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Friday 23 September 2011

Trick or Treat

Well after all the LIM cards this week I thought I'd bring you something completely different. I don't really 
"do" Halloween as a rule but there are some gorgeous digi images out there and I won this cute Pumpkin Witch from Delicious Doodles. I decided to make a decoration for the house as DD is going to have a Halloween party with a few of her friends - hopefully the kitchen will have been pulled apart and put back together by then.

The main image has been digitally layered onto a free backing sheet from Jak Heath and printed onto pearlised paper and coloured with promarkers then highlighted with a gelly roll pen and mounted onto a scalloped nestie rectangle. The backing papers front and back are freebies from Bearly Mine (I've used a Martha Stewart punch on the striped one). I've used Grand Nestie scalloped circles to cut the black base and purple and copper mirri card layers. The front is finished with some flowers which I've distressed with TH black soot, lots of lovely purple fibres, a button and the letters for "treat" are "Halloween Felt Alpha" from Raspberry Road.
The back has been decorated with black ribbon, a button, some glittery monsters (from Hobbycraft) and the letters for "trick" as before. I won the pumpkin digi too from Prairie Fairy and it has been coloured in promarkers. The bat is a freebie from Dude Time Doodles and he's been coloured with promarkers and I've added a felt top hat from my stash.  I've used gorgeous orange ribbon to hang it with.
I still need a spider to finish this off - should have kept the bl**dy big one running across my kitchen floor yesterday lol.

This is my first attempt at making something purely decorative and I've rather enjoyed making it - I may get some more made before the party (I've got a whole month to do it!!) but just in case we bought some bits at M&S yesterday (hangs head in shame lol).

Thanks for your visit today and I hope you like what you see.

Challenges entered:
Cupcake - black and purple
Ribbon Carousel - add fabric (felt top hat)
Delightful Challenges - Happy Fall Y'all
The Paper Variety - home (home decor item)
Incy Wincy - distressing
Happileigh Scrappin - T Time (trick or treat)
Paper Sundaes - felt (top hat)
Delicious Doodles - cute as a button
Paper Pretties - use buttons
Lollipop Crafts - anything but a card
OLLC - punches and dies
Heart Song Inspirations - orange or buttons
Bearly Mine - buttons
Creative Craft Challenges - buttons and bling
Creative Stamp Friends - anything but a card
Corrosive Challenge Blog - punches and/or dies

Carol x


  1. This is SO cute. Super fun. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts.

  2. Congratulations, Carol. For the prize you won and also for the lovely art work you produced using your prize. Great job. Hope your daughter's party goes well.

  3. looks fantastic, a lovely image and great embellishments,

  4. Love all of these embellishments! So shabbily sassy.

  5. Dein Werk sieht toll aus. Tolle Farben, tolle Gestaltung und so perfekt passend zu Halloween. Liebe Grüße.

  6. Wow this is fabulous! Can't believe its your first attempt at something like this. I love Halloween and would love to do something like this but not sure if I could pull it off. Its really imaginative and I love all the little quirky bits on it xx

  7. Very clever Carol,this really is a work of art! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

  8. What a cool project Carol, great use of you win and a fabulous design.


  9. This is just gorgeous! love the spooky feel there is to it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. This is a gorgeous Halloween decoration Carol, love the image and colours.

  11. Fantastic decoration, Carol, I love the design! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  12. Great door hanger, very festive and perfect for those trick - or -treaters. Thanks for joining the Heart Song challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.
    Debbie HSI DT

  13. Awesome hanging hun! Love all the added detail.
    Thanks for joining us in our 'Cute as a button' theme at the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and good luck with the draw!
    Teri x

  14. Very intricate and I love all the layers you used. Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week!

  15. Beautiful decoration...well done with this weeks colour challenge...thank you so much for playing along with us at Cupcake :) Donna ♥ x

  16. what a fabulous creation,i love it,i hope it survives the party!!!
    thanks for joining us at ooh la la and good luck
    tracey x

  17. This is really lovely. Stunning creation! Thanks for playing with is over at BMC this week.
    Love n hugs

  18. Oh, this is fabulous! I DO do Halloween, and this is just a awesome. LOVE it! =D Thank you for playing along with us at the last Happileigh Scrappin' challenge!

    Hugs! Star

  19. Hello Carol,

    So lovely to have to visit you with my Delicious Doodles head on too!

    What a beautiful make! I know what you mean about not really usually making much for Halloween, its so much bigger across the pond isnt it!
    I used to really love having Halloween parties when my girls were younger too! I hope they have a great evening and your place looks spectacularly spooky!!

    Lovely use of Teri's Halloween Witch also. Thank You for joining us this fortnight with our Cute as a Button challenge and good luck in the draw!

    Keryn xx

  20. Hello,
    great card! the layout and fall colours are fab!
    Thank you for joining usat Delightful Challenges for our Fall challenge! Hope you see you next week,

  21. That is fabulous! Great job! Thank you for playing with us at The Paper Variety!

  22. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at OLL this time and look forward to seeing you again. Good luck in the draw. Hugs x


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