Saturday, 25 October 2014

13 Days Of Halloween- Stop! Zombie Time!

As soon as I saw the digi image 'Marie Back from Death' in the Zombies and Creeps Collection at
I had something in mind I would love to make with it. Having the task of creating a Zombie project for today got things underway.
Ages ago, I had found an old frame with a stained silk print at a swap meet for the bargain price of 50c and had bought it planning on creating something with the frame. 'Marie' gave me the idea to place her in the centre and create a zombie portrait.
I removed the print from the frame and covered the metal with a layer of black gesso. Next step was to rub silver Treasure Gold gilding wax over all the raised areas to highlight the pattern on the metal. 
I coloured the image using Copic markers and the agieing in the background is my good old fav...Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I coloured gauze using Weathered Wood Distress Stain and glued it around the edge of the frame base to hide all the edges.

I hope some of you will be inspired to create your own Zombie project for today's challenge over at
Oh...and only eleven days until Halloween!!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Sexy and Scary Male Card

The card below is a Stepper Card I have made for the 13 Days of Halloween over at
I was enjoying embossing the other day and was having trouble deciding on just one folder to use for the last project and so used a Tim Holtz Halloween embossing folder for my background on this one. 
I used Old Paper distress stain to colour white cardstock and then went to town distressing using Walnut Stain Distress Ink (the browns are my favourite!!)
I pulled out my Graveyard Scene Spellbinders dies and cut them out of grey cardstock before inking.
The sentiment and image I have used today are from Simply Betty Stamps range Betty BOO-doir 'Franken Babe Betty'. I coloured them using Copic markers and added a little bit of sparkle with Waterfall Stickles on her eyelids and a Red rhinestone for her earring.

Monday, 20 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Embossibilities

We are over the halfway point now with the 13 Days of Halloween over at
and I am busy ticking over new ideas and still having fun creating.
Today I have a card with an embossed background. The embossing folder I used was from Sizzix and featured Halloween words. After embossing the white card stock I covered the card in Distress Stains- Dusty Concord, Faded jeans and Broken China graduating the colours from lightest to darkest. I then distressed the embossing and edges with Walnut Stain ink before adding highlights with Treasure Gold Pewter gilding wax.
The image I have used is from Simply Betty Stamps and is 'Batty Jude' from the Teen Scene Halloween 2012 Collection of digis (the sentiment is also from this range). They are a great set of images and I have printed off others to use on some Halloween projects!
I coloured the image using my Copics and used foam tape to lift the image up off the embossed background.  The branches were from my stash of Prima goodies I had been saving for a Halloween project.
I continue to be amazed by all of the beautiful projects the contestants in the running for Princess Of Halloween come up with every few days and hope some of you are stopping by Betty's blog to have a look and maybe enter a contest!
Thanks for stopping by and thank you too for feedback on my projects for Halloween.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Simply Betty Stamps Give Away

This weekend on Simply Betty Stamps Facebook Page we were given a free image as part of the Halloween celebrations. Betty has promised us another image for next week. She is a very generous lady.
I must admit, this card was done quickly as I have been busy trying to get ahead with the week's entries for The Princess of Halloween but I hope you like it and are inspired to spend some time colouring up some of her great images.
There is a wonderful range available over at

Saturday, 18 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Use Halloween Colours

I seem to be on a roll at the moment with Steampunk images from Simply Betty Stamps. For today's card I have used is Bride of Frankenstein from Classic Collection 5. I used lots of Halloween colours- orange, purple, green and black and used papers from the latest range of Halloween papers from Graphic 45. I love the muted tones. The lace and black bling were from my stash and the flowers were from a Prima sprig. I coloured the image using Copic markers, distressing with Walnut Stain ink. The bling around the frame was made by cutting up a flourish to make it fit the image.
It is great to see a few more people entering the challenges over at :
Please keep stopping by as we are only reaching the halfway point for the 13 Days of Halloween.


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Chocolate Box

Well, today's challenge over at is to create a candy holder or treat bag. I chose to make a chocolate box and of course, had to buy myself a box of chocolates to fill it!!
The image I used is 'Jack and Jill' from the 2012 Steampunk Line at Simply Betty Stamps. I coloured it using my Copic markers and inked around the edge of the image with Walnut Stain Distress Ink once I had cut it out. I made the box out of a piece of 12x12 card- next to no waste! The papers I used to decorate it were from MME Lost and Found Halloween collection again. I love this pack and have continued to find ways to use it as both sides have great designs.
Making my box just a little bit creepy, I added a bony hand from one of my Halloween swaps. I hope you like it.

Monday, 13 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween- Mummy Loves You

One of my favourite New Halloween images from the Betty Boo Halloween Collection is 'Who's Your Mummy Betty'. She is gorgeous! I was unsure of what to make using her as I felt a need to try something other than a card. I found a glass container in a $2 shop to use as the base for a candy jar. It is decorated with paper, gauze and of course the Simply Betty Stamps image and it's caption. I tied gauze and skull ribbon to the hanger .
The gauze is coloured using a light touch of Walnut Stain Distress ink to take away some of the starkness. Yummo, all ready now for Halloween treats!
Check out all of the other ideas over at