Wednesday 31 October 2012

Last chance to enter this months challenge

Just a quick reminder that the current challenge closes tonight at 11.59. So you still have time to enter. There is a prize of £15.00 to one randomly drawn entrant and the winner will be announced on the 2nd November.

To see full detail of this months challenge please look at the blog post HERE

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Chunky ATC...By Carol Fox

I have altered a wooden chunky ATC using Artistic Outpost rubber stamps. I used the stamp sets, Haunted Halloween, Whimsical Melage and Birds of a Feather.

The block was painted with black gesso and then over stamped with images in white ink before the main images were stuck in position.

The current challenge is Halloween themed and the full details and where to upload your images can be seen HERE

Saturday 27 October 2012

Batty about Halloween

Here's my third and final Spider Girl ATC for this months Spooky challenge theme, totally inspired by the Dogs Trust slogan, ' A dog is for life, not just Christmas '. For this ATC I stepped away from the typical halloween colours and went for one of my favourite colour combinations, pink and turquoise. I made it using the same template as the other atc's this month and and hand drew the bat.
I do hope you like it, thanks for looking.
Wishing you a happy day, Sam xxx

Friday 26 October 2012

Spooky Sea...By Carol Fox

This large tag was first given a coat of gesso. Then the skull image from the Halloween cube was stamped in black ink. Various colours of paint were then, painted, splattered and splodged onto it.
I added Beadazzles and coloured crinkle free ribbon with distress stains and stuck these on around the main image. The main image is Smushallaum by Stampotique. A small charm was added with a swivel clasp.

The current challenge is open until the 31st october. Full details can be seen HERE

Thursday 25 October 2012

Cherub Box... By Moira Sutton

This square wooden box has been used for this project. It was painted with Inca Gold paints and a collage image was added.
The leaves are Blackberry Ferro through the Dylusions Luscious Leaves Stencil.

The challenge this month is " Something Wicked This way Comes" The full details can be seen HERE . There is a £15.00 gift voucher in the shop to be won by one lucky randomly selected entrant.

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Kate Crane...Guest Designer

Kate Crane was our guest designer this month. Just in-case you missed any of the lovely pieces she shared with us here are a quick round of up them with links to the original blog posts.

Thank you Kate for sharing with us this month, and if anyone wants to see more of her lovely work you can see it on her blog "The Kathryn Wheel"

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Trick or Treat Sweetie Bag

I am really enjoying making Hallowe'en items and have made a little calico Trick or Treat Sweetie Bag for the 'Something Wicked this Way Comes' challenge theme. I coloured the little bag with Distress Stain in Mustard Seed and then stamped with words and cobweb from My Minds Eye Hallowe'en stamp set. The bottle and Witch's Potion label are from the Artistic Outpost Apothecary set which I also used for the shrink plastic bottle charm. I coloured the images with marker pens and finished off with a skull charm.

I thought that wasn't much of an offering for you on its own, so I also made a little feminine calico gift bag, using the background stamp from the Artistic Outpost 'Jane Austen's Countryside' in pink, and then adding the figure and the wording, 'You are a True Friend' in black. It's the perfect size for a little jewellery gift.

Monday 22 October 2012

Witches and bats and Ants oh my!

This week, I've made a Hallowe'en tag using the Artistic Outpost Haunted Halloween set, some spritzers for the background, some chiffon ribbon and a plastic ant (courtesy of the pound shop!)  

There's still time to join in with our monthly challenge and be in with a chance to win £15 to spend instore. Check out this blog post for deets.

Mandy x

Sunday 21 October 2012

The Dark Fairy by Annette Goatley (Nettyscraftings)

Happy Sunday to you.  Oooh am so loving this Halloween month and have been creating like a whirling dervish.

The Dark Fairy has been created with a Scrolls Work Stamp - Ruffled Feathers and the Wings are from the Butterfly Collection by Lost Cost Designs.  Cotton Reel and Stampboard Base.  The wings were coloured with Alcohol Inks and the rest with Distress Inks.  Everything else is from stash.

oooh Spooky, she is now alongside the decorated Halloween Candle amongst other spooky bits and pieces.  Enjoy your day and take care you never know which ghosties are about.............hugs Annette x

Saturday 20 October 2012

Trick or Trick?

Just lately I have fallen in love with ATC's all over again and just can't stop making them. Here's another featuring Spider Girl again, this time I've given her a pointy witches hat, simply cut out of black card and the stars stamped with white staz on. It's a distress ink background with some orange paint squished through a template, a shrink plastic star and the ground is another distress inked bit of paper which I embossed. It's very nice to stroke with lots of textures!. I couldn't resist giving her some green and yellow stripey socks.
Thanks for looking, wishing you a happy day, Sam xxx
Here's what I used:
Stampotique: Spider Girl and Jo's Star
Lost Coast Designs: Angel in Disguise (for the hat stars)
Distress Inks: Dusty Concorde and Brushed Corduroy
Crafters Workshop Template: Cherry Blossom
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint: Altered Orange

Thursday 18 October 2012

Something wicked this way comes .... By Kate Crane

Hi there. Kate here again, with another spooky creation to fit in with the wonderful Halloween theme here on the Happy Daze blog. I had fun making this little ATC triptych, using bats from Halloween Cube 1, and adding wicked horns to Mervyn Boy!

I made the background using the wrinkle-free Distress technique, and then added some gory red circles using acrylic paint, allowing it to dribble down.

I found the full quote by Shakespeare (Macbeth of course!) in a vintage book of quotes, and added it as a finishing touch.


Distress inks in Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo,  Peacock Feathers
Grass by Jo Capper-Sandon for Stampotique originals
Halloween Cube 1  and Mervyn Boy by Daniel Torrente for Stampotique Originals

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Spooky Apothecary Card

I made this card to co-ordinate with last week's Spooky Apothecary frame and used the same stamp sets, Apothecary by Artistic Outpost and the My Mind's Eye Hallowe'en set. I cut the pieces with the Tim Holtz Cabinet dies, embossing the orange layer for a little texture. I used a selection of the stamps from the sets, stamping in black and browns and masking the row of bottles before I stamped the larger bottle and the Poison wording.I sponged the stamped panel with Distress Inks. I finished off with some faux cobwebs and a shrink plastic stamped bottle.

I hope you will join in this month's challenge which is 'Something Wicked this Way Comes' - such a fun theme!

Monday 15 October 2012

A Haunting we will go!

This week I've made a coffin card.... I did a search on google for it and lots of free templates pop up. gotta love google!

I've used the Haunted Hallowe'en set from Artistic Outpost on an acrylic splodged background. All images are stamped in Black Archival ink.

If you'd like a chance to win £15 to spend instore at Happy Daze.... head over to this post to see the details!

Mandy x

Sunday 14 October 2012

Flying High - by Annette Goatley (Nettyscraftings)

Happy Sunday to you.  Today am still in a Halloween Mood and every Halloween I do an art page in my journal.  Its amazing how different they are over the years.

Stamps by Scrollswork Stamps, Monique and Bats.  Also used various Acrylic Paints, Modge Podge and Glitter.

I really loved creating this page and hope you like it.  Enjoy your day and take care, Hugs Annette xx

Saturday 13 October 2012

Me Wicked?

Fitting in with this months challenge theme I chose to make a spooky'ish ATC, I've been challenging myself lately to get more layers in to my makes, this is where the Crafters Workshop templates come in so handy, a quick swipe of modelling paste of paint and you have effortlessly added loads of detail and another layer. I thought Spider Girl would be perfect for this theme and here she is dangling a spider, I can't decide if she's teasing it by dangling it over a big drop or is getting ready to chase someone with it, hope it's not me as I REALLY don't like things with 8 legs!
Wishing you a happy day, Sam xxx

Don't forget to enter the challenge for a chance to win £15 to spend at Happy Daze, with free P&P!!! Wicked!!

Thursday 11 October 2012

Trick or Treat? By Kate Crane

by Daniel Torrente for Stampotique originals

Hello! Kate here again, with another spookalicious creation for the October theme of 'Something wicked this way comes'. I used the wonderful Halloween cube again, but this time I gave 'Lovely are the Sound' a mix'n'match head!

I added a couple of sinister bats flying in from around the edges, and then gave the inside of the card some grusome splatters!

Supplies used:
by Stampotique originals

Don't forget the enter the challenge this month, full details can be seen on the Blog Post HERE.

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Drama Queen Tag By Moira Sutton

Larger sized tag using  Distress stains in shades of Dusty Concord and Brushed Pewter in the wrinkle free method for the background. Over stamped with Glitz stamps in Dusty Concord Distress Ink. The main image used is a Teesha Moore Zetti stamp. It has been edged with Graphite Ferro through a Chequered Dots Dylusions Stencil.

The current challenge is A spooky theme for Halloween full detail can be seen here on the BLOG.

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Spooky Apothecary

This month's challenge theme is 'Something Wicked This Way Comes', and I have made a spooky apothecary using the Artistic Outpost Apothecary stamps and the My Mind's Eye Hallowe'en set. I painted the wooden frame orange, added a crackle medium, and then painted it black, then added Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint and rubbed Gold Inka Gold over it with my finger. I cut a piece of card to fit the aperture and used a selection of the stamps in shades of black, brown, and orange, and then sponged with Distress Inks. I used the bottle from the Apothecary set to make a shrink plastic bottle which I curved slightly whilst warm for a little dimension. I added charms, some die cut paper pieces by Pink Paislee, and some cobwebs, and finished off with a skull broken off from a skeleton, with glossy accents dyed red for his eyes.

Monday 8 October 2012

Pistols at Dawn

Morning Campers..... 

My card this week features The Dueling Harlequins from Lost Coast. The card is 4 x 4 in square and the background is made with acrylics and spritzers as well as the Creative Expressions Vintage Games set. All stamping has been done in Black Archival

I think these Harlequins look slightly Edgar Allen Poe-esq.

Mandy x

Sunday 7 October 2012

A Candle for Halloween by Annette Goatley (Nettyscraftings)

Hi, one of my loves is decorating Candles so couldn't resist creating one for Halloween.

Used Scroll Work Stamps Monique and Bats.  Tissue Paper, Multi Matte Medium, a Martha Stewart Lace Punch, Memory Box Die Cuts and the rest from stash.  The base decoration just slides off as we don't want it to catch fire do we.............

This is one of my favourite months to create for so you will be seeing a few more Halloween bits and pieces from me.

Looking forward to seeing your creations.  Have a lovely Sunday and thank you for dropping by.  Take care, Annette xx

Friday 5 October 2012

Halloween Door Hanger By Carol Fox

This is a very quick project, 30 minutes tops. I have altered one of these wooden door hangers. I quickly painted it with Claudine Hellmuth paints, and then used images from the Artistic Outpost plate Fortune Teller to stamp onto it, masking as I went along. I highlighted the word with glossy accents and ran a line of black acrylic paint round the edges.

Dont forget the enter the challenge this month, full details can be seen on the Blog Post HERE.

Thursday 4 October 2012

Off with his head ...By Kate Crane

Hi all. Kate here, and I'm very pleased to be here as a guest design team member for the month of october. And what a great month to be a guest here ... it's going to be a spooktacular month!

For my first creation I decided to use  combination of stamps by Teesha Moore (Zettiology) and Daniel Torrente Stampotique) however it turned out to be more gruesome than I intended ... it's a bit spooky even my my standards LOL! I really love this head from the Halloween cube, so I removed the head from the Teesha Moore stamp and gave it a new head ;-)

I created a background with Distress inks, and coloured my images with them too.

Don't forget, you can join in with the Halloween fun by joining the Happy Daze challenge here, and be in with a chance of winning of a voucher :-)

See you next week!

Supplies used:

Wednesday 3 October 2012

It's a Pastel Hallowe'en

Hi all

This month on Happy Daze it's a Hallowe'en month, come and join in for a chance to win £15 of goodies! See Here for details

I've made this alternative 'pastel'  Hallowe'en card using the Vintage Hallowe'en set from Artistic Outpost. All stamping is done with Black Archival ink, except the background which has been stamped using some of the words from the vintage Hallowe'en set and the Vibrant Violet Stazon

Hope you get a chance to join us on Happy Daze this month!

Mandy x

Tuesday 2 October 2012

September Challenge Winner

There was a lovely selection of entries this month, but unfortunately there can only be one winner, and Mr Random Number thingie chose number 13, which when I checked was the lovely tag that Carol entered into the challenge.

If you would like to email Moira at the SHOP Carol she will arrange to have your voucher emailed to you.

The challenge for this month is Halloween themed, as after all it is October. The full details of the challenge this month can be seen on the Blog Post HERE.

Good luck to everyone who enters.

Monday 1 October 2012

October Challenge - Something Wicked This Way Comes.

It's October already, so to scare the pants of you this month the theme is " Something Wicked This Way Comes". So make something spooky and share it with us this month and you will go into the prize draw for A £15.00 voucher to spend in the shop, and free P & P on your order.

As usual, use any item available from the Happy Daze Shop to be eligible for the prize draw, upload it using the linky widget at the bottom of this post. You can also upload to the facebook page or email your entry directly to Moira at the shop.

While were mentioning the facebook page, we would love it if our customers shared  their makes using Happy Daze items on the page, and it would be lovely to see what you have all been making, so if you have something you would like to share please feel free to upload to the page.

Also we are very please to announce that our Guest DT member for this month is the lovely Kate Crane. I am sure most of you are familiar with her art, but for anyone who is not here is a link to her blog.

Now here are a few inspirational makes from members of the DT on this months theme.

Sam Read

Lucy Edmondson

Carol Fox