Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Halloween gift tags

Hello everyone it's time for my 2nd DT inspiration piece for our All things Spooky challenge over at Country View. You can find all the details here. Remember that you can enter anything crafty and there are no restrictions on the number of entries you make or the number of other challenges you enter. The best kind of challenge in my books.

 If you missed my first spooky tag you can see that post here. As I explained I give a little Halloween goodie bag to my children despite them all being grown up. I attach a hand made tag to each bag.
Today's tag is not dripping blood but has a more "Cute" theme as this one is for Daisy who is nearly 3. I also don't give a sweets bag as she (seriously!) does not like sweets of chocolate. Long may it last, is what I am sure a dentist would say.  Instead I have bought her a book, and a very appropriate one for Halloween.

Her own Mummy and Uncle loved this book when they were young in the early 1990s.

Here are the goodie bags in progress, showing the first tag here getting ready for Halloween...when things go bump in the night ;0) If you come back nearer to Halloween I will share the contents with you. For now they are under wraps! I also have a couple more tags to share.
So back to my inspiration for today. Here is the process for Daisy's tag. I chose some Halloween DI colours and blended them on my tag.
I added a little TH pumpkin stencilling

I stamped out an owl and coloured his eyes and feet yellow. I die cut a web and branch and also added glossy accents to the owl's eyes. I added some acrylic paint to the branch.
I then put everything together and came up with the tag for Daisy. I also embossed a spider under the branch as she love spiders.

You can see the GA on the owl's eyes in close up below. 

I stamped some paper with my TH stamps making a repeat pattern.

 and Daisy's present was then complete and ready for 31 October.

Thanks for stopping by today and for the kind comments you leave me.

I would like to enter my tag (and paper if it's appropriate) into the following challenges;

A vintage journey make it spooky
The Artistic Stamper 2/3 patterns I made a pattern on my paper
Paperartsy Die cuts
Cute card 3/3 Thursdays anything goes
Frilly and Funkie 3/3 author author It's pretty obvious where my inspiration is from...it's the book I wrapped up for my darling Daisy.....Funny Bones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Halloween Inspiration
We love to create 1/2 anything mixed media #21

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Wow you are doing well getting your goody bags ready, love the tag, I'm sure Daisy will too and her special little book. Great stamping and use of all those spooky images and elements my friend xxx

  2. Great Halloween tag! I love all the elements, the owl with the glossy accent, the spider... The wrapping paper is a good idea too!

  3. You are so well organjsed Jane!
    I love Daisy's present, such a cute little book and I love her tag, so many things on it I love, webs, owls and I adore pumpkins! I'm so glad she likes spiders, there's so much silliness created about them.
    Happy Tuesday my friend, suns up here again,
    V x

  4. I keep seeing Wilted Violet cropping up and keep meaning to use mine. Fab colours and the webs contrast beautifully. Xx

  5. That is so sweet that you make a social Halloween bag for your kids. I love the tag because they are so different even though both are Halloween oriented. Love the gold in the first and the 2nd is so cool with the background and the spiderwebs.

  6. Your tag is super cool with that owl and fabulous color blended background! Love it! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  7. Fabulous tag and wrapping paper too!!..........love all your Halloween bits on your tag!..........I remember that book too!!

  8. I love your tag Jane, and it look wonderful with the gift wrapping. My daughter has never eaten a sweet in her life, I think I've had her share though xx

  9. Lovely Halloween presents for your loved ones! I love your second DT piece too!

  10. Goodie bags are such a great idea and I am sure Daisy will feel very special when she receives this beauty. You have created a beautiful background and just the right amount of 'spook' for a child of 3! Thanks so much for joining in our 'Make it Spooky' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

  11. Hello dear Jane,

    Lovely Halloween crafts! Daisy will love her surprise, and my those little owls are so cute! And you are greatly in time for 31st too...Busy, busy, busy...

    Happy crafting, my friend, see you in FF :)


  12. Love it Jane! I remember that book so well - it'll be perfect for Daisy. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  13. Super inky tag Jane and I'm sure Daisy will love her Nana reading her book to her.
    Julie x

  14. Wow, these are such great tags. Love Funny Bones !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  15. Hi there Jane,
    I'm always a big fan of your Halloween projects and these are fabulous!

  16. Fabulous projects, Jane! Your loved ones will be very happy!
    The colors of your tag are beautiful and the little owl is cute. The spider is fitting perfect here (although I don´t love spiders like you do)
    xxx Evelyn

  17. I love this little owl! Such a great color palette and wonderful inking! Thanks for joining the fun at the Frilly and Funkie "Author,Author" challenge!

  18. Love your spooky tag, the colours are the perfect combination for Halloween. Love the owl. Thanks so much for joining in A Vintage Journey Challenge. Tracy x

  19. Fab Halloween tag great pattern. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Artistic Stamper - Debs DT


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