Sunday, 28 October 2012

Here comes Hallowe'en

Having whinged for years how much I dislike Hallowe'en, I'm now really enjoying all the ghoully, creepy,scary side of it.  I think it's the children knocking at my door that I really can't cope with! Now is a great time to stock up on your cheap skeletons and anatomical parts as they are available, mass produced and cheap.

It's been really difficult to get good photos because it's very dull and the lower half is quite dark.

The skeleton is from a pack from the local pound store, the dies a mixture of Spellbinder and Cuttlebug, papers from a pad by My Mind's Eye, spray dyed seam binding, the embossing powder (which I love) on the metal label is an ancient one from Judikins, crow and word stamp also My Mind's Eye.



A close up of the top of the tag..


... and the lower half


I've also entered it into a couple of challenges Fashionable Stamping (Hallowe'en) and Anything but a Card (incorporate black into your project)

I almost forgot..... this is for Karen(!)


29 comments:

sam21ski said...

Ooooh what a fantastic tag Carol.

I too am loving the spooky, gothic images and creations for this year!!

Sam xxx

Sue said...

LOL glad to see you got your spooky side working.....looks great:)

Cath Wilson said...

That looks like lots of fun, Carol. Must admit, I love some of the images, too but I just won't get involved with the other side of things... good to see you enjoying it x

flutterbycrafter said...

Ooooo a fabulous tag, just love all the detail on it xx

Paula Whittaker said...

love the mix of the dark (tombstone,skeleton) and the pretty (ribbon and pearl droplet)

Mary Walker Designs said...

Perfect for Halloween Happy ABAC!

butterfly said...

That's a fabulous tag, Carol - LOVE the rusty graveyard at the foot of it... I never thought I'd get into Halloween crafting, but it's turned out to be just too tempting!

I really hope those aren't maggots you're crafting with in the final picture?!
Alison x

Rosie said...

LOVE this project, you obviously had such fun! I still hate Halloween however, but can discuss the feast of All Saints/All Souls?????

herminesplace said...

This is so cool, love it

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

FUNtastic tag Carol! Love the sculls and skeleton and the embossing on the ornate plate. Love, love, love it!!!

Not sure though about the things on the plate... what is it...? (Scared to ask!).

Oh, and great to see you playing over at FSC! Yay! x

Netty said...

wow your halloween tag is fabulous Carol and loving the graveyard scene. Hope you feel better now you have come out of the closet re Halloween.........Hugs Annette x

Evil Edna said...

very cool and well put together it really mixes weel. I hope you don't think me too forward if I say I like your maggots!EE

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wohoa, really a fabulous and spooky Halloween tag, looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Karin said...

Great tag Carol, nice to see you're finally embracing the darker side. lol

craftimamma said...

I'm another convert to Hallowe'en crafting too! Your tag is great Carol and I love the graveyard.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

inkypinkycraft said...

A fab tag, lve the soft colours of the ribbon agaisnvthe background! Trace x

chrissies said...

Wonderful tag Carol with so many things to admire.

Love Chrissie xx

Heather said...

Gloriously morbid and spooky! I can't say I like the Trick or Treat element of Halloween either and suggested to my husband that we buy ourselves a couple of horror masks to wear when answering the door!!
Beautiful stitched knots, love the bullions - they are not always easy to get so perfect.

Rosie said...

Wow, this tag is sooo fantastic, love it.

die amelie said...

looks so great!

die amelie x

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Nicely done, i am actually finding it all rather exciting this year. Must be all the available stuff now that we never had here in UK.

Gorgeous stitching. Some people don't understand just what an art form perfect knots & stitches are.

hazel said...

A fabulously spooky tag Carol, I love all the details.
xxx Hazel.

Yvonne Garner said...

A spooktacular card indeed! Thank you for joining us at FSC!

lynne said...

Hi Carol
Great detail and texture. Love the rusty elements.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC. Good to have you with us :)
Wishes
Lynne

Julia S-W said...

Carol I love your tag! The images are wonderful and that metal graveyard at the bottom is inspired! I never used to like halloween but it's great for crafting!Stunning piece of work.
So glad you shared your tag at Anything But A Card this time.
Juliaxx

Fliss said...

A fabulous tag Carol. love the sppoky background and the beautiful embellishing.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Fliss x

alicaz said...

great Halloween tag - lot of interesting elements!
Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Chris said...

A fabulous tag, Carol but must admit I love your bullion knots more. Hope you're enjoying Karen's course.

penibear said...

Carol, this is absolutely amazing, I love it!! Better late than never, eh? xxx