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Sunday, September 15, 2013

HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY

Here’s more Halloween fun coming at you.  Tee at The Crafty Paper blog is hosting a Halloween Blog Hop Giveaway.  You all know how I love witches apothecaries so my giveaway is the miniature apothecary pictured below that is approximately 6 1/2" x 3".
If you are interested in being in the drawing leave a comment on this post or email me using the email button in the right hand column of the blog.  You have until September 30th to let me know if you want to be in on the drawing.  On September 30th I’ll use Random.org to choose a winner.

Now a few details on how I made this apothecary.

The cabinet is made from an ATC Hutch Kit pictured below.  Rather than attaching the spider web pediment to the front of the hutch as you see in the picture, I attached it to the back to give me room on the top of the hutch to stack more stuff. 

The books are made from layers of chipboard and covered with decorative paper.  Most of the spines are from my Halloween Carnival Rides #4 Collage Sheet.  The other book spine, potion labels and owls are from my Witches Apothecary Digital File Sets.
The skeleton legs attached to the front and back of the cabinet are the ones left over from the Spinning Cauldrons ride.  If you have watched the Carnival Videos you saw me cutoff the legs of the skeletons so they could ride in the cauldrons.  Here is where they ended up.

Most of the bottles are miniature perfume bottles.  The crystal ball is made from a clear marble and a bead cap.

If you are new to my blog and looking for more Halloween fun, checkout the Halloween Carnival Event which is in full swing and runs until October 31st.  If you are also in to apothecaries then checkout last year’s Pretty Potions & Poisons Apothecary Event. 

Next, step (after you leave a comment or email me) is to click on one of the links below to checkout the other blogs participating in the blog hop.

96 comments:

Lori Stokes Wright said...

Amazing hutch! I would love to be in the drawing, thanks.

Ally White Cat said...

Oh I love the blog change for the season and wow! wow! awesome pretty's you have made..love your art always.
How fun. Love this.
hugs
susan s

dustbunny8 said...

I love all your Halloween projects but the Apothecary's are my favorites!Thanks for sharing!

denice said...

I love Halloween and your projects are awesome would love to win

Carla said...

This is soo cool...love how you made the crystal ball and the skeleton legs- perfect!

Ms Lilypads said...

You post fantastic tutorials! It takes me so long to do anything, however, and I'm still working on the ticket booth. Those potions and poisons would look perfect next to my ticket booth. My ticket booth would read "Take your medicine -- one dollar, no cash refund."

1CardCreator said...

Verry cool! ~Diane

JoAnne said...

Happy Blog Hop Laura! Would LOVE to be the owner of that apothecary...it's amazing!

Suz said...

As always outstandiing, would love to see this with some of my apothecary bottles.

DogsMom said...

Thank you for another chance to view the apothecary items and inspiration for crafting my own.
Still, I would be thrilled to win this!

Sue Young said...

Spook- tacular Laura!!!
This would look so good next to the apothecary I made last year, as per your tutorial of course!!!
Thanks for the chance to win it!!!

Connie said...

Another amazing Halloween creation. You amaze me :)

Tarnished Rose said...

Another awesome project! I had one of these and never even though about attaching the spiderweb pediment to the back - duh!

Please enter me in your giveaway.

Smiles~
Marilyn

augcott said...

Seriously???
This prize is calling my name!!!!
LOL
Count me in!!!
And....thanks!

Susan McMenamin said...

What? Would I? Yes, I want to be included in the drawing. Your art is incredible!!

traci said...

YES!! I would LOVE to win you are amazing and I LOVE all of your creations.

VicR said...

I LOVE your little apothecary made using the ATC hutch! Fantastic!
I was in such awe last year when you did the apothecary, and have yest to finish working on mine -- just have some bits & pieces put together so far.
This years Carnival is spectacular!!
I still have a bit of the 'rides' video to finish watching yet - Love your carousel.
You are amazingly talented, Laura.
I would be thrilled to win this, thanks for the chance :)

Diana said...

As is your usual wonderfulness, this hutch is amazing, Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Birgit said...

What a beauty this apothecary is, Laura -- just PERFECT! :) Thanks for the chance to win it.

Hugs,
Birgit

Lady Sharlyne (Charlene Lockhart) said...

I just recently found your blog and have fallen in love with it all. Your item is beautiful and I would love to own one of your creations.

prills said...

I'd love to win!

Sieglinde said...

I have my hand up really, really high!!! Laura, you continuously amaze me! I love all your creations. Wish I had a 1/4th of your imagination!!!

Darlene said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I'd love to win. Take care, Darlene

bobbie said...

Fantastic piece ~ please count me in!

my cup of tea said...

Hi! Please count me in on this awesome drawing! You always do such nice work!
~Donna~

denice said...

I would love to win one of your pieces Thanks

Ginger said...

Oh Laura, you just keep on inspiring me to create! Love this version of an apothecary cabinet. It will go wonderfully with my big one I made last year from your tutorial! Awesome!

Mickie said...

Would love to win your hutch, thanks for the chance.

Bobbi Ann said...

Hi Laura, I hope that you're doing wonderful! OMGOSHHH Sweetie what a SPOOK-TAC-U-LAR miniature Apothecary Hutch! All of your work is always so amazing but then you've outdone yourself again with this FABULOUS piece for Halloween! You're so talented and your tutorials are awesome! I have to say thank you for all of your tutorials! I've used them time and time again and have told my friends about your blog, your art and your tutorials! It's always such a pleasure to stop by and see what you've create, your blog always makes me feel at home...thank you!
If you would be so kind to enter my name in your fantastic Halloween Giveaway for your outstanding OOAK Apothecary Hutch I would be very appreciative! Thank you so much for this opportunity! I hope that you have a lovely day!
Hugs and many blessings...
Bobbi Ann
rockyandduke@aol.com

KAT said...

Fantastic piece - I love it. You are so inventive!
Thanks Kat.

Karen Mallory said...

I would love to be entered into the drawing! Your art is so fabulous!
hugs karen

Jennifer said...

Oh I would love an opportunity to win!!

Christi Conley said...

Thanks for another chance to win one of your awesome creations :)

Chris Gualazzi said...

This is amazing work! I love it!

Betty M said...

Your little cabinet is absolutely adorable and the details with all the little jars and books is just awesome.

Karenliz said...

WOW What a give away! YES, enter me in the drawing. Your attention to every detail is amazing. Thanks for the opportunity!

Kate said...

So much to gawk over. Loving all the little pieces and details. I know whoever wins will be estatic. Meanwhile, i'll sit back and drool over the gorgeous craftmanship. Thank you for sharing!
Kate

Jackie said...

Laura,
Your creations never cease to amaze me! You are so very talented and whoever wins this piece is soooo lucky!! hope it's me! ")
hugs&creative wishes,Jackie

Sister Brute said...

I love your creations and tutorials - especially Halloween ones. I so look forward to your Blog entries! Thank you for sharing!!

nelda said...

Wow! Another fantastic creation. I love the little books, so thanks for telling which collage sheet you used. It would be fabulous to win this creative piece of art. Thanks for the chance!

Jennifer said...

Would love nothing better than to be the proud witchy owner of this rocking apothecary -- bwah hah hah! Would definitely be worthy of year-round display in this coven :)))

Annick GUIPOUY said...

Hello!
I love creations and tutoriels.
It's very very beautiful!
Hugs

Annick

claude said...

vey funny, I love it

maxine locherer said...

this is incredible.. I would so love to win this. thanks for the opportunity and also for having such an incredible blog. just recently discovered it and am amazed how generous you are in sharing your talent.

Jane Wetzel said...

LOVE everything you do and so glad you are in this hop :)

mamatkins said...

This is so creative. Great job! Would love to win, mamatkins@hotmail.com

Primitive Seasons said...

This is just too cute! I finished last year's large apothecary just a few days ago and I love it. How neat would it be to have a teeny one! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas and tips with us.

Mary P.

Kerstin Bulin said...

Ohhh wow what a great giveaway...i love it...please enter me to win...have a nice day
Kerstin from germany

nichtniedlich said...

Once again a most excellent project - I like all the detailed work and the tender embellishment at this apothecary, simply loveable!
best wishes, serafeena

Chocolate Purples said...

halloween...beautiful...I enjoyed the post and great inspiration. thanks for sharing this. would look gret in my space. :)

Carolyn said...

Some of the most creative Halloween projects ever! I'd be fortunate to be a winner of one of them.

Diana Baukus said...

I would love, love, love to win this contest. Owning one of your pieces would be a dream for a Halloween fanatic like me. I don't even know what to say about your talent. Every time I get on your blog I'm blown away. Your tutorials are so much fun to watch and I have learned so much from them. I love the fact also that you can go to alpha stamps and buy all the supplies and digital sheets that you need. You are definitely one of a kind. Looking forward to seeing more and more of what you got to offer.

fairyrocks said...

Oh, yes please put me in for your draw. NO ONE does Halloween like you do, SPOOKTACULAR. Keep smiling and creating. I will be hopping around to see what everyone else as done too. Insert witches cackle here.

Robin Sanchez said...

I just LOVE all the halloween things you make.

Im keeping my fingers crossed that this little gem will be comming to my house to live!

Robin

smokeysmom said...

OMG Laura! The little hutch is amazing! Of course I want to be in the drawing!! Love everything you make!

dhdesigns3 said...

Love this apothecary!!!! Would love to add it to my halloween collection.

tylerkilledlove said...

I would LOVE to have this! I'd keep it in my bedroom, it's so perfect. Please enter me in the drawing!

Monica Meza
monicamezaa(at)yahoo(dot)com

Laura West said...

Wow!! I really love this, awesome job! I'd love to win this :D

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I must come out of lurkdom and throw my name in the hat for this one! I have always been fascinated with miniatures in any form and your wonderful wee apothecary is gorgeous!

craftyM said...

YES, please please put me in the drawing. This little apothecary would look perfect next to my little matchbook chest apothecary I made from your directions!!! So fun! Thank you, Laura!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your creations are amazing! I would be thrilled to have this one! Thanks my friend! Sweet hugs...I mean SCARY hugs!

Katina said...

I have to say that the way you used the skeleton legs is pure genius!! Would love to have this little "pretty" in my collection, thanks for thinking of us!!

Professor Holan said...

I'm a new follower! Your work is amazing! I'm looking forward to checking out your instructional videos to create some Halloween carnival goodies :)
All the best,
Erica

Janice B said...

Love this hutch! I made bookshelves (aka faux bookstores) to go with last year's apothecary and this would be perfect to go with!

Debra Gibson said...

I so want the chance to win this hutch! I love Halloween because I was born October 23 so it's my favorite holiday of the year! And I would to have this hutch sitting in my studio!! Please Pick me !!

Debra Gibson said...

I don't know how many times I can enter so I'm making sure I am in there Good Luck to every one!!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Beautiful, count me in, I'd love to win!
xoxo,
Dorothy

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

Hi Laura, Love how you used the images from last years Apothecary Event and made them smaller to fit this fantastic little Hutch!! I love this. Thanks again for all you do.

Take care,
Diane

Tabitha said...

Love it! And I'd love it to be in my Halloween collection--count me in. Thanks!

Pat Shaw said...

I absolutely love all the Halloween projects that you make.
Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Elizabeth Ashe said...

I love this so much. I love all things miniature, all things Halloween and im making my own little apothecary for Halloween. This is everything I love. Please put me in your draw? Amazing!

Roberta B said...

WOW.. again total awesome! I love it and YES I want in the give away, please. Roberta from Ohio

Sandra said...

Wow ! This mini size is such a good idea ! I love your project ... euh ... in fact, I love all your projects ! :)
Please include me in your draw. Thanks, Laura :)
Sandra from Paris

Enchantments and Giggles said...

I wish I had your creative mind! Just looking at your blog is like a mini vacation, LOL! Please add me to the drawing!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I LOVE the eye, and the spider, and the bony legs and everything. What a wonderful bit of Halloween! Please throw my name into the hat!

A Vintage Fairy said...

WOW! Please include me in your give away! Thank for the chance.

Kim

Debbie said...

I just found your website and would love to be added to list for your giveaway. Thanks now off to see what all here great site !

Tee said...

Laura, thank You so much for joining me in my first Halloween blog hop & giveaway! Hugs.
You are one talented lady, and I enjoy visiting your blog to see what new and inspiring creations you are working on!
The apothecary is gorgeous!
Happy Hauntings, Tee

Beadsoup said...

Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with all of us. Each piece of your art amazes and inspires me. I, too, would love to be entered into your drawing to win this outstanding Witches Apothecary!

Weasel said...

Totally blown away by your projects, the apothecary hutch is so cute and I'd love to win it!

Natasha Michelle said...

Beautiful work!!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I just found your blog. I can't wait to see more of your work. I LOVE this place!!

TheDeannaC said...

I just love, love, love your work. Would love to be in the drawing. I participated last year and couldn't wait to see what you were up to this year!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I just love this hutch! Thanks for the tips on how you made it! I would love to win, it's just so beautiful!

Digital Misfit said...

Your spooky hutch is fantastic! I have been working on a couple of larger upcycled altered art boxes myself, and you are always an inspiration! Please count me in for the drawing.

heidig@gmail.com

Lorena said...

You hutch is simply amazing. I love how fashioned the crystal ball out of a marble. Clever! Who can resist this spooky miniature? Count me in please! Echo05@yahoo.com

Jackie said...

Count me in too! Laura! Your art is amazing!!!!

Patty Antle said...

This is so adorable. I WANT it! Please random helicopter...haha

DonnaMundinger said...

Your creativity know no bounds! I adore your cabinet and would LOVE to be included in the giveaway. The details just blow me AWAY! Thanks for the chance. xxD

newmexico009 said...

I LOVE Halloween, and so happy to find your wonderful blog, so artistically done!

Please add me to your great giveaway, the cabinet is to die for...

Thanks so much

paintedlady89 said...

You always leave me in awe and wonder! Thanks for being such a creative artist. It's so inspiring!
Gigi

Kelly Flaherty said...

I just discovered your site, and I can't believe I've lived this long without it!! I am now a HUGE fan! Your creativity it amazing. Of course I would love to be in the drawing, but would love it even more if I won the drawing!!!! You are now my first bookmark on my toolbar and I'll be checking it daily. Can't wait to look at all the other cool things you've made. Thanks so much for sharing.

2amscrapper said...

Stunning project for our first blog hop giveaway!

Heather said...

This is soooo stinking cute!! In a spooky fun way! I just love what you have done!!
Hugs!!
Heather

Marti Icenogle said...

Love the bookcase!!!! Definitely want to be in the drawing.

Pat Wheeler said...

Beautiful work! Please enter me in your drawing.