Saturday, 18 October 2014

Halloween Treat bag and Thank you card for Simply Create Too Challenge #73

Simply Create Too

Hello everyone,

I am honoured and thrilled to have been asked to join the Simply Create Too  Design Team, and I'm really looking forward to working with Diane and all the talented team over there. The challenge this time is to have a Halloween or Orange theme and I came up with one for each of these. For my first one I made a Halloween treat bag. I used a small sandwich bag that I embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder

I used the Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 3 dies and used the larger one to cut a black mat. When I had cut the mat, I noticed that it had a kind of pearlescent woodgrain pattern on it, which was quite a surprise as I had used plain black card!

When I investigated, I realised that the the die had been used to cut some card that I had used Perfect Pearls on for another project ages ago, and it had retained the image - cool or what! Seems a pity that it is covered up for this project.

For the focal image, I used a stamp from Little Annie Designs Hallow's Eve Set, stamped in black permanent ink on some textured card, and I then used spiced marmalade and fired brick distress inks to colour the background.

A couple of spooky cookies in the bag and some black ribbon to tie it up, finished it off.

For my next project I made a square pumpkin card.

I made a mask for the pumpkin and then stamped it three times so the first one looked as though it is in front, and then coloured them with Copic YR12, YR15 and YR18 markers. The sentiment is from Avery Elle Handwritten Notes, and I finished off the panel by making a couple of ribbon corners. This was mounted onto some orange card and a little star die cut in the corner finished it off.

If you haven't discovered the Simply Create Too challenge yet, why not pop over and join us for some autumn fun.

I'd like to enter the Halloween treat bag into the following challenges

Vintage Journey - Halloween to die for

Fussy and Fancy - orange and black

That's Crafty - spooky!

and the Pumpkin card into these challenges

Connie Can Crop - pumpkin patch

ABC Challenge - V is for Vibrant

Red Rubber Inspirationals -  # 142 pumpkin patch

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Carol x


aussie aNNie said...

Hello Carol, This is one pretty neat creation, super awesome image and loving the colour combination.xx
The Journey is the Start

Redanne said...

Your treat bag is beautiful, I love how black, white and orange work so well together. The stamped image looks wonderful on the textured card too. Who would not want to receive a treat bag as lovely as this! Thanks so much for joining in our Halloween - To Die For Challenge at A Vintage Journey! Anne x

Irene said...

Hello Carol

What can I say but Brilliant, I love the idea to emboss a treat bag, Your stamp from Little Ann designs is fab, off to take a look at the rest of them.
Fabulous cards.


Irene said...

Hello Carol

OOOOOOOOps forgot to say CONGRATULATIONS on your DT position.


~ Kendra ~ said...

Great treat bag and beautiful card! Lovely coloring!! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Alanna said...

Congrats on the design team. Your card and bag are so cute.

Sarah said...

Who would have thought that a sandwich bag could look as fab as that!!? Fabulous!! Love the card too, great masking xx

Drea Slee said...

Awesome Halloween projects!! I love the way you colored your pumpkins on the card! Thanks for joining us this week at Red Rubber Inspirationals!
Drea DT Host Inspirational #142

Sue said...

Oh wow such a fab halloween project Carol its really gorgeous huggles Sue xx

Julia Aston said...

Hi Carol! What a lovely treat bag and card for Halloween! love those bright black/orange/white colors - as well as that wonderful graveyard stamp! Thanks so much for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Halloween to Die for challenge!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous projects Carol, they are very inspiring, welcome to the Simply Create Too team!

Warm hugs

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous Halloween make! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

Joyce said...

Congrats on your DT assignment. So happy for you. What a pleasant surprise to find that pattern on your die--you really made the best of it. Love your Halloween projects today.

Jo Rice said...

Oh you are in my neck of the woods....I am in Cheadle , your card design , it is just perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog.....Cheers, Jo. X

Connie Can Crop said...

Great stamping technique! The pumpkins look so realistic! Just gorgeous! I can't thank you enough for entering my challenge. Scrappy hugs, Connie

Benzi said...

What a wonderful project and great idea to emboss the bag. I'm glad you solved the mystery of the pearlescent woodgrain. It really was pretty.
Your pumpkin card is awesome...beautifully colored. I like that little star die.

Red Rubber Designs said...

Love your pumpkin card - very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Meighan Wheller said...

Both fabulous projects and love the vibrant orange. The little gift bag is a very cool but my favourite is the pumpkin card! Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge and we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

Pamellia said...

What a happy accident with the woodgrain pearl! I love when that happens! Great card and treat bag, I love the embossed baggie, so amazing! :)

Rachel said...

Saw your lovely projects on Simply Create Too and had to come over and say how much I love them :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous! What a gorgeous make! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!


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