Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Simon Says ,,,,,,, Halloween :-)

Thanks for all your fab entries to our lovely photo inspiration challenge :-) this weel we are joining in with loads of other challenges and have
HALLOWEEN as our theme too ,,,, lots of chances to combine !! :-)

The DT have all used embossing folders on their creations this week but you don't have to to join in ,, we would like to see embossing is you hav them though :-)

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a trolley dash around her fabulous Simon Says Stamp store ,, every time I pop in I am amazed at all the new stuff available ,,, so many new brands ,, I LOVE the Popcorn Bears and SWALK stamps and have you seen these new Laurence Attril for Stampavie stamps ,,, GORGEOUS !!!

I decided to amke a card and a little sweetie bag to go with it ,,, all the liquorice allsorts have gone now lol ,, I love them,, especially the plain black ones :-)

For my card I followed the fab sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge Heddi very kindly sent me a few of these lovely Studio G halloween stamps. They appear to be out of stock at the mo ,, not surptisingly as they are only $1 each !! I am sure they will ba back in store soon :-)

For the haunted house I first made the background with distress inks , Spiced marmalade, dusty concord and black soot, then the house was stamped with Archaival black ink and rhen sprayed with silver glimmer mist. The papers are Magnolia So Spooky paper pack and black/grey coredinations. I used a Cuttlebug distressed stripes folder ,, which is also OOS ,, am not doing very well this week !! I am sure it will be available again soon :-) I used a Tim Holtz Ticket die cut and Halloween stamp from the Odds and Ends set Everything was inked with the distress inks :-)

I cut the little bag on my Cricut . Ths cute ghost is also a Studio G stamp. I cut him out and smothered him with Picket Fence Crackle paint and dirtied him a bit with black soot ink.

Challenges :
Sketch Saturday,,, Sketch
Shabby Tea Room ,,,, Vintage Halloween ( the house is pretty vintage :-))
Lexi's Creations ,,,,, Spooky
The Crafty Pad ,,,,, Spooky

Thanks for looking :-) Our GD Jay Jay and the DT have made some gorgeous creations for you to see so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them and dont forget to enter my candy at the top of my blog :-)

ABC Christmas Challenge ,,, 'U' is for ,,,,, Under the Tree + DT Call :-)

WOW !! we had LOADS of entries to the Tree challenge ,, we hope you all join in this fortnight too :-) We are looking for some new members to join our happy band ,, so if you're interested enter the challenge and add DT to the link :-)

It was Helen's turn to choose the theme and she chose ,,

U for Under the Tree ,,, so a gift, gift box/bag etc :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fabulous $15 spree to her store for one lucky entrant !! :-)

I made a Candle and tag :-) I love making candles ,, so easy to do and I particularly like to use stamps that don't need colouring ,,, this Fantasy Tree from Penny Black is perfect I think !! Just add stickles and glitter ,, a ribbon and you're done :-)

The tag was a quick and easy make too ,, I inked the background with distress inks ,, stamped the tree in brown and some Tim Holtz birds ,, added a T H ticket and a Spellbinders snowflake and that was it :-)

Challenges :
Penny Black Saturday ,,,, Don't be Square
Crafty Ann's Challenge ,,, Anything but a Card
A Spoonful of Sugar ,,,, Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Cardmakers ,,, Step away from a Square
Ooh La La ,,,, Nothing Floral
Paper Sundaes ,,,,, Something from my stash ,,, everything !! even the candle was a left over from last x mas :-)

Our GD Paula and the DT have made some gorgeous creations for this challenge ,, really fab gift ideas so pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge to see them ;-) don't forget to check out the Simon Says Stamp sponsored blog candy at the top of my blog too :-)