Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Fall-O-Ween for Eileen Hull

Hello Friends

This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team are celebrating Autumn by creating Fall-O-Ween projects, either creating an Autumnal project or a Halloween project!  Of course, I went for Halloween!

Do please check out Eileen's blog HERE all this month for inspiring projects.  Eileen also has a Fan Club of Facebook HERE where over 3,000 members share ideas and projects.

For my project I used Eileen's new Wrapped Journal (Sizzix 662816), Tim Holtz latest Halloween fabric gifted to me by Jenny Marples and Halloween buddy Juli Riedel (of Voodoo doll fame).  Thanks again ladies!

The journal was created during a super fun crafty day with some dear and fabulous friends - Rita McGranthin, Annie Gilmour and Tracy Evans, three exceptionally talented ladies!

I covered the journal, inside and out with Tim Holtz latest release of Halloween fabric, it gives the journal some added strength.  I don't have any process shots (sorry) but we were having fun playing and I forgot, so I am showing you how I finished the journal off instead.  Having said that, all of Eileen's journals are just a dream and very easy to put together.
Here, on the inside cover you can see how the fabric (on the cover) goes with Tim's latest Halloween paper (on the signatures).  The gravestones, cat and hat are all from older dies from Tim Holtz.  The gravestones were covered in two of  Seth Apter/Emerald Creek's Baked Textures in Rocky Road and Patina Oxide.  The words are from a Tim Holtz stamp set.
You can see here that I used Tim's Design Tape to give strength to the signature.  The fabulous witch is a die from one of Tim's previous Halloween releases.  She is missing her broomstick and cat here!

The signature cover this time was stamped with Tim's Gothic background stamp and white embossing powder was added.
Again, another of Tim's Halloween dies and word for the ghosts, the bats are from a very old Memory Box die.
The spider's web was stamped with Tim's cobweb stamp and embossed with white, the spiders are from one of Tim's very old die sets.  They were embossed with Rocky Road Baked Textures - they look quite creepy in real life!
From Tim's latest Halloween release, Mr Bones just had to make an appearance - I bought him for my Guest month with Simon Says which you can see HERE if you missed it.
On the cover I used an old Tim flourish die as a branch for the Raven to sit on.  The Raven is actually one of Tim's older stamp releases, he was stamped, fussy cut and then covered with embossing ink and coated with Seth Apter's Rocky Road Baked Texture.  The closure is one of Tim's Idea-ology Custom Knobs.

The tag was created using Tim's new Alcohol Lift Ink on Yupo - my first experiment with this new technique, it was so easy and such fun to do!  Thank you to my lovely friend Kath who bought me the set for my birthday whilst we were at a craft event!

To finish off I added some charms from my stash and some sparkly orange yarn.

Another Halloween project done and dusted!  Thanks so much for your visit,
I hope to see you again soon, I have a couple more Halloween journals to
share next week using Eileen's journal dies and papers from DCWV.

Hugs,  Anne  xxx


  1. Absolutely fantastic wrapped journal Anne, I adore the black and orange. Doesn't it seem like a long time ago now since our play day lol, the weeks are just vanishing. I love how you finished this piece and the pages are brilliant. Tracy x x

  2. Your journal looks amazing Anne x Love the way you have embellished the cover and the signature covers look fabulous too xx Thank You once again for a great day it was so delightful to catch up again and mammy had such a blast too xx
    Sending huge hugs to you and David xx

    Annie xx

  3. An excellent spooky journal Anne! Love the marriage of products from Tim Holtz and Seth Apter. You are truly the queen of eclectic!

  4. wow I bet that was a fun crafty day Anne and just when I thought the cover was amazing, you treat us to the amazing signatures inside. Love those spiders and I'm glad they're behind the computer screen because they look so life like. And you rocked the Alcohol Lift It technique. You truly are the Queen of Journals. hugs and lots of love kath xxx

  5. Oh my gosh, this is amazing, Anne!! Wow!! I absolutely love it!! It's creepy and fabulous!! All of your details are perfection!! The cover looks incredible!! All of the inside pages are clever and spectacular!! And the spiders!! This makes me want to pull out my Halloween supplies and start playing!! Love, love it, my friend!! Such an inspiration, as always!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Oh Anne, this is even better here than on your f/book page as we get to see it in all it's glory. The pages are wonderful - such fun but so beautifully put together too. You always put the best stamps and dies together - just love it! Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  7. That witch better find her broom and cat quickly or there will be hell to pay!! Here you are in your Halloween glory, Annie! This is filled to the brim with glorious Halloween goodies! Can't wait to see what you make next and I'm so glad you had that fun get-together with your dear friends!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Such a super fun book! I LOVE the hats throughout. You just rock at making these journals/books!

  9. Oh wow! loving this Anne. Happy crafty week, Angela xxx

  10. Anne this really screams Halloween..! Love that fabric cover and you have convinced me I really do need that cobweb stamp. The embellishments add just the right amount of bling to this wrapped journal. I bet you had so much fun creating this stunner. So glad you share in blogland as I'd miss out on many lovely things that are now only shared on FB.
    Thank you for sharing this amazing creation, you've set my creative cogs moving.
    Wednesday Hugs Tracey xx

  11. So spookylicious Anne ..... I love everything about it. I know I've said this many times before but, you always do Halloween so well xx

  12. This is a fantastic , Anne. A really great mini compendium of so many of Tim's halloween products . Love the fabric and the closure.
    hugs x

  13. OMGOSH Anne! This is way too much fun! I love the witch with a little "back" teeheehee
    Each page is so delightful and thrilling, not too chilling!
    Thank you for the inspiration- I feel like I should create something Halloween-ish now myself!
    Jackie xo

  14. love love love this Anne, each page is spoocktacular! It's really awesome how you've incorporated the various die cuts and your charms are perfectly suited, I hope to start adding more charms into my creations, as these look so lovely. Once again, you've created a beautiful piece with Eileen's dies! Thank you for sharing. xx

  15. Such a fantastic album Anne, so much to see and admire on every page, and of course the fabric on the cover looks fabulous!! Great use of all those wonderful Halloween goodies, and I bet you had so much fun during your crafty day.... I'm off to catch up with Annie and Rita in 10 days so I look forward to hearing much more about it then. We are going to make Artist Trading Coins my latest passion :o)

  16. What a wonderful album Anne - I might have known that it was all done inside too - didn't realise that when I saw it on FB. I love it all - brilliant. And your crafty day sounds wonderful too! Lucky you! Looking forward to seeing you soon though! Big hugs rachel x

  17. Oh, my goodness, Anne! I just love it when you do Halloween! I adore the Harlequin fabric covers, each of the pages, bringing back old Halloween memories! What a wonderful little journal and tag! Great job on the lifting! Haven't used mine yet, but inspired by your spider web. Lucky ladies to share that special crafty time! Sending hugs! PS Thank you for all your well wishes. Looks like it's been downgraded to a cat 3 , but eye is just south of us, which for us is not a good place to be. We are as prepared as we can get, so just waiting...

  18. What an amazing album Anne!! I love the fabric cover and every page on the inside is a wonderful work of art!! Can certainly see that you had a lot of fun putting this together!! Must have been a great day with your crafty friends!! hugs xx

  19. Oh so eye-popping and strokable!! Very striking indeed Anne and wonderfully made - you are THE Halloween Superstar! Brilliant to use Tim's full Halloween range - they are all such classics! Stunning and spookilicious! Nicola x

  20. Your projects are absolutely wonderful! I can't wait to try all of them - I'll start with Halloween! Thanks so much for sharing your art and the techniques that you use. You cannot imagine how much I appreciate it!

  21. Wow.... this is such a fantastic album, Anne. The details and all the embellishments on the cover and inside are so beautiful! :)

  22. What fun pages inside your spooky Halloween journal Anne! You can tell you enjoy this season!!

  23. Enjoyed this spooky project earlier, but didn't have time to comment. I know this is YOUR season, and you always do such spectacular projects. It's just as wonderful as always, and you have used the products to such great effect. Loved all the papers, the die shapes, and how you've combined them to make a splendid seasonal album. I can see you had fun with these ladies! Bet you had a grand time being together, and I'm so happy for all of you that you're able to do this! TFS & Big hugs.

  24. So clear to see you're in your element here - and the results of your crafting day with friends are just fabulous. Every page is full of wonders - such great use of all those die-cuts and papers. I adore the crow in his witch's hat on the cover, and the froth of those feathery fibres. Off now to check out Part 2!
    Alison x

  25. Ooh this is spookiliciously awesome! I can tell you had a ball creating every last element whilst having a fabulous day with your lovely friends. The fabric is gorgeous and the die cuts, stamping, charms etc, etc are all wonderfully your style and the whole thing is just an absolute marvel my friend! Hugs xxx


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