' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: October 2022

Monday 17 October 2022

Halloween tag

Having illustrated the Harvest theme last time, I am taking up the challenge of making something on the Halloween theme for our Country View Challenge, hosted this month by Miriam

I first stamped the moon (Lavinia ) and masked it before creating the background with layer upon layer of Distress and Distress Oxide inks (including sprays). 

I added inks with Distress foam to darken the sides and distressed the edges . 

Next I stamped the birds and the branches (both stamps by Crafty Individuals). 

The cat is stamped (freebie from a magazine) and fussy cut, I hand drew the pumpkin, coloured it with pencils and fussy cut it before gluing down. 

I made a broom with a toothpick and a die-cut shape from a very old Spellbinders set and a bit of string.

Finally the sentiment is die-cut with the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Script set (662228). 

Over to you now, you have 2 weeks to link up your Halloween or Harvest project to the Country View Challenge blogfor the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.


Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield     I am entering the SSS WednesdayWe Love Stamping, Paperbabe

Saturday 1 October 2022


The change in temperature has been brutal and I do feel a twinge of regret thinking about these scorching sunny days of summer, but Autumn is here and with it, harvests and of course Halloween. 

"Halloween or Harvest" is our theme this month at Country View Challenge, hosted this month by Miriam

My first make celebrates the grape harvest which will be turned into wine. Soon enough we will be able to drink the new wine, still a bit fizzy and not entirely "adult", popularised by the Beaujolais Nouveau.

To create this page I used a stencil set (French Vine by Crafters' Companion) which turned out to be a mistake... I thought it was 6"x6" but in fact was a large 8"x8",  too big for cards and so it languished untouched in my stash, until now.

The set comprises 3 stencils allowing an increasing level of detail to be applied each time with darker inks. The stencil does all the work except for the addition of coloured pencil around the grapes, 

Over to you now, have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog and link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield    I am entering the SSS Wednesday challenge