Trick or Treat?

This week we’re having a ‘FREE FOR ALL’ challenge at Pear Tree Designs.So you can produce any card/project of you choice.Just click on the link for full details on how to join in the fun and check out the fabulous inspiration from the DT!!

Lilac Lemon Designs are sponsoring us too.So there’s a great prize waiting for one lucky winner!

I’ve never made that much Halloween stuff and so many people produce some inspiring treat holder ideas.I thought I’d try making a Mini Pizza Box from a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.

Here’s how it looks open :


I printed the free papers from Activity Village onto both sides of plain white cardstock.I have to admit I was worried about going wrong and wasting so much precious ink.But the intructions were so clear and as there is a video too (they always make things easier!) I found it a doddle to whip it up in no time!

The only difference is I made my band from ribbon rather than card as I had this perfect piece in my stash.The image is  Pollycraft’s Friday Freebie Luna Bitterfrost Happy Haunting.The black,green and orange die cut pieces of card are all scraps from my stash.The black brad is from a pack I’ve had aaaaages and never opened.So all in all it didn’t break the bank to make so more pennies for sweeties to fill it with!

*No chocolate Pumpkins or Eyeballs were harmed in the making of this project*

Yep!I was very good and didn’t even snaffle one!

Supplies :
Image : Pollycraft Friday Freebie Luna Bitterfrost Happy Haunting  
Mediums : Promarkers,Inkssentials White Gel pen,Black Soot Distress Ink
Paper & Card : White card printed with freebie papers from Activity Village,Scraps from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Nestabilities Standard Circle and Inverted Scalloped Circles (the flower was created with the small ones),Sizzix Elegance Sizzlit Decorative Strip ( for leaf behind flower),Big Shot,Large ball tool
Embellishments : Ribbon and Brad from stash

Challenges this is for :
2 Sisters : Halloween
ABC Challenge : F is for Flowers
Allsorts : Let’s Play Bingo (diagonal : Brads,Flowers,Ribbon)
Alota Rubber Stamps : October Fest
Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Halloween
Baby Bud Designs : Fall/Halloween
Bee Crafty : Halloween
Belli  Challenge : Pumpkins (old stuff : ribbon,brad,card scraps)
By The Cute And Girly : Spooky
Charisma Cardz : More than one fold
The Creative Cottage :Halloween
Double Dutch : Halloween
E.C.P. : Halloween
Everybody Art : Halloween
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Yummy,yummy,yummy
Frosted Designs : Halloween/Fall
Fun At Fairy Knoll : Happy Halloween
If  The Shoe Fits… Scrap It! : A holiday for the holidays
MAWTT : Halloween
One Stop Craft Challenge : Halloween
The Wild Flower Patch : Orange,Black,Green
Inktegrity : Halloween or Fall
Anything Goes : Ribbons
The Shabby Tea Room : Chocolate Covered Autumn
Passion For ProMarkers : Orange,Black,Green,Purple – Option of Halloween
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Halloween
Scrap-Creations : Make it 3-D
Scrappy Frogs : Halloween Treat Bag ( does a box count?)
Simon Says Stamp : Recipe – 3 embellishments (ribbon,flower,brad),2 papers (printed on card) ,1 Image
Stamp Something : Halloween Something
Stamping Royalty  : Spooky Kooky
Stamp Insanity : Live Free and Diecut (flower created with Inverted Scalloped Circle Nestabilities)
Stampotique Designs : Treat Container
Sweet Stampin’ : Ribbon
Tellens Place : Trick or Treat
Lisa x 

Beer Monster

I made this card for my DH from me for Father’s Day.The kids thought it was hilarious and DH loved it.Phew.

He’s a freebie from PollyCraft and I’ve coloured him with Promarkers.I’ve given the glass a coating of Glossy Accents and added an extra dribble running down the glass.I didn’t put it there because I stuck my finger in it to test if it was dry and leave a great fingerprint in it,you understand(if you believe that you’ll believe anything).And I glazed his eyes with some too or maybe he’s wearing his ‘ Beer Goggles’ ?Here’s a closer peek:

I inked round the edges in Crushed Olive and Pumice Stone Distress Inks.I created the greeting on the computer.It was intended as a way of saying Thank You to my DH for being a great Dad as well as fiting the image. I added the same inks to the edges.The papers are Basic Grey Archaic.All the shaped pieces have been cut using Nestabilities Labels 4 with the dark green one being passed through a Cuttlebug Seeing Spots folder and lightly sanded.The square eyelets are from when I bought the first Crop-o-Dile and the round ones are quicklets I had from before I had any kind of eyelet setter.The snake skin piece is an old belt that I took the backing off and then adhered using Glossy Accents.

These are the challenges :

The Cuttlebug Spot – Laying out at the Spot

Lexi’s Creations – Something old (belt and eyelets)

Paper Play – Something Old (same reasons)

My Time to Craft – Xtra Special

Creative Card Crew – Thank you

Crafty Ann’s Challenge – Embossing

Creative Inspirations – One for the boys

Caardvarks – Embossing

Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays : Embossing

Speedy the Cat’s Challenge – Embossing on your card


Lisa x