Thursday, 17 October 2019

Day 17 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


Over the HALF WAY mark!!

The knife angel recently arrived in Derby, spreading the anti-knife crime message.

Mum and the Knife Angel
Currently there is a display of 'Angel' artworks in the Cathedral.
These are a couple of pieces that took my eye:

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Although not an angel, these exhibits made me think of Leigh's Winter Raven...
I used it on a tag in January in the Poe appreciation hop:

 I decided to use it now on my next page in my Halloween scrapbook.

The first layer is a paper from The Other Side by Craft Box, next a paper I had on my computer from Smeared Ink, both distressed around the edges with 'wild honey'.

I then added the tag:

The technique on this tag is Water Stamping with a blended background.


  1. Make a blended background.
  2. Ink a stamp with Distress Embossing Ink and spray with water.
  3. Stamp tag and dry with a heat tool.
  4. Stamp over tag with Archival Ink - I used Edgar Allan Poe red rubber stamps from Smeared ink - no longer trading.

I then printed the image, coloured it with Copics and cut it out.
The image is Leigh's Winter Raven

Finally I added some buttons.

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.

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 17 of 31DOH!


  1. Awesome page, Love your tags!!

  2. Wonderful page. Love the Poe theme.

  3. WOW... when you said knife angel I thought it was an angel holding a knife, then I enlarged the picture... THAT IS TRUELY AMAZING! WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW. What a piece of art. I love your Winter Raven, a perfect pairing with POE and his poetry! GREAT post today! Happy 31 DOH on the 17th!


  4. Fabulous Winter Raven tag, love the colours...and additions to your book!

    Val DT LeighSBDesigns x

  5. Fab sculpture. Love the poe tag and that angel is cool. HUgz

  6. Happy Day 17! That’s an amazing angel sculpture and love that it inspired you to create your Spooktacular page, thank you for using my Winter Raven!

  7. What amazing sculptures! And I am so glad your mum is doing better! This page is fantastic! Everything just looks great together! Love the Poe from SI and Winter Raven by Leigh is one of my all time favorites now!

  8. Wow! All the details are really beautiful! Beautiful pages!!!


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