Thursday 31 October 2013

Dia de la Muertos

Happy Hallowe'en Everyone!
This week on TagAlong we are celebrating Day of The Dead which is 31st October, 1st and 2nd November.  I'm really drawn to the colours and skeletons of this celebration. So much fun! Hope you think so too.

Here's my tag... I love to use quotes on my projects and so I googled Day of the Dead sayings, and this one popped up.... it means To hell with death while we're still alive.
 here's a close up

Thanks to Deb for hosting this week, with an amazing sample ~ head over to Tagalong to join in or just to swoon at Deb's creative genius!

Mandy x

Saturday 26 October 2013

Witches, Goblins and Spooks, oh My

This week's SPA is WITCHES BREW.... it's our last week of Hallowe'en on Sunday Postcard Art ~ tis a shame but we have lots of lovely themes coming up.

Jenn is hosting for us this week

thanks for looking
Mandy x

Frightful Follies

I've made this card for the WITCHERY theme on LunaGirl Moonbeams and also for a *new* challenge blog called CraftyHands Challenge ~ just started and this week's theme is ANYTHING GOES

Mandy x

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Mixing it up with a bit of .....

STeAmPunK . Over on Tagalong this week the theme is STEAMPUNK HALLOWE'EN

My dear friend Martina was due to host but has had builders in so hasn't had a chance to make a sample for us but she'll be back with another theme sometime soon!

Here's my entry which is acting as the sample too ;-)

 unfortunately, with the weather at the moment, photos are getting harder to take.
Mandy x

Sunday 20 October 2013

Christmas in October?

aaagghhhh...... Carol has challenged us to make postcards for Hallowe'en with a Christmas twist for Sunday Postcard Art.

Still keeping up my personal challenge of using Lisas Altered Art images for all my postcards this year. Here's mine.

Mandy x

Thursday 17 October 2013

Feeling Haunted

this lady certainly looks like she's feeling haunted. This week on TAGALONG is HAUNTED HOUSES and our host is Donna.
Come over and join us.

Mandy x

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Wicked Witches

This week for That's Crafty I've made a postcard using an Oxford Impressions stamp set 'wicked' When I saw the moon on this plate of stamps I just had to have it.

There's a few challenges that have a Hallowe'en theme this week
The crazy challenge

also entering this into the challenge on The Octopode Factory ~ witches

Thanks for looking
Mandy x

We're going on a Bear Hunt

I fondly remember reading that book to my girls when they were young.
Just lately, we've not had much of a chance to do anything together much but we did manage a walk up to Elvaston Castle. We mainly went to look at the old church and graveyard there. I'm so glad it's in walking distance of our house.
Along the way, we met these two beauties
 the babies were terrified of the horses
 on the rickety bridge 
(it's no longer rickety though)
 I ♥ tree roots
 Secret passage to the church
 creepy trees

it's a great place to visit if you are in Derbyshire ;-)

Mandy x

Sunday 13 October 2013

Shabby Chic in Rose

I was asked to be a GDT this month on A little Bit crafty ~ the theme is Shabby Chic.

I've made a couple of tags (!) 

I've been on the look out for some new challenges to enter, and so I'd also like to enter these two into the 'a creative romance' challenge of Pink and The Hobby House challenge of Roses

mandy x

Saturday 12 October 2013

Unlucky for some

but not for me. The theme on SPA this week is UNLUCKY 13 and is hosted by Hidden Vintage Studios amazeballs Tracey.

13 has always been a lucky number for me. Doesn't look like it has been for this trio of terrors. Poor girl on the end even ended up with paint on her head! lol

handmade background using sprays, paints, stamps, masks, etc, etc
images are from lisasaltered art.
word is a rub-on
and the gravestones are die cuts from TH

Mandy x

Thursday 10 October 2013

Hallowe'en Frippery

Here's a tag I've made for Rhedd & Rosie's challenge of  Shades of Autumn 

and also I'd like to enter this into the  One  stitch at a Time ~ use a digi. Now ... I'm having a hard time getting the 'digi' part of the theme.... is this classed as using a digi? It's an image that I've printed out. On this particular tag, I've printed the background text out too, as well as the lace and all the elements. 
All the elements, pictures, background are cut out individually and pasted ;-)

Mandy x

Hocus Pocus

for some reason I'm singing Hocus Pocus in my head to the same tune as Jeepers Creepers. Odd. Recently, I had a convo with our Deb on the theme and she mentioned Hocus Pocus by Focus. Now that is all I think when I think of the Hocus Pocus... Focus just has to be added!

Anyhoo, I digress ~ this week's host on Tagalong is Gez. I'm so pleased as I love her work.

For this tag, I've used distress paints for the background. Images are from Hidden Vintage Studio at Deviantscrap, Lisas Altered Art, Majik designs on Etsy and the skull is from Itkupilli.

please feel free to come and join us on TAGALONG
Mandy x

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Cute and Creepy

Here is an ATC I've made for Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge ~ the prompt is cute but creepy.... hmmm... what do you think? This little witch is definitely cute and a tad creepy.

Mandy x

Tuesday 8 October 2013

Dare to Enter...

The Apothecary Shoppe
Here's my project for That's Crafty this week 
and using the same stamp set I've made this tag for Tagalong 
~ stamps available from That's Crafty

I'd like to enter these two into a couple of challenges

Mandy x

Sunday 6 October 2013

It's time for ghouls, witches, ghosts and

black cats .... great way to introduce our Hallowe'en month on SPA. This week is black cats and our host is Jenn.

Mandy x

Thursday 3 October 2013

The Devil made me Do it

It's the first Thursday in October and over on TagAlong we are embracing Hallowe'en. Our first challenge is SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES... I loved that book. The theme was chosen by Carol
Here's my tag... it's made using some Hidden Vintage Studios collage images from the 'hotel hell' collection.

come and join us!
Mandy x

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Happy Hallowe'en Month!

Finally, October is upon us, with thoughts of ghouls and ghosties and vamps. Gosh I just love Hallowe'en

Here is my first Hallowe'en project of the month of October. It is an altered notebook for That's Crafty.

It's a double sided notebook... one side for spells
and the other side for poisons

Spooky is the theme on Country View Crafts... so I'm entering my book :-) The Artistic Stamper wants us to 'alter something' so i'm entering my little notebook.
Mandy x