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Dr. Raven’s Pandemonium Wagon by Laura Carson

Filed under Art Projects, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Newsletters, Red Riding Hood Kit, Tim Holtz

Design Team Member Laura Carson has concocted a brilliantly silly backstory for her Dr. Raven’s Pandemonium (using 2 New and On Sale! items highlighted below):

Rolling Circus Wagon ATC Holder*Dr. Raven’s Pandemonium is one of the more popular attractions at the Halloween Carnival.
Mr. Yule B. Next, had an unfortunate accident at the Pandemonium this week. Dr. Raven thought that in light of the goulash condition of Mr. Next, perhaps he would fit right in at the “Dodge the Zombies” game.

Miniature Glass Domes*I’ve only captured about a sixth of the full glory of Laura’s creation in the photo at far right. Be sure to visit her blog (and, of course! a tutorial) for more photos and fantasy, including:
a coachman with a pet gargoyle, who is sort of a nasty fellow, so the coachman keeps him in a glass dome; it’s the only way he can prevent him from biting people.

But don’t forget to return, as there’s a Dr. Raven’s Halloween Giveaway, with a ton of goodies picked out from Laura’s expansive Supply List.

 Little Red & The Armoire by Rhonda Secrist Thomas    View the Supply List

Armoire Die
Armoire Die
New and On Sale!

Miniature Red Lantern
On Sale!

Red Riding Hood #1 Collage Sheet

The Wolf At The Door Collage Sheet


Both Collage Sheets are On Sale thru August 21st!
With ALL Brothers’ Grimm Collage Sheets!


 Back In Stock Items    

Something Wicked Clear Stamp Set

Wood Numeral Blocks

On Sale!

Resin Baby Doll Set

On Sale!

 Thursday Newsletter Recap: Bee Bottles & The Wolf at the Door   

Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter
with artwork by TWO Design Team Members!

Honey Bee Glass Bottles*
Honey Bee Glass Bottles
On Sale!

Bits & Books FREE Gift Kit
! One thing led to another… and seeing that we’re in the midst of a Brothers’ Grimm-themed month of artwork (and I rescued a dearly loved but falling apart antique book)…


Hooray! It’s Dr. Raven’s Halloween Giveaway!

With that HUGE group of goodies to choose from (in Laura’s artwork… that’s a link to photos of everything in her supply list) I picked out these:
– Black and White Chevron Striped Straws (New and On Sale!)
– Miniature Glass Domes (New and On Sale!)
– Plastic Skeletons
– Jack-o-Lantern Erasers
– Acrylic Top Hats – Large
– Brass Skull & Cross Bones Charm
– Spooky Ghost Buttons
– An Eerie Tale Run & Hide Scrapbook Paper
– Brass Owl Stampings (just put On Sale!)
– Plastic Tombstone Boxes
– Mini Ceramic Gargoyle Beads
– Small Resin Skull Beads
– Small Plastic Pumpkins
– Skeleton Hand Food Picks
– Plastic Skeleton Hand
– Antique Candelabra Charm ( On Sale!)
– White Turquoise Skull Beads

AND 4 On Sale Halloween Ribbons:
  – Black & Orange Halloween Braid
  – Black & Orange Mini Gingham Check Ribbon
  – Halloween Spider Leg Ribbon
  – Thin Orange/Black Stitched Ribbon

And, see the photo below on the left for the FIVE Collage Sheets included in the Giveaway (also from Laura’s artwork):
– Dem Bones Collage Sheet
– Halloween Carnival Rides #1 Collage Sheet
– Halloween Carnival Games #4 Collage Sheet
– Halloween Carnival #2 Collage Sheet
– Halloween Carnival Rides #2 Collage Sheet

A couple more things caught my eye (I know… gilding the lily with all those things from Laura’s artwork already):
Ceramic Gargoyle Bead
Pewter Dancing Skeleton Charm
Hanging Bat Charm On Sale!
Pewter Spider & Web Charm On Sale!
(Those last 3 are also Back in Stock)

Plus, 3 items just put on Clearance Sale (that’s 80% off!):
Rayon Cording – Metallics
Rayon Cording – Solids
Cricket Rubber Stamp

AND, these 4 that have just been put On Sale for 50% off:
Gargoyle Front View Die-Cut Chipboard
Gargoyle Side View Die-Cut Chipboard
Engraved Garden Copper Foil Scrapbook Paper
Travel Coral Foil Scrapbook Paper
(the 50% and 80% off things are shown in the photo below right)

To enter the Dr. Raven’s Halloween Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST (that’s Pacific Standard Time!!), MONDAY NIGHT, August 18, 2014).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winners (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Big Bad Wolf House Giveaway? That would be Maree Natal! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, August 17th, 2014

136 responses to “Dr. Raven’s Pandemonium Wagon by Laura Carson”

  1. Fabulous as always, Leslie!
    erica 🙂

  2. Bonnie says:

    Just love all this stuff. Thanks for the chance to win it!!

  3. Gina Goodling says:

    Haunting and so clever you are Laura! Would love a chance to enter the realm of Dr Raven’s world and make Spooktacular art!

  4. Dena Cottrell says:

    This would be wonderful to add to my carnival that I started last year using Laura’s tutorials!

  5. Ginger Benedict says:

    UGH you have to stop showing me all these cool projects. You know I have a weakness for Laura Carson and her ingenious ways!

  6. Diane says:

    amazing art…the use of miniatures is wonderfal. Thanks for a chance to win…

  7. Emily N. says:

    Wonderful giveaway!!

  8. Kathy Rose says:

    Would absolutely love to win this.

  9. Kay (Texfolkart) says:

    Omg…I have to win this!!!! Laura’s Halloween things are wonderful and all the little bits and pieces are ghoulishly delicious!!!!!

  10. jo says:

    This is so cool! Love Dr. Raven! what a great giveaway!!

  11. Lorrie Koenig says:

    Laura Carson blows me away with her imagination. I would love to win the Halloween giveaway. I am still collecting items to make an apothecary armoire. Thank you.

  12. Patti Flasch says:

    Laura Carson does it again! I would love to win this one!

  13. Lorna E. says:

    Fun giveaway! I love Laura’s work.

  14. Holly Day says:

    Halloween is my very favorite holiday–this stuff is great!

  15. Ivy Laine says:

    Awesome! I absolutely adore Laura’s art!!

  16. Karen says:

    I love Halloween projects – whether it is sewing or paper – so this would be wonderful to receive!

  17. Noreen says:

    I really enjoy all the delightfully spooky Halloween projects! And you have such great items for creating them!

  18. Marge McInerny says:

    Wow! Is it my turn to win?

  19. Luanne Shoup says:

    interesting selection of stuff!

  20. MaryJo says:

    Such great stuff!

  21. Jo says:

    So Awesome!!!!

  22. Diane D. says:

    Love this! Can’t wait to start making it and add it to my Carnival from Laura’s event last year. Thanks for a chance to win.

  23. barbara macaskill says:

    LOVE the circus wagon!! MUST HAVE IT!! LOVELOVELOVE it and it will go so well with my carousel!! I am trying to make an entire circus to display for my grandchildren to enjoy.
    LOVE the Halloween giveaway also!! TFS and hoping to get lucky!

  24. Love those big black birds!

  25. Oh My Goodness!! Everytime I open your newsletter there’s more and more Iwant/need!! 😀

  26. Gail Gill says:

    How funny. I think the backstory is as awesome as the game. Thanks Laura for all your wonderful inspirations.

  27. Nikki says:

    Halloween is my favorite time of year!

  28. Connie L. says:

    Laura, you are awesome! This has to be the best giveaway ever!

  29. MaggieM says:

    That Laura Carson…she’s so creative and talented! I don’t have much in the way of Halloween craft items so it would be so Boo-tiful if I won your giveaway….PLEASE:) Now I’m off to do some shopping at Alpha Stamps:)

  30. angelic says:

    I love the tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win.

  31. Marilyn H says:

    Love it!

  32. Karen N says:

    Ravaens! Halloween! What is not to love about this giveaway! Great job putting this together, Leslie.

  33. So stupendous. I love the ATC “cage”. Honestly, I don’t know how Laura gets these ideas! I’m beyond floored. Rhonda’s armoire is so cute. I know that die will be on my wish list.

    Thanks, ladies, for a really special viewing.

  34. Gail Klein says:

    What a great giveaway! Halloween seems so far away but we need to start getting ready……..especially if I win this giveaway!!!

  35. Kim B says:

    Fun things for Halloween.

  36. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I don’t know how it can get any better than this.

  37. Jennifer Bumb says:

    Love your Halloween Giveaway as I adore this holiday.

  38. Beverly M. says:

    Be fun to win this!

  39. KimMJ says:

    Dr Raven’s Pandemonium is AMAZING!!! I absolutely love it!

    Halloween is my most favorite time of the year and I always look forward to all the new goodies and great blog posts you always have. Your DT members always have some really Spook-tacular ideas!

    Thanx for the chance to win such wonderful goodies. 🙂

  40. I love spooky stuff. Halloween is my favorite holiday.

  41. Joan says:

    Just love all this Halloween stuff, my favorite holiday. Would be great to win!

  42. Cathy smith says:

    Halloween bonsai! I want it.

  43. Ann Webb says:

    Wonderful and creative ideas!

  44. Jan Broussard says:

    My favorite Holiday! I’m all spooked & ready for Halloween.

  45. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Carnival what fun!

  46. Marcia says:

    Another one outta of the park!!!!!

  47. Me Pugh says:

    Trick or treat – this one is a treat.

  48. ginger says:

    Laura has done it again!! Love her projects; thanks for the great giveaway!!

  49. Jennifer Hunt says:

    I LOVE these projects and the kit! So many inspiring ideas and useful pieces!

  50. Sue C. says:

    Would like to win just one time and see what your products are like!

  51. Daylan says:

    Thank you for another opportunity!

  52. Virginia Smith says:

    I love the spooky theme! And I love Laura Carson’s creations. Thanks for the chance to win Alpha Stamps great stuff!

  53. Edith says:

    wonderful giveaway Laura’s projects are most ingenious love love it

  54. Laura says:

    So awesome, I love it!
    Halloween crafting is the best!!

  55. Roberta S says:

    Boy, oh boy, would I like to get my hands on this little beauty of a kit! Halloween is my very fav holiday, and this kit has it all! Please pick me!!!

  56. LeAnn says:

    Laura is an inspiration! I love to see what amazing ideas she will come up with next.

  57. Russell says:

    As an adult I feel about Halloween like I used to feel about Christmas when I was a little kid… it’s just thrilling. One can never have too much Halloween crafting.

  58. maree natal says:

    Hooray for Halloween!

  59. Karen Mallory says:

    Fun giveaway! It would made a great edition to my carnival. Laura, you rock!
    hugs Karen

  60. Karen Schell says:

    How creative and very cool. I love the ideas this site gives to everyone. Thank you!

  61. Sokat says:

    I am in awe of the talent and creativity.

  62. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    Exciting! I’m ready to start Halloween projects!

  63. Brenda Carter says:

    Love, love, love!

  64. Sandy says:

    Things are getting downright spooky around here!

  65. Laurie Yoder says:

    I adore Halloween and would love to win this!! Thank you do much for the chance!

  66. Pam knoch says:

    Love Halloween! Need this for our annual witches gathering! 🙂

  67. Sandy says:

    I love this wacky stuff.

  68. Barbara says:

    I love Halloween! My favorite projects are all Fall/Halloween related. Would love to win!

  69. Kate Jones says:

    Absolutely beautiful, thanking you, Kate.

  70. Jan Korzenaskie says:

    Fabulous as always!

  71. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, what a fabulous “Pandemonium!” SO inspired! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing giveaway!!

  72. Kathy R says:

    Every time I think you all can’t outdo yourselves, you do! Thanks once again for sharing.

  73. DebR says:

    Dodge the zombies game! I snorted my tea out my nose when I read that, hilarious! Another amazing creation from Laura and thanks for a great giveaway Alpha Stamps!

  74. AMAZING!!! Let the Halloween celebration begin!

  75. April says:

    Awesome is all I can say. This is amazing! Hope I win::)))

  76. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    another great feat…Laurie Carson rocks !!!

  77. Denise Bryant says:

    awesome! I love Halloween stuff!

  78. Traci Belanger says:

    I am SO already in the mood for October and Halloween!It’s my favorite time of year – it’s when I got married, it’s when we have our mega Halloween party and all of this fun would fit right in!

  79. Mary Mac says:

    I already have been getting my Halloween papers out to see what I have in stock. I love all the miniatures with this fun giveaway.

  80. Yvette LeBlanc says:

    LOve it!

  81. Lori says:

    I love this! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  82. Doreen aka LuniLadi says:

    Just LOVE Laura’s designs. And THIS giveaway….Wowsers an abundance of awe-inspiring supplies!!

  83. June Sample-Josefiak says:

    Boo! This is a great giveaway!

  84. Laurie Davis says:

    what a fabulous give away! wow! would love to have all these goodies!!

  85. judy golden says:

    Besides Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday, good luck all ~

  86. Blair Lowery says:

    What a nice collection. Making and decorating for halloween is so fun.

  87. Marti Dietrich says:

    I have a stressful job where I see a lot of sadness…sometimes when I sit down to craft, I feel ideas. The emails and blog at Alpha Stamps ALWAYS inspire and motivate me to dig deep for some creativity. Thanks for being a creative force!!

  88. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Pandemonium! Love that word and like what it stands for; such fun!

  89. Ivette says:

    My fave holiday. Thx for the opportunity.

  90. Gerri herbst says:

    Fabulous creation! Just love the inspiration.

  91. Lita says:

    I love Halloween and I love all of this! Fabulous!

  92. Jen R says:

    Another awesome Laura creation!!

  93. Tanya says:

    What a creepy cool giveaway!

  94. Carmen says:

    Awesome Laura. I love how your mind works!

  95. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I love this kit and know that I could create some pretty things from it. The Halloween paper and the little miniature pumpkins are just darling.

  96. Lina says:


  97. Helen Potter says:

    Great Giveaway!

  98. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Ravens. Ravens? Ravens!!! My favorite. Love me some corvids.

  99. Pam Weiler says:

    I wanna win this fantastic giveaway.

  100. Carole Carlson says:

    Gorgeous pile of stuff. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  101. Kathy says:

    Yes, please.

  102. Traci says:

    Yeah!! I love halloween!!

  103. Thalia Kottke says:

    Love it!!

  104. There aren’t enough words………I SIMPLY LOVE IT!

  105. Jean Ostrout says:

    Mommy likie mommy wantie!!!

  106. IKE says:

    This is just super AWESOME !! xxxxx

  107. Michelle says:

    …are all of the things under the giveaway promo being given away, or are the “and…” Just to tell us what’s in stock/on sale? yes, they’re all in the giveaway… looking a gift horse in the mouth?

  108. Sara Tanner says:

    what a wonderful collection of goodies.I could have a ball with this.:)

  109. Mary-Ann says:

    Love this!

  110. Kim says:

    Halloween bring it ON!

  111. yolanda says:

    Absolutely love this – I could have a great play with this if I won xx

  112. Sylvia L. says:

    The Halloween-themed giveaways are my favorites-thanks for the opportunity to win!

  113. Lori Gesing says:

    Dr. Raven’s giveaway looks amazing!

  114. Debbie Rollier says:

    Awesome, I love Halloween

  115. coco says:

    Wow, fabulous giveaway, I would love winning these goodies as Halloween is my favorite theme!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  116. Carol Slowik says:

    What a fun giveaway! I would love to win it, and thank you for the chance. ALL of you are awesome!

  117. Carolyn says:

    So much halloween goodness! Loving Laura’s Dr. Raven too!!

  118. LoriSW says:

    Love all of the spooky!!!

  119. Robin Withrow says:

    what a great giveaway, would love to give to my adult daughter for Halloween, its her favorite holiday. thanks for the chance.

  120. enrica p says:

    I’m really loving the things you’re posting lately!

  121. Birgit says:

    Since I am a big Halloween fan, I have to try my luck here! 🙂

  122. Patti G says:

    Please, please, please pick me. I love Halloween and have to make this.

    Thank you so much for your giveaways.

  123. Roxanne says:

    Ahhh! Love that Circus project! Laura always makes the coolest most imaginative projects! Of course it helps when you have all the cool products from Alpha Stamps! Can’t get enough of them! Wishing for a win of some of these goodies today!

  124. Laura Lomax says:

    Halloween is the best. Hope I win.

  125. Lana says:

    Boo!!!!!!!!!! What a phenomenal give away!!!

  126. Vic says:

    Excellent Spooky Carnival Wagon!!! I need to add Dr. Raven’s stuff to my Haunted Carnival I created from Laura’s tutorials last year! I’m so excited!

  127. Angie says:

    As always, this is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity!

  128. Lori Wilczek says:

    Halloween one of my favorite holidays!

  129. Sheila Rodriguez says:

    Unbelievable! Such a wealth of scary treasures!

  130. Gothically fabulous! So much detail, so many wonderfilled possibilities!

  131. Kathi R says:

    Wow. Laura’s piece is pure genius.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win all those fabulous goodies.

  132. Muriel says:

    Oooh, my favorite holiday is coming! And how nice of you to offer a chance to win these goodies. . . thank you!

  133. Paula Miller says:

    oh my this one’s fabulous too!!!

  134. Karen Sholes says:

    What a positively spooktaclar giveaway! Enter me please!!

  135. chris says:

    This is fantastic, love anything creepy and dark Halloween all year round!!

  136. Never too early for Halloween goodness!