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11  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Halloween party: decorations and food on: November 02, 2015 06:43:48 AM
Hi everyone!
It's been a while since I posted a project but I really wanted to post this one!
Because my boyfriend's birthday is on the 30th of October and mine on the 9th of November,
we decided it would be cool to organize a Halloweeny Birthday party! And So we did!

I went all over the internet and gathered ideas that I liked (and asked my bf if he liked them too)
This is what we went for.
The bats are all hand cut and painted (because I ran out of black spray paint...) I tried to stick them on the wall as if they are flying towards you from the witches house. Did that work? They are all cereal box, cake box cardboard Cheesy Much easier to cut with scissors than the thicker ones.

Because we just moved in, we had a lot of left over cardboard boxes. The letters BOO are drawn and cut out of cardboard, then spray painted with black paint. I added spiderwebb to the painting and made 4 spooky candle holders.

These are made from mason jar type jars haha Cheesy I spray painted the inside with white paint and draw a halloween scene on the outside. I bought a few more of these from the thrift store (only 0.50) for Christmas decorations!

These are two tall drinking glasses which I put some transparent paper onto, drew faces and then put hot glue on the outside. Painted it black and done!

I'm a harry potter fan so when I saw our mirror, I went "wait a minute..."

Random spider webs

Onto the Food
First up are our Balls of dirt! (or as my bf read 'Balls of Diet' "those can be scary too") These are oreo plus cream cheese smashed together and shaped into little balls. They look horrible but taste quite good. Very heavy though.

Used Q-tips. I added an instruction to these snacks.
1. Take Q-tip
2. Apply wax
3. Enjoy
haha Cheesy These are marshmallows cut up into little pieces (we don't have mini ones around here) the sticks are white chocolate which makes knispers sounds when you eat it. And the wax is peanut butter.

Creepy rocky road. Ever since the mom of an English friend told me about Rocky Road I had to make it and this was the best occasion to do so!
It has peanut butter, dark and milk chocolate, marshmallows, crushed m&m's and sour worms.

Brains made from rice krispies and pink marshmallows. The red is icing. I bought food colouring but ended up not using it because the marshmallows were pink enough.
It looks gross when making plus my pot was full of marshmallow fluff. (Tip when your cooking pot looks like a disaster. Pour water into it, a little cleaning soap, add a lid and warm it 'till the water starts boiling, your pot will be squeaky clean without you doing anything!)

Chocolate coated apples.
The brown is milk chocolate, the green is white chocolate with food colouring.
These weren't that popular though... haha Cheesy

Then I also made chocolate cake and added some of the green and brown chocolate on top and made a swirley drawing, just because. No picture though...

Then costumes!
I made everyone dress up to fit the Halloween theme and had been asking what my bf wanted to be. He didn't have an idea so zombie it was! This is done on last minute. We took an old white tshirt. I cut it up, tear some holes in it and added green, brown, yellow and red paint. His face is done with a combination of regular make-up and face paint. The scars are made with tacky glue, leaving to dry and then applying on his face with eyelash glue. I added make-up to blend it in, and added lipgloss to give it that shiny look.

Ain't he pretty Cheesy

This glue of his neck wound didn't hold up very well because it was a place that moved very much but this made it even creepier, like he was actually loosing this flesh and rotting.

If you made it to the end of this gigantic post, thank you very very much for reading! I would love to know what you think! I had so much fun doing this as this was the first time I could decorate a place for this holiday! I can't wait for Christmas. Already want to start decorating! Cheesy
12  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Hobbit door, Octopus and birdhouse pendants on: October 29, 2015 06:50:24 AM
aww thankyou so much WeeFreeRhie!! I love those little doors too! I should make more Cheesy
13  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: October, November, December 2015 Birthday Swap! on: October 28, 2015 04:34:17 AM
Hi everyone! I'm Valerie from Belgium. I'll become 26 years on 9 november. I have a university degree in monument and Landscape conservation. At the moment I am looking for a job. I live together with my boyfriend (who's birthday is on 30th October!) in a little grandma house in the woods Cheesy My hobbies are singing (especially musical), crafting (I like to do too many things Cheesy I love drawing, painting, sewing, making jewelry with polymer clay, ...)
I have an allergy for dust and I don't like the scent of smoke or mint.
Thankyou for looking at my list!!

Birthday wish list
Things I like:
_Silly puns
_Studio Ghibli
_Hunger Games
_Series: Sherlock Holmes (BBC), Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries / Detectives, walking dead, Grimm, Downton Abbey ...
_Musical: Wicked (have been a fan for 7 years but saw it for the first time in april, in London, a dream come true)
_Flowers, especially roses (I sort of collect vintage tea cups with flower themes ^^) My boyfriends motto for me is: You can't go wrong with flowers Cheesy
_Vintage looking things
_Pasta Cheesy
_Bows / Lace
_useful things
_Colours: Burgundy, Black, (dark)Teal, Emerald green, Jewel tones,
_Colour combinations: Red-Black, Teal-Chocolate Brown, ...
_Themes: stripes, polka dots, asian themes, ...

Things I dont like:
_Neon colours
_Beige colours

_Cloth pads (snaps are preferred) Thank you very much plaidpineapple !!
_A wet bag for cloth pads
_Reusable paper towels (so fabric towels? Lol)
_Oven mitts
_A reusable sandwich wrap (I hate throwing things away so this would be great as I don't often have room in my purse to put a sandwich box in it)

Crochet / knit (I cant for the love of god, read crochet patterns so anything like that would be great!)
_A scarf, I prefer them longer ( Claimed by alwaysinmyroom Thank you!!!!! (ideas on pinterest) (no scratchy yarn please as it gives me a rash) Ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/Riechanster/knit-crochet/ (Dont pay attention to the colours Wink )
_A Hat: I want to wear more hats.

I like silver and copper more than gold
_Steampunk anything
_ I love metal stamped jewelry with lovely quotes
_Something with a bow or flowers

_Handmade soap (no bath bombs as we have no bath) : I love the smell of Peach, Vanilla,Raspberry, No lavender, lime, Mint, Eucalyptus, or too strong smells. I love fruit smells.
_Homemade body wash or scrub
_Skin care items (I have a sensitive skin)

_Miniature 3D scenes from HP or Miss Fisher or Sherlock, ...
_A stamp with my Shop logo (pm me for the logo Wink )
_A wreath: Holidays (Christmas is preferred) or seasons (or a kit to put it together myself since this would be big to sent... little ones would be cool too!)
_Christmas ornaments: we just moved together and have nothing christmassy.
_A fairy garden set or house set
_Surprise me! This is my ...huge... pinterest: www.pinterest.com/Riechanster but this board is specially for craftster: https://www.pinterest.com/Riechanster/wish-list-craftster/
_Something about Terry Pratchetts disc world for my boyfriend!

(used but still usable is fine!)
_metal blanks to stamp on
_Wax seal stamps
_Pinking shears
_Rotary Cutter
_Sharpies that can write on anything
_Chalk paint
_Material for stamp making (I use erasers to make mine and a cutter knife)
_Colorants/micas for polymer clay
_Ink pads (browns,...)
_Porcelain Markers
_Polymer clay: transparent clay, Sculpey, (I can only get fimo around here)
_Poly clay extruder / polymer clay tools /
_Stamps (I just started out, got a few, but wanted to start making birthday cards for people )
_An empty shadowbox
_I want to try out fairy gardens/houses so anything to help with would be so cool! I already bought moss!
_Black / green washi tape (we live in a rented house and can't do anything to the wall, so I want to create a Christmastree on the wall with washi tape Cheesy)
_Americana multi surface satin paint

NEW! Books
_Big ass book of crafts

_I LOVE chocolate milk and am always curious what kind of flavours they have in other countries. We only have regular milk chocolate.
_ Tea!
_Sour Candy: my boyfriend who's birthday is on the 30th October loves sour candy Smiley
14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: October, November, December 2015 Birthday Swap! Gallery and Discussion on: October 27, 2015 10:14:04 PM
That sounds great, I love handmade soap!
15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: October, November, December 2015 Birthday Swap! Gallery and Discussion on: October 26, 2015 02:41:11 AM
yay!! I'm in! Sending my questionnaire right away!
16  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: July, August, September 2015 Birthday Swap! Gallery and Discussion on: October 20, 2015 10:29:07 AM
waiting for the next round! ^^ Smiley *november birthday girl*
17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Marauder's Map hand painted shoes on: October 20, 2015 01:22:57 AM
this is just soooo awesome!!! I wish I could wear those kind of shoes just to have painted shoes! these are just truly magnificent! 
18  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Bookmark Swap Rd 7 on: October 13, 2015 04:21:39 AM
I'm so glad you like them Jenn90000!! I had fun making them ^^
The ones you got from dessadoll look great!

I love that Art Nouveau one! so pretty!
19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: October 2015 Ongoing Pinterest Swap Gallery & Discussion on: October 05, 2015 01:11:28 PM
I'm debating with myself whether I should join or not. Been thinking about this swap for quite a while and it's nice to see another European in the swap! *Belgian girl*
20  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Bookmark Swap Rd 7 on: October 05, 2015 08:35:00 AM
I received today from dessadoll!!! Gotta love fast mail!!

We agreed to swap 3 bookmarks. In my questionnaire I asked for a bookmark for my boyfriend too as his birthday is coming up at the end of october and I wanted to share the swap with him too!

These are the lovely bookmarks I got from dessadoll
My boyfriend got a dragon themed bookmark, just look at this awesome guy!! He's gorgeous!! I'm sure my bf will be thrilled with this one!! I'll let you know what he thinks about him when he receives it!
The other two are for me, a Hogwarts one, this is just too cute! My favourite one!
And the other one is detective themed which is great since I started to read another Agatha Christie novel! (and I was using memory to find the pages again which isn't as easy as I would like it to be lol)

Thank you so much dessadoll! I love them very much, these will be treasured for sure!! ^^
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