hellloooooo and Happy Halloween everyone

With Halloween upon us, that Trick or Treating to prepare for and the witching hour creeeping ever closer I thought I'd share a halloween gift bag I made earlier this month for the Ali Craft blog.   It was one of a few I made from my favourite paper in the Steampunk Spells collection by G45.

I started off with two pieces of A4 black card, scored the crease lines with my Scor-pal and then cut all the flaps, ready to stick together.
Then I made the decoration on the front from the Happy Halloween cut apart, a couple of pumpkins and two Seymore Bones from the 12 x 12 and 8 x 8 papers.  I trimmed down the cut apart, cut out the sentiment and repositioned the bottom border under the pumpkins, then I shaped the two pumpkins with a ball tool to give them some dimension, added Mr & Mr Seymore Bones to the large basket with some pop dots and then stuck the pumpkins down over the ones on the cut apart.  Then I mounted the piece on black card and stuck it to the front of the bag over the blue background paper.  

 I added the handles, used blue paper to cover the rest of the bag while it was still flat and added a black Martha Stewart spider web border with paper trim to the top edges before joining the two sections together .
to finish I added some green glitter to the pumpkin leaves, and a black bow to the handles.
 Have fun if you make some yourself and have a spookylicious Halloween what ever you get up to........... ! 

Dates for the diary
November 7th - 11th Hobbycrafts Show, NEC  
I'll be joining Ali and Ian on their stand at the Hobbycraft show at the NEC in November and hosting the make and take sessions for them, so if you're planning on going to the show call by the stand early to book a place. 

December 1st 2013 
Christmas Gifts workshop Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
Come along and join Andy the Crafty Elf and me for a fun day of Christmas crafting.  We'll be making some gorgeous hand made gifts, eating mince pies and doing a bit of fussy cutting :-) don't you just love it.   There's a few  places left so if you fancy coming along click the link here to book and reserve your place.  Booking details are on the left of the page.

Happy crafting every one, have a great Halloween and thanks for stopping by......... :-)


  1. Morning Clare, Happy Halloween to All. Your gift bag is 'spookily' fabulous, gorgeous MS web border, and fabulous G45 papers, looks magnificent.
    Have a good day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  2. Good Morning Clare,

    Happy Halloween one and all. I see you have another "bewitching" project for all your fans - it looks fabulous. So pleased that you will be at the NEC next month - I've already made a note of where Ali and Ian's stand is and will make a point of calling by. I'm really looking forward to today's show so I'm just getting myself a cup of coffee and preparing myself for a relaxed hour in front of the TV. Thanks for sharing this and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
    Margaret A.

  3. Hi Clare,
    Fabulous idea for a gift bag! Love the MS edging...and your fussy cutting. I wish I could attend the NEC next month...but the pond is just a little too big ;) Hugs, Linda