Altered Items, Arts & Crafts, card making

Halloween Pumpkin

Hi Everyone!

You know the other day how I said I was done with Halloween?  ….well…..I forgot that I bought a paper mache pumpkin when I was in Hobbycraft and seeing as it is Halloween tomorrow, I thought I better paint it 😀

I actually got a bargain it was reduced to £4.00 ! So here is my naked pumpkin, it is fairly big and about the size of a medium real one 😉


I gave it an initial coat of Paperartsy Butternut Opaque chalk finish paint I didnt have any opaque orange paints so had to improvise


then I added a dollop of Deco Art Media Tinting Base and some quinacridone gold which gave me a pale orange colour


then i mixed in more quinacridone gold to the base dollop on my desk and we are getting there..


and even more ….


then i dry brushed neat quinacrodone gold all over the top.. and happy with the result


Happy Halloween everyone!!


Arts & Crafts, crafting, Die Cutting, Handmade, Paper Crafting

Beetlejuice… Beetlejuice… Beetle?!?!?!

I just couldn’t bring myself round to typing it out a 3rd time 😀

Another little pumkin for you tonight, I made this one on Sunday, and this is me just getting round to getting the blog post up!



  • My Minds Eye Mischievious 12 x 12 Patterned Paper
  • Tim Holtz small rosette die
  • Clearly Besotted Fright Night Die Collection I used the tree for the pumpkin twigs
  • 2 x brads
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Pumpkin 2


thanks for popping round

Sarah x


Its been nice knowing you…..

I made this fun halloweeny postcard-typey collage piece today in the workshop, a first for me as i’ve not really done that much of the collage thing 🙂 Like how she turned out tho’

It almost like she is saying “Its been nice knowing you” to the couple of speeders to her right, which was me last weekend with my homemade spider repellent when I skooshed it in every nook and crannie in the workshop 😉

Arts & Crafts, card making, Paper Crafting, stamping

Halloween Card


I wanted to try out making a halloween card, and although I didn’t have any halloween stamps, I kinda improvised a wee bit.   Halloween goodies are on my shopping list for the end of this month tho’

Supplies List :

  • Bazzill Kraft 12 x 12 Cardstock cut to 150mm x 95mm
  • Hero Arts S5105 Raindrop background
  • Versa Magic Chalk Ink in Pumpkin Spice
  • Color Box Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan
  • Vibrant Orange Ribbon from my local sewing shop
  • Orange Stampin Up Cardstock from the bold brights pack
  • Chocolate Mirror Card
  • Pumpkin image from clipart
  • Paper Mania Scalloped Cardstock in dark brown
  • Strip of Floral paper from my supplies.
  • My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow embossed paper.