Thursday, October 29, 2009

My very first Penny Black stamp Halloween project

Hi everyone!!
I know Halloween is only a few days away,
and here I am, barely even touching
the crafts I thought I'd make for this occasion.
Let me just say that there will be Halloween items
being produced by me even after the day passes,
so yee be warned!!

I've made this little treat bag for a friend,
now that it's done, I need to scurry off to the post office
so that perhaps it will arrive in her mailbox
just in the knick of time!!
I will be adding this to the line-up in some challenges:

Stampin' For The Weekend is hosting a Haunting Good Time Challenge.
Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential wanted to see treat bags.
Penny Black Saturday Challenge is Halloween!!
PaperTake Weekly is hosting a Spots'n'Stripes challenge.
Stamp Something would like to see Halloween Somethings.

This is the first Penny Black stamp I ever bought.
I found it at my local scrapbook store
in the clearance bin for $3.
I thought, well, for $3 it doesn't matter if
I don't end up liking it very much,
so I took it home and stamped it and wowie!!
A nay-sayer turned addict right then and there!!
The stamp is called Mice Treats,
I've coloured with watercolour pencils,
the papers are Pink Paislee and the punch is Martha Stewart.
The bag is something I put together,
just some scoring, folding, cutting and double-sided tape.
On pirate kitty's dagger I've added some pewter Perfect Pearls.
The back of the bag is stamped with a
Whipper Snapper image and I went inside of the words
with Gold Lame Smooch and added a little distress ink
and white sakura gel pen in the candycorn.
I've punched a hole on either side of the bag
and ran a few ribbons through it for a handle.
They are taped to the inside of the bag!!!
I am just trying to emphasize how easy these things can
come together for people who shy away from altered items.

Happy Halloween to you all out there,
I hope you and your fam have a great time,
and for those who don't celebrate,
maybe just a fun party or a costume for fun???
Come on Aussie's, do it, you'll have a ball!!
Take Care,


Jorunn said...

Awe!!! He is adorable!!!
Great trick or treat bag you made! Wonderful colors and coloring, sweetie!!
I bet you do not regret this bargain!

Di said...

Oh wow what a wonderful creation i love it and arent you lucky finding this in the clearance bin, Bargain!!!

Thanks for joining the Stamping for the weekend challenge.

Di xxxx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fab treat bag! Love the image too. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something! :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

FANTASTIC treat bag and a great job in combining challenges. Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight! I hope you will come back again next week!

Debra James said...

Such a Great treat bag for Halloween- your friend will love it. That is such a cute stamp- its funny that sometimes when we buy things on clearance we dont realize how good it is till we get home.Super job as always, Hugs Debra

sandra said...

Trick or treat?(Can I get this yummy treat?)lol.
This is great!
I love how you colored this cat!
Sweet job!

cabio's craft corner said...

What a cutie. Lovely altered creation!

Dawn Frost said...

I love the edging at the top! What a cool idea!

Vanja said...

This is just beautiful! Such an adorable image.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Way too funny, what ARE the mice treats, Raisins? Chocolate covered Raisins, LOL.

Sue said...

What a bargain! I love the stamp and I love what you did with it. Your friend is going to love this, who wouldn't. So cute. I'm going over tomorrow AM to get the kids on the bus and they will have their costumes on for school party, so will take pics and post.

LOUISE said...

Great Treat bag Stephanne, love the image. Louise x

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! This is just THE SWEETEST!! I love your beautifully colored image and I see the tip of his tail peeking out the edge!! Adorabe treat container hun!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

Hope Jacare said...

What a fab goodie bag - yum!

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful coloring on this little kitty and fun treat container! Thanks for playing in this week's Spotlight challenge!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so cute!!! I just love your little bag and your coloring of that sweet image is beautiful!!! What an awesome take on the Sat. Spotlight Challenge!!

Kath said...

super cute trick and treat bag and love that cute kitty....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxxx

Cazzy said...

I have never seen that image, lovely bag.

Cazzy x

Alicia said...

I love the Penny Black Stamps. They are lots of fun!
Alicia xx

Sandra said...

Fabulous! Your friend will love it. I have to agree with you.... PB stamps are great!
Sandra x