Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Day 1 of 31 Days of Halloween 2019

Once again Leigh is hosting 31DOH!

Oct 1 - 31, 2019

The Blog Hop  linky party opens Oct 1st at 5 past midnight PDT and ends at 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...


So... things have been pretty difficult round here for the last few weeks - Mum ended up in hospital with a broken hip, about 3 weeks ago and in the meantime there has been Dad to look after - he has carers 4 times a day but cannot be left on his own. This has meant I have not spent much time in my craftroom - or even at home!
Finally Mum left hospital and went into rehab and Dad went for a few days respite, making it a little easier. They should both be home tomorrow...

Anyway I was not sure whether I would be able to do 31Days this year - but I am going to try...

I have been thinking of what I might do this year - whether I will be able to make a 'major project' or whether it will be lots of small things. Today I am going to share a couple of my calendar pages.

I did start putting things together with my calendar in September - I have not put this on my blog before:

This was mainly formed using die cuts using Tim Holtz Sizzix tree and Halloween dies. The pumpkins were cut from alcohol ink backgrounds.

(You will see that Twistoon image Witch Craft coloured up, soon all being well)
The moon is triple stamped using stamps from Kitchen Sink.
Finally I added some faux stitching around the sentiment with a fineliner.

But now it is October 1st so I can turn on to my October page!
You may have seen this a few posts ago...

I have used the Oddball image Sew Sad Crying Skull  coloured with a Copic marker, and made into an ATC - basically the Oddball image cut out with a Tonic ATC collection die, a touch of colour added with the marker and faux stitching around the edge with a fineliner.

I added this to the calendar page on top of my skull element.

The skull element was made by putting black texture paste through a Visible Image stencil. I didn't like the totally black image so I removed some of the paste and used the Copic Marker to colour these areas red.

Happy 31 Days of Halloween!


  1. Your calendars are always so fabulously designed and I have mine from your blog giveaway out for the very first day again this year! Sorry to hear that your mom; I hope she is feeling much better soon! Sending a bunch of hugs your way!

  2. Love these pages Susan. Hope things go well with your parents. Hugz

  3. Love you ghostly scene for September. October's Skull is fabulous. Sorry to hear about your Mum & Dad. Glad you are going to try and participate. Happy 31 Days of Halloween!

  4. Happy Day 1 of 31 Days of Halloween, I'm so delighted to have you joining in on the spooktivities with your wicked cool calendar pages, love Tim's new dies! Sending many hugs to you and your folks, best wishes for your Mom's speedy recovery!

  5. Loving your spooktacular calendar. Fab Tim Holtz dies. Wishing your mom well x

  6. Oooohhh a DIY calendar, what a faboolous creation!! I hope you get to hop along some more, I do love seeing your creations xx

  7. Sorry to hear about your parents. I
    hope everything settles down to a more
    manageable level. take care.

  8. Always a great joy to see your Halloween creations. Hope your parents are recovering well.

  9. Great to see the dancing skeletons again :) Lovely spooky calendar pages.

  10. Sorry to hear about your parents, I know it makes life difficult. Hoping you Mum will have an easy recovery after her op.

  11. What a neat idea for the calendar..

  12. Both the September and October calendar pages are fabulous! Very cool with the alcohol inks. Love the effects. Hope your parents are doing well!


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