PDS's anything but a card ....

Evening, friends!  Been a long, long day here so I'll just jump right in and share with you this lil treat bucket that I made for the new weekly challenge at Pixie Dust Studio - Anything but a card!  How fun is that theme -- so many ideas, especially now during the Halloween time :) 

One of my best BFF's from High School has a Halloween birthday - she has always disliked her birthday because of the date - not the "spooky" part, but that all of her friends were always out T or Ting or at Halloween parties instead of celebrating her birthday!  I always felt so bad for her and plan to send this along filled with goodies :)  She's not a crafter {GASP! lol!}

I found this little green tin bucket in Target in the $1 section back in the Spring and I scooped up 4 of them for different ideas I had at the time.  Lucky me, I was able to use the green one for Frankie Boy, this adorable lil guy from PDS!  I gave it a simple covering with Halloween dsp, a purple border, Halloween chipboard letters, Halloween pearls and a whole lotta ribbons in coordinating colors!  

And that's it for me tonight, sweet friends!  I'll be sure to stop in and see what you are doing in a bit but be sure to check out the PDS challenge blog and link up your awesome ABAC creations, too! 

Thanks for your visit today!

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!

Entered into:  Saturday Challenge - Halloween
Stamp with Fun -- Halloween
Pile it On #40 - Do it for Fun!
Paper Playtime - Black, Orange and Purple
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Halloween
My Craft Spot - Too Cute to Spook!

Bucket - Target; Image - Pixie Dust Studio "Frankie Boy", RIbbons - varied;
Halloween pearls; Tombo, 3d dots, prismacolor markers; SU border punch;
K and Co DSP


  1. What a cute idea! Love the image and DP you used - and oh, all that ribbon just makes my heart sing!!! So cute and I know your friend will love this. I have several of the same type buckets except in red - that I also got at Target eons ago. The intention was to do something with them......just will have to CASE this Kelly for something for Christmas or Valentines!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Awesome treat bucket!!! Love all the embellies you added to your bucket and Frankie is just so so cute! Looooove all that ribbon! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!!! :)

  3. So sweet! She is sure to appreciate this! Love all the great ribbon!

  4. wow what a great creation and perfect for our Halloween Challenge at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. who wouldn't love this fantastic project!!!! Love all the ribbon!

  6. Wow! This is a super awesome project for Halloween. It's an over-the-top fantastic design with fabulous details, and will delight the recipient.

  7. Oh how cute Kelly! I adore that image you used & all that FAB ribbon....great job Hun & TFS!!!!

  8. Absolutely adorable little bucket!

  9. Such a great little bucket, cute!

  10. Frankie boy looks pretty happy hangin out on this super cute bucket!

  11. You even make Frankie cute!M

  12. Oh, Kelly, this is FANG-tastic! That image, the HI, the ribbons... the whole thing is so fun! I love it! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  13. Kelly, can you email me at
    or private message me on Facebook at

    I want to ask you a question. Thanks!

  14. Too cute !!! I love all the details on the pail and all the ribbons!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week, at My Craft Spot !

  15. This is so cute and so much fun!!! Love it, you are the creative one my friend. Hope your little guy is doing better.

  16. Adorable and how fun! All that ribbon would be all the present I need! Wonderful gift!!

  17. Frankie Boy is SO cute, and your bucket is just adorable, too! I still have my paint bucket that you made for me a long time ago. It happily stores all of my buttons, and it's just as pretty as the day it arrived!! I love me some Kelly altered buckets!!!

  18. Hi Kelly,
    What a fabulous halloween treat! This looks wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Andie xx

  19. This is so cute! I love it :)

  20. This is frightfully delightful! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot!


  21. This is fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  22. Oh wow, that's an adorable little bucket!

  23. Your bucket is FANTASTIC!!!
    Thanks for joining us at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

  24. what for great halloween work !! thanks for joining in our challenge.

  25. Anonymous10/09/2011

    EEEK!! Now this is such a sweet little thing!! What a darling way to keep some Halloween treats!! :)

    You should enter this in the Tuesday Throwdown hun!! The theme is Halloween!! :) ADORABLE!!!!!!

  26. Adorable!!!! Thanks for playing the Really Reasonable Ribbons challenge!

  27. No other word for this other than AWESOME!!! LOVE The ribbon tags!

  28. Such a super fun gift idea, LOVE all the yummy ribbons and image! Thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!