Monday, 14 October 2019

Nearer the witching hour

Good Monday morning it is time for my fortnightly design team post for Visible Image stamps and today I am sharing another of my Halloween tags I have made for my big and little babies. I shared my guardian angel tag 2 weeks ago here in case you missed it. Today I am embracing the witching hour using the awesome 
 the birds from Into the woods (but you will see further in this post that one turned into a bat!)
the smaller cats from Stay curious

and a couple stamps from Create it
This is what I got up to. I used a piece of inky mop up card from my stash and die cut a tag and then my bats.
I stamped, coloured with Zig watercolour pens and cut out my witch.
I stamped and embossed the cats  (sorry about the reflection it was very sunny that day in my studio) and cut some out. 
I found a very old Halloween paper from my stash and added the sitting cat from Create it! I stamped the little tree and leaves in brown from Own it, and 2 of the owls from Into the woods
However I noticed a problem.....
yes I stamped the owl into the O of frog upside down. I muttered and was really annoyed with myself until I realise that upside down it looked like a bat and that it was even better than an owl on the O!!What a stroke of luck. Or perhaps the witch had cast a spell? 🤣🦉🦇
I also made some bottles of poison using the stamp from the Alice in wonderland stamp set

I backed my tag with black card and added a layer of purple die cut mesh. 

Spot the bat  owl 😉

 and one last shot
I would like to enter my tag into the following challenges

Craft Stamper take it make it 3/3 anything goes
Fab n funky 2/3 halloween
Funky Junkie boutique blog Halloween
Happy little stampers anything goes with dies
Crafty sentiments 2/3 Halloween
Simon says Monday autumn/fall

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group is here would be lovely to see you there. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity.

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are regular world wide.

And the shop web site is here; where all their gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope your Halloween creations are taking shape...not long now until the witches fly. Watch out they don't turn you into a bat 🤣🦇🦇🦇

And keep this under your hat (or your broomstick) there is a BRAND NEW release coming very soon! Stay tuned!

Back soon, 

Bye for now

Jane x


  1. Well wasn't that a stroke of luck .. it looks exactly like a bat, that's what is known as a happy accident! :)
    Happy new week my friend,
    V x

  2. I really sat on the edge of my seat as I watched this come together, Jane! Fabulous creativity in creating the spooky layers, and each of your elements works perfectly with the next. The upside down owl really does pass for a bat in repose. Love your tag, and even though I don't go for witches, this one seems to be a nice witch caring for her kitties! Thank you for playing along again at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog in our It's Halloween challenge; I always love seeing what you make! Hugs!

  3. Wow, what an amazing make! I love all the detail that you created, it looks fabulous 😀. Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Creative wishes, Jo x

  4. I love Halloween and this captures the spirit of the day so well. I'm glad you got fun time with the kiddies. It's nice to see you're passing on your love of creating :)

  5. LOVE that design!!
    *H*A*P*P*Y* *H*A*L*L*O*W*E*E*N*!*
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Fabulous Halloween tag. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  7. What a fabulous Halloween tag Jane and you're so right - that cat inside the O looks for all the world like a bat! I marvel at the intricate way you cut out the cats too. Thank you for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog x

  8. Seriously cool tag! I love it : ) Thanks for joining us for our challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio!


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