23 Oct 2014


Hello bloggers hope you are all well and happy in your crafting, once again I have been absent from my blog mainly due to decorating omg! it took ages putting everything back and we just made it before I went down with a really rotten cold......hey ho sure sign winter is around the corner :(

Anyway enough chitty chat and on with my make today which is for A Vintage Journey Challenge 17 - Halloween - To Die For.   Needs to be heavily influenced by Tim, use at least one die and Halloween.
Well I was clapping my hands with delight when I saw the challenge (in between coughing and spluttering with cold.....)  but what better way to make me feel better.

 I have a new (new to me) toy to play with and I love getting inky so all I needed was the cold fuddled brain to kick in. It did eventually and here is what I made.....

My new toy is this fabulous lantern die from Tim  which I have been drooling over for a while and a rummage in my bit box came up with the black spiders web (netting). Black spider was another Tim die cut from black packaging ( I really really don't like spiders eek) I only bought this die because I adore the Candle lol.  The lantern was cut from card which was a light brown and  inked within an inch of its life with vintage photo and black soot distress inks to age and dirty the lantern.  The spiders wove their webs around the lantern even inside and hung about to scare me!!  I cut the word EEK and 31 from Tim Holtz Seasonal Salvage Stickers backed them on black card and stuck them in place.  The Bird is a Tim stamp which I stamped with black soot onto same card as the lantern cut out and then inking all the edges with black soot.  Lastly I placed a light inside. 

Hope you like my make and it is Scary enough for the challenge..........it scares me lol!

I have had a fabulous time playing with my new die and have so many ideas going around in my head for future makes.........just need more crafting time...........

'till next time
Tim Holtz:
Sizzix dies; Seasonal Salvage Stickers; Distress Inks,
Card, black netting, battery light


  1. What a difference a little piece of spider web makes! turns a lovely little lantern into totally spooky 'don't let me touch that' lantern!! LOL!! Eek is right! love your bird and that horribly big spider - great job on the AVJ challenge - thanks so much for joining us Maggie!!

  2. Oh Maggie, spiders scare me to death and yet I love to see them used at Halloween - lol. I love how you kept the luminary quite simple, it really shows the spiders and the web off so beautifully. Well done too for getting a great photo of the luminary lit up - not easy to do! Thank you so much for joining in our Halloween - To Die For Challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

  3. Wow, fantastic use of Tim's lantern! I love that mesh you used and your spider is super creepy (which is a good thing) lol

  4. This is scarily awesome! Love it! I hope you feel better soon xxx

  5. Gorgeous luminary Maggie and your addition of the spider, webbing and candle gives it a fabulous spooky feel. Thanks for joining in the challenge at AVJ and good luck.
    Julie x

  6. Maggie your luminary is FABULOUS! The netting and the spiders are really spooky and such wonderful touches. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Halloween challenge. Jennie x

  7. This is super. I love the distress look and your spooky spiders are perfect. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. A fantastic creation Maggie - congratulations on your win at AVJ. Nicola x

  9. Well - I've been missing for even longer... Love your spooky lantern, even though I'm only catching up with it at Christmas! Hope the decorating is going, or hopefully has gone, really well, and that you're ready for the festive season!
    Alison xx


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