Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Spooktacular Stamps!!!!

I'm not a huge fan of Christmas, although since having the boys I have to admit, it's a whole lot more interesting. However, my all-time favourite celebration has always been Hallowe'en. I've always been a sucker for all things spooky and I'm really getting into the "spirit" of things this year. Although, I'm technically starting my stash diet, I've been tempted to buy some super-cute spooky stamps and am awaiting their delivery so that I can play with them.

Tracy over at Dies to Die For has an offer on every day this week, as she's celebrating her birthday. Today's special offer is for the fab new spooky Pink Cat Studio stamps, Itty Bitty Halloween along with your choice of two 12x12 papers from My Mind's Eye's Boo To You! range. Needless to say, I bought them and am looking forward to making some cards with them.

I've already bought the gorgeous Spooktacular stamp set from The Greeting Farm at the fab Quixotic Paperie and am eagerly awaiting their delivery....if the peeps at Royal Mail will kindly stop striking!

In the meantime, I've saddled myself with a pretty large task. I'm a keen fab of Youtube tutorials and one in particular caught my attention. It's posted by ChicnScratch and demonstrates how to make Frankenstein favour boxes, which I thought would be fab to make up for Alex's classmates. He goes to a Special Needs school, so only has 6 children in his class. Ideal. However, Lou came home from school and saw the boxes I was making. He wanted some for his school, initially for a handful of friends but as he's now told everyone about them, his whole class want them. So, that's just 30 more boxes plus the additional ones I was originally going to make for my nieces and nephews and friends' children. I think we're looking at at least 55!!!!

The Frankie one is as per the video, the other two are just trying out different stamps. I've used the Frightful Collection by Little Yellow Bicycle and embossed them. The Spooky Skull is really difficult to capture, as it's on pearlescent card and is embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Embossing Powder in Arctic Frost. I'll try to get a better photo later! :)


  1. Great project Neenie, am off to have a look :)
    Really like the Frankentien one :)


  2. What great Halloween projects - I love the Frankenstein one too - I love Halloween and used to live in the States where there really is no comparison - I do miss it back here in the UK cause its just not the same - and i have no-one to send my Halloween cards to! lol!

  3. Hi Neenie! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love "meeting" new blogging friends! I think your boxes are a great idea, I love the spooky skull one (can just see it on photo). For Halloween I have pumkin and put it on the windowsill and buy sweets incase any little ones stop by, but alas in France Halloween is even less celebrated than in the UK so I usually end up eating the sweets myself!
    Hugs Shelly x

  4. These are great boxes and I can't believe you made soooo many!!! How cool!
    Jodi =)

  5. so glad you took the plunge with a blog ! good luck with all those boxes ! and the stash diet.......braver than me ! LOL

  6. these are great boxes hun you have some fab stuff on your blog only just found you love cheryl xxxxxxxx

  7. wow wow wow .your blog is superb well done neenie.
    tracey x x


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