Saturday, October 28, 2017

Lil Miss Oddleigh Witchiepoo from LSBDesigns Flies In!

Lil Miss Oddleigh Witchiepoo is finally making time in her wicked party schedule to visit us!  She is an exclusive from LeighSBDesigns and comes with her own moon and stars....high class witch!  She is colored with Spectrum Noir Markers and fussy cut onto an acrylic galaxy background.  The stars shine for Witchie Poo always!  A journal page with an out of this world where it is always Halloween feel to it!






Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a fab time hopping about being inspired to get your creep on!


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Kitty Luna and LeighSBDesigns!

Today I am asking if you know where your kitty goes at midnight on Halloween?  Well Kitty Luna from LeighSBDesigns heads to the tree for a faboolous view of the moon!  Here is how I think it goes down! Oh and it is Tuesday Tutorial but I am giving you a really abbreviated version so you can keep hopping!



I colored Kitty Luna with Spectrum Noir markers then used acrylic paints to do the sky and small tree limbs and highlights.  The moon is also colored with the markers.  Looks like mischief is those eyes to me!


Hang in there almost done!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Tangled Rose Collage Eyes and LeighSBDesigns!

I love the Tangled Rose Collage digital stamp from LeighSBDesigns!  I like layering the rose up and giving it some dimension!  Here is my index card featuring the Tangled Rose Collage!






I colored it up with Spectrum Noir markers and attached to more of my homemade background paper. I double colored and cut the rose layering it up and the corner blocks, too!  Then I distressed the edges and made some lines with a white gel pen.  All done!


Have fun!


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Day 20 of the 31 Days of Halloween and Grumpy Ole Doll

We old rag dolls have a tough life!  Loved and carried around everywhere then dropped and forgotten in what seems like an instant!  Some beloved rag dolls are preserved for centuries making it into museums and such and others get so carried away by their hatred at being tossed away that they completely morph into something new...something sinister.  This is what happened to this poor dear as painted and a tutorial followed along with Painting with Jane on Youtube.  She lost her smile and got a frown and behind those dead eyes lay pools of vengeful thoughts and murderous plots!


This one also hates living in this hideous green room!  I do too! So maybe the worst of her ideas are repainting?  I really don't think so....

Comment each day I am here and be in the drawing for a weekly Monday prize we have had three winners already!

Ghoul morning, lovelies!

Day 19 of the 31 Days of Halloween!

Japan loves Halloween!  I am talking it it a big deal there with some very scary 3D shows that I refused to even step foot into after last years Doll House horror!  They know scary ....trust me they know it very well!  Today's post is some pics from around Tokyo that I managed to hobble through and get!


You might recognize this ole witch!  A display at the mall near the airport.


Not Halloween but some awesome crepes and two horror show heads in there!





All taken at the Sunshine City Aquarium in Ikeburro!  Now there were some really fiendish looking things from the sea in there!  But a beautiful place to be in at this spooky time of year!

Game is still on~ Comment and win if Mr. Random.Org chooses you!

Ghoul of you to stop by!
And just realized yesterday was NOT the 19th day of the 31 Days of Halloween! Another EEEK!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Winners Catch Up Call for 31 Days of Halloween and Day 19 of the 31 DOH!~

Thanks for putting up with my alter ego and sick self and pure mental topple!  I hope to finish up the 31 Days of Halloween but still waiting on doctor's word about having weight on my leg.  But WINNERS abound today!  Here we go with a pic of your prize to claim!

Week One which consisted of one day LOL is Denise!  Here is your prize from Japan fresh out of the suitcase and a thorough search at Dallas/Fort Worth International!  UGH!  Boy I hope we can skip that place next time..two trips in a row that they "detetected" rice on half of the planes carryon luggage promptly causing searches and machines being used that half the people did not know how to use!  But CONGRATS Denise!!




Week Two Monday October 9th is Lyneen!  Congrats Lyneen and thanks so much!\




Week Three Monday October 16th is Susan Renshaw!  Finally a little bit going back your way 
sweetie!!\




Thanks and I hope to be on track tomorrow or so.....I really appreciated the nice words and kind thoughts!  And please email me your addresses to murphy2162@yahoo.com so I can send you your prize~

Today is a fabulous two digis by LeighSBDesigns made into a bookmark!  The Tangled Witch Hat and the Tangled Border work so well together with an added witch eye bead watching over what you read!




Ok keep commenting I will make allowances for my part in the process!  Two more prizes left to be called so comment and let's see who wins!

And visit LeighSBDesigns Etsy Store for your Halloween and all your digital image needs!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Spell Caster Dark Fairy with LeighSBDesigns!

This lovely will cast a dark spell on you in a heart beat and it won't be a fun one!  She is the Spell Caster Dark Fairy from the talented and lovely LeighSBDesigns!




Colored with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut with double coloring of her hand and layering with foam dots to make it 3D reaching out from the frame at you!  The little coffin stamp is a gift from Tracy!  Attached the whole image and coffin to a cold finished frame I painted with a background stamp from Angel of Time from Sin City Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, October 13, 2017

Back Home for Day 13 of the 31 Days of Halloween!

Please don't continue unless gross grossness is your cups! I am a full day home from Japan and had to stop at the first emergency rom die to this "stuff" that afflicts me only in Japan usually the last couple of days. But this time our longest trip of course not! Bam first thing off plane!




My image of my hideous telethon improved leg condition that no was not diagnosed at the hospital! I have to go to an allergist before returning to aJapan without fear of spending seven days in the hotel yay! NOT! will be in place very soon for now I thought today was covered and computer is outside in car and I am on no weight on legs soooo mot waking son at midnight I might have more serious problems!

The rest the contest all will be taken care of tomorrow on phone and medicated so leaving before it gets hilarious!

I am ghoul and unhappy right now lovelies!




Thursday, October 12, 2017

EEEEK! Day 12 did not post and gremlins ate it!

Too medicated to type r figure out but will fix tomorrow or at least try!

Nan

A Witch's Night Out at LeighSBDesigns!

You know those witches love to party!  And on Halloween night and the 31 Days of Halloween...forget about it!  It is on and they are party animals...some of them literally party animals!  I have used the Tangled Witch Hat from LeighSBDesigns for this party play make!



I used a skelly stencil given to me by Granne and stamps given me by Tracy on my homemade background paper made from leftover paint from my palette of acrylic paints and a brayer.  The skull and shoes and broom were fussy cut and glued. The witches hat is on pop dots of foam as well as the sentiment.  She is ready to PAAARTY!

Keep on Hopping!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Day 11 of the 31 Days of Halloween and a Sad Scary Piece of History

As a child I always heard of the Salem witch hunts and it sparked a tingle of fear and a lot of no way am I reading about that!  I saw a project for the AALandCreate  #17Challenge that made me think of this fear I had of exploring what really happened and going through my vintage images from the British Library sparked a project.  I then researched what happened.  Young girls, quiet possibly reacting to ergot,  a toxic substance in their diet found in wheat and rye, that was enough in smaller bodies to cause disturbing side effects, blamed a woman slave of hexing them and a homeless beggar woman and an elderly woman of bewitching them.  The woman scared for her life confessed falsely confessed but in an attempt to save her life said many other witches lived among them in the village.  From there it was literally a witch hunt with many of those accused falsely blaming others to save their own lives. Many other young girls began having the same symptoms and after the first two being diagnosed by the doctor of "bewitchment".  A special court condemned 19 women to death at the Salem Gallows with over 150 men and women even a child being accused and many imprisoned falsely.  Seven of those women died in prison while the husband of one woman was pressed  to death by stones because he would not enter a plea in the court.

  A revered minister Cotton Mather warned as all this was going on that it was better to let ten witches live than to kill one innocent person.  The law was passed down eventually saying "spectral evidence" could not be entered in the court with the court finally being shut down. One of the judges who had condemned these poor women and men later called for a day of Fast for the awful trials and apologized for his part in the tragedy.  The courts of the colony ruled the whole special court to be unlawful and eventually all in prison were released and in 1711 restitution was paid to the families of those hung.  Too little too late, wasn't it?  This all had started in January, 1692, and brought out an ugliness in humanity that was immersed in a fear based society. 

No, none of the above is original to me but a poem or story could not be more terrifying than how those accused felt.  The image below that I mentioned made me think how they must have cried with rage in their souls as they were accused and taken to be hung or to languish in prison away from their families.  So I leave the Salem Witch Trials with this image and a prayer that a fear based future for any generations to come never exists as many after this event have and had horrible results.




Giveaway Details!
Comment on every post each day.
Leave some luv.
A Winner a week drawn by Mr. Random.Org on Monday for the past week.
Prize a fab crafty item from Japan.
Remember, real Nan is in Japan so if internet or time issues she will draw all past two weeks when she returns so don't give up on her....I saw that look!! 😈

Let's all look for the good in each other, lovelies. No pun today.






Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Day 10 and a Weird Circus!

This circus features some batty folks and animals!  Some might say dress up for Halloween other demonic possession for the contorted dude on the foot stool!  So potato, paataato you make the call! This set is from Tumble Fish Studios at Mischief Circus and is called Halloween!  Appropriate, no??? Gotta love that little wicked kitty in the corner either way you go though!




At least they have a disco ball!  Can't go wrong with a disco ball now can you?

Go leave lots of love and make sure Ghost Nan is still doing her job!

Giveaway Details!
Comment on every post each day.
Leave some luv.
A Winner a week drawn by Mr. Random.Org on Monday for the past week.
Prize a fab crafty item from Japan.
Remember, real Nan is in Japan so if internet or time issues she will draw all past two weeks when she returns so don't give up on her....I saw that look!! 😈

Ghoul comments for all, lovelies!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Day 9 of the 31 Days of Halloween and Something is Wrong with this Poor Guys Hand!

How's it going out there?  Let me here an evil laugh!!  Now Scream!!  It's the 31 Days of Halloween, Witches!  Today a vintage image of a poor guy with an ant issue and some tissue health problems...needs a dermatologist maybe?  I fear it may not help but oh well, it's Halloween!  No need explaining the pic says it all! :)




Ghost Nan's time is ending in a few days at the most but I am hoping ahead of time that all posts have gone out on time!  If not Ghost Nan is toast when I hit the driveway!


Giveaway Details!
Comment on every post each day.
Leave some luv.
A Winner a week drawn by Mr. Random.Org on Monday for the past week.
Prize a fab crafty item from Japan.
Remember, real Nan is in Japan so if internet or time issues she will draw all past two weeks when she returns so don't give up on her....I saw that look!! 😈

I wish I could say it is going to be GHOUL to be back home, Lovelies! 😭
Go comment your little evil selves silly!


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hearts on Fire and Alfred at LeighSBDesigns!

I just adore Alfred Hitchcock and this digital stamp by LeighSBDesigns is super realistic!  Welcome back for the 31 Days of Halloween!  Here is my little canvas with a burning heart behind good ole Alfred and his pet raven!


Colored with Spectrum Noir Markers and fussy cut to add on top of an acrylic canvas.  I used Photoshop to add the sentiment in a gothic horror font.  Just to add that for Halloween but have the lovely piece for my studio without the sentiment.

Have a great hop!

Day 8 of the 31 Days of Halloween and a Postcard from a Spider!

It's time for a little arachnophobia around here! We have had bats and ants well it's the spider's turn...literally!  This lovely image came from a Halloween Collage Sheet from Lunagirl Victorian Images!  The sentiment was online no credit given and trust me I was going for something spooky but this one just had me rolling maybe because I am sleep deprived?? anyway I thought it appropriate!


Consider this a bonus quote from this little pet of mine!  He said to tell all the boyfriends that he can make their girlfriends scream louder than they can 😼


Giveaway Details!
Comment on every post each day.
Leave some luv.
A Winner a week drawn by Mr. Random.Org on Monday for the past week.
Prize a fab crafty item from Japan.
Remember, real Nan is in Japan so if internet or time issues she will draw all past two weeks when she returns so don't give up on her....I saw that look!! 😈


Thanks to Ghost Nan in case I forget for doing such a ghoulishly good job!
Thanks lovelies for putting up with my split personality crafting while I am away!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Day 7 of the 31 DOH and VAMPIRES!!! EEEK!!

Do you believe in vampires?  How about Tangled Vampire Cats? Well, you do believe in the Tangled Vampire Cat at LeighSBDesigns and what a beauty he is .....he looks like a guy cat to me 😁!  I just love this little guy!




He is fussy cut and tail and foot double layered with foam tape.  The background is some paints in my paint palette keeper that were going to waste so I put them in globs on two index cards and brayered and sprayed.  Then a stencil to follow some of his line work!  He is colored in Spectrum Noir markers and I couldn't resist the old ad: Got Milk? well, he wants to know if you got BLOOD!  Golden shiny finish used on his eyes and I painted his vampire teeth white so they would pop and on the ornate thing he is holding for fab shine! I spattered my hand lettered sentiment with a toothbrush and some thin red acrylic paint making some fabulous blood spatters a lot of them!


The GIVEAWAY!  Each week I will do a random draw from the comments of luv that I know at least two of you will leave making Susan Renshaw's chance of winning Gianormous! since I have won such wonderful things from her!  The prize will be a craft item from Japan that I think you might find unique and awesome as I find the stuff!  I will do Mr. Random.Org on every Monday to draw for the past week BUT I will probably not be able to do this while Real Nan is in Japan for two weeks but I will catch up all at one time when I hit home ground!

Don't forget to leave lots of luv for all of the Bloggers!
Ghoul evening, Lovelies!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Day 6 of the 31 Days of Halloween and Lost Love...

He had her in his arms one minute only to loose her the next breath.  Love gone wrong, why?  So many reasons and love can be the most scary thing there is when you are looking for it and think you have found it again only to realize you were fooling yourself!  Shakespeare's quotes on love are really profound, of course, and some very very sweet!  Google it, as dear Anne would and does tell me!  Vintage image from the British Library watercolored loosely it is more about the two people and the sentiment on this one.





Giveaway Details!
Comment on every post each day.
Leave some luv.
A Winner a week drawn by Mr. Random.Org on Monday for the past week.
Prize a fab crafty item from Japan.
Remember, real Nan is in Japan so if internet or time issues she will draw all past two weeks when she returns so don't give up on her....I saw that look!! 😈

It's been a ghoul time so far, Lovelies, and lots more to come!
Hop along little zombie bunnies and comment...nicely of course!


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Day Five of the 31 Days of Halloween!

This might be a piece that you look at and go piff! that is not scary!  But this piece is terrifying to me because I am afraid of small boats in water and crocodiles that have swallowed a clock and are "ticked" off at me (sorry had to do it!)!  And I am definitely sure that Captain Hook is more than terrified by this whole scene!  




I used watercolor paints again  some help from the Art Sherpa and murkied up the water and can only imagine what else is lurking down under that tiny boat!!

Remember we are leaving lots of love for each Wicked Blogger in the spirit of Halloween or an evil dust mite might just get revenge tonight...shiver me timbers!!


Again, this is Ghost Nan filling in for the real old Nan who right now probably is wobbling from all of the glorious food she is eating as they wander down the streets of Tokyo and Kyoto!


Giveaway Details!
Comment on every post each day.
Leave some luv.
A Winner a week drawn by Mr. Random.Org on Monday for the past week.
Prize a fab crafty item from Japan.
Remember, real Nan is in Japan so if internet or time issues she will draw all past two weeks when she returns so don't give up on her....I saw that look!! 😈

Goul Morning, Lovelies!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Day 4 and The Asylum!

Any American Horror Show fans out there??  Asylum was my least favorite but also scared me the least so that evens it out! LOL  I have another couple who are blaming their issues on each other or maybe YOU?  I don't really understand as seeing a frog with fairy antenna doesn't seem odd to me but it got them smack in the middle of a treatment facility!  Some people have no sense of humor I guess!  I wish them the best....maybe when they no longer see the antenna they can go home?  Oh well, we bid them adieu for now!


This is from the kit Dreams Funky Fairies and Old Haunts by Tumble Fish Studios at Mischief Circus!
Unlike them, you do have an exit so take it and go leave some love!  

Giveaway Details!
Comment on every post each day.
Leave some luv.
A Winner a week drawn by Mr. Random.Org on Monday for the past week.
Prize a fab crafty item from Japan.
Remember, real Nan is in Japan so if internet or time issues she will draw all past two weeks when she returns so don't give up on her....I saw that look!! 😈

Ghoul luck, lovelies!

Beasties Be Calling at LeighSBDesigns!

I love these little guys! They look like they have my attitude! Ok, I admit I have been in a bad temper for quiet a while!  But these guys make YOU pay for their mood!  It's 31 Days of Halloween and LeighSBDesigns is playing along!  Today my offering is this with the Bizarre Beasties!




I painted the background with acrylic paint; I painted the Beasties home tree with lots of other Beasties peeping out!  Also hanging out with them is the Tangled Raven who keeps an eye out for the far away stuff to haunt by taking regular flights around the forest!  And a hand lettered sentiment of course with Beasties Be Calling!  Colored with Spectrum Noir and fussy cut and added to the background and glued.


Hope you enjoy the 31 Days of Halloween with the fabulous LeighSBDesigns!




Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Day 3 of the 31 DOH

Okay, I am going to confess.  I needed fast projects as I decided to be a Wicked Blogger on the 15th of September with no premade projects...another horrifying scream as all Bloggers can understand and left the States on the 28th of September for two weeks in Japan....yep a scream!  So I am double duty working this thing! Let me show you my second way to do this!

Studio Ghibli in Japan is AMAZING we have all of their videos and I love the Man with No Face! So I made a clay one with clay from my last trip to Japan a huge pack for 100 yen...a buck for me!  And that is the beginning of my Man with No Face necklace which I am wearing right now and eating some pastry with bean paste in the center....yum yum!  His friend is Kodama a weird little ghost from Japaneses folklore and the movie Princess Mononoke. Below is the Wikipedia definition of a Kodama.

Kodama (木霊 or 木魂) are spirits in Japanese folklore that inhabit trees, similar to the dryads of Greek mythology. The term is also used to denote a tree in which a kodama supposedly resides. The phenomenon known as yamabiko, when sounds make a delayed echoing effect in mountains and valleys, is sometimes attributed to this kind of spirit, and may also be referred to as "kodama".




The GIVEAWAY!  Each week I will do a random draw from the comments of luv that I know at least two of you will leave making Susan Renshaw's chance of winning since I have won such wonderful things from her!  The prize will be a craft item from Japan that I think you might find unique and awesome as I find the stuff!  I will do Mr. Random.Org on every Monday to draw for the past week BUT I will probably not be able to do this while Real Nan is in Japan for two weeks but I will catch up all at one time when I hit home ground!

Have a ghoulishly good day, Lovelies, as Ghost Nan continues to hold down the fort! Now shoo go to the next blog!! Run but don't fall down....safety first then really fun stuff like running with scissors MUWAHAHAHA!
Intended for mature audiences only!! This is my disclaimer and I am standing by it!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Day 2 and the Murderous Couple Check In!

Here at the Hotel Hell, we have a lovely couple in room 13 who checked in long, long ago!  It seems she always hides behind the curtain as if hiding something on her left side?? a bullet hole perhaps?  And he is always sitting perhaps he had a nasty accident with his legs and an axe?  A nifty handy bottle of formaldehyde sets on the table by the phone that has a cord but no plug end nor plug in for service!  Well, they seem to be handling it all quiet nicely!  We shall leave them to their ....love??


This is from the kit Hotel Hell from Tumble Fish Studios by Mischief Circus!

Ghost Nan may know these two! But for now she wants you to run along and comment after reading about the giveaway below!

Giveaway Details!
Comment on every post each day.
Leave some luv.
A Winner a week drawn by Mr. Random.Org on Monday for the past week.
Prize a fab crafty item from Japan.
Remember, real Nan is in Japan so if internet or time issues she will draw all past two weeks when she returns so don't give up on her....I saw that look!! 😈

Ghoul start, lovelies!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Day One of the 31 Days of Halloween is HERE!

It's that time again YAY!  The 31 Days of Halloween are upon us!  I only decided at about 2am a couple of days ago to do this and only one tiny or a few tiny complications!  First had not one project ready...kind of a biggie!  Second I am in Japan right now as we get started for the next 12 days this is the second day of our trip!  Soooo I am hoping no Blogger Gremlins hit me while I am gone as I have left the blog in Ghost Nan's capable???? hands :)  But the 31 DOH wouldn't be fun without some massive obstacles being involved so on to the project.

This is a digi named Bea Possessed and was on a dollar sale with a bunch of other artist's digis and Markers!Paper!Digis! and I cannot find my note as to who drew her :(  If you know would you please drop it in the comments below?  Anyway, she is one messed up chick!



Her background is made from left over palette paper acrylic paints brayered over and then stamped with skulls and acrylic paint by DecoArt a new artist soft bodied paint line and the skulls are from Stampendous (winnings from a by gone year!)  The Raven on her head is one from a fabulous gift bag given to me by Tracy!  She is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and her "flawed" area are highlighted with Golden High Gloss Finish.  It is so hard to get rotting flesh exactly the right shade is it not????  The a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser and she is done!  The left corner was possessed and would not stay still for  a photo!

Please go by and check everyone's work out and leave some love!  That is what makes 31 Days worth the stress and massive work....giving a nod of encouragement to your fellow crafter!  So in the spirit of our favorite holiday be generous and kind.


Ghost Nan has now left the blog!  Real Nan is having so much fun thanks Ghost Nan for holding down the fort for me! Oh my I almost forgot!

The GIVEAWAY!  Each week I will do a random draw from the comments of luv that I know at least two of you will leave making Susan Renshaw's chance of winning HUGE since I have won such wonderful things from her!  The prize will be a craft item from Japan that I think you might find unique and awesome as I find the stuff!  I will do Mr. Random.Org on every Monday to draw for the past week BUT I will probably not be able to do this while Real Nan is in Japan for two weeks but I will catch up all at one time when I hit home ground!

Have a ghoul day lovelies!