Thursday 31 October 2013

A trifle spooky!!

When your granddaughter asks you save the trifle carton you just have to think of a reason to use it - don't you? 
Of course it being Halloween it just had to be a lantern - only thing is where to start? Fortunately it was Tim to the rescue! I had taken my set of Mini Halloween away with me intending to make 'something' with my gd so out they came! Unfortunately gd then disappeared off to a party so I ended up doing most of this on my own! 
The finished lantern hanging above her bed
 I stamped the cat and the skeleton onto card, cut round them and coloured the backs black. The tree was drawn onto black card. I cut an extra piece on the bottom of each to poke through slits in black card that fitted the top of the carton. This then became the bottom and I added a battery operated tea light. I cut spiky shapes from the black card and put it around the base. Ribbon and some black knitting thread made the spidery top. Not bad for an hour and a half's work and she was delighted!
From this
to this
The plus is there's still one trifle left...
so excuse me!………

I would like to enter in the following challenges(even though I'm getting in by the skin of my teeth)

The Artistic Stamper - Alter something
Ali-craft Monthly Challenge 5 - Halloween
Tando Creative Challenge - Spook It

Thanks for looking, Chris


Unknown said...

This is just fabulous, things we have to do for the grandchildren
Hope she gets a gold star from the teacher
Glad you were able to share with us on the Ali-craft blog challenge
Ali x

Unknown said...

Very creative! Take care.

Julie Lee said...

This is so effective! A fabulous Halloween 'trifle'. Julie Ann xx

Annie said...

Fabulous make Chris x very creative and I love the images


Hugs Annie x

Sarah Anderson said...

Love it, so clever,and so clever of gd to spot that Granny would be able to make something wonderful from a trifle carton!!

Cocofolies said...

Fabulous make, love it !!! Thank you for sharing that very spooky creation with Tando's challenge team ! Crafty hugs, Coco x

Zue said...

Pure genius, Chris! So's wonderful. And, you still have one delicious trifle to enjoy.
Sue xxx

Diane said...

Wow, stunning project Chris, I love the idea of making a lantern out of a carton.

Hugs diane

Joanne said...

Trying to catch up on my blog list and found this amazing lantern. How clever.

Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely brilliant, Chris - so inventive, and it looks just wonderful all lit up!
Alison xx