Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

Hello and welcome,

I hope you are all well and squeezing in more craft projects than I seem to be these days. I have been trying my hand at Calligraphy again, and am having a lot of fun. I apologize to my wonderful followers for being absent of late, hopefully that will change very soon.

We are moving house at the beginning of 2016, going back to Sydney this time as my partner works for Defence. I'm hoping to pop back into the Calligraphy Group in Sydney of which I was once a member when we are settled in.  So you see I have been just a little busy with organizing somewhere to live and new schools, Kindergartens etc. As most crafters out there would understand we have to have a minimum of four bedrooms as I still need my Winton Rose Studio. So we've found a lovely two story house with four bedrooms and a study. Perfect!!


I have also signed up for the online class Wanderlust starting on 1st January which goes for 50 weeks I believe. I'm hoping it will get me motivated and excited to try new techniques. Over 25 teachers will be on this journey including the magnificent Finnabair, Andy Skinner, France Papillon and our very own Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door here in Australia. There are many more talented artists, some I haven't heard of but have checked out they're blogs etc and I'm looking forward to learning some new things from them too. I am very excited, so now you probably know which boxes will be unpacked first, of course my art supplies.
HERE is the link if you would like to check it out.


I did promise you some photos of my front window for Halloween. Only wish I could put more out, would love a Victorian Grave Yard out the front only thing is we've had things stolen in the past. I've noticed in the US a lot of people do decorate out the front, I wonder if anything goes missing? Would love to hear of any tips.
I will be spending this evening at my very first Paranormal Lock In at the one of the local Old Hotels here in Adelaide...... what better way to spend HALLOWEEN???? have a great night! Wish me luck!

Some shots from my Halloween project Graveyard from last year

.........................have a SPOOKY Halloween.........................

Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 October

Hello and welcome,

Have you all got your spooks on for Halloween? We have decorated the windows on our house which I will share soon. Today I am sharing my Tim Tag for October. My coffin die arrived just in time to have a play with it. I didnt take a lot of progress photos as I sort of got lost in the creative moment.

HERE is the link for the Tim Holtz blog where you can check out all the amazing entries.

I went for a witch themed type funeral. You will see in the photos there are skeletal remains in the coffin, so let's just say the witch whom I will name Hocus was reported missing back on 31 October 1781. It was also reported at the time of her disappearance she was involved in a broom collision whilst hosting an Acrobatic Broom Carnival during Halloween celebrations, but her body was never found. She was recently discovered by some archaeologists near an old farm house south of London. Detectives from the scene have stated there was definitely foul play and the area was cordoned off as crime scene detectives investigated further. Her remains were sent back to Salem where she will be laid to rest by the Salem Witches Council on 31 October 2015.  Hocus was a great lover of bats, hence the bats on her coffin.
RIP Hocus.

Ok that's enough story telling from me. Lol. Let's get on with it......I hope you like my tag!

How cool is this Coffin die. I cant wait to see if Tim brings out more accessories for it. I used black card stock and I added some silver paint around the edges.  I also added metal hinges and knob and some black texture paste around the sides. Then some bats which also have silver paint around the edges. The small altered tag is from Tim's Tiny Tabs and Tags die. The rub-on's are from Tim's collection and the cross and plate are from the accessory movers and shapers dies for the coffin.

This was taken before added the texture paste. I also added some wheels.

Here are the skeletal remains with one of Tim's new bottles which I recently received form my good friend Correana. I filled the bottle with Micro-beads. Thank-you Correana.x

Here I used a window die from my stash with Tim's Manila card.

Then I added Crackle paint. Be generous.

Leave it to dry completely.

When pulled from the non stick craft sheet it looks like this. Cool hey? I love this look.

Ok so this stamped book plate has been sitting on my desk for ever so I thought it would look good as a background, kind of like wallpaper.

Adhere with some Glossy Accent and cut out.

I have also added some Crackle Accent.

Just the window missing here as it wasn't completely dry yet.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy Crafting!!