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Sunday, October 31, 2021

31 Days of Halloween 2021 Hop+Challenge Day 31 finale: Once Upon a Nightmare - large Hocus Pocus card by Leigh!

πŸŽƒ HAPPY HALLOWEEN πŸŽƒ

πŸŽƒ Woohoo, the most SPOOKTACULAR time of the year is here..today is Halloween πŸŽƒ
But...BOO HISS...that means today is also the last day of our 11th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop where we have been gleefully counting down to today in SPOOKtacular style with a new twist for even more wicked good fun!
 
Thank you to everyone for joining in on the spooktivities, sharing your wicked makes with us and hopping along leaving lots of love in your wake!  All your comments have been most appreciated by everyone❤️
 
 

 
I'm excited to announce that LeighSBDesigns will now be hosting monthly Hop+ChallengesπŸŽ‰
Stress free creative fun designed to inspire and bring makers together is the name of the game so our annual hops plus the monthly hops we've had a blast hosting to help keep our creative spirits up throughout the pandemic are all merging into one big creative Hop+Challenge party where, as usual, YOU choose when and how often YOU play starting with 31 Days of Halloween!  There are 3 ways to play and LeighSBDesigns has proudly partnered up with some fabulous companies to sponsor prizes for you to win plus all winners are invited to Guest Design in future Hop+Challenges tooπŸŽ‰
 
Put your love of Halloween and crafty stamina to the test and play as often as you want as a Wicked Blogger and hop along admiring all the faBOOlous makes shared throughout the month while leaving lots of love on the makes linked up on the same days you choose to play to qualify for the Sponsored Hop Prizes
OR
If your crafty time is limited you can still join the spooktivities by playing in the Challenge part of the fun with no hopping required!  There's 2 tiers to the Challenge:
Enter the monthly Challenge with makes using LeighSBDesigns digi stamps or SVG Cutz to qualify for the LeighSBDesigns Challenge Prize
OR
Enter makes using any stamp company products to win a Top 3 badge plus a generous discount coupon to spend at LeighSBDesigns Etsy BOOtique!

There's still time to play along if you're just joining us for the first time today, simply enter makes in the Hop+Challenge linky party by 11:55pm pacific tonight!  The linky, info and easy peasy rules are in the MAIN POST! 
Please read them over before linking up your Halloween makes!
 
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Shop LeighSBDesigns SPOOKtacular Etsy BOOtique Sale for some scary good deals through Oct 31 midnight pacific!
 
 
PLUS, in addition to our HALLOWEEN SALE you can now shop LeighSBDesigns CAT SALE through Oct 31 midnight pacific too fur PURR PURR PURRect deals!


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 Our new HOP+CHALLENGE theme for November is 
 
 
I’m excited to introduce you to LeighSBDesigns Winter 2021 Collection A Charming Christmas which will launch during the first week of November just in time for our November “Falling into Winter” Hop+Challenge! All are welcome using any stamp products so do come and join the festivities!  All the details will be up during the first week of November along with LeighSBDesigns new release❄️
Now close your eyes and envision snowflakes swirling in a Winter Wonderland with shades of white, lavender and frosty blues combined with the rich elegance of pure silver and gold charms decorating winter boughs…this is A Charming Christmas

 
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Day 31
"Once Upon a Nightmare"
large Hocus Pocus card by Leigh
  
Once Upon a Nightmare...it's Halloween night in Furness Forest and all the creatures of the night are out in search of mischief and candy.  Tree branches creak eerily and black cats purr in the darkness...listen, do you hear the siren song drifting in on the wind?  It's the Witch!  She's flying through the night calling you to her garden of magic to taste her enchanted candy apples....eat one if you dare...mwahahaha!
 

I'm back for the finale of our SPOOKtacular 31 Days of Halloween Hop+Challenge with a magical extra large card featuring Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz from my new Once Upon a Nightmare Collection!  

 
Hocus Pocus is my favourite magical Halloween movie and I just love Sarah's BOOtiful song so I made an extra large card using the Come Little Children and Saying set.  I made an Oxide spray mixed media sheet using Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber with a dash of Jack-o-Lantern Mica Stain and printed a faint version of the Furness Forest Winter Treescape and the Come Little Children saying onto it.  I then used the Fern Frame to create the card in the shape of a magic mirror.
 
 
At the top of my magic mirror is the faBOOlous Poison Apple Colourize It SVG Cutz.  For the poison top layer I made a Distress Oxide spray mixed media cardstock sheet using Squeezed Lemonade, Peeled Paint and Speckled Egg with a dash of Bubbling Cauldron Mica stain.  I created a text collage using the senti "I Put a Spell on You" included in the Wicked Witch Robed Hand and Senti set and printed it out onto the Oxide sheet and cut the top layer for the apple, the leaf and the Fern Frame out of it.  I then made an Oxide spray sheet using Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber and speckles of Wilted Violet and cut the red apple layer and the leaf out of it. 
 
 
 
I then cut the eye drips and the apple twig and the large card frame out of Crafter's Companion purple glitter card and the Poison Apple base from black cardstock.  I then edged all the cut elements with Black Soot Distress ink applied gold Sprectrum Noir sparkle to the eye and nose area on the black panel and red sparkle to the apple piece and assembled the Poisoned Apple.  Everything was glued in place except the poison top layer where I used black foam tape.  I also used the foam tape to adhere the whole Poison Apple to the top of the card for lots of yummy dimension.
 
 
I tucked in one of Tim's Halloween token charms that says Hocus Pocus next to the apple with black foam tape.  Of course I put Silhouette glow-in-the-dark sticker paper behind all the eyes of the Bats from the Gothic Nightmare Catcher SVG Cutz.
 
 
 
I cut the Wicked Witch SVG Cutz and the Bats from black cardstock and printed out some more of my digi coloured Candy Bat digi stamps and fussy cut those out.  The smaller Candy Bat is popped up on black foam tape too.
 
 
 
The bottom of the mirror is decorated with the group of children from the Come Little Children and Saying set which I fussy cut out, 2 of the kitties from the Black Cat Silhouettes Layered SVG Cutz and the Fae Folk Silhouettes Layered SVG Cutz all cut from black cardstock.
 
 
 I also used the Once Upon a Nightmare senti from the A Wicked Compendium of Halloween Sayings and printed it onto more of the green coloured Oxide cardstock as well as the top layer of the Poison Drips Border Layered SVG Cutz and the mat layer cut from black cardstock.  All the cut pieces were edged with Black Soot Distress ink too.
 
 
 
I added gold Spectrum Noir glitter sparkle pen to the Jinx kitty to make him stand out against the
Wicked Witch silhouette and the 3 dwarfs leaving the lantern matte black.  I also added some gold sparkle to the edges of the Once Upon a Nightmare senti.
 
 
...magic happens in the evening glow...
 
 
The Bats got GITD sticker paper eyes.
 
 
 
The Candy Bats got GITD acrylic paint eyes.
 
 
And the dwarf's lantern also got GITD acrylic paint for an eerie glow!
 
 
 
And that's a wrap on our SPOOKtacular 11th annual 31 Days of Halloween Hop+Challenge...what a faBOOlous month we've had, thanks for joining the spooktivitiesπŸŽƒ

 

Here's some photos of my Halloween decorations this year!
 




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 Shop the Once Upon a Nightmare digi stamps and SVG Cutz used today and more in the Halloween Sale and the new CAT SALE on now through Oct 31st!
 

 
 
Check out this year's "Once Upon a Nightmare" Digi Stamp and SVG Cutz Halloween Collection!
 
Have a safe SPOOKtacular Halloween nightπŸŽƒ
Happy Haunting!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Saturday, October 30, 2021

31 Days of Halloween 2021 Hop+Challenge Day 30 and Day 6 of the Cat Lovers Hop: When a Black Cat Crosses your Path - Meow-o-Ween Card by Val!

Happy October Creative FriendsπŸŽƒ
It’s here, LeighSBDesigns most anticipated 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop is finally here with a twist this year...I'm excited to announce we now have a monthly challenge too so creep on in and countdown to Halloween in LeighSBDesigns styleπŸŽƒ
 
 
Woohoo, October is the most SPOOKTACULAR time of the year and I’m thrilled to be back with our 11th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop where we gleefully countdown to October 31st in SPOOKtacular style and this year there's a new twist for even more wicked good fun!
 

 
I'm excited to announce that LeighSBDesigns will now be hosting monthly Hop+ChallengesπŸŽ‰
Stress free creative fun designed to inspire and bring makers together is the name of the game so our annual hops plus the monthly hops we've had a blast hosting to help keep our creative spirits up throughout the pandemic are all merging into one big creative Hop+Challenge party where, as usual, YOU choose when and how often YOU play starting with 31 Days of Halloween!  There are 3 ways to play and LeighSBDesigns has proudly partnered up with some fabulous companies to sponsor prizes for you to win plus all winners are invited to Guest Design in future Hop+Challenges tooπŸŽ‰
 
Put your love of Halloween and crafty stamina to the test and play as often as you want as a Wicked Blogger and hop along admiring all the faBOOlous makes shared throughout the month while leaving lots of love on the makes linked up on the same days you choose to play to qualify for the Sponsored Hop Prizes
OR
If your crafty time is limited you can still join the spooktivities by playing in the Challenge part of the fun with no hopping required!  There's 2 tiers to the Challenge:
Enter the monthly Challenge with makes using LeighSBDesigns digi stamps or SVG Cutz to qualify for the LeighSBDesigns Challenge Prize
OR
Enter makes using any stamp company products to win a Top 3 badge plus a generous discount coupon to spend at LeighSBDesigns Etsy BOOtique!

There's only ONE Hop+Challenge linky party and the info and easy peasy rules are in the MAIN POST! 
Please read them over before linking up your Halloween makes!
 

Shop LeighSBDesigns SPOOKtacular Etsy BOOtique Sale for some scary good deals through Oct 31 midnight pacific!
 
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Today is the finale of the FURRbulous CAT LOVERS HOP hosted by Janis over at Her Peaceful Garden and LeighSBDesigns is proudly sponsoring LOTS of clawesome prizes again this year!  Join the fun FUR a whisker licking good time and the chance to win FURRbulous prizes!  FUR all the guidelines, FAQs and details on the prizes LeighSBDesigns is sponsoring click HERE!
 
 As you all know we are totally moggy about cats here at LeighSBDesigns Arts Stamps and they appear frequently in our makes but every year for the CAT LOVERS HOP kitty cats totally take over our annual 31 Days of Halloween so grab the catnip and enjoy our Meow-o-Ween makes through Oct 30!
 
PLUS, in addition to our HALLOWEEN SALE you can now shop LeighSBDesigns CAT SALE through Oct 31 midnight pacific too fur PURR PURR PURRect deals!


Here's some more pix of Val's kitty, Aspen!
He’s the Master of Sleeping Poses😹





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Before I share Val's Meow-o-Ween make for today I’m excited to introduce you to LeighSBDesigns Winter 2021 Collection...A Charming Christmas...launching the first week of November just in time for our November Hop+Challenge themed “Falling into Winter”! All are welcome using any stamp products so do come and join the festivities❄️
 

Now close your eyes and envision snowflakes swirling in a Winter wonderland with shades of white, lavender and frosty blues combined with the rich elegance of pure silver and gold charms decorating winter boughs, this is A Charming Christmas

 
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Day 30 of 31 DoH Hop+Challenge
Day 6 of the Cat Lovers Hop
 
"When a Black Cat Crosses your Path"
Meow-o-Ween card by Val
 
 Thank you everyone for visiting us and leaving all your wonderful comments for the Cat Lovers Hop, Val and I love hearing from you all!  We are busy hopping and leaving lots of love for everyone participating, however Val in the UK hasn't been able to comment on some entries, we're hoping it's just blogger/inlinkz gremlins and will re-visit those blogs in the next few days but if you don't get a comment from us please know we did try!

LeighSBDesigner Val's 31 Days of Halloween inspiration for Day 30 of our SPOOKtacular 31 Days of Halloween Hop+Challenge and Day 6 of the Cat Lovers Hop is a PURRtastic fancy shaped card featuring Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz from my new Once Upon a Nightmare Collection!
 
 
I could not resist adding this fun saying to my A Wicked Compendium of Halloween Sayings!  I thought that a fun poke at the superstition and it can be used on cat makes all year round too!
 
 
Val made her fancy shaped layered card with triangle dies and Hobby Craft Smooth White and Black cardstocks and stamped the brick wall design with a rubber stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento ink to ctreate her pathway.  She then cut the Salem kitty silhouette included in my new Black Cat Silhouettes Layered SVG Cutz set from black cardstock and applied black embossing paste tothe cat and the wall panels to add some yummy texture.  Check out the kinky wave Val did to the card point...it looks like the point of a witch's hat and even better...a cat's tail, LOL!
 
 
In celebration of the Cat Lovers Hop finale here's some more cat themed makes!
Click on each photo to see the original post.
 


This pretty girl is Kitty Geisha from the Cherry Blossom Collection of digi stamps and SVG Cutz.
 
 
 
 Cats Galore digi stamp set
 

 
Carved Skelly Cat digi stamp and a whole bunch of kitties got featured on my mixed media cube.
 
 
Kitty Cuddles digi stamp.
 

 
 Carved Skelly Cat digi stamp as k-IT-ten!
 
 

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 Shop the Once Upon a Nightmare digi stamps and SVG Cutz used today and more in the Halloween Sale and the new CAT SALE on now through Oct 31st!
 



 
Check out this year's "Once Upon a Nightmare" Digi Stamp and SVG Cutz Halloween Collection!
 
Thanks for creeping in to see today's SPOOKtacular make, see you tomorrow…sweet nightmaresπŸŽƒ
Happy Haunting!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN