Monday, October 24, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room #85!

 Hello sweet friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity at The Shabby Tea Room!  This week Fran is our wonderful host and she has chosen the theme of 'Happy Halloween' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration ...

... and Fran asks that you create a card or project inspired by the HALLOWEEN THEME in this photo AND USE PURPLE, ORANGE, BLACK & NEUTRALS WITH TWINE OR RAFFIA!

For my card I used the Halloween Fun stamp set and Creating With Vintage Patterns CD - both available from Crafty Secrets!  I used some sweet black and white baker's twine on the pretty little nosegay too ... glittered chipboard star from Melissa Frances ... black gems from Kaisercraft.  The entire card is adhered to a base of Kraft cardstock.

I was inspired by the SHAPE of this magnificent Halloween tree and all the glitz and bling, so I decided to make a cute little candy holder to go with my card!  I had some left over orange glitter from when I made a black and orange CHRISTMAS tree for my youngest son's dorm room (he attends Campbell University and their colors are black and orange!), so I decided to make a cutie patootie pumpkin head on top of the canning jar bottom filled with Lindt Truffles Halloween Chocolates!

Super easy peesy ... I sprayed styrofoam shapes with adhesive and then rolled them in glitter.  The addition of some black brads, cardstock triangles for eyes, more baker's twine, tiny little roses and some tea-stained twill tape complete this adorable project!

 And there you have it ... a sweet treat good enough to give or receive!  I'm keeping mine and already have it up on display on an antique hoosier chest in my kitchen!!

Our sponsor this week in the Tea Room is More Paper Than Shoes and Anna, the owner, is graciously providing the Tea Room Winner with a $20 gift certificate so you'll definitely want to play along for your chance to win!!

 And be sure to check out what the other Shabby Girls have designed for your inspiration this week: 

Charlene Cundy - Expresstions of Me!
Cindy Holshouser - Sweet P Paperie

Fran Westmoreland - Purple Peanut's Crafty Blog

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Sheri Holt
- My Sheri Cards

Thanks for visiting with me today ... have a wonderful stampy day!!

Challenges for this project: 
The Shabby Tea Room #85 - Halloween color inspiration with twine
JUGS #107 - 3-D or template
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenges #140 - Halloween
My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette #32 - orange, green, purple, black
The Kraft Journal - anything goes
Moxie Fab World - Textured to Perfection
Flourishes Bringing Back Beauty - technique (3-D altered art)
Paper Issues - 31 Days of Halloween
Top Tip Tuesday #56 - layers
Really Reasonable Ribbons #34 - fun 4 fall
Fussy and Fancy - black, border punch, bling
Create for CARDS - fall
Mojo Monday #212 - sketch
There She Goes Stamps #127 - Halloween
Cupcake Inspirations #133 - photo inspiration


Anonymous said...

So awesome Debbie!! Love the card and the pumpkin is spectular and Oh so glittery!! :-)

Joanna M said...

So beautiful Debbie! I am in love with that pumpkin! Just gorgeous! Hugs, J

Beate said...

Wonderful card and fantastic candy holder. I bet your son will love it.
Hugs and smiles

Rene said...

This is just fabulous!!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!
Rene ;D

Whimsey said...

Oh my - absolutely adorable!!!

Love that pumpkin - so glittery and beautiful!!

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!!


Elaine Stark said...

You are clever, these are fab. A great card and I love the pumpkin. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Lynn said...

Seriously! I love that so sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Rosemary said...

love your card and that super glittery pumpkin... fabulous!

Lisa Kind said...

I seriously thought the inspiration photo was taken at your house! I thought this would be something Debbie would do for Halloween! Alas, I was wrong, but I love how you used that photo as your inspiration! Love that candy dish! So cute and clever! Beautiful card, too! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls and Pretty Palette!

Silke Ledlow said...

Debbie, your Halloween ideas are fabbo! Got to love all the sparkles :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Linda Breedlove said...

Debbie, this is just fabulous... LOVE your pumpkin... you are so talented!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Debbie, Gorgeous project! I just adore the card and the little jack-o-lantern. Congrats also on DT for Inspired by Stampin! Can't wait to see your projects.

Maria - Artsy Oils said...

WOW, totally awesome projects! That pumpkin is amazing! Thanks for playing along with JUGS this week.

Annette said...

Wow, your card really does follow that inspiration photo -it is fab. Thanks for joining our layer challenge at Top Tip Tuesday, please join our trick or treat challenge this week. Annette xx

Sheri said...

I just love that styro foam pumpkin! The card is perfdectly put together as weel!

Romaine said...

Oh Debbie, your projects are always so scrumalicious!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a sweet card. Love it! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun pumpkin with his hat! Thanks for playing with us over at JUGS

Bonnie Garby said...

What a great Halloween set Debbie! You are so creative. Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

purple_pea_fran said...

Just fabby Debbie, the card is perfect for a Shabby Halloween. Love the cute pumpkin too! Fran x

Audrey Pettit said...

What an absolutely fabulous treat container Debbie! LOVE all that sparkle and glam. And such a beautiful card, too.
So glad you shared these sweet things with us at The Kraft Journal. :)

Yvonne Hagane said...

What a fun project. And super cute too!!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Debbie! Thanks for linking this up to the Textured to Perfection challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)