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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The Witch is In! - Wednesday 24th September 2014

Good Evening Friends,

ATB Witches' House

Hoping you are all well and still enjoying some sunshine! The kitchen fit is going well at the moment, we've been out during the days and come home to find lots of work completed by the two installers and they have left everything so tidy! So far so we visited Highgrove Gardens again (the home of Prince Charles)...we've done a tour earlier in the year and this is the autumn one and it was again lovely. I'm just sorry that no photos are allowed as there is so much to photograph there! It's a lovely place to visit and only about 20 minutes away from where we live.

Today, I would like to share a witches' house I made from Artist Trading Blocks, using the Eileen Hull scoreboard die from Sissix, this is fun make, that I made to enter in this months Art with Heart challenge with the theme of 'Fall' and I chose Halloween.

First of all I die cut two large blocks and one medium size (there are three sizes on the die) in black heavy card and then I embossed the card using an M-Bossability folder. 

 I adhered one large block to the other and added the smaller block to the side. I then cut the roof from black glitter card. I have another Sissix die that makes a little cottage (it was a Christmas present last year and you will see it in some future Christmas makes), but it was ideal for the little windows and door, which I cut in glitter and then backed with orange card.
I drew and cut out the turret, chimney and the witches shoes and legs myself and used stamps for the bats and cat, which I have listed at the end of the post. The pumpkin buttons were in my stash as was the mdf tree, which I coloured with Promarkers. For the door handle I used a little Halloween brad, also from my stash and I made the broomstick from litre bits of twig and card.

Stamps used: Bats - Hampton Art Halloween stamps (bought in Michaels last year)
                      Owl on turret - Chocolate Baroque
                       Cat - Chocolate Baroque 
                      Spooky Toadstools - Chocolate Baroque
                       mdf tree - Calico Crafts
                      Sentiment - Graphic 45

I would like to enter this project in the September challenge 'Fall back' over at Art with Heart

It's a bit odd being home on holiday and coming back to the house every afternoon/evening then popping out to a local pub restaurant for something to eat because we can't cook and really aren't keen on take outs...we are both  really looking forward to getting into our new kitchen and cooking! So I haven'y had much time for craft or visiting your blogs...please bear with me, I will catch up with you all! I just grabbed a few minutes to get this blog finished tonight.

I'm having a crafty treat tomorrow because we missed Ally Pally, we are popping down to Exeter and the craft show there - never been before and it's not that far!

Bye for now,

Love and Hugs
Carole X


  1. Hi Carole what a fantastic project you are so creative. I would really like to visit Highgrove. Popping down to Exeter for a Craft Fair is a great idea. We like Exeter and have visited it a few times but never when a craft fair was on. Have fun. Hugs Jackie

  2. Carole what a fab project, so glad your kitchen isn't giving you headaches (it's stressful enough just living with out one with out getting problems). And tidy workmen is a big bonus. Enjoy your day out tomorrow. Hazel xx

  3. I think you probably already know how much I love this creation Carole!! As you know, I ADORE Artist Trading Blocks and you have done THE most fantastic job on this witches' house, I love, love, love every single little detail of it, especially the fabulous cat on the roof! I love the embossing and the windows and doors too! Well done and good luck in Eileen's challenge too! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. OMG this is amazing Carole - love it. The details is quite spectacular!! Glad that the kitchen is going well, I remember that not being able to cook hell, from having ours done. Have fun at the craft fair, can't wait to see your haul.. Cx

  5. Morning Carole,
    Simply stunning, just would not have the patience to make anything like this.

  6. Absolutely brilliant, I love this and what a fantastic interpretation of our challenge. I love the details like the pumpkins, cat on the roof, just brilliant. Thanks so much for,joining in the Eileen Hull Art with Heart Challenge. Tracy x

  7. Hi Carole,
    what a superb and stunning creation.
    My that must have taken you ages to make.
    So glad your enjoying your hols, and your kitchen is coming along nicely.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. This is adorable, I just love it! ~Diane

  9. Hi Carole

    So pleased to hear that the kitchen work is going well .. .. and that you are enjoying your "stay-cation".

    I have been catching up on all your lovely Autumn makes and seem to be so very far behind. I'm sorry :-(

    Have a great weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  10. Hi Carole, I found you on Art With Heart. I absolutely love Halloween and dimensional art, so your craft box house is just perfect in my opinion! Love all the details. I'm currently working on one to enter another challenge, and this is great inspiration to me!

  11. How full of textures and details... pumpkins and bats and witch's shoes...oh my the cat on the roof too! It's a winner for sure. Thanks for stopping by...always so nice to get back to you. Hugs Carole

  12. Hi Carole, this is brilliant, love it to bits.
    Thanks for your lovely comments.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  13. Wow, this is absolutely stunning! What an incredible creation, I love all your fantastic details.

  14. What a super fab creation, loving these colours and design.xx

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  15. Congratulations Carole, you are in the top three for this wonderful creation over on Eileen Hull's blog!! Hugs, Anne xx

  16. Stunningly, brilliant! I am awe struck.