Sunday, 21 October 2012

Halloween of 2012

Hi Everyone..................hope you have all had a lovely weekend. I have had a fabulous crafty time. Yesterday I had a lovely craft day with my mum and good friend Margaret. I am encouraging Margaret to join Blogland as her crafty makes are amazing and she would love to participate in meeting fellow crafters and viewing inspirational pieces across the globe.

Here in Scotland we celebrate Halloween but its not as commercial as in the USA. I did send Halloween Cards when my family were small but have not made any cards for years. My stash is therefore very low in Halloween stamps/papers etc. As you know I love to participate in Tim's 12 Tags of 2012 so I really had to think outside the box and improvise on my October Tag.

To view Tim's techniques and October tag click HERE 


You will see above that I did not have the Sizzix die used by Tim, however, I used the letter B from a Spellbinder set and the O's from Sizzix Typepad Die. I used Tim's technique as shown on his blog. I used an eggplant alcohol ink to colour my glitter.  

I took my only Halloween stamp, which is a House Mouse one and altered it using the head and wings from one of Tim's stamps. I coloured the hat in with a black Sharpie pen and made a witches hat using a piece of black card. I used glossy accents on the pumpkin body and hat. 


This is the front of my two tags. I used old book pages and instead of placing the  acrylic paint  dabbers on the tag and using a baby wipe I smooshed  the paint on my heat mat. The baby wipe and the paint dabbers is a great technique.
You can see that I also used the hardware findings die, which enabled me to secure one tag on top of the other. I cut the tag in half in a zig zag fashion. Distressing all edges in Black Soot DI.
The October calendar is from Tim's Salvage Stickers.

This is a full view of the inside of my project, which I was delighted with. To hide the hardware I typed some Halloween jokes on my pc and printed them on to paper, which is again slightly distressed. I used picket fence Distress Stain on some netting to create a background that resembled the night sky and clouds. 

Another image of my altered stamps and below are the jokes 




I had such a fantastic time making this Halloween project and I hope you like it too. 
Over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge the Theme for this fortnight is Halloween. I love to participate in this challenge and will be submitting this project. The designs by the FSC DT are amazing and you should pop over and join in.
Happy Halloween and have fun xx
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25 comments:

  1. Like it ? I absolutely love it! The altered house mouse stamp is fantastic!
    Lisa x

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  2. So glad you got some serious crafty time in this weekend and boy was it worth it. What an inventive way of creating a Tim tag. Love it Annie. Hugs, Buttons x

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  3. This is a really great Halloween card Lisa.
    Love every detail

    Greetings Janny

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  4. Hi
    This is so much more than a tag!
    The most amazing details and that alteration of your House Mouse stamp is so fabulous.
    Bravo!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. What a fantastic twist on the TH tag, Annie! I love your surprise extra package inside - brilliant quirky housemouse, and big groan jokes - while the outside looks just fab with the blingy lettering, and the zigzag cut giving it such energy! Love it!
    Alison x

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  6. How brilliant. Your ideas always fascinate me Annie, but this time its absolutely fabulous. I love the zig-zag cutz and the way it falls down with the jokes. I also love the BOO. Good Luck with the challenge. Hugs Mum xxxxxx

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  7. Hi Annie, I am still laughing at the jokes! How fun is this tag.....I absolutely love it and isn't it great making the glitter too? Messy by great. Your tag is so innovative, the housemouse alteration was a brilliant idea and the BOO is gorgeous. You are so, so clever. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  8. Love how you altered the stamp. Its a fantastic tag. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne/Meggymay

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  9. Terrific tag and a fab design, loving the jokes........ Annette x

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  10. Hahahahaha..."Which witch is witch"...that's terrific!! I'm all tongue tied now, but what a laugh! Annie, we in the US should take tips from you. I'm so impressed with what you've created with a "limited" supply of Halloween items. This is beyond creative and your imagination and creativity comes bursting through again! I absolutely adore what you've created here. Very inspiring and the vintage appeal is PERFECT! Such a nice job. :) Thank you also for the link to design my blog. :D I did go check her out!
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

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  11. Looks so fabulous, thans for showing us the steps. Hugs, Marion

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  12. Annie... I love your Halloween tag. It is such spooky fun! I love all of the Tim things that you have incorporated on such a small area to create such a cool design. Thank you for the very nice comment you left on my blog this morning. I so appreciate your thoughts. Hugs, Candy

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  13. Just a fantastic Halloween creation, many wonderful details. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge this fortnight.

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  14. What a fantastic Halloween project Annie, fabulous techniques and use of colour, love the distressing...great work.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  15. Very glad you Mum and Margaret found some crafting time together otherwise we wouldn't have seen this adorable and very creative tag. Love it.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  16. Hi Annie
    I am returning, this time with my FSC cap on.
    This is such a treat, the detailing is quite incredible, it has a fun twist to it.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC this fortnight.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  17. It's wonderful Annie! Love all those details, and the closure with the calendar. I always have a bit of trouble with closures. Hope you'll pop over and join us at Frilly and Funkie with this beauty!

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  18. For some reason I didn't get this post feed in my email, that's been happening a lot lately! Sorry, to be late to this fabulous party!!! Your tag is AMAZING!!! I totally love the door and then opening them up to a creative fab inside! Love your pumpkin mousey witch!!! Great make do's on your take of Tim's tag! Absolutely wonderful! Please do submit this to Frilly & Funkie!!!

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  19. Wow! I can tell you had a lot of fun with your project! Thanks so much for joining us at FSC! Best, Yvonne

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  20. Annie you did a Fab job improvising with Tim's tag and creating with friends is just the BEST!!!!
    Hugs Lynn

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  21. Its so obviouse you had a great day when you produced something as wonderful as this. LOVE it! There's so much detail and I love the altered HM stamp, great jokes by the way!
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Avril xx

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  22. Annie, what a great take on Tim's October tag! Love all the details and how clever with the jokes! Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at FSC!

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  23. What a wonderful tag Annie!!! Thanks for the laughs - good jokes!!! :)

    Also, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!

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  24. Hi Annie. Thanks so much for the very nice comment you left on my blog about my Pearl piece that posted on SSSS this morning. I have to say, I got to take another look at your Halloween tag and it is just so creative and fun! Love your Halloween riddles, too. They are funny! But, I truly do love your design on this and how you've used so many wonderful images and items to create such a fun and Halloween festive tag! <3 Candy

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Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog. I really do appreciate your comments and will always do my best to return them.

Annie x