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Decorate Your Halloween Tree!

Filed under Art Projects, Bella Ayers, Cemetery Kit, Giveaways, Halloween, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply lists for both projects on the new site: Nichola’s Halloween Tree with Ornament and Bella’s Enjoy the Journey Tombstones.

Before Miz Bella tells you about Nichola’s Halloween Tree (and I get to tell you about Bella’s witty tombstones), there’s a new FREE gift! Teri Calia graciously provided this week’s gift: a Halloween Cameo Frames Collage Sheet with spooky cameos in frames (similar to the ornaments Nichola hangs from her tree).

This sheet is FREE for all orders, regardless of order size! If you place an all-digital order, I’ll send you the Gift Sheet as a pdf file. Teri borrowed from my Oval Cameo & Mirror Frames Collage Sheet, and resized images from all of these Halloween collage sheets (in case you want more images like those in these cameos).
AND, don’t forget: Laura Carson’s Haunted Village Halloween Event is live!! And not only that: last Sunday was PART 2! Also, there’s a new Haunted Village Intro Page that has all the current links, and will continue to be updated through September.!

Here comes Miz Nichola Battilana with her magnificent Halloween Tree to rest your eyes upon!

Nichola took the Cemetery Kit and the Cemetery Add-On Kit and made up a fabulous zombie infested scene complete with a spooky tree. Don’t worry – the Wrought Iron Fence will keep the zombie from slithering out and eating you up!

“I created the tree by binding several branches together with wire, then spray painting the whole kaboole in matte black. The ‘tree’ sits in a cauldron with zombie infested cemetery scene using pieces from the August Cemetery and Add-On Kit.

On the branches of the tree I’ve created some little ornaments, stringing together beads and gruesome things like this Large White Turquoise Skull Bead.

I also created a bunch of simple paper ornaments and to show off some spooky doodads like this Halloween Poison Cameo.”

Super cute, don’t you think? I’m thinking I’m going to follow Nichola’s tutorial and make some of those ornaments for my own Halloween tree; I may even have An Eerie Tale Scrapbook Paper laying around here to use like Nichola did.

Here is Nichola’s Halloween Tree with Ornaments Supply List.

Head on over to Pixie Hill to see Nichola’s super easy tutorial and more pictures.

Next up: Enjoy the Journey Tombstones!!

These are fabulous. (See the wide photo below.) A bit (!) of black humor, but I love to see Miz Bella let her true colors out.

Bella started with the new Chipboard Standing Tombstones Set (perfect for decorating a table for a Halloween party). Bella says:

“I love how easily the tombstones took the Lindy’s sprays, and how fast it was to decorate the surfaces with the Going Somewhere and Floral Tattoo Cling-Mounted Stamp Sets.”

And the (ahem) life-affirming phrases from that Going Somewhere Cling-Mounted Stamp Set are a perfect match for those creepy clowns.

Here’s a partial list of additional supplies:
Embossing Powder – Super Fine Detail Black (used with the stamps to resist the color sprays)
Reversible Clowns Collage Sheet
Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays – Sweet Violet Purple Teal

Click here for all of Bella’s supplies with photos and links.



Hooray for the Halloween Ornaments Giveaway!

I pretty much stuck to items from Nichola’s supply list, throwing in a couple new items, too:
1mm Micro Beads – Opaque Black (New!)
25x18mm Oval Victorian Setting (New!)
– 40x30mm Bronze Oval Setting – Scallop Edge
– 40x30mm Halloween Owl Cameo
– 40x30mm Halloween Poison Cameo
– Churchyard Cemetery Collage Sheet
– Large White Turquoise Skull Bead
– Mini Black Wrought Iron Fence
– Zombie Finger Puppets

Plus one of those cute Halloween Cameo Frames Collage Sheets!

To enter the Marie Antoinette for 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, FRIDAY, September 25, 2015)! <(Where has this month gone?!?) AND tell me: in addition to the 41 collage sheets in the Pendants & Ornaments Collage Sheets section (aka: layouts sized for shapes like the oval settings in the Giveaway), what other images would you like to see in that section? Christmas is coming… maybe more Christmas art? Silly Santas? Nostalgic Victorian?

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 winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Textured Haunted Houses Giveaway? That would be Sylvia L!

She replied to my question “Tell me if you’ll try out Shanna’s texture technique. Also: are the other textures you’d like for make faux walls or flooring?”:

I definitely want to try the brick wall in my haunted doll house. Maybe the stone for a path as well. Cobblestone and barn wood textures would be nice.

Posted by Leslie, September 24th, 2015

56 responses to “Decorate Your Halloween Tree!”

  1. marykay chisum says:

    Simply inspired!! I would love to make these for my Halloween tree! I can always count on the wonderful designers at alphastamps to keep my creative juices flowing

  2. Sandy says:

    Just a big thanks for all the wonderful ideas. Keep them coming. Would like to see some Victorian Christmas ideas.

  3. Leanna says:

    I love this tree idea! For cameo sheets, I’d like to see more labels, pretty & more modern fairies, and castles! You just can’t beat a good castle in the background!!

  4. Roxanne says:

    I would love to see more nostalgic Christmas scenes. Skating, sleigh rides-the old fashioned kind-window shoppers with old time window scenes…I’m picturing that as my next diorama project….Mmmmmm 🙂

  5. Liane Ceglar says:

    I absolutely love all the inspiring ideas you give us, great products, great samples !!!!!!

  6. Olivia Bressler says:

    Love, love everything. My problem is that every time I see new items and designs I have to place another order. Just hope I finish everything by Halloween. Thanks.

  7. Regina Salvador says:

    Love this Halloween stuff — as for more pendants and ornaments collage sheets, how about Krampus!

  8. Carol kinsley says:

    Would love to win. Having so much fun doing the house swap. Tried the texture technique from Shanna. Loved it. Carol

  9. I’m working feverishly to get all the Halloween stuff done on time – hard to think about Christmas but…. I like the Krampus idea mentioned by others, also Christmas children sitting or standing (easily cut out) would be good.

  10. Orlie Severson says:

    I would love to see Christmas, no matter what you come up with. I am so in love with all your Halloween. Wish I could buy it all. Oh ya I would love to win your give away too.

  11. jean marmo says:

    Such creative ideas! Love the tombstones and those Halloween ornaments!

  12. Barbara Raney Ferrell says:

    I’m so thrilled that I found this sight. You have great stuff, just what I’ve been missing in my art work.

  13. Jen R says:

    I would love to see more Krampus stuff.

  14. Carol Slowik says:

    More Victorian Christmas please! I love it!!!

  15. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    So special.

  16. barbara macaskill says:

    LOVE the Halloween Tree!! Spookaliscious!! I would love to see more Victorian Christmas and maybe even some eerie Santa, Rudolph and Frosty collages too! Grinch inspired images would also be great!! I would love to put a spooky twist on a Christmas scene but can’t find images to do so! Thanks for asking! LOL

  17. Love this and Halloween but would love to see vintage or even steampunk Christmas!!!

  18. LeAnn says:

    It’s hard to think about Christmas right now with Halloween coming, but I would like to see more winter/nature images.

  19. Birgit says:

    Hi there,

    What wonderful new ornaments I could make for my Halloween tree — thanks for the chance!

    I would love to see vintage Christmas pictures. 🙂

    Happy creating,

  20. KIM says:

    Great giveaway,thanks for the chance to win.
    I would like to see more imagines to use inside bottle caps.

  21. Lana vassallo says:

    Love all these Halloween goodies!

  22. carolyn sullivan says:

    all i can say is wow. must make that tree!

  23. Mary Helene says:

    Still enjoying all the wonderful Halloween projects. I would love to see some vintage looking Christmas trees

  24. Laural says:

    My mind is creating as I write. I would like to see more of the Christmas/New Year genre’ with vintage children.

  25. Emily N. says:

    Love all the halloween stuff! Maybe some snowmen to put in the yard?

  26. Traci says:

    Great projects today-I love Halloween and the design team is fantastic always coming up with some great ideas. >^..^<

  27. maxine says:

    Love your Halloween tree ornaments and the tombstone idea..would love to see some vintage holiday items featuring cats..

  28. Barb J says:

    another great giveaway! would love to see something for Thanksgiving as well.

  29. Kim R says:

    Would love to see some Steampunk Christmas stuff

  30. Noreen says:

    What a great idea for Halloween ornaments! And those macabre clown tombstones are something else! I think vintage Santas would be nice.

  31. Marilyn H says:

    Great projects. I’d love to see some miniature ornaments and other Christmas-y stuff. Lengths of holly, wreaths, glasses to fill with (faux) eggnog, and lots of collage sheets to match.

  32. Lou Anne says:

    I love vintage Christmas images and kitschy ones too.

  33. Gail S says:

    I would like to see some Victorian Santas.

  34. Kathy says:

    More Victorian Christmas art please.

  35. Katherine S says:

    Love the Halloween tree and all the ornaments. You are so clever. Thanks for the tutorial.

  36. Megan Warren says:

    I’d like to see some Christmas ornaments, vintage round balls, the icicles with the stars indented at the top, all those things from grandma’s ornament collection

  37. Ginette P. says:

    Victorian ornaments

  38. Karen Mallory says:

    Another great giveaway! I would love to see a gingerbread house and stuff to decorate it collage sheet!

  39. Jackie Neal says:

    I’m guessing I would like some Nostalgic Victorian and I have to say I am in love with Nichola’s cameos!! spooky cool!

  40. Janet Turner says:

    another great giveaway!

  41. Ina Good says:

    Love cameos and ornaments so I would love to see vintage children dressed up for winterw muffs and furs and I love snowflakes and snowmen and sleds would all be nice!

  42. Mary C says:

    I hate to say…I love the 3-d stuff, but I am not fond of collage sheets…so I have none I would request. More stuff like the chipboard tombstones tho!

  43. Kathy says:

    I’m inspired to make more ornaments for my tree. Additional cameos–may e some for other holidays.

  44. Diana Bittaker says:

    i just love the cameos! you have the most fabulous collection of vintage images ….cant think of anything i need!
    Thank you!

  45. julie m says:

    I like occult and vintage geograpy/map images

  46. Pam Weiler says:

    I love the cameos. I would love retro 40’s to 50’s Christmas imagines. Vintage Christmas scenes, Carolers and shoppers.

  47. Beth Williams says:

    Sometimes I make a Halloween tree from a tree branch-never,ever thought to make this kind of ornaments. Love it. I make more cards for my FB dog friends than people at Christmas(and other holidays). I would love some vintage dog/cat collage sheets for holidays-with lots of different breeds. I would buy them for sure.

  48. Lori D. says:

    I would love to see vintage Christmas card images. I do admire everything you have already, tho! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  49. joan says:

    Love the Halloween tree,a must for decorating

  50. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome ideas, and I would LOVE to make a Halloween tree!
    I love the Vintage Christmas look, so more Santas, Snowmen, Christmas trees, Christmas village sheets would be great!

  51. Jennie says:

    How about some snowflake images?

  52. Lana says:

    Love the tiny typewriter.

  53. Jo says:

    Love the halloween items! for christmas would love to see more kitchy stuff.

  54. Betsy Skagen says:

    Laura has outdone herself again. Outstanding!

  55. Dawn says:

    I would like to see more Victorian and renaissance designs.