Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Fun

I have made a few Halloween papercrafted treats this year. First, my October mail art was a Hello Kitty witch I cut using MTC on my Cricut. I mounted her on a transparency sheet that I had inked up with alcohol inks, and framed it all with a great gothic frame complete with spiders (from the Happy Hauntings cartridge). The final size was big and wonderfully weird:

Oct Mailart 2010

Then, I made vampire cards for another MJF swap. these are a slight variation on one I received last year in a Yahoo group swap, I think done by a gal named Valerie. The count's hair is embossed on the Cuttlebug using the twig/branch folder, it makes great hair on die cuts! Unfortunately I couldn't get that embossing to show on my pics:


After that I made a bookmark which I LOVED. I am very upset as it seems to have been lost by the postal service, but I was lucky to find the same paper so I will most likely make another just like it for my swap partner. While I am at it, I probably will make myself one too LOL!! The paper elements are off a tag sheet from Graphic 45, and I sponged various distress inks for the background. I used modge podge on the whole shebang, then applied a sticky glitter chipboard fence on the bottom, and topped it off with a melange of fibers:


Lastly, I made a dozen ATCs for a MJF swap. A few were duplicates, but I photographed each different one. They are done on clear acrylic ATC blanks inked with alcohol inks, modge podged paper elements, and a few other things like googly eyes and bat buttons, that sort of thing:

MJF Halloween ATC Swap 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010


I have a newly found fascination with aprons. I cannot possibly ever have a need for all the aprons I seem to crave, so I have been making aprons to give away. The following apron was made for a MJF swap using the pattern found here. I made some modifications - I removed the higher row of decorative hem tape as I thought it cut the visual in half unappealingly, and I made it reversible. But I really like this pattern and will most likely use it again. I love this apple fabric so much, it was hard letting this one go!

Autumn Apron

And here is the reverse side:

Autumn Apron, Reversed

And in return I received this stinkin' cute apron:

Apron Received from Sue in MO