ATCs awesome foiling, love that you used an oval die to cut out the distressed heart Susan x

  7. Great projects, love the play on the song title.

  8. Very fond of that splatter technique


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