Wednesday, 30 October 2013

On a dark, dark night

You all seemed to enjoy your photographic trip with me to Canterbury in my last post. Thanks for all the great comments you left, it truly is a stunning city and it should be on your bucket list.

Yes tomorrow is Halloween and the last day of October. We don't celebrate it much in our household as my kids were too big when trick or treating started to take off a little here in the UK but I still love to buy them some Halloween goodies.

This year I found these fun bits.

I put them into a bag for each of them and tied them with twine
I then tied each "couple" together with a hand made Halloween tag.
You will have seen the tag on the right on my blog a few weeks ago, the one on the left is new and is my card challenge entry for today. It is also a my DT Guest Design card for Nicecrane and uses another of the fab coloured images from the Halloween and kids colour sheet.

 Here is my tag in close up. Those pumpkins are such fun aren't they.
The leaf and lace edge die cuts are Cheery Lynn and the branch is one I won from Marianne. The fun sentiment is from the Halloween Grunge sentiment set by Nicecrane and can be bought here. My tag was made from that same single sheet of Inky play which I made in my studio.....this photo was taken when I was still putting together my other autumn inky projects which you will recognize over the last month.  I had one last piece of the distress ink backing card I made left to create this tag ;0)
I love seeing people's creative space so I thought I would share mine in my studio on an autumn day a few weeks ago. I have used up all my autumn hand made papers ready for winter and Christmas to take over.

I would like to enter my pumpkin tag into the following challenges;

Feeling Crafty Halloween
Country View Crafts Halloween
Heck of a Challenge Autumn
Cute Card Thursday Spooktacular
Stampin for the weekend Something spooky
Card Crafter's Circle Autumn splendour
Ali Craft Halloween
The Cupboard Trilogy Halloween
Loves Rubberstamps A trick or treat
Crafty Ribbons Anything but a card
Bunny Zoe Ribbon
Papercrafting Journey Anything goes
Crafty Boots Autumnal
2 Sisters Cute and Spooky
Party Time Tuesdays Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesdays Seasons
Make it Monday Linky Challenge #164
The Paper Shelter Halloween my season is autumn
Divas by Designs use some orange...there's orange in those pumpkins and the border of my image.

Watch out for things that go bump in the night tomorrow and have a Happy Halloween. I will leave you with my happy crew of pumpkins sitting on my shelf...Boo!

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. All I can say to you Jane is BOO!!!!
    You are ready for Halloween with all your yummy treats. Love the tags, hope there're are not too many Tricks.

    BOO ; ^)

  2. Wowww,owwwww Jane,,,,,,,What a gorgeus Halloween Tags, my friend,,,and I am falling in lovw withyour desk,,,,, woww,owwww,,, please mmmmmmmmmm, I lvoe these mikybar ghost,,,,,,I want ,i want I want I want,,,,,,,mmmmmm, thanks for using my cute picts in your tag,,,,,,they look great Jane,,,I have just finished new sheets,,, I am senidng you a direct link-

  3. And BOO to you too Mrs T!!
    I still buy my 'kids' chocolate for Halloween too! :)
    Your tags are brilliant and add the finishing touch to your trick or treat bags!
    Just be careful when out and about tomorrow!! ;)
    V xxx

  4. These look Fantastic. Great Tags and perfect for halloween..I saw this on MIM..Loz

  5. Absolutely fabulous tags and the treats look delicious too! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  6. Hello Jane! Love your bags of goodies tied up so pretty with those brilliant vintage inspired tags.. you know how I love vintage! You're such a wonderful mother. I enjoyed seeing your workspace in your studio too.. I recognized it right away! Enjoy tomorrow..
    *H*A*P*P*Y* *H*A*L*L*O*W*E*E*N*!*
    Teresa :-)

  7. Oh wow what wonderful little gifts. Your children will love them I am sure.Thanks for playing with us at Divas this week x

  8. Those are so cute! Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes Challenge - Good Luck!
    - Sandy DT Member

  9. These look fab Jane and I loved seeing your work space too. I''m not brave enough to show my space - its a disaster!

  10. Fabulous tags...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  11. Gorgeous Tag, I like the image and the design, Thanks for joining in with us at Heck of a challenge, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  12. Oww, great tag. I love the image you have used and the fab layout.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  13. Your tags are so pretty and old fashioned looking! Halloween is very commercial and tacky here for the most part. Of course I loved it as a child, and we always made homemade costumes, and even popped corn to give to the trick or treaters.

    Your photos from Canterbury are gorgeous also! Thanks for sharing your corner of the world.

    Jane T

  14. Beautiful tag! Thank you for joining us this month at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenges.

    Kat (DT)

  15. Awesome! Thanks for joining at Heck of a Challenge: Autumn Colors

  16. Fantastic tags Jane...and I'm coming to live at your house..yum your craft space too..
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  17. Very creative and colourful tags! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  18. Thanks for sharing with us at Feeling Crafty and good luck x

  19. Looks like you are really ready for Halloween Jane. Love your tags and the treats are very tempting. Enjoy.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  20. WOW, Jane, I am coming to your house tonight, LOL..fabulous tags, hun, thank you for sharing with us at Feeling Crafty, this month, good luck xxx

  21. Yet another reason to jump the Pond! You have way more awesome candy packaging than we do! What fun those bags are, lucky lucky little trick or treaters!
    Happy Halloween Jane!

  22. Happy Halloween to you and yours!! Loved seeing your treats and tags. I still buy our son a few sweets, too.
    Wonderful old-fashioned tags.

    Anne x
    PlumCreek Studio

  23. GREAT tags!! They are fa-BOO -lous!! :) :)
    spooky and cute !!
    Thank you so much for joining us this week @ Loves Rubberstamps for the Halloween challenge. I hope you have a great weekend!! :) :) :)

  24. Great Post Jane!
    Your tags and goodies are beautiful, very special treats indeed ;)

  25. Fabulous vintage tags. Thanks for joining us at LRS.

  26. Cute Candies,bet they were yummy! Love the fabulous tags you made! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  27. Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Anything Goes challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey DT

  28. Oh these candy bags are great for halloween. Love the autumnal design. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck, Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx


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