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A VERY PINK HALLOWEEN

  
PINK HALLOWEEN by Susie Jefferson

As it's Halloween weekend, I thought you'd like a non-scary and PINK background and header set.

  

Just copy and paste all the code below into an html box in your sidebar.
<style type="text/css">
body {background-image: url("http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/1stFloorFlatComputery/25902efb.jpg"); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: fixed; }
</style>
<div id="tag" style="position:absolute; left:0px; top:50px; z-index:50; width:150px; height:30px;">
<a href="http://1stfloorflatblogology.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">
<img border="0" src="http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/1stFloorFlatComputery/9061ddc2.png"/>
</a></div>

HEADER
  
Right-click to bring up to full size, then left-click to save to your computer. Add your own text with your favourite graphics programmes or click 'Behind title and description'.

PERFECT POSITIONING:

Here's how to centre the heading in the older templates (eg: Minima), and here is the tutorial for centering the header and removing that bar at the top that shows behind the header in some templates (eg: Simple, Watermark). I've used the Watermark template for my test blog.

Here's a fun YouTube video for not-too-scary Horror fans: the Addams Family:





I hope you all have a fun Halloween.

We don't really 'do' Halloween in the UK, although it's catching on fast - but I've been buying up B movie DVDs from the local discount shops, and have stocked up on popcorn and a couple of bottles of wine, so the plan is that Himself and I will be holed up and having a film fest all to ourselves! Can't wait!

pink saturday  

Finally, please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound   to see all the other wonderful Pink Saturday posts!

GETTING IN THE MOOD FOR HALLOWEEN

William Holden and Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard

Not precisely a Halloween post, but already getting in the mood... Film Noir. A fabulous genre, circa 1940s-50s - and modern film makers just haven't got it right.

The opening sequence in the video below is Fred McMurray in Double Indemnity (have you seen that pale imitation of a remake?) These films were made by caring directors, a cast acting its socks off - and plots To Die For (often literally). Nowadays, special effects seem to have taken over from the story, which is why so many are such a disappointment. Go and rent these oldies, and wallow in some of the best films ever made.







The Endless Night - a Valentine to Film Noir (by RubyTuesday717)


How many stars can you recognise? 
I'm ashamed to say I can't name all of them. Players include (the ones I can name, anyway):

Fred MacMurray   Joseph Cotton        Orson Welles         Edward G Robinson
Bette Davis           Carole Lombard      Burt Lancaster       Richard Widmark
Ingrid Bergman     Cary Grant              Robert Mitchum     Jean Simmons
Rita Hayworth       Barbara Stanwyck  Humphrey Bogart   Googie Withers
Gloria Swanson    Michael Rennie       Lillian Gish              Ann Savage
Glenn Ford           Ava Gardner            Gene Tierney          Peter Lorre

They had style, they had class - and the black&white photography only added to the effect. The lighting was superb, the atmosphere second to none...


If I've now got you interested in Film Noir, do rent out some of these films (my all-time favourites):
  • Double Indemnity (Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G Robinson)
  • All About Eve (Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders)
  • Casablanca (Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman)
  • Night of the Hunter (Robert Mitchum, Lillian Gish) 
  • The Maltese Falcon (Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Sidney Greenstreet)
  • The Third Man (Michael Rennie, Orson Welles)
  • Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (Bette Davis, Joan Crawford)
  • Gilda (Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford)
  • Cat People (Simone Simon)
  • The Asphalt Jungle (Sterling Hayden)
Brassai - free background and header set

And if you fancy a freebie Film Noir-style blog background and header set rather than a conventional Halloween one, here's one of mine: Brassai

I hope you enjoyed this little trip to the Darker Side. More Film Noir posters on my Pinterest board.

PINK SATURDAY - VERY VOGUE

Couture by Ashely David
Found on We Heart It



Some fun images I found online - evoking a Vogue vibe!

This and following pix copyright Rene Gruau
 


Found on WeHeartIt

Don't you just love these nail colours for Autumn/Winter? I know they aren't pink, but they'll definitely go with pink!

pink saturday

Finally, please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see all the other wonderful Pink Saturday posts!

SCARY PINK SATURDAY

It's nearly Halloween - so it's time to dress up your blog with something scary! Here's a not-too-scary freebie blinkie I just made, especially for you Pink Saturday fans.





 If you scroll down you'll see some new freebie backgrounds (also archived on Blogology - see the sidebar for even more scary stuff) and these are very scary!

Have fun...

pink saturday

Finally, please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see all the other wonderful Pink Saturday posts!

FREEBIE BLOG BACKGROUND - LUGOSI

The header - see blow to download

Bela Lugosi was the vampires' Vampire - and this blog background for any horror fan or Goth (it's not just for Halloween) is my homage to him.





BACKGROUND

Showing a little more of the background. This is Watermark template

Just copy and paste all the code below into an html box in your sidebar.
<style type="text/css">
body {background-image: url("http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/1stFloorFlatComputery/6c58df0b.jpg"); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: fixed; }
</style>
<div id="tag" style="position:absolute; left:0px; top:50px; z-index:50; width:150px; height:30px;">
<a href="http://1stfloorflatblogology.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">
<img border="0" src="http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/1stFloorFlatComputery/9061ddc2.png"/>
</a></div>

HEADER

1000 pixels wide - click the Resize for Blog if you want it smaller
If you want to customise my header with your own text, right-click the picture to open to full size then left-click to save to your own computer. Add text using your favourite graphics programme, then load up and click' Instead of Title and Description'.

Otherwise, just save the header and click 'Behind Title and Description' to use Blogger's own default header text (click the Resize button if you want it smaller) or copy the code below and enter that instead.
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/1stFloorFlatComputery/75d8d6cb.png
If you are worried about such a dark background and are wondering how my posts show with a white background, I've used the Watermark template. Just go into Design, scroll down to Advanced, and adjust your settings to taste.

I hope you have fun with this one!

JOURNAL SPREAD

Cabinet card tucks into page pocket - copyright Susie Jefferson

Cabinet card tucked into pocket - copyright Susie Jefferson
Closeup of spread without cabinet cart - copyright Susie Jefferson


I can't remember if I posted about this journal spread already - so if I did, I apologise in advance (Senior moment, lol). This was published in Craft Stamper, and here's the instructions if anyone is interested in how I did the pocket (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

FREE BLOG BACKGROUND - HORROR SHOW 2011

HORROR SHOW 2011 - freebie background from my Blogology blog
Here's my Halloween background (also for any Goths, horror movie fans etc) which I've tweaked for 2011 - the background is wider to accommodate bigger monitors (it's 1800 pixels wide) and with extra helpings of horror added, lol.

Just copy and paste all the code below into an html box in your sidebar.
<style type="text/css">
body {background-image: url("http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/1stFloorFlatComputery/21d26b6a.jpg"); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: fixed; }
</style>
<div id="tag" style="position:absolute; left:0px; top:50px; z-index:50; width:150px; height:30px;">
<a href="http://1stfloorflatblogology.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">
<img border="0" src="http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/1stFloorFlatComputery/9061ddc2.png"/>
</a></div>

HEADER

980 pixels wide
If you want to customise my header with your own text, right-click the picture to open to full size then left-click to save to your own computer. Add text using your favourite graphics programme, then load up and click' Instead of Title and Description'.

Otherwise, just save the header and click 'Behind Title and Description' to use Blogger's own default header text - or copy the code below and enter that instead.
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/1stFloorFlatComputery/5b722a63.png

For standard header widths, see my earlier version here: HORROR SHOW

PERFECT POSITIONING:

Here's how to centre the heading in the older templates (eg: Minima), and here is the tutorial for centering the header and removing that bar at the top that shows behind the header in some templates (eg: Simple, Watermark).