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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Day 26 of 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop and Day 6 finale of the Cat Lovers Hop: Spooktacular Kitties mixed media cube by Leigh!

🎃Welcome Creative Friends to LeighSBDesigns 9th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop🎃

FYI Blog Hoppers!
Thank you so much for your well wishes while I'm on high wildfire alert here in San Diego, so very much appreciated!  Yesterday afternoon and all night was 90 degrees with very strong Santa Ana winds.  We now have two big wildfires today but thankfully they're not close to me!  Keeping everyone in California in my prayers😟

If you're joining us for the first time today we're counting down to Halloween in style with my 9th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop🎃  We're now in the 4th week of our spooktivities!  Every day of October Val and I are sharing inspirational eye candy here as well as all the spooktacular creations shared by YOU, my Wicked Bloggers, in the Blog Hop Linky Party located at the bottom of my DAY 1 POST🎃  Plus, all the LeighSBDesigns digis Art Stamps featured every day are on FLASH SALE so you can take advantage of some creeptastic sales throughout October🎃

LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps is a proud sponsor of the Cat Lovers annual Blog Hop again this year😻  Today is the last day of the hop and you can win a $10 gift certificate to LeighSBDesigns Etsy BOOtique so after checking out my cat themed project below and enjoying today's Wicked Blogger creations in the 31 DOH Blog Hop linky click on the badge and purr on over to Her Peaceful Garden's Blog😻

 We LOVE cats here at LeighSBDesigns and so appreciate you all hopping over to us to see our cat creations this week, thank you for all the love you left us too😻
We hope you like what you see here and will stay and join our spooktivities for the remainder of our 31 Days of Halloween blog hop.  Be sure to follow our blog as we have lots of fun hops each year!  It's not too late to join in on my 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop spooktivities and I've got faBOOlous prizes up for grabs!  My Blog Hops are stress free with a few simple rules to ensure YOU have a wicked good time as well as qualify for the prizes too🎃

You can play either as a WICKED BLOGGER by linking up your new and old, cute or creepy Halloween projects and hopping the blogs entered on the same days you play or be a SINISTER STALKER and simply creep around all the blogs in the Blog Hop Linky Party HERE and leave lots of love in your wake🎃

I've got PRIZES to give away so you'd be crazy not to join in on the spooktivities🎃
Prizes are available to EVERYONE including the Stampendous prizes!  Stampendous ships to the USA only so I personally cover the shipping of prizes to my international winners!

Full details on how to play and the hop rules are in my DAY 1 POST!
Please make sure you read over the rules so you can play as well as 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 prize🎃  Everyone also has the chance to win spooktacular prizes generously sponsored by

🎃Day 26 of 31 Days of Halloween 2019🎃  
😻Day 6 of the Cat Lovers Blog Hop😻

 I'm writing this post with a broken heart, our beloved family kitty, Mango, crossed the rainbow bridge today😿  Mango is the beautiful kitty on my LeighSBDesigns logo.  
 He was a very special kitty who refused to let a health condition spoil his fun, his vets called him a “miracle cat" coz he continued to defy all odds for many many years!  He amazed and delighted everyone who met him and he will be loved and missed forever😿

I didn't know that today would be such a sad day when I made my creation but I somehow just knew that my Kitty Pumpkin Hat drawing based on Mango had to be on the front of my Cat Cube😿 

Carved Skelly Cat sits proudly on top of my Cat Cube and he's double-sided so the Cat Cube can be enjoyed from any angle.

 All the images are coloured with Copics and white prismacolor pencil, fussy cut out and the edges outlined with a metallic silver gel pen.  Each kitty also has some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen details for a touch of magical shimmer.

I applied Judikins Diamond Glaze to both sides of the Carved Skelly Cat to give him a nice dimensional sculptural look and applied the glaze to just the eyes of all the kitties featured on each side of the Cat Cube.  I added white Dylusions paint pen hightlights to all their eyes.

 This is our precious baby Mango as Kitty Pumpkin Hat😻

 This is Tangled Vampire Cat.

 This one called Kitty Cuddles came out to play for this project even though this lovely Mom and Baby aren't Halloween images.

This one is Kitty Luna.

All the panels are decorated with my Skull Roses Collage coloured with Tea Dye and Fired Brick Distress Inks and edged with Midas Spectrum Noir silver pigment ink.  The mat layers under each panel are die cut from Crafter's Companion black glitter card.  I coated the entire top Skull Roses panel with Judinkins Diamond Glaze and then adhered the Carved Skelly Cat, Tim's Skull Fragments, black metal roses and silver metal corner adornments.

I stained the unfinished wooden cube from Michaels with Black Soot Distress Stain and applied Spectrum Noir silver gilding wax to all the edges.  I decorated all the panels with Tim's Batty Crazy bats die cut from CC black heavy weight cardstock and coated with clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint.

I added tiny stars die cut from white cardstock painted with Spectrum Noir gold sparkle pen using one of Tim's Swirling Stars dies.  I then finished my elegant Cat Cube with Tim's metal foundations.

All of today's featured images are on sale until midnight pacific tonight!
Kitty Pumpkin Hat
Carved Skelly Cat
Tangled Vampire Cat
 Kitty Cuddles
 Kitty Luna
 Skull Roses Collage

Here's our beautiful Mango, he is so loved and we know he is now happily exploring on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge😻

  Check out my sinsiter circus themed spooktember release video featuring

Round up your all Beasties and join the spooktivities👻
Play in the hop by linking up your Halloween projects in the Blog Hop Linky Party HERE!

Entered this project in SUYP challenge #47 Meowloween 
Happy Haunting!


  1. WOW!You have out done yourself with this one!! OMG its Beautiful!

  2. Stunning Cub it!

    ‘Our precious kitty Mango of 15 years went to kitty heaven yesterday...he was loved by everyone 🐾’

  3. I'm in love with this project! So beautiful! And I'm so sorry to hear about Mango. Cherish the good times and know that he lived the best life with you that any kitty could possibly live. Sending hugs!
    Love To Scrap 2

  4. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about Mango. Such crushing news on the last day of the Cat Lovers hop. On the other side, this cube is so incredible! You certainly saved the best for last. I'm off to shop for the featured images. Thanks so much for being one of the sponsors. Sending virtual hugs of comfort.

  5. OHhh! I'm so so very sorry for the loss of your sweet Mango. I truly feel your pain and am having a hard time typing through the tears. Losing a fur baby is such a devastating loss. I'll send a prayer to my Goliath to look out for him so they can have some fun together. What a gorgeous tribute to Mango! Your coloring is stellar, as usual and the details are amazing! So far I've had a really hard time coloring kitties since Goliath died. This truly is an inspiration. Hugs to you all. xxD

  6. OMGoodness - that is truly breathtaking !!!!!
    Aaawww - Mango was such a cutie xxx
    Visiting from the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop.
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  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your Mango. This creation is spooky and beautiful.

  8. Wow.. love all the marvellous makes.. I really wish Ive more time to create more pages with this Skelly Cat.

  9. Oh... I'm so sorry to hear about your beautiful Mango.

    Your Cub box is one of the most amazing projects that I've seen during this hop!!!

  10. I am so sorry to hear about Mango. I never got used to losing our sweet fur babies, and still miss every one of them.

    This Skelly cat box is just spectacular, wow! When I saw it on the Cat Lovers hop I was intrigued. Then, when I saw it up close on your blog...eek! Every detail is exquisite, and I can't even imagine the work that went into this masterpiece.

  11. Oh Leigh, I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mango!
    I know he'll live in your heart furever.
    Your cube is just stunning and creative and colored so beautifully, as
    you always do. I don't know where you find the time to create so many
    masterpieces in such a short time.

  12. I am heartbroken for you losing your precious Mango. What a beautiful the beautiful shade of orange and those expressive eyes!! Such sad news and all our hoppers grieve with you. Sending hugs during this very sad time.

    Your decorated box is just amazing! How wonderful that it also serves as a tribute to sweet Mango....with the images he inspired! Fabulous work, Leigh.

    Take care and thank you so much for sponsoring AND playing along in the #2019CatLoversHop!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  13. Such sad news about Mango. Fur babes are just as much a part of the family as any other member. My heart aches. Mango was an awesome model for your logo, he will be alive in your work!

    Your box is STUNNING just like all of your other work. I love all the different cats you have designed on each side... The Carved Skelly Cat on top is awesome. The Skull Roses as a background pulls it all together.

    Pray that the fires keep their distance from you and for those in the fires path.
    Thank you for 3rd week prize I have emailed you!

  14. Awesome creations! Love your coloring and details!
    Very sorry to hear about Mango.... it's always so hard to lose them. Sending hugs!

  15. Oh my my my! My breath is taken away! STUNNING! Looks like kitty is sitting on her throne ! Extraordinary !!!

  16. I'm so sorry to hear about your Mango.
    oh wow!
    thats gorgeous project!
    love it!

  17. Oh no, I am so sorry to read about Mango. He's a beautiful boy and you must miss him terribly. I still cry over my Muffin and he's been gone for 15 years. My first cat, had him for 18 beautiful years. Sending lots of hugs your way. On a happier note, your cat cube decor piece is stunning! I absolutely love all of the gorgeous images and your colouring is AMAZING! Beautiful work and definitely makes a statement! Love it!

  18. I am so sad to hear of the loss of your kitty, Mango. My heart goes out to you and your family!
    You cube is a stunning artistic creation! Every side is beautifully decorated with magnificent cats, coloured to perfection. I love the metal embellishments and the gilding wax. The skulls along with the double sided Skelly cat on top make this an awesome Halloween decoration!

  19. So sorry to hear about Mango!

    This is an amazing creation. Love it!

  20. So so sorry for Mango... :(
    Your halloween work is just Spooktacular!

  21. I am sorry to hear such news about Mango.. Crying along side you .. Big hugs.. My fur baby as also defied all odds with his life thus far as well... They never cease to amaze us ... Fur-tabulous project you have made today.. Love all the details and colours... I am hoping along the 31 Days of Halloween and the Cat Lover's Hop today =^-^=

  22. Such a stunning project and I love all those details. I'm so sorry for your loss, Mango sounds like a very special cat that will always be remembered in your family. Sending you a big hug at this difficult time.
    Jenny xx
    Visiting from the Cat Lovers Hop

  23. Spooky project and so sorry to hear about your cat.

  24. So sorry about your fur baby.
    It's hard loosing them. Also
    wanted to say THANK YOU
    for sponsoring the 2019 Cat Lovers
    Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!
    Carla from Utah

  25. THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden! #2019CatLoversHop. Your cards and creations are all amazing! So sorry to hear about your little fur baby! It is never easy saying good-bye. I had to say good-bye to my little one on my birthday a year and half ago and I still miss her every day! I miss all of my little one's. So I know exactly how you feel. My heart goes out to you! Our fur babies may leave us here, but they live on in our hearts forever! Big hugs!

  26. This is one amazing project, beautifully drawn. coloured and put together. Sorry to hear about Mango. as Roberta said above, they live on in our hearts forever.

  27. So sorry about the loss of Mango. We lost my son's 12 year old Corgi Trick this past weekend. Tears are still falling but he brought such love and joy to our whole family. These little darlings have such pure love! Your project is such a stunning sight! I love all of your kitty images so much!

  28. Bless your heart. I'm so sorry to hear about Mango. That took a little bit of fun out of the post for you I'm sure. Your creation though is magnificent. What a lot of time and beautiful creativity you put into this. How would you even put a value you on it? I'd never sell it that's for sure. Your creation brought smiles to all of us. Thank you for posting even with a heavy heart. [Bunny]


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