Friday, 30 October 2009

Halloween - Yes or No?

(For my card I chose green (0f course) for my extra colour. I have used orange, black and purple too. I also created this card using a sketch from Card Patterns. I used a small image of a pumpkin in clipart for my design of the pumpkin - I just drew it bigger basically and then detailed with doodling, some green florist wire, old buttons, brads, various stamps, black wire and the recipe is the famous Lady Flo's Pumpkin Scone Recipe)
Do you celebrate Halloween?

Growing up Halloween wasn't celebrated much in Australia. I think its probably only taken off in the last 10 years or so.

Our family doesn't celebrate it at all - I've noticed a fair bit of goodies in the supermarkets and shops promoting it. I don't think it will ever be as big as in America but its fun for the people who do participate.

I have a theory - I reckon if everyone decided to hand out only "tricks" or instead of lollies it was health food only - the appeal wouldn't be as much. What do you think? LOL!!!!! It's true though - the kids just want to fill up on lollies - like they need the sugar - NOT!!!!!!

I am putting up a Challenge out to anyone who would like to join in.
I will leave challenge open until Friday 6th November so you have some time to join in.

All you need to do is:

1. Create a card with a Halloween theme OR create a card using Halloween colours - purple, orange, black. (Extra colours can be added if you like)
!!!!!!!!!!!!MUST BE NEWLY CREATED CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. Pop back to this post and leave me a link to your card so we can all check it out.

3. For each card made your name will go into a hat to win some of my Handmade Daisies in those colours - purlple, black and orange.

There you go - not hard - just some fun!!!!!!!!

Luv Sandie


Vicky said...

Ooh! DD is having a friend over, so I may get a chance to join in with this as well :) I always thought it a shame that we don`t celebrate halloween, I LOVE all things spooky!

jo said...

Erin is busting to go trick or treating, I try to talk her out of it each year as its alway a big disappointment, she's the only one out there!
I wish it hadn't come to Aus we should just let the americans have it as their thing (but I might get time for a little challenge card!)

Sandie said...

Would be great for you to join in girlies.

Luv Sandie

Shelee said...

I don't do Halloween but I was lucky enough to spend a Halloween with friends in the U.S. and it was a real eye opener!! The shop keepers in the little town I was staying in stayed open late so that all the kids could go along the street and trick or treat, Then when we returned home after that it was more trick or treating around the neighbourhood and the decorations on and around the houses was just as big as Christmas.People in the houses even dressed up just to answer their doors! It was madness but a tonne of fun!


Sandie said...

Thanks for sharing your story Shelee - its amazing how huge it is in America. Great for the kids and it's amazing to hear that almost everyone is into it.

Have a great weekend Shelee.

Luv Sandie

Erica said...

I had a lot of fun making Halloween projects this this. Here are links to some of my Halloween cards. You can also check out my blog for more Halloween treats:

Keely Yowler said...

Love your challenge and handmade flowers. Here is my Halloween card...

Sandie said...

Awesome cards Erica and Keely thank you so much for joining in.

Luv Sandie

Leesa said...

I LOVE Halloween, I am so glad I found the time today to make this card for you Sandie!

Sandie said...

Great card Leesa. Just in time too.

Thanks for joining in.

Luv Sandie