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Flaming Heart Artwork, New Lanterns & Building Materials on SALE!

Filed under Art Projects, Bella Ayers, Halloween, Miniatures

There are FOUR new miniature lanterns today! Two have a hexagon shape (like the one shown at left: believe it or not, that’s the larger of the two). Two are square with an “X” in the panes, like the petite one at right (shown with the facade from the Mushroom Niche Shrine for scale… and an idea for a tiny lantern to adorn your gnome or fairy house)!

And in honor of these new lanterns (and more new minis shown below): ALL Miniature Building Materials are on sale through tomorrow night (Monday night, August 10th)! (So the new lanterns are included, too!) More info on the sale is below!

Forever Nanny by Bella Ayers!

Wow! I love this! Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kimberly Ayers) created this Forever Nanny shrine by mixing up a couple different sizes of niche shrines. And I have to agree with her: A little cool, a little creepy, eh?

That’s actually a niche sitting in a niche (the shadowbox niche that’s cut into the heart shrine is taller (it goes almost to the top of the heart shape). Bella used one of the facades from the Matchbox Shrine Facade Set
(that’s sized to fit a standard matchbox from kitchen matches) that’s sitting inside.

Here’s some of the intro text from Bella’s blog post:

I had a lot of fun playing with the Little Niche Shrine – Simple Heart. Leslie asked me to put something together using the fabulous Chipboard Wings Assortment and the Heart Shrine so I was all ready to do something with them!

At least I thought I was. Every time I sat down to work on it I drew a blank and it got pushed off to the side. The other day I was going through one of the many piles I have everywhere in my studio and found the Articulated Skeleton – 4 Inch Tall along with an image from the Dolls in the Attic Collage Sheet laying together. Who knows how long they had been in this pile, I’m just glad they showed up when they did. (Added bonus – the image was already cut out!)

I love this project, Bella! Everything fits together perfectly (and the colors are beautiful)! And, of course: funny and a bit macabre.

Here’s Bella’s supply list and you can read more in her blog post. There’s another photo in the Giveaway section below, too.

What else is new today?

More lanterns (or glass sconce replacements to make a lantern — also included in the flash sale)! And it’s looking like we’re edging closer to Halloween! There are 9 new items today, so check them all out!

NEW Flash Sale: Building Materials!

20% off! Lots of variety, too: from chipboard to metal hardware. Over 60 items!

Note: anything on clearance is marked down to 50% off!

The sale ends MONDAY night, August 10th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

Forever Nanny Giveaway!

Ha! I’m really fond of that work-in-progress photo! The giant baby seems to be overwhelming the skeleton.

EVERYTHING in Bella’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

I’m only highlighting a couple of the EIGHT spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway:
Matchbox Shrine Facade Set (that’s a set of FIVE facades so you’ll have lots of extra toys to play with!)
Little Niche Shrine – Simple Heart
Articulated Skeleton – 4 Inch Tall

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Bella’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway!

To enter the Forever Nanny 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, MONDAY Night, August 10, 2020).

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 donít 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 winner (via

Who won the Autumn Harvest Buffet Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Sally Lonn! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, August 9th, 2020

31 responses to “Flaming Heart Artwork, New Lanterns & Building Materials on SALE!”

  1. Helen says:

    That articulated skeleton is wonderful!

  2. Nadine says:

    Love the lanterns!

  3. Leah says:

    Love it!

  4. Deanne says:

    I love shrines….

  5. Lori says:

    I love the articulated skeleton. I have order one in the past for a project. I will need to order a few more!

  6. Nancy O says:

    Sweet with a touch of disturbing…

  7. Jo says:

    Love the shrine – Cool and creepy!!

  8. Carolyn says:

    Amazing work Miz Bella. I love it when serendipity happens with supplies. Those ruby red shoes take this to a whole new level. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win some super cool stuff!

  9. Gladys pérez-almiroty says:

    Love the idea! Like death peaking behind the ear.

  10. francine perri says:

    I love that heart Very eery but gorgeous

  11. Laural Lee-Wright says:

    Out of this dimension but so interesting and sweet. Would love to give one a try.

  12. Jackie says:

    absolutely love this

  13. Kat Cashwell says:

    Creepy but awesome!!!!

  14. Kim R says:

    Love the shrine! Very cool. The square lantern is wicked!

  15. Jean marmo says:

    Super creative. Live the lantern.

  16. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the Forever Nanny creation! That skeleton is awesome!

  17. Diane Alterman says:

    creepy! <y favorite time of year

  18. Heather C says:

    I love it – this is so delightfully creepy!

  19. Jen R says:

    I adore this!

  20. Sue O says:

    Always so creative!

  21. Barbara M Griggs says:

    The wings are an extraordinary item! I love this meaningful if macabre story told in images.

  22. Mary Ann Fry says:

    I love this! Everything about it! It’s so Halloweeny! It is so unique.

  23. marilyn fishwick says:

    I love everything about this shrine but especially the painting/distressing treatment on the small facade shrine in the middle. Your use of colors along with the wing treatment is fabulous. Well done!

  24. KathyS says:

    This is brilliant. The stars and medallions… brilliant.

  25. Karen Mallory says:

    This is so creepy cool! Love it!

  26. Kathy N Toews says:

    Love the creepiness!

  27. Lee Nielsen says:

    Makes me want to get out my EVP meter!!!

  28. Gabrielle Schmidt says:

    Love the colors & the textures. The creepiness is a plus.

  29. Anne Stodghill says:

    What a fun (and creepy) shrine.

  30. Carol Slowik says:

    I just love your art Miz Bella! Creepy cool!

  31. Dennis L says:

    Love this shrine! Perfect for Day of the Dead decoration.