Saturday, October 30, 2010

OSC Blog Hop and a Sweet Treat

~ETA: Candy is closed...congrats to JAC!~
Wahoo! I’m so excited to kick off an amazing blog hop for One Stop Crafts. We are celebrating our 2nd blogaversary by holding our first ever blog hop. In addition to the hop, we’re featuring our 104th challenge. The theme this week is ‘Anything Goes’. We hope to see LOTS of you playing along. There are some wonderful sponsors lined up with great prizes, and you just might find some sweet treats as you hop about.

Here are the rules for the hop/challenge:
1. Visit all the blogs on the list.
2. Leave a comment on each blog
3. Upload the link to your “Anything Goes’ craft project using the linky tool at One Stop Craft Challenge
4. Have Fun and Be INSPIRED

Here are the prizes from our awesome sponsors:

Some of the Design Team gals are giving away candy on their blogs; just follow their guidelines to be eligible to win their candy. Hang in there, I know this is a long post, but if you stay with me you might find the first taste of something sweet! I’ve been in full Halloween mode and used the challenge to create a witch hat shaped treat box.

Sketch Inspiration ~ 365 Cards Day 45 ~ White Space
I've been dreaming about this sketch for months (my list of 'to dos' for the 365 challenges will keep me awake when I'm stumped). I don't know if Pam will give me partial credit for this? I kept lots of white space and was certainly influenced by triangles.
Color Me Copic Challenge ~ Make Up Color faces with eye shadow and blush. I have a sassy mummy on the back of my project and gave her a tint of blush, eyeshadow, and even played with her lipstick.

My Creation
 Just untie the ribbon and the witch hat opens to reveal some Halloween treats.
Check out the Sassy Mummy keeping on eye on any sneaky attacks from behind.

Ready for some crafty sweets?
What’s Halloween without a little bit of candy? I’m offering this stash (retail value over $50) to a random commenter who plays in the challenge, and answers my question, “What was your favorite costume you ever wore?” The candy is available only to commenter's on my blog, not the challenge site.
Here’s what you could win from me:
  • 6x6 Chipboard Album Kit (Me & My Big Ideas)
  • 4.5x6.5 Indian Summer Matstack (Die Cuts With a View)
  • 2 packs of 9 Christmas brads (Target)
  • 18 paper tags notepad (Target)
  • 2 packs Chunky Blue Button Shapes (Dress it Up)
  • 2” Rub-On Alphabet in Black (Jo-Anns)
  • 2” Rub-On Alphabet in White (Jo-Anns)
  • Metal Square Alphabet Clips (Jo-Anns)
  • Metal Round Alphabet Clips (Jo-Anns)
  • 2 sets acrylic Halloween stamps (studio g)
Okay, are you ready to hop? Next stop is the amazing Chrissie. Remember to follow the rules and here’s the order in case you get lost along the way. Post a project at OSC, then come back here and answer my question in the comment section and you could win my candy! SWEET!

Cat (You are here)

Ins and Outs ~ Witch Hat Treat Box
Stamps: SU Classic Stars Wheel, Sassy Studio Designs Mummy
Paper: SU (Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Greenhouse Gala DP)
Ink: SU Whisper White Craft; Copics (E000; B000; W3, 5; 100; C3; R00, 27)
Accessories: SU Die and Punches (Square, Circle, Scallop Squares Duo), Pumpkin Pie Ribbon


  1. This looks great Hun great job I too have posted as I now have to go to work & dont want to hols anyone up posting late. Janet

  2. Absolutely loving the Witches hat :) What a great idea.

    My fave costume - umm, good question, probably a kinky little Vampire costume I once had.

  3. this is very cool...thank you for your great candy!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  4. hi cat
    thanks for the chance to win fab prizes with the blog hop ,i have enjoyed browsing your blog ,this hop is gonna take forever as i love visiting blogs !!!
    happy crafting
    lalkygirl x

  5. Fabulous work Cat. luv gina xx

  6. Great project!! I was dressed in my dads police uniform and had an eyebrow pencil mustached LOL! Thanks for letting me play

  7. Fab candy treat box and fab candy too, my fave halloween costume, I think would have to be my red witch costume, I made a medieal style red satin dress with long train and sleeves and had long red false finger nails mine just won't grow. I wore it to give out halloween treats as well as to the haloween party we held a couple of years ago, not awfully practical but I loved the way I felt all glamed up and I certainly stood out from the crowd.

  8. Great witches' candy hat. Favorite costume...hard to remember. I do remember one year I broke my knee and wore a cast from the top of my leg to my ankle. It was one of those old hard plaster cast. THAT was the worst Halloween...couldn't even hobble anywhere for candy.


  9. I love your witch's hat project!

    My favourite ever costume was a Little Bo Peep dress and bonnet and crook set that my Mum made for a dress-up party for me when I was little. She still has the dress and it fits my daughter!!

  10. Wow, love the hat!
    this is my first ever blog hop :-)
    thank you for the generous candy too!!
    my favorite costume would have to be a cat costume i made myself 4 years ago. felt really catish ;-)

  11. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy 2nd Blogaversary. My fave costume was whem I dressed as a leopard...had a long knit dress in leopard print and made a long tail of fabric that I had to trim off because it was too long. Made a copy of the fabric on my scanner to print paper to make ears and mask...was one of my craftier costumes.

  12. Fabby piece of work Cat.


  13. Without a doubt, the year I dressed up as Minnie Mouse - too fun!

    Thanks for a chance to win some candy!

  14. Hi Cat! I like your blog and your work is great!
    My favorite costume was a pirate (I had lot of fun with my frinds and we also had a boat!)
    Thanks for your candy!
    With greetings from Austria

  15. Wow! Cat what an awesome project! I love everything about it!


  16. Great project Cat!
    Great treats too!

  17. I love your witch hat! Thanks for a chance at the candy.


  18. tehhehee what a cool fun project! love that! its so different! thanks Samantha x

  19. I really loved a power ranger costume I wore in 1st grade... such a tomboy I was. Great idea for Halloween treats!

  20. Super creation looks brill, off to the next one, x carol

  21. What for a great idea. I like it.

    Hugs Monika

  22. A wonderful treat idea. Love it. Sarah

  23. Absolutely loving the Witches hat; What a great idea.

  24. You have a great blog and a lovely

  25. great idea! My favorite costume was my Cat costume of course!!

  26. Congrats on the 2nd anniversary of the blog. My favorite costume was a naughty nurse, had lots of fun at that costume party.
    Thanks for the chance at winning your candy.

  27. What a great witches hat box.

    My favourite costume has to be my witches outfit which consists of a long black velvet dress covered in gold embroidery with long dangly sleeves. I also wear a long black cape which I made a very large spider's web on the back complete with hairy spider.

    Thanks for the chance to win your great candy, my 'anything goes' entry can be found here

  28. Love these little treat hats Cat. What a brilliant way to give trick or treat candy.
    Sharon xx

  29. hello!
    Its my first blog hop and i hope i did everything right. I like your blog!

  30. How inventive it's the first time I've seen one of these treat bags. Love the 'Mummy@

  31. Love the treat bags! This is the first blog hop that I am joining in so fingers crossed I manage to do everything right.

    As for my favourite costume, well I only really remember one, and it was made out of a black bin liner but I loved it. It was a little witches outfit that my Mum made for a Halloween party at school when I was about 7!


  32. What a fab project, just love it.
    Thanks for the chance to win such great candy.
    Hugs Sharon x

  33. What an exciting blog hop and full of goodies! Love your project and image!!

  34. Great card - love your image.
    First time for me to join a blog hop - hope I'm lucky.
    Best wishes and thanks

  35. My favorite costume....though it's VERY hot and the boots are NOT comfortable at my Catwoman costume!! I always get LOTS of comments about how great it looks! Thanks for the chance to win some calorie free candy!! LOL!

  36. This is fab - such a great idea!
    My favourite costume was as a 3-legged clown with my best Mum had customised a pair of trousers, so they had 3 legs, so we would both fit in them! lol
    Helen x

  37. Gorgeous creation Kitty!
    My fav costume? It must be my wedding dress =)
    if you can call it a costume...

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Hugs, Anne

  38. Great card love your mummy! Your question is a hard one to answer, I've had so many costumes over the years. I've only had homemade ones and I LOVED my caterpillar costume with all the legs attached, I guess that was my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win great blog candy!

  39. Cool witches hat ... what a fabulous idea!
    As for a costume, I've never been to a fancy dress party! I feel deprived!

  40. Cool witches hat. Love your creation.

  41. What a cute treat box! My favorite costume was the homemade tinkerbell in 12th grade.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

  42. Great project,thanks for chance to win some to get hopping
    hugs judex

  43. Fab treat box, love it! Thanks for the chance to win and great hop! Hugs Rebekah xx

  44. Great treat box you made!
    The question is difficult for me, because we don't celebrate Halloween here. So i have to answer... that i never wore a costume, so i haven't got a favourite one...
    Thanks for the blog hop.

  45. Wow, what a fabulous creation, I love the idea for this little treat box! I am off to the next blog for the OSCC blog hop! :)
    Georgia x

  46. Cute project and a great start to the blog hop

  47. Great projects. Fav costume was Huckleberry Hound when I was about 4. Still have few photo of it.

  48. What a creative project! Really cool design!

  49. Fabulous creations Cat :d My fav costume was a witch, but not the "Hollywood pointy hat" style. I aged myself with make-up, got an old branch for a walking stick, and bent my back all evening(at a school party) non of the children recognised me at all, and dancing the Time Warp was a scream :D XXX

  50. Love what you have made, very unique and spooky lol. My favourite costume was a NUN outfit. My hubby went as a Priest. I really got into the whole thing, definitely maybe what I should have been lol. Off to do more hoping.

  51. Great idea with the hat - not sure what to say about my favourite costume! Probably something I wore when I was much younger when I was dressed as a Christmas fairy!! Not something I would ever do now!!

    Helen x

  52. Love the hat, such a clever idea and wonderful candy!
    I once made a Madam Butterfly costume and it took so long to make it has to be my favourite :-)

  53. Fabulous creations Cat love the treat bags.
    Trish (-:

  54. Great Candy holder, oh so creative. I would really love to win your blog candy. I am so glad I visited your blog.

  55. Forgot to mention, my favorite costume was a Raggedy Ann Costume.

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  57. What an awesome treat box! So cool! I love it! My favorite Halloween costume? That's an easy one! One year I dressed up as a native head hunter. It was quite a costume! Thanks for offering the candy and for the wonderful inspiration! I'm enjoying the hop!

  58. Fantastic creations Cat,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  59. now thats different a sassy
    thanks for the chance to win

  60. Thanks for the chance to win this yummy candy Cat! Your treat container is cute! My favorite costume when I was little was that of a puppy. I still love everything canine to this day! Hope you had a happy halloween!

  61. Thanks for the chance to win.
    The witch hat is a great idea.

    Hugs from Germany

  62. I love your creation so creative...Love to used costum as a witch :)

    Best regards

    Monika in Germany

  63. merci pour ces superbes challenges...

  64. Wow what a fab treat box, super idea. Thanks for the chance to win that fabby stash. My favourite costume was one year when I went out as a black cat (I was a lot slimmer back then! lol)

  65. I love your ideas! My first blog hop, its fun! Elaine-xxx-

  66. Lovely colours and lots of great ideas - thanks!

  67. Fab project, love the novelty treats inside and that super mummy image!

  68. Wow fab project anf a great start to the blog hop, looking forward to see what you come up with next! Hugs. Katy. xxx

  69. really neat project you came up with and I love the image!

  70. Love the witchy's awesome. Well, my favorite costume would probably be my princess costume. What little girl doesn't want to be a princess?

  71. Hey Cat!

    Totally fabby project its totally sweet! LOL

    My Fav coustume had to be a witch one year with the striped tights and black wig LOL and course a dress but i wasnt keen on it LOL

    Thanks for the chance of some yummy goodies!



  72. Cleopatra. No one knew who I was so it was fun to watch the confused faces.

  73. Love the witches very creative! Ummm...I'd have to say a clown. I had a blast and in full costume (from the nose to the big, red floppy shoes), no one knew who I was.

  74. Wow, what a brilliant Halloween project and some great candy. I'm not one for dressing up but I must say the Grim Reaper costume my son wore this Halloween got lots of comments about how sacry he looked when we went Trick or Treating!!If I was going to a fancy dress I'd quite like to try a dalmation costume or something fun!! Must dash , loving this hop....
    Love Jacky xx

  75. I love that witches hat, and I love how the sketch inspired it, I would have been lost as an easter duck trying to do that sketch lol. We didnt have money for costumes when I was growing up so mostly mom just put some makeup on me and draped me in some of her pretty clothes, since I liked dressing up, and normally I wasnt allowed to wear makeup, I thought this was a treat, so guess thats my favorite.

  76. totally fabby witches hat !

  77. What a cute it!!

    My favorite costume was a pumpkin that I made myself and actually won a prize.

    Thank you for the chance to win for lovely blog candy.

  78. you have a fantastic blog

    Thanks for the One Stop Blog Hop
    Sarah-Louise xx
    tiggertastic blog
    (CPF - DT) & (CCC - DT)

  79. Wow what a great start to a hop I am inspired already and I think scarrilly the best costume I ever wore (can you tell there have not been many lol) was a clown costume my Nan made for me I remeber helping to make the pom poms for the front of it :D


    Amy xx


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