Sunday, 30 September 2012

An early BOO!..........

I'm always inspired by the fabby Linda at My Happy Place
She makes the most wonderful creations for the
I haven't taken part in a challenge for a little while....
....and I liked the the sound of the
'An early Boo!'
Halloween challenge...
I recently bought this teeny weeny creepy doll's head  at a bootsale  for  10p !!...and just couldn't wait to use it in a Halloween altered creation!!...
The little pumpkins are natural dried putka pods (mini pumpkins)
which I've painted.
Anway, I thought I would alter this little wooden home blank, to make my own shabby haunted house!
and this was the result....
First of all I added Authentique papers to the back of the compartments
then crackle painted the rest.
I rummaged through my crafty stash and embellished it with....
lace, dolls head, frozen charlotte doll, altered bottles, altered cabinet card, stickers, wooden gate embellie, bingo no., paper flowers, spider, broomstick, lizard charm, bats, vintage images, bulb,cameo......
Then I made some spooky bunting and added the letters 'TRICK
Thank you
for all the spooky inspiration!!
Thanks for Peeking!
Jan x


  1. Jan, this is a really "cool" Halloween creation! I'm in the USA right now surrounded by all things Halloween & can't wait to hit the shops, had some stuff delivered before we arrived (TH skull) then it will have to be a patient wait until I get home before I can craft again + my storage 4 crafts units arrived so I need to declutter & sort out!!!


  2. Jan, this is a great spooky piece! I am really enjoying seeing all the Halloween Challenges this year!
    So glad you liked your prayer flag.Making them is good fun!
    Have you seen the Prayer Flag Swap blog? Loads of lovelies on there!
    Judy x

  3. Oh how I love those putka pods that are fabulous and work so well in your Halloween piece. Love the dolls head too and your bunting is a perfect touch. This is fabulous Jan, I love it. Tracy x

  4. WOW WOW Jan, this is really really cool!!! I love every wonderful detail. Alot of work went into this and I LOVE it!!!Thanks for sharing your fun Halloween house this week at CCCB :-)

  5. That is the creepiest of doll heads, but perfect for your fab "house." Loooove it! It looks like it was super fun to put together. :)

  6. What a terrific piece of art this is ... and yep, that dolls head is creepy ... So glad you could join us this week at CCCB

  7. Wow Jan, a stunning piece! That little doll's head really got your creative juices flowing - wish I could find mine - lol x

  8. This is just fabulous, all those amazing details! I am so impressed.

  9. Jan this is an awesome feast for the eyes! I love everthing about it!

  10. Wow Jan.. fantastic.. love it.. Love halloween...

  11. Jan, this is amazing! What a spooky combination you have put together! Filled with wonderful treasures! I love, love, love it! Happy Halloween!

  12. Dear Jan, ONE WORD : AMAZING -
    WOW, WHAT A WORK, so many sweet and gorgeous things-I LOVE what you have created, love the pumpkings,the banner(wonderful)
    and all your little effects of Halloweenish things.
    SO gorgeous, I can`t leave your blog today!!!

  13. Awww.. Thanks so much my friend for you kind words. You know I feel the same way about you.. And Let me just say your rocked this challenge. This is fabulous, Scary but fabulous. Lots of cool trinkets thats for sure. Thanks so much for joining us over at CCCB!

  14. Hi Jan, your little haunted house is soooo sweet and has so much lovely detail ( I don't know if things that are haunted are allowed to be sweet ? ) and is just so full of wonderful whimsy it makes me smile. I do love the dolls head. Your paper prayer flags too are amazing, so beautiful. xx

  15. Amazing!! Im in awe of all your details! Halloween has come early in my house too... My son is 9 now and is starting to love all the creepyness that the season brings!


  16. Amazing!! I am in awe off all your details! Im afraid halloween has come early in my house too. My son is 9 now and is in love with all of the creepiness that the season brings!


  17. Oh Smiff, this is spooktacular. I am not one for Halloween but the artwork is amazing. You really put that together brilliantly. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Good luck girlie.

  18. Oh my, totally fab and more! I thought I'd commented but clearly not... your halloween art is just the best, I'm about to take out the things you sent me last year!! Love love love it all Mx

  19. What awesome and fun halloween project, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  20. Such fun Jan! Love all of the details and especially your spooktacular doll head with the #13!!!
    Happy October!

  21. Your little haunted house is tooooo precious for words, Jan! I just love it all, but especially the "13" as it's my lucky number!! Happy Autumn, sweet friend!

  22. Spookilishious Jan, terric details in this, I may have to have a go! x

  23. From the attic to the basement your haunted house is full of creepy spookyness. Love your transformation. The doll was a bargain buy for 10p. Hugs Mrs A.

  24. LOVE it, Jan! I'd love a rummage through your crafty stash, it must be amazing :)


  25. Brilliant spooky creation... Love all the elements... AmAzing detail... Fabulous spooky feast!!! Hugs May x x x


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