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31 Days of Halloween - 31

A very spooky welcome to the last day of the 31 days of Halloween hop over at LeighSBDesigns.  It has beena magical spooky ride all through October and sadly today is the last day.

This is another part of my Halloween folder done.

This is my painting idea that didn't really go to plan.  So I ended up brushing on Crackle paste and a little ink.  It was going so well at one stage, more practice perhaps :)

I am dressing up to answer the door, for the first time ever!




Not very scary, but there we go. Have a great Halloween, and thank you to everyone who came and commented this month.                                          love Angela x.


WOYWW and 31 Days of Halloween hop

It's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, the group is hosted by Julia over at the Stamping Ground.  This is what was on my workdesk this morning.  Quite often |I light my lavender candle which you can see in the right hand top corner.  I love the smell of lavender!   On the left hand side you can see the white lid of a product I have recently started using- First Edition Deco Mache Antique Crackle Base Coat. I have had mixed results with using it and the top coat for crackle, I think the top coat has got too thick, but the base coat is a great glue.  Today I did some more with my Halloween folder.

Just one more day to go for the 31 Days of Halloween over at LeighSBDesigns.  Tomorrow is Trick or Treat mayhem!


My sister has been telling me about the Doghouse Coffee Lounge, we went today to find it was closed temporarily.  Another day perhaps!

If I get time tomorrow there is a painting I want to do, but we have the grandchildren so I may not get to do it.  Meanwhile enjoy tomorrow ni…

31 Days of Halloween - day 29

Welcome to the 29 day of the 31 Days of Halloween over at LeighSBDesigns, we are running out of days if you want to enter, but you still have time to enter a couple of projects :)
On day one I did a one sheet of 12 x 12 folder.  You can see that here  I started to finish it yesterday, and this is what I have done so far:

The witch images are from Gecko Galz.
We have the grandchildren this week as it is half term and tomorrow I am off to a "Dog Coffee Shop" which is a first!  Not that dogs drink coffee, but people are allowed to go in with their dogs.  
Join me tomorrow for the last but one days of the Halloween hop. love Angela x


31 Days of Halloween - day 28

This is one party I am not going to --  The Monster Ball!  They do look as if they are enjoying themselves don’t they.  This is a project from last year as I didn’t manage to finish today’s project.  Don’t for get to visit all the spooky goodness going on at LeighSBDesigns 31 Days of Halloween Hop.

See you tomorrow when I hope I will have something fresh to show you, love Angela x

31 Days of Halloween - day 27

Welcome to day 27 of the 31 Days of Halloween over at LeighSBDesigns.  The month is running out of days and this fabulous hop is coming to an end, but don't shed a tear because we get to do it all again next year - not forgetting Half O'ween!   I have had a fruitless search this afternoon, through my back up CD's and hard drives looking for some files that I need to retype.  The joke of course is, I could have typed it all over again by now!  Oh well!

I did this picture last year with die cuts and chalks on black card.  I hope to get back into my craft room tomorrow, I think I need to get up earlier to fit everything in :)  Thank you for all your comments, they really do make make my day x Love Angela x




31 Days of Halloween - day 26 and Cat Lovers blog hop

Welcome to day 26 of the 31 days of Halloween hop over at LeighSBDesigns.  This is also the last day of the Cat Lovers |hop over at Her Peaceful Garden




I wanted to use one of these little images, but the rest of them are even smaller that this one.  I decided to do a collage in my glue book and deliberated for far too long before making this.  What a performance relates not only to the kitty's swinging on the branch, but also how long it took to put together!

This one of my projects from last year.  I used a similar image for my signature below.  Well I have enjoyed doing the Cat Lovers hop this year and look forward to joining in next year.  Meanwhile there are a few days left of the 31 Days of Halloween hop.  See you tomorrow, love Angela x  Oh yes and two free digital stamps for those who liked my cat stamps.



31 Days of Halloween - day 25 and Cat Lover blog hop

We are on day 25 of  LeighSBDesigns 31 Days of Halloween blog hop and one more day to go for the Cat Lovers hop over at Her Peaceful Garden.   This is another one of my digital stamps from a few years ago.  It should look a little different after it has dried as I have used Crackle on it.  I have been experimenting with First Addition Antique crackle paste.  You have to give it two coats of the bottom coat and then one coat of the top coat.  The bottom coat is very runny and the top coat is very thick!  I am finding the bottom coat makes a good glue for collage, sticking the lace down with out any stickiness coming through.

This is Ghost child from last years Halloween.



Well that's all for today, I have some hopping to do :)  See you tomorrow, love Angela x


31 Days of Halloween - day 24 and Cat Lovers blog hop

Yesterday was a very tiring day - I had to go and have my flu jab!  Then we went shopping and as usual I was looking at the magazines and clothes, when I went to find my husband (which is normally no problem!) I went around the shop 3 times!  So I asked one of the staff if they could ask him to go to customer services over the tannoy :)  I thought it was quite funny and he didn't seem to mind :)  So this is yesterday's post for both the 31 Days of Halloween over at LeighSBDesigns and the Cat Lovers Hop over at Her Peaceful Garden.  They are both great hops to join in and both showing some fabulous makes.

First my Cat design.  I used one of my own digital stamps from a few years ago.  This is a page in my Glue Book.  The papers behind the basket were given as part of a challenge over at Vintage Glue Books on FaceBook.  Time for another giggle - had my book upside down :) so I guess I will have to do the opposite page upside down too.

My Halloween design started as a photograph fr…

WOYWW, 31 D of H - day 23 and Cat Lovers blog hop

It's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, our host is Julia over at Stamping Ground.  Every Wednesday we show our workdesks and what's on them.  I say "we", the group has been going for quite a while, but I am a newbie :)  This is what was on my workdesk this morning:
More of that one tomorrow, but this is what was on my workdesk 5 minutes ago!

This obviously my entry for the Cat Lovers hop over at Her Peaceful Garden
We are on day 23 of the 31 Days of Halloween over at LeighSBDesigns.
Today I am showing a Halloween party from last year, I did intend on doing another painting, but I think I may shut my eyes for 5 minutes :)

Thank everybody for your lovely comments, see you soon, love Angela x


31 Days of Halloween = day 22 and Cat Lovers Hop

Welcome to day 22 of LeighSBDesigns 31 Days of Halloween Hop, I have also joined in the Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden.  So I have two items to show you today.  I really like Clarissa Hagenmeyer's style of Happy Painting.  So far I have done happy fish, a happy bird, happy monsters and today a happy cat and a monster trio.
I used a P.S.E. background behind my water colour monster trio.

Now I wasn't happy with my happy cat, I think I overdid the decorations, I was thinking I needed an "undo" button for my painting, and then I had an idea!

So this my real painting.

And this is the version edited in P.S.E.  My husband likes the first version!
So that's all from me today, see you tomorrow x Angela




31 Days of Halloween Day 21

Welcome to the 21st day on the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop at LeighSBDesigns.  I have had a weekend in Blackpool with my son and his family and would you believe it we didn't see the lights!  I can hardly believe it myself!  Friday evening was wet and cold, Saturday was a lovely day, we started with the swimming pool after breakfast where much fun and laughter was had by all.  Then we walked to the North Pier (that is the royal "we" because I had my mobility scooter ).  I had a go on the Carousel which I thoroughly enjoyed.  My daughter in law and I went to Primark while the rest went to the second pier.  Primark was absolutely manic and I really hate crowds so I escaped to The Works to have a look at the craft stuff.  then I went to the second pier to catch up with the men and children.  That was crazily busy too.  We finished off with fish and chips at Harry Ramsden's.  We trekked back to the hotel to drop of the shopping, but everyone decided we were too tired t…

31 Days of Halloween Day 20

Welcome to another day on the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop at LeighSBDesigns, to day is day 20 and this is a previous project.  I used sprays on both the background and the moon.

Love Angela

31 Days of Halloween Day 19

Welcome to another day on the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop at LeighSBDesigns.  This is a previous project of a Halloween sweet bag which I used to impress all the children last year :)  Of course it may have been the sweets they were impressed by :)

love Angela x


31 Days Halloween - Day 18

Welcome to another day on the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop at LeighSBDesigns, join in for a spooky fun visit on the hop.

This is one from last year, the image is from Ikesart and it is called Howl'ween.  Have a great weekend, I know we are in for a busy one x Angela

31 Days of Halloween - Day 17

Welcome to the 17th day on the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop at LeighSBDesigns  Today I have been using watercolours from tubes as opposed to the hard tablet type.  I think these tubes came with a kit some time ago, the red was rock hard and unusable!  I can't tell you how the idea came, but I decided to do a Halloween under the sea!  So here is my octopus clutching a skull and bones.

More next time, I am off to my bed x Angela


WOYWW and 31 Days of Halloween - Day 16

Welcome to another day on the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop at LeighSBDesigns, we are on the second half, but there is still time to enter.  It is a fabulous hop to join in and I love seeing everybody's projects.   Today is also WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  Link your photograph of your work area here at Stamping Ground with Julia.

Today I have done something a little different - I painted monsters in watercolour, of course they are nice and friendly monsters who are not at all scary!  So they have had to go to Monster School!

I used a watercolour tablet set and I didn't quite get the strength of colour I was after, but I enjoyed painting them.  I got the idea from Clarrisa at Happy Painting.
I think I might try again with different watercolours, see you tomorrow x Angela