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13 Days fo Hallowe'en Day #13 featuring My New Haunted House!

Good Morning and welcome to my final post of my 13 Days of Hallowe'en event! I have absolutely had a blast making all these different Hallowe'en cards with lots of old and new stamps!  But...for today's post I have done something a bit different. I bought this MDF Haunted House in a graveyard scene and have added all the little Funko Pop miniature figures that I got in my 13 Day Spooky Countdown Calendar to it. I had to put David from The Lost Boys in the chimney as I couldn't make it look like he was flying!  The tree is really huge and blocks a few of the other characters so I have taken a couple of side views for you to see them.  And from the other side I actually took the tree off in the end and put it at the back of the house so that I could fit all the characters on better and have added blu-tack to their feet so they don't keep falling over. Some of them are really top heavy!  While I love my Funko Pop figures I was a bit disappointed with this collection be

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #12 Featuring Balloon Bunch Halloween from Clearly Besotted

Good morning and welcome to my penultimate post of my 13 Days of Hallowe'en feature! Today's card features another of my Clearly Besotted Hallowe'en stamp sets. This one is the adorable Balloon Bunch Halloween with lots of Hallowe'en themed balloons and witchy cats! I did a really quick inked cloudy sky using my Distress Oxide Inks and did the same for the grass as well. To do the moon, I used a circle stencil and then used the insert to cover over the moon to ink the sky around it. The stars and bats were added after I had done the sky and the bats were coloured using a Copic Fineliner Pen, while the stars were coloured with a Silver Star Gelly Roll Pen. I love these little cuties - they look like they are having so much fun!  This card is for Creative Fingers Challenge #196 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #525 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 43 Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 44 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #131 Anything Goes

LeAnn's World 101 Inspiration Post featuring Wendy

Good afternoon everyone. I'm back for the second post of today sharing my DT inspiration card for LeAnn's World 101 . I have used the adorable Wendy for this card and gave her a haunted house for her trick or treating outing! I found some old Pion Design Hallowe'en papers and cut out the witch flying over the moon and it went perfectly with this card!  This card is for Aud Sentiment Challenge #263 Anything Goes + A Sentiment Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #483 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes A Gem of A Challenge Week 22 Anything Goes Creative Moments Challenge #201 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Wendy from LeAnn's World 101 Papers: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango (Retired), Soft Suede & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Winter Wisteria from Papertrey Ink, The Witching Hour Patterned Papers from Pion Designs, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty, Card Blank from stash Inks: Smoky Slate f

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #11 Featuring Witchy Newton from Newton's Nook Designs

Good morning and welcome to Day #11 of my13 Days of Hallowe'en. I have to say I have truly loved making all these Hallowe'en cards this year, but have so many more images that I have coloured or still want to colour, so I might just make a few more for the fun of it!  This card was quite a quick one to make and I managed to use up a few scraps of patterned paper on it as well. I never really know what to do with those pieces that are too small for a big layer, but too big to throw away! But this A6 sized layout lent itself well to using scraps! I so want some witchy boots like these as well!  This card is for Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #483 Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday Challenge #658 Sparkles Aud Sentiments Challenge #263 Anything Goes & A Sentiment CCEE Stampers Challenge #44 Black Cat Awareness Month Recipe: Stamps: Witchy Newton from Newton's Nook Designs Papers: Gorgeous Grape & Basic Black both fr

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #10 Featuring Spooky Selfies from Clearly Besotted

Good morning and welcome to Day #10 of my 13 Days of Hallowe'en. Today's card featuring a cute set from Clearly Besotted which was the free gift when I purchased the whole new release bundle back in September. I thought I would make these images into cute, little Polaroid photos and then added a little Hallowe'en themed word to each one. They fit perfectly on an A6 sized card and didn't need much more in terms of layering patterned papers or embellishments.  This card is for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 43 Anything Goes Always Fun Challenge #186 Halloween Fun Recipe: Stamps: Spooky Selfies, Balloon Bunch Hallowe'en & Creepy Corners all from Clearly Besotted Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black & Witches Brew DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Ultimate Graphic Paper, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Bl

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #9 Featuring Halloween Unicorn from Pink Gem Designs

Good Morning everyone and welcome to Day #9 of my 13 days of Hallowe'en feature! Today I went for a cutesy image from Pink Gem Designs, Hallowe'en Unicorn ! How cute is this one! I added in lots of light purple clouds rather than a night time sky so that her wings really popped against the background.  As the stars in the sky were so small and kind of got lost in the clouds, I added some orange sequins instead and then added a few dots of my Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen!  This card is for Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 43 Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread Challenge #131 Anything Goes Always Fun Challenge #186 Halloween Fun Sweet Stampers Challenge #49 Autumn or Halloween Recipe: Stamps: Halloween Unicorn from Pink Gem Designs, Best Halloween from Clearly Besotted Papers: Royal Velvet from Papertrey Ink, Pumpkin Pie, Witches Brew DSP (Retired) & Cast-A-Spell DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #8 Featuring Trick or Treat from The Greeting Farm

Good morning and welcome to today's 13 Days of Hallowe'en post. Today's post features an adorable digi stamp set from The Greeting Farm and instead of a card I made a picture/poster type thing to go with our Funko Pop figures that my boyfriend requested! I showed him the Ghostbusters images from the set and he wanted me to make something to go on the wall and this is what I came up with! We're both big fans of Ghostbusters, me maybe more than him, so I just had to use Mr Stay Puft down on the streets of New York, walking through the skyscrapers, being hunted by the Ghostbusters! The skyscrapers were just rectangles that I added into the scene using Word and then I added the windows when I coloured them.  This project is for Sweet Stampin' Challenge Halloween A Gem of A Challenge Week 22 Anything Goes The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge Anything Goes Di's Digi Challenge Hallowe'en  Creative Fingers Challenge #195 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Trick or Trea

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #7 Featuring Halloween Party from Hello Bluebird

Good Morning and welcome to Day #7 of my 13 Days of Hallowe'en. Today I using one of my few sets from Hello Bluebird for this card. You can't buy Hello Bluebird Stamps here in the UK and the only company in Europe that sells them doesn't have many sets in at all, so I am lucky I managed to get the 5 or so sets that I have! I think once all this pandemic situation has calmed down a bit I will have to suck up the import fees and order some direct! I hate having to pay all those extra costs, but it's the only way to get these gorgeous stamps! I don't often stamp scenes like this because it involves lots of masking and to be honest I am too lazy to do it all, but I'm so glad I did on this one as I love how it came out in the end! It's a fairly large card, 5 x 7 inches but the actual stamped image is about 4.5 x 6 inches so nearly filled the whole card!  This card is for Crafty Catz Challenge #524 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 42 Anything Goes C

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #6 Featuring Treats Please from Clearly Besotted

Good Morning and welcome to Day #6 of my countdown to Hallowe'en! Every year Clearly Besotted have a fabulous release of Hallowe'en sets and every year I just have to buy them all! This was one of this year's sets - Treats Please, featuring different animal characters all dressed up for Hallowe'en and knocking on doors for their treats! I made an A6 sized card for this one as I thought the stamped image looked better on this size. I don't make this size card very often as I find them too small for the amount of layers I like to add, but it worked well on this card. I freehand drew the bricks, but once I had finished I remember that I had a brick wall stencil and probably should have used that for more conformity, but I still like how it came out!  This card is for Creative Moments Challenge #201 Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Layer It Up Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Halloween The Cutie Pie Challenge #

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #5 Featuring Mumford from Sweet November Stamps

Good Morning and welcome to my fifth post in my 13 Days of Hallowe'en feature. I love anything to do with Hallowe'en but mummies are not a character I have many stamps, rubber or digi, of, so I just had to buy this one from Sweet November Stamps to add to my collection!  I added some elements from the Hallowe'en background collection, which I got last year and then drew in some gravestones to make it look as if he was walking through a deserted graveyard. I probably should have added in another tree or a fence really, but I do like how it came out.  This card is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #144 Anything Goes Creatalicious Challenge #197 Anything Goes with Optional Hallowe'en My Time To Craft Challenge #443 Halloween   SheepSki Designs Challenge #43 Halloween   Love To Scrap Challenge #138 Fall Back Recipe: Stamps: Mumford, Spooky Tree & Moon & Clouds all from Sweet November Stamps Papers: Lemon Lime Twist (Retired) & basic Black both from Stam

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #4 Featuring Kitten in Pumpkin from Lee Holland

Good Morning and welcome to Day #4 of my 13 days of Hallowe'en. I have coloured up an adorable image from Lee Holland for today's card - how cute is this little kitty playing in her pumpkin?! I am trying to use up some of my old Stampin' Up Hallowe'en patterned papers, so trying to get lots of layers in my cards a thte minute as well.  This card is for Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #482 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #126 Anything Goes Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge #153   Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #212 Halloween Colours Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #134 Spooky and/or Cute Recipe: Stamps: Kitten in Pumpkin from Lee Holland, Happy 31st Sentiments from C.C.Designs Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black & Witches Brew DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty Inks: Wisteria Wonder (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #3 Featuring & The Paper Shelter Challenge #446 - Hallowe'en or Hallowe'en colours

Good morning everyone and welcome to Day #3 of my 13 Days of Hallowe'en, which for today's post I have combined with my DT challenge post for The Paper Shelter's new challenge , which quite fittingly is also a Hallowe'en challenge. This gorgeous image is Sugar Skull . We don't really do anything here in the UK for The Day of The Dead, but I love all the make up designs and outfits that you see when people are celebrating it. I think this image works really well for Hallowe'en too! I used some of my new gorgeous Hallowe'en Market from Bella Carta and added some blood drips and skulls from one of my Hallowe'en die sets. I really love how it came out - it's just so different from all the other cutesy Hallowe'en images I have been using!  This card is for Paper Funday Challenge #22 Anything Goes/Halloween Crafty Creations Challenge #414 Anything Goes Unicorn Challenge #59 Spooky and/or Cute The Corrosive Challenge #10 Anything Goes 613 Avenue Create

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day#2 Featuring Pumpkin Rio from Simply B Stamps

Good morning and welcome to day #2 of my 13 Days of Hallowe'en! Today's card features an old image from Simply B Stamps, which I absolutely love, but have never used before! This cutie is Pumpkin Rio and she came with both the background and the sentiment! I used my pearlescent chalks for the background on this one and the blending came out so smoothly - really pleased with the two tone sky here. Don't think I would have been able to do it as well and as light with my Copics!  This card is for Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Spooky and/or Cute Through the Purple Haze Challenge #172 Hallowe'en Fun Pattie's Creations Challenge #175 Autumn/Fall Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #10 Anything Goes Classic Design Challenge #10 Anything Goes The Corrosive Challenge #10 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Pumpkin Rio from Simply B Stamps Papers: Basic Black & Frightful Sight DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Royal Velvet from Papertrey Ink, Make It Colour Blending Card from

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #1 Featuring Boil and Toil Mice from Di's Digi Stamps

Good Morning and welcome to my 13 Days of Halloween feature! I absolutely love Hallowe'en and Hallowe'en themed cards are my fave to colour and make, but unfortunately no-one else I know really celebrates it! I still give out Hallowe'en cards and choccies though to share the love!  My first card features the adorable Boil and Toil Mice from Di's Digi Stamps. I love these cuties mixing up their potion! I went for a very bright background and then added lots of "bubbles" using my Nuvo Drops. This card is for The Unicorn Challenge #59 Spooky and/or Cute Crafty Creations Challenge #414 Anything Goes Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #10 Anything Goes The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge Anything Goes My Time To Craft Challenge #443 Hallowe'en Recipe: Stamps: Boil and Toil Mice from Di's Digi Stamps, Toil & Trouble from Taylored Expressions Papers: Lemon Lime Twist (Retired), Basic Black & Certainly Celery Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin'

Scene It Sunday #18 Featuring Woodland Animals from Pretty Grafik

Good morning and happy Sunday! Welcome to today's Scene It Sunday post. I found this digi stamp company, Pretty Grafik, on Etsy a while ago and they have some really cute digi/clipart sets. This Woodland Animals set is adorable, so I added a few of the background elements and animals together to make this cute DL sized card. I added in the bushes myself but need to practise colouring these a bit more as I wasn't particularly happy about how they came out. The sentiment came from a Tracey Hey set which I thought went perfectly with this scene!  This card is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #144 Anything Goes The Sketchy Challenges #167 Anything Goes Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #482 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #126 Anything Goes Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 41 Anything Goes Recipe: Stamps: Woodland Animals from Pretty Grafik, Hang In There from Tracey Hey Papers: Garden Green, Chocolate Chi

Something Else on Saturday #78 & Faery Ink Inspiration post Featuring Jingle Bells Elf Arielle

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post which also falls on the same day as my Faery Ink inspiration post, so I thought I would combine the two! This month's new releases from Faery Ink are all winter/Christmas themed ones and while I don't usually start my Christmas cards until Hallowe'en has finished, I really enjoyed making this one with all the snowflake die cuts and sparkles!  I love using non-traditional colours for my Christmas cards and pink, silver and white is probably my favourite combo, quickly followed by red, aqua and white! I still have most of this paper pack left that I bought a few years ago, so dug it back out and then added lots of my die cuts snowflakes. I couldn't decide whether to put any card or patterned paper behind the frame, but I kind of liked it without anything for a change!  This card is for Creatalicious Challenge #197 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #195 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #

Scene It Sunday #18 Featuring Queen Amunet from Sweet November Stamps

Good afternoon and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post! I am so behind with my blogging at the minute for no particular reason other than generally being busy. I completely missed this post last Sunday, but hopefully will get back on track! Today I am sharing an A4 sized colouring I did a little while ago using the gorgeous Queen Amunet from Sweet November Stamps. The first topic my Year 3 class have this school year is the Ancient Egyptians, so I thought this would make a great picture for my school display board! I added the pyramids and hieroglyphs in the background as I knew I would not be able to draw these myself!  She is now mounted and laminated and on my Egyptian Art wall - the children loved her! I don't often colour anything this big and while I really enjoyed doing it, it did take me all day! I had to laminate her so I wouldn't have to do another one!  This scene is for Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Creative Inspirations October Cha