Sunday, 16 October 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 18 - Halloween!!!


I've got to keep this brief cos this is actually a scheduled post that I'm writing way past my bedtime because I'm going to be down on the allotment tomorrow, erm I mean today.... You know what I mean..... :-)

Our fab challenge at Dream Valley this time is HALLOWEEN and we're being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish who gave us some fab images to work with. I've used pumpkin magic here along with a freebie spider and web from meljen's....

I took it as an excuse to make my halloween party invites :-) So looking forward to it!

I used some tiny purple triangles from some halloween table confetti to liven up my background and some cute tiny plastic spiders.....

Can you see the glitter on the web....? Probably not... grrrrr! :-)

I printed the details on the reverse. The font for the Halloween Party bit is called candles.... Fab for Halloween, very spooky looking!

CRAFT - Recipe: 1 ribbon, 2 shapes (rectangle and little purple triangles!) and some glitter (on the spider's webs)
Meljen's - Use a ribbon
Sarah Hurley - Halloween Horrors
Simon Says Stamp - Halloween/Goth
The ABC Challenge - B for Boo

And just cos it seems appropriate I thought I'd show you my very first home-grown pumpkins! Erm, little and large springs to mind! I'm not the best at carving them or cooking them (I didn't know I could grow them!) but if I manage either with any success I'll make sure I post some piccies for you :-)

And just to share a little bit of good news.... my exploding box won a top 3 over at Paperplay Challenges - soooo thrilled! I'm a very happy bunny :-)

Make sure you go and check out the other spooky offerings on the Dream Valley Challenge blog!

See you again soon!

Love 'n' hugs,


Jack said...

Well done on your exploding box, and what great party invitations - enjoy your party! I'm going to show DH the pic of your pumpkins so he can see what size they should be when you pick them, lol. xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mel, what wonderful Halloween cards. I love the fun images and gorgeous details. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Shelly said...

Hi Mel! Super Halloween project... great spooky spider! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge! Shelly ;)

Melly said...

Aww Mel love these!
They are just a super idea and just look amazing! Perfect for a wee party!
Well done on your Boxes Top 3!! So deserved!!

OMG who come your pumpkins are so big?? Mine are tiny! Boo hoo!
Hugs M xxx

coops said...

fantastic cards mel.i love the spooky images and colours.
your home grown pumpkins are massive and huge congrats hun on your top 3 win :D

xx coops xx

Emma said...

Great Halloween project and such fun!
Thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley's Challenge!
Emma x

Rica said...

Such fabulous Halloween creates, fabulous colours and creations and your pumpkins look delicious!!!

So happy you joined us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

mforquer said...

Great little invitations! Love the cute pumpkin! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs!

Carole of Brum said...

Oooh mel, these are fabulous, you did a great job with them. Well done with your 2 pumpkins and your top3 too, you talented thing. CoB

Lynne in NI said...

Oh your party invites are sooo cool! Hope you had our lovely sunny weather down on the allotment yest - your pumpkins look fab, don't forget to share the 'after' pics!

Mags said...

Congratulations on making the top three! Your exploding boxes are always fabulous.

What sweet Halloween invitations, the purple dots must have taken ages, but they really look good!

luv, Mags x

Nikbee said...

Wonderful invitations. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Wishcraft said...

Love your invites hun, they look fab. Well done on your top 3 and on growing those pumpkins :o) Lisa x

Susie said...

Fantastic invitations! And congrats on your top 3! Susie x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Super cute invites!! Very sweet!! Love the inside too!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Sharon said...

What a beautiful creation.
Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon x

cebelica said...

What a great idea. These invitations are very nice. Hugs!

Victoria said...

This is an absolutely stunning card, thank you so much for sharing it with us at the abc b is for boo challenge,

Vicky dt x

Maheen said...

Great idea.The invitation for halloween party is very nice.
plastic cards