Monday, 1 October 2012


Hi there,

It's time for another challenge at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog and this month Jane has chosen

Autumn Colours

The prize this month is a Halloween Selection of Goodies

I love this challenge as it has so much scope, but especially as I could make a Halloween project, I love Halloween so much! This year will be a bit different for me as usually all the preparations for trick or treat are shared with my daughter who has now gone off to University.  We carve pumpkins together and decorate our front porch with cobwebs and spiders and our pumpkins ready for all the little ones who visit, but this year I will have to do it all alone. 

I have made a card and treat pail for the challenge, for the card I have used a selection of paper scraps that I had in my scraps box, the main image is a Melissa Frances sticker (love these stickers!) which I have had in my collection for a long while).  the bow is made from black seam binding which I have distressed by rolling a length in my hands for a few seconds, The centre of the bow has on old  recycled button I had saved from a pair of gloves tied onto it.

My next project is an altered pail. I intend to fill this with lots of treats and then post it with the card to my Daughter as a little Halloween surprise.

I covered the pail (from Sainsburys) with this polka dot paper (apologies I can't remember where this came from) and then added another Melissa Frances sticker from the same sheet.  I then adhered buttons all around the top using a strip of super sticky tape (I swear that stuff would stick anything together!!) and lastly added more of the distressed seam binding and the button from the other glove! there is a little tag tied onto the pail with a sentiment on it but I didn't fit it into the photo properly.

Do pop over to the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog and see all my team mates creations they really are inspirational!  And we'd love to see all your autumn cards entered into our challenge too.

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop have a Sale in the Christmas Shop until 10th October, included are some lovely festive ribbons, charms, twine, pearls and rhinestones. Do pop over and have a look HERE

Thanks for visiting my sadly neglected blog!
Sarah x


  1. Stunning card & bucket Sarah, that black ribbon looks gorgeous, great set. hugs Teresa xx

  2. Love your Halloween card and sweet pail treat holder, Sarah. Perfect Halloween/Autumn colours! Love your black seam binding! Great papers and fab Melissa Frances stickers! x