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


  1. Good grief Jools I can see why that took all day. Its fantastic !. Did you say the boys are coming to your house first next week? I dont rate your chances of still having it by the 31st

    1. Thanks Sue, it's so cute isn't it. Think you might be right about the boys, they'll love it. xx

  2. Absolutely fabulous Jools.
    Wendy xx

  3. You're welcome glad I found your blog. This house is that it has lights! Very clever. Pat K.xx

  4. Oh WOW! Jools, you never fail to amaze and inspire me. This is fantastic, love all the fabulous detail. Very clever. I'm not surprised your sister wants one, I do too!!
    Caz x

  5. Completely fabulous! You are so clever - this is incredible, my daughter would love it. Thank you for sharing this with us at Joanna Sheen's Challenge Blog, hugs Jayne xx

  6. Wow Wow Wow Jools! I love the 2nd picture with the candles glowing in the windows ~ it really brings it to life. Fab project. Sarah x

  7. Jools this is fabulous...must have taken you ages to make but well worth it...
    Just been reading your Camper really made me smile...being a caravaner I understand everything you say....nothing like the outdoor life


  8. What a fab creation, love your lit up haunted house. Thanks for sharing with us over at Fashionista.
    crafty hugs

  9. Hi Jools...I'm not stalking you honestly (smiles)...just back with my Fab n Funky hat on....and still think this a fab creation. Hugs, Pat K.x

  10. This is awesome Jools. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafts 4 Eternity and good luck.


  11. Hi Jools, what a terrific project for Halloween, so different, I bet it looks great lit up when it's dark.

    Pat xx

  12. Oh my - wow wow wow... so stunning!!!!! Thanks for playing at inky impressions this week xx

  13. WOW how fabulous is this! super creative!
    Thanks for spooking it up with us at Heck Of A Challenge this month and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

  14. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  15. hi jools dont forget to pick up your dt favorite badge from heck of a your haunted house