Well it's Halloween today in half of the world so I couldn't resist a little bit of Halloween scrapping!

Australia is relatively new to the idea of trick or treating. We never celebrated Halloween as children but my children, with the international exposure from television and the internet, dabbled in the Halloween journey about half way through their childhood.

I distinctly remember the one year they asked to "DO" Halloween. We quickly threw together some costumes from bits and pieces we already had. Kaitlytn dressed up as Steve Irwin the crocodile hunter, her hero at the time (bless his dear soul) and Cameron was a pirate (easy option LOL).

All the children in the street joined in and they had an amazing time going from door to door trick or treating just up and down our street. My children didn't really get into it again after that but I, for some unknown reason, each year I always kept lollies at the door just in case I get some visitors.

It was 2005 WOW almost 10 years ago. Most of these children are teenagers or, like my two, adults! What wonderful memories.

Any way, enough reminiscing. Here is the tag I made.

And here is a little video of the background being created.

I absolutely love Daniel Torrente's Designs. This one "Three in a Round" would have to be my favourite by far. But I do like the "Daniel's Hearts" that I used on the background too.

The heat emboss resist technique is a never fail one! it never fails to excite me! This time I've used Beck BT's Tinby Designs Metallic Melts for the emboss resist. They are so chunky and tough, they'll resist anything I put on them!

And their broken, rustic effect is perfect for my Halloween Tag! I've also used some 2Crafty Chipboard "Chicken Wire" that I painted white and slotted in under my main feature on the tag.

Just a little bit of fun and a great way to celebrate a little bit of Halloween. next year I want to make my own door hanging. We'll see how motivated I get LOL!

Have a safe, fun and happy Halloween xx


Off the Rails Scrapbooking October DT "SUCH FUN"

Hello lovely people :)

Today I am sharing a quick little LO I created for Off the Rails Scrapbooking October challenge. Our lovely Dt member and admin lady Deena, sent me a colourful picture in preparation for the October mood palette and said "Can you put Happy on it somewhere?". Well yes I can ........

So here is the mood palette I created.

And here is my interpretation of it.

This was so much fun to make. All it is .... is a bit of scrap paper, washi tape, some rub-ons, a bit of modelling paste, some die cuts from Heidi Swapp I think, a bit of stamping and a tad stencilling (but not much). Wack it all together and add some water colours and paint splatters and Bob's your uncle (Aussie saying!).

The saying on the palette "There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy". There are two of many for me in this photo. My handsome boy and his beautiful girl. This was me photo bombing after a fun filled day at the Adelaide Zoo.

I even made the flair myself! We have a badge maker at work SUCH FUN!!!

I hope you have as much fun as I have when you decide to give this challenge a go. The prize this month is a surprise pack from Graphic 45.

So pop on over and check it out.

You can find the OTR blog HERE

Fiona xxx