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Saturday, 12 September 2015

Calico Spooktacular

Hello all!  I've really got my spook on at the moment... so much so that I'm offering a bonus Calico Craft Parts post this week.  I'm actually due to share something there on Monday, but after all the Halloween Hot Picks I found myself still in a spooky mood.

And if you need Halloween inspiration I can't think of a better place to visit than the Calico Craft Parts Halloween department.  There's such a variety of designs from haunted houses to spooky shrines to ghouls, ghosts and witches - enough weird and wonderful stuff to keep even the most avid Halloween fiend happy!


I've been playing with just a few of them as well as the Tim Holtz Regions Beyond paper stash, and having an absolute ball - really just pure fun.  Hop over to the Calico Craft Parts blog and check it out... IF YOU DARE!  But watch out - he's behind you!  Mwaah hah hah hah haaaah!

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
Scottish prayer

Oh, and one last chance to get your name in the hat to win a free ticket to the Crafting at Ally Pally show.  Visit my Ally Pally Alert post and leave a comment there saying you'd like to be in the draw - I'll be picking the winners tomorrow (Sunday).

28 comments:

Lauren Hatwell said...

It's brilliant! What a fun and clever project. Right up my street! :oD

Lx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Looks amazing Alison, real spooky hugs Debsx

Shirley Chillman said...

Another spooktacular masterpiece Alison. Dare I say the skeletons are looking gorgeous!!!

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Helen said...

love it Alison!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Absolutely adorable... a spooky masterpiece Alison! Happy weekend!
oxo
Susi

Mrs.B said...

WOW - fabulous. Love all the details and how you worked out the corridor for the zombie to enter Love it.
Avril xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over, it looks great!

Meggymay said...

Just been over to see this spooktacular shrine. Had a smile at them being tired out with the haunting. Fabulous details and design.
Yvonne xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Spookalicious fun, must head over and get a closer look.
Julie x

Hazel Agnew said...

Love what you have done...don't do spooky but can adapt! Thanks! Xx

craftimamma said...

Love it Alison and left some love over on the Calico Blog.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Julia Aston said...

Oh this looks SO spooky fun Alison! I'm off to check out all the deets! Julia xx

Dorthe said...

UHHHHHHH, it looks scary with that green one behind !!
but oh my!!! the cabinet you made them, is fantastic, Alison !!
xoxo

Sue C said...

Fantastic Alison ! Been to visit and just love it ! Sue C x

Gaby Bee said...

Love your spooky shrine, Alison!

Have a great weekend!
Gaby xo

Chrissy said...

Fantastic Alison..love the step by step and was really getting scared near the end..Love the skeletons and pumpkin and fabulous spooky design..the wallpaper and flooring is brilliant...the crackle and spider webs..all of it is just wonderful..

luv CHRISSYxx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Alison, I recognise this because this afternoon I was actually preparing one myself LOL. Very early stages of development!
Wishes
Lynne

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is gorgeous.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Brilliantly spooky. .I could learn to like Halloween if I see more of your creations! Chrisx

Gio said...

This looks, spook-tacular! Going there to see every details!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Spooky indeed Alison, off to take a closer look! Deb xo

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW that looks great!

JackieP Neal said...

i was just over there and left you a book! teehee
Truly Alison, this shrine is amazing and the way you create is amazing- I just love love love! Everything about this,especially your trompe l'oeil- you are so clever!! Now I am wondering if you help design the sets for the shows that you work with- if not, they need to consult you!
huge hugs xo

Princess Judy Palmer said...

OOOooh! This looks so cool. I love Halloween. It is my favoritest holiday of all. So of course I'm going to have to bop over and check out the spooks and spirits.

Deborah said...

Such a fun shrine for Halloween (I happened to see some halloween ornaments in TK Maxx today and they were so naff!). I love the font of the spooky words.

Shari Trumbull said...

Spook-tacular, indeed, Alison!! This is such a fun spooky shrine you've created! So many fun elements and your special config of the open doorway with the zombie wandering in! Fa-BOO-lous!! You've definitely startled me!! :) XOXO-Shari

Pawsitively Creative said...

Spooktacular shrine and those skeletons are on my wish list. Headed over for a closer lookey loo. ~Niki

Sandy said...

Absolutely delightful Alison - I loved every inch of your make!
Sandy xx