Saturday, October 8, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge-No Designer Paper

Did I take the "no designer" paper challenge for Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge at the Mark's Finest Papers Blog to far??? lol There is no designer paper on this! It's a Halloween Candy Tree. Come join us at Mark's Finest Papers in our latest challenge!

So let me tell you a little about this project. First, I used Mark's Finest Papers "Boo to You" stamp set. Wouldn't you agree that the "Eat, Drink, and Be Scary" Sentiment was perfect for this tree. You're right it's perfect! I just couldn't resist making it the top of the tree.... The purple ribbon is from Mark's Finest Papers.

Here you can see the candy in layers. I purchased a tree shaped cone at the dollar tree and attached it to a dowel rod and placed it in more foam that I had secured with hot glue in a clay pot. The Candy is held on the tree with plastic head common pins. I used some die cuts that were in a package from K & Company to decorate the candy. And again, I found another use for that Haunted Tree Die that I am just head over heels in love with. It is my branches on this tree. I got the idea while driving in my car on the way to work one morning this week.
You know me and my die cuts and punches. I am always thinking of different ways to use them! Those tree die cuts were also pinned into the foam upside down randomly to create the twigs. I think it really adds to the "Haunted" feeling of the tree. The bats are punched from a Martha Stewart medium punch.
This is the tag I created to hang on the bottom of my tree. I cut three Spellbinders Nestabilities and layered them. The Flowers are from Mark's Finest Papers and I sponged Spiced marmalade on them. The purple ruffled fabric around the base of the tree is from Mark's Finest Papers. I ran a gathering thread and ruffled it at the base. I used some twine from Mark's Finest Papers to tie my tag onto the tree base.

Are you wondering what I plan to do with this. Well actually I am making three of these. I am using the Ghost and Count Dracula from the "Boo to You" Set for the other two trees. This particular one is going to a wonderful young man I work with who is repairing my old computer. I made this for him and his family to enjoy. His wife and two girls will have fun picking the candy off the tree and enjoying the chocolate. The other two I am making for my sons to give to their girlfriends for Halloween. They will have fun with them for sure. They love my stuff. I went back to the Dollar Tree and purchased some more supplies for a Christmas Tree idea like this that has been rattling around in my head so stayed tuned!

Challenges Entered:
Delicious Doodles - Tales of the Unexpected-Bet you didn't expect a candy tree...lol
Forever Night - Trick or Treat Challenge
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Fall or Halloween
Inspire Me Friday - Linky Party Anything Goes
Just Add Ink - Just Add a Die Cut
Our Craft Lounge - Trick or Treat Smell My Feet
Stuck on You Challenge - Die Cut Trees
Wags 'n Whiskers - Create Something Handmade
Crafty Ribbons - "BOO-tiful Halloween Projects--Pretty Spooky"
Meljen's Designs - Halloween
Paper Crafting Journey - Die Cuts or Punches
Pixie Dust Studio - Anything but a Card
Shelly's Images - Something Sweet
StampInsanity - Anything But a Card
Crafty Creations Challenges - Create a Crafty Decoration
Little Darlings Challenges - Fall or Halloween
The Paper Shelter - We're Having a Halloween Party
City Crafters - We are going 3D
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween

59 comments:

Marisa said...

Great idea and I'm sure the recipients will enjoy eating the tree :)

chica111 said...

Wonderful tree - super. greetings from POland

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow carol what a great job you did, fabulous halloweer tree you have made.
it's just stunning.

greetings karin

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Fantastic!

carol said...

wow amazing creation..well done you! thanks for sharing your fabulous creation with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS, x carol

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is so clever! Thank you for playing along at OCL

Tina said...

wow how cool is this...i love it...such a clever idea...lovin the colors and images and the coloring...wow...thanks for joining us at stampinsanity anything but a card challenge

Tina
DT

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That sure looks fun, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

scrappinlil said...

Wow what a great idea this is...I might have to steal this one...so cool and yummy...I want to dive in. hehe. TFS

scrappinlil said...

I am now a follower too..forgot to mention in my last post...here is my blog if you would like to check it out. http://scrappinlilscreativeside.blogspot.com/

Sandi Cl~ said...

Wowzers, what a fabulous tree! This is best thing I've seen since sliced bread! Thanks for entering the SOUS Die Cut challenge!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Sandi has me laughing...I think the candy is WAY better then the sliced bread! LOL!
But really, really, really...this is WAY cool!
What an AWESOME take on our challenge...SO glad that you shared this with us!

~Leah

Susan.... said...

That is 'Spooktacular' Carol ! what a fantastic idea !..l will definately stay tuned to see what your 'christmas' idea will be !
Hugs
Susan x Mallorca.Spain

gina g said...

Wow what a fantastic candy tree Carol, i love it i bet it was fun to make it too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time and good luck. luv gina xx

Benzi said...

Goodness, Carol...this is awesome..and you didn't use designer paper. This is sooooo creative and your talent is showing from top to bottom. So glad you joined us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Kelli said...

How freaking awesome is this!!! I totally want to make one now!!! Thanks for sharing and joining us at StampInsanity!!

Tammy E. said...

This is just too darn cute! The tree as twigs -- perfect. And so creative! So glad you could play along with us at SOUS!

Nanne said...

Oh my word..that TREE looks good enough to eat..LOL and how clever!! might have to scrap lift that idea from you and surprise the kids this year..outstanding job..
thnx so much for sharing this and for joining out die cut challenge over at SOUS
hugs
Nanné

Carol's Creations said...

I love this!!! Absolutely amazing!

Ros said...

That's a really sweet project in every way ... very clever! ... thank you so much for sharing it with us at CCCB

princesskitten said...

That is so cool - the kids are going to go mad over it

kitten - Shelly's tream

magicwanda said...

What a Spooktackular idea!
I LOVE everything about this such a great gift.. I have one problem though it wouldn't last 2 seconds in my house...lol
AWESOME!
Thanks so much for joining us @ SOUS

Monique said...

What a wonderful Tree, love to see your christmas tree. Greetings from Holland, Monique

nwilliams6 said...

Carol - this is the coolest Halloween anything I have ever seen - you didn't take the challenge too far - you just set the bar really far. I will hide this from Cystal because I know she will want this for sure. Wow! Your MOJO is in overdrive!!!!!!

*Vicki* said...

Hello my dear friend!! :) EEEEEEK!!!! You are so clever with your Halloween treat tree!! LOVE your details and a fabulous job of NOT using papers!! GORGEOUS...as always!! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Hope you will join us again! *Vicki* - Oct GDT

Jenni said...

Oh my goodness what a treat this is - fabulous idea and so clever! Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Crafty Creations this week.
Jenni x

Debs said...

What a yummy looking tree great idea, thanks for playing at TPS tis week
Hugs Debs

Tracey said...

This is one of the most AMAZING projects i've ever seen. I LOVE it!!! I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled.

Murlikatam said...

СУПЕР!!!

Brenda said...

Thud! Carol this is awesome!!! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! I may just have to case this one for a couple of special trick or treater's that I get.

Ira said...

Awesome Halloween creation!! Such a fantastic and yummie tree this is!! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment, I so appreciate this. Take care, Ira

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous Halloween tree! Sp glad you played at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
NanaConnie TT DT

nancie said...

This is coooool Carol. Love it.
Thanks for much for the comment.
Hugs
Nancie

Ildiko said...

OH MY WORD. I'm speechless. What a project. Thanks playing along with DD this week, hope you can join us next week too
hugs
Ildiko

Chrissy said...

This is a masterpiece Carol...stunning work.

Thanks for joining with us at 'Fussy and Fancy'

Luv CHRISSYxx

Pam said...

Super cute and fun decor! Love this!

Jane said...

Wow love this awesome work thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week
Luv Jane xxx

Robin Parker said...

W)W, this is so fabulous. Love the Halloween Tree. Great way to display your treats. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge.

Janeen said...

you are always so clever Carol. Love your Halloween Background for your blog here. Great ideas.

Linda R. said...

What a fun tree.. And Yummy!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

Such a CUTE and FUN idea! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

Stine Ursin said...

A candy tree - this is too cute!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at SOUS!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I'm speechless! This is unbelievable. You have just OODLES of creativity in that brain of yours!

Country Mouse said...

Great project!!! wow! I found your blog via The Paper Shelter Challenge blog..I'm now a new follower!!!
audrey

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along in our decoration challenge at Crafty Creations - fab work! What a great idea - I need one! Cheers Claire x

mckinkle said...

Hello Carol,

Well how right you are, I sure never expected to see a candy tree for halloween!

FABULOUS!!

Thanks for joining us this fortnight with our challenge Tales of the Unexpected over at Delicious Doodles.

Good luck with the draw,
Keryn :)

Ruthie said...

What a great project - love it

thanks for joining in with our challenge at Delicious Doodles

Rx

Shirley said...

OMGosh!! How very scarrrry fun and wonderful too! A really 'sweet' Halloween treat!

kurlygirl said...

Wow... this is an outstanding project! I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images Something Sweet Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!

~Heather
Kurly-Q

Anita Marie (DD DT) said...

omg wow that looks super kool...
Thanks for joining in on the delicious doodles challenge

good luck Hugz Anita..XX

KC said...

this is so cool...what a great idea! thank you for joining us this week at Stamp Insanity!

Rechelle said...

This is the coolest idea! I will definitely have to lift this! Thanks for taking the SOUS die cut challenge!

Rechelle

Shelly's Images said...

Hi Carol. I am so happy to visit your blog today to let you know that your project was chosen as our Gold Medal Award winner this week for our "Something Sweet" challenge. Please visit our BLOG for all the details and for your Gold Medal Award badge.

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

wow this is amazing. such a fantastic idea. I hope you don't mind me borrowing the idea. Of course I will give you full credit when I get round to actually making it. Thankyou for sharing this at Delicious Doodles' "tales of the unexpected" challenge

Designing with Debbie said...

WOW this is absolutely amazing. You are so talented. I look forward to seeing your creations. Great work.

Suzan L said...

I love your Halloween Candy Tree!! What a great idea!!
Hugs,
Suzan Laverty

Faith Abigail Designs said...

What a cool idea! I just love this! Thanks for joining us at SOUS!

Forever Night said...

Thanks for joining us over at Forever Night Challenges!!

babar said...

I am very impressed with your creation by making a tree with the use of candy wrapper.
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