Here are some
Wall Pockets
 I made for
 'Delicious Fall'
 Wall Pocket Challenge

She provided templates - I downloaded the pdf version for myself
I fussy cut the templates traced them onto patterned card stock and in turn fussy cut them out too!  Punched the holes to accommodate ribbon for my choice of hanging the pockets.  The original had a wire hanger, so if you choose to make your own  version you can do that too!

For the first version I used Vintage Clip Art for the main focal point.  Added the stamped phrase 'Trick or Treat!'.  This was actually one stamp.  After stamping, I cut the banner away from the rest of the phrase so I could have the banner at the bottom of the pocket.  I used non traditional colors here for a refreshing take from the usual heavy colors associated with Halloween.  It's a grungy white patterned paper with 1/2 inch polka dots.  The ribbon is a sheer white with the sentiments: 'Happy Halloween!'  I filled it with candy necklace & bracelet - sure to please any Witch!

This was my second version of the wall pocket.  It's got more traditional Halloween colors.  I used my favorite HALLOWEEN patterned paper too!  The main focal point here is a die cut Crowned Crow.  I think this card has a Classic Chic look to it.  Again I filled it with Candy Necklace & bracelet - I know firsthand from a personal traumatic experience just how much these crows like precious gems just as much as we do.  I have yet to see one actually sporting one of these gems though, they must just like to hoard them.  I stamped the sentiment 'Trick or Treat' on a tag & threaded it through the ribbon.

These were very simple to make
I am planning on making more
for a variety of
reasons & seasons!

: )

My ALICE Halloween Clip Art

Here I  dressed Alice up for HALLOWEEN in a pumpkin orange frock & a satin ruffle around the brim of her classic black Witches hat.

I added MY own sentiment too!

Let me know what you think of her would you please?
Just leave a comment in my comment box @ the bottom of this post.
Thanks ; )

I know it has a watermark that says cathies pARTies.  That's me too!  My other blog entity for party related stuff.  To go between both blogs you'll see a blinkie button near the top of each blog, just click & you can go to the other blog & back again by doing the same. Kinda Fun Huh?!  Different stuff on each blog. : )


This card was created for Brenda's CASS CHALLENGE (CASS21) - CLEAN AND SIMPLE SUNDAY CHALLENGE  this week.

The main focal point is clip art. (Doesn't she remind you of someone?)
My first attempt to stamp the sentiment on the clip art, wasn't clear enough.
I stamped it again on a piece of white scrap, fussy cut around it & then popped it off the clip art using pop dots.  I liked this even more.  The original stamped image is now creating a shadow behind making it look more 3 dimensional.
A fern photo corner punch to punch two opposite corners of the green background mat to mount the clip art was used to add just a touch of detail.
I used MY MIND'S EYE 'wild asparagus'  "you are my sunshine" striped paper for the cards background & adhered it to a basic black card. 
Following the template I used a portion of a decorative border from my scraps.
Voila Finished Card!
Definitely Clean & Simple!

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You have till the Witching hour on OCTOBER 31 to get your submission in to win some candy!

My version of a TEA LIGHT Candle Card

I made this card for a Swap.  We were challenged to make a tea light candle card, use some ribbon on the card, fill the pocket with anything we want & it had to be girly. 

This is what I came up with:

I started with the basic tea light candle card template.  I tweaked the pattern just enough to flatten the pocket so it would ship flatter(hopefully go regular post which it did) and accomodate the width of the Pumpkin Spice Tea bags.  I chose the tea bags to be unique & cost a little less for shipping as they are lighter than candles.  Plus I already have lots of candles & thought others probably did too.  Perhaps they would like something a little different.  It also made the challenge a little more interesting & challenging. 

I added a Black Satin Ruffle Bow to The Black Cat's hat in my paint program & also highlighted the eyes in green to emphasise them even more.

I added just enough glitter to the cat hat, pumpkin, spider web bow etc. to make it girly. I think the little black cat makes it girly too! The classic chair is girly & I added the white floral detail @ the top to make it even more girly.

The last pic shows the tag I made to go in the pocket behind the chair. I made my own clip art sentiment to go along with the theme going on here.

It reads:

"Come Sit for a Spell & Enjoy your Treat!"

I used one of my favorite fonts, I think it works well with Halloween Projects like this.


Check out the date stamped on the back of this Old Post Card.
It's an authentic date stamped OCTOBER 31 1912 on an actual Vintage Post Card.  The paper stamp has been removed, but you can stamp a sentiment or image inside the borders of the box.  I removed the original name & address of the recipient.  The sender of this Halloween Post Card is a sweet little girl named Charlotte writting to her Grandma in her newly acquired cursive writing skills I imagine.

 I know you'll be inspired to use it on your Halloween Cards, Tags, Crafts, Altered Art, ATC's etc. Available as a pdf  (I will remove the watermarks) only by request & if you shared this post via blog, facebook, twitter, online craft group etc.  Leave a request in my Comments at end of this post showing me a link where I can see you shared this post.  : )


This is a new project I am working on. 
Vintage image framed in multiple layers of ornate frames
Later added to projects such as
handmade cards, oversize art & gift tags, wall hangings, mini albums & Halloween Decor
Check back to see new projects added using this gorgeous image with frames.

*Also watch for my handmade goods using these coming to my etsy shop: cathiespARTies
Want to make your own projects using these images & frames?  Look for inspiration kits there too!
 Or leave a request for me directly with your wishes for the WITCHES (use comment icon below this post & don't forget to leave an email address so I can contact you) Thanks!  ; )