Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Afternoon Witch Hazel Blog Hop! (Giveaway Closed)

Come in, my pretties, and see what's in store for you today!

For some time now, October Afternoon fans have been scarily prophetic in foretelling the arrival of an OA Halloween collection, and now, Witch Hazel is here!

It's hauntingly brilliant, I must say. I used a bunch of it on a layout that I created for last week's sketch challenge on the OA blog:
Click here for more details and a supply list. 
I also conjured up a few cards, in honor of today's hop.
I created the first card by layering strips of Witch Hazel Happy Halloween and Mesh Washi Tape, and then I worked in a word strip from the Witch Hazel Miscellany and some breakdancing (at least, that's what I'd like to believe they're doing) skeletons from a page out of the Here and Now Chapters.
It's kind of an urban skeletal vibe. You know.

The second and third cards are companions, in a way.  See the large black tree on this sheet of Witch Hazel Shape Stickers?
I was planning to use the tree right away on a card, but then I had the idea to use it as a mask first.  This is the result:
I'm actually still deciding whether to leave it in card form or to turn it into a mini-album. Hmm...

After using the tree as a mask, I then transferred the actual sticker to a card.
The fourth card is my favorite, because it reminds me of my own kitty, who, incidentally, turns her back on me often, because she's sassy like that. She'd make a perfect familiar for a real witch.
I misted a Witch Hazel post card, stitched around it, and added Chip 'n Stick buttons and the black cat chipboard shape.

The last card brings us to today's giveaway!
See the so-cute-it's-spooky buttons on that card? You could win some of your own!
To be entered to win a set of Witch Hazel buttons, just leave a comment below by 6:00 p.m. Hawaii time on Sunday, October 7, and I'll select a random winner. Please include your email address in your comment (or a link to a site where your email can be found). 

Thanks for hopping by today!  Your next haunt is the blog of Michelle Wooderson.  

133 comments:

Tracey said...

Absolutely fabulous projects!! Awesome cards and i just adore your layout!!

KellyG said...

Cool cards! Lots of creativity here! Love the buttons!

Katherine (sutty) said...

Lots of great ideas, I love the masking and the LO is gorgeous :)

Julie said...

Wow! Your card look amazing! Love them all!

Keitha said...

Fun cards - and I love the washi tape woven through the paper squares! Thanks for the chance to win some Witch Hazel buttons :)

Annette said...

oh my word these are totally awesome...love your creations...thanks for sharing..

Louise said...

Amazing!!! I love everything you've done! TFS xx

Aleisha Kruck said...

Love the 12x12 pagr!

Margie said...

I love your page and cards! I have some Witch Hazel on order, can't wait till it gets here!

Cathy said...

wow! you've been busy! Fabulous projects with this awesome collection!

Hanna Long said...

love the idea of using the tree for a mask and it would be great for a mini album

{VICKI} said...

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your layout!
especially the way you framed up your journaling block!

Shanan said...

Really cute cards! OA buttons are my absolute favorite!

Pinky Creations said...

Fantastic cards!
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Lisa C. said...

Jill - you're amazing!! I love visiting your blog!!

Lisa C. said...

Jill - you're amazing!! I love visiting your blog!!

Ashly said...

tSuper cute!! I am also in love with that tree sticker. I think I might need a few of 'em :) Thanks for sharing

8thgypsy said...

I always love all your projects and as usual you have rocked this collection.

8thgypsy said...

As usual you have rocked this collection.

L said...

What a neat blog! I'm glad I visited!
I can tell you had a lot of fun coming up with these Witch Hazel projects!

Lu

the mustik said...

Love buttons !!!
Clever to use the sticker as a mask first!

the mustik said...

ONTAIVALove buttons !!!
Clever to use the sticker as a mask first!

isabel scrap said...

Love your cards!
Thanks for the chance to win, these buttons have the perfect color.

LauraP said...

Great projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

KellyO said...

I have a sassy black cat who likes turn turn her back on me as we'll. love your layout with all the little squares of paper and the Washi.

PamSpradlin said...

Your cards are adorable. I love the idea of using the tree as a mask. That gives me so many ideas to try now. I like that you used so many squares of the papers on the layouts and showcasing the washi tape by making it look like the tape was holding the squares down. Thanks for the inspiration today.
Pam at

mspradlin@cox.net

Jodi said...

Fabulous projects! Love how you masked the tree - great idea! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Terry said...

I love your layout and how you used so many of the elements that aren't covered up with layering. And of course, the kitty card is my favorite, our cats have distintive personalities too which can be very entertaining. Thank for inspiring me - I'm going to have to do a layout like yours - love it!

BearFamily said...

Your projects all look fabulous ! Love the buttons around your journaling on the layout, great idea !

Kristin said...

Wonderful in every spooky way!

Ashley Horton said...

Your layout is so fun, Jill!! Love the way you used the brads around your journaling spot! And all of the cards are too cute! ashleyhorton010675@gmail.com

Melissa S. said...

Great projects! I love the brad frame on your layout and the skull card is so cute! Thanks for a chance to win!

Lynnbobscrap said...

All your projects are amazing!!! I'm afraid I may have to go out and buy the whole line now. Thanks for the inspiration!
xoxo,
jenny-lynn
erxmo1@yahoo.com

Deb said...

amazing layout and cards, love those buttons!

Ange said...

Your cards are freaking awesome and I really love the way you weaved the washi with the pp squares on your layout. Totally cool!
angeandjohn@yahoo.com

janet said...

I just love your blog! Your creations are wonderful. Great cards! Love the cat one with the buttons. Your layout looks so good with that big title. THanks for the inspiration.

Dorothy C. said...

Love your cards! I really liked how you used the washi tape on the dancing skeletons card. Thanks for sharing.

Patricia said...

Hi, funny cards.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! I love the layout, what a great title and love how you showcase that fun fun washi! Thanks for the chance to win!

bakogirl66 said...

I love your cards.

Cheryl S. said...

Jill, your projects are fantastic! Love, love, love everything you've done with this collection.

Cheryl S. said...

Love, love, love all of your projects, Jill. Witch Hazel is an awesome collection.

Cheryl S. said...

Love all of your projects, Jill. Witch Hazel is an awesome collection.

Cheryl S. said...

Love all of your projects, Jill. Witch Hazel is an awesome collection.

Cheryl S. said...

Love all of your projects, Jill. Witch Hazel is an awesome collection.

CherryTrigg said...

Love the projects, I am loving the card with all the buttons too cute. Thanks for the giveaway

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Love all your projects esp the kitty one! You made me laugh with your kitty's story.

Leslie said...

Great ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

MJ Butler said...

I love this collection. I want to use it to make something to give my elementary kids on my bus for Halloween. We also have a pumpkin' carving party every year and I would love it to scrap those pics. Thanks!

Monica said...

Love this line! Just waiting for the final pieces I ordered to start my mini book. Thanks for the tree mask idea!

bwgayoso said...

I love your layout and the cards - very, very cute!!

Jaimee Howard said...

esThe cat card is my FAVORITE!!!! Thanks for a chance to win a prize - love this collection!!

Stacy said...

I used up all my Halloween stuff last year, so I need something new and Witch Hazel is by far the most fun.

shop06460 said...

Love your layout and your cards. Fabulous use of this great collection!

jojobeth1 said...

Stunning work.

Kyetra said...

Esp love the cards!!
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Janice W. said...

I LOVE your layout! Awesome job!! Cute cards too!

Lynda said...

Sooo cute! Love the cute pics in this collection...you cat card is so fun!

julie e said...

Love that mesh tape!

Linda said...

You are sooo creative, endless ideas.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your LO and cards! Great ideas! Thanks for a chance to win the buttons!
DeniseB
deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

Kitt Belinda Poulsen said...

I love your projects. My favorite scrap-time a year is Halloween. I need this stash!

Melinda said...

Awesome projects! I especially love the layout!

Renee said...

Excellent cards and the LO is spectacular!! Love the journaling area with all the stars and brads :)

cjgusloff57 said...

Great cards! Such wonderful inspiration....thanks!

OlesyaK said...

what a great post! the cards are fun and so full of ideas! I like how you used the brads to frame journalling on the layout, and buttons to create a perch for the cat)

cindy said...

Love your layout but the cards are amazing and I would turn that tree card into a mini. It is the perfect base for an October mini.

Dria said...

I love this line! I haven't bought Halloween in years! I need this!

shari said...

Your projects are great. The layout is so fun - I could look at it forever and still find more cute details!!

scrappin_in_AK said...

cute page and love the cards

Kelly McGarry said...

Great Cards! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win some cool product from OA

blupixy said...

Loved how you used the washi tape on your layout! So cool! Love all of the amazing cards you made as well! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Kelly said...

What great ideas. The tree card would make a very cool album cover

Stacy H-W said...

Omgoodness! So many great projects! I'm still drolling over the first one -that amazing layout! Totally wonderful. Thanks for all the inspiration today. hopping along...Stacy H-W

Jennifer said...

Like you, I'm a big fan of Nathaniel Hawthorne and would eagerly wear a scarlet letter to win these darling buttons!

Kathy W said...

This collection is so cute! And I LOVE buttons. Thanks for the chance to win them.

Mª Jesús said...

Love!!!!

Kim Covell-Campbell said...

OK, I love the skelly card and the black cat postcard. Those tow are my favorites, but they are all amazing!

TeenaBugg38 said...

OH!!OH!!OH!!! I just hd to pin your layout.....FAB!!!!

Lydia said...

Marvelous use of positive and negative wonderfully creative and resourseful

Marcia said...

I love the tree mask idea. Fabulous.

jayjay said...

Love how you used the mesh washi tape. That is fabulous.

Betty Sue said...

Super cute cards! Love the layout too!

Debbie Pereira said...

Love the cards. great ideas.

sherRae said...

I saw your layout for the sketch challenge and loved it then! Great cards too.

Dawn said...

Fun use of the papers and the stickers. The buttons are beyond cute and have tons of uses.

Viki said...

What great stuff. Love all the sewing also. Thanks for sharing.

Deanne said...

love it....i think you should make that card a mini album :)

tina said...

Gorgeous projects!

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

candy said...

Fantastic Cards, I love all of your ideas. The tree is amazing , and the idea to use it as a mask is so cool. I also love your page it's so fun. Thanks for sharing.
brennemans@live.com

MamaKaraba said...

Love your cards! It would be SO fun to win the "Witch Hazel" buttons to use in making Halloween cards for my girl friends and scraping the pile of Halloween pictures of my 22 and almost 21 year old daughters! Thanks for the chance to win free stuff!

Ashley Pearl said...

Wow, such A-M-A-Z-I-N-G projects... loving them!!!

my email is on my blog!

Kary said...

The buttons are a very nice touch. I enjoyed seeing your projects.

khshigham said...

LOVE you cards Jill and LOVE the OA Witch Hazel collection too. :)

Mariann said...

i loved the way you used the washi tape on that first card! and also how you used the tree as a mask and then used it as a sticker!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Seriously, that layout rocks. Are you chanelling Scarlet Letter? Your costumes are stunning, where did you get them? If you made them, please share instructions...

jengd said...

Wow! You went all out! Love the brad-frame around your journalling and the mask idea is great- should be a fun result. jgerwigdively (at) hotmail dot com

ScrappinGrammie said...

Fabulous cards. Love that you used the tree as a mask first. Great idea ... I will have to try that sometime. Love the black cat card too. We have a black cat and he turns away from me like that. Thanks for sharing.
Anita J.

Carmen said...

You are so resourceful, great use of the first using the masking of the tree. Thanks for the idea

sabbee said...

Love the cards!

BlueOrchys said...

Great job ! Your cards are fabulous !! Thanks for the chance to win !

Dulcinea Silva said...

I love your projects and collection is my favorite halloween collection on this fall!

Laura said...

Great projects!!! Love them all!

Sharla said...

Great layout, love all the different square papers, all the cards are so fun!

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Leah said...

oh my goodness...that mesh washi is TDF! love all of your projects!

Pallo said...

nice use of Washi tape

jj said...

I love your tree card!!! Brillant. Also love this blog hopping - too fun.

TinaM said...

I just bought some of the Witch Hazel line for a Halloween mini I'm planning but I didn't get the buttons...I'd love to win those! Beautiful layout and cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

katiedidit said...

Love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win some Halloweeny stuff!

detra said...

Love the cards! Using the tree as a mask is a great idea!

EstherT said...

Wonderful!!! I love the idea of a dual purpose embellishment - the tree worked so well! All of your creations turned out terrific!

bryansgyrl said...

I love it! I was a "puritan" lady last year and this LO REALLY inspires me! Thanks for the inspiration! :D

Andrea Eason said...

Love those trees!

Funky Finds said...

Ooh...I LOVE buttons! :)

Jessica Dougherty
jessica(at)funkyfinds(dot)com

Стокли said...

I like your idea of adding washi tape to squares on the page!

ShellyJ said...

fun ideas! ... love that big title on your page :)
shellyjaquet(at)yahoo(dot)com

Swedie said...

I'm partial to skeletons - and that's my favorite card!

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

Miss Kathy said...

Love those dancing skeletons! Lots of fun projects.
predman (at) atlanticbb (dot) net

stampinlara said...

Very cute projects! I think those dancing skeletons are my favorite, this is such a cute collection! TFS.

Shelley said...

spooky buttons would be the perfect thing to finish my cards!

cutiephinphin said...

Love your projects... I'm really loving the papers from this collection especially the black colored ones.

Аня said...

Oh that's amazing! Thank you for the inspiration!

ruth said...

I *love* the tree card! Inspiration for a project is floating in my head now. :)

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Lillian Child said...

Seriously, Jill, your projects are absolutely DARLING. There's just something about those "dancing" skeletons that make me smile out loud! Thanks for sharing!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Wow! Your layout is awesome! I'm loving the patterned squares, the embellished journaling spot and the fun title. The cards a super fun. Thanks so much for all the inspiration! =)

Angela said...

Totally love all your cards especially when you used the tree as a mask!

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

gorgeous work!!!!

Seahorse Creations said...

Great scrapbook page and cards, thanks for sharing.

Lea L. said...

These are super cute! I especially love the card with the buttons and non-scary skulls!! Fab!!

Jen said...

SO many great projects, love that you used the tree sticker as a mask first! Thanks for the chance to win the cute buttons.
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Emily said...

Cool stuff, I especially love the trees!

Kelly said...

Love all of your Witch Hazel projects!!! I just stumbled upon your blog via Pinterest! Great inspiration! :)

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

Your cards and layout are adorable! Love them all! SO much inspiration here Jill! TFS and thx for the chance to win some Witch Hazel!
:)