Saturday, September 17, 2011



Hi everyone,

It’s time for another challenge with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess Barbara Anders who has challenged us to create a card or project with a pumpkin of some form. If can be a card or 3D project.

creations by AR

Being the 3rd Saturday of the month it is a sponsored challenge and our sponsor this month is Creations by AR. Adela has some wonderful templates in her store which come in PDF, SVG and DXF format so that you can cut using cutting machines or by hand.


I used two of Adela’s templates for my projects today. The first is the 3 Pocket Caddy which is a lot of fun! I love that you have 3 separate pockets so you can use them for different gift ideas.

I think I have lots of pumpkins on this one!!!!!!! First up I dug way into my stamp stash (or stamp trucks as some of my friends refer to my storage space LOL) and found this cute bear who is pulling a pumpkin in his trolley to decorate my box.

I also found some fun pumpkin lollipops and pumpkin candy dispenser in my candy stash which I just had to add to my caddy! I also covered a box with the designer paper I used for my caddy to pop into the middle pocket.


Here’s one more photo so you can see the 3 different pockets a little easier.

Stamps: Daniel Little Pumpkin – Stampendous
Paper: White; Orange; Paradise Surf DP – Bo Bunny
Other: Black Ink; Creations By AR 3 Pocket Caddy Template; Foam Tape; Copics


For my second project I used another of Adela’s fun templates. This one is called a Brownie Box which I used to fill with little pumpkin chocolates.


I used orange designer paper for the box and tied it up with green  ribbon so it resembled a pumpkin … well just a little LOL! I added a pumpkin as a tag to my box, this is another stamp that I have had forever! Isn’t it fun when you use some of those neglected stamps now and then!


And one last photo, this time with the box open and full of chocolate pumpkins! Enough pumpkins for you Barb … ha ha ha!

I really had fun with Adela’s templates and will definitely be going back shortly to get some more …. she has just recently released some really fun ones I just have to have!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Pumpkin – Azardi
Paper: White; DP – Crate Paper
Other: Black Ink; Creations By AR Brownie Box Template; Ribbon



Cindy Haffner said...

That is alot of pumpkins Frances, FABULOUS projects!!

Silli said...

OMHG Frances, all your boxes are sooo pretty, love your work ever!! Thanks for all the inspirations! xoxo

Silli said...

*OMG*..... NOT *H*

Maria said...

Oh my gosh. . .both boxes are adorable and love the treats you added in your first box. They definitely look yummy! Awesome job using the templates Frances! Your designs are beautiful!


Joycelyn Pelkey said...

So much eye candy to ogle...and real candy too...SWEET! (no pun intended)!! LOL!!! Fantastic, Francis!!

Vicki G said...

Love both of your projects.......they're making me hungry!


Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS projects Frances...I think I will make a few Halloween bags soon :) !!! Awesome inspiration GF. Hugs ~S~

Jessie/knightrone said...

They are both so CUTE! LOVE!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I KNEW YOU would ace this challenge, ye template both your projects

Barbara said...

Fabulous projects, Frances!