Tuesday, 15 October 2019

DC - A Cauldron, a Skull, Some Bats and a Witch!! Oh My!

Good morning everybody! 

It’s Choosday which means it’s time for a new ‘Anything Goes’ challenge over at POLKADOODLES DIGI CHOOSDAY and as always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details.   

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The DT had to incorporate a ‘reveal’ element to our projects this week with a Halloween/Autumn theme.

So here is my cauldron all bubbling over with witchy wicked potion-ness(?) and just a pull of the bat atop the witches’ hat reveals the lady herself [insert cackle here].

My favourite part has to be the skull and crossbones. I was foxed for a while wondering what I could use to make it but then…..eureka!!

So this is GEORGE THE GIRAFFE cut from white card and then brutally decapitated and de-horned.

I then took the large die from the KITTY WHISKERS set and using the ‘tuft’ on top of his head cut through the narrow part of what was left of George.

This resulted in a jaw and a set of teeth.

Using parts from the BEARY CUTE set and also KITTY WHISKERS  I cut some eye sockets and a nasal cavity and also used the bone from ‘DORABLE DOG to complete the look.
And here he is...I'm calling him Frank!

Ok so I was on a bit of a roll now and thought bats (as you do) and having used the holly from the ROBIN ON A BRANCH  in the background I wanted to make something slightly bigger to sit on the witches’ hat so of course I turned to the BUTTERFLY TRIO set.  I cut the solid shape die in black then trimmed the antenna.
I then used the smaller of the FLUFFY CLOUDS set to shape the bottom edge of the wings.

I'm calling her Betty!

So here is a highly entertaining (!), perfectly shot (!) video of the reveal process with added sound effects. Don't blink or you'll miss it.

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See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #178: Anything Goes/Spooky
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #104: Anything Goes
A PERFECT TIME TO CRAFT – Challenge #10: Always Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #39: October Anything Goes
PEARLY SPARKLES – Challenge #45: Spooky and/or Cute
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #10: Anything Goes
DIE CUT DIVAS – October Challenge: Fall Colours/Any October Holiday
THE CREATIVE CRAFTERS – Challenge #21: Anything Goes
TRY IT ON TUESDAY - Witches/Wizards/Halloween
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS – October Challenge: Masculine or Halloween


  1. Love this Jane. Your comment on my blog made me giggle.
    I love your witchy cackle! Lol.
    Dawn xx

  2. Frank and Betty...clear to see you were a child of the 70s too!! I love how you adapt your dies Jane and decapitate bits here and there to make something entirely unique!! Another fabulous card and an Oscar for cinematography and sound effects is certain!! xx

  3. What fun this is. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  4. This is brilliant Jane, lots of fun details - a great idea.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. Hey Jane is lovely, you have made Halloween cute 👻
    Jane 🌴

  6. Fab make and super colouring, thanks so much sharing it with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog

    DT @ LTCCB

  7. Smashing make, thanks for sharing cheers Sue x

  8. Fabulous make! Your bubbling cauldron looks amazing and the little witch is adorable 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Jo x

  9. Spooky and beautiful! I love your cauldron, Jane! Kisses!

  10. Fabulous design love the bubbling couldron and hidden witch -great sound effects lol.Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles
    Carol DT x

  11. Fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  12. A great fun Halloween card Jane. Thanks for taking the time to enter our challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck Jayne DT

  13. Beautiful project!! Thanks for joining our challenge at
    The Creative Crafters Challenge blog
    I hope you’ll join us next time again.
    (DT member)

  14. So creative. Love your out of the box thinking
    Julie T

  15. I love this especially the little fish bones, I think that really makes this creation, hugs Pops x

  16. Fabulous,as always...great colors,coloring and design...LOVE IT...hugs Zelly xx

  17. Spooktacular!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Hesters DT for  http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/


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