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Goblins and Brownies and TWO Giveaways!

Filed under Art Projects, Christmas, Giveaways, Goblins Kit, Kristin Batsel, Laura Carson, Newsletters, Rhea Freitag, Sale

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Bella’s project that are still available on the new site.

Before I hand off this intro to Miz Bella (Kim Ayers), I have to say that I’m enjoying all the varied artwork from the Design Team today (from Halloween to Christmas… including some artwork by Miz Bella herself).
And, don’t forget: TODAY, October 26th is the final day of the BIG 3-section-spanning Halloween Sale!)

Well my ghoulies, it’s that time already! We are wrapping up the most favorite month of the year here at Alpha Stamps and getting ready to start having some fun with Christmas & winter holidays!

First lets take a look at the Goblin Tag that Design Team Member Rhea Freitag made using the October 2014 – Goblins Kit. Rhea said:

“It is getting to be that time of year when creepy crafts are all I seem to be making. This is certainly the case for this month’s project for Alpha Stamps October Kit, Goblins! Of course I chose an image that was not too spooky and still had a beautiful element to it.”

It is a beautiful tag isn’t it? It looks like the goblins from the Goblins Collage Sheet are trying to bribe the young maiden to do something quite naughty I’m sure; as you know what greedy, debauched little creatures they are.

I love the embellishments she used, particularly the New and On Sale! Antique Bronze Owl Charms and the Filigree Corner Die Set that Rhea rusted up with the Alcohol Ink Fall Set. Oooh, and the Petite Teastained Purple Pansies and Leaves that are Back in Stock and On Sale! More pictures of Rhea’s Goblin Tag are on her blog.

Also from the October 2014 – Goblins Kit are 3 Goblin ATCs from Laura Carson (2 of the 3 are shown at right). Laura warns of not entering Goblin Hollow or the Dark Forest because you may meet the Goblin King. Just follow the path of Laura’s deliciously demented mind and that’s exactly where you’ll find yourself!

Goblin Hollow is overseen by Mysterious Bird and Dead Tree Cut-Outs; who knows what is creeping around in the Sheet Moss.

Oh no! It’s the Goblin King! Aiyeeeeee, don’t look into his eyes! Just like my children – if you stare into their eyes for too long, the next thing you know – you’re doing their diabolical bidding. (True story.) Laura used Bat Cut-Outs that she painted for his headpiece; along with twigs coming out of the top and a Resin Owl who waits for the Goblin King’s next command. Which is, head on over to Laura’s blog to see the Dark Forest!

Speaking of Laura’s blog, be sure while you’re there to check out her Halloween Blog Party! See that super-cute, dolled-up Altered Metal Frame – Clock? It’s the one to your left, that has the clock face made from Bat Cut-Outs and the clock hands are Antique Bronze Bird Skull Pendants (!), with the lounging Plastic Skeleton in front of it. Guess what? She’s giving it away so be sure to enter the drawing here for a chance to win!

The last Halloween offering is a trio of cute Halloween tags made by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel. Don’t they just make you smile when you look at them? Kristin used Double Dot Chevron Scrapbook Papers and images from the Crepe Paper Halloween Collage Sheet for the backgrounds. The main images she used are from the Little Witches, Hello Pumpkin and The Black Cats Collage Sheets. (Hey, check the Giveaway below: not only has Leslie included almost everything in Kristin’s tags (plus a good helping of items from Laura’s ATCs and Rhea’s tag, too) but the Mini Pom Pom Fringe is now on Clearance at 50% off!)

My most favorite, favorite creatures to use in holiday projects are the Brownies. I love them, as well as vintage pixies and vintage knee hugger ornaments (another one of my obsessions, you know that I’d sell my mother for a really good lot of them!)

I’ve been wanting to make something with the 8×8 Wooden Shadowbox that has the 8×8 Wooden Insert – Round Windows for quite a while and thought I’d make one using the Holiday Brownies Rubber Stamp Set.

Uh-oh, it looks like one of the Brownies wasn’t paying attention. Seems he took a little spill as he was pulling his Christmas tree from the Retro Bottle Brush Tree Set – Green home in Miniature Red Wagon! Maybe his Miniature Ice Skates were too big, or perhaps he took a few too many nips of the eggnog. Whatever it was, he sure is cute!

Each window in the 8×8 Wooden Insert – Round Windows has either Tinsel or Mini Pine & Berry Garland wrapped around it. Isn’t the Bronze Deer Charm in the middle window cute? Other elements that I really liked using are the Lacquered Holly & Berry Picks, Art Ingredients Glass Glitter – Platinum and the Holly Berry Garland that edges the outside of the shadow box.

Put your ice skates on and check out the full list of components that I used, and don’t forget your eggnog if you want to browse for Christmas Tag ideas in the Gallery!


Hooray for the Wicked Times Giveaway!

Wow… there are SO MANY collage sheets in this prize package, I had to take extra photos to show them all:
Crepe Paper Halloween Collage Sheet
Little Witches Collage Sheet
Hello Pumpkin Collage Sheet
The Black Cat Collage Sheet
Goblins Collage Sheet
Green Goblins Collage Sheet
Falling Leaves Collage Sheet
Book Spines and Labels #2 Collage Sheet
Goblin Trees Collage Sheet
Halloween Carnival Games #4 Collage Sheet

And, of course, the New and On Sale! Wicked Times 12×12 Paper Set (which led to the name of this Giveaway)

AND, I added all of these goodies from Laura’s Clock:
Antique Bronze Bird Skull Pendant
Ceramic Burnt Umber Owl Bead
Miniature Pumpkin
Plastic Skeletons

Finally, I added all of these items — new or newly added to the Clearance Sale:
Antique Bronze Owl Charms
3/8 Inch Ric Rac Ribbons – Orange
1/8 Inch Edge-Stitched Ribbons – Periwinkle
– 1/8 Inch Edge-Stitched Ribbons – Purple

3/8 Inch Iridescent Ribbons – Moss Green
Mini Pom Pom Fringe – Black

To enter the Wicked Times Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, October 27, 2014).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winners (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Mini Crate & Candy Canes Giveaway? That would be Susan Z! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, October 26th, 2014

164 responses to “Goblins and Brownies and TWO Giveaways!”

  1. Sandy says:

    Wow, I love this stuff.

  2. Just can’t get enough Alpha Stamps.

  3. April says:

    Wow!! This collection is so cool! I love the artwork!

  4. Wow, love to win this!

  5. Pat Shaw says:

    My favorite time of year!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Lynn fox says:

    what are really awesome giveaway! wouldn’t I love to win it!

  7. Darlene says:

    Alpha Stamps has the coolest give aways !!!

  8. Noreen says:

    A whole lot of Halloween goodness (badness?) to feast our eyes on! Thanks for the chance to win some.

  9. Holly Day says:

    LOVE Arthur Rackham! I could decorate my house with Halloween themed things all year around.

  10. manuel martin says:

    I really like the 13th Hour theme!
    I need to come up with an idea for that.

  11. kim R says:

    Wicked! Would love to win

  12. FABULOUS giveaway as always! Thanks!!!

  13. Gail Gill says:

    Wonderful imagination and ideas.

  14. Retta says:

    Alpha Stamps always has the best giveaways! I don’t always jump into the giveaways…but I can’t resist on this one! Throw my witches hat into the ring 🙂

  15. Kathie says:

    Ya just want to sit down and make all this stuff . It’s so great..
    I LOve Spooky!!

  16. barb says:

    Great giveaway. I never pass up a chance to win your awesome giveaways.

  17. Lu L. says:

    Such a fun giveaway! I’m excited about all of those collage sheets!

  18. Kay W says:

    Thank you for the chance to win.

  19. angelic says:

    Trick or Create! Thanks for great inspirations and the fabulous giveaway.

  20. KIM says:

    Once again another geat giveaway.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Good luck everyone.

  21. Pam Weiler says:

    Another fun giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  22. Would love a chance to win this giveaway. Love these papers! Thank you!

  23. What awesome stuff you have thanks for the giveaway

  24. Debby says:

    Thanks for the chance to win such great papers.

  25. michele s says:

    this is a stunning collection of goodies and as always your design team has made creations to drool over. I love your things! thanks for another sweet giveaway. xo

  26. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, this is an amazing collection of artsy goodies! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  27. Arlene Groepper says:


  28. Russell says:

    Could I love this stuff any more?? Probably not!

  29. M. C. Sparks says:

    The lamp posts and mailboxes are so cool!

  30. Kathy Walunas says:

    I love Brownies! I’ve never thought to use them with Halloween themes, though! Love it. And of course, anything black cat is the best!

  31. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Shivering in anticipation.

  32. Orlie Severson says:

    I would love to add this to my haunted house I am working on. Love all your work.

  33. Patti Flasch says:

    It’s hard to believe that Halloween is almost here! Once again, you have given all of your fans the opportunity to win these wonderful giveaways. I know that we are all really grateful!

  34. Jen says:

    Wow…this is absolutely awesome. You nailed it again!

  35. Nina Owens says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday & Alpha Stamps has such fabulous products and ideas – would love to have this to create with and add to my spooky decor!!

  36. Lorna E. says:

    I love the magical touch in the goblins projects today & what a sweet giveaway.

  37. barbara macaskill says:

    Love this last Hurrah for Halloween! That skeleton needs to rattle his bones right over to my house for a spell! Can’t wait to see what you all come up with for the holidays!!! I am really looking forward to it!! See you Thursday!

  38. Jen R says:

    This is wicked indeed! Love it all…

  39. Wicked good fun for Samhain!

  40. Rae Jean Wycoff says:

    Love the Goblin theme!!

  41. Leah Fein says:

    Thank you for the contest

  42. Rise St Arno says:

    This is an incredible collection!

  43. Kay (Texfolkart) says:

    Fun giveaway!!! Halloween wickedness!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  44. Kim says:

    I am obsessed with you guys. Love the little skeleton in the kit! Thanks Kay (Texfolkart) for getting me started on this site.

  45. Kathy says:

    Yes, please.

  46. Kate Jones says:

    Would love, love, love to win !!!!! Thanking you.

  47. Karen says:

    Oh how I would love this collection of goodies – I especially like the little Brownies.

  48. Traci says:

    I love Marion Smith’s Wicked Times papers so great for a halloween project-would love to win this giveaway!

  49. Amy Yingling says:

    Such inspiring Halloween projects! I absolutely adore Laura’s Halloween Clock! Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway!

  50. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Wicked Times Giveaway, especially the collage sheets, charms and ribbons!! Let’s play!!

  51. Willow says:

    Brownies and goblins! Who could ask for more!

  52. Carrie J says:

    Into the Woods is our fall play!

  53. Regina Salvador says:

    Halloween is just days away!

  54. michele says:

    I would so love to add all of these goodies to my Halloween stash, fantastic give away.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  55. Lori Gesing says:

    Whoo wouldn’t want to win this!

  56. Luanne Shoup says:

    interesting ideas……

  57. Tabitha Klucking says:

    Loving the goblins!

  58. Diane Smith says:

    A whole lot of yummy goodies!

  59. Diana K says:

    I could do some real “wicked”art with this giveaway. Love this.

  60. Jill Whalen says:

    Trick or Treat!

    I love your goods! Jill W.

  61. Roberta S says:

    Oh, please, please, pretty please pick me; I’m desperate for each and every one of these Halloween goodies! And, as always, thanks for the chance to win. You are very generous! Happy Halloween, one and all!

  62. Karen N. says:

    May the spirit of Halloween live year round! Great giveaway!

  63. Jo says:

    Love the Halloween clock – so cool!

  64. Jackie says:

    goblins and ghosts and spiders- Oh my!!! Great scarey giveaway!

  65. Janet Turner says:

    Wow. amazing! This would be so fun to win.

  66. Jill Michaels says:

    Ooo…I just found Alpha Stamps! You have everything I’ll need when I make an apothecary for my DIL!

  67. Liane Ceglar says:

    what an awesome Halloween Giveaway….would love to win !!!!!
    BOO !!

  68. If only I could enter Leslie’s creative mind for a few hours, think of the vacation I would have. I am amazed at what you put together for us! Enter Me!

  69. maree natal says:

    Wicked times indeed. Heh hehehe! <| :^) awesome giveaway!

  70. Sharron Rogers says:

    Canadians absolutely love Halloween.Winning special Halloween goodies would be magical. XOXOXO

  71. Beverly M. says:

    More fun! Love, love, love!

  72. Emily N. says:

    Love the wicked times with brownies and goblins!

  73. Laurie Yoder says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous Halloween giveaway! brownies and goblins and Halloween, what could be better?

  74. Caprice Willert says:

    Love the Halloween goodies!

  75. Oh…my…goblin…this is great!!!

  76. Joan says:

    I just love Brownies. What a terrific prize.

  77. I love your site and would love to have these things!

  78. I wish I could afford everything you sell…

  79. Joan says:

    LOVE! I’d be beyond excited if I won!

  80. Maria says:

    Cool collage papers. Thank you.

  81. melody says:

    I DO like that new ‘wicked times’ paper!

  82. Rabbit says:

    OOH Just love Goblin Hollow and goblins in general. Since I don’t have any children to steal, I wouldn’t mind meeting the Goblin King! LOL

  83. Marilyn H says:

    Love the tag, ATCs, and the clock. Your designers rock!

  84. Gerri herbst says:

    Bootiful inspiration!

  85. Helen Potter says:

    I just can’t stand it!!! This giveaway is wonderful. Love Love Love

  86. Susan says:

    Alpha Stamps just keeps getting better all the time! I’d love to win the giveaway because the stuff is wonderful! Thanks for all!

  87. Chris Steller says:

    LOVE Alpha Stamps! Everyweek I look forward to an email filled to the brim with creative and whimsical ideas! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Love it! 🙂

  88. Cocoa says:

    Wow! This would be a better than great win! Love all the goblins collage sheet!

  89. KimMJ says:

    Woo Hoo! Thankx for another great giveaway! Love your products.

  90. Kathleen Cole says:

    Love the Halloween stuff – so sorry it will be gone soon. Can’t we have Halloween all year ’round? (she said plaintively.)

  91. Karen Mallory says:

    Fabulous giveaway and thanks for the chance to win! 😀

  92. Carmen Willis says:

    Love the Shabby Chic Metal findings, what an awesome giveaway!

  93. Lorinda Henry says:

    I just discovered your wonderful, amazing stuff today! I will be back!

  94. Paula Sorensen says:

    I would love to win.

  95. Maura says:

    I know I could have a lot of fun creating with this kit.

  96. susan higgins says:

    my favorite site for holiday ideas….

  97. Doreen aka LuniLadi says:

    Oh my, what a wonderful kit….as always.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  98. Karen says:

    What a wonderful give away. Thank you for the chance to win!

  99. JPN says:

    Great items in the prize!Love Halloween!

  100. Diana says:

    Can’t ever get enough HALLOWEEN! !!!

  101. Sokat says:

    All of the possible wonders of sprites, goblins and brownies

  102. Nancy Stone says:

    I would love to win one of your kits.

  103. Jill Noblitt says:

    Great theme! I’d love to win !

  104. Brenda Lubrant says:

    You have made Halloween so exciting this year by showcasing so many Halloween projects and great Halloween giveaways. Thank you.!!

  105. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love this giveaway – beautiful collage sheets.

  106. Laura says:

    So very amazing, I LOVE it all!

  107. Joe says:

    Thank you for the chance to win, this would be such wicked fun!

  108. Carol Slowik says:

    Love everything in this giveaway…especially the papers!!! Pick me please.

  109. Ellen Lai says:

    What a cool collection on the giveaway!

  110. Verna Stapleton says:

    Thirteenth hour! scary!! Thanks for another giveaway.

  111. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Just love all these wicked times!

  112. judy burris says:

    These crafts are to DIE for! Love ’em.

  113. Cathy smith says:

    I’ve so depleted my stash! It would be great to win!

  114. Sylvia L. says:

    I’m sad to see all the fun Halloween projects and giveaways coming to an end, but I know there’ll be more next year…

  115. Julie F. says:

    Spooky goblin, and I love the black cat tag.

  116. Carolyn says:

    Wow! Another amazing giveaway thanks for the chance to win!

  117. debbi g says:

    Halloween is my fav holiday! I could use a bag of trick or treats. Thanks

  118. LoriSW says:

    Fantastic giveaway!!!

  119. orianna says:

    i like the earthy colors.

  120. Jamie says:

    I’d love to win this. It’s an awesome giveaway.

  121. Laural says:

    My daughter was a Halloween baby and she still LOVES all that can be celebrated. I would love to win the giveaway so I can make a few gifts for her and share your site so she can get started on crafts. I love your site.

  122. Karen Crowder says:

    So great!

  123. Nancy says:

    Oh,my such pretty goodies!

  124. Suellen Maloney says:

    I get the crafting itch when I see these giveaways!

  125. Dena Cottrell says:

    Always live Halloween goodies. Thank you for your generosity.

  126. Susan Kluger says:

    Another great giveaway. Thanks for doing this.

  127. Joelle Platz says:

    Another set of lovelies. Thanks for all the chances to win.

  128. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Looks very fun, would like to try creating with that mix.

  129. Lori D. says:

    Love it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  130. Lana says:

    totally divine!!!!!

  131. Tammy says:

    Super cute!!

  132. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the fall and Halloween! Awesome prizes!

  133. Wendy Whalen says:

    I love your stuff! Don’t know what I’d do if you closed shop!!

  134. Marcia Kaiser says:

    I love Halloween! I love Halloween! I love Halloween!

  135. Sara says:

    Love Halloween!!

  136. Ivy says:

    What a fabulous giveaway!! Would love to win! Halloween is so much fun!

  137. Melanie Curtis says:

    Wow – love the altered clock, brownie shadowbox and the mini black pompom fringe. Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful Halloween giveaway! Great inspirations all around!

  138. Connie L. says:

    Alpha stamps does it again! Love this collection.

  139. Roxanne says:

    Wow! Love all the new embellishments for fall and Christmas…trees, metal signs, lamppost…thanks for todays inspiration. Oh random dot org thingy..please pick me..would love to win. 🙂

  140. Amanda Miller says:

    This is awesome!!Love all the new stuff.

  141. Diana says:

    Love love all the items in this collection would love to win

  142. Charlene says:

    Wonderful things!

  143. Jennifer J says:

    Are there more pictures of the brownie craft? Seems like I looked everywhere.

  144. Patti G says:

    Goblins are soooo cute.

  145. Beth Williams says:

    Argh-cannot believe I missed the Halloween sale-what was I thinking! Would certainly love to win of these wonderful give aways-your stuff always makes me happy!

  146. Barbara says:

    what a lovely give away!love it!

  147. Mary Jochems says:

    Love it

  148. Nan says:

    What a great giveaway…would really love to try some of these fun projects!

  149. Kim says:

    Can’t believe Halloween is almost here. Boo!

  150. Alpha Stamps Halloween is one of my favorite things! Great Giveaway!

  151. teri steele says:

    I am no way near ready to stop making the Halloween fun and certainly not ready to start on Christmas. Send me the goods Im ready to create. These look like a lot of fun. As always

  152. Sheila says:

    These brownies are not just your everyday Girl Scouts!!

  153. LeAnn says:

    Love the clock! Thank you for sharing.

  154. Denise Humenik says:

    Am always so amazed by Alpha’s artists!! Beeeeeutiful work!

  155. Diana Bittaker says:

    Brownies are a blast from my past! Hope to win this one!

  156. Stefanie says:

    oh wow wow wow!! have been loving all your Halloween makes!!

  157. Victoria Procaccianti says:

    Great stuff……would love to win!

  158. Michelle says:

    The 13th hour clock is amazing.

  159. Love the new goblins giveaway. The laura carsen
    Cards are facsinating! Love them!

  160. Sieglinde Nix says:

    Who doesn’t love Halloween and all the delightful, frightful and fun decorations and projects to make?! I would love love LOVE to win this fabulous give away!!!!!!

  161. Debra Gibson says:

    Love Laura’s card’s ! great Giveaway !! Whoopy!!

  162. taradid says:

    These are just amazing – loving the goblins! What a wonderful giveaway, too!