Friday, 19 October 2012

Happy Halloween with Elmhurst Hollow Haunted House and SVGcuts.

Good evening fellow bloggers,

First I'd like to say hi to PatK, my new follower. Welcome Pat.

Well, I've been playing (faffing) again. Nearly all the challenge blogs are doing 'Halloween' as the chosen theme, so I thought I'd do something a little different.

I've had this kit for a while but never got round to using it. It's called 'Elmhurst Hollow' and it's from It's an SVG file to use with my cricut, along with the sure-cuts-a-lot software.

So here it is. Isn't it cool. This picture is taken with the flash, to show the detail.

This one is without, so that the lights show up through the windows. Bit more atmospheric, don't ya think? I used core'dinations card in black and grey for the main body of the haunted house, the chimney and rails. Five 12x12 sheets in all, so not expensive to make.

The backing papers for the roof and plank detail are from craftartist and printed onto 220gsm supersmooth card. The bats are made from two identical pieces with a piece of wire sandwiched in the middle, then glittered before being suspended from the roof. The cobweb on the front of the house was drawn on with a quickie glue pen, then dusted with glamour dust.

Behind all the windows and eyes is yellow vellum. Unfortunately the eyes don't show up very well in the photo, but in the dark they look great.

To the rear of the house are the openings to place the candles, not real ones of course. These candles came from a local discount shop and were £1-99 for four. Can't grumble at that, eh? They even blow out!!!!! 

Anyway, hope you like it, I LOVE it. Showed it to my sis and she wants one now.

I am entering this project into the following challenges :-

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Fright night,,,,  Boo!!!
Fab N Funky - Orange, black and choice.
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog - Autumn breeze.
Fashionista Challenge - Anything goes.
Heck of a Challenge - Spooktackular.
Inky Impressions Challenge - Anything but a card.

Thanks for coming by, hope my house has inspired you to do a bit of spooky crafting.


Jools.   xxxx

Monday, 15 October 2012

It's A Girl Easel Card with Clipartfairy.

Hi Guys',

Been a while, been so busy doing this and that, don't know how I found the time to work before I retired. One of the girls I used to work with got in touch and asked me to do a new baby girl card, I'm so pleased they still want me to make cards for them. Anyway, here it is.

It's a clipartfairy digi design, from the 'About a girl' range. All the backing papers and toppers are in the kit and I used the spellbinders grand large scallop die to cut the shapes, before edging them all with glamour dust. The topper was printed on 220gsm super smooth card and again highlighted with glamour dust.

The bunny rabbit embellishment was from my stash, it was actually a button, so I chopped the back off to make it lay flat. I think it looks so cute, sitting on the pram.

The stopper bar was again printed on super smooth card and the shape is a spellbinder grommet tag die. To finish I made a flower with the same backing papers, using the spellbinder daisy die and added a pink candy centre. Some pink pearls and pearl hearts to decorate and it was done.

Hope you like it and thank you for coming by. I'd love to hear your thoughts, so do leave a comment, then I can come over to see your blog.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :-

Simon Says Stamp & Show - Your favourite. ( Card shape - easel )
Simon Says Stamp - Use dies and/or punches.
Fashionista - Anything goes.