Saturday, October 29, 2011

All Hallows

Crafted for Manor House Creations

Ok so if you're from Aus or Europe, you're wondering what all the fuss is about. I remember growing up thinking I wish we celebrated Halloween - all those free lollies! What kid doesn't want that kind of celebration!

When your dh is Canadian you take on some of his celebrations. How funny is this story? When our kids were little we used to give our friends lollies so they could give them to our kids when we dropped in on Halloween night. lol
One year when we lived up in Darwin, we couldn't get an orange pumpkin at that time of year, so we improvised and painted green ones orange.

This is my Halloween crafting this year. Well this, a gift for my son, and of course making costumes.
All Hallows comes from the original name for Halloween. Most people think of it as a pagan festival. Well most kids just think of it as a candy festival! But it's origins are based on the Christian belief of all souls rising from the dead which is Nov 2nd.

On to the project, lol
I found the wooden houses in Walmart and thought  (like all scrapbookers do) hmmm I think I can do something with that. lol Well many hours later this was the result. I can't help myself. I'm just one of those who love all the little details.

 The houses were all black before I started. On this one I used brick red crackle paint. Flowers and leaves are all from the new summer collection at Manor House Creations.
Trim is Webster's, Family plaque is Bo Bunny, Dusty Attic chipboard piece.
These little flowers are gorgeous. I love the inked edges. Just added a light touch of paint to the leaves.
The pirate (Jera's costume from two years ago) house all locked up with a DA gate and letter box.
On this one I used textured fibre paste and rub paint. It has a great weathered look IRL.

 This lovely flourish is from Flourish With a Bling and worked as a perfect vine on the ghost house.
 I love this pic of Jera sitting so proudly on the tractor with all those wonderful pumpkins.
                                    Sienna was a fairy a couple of years ago.
                         I kept the witch black to give the appearance of a silhouette.
This is Jera's costume this year, minus the moustache. He's the "Ghost of Moustaches Past." I know you're probably thinking what on earth!!! One of the characters from the show Wizards of Waverly Place dressed as this. At least it was an easy costume. lol
Found these cute little skulls and crossbones.
 I'll finish with these gorgeous blooms from Manor House in the sunlight.
                               HAPPY HALLOWEEN for the 31st to all those of you who celebrate.
                                           Have a great scrapping week if you don't.

I'm off to check in on your blogs.I've been so busy crafting lately, I just can't get enough time in the day.
Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Awesome Halloween project Jen!! U r so creative I hope u all have a great time celebrating Halloween. As u said in Oz it is a non occasion! My son has been nagging me to let him go trick or treating but I won't let him! He says he wants to live in the US just for Halloween LOL!

  2. Wowzers, what an amazing project! It's spooctacularly awesome:) I love all the pretty flowers and the skeletons. Have a happy Halloween:)

  3. WOW! Absolutely amazing. I take my hat off you girl. The patience it takes to create something like this ...WOW! Awesome. Loved reading your story behind it. Have a good one!

  4. it is very good! it's a shame that we don't celebrate halloween... :(

  5. WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jenni this is an absolute work of art.... the details are just amazing... well done xx

    Oh, and thanks for the congrats :)

  6. WOOOOW!!!!!!!! Jeni i don't know what to say! This is absolutely stunning!!!!! I am not fan of Halloween, but your creation is gorgeous!!!! Have a great week too!!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment!

  7. You are the queen of detail! So much work has gone into this with such a fabulous result! What treasures you've created for your family! Happy Halloween!

  8. Oh my word!!! I may not do halloween but that doesn't mean I cant appreciate tge beauty and gorgeousness of your project!!! Every detail is just perfection...loving the crackle finish and the stained glass window look! Jenny you always surprise and delight me with your work....miss our phone chats!! xx

  9. this is soooo amazing girl....gorgeous !!! the details are just unreal!

  10. wow.. this is a masterpiece, a work of art.. stunning.. beautifully and intricately designed and created.. well done..

  11. A spooktastic, phantasmagorical WONDER!!! {don't think those are real words, but oh well, it's Halloween :)

  12. Wow! Jeni this is absolutely amazing! You have really out done yourself here! Fabo!

  13. Whooooa Jeni! I so wish I could touch this awesome awesome creation of yours! Must have taken you a couple of days to put this together. Just soaking in all the fabulous details, totally admire you for coming up with anything so spectacular as this!! I bow to thee! xoxoxox