Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Trick or Treat?

I have a gloriously mad friend who loves to have a party for any and every occasion imaginable, and with Halloween on the way, that's as good an excuse as any! She's asked me if I wouldn't mind making gift bags for the dozen or so children who'll be going, so here is my prototype:

It just so happens to fit in well with a couple of challenges, the Tuesday Taggers Pandora's Box and also the Polka Doodles Fancy Folding (well I did have a fold quite a bit!).

I found the house template on Google and scaled it to fit an A4 sheet, I also found the brick design on Google (it was a demo for bricklayers on how to do English Bond brickwork!). I coloured it in using Cinnanmon, Spice and Caramel (That would make a good muffin) promarkers using the thick end and not being too fussy.

The pumpkins, toadstools and vampire chap are all from the new Polka Doodles CD Rom "Sundae of Seasons", which arrived in the post this morning. They are meant to print out as a full A4 sheet, but I mini-ed them by changing my printer to print "4 on 1" page. I've used some lightweight pearlescent cardstock for the roof, and only stuck it onto the house on one side, it seems to be behaving and staying in place, but this may need to be amended before the final design.

And of course, it has been filled with sweeties for the grubby little mites!


  1. I love this Clair, and as for resizing stuff you are way ahead of me, no doubt,thanks for taking the time to enter my challenge,luv Georginaxx

  2. this is so clever ..its such a sweet little house !! ..and Halloween to boot ! one of my fav times of year . thanks for joining the Polkadoodles challenge this week !
    Lis-m xx

  3. Excellent creation, Fab Entry, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  4. Wow! This looks fantastic and do like the brick work! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  5. Supereb Pandora's box. I bet they will love it. Thanks palying along with TT this week

  6. Lovely card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

  7. Beautiful creation and such a clever idea.
    Thanks for sharing it with us for the Polka Doodles Fancy Folding challenge.