Halloween cards 2017

Halloween is a time to celebrate for me and I love any excuse to make spooky crafts. Here are some cards I have made so far this year: This one was sent to Switzerland to a dA friend:     I love how the embossing looks on this recycled packing:      

October Daily 2017 begins

October is here! The best month of the year. Lots of you are participating in Inktober as your monthly challenge. I have chosen again to do October Daily started by Serena Bee. I made this album initially, using an Echo Park Paper set I found at Winners: And how could FrankenBerry resist a guest appearance…

DIY Halloween fauxdori

I received some Tree Leather products a while back as a gift and had kept them in the hopes of doing stamped projects with them. When I recently decided that fauxdori / traveller’s notebooks were the way I wanted to go in terms of planning, I broke out the StazOn and got stamping. The first…

Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo – an experience

Last month I participated in the Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo as a vendor. Being big in to Halloween, I was happy to learn Vancouver had such an event. I was even happier to be able to participate and sell at my first table. A gathering of like-minded people reveling in spooky October festivities sounded…

October Daily 2016 – results

This year was my first year taking a crack at October Daily (See my previous post here for more details about Serena Bee’s October Daily). I have always enjoyed memory keeping. Keeping a diary as a child led to keeping ticket stubs and photos, then it was amateur smash book-style notebooks and photo albums, which…

Halloween craft – countdown blocks

I am super excited to share these Halloween countdown blocks with you. It was a project I worked on all throughout September (along with many other things). I ended up with 13 large sets and 10 small sets, but hopefully that will be enough. Materials: wooden blocks – 3 per set (1.5″ for small and…

Halloween greeting card – Eat, Drink & Be Scary owl

One of my favourite motifs is the owl, and owls certainly bring the boo during the Halloween season. They are mysterious and silent. Unassuming, precise killers. And they always have their eyes on you. This card moves away slightly from traditional Halloween colours, sporting a cooler pallette than bright oranges and purples. I used one…

Halloween greeting card – googly eyes and banners

Here are some simple Halloween card I made using some googly eyes and dimensional stickers: paper: Recollections Halloween 12×12 2015 stickers: K & Company spider web stamp in corners: Momenta Art-C googly eyes: dollar store background paper: Recollections, Boo and Ravenshead Manor 12×2 2016  

Halloween greeting card – punch spider

Hello! I’m here with another Halloween greeting card. This one is many-legged and inspired by FebPaperCrafts. It’s such an adorable card that I had to give it a shot myself! Put down a layer that will show through the punch and work well for your spider body ( I used black, but you could use…

October Daily project (Serena Bee)

Greetings, ghosties. October is almost here and with that comes the lead up to many a person’s favourite holiday – Halloween! Last year I was in Japan for October and I wasn’t going to bring along a whole bunch of crafting supplies. I could however manage to bring a notebook and pens for Inktober. It…

Day Of The Dead greeting card

Hi there! Here is a lovely sugar skull-themed greeting card: I combined an Inkadinkadoo stamp with some Authentique paper to create a Day of the Dead themed greeting card. I chose “Celebrate” as my sentiment because the Day of the Dead is a day of celebration. Looking at this again, I think it needs an…

Halloween greeting card – eyeball shaker

Hey there! I am excited to show you this shaker card I made with Jillibean Soup mason jar shaker card pieces. I am a big fan of shaker cards but these are the first ones I have made. On some of them, I coloured the back of the googly eyes with a red permanent marker…