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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Challenge # 74 - HALLOWEEN


Yup, our challenge is HALLOWEEN.

Make something, anything, that has to do with HALLOWEEN.

It's that simple.

Have fun with it.


Rosemary here and I have been having a banner year! Okay, 2010 has had its ups and downs but I've made quite a few banners (mostly birthday ones) so this is my first Happy Halloween one.

Pretty easy to do with a DCWV Halloween stack from the past, a small box of K&Co. Halloween chipboard, some cardstock, a Cricut, and several cartridges (Schoolbook Plantin, Celebrations, and Tags, Bags, and whatever else the box reads) (After that lengthy list you are probably thinking - that's a pretty easy to do, seriously? Yes, seriously, sounds tougher than it is and I think the results are great)

Here's a snippet with a closer view of the pennant pieces

I even had time for a second project; little treat bags for my nieces and nephews. I don't live near any of them so I have to content myself by looking at their Halloween costumes in photos rather than in person. But that doesn't mean I can't give them some goodies.

Last, but not least, are my Halloween rosettes. I recently purchased a Martha Stewart score board and boy, how I love it. It makes folds crisper than my bone folder alone and that makes putting together things, like the bags above, so much easier.

For my rosettes I simply cut pieces of 12" patterned paper about 1-1/2" wide and then used the handy-dandy lines and a bone folder to score the paper. Zigzag the folds, make sure you have even peaks and valleys, glue the strip into a circle and gently press down to make a rosette. Glue a circle to front and back for stability and be patient to let them dry. Add glitter to the rosettes (and yourself in the process) and then be patient again to let them dry.

What will I use them for? Well, I'm considering adding a few to the Halloween banner and then maybe even putting on fishing line and adding them to a door wreath.

Anyway, I hope you try this challenge theme out!


Jana here: BOY did I have fun with this one. First off, I kind of cheated. I am participating in a HALLOWEEN inchie swap on SWAP-BOT, so I made some inchies. Well.... I really love HALLOWEEN, so I decided that I couldn't just send 10. I mean, it's HALLOWEEN. SO I made 13. THEN, I decided that I wanted to send them in a special little container, so I got one of those cute little gift card tins you see at the check out counter in Mickey's. This one has white and orange stripes. How cute! THEN, I decided that the tin couldn't go "naked", and so I decorated it.


Next up is these Cupcake Toppers. Yup, another Swap-Bot swap. I have seen these adorable little cupcake toppers, so I joined a swap and thought that I would just make a set of 12 matching ones. BUT, that didn't quite happen. I recently re-found some adorable little shapes from a couple/few years ago and used them to make 13 (did I mention that it's HALLOWEEN???) of them.


My last HALLOWEEN swap is for a Matchbox. I love making them. They are small, so it's almost an instant gratification. And we ALL love that. I have spread out the contents in another picture on my blog HERE. There's also a glimpse of the "surprise" inside the matchbox. Bwahahahahaha.


And for myself and my family, I also made a Creepy Specimin display. Fashioned after the famous Ali's Butterflies. I have this hanging in the entry way of the house. Usually I have Butterflies here, so It'll be really creepy to folks that come over frequently. Mostly the girls' friends. BWAHAHAHAHA

A thousand apologies for the terrible photography. I could not, for the life of me, get a good shot of these little pests. I do have a couple of other shot of this, and another piece that I have, over on my blog HERE.

Join us this week and share your HALLOWEEN creations.


Joynana said...

Love your blog and challenges. The DT are full of surprises.

Electra said...

Yoo Hoo! I'm done! Not as pretty and colourful as either of yours, but I was in a sombre mood. Just kidding, I wasn't. Thanks for another fun challenge, ladies!

Kathy said...

I am back, girlies! I will try to participate in this challenge!!!!!!

1CardCreator said...

You two are so talented! I love the pinwheel rosettes, I'll have to try them and the specimen display is just too cool! TFS. ~Diane

GrannyGoodwitch said...

Loved the challenge. Getting in the Halloween mood