20 October 2021

Grunge, Ghouls, or Giggles at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Hi everyone and welcome. Janna is hosting the latest challenge over on The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and she's called it 'Grunge, Ghouls, or Giggles'; "Halloween is just around the corner and this week we are getting our hands dirty. Will your makes be frightful and ghoulish or will they be cute and get giggles? Add a touch of grunge to your makes. Cards, décor, scrapbook pages, journal spreads, we want to see it all. We will be most Distressed if you miss out on the spooky cute Halloween fun! Happy crafting!"

The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and three additional outstanding entries will receive Top 3 Badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

For this challenge I've created a Halloween treat box with a 'grown up' ghoulish feel featuring images from two Dina Wakley Media stamp sets.

To create the book box structure I cut the spine and covers using the new Eileen Hull Designs Sizzix Scoreboards 'Notepad' Die and connected each element with adhesive cloth tape to make the spine more flexible. Inside I cut the box shape using the side panel elements from Eileen's 'Trinket Box' Die.

The covers were then decorated with paper that had a Gel Plate print on it made with various shades of purple acrylic paint from the Dina Wakley Media range. I stamped one of the arch windows from the Dina Wakley Media 'Everyone is Welcome' stamp set with 'Petunia' Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink for a gothic look.

On top I stamped the group of three figures from the Dina Wakley Media 'Ledger Girls' stamp set, gave them a coat of white using a wet Scribble Stick and a paint brush, and then re-stamped and embossed them to enhance the features. To finish I added words from a Halloween themed Tim Holtz Sticker Book and Venise Lace trim around the spine.

That's my take on the 'Grunge, Ghouls, or Giggles' theme. For even more inspiration the rest of the Design Team have come up with their own projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE.


  1. Perfect combinations for Halloween - colours, images and treats. Love it. Hugs!

  2. Gorgeous Halloween make! Loving all the details and the lace finishes it beautifully 😀. Wishing you a lovely weekend! Hugs Jo x

  3. I love the unexpected touch of lace. Very cool Jenny!

  4. Jenny- how clever that you figured out that the Trinket Box enclosure works in here! Love the colors too!

  5. A beautiful way to present a Halloween treat! I love the gothic window in the background, so perfect for your vanishing visitors. The lace adds just the right balance of elegance to the haunting scene. So well done, Jenny!

  6. Awesome treat box! Love the ghostly colors.

  7. Sweet treat box and candy! Love that bit of lace on the outside!


Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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