Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Hallowe'en Everybody!

Just had to come by and
show off this years
Hubby and I carved one each.
From this.....

To this......

Mine on the left - scary......
Hubby's on the right - too cute....
See you tomorrow for the Black with 2 Reveal


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Winner at Meg's Garden.......

How gorgeous is this paper folks?
I'm just popping in today to
 show you the gorgeous prize
 I won recently over at

With this layout - "Cherub's".
Using Meg's papers of course.

I was joint winner with the amazing
 and Meg split the prize
 monies between us -
 to buy whatever we wanted
to the prize value.
Well, I had to go for the papers.
They are just so gorgeous....

Here are a few close ups of some
 of the stunning images....

Each paper from the collections
 also comes with a 12 x 4
extra piece - perfect for

A couple of sheets of mini frames
 and some doily strips
 - haven't seen them before.

Now to create a masterpiece with
 these stunning
I just hope I can do them justice.
I am also tempted to just put
 them all in frames and hang
 them on the wall,
 just the way they are.
Head over to
 Meg's Garden
 and drool at the gorgeous papers,
 and the stunning work
 Meg's Design Team creates,
 including my good friend
Annette, fellow DT girl
 at Stuck On U Sketches!
While I'm here, can I just give
 a shout out for a
 Blog Hop
 coming up.
 are joining together to showcase
some stunning
Plenty of Candy
flying around too.
Mark your diaries and
 don't miss out.

That's me for this visit.
Back soon.


Friday, October 25, 2013

SOUS Sketch Reveal

 Nearly All Hallow's Eve folks.
And I have another Hallowe'en
 project to share.
It's Sketch Reveal Day
over at
 and we have a stunning sketch
 from our Nanne to
play with.
My interpretation...

Nanne's Sketch...

I have used papers from the
 'Hocus Pocus' Collection
 Pink Paislee.

Martha Stewart PATP
 'Gothic Arches'.

Lace from my stash.

Gorgeous rhinestone flourish from
 Zva Creative.

Hot Off The Press
 'Ticket' stamp.

Great photo of eldest
 Granddaughter Rebekah, 
Hallowe'en 2012.

A wee bit of deviation from
the sketch (unusual for me),
 but the frame from this paper
 collection just had to be fussy cut,
 so imagine it's a
And no room for pretty butterflies
 on this page.
Me thinks I could have used some
 bats instead - next year!
Now, head over to
where you will find the beautiful
 work of my fellow DT members,
 where the layouts are not
 all Hallowe'en related!
And have a play with the sketch too.
Would love to see your interpretations.
While I'm here, can I just
shout out that I made Top 3
 over at
 with my
Spooky Book Box
 (see previous post).
Doing The Happy Dance....

The other challenges I entered
 it into run to the end
 of the month.
Meanwhile, see you over
at SOUS.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Spooky Book Box

Here it is....

I'm so excited to show you
 this project.
A Book Box!
Which I have made from scratch,
with chipboard and
 black cardstock.
I am so happy with the
 way it turned out.

The box measures 12" x 10"
The reason I had to make it from scratch!
I have always loved this sheet
of 12 x 12 paper, and
couldn't bear to cut it up,
or cover it.
 So this was
 the perfect solution!

The papers are
 My Mind's Eye
 "the Spider's Web"
I have been hoarding them
 all these years for
 just this

The title "Spooky" alpha's
 have been painted black
 and sparkled with glitter.
The acetate clock and
 oval frame are from
 the Kaiser
 "13th Hour"

And the sheet of paper wraps
 itself around the spine.

The back is pretty plain.

I just adore black gingham ribbon,
and it was the perfect choice
 for the closure!

What's inside?

My first attempt at an apothecary!

And my favourite part of the project
 - the GATES!

Cut on Cricut,
 from Ornamental Iron,
at 7.25",
using black cardstock.
 Then attached to
 patterned acetate from
 Collections Elements.

I added the wee shelf during
construction of the box,
 to house some
wee jars of 'stuff'.

I painted the lids of the jars
 with black acrylic paint
 and added some
different coloured glitters.
I painted the inside of the jars
with acrylic paint to match
 the glittered lids.
Wrapped a wee bit patterned paper
around the jar and added
the computer journalled

A wee bit lace to the shelf edge
and some spiders web
wadding for effect!

A couple of little potion books
 to complete.

Some thinner black gingham ribbon
 to hold the gates closed.

And, behind the gates
- a Hallowe'en Mini Album,
 of course!!!

Front cover of Mini
Acetate Frame - Kaiser
Weathered Clock die - Tim Holtz
Punched Edge - Martha Stewart
Prima flowers.
Buttons from my stash.

Pages 2 & 3
Photo mats - Spellbinders.
Prima flowers.
Punched edge - Martha Stewart.

Pages 4 & 5
Grand Labels - Spellbinders.
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug.

Pages 6 & 7
Kaiser Acetate frames.
Spellbinders Oval frames.
Prima flowers.

Pages 8 & 9
Spellbinders Circle frames.
Spellbinders corner accents.
Spellbinders Photo mats.
Swiss Dots embossing folder.
Memory Box Geneva Vine.
Prima flowers.
Lace from stash. 

Pages 10 & 11
Elements from the papers
 and from the
Echo Park collection
"the Apothecary Emporium".
Wee booklets for extra photo's.

Made by Granny 2013.
In plenty of time for this year's
Hallowe'en photo's!

Here's the collection with a
couple of LED tealight candles
for effect.
Always wanted to try

Totally loved making this project,
and I am so delighted with
the GATES.

I can see me making more
 of these oversized
 Book Boxes.
It wasn't that difficult.
Santa Claus is coming.....
I would now like to enter
this project into a
 few challenges:-
Countryview Challenges - Something Spooky
2 Creative Chicks - Hallowe'en
Punkyou Girl - Hallowe'en
My Mum's Craft Shop - Hallowe'en
Lady Bug Crafts - Hallowe'en

My Craft Spot - 3D Hallowe'en
Love it!
Hugs for now