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Macabre Monday #003 - Wildly Wicked Winged Things

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Welcome to the Haunted Design House's Macabre Monday challenge ! HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1. Must have fun and not stress. 2. Create a Halloweenie SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy Halloween is fine, but creepy is better :) However, no extra 'points' are given either way. 3. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and linky back here. 4. If you upload to any online galleries (PW, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH003 . 5. Starting in September, I'll have monthly contest giveaways... more details to follow. 6. I'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twosome (my top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master of Macabre will be selected. He/she will be asked to be a guest blogger for the following month, if they so wish, and receive a little giftie fro

O Christmas Tree...

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That's right... 8 more Christmas cards done! It's another cutesy design, but I've been in a cute mood lately... so bear with me during this trying time :) The black gate-fold card bases were kinda fun with which to work... a little difficult, but fun. Stamps (all TAC): Victorian Elements, Holiday Cheer, Playful Bet, Merry Words (retired) Paper: DCWV card bases & orange cardstock, White UltraSmooth & Winchester cardstocks (TAC), SU! pattern paper Ink: Noir & Violete Palettes, Champagne Dazzle VersaMark, Olive Glimmer Mist Other: TAC black & white ribbon, ghostie trim (May Arts?), Crystal Stickles, EK Success border punch So... no more takers on the second Macabre Monday challenge??? You've got a couple days left!

More Creepy Christmas...

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Ok, I'll admit it... more cute than creepy, but creepy for Christmas anyway. I LOVE this stocking stamp image... very Grinch-like styling, don't ya' think? Stamps: TAC's Naughty or Nice, Merry Words (both retired) Paper: DCWV gatefold card bases & green cardstock, TAC's black & white UltraSmooth cardstocks, very cool Halloween paper (no idea of manufacturer... anyone know?) Ink: Noir Palette Other: Prismacolors w/ mineral oil, MS & HL ribbons, OTC pumpkin brad, May Arts Bat trim Two more lovelies finished for my holiday cards... and I have yet one more to round out the week... stay tuned :) What do you think?

Macabre Monday #002 - Creepy Christmas

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Welcome to the second ever Haunted Design House Macabre Monday challenge ! Since I'm new to this whole challenge-hosting-thing, please bear with me while I figure it all out :) HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1. Must have fun and not stress. 2. Create a Halloweenie SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy Halloween is fine, but creepy is better :) However, no extra 'points' are given either way. 3. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and linky back here. 4. If you upload to any online galleries (PW, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH002 . 5. Starting in September, I'll have monthly contest giveaways... more details to follow. So for these next couple of weeks, you're going to be doing this for the sheer joy of it ;) 6. I'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twosome (my top two favorite creations) from all the players.

Moonlight Skelly...

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How creepy-cool is this stamp image?! I found it on Ebay a year or two ago and I absolutely love it :) I had so much fun coloring this... the big moon, the frightful jacko, and that completely wicked skeleton- witch. Well, at least I think it's a witch... either way, me likey . Let's call her Skelly , shall we? Stamps: skeleton-witch BJ695 (Stamp it Crazy) Paper: Monochromatic Blues Bazzill, Basic Black & Premium White carstocks, orange DCWV cardstock (all from TAC) Ink: Palette Noir (TAC) Colorant: Prismacolor pencils with mineral oil blending Other: Pewter Hardware (TAC), misc. fiber, pop dots What do you think?!

Macabre Monday #001 - Wicked Thicket

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Welcome to the first ever Haunted Design House Macabre Monday challenge ! Since I'm new to this whole challenge-hosting-thing, please bear with me while I figure it all out :) HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1. Must have fun and not stress. 2. Create a Halloweenie SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy Halloween is fine, but creepy is better :) However, no extra 'points' are given either way. 3. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and linky back here. 4. If you upload to any online galleries (PW, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH001 . 5. Starting in September, I'll have monthly contest giveaways... more details to follow. So for these next couple of weeks, you're going to be doing this for the sheer joy of it ;) 6. I'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twosome (my top two favorite creations) from all the players.

A PaperCutz challenge card...

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Ok, so I'm not thrilled with how this turned out, but I'm sharing anyway! This is for the PaperCutz Challenge #4 to create a Halloween 'something' without using black or orange . Yipes , definitely a toughie. Stamps: Mrs. O'Leary's in Wichita (skull), inkadinkado (sentiment) Paper: TAC's Basic Brown & Scarlet cardstocks , misc. white cardstock Ink: Burnt Umber L'Amore Red Palettes , Moonlight White Brilliance Other: EK Success punch, MS drippy goo punch, White gel pen , VersaMarker , misc. lace, pop dots I couldn't get a really good stamped image of the sentiment... I don't know if it is because of the clear stamp or maybe Brilliance doesn't work as well with them. I even 'conditioned' the stamp like I've been told to do, but whatever. It is what it is. Can you see the 'blood' on the lace? It didn't work out as well either. This card will probably end up in that infamous pile of never-to-be-sen

Halloween shopping...

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Some of you were asking about the Halloween swag I scored this weekend, so here a couple of photos. All of this came from Michael's or HomeGoods stores. The REALLY cool candelabra & owl will be shown after I work my crafty magic :) Paper mache skull & skull mask, masonite skull panel, skull punch (are you seeing a pattern here?), skull votive holder, coffin boxes, wooden bats, skeleton & house, gothic looking jewels, and an uber-cool gothic looking candle holder. Pretty sweet, right? I've got some ideas kicking around for the paper mache skulls & wooden coffin boxes already... those should be fun ;) I've already painted & crackled one of the bats in anticipation for SOMETHING... I love getting down & dirty with craftiness. That's it for my first shopping of the season. And there is so much more out there that I want... I've been told to get to Pottery Barn immediately for the creepy goodness... hmmm... what days to I HAVE to work?

Fiendishly Fun Friday... and a little Pink Aye...

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Ok, I'm still kicking around challenge days & names... here's a list and I would appreciate any feedback :) Macabre Monday , Terrifying Tuesday, Wicked Wednesday (or Wickedly Weird or Witchy), Blood Thirsty Thursday (or Tricked-Out), Fiendishly Fun Friday (or Frightful), Spine-Tingling Saturday, Blood-Sucking Sunday So, I just got back from a little shopping excursion to Michael's & HomeGoods... all Halloween purchases :) I've got to get a little crafty on a few items before they are truly decor worthy, though... now to find the time to do it! I've decided that since a large part of my home decor is halloweenie and stays out year-round anyway, I'm going to bite the bullet and start purging some 'standard' and Christmas seasonal decor items that are packed away and taking up valuable storage spac e. No worries... I'm keeping the 10' tall tree and all the trimmings, but some of the other stuff has got to go! Ok, on to today's ca

Happy Owl-o-ween :)

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Ok, so Jen is a total enabler. She sent me a link to a You-Tube video showing Martha's latest punches... as soon as I saw the web, I was hosed. So yesterday I went to THREE different Michaels stores in search... SCORE! And here's a bonus: I had 50% off coupons!!! Oh don't think I wouldn't have paid full price... I might have... I mean, I could only find one of the corner punches in stock anywhere! Yeah, I know... weird... plenty of the borders, but only one lonely corner punch... and it is all mine { muhuwah ahh ahh ahh aaaaaaaaaahh } Sooooooooo, guess I what I made last night... how's this for cuteness? I KNOW! Why else would I add the creepy little black spider confetti... had have just a teensie touch of that " uh, ewwww " ;) I grabbed a chunk-o-cardstock out of my 'big scrap' scrap pile and started playing... I must say that I wish the two border webs were the same so that I could overlap them if needed when punching them out

365 Card Day #155 - Ghoulie Girl...

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OMG , Becky... I actually completed a card challenge on the same day it was issued! Write that down. This is for 365 Cards Day #155: Super Sketchy Sunday . Once again, I used that great kraft packing paper... I hope you like it, because I've already created another card with it, too :) Anyway , the cute little girl image actually has a flower on her shirt, but you know me... let's go Halloweenie ! Stamps: Beary Happy Day (Hostess Level B set) , Punk Princess (retired) Paper: Premium White & basic black cardstocks , kraft packing paper Ink: Noir Palette Other: Prismacolors w/ mineral oil, Clear Stardust gel pen , foam tape, purple jewels, distresser I'm thinking about starting another blog... Haunted Design House ... All Halloween all the time :) We'll see when I actually get it going. What do you think?!