Autumn Magic

No, you are not imagining it, I have really managed to post here two days in a row – hurrah! Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Anything But A Card. This is particularly exciting as it is the first that encompasses the new design team. The challenge is open for three weeks, starting from today, and each week there will be a fresh set of inspirational projects from the DT. The theme for this months challenge is Autumn Magic/Spring Wonder which takes into account the global diversity of our DT and participants and the seasonal changes taking place across the world right now. Here’s my project:


Something like this has been on my “to do list” for a VERY long time, so I am thrilled to have finally given it a go. My miniature Halloween apothecary cabinet has been created using paper and images from the Gecko Galz. I used a selection of small corked vials from my stash (Ebay purchases) and added the labels which are from the Spooky Tickets collage sheet.


The box is the base of a black box. I sanded some of it and then inked over the top with Forest Moss distress ink. I’ve lined it with paper from the Mayflower paper pack and added the poison images which is from the Haunted Ephemera collage set. The apothecary sign was printed from my computer and inked with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain.



To finish the box I’ve added some metallic trim (Tim Holtz) and a metallic brad (Stampin Up!).


Be sure to buzz over to Anything But A Card and see what the rest of the DT have been up to, I took a sneaky peek earlier in the week and you are in for a treat.


I don’t know about where you are but in my part of the world it is suddenly beginning to feel a lot like Autumn!

Thanks for buzzing by.


Autumn Magic — 20 Comments

  1. Ha ha ha, I love your apothecary cabinet, I think it is totally brilliant. The little stoppered bottles are so sweet and the lables are fabulous. I can’t help wondering where you are going to get the stuff to fill the bottles?

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you. Well I have an unlimited supply of sharp knives, graters and peelers so filling them will not be a problem!! ;)xx

  2. What a cabinet Lisette, it came into my mind did you cook with them daily? That’s a real witch’s kitchen, lol… seriously loved all the details that trim is terrific, and the labels omg, I wonder if I could mix some tarantula hair with soft gel what would be the result…

    • Hi Heather – sorry to take so long to respond. Being in the same place as a ruler and the box with memory seemed impossible. The box is approx. 3 1/2 inches square and the height of the largest bottle is approximately 2 1/2 inches. Hope that helps 🙂

  3. Well, Lisette, you must have sent your flu across the pond, because I’ve been having a not-feeling-so-great period as well. I, too, am not 100% yet, but at least I’m out of bed. I’ve been off the computer for a bit, so today I was thrilled to see some Halloween magic from you. This is a super apothecary–nicely spooky and very well done. I LOVE it!!!
    I’ve been hoping to get my Halloween mojo on, but between being pretty sick and not being able to see very well (cataract surgery on a very problematic eye, to be followed by surgery on my other eye this Wednesday), it’s probably going to be a very last-minute rush. The doctor assures me that I will be able to see well again, but it’s going to take awhile. RATS!! This is my very favorite crafting time–no stress, no expectations, no rushing around like Minny the Wild Girl–just good old-fashioned fun.
    While I’m squinting my way around my house, you keep on crafting those Halloween goodies so that I can enjoy your super-duper talent with all things Halloween! You and your work ROCK!!!
    xox from the colonies,

    • Aww Roberta, was wondering if all was well with you so really sorry to hear you are under the weather. Thank you for your kind comments – you need to know that each time I start a Halloween project I think of you 🙂 I hope your surgery goes well and that you are soon on the mend. Here’s to good health! xxx

  4. Wow! Lisette…just got the time to hop over…what a wonderful display! Loved your miniatures….so apt for the theme. Hugs.

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