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Witchy Beauty, New Steampunk Images & Sale Plus New Free Gift

Filed under Collage Sheets, Digital Images, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Lora Mahaffey, Sale, Steampunk, Steamtown House

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 list items from Laura’s project that are still available on the new site.

A new sale! EVERYTHING in the Steampunk Collage Sheets section is on sale for 50% off!

The sale ends Monday night, July 24th!

Note the sale also includes THREE new Collage Sheets by Design Team Member Laura Carson being announced today (the new Steampunk Study Collage Sheet is shown at left; more photos & info & artwork below)!

Over 30 to choose from! See them all

Wow! It’s an action-packed newsletter so I’m plunging in!

First is this fun & witty The Wyrd Sisters School of Beauty by Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey. (The second project today is part two of the industrious Steamtown House by Laura Carson, and photos and more info is at the end of this post, down in the Giveaway zone!) Now back to Lora’s fun project:


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Yes, indeed, and we are here to help you achieve your beauty goals. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call 1-800-555-WART and you’ll be on your way to a beautiful new you!

New and REVOLUTIONARY Spider Lash Mascara, now in a Lush Leg Formula!

Updated and better-than-ever ADD-A-WART KIT! It’s amazing!

And just in case you are ever at a loss for a snappy comeback, we’ve included this new spell formula, THE SNARKY RETORT!

Wow! I think Lora may have had a bit too much caffeine (?). But I love the project! Kind of slyly sliding into Halloween art (in an unexpected palette of green and pink). I love the use of the 3″ x 4″ Mini Cigar Box as the box to house the “cosmetics”, rotated and using the lid like a book cover. And that container of honey cream (with a pearl on top) is actually a paint can.

Curious about some item (mainly bottles & tiny boxes) you see in Lora’s creation? Check out her supply list! And read more about The Wyrd Sisters School of Beauty on Lora’s blog post!


NEW Mini Cigar Boxes
FREE Collage Sheet!

In honor of Laura Carson’s fab new addition to her Steamtown House (that includes some tiny cigar boxes amongst the many items in the study), I designed a new Mini Cigar Boxes Collage Sheet (with cigar boxes to fold together in 2 sizes plus a ton of options for tiny labels).

Free for ALL orders — through Monday night, July 24th! Note: all-digital orders will receive the collage sheet as a pdf file!

You do not need to do anything to receive the new collage sheet. In fact, IF you add it to your order, I’ll assume you’re buying a second copy.

BONUS: check below in the Giveaway for a chance to win one of these new collage sheets AND lots of supplies from Laura’s artwork!

Hooray for the Victorian Study Giveaway!

But first! Let’s talk (a little bit) about the Steampunk Explorer’s Study that Laura Carson made in the bottom floor of her Steamtown House (here’s a link to the last post from this series, with info on the house this study is built in). Remember the cello from a few week’s ago? I can see a bit of it behind (and to the left of) the chair in the photo at right.

To start, I’ll quote some of Laura’s intro from her blog post:

The wait is over, the identity of the new tenant of the house on Irongate Street is none other than H.G. Wells.

The Steamtown Weekly Journal has all the details with Amelia Goodbody snagging the exclusive interview. She covers topics like “Her Exciting Life in the Clouds”, “Thrilling Adventures Traveling Around the World” and “What’s Next For This Intrepid Explorer”.

I love the brown chesterfield tufted chair with its velvet foot stool. Next to the chair are her favorite cigars (Lucky Fellow) and a decanter with her favorite brandy.

(Yes, that was “her exciting life…” and “her favorite cigars…”)

And note: Laura’s blog post has a lot more info and tips on building items (and more photos!) and includes a video tutorial.

OK… back to the Giveaway! I picked out a bunch of cool items that Laura used in her project (click here to see photos of her entire supply list, but only the ones listed below are in the Giveaway). Note: I constrained myself to just the chair scene shown in the larger photo above, and the cool chandelier hanging above the chair (close-up at left), but the whole room is shown in Laura’s blog post.

Steampunk Explorer Collage SheetNew
Chesterfield Chair
Victorian Table Kit – Black
Brandy Decanter Kit
Mini Wine Glasses – Set of 2
Oval Metal Tea Tray
And Chandelier parts:
Raw Brass Box Feet – Cones
Amber Glass Globes – Set of 4
Plus the Mini Cigar Boxes Half Sheet (as promised!)

To enter the Victorian Study 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, July 21, 2017)!

And tell me: How will you use the chair & table and all these goodies? Bonus: What’s your favorite tip in Laura tutorial video?

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 Fairy Apothecary Giveaway? Anne! Congratulations! Check your email for more info. (Note: we had 2 entries from women named Anne… this is comment #16, who signed simply “Anne”.)

Posted by Leslie, July 20th, 2017

43 responses to “Witchy Beauty, New Steampunk Images & Sale Plus New Free Gift”

  1. I love this I would make a Halloween scene with these items. I love her tip on how to make the outside brick wall with paper!

  2. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I am speechless. How great is this Giveaway!

  3. Michelle G says:

    I love steampunk and Laura’s designs are awesome! I would maybe use the chair and table to do a story time scene for little goblins.

  4. Barb A says:

    Love steampunk! Would definitely do a stempunked room with the goodies.

  5. Kat Cashwell says:

    would definitely make library for my mad scientist!! love the steampunk musical instrument!!

  6. Kim R says:

    Wow! Most awesome! I can see an Edgar Allen Poe corner here..

  7. Lana says:

    Very simple, I’d put this under a glass cloche and put it in my living room. It 100% matches my sofa and the table, I live in a haunted Victorian and this is perfect!

  8. Carla says:

    Would have to add it to the Halloween house!

  9. Jean Marmo says:

    How creative! I would do a halloween theme project!

  10. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I would use the chair and table to do a séance scene. I love the bottle of “Snarky Retort.”

  11. Laura callies says:

    I would make a beauty routine for the less conventional. I like laura’s video tips on how to make things easier to assemble as well as her tricks on making some things look so real.

  12. Traci says:

    Love the Wyrd sister’s school of beauty. Would love to make one that is a bit more gothic looking. Also, Laura’s Victorian study is awesome. She has the best ideas and I always enjoy the realistic looking images she creates. >^..^<

  13. Dianna says:

    I would use the chair and table with all the goodies in a Halloween library. The tip Laura gave me in the video was how to make a unique chandelier and the Edison wall sconces for my Halloween library scene. My pair of Halloween skeletons are waiting for the second chair to rest their tired bones for a drink of brandy!

  14. Kari Gluski says:

    I would make a steampunk room for my daughter. she loves steampunk styles and she works at the annual Teslacon steampunk convention in Madison, WI every year

  15. M. C. Sparks says:

    Halloween steampunk!

  16. Mary Mac says:

    I would love to use a Sherlock Holmes scenario.

  17. Emily N. says:

    Love the grandfather clock tutorial!

  18. Karen Wood says:

    I love all of the featured items and would love the giveaway items for my fairy. She is sophisticated and likes nice things.

  19. K Toews says:

    I like the idea of a doctor’s office.

  20. Jen R says:

    I like Laura’s tips on making things easier to put together and how she does the brick effect.

  21. Catharine McCammon says:

    I’ll make a flickering fun witchy scene to share with my grandbabies as we eat popcorn popped over the flickering fire. Thank you!

  22. Nadine says:

    I would love to do a victorian study. Love the chair!

  23. Marie says:

    I love steampunk!! would probably mix with Sherlock Holmes. Now I have to go order the 2-story house. And all the other stuff if I don’t win 🙂

  24. Laura says:

    I think those would go great in the wizard’s study I’m working on!

  25. Marilyn B. Hughes says:

    I’m working my way through several roombox kits that have been slumbering away in my attic. It would either be used for one of them or possibly for the 2-story chipboard hous y’all sell (I’m trying to decide if I can handle ANOTHER project).

    As for my favorite tip, well that’s hard. I like the tip about using Glossy Accents on the wall lights to make them look more realistic, plus I like the tip about the removable panel on the back of the fireplace. Then her use of Glossy Accents again to make things look more glass-like. Laura is just so awesome!

  26. Chris says:

    Love them both, and would do them both… PLAY (Steamtown House) or PAY (The Wyrd Sisters School of Beauty).

  27. Barb J says:

    it would work for my work in progress of the halloween house. It is a perfect match!!

  28. Karen Mallory says:

    I always love, love Laura’s stuff! Want to make that exact room!!!

  29. Peg D says:

    Oh wow! I loved that house and this is wonderful! I have a house I have been working on that I would use these great little things in. It isn’t the same house that you are referring to but the other little two story that Nichola decorated and also used as a clock base. I think I could turn it into a steampunk house easily. Love that chair and that chandelier!!!! And I do love the steampunk genre!

  30. I have so many dollhouses, I am sure I could find a place for all of these delightful things!

  31. Jennie Ingram says:

    I think I’d create a steampunk study for a brownie mechanic, who is building herself clockwork wings so she can go live with the faeries!

  32. Ginger benedict says:

    I’m in love, AGAIN. Laura Carson is just awesome, especially at this time of year. I would make exactly what she’s made. I love this and Alpha Stamps is such an enabler!

  33. Jo says:

    I love the chair – it looks like a little library. Also love the house of beauty – so sweet!

  34. Denise Bryant says:

    Love today’s post! Chock full of awesome goodies! I’d use the pieces in a shadowbox!

  35. Cherie Day says:

    Love everything about this project! I see an H.G.Wells Steampunk room!

  36. Cheryl Lee says:

    I could use the chair and table in a bookshop I hope to get at one of these days! Really love the mini cigar boxes collage sheet! Congrats to Anne!

  37. Jan K says:

    I would use the table and chairs with the other goodies to make a steampunk themed Alice In Wonderland tea party. Thanks for the chance to win !!


    inspiration never ends! time to get steamin’….

  39. sue thwaite says:

    I really LOVE the chandelier !

  40. Laural says:

    I love Charlie Chaplin, how about him reading a script in the chair

  41. Nancy E says:

    I would the chair and table to do a steampunk story time for fairies!

  42. Carol Slowik says:

    I see a skeleton in the reading room!

  43. Kee Ostler says:

    Such a delightful tutorial! I think that there are so many ways to go, but I am leaning towards a steampunk library….