Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all.
In America Halloween is very big & just really starting to take off here in the UK.
In previous post i have been busy making treat boxes & bag ready for Trick or Treater to come calling so here are my finished things all ready for them.
Over a vase of flowers I've placed a ghost costume, He looks like he guarding the sweets.
 Earlier in the week my grandson came round so he was helping me crave some pumpkins.
He did the one with square eyes  & then lost interest so i had to finish off his one, but at least he gave it a go.
Our finished pumpkins
The house is all ready for tonight & we are quite lucky because we get quite a few children calling & all have been very nice in the past .
So now i can't wait for night to come so i can light the pumpkins , So happy Halloween to all & if your out with the children have a great time & stay safe.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

What's On Your Work desk Wednesday 230

Another what's on your work desk Wednesday post from me  today.
If your not sure what it all is & would like to find out more hop over to Julia's to find out more
On my desk are the nearly finished halloween treat boxes . All thats left to do today is to stick the heads together & that will hold the boxes closed.
Here you can see what been put in the boxes . Sweets & bugs.

 I've also made four Halloween treat bags using the Dylusions stamps .
Happy Halloween to you all & i hope you get some nice children who come calling at your door.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013


Another week has rolled around all to quickly & it's time to show my desk once again. 
Why you might be asking yourself  ? Hope over to Julia's place to find out what all do each & every Wednesday ,,
So on my desk at the back are my Whisper felt pens for colouring images. Kitchen roll to mope up what ever gets spilled , splashed , or messy. A box of inks, & scrapbook bits .
I'm in the process of stamping out & cutting the Dylusions monster  for some Halloween tags to go onto treat bags .   

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Halloween Tag

A quirky little character i've chosen to use on a Halloween tag . 
I started by spraying  Dylusions spray inks ,( Squeezed Orange , Crashed Grape, & Fresh Lime ) on to some thin card which gave me the back ground for my tag & to stamp Dylusions Monster Mash stamps on to. I run the tag through a Tim Holtzs  spider web embossing folder & went over that with a black ink pad.
I did a  bit of paper piercing to give me the different colours of my little quirky monster.
The cob web at the bottom of my tag is a Martha Stewart punch , the pumpkin is a stamp that I've turned into a treat bag & the No trick just Treats sign is a stamp .  This has been cut from the same card which i had sprayed with the three Dylusions ink.
The speech bubble i cut from a sheet of K&Co Halloween paper & the colours are the same as the three spray inks.
I'm going to enter my tag for a monthly challenge over at

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Whats on you Work desk Wednesday 228

Hi everyone , it's a wet start to this Wednesday here. So can't think of anything better then staying in the dry & joining in the fun over at  Julia's so see what everyone got on there desk today.  
On my desk in the middle is my score board with the Halloween treat boxes cut out, scored & stamped. I'm colouring the red on the  word Blood. In the box above these are a few boxes I made before deciding on the ones I'm doing.
At the back right is a box with scrapbooking things , not that I've done any scrapbooking lately now that i'm in full swing with getting things ready for Halloween.
If you'd like to see what else I've been making just look at the post below this.
Right that's me off to have a snoop to see what all been up to. 

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Halloween configurations box

I've had a Configuration box  hanging about since last year & thought it was time i got on & did something with it. I toyed with the idea of  a Christmas themed configuration box,  but then  i changed my mind & went for a Halloween theme instead.
Be warned this post is quite picture heavy.

Below is how it all come together. 
I made a start painting the boxes with black acrylic paint. When that was dry i used a a very small amount of Silver metallic acrylic paint & lightly went over the black so that it gave the boxes a metal look. 

When i had decided how & where the boxes were going to be placed i used two sheets of scrapbook paper called Midnight Magic from Recollections . Its a pity that the photo doesn't puck up the lovely glitter on the black pattern paper because it's so lovely.
I've placed three boxes on the outside of the main box to make it bigger & also to give it a different look . I used Tim Holtzs metal feet embellishments to raise the box of the desk but then i was faced with a problem of no support in the middle of the box. I solved this problem by using three wooden cotton reels & painted them the same why as i did the boxes.
I glued the boxes in place & used a few pegs to hold them in position . 
The next stage to completing my box was easy . I had lots of Halloween things that i had been buying over the last couple of years from places like Asda & Wilkinsons & other shops. I buy things in the sale & put them away to use for the following year in treat bags & anything else i can think of.
So hear is the finished box.

Bottles have been filled with  skulls that were from a bracelet i brought from a charity shop. Old beads i had in a drawer, metal punch out scraps my friend Sue gives me & the little white ghost are from a sequin pack from Wilkinson that brought last year.
More painted cotton reels With a Pumpkin boarder wrapped round & orange ribbon.
This large skull i find in a seaside shop in Shanklin on the isle of Wight & paid the grand sum of £1.50. I added black beads for eyes.
The clock face is from an old watch & placed inside a bottle cap. The broom i picked up in a craft shop & had for a while.
The skeletons have had littel gems added for their eyes.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013


This is my desk on another  Wednesday morning. Why am i showing you this well , hop over to Julia's place with me to find out more

So on my desk today are the start of Halloween treat boxes.
I can't claim that the idea was mine for boxes because i find out on YouTube how to make these.
So as you can see I'm still at the planning stage.
These sit onto of my stamp-in up score board.