Wednesday 12 October 2016

Spooky Manor at The Male Room

     For the new challenge at The Male Room we have a Halloween theme and as we are not just cards I thought I'd make a spooky manor to go in the games room.
     I have used the Sizzix Tim Holt Village Dwelling die to make the basic house and then the Village Manor die to add all the extras which include the tower, fence, porch and window frames.
     The basic house was cut from Kraft card and then stamped with a woodgrain stamp in white and then brown, so was the porch and the tower it's a large Stampin'Up stamp called Hardwood, that I've had for over a year and use regularly.
     I saw a great tip on You Tube about cutting the roof open where the tower sits so the tea light can shine through to all the windows, so that's what I did. The roof is decorated using the Village Rooftops die which has several different styles, this one was cut in dark grey and then speckled with white paint to age it.
     The windows have acetate covered with white tissue stuck on the inside, this way you can't see the tea light, just the lovely glow.
     On the display version there are tall chimneys but I didn't like the look when they went on so I took them off again. On all the dwellings I've seen so far the doors are folded out, all the outer doors on my house open inwards so this house does too.
     For more of a Halloween feel I have added a small pumpkin made from orange flower petals folded up and a bare tree that my friend gave me last year. Having made this house I really want to make a whole village now, ready for Christmas.
     You can come and join us at The Male Room with any masculine Halloween project you've made right up until the evening of 25th October.

I would like to enter spooky manor in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween
Country View Challenge - All Things Spooky
Paper Creator - Anything Spooky
Retro Rubber - Halloween (had the stamp over a year, got it 2015 I think)


  1. Rocky this is amazing. Absolutely fabulous.

    Buffy x

  2. Rockyyyyy seriously this is the stunning one from all Halloween things I have seen today
    You did it so great and love love your project
    I joined too but only card
    hope you like to see it
    biig hugs from ex teammate at HOC

  3. Wow! This is spooktacular! I would never have the patience to do this so I will admire from afar! Love that woodgrain! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

  4. Wow, amazing, love your house and all the little details. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber.

  5. Amazing make! We are so glad that you shared it with us at Retro Rubber. Please share the age of your wood grained stamp so we can consider you for top five honors. Come join us again soon!

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. Wow wow wow! This is the most spectacular Halloween make ever! Totally rocking this challenge with your talent & creativity.

  8. Wow, what a fabulous Halloween project! Love it! Thanks for joining the challenge at Paper Creator!

  9. Awesome and beautiful, spooky and fun!! all the details are incredible, such a labor of love.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you join us again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  10. Wow and wow again! This is magnificent. I love everything about this wonderful spooky house and the light inside is brilliant. Hats off to a brilliant take on this challenge. xxx

  11. Absolutely love this project. Had to re-read your details more than once! Simply (or maybe elegantly) spooktacular! Thanks so much for sharing this with Retro Rubber challenge. We appreciate the information on the stamp(s) used and hope to see you in our gallery often!

  12. This is AMAZING! What a cool creation! So glad you participated in our spooky challenge this week! LeAnne, GD

  13. This is the most amazing Halloween make I have seen, its truly spooktacular! I really think that you should make the village (just so I can live vicariously through you..) please, please tell us the age of your wood grain stamp, so we can consider you for top 5 at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  14. oh wow! gorgeous make. what an impact he tea light makes. great work. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  15. Awesome creation! I love the woodgrain stamped detail and little pumpkin on the porch. So glad you joined us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  16. Wowowow! Great job! Thanks for the inspiration and for doing the RR challenge!

  17. Wow... just WOW . Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  18. What a great tip for lighting up the windows Rocky, and the tissue is a great idea too. What a tremendous creation! Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Crafts.


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