Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Ghoulish Hop on World Card Making Day!

Happy Saturday and World Card Making Day!! But first really, I have to say Happy 10th Anniversary to my dh... It has been an adventure and I am looking forward to many more the next 10!!

I am excited to be part of Angela's Craft Corner's Ghoulish Blog Hop this weekend! If you have begun here then you need to hop to Angela's Blog at  
Thank you for stopping in and being able to peek at the many great projects ahead as well as your chance to win some Blog Candy!! My project is a haunted house candy jar.  It started off as a plain paper mache house which I painted and turned into something fun for Halloween.

Here is the front of the house.  I started off  with using Tim Holtz Distress EP  around the windows to give it a "broken" feel.  From there, I painted the entire house inside and out with black acrylic paint except the roof which I used metallic acrylic paint for a copper look.  Once dry, I lightly went over the roof with some black paint to make it look old.  I followed that up with using Modge Podge on each side, one at a time, and covering it with black glitter.

One side of the house. Here, I used a MS sticker of a tombstone.  I added some spainsh moss around it.  For the windows, I used some orange textured cs run through the CB with the sticks embossing folder, cut out to size and used some decorative scissors for the ends.  I then ran over lightly with a sponge and black ink and popped it up using some mounting tape.

For the chimney, I used some craft wire and some decorative bat appliques  for the look of the bat flying out.  I added some black feathers and spider webs to finish it off.

This is the inside with candy.

The left corner of the house I used some mini picket fences that I had for quite some time which I painted and added some glitter to.  I then glued it to the corner of the house adding some moss and feathers for the finished touch.

This is a closer look of the tombstone side.  I did add some googly eyes to the windows which first, I placed some transparent sheets on the inside for the eyes to stick.

Finally, the front area, I bought a mini broom which I cut to size, painted and added some glitter to place on the front. The door was made running it through a CB folder and distressing it with a sponge and ink.  I used PTI's sentiment from Spooky Treats II to cross over the door.  I then finished the house by adding some ribbon along the bottom side and adding some chipboard over it for stability.
I really had a great time making this project and cant wait to place this on our coffee table for the holidays!! Thanks so much for peeking and the next Blog that you will be hopping to is Patricia. She is Eleventh on the list! Follow the link here:

Just leave a comment for your chance to win 2 great candies!! You will be entered to win 40-50 total sheets of  6x6 paper of Cosmo Cricket collections of Girl Friday and Ever After as well as American Crafts collection of a la Carte.  You will also receive an Ippity stamp called A Bit of Burlap. Perfect to create a little ghoulish item of yours!!    (Sorry... this is only open to those living in the US.)


  1. Love the house!! All the details are perfect!!! Thanks so much for being a part of this blog hop!!!

  2. Oh my! Your house is outstanding. Love all the touches, especially the googly eyes. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

    vwilson577 at

  3. How cute!! Love the idea of putting candy in the house! I have a few houses I am doing.

  4. Oh, My Goodness! I Love your Spooky House. So Creative! Love the googly Eyes peeking out the Window, You did an Awesome Job on this. Thanks for Sharing!
    I just became a follower of yours. Looking forward to seeing what else you Create. Would Love for you to come visit my blog sometime. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  5. That is amazing!!! So much detail. What a way to hide candy. I may have to try and make something for my table I love this:)

  6. love your project thanks for the chance to win. co

  7. That is a really cool candy jar!

  8. WOWSY!! I'm a new follower & your house was a great stop over. The detail & spookiness is way over the top!! TFS. I do hope you can hop over to my blog ,follow & say hi

  9. This is totally adorable! So many fun details going on. I love Halloween, and am always on the look out for and adding to my decorations.

  10. AWESOMELY CUTE!! I am a new follower! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

  11. Adorable!! Thanks for sharing your project with us and giving us the chance to get some blog candy, too!!

  12. Happy Anniversary & Happy WCMD! Halloween is my favorite time for crafting. Love your spooky house. I could picture it on my coffee table too :)

  13. Wow! U really put some time & effort n2 this project & it is amazing! Luv it! Following via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

  14. Wow! love it! Where did you find the house? Would be cute for a gingerbread house at Christmas, too.
    Thanks for sharing!

  15. Ok... I need to go make a Haunted House now! This is fabulous and I LOVE all the details! Too fun! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
    Would love for you to check out my blog:)

  16. This is so neat! I love all the cobwebs, and it is a candy perfect!

  17. it's at HL on the add this week!
    I'm going Monday bright and early!

  18. Happy Anniversary!

    What a cute idea and you carried it out to the smallest detail.
    Thanks for sharing so many of the steps. This is something I may try for next year.
    (I'd have to start in August.)

  19. AWesome !!! GREAT PROJECT !!! tfs!!!


  20. This house is amazing!!! I am thinking about trying to make one of these!! Thanks for sharing!!! I am now a follower of your blog and am hoping to win some candy!!!

  21. Love your house. Wonderful spooky details. TFS Thanks for a chance to win.


  22. WOWZA! This is fabulous, Deb! Frightful & delightful, for sure. Well done, PPL! :)

  23. I love your candy jar, it's so cute. Thanks so much for sharing. or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

  24. OMGoodness! You are so creative! I wish I had that kind of talent. This is seriously awesome! What a fun project and OMG! I love the blog candy! I really hope I'm lucky! Paper is my all time favorite thing to win (other than Cricut cartridges). :0) TFS!

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway and stop by my blog for current hops I'm in and a chance to win even more blog candy!

    Amy Jo (new follower)

    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    DT Member:

  25. fabulous fabulous! LOVE that pizazzy candy container. It is decorated to perfection :)

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