Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Day 16 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...Day 1


You may have seen my card in the previous post:

My plan was to make a Halloween-y type card with this super stamp from Sweet and Sassy stamps - but nothing went right...

My intention was to make a trifold card:

I got this far and discovered I had cut the background paper every which way
 (or every witch way!!)

So I gave up - but I couldn't just dispose of the background paper - so I decided to make some ATCoins with it...

The ATCoins are formed with the paper cut into circles with ripe persimmon distress ink around them. I then embossed the three steampunk insects in black embossing powder. I then added a few buttons/embellishments.

Lost Coast Portal to Creativity now has a second challenge up for October - Pets

I am not sure if you consider my spooky insects as pets - but we often have a pet spider around the house. When Mum was in rehab following her emergency hip replacement, the ladies had named a large spider who lived in the lounge Cyril...

Anyway I will link my ATCoins up to this challenge and the Halloween one.

I would also like to share some items from last year:

 The ATC box used LeighSB's Tangled Rose Collage as did the first ATC



Then three more ATCs using LeighSB's Zombie Scream No rest for the wicked and Zombie Stare images.

Happy Hopping!

Please pop by to see more of my 31DOH Halloween makes... and maybe answer some of my Spot Prizes - all your names will go in the hat and prize winners will be announced at the beginning of November.

Please email the answers to

Before I give you Spot Prize 6, I will just recap on answers to date:
Thanks to those of you who have sent answers so far!!

Spot Prize 1: How many times have I taken part in 31DOH?
Well, I first took part in 2014 so this is my 6th attempt!

Spot Prize 2 - What the origin of this quote:

Poem written by John Keats

Spot Prize 3 - What is the meaning of 'Or bed'?
On the net this is variously written as 'Or bed' or 'Orbed'.
My take on 'orbed' is that it means a full moon. I think it is written 'Or bed' to give the pronunciation as two syllables - but it could also mean the moon has risen from its bed and is out of bed... what do you think?

Spot Prize 4

I wonder if you can spot the deliberate mistake in this photo?
On the ATC with the bat the background paper is upside down.

Spot Prize 5 - a pumpkin trivia question...
In North and South America, what did archaeologists find to show that pumpkins had been around for hundreds of years?
(a) Pottery with pumpkin designs and shapes

So here is the next question - maybe a bit easier?

Spot Prize 6 - another pumpkin trivia question...

In the nursery rhyme, "Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater" what did he put in his pumpkin shell?
(a) Gold coins
(b) His knife and fork
(c) His wife
(d) Nothing. He ate the pumpkin.

Please email the answer to

Happy Day 16 of 31DOH!


  1. Peter put his wife in the pumpkin shell!
    Great ATC coins!

  2. love your ATC coins - wonderful backgrounds and the stamps are great. thanks for joining the lost coast design challenge!

  3. those are some scary bugs.
    thanks for sharing

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  5. Amazing coins with really cool bugs! Love the zombie ATC's! Thanks for sharing so much inspiration!

  6. These are fun projects. I am sure if you tried you tri-fold card again, you can make a fabulous one.. Love your coins and book ...

  7. I looked at the ATCs in Spot 4 and did not see that... now that you point is out to me... DUH! Love how the AWESOME coins came about!!! Great post today. Glad to see you sharing last years makes with Leighs designs. HAPPY 16th of 31 DOH!

  8. Happy Day 16! Spooktacular collection of shares today & a treat to see my zombies creeping in for another scare this year!

  9. Lots of Spooktacular makes with fabulous images!

    Val DT LeighSBDesigns x

  10. Brilliant spooky makes and a happy fall card too, you have been busy x

  11. Cool bug ATCoins. Lots of people keep pet bugs. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

  12. i love your creativity!!! Your trifold card is really gorgeous and your ATCoins amazing! Beautiful details!!! Love your projects!!!


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