Happy October Creative Friends🎃
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 style🎃
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+Challenges🎉
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 too🎉
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
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
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!
"When Witches Go Riding"
window card by Leigh
Once Upon a Nightmare when Witches go riding and Black Cats are seen, the Moon laughs and whispers...'tis near Halloween!
On the 11th Day of our 31 Days of Halloween Hop+Challenge I'm back with a wicked window card featuring digi stamps and SVG Cutz from my new Once Upon a Nightmare Collection!
To make my window card I first opened the Fern Frame in Silhouette Studio and created an exterior and interior offset of the design. I used the offset to make the mat layer which I cut from purple cardstock. I then designed a folded window card and used the interior offset cut line to make the window aperture and cut the window card out from Crafter's Companion black glitter cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo 4.
I then opened the "Witches Go Riding" saying included in my new A Wicked Compendium of Halloween Sayings in Silhouette Studio and sized it to fit the window aperture and then sized the rectangle cut shape for the saying panel to fit inside the card.
I made my mixed media cardstock with Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide sprays and printed out the Fern Frame and the "Witches Go Riding" saying. I ended up fussy cutting the Fern Frame and Saying panel out by hand coz my Cameo suddenly refused to recognize the registration marks even though I'd just cut another printed Distress Oxide sheet...ugh, I'll test that again later, I'm hoping it was just a temporary glitch.
I then cut the 3 layers of the Wicked Moon included in the Once Upon a Moonlit Night Colourize It SVG Cutz set using the Distress Oxide cardstock for the top layer, purple cardstock for the middle layer and black glitter card for the base layer. I then applied Black Soot Distress ink to the edges of all the Distress Oxide cut pieces.
I cut the Wicked Witch and Hissy Cat Silhouettes Layered SVG Cutz and a Bat included in the Gothic Nightmare Catcher SVG Cutz set from matte black cardstock.
I cut a mat layer for the saying panel from purple cardstock and a black mat the same size as the card base and assembled the inside of the card. I then layered up the Fern Frame and adhered it to the window aperture on the front of the card then added the Wicked Witch, Hissy cat and the Moon to the front and the Bat to the saying panel on the inside.
Tuck in a flameless tea light candle inside the open card for a dramatic spooky effect!
Shop the Once Upon a Nightmare Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz used today and more in the Halloween 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🎃