Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Trick or treat??

Good morning 

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Creative Moments challenge blog. 
The optional theme is to make a tag
To join in click here:
Creative moments Challenge blog

One of our awesome sponsors is Rick StDennis who does some lovely artwork for digi stamps
As it's getting close to Halloween and I just love Halloween I chose this fabulous excavation skull to work with. 
I can't say how much I love this digi stamp just perfect for Halloween.
I used grey marker pens to shade in some areas of the skull and distressed around the edges
You can buy the digi stamp here:
Skull excavation digi stamp

I made my own tag base and Matt layer out of create and crafts new Core card and paper collection.  The card is just lovely to work with and cuts perfectly with dies, you can even stamp, emboss and colour with it. The card I used has a linen texture , fab quality.  You can see their new collection here:
Core paper & card collection

The small tags, pumpkin and bats I printed free from online and cut out.  
The card the skull is matted onto was cut with a tattered lace die cut.  Flowers from tattered lace dies and the flourishes from Crafters companion. 

The spooky house is a stamp from Hunkydory for the love of stamps set.  I distressed some card with creative expressions pumpkin colour ink and then stamped onto it and cut it out. 

The broomstick I made myself out of an old paintbrush handle and used twine to wrap around several times and snip of as required.  I then got some raffier to tie around the top.  Lastly I coloured the twine with a brown alcohol pen from spectrum noir

I know Halloween isn't everyone's cup of tea but I just love this tag, the texture and colour draws the eye to the skull which is just awesome! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and looking and I look forward to seeing your beautiful cards in the challenge 

Bye for now 


Lil patch of crafty friends - Anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes
Artistic inspirations - Anything goes
A snowflakes promise - Anything goes
Creates and makes - Anything goes
Digi chooseday challenge - Anything goes
Lemon shortbread challenge blog - Anything goes
A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
Classic design team challenge blog - Anything goes
Dragonfly dreams - Anything goes.
Craftoholics R us - Tags only
Crafters cafe  - 3 of something : 3 flowers and 3 tags
Happy little stampers dies challenge  - Anything goes with dies
Parus cardmaking challenge  - Anything goes


crafty-stamper said...

Great Halloween tag and image love the little broomstick
Carol x

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

Awesome Tag love it Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

Sandy Palmer said...

Awesome Halloween tag! Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
Sandy DT

Jenny L said...

Hi Sharon,
oh my such lovely work in this awesome tag.
Love this fantastic design.
that image is fab and the die cuts look so super.
Beautiful idea the brush is and the stamped house finishes it all off perfectly.
Hope you shoulders are better now.
I thnk mine came out in sypathy with yours as I was having lots of troubles with mine too, and couldn't use the mouse again this last week because of the pain it caused.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mia said...

Thank you so much for entering our challenge at The Crafter’s Cafe. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Mia (my blog)

Amy Seigler said...

Awesome Spooky tag! Thanks for joining me at HLS Anything Goes with Dies.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craftaholics, good luck!!! Amy DT

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

What a great project! Such a fun design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Digi Choosday good luck and hope to see you again!

Jennifer, DT

Carla Chacón Fraija said...

Thank you for sharing with us at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Carla DT

Elizabeth Hart said...

Great Halloween tag and so many perfect elements added. Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Janis Lewis said...

Great tag. Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us. Hope you'll join us again.