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Sunday 6 September 2020

Leigh SB's Stay Crafty at Home Blog Hop (Aug 7 through Sept 25) #31

 Well Halloween is definitely creeping up on us...and Leigh has started releasing her Spooktember Halloween releases!

Take a look! You will see some of the new images in my posts in the next few days...

Stay Crafty @ Home Blog Hop 2020
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Join our 2 month "Anything Goes" hop & stay inspired, creative & safe while crafting to your hearts content @ home!
HOP POST for details and rules!
Play fair and have lots of fun!
Stay Inspired & Stay Safe!

Today I am using one of Leigh's new releases: Bram Batleigh

Batleighs  set of 3 Bats & 1 Sentiment  quirky cute image 3

I decided to make a journal page - and I discovered I only have 4 pages left in this journal!!

I had been looking for Bat poems online -
 I have already used some of the words from D. H. Lawrence's Bat in this page

I was considering 'Twinkle, Twinkle, little bat!' by Lewis Carroll - I may use that soon!

But I decided to use

The Bat

By day the bat is cousin to the mouse.
He likes the attic of an aging house.

His fingers make a hat about his head.
His pulse beat is so slow we think him dead.

He loops in crazy figures half the night
Among the trees that face the corner light.

But when he brushes up against a screen,
We are afraid of what our eyes have seen:

For something is amiss or out of place
When mice with wings can wear a human face.

Theodore Roethke

So to start in my journal:
First I added a bat paper (CCC22 from Oddball Art Co)

I used black soot Distress Ink around all edges on this page.

Next I added two panels of leaves.

These panels were formed using Distress Oxide then Distress Ink in Wild Honey and Seedless Preserves through a Tim Holtz stencil.
Next I added three Bram Batleigh's, printed, painted with the Inks and Oxides mentioned above, and then cut out.

I then added the poem, printed, trimmed and distressed.

I did a bit of doodling round the bats with a black fineliner and added white Posca pen to the eyes.

I will add this to Leigh's Linky

Before I forget... I will also link this to Little Red Wagon Challenge #565

Happy Crafting!


  1. Awesome journal pages, love those cute bats, hugs, Lori m

  2. Love your pages, and those Bat Bramleigh’s are so cute!

    Val S - LeighSBDesigns DT

  3. That’s a great poem, I may have to use it :). Adorable bats from Leigh. I bought the set too x

  4. Susan, this is such a great journal page. I love all the beautiful work you have done and those adorable (if you can use that term to describe a bat=) bats. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Little Red Wagon!

  5. Ooooo totally bat-tastic Susan and I'm so beyond delighted to see my lil Batleigh having fun at your house!
    So happy to have you playing in my Stay Crafty @ Home blog hop!
    Stay Safe!

  6. Totally awesome! The poem is great and the leaves and bats as background for The Brams works so well! Love, love this page!


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