Sunday 1 November 2015

Christmas at Halloween

Well it is no time to start thinking properly about Christmas. Finished with the Halloween creations - decorations, pumpkins, costumes lol. Now onto the Christmas paraphernalia!!! Time to start getting excited. Even better is the fact that I have a holiday to centre parks in three weeks  whoop.

This year my pumpkins did not germinate so we did not have a pumpkin to carve. However, my round courgette plants did germinate and so I let one of these grow quite large to use as a pumpkin - and this is what I came up with:
The cracks that had appeared naturally on the large courgette made it look even more spooky, and obviously he had to eat one of his smaller brothers hehehe. Unfortunately the flesh was inedible because the cracks had allowed damp inside, which had led to some mould growth - but it was definitely worth it. He weighed 4.35kg before carving!
I would like to show him off at - creative moments #80 Anything Goes - deepocean #115 Halloween and LOC #102 Halloween.

Now onto the Christmas creations - another ATC collection. I will not be caught out this year - my ATC's will all be ready by the end of this month! Especially as I also have to organise a Christmas zoo themed cross-stitch exchange.

This collection is called Puppy Presents:
I used black peel-offs, with diamante detail, for the festive element of the ATC's, with sleighs and holly for each card. Then I stamped the image, from the Daisy and Dandelion Lovingly Yours clear stamps and fussy cut the image. I used the Brights promarkers to colour the image and fill in the holly peel-offs.

I would like to enter this ATC collection for the following challenges:
polkadoodle Add sparkle, bling or glitter
Hanna and friends #234 Say it with flowers
fussy and fancy #151 Flowers
abc christmas V for Very Cute
scrapbook stamp society #78 Anything Goes
C4C310 Christmas
catch the bug Black and white and a pop of bright
allsorts 335 Christmas
Winter Wonderland Anything Goes Christmas

Thank you for looking
Hugz Tinz


  1. Adorable ATC's I love that sweet little puppy image! Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Tammy x

  2. Beautiful ATC's.
    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week :)
    AnyOldCraft (DT)

  3. How cute are these? they fit perfectly in with our blinged up challenge over at Polkadoodles

  4. Very cute Christmas ATS's. Thank you for joining our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge and we would love to see you again soon.
    Dorte x

  5. What beautiful ATC's love the sweet images.
    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  6. How cool! I think this is even more spooky than a pumpkin with the greenish coloring and the cracks, poor lil fellow who had to get eaten tho. LOL thanks for joining us at LOC challenges this week.

  7. Great project!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck!Gr.Kaija DT-member

  8. Quite cute! I need to make ATC's more often. They are fun! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug Challenges.

  9. cute cards
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  10. Wonderful ATC's love the peel offs. Thanks for joining us for our Add Sparkle, Bling or Glitter Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  11. Adorable!!Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  12. Very cute! Great take on the V Challenge. Thank you for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge!!
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT


Thanks for taking the time to read my blog (or at least take a look at it) and leaving a comment. They are much appreciated.