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Wednesday 12 October 2011

Keeper of the Crows

I've had a busy day moving stuff around the house today, packing china and emptying cupboards so the builders can come in next week and knock my kitchen out. Now can anyone explain why I found myself cleaning all the cupboards etc which will be thrown out!! Got to move my craft room tomorrow into the sitting room so that will keep me out of mischief.
I made this Halloween bag last night, the image has lain on my craft table for a week and luckily it still fits this weeks challenge.

The image is from Karen's Doodles and has been coloured with promarkers, the edges have been distressed with a bread knife, I've used bundled sage DI around the image and black soot DI around the edges. I've recycled a kraft bag, distressing with black soot DI. The pumpkin borders are matted onto black scalloped edge card. Quite enjoyed doing the teabag folded flower which is finished with a button. I've added a tag cut from a kraft ATC and decorated to match the bag. All the elements are from a free Crafter's Companion download except the Happy Halloween bottle top which is from Raspberry Road.

Challenges entered:
Bows and Berries - photo inspired
Cupcake Craft - Halloween
Digi Makeover - anything but a card
Hooked on Crafts - anything but a card
House of Gilli - colour challenge
Karen's Doodles - distress it
My Craft Spot - colour challenge
Paper Pretties - Halloween inpsired
Simon says Stamp and show - things with wings
My Time to Craft - orange and black
House that Stamps Built - Halloween/Fall
I love Promarkers - autumnal colours
Truly Scrumptious - distressing
Scrapalicious USA - black, orange and purple
Pixie Dust Studio - anything but a card
Fussy and Fancy - fall/ Halloween
Our Craft Lounge - fall/ Halloween
Paper Cutz - keeper of the crows
Catch the Bug - anything but a card
One Stop Craft - anything goes
OSAAT - anything goes
Quirky Crafts - Halloween
Sparkles Forum - Halloween
Cutie Sunday - Halloween
Fresh Brewed - pumpkins
Cupcake Craftroom - krafty Halloween

Carol x


  1. Hi Carol. Fab decorated bag just perfect for holding a special present for someone. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  2. Great Halloween gift bag! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  3. This is gorgeous Carol, I love the flower, looks fab. Jo x

  4. This is fabulous Carol,love the image. Good luck with the builders next week.xxx

  5. Such a great idea, thanks for joining in at creative card crew this week.


  6. Great bag!! Love that sweet little scarecrow, the flowers and matching tag. Thank you for sharing with us at Paper Cutz Challenge!!!! :)

  7. Such a cute little scarecrow, not sure she would scare any one though LOL, a beautiful gift bag,

  8. oh carol hun this really is one great hallowean bag just love this hugs cherylxxx

  9. What a great project Carol. Good luck with the kitchen, I had my kitchen ripped out a couple of years ago, we can swap notes when yours is finished.

  10. This is fabulous!Wonderful image and great colouring!
    Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

    Hugs,Kari :)

  11. Fabulous bag Carol. You are such a talented lady. Good luck with everything you are doing at the moment. Hugs Rita xxxx

  12. Carol, this is soooo cute! Love the image and the bag idea is adorable. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  13. Lovely Halloween bag. Good luck with your building work. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  14. A really fab spooky gift bag Carol and perfect added detail! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  15. What a wonderful little bag. You did a great job decorating it. The little scarecrow is so cute. Thanks for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  16. Fab Halloween bag Carol, love the image and the colours, many thanks for sharing with Cupcake!

    Warm hugs

  17. Love the colors and digi on your cute project! Thanks for joining the Pixies this week at Pixie Dust Studio!

  18. Kath this is fabulous!! What a great little bag. Smashing colouring too sweetie
    Cute as a button
    Thanks for joining us on Karen's Doodles this week
    Anne x

  19. Hi this is a fab Halloween project, I love the colouring
    Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

    Jackie x

  20. Wow this is a gorgeous bag Caroland the flower is gorgeous too!:) Sandra H

  21. Very cute ... great bag

    thanks for playing with us at Digi Makeover Challenge.


  22. Beautiful gift bag! I love the fall colors! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  23. Very cute idea to make a bag. Love the image. Thanks for joining at Paper Cutz this week. NancyD

  24. Hello Carol! Hope you have had a super week!

    Love your make - beautifully put together! Thx for joining us at the Cupcake Craftroom too!

    Mary xxx

  25. thatMs a very cute project. The image looks so sweet.
    thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday

  26. I love the scarecrow! Great use of the colors for our challenge at Scrapalicious USA! Happy Crafting!

  27. Fabulous gift bag, love the image and colours

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  28. This is one of my favorite images. Lovely bag. Thanks so much for joining us at MTTC.

  29. I love this image, absolutely adorable, fabulous creation, thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time

  30. Really pretty bag! Great take on the inspiration! Thanks so much for playing with Bows and Berries!!

  31. Oh Carol this is a super project! I love the matching tag! Thanks so much for for sharing you wonderful set with us at Cupcake Craftroom this month. Pami x

  32. Fab bag. Love it! Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  33. Love your Bag Carol, hope it's filled with goodies! Thank you for playing along with Quirky Craft's challenge, don't forget to come back on Friday/Saturday to vote for your favourites!!


  34. Darling gift bag!! Thanks for joining in on the fun this week at My Craft Spot!!

    Scrapping Mommy

  35. how fab is this, thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles :)

  36. Great work on this fun little craft! Thanks for playing along with us at Karen's Doodles, good luck!

  37. what a darling Halloween bag! thanks for joining the Halloween challenge at the cheerful stamp pad. xo

  38. such a cute scarecrow, for a lovely bag. Thanks for joining us at Quirky Crafts.

  39. ADORABLE project! I love it:) Thanks for playing with us at ScrapaliciousUSA.
    Hugs, Kassidy

  40. Oh I love decorated bags! Fabulous creation~ Thanks for playing in the DCC Challenge with Repeat Impressions!

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  42. Fab gift bag carol, lovely image and great colours. Thanks for joining us on I Love Promarkers this week.

  43. A gorgeous altered bag, fantastic distressing. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  44. A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors....thanks for joining us this week at Cutie Sunday….
    Hugs Michaela


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