Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Happy Hauntings ATC's

Oh it's sooooo good to be back! Sorry it's taking me ages to get into the swing of blogging again, as I'm soooo behind with everything I'm never sure where to start!! First thing I think, is to go on a blog hop and visit all of you!! ((Try not typing so much, no body reads it! Just scroll down to the bottom where it says Freebie font! And Freebie Papers))
My Laptop is still Jet-lagged and keeps going off line for some reason, so I hope I can get this done before it falls to sleep! Just before we left John took everything off my hard drive and put it onto my add-on hard drive so, of course, I can't find anything!
I'm waaaay behind with swaps and forum birthdays cards, (sorry!) but if you're on my list you should have your birthday card very soon, probably in time for next year!! (No change there then!!)
There's nothing like a good scare is there! And these ATC's are nothing like a good scare! (Well, I tried my best!) I started them just before I went away and then finished them over the weekend and today, for a forum swap, or was it a competition? I've forgotten now, and anyway, I'm too late now. Never mind! I think there was supposed to be four but I've done five. (Actually, I've done more than that but I didn't like the others!) They won't be wasted, The Quirky Forum are having an Autumn or Halloween Challenge this week, which I missed because I wasn't here, so I'll pop one of these over there later, don't forget to pop over and enter anything spooky or Autumny that you've made, you might win a prize! And Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog also has a Halloween theme going on too, so I might pop over there later!
I've used a mixture of PinkPetticoat papers from last year (They have some new spooky papers for this year) and a download from Scrap Booking Mad, They have single downloads from about 20p and I think Hocus Pocus was only about £1.20. Look out for their freebies while you're there!
New Added Bit!! The green spider and the purple Boo! background paper are from two sets of Halloween papers called Spooks and Boo from Free Dital Scrapbooking. If you haven't already found this site on my side bar, go take a look! Lots of lovely freebies to downloan!
I've printed some of the papers out in the normal size and others really small so they fitted onto the ATC. (Artist Trading Cards. They are about the size of a playing card and are made only for swapping! and showing off your talent!)
The haunted houses are normally a lot bigger. I've added a bit of Sticklers Glitter to give them a bit of bling and some of the writing has been covered with Sticky-back-plastic to give it a bit of shine.
While we were over in the States visiting Maria, Jesse and new baby grandson Mason, we noticed a lot of the houses over there are made of wood. Actually, where Maria lives in Monroe, they all were! And many of them looked like these haunted houses! It's a bit like driving into an Old Western, only in a car and not on a horse! Nearly every home was decorated with lights, cobwebs, witches, tomb stones and pumpkins. One was completely covered in black shredded bin liners, or maybe they were just trying to gift wrap it!! They can move their houses! We came across a whole town that was being 'moved' as the soil had been contaminated by a train derailment. So one by one the homes were moved back, the soil, cleaned and then the homes, even the hotel, put back! (Only in America!) Halloween is a big market out there. You can buy anything from radio controlled flying bats to Y-fronts! (They were scary!!)
Of course i bought some papers and something that's been on my wish list for the last eigthteen months, some Martha Stewart Punches. The Cobweb, which I've used on 'Spoooooky" (the corner and the edging) A lace punch and a fine fern leaf, which worked out about £6 or £7 each that I didn't think was too bad! The Woodware type punches though, I thought, were a lot dearer.
Another bargin I bought back was 60 12x12 'My Minds Eye' scrap book papers, which were priced just under $25 but were in a sale for well under five English pounds, so I had to have them!
Now the font I've used on these ATC's is of course a Freebie down load. It's called Buffied and you can download it HERE or even HERE
Oh! I mustn't forget our four new followers!! Thank you for joining Spyder's Corner. Irmina Dulniak I have found you Irmina or someone with the same name but so far no real link to where you are! (I love a mystery!) So you'll have to pop in and say Hi! Lottie hasn't a link either but luckily she popped in and said hi! So you can find Lottie over on Lotties or Lotties ATC's where you'll find some fabulous tote bags, some yummy dinners, lovely pictures of all sorts (I love the buttons!) and some excellent ATC's! You'll also find some lovely makes over on Susan's blog too. Pop over to Saramar-dreamkeeper and have a look! And last but not least Carol Ann from Purple Moments (I have a few of them!!) who has some really lovely cards, tags, notebooks and some fabulous altered CDs!
Okay! Back tomorrow or maybe Friday with a few more makes and pictures. Thank you for stopping by!!

16 comments:

  1. These are wicked cute. I mean spooky.

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  2. These are fantastic Lyn great spooky Spyder work !! he he
    Love Susie xx

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  3. WELCOME BACK,
    Fangtastic ATC's,
    Hugs
    Angie

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  4. Welome back aint reading all that ut will tomorrow just wanted to say hI GRAT ATC

    LIZ X

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  5. Fabby ATC's Lyn...just perfect! xx

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  6. these are brill hun just great images great to see you back on form too dont worry you missed my
    5oth birthday he he take care babe hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  7. Hi Lynne
    Fabby work hun, love them but I must say the little ghostie is me favourtie:)
    Anne x

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  8. Welcome back Lynn!! love your haunted house!! Great spooky ATC!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  9. Wonderful creations!
    Very spooky!
    hugs
    kim x

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  10. Hi Lyn its so lovely to have you back and its an adventure just reading through your blog, I love it, the ATCs are stunning, Ive posted of all my cards to the littles one in the family, so Im sure they will be opening them up today. Take care with love and huge hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  11. Lyn, it's lovely to have you back, the ATCs are fab, and I know a fact that relates to what you were saying. Blackcurrants were federally banned in the US until the 70s, because they can carry a bug that eats wooden houses, so the plants were conidered too dangerous. Lol, I always want to give Americans Ribena because of that ;)

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  12. Welcome back Lyn. A great selection of cards and not at all scary!!
    Clairex

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  13. These are wonderful, i love them, what great fun to make. Mel x

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  14. Hiya Lyn - fab. creations and interesting stories as always! Great to have you back!
    Love, Sylvia xxx

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