Friday 21 September 2012

IBSIC #27 & JAI #136

After a very humid morning, the clouds are getting darker and I think we are going to get a nice storm this afternoon. It's been a lovely day to do craft especially when my mail came a little earlier than usual and I had a wonderful package arrive from Joanne over at Inspired By Stamping.

Over at Inspired by Stamping there is a colour inspiration challenge. At Just Add Ink you need to make something for kids.
I have actually chosen to make a gift today. Even though we don't celebrate Halloween here in Australia, each year more and more kids do the whole trick 'n treating routine. Last year my 7 neices and nephews all did it and got dressed up to the hilt. So, I decided that instead of being a Halloween scrooge, I would make them up some little lolly boxes using my Simply Scored.

Now, I got a bit gung ho with this one and didn't take photos as I was going. The inside of the box has 3 compartments which I will pop in black jellybeans (Bat Droppings) and other suspicious looking treats ;) The lid really should have been made using a clear window sheet or something similar but all I had was some vellum. It worked really well but you can't see inside the box very well.

I have used the following colours for papers etc - Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla and Real Red. All the stamps are from Inspired By Stamping. I love the sayings on these stamps - for example "Toxic Tonic, Fur of Werewolf & Voodoo Potion" to name just a few. My neices and nephews who range from 9 years old and down are going to love these!! (Now, I have to make another 6!!).

Inspiration Photo


Now, I am off to make another card using these colours as inspiration!

Thanks for looking xx


  1. Ha ha bat droppings - love it! - Jacqueline xx

  2. These are so cool! LOVE! I am so glad that your goodies arrived and you had some time to play in your craft room! Thank you for joining us at IBSIC this week! Up on the FB page this goes too! Hugs! Joanna

  3. What fun! The kids will LOVE these, Kylie. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week, and sharing your very cool creation :)

  4. What a fun idea Kylie - you will reach the heights of favourite Auntie for sure with this wonderful offering. The level of grossness cracks me up - bat dropping=black jellybeans!! Very fun. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink :) x

  5. How fun to hear that more and more kids are doing the trick-or-treating! At our house, it's one of fave holidays. :)

    These treat boxes are so cool! I like the idea of using black jelly beans for bat droppings. ;)

    So glad you played not once, but twice with us at IBS, Kylie!

  6. This box looks fantastic Kylie. I'm sure the kids will love them! Thanks for joining us at JAI.

  7. What a novel idea, I am sure the kids will love it. Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Just Add Ink this week.


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