Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Papertrey October Blog Hop

If its October its got to be pumpkins, witches and trick or treat - although trick or treat is a very new idea here in the UK. But I have to admit that I absolutely love the shape and colour of pumpkins and have a few favourite Papertrey Ink pumpkin images in my collection.  I used them to make small trick or treat gifts for some of the younger family members who are really looking forward to the 31st.

And I'm looking forward to the Papertrey blog hop tonight. Its always inspiring to see what other PTI addicts have been making and of course I want to join in and offer my treats - especially the pumpkins ones! The lunch box die is perfect as a treat holder and I purchased some fun-size (don't know why they call them fun size - a larger size would be much more fun!) chocolate buttons and bars that fitted in nicely.

My lovely blog friend Theresa is currently holding a Halloween blog party with a giveaway and she wants to know our favourite Halloween memories.  Well, as I said, we don't really have a tradition of celebrating on Halloween here in the UK but I do have a little pottery witch I bring out every October.  She sits on my mantelpiece until its time to put up the Christmas decorations, so to me she is the very beginning of the Christmas crafty season.  I remember buying her at one of those bargain basement stores many years ago.  When my son was small he and I used to go with my Mum and Dad on Saturday shopping trips and on this trip Mum and I both bought a witch - Dad thought we were daft, but I've loved her ever since.  She has decorated my October mantelpiece for at least the last 35 years and is a happy reminder of long ago shopping trips with my parents.

Oh, and I've two blog posts today.  If you are curious to find out what constitutes a good Sunday afternoon outing here in Wales, scroll down and take a look!



Supplies: all PTI -  Lunch Box Note die, Limitless Layers die collection, Tag-Its stamp sets #2 & #7, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers, Autumn Tags 2009

24 comments:

  1. What fun! I particularly like the apple!

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  2. What cute little bags. I like that apple, I'm going to have to use my stamp as it hasn't seen ink yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. These look great, Ann! And I agree, a larger size should be called the "fun-size"! LOL!

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  4. wonderful treats...so beautifully packaged!!

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  5. Those are all so fun. And, I agree--the biggest sized candy bars should be labeled 'fun size'.

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  6. Oh how I love your little treat packages! They are just adorable. I'm so happy you shared the witch from your Halloween memory that you shared. She looks rather kindly - with her smiling jack o lantern and kitty!

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  7. Those are the sweetest little favors! Love the little circle tags that you created!

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  8. What great treats! Wish there were some little ones ready for Halloween here!

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  9. Love those little Treat Bags - such a fun idea! They're all so adorable. Great work! ;-)

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  10. Cute treat bags. Love the little witch you put on your mantle. She's cute.

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  11. So cute, Ann. Have a happy Halloween! :)

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  12. These are so cute!! My mum is from Scotland, so she never got overly excited about halloween like so many others - she's never been trick or treating herself, I am sure! :) I LOVE it now, especially since I have little ones to take out. I am going to store your idea around to make into a Christmas version - thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Wuch adorable treatbags! I love the 3 different designs but my fave is that yummy apple candy one ;)

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  14. These are adorable treatbags! I'd like to 'trick or treat' at your house.
    Thanks for sharing these adorable treaties.

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  15. Adorable! You did a great job!

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  16. Oh, these are so adorable . I Love the one with the spider web ont it ,and then the way you wrapped them together., very cute.

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  17. Oh my goodness these are awesome! I have to get this die now. I HAVE to make these for the neighborhood kiddos next year. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!!!

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  18. What cute treat holders you created--that you for embracing the tradition.

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  19. These are just fab treat packs, love those little tags and your fabulous witch ornament!

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  20. These treat bags are gorgeous Ann and the packaging is so professional as always. My children and I share your view about 'fun' sized sweets! I also enjoyed your photos of the tractors on your lovely day out.

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment - its hugely appreciated. Ann :o)

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