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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Spooky Wreath - Wednesday 16th October

Good Morning Friends!

I stayed up really late Monday late I mean early hours - crafting! Tom had to go to Amsterdam for work and I don't sleep so well when he's not here, so it was at least a chance to try and get some of this weeks craft work prepared! Trouble is, guess what? Today I'm paying for it and am soooo tired!!

This will be the last of my Halloween wreaths and this time, instead of using an embroidery hoop, I used a polystyrene circle and made this one to enter into the current Country View Crafts Challenge on the "Something Spooky' theme.

I used an 8in/20cm circle and covered it entirely with orange satin ribbon; I then covered three parts with the sparkly netting in black and orange tying the strands in knots.

The 'Spooky' sign in the centre, I picked up in a Michael's store when I was in the USA and what a find because it  fits snuggly in the centre of this circle. I bought the little pumpkin button at the same time.

I used a Halloween Stamp set by Hampton Art to stamp the bats and spider in black archival and heat embossed using black embossing powder for the spider and silver for the web. The crow on the grave stone is from a set by Chocolate Baroque and was heat embossed in silver.

I would like to enter this wreath in the current 
Country View Challenge "Something Spooky" - full deets can be found by clicking the link!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Morning Carole, well I think your late night/early morning was worth it, this is my favourite of the wreaths you've made for Halloween. I often craft into the early hours, sometimes because I'm in the zone.

  2. Morning Carole.
    Great wreath, good luck with the challenge.

  3. I think this is probably my fave too. The colours really make it pop!! Hope you manage to catch up on your sleep. Christine xx

  4. Carole this is fabulous and I think the best one the vibrant orange....hope you win your challenge


  5. I like this wreath too, the orange and black do seem to go so well together. Hope you have caught up on your sleep now.

  6. I am stuck for words Carole! This is fab-u-lous, spooky but very beautiful all at the same time. Hope you get a good night's sleep tonight! Hugs, Anne x

  7. Hi Carole,
    superb wreath love all your detailing. Good luck with the challenge.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

  8. This is so eerily glamorous Carole! Those vibrant colours are absolutely wow! I adore those little bats and can even ignore the 'eight legged beasties' just to keep looking at the colours! Methinks you are the Queen of the Holiday Wreaths!!! Fingers crossed for the challenge.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  9. This is a great wreath Carole, very well decorated and I love all the little details you have added!xx

  10. This is so adorable Carole and I hope you win ... thanks for stopping over for a visit on my blog, it's always lovely to hear from you :)

  11. Good evening Carole, I was sure I had commented on this wonderful wreath but it seems to have gone astray........!!! bet someone somewhere is scratching their head at my comment on their Blog!!!!!
    I really do not do Halloween but I have to just LOVE this, all the details are wonderful
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia xxx

  12. Another fabulous wreath Carole, you certainly work well on the night shift! Love the way you have knotted the fabric and the pumpkin button is just right! X

  13. Love this project - very haunting! Thanks for joining in with our Spooky Country View Crafts Challenge!