October is scooting by quickly.
We had some cooler temperatures . . . and then it got warm again . . . Anticipating cooler temperatures again.
There is something about autumn and getting ready for Halloween.
I found this image and just had to use it. It is a bit spookier than I like, but as you look closely, there isn’t a skull moon, but it is made from the tree branches. I think this is quite clever along with the children walking along in their pursuit of candy.
Initially I didn’t see the children walking. My focus was captured on the moon.
That may have been the whole point, but once we begin to look around, it needed to be more of an All Hollows Eve picture . . .
This is something I need to keep in mind when I’m doing my paper crafts. It is great to draw the eye into the card initially, but there does have to be a complete “picture” once one decides to look around.
This reminds me to get your Halloween Treat Boxes together and ready to fill with delicious treats.
Remember our friend Ray O’Bannon over at Ravensblight Paper Toys . . .
Remember all of his great treat box coffins?
This year I’m favoring the weathered crate for my Halloween Treat Box. I can decorate it with pumpkins and may have a spooky cat or a witch . . . maybe her feet sticking out of it or at least have her hat on the crate.
The weathered crate can be made spooky by having a skeleton trying to get out . . .
What’s great is that all of Ray’s paper toys are free to download and assemble — he has excellent instructions.
I do love Ray’s Haunted Houses.
I especially like The Ghost House.
It has a secret chamber under the house that is a great place to put some treasures.
If you’re into building a paper craft Haunted Ship, Ray O’Bannon has a collection of them along with cars and trucks and even a train. You can have some great fun exploring everything he has available to download, print out and assemble.
Click the image of the Ghost House to the right to be taken to the PDF and click here for the assembling instructions.
It would be best for you to begin right away with the Ghost House or one of the ships — this will take some time to assemble.
Depending upon the number of “coffin” treat boxes you have to make, time is of the essence.
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Ray O’Bannon has been busy over at RavensBlight.
He has this cool cemetery complete with all the graves . . .
It does seem a big crowded . . .
It would be worthwhile to take some time to check it out and read the assembling instructions before printing it out on card stock. I personally like to see how it all comes together before getting into the middle of it and discovering I glued something wrong.
This is really exciting to have a fancy cemetery to go with all the great haunted places you can make as well.
Ray has also included an interview with the caretaker. Now that is truly something.
And, the place won’t get lonely, there are lots of “monsters” you can place in and around the place.
I’m sure you remember these guys . . . I’ve even used them as cupcake toppers for my Halloween celebrations.
Be sure to take a look around RavensBlight. There are lots of haunted toys that may be of interest to you.
Besides all the haunted buildings, there are haunted ships — those are real treasures. And there are vehicles and airplanes. Keep on looking and you’ll find a lot of things you’ll want to make for yourself or a particular member of your family or even a friend or two.
And don’t forget all those great coffins you can make and fill with goodies for your guests.
I know it’s spring and Easter is coming up, but those coffins with tasty treats might just hit the spot with your ghost hunting friends and all the little ghouls you might have coming around.
Have some fun with this cemetery and the monsters . . . and whatever you find of interest.
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My friends over at RavensBlight always make me laugh with the talent of Ray O’Bannon.
Not only is there a Skeletal Band, but there are also Backup Musicians.
They’re all FREE for you to print out and assemble.
I suppose some introductions are in order: The Band consists of Nash, Mic and Boots. The Backup Musicians are Sky, Tony and Charlie.
Just click the images to the right and the left and you’ll be taken to the download page over at RavensBlight.
As I mentioned before, The Band and Backup Musicians are all compliments of Ray O’Bannon at RavensBlight. They are FREE to print out on your personal printer. They come complete with assembly instructions.
These guys come with their own stage . . . and light show.
As you download them, print them out, cut them out and begin assembling them, you’ll become a bit more familiar with them.
You may not want to print out and assemble the whole band and backup musicians, you may have a drummer in your house . . . and Boots is the one for you . . . or the keyboard with Tony. Or, there could be one that has that special look about him that you can’t resist.
A six piece band seems to be a winner . . . but you can choose the ones you want to print out and assemble.
They’re an old group of guys that have been hanging out at the cemetery for much too long before Ray O’Bannon set them up at RavensBlight. They are a regular Friday and Saturday Night Hit . . . You can name the band whatever fits for your personal preference of music and style — even for the occasion. These guys love all the holidays.
Have some fun with these skeletal fellows.
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