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Thursday 6 October 2011


I found this used black gift bag tucked away so decided to recycle it, obviously the colour made it ideal for halloween.

Image is from Delicious Doodles and it's been digitally layered onto a backing paper from Jak Heath, I've coloured it with promarkers and matted it onto a square and a scalloped nestie. Backing papers, pumpkins, spooky and tag are from Crafter's Companion - all printed onto waste paper. Cat silhouette is from Kameo Cards (very old stash) and borders are all punches from Martha Stewart. Bag is finished with buttons, baker's twine, ribbon and a glittery spider.

Challenges entered:
Hooked on Crafts - anything but a card
My Grafico - halloween
Stamp with Fun - halloween
The Pink Elephant - trick or treat
Anything Goes - dies and or punches
Clear it Out - halloween
Craft Room Challenge - featuring cats
Crazy Amigo Challenge - animal (cat and spider)
Passion for Promarkers - alter something (not square)
Tuesday Throwdown - halloween
Crafty Ribbons - halloween
Lollipop Crafts - halloween
Crafts and Me - use a digi
The Paper Shelter - halloween
Fresh Brewed - pumpkins
Pixie Dust Studio - anything but a card
Rainbow Lady's - misty moonlight
Delightful Challenges - make it dimensional
OSAAT- use a digi

Carol x


  1. What a gorgeous gift bag Carol, love it...might have to pinch the idea for some christmas ones :)

    Thank you for joining in with us over at Creative Craft World.

    Lou x

  2. I love your Halloween project Carol! Beautiful papers and that spider is great!
    Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Kelly

  3. Oh wow such a gorgeous creation !!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our Halloween challenge. Hope to see you back on 16th :O)

    Choccy x
    Your bag also fits into OSAAT this week which is 'Use a Digi' ;O) Dont forget #3 after your name to be entered into the top 3 as you have used a OSAAT creator image ;O)

  4. A lovely idea. Thanks for taking part in the Creative Craft World challenge.

  5. Love your bag Carol! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio! xo

  6. Love the bag Carol. What a brilliant idea.
    Debbie x

  7. Looks fab Carol, I never thought to alter a bag! Thanks for joining in at PFP hun :o) Lisa x

  8. oooh spooky Carol... and speedy Carol too. Lovely.. thanks so much
    Love Cynthia x

  9. Really fabulous Halloween design! Love the papers and colors! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Hope you will join us again! *Vicki* - Oct GDT

  10. What a great gift bag Carol,fab idea.xxx

  11. what a great project, thanks for joining us at Clear It OUt

  12. This is fab, and a great idea to use a bag! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  13. This is great Carol xx Jan

  14. Great make over fabulous spooky Halloween bag. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck XOXO Zoe

  15. This would be ideal for collecting that trick or treat candy ! Thanks so much for joining our Craft-room Challenge...Esther xx

  16. This is just gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT good luck and hope to see you again, Gaynor :)

  17. Great card, carol. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

  18. Carol this is so amazing your so talented:) Sandra H

  19. Fabulous!! love the image and all the different punched borders too, beautiful papers.

  20. great halloween piece, thanks for joining us at Craft room challenge- Debi x

  21. Gorgeous artwork...beautifully created.

  22. Thanks for showing your great halloween diva for paperminutes.

  23. Hi Carol

    A great gift bag.

    I'm pleased that I'm not the only one with a little stash of these too!!

    Yours looks like it would hold an awful lot of "treats" come Halloween!!

    Love Jules xx

  24. Wonderful Halloween bag, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  25. Superb!! Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim x

  26. beautiful halloween gift bag.
    Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons.
    hugs Tessa & Anke

  27. Fab card Carol, i love the image and how clever to layer it on to a digipaper. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge and good luck
    Claire xx

  28. Great work Carol such a fun and funky bag !


  29. Hi Carol, what a wonderfully altered gift bag. I love the image and pretty details. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  30. Gorgeous ..... sweetie and I love the image you have used….. Thanks for joing at SFC this week…


  31. This is fab Carol, thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jenny xx

  32. A great card, spooky and modern :D

  33. Hi Carol! WOW! This gift bag is outstanding! Your coloring is gorgeous! Take a bow!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our October month long, "PUMPKINS" Challenge!
    Hugs, Sheryl

  34. Wow - a very great card - wonderful color and design - I love all of it! Thanks for joining stamp with Fun.
    Big hug

  35. great gift bag thanks for sharing at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Elizabeth x

  36. A wonderful box !!!

    Thanks for joining us at SFC this week.


  37. Brilliant bag, it will take a lot of goodies to fill that, thanks for joining us at TPS this week
    Hugs Debs

  38. Great halloween bag! I love all the finishing touches that make it so special!
    Thanks for sharing your "Pumpkin" with us at
    Fresh Brewed Designs!
    :) Gale

  39. HI!
    Super fab creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts.
    -Sony :-)

  40. Wonderful bag. I love how you decorated it; that spider is awesome. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs!

  41. That's great! Thanks for joining in with us at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x

  42. Clever idea Carol, the bag is perfect for Halloween Trick and Treating. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jen x

  43. How brilliant - I love it! Thx for joining us at the Pixie Dust Studio!

    Mary J x

  44. awesome. thanks for joining us at MyGrafico.

  45. What a spooky and fun card! LOVE the pumpkin paper and the little decorative pumpkins in the corner. SO cute!

    Thanks for playing along in our Month long prize challenge for October: pumpkins!

    Have a wonderful and blessed day!
    Heather D.

  46. A fab Spooky bag. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

    Julie W x

  47. brilliant card Carol...fantastic halloween design...thanks for joining in with the Crafts and Me challenge
    Mina xxx

  48. Carol, love your treat bag!!! Great idea to recycle too. Absolutely perfect for Halloween! Thanks for joining us at our monthly pumpkin challenge at Fresh Brewed Challenges.



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