Thursday, October 19, 2017


Howdy folks! 

I used to belong to and moderate a children's website, which was a Heddate site, but is now defunct and is currently a Japanese website. I like to work with and create for children and this crossword puzzle is just one of the many fun things I did for the children on the former children's site. I originally created it in 2006 and just a couple days ago I gave it a makeover. I'm posting it now so children can enjoy doing it. If anyone wants the answers, contact me and I'll be more than happy to send the answers to you. 

"Halloween Crossword Puzzle"
(Puzzle Page)
Crossword Puzzle/art by Artsieladie
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(Clues Across - Page 1)
Halloween puzzle clues across/art by Artsieladie
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Halloween Crossword Clues - Page 1 - ACROSS:

The witch is wearing a pointed (3)_ _ _.
My sis said (4)_ _ _ as a (5)_ _ _ _ _ cat!
The (7)_ _ _ _ _ has eyes, dark and (9)_ _ _ _ _.
My (11)_ _ _ _ slipped off, down my back.
There's always (12)_ _ _ _ _ on (14)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _,
To (16)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ us all with (18)_ _ _ _ _ _ unseen.
The skeleton's (19)_ _ _ _ _ rattle. The (22)_ _ _ hoots.
The (23)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ needs to be cut from its roots.
Just don't expect a (25)_ _ _ _ _ from the (28)_ _ _ _ _ _ tonight.
Their (29)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ is real, designed to fright.
Each (31)_ _ _ _ _ _ glistens; a (32)_ _ _ just missed.
The (33)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ house presents a mysterious twist.
A (39)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ howls, as a (40)_ _ _ (42)_ _ _ _ _ chants.
The (43)_ _ _ _ _ _ she brews, causes a (44)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ to dance.

(Clues Down - Page 2)
Halloween puzzle clues down/art by Artsieladie
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Halloween Crossword Clues - Page 2 - DOWN:

Leaves of (1)_ _ _ _ _ _ and red cover the ground.
I (2)_ _ _ _ _ _ as a mouse scurries around.
My (3)_ _ _ _ is a response to the owl close by.
A witch on her (4)_ _ _ _ _ flies high in the sky.
The steps (6)_ _ _ _ _ as I descend.
A (8)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ pops out from around the bend.
A steaming (9)_ _ _ _ is bubbling hot.
I look for my (10)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, which I forgot.
In my quest for (13)_ _ _ _ _,  (15)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ swarm.
Ghouls and (17)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ suddenly form.
Giant (20)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ have webs they've spun.
All is (21)_ _ _ _ _ _, a weird kind of fun.
A (24)_ _ _ and a (26)_ _ _ _ _, both jet black,
I squawk loudly as they (27)_ _ _ _ _ _ right back.
A red hot (30)_ _ _ of cast iron metal
Must be a witch's brewing kettle.
A giant pumpkin, catches my eye
Someone had started to (31)_ _ _ _ _, a (34)_ _ _ _ _, but why?
Why did they stop? Where'd they go?
Yikes! A (35)_ _ _ _ from behind, (36)_ _ _ _ _, I know!
I peer through the (37)_ _ _ _ _, trying to gather my grits.
I'm clearly so frightened out of my (38)_ _ _ _!
Some say it's (40)_ _ _ _ and legend and such,
But I know differently for the (41)_ _ _ _ night, indeed, doth clutch.

🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃
💗 Have a Blessed Day! 💗
Puzzle/art/poetic clues by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2006-10-31 (original)
©2017-10-31 (remake)
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Sunday, June 11, 2017


Howdy folks! 
"PhoXo Overview By Artsieladie"
Art by Artsieladie
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A little about the digital program, PhoXo..... 

Note: It's usually best to download programs directly from the "home site" of a particular program whenever possible, unless you know an alternate site for download is reputable and safe. Downloading from sites other than the home site, increases your risk of downloading malicious spyware and malware that can be "piggybacked" with a program and then placed onto your computer AND 'very possibly' without you being the wiser. 

PhoXo: (English version) 

I have used this digital program, PhoXo*, somewhat. It has a feature where you can add clip art images to your work that come from PhoXo's Clip Art Gallery. However, the program does not offer the capability to 
add your own, at least, not yet that I know of. 

There is an extensive number of attractive frames offered by the program as well that allows you to frame your work and they can be adjusted to: narrow, normal, and thick. Like the images, you can only add from the PhoXo Frame Gallery with the exception, you can make and add 'simple' gradient frames.

PhoXo has tools such as, pattern, stamp, shape, fade, and gradient, offering some cool and unique capabilities. 
⁕ The pattern tool offers some cool pattern backgrounds.
 The stamp tool is similar to how Photoshop's shape tool works. 
 The shape tool is used with a layer coloured or with an image and the selected shape is "lifted" from the background it's applied to, making only the shape itself left "of the background applied to" and the rest is wiped, made transparent. 
 The fade tool is unique in that it repeats an image but fades it out behind the image chosen. 
 The gradient tool is simplistic in that it creates 'simple' gradients.

You can read CNET's review about PhoXo also and they offer the download of PhoXo as well. I will say, I have used CNET many times for downloading without any problems:

Personally, I like having a variety of digital editing programs because different programs have different features, particularly in regards to effects and filters, which means you can do different things with different programs. Here is an example of using a combination of PhoXo, PicMonkey, and Photoshop. Note the '7' phasing/fading out.

Art by Artsieladie
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If you decide to give it a try, enjoy!

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~ Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
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Sunday, June 04, 2017


Howdy folks! 😀

"RSS Feed For Blogspot/Blogger"

Art by Artsieladie
After trying for what has seemed like an endless amount of time to create an RSS feed widget for my other Blogspot blogs to place on this one, using, and having no luck with the feed given by Blogspot, I FINALLY decided to look at the code in the feed widgets I've previously made successfully. When it comes to HTML code, using it, and deciphering it, I am really BAD at it. 😧

Since I used the RSS feed from Blogspot previously and it worked, I don't understand why now it won't. 😕 Anyway, since I have the code from widgets I've previously made, I decided to see if there could be a RSS feed link "in the code snippet" of the working widgets. 😼 I found one but not written like this: "http://...".

For an example I'll refer to my blog at

Blogspot gives this as the RSS feed link:

But when you enter this in the required RSS feed field to make the feed widget, it does not work now. 😖

When I looked in the snippet code of a working widget, it shows this as the RSS feed link:

So, I put this "as is" in the RSS field but no good. It didn't work. 😒 So, then I thought if I 'decoded' the code that replaces characters such as the colon, forward slashes, etc., perhaps it would work. 😐

I remembered that "%3A" replaces a colon and "%2F" replaces a forward slash but the latter two, "%3F" and "%3D" I couldn't. 😦 So then I googled: "%3F in HTML equals what?" ...and there was this link: which showed me what they stood for. 😌

Once decoded, the RSS feed link for my rhymetyme blog is: 😸

Then I went back to Feed Widget and put this 'decoded' link in the RSS feed field, and whalah! Success! 😤

I know some of you web designers and programmers probably are having a good laugh about this (I'm laughing myself now that I've figured it out) 😆 but for those of us who don't do this sort of thing very much or on a regular basis, it's minor things like this that makes getting a site together, working and presentable quite time consuming to say the least.

I'm sharing this in case others have run into this dilemma. For your Blogspot blog, this is the RSS feed, except just insert the name of your blog where this is: (your blog name here) like this only I'm using my blog's name as an example:

http://(your blog name here)

With my blog name inserted, becomes:

Now it's back to work for me.

😊 Have an awesome day! 😊
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