Monday, 20 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Embossibilities

We are over the halfway point now with the 13 Days of Halloween over at
and I am busy ticking over new ideas and still having fun creating.
Today I have a card with an embossed background. The embossing folder I used was from Sizzix and featured Halloween words. After embossing the white card stock I covered the card in Distress Stains- Dusty Concord, Faded jeans and Broken China graduating the colours from lightest to darkest. I then distressed the embossing and edges with Walnut Stain ink before adding highlights with Treasure Gold Pewter gilding wax.
The image I have used is from Simply Betty Stamps and is 'Batty Jude' from the Teen Scene Halloween 2012 Collection of digis (the sentiment is also from this range). They are a great set of images and I have printed off others to use on some Halloween projects!
I coloured the image using my Copics and used foam tape to lift the image up off the embossed background.  The branches were from my stash of Prima goodies I had been saving for a Halloween project.
I continue to be amazed by all of the beautiful projects the contestants in the running for Princess Of Halloween come up with every few days and hope some of you are stopping by Betty's blog to have a look and maybe enter a contest!
Thanks for stopping by and thank you too for feedback on my projects for Halloween.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Simply Betty Stamps Give Away

This weekend on Simply Betty Stamps Facebook Page we were given a free image as part of the Halloween celebrations. Betty has promised us another image for next week. She is a very generous lady.
I must admit, this card was done quickly as I have been busy trying to get ahead with the week's entries for The Princess of Halloween but I hope you like it and are inspired to spend some time colouring up some of her great images.
There is a wonderful range available over at

Saturday, 18 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Use Halloween Colours

I seem to be on a roll at the moment with Steampunk images from Simply Betty Stamps. For today's card I have used is Bride of Frankenstein from Classic Collection 5. I used lots of Halloween colours- orange, purple, green and black and used papers from the latest range of Halloween papers from Graphic 45. I love the muted tones. The lace and black bling were from my stash and the flowers were from a Prima sprig. I coloured the image using Copic markers, distressing with Walnut Stain ink. The bling around the frame was made by cutting up a flourish to make it fit the image.
It is great to see a few more people entering the challenges over at :
Please keep stopping by as we are only reaching the halfway point for the 13 Days of Halloween.


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Chocolate Box

Well, today's challenge over at is to create a candy holder or treat bag. I chose to make a chocolate box and of course, had to buy myself a box of chocolates to fill it!!
The image I used is 'Jack and Jill' from the 2012 Steampunk Line at Simply Betty Stamps. I coloured it using my Copic markers and inked around the edge of the image with Walnut Stain Distress Ink once I had cut it out. I made the box out of a piece of 12x12 card- next to no waste! The papers I used to decorate it were from MME Lost and Found Halloween collection again. I love this pack and have continued to find ways to use it as both sides have great designs.
Making my box just a little bit creepy, I added a bony hand from one of my Halloween swaps. I hope you like it.

Monday, 13 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Mummy Loves You

One of my favourite New Halloween images from the Betty Boo Halloween Collection is 'Who's Your Mummy Betty'. She is gorgeous! I was unsure of what to make using her as I felt a need to try something other than a card. I found a glass container in a $2 shop to use as the base for a candy jar. It is decorated with paper, gauze and of course the Simply Betty Stamps image and it's caption. I tied gauze and skull ribbon to the hanger .
The gauze is coloured using a light touch of Walnut Stain Distress ink to take away some of the starkness. Yummo, all ready now for Halloween treats!
Check out all of the other ideas over at

Friday, 10 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Boo! Did I Scare You?

Today I have created a pop up box card using 'Little Owl Oscar' from Jude Little Trickster's digi collection over at Simply Betty Stamps. I used this digi earlier in the month on my banner but really love it. This time I coloured it with small flicks to represent feathers on the owl costume using Copic markers. I added sticker pumpkins and stars behind the image by first placing them on strips of acetate using tape. Other embellishments included some paper fall leaves from one of Betty's famous craft swaps, ribbon and a chipboard caption. I used paper from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found- Halloween. Paprika Stickles on the chipboard piece helped  tie it in with the glitter on this paper range.

If you feel like getting a few things made for Halloween and be in the running for a terrific prize why not pop on over to ? There is lots of inspiration from all of the contestants who are part of the 13 Days of Halloween.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Blood Curdling Card

Today's challenge over at Simply Betty Stamps is to create a card using blood effects. I chose the Steampunk digi image from the Robert's Halloween Digi Collection- Christian Count Drac. Hard to resist a vampire image!
I really love to combine some old effects with the steampunk images and I have a big collection of old books I like to tear apart and use for backgrounds. I find the paper is often lovely and thick and holds inks and dyes really well. Sometimes it is a little hard to adhere though as the fibres in the paper come away. I started by inking the edges of the book paper with Walnut Stain distress ink. I used Red Velvet Glimmermist to create a blood effect.
I coloured the image using Copic markers and came in from the edges of the paper with the distress stain again before mounting the image on black cardstock.
The bat embellishments were from the Cricut cartridge Happy Hauntings- a must cartridge for Halloween fans and my other embellishments were silk bias tape coloured black using my Copic marker and a bat brad my stash. I kept this one fairly simple rather than detract from the blood effects. Let me know what you think.

Don't forget you can enter the competition over at
There are great prizes and lots of inspiration from everyone in the running for Princess of Halloween.