Sunday 22 September 2013


Well my kids have been getting into Harry Potter of late, so I made them some wands and they love them.

I made them little mini books:
One also for my daughter's school buddy:
I am currently working on a spell book for them and have  made some train tickets too.

Monday 16 September 2013

HDH 176 - Who Are You?

Another challenge for Macabre Monday at Haunted Design House this week the challenge is to create a dark, Gothic, or Hallowe'en 
based art piece that depicts a costume or
character you have been, or want to be for Hallowe'en.  

Isn't there that one costume you always remember
fondly from your childhood? Or maybe that one character 
you've always wished you had the guts 
(or the money, or the body)
to portray at this year's costume party?
We are being sponsored by I Brake for Stamps with the fabulous images from Rick St Dennis.

I always loved vampires and wanted to be one when I was a kid (yes always been a strange one me!).  Anyway I made a bag to carry my vampire costume accessories in.  I made the bag from an old cornflake packet. 

In case you come from Mars and didn't know what a cornflake packet looked like :P

I then pasted tissue paper on with a mix of PVA and water.
After that I painted it black then dry brushed some gold buff n rub stuff.  I then added my embellishments and image.  I added some 3D glaze to the image to protect it.  To the die I used the Jewel Stampendous red one.
I got a cheap plastic bat and added rub n buff to that and some liquid pearls and stickles to the belly.
I also added one of Glo's skulls from her etsy shop and added them to a charm that I got from Crafty Individuals shop.
Then the bag:

Well that's all folks. Be sure to check out the Minions.
Andrea C x
p.s.  Happiest of birthdays to our creepiest minion Glo. xxx

Tuesday 3 September 2013

HDH Gloomsville

It's another instalment of Macabre Monday at Haunted Design House and the challenge this time is being sponsored by the wonderful Lily at The Octopode Factory!  She has some amazing images and we were luck enough to get to use a couple.  Lily is offering up a prize for the winner which is......

I used the Pumpkins and Spider Web.

With the pumpkins I decided to make a sort of thank you card for when the kids go trick or treating.  They only went for the first time last year and hubby took them but I think it is my turn this year and I really don't relish the thought of going to peoples doors so I thought a little card for them might soften the blow.

You can't really see the glitter very well but I used a ton of stickles!

Next up I made a little treat box using coordinations cardstock for Halloween with the Spider image:

Well that's all folks. Be sure to check out the Minions.
Andrea C x