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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Trick or Treat

Good morning all.

Had a productive day yesterday and got  Gary's bedding all washed and dried including his duvet, pillows and all the protective covers. Then I gutted his bedroom and sorted his drawers out before remaking his bed...all ready for his return in two weeks! Then it was into the craft room and I got some sorting out done in there too...got rid of all the piles and now have room to work without having to manoeuvre everything round the room as I go. It still needs more tidying done and my bit boxes need sorting as they're taking over the place but hey Rome wasn't built in a day! 

I finally got around to buying some rubbing alcohol to try out this technique Alcohol Marker Marbling. I made a couple of treat bags with the results. 

I decided to use Pumpkin, Purple and Lime Green promarkers to make Halloween backgrounds - the result was a little too light for my liking but I decided to ink up some stamps with some Memento inks in similar colours to jazz things up a bit. 
On the left I used various little stamps from Clearly Besotted and a Premium Craft Brand set. Trick or Treat image from Close to my Heart. I edged the topper with black soot DI and layered onto black card.
On the right I inked a Visible Image harlequin stamp with three different colours of Memento and stamped across the background. Image from Close to my Heart. I stamped all round the topper with a splat stamp from the Premium Craft Brand set...I thought they looked a little like spiders...and layered onto black card.
As always I did forget to take a before picture to show how the backgrounds looked before I altered them!!

Challenges entered:
Visible Images - get spooky
Crafts 4 Eternity - Halloween
Creative Corner - Halloween
That's Crafty - spooky
Crafter's Cafe - spookable
Creative Moments - Halloween
Decorate to Celebrate - anything goes 3D
CRAFT - Halloween
Craft Room Challenge - make your own background
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween colours
Vintage Stamping - colour challenge
A Gem of a Challenge - trick or treat


  1. Fabulous Halloween cards, love the image and your design. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  2. These treat bags look great Carol. Another great technique that you have introduced us too, thanks for sharing your inspirational projects, I'm off to find my inks.

  3. oh gosh hun these are super treat bags,and love the technique you used hun fab hugs Cheryl xxxxx

  4. Fab bags Carol and I'm going to tidy my craftroom this afternoon after lunch...I'm dreading it lol huggles Sue xxx

  5. Super creations Carol...fill them up with goodies.xxThe Journey is the Start

  6. Beautiful bags Carol l'd like to see them filled with lots of goodies but then again they would empty quickly don't you think! great though!!

  7. These are fabulous and loving the backgrounds.
    Linda xxx

  8. Hi Carol what fabulous treat bags, love the different stamps. I keep tidying my craft room but just can't keep it tidy it's a disaster again now! Susan x

  9. Good for you. You sound very productive, and I need to have you visit & sort my craft mess!!! I have to swipe things out of the way, just to have a place to stamp. (terrible). Am loving your alcohol marbling result. Great colors to create the palette for your spooky images on these cute bags! If you have Trick or Treaters they are going to love getting their treats out of these delightful bags! TFS

  10. These look fabulous Carol. I love the colours and gorgeous black cats!
    Sue xx

  11. Hi Carol,
    I like your Halloween creations!
    Nice backgrounds you've made!!
    Thanks for playing along in our halloween challenge over at CCC
    Linda DT CCC

  12. Great idea to do trick or treat bags, cool cats! Thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange. Ruth x

  13. Two fab little treat/treat bags. love those stamped images. Just right. hugs Mrs A.

  14. Beautiful card Carol. Love it's. Hugs Rita xxx

  15. These are fab little treat bags Carol, love the brilliant colours and images, real fun make, hugs Kate x

  16. These are fabulous Carol, I love the harlequin background - I bet your house will be popular on Halloween night.

  17. cool treat bags Carol - perfect for Halloween - thanks for your support - Shaun has improved today so I'm much happier! Hugs rachel xx

  18. Great bags Carol, the colours are perfect. Thanks for joining in with the Visible Image challenge this month! DT Member KimB

  19. These bags are fabulous Carol. Love the colours and your backgrounds are lovely. Michelle x

  20. Your treat bags are so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Decorate To Celebrate! DTM, Sarah

  21. Cute treat bags Carol:) TFS and Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.

  22. Hi Carol.............Thanks for sharing your Halloween bags with us at Artist Trading Post...great background details and I love those cute cats
    HUgs Annie x

  23. Great little treat bags with gorgeous black cats!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at the ATP Exchange
    Julia xx

  24. great halloween card love the backgrounds and thanks for saring at Craft this week

  25. Gorgeous Halloween treat bags! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  26. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our DECORATE TO CELEBRATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  27. Very effective backgrounds - love how you've built up the patterns.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen N x


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