Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Accucut Entry.

I have decided to enter the Accucut Halloween Challenge. I purchased their Frames die and decided to make some Halloween Ornaments with them. Also used were Tim Holtz's banner die, bat, and skull dies. Martha Stewart black and silver glitter add the "bling". The images are from Daniel Torrente for Stampotique, I used colored pencils for them.
After hanging around in my craft room for two weeks trying to decide just how to display them for the video, I had an idea. I had just been to a friends home for a jewelry party. Linda is one of those people with fabulous taste and great ideas for display. She has a tree that stays up all year long. She decorates it for every season and holiday, but Halloween is her favorite.
This year it must have been fate, because her tree is all in black and white with glittered skulls. The minute I saw it I knew these ornaments would be a perfect fit. I would let her have them if she would let me use her wonderful tree as the backdrop.
Linda lives in Romeo, MI. On the famous "Tillson St." They do a fabulous Halloween display every year. They block off the street for that night. Good thing too because getting anywhere near it that night takes considerable patience. In fact the week before it is busy with people coming from all over to see the displays. I feel lucky to know someone on the street, and I attend her Halloween preview night. Her home is decked out and everyone on the street comes by for treats, topped off by the walk to see everyone's displays.
If you want to see the tree, and better Pictures of the ornaments please check out my YouTube video here . I think these die cuts would be fun to make Christmas tags, and sweet Christmas ornaments too. Maybe make some of my sweet puppies?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

And the Winner is.....

Yes Bridgette your number was picked!!!! Yeahhhhhhh! Also Deb from Crittersgrandma won the spiderweb charm!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Halloween Giveaway

Yes, I was toying with the idea and nudged on by Sarah to do this. I am having a giveaway. I have been making and decorating these large matchbox die cut I have. I have the die and thought they would make fun trick or treat surprise boxes. Inside I place some candy and one of my soldered charm necklaces.
So here is your chance to win one. Just leave a comment and a way to contact you on this post. No hoops to jump through, you are not required to "follow" here, on twitter, or facebook (although it would be nice), you do not have to post on your blog (again nice but not required), surrender your first-born, bow, scrape, or kneel. Just a comment.......
Here is the whole view...... I will choose a winner October 14th (my sisters birthday, so I may let her pick). Have fun and Happy Hauntings......
P.S. I can die cut these boxes for you out of lightweight chipboard for a small fee, contact me for details.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tricks and Treats....or Birthday?

I played with some of my Stampotique Stamps. I have this large matchbox die and these images by Daniel Torrente fit nicely. I thought, hmmm, what a nice "treat" box it would make. Some yummy chocolate candies and perhaps a charm or necklace I made? The banner necklace with little creepy dollies on one side, "boo" on the other, or a "little coffined Charlotte" ? I think I will send this little treat box to a "Ghoul-friend" . Maybe a Halloween treat, or a Happy Birthday Gift box for a Scary Birthday? Lots of potential here.
This was a lot of fun and my brain is already swimming with Christmas ideas for this box. For now though I will make a few more, I have quite a few Stampotique stamps and can't wait to try them on these boxes.
I was just thinking, maybe it's time for a giveaway? I wonder if anyone would be interested in winning a surprise? One of my charms in a treat box like this? What do you think?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Scary Good Charms!!

Here are some of my latest Halloween Charms. My Tombstones, frightful Coffined Charlotte's, and some scary little shadowbox Goulie's!!! You can find them at a couple local shops, and soon on my blog shoppe.