"Once Upon a Nightmare"
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Day 1 of 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop: Quirkleighs CarnEvil Puppet Master card by Leigh!

๐ŸŽƒWelcome Creative Friends to LeighSBDesigns 9th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop๐ŸŽƒ

Woohoo, the most spooktacular month is finally here and the countdown to Halloween starts now!
I love Halloween and look forward to our spooktivities each year with wicked anticipation, I can't wait to see all your creeptastic creations this year๐ŸŽƒ

You will see lots of inspirational eye candy shared here daily by me and Val as well as all the spooktacular creations shared by YOU in the Blog Hop Linky Party below as we count down to Halloween in creeptastic style๐ŸŽƒ

Everyone is invited to join in on the spooktivities!
My Blog Hops are always stress free with a few simple rules to ensure YOU have a wicked good time and qualify for the prizes too๐ŸŽƒ 

You can play either as a WICKED BLOGGER by linking up your new and old, cute or creepy Halloween projects and hopping along or be a SINISTER STALKER and simply creep around all the blogs in the linky party and leave lots of love in your wake๐ŸŽƒ

You'd be crazy not to join in on the spooktivities coz I've got PRIZES to give away๐ŸŽƒ
Full details on how to play and the hop rules are below today's featured project!
Please make sure you read over the rules so you can play and qualify for the prizes! 

 I'm delighted to have these creeptastic sponsors ready to hand out Halloween Treats!
A huge THANK YOU to them for supporting LeighSBDesigns spooktivities again this year!

This year I've got weekly Wicked Blogger Prizes generously sponsored by Stampendous for you to win!!!!  All you have to do to qualify is link up a NEW project each week and follow the Hop Rules!  The more days you play each week the better your odds at winning the weekly Wicked Blogger prize๐ŸŽƒ  Everyone also has the chance to win spooktacular prizes generously sponsored by

I'm now super excited to kick off the spooktivities with my project for
๐ŸŽƒDay 1 of 31 Days of Halloween 2019๐ŸŽƒ
The Puppet Master welcomes you to the Quirkleighs CarnEvil!

 As the sun sets a sinister circus appears on the outskirts of town!

There's a strange man out front selling tickets!
His clawed hands dance strangely through the air! 

Everyone begins to jerkily walk towards the Big Top!

Ensnared by The Puppet Master you are now the captive audience of The Quirkleighs CarnEvil!

I coloured The Quirkleighs CarnEvil Puppet Master collage with Copic markers and added luxurious details with a metallic gold gel pen and white gel pen highlights.  I enlarged and printed out the banner from The Puppet Master collage 3 times to create the dramatic 3D fussy cut banner.

I used a Crafter's Companion Decorative Edge die to cut the bottom edge of the Puppet Master panel and a black cardstock panel to give the feel of a Big Top tent frill.

I stamped the CarnEvil stamp by Recollections with black pigment ink onto a fun sheet of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Retro Grunge paper and embossed it with PSX Black Sparkle embossing powder. 

The fun little bat is a die cut from Tim's Ghoulish Sizzix Thinlits set cut from Crafter's Companion heavy weight black cardstock and sparkled up with Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen.  I grunged up all the panels with Black Soot Distress Ink and applied Ranger Texture Paste coloured with Dylusions black paint using Tim's large Speckles layering stencil.  I finished off all the edges with Midas Gold Spectrum Noir metallic pigment ink. 

The fabulous Haunted Gates to my Quirkleighs CarnEvil is by Stampendous!  I stamped the gates onto Crafter's Companion construction acetate with black StazOn ink, fussy cut out and then cut them in half so the gates open.  I stamped the "Open if you dare" sign onto white cardstock, coloured with Copics and adhered to the gate.

The Quirkleighs CarnEvil Puppet Master collage is on FLASH SALE until midnight tonight pacific!
Check out my creepy Quirkleighs CarnEvil Collection release video๐ŸŽƒ

Please follow the Rules to participate in the hop and qualify for the prizes!

๐ŸŽƒThis Blog Hop is stress free with common sense rules and NO sign-up required!
๐ŸŽƒPlay as often as you want on the days you want!
๐ŸŽƒAll art welcome, creepy and cute!
๐ŸŽƒNew and old projects welcome!
๐ŸŽƒShare New projects to win a weekly Blogger Prize!
๐ŸŽƒOther company stamps are welcome!
๐ŸŽƒ Spooktacular prizes up for grabs! 
๐ŸŽƒ Promote the Blog Hop and display the badge on your blogs!


๐ŸŽƒPlay as a WICKED BLOGGER and enter a Halloween project on ONE day or ALL 31 days, the choice is YOURS!  The more you participate the better your odds at winning a prize!  Part of the fun is aiming to survive all 31 days, are you up for the challenge?

 ๐ŸŽƒIn order to play and qualify for the prizes ALL Wicked Bloggers must hop and comment on the days you DO play, that is the spirit of a blog hop after all!

๐ŸŽƒ 31 DOH is a Blog Hop NOT a challenge, please don't link up and disappear!
Drive by entries as well as entries that don't include the hop details will be deleted! 

๐ŸŽƒ The Blog Hop linky party will open for entries at 5 past midnight pacific on Oct 1st and closes at midnight pacific on Oct 31st!

๐ŸŽƒ  New and old projects welcome - ALL must be blogged in NEW posts and include the hop details, NO back linking!

๐ŸŽƒ Link to your actual project not your blog home page!

๐ŸŽƒ Please include the following info in ALL your blog posts:
1.  LeighSBDesigns 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop 2019
2.  Link to LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog
 3.  Display the hop badge either at the top of your sidebar and/or in all your posts!
4.  Put the day and 31 Days of Halloween in your post title, ie:  Day 1 of 31 Days of Halloween, etc.  This will help me immensely when I tally up the posts at the end of the hop๐Ÿ˜˜

๐ŸŽƒ Please help spread the word and share your entries on social media using hashtag: #LeighSBDesigns31DaysOfHalloweenBlogHop2019

๐ŸŽƒ All Halloween themed art is welcome, creepy and cute!

๐ŸŽƒ The hop is open to everyone, everywhere and you may use any company stamps and digis too!

Share from public social media sites and include the following info in your photo descriptionsLeighSBDesigns 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop 2019 and a link to this blog!
use hashtag #LeighSBDesigns31DaysOfHalloweenBlogHop2019

Now remember this is a STRESS FREE HOP so if you're unable to enter projects, even old ones, then no worries you can still have a spooktacular good time as a Sinister Stalker too! 

You can also participate in the hop as a Sinister Stalker!
Stalk and comment on as many projects shared throughout October as you can to qualify for the Stalker Prize(s)!  The more you hop the better your odds at winning a prize(s) PLUS it's wicked good fun to see all the spooktacular projects and you may even be inspired to play after all!
 Easy peasy!

๐Ÿ’€Please note:
LeighSBDesigns events are GDPR compliant, please read my PRIVACY POLICY 

Do you dare to play or will you hide in fear?
Round up your all Beasties and join the spooktivities๐Ÿ‘ป

Play in the hop by linking up your Halloween projects in the Blog Hop Linky Party below!
Happy Haunting!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter



  1. Yay we’re off.... Fabulous card Leigh, so vibrant and colourful...love it !!!

  2. Deliciously wonderful! Love the collection and have been so inspired by them! Happy 31 Days of Halloween!

  3. Wow, what a stunning and creep-tastic project this is.
    Love all the fabulous details. The black sparkle ep is
    so yummy & delightful.

  4. Love the Puppet Master with his creepy tie... and his marionette! Awesome vibrant colors! Happy 31 Days of Halloween!

  5. Thank you Lyneen, he's so wicked isn't he, so happy to have you joining us!

  6. Hi, Leigh! Just stopping in to say "Die"...errr, I mean "Hi". (Just a little weird humor there in the spirit of Halloween!! Ha.) What a great project to launch your 31DOH!!! VERY spooky...and very impressive. WOW!!! I love the sparkly embossing and those awesome acetate gates. Super cool.
    Have a great event. I will try to pop by occasionally and I'll see you later in the month on my blog for the Cat Lovers Hop!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    1. LOL Janis! Thank you and thanks for stopping by to check out the start of the hop, hope to see you back soon and maybe one day I can convince to make a Halloween card mwahahaha! See you for the Cat Lovers Hop!

  7. Faboolous card Leigh. A little bit late to join the first day what with gremlins in the electricity yesterday and today they moved to the internet. Pesky little blighters. Looking forward to a spooktacular 31 Days. Hugz

    1. Thank you Ionabunny! FaBOOlous to have you joining in the fun and hope you got those gremlins sorted out!

  8. Oh my gosh it's here!!! I eagerly await 31DOH every year, and your gorgeous creations never fail to blow my mind!! This card is truly spooktacular!! From the rich colours to the hint of sparkle and the gates that actually open!!! Oh my!! Thanks so much how hosting another awesome bloghop, can't wait to see what you create over the next month <3

    1. Thank you sooooo much Sarah! So delighted you love my creations and look forward to joining on the spooktivities every year!!!!!

  9. It's finally here... Your spooky Halloween creations always blow me away. The vibrant colors and embossing are really eye-catching! Will be enjoying all the exciting makes of 31DOH.

    1. Thank you soooo much Vivian! I'm so delighted you love my creations and enjoy joining our spooktivities each year too!

  10. Here we go again, excitement all round! I am sure it will be a great one :)

    1. Woooohoooo welcome back for another round of Halloween spooktivities!

  11. Wonderful project. Love all the details.

  12. Thank you AJ! So delighted to have you joining in our spooktivities this year!

  13. Thankful I am able to keep up with posting on all the blogs and post something new each day... only one share from the past!!! Happy Day 10!

  14. Congratulations Tink for Winner of Week One! x

  15. WoWza ! Such a cosmic creation. Your colouring is awesome. LUV, LUV, LUV. :-)
    Thank you very much for having me as one of your Sponsors.
    I adore the wicked new Digi Set too - especially the cat :-D

    I won't be able to play along this year as have major work to do on my house :-(

    Good luck everyone.
    IKE xxx

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  16. Thanks so much for your kind words & for stopping by! Good luck with your house stuff, you are missed in the hop!

  17. Love this event! Lots of inspirations and stunning projects like this one!!! Details are really stunning!!!

  18. For some reason I thought I commented on all the posts... just left a comment on Number 268... Day 30 Angela's folder!


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