Thank You to my Wicked Bloggers & Sinister Stalkers for a SPOOKTACULAR 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop!
https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/31-days-of-halloween-blog-hop.html
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Saturday, November 10, 2018

31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop WINNERS!

Welcome back for the

Blog Hop WINNERS 🎉

LeighSBDesigns annual 31 Days of Halloween was a HUGE success, WOOHOO🎉

THANK YOU to my Wicked Bloggers and Sinister Stalkers for your overwhelming show of participation and support🎃  I was thrilled to see so many SPOOKtacular projects linked up this year and delighted with all the love you all left one another as you hopped along with us!  So many of you were both Wicked Bloggers and Sinister Stalkers too...that's so AWESOME!!!!!
Congratulations to you all for an amazing hop👻

THANK YOU to my lovely minions, Val and Nan, for your faBOOlous projects😘

A huge THANK YOU to my wonderful hop sponsors for their generous prizes!!!!

https://wp.me/psmPc-64j
Stampendous is sponsoring FOUR Andy Skinner stamp sets!
They're also celebrating 31 DOH, hop to their blog for more ghoulish goodies!
http://www.ikesart.com/
Ike is sponsoring her Zombie Pet Shop 1 set!
https://www.kitandclowder.com/
Alyce is sponsoring TWO $15 vouchers for her online colouring classes!
http://simplybstamps.net/
Betty is sponsoring a $12 gift certificate (value of 3 digis) to her store!

 And now the moment you've been waiting for.....drum roll....

31 days

 327 blog posts

and over 3000 comments later

the WINNERS of 31 Days of Halloween 2018

are.....

LYNEEN
you've won an Andy Skinner Stamp set from Stampendous

IKE
you've won an Andy Skinner Stamp set from Stampendous 

SUSAN R
you've won an Andy Skinner Stamp set from Stampendous

TINK
you've won an Andy Skinner Stamp set from Stampendous 

BECCA
you've won a $12 gift certificate from Simply B Stamps

VIVIAN
you've won Ike's Art Zombie Pet Shop 1 set

ANGELA H
you've won a $15 voucher from Kit and Clowder

SARAH N
you've won a $15 voucher from Kit and Clowder

CONGRATULATIONS to you all🎉
Please email me at LeighSBDesigns at COX dot NET or Facebook message me to claim your prizes before Nov 24th!  Please include your full name and mailing addresses (for rubber prizes) in your emails.  Unclaimed prizes will be awarded to new winners!

Before you go don't forget to add our upcoming events to your creative calendars!
Follow LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog for new release news, flash sales and tons of inspiration!

 Here's what's coming up next!

 ❄️In December I'm hosting an Artist Trading Coins Christmas linky party and Swap!
Join us Dec 1 - 9 and link up the ATCoins you'd like to swap!  The details will be up HERE soon!
Players will receive a Freebie LeighSBDesigns digi stamp designed specifically for the swap❄️

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

The new year brings my annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop starting on his birthday, January 19th!
 
https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/poe-blog-hop.html

Then February ushers in our annual My Dark Valentine Blog Hop!

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/my-dark-valentine-blog-hop.html

So you've got lots to look forward to and prepare for, I hope you'll stay and follow us and enjoy the fun and all the wonderful inspirational projects we share😊

Here's all the SPOOKTACULAR hop projects if you want to have another look or if you missed all the October fun and excitement👻
Enjoy!




Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Happy Dia de Muertos - ATCoin by Leigh!

Howzit Creative Friends!
I hope you all had a SPOOktacular Halloween yesterday!  Mine was brilliant with lots of wonderful Trick or Treaters and, to my delight, many declared that my house was the best in the neighbourhood with lots of photo posing with my outdoor decor going on, Woohooo👻

Here's a peek at my Halloween home this year🎃


 Now it's time to plan my Christmas decorating, YAY🎄

Just a quickie reminder that you've got until tonight at midnight (pacific) to finish your 31 Days of Halloween blog hopping and commenting and then my mammoth task of re-visiting over 300 blogs posts and social media sites begins tomorrow, YIKES🙀  I will announce the WINNERS...soooooon....if you don't hear from me by mid-Nov please send a search party LOL😆


 I've got a little project to share with you today in celebration of Dia de Muertos - the Day of the Dead.  Dia de Muertos is a literal translation of All Souls' Day and it is a joyous 3 day Mexican tradition where the lives of passed loved ones are honoured and remembered🎉 

LeighSBDesigner Val is currently hosting an ATCoin Swap in my LeighSBDesigns Facebook Fan Group.  The theme is Anything Goes with an optional Halloween twist.

One of my swap coins features the fabulous Oddeigh Catrina - Dia de Muertos.
She's now on FLASH SALE until midnight pacific on Nov 2nd! 

She's coloured up with Copics, fussy cut out and mounted onto a Distress Oxide galaxy sky background which is a remnant of the background I made for my 31 Days of Halloween step card.


Turn out the lights and the stars glow in the dark.....so pretty and magical!
 
Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project and now off you go to complete your 31 Days of Halloween blog hopping, enjoy👻

Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Day 31 of 31 Days of Halloween: "They're Here" step card by Leigh & Giveaway Winners!


Welcome back for Day 31 of

Happy Halloween Everyone🎃
The most creeptastic day is finally here BUT...booooo hisssssss....that means today is the grand finale of our SPOOKtacular blog hop🙀  OH MY GHOUL, what a FANGtastic hop it has been too with over 300 creeptastic creations linked up, WOW!!!!  Congratulations to all my Wicked Bloggers and Sinister Stalkers for making this hop such a huge success, I'm so thrilled you all have had such a marvelous time scaring up a storm with us this year and taking the time to hop and leave everyone lots of love👻

A huge THANK YOU to my minions, Val and Nan, for all their faBOOlous creations, you ROCK😘

The day is not over yet...there's still plenty of time to link up more ghoulish projects today👻
The Blog Hop linky party closes at 5 to midnight pacific TONIGHT which gives you all of 5 minutes 'til the Witching Hour to run and hide or get your haunt on...mwahahahahaha😈

Everyone then has until midnight on November 1st to finish hopping and commenting!  My daunting task of tallying up all the entries and comments will then begin and the big Winners announcement will follow soooooon...did I mention I've got over 300 blog entries to revisit, YIKES LOL👻 

If you've just popped in for the first time today then don't be sad, it's not too late to join my annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop!  All are invited to join the spooktivities for the chance to win clawesome prizes generously provided by my Hop sponsors, you can see them on display over there in the left sidebar!  I've also been giving out surprise Halloween Treats as we go to keep you on your toes...mwahahaha😈

You can play by stalking all the projects shared so far or link up lots of your own, you can cram in as much as you want.  Even old projects are welcome as re-shares in new posts!  All art is welcome, creepy and cute and the hop is open to projects using any stamp company images too! 

There are a few simple Blog Hop rules to follow to qualify for the prizes and to participate in the hop!  For the Hop Rules and the full details on How YOU can Play please visit the
31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop page!
Monsters not playing fair will be vanquished!

It's not Halloween without treats, Woohoo, it's time to hand out my Giveaway prizes!!!!
Thank you everyone for following LeighSBDesigns at all my haunts!

Congrats to
ARIANNA B and SARAH N

You've both won a LeighSBDesigns digi stamp😋  Pick the digi stamps you'd like then email me at leighsbdesigns @ cox DOT net to claim your prizes.  If unclaimed by Nov 2nd I'll redraw!

Before I move on to today's projects here's what you can look forward to here at LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog!  Make sure you're a blog follower so you never miss out on any of my fun activities!

 ❄️In December I'm hosting an Artist Trading Coins Christmas linky party and Swap!
Join us Dec 1 - 9 and link up the ATCoins you'd like to swap!  The details will be up HERE soon!
Players will receive a Freebie LeighSBDesigns digi stamp designed specifically for the swap❄️

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

The new year brings my annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop starting on his birthday, January 19th!
 
https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/poe-blog-hop.html

Then February ushers in our annual My Dark Valentine Blog Hop!

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/my-dark-valentine-blog-hop.html

So you've got lots to look forward to and prepare for, I hope you'll stay and follow us and enjoy the fun and all the wonderful inspirational projects we share😊

 "They're Here"
step card by Leigh

 They're here...the Trick or Treaters are HERE!!!!

 
For my finale project I crammed everyone into a SPOOktacular side step card👻
By the light of the Kitty Luna moon Oddleigh Witchiepoo has cast a spell over the horde below!  The Zombie Stare, The Zombie Scream, No Rest for the Wicked, an Alien, a UFO, Special Agent Boston Terrier and Special Agent Foxy are heading your way and they WANT candy👻


EEEEEEk!  Who turned out the lights!!!!!


Phew...THAT wasy spooky!!!!


 All the Copic coloured characters were fussy cut out and layered onto a magical Distress Oxide galaxy sky.  This time I also added glow-in-the-dark stars to the sky as well as the moon, Alien's eyes and the UFO.


I made the step card from a sheet of black cardstock and cut panels from the galaxy sky background to fit.  I then adhered all the characters to the background panels and cut around them to form the top edge of each panel. The sentiment is made up with words from the Red Tape Snippets.



Neo got in on the action as usual😸

 
Today's featured designs are on 25% off FLASH SALE until midnight pacific tonight🎃

Click on over to LeighSBDesigns Etsy BOOtique and shop the sale!

Have you seen my Halloween 2018 Collection release video?  Check it out😋

Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project!
I wish you all a SPOOKtacular Halloween😈

Don't forget to return to see if you've won any of the clawesome Halloween Treats provided by my fantastic sponsors! Follow LeighSBDesigns to ensure you don't miss a thing!
Now it's your turn, link up your projects in the Blog Hop linky party and hop the entries!



Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Day 30 of 31 Days of Halloween: I Believe in Monsters card by Leigh!

Welcome back for Day 30 of

Oh My GHOUL...the Witching Hour is tomorrow already, what a SPOOKtacular time we've been having👻  Well done to my Wicked Bloggers and Sinister Stalkers who have stuck with us and made it this far, I'm so happy you're having so much fun👻

If you've just emerged from the shadows and popped in for the first time today then don't be sad, it's never too late to join in on the spooktivities!  You can still join the hop by stalking all the projects shared so far or link up lots of your own, you can cram in as much as you want and when you want...easy peasy😈

This is what we've been doing all month long!  We're counting down to Halloween in style with my annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  Visit daily to see SPOOKtacular artwork created by moi and my minions, Val and Nan, then hop all the fangtastic projects in the progressive Blog Hop linky party located at the bottom of my posts while leaving lots of love as you stalk along.

All are invited to join the spooktivities for the chance to win clawesome prizes generously provided by my Hop sponsors, you can see them on display over there in the left sidebar!  I'm also giving out surprise Halloween Treats as we go to keep you on your toes...mwahahaha😈

You can enter projects in the hop as a Wicked Blogger OR be a Sinister Stalker and just hop and comment!  All art is welcome, creepy and cute and the hop is open to projects using any stamp company images too!  Even old projects are welcome as re-shares in new posts!   

There are a few simple Blog Hop rules to follow to qualify for the prizes and to participate in the hop!  For the Hop Rules and the full details on How YOU can Play please visit the
31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop page!
Monsters not playing fair will be vanquished!

Before I move on to today's projects here's what you can look forward to here at LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog!  Make sure you're a blog follower so you never miss out on any of my fun activities!

As we wrap up Halloween we'll be getting all festive and decorating the halls for Christmas🎄

 ❄️I'm hosting an Artist Trading Coins Christmas linky party and Swap!
Join us Dec 1 - 9 and link up the ATCoins you'd like to swap!  The details will be up HERE soon!
Players will receive a Freebie LeighSBDesigns digi stamp designed specifically for the swap❄️

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

The new year brings my annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop starting on his birthday, January 19th!
 
https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/poe-blog-hop.html

Then February ushers in our annual My Dark Valentine Blog Hop!

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/my-dark-valentine-blog-hop.html

So you've got lots to look forward to and prepare for, I hope you'll stay and follow us and enjoy the fun and all the wonderful inspirational projects we share😊

Now for today's featured project!

 "I Believe in Monsters"
card by Leigh

 I'm back today with part 2 of my creeptastic Zombie story featuring
The Zombie Stare💀

If you thought BOO! was creepy get a load of this guy!


It's NEVER a good thing to see Zombie teeth this close....eeeeeek RUN💀
  
 
Nothing goes to waste in my studio!!!  I used the other half of my Zombie to make another card...put them together to complete the scene👻


They are similar but do have a few differences:  Just like before I wanted to create a 3D graveyard scene and have him really close and creepy!  The wrought iron fence in the background is stamped and embossed with black embossing powder onto one of my Distress Oxide galaxy skies.  The Zombie is coloured with Copics, fussy cut out and layered onto the background with pop dots.  To give the scene depth and to make the Zombie appear even closer I adhered the tombstones in the mid-ground between the stamped fence and the Zombie.  In the foreground I put Tim's Gothic Gate.  The Tombstones and Gothic Gate are all die cut from black cardstock with Picket Fence Distress Ink highlights.


For even more fun dimension I added the spooky tree branches die cut from green cardstock then distressed with Black Soot Distress Ink and given the crackle treatment with the cracks enhanced with black antiquing gel.  After roughing up the edges of the main panel with Tim's paper distresser tool I matted it onto orange cardstock and applied Black Soot DI to the edges and then mounted everything onto a folded card made from black cardstock.  I created the sentiment using words snipped out from my Red Tape Snippets set!  I then applied Black Soot DI to the edges of each word and a coat of clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint with just a touch of black antiquing gel.


Closer look at the details with all the yummy layers and textures!


Neo came to my rescue...phew😸
 

Materials used:
Tim Holtz Gothic Gate die
Tim Holtz Village Graveyard dies
Tim Holtz Twisted Edge die
Lg. Wrought Iron Grille rubber stamp - Stampington and Company
Black embossing powder
Black VersaColor pigment ink
Black Soot, Picket Fence and Peeled Paint Distress Inks
Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean Distress Oxides
Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint
Canon Mixed Media cardstock
X-Press It cardstock
Orange cardstock
Lime green cardstock
Black cardstock
Copics
 Crushed Grape and Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions spray
White Acrylic paint
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser tool
  Pop dots
Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
 
Today's featured designs are on 25% off FLASH SALE until midnight pacific tonight🎃

Click the pix below to go shopping at LeighSBDesigns Etsy BOOtique👻

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/645528017/new-the-zombie-stare-realistic-zombie?ref=shop_home_active_10

Get all 3 of my new Zombie themed designs by grabbing the ZOMBIE BUNDLE and Save💀

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/632417330/new-zombie-bundle-3-creepy-realistic?ref=shop_home_active_11

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/632479432/new-red-tape-sci-fi-word-snippets-full?ref=shop_home_active_2

Have you seen my Halloween 2018 Collection release video?  Check it out😋

Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project...see YOU tomorrow for the grand finale!
Now it's your turn, link up your projects in the Blog Hop linky party and hop the entries!



Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN