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Friday, 21 October 2016

Smelling the rot...

Tis that time of year again...
The theme for Magaly's
 Witches in Fiction 2016

Magaly has been a tad unwell, and I know how much she loves Moon Dasies...
so I have decided to continue telling the story of 
Mavis, Abigail and Stewie's adventure in a very rotten garden...
*if your new to the story you can read the previous instalments here


"I have to say I'm most impressed with your speedy recovery Mavis" said Stewie as they crept along the veranda at the front of the old creepy house.

"Thank you" replied Mavis, "You're not doing so bad yourself."

Abigail eyed the pair suspiciously, waiting for Stewie to bite at the obvious sarcasm in Mavis' comment.

"Fair play to you Mavis... but I am being quite serious. I can honestly say I wasn't expecting such a positive outcome after discovering you had eaten all those Daisies. I am pretty sure their vicious toxicity would have killed most creatures."

"Most creatures don't have the determined digestive system of a Sheep." was Mavis' aloof response, and Abigail thought it best to change the subject.

"Your Butterfly Wings are a particularly lovely side- effect, and so useful."

"Yes they are pretty awesome aren't they?"

"Not sure that they go with the fangs though." chipped in Stewie.

"Back to the job in hand I think." said Abigail, as they had reached the gap where the balustrade was broken.

"So... the plan is to wait for the sun to come up...then run down the gravel path to the road as quicky as possible..." said Stewie. "The whole point of gravel paths is to stop the weeds coming up, so we should be safe enough."

"Why wait for the sun?" queried Mavis.

"Why not? Do you have a problem with the sunlight?" jibed Stewie.

"Noooooo....just in a hurry to leave this place!" replied Mavis.

"She does have a point Stewie." Abigail joined in, " Why wait?"

"Because..." said Stewie, "...we can't see if anything is trying to trip us up in the dark...that's how hunters get you... setting traps in the dark patches. Trust me... I'm a prey animal...this is Kindergarten stuff!"

"Sounds reasonable." said Abigail.

"Fine by me then." said Mavis, and all three peered out across the lawn, watching for the slightest movement in the shadowy darkness.

Mavis' senses were still a lot sharper than they had been before her "conversion", and she was again hearing something strange.

"Now I don't want any flippant remarks..." she said, looking pointedly at Stewie, " but can anyone else hear ringing? Like teeny tiny bells?"

Abigail and Stewie strained to listen....

"Ummm....yes actually." replied Stewie.

"Me too" said Abigail..."teeny tiny tinkling bells...coming from the tree line I think."

"And is it just me....or are they playing a tune?" asked Mavis.

"Again... I would have to agree." Said Stewie...

"Show Me the Way to go Home ???" all three said simultaneously.

"Now we just have to decide whether they are being helpful or sarcastic" commented Stewie.


I feel there may be another instalment shortly...
sleep tight
don't let the Daisies bite
mwahahahahaha....:D XXX


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Having a Ghoul's night in?

Sorry...but there are so many gorgeous images around for this time of year
it is hard not to buy...

Today's card is inspired by
Also entering;
*cos Anything Goes sites aren't just for DT postings*

 I find myself avoiding "Sketch" based challenges...
especially when they are as complex as this one...

but I do love me a challenge!
I started by counting the layers...
I needed 5 rectangles + long length across + topper!
I decided the easiest way to make sure the 
layers went together well was to take 5 papers from 
a complete collection.
 but then this scrap of floweriness jumped into the mix...
 and then a scrap of embossed card crept in too.
 The layering looked a bit "flat" but matting each piece
 would have made the card really bulky,
so I just scraped the edges with a sharp blade
*very satisfying mwahahaha...*
A little bit of fussy cutting on the flowery paper
 gave a bit more interest to the cross border

It is much easier to make the base card up
 and then choose colours to use on your topper.
 I NEEDED to use "Sugar Skull" from TPS
I find it best to make a palette on the same paper/card 
as I have printed on before colouring,
 as this gives you a truer colour to choose from
 All in all...I think this turned out pretty cool
for a Ghoul's night in :D
Enjoy :D XXX
BTW...Tomorrow s Magaly's "Witches in Fiction" event
so I will be posting the next instalment of

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Colour me Happy..

Did I say how much I love this time of year???
*even thought the leaves have hardly turned at all yet here*

This panel is inspired by the following challenges;
(Autumn colours)
(this weeks sponsor Bugaboo stamps)

I started by building a scene with my X-cut Graveyard die set, 
using inks and the waste of the inner die to create a misty background.
 Next I replaced the waste for the top layer and added interest to the
outer frame by stamping with various plants and leaves...
 now that looks so much creepier to my eyes mwahahaha....
 Not exactly difficult choosing  "autumnal" colours with my
stash of Promarkers...
and I had a sweet little witch image from Bugaboo that I've been dying to use.
 The phrase "festive pumpkins" made my mind wonder to Christmas...
so my little witch is building a "snowman"  out of Pumpkins :D
So to those who stress over MY favourite celebration I say...

Enjoy :D XXX


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Halloween Honeys...

My 3rd GDT project for 

No surprise...I have quite a stash of Halloween papers and card stock to go at...
and again I am using 2 of the images I got from 
I used an easel fold card and created a little 
scene for the creepy couple to meet up in...
and I think she looks quite pleased with his offering :D
Stamped pumpkins onto dotty orange card stock
and fussy cut them to use as embellishments.

Enjoy :D XXX
Entering the following challenges;