23 Oct 2013

Trick or Treat......and a little bit Spooky

Hello bloggers sorry it has been so quite over here but somehow "life" seems to have got in the way of my crafting time and I cleaned out my craft room too and have hardly had chance to play in there......... anyway today I just needed some me time and to play with stash I "found" while clearing out my room of stash, so with Halloween  and a few challenges  in mind I have made this......

Tando Creative Challenges for October is "Spook It" so starting with a Tando Mini Print Tray I "found" in the bottom of a draw seemed a good place to begin, I painted with black paint and when dry I brushed with gold Distress stain.  Using IndigoBlu stamp set Hocus Pocus I stamped several images onto orange stripped paper. Using Tim Holtz Bingo embossing folder and black card I embossed and cut out No. "31"  and cut the big spider with Tim Holtz Alterations die...(I hate spiders) eeek! we have a lot coming into the house at the moment..............
Spell bottles were filled with coloured sweet wrappers (yep I keep everything)..... purple, green, and orange, "Spells" was stamped onto card swooshed with distress inks (from my bit box). Stamps are a miniature alpha set, not sure of make. 
Pumpkin is another "find" and is soft foam I rubbed vintage photo distress ink over it and black soot around the edges, an Idea-ology pin was used to attach a Halloween Sticker (TH) , more stickers - Trick Treat were used at the top of the tray , also I stamped the bird onto orange card.
 Phew I think that's  all it is harder to explain then to make lol, I really enjoyed getting all painty and inky and covered in glue...such fun
I will also be playing at
Country View Challenges Something Spooky
Anything But A Card challenge 28  Colours orange and black
Thanks for looking 'till next time, 


  1. Replies
    1. Terrific spooky tag with lots to see on it

      Love Chrissie x

  2. What a great project Maggie, just my sort of crafting
    thanks you so much for sharing with us on the ali-craft blog challenge
    ali x

  3. I love how you've decorated the printer tray! Thanks for joining us at Tando this month.

  4. The background you created on your mini printer tray looks wonderful and I love how you added the bird at the top. I am with you on spiders.... but can't resist using them around Halloween! Anne x

  5. I like your mini printers tray. Love the bits you have put on the shelves. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. I love your mini tray Maggie with all its great details, like the mini bottles and the Hocus Pocus stamps I love much too :) Gorgeous !!! Thank you for sharing with us on Tando's challenge blog this month. Have a good week-end, Coco x

  7. Fabulous! Love the mini vignettes in the different sections of the tag! Beautiful project! Glad you joined us in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge spooky fun!

  8. This is very cool! Love that you filled the bottles with sweet wrappers, what a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  9. Fabulous mini tray Maggie - so many wonderful details! Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Crafts this month x


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