Wednesday 31 October 2012

Happy Hallowe'en !

The day has dawned .... later on we will be having a little hallowe'en tea party .... and then some horror films.  Did some baking yesterday, a lemon drizzle pumpkin shaped cake, mini spooky cakes and some bat, ghost and pumpkin biscuits!

 Also wanted to show my atc's for Creative Studios this week.... thanks to Deb for lending me this set to play with.... you can see more over on the blog here
Have a great halloween everyone.....
Mandy x

Tuesday 30 October 2012

ATC holder

A while ago I found a tutorial on youtube on how to make a little tag booklet out of one piece of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper,  They used patterned paper but I couldn't find any hallowe'en doublesided so I made my own with some plain scrapbook paper and some spritzers.... and then made it into an ATC holder rather than a tag holder. Really chuffed with it I must say. If you'd like to see how it looks ~ head over to the That's Crafty blog

I'm entering this into the Hallowe'en theme on Crazy Amigos and Try it on Tuesday
Mandy x

Monday 29 October 2012

Hallowe'en Fairies

This week on Take a Word, the challenge is wings ~ I've made these little child fairies from a digital collage sheet from Digital Collage Sheets. (is there an echo in the room?)

Mandy x

Saturday 27 October 2012

Colour Challenge

on SPA this week.... black, orange, purple and orange... all 4 colours in a Hallowe'en theme!
I've got digi again with some Octopode images....
 I've been having some promarker colouring lessons from the Octopode Queen and I'm fairly happy with my first attempts with them!
have turned into this postcard

Really pleased with this one,
Sad that it's the last week of Kris co-hosting SPA our Hallowe'en month. But onwards.....

I'm also entering these trick or treaters into a couple of challenge blogs
cute card thursday ~ something scary
digi designs ~ halloween
moving along with the times ~ too cute to spook

Mandy x

Friday 26 October 2012

Trick or Treat

This week's TOFF theme is Trick or Treat, I've used one of The Octopode Factory's digi's for this giant tag.
 and also a giant tag for DillyBeans Hallowe'en theme this week!
I'm entering these 2 tags into these challenges
one stitch at a time ~ use a digi
digital tuesday ~ spooky/halloween

Mandy x

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Full moon rising

this week's Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge is..... Full Moon... here is my ATC for this theme :-)

Mandy x

Something Wicked This way comes....

Hallowe'en is all the rage! Last week I finished off 26 ATC's ~ all Hallowe'en.... here's a few of them... all using Lisas Altered Art images (designed by moi)

I'm entering these into a couple of challenges this week
Three Muses ~ Something Wicked this way comes 
Crafty Cats ~ Halloween
Try it on Tuesday ~ Hallowe'en

Mandy x

My sentiments exactly....

well not quite! I'm a bit of a grump at Christmas but I'm giving it a go! lol
here is my creation for Creative Studios this week, using Sam's Steampunk Christmas set.

I'd like to enter this into the OOLB challenge of Christmas Sentiments and also
one stop craft challenge where the theme is Anything Goes

Mandy x

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Hidden Vintage Studio's

have been offering their 'micro' kits for sale on Deviant Scrap for $1.50.... ideal for a little spookiness... and a great price.... check them all out here
I've made this tag using the Toad Emporium micro kit.... 
which I first photographed on some spooky paper (the bow is too big to fit in the scanner!)
then whilst walking this morning I found a fabulous spooky piece of twig to use for photo's 

Mandy x

Tags Galore

This weekend I've been having a bit of a tag making session.....

firstly, here's my tag for Happy Daze this week... which you can check out over here 
 and the last of my Octopode tag book is here
Mandy x

Sunday 21 October 2012

Autumnal Walk with

the dogs.... I spotted these

the colours of autumn are stunning
classic hallowe'en tree ~ right outside my mum's front door (wonder what that means???? lol)
Mandy x

Retro Hallowe'en

is the theme over on SPA this week... here's my sample which you can also see over here 

come and join us!
Mandy x

Sunday 14 October 2012

Quoth the Raven

this week's theme on SPA is Ravens.... I know I've not done a EAP postcard so the title is moot but hey I like the quote! I'm also entering this into the 'so artful challenge' of either a harvest moon OR black, orange and yellow. 
 Stamps are from That's Crafty and images are from Lisas Altered Art

Here's a little bit of EAP for you... my arch ATC's for the VPI yahoo group swap
come and join in!
Mandy x

Wednesday 10 October 2012

ooohhh Christmas....

I put my hands up and admit that I'm not a great lover of Christmas... I like Hallowe'en. I like weird and wonderful. We tend to mix hallowe'en and christmas up in this house... We usually have some sort of fancy-dress-ness at Christmas.... any hoo I digress .... Here's my little creation for Creative Studio's this week... using Sam's fabbo Steampunk Christmas set... how cool....??? I've altered a mini notebook from Asda (just a smartprice one) I couldn't get a grand photo of it though... I think it's because it's got sparkly varnish on it 
 and here is a little card creation I threw together for That's Crafty... if you'd like to see how I made this then head over to their blog here  I love these quirky little girls from Catslife Press ~ one of my uber fave stamp companies.
Mandy x

Sunday 7 October 2012

by the light of the full moon

It's week 2 of our Hallowe'en month on SPA.... this week it's all about full moons!

Come on over and play with us! SundayPostcardArt

Mandy x

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Hallowe'en is sneaking in

About 3 years ago I bought a black christmas tree with the sole intention of having a hallowe'en tree. Up to now we've not even opened it... so yesterday Lily and I got it out and Lily decorated it with some bits we've picked up over the years from various Hallowe'en aisles in shops. I now have 3 boxes of Hallowe'en goodies under my bed and half a box of Christmas decorations ! lol  Here is our tree, artistcally photographed by Lily using instagram (the only reason i would even consider getting a new phone!)
 This week's card for Happy Daze  ~ thought I would try an alternative looking Hallowe'en card
 and here is a bookmark for Creative Studios ~ even though Sam doesn't have any hallowe'en stamps, I was determined to make something resembling Hallowe'en by collaging stamped images together.
Mandy x