Monday, October 25, 2021

Boo Blocks

 I made a few of these for the family and sold a few as well.  Another quick fun craft for the holiday.   The wooden blocks are from Amazon.  I painted them black with Apple Barrel black acrylic.  I then cut a few frames from my new die from Sizzix Thinlits Leafy Twigs in a couple of different shades … this one is a grey brown textured paper.  Now mind you, when I first used this die I thought it was a one and done.  It was a bear to weed.  I mean it is so intricate and detailed.  But !!!! I think I've used it on several projects now and it quickly became a favorite.   I situated the die cuts on three sides of the block (on some I did 5 sides) and used mod podge to adhere it.   I use my cricut to cut the BOO out of silver cricut vinyl for the one side using the Chiller font.  I grabbed my hubbies drill and went through the sides and then added yarn through.  I separated the blocks with wooden beads that I painted orange acrylic paint and dotted with black and then covered with mod podge to seal it.   I frayed the ends of the yarn for a fun look.

Super easy ... super fun.  

Just drying time to take into consideration. 

I'd like to add this to the following challenges.

Get Creative - Holiday
Dies R Us - ATG with a DRU die
CAS of Friday - Halloween
ModSquad - Halloween
House that Stamps Built - Trick or Treat
Simon Says - Halloween 

Happy Happy Halloween

Halloween Pic Frame


This is a bit of a craft that I threw together for the holiday.  Its a picture frame that I can put my Grandbabies pic in costume.  The picture frame itself is from Michaels and it was like $1 if that.  I painted it black with Apple Barrel black.  From there is was a free for all.  I have a couple of pages of patterned paper from Jim Holtz Abandoned pad.   Then I broke out the Sizzix dies.  I used all of Thinlits Mixed Media  and a couple of insects from Thinlits Funky Insects.  I  have a few pieces - snippets from Jim Holtz Idea-Ology for Halloween.  I used crackle paste with Black Soot and Wilted Violet distress ink added   There is some texture paste as well.  There's Neuvo drops in various colors and a paper flower.  All held together with lots of Mod Podge.  Super fun and on my shelf waiting to be filled.

Happy Halloween Y'all ... my favorite holiday.

I would like to add this to the following challenges
A Place to Start - Hand Made
Crafty Hazelnut - Use Patt Paper - Abandoned from THoltz
Crafty Gals Corner -  Halloween Colors 
My TIme To Craft - Halloween 
Simon Says - Halloween 
Cut it Up - Trick or Treat 
Outlawz THurs - 6 or 8 legged insect
Lets Craft and Create - with wings. 

Wishing you a BOOOoootiful Holiday.  

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Happy Halloween

Welcome to another Challenge at
  Through the Purple Haze
This months challenge is sponsored by 
Oddball Art
our theme for this month is 
this color pallet or Halloween 

For this challenge, I am using the image "Chibi Girl Madeline" by Oddball Art  - using all markers for the images.  I did both the color pallet and the Halloween pallet for this run.  I am using a Recollections Halloween Stamp set and a My Favorite Things wonky stitch rectangle die.  I used a Sizzix thinlit 'Frightful Things' for the web.  For the blue/darker one the papers are from DCWV.  For the orange, the papers are from Recollections.  

I hope you have fun playing along with us on this challenge

I would like to add this to the following challenges.
Crafty Calendar  - Halloween
Daisy Chains - Halloween
Ellibelle's Challenge - Any Holiday - Halloween
Get Creative - Any Holiday - Halloween
Paper Funday - Halloween or Use Purple
Sheepski Designs - Hot or Cold Colors - I used both 
Simply Create Too - Scary Spooky Halloween
Two Old Bats - Halloween.

Thank you
Have a spooky Halloween 


Monday, October 4, 2021

Trick or Treat

Welcome to another Challenge at
Use Your Stuff

We are doing a double dare for this
challenge round with 

our theme for this month is 


For my card, I am using both distress and oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Walnut Stain.  I used Stampers Anonymous 'Bold Frights' with Spiced Marmalade on black cs with clear emboss over which makes it very glassy. I used Simon Says Stamp 'Ornate Leaves' with the different distress inks listed and clear embossing powder as well.  The die cuts are all Sizzix thinlits 'Frightful Things'.   All on a black cs base. 

I hope you have fun playing along with the two challenges.  

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please
Double Trouble - sister challenge
Incy Wincy  - Halloween
Just Us Girls - Halloween
Addicted to Stamps - Die Cuts or Stencils 
Make My Monday - Emboss - wet or dry 
Crafty Calendar - Halloween
Dies R Us - ATG with a DRU die 
Two Old Bats - Halloween

Thanks for stopping by